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: Open University

6.35 Pure Maths: Space-Time Geometry
7.00 Chemistry: Too Much of a Good Thing
7.25 Calculus: Differentiating Fields
7.50 Gas and Steam Turbines
8.15 In the Primordial Soup
8.40 Modelling Photosynthesis
9.05 The History of Mathematics
9.30 Meanings of Madness: Rights and Rituals
9.55 Rural Life: Victorian Farming
10.20 Biology: Pollination
10.45 Equivalence Relations
11.10 'The Amish: A Family Legacy'
11.35 Physics: Electrons and Photons Psychology In Action
12.00 Introduction to Psychology: Child's Play
12.25 Introduction to Psychology: Autism
12.50 Living Choices.

: Ecology

Food from the Rainforest.
Comparing farming methods in deforested areas of the wet tropics. Producer Tony Jolly
A BBC/OU production

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
The Diet Coke Great North Run half-marathon course begins in Newcastle and ends in South Shields.
Commentary by David Coleman , Ron Pickering , Brendan Foster and Paul Dickenson. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Ron Pickering
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: 10 x 10

Unusual insights into Britain today from new directors.
Bill Posters Is Innocent. Who puts up the posters on London's underground?
Director Stuart Greig
Executive producer David Pearson


Director: Stuart Greig
Producer: David Pearson

: Dame Kiri and Sir Georg

The music of Richard Strauss is celebrated by two world-renowned musicians at a gala concert which launched the 1990 Manchester
Olympic Festival. Kiri Te Kanawa sings a selection of songs for soprano and piano, accompanied by Georg Solti. He then conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Dennis Simons , in the tone poem Don Juan and finally is joined by Dame Kiri for the Four Last
Songs. Given in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Kent in Manchester's Free Trade Hall. Director Humphrey Burton
Executive producer Eric Abraham


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Accompanied By: Georg Solti.
Leader: Dennis Simons
Unknown: Don Juan
Director: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Eric Abraham

: The Escape Artist

Griffin O'Neal
Raul Julia
Danny, son of the World's (second) Greatest Escapologist, has inherited his father's talents. He decides to use them to investigate his father's mysterious death.
Director Caleb Deschanel
● FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Griffin O'Neal
Unknown: Raul Julia
Director: Caleb Deschanel
Danny Masters: Griffin O'Neal
Stu Quinones: Raul Julia
Arlene: Teri Garr
Mayor Quinones: Desiderio Arnaz
Aunt Sibyl: Joan Hackett
Uncle Burke: Gabriel Dell
Vernon: John P Ryan
Sandra: Elizabeth Daily
Fritz M: Emmet Walsh
Shop owner: Jackie Coogan

: Troubleshooter

Sir John Harvey-Jones , one of Britain's most successful and unconventional industrialists, offers candid advice to companies facing major decisions about the future.
2: A Lot Depends on Who You Go to Bed With. The family-owned fruit business Copella grew dramatically in the 1980s, leaving big borrowings and small profits. Can the Copellas make the business they love more profitable?
Producer Robert Thirkell
Executive producer Richard Reisz (R)
9 BOOK: 'Harvey-Jones: Troubleshooter' available from booksellers, price £12.95.


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Robert Thirkell
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky

First of a three-part documentary series. The Mountain Barrier.
Much of Arabia's wildlife is concentrated in the high mountains of western Arabia. High juniper forests are fed by moisture rising from the Red Sea and support large troops of Hamadryas baboons. Exotic African birds share this region with wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Behind the mountain wall this barren landscape explodes provides a nursery for millions of migrating birds. Narrated by Robert Powell.
Producer Michael McKinnon Series editor Mike Salisbury 0 EARTHWATCH: page 75
0 BOOK: same title, 115, on sale in November


Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Michael McKinnon
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Death In Venice

Glyndebourne Touring Opera performs Benjamin Britten 's Death in Venice, in the production by Stephen Lawless and Martha Clarke , designed by Tobias Hoheisel. To a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based on the celebrated novella by Thomas Mann , the haunting story of a writer's fatal obsession with a beautiful young boy provided the last and in some ways the most original flowering of Britten's operatic genius.
London Sinfonietta leader Nona Liddell
Glyndebourne Chorus
(chorusmaster David Angus ) conductor Graeme Jenkins TV lighting Alan Woolford Director Robin Lough


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Production By: Stephen Lawless
Production By: Martha Clarke
Designed By: Tobias Hoheisel.
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Leader: Nona Liddell
Conductor: David Angus
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Unknown: Alan Woolford
Director: Robin Lough
Gustav von Aschenbach, a novelist: Robert Tear (tenor)
Traveller/Elderly fop/Old gondolier/Hotel manager/Hotel barber/Leader of the players/Voice of Dionysus: Alan Opie (baritone)
Apollo: Michael Chance (countertenor)
English clerk: Gerald Finley (baritone)
Tadzio: Paul Zeplichal
Tadzio's mother: Caroline Pope

: Big Town

First showing on network television. Starring Matt Dillon
Diane Lane , Tommy Lee Jones When his gambling guru tells him he has nothing more to learn, the brash young Cully decides to chance his arm - shooting dice in the big city. In Chicago he's hired by professional gamblers to work in their dens. The Chicago underworld of the late 1950s is beautifully evoked by the gritty photography and superb blues soundtrack.
Director Ben Bolt
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Matt Dillon
Unknown: Diane Lane
Unknown: Tommy Lee Jones
J C 'Cully' Cullen: Matt Dillon
Lorry Dane: Diane Lane
George Cole: Tommy Lee Jones
Mr Edwards: Bruce Dern
Ferguson Edwards: Lee Grant
Phil Carpenter: Tom Skerritt
Aggie Donaldson: Suzy Amis
Sonny Binkley: David Marshall Grant

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