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: Open University

6.40 The Universe Yesterday
7.05 Maths: And So On ...
7.30 Changing the Mould
7.55 Probing the Structure of Liquids
8.20 The Export of Pollution
The different ways in which pollution can be shifted to other countries
8.45 Maths: Goodness of Fit
9.10 A Question of Evidence
Two historians present differing views of the history of crime over the last 100 years
9.35 Head Start: Children of the Dream
10.00 Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice
10.25 The Future on Display
How will the next generation of television sets actually work?
10.50 Engineering Mechanics: Designing a Lift
11.15 A Global Culture
Comparing the marketing strategy of the James Bond team with the work of a Hispanic radio station in Los Angeles 11.40 School of the Future?
12.05 Operating Systems
12.30 Living with Technology
12.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600
The building of an English stately home. Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire
1.20 Mozambique under Attack
What does the future hold for the people of Mozambique now that peace is on the horizon after years of civil war?
1.45 Mental Illness
The challenges of Tourette's syndrome for doctors, scientists and sufferers
2.10 Hazardous Waste Disposal
2.35 The User Friendly School

: Kate's Secret

Moving drama starring
Meredith Baxter Birney
The pressures of maintaining her family and figure take their toll on Kate Stark. She needs help desperately - but nobody even knows that she is ill.
Director Arthur Allan Seidelman ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Meredith Baxter Birney
Unknown: Kate Stark.
Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Kate Stark: Meredith Baxter Birney
Jack Stark: Ben Masters
Faith Andrews: Georgann Johnson
Gail Harper: Shari Belafonte-Harper
Patch: Tracy Nelson
Dr Resnick: Ed Asner
Rebecca Stark: Summer Phoenix

: Cricket

Continued coverage from Lord's. Leicestershire v
The final of the 60-overs-per-side competition. With scorer
Malcolm Ashton and commentary by Jack Bannister ,
Richie Benaud , Geoffrey Boycott ,
Ray Illingworth , Tony Lewis and Mark Nicholas.
Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie ● STEREO
For details see page 40.
NB As today's match is live, subsequent programmes may be delayed or postponed.


Unknown: Malcolm Ashton
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Mark Nicholas.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Personal Details

Last in a series which looks at identity in a changing world.
National Identity. As national boundaries are being redrawn all over Europe, our notions of who we are and where we belong in the world are being challenged. And behind the political or legal question of national identity is the personal one of how we use nationality to define ourselves.
Series producers Sally Angel , Jeremy Cooper


Producers: Sally Angel
Producers: Jeremy Cooper

: News and Sport

With Andrew Harvey. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Andrew Harvey.

: Dancemakers

Continuing the series looking at contemporary choreography. Le Dortoir
The British premiere of the acclaimed Canadian film adaptation of Gilles Maher 's stage production for his own company, Carbone 14. Le dortoir (the dormitory) is the violent, funny story of a man's imaginative journey back to his school days. Introduced by Judith Mackrell. Director Francois Girard


Unknown: Gilles Maher
Introduced By: Judith MacKrell.
Director: Francois Girard

: Encounters

Last of the series of plays chronicling imaginary meetings between historical characters.
A Song at Twilight written by Edwin Pearce , and starring the late Bruce Hubbard British Socialist radical
Aneurin Bevan invites the American singer and militant black activist Paul Robeson to sing at the 1958 Eisteddfod. Robeson accuses Bevan of selling out on the H-bomb question. Bevan counters that Robeson, a victim of McCarthyism, needlessly sacrificed his own career by not realising that pragmatism must inform political principle.
Producer Andy Park : Director Charles Gormley 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Written By: Edwin Pearce
Unknown: Bruce Hubbard
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Producer: Andy Park
Director: Charles Gormley
Paul Robeson: Bruce Hubbard
Aneurin Bevan: Glynowen
Essie Robeson: Carmen Munroe
Jennie Lee Bevan: Dorothy Paul
David Evans: Brian Ellis

: Video Diaries

Last of the current series.
My Demons - the Legacy. In 1990, Willa Woolston returned to America to persuade her sisters to join with her in uncovering a buried family history of violence inflicted on them by their stepmother. The video diary she made, My
Demons, treated the subject of extreme child abuse with honesty and shocking detail.
In her second film, Willa revisits her family in Philadelphia to find out what effects those dreadful secrets have had on their lives, and while there, she discovers that her stepmother still has the power to disrupt the family. Armed with the knowledge that abusers have themselves often been abused, Willa determines to find out more about her stepmother's past. Producer Emma Read
Series producer Bob Long


Unknown: Willa Woolston
Producer: Bob Long

: Cricket

Highlights of today's play at
Lord's between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. ● STEREO

: 'Night, Mother

First showing on network television for this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the third in a trio of adaptations of acclaimed
Broadway plays written by Marsha Norman , starring
Sissy Spacek , Anne Bancroft When Jessie confronts her mother with a shocking statement of intent, Mrs Cates has to draw on all her resources to prevent the imminent tragedy.
DirectorTom Moore
● FILMS: pages 33-39


Written By: Marsha Norman
Unknown: Sissy Spacek
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: When Jessie
Unknown: Mrs Cates
Director: Tom Moore
Jessie Cates: Sissy Spacek
Thelma Cates: Anne Bancroft
Dawson Cates: Ed Berke
Loretta Cates: Carol Robbins
Melodie Cates: Jennifer Rosendahl
Kenny Cates: Michael Kenworthy
Agnes Fletcher: Sari Walker

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