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: Open University

6.35 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600 7.00 Chemistry: Too Much of a Good Thing 7.25 Calculus: Differentiating Fields 7.50 Gas and Steam Turbines 8.15 In the Primordial Soup 8.40 Music:
Instrumentation 9.05 Databases and Developments 9.30 Maths: The Location Problem 9.55 Rural Life: Victorian Farming 10.20 Plant Growth Regulators:
Whatever Turns You On 10.45 Equivalence Relations 11.10
Preparing for the Exams 11.35 Physics: Electrons and Photons

: History

What Is Its Future?
How should history be taught in our schools?

: Going to School in Japan

Education is all-important for Japanese children, but the system is being criticised for the stress it causes.

: Holiday Outings

Anne Gregg tries a painting course in Provence.


Unknown: Anne Gregg

: Education in Japan

Changing the Mould
A look at the review of the Japanese education system.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Helen Rollason.
Provisional Timetable
1.30 Athletics
3.30 Gymnastics
Diet Coke Great North Run, from Newcastle. World 10,000 metres champion Moses Tanui of Kenya leads the chase for first prize over the half-marathon distance of 13'/2 miles.
1990 London Marathon winner
Alistair Hutton leads the home challenge. In the women's race, last year's winner Rosa Mota takes on her old rival
Ingrid Kristansen of Norway.
Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
The World Championships, from Indianapolis, USA. The individual apparatus finals, with five gold medals to be decided in the women's vault and bars and the men's floor, pommel and ring exercises.
Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
TV presentation (Athletics)
Martin Webster and John Shrewsbury


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Moses Tanui
Unknown: Alistair Hutton
Unknown: Rosa Mota
Unknown: Ingrid Kristansen
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Unknown: Martin Webster
Unknown: John Shrewsbury

: Rugby Special

England v Gloucester
England's final warm-up match before next month's World
Cup. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . With Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


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

: This Is Your Life

Eamonn Andrews waylays racing driver Stirling Moss. Producer T Leslie Jackson


Unknown: Stirling Moss.
Unknown: Leslie Jackson

: The Model Millionairess

In a Tonight special made in 1963, Alan Whicker meets
Fiona Campbell-Walter , a top 1950s model who married one of Europe's richest men, Baron Heinrich Thyssen. Director Jack Gold


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Fiona Campbell-Walter
Unknown: Baron Heinrich Thyssen.

: Amazon: the Flooded Forest

The season of highlights from The Natural World continues with the first of a two-part film about the Amazon rainforest.
Narrated by Anthony Hopkins. Producer Andrea Florence
A Partridge Films production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins.
Producer: Andrea Florence

: Roy Jenkins: the Last Whig

The Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, in conversation with Anthony Howard. Producer Jim Gray Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Producer: Jim Gray
Editor: Tim Gardam


First of a four-part Timewatch reassessment of the life and work of Lyndon Baines Johnson , who took over as US President following the assassination of John F Kennedy in 1963. LBJ will always be remembered for his role in the conflict in Vietnam: he came to power only to see his unprecedented social agenda undermined by a war he supported but never really understood.
Beautiful Texas. This first programme examines his ambition and the political instinct which took him from small town rural affairs in Texas via Dallas to the highest office in the United States of America. Part 2 is on Thursday at 9.30pm. Director David Grubin
Series editor Roy Davies


Unknown: Lyndon Baines Johnson
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Director: David Grubin
Editor: Roy Davies

: John Sessions's Tall Tales

A series of one-man plays written and performed by John Sessions and recorded at London's Half Moon Theatre.
The Toy Shop. A toy shop assistant averts tragedy.
Director/Producer Geoff Posner


Producer: Geoff Posner

: Power

- First showing on network television for the political thriller starring Richard Gere
Julie Christie
Publicity executive Pete St John is a master of media manipulation and runs campaigns for aspiring politicians, irrespective of their ideologies, providing they can pay his fees.
Director Sidney Lumet 0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Pete St John
Director: Sidney Lumet
Pete St John: Richard Gere
Ellen Freeman: Julie Christie
Wilfred Buckley: Gene Hackman
Sydney Betterman: Kate Capshaw
Arnold Billings: Denzel Washington
Senator Sam Hastings: G Marshall

: The Choice

First showing on network television for an Africa on Film presentation. Faced with starvation, the people of a drought-stricken Sahel village have to decide whether to wait passively for international aid or take their destiny in their own hands. This optimistic view of a contemporary African dilemma was Idrissa Ouedraogo 's first feature film. His latest, Tilai, won major prizes at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and also the Pan African Film Festival last March. A Burkinabe film with English subtitles.
0BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for£2.75 payable to BSS, to [address removed] FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Idrissa Ouedraogo

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