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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Modelling Turkeys
7.15 Intro to Psychology:
Autism 7.40 Maths: Sampling
8.05 Planning the Production
8.30 Living Choices: New Dimensions 8.55 Beyond
Famine 9.20 Physics: Special Relativity 9.45 Black Girls in Search of Learning 10.10
Technology: 'Patterns in the Dust' by Ian Briggs - drama documentary on the detective work that led to the discovery of a link between adenocarcinoma (nasal cancer) and the woodworking industry
10.35 State and Society:
Propaganda 11.00 Design for Managers 11.25 Another Point of View 11.50 Whose Land Is
It Anyway? 12.15 Man-Made Macromolecules 12.40 Art in 15th-Century Italy 1.05 Nuclear Weapons: Arms
Control 1.30 Modem Art: Dali and Surrealism 1.55
Fontainebleau: The Changing Image of Kingship 2.20 The History of Mathematics 2.45 The Clinical Psychologist


Unknown: Ian Briggs

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India. 56: Keechak becomes obsessed with Draupadi who, in her servant disguise, is powerless to avoid his amorous attentions. However, there's a nasty surprise in store for him.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 12.35am on BBC1)


Keechak: Sarat Saxena
Bhima: Praveen Kumar
Draupadi: Roopa Ganguu
Uttara: Varsha Usgaonkar

: The Natural World

The Deciding Factor. Why did the chicken cross the road? Whatever the answer, it involved a decision that was, perhaps, crucial to its survival. Making the right choices is as vital to animals as it is to us.
Narrated by Barry Paine.
0 MAGAZINE: 'BBC Wildlife', a year's subscription to Britain's bestselling wildlife magazine costs £2 1 .50. Send a cheque. made payable to BBC Wildlife Magazine, to [address removed]


Unknown: Barry Paine.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v West Indies Further live coverage of the third day's play from Edgbaston. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
Live coverage.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Shadow

First of a six-part series in which a UK citizen compares work experience with a counterpart from another EC country.
Doctors. In Spain, a very new health system is emerging, but patients are taking time to get used to it. Dr Anita Berlin and Dr Lorenzo Fleitas compare life as GPs when they shadow each other at work in Gateshead and Granada.
Producer David Wilson
0 LEAFLET: 'Working in the European
Community - new opportunites', send a cheque/PO for£ 1.75 payable to BBC Education to [address removed]. 0 PICTURE STORY: page 34


Unknown: Dr Lorenzo Fleitas
Producer: David Wilson

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Chicago

The second in a season of films by the late innovative director Denis Mitchell.
Made in 1961, the film was banned in the United States for six years. This Prix Italiawinning documentary shows 24 hours in the life of a great city. With commentary by author Studs Terkel and music by Dudley Moore , this gritty film presents a 'warts and all' . picture of Chicago.


Director: Denis Mitchell.
Unknown: Studs Terkel
Music By: Dudley Moore

: Bringing It All Back Home

The last in the series that traces the journey of Irish music to America and back.
The Parting Glass. In its journey around the world,
Irish music has gone through a process of change and renewal, but its exponents always return to their native resources. Featured artists include Donal Lunny , the Edge, Elvis Costello , Everly Brothers, Davy Spillane ,
Martin O'Connor , Maire Ni Bhraonain and An Emotional
Fish, and Maura O'Connell. Musical director Donal Lunny Producer Philip King
A Hummingbird production for BBCtv in association with RTE
0BBC BOOK AND MUSIC: book. price £ 1 0.99. Music featured in this series is issued on CD, cassette and LP available from retailers.


Unknown: Donal Lunny
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Davy Spillane
Unknown: Martin O'Connor
Unknown: Maire Ni Bhraonain
Unknown: Maura O'Connell.
Director: Donal Lunny

: Video Diaries

Last in the present series of self-made documentaries about people's lives.
Crossing the Frontier of Fire When photographer Mirella Ricciardi travelled to the Brazilian rainforest to capture images of its endangered people, she developed an intriguing relationship with her young assistant Sofia. Producer Robert Tolputt
Series producer Jeremy Gibson
0 YOUNG VIDEO DIARIES: if you are under 15 and would like to film your own life for this new series, write to Young Video Diaries, Community Programme
Unit. BBCtv. Wood Lane. London W 12 7RJ


Unknown: Mirella Ricciardi
Producer: Robert Tolputt
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v West Indies
Highlights of the third day's play from Edgbaston.
Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Salif Keita in Concert

Another chance to see the Malian singer Salif Keita live at the Brixton Academy in this Rhythms of the World concert special.
Director Nigel Finch


Singer: Salif Keita
Director: Nigel Finch

: Scum

Continuing the season of dramas by the late director Alan Clarke with the first television screening of his most controversial TV film, written by Roy Minton.
A group of new arrivals at a borstal are drawn into the power play and violence of the institution. Clarke's cinema version was recently shown during C4's Banned season.
Producer Margaret Matheson


Director: Alan Clarke
Written By: Roy Minton.
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Carlin: Raymond Winstone
Archer: David Threlfall
Davis: Martin Phillips
Angel: Davidson Knight
Governor: Richard Butler
Sands: John Judd
Banks: John Blundell
Richards: Phil Daniels
Goodyear: Peter Gordon
Eckersley: Ray Burdis

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