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: Open University

6.40 Marking Time

7.05 Learning and Doing Maths

7.30 The History of Mathematics

7.55 Policy-Making in Education

8.20 Land Use in Brazil

8.45 Pilgrimage: the Shrine at Loreto

9.10 Venice and Antwerp: Forms of Religion

9.35 Physics: Ideal Sounds

10.00 Living Choices: Supporting Systems

10.25 Velocity Diagrams

10.50 Poland: Democracy and Change

11.15 Learning to Care

11.40 The Trouble with Science

12.05 Air Pollution: Concentrate and Contain

12.30 Electricity Generation in the UK

12.55 Rome Under the Popes: Church and Empire

1.20 Malaysian Industrialisation: I Used to Work in the Field - as part of the "One World" season, this programme offers the women of Malaysia, who make up a large proportion of the new workforce, the opportunity to tell how radically lives have been altered by the the industrialisation of their country.

1.45 Silver: Source of Power for the State

2.10 Strategy on the Screen

2.35 Ways with Words

: Art in the Third Reich

The Propaganda Machine
The second part of a 1990 Bafta award for the best arts documentary, examines the use of the mass-media, and how television, radio, film and the party rally became the most effective means of controlling public opinion.
Hitler believed that "the right use of propaganda is an art", and his Propaganda Ministry employed more than 400 cameramen to record the work of the Party's artists. Producer Peter Adam
Editor Andrew Snell


Producer: Peter Adam
Editor: Andrew Snell

: Big Bill - the Story of the Heron

A brief look at the early life of a European grey heron.
From the moment Big Bill chips out of the egg, he is a strong and aggressive bird. And while life in the nest proves to be hazardous for the young heron, he finds learning to fish filled with even more dangers. An RSPB film

: World Snooker

More semi-final coverage from the bottom half of the draw.
Introduced by David Vine , with commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm

: Rugby Special

Pilkington Cup final from
Twickenham. Highlights of this afternoon's match with defending champions Harlequins facing the impressive Bath. Together they can lay claim to 21 internationals, so the expected capacity crowd should be in for an exciting game.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer -Smith and Bill Beaumont.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston * STEREO


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer
Unknown: Bill Beaumont.
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: News and Sport

With Andrew Harvey. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Rembrandt with Kenneth Clark

Fourth in a five-part series, first shown in 1976, on the life and work of Rembrandt.
The Withdrawal. Lord Clark examines the reasons for
Rembrandt's withdrawal from a busy and successful life.
"Great artists are not always sorry to become anonymous," he says. The 1640s witnessed both the artist's financial ruin, and the painting of some of his finest portraits, of which the most moving depict women. In these later years, Rembrandt was rescued from bankruptcy by his son Titus and his companion Hendrickje Stoffels , "to whose love and devotion we owe so much".
Producer Colin Clark


Unknown: Hendrickje Stoffels
Producer: Colin Clark

: World Snooker

With one finalist already safely through, all eyes are now on the remaining semi-final. The pre-tournament betting was on John Parrott , Jimmy White and Gary Wilkinson. David Vine introduces the early frames in the deciding session.


Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Gary Wilkinson.
Introduces: David Vine

: Have I Got News for You

The topical comedy quiz show launches a fresh attack on whoever and whatever has made the week's news. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined tonight by Joan Bakewell and Donna McPhail. Angus Deayton is in the chair. • STEREO


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Donna McPhail.
Unknown: Angus Deayton

: Rhythms of the World

The series that charts the richness of world music.
Zap Mama. The French word zapper means to change style, channel or place. Zap Mama , an all-female a cappella group from Belgium, is led by Marie Daulne , whose mother is from Zaire and whose father was
Belgian. With Zap Mama , she explores both her African and European heritage, inventing polyphonic patterns that echo pygmy chants, medieval troubadour ballads, spirituals and jazz. This film follows the group on and off stage, through rehearsals to performance. Producer Greta van Bempt
Series editors Nigel Finch. Anthony Wall A Morgane production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Zap Mama.
Unknown: Zap Mama
Unknown: Marie Daulne
Unknown: Zap Mama
Producer: Greta van Bempt
Editors: Nigel Finch.
Editors: Anthony Wall

: World Snooker

The conclusion of the second semi-final.

: True Stories

Starring David Byrne as the narrator.
The mythical town of Virgil, Texas, is populated by as bizarre a bunch of honest eccentrics as you will ever find. Passing through in search of the tabloid truth is the director
David Byrne , former Talking
Head and composer of the film's many songs.
With John Goodman , who co-stars in Roseanne and recently appeared in the Cannes award-winning film Barton Fink.


Unknown: David Byrne
Unknown: David Byrne
Unknown: John Goodman
Unknown: Barton Fink.
Louis Fyne: John Goodman
Kay Culver: Annie McEnroe
Lying Woman: Joharvey Allen
Earl Culver: Spalding Gray
Cute Woman: Alix Elias
Mr Tucker: Roebuck "pops" Staples
Ramon: Humberto 'Tito" Larriva
Preacher: John Ingle
Computer Guy: Matthew Posey
Lazy Woman: Swoozie Kurtz

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