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: Open University

6.45 Discovering Physics: Special Relativity
7.10 Culture and Belief in Europe - 1450-1600: El Escorial - a Palace, Monastery and Mausoleum

: Mastermind 1986

The second place in the final is at stake, as a further four first-round winners compete in this semi-final from the British Museum.
Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Cricket: First Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the final day's play in the First Test for the Cornhill Insurance
Test series.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Daily Round

An impression of a housewife's day, filmed by a camera preoccupied with circles. Director Dick Bush (R)


Director: Dick Bush

: Cricket

Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the morning's play from one of today's quarter-final matches for the NatWest Bank Trophy. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingworth and David Acfield.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: David Acfield.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Country File

John Craven and Rupert Segar report from the Lake District on the consequences of too much tourism on the community and the environment.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Rupert Segar

: Fingermouse

Music-Man shows Fingermouse how to play the concertina, and a folding concertina of frogs goes croaking off into the countryside.
With lain Laughlan and Jane Hardy. Producer Michael Cole (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy.
Producer: Michael Cole

: Cricket, Racing and Eventing

Further coverage through to the finish of today's 60-overs-per-side quarter-final match.
Plus during the tea interval
Eventing: World Equestrian Games
The first round in the show jumping from Stockholm.
Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Racing: Glorious Goodwood
2.30 Country Club Hotels
Goodwood Stakes (Handicap. 2m)
3.10 Sussex Stakes (1m)
Shavian attemps the St James 's
Palace and Sussex Stakes double.
3.45 Scottish Equitable Richmond Stakes (6f)
The most valuable 2-year-old race of the week.
4.15 Tote Gold Trophy Stakes (Handicap. 1½m)
Introduced by Julian Wilson , with commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Reports by Jonathan Powell.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather


Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: St James
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Unknown: Jonathan Powell.

: DEF II Rough Guide to the World

Buenos Aires. This week Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha go to Buenos Aires in Argentina, a city rich in culture and deep in confusion, where there are more psychoanalysts than in New York. Plus polo, posteriors, price rises, poverty and passion. Where to go, what to do and how to tango. Director Peter Jamieson
Series producer Sebastian Scott


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Director: Peter Jamieson
Producer: Sebastian Scott

: The Victorian Kitchen

A series in which the world of Victorian cooking is re-created.
Afternoon Tea. Five o'clock tea was an important social occasion for the Victorians, It was very formal. As
Ruth Mott remembers, 'ladies took their gloves off, but never their hats'. Her tea is lavish: strawberry ice-cream, caraway seed cake, cucumber sandwiches and claret cup flavoured with borage from the garden. Presented by Peter Thoday. Producer Keith Sheather (R) * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Presented By: Peter Thoday.
Producer: Keith Sheather

: M*A*S*H

Back Pay. Angered by the way civilian doctors back home in America are profiting from the war, Hawkeye presents the army with a bill for his medical services.


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ: Mike Farrell
Hot Lips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: ScreenPlay: The Englishman's Wife

Imelda Staunton
Adrian Dunbar
Holly Chandler 's first film for television is about a woman and her daughter stranded in a rambling old house deep in the countryside of County Tyrone. Their economic circumstances are hopeless, but it is friends and former business associates who pose the greatest threat to their happiness.
Director/Producer Robert Cooper


Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Holly Chandler
Stephanie: Imelda Staunton
Andy: Adrian Dunbar
Jim McGettrick: Denys Hawthorne
Louise: Laura Hill
Donnelly: Trevor Moore
Mr Alexander: Alan Devlin
Auctioneer: Shane Connaughton
Driver: Gary Walker
Farmer: Louis Rolston
Soldiers: Chris Samsworth
: Conleth Hill
: Sean Doherty
: Michael Doherty

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate presented from a personal standpoint.

: Newsnight

Francine Stock with the day's top stories.


Unknown: Francine Stock

: World Equestrian Games

Highlights from Stockholm of the first competition in the show jumping where Henderson Milton and John Whitaker start among the favourites.
Introduced by Hugh Thomas.


Unknown: Henderson Milton
Unknown: John Whitaker
Introduced By: Hugh Thomas.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Black Girls in Search of Learning
12.25 Open Advice: Looking Forward to Summer School

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