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: Open University

7.00 Race for a Gene
7.50 Understanding Space and Time: Black Holes
8.15 The Getting of Judgment
8.40 Music: Instrumentation
9.05 Polar Oceans
9.30 Social Science: Competing Theories?
9.55 The Melbury Road Set
10.20 Biology: Form and Function
10.45 Maths: Modelling Pollution
11.10 Education: Open Skies, Grass Roots - a Postscript
11.35 Quantum Leaps into the Atom
12.00-1.00 New Technologies in Daily Life: (12.00) The Approaching Technology;
(12.25) The Future on Display; (12.50) We Return You to the Studios

: Open Advice

Preparing for the Exams. What is the best way to revise and how does the marking system work? A user's guide to Open University exams.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisonal Timetable
1.30 Golf; 1.55 Motor Racing
3.45 Golf; 5.30 Hockey
Climax of the 36-hole final in the Suntory World Match Play
Championship from Wentworth. World No 1, Nick Faldo , is the favourite to retain the title.
Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay ,
Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Motor Racing
Portuguese Grand Prix from Estoril. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. (Highlights at 10.25pm) 0 MOTORING: page 82
League champions Hounslow v Cup Final winners Havant for the Heineken Trophy from Reading. Commentary by Ralph Dellor.
When the golf ends there follows a report on this afternoon's NEC Davis Cup final rubber from Queen's Club. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Commentary By: Ralph Dellor.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland invites four top show business celebrities into his lavish West End hideaway to debate this week's new single releases. Director David Hillier
Producer Graham K Smith A Noel Gay production
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Jools Holland
Director: David Hillier

: Troubleshooter

British industrialist
Sir John Harvey-Jones offers candid advice to companies facing major decisions about their future. 3: The Trojan Mice. Sir John meets Roger Foster , founder and chairman of Apricot Computers.
Foster was once the darling of the Stock Exchange, but has since faced tough international competition and a takeover threat. Producer Anne Laking
Executive producer Richard Reisz (R)


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Roger Foster
Producer: Anne Laking
Producer: Richard Reisz

: Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky

Second of a three-part documentary series.
Red Sea Rift. Thousands of miles of coral wall, atolls, fringing reefs and sheltered lagoons give the Red Sea a spectacular underwater landscape. This is a journey of exploration from the plankton-rich southern waters inhabited by vast schools of barracuda and shark, along the coral canyons of the central Red Sea to the great meadows of sea grasses in the north. Among spectacles filmed for the first time is the synchronised feeding behaviour of groups of 20 or more manta rays. Narrated by Robert Powell.
Producer Michael McKinnon Series editor Mike Salisbury
0 BOOK: same title. £15. on sale in November


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

: Born Talking

A personal enquiry into language, with Jonathan Miller.
Doing What Comes Naturally. Most parents remember the moment when their baby produced its first recognisable word. From then on, language growth is astonishingly rapid and, apparently, effortless.
Why is acquiring a first language so easy, when learning a second is so difficult? Jonathan Miller argues that it's almost as if humans are born knowing something about language, long before knowing which particular one will be spoken. A John McGreevy/Primedia production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jonathan Miller.
Unknown: Jonathan Miller

: Greek

An opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage , based on the play by Steven Berkoff.
The Oedipus myth updated and set in London's East End is the basis of this powerful new opera performed by the Almeida Ensemble, conducted by Richard Bernas.
The country is in a state of plague; the rats are on the march. When a fortune-teller predicts a 'bunk-up with his mum', Eddy leaves home to make his way in a hostile world.
Television director Peter Maniura Producer Keith Alexander


Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Play By: Steven Berkoff.
Conducted By: Richard Bernas.
Director: Peter Maniura
Producer: Keith Alexander
Eddy: Quentin Hayes
Eddy's sister/Wife/Sphinx: Fiona Kimm
Dad/Police chief/Café manager: Richard Suart
Mum/Waitress/Sphinx: Helen Charnock

: Grand Prix

Highlights from today's racing at Estoril, Portugal. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: Heart Like a Wheel

Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia Shirley Muldowney became the first professional female racing driver and three-times world champion drag racer. This film biography tells the story of her rise to fame and her struggle against male prejudice.
Director Jonathan Kaplan
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Bonnie Bedelia
Unknown: Shirley Muldowney
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Connie Kalitta: Beau Bridges
Shirley Muldowney: Bonnie Bedelia
Jack Muldowney: Leo Rossi
Tex Roque: Hoyt Axton
Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits: Bill McKinney
John Muldowney (aged 15-23): Anthony Edwards
Sonny Rigotti Dean: Paul Martin
Chef Paul: Paul Bartel
Mickey White: Dick Miller
Angela: Missy Basile
NHRA boss: Michael Cavanaugh
Marianne Kalitta: Ellen Geer

: Golf

Harry Carpenter introduces highlights from Wentworth.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

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