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: Open University

6.35 Pure Maths: Fourier
7.00 Air Pollution: Dilute and Disperse
7.25 Calculus: Functions and Graphs
7.50 Invention Is Not
8.15 Physics: The Message of Starlight
8.40 Social Problems and Welfare: Family Centre
9.05 Technology: Free
Body Diagrams
9.30 Cogs in the Wheel?
9.55 Arts: Handel's Messiah
10.20 Biology: The Rod Cell
10.45 Maths: Least Squares
11.10 What Is Happening in the Countryside Now!
11.35 Light in Search of a Model

: Westminster Week

Christopher Jones presents the week's most telling moments from the heart of Britain's political life, and looks at politicians at work in both Houses and the Committee Rooms.


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Around Westminster

Sue MacGregor presents a weekly look at the work of the MPs for the south and east. Parliamentary reports from David Brewer and Terry Dignam.
Regional producer Vincent Dowd Network editor Lydia Howard


Unknown: David Brewer
Unknown: Terry Dignam.
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Ecology

The secrets of the sand dunes are revealed by studying the plants and animals at Brauton Burrows. Producer Aileen Llewellyn
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Aileen Llewellyn

: 40 Minutes

How Could She?
Fathers leaving children is the acceptable face of divorce. Why are mothers who do the same seen as wicked, selfish and evil? Producer Sally George


Producer: Sally George

: Music from the Andes

Sian Davies presents a programme of songs and instrumental pieces played by the leading exponents of Bolivia's musical heritage, Rumillajta.
Director Diane Reid
Producer Tony Staveacre BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sian Davies
Director: Diane Reid

: Play Snooker

In the first of six programmes shown this week, Dennis Taylor introduces the game of snooker.
(Tomorrow: teaming to pot) W FEATURE: page 6


Introduces: Dennis Taylor

: The Paleface

Starring Bob Hope Jane Russell
In the old wild west, dentist 'painless' Peter Potter tries to play the hero when he collaborates with Calamity Jane - but it takes all sharp-shooting Jane's beauty and brains to extract him from the jaws of death.
Director Norman Z McLeod
0 FILMS: pages 19-20


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Peter Potter
Director: Norman Z McLeod
Peter Potter: Bob Hope
Calamity Jane: Jane Russell
Terris: Robert Armstrong

: The Magnum Story

The last in the series of three programmes about
Magnum, a co-operative of the world's leading photo-journalists. Magnum photographers recorded the tragic and dramatic events in China last year. Executive producer Diana Lashmore
Producer Patricia Wheatley (R) revised


Producer: Diana Lashmore
Producer: Patricia Wheatley

: Rugby Special

A truly international programme this week, the highlight being the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Bank Sevens, the world's most illustrious sevens tournament. Middlesex meet Lancashire at
Twickenham for the Toshiba Trophy, and in Wales the four teams left in the Schweppes Cup are
Aberavon, Bridgend, Neath and Swansea.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Ian Robertson , Lyn Davies and Alan Wilkins. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Unknown: Lyn Davies
Unknown: Alan Wilkins.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: It's Garry Shandling's Show

A comedy series starring Garry Shandling
It's a beautiful day, so Garry takes the audience for a stroll around his town -
Sherman Oaks.


Unknown: Garry Shandling
Unknown: Sherman Oaks.

: A Most Private Public Man

First of a two-part programme.
For a quarter of a century Lord Arnold Goodman 's reputation was that of the establishment's number one fixer of industrial and constitutional disputes, funding for the arts, and libel actions. 'Send for Lord
Goodman!' was the cry.
Yet he remained a figure very much in the background, partly because of his aversion to television.
In conversation with Donald Trelford , editor of The Observer, he discusses his work and his attitudes to
Britain today.
Director Linda McCarthy Producer Hugh Purcell


Unknown: Lord Arnold Goodman
Unknown: Donald Trelford
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Land of the Eagle

An eight-part natural history of North America.
7: Alaska, vast and remote, was the white man's last frontier; for the native peoples of America it had been their first. Since they came from Asia thousands of years ago, the Indians and the Eskimos of Alaska have led lives dependent on nature. The abundant wildlife lured white hunters to this icy land: Russians came for otter and seal pelts; Yankees for the blubber of whales and walrus. With the discovery of oil, will today's Americans keep faith with what survives of their last great wilderness?
Narrator: Alan Ereira. Music Martin Kiszko
Producer Paul Reddish
Executive producer Peter Crawford BBC Bristol


Narrator: Alan Ereira.
Music: Martin Kiszko
Producer: Paul Reddish
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Washes Whiter

A history of British television advertising. 2: Big! Big! Big!
Stereotypes such as 'macho man' and more recently
'new man' may dominate advertising directed at men, but commercials for women have often shown men as 'big kids' and 'silly daddies'. Producer Sue Gagan
Series producer Nicholas Barker


Producer: Nicholas Barker

: The Talk Show with Clive James

Sunday evening conversation. Actor Simon Callow and novelists Candia McWilliam and Howard Jacobson join Clive James to discuss the way we talk and what's happening to the English language.


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Elaine Bedell
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: * Golf: US Masters

From Augusta National Golf Club.
Can Britain provide a hat trick of winners?
This tournament invariably provides an unforgettable final round.
Introduced by Steve Rider. Commentators: Peter Alliss and Bruce Critchley.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Bruce Critchley.

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