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: Open University

6.35 Pure Maths: Quadric Surfaces
7.00 Public Health: Noise
7.25 Calculus: Taylor Polynomials
7.50 Learning from the Future
8.15 An Office Career
8.40 Social Work in the Inner City
9.05 The Future of Print
9.30 Conflict: Strike News
9.55 Victorians and the Art of the Past
10.20 Biology: Fish Out of Water
10.45 Maths Foundation Course:
11.10 Genetics: Patterns of Development
11.35 Science: Rats and Super Rats
0 INFORMATION: if you would like to know more about the Open Business School's courses and qualifications write to [address removed]. Or phone (0908) [number removed].


Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Westminster Week

Christopher Jones with the week's best speeches, most telling moments and wittiest asides.
A look at the politicians at work in the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Committee Rooms. Editor Lydia Howard
Then at 12.35pm how decisions made at Westminster will affect your part of the country.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Lydia Howard

: Ecology

Seals. This programme follows scientists studying the grey seal population of the Isle of May in the Orkneys before the viral outbreak in 1989. The subsequent disease affected common seals more severely than the grey seals, so the principles of population dynamics as described in the programme remain unchanged today. A BBC/Open University production

: Grandstand

Introduced by Harry Carpenter. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Rugby league
1.55 Tennis
Wimbledon 90
The men's singles final and mixed doubles final in the Lawn Tennis
Championships. With commentary by Dan Maskell and John Barrett. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES
Rugby League
New Zealand v Great Britain.
The Second Test from Auckland.
Motor Racing t
The French Grand Prix from the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet in Provence. t Tennis and weather permitting - otherwise see 'French Grand Prix' at 10.35pm


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentary By: Dan Maskell
Commentary By: John Barrett.
Unknown: Paul Ricard

: North by Northwest

Cary Grant
Eva Marie Saint
James Mason
When advertising executive Roger Thornhill is mistaken for the mysterious 'Mr Caplan ' by a ruthless espionage organisation, he finds his life in deadly peril. Failing to convince the group of his identity, Thornhill tracks down the one man who can prove his story - only to find himself accused of murder.
Considered by many to be
Alfred Hitchcock 's greatest film, North by Northwest includes a deadly chase across country, ending in the famous nail-biting climax among the giant stone faces of Mount
Rushmore - one of cinema's most spectacular set pieces.
0 FILMS: pages 22-26


Unknown: Roger Thornhill
Unknown: Mr Caplan
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Roger Thornhill: Cary Grant
Eve Kendall Eva: Marie Saint
Philip Vandamm: James Mason
Clara Thornhill: Jessie Royce Landis
Professor: Leo G Carroll
Lester Townsend: Philip OBEr
Leonard: Martin Landau
Valerian: Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee: Edward Platt
'Mrs Townsend': Josephine Hutchinson
Licht: Robert Ellenstein
Auctioneer: Les Tremayne

: The Passionate Peer

A film biography of Lord Hailsham, who, for half a century, has been one of the most colourful and outspoken figures in British public life. He served in government under six successive Tory leaders - from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher. And he very nearly became Prime Minister himself.
Reporter and producer
Michael Cockerell 's film biography reveals a man of fierce passions and engaging eccentricities: Lord
Hailsham would snorkle at party conferences, cycle to Cabinet meetings and denounce his political opponents as 'stark staring bonkers'. But beneath the public man with his talent for making mischief and headlines, private tragedies lay hidden. Lord Hailsham talks frankly for the first time about his turbulent political and emotional life.
Director Patsy Newey


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Director: Patsy Newey

: Ten Commandments

The ninth in the series of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski 's dramas inspired by the Ten Commandments.
A clinical verdict of incurable impotence shatters Roman's world. His wife assures him that love is more than sex and that their marriage will not be affected, but Roman begins to spy on her. Soon he is convinced that she has a lover.
(In Polish with English subtitles) 0 FILMS: pages 22-26


Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Hanka: Ewa Blaszczyk
Roman: Piotr MacHalica

: Grand Prix

From the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet in Provence.
The World Championship came alive two weeks ago in Mexico City when Alain Prost took his Ferrari to victory and Nigel Mansell beat Gerhard Berger into second place by only half a second. Will Ferrari capitalise on its new-found reliability at the fast Paul Ricard circuit this weekend and pose a threat to the McLaren of Ayrton Senna? With commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt.

Motoring: page 83

French Grand Prix
British driver Derek Warwick writes: 'Jean Alesi took the Formula 1 world by surprise when he finished last year's French Grand Prix in fourth place; already a star in Formula 3000, it was the first time he had ever competed in a Formula 1 race. In the intervening months the young Frenchman has grown from strength to strength and, undaunted by his more experienced rivals, has established himself as the most exciting young driver the sport has seen since the emergence of the Brazilian Ayrton Senna in the mid-1980s.'
1.25pm and/or 10.35pm BBC2


Commentary: Murray Walker
Commentary: James Hunt
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer: Jim Reside

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Ulzana's Raid
Burt Lancaster
Bruce Davison
Following a break-out from a reservation, Ulzana, an Apache renegade, and a group of braves carry out vicious raids, murdering and torturing local homesteaders and their families. Ageing scout Mcintosh and an idealistic young cavalry officer lead a cavalry troop in a frantic attempt to recapture the Indian.
An excellent script by British writer Alan Sharp and characteristically skilful direction by Robert Aldrich make this one of the finest westerns of recent times.
0 INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £1. 75, from [address removed]


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Bruce Davison
Unknown: Alan Sharp
Unknown: Robert Aldrich
Mclntosh: Burt Lancaster
Lt Garnett DeBuin: Bruce Davison
Ke-Ni-Tay: Jorge Luke
Sergeant: Richard Jaeckel
Ulzana: Joaquin Martinez
Captain Gates: Lloyd Bochner
Rukeyser: Karl Swenson
Major Cartwright: Douglass Watson

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