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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Complex Analysis
7.15 Baffled by Design
7.40 'The Art of Physick'
8.05 Database: Security
8.30 Geology: The Capitan Reef
8.55 Arts: Images of Protest
9.20 Meanings of Madness
9.45 Arts: King Cotton's Paiace
10.10 Mechanics of Photosynthesis
10.35 Maths: And So On ...
11.00 INSAT - Implications for a Nation
11.25 Frontiers of Geology
11.50 Maths Methods: The Exam
12.15 The Plant Cell Wall
12.40 Industrial Strife

: One In Four

The magazine programme about disability, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing and sign language interpretation.
Presented by Chris Davies , Simon Barnes , Isobel Ward. Producer CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINS


Presented By: Chris Davies
Presented By: Simon Barnes
Presented By: Isobel Ward.
Producer: Christopher Hutchins


Introduced by Steve Rider. Timetable*
1.40 Motorcycling
1.55 Motor racing
2.20 Motorcycling
3.00 Motor racing
4.10 Motorcycling
4.30 Motor racing
5.10 Olympics; 5.50 Polo
6.15 Motorcycling
*Timings are subject to change
Shell Oils ACU Super Cup from Mallory Park.
Commentators: Barry Nutley and Steve Parish.
World Polo Championships from Berlin. Commentator: David Andrews.
Third Special Olympic Games from Leicester. Over 1,750 athletes from the UK join in one of the biggest events of its kind for the mentally handicapped. Commentators: Stuart Storey and Helen Rollason.
Motor Racing World Sports Car Championship from Donington. Commentator:
Murray Walker.
Television presentation:
Motorcycling MARTIN WEBSTER PoIotwi
Motor racing BHP/CHEERLEADER Studio producer


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Mallory Park.
Unknown: Steve Parish.
Commentator: David Andrews.
Commentators: Stuart Storey
Commentators: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Murray Walker.
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: Scars of Autumn

A Journey Back to Poland
Written and narrated by Sir Hugh Greene.
In September 1939, three British foreign correspondents based in Poland found themselves caught up in the outbreak of the war. By car, they travelled across Poland to escape into neutral Romania and flee the German Blitzkrieg. In the autumn of 1977 they returned once more to retrace their wartime footsteps and see how much of old Poland still remains.
The three correspondents were Hugh Carleton-Greene and Clare Hollingworth of The Daily Telegraph, and Patrick Maitland of The Times. Producer PETER FOGES (R)


Unknown: Sir Hugh Greene.
Unknown: Hugh Carleton-Greene
Unknown: Clare Hollingworth
Unknown: Patrick Maitland

: Live from the Proms

Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, live in stereo from the Royal Albert Hall , play two works by Britten and Mahler of deeply personal and contrasting natures.
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, Op 20.
Britten's Sinfonia was composed in memory of his parents and first performed in New York in 1941 during his pacifist exile from wartime Britain.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Introduced by John Tusa.
7.50pm* Interval
The Proms 50 Years Ago Sir Henry Wood was determined the Proms must go on. So, despite the destruction of the Queen's Hall, the evacuation of the BBC Symphony Orchestra to Bristol and the refusal of the BBC to broadcast the Proms for two years, they never completely closed. John Tusa and eye-witnesses Malcolm Arnold , Moura Lympany , Steve Race and Dame Eva Turner recount the struggle to maintain public musical life, despite the bombs. Directed by DAVID STEVENS
8.10pm* Live from the Proms Mahler Symphony No 7. A vast work requiring virtuoso playing. The second and fourth movements, both entitled 'Nightmare', give it a particularly spectral quality. Lighting JOHN UVINGSTONE
Sound supervisor GRAHAM HAINES Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
Directed by BARRIE GAVIN
0 FEATURE: page 74
* Approximate time


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: John Tusa.
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Dame Eva Turner
Directed By: David Stevens
Unknown: Graham Haines
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: * You Don't Have to Die

The rezin I wanted to write a book about having cansur is because every book I read about kids with cansur they always die. I want to tell you kids don't always die. If you get cansur don be scared cause lots of people get over having cansur and grow up without dying. Like President Reagan.... and me.
JASON GAES (aged 9)
A special presentation of this year's Oscar-winning documentary.
This moving film celebrates the life of Jason Gaes who in 1986 conquered the often fatal disease and wrote My Book for Kids with Cansur, complete with drawings, spelling mistakes and the indefatigable power of hope. Produced and directed by JENNIFER WARREN
A TIGER ROSE production


Unknown: Jason Gaes
Directed By: Jennifer Warren

: * Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another classic cult movie. Tonight:
Sweet Smell of Success starring and
J.J. Hunsecker is a vicious, megalomaniac
New York gossip columnist read by millions and sought after by both the famous and the infamous. When he decides to break up his sister's romance with a young jazz musician, his hatchet man is Sidney Falco , a scheming press agent hungry for success and willing to go to any extreme to get items into Hunsecker's column. Ex-Ealing director Alexander Mackendrick brilliantly created this slice of Broadway life.
Produced by JAMES HILL
Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Television presentation NICK JONES
9 FILMS: page 39
"Approximate times


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: J.J. Hunsecker
Unknown: Sidney Falco
Director: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Clifford Odets
Produced By: James Hill
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
J J Hunsecker: Burt Lancaster
Sidney Falco: Tony Curtis
Susan Hunsecker: Susan Harrison
Steve Dallas: Marty Milner
Frank D'Angelo: Sam Levene
Rita: Barbara Nichols
Sally: Jeff Donnell
Robard: Joseph Leon
Mary: Edith Atwater
Harry Kello: Emile Meyer
Herbie Temple: Joe Frisco
Otis Elwell: David White

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