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: Open University

Meanings of Madness: the Institution of Insanity

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: The Smallest Theatre

Immortalised in the Guinness Book of Records, a converted cowshed in the wilds of Scotland had, for many years, housed 'The Smallest
Theatre in Great Britain'. Husband and wife Barrie and Marianne Hesketh were the solo directors, designers and cast for every production including their famous two-player version of The Tempest. Sadly Marianne died, and as a tribute the tiny theatre, where for so long it seemed that no production was impossible, was revisited.
Producer Alan Yentob


Unknown: Marianne Hesketh
Producer: Alan Yentob

: European Athletics Championships

A look back at yesterday's highlights from Split, Yugoslavia, including the fortunes of Britain's Tom McKean in the men's 800m, Kriss Akabusi in the men's 400m hurdles and Yvonne Murray in the women's 3,000m.
(Shown yesterday at 11. 10pm on BBC


Unknown: Tom McKean
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Yvonne Murray

: FILM Mystery Submarine

Edward Judd
James Robertson Justice
When the Royal Navy captures a Nazi U-boat with its code book and orders intact, Rear Admiral
Rainbird forms a daring plan to infiltrate and destroy U-153's squadron.
Director C M Pennington-Richards
• FILMS: pages 15-18


Unknown: Edward Judd
Unknown: James Robertson
Lt Cmdr Tarlton: Edward Judd
Rear Admiral Rainbird: James Robertson Justice
Lt Seaton: Laurence Payne
Cmdr Scheffler: Joachim Fuchsberger
Mike Fitzgerald: Arthur O'Sullivan
Capt Von Neymarck: Albert Lieven
Vice Admiral Carver: Robert Flemyng

: In the Making

Puppeteer. John Wright runs the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London. He writes and produces puppet plays and designs, and makes the puppets to take part in them. This film looks at the creation of one puppet, and the play for which it is intended. (R)


Unknown: John Wright

: Colonel Culpepper's Flying Circus

The most unusual air force in the world has nearly 100 bombers and fighters from the Second World
War which wait in readiness for the scramble that will never come.
Ian Wooldridge reports on the Ghost Squadron of the Confederate Air Force in Texas. Producer Tony Salmon


Unknown: Ian Wooldridge

: Mr Benn

Animated story told by Ray Brooks. (R)


Narrator: Ray Brooks.

: Sign Extra

A chance to see an edition of Take
Nobody's Word for It with sign language and subtitles.

: News, Weather followed by: Great Britons: Marlborough

The lives of renowned people told by their biographers.
John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough and ancestor of Winston Churchill, was a superb war leader in the field but was sacked from his command, caught in a three-cornered relationship with his wife Sarah and with Queen Anne. Military historian Correlli Barnett presents the man as a passionate human being, very different from the diplomatic and military machine portrayed by some earlier historians.
(R) (Tomorrow: the Scottish bard Robert Burns)


Presenter: Correlli Barnett

: News

Weather followed by Aristocrats
A series of films on the noble families of Europe.
Spain: the Duchess of Medinaceli Robert Lacey enters the strange world of the Duchess of Medinaceli, who owns over 90 castles, and visits just a few of her exotic and beautiful homes. Series producer John Bird
Executive producer Adam Clapham (R)
(Tomorrow: Prince Johannes von Thum und Taxis of Germany)
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Medinaceli Robert Lacey
Producer: Adam Clapham
Unknown: Prince Johannes von Thum

: European Athletics Championships

Live coverage from Split,
Yugoslavia. Today sees the start of Steve Cram 's attempt to win his third consecutive European 1500m title. He'll be joined in the heats by Commonwealth champion Peter Elliott at 5.10. Meanwhile
Commonwealth silver medallist
John Regis is tipped to go one better in the men's 200m final at
6.15 and Roger Black could complete a triumphant return from injury problems with the retention of his 400m title at 7.10.
Hagen Melzer might find
Mark Rowland a tough customer as the East German defends his 3,000m steeplechase title at 6.50, while in the women's javelin,
Commonwealth champion Tessa Sanderson takes on Olympic champion Petra Felke. Other finals today include the women's 200m at 6.00, the women's 100m hurdles at 6.35 and the men's long jump and pole vault.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with comment from
David Moorcroft.


Unknown: Steve Cram
Unknown: Peter Elliott
Unknown: John Regis
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Hagen Melzer
Unknown: Mark Rowland
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Unknown: Petra Felke.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Moorcroft.

: On the Line

The final programme in the series which probes major sports issues. Among this week's reports: are there too many rules for rugby's own good? Presented by Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs.
Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Presented By: Sue Mott
Presented By: Ray Stubbs.
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

In tonight's final edition the UK
Mini-Guide looks at Dedham Vale - Constable country. Plus the last-minute bargains, your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller, weather facts and some highlights from the series.
Presented by Penny Junor with Matthew Collins , Andy Crane ,
John Thirlwell and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. 9 INFORMATION LINE: [number removed].
9 MAGAZINE: more information on all destinations covered by 'The Travel Show' in the September issue of 'World', available from newsagents.
0 TRAVEL: page 73


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Andy Crane
Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Her award-winning American comedy show, tonight with special guest, comedy actress
Julie Kavner. With Sam MacMurray ,
Joe Malone and Dan Castellaneta.


Unknown: Julie Kavner.
Unknown: Sam MacMurray
Unknown: Joe Malone
Unknown: Dan Castellaneta.

: Strangeways

In the light of April's riots, a chance to see again the award-winning series about life in one of Britain's overcrowded maximum security prisons.
They Call Us Beasts. C1 in Strangeways is a place where inmates are labelled by their fellow prisoners as 'beasts'. They are mainly sex offenders. On entering prison these men are advised to apply for segregation for their own protection . In this programme the inmates talk about life on C1, including the tension of living three to a cell when two of the men are gay and the third is not. Producer Rex Bloomstein (R)


Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Edinburgh Nights

Tracey MacLeod and Kirsty Wark introduce more highlights from the Edinburgh Festival, with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax in rehearsal before tonight's marathon performance of the complete Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano. Also, American comedian Emo Phillips gives his guide to the festival in his own inimitable style.
Producer Janey Walker Editor John Archer


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Emo Phillips
Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: John Archer

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of this weekend's
Open University programmes.

: Open University

Caring for Health in Brazil

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