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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Volumes of Revolution
7.15 Education: Aspects of Effectiveness
7.40 Geology of the Alps
8.05 Computing: The Way to Holmes
8.30 Trading on Uncertainty
8.55 IT in Bank Training
9.20 Technology: A Solution of Salt
9.45 Hamlet Workshop
10.10 Images: Diffraction in Action
10.35 Education: Through the Looking Glass
11.00 Education: Financial Cuts
11.25 The Evolution of Mammals
11.50 Arts: King Cotton's Palace
12.15 Baby Talk
1.05 Innovation on the Rails
1.30 Modern Art: Mondrian
1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600
2.20 Brazil: Manufacturing the Miracle

: Mahabharat

This 91-part epic Indian drama is a tale about love, war and good triumphing over evil.
9: King Pandu kills a sage in a hunting accident. As a penance he abdicates in favour of his brother Dhritharashtra, and goes to live in the forest
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow 12.05am BBC1)


Pandu: Tarakesh
Dhritharashtra: Girija Shankar
Kunti: Nazneen
Madri: Roma Manik

: Elections 90: Czechoslovakia

Six months after their historic and peaceful revolution the people of Czechoslovakia vote today in the country's first free elections since
1946. Will President Vaclav Havel 's
Civic Forum truimph or will the Christian Democrat alliance repeat the success of the right in East
Germany and Hungary - and how will the reformed Communist Party perform? David Dimbleby presents live coverage of the results direct from Prague, where he is joined by a panel of leading Czechoslovak politicians. Peter Snow and Vivian White cover reaction to the results and giving analysis. (More reports at 11.25pm)


Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Vivian White

: The Sky at Night

Looking Back in Time. The William Herschel Telescope is the third largest astronomical telescope in the world and one of the most modern. Patrick Moore visits the observatory at the top of the extinct volcano of Los Muchachos on La Palma in the Canary Islands and talks to the astronomers who have been exploring the universe with this great new telescope.


Unknown: William Herschel Telescope
Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Cricket: First Test

England v New Zealand from Trent Bridge for the Cornhill Insurance Test series.
On the third day Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.
Commentators: Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summarisers: Ray Illingworth , Tom Graveney and Geoffrey Boycott.


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.

: Golf: 1989 US Open

On the eve of this year's championship a look back at the official film of last year's event, held at the Oak Hill Golf and Country Club in Rochester, New York. Curtis Strange won for the second successive year and Ian Woosnam led the European challenge.
Introduced by Steve Rider.


Unknown: Curtis Strange
Unknown: Ian Woosnam
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Then Laurie Mayer reviews the events of the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: Eurovision Young Musician of the Year

In April the 15-year-old violinist Nicola Loud from north London won the coveted title 'Young
Musician of the Year'. For over a week Nicola and 17 other talented musicians from throughout Europe have been competing in Vienna to see who will win the Eurovision title. Tonight she will be playing Bruch.
Joining Nicola in the running for this coveted award are five cellists, three other violinists, four pianists, two accordion players, one flautist, one trumpeter and one clarinettist. They are playing music ranging from Mozart to Tchaikovsky, and Haydn to Grieg.
Pinchas Steinberg conducts the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the celebrated
Introduced by Humphrey Burton with expert comment from the composer Edward Gregson. Television presentation Roy Tipping
* FOCUS: page 3


Violinist: Nicola Loud
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Edward Gregson.

: Open Space

The series in which the public can make programmes under their own editorial control.
Have You Heard the One about the Englishman .. ? Tonight comedy writer Tom Boyes questions the racism, sexism and bigotry which are the staple diet of club comedy: 'If you don't do any Pakistani jokes the audience aren't interested in you ... If this is what the people want, that's what they will get', insists stand-up comic Frankie Allen. Controversial comedian
Bernard Manning defends his work by claiming: 'You buy a ticket to see me, you know exactly what you're getting.' Are these really what make this the fastest growing form of live entertainment in the country?
Producer Gerry Pomeroy
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea
0 SUGGESTIONS: if you would like to make a programme or suggest ideas write to 'Open Space', BBCtv, London W12 8QT.
0 ROGER WODDIS : page 18


Unknown: Tom Boyes
Unknown: Frankie Allen.
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Producer: Gerry Pomeroy
Editor: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Roger Woddis

: Saturday Night Clyde

On tonight's show gigantic bonsai trees, dance steps on stilts, a saxophone concerto and a monster in a box. This year, for the first time, Scotland is represented by three 'installation' artists at the biggest arts exhibition in the world, the Venice Biennale. Plus, acrobatic and exotic dance by Philippe Decoufle , recent choreographer of video for New Order and Fine Young Cannibals; jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith premieres a collaboration with the Scottish Ensemble, and a new show by Spalding Gray , described by one critic as a 'cross between James Joyce and Hunter S Thompson '. Director Christina MacAulay Producer May Miller


Unknown: Philippe Decoufle
Unknown: Tommy Smith
Unknown: Spalding Gray
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Hunter S Thompson

: Elections 90: Czechoslovakia

Today's elections in Czechoslovakia mark the climax of the democratic process that has swept Eastern Europe.
David Dimbleby assesses the outcome of the elections and examines the future of the new
Europe as it makes the transition from state control to free society. Czechoslovakia, like the other newly enfranchised countries in Eastern Europe, faces the massive task of creating a truly democratic society without destabilising the new order.
Peter Snow provides in-depth analysis of the results.
Vivian White talks to people in Prague's Wenceslas Square. Editor James Hogan


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Talks: Vivian White
Unknown: Wenceslas Square.
Editor: James Hogan

: Cricket: First Test

Richie Benaud introduces highlights from the third day's play between England and New Zealand at Trent Bridge.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Trent Bridge.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

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