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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Finding a Formula
7.15 The Mindful Way
7.40 Geology: Inside
8.05 Are You Being
8.30 Managing in Organisations
8.55 Banking, Money and Machines
9.20 Technology: Periodic
9.45 Twelfth Night
10.10 Images: the Third
10.35 The Victorian Steam
11.00 Education: All Those in Favour
11.25 Evolution: Conquest of the Air
11.50 Fair Trading
12.15 Adult Literacy: The
Cape Verde Experience
1.05 Technology:
Marketing the Micro
1.30 Modem Art: Cubism
1.55 Rome under the Popes: Church and Empire
2.20 The Plough and the Hoe: a Village in the Punjab
2.45 Atholdale - a Limestone Valley

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama. 5: Following King
Shantanu's death, his son
Vichitravirya becomes King.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow 11.35pm BBC1)


Satyavati: Debashree Roy
Vichitravirya: Sudesh Berry

: Cantabile

Cantabile present a cabaret performance.
With Tim Rice, and Larry Adler who plays a duet with George Gershwin. Cantabile are: Richard Bryan, Stewart Collins, Paul Hull and Michael Steffan.
Piano accompaniment: Andy Read.
Producer Tony Staveacre
BBC Bristol


Guest star: Tim Rice
Guest star: Larry Adler
Unknown: George Gershwin.
Star: Richard Bryan
Star: Stewart Collins
Star: Paul Hull
Star: Michael Steffan.
Piano: Andy Read.

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens from Twickenham. Live coverage of the semi-finals.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentators: Bill McLaren and Nigel Starmer-Smith . Executive producer Johnnie Watherson


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentators: Bill McLaren
Commentators: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Johnnie Watherson

: * Top Gear

Highlights of last year's Lombard RAC Rally.
With William Woollard
Alan Douglas
Richard Hudson-Evans and Tony Mason. Producer Tony Rayner Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Alan Douglas
Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Unknown: Tony Mason.
Producer: Tony Rayner
Editor: Tom Ross

: Rugby Union

Live coverage of the Middlesex Sevens final from Twickenham.
Introduced by Chris Rea.


Introduced By: Chris Rea.

: NewsView

Presented by Laurie Mayer. Lynette Lithgow reviews the week, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Laurie Mayer.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: A Concert for Michael Vyner

Last year Artistic Director of the London Sinfonietta
Michael Vyner died aged 46. This gala concert commemorates his work and marks the foundation of the Michael Vyner Trust, an organisation to help young composers.
The concert celebrates
Vyner's wide taste with Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Weill's Little Threepenny
Music, Lutoslawsld's Chain I and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Between these masterpieces of the 20th century comes a whole series of new pieces specially written for this concert by Luciano Berio , Harrison Birtwistle , Peter Maxwell Davies , Henryk G6recki , Hans Wemer Henze, Oliver Knussen , Nigel Osborne and Toru Takemitsu.
The London Sinfonietta is conducted by David Atherton , Bernard Haitink , Oliver Knussen , Witold Lutoslawski, Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen with soloists Paul Crossley , Nona Liddell and the London
Sinfonetta Chorus.
Introduced by Michael Berkeley.
Executive producer Dennis Marks Director Barrie Gavin


Unknown: Michael Vyner
Unknown: Michael Vyner
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Henryk G6recki
Unknown: Hans Wemer
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Toru Takemitsu.
Conducted By: David Atherton
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Conducted By: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soloists: Paul Crossley
Soloists: Nona Liddell
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley.
Director: Barrie Gavin

: Video Diaries

My Demons
Third in the series where
'diarists' with no prior experience of television are given the use of sophisticated video cameras to record their experiences. In her adult life, artist Willa Carroll has battled severe emotional problems, the result of the physical abuse that she suffered in her
American childhood.
In this remarkable diary, she returns to her home town with a camera, to confront the past.
Film editor Gabe Solomon Producer Jeremy Gibson
0 HELPLINE: a free helpline for adult survivors of child abuse will be open until 2.00am and tomorrow from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Phone [number removed].


Artist: Willa Carroll
Editor: Gabe Solomon
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Saturday Night Clyde

The arts programme from Glasgow features
Glenda Jackson , in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage, and an operatic travesty - La Gran Scena. With Clare English,
Pat Kane and Stuart Cosgrove. Associate producer David Jeffcock Producer May Miller


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: La Gran
Unknown: Pat Kane
Unknown: Stuart Cosgrove.
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Nijinsky

First showing on network television. Starring Alan Bates
Leslie Browne
This frank drama features music by Borodin, Debussy and Stravinsky, and choreography by Kenneth MacMillan and Nijinsky himself. 1912: at the height of his illustrious career
Vaslav Nijinsky , star of the Ballet Russe, is used to controversy, but he is unprepared for the scandal that awaits him.
Director Herbert Ross
0 FILMS: pages 15-21
* Approximate time


Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Leslie Browne
Choreography By: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Vaslav Nijinsky
Director: Herbert Ross
Diaghilev: Alan Bates
Romola: Leslie Browne
Nijinsky: George de La Pena
Baron De Gunzburg: Alan Badel
Tamara: Carla Fracci
Stravinsky: Ronald Pickup
Vassili: Colin Blakely
Leon Bakst: Ronald Lacey
Fokine: Jeremy Irons

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