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: Open University

6.50 Maths: The Fundamental
Theorem of Algebra
7.15 Organic Chemistry: Prostaglandins
7.40 Probability and Statistics: A Model for Rare Events
8.05 Fundamentals of Computing: A Look to the Future
8.30 Images: The Crab Nebula
8.55 Information Technology: Contrasts
9.20 Pilgrimage: The Shrine at Loreto
9.45 Mathematical Functions
10.10 Images and Information: Revision
10.35 Popular Planning in Dockland
11.00 Arts: Victorian Ways of Death
11.25 Evolution: Prehistoric People - Unearthing Our Past
11.50 Maths: Decision Tree
12.15 Issues in Deafness: Signs of Change
12.40 Palazzo Venezia , Rome
1.05 Instruments in Flight
1.30 Modern Art and Modernism:
1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 to 1600
2.20 Brazil: Facing the 80s


Unknown: Palazzo Venezia

: Network East

In Concert Special
Concluding the season presenting some of the Indian sub-continent's finest performers in concert at the BBC's Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham.
The Sabri Brothers. Najma Akhtar , Britain's foremost ghazal singer, introduces the Sabri Brothers, one of Pakistan's finest Qawwali
(Islamic devotional music) duos. Since 1953 they have been instrumental in popularising
Qawwali throughout the world. Director Bish Mehay
Editor Narendhra Morar


Unknown: Najma Akhtar
Editor: Narendhra Morar

: Racing

The last three races from Ascot at the year's richest race meeting, the Festival of British Racing.
3.30 Brent Walker Fillies Mile
Stakes (Old Mile).
This race is a battle of the season's top-staying 2-year-old fillies.
4.05 Krug Diadem Stakes (6f)
4.40 Festival Handicap (1m 4f).
The season's richest handicap, with a total value of E 110,000. There is also a look back at the day's feature event, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, in which seven-times champion trainer Henry Cecil 's runner is Shavian.
Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan Jimmy Lindley and John Hanmer. Producer Wendy Sheppard


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: John Hanmer.
Producer: Wendy Sheppard

: Golf

Coverage of the third round of the Epson Grand Prix from St Pierre
Golf and Country Club, Chepstow. In this event all 72 competitors play the four rounds - there is no halfway cut. First prize money ranges from E66,660 for the winner down to E760 for 72nd place. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay ,
Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Producer Alastair Scott


Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Politics by the Sea

As the political parties assemble for their annual conferences, Anthony Howard looks back at the post-war history of those ritual wrangles by the sea and asks whether they are now little more than economic relief for out-of-season coastal resorts.
Leading politicians interviewed include John Biffen , Tony Benn and Michael Heseltine.
Producer Rosaleen Hughes


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Michael Heseltine.
Producer: Rosaleen Hughes

: Late Again

A look back over the best performances, discussions, reviews and features of the week on The Late Show.

: NewsView

The day's main stories presented by Moira Stuart. Jane Corbin reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Jane Corbin

: The Fever

A new musical, Township Fever, is about to open on Broadway.
Written by Mbongeni Ngema , the co-author of Woza Albert , it is vibrant and funny, but also quite shocking and controversial - because it goes right into the heart of the violence in South Africa. This
Screenplay/Arena film explores how the musical was created and features striking extracts from it. Director Francis Gerard
Producer David M Thompson
A Distant Horizon production in association with BBCtv


Written By: Mbongeni Ngema
Unknown: Woza Albert
Director: Francis Gerard
Producer: David M Thompson

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James returns with a new series of the show that takes an entertaining and critical look at television worldwide. Media monitors beam in by satellite, from Melbourne to Manila, to report on the latest TV trends and stories.
International celebrities and personalities join James each week by satellite and in the studio to to discuss what is on, everywhere, right now. Joining him this week is top American comedienne Elayne Booster , who gives her reaction to what she sees on the show, and to what is in the news on American television.
Director Howard Reay
Series producer Beatrice Ballard


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Elayne Booster
Director: Howard Reay
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Moving Pictures

BBC2's first regular cinema magazine for a decade presents features and comment on new films. This week's programme has a special report from America on the Hollywood script wars, in which a writer sells a script for $3 million one week only to see it being rewritten the next, including an interview with William Goldman, who wrote the script of All the President's Men. Plus the new Spike Lee film, Mo Better Blues. Presented by Kate Leys. Series producer Paul Kerr

Including at 10.45pm
All the President's Men
Starring Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman
Based on the real-life Washington Post investigation by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, this vivid film is regarded as a modern classic. The journalists' coverage of the Watergate break-in led to the most significant political scandal of the decade. The film combines all the elements of a newspaper story with those of a political thriller.
Director Alan J Pakula
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 25


Unknown: William Goldman
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: Mo Better Blues.
Presented By: Kate Leys.
Producer: Paul Kerr
Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Carl Bernstein
Unknown: Bob Woodward
Director: Alan J Pakula
Unknown: Barry Norman
Bob Woodward: Robert Redford
Carl Bernstein: Dustin Hoffman
Harry Hosenfeld: Jack Warden
Howard Simons: Martin Balsam
Deep Throat: Hal Holbrook
Ben Bradlee: Jason Robards
Book-keeper: Jane Alexander
Debbie Sloan: Meredith Baxter
Dardis: Ned Beatty
Hugh Sloan: Stephen Collins
Sally A/ken: Penny Fuller
Foreign editor: John McMartin
Segretti: Robert Walden
Frank Wills: Himself
Arresting officer: F Murray Abraham

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