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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Networks and Matrices
7.15 Care in the Community
7.40 Geology: Interpreting Sediments
8.05 Fundamentals of Computing
8.30 All Change for System X
8.55 Learning through Interactive Video
9.20 Religion: Sikhs in Britain
9.45 Measure for Measure: Workshops
10.10 Images: Lens Design
10.35 Sugar Takes Root
11.00 Managing Schools: The Power of the Purse
11.25 The Evolution of Plant
Breeding Systems
11.50 Open Lecture: Teaching and Research
12.15 Special Education in Norway
12.40 Piaget in Perspective
1.05 Education: From Theory to Therapy
1.30 Modernism: Bolshevik Art
1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe, 1450-1600
2.20 Housing in Birmingham

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
11: King Kans sets about murdering his sister's children, after he hears a prediction that one will be responsible for his death. The first six sons are easy to dispose of - his problems begin when the seventh is born.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 12. 10am on BBC


Kans: Goga Kappor
Vasudev: Vishnu Sharma
Devaki: Sheela Sharma

: It Started in Naples

Clark Gable
Sophia Loren
In Naples to settle his dead brother's estate, Mike Hamilton is amazed to find that he has an 8-year-old nephew. Mike soon decides that the best place for
Nando is with him in America and not running wild with his volatile Aunt Lucia in Capri - but she has other ideas.
Director Melville Shavelson
0 FILMS: pages 22-26


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Mike Hamilton
Director: Melville Shavelson
Mike Hamilton: Clark Gable
Lucia: Sophia Loren
Nando: Marietto
Mario Vitale: Vittorio de Sica
Renzo: Paolo Carlini
Luigi: Claudio Ermelli
Gennariello: Giovanni Filidoro

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand from Lord's. Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the rest of the third day's play in the Cornhill Insurance Test Series.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister , with summaries by Ray Illingworth , Tom Graveney and Geoffrey Boycott.


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

: Astor Piazzolla - Tango Nuevo

The bandoneon - or button accordion - was imported to
Argentina by an Irish sailor in the 1890s. It became the authentic sound of Buenos Aires, and the music of the tango became Argentina's legacy to world music. Astor Piazzolla breathes new life into the old tango of the bordellos, with its undulating rhythms and melodic invention. His first public appearance in the United Kingdom last year was an outstanding musical event.
Piazzolla plays six tangos with the New Tango Sextet:
Daniel Bineiii (bandoneon) Gerardo Gandini (piano) Jose Bragato (cello)
Hector Console (double bass) and Horacio Malvicino (guitar). Producer Tony Staveacre


Music: Astor Piazzolla
Unknown: Daniel Bineiii
Piano: Gerardo Gandini
Cello: Jose Bragato
Cello: Horacio Malvicino
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: NewsView

The day's main stories presented by Moira Stuart.
Then Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow

: Theatre Night: Othello

The acclaimed production of Shakespeare's masterpiece as presented by the Royal
Shakespeare Company during its 1989 season in Stratford and London.
Director Trevor Nunn
Producer Greg Smith
A Primetime production for BBCtv
* FEATURE: page 12

During the interval at 9.40-9.55pm
Nicholas Craig's Interview Masterclass
The distinguished classical actor Nicholas Craig discusses one of the most frequently neglected aspects of thespian studies - how to make a successful appearance on a chat show. As Craig himself puts it, 'One finds oneself playing the hardest role of all - oneself.'
Producers Charles Miller and Caroline Wright


Director: Trevor Nunn
Producer: Greg Smith
Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Producers: Charles Miller
Producers: Caroline Wright
Roderigo: Michael Grandage
lago: Ian McKellen
Brabantio/Gratiano: Clive Swift
Othello: Willard White
Cassio: Sean Baker
First senator/Second Cyprus soldier/Second Othello soldier: Brian Lawson
Servant to the Senate/First Cyprus soldier/First Othello soldier: David Hounslow
Duke of Venice/Lodovico: John Burgess
Desdemona: Imogen Stubbs
Montano: Philip Sully
Emilia: Zoe Wanamaker
Bianca: Marsha Hunt
Musicians: Jonathan Goldstein
Musicians: Peter Rolinson

: Cricket: Second Test

England v New Zealand from Lord's. Richie Benaud introduces highlights from the third day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Tennis

Highlights of today's final in the Pilkington Glass Ladies'
Championships played on the beautiful centre court at
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne.
It's four years since the winner here has gone on to win the Wimbledon title; perhaps this time that sequence will be broken.
But with the women's game in such an exciting period of change, who can tell whether the new French champion, Monica Seles , is capable of winning on grass as well.
Eastbourne's favourite,
Martina Navratilova , will have something to say about that in her quest for a ninth Wimbledon singles title.
Introduced by Helen Rollason with commentary by Dan Maskell , John Barrett and Virginia Wade. Producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Monica Seles
Unknown: Martina Navratilova
Introduced By: Helen Rollason
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Virginia Wade.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

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