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: Open University

7.15 Social Problems and Welfare: The Creation of Childhood
7.40 James Hutton : Geologist
8.05 Motion and Newton's
8.30 Adult Education: The Quest for Knowledge
8.55 Understanding Space and Time: Before Einstein
9.45 Cognitive Development: Reaching and Grasping
10.10 State and Society in 1984 11.00 Managing Schools: Presnett Comprehensive
11.25 Corporate Financial Strategy.
11.50 Instruments - Made to Measure
12.15 Henry IV Workshop. Examining the relationship between Falstaff and Prince
Hal and what light the humour throws on the darker historical elements of the play.
12.40 Statistics: Pictures of Data
1.05 Technology: Eurekaaargh!
1.30 Information Technology: Light Fantastic. An insight into television starting with John Logie Baird and brought up to date with Ceefax.
1.55 Geometric Topology: Topological Surfaces
2.20 The Mechanisation of Textile Spinning


Unknown: James Hutton
Unknown: John Logie Baird

: Mahabharat

In India this 91-part drama is cult viewing for 115 million people who watch it on garlanded television sets.
Based on an epic poem, this tale of love, war and good triumphing over evil is 15 times longer than the Bible. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.40am on BBC1)

: There Is Music in the Air

A performance of The Dream of Gerontius given at the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester Cathedral in 1984 to mark the 50th anniversary of Elgar's death.
Michael Berkeley discusses the nature and religious significance of the work with composer Robert Saxton.
Three Choirs Festival Chorus, directed by Donald Hunt
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis Director Hefin Owen
Senes producer Paul Islwyn Thomas
(Elgar's Symphony No 1 tomorrow at


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robert Saxton.
Directed By: Donald Hunt
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Director: Hefin Owen
Producer: Paul Islwyn Thomas
Angel: Janet Baker
Gerontius: Stuart Burrows
Priest/Angel of the Agony: Benjamin Luxon

: Snooker

Semi-final action in the Masters Championship.
Matches are now the best of 11 frames. Introduced by Tony Gubba from Wembley Conference Centre.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie 0 BOOK/VIDEO: Play Snooker with Dennis Taylor , book £6.99, video £9.99. from retailers. Covering every aspect of the sport, from how to hold a cue to developing game tactics.


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Late Again

A weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show, the arts and media programme.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: In Solidarity

The third of four intimate documentaries on a nation at the turning point in its history. Striking Out. The summer of 1990 brought a bitter harvest to Poland's new non-communist government - peasants demonstrated and workers went on strike. In his attempt to pull a bankrupt economy into a free market, the prime minister had unleashed the people's fury. It was the opportunity Lech Walesa needed - some say created - to further his political ambitions. To counter him, Solidarity politicians created a new movement in an attempt to rescue the Mazowiecki government. Producer Boleslaw Sulik
Executive producer Paul Watson (Part 4 tomorrow at 8.05pm) 0 PICTURE STORY: page 47


Unknown: Lech Walesa
Producer: Boleslaw Sulik
Producer: Paul Watson

: French and Saunders

If it's Saturday it must be time to leap aboard the laughter express, bound for giggle town, guffaw city and ho-ho junction in the company of the lovely Dawn French and the equally lovely Jennifer Saunders. Gorgeous. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman (R)


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: John Sessions's Tall Tales

A series of six one-man plays written and performed by John Sessions and recorded at
London's Half Moon Theatre.
4: Neighbours and Lovers
The coupling of DH Lawrence and the inhabitants of Ramsay Street leads to extraordinary revelations about what really goes on behind the scenes, and the 'real' author of the hit
Australian soap opera. Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Geoff Posner

: Rhythms of the World

Caffe Lena
Lena Spencer gave her name to a tiny coffeehouse in Saratoga Springs, upstate
New York. During the 1960s, Caffe Lena became a leading venue for acoustic music.
Last year, singer/songwriters like Arlo Guthrie , Rosalie Sorrels , Kate and Anna McGarrigle and comedian
Spalding Grey gathered to pay tribute to Lena and to the place where many of them started their careers.
Director Stephen Trombley Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
A Mirageland/PBS production for BBCtv
0 PICTURE STORY: page 47 "i


Unknown: Caffe Lena
Unknown: Lena Spencer
Unknown: New York.
Unknown: Caffe Lena
Unknown: Arlo Guthrie
Unknown: Rosalie Sorrels
Unknown: Anna McGarrigle
Unknown: Spalding Grey
Director: Stephen Trombley
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Twin Peaks

Another opportunity to see last week's episode starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
A mission to rescue Audrey and a plan to steal Laura Palmer 's diary turn into terrifying experiences.
Meanwhile, Ben Home is tempted and Bobby and Shelly get ready for Leo's homecoming.


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer
Agent Dale Cooper: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheriff Truman: Michael Ontkean
Josie Packard: Joan Chen
Benjamin Home: Richard Beymer
Donna Hayward: Lara Flynn Boyle
Audrey Home: Sherilyn Fenn
William Hayward: Warren Frost
Norma Jennings: Peggy Upton
Pete Martell: Jack Nance
Leland Palmer: Ray Wise
Madeleine Ferguson: Sheryl Lee
Bobby: Briggs Danaashbrook
Shelly Johnson: Madchen Amick
James Hurley: James Marshall
Ed Hurley: Everett McGill
Nadine Hurley: Wendie Robie
Harold Smith LENNY: Van Dohlen
Gordon Cole: David Lynch
Leo Johnson: Eric Da Re
Tojamura: Fumio Yamaguchi
Gerard: Al Strobel

: The Film Club

The last in the trilogy of films that made Andrzej Wajda 's international reputation is introduced by his compatriot
Krzysztof Kieslowski , director of Ten Commandments.
Ashes and Diamonds
Zbigniew Cybulski
May 1945: the war is over but Polish society is divided. An abortive assassination attempt leaves Maciek with a night to kill in a provincial town.
Zbigniew Cybulski 's cynical performance brought him international fame and comparisons with James Dean. screenplay Dy Anorzej Wajda and Jerzy Andrzejewski from Andrzejewski's novel (A Polish film with English subtitles. Black and white) Film Club presentation Adam Lowe
• FILMS: pages 37-44


Unknown: Andrzej Wajda
Unknown: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Unknown: Zbigniew Cybulski
Unknown: Zbigniew Cybulski
Unknown: James Dean.
Unknown: Anorzej Wajda
Unknown: Jerzy Andrzejewski
Unknown: Adam Lowe
Maciek: Zbigniew Cybulski
Krystyna: Ewa Krzyanowska
Andrzej: Adam Pawukowski
Szczuka: Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Drewnowski: Bogumil Kobiela

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