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: Open University

6.50 Chemistry: Too Much of a Good Thing
7.15 Palazzo Venezia , Rome
7.40 Carmel: a Jewish Public School
8.05 The Melbury Road Set
8.30 Maths: Decision Tree Analysis
8.55 Birth of a Drug
9.20 Is Social Science Really Necessary?
9.45 Arts: Victorian Britain
10.10 Practical Conservation for Land Managers
11.00 Information Technology: Contrasts
11.25 The Search for the W andZ
11.50 Maths Methods: Waves
12.15 Ecology: Managing Landscape
12.40 Warfare and Welfare


Unknown: Palazzo Venezia
Unknown: Victorian Britain

: One in Four

Chris Davies
Simon Barnes , and Isobel Ward present the magazine programme about disability, featuring news, music and sport, with sub-titles for the hard of hearing, and sign language interpretation.


Unknown: Chris Davies
Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Isobel Ward
Producer: Christopher Hutchins


Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
1.40 Golf
4.40 Motor Racing
Golf from St Andrews.
Dunhill Cup Nations Championship
Memories from last year's final include the unrestrained joy of the Irish, and Australian Rodger Davis driving out of bounds at the Road Hole. He lost the opening match by two shots. Commentators: Peter Alliss , Harry Carpenter ,
Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon.
Motor Racing from Jerez.
Spanish Grand Prix
Senna, Mansell and Prost are the only previous winners. Commentators: Murray Walker and James Hunt. Television presentation: Golf JOHN SHREWSBURY and ALASTAIR SCOTT
Motor racing TVE. Spain Studio producer
8 SPORTSLINE: if you Ye unable to catch the live coverage of the Grand Prix, there are highlights tonight at
9.35pm. Alternatively, call the Radio Times Sportsline for regular reports from the track. Dial [number removed]; calls are charged at 38p per minute (peak), 25p (off-peak).


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: St Andrews.
Unknown: Rodger Davis
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentators: Murray Walker
Commentators: James Hunt.
Unknown: Campbell Ferguson

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland discusses the week's new releases with four panellists who pronounce the verdict 'hit' or 'miss'. This week's panel: Adrian Edmondson ,
Courtney Pine , Fish and Cat! Director PHIL CHILVERS
Series producer SHARON ALI


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Adrian Edmondson
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Director: Phil Chilvers

: The Natural World

Gorillas in the Midst of Man
A mountain gorilla baby, just two hours old, is cradled gently in its mother's arms.
It will grow up in an intimate family group led by a huge silverback male. Its progress is watched carefully by a dedicated group of scientists and volunteers who are continuing the years of research undertaken by the late Dian Fossey. Mountain gorillas are among our closest relatives.
Sadly, their dwindling population now numbers less than 400, surviving in a tiny conservation area in central Africa.
Narrated by Brian Blessed. Filmed by NEIL RETTIG
Written and produced by ADRIAN WARREN
Series editor MIKE SALISBURY BBC Bristol
*BBC WILDLIFE: a year's subscription to Britain s bestselling wildlife magazine costs E20. Send a cheque, made payable to Wildlife Publications Ltd. to: [address removed]
• EARTHWATCH: page 91


Unknown: Brian Blessed.
Produced By: Adrian Warren

: The Boat

3: The U-boat has attacked a British convoy but has itself come under fire. To escape the new British sonar tracking device, the captain orders his submarine to a record depth, subjecting his crew and his boat to agonising strain.
Based on the novel by LOTHARGUNTHER BUCHHEIM Written and directed by WOLFGANG PETERSEN
(A West German film with English subtitles. Part 4 next Sunday)
8FILMS: page 21


Novel By: Lothargunther Buchheim
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen
the Captain: Jiirgen Prochnow
Lt Werner: Herbert Gronemeyer
Chief Engineer: Klaus Wennemann
First Lieutenant: Hubertus Bengsch
Second Lieutenant: Martin Semmelrogge
Bridge officer: Bernd Tauber
Ullmann: Martin May
Johann: Erwin Leder

: The Artist's Eye

Third of six programmes Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips , better known as a portrait painter and maker of strange books, reveals and performs his latest works. He gives an account of the birth of his ideas on art, imagination, memory, women and music. He has made a series of pictures called Curriculum
Vitae, about how the creative man starts to inhabit the growing boy. These he expands with a variety of moving images from lullaby to tombstone, via toys, the blitz, sexual awakening, the magic of language and the revelations of painting itself. Photography JOHN RECORD
Videotape editor IAN WILLIAMS Director JAKE AUERBACH


Unknown: Tom Phillips
Unknown: Tom Phillips
Editor: Ian Williams
Director: Jake Auerbach

: Grand Prix

Spanish Grand Prix
Built only four years ago, Jerez offers the best of facilities for the spectator, but the tight bends and short straights make the circuit very demanding on car and driver. Reliability wins races here, so expect to see the Championship front-runners leading the way yet again. Commentators:
Murray Walker , James Hunt
Race presentation TVE. Spain TV presentation PIERS CROTON Executive producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Murray Walker

: Young Guns: Birdy

Starring Matthew Modine as Birdy and Nicolas Cage as Al Columbato

Caged in a military mental hospital, a young man squats, withdrawn and silent.
Trying to revive him with reminiscences of their youth is his buddy, Al, a fellow casualty of Vietnam. He recalls the simpler times, before the traumas of war turned their adolescent dreams into adult nightmares - the times before Birdy took his ultimate flight of fantasy....
This powerful drama was made by Alan Parker, director of Midnight Express and features the stars of Full Metal Jacket and Moonstruck.

(First showing on British television)
Profile on Alan Parker: page 21
(Ceefax subtitles)


Music: Peter Gabriel
Screenplay: Sandy Kroopf
Screenplay: Jack Behr
Producer: Alan Marshall
Director: Alan Parker
Birdy: Matthew Modine
Al Columbato: Nicolas Cage
Dr Weiss: John Harkins
Mr Columbato: Sandy Baron
Hannah Rourke: Karen Young
Renaldi: Bruno Kirby
Mrs Prevost: Nancy Fish
Birdy's father: George Buck
Birdy's mother: Dolores Sage

: Golf

Dunhill Cup from St Andrews.
Harry Carpenter introduces highlights from the final of the World Team tournament, with £100,000 going to each member of the winning team. Commentators: Peter Alliss Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY


Unknown: St Andrews.
Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Bruce Critchley
Commentators: Alex Hay
Commentators: Clive Clark
Commentators: Mike Hughesdon.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Rapldo

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