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: Open University

&35 Pure Maths: Ideas of Space
7.00 Donegal: Tradition and Change
7.25 Bath: A Theatre for
Pleasure or Intrigue
7.50 Mr Galileo Was Correct
8.15 The Challenge of Judgment
8.40 Rome under Augustus
9.05 Materials: Strike a Light
9.30 Whose Account Counts?
9.55 Witting and Unwitting Testimony
10.20 Biology: Insect Diversity
10.45 Maths: Symbols and Equations
11.10 Genetics: Patterns of Inheritance
11.35 Motion - Newton's Laws

: Westminster Week

Christopher Jones presents the week's most telling moments from Westminster. Also. a look at the politicians at work in the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Committee Rooms.
Around Westminster
Sue MacGregor presents a political programme for the south and east. A weekly look at the work of the area's MPs and at how their decisions affect the world beyond the Palace of Westminster.
Parliamentary reports from David Brewer and Terry Dignan.
Regional producer VINCENT DOWD Network editor LYDIA HOWARD


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: David Brewer
Unknown: Terry Dignan.
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Open University

Open Lecture:
The 1989 Jennie Lee
Memorial Lecture
Edited highlights of a lecture by Sir Roy Shaw entitled The Best/or the Most. The first in a biennial series on the arts and education in memory of Baroness Jennie Lee. Editor ALAN KELLY


Unknown: Jennie Lee
Unknown: Sir Roy Shaw
Unknown: Baroness Jennie Lee.
Editor: Alan Kelly

: 40 Minutes

SA Blues
A moving portrait of the lives in exile of four black South African musicians. Director ANDY METCALF


Director: Andy Metcalf

: Reportage Update

An updated edition of Wednesday's Reportage with the latest developments in the stories covered. Producers JANE BECKWITH and EMMA WILLIS
(R) revised


Producers: Jane Beckwith
Producers: Emma Willis

: Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number

Also starring Burt Lancaster. A faulty telephone connection plunges bedridden
Leona Stevenson into a nightmare of terror when she overhears a murder plot and gradually realises that she is the intended victim.
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 19 9


Unknown: Burt Lancaster.
Unknown: Leona Stevenson
Play By: Lucille Fletcher
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Unknown: Barry Norman
Leona: Barbara Stanwyck
Henry Stevenson: Burt Lancaster
Sally Hunt Lord: Ann Richards
Waldo: Harold Vermilyea

: Crufts 1990

Agility and Obedience Agility: international authority Peter Lewis describes the event where dog and handler work as a team proving their skill and fitness on a gruelling obstacle course. Obedience: well-known judge and four-times winner
Muriel Pearce commentates on the competition dominated by working sheepdogs. And breeds of every variety entertain in the 'fun' events.
Introduced by Peter Purves from Earls Court.


Unknown: Peter Lewis
Unknown: Muriel Pearce
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Director: Magda Gulvin

: Rugby Special

Featuring England v Wales and Scotland v France
In the British Gas international at Twickenham
England go into the match with two good wins under their belt and are halfway towards their first Grand
Slam since 1980. France travel to Murrayfield for the Royal Bank international.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Studio guests: Ian Robertson and Bill Beaumont.
Commentators: Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith , Eddie Butler and John Rutherford. Executive producer


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Commentators: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentators: Eddie Butler
Commentators: John Rutherford.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: The Garry Shandling Show

Starring Garry Shandling. The Shumakers Go to Hollywood
It's 'Hooray for Hollywood' when Grant wins a magnificent trip for two to Tinsel Town - all of half an hour's drive from Sherman Oaks , but Garry humiliates himself in front of millions of viewers so he decides to run away.
With the Garry Shandling Dancers. Written by ED


Unknown: Garry Shandling.
Unknown: Sherman Oaks
Unknown: Garry Shandling Dancers.
Unknown: Solomon Tom Gammill
Directed By: Alan Rafkin
Pete: Michael Tucci
Grant: Scott Nemes
Nancy: Molly Cheek
Lily Woo: Kimberly Tamura
Florence Henderson: Herself

: The Money Programme

Screen Wars
The Japanese dominate consumer electronics worldwide, but will they monopolise the market for high-definition telelvision sets providing cinema-screen quality pictures in your home? Europe's television manufacturers are determined to stop them, and have invented their own rival system. John Penycate talks to the bosses ofHDTV rivals
Sony of Japan and Thomson of France, who both have new television sets in production. Who will win this vital industrial battle?


