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: Open University

6.35 Maths Methods: Line Integrals
7.00 Modern Art: Dali and Surrealism
7.25 Cellular Signals
7.50 Culture and Belief in Europe
8.15 Oceanography
8.40 Patterns in the Dust

: Articles of Faith

Prayer.... How to Begin. In the first of three programmes, Dr Una Kroll shares several ways to pray, which can lead to a deeper understanding of who God is.


Unknown: Dr Una Kroll

: This Is the Day

Noel Battye visits Gatwick
Airport for a time of prayer and reflection with some of those who look after the travellers.


Unknown: Noel Battye

: Open University

9.55 DNA: The Spice of Life 10.20 Social Science: Regions Apart?
11.10 Looking Forward to Summer School 11.35 Arts: Melodrama

: The Ship that Never Returned

When the lighthouse on the island of Bardsey off the north
Wales coast became automated, keeper Harry Whitehouse was forced to leave a way of life he had known for 35 years.


Unknown: Harry Whitehouse

: Olympic Grandstand

Provisional Timetable
12.45 Motor Racing
2.30 Cricket/Olympics
Motor Racing
The German Grand Prix from Hockenheim. Live coverage of the whole of the race in which Britain's Nigel Mansell bids to repeat last year's victory and move a step nearer to his first world title. Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt. (Highlights tonight at 10.05pm) Cricket: Fourth Test
More action from Headingley. ●STEREO
Olympic Games
The start of the boxing competition, with commentator Harry Carpenter covering his tenth Olympics. He has seen Muhammad Ali (1960), Joe Frazier (1964),
George Foreman (1968) and Ray Leonard (1976) all win Olympic gold. In Seoul, the present WBC heavyweight titleholder
Lennox Lewis won gold for Britain. How many potential world champions are on show here in Barcelona?
Plus, shooting, women's gymnastics, and cycling action.


Unknown: Nigel Mansell
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: Joe Frazier
Unknown: George Foreman
Unknown: Ray Leonard
Unknown: Lennox Lewis

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Pakistan
Further coverage of today's play from Headingley. • STEREO

: Titchmarsh on Song

Last in this series in which
Alan Titchmarsh makes a musical pilgrimage through the country. Accompanied by the vocal group Angel Voices, he explores the hallowed world of the great British cathedrals. Doing Things Big. This week Alan Titchmarsh meets the massed voices and enthusiasm of great choirs, including the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir.
Director/Producer Bryan Izzard
A Knaves Acre production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Bryan Izzard

: Life on Earth

A rerun of David Attenborough 's series forming The Life Trilogy. The Hunters and the Hunted
A look at the eternal duel between the hunters and the hunted - one of the driving forces of evolution.
Succulent leaves, shoots and roots are an abundant form of food, and all over the world many mammals have adopted a life of browsing, grazing and gnawing. While these vegetarians grow fat on plant food, they in turn are hunted by a variety of meat eaters. As the hunters develop speed and cunning, the prey becomes increasingly fast and wary in order to stay alive.
Producer John Sparks


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Sunset Across the Bay

Another chance to see this play from 1975, shown as part of a major retrospective of the work of Alan Bennett and his producer Innes Lloyd.
For years Mam and Dad have dreamed of retiring to the seaside at Morecambe. But when they finally make it, they find settling down in their new surroundings much harder than they thought.
Director Stephen Frears


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Innes Lloyd.
Director: Stephen Frears
Mam: Gabrielle Daye
Dad: Harry Markham
Bertram: Bob Peck
Woman in flats: Christine Buckley
Woman's husband: Bill Pilkington
Canteen lady: Elizabeth Dawn
Gatekeeper: Peter Wallis
Removal man: Paul Shane
Workman: Joe Belcher
Arthur: Albert Modley
Mrs Longstaff: Betty Alberge
Newsagent: Marjorie Sudell
First man in teabar: Clifford Kershaw
Second man in teabar: Joe Kenyon
Milkman: Bernard Wrigley
Boring woman: Jill Summers
Bricklayer: Bert Palmer
Man in garden: Allan Bowlas
MissPassmore: Madge Hindle
Miss Venables: Patricia Mason
Mrs Liversidge: Nora Pollitt
Conductor: Harold Graham
Hotel waiter: John Gee
Passer-by: Sam Shed
Doctor: William Hoyland
Nurse: Julia Lang
Woman in post office: Gwen Harris

: Assignment

The Mafia State
When Italy's top anti-Mafia investigator Giovanni Falcone was murdered in May, the nation was stunned. Since then a wave of popular anti-Mafia outrage has swept the country. But, as this special investigation by Olenka Frenkiel reveals, the Mafia is so deeply embedded in the civic fabric of Italy that the state may now be incapable of destroying the Mafia, for to do so would be to destroy itself. Editor John Morrison
Producer John Drury


Unknown: Giovanni Falcone
Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Editor: John Morrison
Producer: John Drury

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the German
Grand Prix from Hockenheim.
Nigel Mansell was crowned king of Silverstone two weeks ago following his seventh victory in nine races this season. He won at Hockenheim last year and if he can repeat that victory, the possibility of his becoming world champion looks increasingly likely.
Commentary Murray Walker , James Hunt , Jonathan Palmer. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: Murray Walker
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Jonathan Palmer.
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: Moviedrome

The season of cult movies continues with Alex Cox introducing two films, both of which have the theme of religious madness.


Unknown: Alex Cox

: Wise Blood

A strange tale of southern gothic by veteran director John Huston , starring
Brad Dourif
Harry Dean Stanton Ned Beatty
Hazel Motes , the grandson of a hellfire revivalist preacher, returns from army service to his hometown in the bible-belt of southern America to set up the "Church without Christ".
This adaptation of Flannery O'Connor 's novel features a performance by Huston himself.


Director: John Huston
Unknown: Brad Dourif
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton
Unknown: Ned Beatty
Unknown: Hazel Motes
Unknown: Flannery O'Connor
Hazel Motes: Brad Dourif
AsaHawkes: Harry Dean Stanton
Hoover Shoates: Ned Beatty
Enoch Emery: Daniel Shor
Sabbath Lily Hawks: Amy Wright
Hazel's grandfather: John Huston

: Witchfinder General

Michael Reeves's last film, made in 1968 when he was in his 20s, was this controversial study of violence and suspicion, starring Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
1645: the infamous witchhunter Matthew Hopkins roams the country torturing and executing those suspected of witchcraft. Shot on location in some of Britain's most beautiful countryside, it is not a film for the squeamish.
FILMS: pages 44-51
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones


Director: Michael Reeves
Moviedrome Producer: Nick Freand Jones
Matthew Hopkins: Vincent Price
Richard Marshall: Ian Ogilvy
John Lowes: Rupert Davies
Sara: Hilary Dwyer
Oliver Cromwell: Patrick Wymark
Master Coach: Wilfrid Brambell

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