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: Open University

Cancer: Some of the Options

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. (First shown on BBC


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Under Sail

Shamrock V. The best remaining example of the 'J' class yachts and one of the loveliest sailing ships built, Shamrock is the largest single-masted vessel in the world. She was originally commissioned by the millionaire Sir Thomas Lipton in the early 1930s in his final attempt to win the Americas' Cup for Britain. Now she has been restored by an Italian millionaire. Narrated by Tom Salmon. Director David Mitchell
Producer Brian Hawkins (R)


Unknown: Sir Thomas Lipton
Unknown: Tom Salmon.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the fourth day's play from Lord's.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Sign Extra

A chance to see Clean Slate, the education magazine programme, with sign language and subtitles.

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play on the final day of the First Test from Lord's.

: Past and Present Preserved

State Museum Kroller Mailer
The museum concentrates on the personal collection of Mrs Kroller
Müller who lived in the St Hubertus hunting lodge. Famed for its
Van Gogh collection, the museum also includes works by Mondrian, Van der Leek, Picasso and many others. There are examples of classic art as well as a splendid collection of Chinese porcelain. The museum also features Europe's largest sculpture park with masterpieces by Rodin, Moore, Lipchitz and Volten. Director/Producer Willy Landwer
A Radio Netherlands Television production


Unknown: Kroller Mailer
Unknown: Van Gogh

: Charlie Chalk

Trader Jones wants to prepare a feast for all his friends.
Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Producer: Ivor Wood

: Cricket and Racing

Cricket: First Test
England v India
Tony Lewis introduces further coverage of the final day's play in the Cornhill Insurance Test Series from Lord's.
Racing: Glorious Goodwood
Featuring the William Hill Stewards' Cup and the significant St Leger trial, the Gordon Stakes.
2.30 California Wine Stakes
(Handicap. 1m)
3.10 Gordon Stakes (1'/2m)
3.45 William Hill Stewards' Cup (Handicap. 6f)
4.15 Oak Tree Stakes (7f).
Introduced by Julian Wilson with reports from Jonathan Powell.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Producer Bob Duncan
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.55pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Jonathan Powell.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Producer: Bob Duncan

: The Big Steal

Robert Mitchum
Jane Greer
Framed for an army pay-roll robbery, Lieutenant Duke Halliday pursues the real culprit across the Mexican border to recover the cash and clear his name.
Director Don Siegel
0 FILMS: pages 12-16


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Lieutenant Duke Halliday
Director: Don Siegel
Lt Duke Halliday: Robert Mitchum
Joan Graham: Jane Greer
Capt Vincent Blake: William Bendix
Jim Fiske: Patric Knowles

: Bilko: Bilko's Giveaway

A classic USA comedy starring Phil Silvers.

Sergeant Bilko takes first prize on a quiz show.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Hear-Say

What is the truth about African contributions to world history and civilisation? Why have the facts been distorted until now? And what does a new generation that's black, proud and British do about it?
This week Hear-Say pits the young ones against the elders and scholars - with rapper Black Radical Mk II, Jocelyn Barrow of the Broadcasting Standards
Council, Cambridge don Professor Martin Bernal and USA photo-historian Wayne Chandler. Presented by Jacqui Harper and Colin Charles. Producer Colin Prescod
Executive producer Terry Jervis


Unknown: Jocelyn Barrow
Unknown: Martin Bernal
Unknown: Wayne Chandler.
Presented By: Jacqui Harper
Presented By: Colin Charles.
Producer: Colin Prescod
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Wildlife Showcase

The second of five programmes by wildlife film-makers from around the world.
Shark Bay. Monkey Mia 's dolphins are understandably a world-famous tourist attraction, but Shark Bay is home to many other rare and unusual, bizarre and beautiful western Australian animals.
An Australian Screen Associates production 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Shark Bay.
Unknown: Monkey Mia

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

Alexei Sayle takes a crazed and comic look at life.
Margaret Drabble - the Hard Way
With Angus Deayton , Tony Millan , Jan Ravens , Owen Brenman ,
Felicity Montagu , Julian Pettifer , Jim Sweeney and Mark Williams. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer (R)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Mark Williams.
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Roads to Xanadu

The first of four programmes tracing the epic rise and fall of science and technology in China, from ancient times to the present day.
The Price of Harmony. Ancient
China invented the compass, the clock, gunpowder, printing and even deep drilling for natural gas.
With these and other powerful tools the Celestial Empire could have dominated the world. In 1406 the Ming emperor's giant junks actually reached the Persian Gulf and Africa. But then they withdrew, into the stability of the world's greatest civilisation . The price of harmony was stagnation and ultimate destruction.
Producer John Merson
Executive producer Robin Brightwell 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Producer: John Merson
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: Mini Sagas

First in a series of short, imaginative dramas.
Crime in the City. Roger Daltrey plays a top hit-man hired to make an unusual killing. Based on a story by Frederick Forsyth. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Story By: Frederick Forsyth.

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play from Lord's.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Art of Commerce: Between Gods and Men
Colin Cunningham suggests that
5th-century temple rebuilding was an acknowledgment and acceptance of two contradictory impulses in human nature - the rational and the irrational.


Unknown: Colin Cunningham

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