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: Open University

6.35 Maths: Shrinking Polygons
7.00 Halogens and Noble Gases
7.25 Calculus: Geometric Vectors
7.50 The Shape of Cars to Come
8.15 Raising Sons and Daughters
8.40 Light, the Recorder
9.05 Learning from the Box: The Context
9.30 Inner City Story: The Docker
9.55 The Other Virtuosos
... were working men who played in the brass bands of Victorian Britain. This programme follows the career of one of the most famous bands, the Black Dyke Mills Band, from the 1840s to the huge popularity of the Crystal Palace contests of the 1880s.
10.20 Biology: Digestion
10.45 Maths: Modelling Stock Control
11.10 Patterns of Diversity
11.35 Rabbits and Chalk Grasslands
12.00 The Changing Countryside: Why Protect the Past?
12.25 Ecology: Managing Landscape
12.50 Open Day at Walton Hall

: Ecology

The pine beauty, a rare native moth, has now become a forest pest in northern Scotland, where a North American tree, the lodgepole pine, has been introduced. This programme shows how entomologists cope with insect infestation, how they monitor population levels and develop environmentally safe control measures.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Show jumping
2.10 Motorcycling
3.30 Water ski-ing
3.50 Motorcycling
4.40 Show jumping
5.40 Motorcycling
The Shell Oils British Grand Prix from Donington. The featured races are for 500cc, sidecar, and 250cc machines. With commentary by Murray Walker and Barry Nutley. (Highlights tonight at 9.45pm)
0 MOTORING: page 78
Show Jumping
The second part of the competition in the World Championships from Stockholm, with the top four riders riding each others horses.
With commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Water Ski-ing
The Carlsberg European Barefoot Masters from Lincoln with commentary by Peter Bryant. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Commentary By: Peter Bryant.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: One Man and His Dog

England, Ireland and Scotland have already decided their BBCtv
National Sheepdog Champions and now it's the turn of the Welsh shepherds and their dogs to tackle the trails course in the Derbyshire
Peak District and pit their combined skills against the sheep. Heat 4 - Wales.
The competitors are Glyn Jones with Taff, William Watkins with Spot and Alan Lloyd with Cap. Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall. Director Joy Corbett Producer Ian Smith


Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: William Watkins
Unknown: Alan Lloyd
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall.
Producer: Ian Smith

: Rough Guide to the World

Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha go to Buenos Aires in Argentina.


Unknown: Sankha Guha

: The Late Show

A compilation of highlights from the late-night arts and media programme. Tonight: design critics Stephen Bayley , Jonathan Glancey and Martin Pawley argue about the perfect car; artist Simon Linke explains why he paints exact reproductions of advertisements; the selling of young Detroit blues musician Larry McCray ; and one-minute films specially commissioned from a variety of artists by The Late Show. Producer Jamie Muir


Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Unknown: Martin Pawley
Artist: Simon Linke
Musician: Larry McCray
Producer: Jamie Muir

: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Six programmes about the vitality and relevance of myth.
2: The Meaning of Myth. Joseph Campbell taught literature and mythology for 38 years at the Sarah Lawrence College in New York City.
For him, these ancient stories carried momentous information about the living of human life, about its beauties and its dangers. 'Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour in ... it is not manufactured, it cannot be ordered or invented, nor can it be permanently suppressed.' In this second programme
Campbell talks to Bill Moyers about the sense of mystery and vision which the myths give us and about their capacity to guide and teach. They are 'bits of information from ancient times, which have to do with the themes that have supported man's life, built civilisations, informed religions over the millenia ...' Producer Roger Stott


Unknown: Joseph Campbell
Unknown: Bill Moyers
Producer: Roger Stott

: British Motorcycle Grand Prix

Highlights of the main action from the Donington course featuring the 500cc World Championship battle between Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Rainey and the progress of Britain's Niall Mackenzie. Also the best action from the 250cc, 125cc and Sidecar World Championship race. Producer Martin Webster
9 MOTORING: page 78


Unknown: Kevin Schwantz
Unknown: Wayne Rainey
Unknown: Niall MacKenzie.
Producer: Martin Webster

: Moviedrome: A Wedding

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
A Wedding
Geraldine Chaplin
Mia Farrow
Vittorio Gassman

Muffin Brenner and Dino Corelli are getting married. It should be the happiest day of their lives, but what with Granny dying upstairs, a family feud going on downstairs, Mum being a junkie and the family doctor a drunk, things don't go quite according to plan. A dazzling and caustic satire on American society.
Director Robert Altman

INFORMATION: a 'Moviedrome' guide featuring films from all three series is available, price £2.75, from [address removed]
FILMS: pages 20-24


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: Geraldine Chaplin
Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: Vittorio Gassman
Unknown: Muffin Brenner
Unknown: Dino Corelli
Director: Robert Altman
Rita Billingsley: Geraldine Chaplin
Dr Jules Meecham: Howard Duff
Tulip Brenner: Carol Burnett
Snooks Brenner: Paul Dooley
Muffin Brenner: Amy Stryker
Buffy Brenner: Mia Farrow
Hughie Brenner: Dennis Christopher
Nettie Sloan: Lillian Gish
Regina Corelli: Nina van Pallandt
Luigi Corelli: Vittorio Gassman
Dino Corelli: Desi Arnaz Jr
Daphne Corelli: Belita Moreno

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