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: Open University

6.35 The View from Moscow 7.00 Industrial Strife 7.25 Calculus: The Directional Derivative 7.50
Cars and Corrosion 8.15 Everyday Violence 8.40 Photosynthesis: The First Nanosecond 9.05 Motion in a Circle 9.30 The
Mariner 9 Code 9.55 Arts: King Cotton's Palace 10.20 Biology:
Problems with Ions 10.45 Maths: Modelling Cranes 11.10 Open
Forum Magazine: News from the World of Higher Education 11.35 Frontiers of Geology

: English Romantic Poets in Italy

A look at the relationship between poets Byron and Shelley and Italy.

: English Whose English?

Graham Martin examines the relationship between English literature and the Empire at the turn of the century.


Unknown: Graham Martin

: Holiday Outings

Eamonn Holmes reports on a Hungary motoring holiday.


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes

: Care in the Community

Alternatives to hospital care for the mentally ill.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
1.30 Athletics; 2.30 Motor sport
3.00 Golf; 5.00 Athletics
Highlights of this morning's action from the IAAF World
Championships in Tokyo. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickinson , Brendan Foster and David Moorcroft.
Australia's Peter Senior defends his European Open title at Walton Heath.
Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
Motor Sport
Round 12 of the British
Formula 3 Championships. Commentary by Murray Walker and Steve Rider.
Television presentation Athletics Martin Webster and John Rowlinson


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickinson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: David Moorcroft.
Unknown: Peter Senior
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Martin Webster
Unknown: John Rowlinson

: This Is Your Life

Ralph Edwards introduces the programme he made famous in America, in which a celebrity is confronted with his past.
This is the first British edition, transmitted in 1955. Producer T Leslie Jackson


Introduces: Ralph Edwards
Unknown: Leslie Jackson

: One Man and His Dog

The BBCtv International
Sheepdog Championship. Phil Drabble introduces the finals from Bassenthwaite, Cumbria. With Ray Ollerenshaw. Director Joy Corbett Producer Ian Smith


Introduces: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ray Ollerenshaw.
Producer: Ian Smith

: Okavango - Jewel of the Kalahari

The season of highlights from The Natural World series continues with the second in a three-part exploration of the Kalahari Desert.
The Living Jewel. The lagoons and islands where the Okavango River spills into the Kalahari Desert form Africa's greatest oasis - a living jewel. In the clear blue waters, squeaking catfish hunt in packs and tiger fish terrorise the channels.
Narrated by Barry Paine. Producer Michael Rosenberg Series editor Andrew Neal
A Partndge films production for BBCtv ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888
● BBC VIDEO: L 12.99, from retailers.


Unknown: Barry Paine.
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Editor: Andrew Neal

: The Last Days of Leningrad

A season of films about one of Europe's most enigmatic cities.
The Return to St Petersburg
In June this year the people of Leningrad finally rejected the city's revolutionary name and voted to return to its historic title: St Petersburg. This portrait of Russia's former capital follows its inhabitants as they argue and reminisce in the last hours before the vote.
Producer Mark Harrison 0 STEREO
And at 9.00pm
600 Seconds of 600 Seconds
Alexander Nevzorov is a household name in Russia.
Until the recent coup the flamboyant presenter of 600 Seconds, Leningrad's premier current affairs programme, enjoyed the attention of 47 million viewers who tuned in to see the show's frantic combination of stories, on everything from crime, murder and corruption to religion, culture and the weather. But Nevzorov has been labelled in turn a fascist, a nationalist, a KGB stooge and a radical; he's also survived two assassination attempts. In this short profile of Nevzorov, the controversial presenter discusses the romantic Russian nationalism which is his trade-mark.
Producer Mark Fielder


Producer: Mark Harrison
Unknown: Alexander Nevzorov

: John Sessions's Tall Tales

A series of one-man plays written and performed by John Sessions and recorded at the Half Moon Theatre, London. The Toy Shop
A toy shop assistant tackles an unusual customer.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner 0 STEREO


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Geoff Posner

: Golf

Steve Rider introduces highlights from the GA
European Open at Walton Heath Golf Club.
Executive producer John Shrewsbury


Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
A psychologist is sent to investigate the mysterious events on a space station orbiting the remote planet Solaris. A haunting piece of science fiction by the outstanding Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky , who also directed Andrei Rublev. In
Russian with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: page 35-41


Introduces: Alex Cox
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Unknown: Andrei Rublev.
Hari: Natalya Bondarchuk
Kris Kelvin: Donatas Banionis
Snauth: Yuri Jarvet
Sartorius: Anatoli Solonitsin
Burton: Vladislav Dvorjetzki
Father: Nikolai Grinko

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