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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Modelling Pollution
7.15 Maths: Energy through the Window 7.40 Maths: Finding
One's Bearings 8.05 Computers: Controlling the Sky 8.30
Education: What Can I Do? 8.55
Science: Fires of Life 9.20 The
Physics of White Dwarf Stars 9.45 Mental Handicap: Finding a Voice
10.10 Images: Albert Crewe 's Atom 10.35 Social Science:
Immigration, Prejudice and Ethnicity 11.25 Curriculum and Learning: Changing the Mould
11.50 Instruments under Wraps
12.15 Teaching Mathematics
12.40 Power and Vision: The
West and the Rest 1.05 Nuclear Proliferation 1.30 Modern Art:
Duchamp 1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600 2.20 The
History of Mathematics: Liberation of Algebra


Unknown: Albert Crewe

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India.
64: Will Krishna go the extra mile for peace?
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Rptd tomorrow at 12.35am on BBCI)


Krishna: Nitish Bharadwaj
Shikhandi: Paintal
Bhishma: Mukesh Khanna

: Trio

Jean Simmons
Adaptations of three short stories by Somerset
Maugham: The Verger, Mr Knowall and Sanatorium.
Screenplay by Noel Langley , R C Sherriff and W Somerset Maugham Directors Ken Annakin and Harold French
0 FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Mr Knowall
Unknown: Noel Langley
Evie Bishop: Jean Simmons
Major Templeton: Michael Rennie
Albert Foreman: James Hayter
Vicar: Michael Hordern
Kelada: Nigel Patrick
Mrs Ramsay: Anne Crawford
Mr Ashenden: Roland Culver
Dr Lennox: Andre Morell
Mr Chester: Raymond Huntley
Mrs Chester: Betty Ann Davies
Mr Campbell: John Laurie
Mr Mcleod: Finlay Currie

: Tennis

Great Britain v Austria
The second day of the Davis
Cup Tennis from Manchester, featuring the doubles. Victory would see the British men's team return to the first division of world tennis.
Introduced by Barry Davies. Commentary by Bill Threlfall and Mark Cox.
Producer Barbara Slater


Introduced By: Barry Davies.
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: Mark Cox.
Producer: Barbara Slater

: Japanese - Language and People

The second of a ten-part series about Japanese language and culture.
All in the Family. Meet the family of salaryman
Takashi Sakai , who live in the suburbs of Tokyo, and the family of Tatehiko Kamikawa , a forester on the southern island of Kyushu. Also featuring
American housewife Robbie Walker
, who offers the view of an outsider living in Japan. Presented by Yuka Nukina. Producer Terry Doyle
0 SUPPORT MATERIAL: book, £16.95 from retailers; audio cassettes, £29.95 per pack of five.
0 INFORMATION: for a list of Japanese courses in the UK send cheque/PO for £2.00, payable to BBC Education, to Japanese Courses, [address removed]
0 TEACHER'S NOTES: £6.50 from same address. Cheque/PO payable as above.


Unknown: Takashi Sakai
Unknown: Tatehiko Kamikawa
Unknown: Robbie Walker
Presented By: Yuka Nukina.
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Faraday's Dream

Drama, written by Don Shaw. Scientist Michael Faraday , born 200 years ago tomorrow, was convinced that all natural phenomena must be inter-related, and devised a series of experiments that changed the world.
Producer Deborah Cadbury Director John Bruce


Written By: Don Shaw.
Unknown: Michael Faraday
Producer: Deborah Cadbury
Director: John Bruce
Michael Faraday: Michael Kitchen
Sarah Faraday: Ann Penfold

: Songs of Experience

A revealing profile of Britain's senior composer, 86-year-old Sir Michael Tippett , setting the scene for tonight's TV premiere of his recent opera New Year. Filmed both at home in Wiltshire and working in Houston, Texas - where he was rehearsing the opera's first performance - Sir
Michael talks frankly about his life, the importance of dreams, the often mystical themes that run through his work and the inspiration of television. Producer Mischa Scorer • STEREO


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett

: New Year

Described as an opera-ballet, a masque and a blues musical rolled into one at its stage premiere, Sir Michael Tippett's acclaimed latest opera finds a new visual dimension through the powerful images and effects of this first TV production.
Partly conceived for television - the work was influenced by both Fame and The Flip Side of Dominic Hyde - it was commissioned jointly by the BBC, Glyndebourne and Houston Grand Opera. It tells the contemporary story of an orphan girl in an inner-city slum whose life is changed by visitors from outer space.
With the London Philharmonic and Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. Conducted by Andrew Davis.
Stereo: and simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3


Composer: Sir Michael Tippett
Musicians: The London Philharmonic
Singers: The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Director: Bill T. Jones
Director: Dennis Marks
Producer: Stephany Marks
Presenter: Vernon Henry Jr.
Jo Ann: Helen Field
Donny: Krister St. Hill
Nan: Janes Haulis
Merlin: James Maddalena
Pelegrin: Kim Begley
Regan: Richetta Manager

: Rikyu

As part of the Made in Japan season, the first showing on network television for this re-creation of a true episode in Japanese history.
In 16th-century feudal Japan, as intrigue leads to war, Rikyu - master of the tea ceremony - must choose between loyalty and honour. A Japanese film with English subtitles.
Director Hiroshi Teshigahara * STEREO
* FILMS: pages 43-48


Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Sen-no Rikyu: Rentaro Mikuni
Hideyoshi Toyotomi: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Soji Yamonoue: Hisashi Igawa
Riki: Yoshiko Mita
Nobunaga Oda: Koshiro Matsumoto
leyasu Tokugawa: Kichiemon Nakamura
Hidenaga Toyotomi: Ryo Tamura

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