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: Open University

6.35 Complex Numbers: The
Exponential Form 7.00 Modem Art: Monet 7.25 Introduction to
Economics 7.50 Technology: Basic Physical Science for Technology 8.15 Physical
Chemistry: How do Molecules React? 8.40 Poverty in the 30s
9.05 Biology Form and Function
9.30 Poetry: Language and History
9.55 Magnetic Earth 10.20
Thermofluid Mechanics: First Law
10.45 The Body Social 11.10 The Telephone - Birth of a Technology
11.35 Managing Health Services

: Around Westminster

Laurie Mayer presents the political review for the region. ● REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: Skin Game

I Comedy western starring
James Garner , Lou Gossett Two con men exploiting small-town slave traders find their profitable partnership threatened. With Susan Clark , Brenda Sykes and Edward Asner. Director Paul Bogart
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Lou Gossett
Unknown: Susan Clark
Unknown: Brenda Sykes
Unknown: Edward Asner.
Director: Paul Bogart

: Jean Batten: Garbo of the Skies

The story of the dentist's daughter from New Zealand, who rose to fame in the 1930s as a record-breaking aviatrix.

: Cross Creek

Mary Steenburgen
Peter Coyote
A frustrated novelist decides to turn her back on "civilisation".
With Rip Torn and Dana Hill. Director Martin Ritt
0 FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Unknown: Dana Hill.
Director: Martin Ritt

: Animation Now

Blackberry Subway Jam

: Rugby Special

Featuring England v Wales Scotland v France
The Grand Slam has not been won in consecutive seasons since 1924. But England will accomplish this if they beat Wales in the British Gas international at Twickenham.
Meanwhile, France will be looking to regain some credibility in the Royal Bank international at Murrayfield. With Chris Rea. Commentary by Bill McLaren ,
Nigel Starmer-Smith , Eddie Butler. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston ● STEREO


Unknown: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Eddie Butler.

: Golden Girl

Scotland's Liz McColgan is determined to be the golden girl of this year's Olympics.
Since the birth of her child, she has won Britain's only individual gold medal, over 10,000m, at the World
Championships in Tokyo. Now she prepares for Barcelona. Director Mark Littlewood Producer David Martin


Unknown: Liz McColgan
Director: Mark Littlewood
Producer: David Martin

: The Money Programme

Tax Matters. As Norman Lamont prepares for Tuesday's Budget, Peter Wilson-Smith asks if the expected political Budget can be economically justified. And Michael Robinson reports on a case in which the Inland
Revenue seems to have put its claims for tax owed above the interests of small investors.
Producers Dale Hayhurst and John Williams Editor David Nissan


Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Peter Wilson-Smith
Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producers: Dale Hayhurst

: The Natural World

New Guinea - An Island Apart Beyond the Unknown Shore New Guinea is the world's largest tropical island. This, the first of two films, explores the island's coral reefs, swamps and rivers in search of giant crocodiles and sharks, the world's longest lizard and people who, until recently, were enthusiastic headhunters.
Producer Neil Nightingale
Executive producer Mike Salisbury


Producer: Neil Nightingale
Producer: Mike Salisbury

: Follow the Money

Third of four programmes challenging the way British business operates.
The Fix. Competition was the 80s buzz word, but how many companies really believed it to be true or necessary?
Christopher Hird reports on the cartel culture, price fixing behind closed doors - a sickness that saps the body of British industry and never benefits the consumer.
Executive producer Paul Watson A Fulcrum production for BBCtv


Unknown: Christopher Hird
Producer: Paul Watson

: Trying Times

Death and Taxes. A guilty conscience persuades shoe salesman and part-time saxophonist Howard to declare his unreported income.
Director Jon S Denny


Director: Jon S Denny
Howard: Peter Scolari
Agripina: Sally Kirkland
Agent Caponello: John Polito

: Did You See...?

Jeremy Paxman and guests review TV programmes. EditorAnne Tyerman ● STEREO


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Screen Two: Common Pursuit

I A new BBC film written by Simon Gray , who teams up again with producer Kenith Trodd and director Christopher Morahan. Their last collaboration, After Pilkington, also had a university theme.
A group of friends at Cambridge start a new magazine together with high hopes. Over the years, they meet up to help keep the ailing publication going. Their personal bonds remain strong, but the conflict between careerism and friendship takes its toll, with tragic consequences.
Stella Gonet recently starred in BBCtv's The House of Eliott.
● FILMS: pages 35-42


Written By: Simon Gray
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Christopher Morahan.
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Marigold: Stella Gonet
Stuart: Kevin McNally
Nick: Tim Roth
Martin: Andrew McCarthy
Peter: James Fleet
Humphrey: Stephen Fry
Hubert Stout: Ian Bannen
Charlotte Stout: Lill Roughley
Dougan: Eamon Maguire
O'Leary: Gerard O'Hagan
Erika: Helen Hazeldene

: Lonely Hearts

FILM Following his mother's death, Peter Thompson risks$50 on an "introduction" via a lonely hearts club.
Director Paul Cox
● FILMS: pages 35-42


Unknown: Peter Thompson
Director: Paul Cox
Patricia: Wendy Hughes
Peter: Norman Kaye
George: Jon Finlayson
Pamela: Julia Blake

: Rapido

The eclectic rock show.

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