Talks: John Penycate
Editor: Alan Haydn Griffiths

: The Natural World

Land of the Kiwi
Exactly 150 years ago, white settlers signed a treaty with the Maori which transferred ownership of New Zealand to the Queen of England. It was a spectacular but strange land. It had mountains with ice-caps and volcanoes and forests full of peculiar plants and bizarre animals. With thrilling aerial photography this programme explores the fascinating scenery and natural history of this newly colonised land, first discovered 1,200 years ago by Polynesian navigators. Produced by MIKE ANDREWS Film editor PETER HEELEY BBC Bristol (R)


Produced By: Mike Andrews

: Ripping Yarns

A series by Michael Palin and Terry Jones.
A ripping soccer tale starring Michael Palin Bill Fraser and Gwen Taylor. Golden Gordon
A rare look at football fanaticism in the 1930s.
Super-fan Gordon Ottershaw supports a team which has not won a match for six years. Will their tragedy bring
Gordon triumph? Or not. These are some of the questions this film hopes to answer. Or not.
Executive producer SYDNEY LOTTERBY Director ALAN J.w. BELL (R)


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones.
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Gwen Taylor.
Unknown: Golden Gordon
Unknown: Gordon Ottershaw
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Gordon Ottershaw: Michael Palin
Mrs Ottershaw: Gwen Taylor
Arthur Foggen: Bill Fraser
Barman: Ken Kitson
Football manager: David Leland
First footballer: David Ellison
Second footballer: Colin Bennett
Third footballer: Matthew Scurfield
Chairman: Teddy Turner
Mrs Foggen: Pat Taylor
Baldy Davitt: Roger Sloman
Goalkeeper: Charles McKeown

: The Midas Touch

A documentary series by Anthony Sampson.
5: The High Cost of Debt
The 1980s was the decade of debt, from credit card addicts to the biggest debtor in history, the United States. But does debt really matter if the day of reckoning can be indefinitely postponed?
Anthony Sampson explores the remarkably candid stories of four debtors - a young
American couple caught up in a credit card crisis; the former Secretary of the US Treasury who went bankrupt to the tune of$50 million; the President of Argentina, whose country owes more than$60 billion to the world's banks; and the biggest debtor of them all, the USA.
Film editor KATE O'NEILL
Series producer MICK CSAKY
An Antelope/Csaky production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anthony Sampson.
Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Editor: Kate O'Neill

: The Talk Show with Clive James

Sunday evening conversation as Clive and his guests meet around the table to discuss the issues that concern them.
Guests include
Jeanette Winterson , author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and David Mamet , award-winning American playwright - American Buffalo,
The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Untouchables - and director of the films House of Games and Things Change. Producer ELAINE BEDELL Director


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: David Mamet
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Director: Dominic Brigstock

: Screen Two: He's Asking for Me

A new BBC film by Boleslaw Sulik. Starring
Maggie O'Neill and David Threlfall.
When the first call comes, Norah thinks it is just an average dirty breather. The next time he asks for her personally and knows all about her. Norah is frightened but she becomes determined to identify the caller and discover his motives. So she challenges him to meet her in person. Will he turn up? Will she come through the ordeal?
Music by STANLEY MYERS Designer GEOFF POWELL Lighting cameraman KEVIN ROWLEY
0 FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: Boleslaw Sulik.
Unknown: Maggie O'Neill
Unknown: David Threlfall.
Music By: Stanley Myers
Designer: Geoff Powell
Unknown: Kevin Rowley
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Witold Starecki
Norah: Maggie O'Neill
Andy: David Threlfall
Uncle Harold: Thorley Walters
Lynn: Gina McKee
Sarah: Marian McLoughun
Referee: Danny Chippendale
Steve: Kevin Allen
Disc jockey: Mike Pugh
Hanka: Lola Rand
Tramp: Gregory Cox
Elderly man: Albert Welch
Japanese tourist: Yoshonori Yamamoto
Anstable: Bev Willis
First youth: Lee MacDonald
Second youth: David Doyle
Krzeminski: Wttold Schejbal
Zurek: Czeslaw Grocholsk1

: Rapido

Featuring former Commotion Lloyd Cole going it alone.
Also, Max Q, Ian Broudie 's Lightning Seeds, Revenge and Redhead Kingpin. Presented by Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Ian Broudie
Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.

: Snub TV

Snub TV catches 'supergroup' the Breeders (the Pixies' Kim Deal , Josephine Wiggs from Perfect Disaster and Throwing Muses'
Tanya Donnelly ) recording their debut album; Silver Bullet explain how chart success won't dilute their hardcore hip-hop sound.
Plus Mute Drivers, Tangerine and Nitzer Ebb.


Unknown: Kim Deal
Unknown: Josephine Wiggs
Unknown: Tanya Donnelly

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