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: Open University

7.00 Interrogating the Past - Challenging the Present
7.25 Introduction to Calculus
7.50 Death from Natural Causes
8.15 Calculus: Functions and Graphs
8.40 Education: Learning Maths
9.05 Images: The Surface of Mars
9.30 Is Social Science Necessary?
9.55 Arts: Victorian Britain
10.20 Food Production Systems
10.45 Maths: The Fundamental
Theorem of Algebra
11.10 Design or Decline
11.35 Science Foundation Course
12.00-1.00 Topical Issues in Education: (12.00) The Education Reform Act; (12.25) Testing
Teachers; (12.50) Research on Campus
1.00 Ecology: Managing Landscape

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Motor cycling
1.55 Motor racing; 3.50 Golf
Motor Racing
The Spanish Grand Prix from Jerez. Another win for Ayrton Senna should make him 1990 champion. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. (Highlights at 10.00pm)
Epson Grand Prix of Europe from St Pierre , Chepstow.
Ballesteros is defending his title. Commentary by Peter Alliss ,
Bruce Critchley and Clive Clark.
Motor Cycling
The final round of the ACU Shell
Oils Super Cup from Donington. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Roger Burnett. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Unknown: St Pierre
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Clive Clark.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley
Commentary By: Roger Burnett.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: Rugby Special

England v The Barbarians
Rugby Special kicks off the new season with a party to mark the Baa Baas's centenary. In this National Power international, celebrations commence with a match against an impressive-looking England team. Introduced by Chris Rea. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Eddie Butler. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Eddie Butler.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Juke Box Jury

Jools Holland invites singer Neneh Cherry, footballer John Fashanu, DJ Alan Freeman and comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer to judge this week's pop releases.
A Noel Gay production for BBCtv


Presenter: Jools Holland
Panellist: Neneh Cherry
Panellist: John Fashanu
Panellist: Alan Freeman
Panellist: Vic Reeves
Panellist: Bob Mortimer
Director: David G. Hillier
Producer: Graham K. Smith

: Troubleshooter

British industrialist
Sir John Harvey-Jones offers candid advice to companies facing major decisions about the future.
Swallowing the Pill. Stoke-on-Trent is a city still dominated by one industry: the Potteries. Churchill, owned by three brothers, is one of the largest firms making over a million cups, saucers and mugs a week. Now, faced with cheap competition from home and abroad, how should they increase their profits and make sure the industry - and the family - survive? Producer Robert Thirkell
Executive producer Richard Reisz (R)


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

: Arabia: Sand, Sea and Sky

Last in this three-part series.
Eye of the Camel. The immense sand sea of southern Arabia is known as the 'empty quarter' because, during the six months of summer, the searing heat prevents anyone crossing its boundaries.
The programme follows a Bedouin family on its winter migration. Narrated by Robert Powell. Producer Michael McKinnon Series editor Mike Salisbury


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

: Born Talking

A personal enquiry into language with Jonathan Miller.
2: Broken English. When the brain is damaged through accident or injury, language can go tragically wrong. Through meeting and talking to stroke victims, Miller shows how such cases have thrown new light on the way our brains shape and process language. Producer John McGreevy


Unknown: Jonathan Miller.
Producer: John McGreevy

: Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Starring Robert Lloyd Elizabeth Laurence
This original BBC film production of Bela Bartok 's opera tells the story of a young woman, Judith, who marries the formidable Duke
Bluebeard and follows him to his castle, despite rumours that his previous wives have all disappeared.
Prologue spoken by John Woodvine. Libretto by Bela Balazs.
London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer. Director Leslie Megahey
Producer Dennis Marks (R)
(Sung in Hungarian with English subtitles)


Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Elizabeth Laurence
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Spoken By: John Woodvine.
Unknown: Bela Balazs.
Conducted By: Adam Fischer.
Director: Leslie Megahey
Producer: Dennis Marks
Bluebeard: Robert Lloyd
Judith: Elizabeth Laurence

: Grand Prix

Highlights of today's Spanish Grand Prix from Jerez. See panel below. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Falcon and the Snowman

First showing on network television. Starring
Timothy Hutton , Sean Penn Director John Schlesinger 's powerful film tells the astonishing true story of how two young men from a conventional American background came to sell highly classified secrets to the Soviets.
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
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Unknown: Timothy Hutton
Director: John Schlesinger
Unknown: Steven Zaillian
Christopher Boyce: Timothy Hutton
Daulton Lee: Sean Penn
'Alex' Okana: David Suchet
Mr Boyce: Pat Hingle
Dr Lee: Richard Dysart
Lana: Lori Singer
Gene: Dorian Harewood

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