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: Open University

6.35 Rome Under the Popes
7.00 Air Pollution: Concentrate and Contain 7.25 Dinner at
Baron d'Holbach's 7.50
Marking Time 8.15 Velocity Diagrams 8.40 Venice and Antwerp: The Cities Compared
9.05 Social Science: From
Public to Private Foundation
Course 9.55 Constablel0.20
Insect Hormones 10.45
Learning and Doing Maths
11.10 The Steam Locomotive
11.35 Elements Discovered

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south and east with Sue MacGregor , Kate Barker and Terry Dignan.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Kate Barker
Unknown: Terry Dignan.

: Scrutiny

lain McWhirter looks at parliamentary committees. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Curriculum and Learning

Ways with Words. Pupils in London trace their language autobiographies.

: One in Four

Documentary about disability issues.
Vidar Hjardeng reports on the murder of thousands of disabled people in Nazi Germany. With subtitles and signing.


Unknown: Vidar Hjardeng

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Provisional Timetable
2.00 Snooker 3.00 Motorcycling
3.30 Horse trials 4.00 Snooker
World Snooker
Start of the Embassy World Professional
Championships Final.
(Further coverage at 6.00pm)
Horse Trials
Whitbread Championships from Badminton, where HRH the Princess of Wales presents the trophy to the winner.
Action from the first round of the ACU Shell Supercup British
Championship from
Snetterton. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Steve Parrish.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley
Commentary By: Steve Parrish.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: John Philips

: Rugby Special

Highlights of Northampton v Harlequins in the Pilkington Cup Final at Twickenham, where a full house is expected for the season's climax. Northampton take on a side that can boast eleven internationals.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: World Snooker

Further coverage of day 16 of the championship, and the opening session of the final from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, over frames 8-16. Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: The Money Programme

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


Editor: David Nissan

: Great Journeys

Eight travellers along the world's great highways.
The Salt Road. Author
William Shawcross sets off down the old Sahara Salt Road to find the camel caravans that still draw pillars of salt out of the fiery depths of the Tenere Desert. He encounters a sultan, dinosaur hunters and an ancient nation struggling to survive. See panel below. Director David Wallace
Executive producer Paul Watson 0 BOOK: same title, £16.00 from booksellers


Unknown: William Shawcross
Director: David Wallace
Producer: Paul Watson

: World Snooker

David Vine brings further coverage of the final, in its second session of the four. Out of the 140 players who started competing for the title in March, there are just two left, and E215,000 to be won.


Unknown: David Vine

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John Ie Carre 's classic story dramatised in seven parts by Arthur Hopcraft and starring Alec Guinness
'Lacon sent me for you, George. It could be the road back.' George Smiley hears a spy story and is invited to go backwards and forwards over very old ground.
Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Jonathan Powell Director John Irvin


Unknown: John Ie Carre
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: George Smiley
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Tufty Thessinger: Thorley Walters
Mendel: George Sewell
Irina: Susan Kodicek
Boris: Hilary Minster
Mrs Pope Graham: Pauline Letts
Norman: Stephen Earle

: World Snooker

Today's play closes with nine more frames in a match that's the best over 35. Two more sessions are played tomorrow. (Coverage of frames 17-35 tomorrow in Grandstand at 1.35pm on BBC1 and at
5.55pm on BBC2.)

: Badminton Horse Trials

Highlights of this year's event in which the world's top riders compete for the Whitbread Trophy. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward ,
Michael Tucker , Loma Clarke and Lucinda Green.


Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Loma Clarke
Commentary By: Lucinda Green.

: Rapido

In this, the last of the series, there's a special tribute to reggae musician Bob Marley. Filmed on location in Jamaica, it features his family and friends; Sly and Robbie; Aswad and the Reggae
Philharmonic Orchestra. With
Antoine de Caunes.
(Shown last Wednesday;


Musician: Bob Marley.
Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

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