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: Open University

6.40 A Matter of Geometry

7.05 Maths: Transformations in Action

7.30 The Birth of Calculus

7.55 Work and Society

8.20 Donegal: Economy and Culture

8.45 Statistics: the Normal Distribution

9.10 Education: from Theory to Therapy
A look at the child guidance unit at work, and the two forms of therapy practised - family therapy and behaviour modification

9.35 Elastomers: Properties and Models

10.00 Artists and Photographers

10.25 Living Choices: Supporting Systems

10.50 Design: Suite Dreams

11.15 Drifting Continents

11.40 Learning Space

12.05 Shetland: Watts in the Wind

12.30 Living with Technology

12.55 Seville: Gateway to the Indies
Granted a monopoly on trade with the New World by Ferdinand and Isabella, Seville established a reputation as the foremost centre for international merchants, eager to exploit the valuable new commodities brought in by the Indies fleets

1.20 A Vulnerable Life
The vulnerability of people in rural India depends on a combination of luck and the decisions they make, but all families are at risk in some way

1.45 The Weight of the Evidence: the Trial of Socrates
Through the centuries, the trial of Socrates has been seen in terms of an intellectual martyr's struggle against the power of the State, but what exactly was his crime? Was his condemnation merely an expression of popular feeling?

2.10 Environment: No Place to Hide
Parts of north-west Ontario look so much like the moon that Nasa used the area for astronaut training. Under pressure from environmentalists and politicians, the mining companies responsible have been trying for the past ten years to return the land to its original state. Have they succeeded?

2.35 Evolution: Sexual Selection

: Wimbledon

Live from the All England Club. The first Saturday of the championship is traditionally one of the most exciting days of the fortnight. This is the stage at which the world's top-ranked players are likely to be most vulnerable. Jim Courier could have difficulty against a serve and volley specialist. And, although she has won the last five grand slam events in which she has competed, Monica Seles may doubt her ability to win on grass. With Desmond Lynam. • STEREO • SPORT


Unknown: Jim Courier
Unknown: Monica Seles
Unknown: Desmond Lynam.

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. 0 STEREO

: Black and White in Colour: Television, Memory, Race, 1936-68

The start of a short season celebrating the contribution of black and Asian people to TV. Presented by Meera Syal.

The first of two documentaries directed by Isaac Julien, who won the Critics' Prize at Cannes last year for "Young Soul Rebels". He comments: "Combining these documentaries with complete archive shows poses an overall question about black people on TV - have the images broadcast over the last 40 years been portrayal or betrayal?" Tonight's film combines archive clips with the stories of performers like Carmen Munroe and Cy Grant, and Britain's first black agent Pearl Connor.
Narrated by Professor Stuart Hall.

(A BFI production for BBCtv)
(Teletext Subtitles)


Presenter: Meera Syal
Director: Isaac Julien
Narrator: Professor Stuart Hall
Producer: Colin MacCabe
Executive Producer: Chris Lent
Executive Producer: Richard Paterson

: Black and White in Colour: Z Cars: A Place of Safety

A 1964 episode of the popular police series which examines the degrees of racism among the familiar Newtown characters.
Written by John Hopkins


Writer: John Hopkins
Producer: David E. Rose
Director: Michael Simpson
Inspector Barlow: Stratford Johns
Sergeant Watt: Frank Windsor
PC Fancy Smith: Brian Blessed
PC Jock Weir: Joseph Brady
Adigun Sadik: Johnny Sekka
Nana Sadik: Alaknanda Samarth

: Black and White in Colour: A Hole in Babylon

This Play for Today from 1979, co-written and directed by black film-maker Horace Ove, tells the story of 1975's Knightsbridge Spaghetti House siege. Was it simply a bungled robbery, or a symptom of the frustration and anger felt by young black people in Britain?
With T-Bone Wilson, Trevor Thomas and Archie Pool.


Writer: Jim Hawkins
Writer: Horace Ove
Producer: Graham Benson
[Actor]: T-Bone Wilson
[Actor]: Trevor Thomas
[Actor]: Archie Pool

: Teenage Diaries

The Daughter Sent from Hell
Jennifer is 15 and desperately wants to be "a normal teenage girl", but she has what she declares to be a disadvantage - her mother is severely disabled with multiple sclerosis. She loves her mother, but is sometimes frustrated by having to be a carer instead of carefree like her friends. In her diary, Jennifer examines this conflict of emotions, and her camera becomes a friend and confidant.
Producer Tony Steyger
Series producer Bob Long
• ADVICE: if you are a young carer and want advice, write to Carers National
Association,[address removed]


Producer: Bob Long

: Clay Farmers

First showing on network TV for this moving drama about the effects of homophobia on two lives.
With Nicholas Rempel , Todd Fraser , Liam McGrath and Asbury Ward. Director A PGonzalez • FILMS: pages41-48


Unknown: Nicholas Rempel
Unknown: Todd Fraser
Unknown: Liam McGrath
Unknown: Asbury Ward.

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