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: Open University

6.40 As Surely as Columbus Saw America 7.05 Maths:
Trigonometric Formulas 7.30 The History of Mathematics 7.55
Education for All? 8.20 Changing Britain: Made in Dundee 8.45
Probability and Statistics 9.10 Out of Sight, Out of Mind 9.35 Images of Health 10.00 Art in 15th-Century Florence 10.25
Linkage Mechanisms 10.50 Under the Walnut Tree 11.15The Enlightenment: Reason and Progress 11.40 Genetics: Beyond the Double Helix 12.05
Computing: Top-Down Design
12.30 Technology: Bridgingthe Gap 12.55 Maarten Van
Heemskerck: Humanism and Painting 1.20 The Poverty Complex
1.45 The Present in the Past:
Greek Drama 2.10 The Baby's in Your Court 2.35 Managing
Schools: Burdiehouse Primary


Unknown: Maarten Van

: Mahabharat

An epic drama from India.
It seems as if Arjuna is fighting the whole Kaurava army, but will he be able to get to
Jayadrath before sunset?
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.50am on BBC1)


Jayadrath: Deep Dhillon
Bhima: Praveen Kumar
Karna: Pankaj Dheer

: The Sky at Night

Sky- Watcher. How binoculars can show a great deal of the night sky. Patrick Moore takes viewers on a "guided tour", including Orion, star clusters and the giant planet Jupiter.
●INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p at all other times.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Around Westminster

Laurie Mayer presents the political review for the region. Reports from Jonathan Beale and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Bowls

The pairs final of the Midland Bank World Indoor
Championships, from the Guild Hall, Preston. The finalists play the best of five sets, and the winners will take away a cheque for for £12,000. Commentary by David Rhys-Jones and Jimmy Davidson. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie ●STEREO


Commentary By: David Rhys-Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Late Again

A weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show. ●STEREO

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Standing Room Only

In Africa
The football fanzine show returns with a one-off in-depth documentary about African football.
Using the African Nations Cup as a backdrop, this film is an exploration of the continent's football revolution - from the backroom politicking, through the exciting skill of the players to the carnival atmosphere created by the fans.
Solomon Morewa , Secretary
General of the South Africa FA, talks about the recent decision to readmit South Africa to the international circuit.
Also featured are Abedi Pele , the African Footballer of the Year, Yeo Martial , coach of the new African champions, Ivory Coast, and Bobby Charlton. Presented by Simon O'Brien and John Fashanu. Director Dave Stewart Producer Dele Oniya


Unknown: Solomon Morewa
Unknown: Abedi Pele
Unknown: Yeo Martial
Unknown: Bobby Charlton.
Presented By: Simon O'Brien
Presented By: John Fashanu.
Director: Dave Stewart

: Fine Cut

Fifth of a ten-part series of feature-length documentaries made by independent film-makers. Lessons of Darkness
German director Werner
Herzog (whose credits include Fitzcarraldoand Nosferatu) has made an impressionistic documentary about the after-effects of war in Kuwait, to mark the first anniversary of the Gulf War. Since his first feature, Signs of Life, Herzog's films have been dominated by landscape imagery. In this film he joined forces with documentary-maker
Paul Berriffand turned his vision to the Stygian darkness of "Satan's National Park". He presents a deeply personal and often surreal view of a world on fire, in the hope of capturing "a poetical vision of the new landscapes which have emerged in Kuwait".
This programme is being simultaneously transmitted in France, Germany and Spain. Senes editor Andre Singer


Unknown: Paul Berriffand

: Wise Guys

A new season of films about The Mobsters opens with this first showing on network television of Brian De Palma 's hectic comedy, a blend of farce and bloodshed, starring Danny DeVito
Harry and Moe are a couple of small-time guys who dream of opening America's first
Italian/Jewish deli. But they foolishly decide to finance the scheme by double-crossing the meanest mobster in New York.
(The season continues next week with Prizzi's Honor, starring Jack Nicholson ) ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 43-50


Unknown: Brian De Palma
Unknown: Danny Devito
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Harry Valentini: Danny Devito
Mae Dickstein: Joe Piscopo
Bobby Dilea: Harvey Keitel
Marco: Ray Sharkey
Anthony Castelo: Dan Hedaya
Frank the Fixer: Captain Lou Albano
LilDickstein: Julie Bovasso
Wanda Valentini: Patti Lupone
AuntSadie: Antonia Rey
Grandma Valentini: Mimi Cecchini

: Guitar Legends

A one-off documentary and a series of concerts detailing the history of the guitar and the musicians who have helped in its contribution to modern culture.
Through the Electric Age
Thirteen famous guitarists talk about their passion for the electric guitar. With Bo Diddley , B B King, Robert Cray , George Benson and the man who made the Gibson guitar a success, Les Paul. Director Peter Lydon
Executive producer Tony Hollingsworth ●STEREO and at 11.30pm
Blues and Soul Night
The first of five concerts from the Seville Expo 92 Festival.
Tonight's concert begins with Dave Edmunds 's powerful Sabre Dance, and features
Albert Collins , Robert Cray , BB King, Bo Diddley and Steve Cropper.


Unknown: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Robert Cray
Unknown: George Benson
Director: Peter Lydon
Producer: Tony Hollingsworth
Unknown: Dave Edmunds
Unknown: Albert Collins
Unknown: Robert Cray
Unknown: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Steve Cropper.

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