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: Open University

6.15 Phosphates in the Great
Lakes of North America
6.40 Pure Maths: Space-Time
Geometry 7505285 7.05 Music: Instrumentation 4137258 7.30 Social Problems and Social
Welfare 3645838 7.55 Shropshire in the 16th century 8665890 8.20 Education: Growing Apart at the Margins 2618529 8.45 Surviving the Exam

: System 93

With Philippa Forrester.
Game show with Herman the computer character.

: Jonny Briggs

Rita and Mavis still haven't moved the bike.
Written by Valerie Georgeson , from a story byJoanEadington


Written By: Valerie Georgeson

: Rugrats

Cartoon fun.

: Grange Hill

Fears grow at the field centre when Penny and Susi are lost. Episode written by Alan Janes


Written By: Alan Janes

: F O T

False or true? - that's the decision young viewers have to make as they watch a fast-moving mix of fictional and factual film clips in the last of the series.

Telephone: for viewers playing at home, the numbers are [number removed](false), [number removed](true). (calls cost 20p max).
Rules from FOT, BBC Audiocall, [address removed]

: Futurecooks

The search to find the best young cook in Britain. With John Leslie and Andrea Boardman. Today's fourth heat isfromAshford.


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Andrea Boardman.

: The OZone

Music news, featuring Worlds
Apart and rappers Salt 'n' Pepa.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Dougie Donnelly Provisional Timetable
12.05 Cricket
12.35 Water-Skiing
12.50 Great North Run
3.00 Cricket
3.30 Motorcycling
4.00 Cricket
4.30 Motorcycling
5.00 Cricket
6.00 Motorcycling
Bupa Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields,
Tyneside. The highlight of the men's race is the clash between the half-marathon world record holder Moses Tanui , second in the recent World Championship 10,000m final, and the half-marathon world champion Benson Masya from Kenya.
The British challenge is led by Richard Nerurkar and Paul Evans. In the women's race
South African Zola Pieterse is up against Russian
Olga Bondarenko , 1988 Olympic 10,000m champion.
Commentary by David Coleman , Brendan Foster and Paul Dickenson.
AXA Equity and Law League from Canterbury.
Kent v Glamorgan.
The Sunday League season reaches its climax today with a clash between the two counties who have dominated the race for the title. Former West
Indies captain Viv Richards, making his last one-day appearance in this country, hopes to play an important role as Glamorgan chase their first Sunday League title.
Heat Super Cup International Championship from Mallory Park. The sixth and final round of this year's championship. Huddersfield rider
Jamie Whitham should start favourite today. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Roger Burnett.
World Championships from
Singapore. Former European champion Philippa Roberts heads the British challenge which also features talented teenagers Nicola Huntridge and Corrina Williams.
TV presentation Martin Webster (Great North Run)
Jim Reside (Motorcycling)


Unknown: Moses Tanui
Unknown: Benson Masya
Unknown: Richard Nerurkar
Unknown: Paul Evans.
Unknown: Zola Pieterse
Unknown: Olga Bondarenko
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson.
Unknown: Jamie Whitham
Unknown: Roger Burnett.
Unknown: Philippa Roberts
Unknown: Nicola Huntridge
Unknown: Martin Webster

: A Passion for Angling

Bob James and Chris Yates learn the secrets of outwitting salmon and trout on the Tweed, in Scotland. When they visit the Spey, they find that the competition to fishermen comes from ospreys and otters. Producer Hugh Miles
A Wild Wise production for BBCtv


Unknown: Bob James
Unknown: Chris Yates
Producer: Hugh Miles

: Nature by Design

The series that looks at creatures as the end product of a design process.
The Speed Trap. Using nature's high-performance designs as blueprints, we refine our own technology by creating aircraft fuselages inspired by a shark's ribbed skin, an energy-saving "springwalker" courtesy of the kangaroo and fighter aircraft which aim to out-manoeuvre the starling. Producer Sara Ford

: Hollywood UK

British Cinema in the 60s A Very British Picture
The ebullience of "swinging" London gave way as the 60s progressed to a mood of questioning, and uneasy portents of revolution could be seen in the films of a new generation of directors, who saw the certainties of post-war Britain collapsing about them. Lindsay Anderson talks about his landmark film If.... in which a public school collapses into anarchy and murder.
Dirk Bogarde talks about his roles in Victim, the first British feature film to address the oppression of gay men, and in The Servant, the Pinter-scripted account of subversion among the upper classes. Also featured are
Sylvia Syms , James Fox ,
Tom Courtenay and Stephen Frears. Producers Charles Chabot and Rosemary Wilton
(Tom Jones is being shown at 10. 05pm)


Talks: Lindsay Anderson
Talks: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Stephen Frears.
Producers: Charles Chabot
Producers: Rosemary Wilton
Unknown: Tom Jones

: QMilligan

The third of fivecompilations of Spike Milligan 's ground-breaking vintage comedy series.
Executive producer John Whiston


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Whiston

: World ChessChampionships

A roundup of the week's play in both the Short/Kasparov match in London and the Karpov/Timman match in the Netherlands.

: Tom Jones

Showing in the British Cinema of the 60s season, accompanying the Hollywood UK series. Period adventure starring Albert Finney
Susannah York
Oscar-winning adaptation of Fielding's bawdy tale of a young man's romantic adventures in 18th-century England.
DirectorTony Richardson (1963)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45


Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Susannah York
Tomjones: Albert Finney
Sophie Western: Susannah York
Miss Western: Edith Evans
Squire Western: Hugh Griffith
Molly Seagrim: Diane Cilento
Mrs Waters: Joyce Redman
Lady Bellaston: Joan Greenwood
Blifil: David Warner
Honour: Patsy Rowlands
MrsFitzpatrick: Rosalind Knight
Susan: Lynn Redgrave

: Moviedrome: What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Introduced by Alex Cox.
Black comedy starring Carmen Maura
The story of an unusual working-class family from Spain, all of whom are involved in strange practices. Gloria has taken to drugs, her husband is involved with forged Hitler letters, one son sells drugs and the other sells himself. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar (1984)
SEE FILMS pages 40-45
Moviedrome producer Nick Freand Jones


Introduced By: Alex Cox.
Unknown: Carmen Maura
Directed By: Pedro Almodo
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

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