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: Open University

6.35 Introduction to Pure
7.00 Air Pollution:
Concentrate and Contain
7.25 Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's
7.50 Marking Time
8.15 Velocity Diagrams
8.40 Music: Harmony
9.05 Oceanography:
9.30 A Woman's Place?
9.55 Constable: the Leaping Horse
10.20 Biology: Genetic
10.45 Learning and Doing
11.10 Mental Handicap:
Gwen - a Working Life
11.35 Elements Discovered

: 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 political programme for the south and east, looking at the work of the area's MPs and at how they help to shape the world beyond the Palace of Westminster.
Parliamentary reports from David Brewer and Terry Dignan.
Regional producer Vincent Dowd Network editor Lydia Howard


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

: Open Forum Magazine

News and views on higher education and the Open University.
Today: new ways of raising money for universities, and a new certificate in management training. Director Peter Champness
Series producer Jean Rowton An OU production


Director: Peter Champness
Producer: Jean Rowton


Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Hockey
2.50 Motor racing
3.10 Gymnastics
4.00 Horse trials
4.20 Golf; 5.30 Gymnastics
Gymnastics From Athens.
The apparatus finals of the Women's European Championships.
Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
From St Mellion, Cornwall. Third-round coverage of the Benson and Hedges International Open. Commentators:
Harry Carpenter , Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon.
Horse Trials
From Badminton.
Whitbread Championships. Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward ,
Michael Tucker and Lucinda Green.
From Luton.
Poundstretcher National
League Cup Final.
Hounslow v Havant.
Commentators: Ralph Dellor and Sean Kerly.
Motor Racing From Donington.
Second Round of the Esso
British Touring Car Championship.
Commentator: Murray Walker. Television presentation:
Gymnastics Martin Webster Golf John Shrewsbury
Horse trials Johnnie Watherston Hockey Alan Griffiths Motor racing BHP
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Mitch Fenner.
Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Unknown: Lucinda Green.
Commentators: Ralph Dellor
Commentators: Sean Kerly.
Commentator: Murray Walker.

: Rugby Special

Featuring the finals of the Pilkington Cup and the Schweppes Cup.
The last programme of the season with the climax of the Cups in England and Wales. At Twickenham, it's an all-West Country affair between Bath and Gloucester. At the National
Stadium in Cardiff, Neath defend their title against Bridgend.
Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentators:
Nigel Starmer-Smith ,
Bill Beaumont , Lyn Davies and Phil Bennett. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Lyn Davies
Unknown: Phil Bennett.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Money Programme

If the British economy is to survive the skills shortage of the 90s, industry must train more workers. The
Government believes that this will happen without legislation ordering industry to do so. Michael Robinson examines the Government's plans and investigates why Germany still compels industry to train its young workers.
Deputy editor Alan Griffiths Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Editor: Alan Griffiths
Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

Wild Waterfalls
Waterfalls are one of the great natural wonders of the world and this programme provides an insight into their creation and effect.
How do true waterfall plants fight the flow? How do nearby flowers benefit from the continuous rain? How do animals adapt to cascades and take advantage of them? Narrator: Jenni Murray. Producer Jeffery Boswall BBC Bristol (R)


Narrator: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Jeffery Boswall
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Hypotheticals

The first of three programmes this week.
One of the most original, penetrating and lively formats devised for examining serious issues on television.
Privacy and the Press How far will journalists intrude into the privacy of a private citizen, a television personality, a judge or a Royal Family member in pursuit of a story?
Hypotheticals probes the professional secrets of top civil servants, politicians, lawyers, media moguls and media stars. Professor
Arthur Miller of Harvard
Law School cross-examines journalists, lawyers and MPs, including:
Wendy Henry , former editor of The People;
Louis Blom-Cooper , QC, Press Council chairman; Peregrine Worsthorne, editor of comment section, Sunday Telegraph; and Carol Thatcher , journalist and broadcaster. Director Mary McMurray
Producer Helen McMurray A Brian Lapping Associates/
Granada Television production for BBCtv
('Government Leaks' on Tuesday at


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Wendy Henry
Unknown: Louis Blom-Cooper
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Director: Mary McMurray
Producer: Helen McMurray

: Ten Commandments

The people living in a Warsaw block of flats are the actors in director Krzysztof Kieslowski 's masterly reworking of the moral precepts that underlie
Christian society. Although made for television, this extraordinary work was hailed as the cinematic event of the year at last year's Venice Film Festival. 1: Pawel is a bright and lovable boy. His father treats him like an equal and encourages him to solve everyday problems in a scientific manner. Their lives are dominated by computers, but Pawel's aunt wants the boy to receive religious instruction.
Pawel................. Wqjciech Klata Krzysztof.....Henryk Baranowski Irena............ Maja Komorowska (In Polish with English subtitles)
W FILMS: pages 17-21
* ROGER WODDIS : page 73


Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Unknown: Wqjciech Klata
Unknown: Henryk Baranowski
Unknown: Maja Komorowska
Unknown: Roger Woddis

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox presents the first in a new season of outstanding cult films.
Assault on Precinct 13
In Anderson, a Los Angeles ghetto, six members of a youth gang are shot dead in a police ambush. Bishop, a young police lieutenant, is given the job of manning the old precinct station for the last few hours before it is closed - an easy job. When he gives refuge to a man on the run, a nightmare begins. This taut, tough thriller, directed by John Carpenter (Hallowe'en, They Live!), is one of the most famous cult films of recent years.
0 GUIDE: featuring all the films from the three 'Moviedrome' seasons is available from BSS. [address removed] price £2.75.
ALEX COX: page 17


Unknown: Alex Cox
Directed By: John Carpenter
Ethan Bishop: Austin Stoker
Napoleon Wilson: Darwin Joston
Leigh: Laurie Zimmer
Lawson: Martin West
Weils: Tony Burton
Starker: Charles Cyphers
Julie: Nancy Loomis
Ice-cream man: John J Fox
Warden: Kim Richards

: Rapido

Rapido meets Oleta Adams , heading for major solo success after her collaboration with Tears for
Fears. Plus the Kinks, Lilac Time, French underground act Tambours Du Bronx, and a suitably relaxed Leon Redbone.
Introduced by Antoine de Caunes. (Shoum last Wednesday)


Unknown: Oleta Adams
Unknown: Leon Redbone.
Introduced By: Antoine de Caunes.

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