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: Open University

6.40 Latin Squares 7.05 Maths: Findinga Formula 7.30 Geology:
Inside Volcanoes 7.55 Social Work in the Inner City 8.20 Atholdale - a Limestone Valley 8.45 Banking, Money and Machines 9.10
Education: and so to Disembed
9.35 Life Before Birth 10.00 San Marco: a Dominican Priory 10.25 "Twelfth Night" Workshop 10.50 TowerHillto Island Gardens 11.15 Land Use in Brazil - as part of the "One World" season, this programme looks at how attitudes to land use vary between social classes, sometimes producing conflict 11.40 Science: Jumping Genes 12.05 Are You Being
Served? 12.30 Abortion - Whose Decision 12.55 Managing in Organisations 1.20 Mental
Handicap: No Problem's Too Big
1.45 Return to Base 2. 10 Religion: the Mindful Way 2.35 Oceans and Climate - this programme, in the "One World" season, examines how the impact of the greenhouse effect on climate is dependent on how the oceans react.

: Fire Down Below

Romantic adventure starring Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum.
A beautiful woman hoping to get a passport, with no questions asked, finds two men who are willing to smuggle her between Caribbean islands.
Films: pages 43-50


Screenplay: Irwin Shaw
Director: Robert Parrish
Irena: Rita Hayworth
Tony: Jack Lemmon
Felix: Robert Mitchum
Harbour master: Herbert Lom
Lt Sellers: Bonar Colleano
Miguel: Anthony Newley
Dr Sam: Bernard Lee
Jimmy Jean: Edric Conner

: Badminton Horse Trials

For the Mitsubishi Motors Trophy. Highlights of this afternoon's cross-country phase which this year has added significance with the Olympic Games only 11 weeks away. All the top names are competing including current
Olympic champion Mark Todd and European champion Ian Stark. Introduced by Raymond Brooks-Ward .
Commentary by Lucinda Green and Michael Tucker.
Producers Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston STEREO
● SPORT: page 12


Unknown: Mark Todd
Unknown: Ian Stark.
Introduced By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Lucinda Green
Commentary By: Michael Tucker.
Producers: Wendy Sheppard
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens from Twickenham.
Highlights from today's earlier matches in this popular tournament, followed by complete coverage of the final. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Commentary by Bill McLaren and Nigel Starmer-Smith . Producer Alan Griffiths


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Alan Griffiths

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. • STEREO

: Wet and Windy

An evening of programmes devoted to our national obsession - the weather.
With the BBC weather people - Suzanne Charlton, Peter Cockroft, Bernard Davey, Michael Fish, Bill Giles, John Kettley, Ian McCaskill and Rob McElwee.
Says senior weatherman Bill Giles: "The one thing we can predict about tonight's television is that there'll be plenty of weather about in all parts of the schedule. But there will also be some sunny intervals to brighten things up."
Executive producer Clare Paterson
FEATURE: page 28

High Pressure Heroes
Weathermen and women from 32 countries compete for the title of weatherman of the year. With David Stafford.
Director Mick Conefrey

Followed by a sunny interval with Ian McCaskill and his Spitting Image double


Unknown: Suzanne Charlton
Unknown: Peter Cockroft
Unknown: Bernard Davey
Unknown: Michael Fish
Unknown: Bill Giles
Unknown: John Kettley
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Bill Giles
Producer: Clare Paterson
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton
Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Mick Conefrey
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Heavy Weather

In spite of technological advances, forecasting is still fallible. Using one week's weather in March, forecasters are set against nature to see who wins. With Benjamin Woolley. Producer Max Whitby
A Red, Green and Blue production for BBCtv • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Presenter and writer: Benjamin Woolley.
Producer: Max Whitby

: Weather Bill Giles

Followed by a sunny interval with Alan Bennett


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Act of God

The first film made for television by British director Peter Greenaway , about the extraordinary experiences of people struck by lightning.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 43-50
Followed by a sunny interval with Michael Fish


Director: Peter Greenaway

: Weather Island Discs

Paul Gambaccini names his top 10 meteorological musical hits. Director Mick Conefrey
Followed by a sunny interval with Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Director: Mick Conefrey
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: 40 Minutes: Weather

Feature film director Christopher Petit draws his own conclusions about what some have called the one true governing body of our lives.
Editor Caroline Pick
A Konick Projects production for BBCtv

Followed by a sunny interval with Bernard Davey and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah


Unknown: Christopher Petit
Unknown: Bernard Davey
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: And God Blew

Monty Python team member Terry Jones explains how Britain has been saved from invasion and insurrection by the elements.


Followed by a sunny interval with John Kettley


Presenter: Terry Jones
Director: Alan Ereira
Unknown: John Kettley

: The Thing from Another World

Classic sci-fi thriller about an alien creature saved from a spacecraft found in the Arctic wastes.
With Kenneth Tobey ,
Margaret Sheridan and Robert Cornthwaite.
Director Christian Nyby ● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 43-50
Followed by a sunny interval with Rob McElwee


Unknown: Kenneth Tobey
Unknown: Margaret Sheridan
Unknown: Robert Cornthwaite.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Snow

The evening concludes with this 1963 film of a train's journey through a winter landscape. Director Geoffrey Jones


Director: Geoffrey Jones

: Weather

Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Peter Cockroft

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