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: Open University

6.35 Pure Maths:
7.00 Inorganic Chemistry: Bonding
7.25 The Midlands Enlightenment
7.50 Understanding Space and Time
8.15 Engineering Mechanics: Solids
8.40 Music: Modulation
9.05 Oceans and Climate
9.30 The Real World
9.55 Arts: The Great Exhibition
10.20 Biology: Insect Hormones
10.45 Maths: Catastrophe Theory
11.10 Mental Handicap: Moving On
11.35 Organic Molecules in Action

: Behind the Scenes at the Open University

Jean Rowton looks at the Open University in Birmingham.


Unknown: Jean Rowton

: Weekend Outlook

Highlights of Open University programmes coming up next Saturday and Sunday.

: Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg

A walk through the old city. (R)

: Oceanography

Jamaica and the Sea. A look at how coral reefs and mangrove trees act as natural sea defences. (R)

: Open Forum Magazine

Workforce education at Rover; Martin Young looks at an Open University course.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Motor racing
2.15 Show jumping
3.30 Golf
5.30 Show jumping
6.10 Motor racing
Live action from the final round of the British Masters from Woburn.
Show Jumping
Coverage of the CSIO Nations Cup Meeting from Hickstead. Commentators
Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Motor Racing
Coverage of Round 3 of the Esso British Touring Car
Championships from Thruxton. Commentator Murray Walker.
Plus from the USA highlights of the famous Indianapolis 500. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley.
Commentator: Murray Walker.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: The Money Programme

Ambassador Carla Hills is the hard woman behind America's increasingly assertive trade policy and next month she'll be put to the test. She's become known for threatening trade sanctions to force other countries to open up their markets and at the final stage of the world trade talks in Geneva she'll be taking on the whole of the EEC and the Third World. If she fails to win her objectives
America's protectionists could gain the whip-hand and start bringing to an end the free trade upon which post-war prosperity has been built. John Penycate reports on the build-up to the most crucial round of trade talks yet and Peter Jay interviews America's Iron Lady. Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Carla Hills
Unknown: John Penycate
Unknown: Peter Jay
Editor: David Nissan

: Closely Observed Buildings

The Czechoslovakian democracy established in 1918 led to the flowering of a cultural and technological movement that became known as Czech
Modernism. Continuing BBC2's season of Tales from Prague, architecture critic Martin Pawley reflects on these high-tech buildings and contrasts them with the history of Prague presented by its older, fairy-tale architecture.
Additionally, Czech architect Eva Jificna returns to Prague after an enforced absence of 21 years. She examines her roots and talks to her contemporaries in Prague about the fragmented legacy of modernism in Czechoslovakia.
Directors Gina and Jeremy Newson
(Film director Miloi Forman chose Prague as the location for his Oscar-winning film 'Amadeus' which can be seen at 9.05pm)


Unknown: Martin Pawley
Unknown: Eva Jificna
Unknown: Jeremy Newson
Director: Miloi Forman

: The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia

The BBC-commissioned film by Jan Svankmajer , the brilliant Czech artist and film-maker, is an animation which represents his personal view of recent Czech history.


Unknown: Jan Svankmajer

: Soviet Music

Words Return to Music. For
Alfred Schnittke , music is the most potent form of human communication. It can address life's most important questions with an intensity and sharpness unmatched by words. This profile of Russia's most celebrated living composer explores the many faces of his work - from political subversion to religious mysticism. Shot on location in Moscow, the film examines why his music is so popular with the public and so unpopular with Soviet officials. It also reveals why, after perestroika, his preoccupation with good and evil, life and death, has never been more relevant.
With Gennadi Rozhdestvensky ,
Gidon Kremer , Vladimir Feltsman , Victor Schnittke , Oleg Kagan and Vassily Lobanov.
Director Donald Sturrock


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Unknown: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Vladimir Feltsman
Unknown: Victor Schnittke
Unknown: Oleg Kagan
Unknown: Vassily Lobanov.
Director: Donald Sturrock

: Amadeus

Starring Tom Hulce, F Murray Abraham
1781: Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the most famous musician in all of Vienna and a great favourite of Emperor Joseph II.
Then, from nowhere a young man called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changes all that. Salieri becomes desperate - how can he rid himself of this brilliant young interloper?
This stunning screen adaptation of Peter Shaffer 's award-winning play was filmed in some of the original locations used by Mozart for performances of his operas, the most prized of these being the Tyl Theatre in Prague, used for the premiere of Don Giovanni.
The winner of eight Academy Awards including best picture, best actor and best director for Milos Forman was also a huge box office success.
BARRY NORMAN : page 20


Unknown: Tom Hulce
Unknown: Murray Abraham
Unknown: Antonio Salieri
Unknown: Joseph Ii.
Unknown: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Don Giovanni.
Unknown: Milos Forman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Antonio Salieri: F Murray Abraham
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Tom Hulce
Constanze Mozart: Elizabeth Berridge
Emanuel Schikaneder: Simon Callow
Leopold Mozart: Roy Dotrice
Katerina Cavalieri: Christine Ebersole
Emperor Joseph II: Jeffrey Jones
Count Orsini-Rosenberg: Charles Kay
Parody Commendatore: Kenny Baker
Papagena: Lisabeth Bartlett
Frau Weber: Barbara Bryne
Young Salieri: Martin Cavani
Count von Strack: Roderick Cook
Karl Mozart: Milan Demjanenko
Francesco Salieri: Peter Digesu
Fr Vogler: Richard Frank
Kappelmeister Bonno: Patrick Hinds
Archbishop Colloredo: Nicholas Kepros
Priest: Herman Meckler

: Golf: British Masters

Highlights of the final round of the Dunhill British Masters from
Woburn. Commentators Harry Carpenter , Peter Alliss ,
Bruce Critchley , Clive Clark , Alex Hay and Mike Hughesdon.


Commentators: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.

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