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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Transformations in Action
7.15 English Romantic Poets in Italy
7.40 Mechanical Manipulation
8.05 Statistics: the Normal
8.30 Drinking Behaviour in Animals
8.55 Donegal: Economy and Culture
9.20 Physics: Reflections on Waves
9.45 Learning Space
10.10 First in the Field
10.35 Managing Schools: the Power of the Purse
11.00 The History of Mathematics
11.25 Mark Twain 's Huckleberry Finn
11.50 Suite Dreams
12.15 Elastomers: Properties and Models
12.40 Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control
1.05 Project Management:
Docklands Light Railway: Getting What You Pay For
1.30 Modern Art: Klee and the Munich Revolution
1.55 Ottoman Supremacy: the Suleymaniye, Istanbul
2.20 Introduction to Psychology: Eyewitness Memory


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn

: Mahabharat

In India this 91-part epic drama is cult viewing for 115 million viewers who watch it on garlanded television sets.
12: King Kans has Devaki and Vasudev imprisoned after a sage predicts their eighth son will kill him. When he hears the eighth child is a girl, he knows that somehow a switch has been made. The eighth son must be at large, and plans must be made to stop him.


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

: Wimbledon 90

The first Saturday of Wimbledon's Lawn Tennis Championships is traditionally one of the finest afternoons of the fortnight. So if you haven't got a ticket, sit back and enjoy the BBC's complete live coverage on a day when we should learn how many of the top seeds have reached the quarter-finals. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Executive producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Rowlinson
• COMPETITION: page 18


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Fred Perry

: NewsView

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


Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow

: Theatre Night: Bingo

A play by Edward Bond starring David Suchet
The ageing William Shakespeare has retreated to Warwickshire in search of an elusive inner peace.
Disillusioned by human cruelty he is further dismayed to find the greed and injustices that drove him from London to Stratford are as prevalent in his rural retreat as they were in the capital.
Director Don Taylor
Producer Tim Ironside Wood
W FEATURE: page 16


Play By: Edward Bond
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Director: Don Taylor
Producer: Tim Ironside Wood
Shakespeare: David Suchet
Old woman: Brenda Bruce
William Combe: Peter Jeffrey
Ben Jonson: Kenneth Haigh
Judith: Ruth Mitchell
Old man: George Malpas
Son: Greg Hicks
Young woman: Madeline Church

: Bird of Passage: Kurt Weill in Exile

The Almeida Festival in London presents a commemorative concert, to mark 90 years since the birth of Kurt Weill , of his theatre music from Paris and Broadway. It comprises songs and concert suites from three shows: Marie Galante , Johnny Johnson and Cry, the Beloved Country. Cry, the Beloved Country is based on Alan Paton 's best-selling anti-apartheid novel and includes the songs Trouble Man and Bird of Passage. The concert sequences have been devised by David Drew , the foremost authority on Weill's work. The music is performed by the Matrix Ensemble, conducted by Robert Ziegler , with two choirs, one black and one white. Soloists are Angelina Reaux, Damon Evans , Cynthia Clarey , Quentin Hayes and Nicholas Folwell.
Narrated by Ian McDiarmid. Producer Tony Staveacre
Executive producer Dennis Marks
Concert sponsored by Cal Futures Ltd


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Marie Galante
Unknown: Johnny Johnson
Unknown: Alan Paton
Unknown: David Drew
Conducted By: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Damon Evans
Unknown: Cynthia Clarey
Unknown: Quentin Hayes
Unknown: Nicholas Folwell.
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid.
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Grass Is Singing

Starring Karen Black John Thaw
Southern Africa in the early 60s: in the beautiful but unforgiving landscape Dick Turner strives to build a successful farm, while his unstable wife Mary antagonises the workforce. As she gradually loses her battle against insanity, events move inexorably towards tragedy.
Based on the novel by Doris Lessing Director Michael Raeburn
0 FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Karen Black
Unknown: Dick Turner
Novel By: Doris Lessing
Director: Michael Raeburn
Mary Turner: Karen Black
Dick Turner: John Thaw
Moses: John Kani
Charlie Muller: Patrick Mynhardt
Tony Marston: John Moulder Brown
Ellen Muller: Margaret Heale
Sgt Denham: Bjorn Gedda

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