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: Open University

6.50 Maths: And So On....7.15 A Question of Evidence 7.40 Maths: Goodness of Fit 8.05
Computing: Operating Systems
8.30 Learning from the Box 8.55 The Export of Pollution 9.20 Light on Lasers 9.45 School of the Future? In Poitiers, France, a technological pleasure park and avant-garde architecture is the setting for an innovative new school 10.10 Living with Technology: A Foundation Course
10.35 Chile in the International System 11.00 Open Forum
Magazine: What's Happening in the World of Education 11.25 The 'User friendly' School 11.50 Head Start: Children of the Dream
12.15pm Materials in Action: the Future on Display In Europe and Japan research laboratories are working to develop High
Definition TV. This programme offers a glimpse into the future
12.40 Santa Maria dei Miracoli ,
Venice 1.05 Beyond Famine 1.30 Modern Art: Greenberg on Criticism 1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600 The story behind Hardwick Hall , built by the rich and powerful Countess of Shrewsbury 2.20 Polar Oceans Archival film of early polar expeditions is followed by a look at the work of scientists in Antarctica who are based on a drifting island of ice.


Unknown: Santa Maria Dei Miracoli
Unknown: Hardwick Hall

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India. 62: The arrival of Yudhishtira's emissary causes tension in Hastinapur. Bhisma, Vidhur and the elders try to persuade Dhrithrashtra to return Khandav Pratha to its rightful owners.
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Rptd tomorrow at 11.45pm on BBCI)


Unknown: Khandav Pratha

: Cricket

Hampshire v Surrey
Hampshire have made it to the final for the first time, to face their formidable opponents Surrey who beat Northants, last year's runners-up, in a close fought semi-final. Live coverage from Lord's of this 60 overs per side match. Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister , with expert opinion by Ray Illingworth and Geoff Boycott. Introduced by Tony Lewis. Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie 0 BBC VIDEO: Lord's - the Home of Cricket: some of the best cricketers of all time in action at the famous ground from 1930-90. including Sir Donald Bradman , Sir Garfield Sobers and Ian Botham.
£ 10.99 from retailers.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoff Boycott.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman
Unknown: Sir Garfield Sobers
Unknown: Ian Botham.

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Made in Japan

As part of the celebration of the nationwide Japan Festival, BBC2 profiles three key figures at the centre of modern Japanese culture, all of whom have a continuing fascination with Japan and the west. This major festival is a celebration of all things
Japanese. It has taken four years and 115 million to plan and consists of 120 events over the four-month duration of the festival. Tonight's programmes look at the work of architect Isozaki, theatre director Ninagawa and film director Oshima.
(Season continues tomorrow at 6.30pm with 'Butoh - Body on the Edge of Crisis')
Arata Isozaki
An examination of architect
Arata Isozaki 's revolutionary work and the way in which he has successfully synthesised traditional Japanese ideas with western building techniques to create his own distinctive architectural vision. Isozaki's work includes the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and his largest construction yet, a Sports Palace for the next
Olympic Games in Barcelona which has a capacity of more than 17,000 people. Director Michael Blackwood
● BBC BOOKS: Nippon - New
Superpower, Japan since 1945', 115.00 from booksellers. Japanese Language and People, f 14.95; pack of five cassettes. £29.95 from retailers.
Tango with Ninagawa
Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa returns to Britain to direct
Kunio Shimuku 's Tango at the End of Winter, a contemporary
Japanese play starring
Alan Rickman and Suzanne Bertish.
The film follows the successes and failures of this unique cultural exchange - the frustrations of language and etiquette set against international camaraderie and the pursuit of excellence. Director Philip Day
Kyoto, My Mother's Place Nagisa Oshima , best known for his feature films Merry
Christmas Mr Lawrence and In the Realm of the Senses returns to his birthplace in the old capital city of Kyoto.
Oshima was born to an old samurai family, and here he reflects on his mother's life - restrictive and exploitive - as well as his own feelings of hatred for Kyoto. It is an insiders introduction to the history, culture and people of Japan, an intensely moving film in which Oshima opens up his heart and his country.
A Taxing Woman
A short season of Japanese films opens with a first showing on network television for this tongue-in-cheek comedy thriller from the director of Tampopo. Juzo Itami was provoked by his own experiences with the National Tax Agency to investigate the world of big business and the single-minded pursuit of money as the key value of life in contemporary Japan. An obsessive tax inspector tangles with a stylish gangster who has a string of mistresses and a sophisticated system of tax frauds. In Japanese with English subtitles.
(Tomorrow night's Moviedrome presentation is 'Mishima', 10.15pm) ● STEREO
FILMS: pages 31.38


Unknown: Arata Isozaki
Unknown: Arata Isozaki
Director: Michael Blackwood
Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Unknown: Kunio Shimuku
Unknown: Alan Rickman
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish.
Unknown: Nagisa Oshima
Unknown: Mr Lawrence
Unknown: Juzo Itami
Ryoko Itakura: Nobuko Miyamoto
Hideki Gondo: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Hanamura: Masahiko Tsugawa
Ishii: Hideo Murota
Gondo's common-law wife: Mitsuko Sugino

: Cricket

Hampshire v Surrey
Highlights of the day's play from the NatWest Bank
Trophy final at Lord's.
Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

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