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: Open University

6.35 Venice and Antwerp 7.00 Chemistry: Crystals 7.25
Mathematical Functions 7.50 Thermofluid Mechanics: Perfect
Heat Engines 8.15
Photochemistry: Colour 8.40 Music: Cadences 9.05
Computing: Miles of Aisles
9.30 Minimum Cost Flows
9.55 Arts: What is Music?
10.20 Biology Form and Function 10.45 Maths:
Classifying Cubics 11.10 Open Advice: Using the Library
11.35 Volcanic Iceland

: Around Westminster

Sue MacGregor presents the weekly political review for the south and east. Reports from
Kate Barker and Terry Dignan. * REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Kate Barker
Unknown: Terry Dignan.

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter looks at parliamentary committees. ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Materials in Action

Phase diagrams.

: Animation Now

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Folk tale.

: All I Ask is a Tall Ship

Stan Hugill , aged 74, watches the young, inexperienced crew of the restored sailing ship
Sorlandet train for a tall ships race.


Unknown: Stan Hugill

: Bangladesh: the Begum's Battle

Begum Khalida Zia , wife of assassinated President
Zia, is set to become the first woman leader of Bangladesh. But her battle has just begun.


Unknown: Khalida Zia

: Athletics

IAAF World Cross-country Championships live from Antwerp. With David Coleman and Brendan Foster.


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Brendan Foster.

: Kali the Lion

Kali and her cubs struggle to survive in Kenya's
Musiara Marsh. Narrated by John King. (Rpt;


Unknown: Musiara Marsh.
Unknown: John King.

: Rugby Special

After the thrilling climax to last weekend's Five Nations
Championship it is back to the quest for League titles.
Bath remain favourites in England to take the Courage League. In Wales though the winner of the match between
Bridgend and Neath should decide the Heineken Premier
Nigel Starmer-Smith , Lyn Davies and Phil Bennett.
Introduced by Chris Rea
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Lyn Davies
Unknown: Phil Bennett.
Introduced By: Chris Rea
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Clive James Interview

Carlos Fuentes , Mexico's foremost novelist and former diplomat, talks to Clive James about myth, magic, Mexico and the modern world.
Producer Nigel Leigh
Series producer Elaine Bedell


Unknown: Carlos Fuentes
Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Nigel Leigh
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: The Money Programme

The top stories from the worlds of business and finance.
Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: The Natural World

Big Oil ... in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez
It is two years ago to the day the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil in Alaska. Wildlife and environment were devastated. But what is the situation now? This report reveals several aspects more disturbing than even the latest and largest ever oil spill during the Gulf War. Narrated by Julian Pettifer.
Producer Richard Brock
Series editor Mike Salisbury ● NATURE: page 14


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Richard Brock
Editor: Mike Salisbury

: Naked Hollywood

Eighteen Months to Live
December 1989: Joe Roth is in jeopardy. He has just taken over as head of 20th
Century-Fox and has 18 months in which to save the studio and his own job. His first movie Die Hard 2 lurches wildly out of control and massively over-budget. Can Joe keep his job?
Director Margy Kinmonth
Series producer Nicolas Kent
● BOOK: same title. £ 15.95. available from booksellers.


Unknown: Joe Roth
Director: Margy Kinmonth
Producer: Nicolas Kent

: Grand Prix

Highlights from the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
Brazilian race fans rival only the Italian Tifosi in their fervour. A victory for Ayrton Senna or either Benetton driver Nelson Piquet or Roberto Moreno , will see them celebrating a home win. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: Ayrton Senna
Unknown: Nelson Piquet
Unknown: Roberto Moreno
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: How Are the Kids?

Liouba. Abused by her alcoholic mother, Liouba takes refuge in the woods.
Written and directed by Rolan Bykov


Directed By: Rolan Bykov

: Screen Two: Dreaming

A new BBC film written by William Mcllvanney , starring Ewen Bremner
Mary McCusker
Unemployed Ayrshire teenager Sammy Nelson is a dreamer, using his vivid imagination to conjure up a gallery of heroes. But far from simply providing an escape from grim reality, his dreams become weapons to confront it.
With appearances by Deacon Blue. Billy Connolly and Marianne Faithful !.
Producer Andy Park
Director Mike Alexander 0 COMEDY: page 6
0 PICTURE STORY: page 48 * FILMS: page 35


Written By: William McLlvanney
Unknown: Ewen Bremner
Unknown: Mary McCusker
Unknown: Sammy Nelson
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Marianne Faithful
Director: Mike Alexander
Sammy: Ewen Bremner
Mrs Nelson: Mary McCusker
Mr Nelson: Michael Carter
Pauline: Shirley Henderson

: Rapido

With Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

: Snub

Innovative music show.

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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