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: Open University

6.35 Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg 7.00 Luminance and Spectroscopy 7.25 Calculus: Iteration and Convergence 7.50 Canal and Harbour Modelling 8.15 A Telescope in Space 8.40
Music: Harmony 9.05 Data
Modelling: The Wood from the Trees 9.30 Design: Assembly of Lorries 9.55 Arts: Cragside
10.20 Biology Form and Function: Nerves 10.45
Maths: Area Games 11.10
Open Advice: Something for
Everyone 11.35 Steels, Stars and Spectra

: Around Westminster

Sue MacGregor presents the weekly political review for the south and east. Reports from
Kate Barker and Terry Dignan. 0 REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Kate Barker
Unknown: Terry Dignan.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.45 Motor racing: 2.30 Squash
3.00 Snooker; 4.00 Ice hockey
Motor Racing
Live coverage of the San Marino Grand Prix from
Imola. Ayrton Senna has won both Grands Prix this season and Nigel Mansell has yet to finish. Perhaps it is time for a change in fortunes. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt.
(Highlights at 8.30pm; 0 SPORT: page 15
Men's final of the Hi-Tec
British Open
Championships from
Grand Hall, Wembley.
Jahangir Khan hopes for a record tenth successive win. Commentary by Tony Gubba and Jonah Barrington.
Embassy World
Professional Championship from the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield.
Quarter-final places at stake on the ninth day. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Ice Hockey
The final of the Heineken
British Championships from Wembley Arena. Commentary by Barry Davies and Red Imrie.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Commentary By: Tony Gubba
Commentary By: Jonah Barrington.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Wembley Arena.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Red Imrie.

: Rugby Special

The last weekend of the Courage Leagues in England and the first season of Heineken Leagues draws to a close in Wales. Who will gain promotion and who will be relegated? Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith , Lyn Davies and Phil Bennett.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: Free Kuwait?

There is growing concern that those who govern liberated Kuwait will be unable to restore stability. Torn by war and divided by religion, people in Kuwait are now forced to question how their country should be run. Sons captured and held in neighbouring Iraq are returning to disenchantment. This film follows the reality of the turmoil through the experience of one family and their friends. Whether
Kuwait's leaders can take decisions which set an example to the Arab world is now in the hands of people like them. Jenny Craddock reports. Producer Jim McDougall


Unknown: Jenny Craddock
Producer: Jim McDougall

: The Money Programme

Volkswagen - the Great Gamble
Europe's leading car maker, Volkswagen, is pinning its hopes on a costly investment programme in eastern Europe to lift it into the world league. But, as Tom Maddocks reports, profits from the east may be slow in coming - leaving VW reliant on its trusty Golf to fend off fresh competition from Japan in its core west European markets. Producer Peter Hill
Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Tom Maddocks
Producer: Peter Hill
Editor: David Nissan

: The Last Flying Boat

In this Bafta award-winning documentary, writer Alexander Frater retraces the Imperial Airways route from Cairo to the Cape in a flying boat. The adventure takes him down the White Nile to the Rift Valley lakes of Kenya and on. Frater finds civil wars, cyclones and bungling bureaucracies more the order of the day than champagne and smoked salmon. Director David Wallace


Unknown: Alexander Frater
Director: David Wallace

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the San Marino Grand Prixfrom Imola, Italy, the first European Grand Prix of the season. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By John Ie Carre.
The award-winning drama, in seven parts, dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft and starring Alec Guinness
1: Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement. Others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal, but all agree that nobody ever leaves the Circus without some unfinished business.
Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Jonathan Powell
Director John Irvin 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: John Ie Carre.
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: George Smiley
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Control: Alexander Knox
Mendel: George Sewell
Jim Prideaui: Ian Bannen
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Roddy Martindale: Nigel Stock
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywelbennett
Barak: Milos Kirek
Czech guard: Eugene Lipinski
Fawn: Alec Sabin

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the World Professional Championship from Sheffield. Will
Neal Foulds be trying to stave off the 'Whirlwind', Jimmy White , tonight? Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.


Unknown: Neal Foulds
Unknown: Jimmy White
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm

: Rapido

With Antoine de Caunes.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

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