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: Open University

6.35 Maths: Tops and Gyroscopes
7.00 Greenbergon Art Criticism
7.25 Modelling in Comfort 7.50 Culture and Belief in Europe
1450-1600 8.15 Animal Physiology: Natural Navigations 8.40 Living with Technology 9.05 Shaping Up
9.30 Rural Life: Image and Reality
9.55 Science and NuclearWaste
10.20 Social Scientists at Work
11.10 Open Forum 11.35 Danger, Children at Play (in vision subtitles)

: The World of Wine

Champagne evokes memories: a wedding, a birth, a contest won, a deal closed - always a joyous occasion. Many countries make a sparklingwine, but they are not allowed to use the name
Champagne. This privilege belongs by right, and in recent years by law, to the wines of Champagne. This film visits the one small area of France where the vines are grown and the wine produced.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
12.35 Yachting; 1.05 Motorcycling
1.30 Formula 3; 1.50 Motorcycling
2.15 Rugby union
3.00 Motorcycling; 4.00 Swimming
4.50 Touring cars; 5.20 Motorcycling
Uncle Ben's World Sprint from Gateshead. Commentary by Hamilton Bland , Andy Jameson.
Rugby Union
Highlights of Leicester v
England from Welford Road, Leicester. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith .
Motor Sport
Round 13 of the British
Formula 3 Championship from Silverstone, plus action from the 12th round of the British
Touring Car Championship from Brands Hatch.
Commentary by Murray Walker.
Penultimate round of the Motorcycle News British Supercup at Oulton Park.
Commentary by Barry Nutley and Steve Parrish.
Reporter Bob Fisher takes a look at the Ultra 30 Grand Prix series in which many of Britain's top helmsmen are taking part.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Hamilton Bland
Commentary By: Andy Jameson.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley
Commentary By: Steve Parrish.
Reporter: Bob Fisher
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: One Man and His Dog

More television sheepdog trials on the slopes above Ennerdale Water in the Lake District. Phil Drabble meets and talks to the Irish shepherds while
Ray Ollerenshaw describes their runs on the testing trials course. Director Ian Russell : Producer Ian Smith • STEREO


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ray Ollerenshaw
Director: Ian Russell
Producer: Ian Smith

: The Living Planet

Another chance to see David
Attenborough's award-winning series The Life Trilogy.
Jungle. From the crown of a huge silk cotton tree in the Amazon, 200 feet up, David Attenborough explores the jungle by rope, gradually descending through tiers of leaves to the dark forest floor, to find some of the most colourful and extraordinary plants and animals on earth. From the world's largest flower, rafflesia, to the world's smallest monkey. From bats that eat figs to a frog that carries its tadpoles up into the trees, flying snakes, dancing cocks of the rocks, scarlet macaws in their nests, singing gibbons, elephant shrews, whip scorpions and courting pheasants. Producer Richard Brock


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Brock

: Live from the Proms

Tonight's Prom forms part of the European Arts Festival, marking the UK's Presidency of the European Community.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, the Choral, with its concluding "Ode to Joy", adopted by the community as its anthem, is performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. The Brighton Festival and London Symphony Choruses join soloists Margaret Price (soprano) from Wales, Martine Mahe (mezzo) from France, Jan Blinkhof
(tenor) from the Netherlands, and Kurt Moll (bass) from
Germany to complete a truly
European line-up. The concert begins wth Elgar's epic symphonic study Falstaff
Christopher Cook introduces the concert and, in the interval, looks at the ideas behind the European Arts Festival. Director Rodney Greenberg
0 STEREO; simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3
0 MUSIC AND ARTS: page 13


Conducted By: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Unknown: Martine Mahe
Tenor: Jan Blinkhof
Tenor: Kurt Moll
Introduces: Christopher Cook
Director: Rodney Greenberg

: Revolution

First showing on network television for Hugh Hudson 's lavish and spectacular re-creation of the American War of Independence, starring Al Pacino, Nastassja Kinski, Donald Sutherland

The War of Independence wasn't Tom Dobb 's fight, but when his only surviving son marched off against the British in 1776, Tom knew that he'd have to follow - to protect the boy in the ensuing chaos and horror. On the way, he meets the rebellious daughter of a wealthy family loyal to the king. Hugh Hudson directed the 1981 Academy-Award winning British film, Chariots of Fire.
(Teletext subtitle: page 888)
Films: pages 33-39


Director: Hugh Hudson
Tom: Al Pacino
Daisy: Nastassja Kinski
Sgt Peasy: Donald Sutherland
Mrs McConnahay: Joan Plowright
Mr McConnahay: Dave King
Sgt Jones: Steven Berkoff
Liberty Woman: Annie Lennox
Older Ned: Dexter Fletcher
Younger Ned: Sid Owen
Corty: John Wells
Lord Hampton: Richard O'Brien
Merle: Eric Milota
Betsy: Felicity Dean
Amy: Jo Anna Lee
Cuffy: Cheryl Miller
Israel Davis: Harry Ditson
Bella: Rebecca Calder
Abby: Theresa Boden
Ben: Cameron Johann

: The Night Stalker

Drama series about a newspaper reporter investigating rumours of supernatural sightings and disturbances, starring Darren McGavin
The Trevi Collection. Kolchak is drawn into the multi-million dollar world of high fashion when he investigates the rumours that a vengeance seeking witch is out to destroy the entire industry.


Unknown: Darren McGavin

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