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: Open University

6.35 Maths Models and Methods
7.00 Klee and the Munich
Revolution 7.25 A Case of Flu 7.50 Seville 8.15 Exams: a Curious Kind of Ritual 8.40 Living with Technology 9.05 The Mammalian Kidney 9.30 Religion and Society in Victorian Bristol 9.55 A School of Genes 10.20 Questions of National Identity 11.10 Just an Illness

: Around Westminster

Laurie Mayer presents a political review for the region. With reports from Jonathan Beale and Tim Donovan. • REGIONAL PROGRAMME


Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Tim Donovan.

: Man of the Moment

Norman Wisdom
A foreign office filing clerk becomes part of a diplomatic mission to Geneva but creates havoc in international affairs.
With Lana Morris. Belinda Lee , Jerry Desmonde , Garry Marsh and Inia Te Wiata.
Director John Paddy Carstairs
• FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Lana Morris.
Unknown: Belinda Lee
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Unknown: Garry Marsh
Director: John Paddy Carstairs

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson Provisional Timetable
2.00 Motorcycling
2.25 Motor racing
2.45 Motorcycling; 3.10 Rowing
3.25 Horse racing
3.35 Motorcycling; 4.00 Tennis
5.00 Motorcycling; 5.25 Formula 3
5.45 Pentathlon/Hockey
6.00 Motorcycling Motorcycling
Round 2 of the MCN Supercup from Mallory Park.
Commentators Barry Nutley and Roger Burnett. Motor Racing
Round 6 of the Esso British
Touring Car Championship from Donington Park. Plus
Round 9 of the British Formula
3 Championship. Commentary by Murray Walker.
Horse Racing
The Irish Derby from the Curragh. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan.
The pick of Wimbledon action.
A look ahead to Barcelona and Britain's best chance of medals.
Commentary by Gerald Sinstadt , Julian Tutt and Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Bob Wilson
Commentators: Barry Nutley
Commentators: Roger Burnett.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan.
Commentary By: Gerald Sinstadt
Commentary By: Julian Tutt
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Counterpoint

Music education in Britain is the envy of the world. So why is its future threatened, and why are top musicians fighting to save it? On National Music Day, children, teachers and conductor Simon Rattle celebrate what there is to be proud of and reveal what is at stake.
Producer David Collison
Editor Pat Butler
A Third Eye production for BBCtv • FEATURE: page 29


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Producer: David Collison
Editor: Pat Butler

: Life on Earth

A rerun of David Attenborough 's series forming The Life Trilogy. 8: Lords of the Air. Weight for weight, nothing has been invented that is as strong as the feather. Marvellously light, it is also extremely complex, and its evolutionary invention was the key to the success of birds. Producer Richard Brock


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Brock

: Artists' Journeys

Last in a series of films for the Commissions and Collaborations season in which a contemporary artist visits places which inspired an artist from the past. Tony Craggon Constantin
Brancusi. Leading sculptor and Turner Prize winner
Tony Cragg goes to the new Romania in search of clues to the spiritual and erotic power of Constantin Brancusi 's work. A
Romanian by birth, Brancusi moved to Paris in 1904, where he became one of the greatest pioneers of modern sculpture. Cragg's journey takes him back to Brancusi's peasant roots, and endsat The Endless Column, little-seen icon of modern art.
Director Christopher Swayne Producer Bruno Wollheim
An Illuminations production for BBCtv
* BBC BOOK: send£3.95 cheque payable to BBCtv to [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Craggon Constantin
Unknown: Tony Cragg
Unknown: Constantin Brancusi
Director: Christopher Swayne
Producer: Bruno Wollheim

: Alan Bennett: the Season

Over the next eight weeks, BBC2 is mounting a major retrospective of Alan Bennett 's work. Here he offers a preview.


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Black and White in Colour: Color Adjustment

From Amos 'n 'Andy to The Cosby Show, this documentary from the United States shows how 40 years of race relations have been reflected in prime time American television. Clips from classic shows, reminiscences and reflections are interspersed with news footage of the civil rights struggle, to demonstrate how the networks reflect divisive racial conflict and at the same time absorb it into their familiar and non-threatening, popular formats.


Producer: Vivian Kleiman
Producer: Marton T Riggs

: Black and White in Colour: Do the Right Thing

First showing on network television of Spike Lee's controversial exploration of inter-race relations in inner-city America. In a predominantly black/Puerto Rican area of New York, locals are angry that the neighbourhood is being run by whites, and what starts as a series of petty disagreements escalates into violence.

(Stereo) (Teletext Subtitles)
(Films: pages 41-48)


Director: Spike Lee
Sal: Danny Aiello
Mookie: Spike Lee
Vito: Richard Edson
Pino: John Turturro
Da Mayor: Ossie Davis
Mother Sister: Ruby Dee
Buggin'Out: Giancarlo Esposito

: Moviedrome

Alex Cox presents another in the season of cult movies.
Les Diaboliques
Henri-Georges Clouzot 's masterpiece ot the macabre, starring Simone Signoret
The wife and mistress of a despotic headmaster plot his death. Then his body mysteriously disappears. In French with English subtitles.
0 FILMS: pages 41-48
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: Alex Cox
Unknown: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Unknown: Simone Signoret
Producer: Nick Freand Jones
Nicole: Simone Signoret
Christina: Vera Clouzot
Michel: Paul Meurisse

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