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: Open University

6.40 Instruments under Wraps 5808057
7.05 Maths: Algebra 4999090
7.30 The Structure of Liquids: Superflow
7.55 Polar Oceans
8.20 Reptile Reproduction 2470361
8.45 Arts: the Melbury Road Set
9.10 Mental Handicap: Finding a Voice 1728670
9.35 Quantum Leaps into the Atom
10.00 Authority in 16th-century Europe 7174800
10.25 Computing: Controlling the Sky 5228477
10.50 Environment: Walk Softly on the Earth 3050632
11.15 Themes in the Social Sciences
12.05 pm Home Economics in the Curriculum 9062926
12.30 Somewhere a Wall Came Down - a look at how one East Berlin family is coping with unemployment in today's reunified country.
12.55 Modem Art: Smithson and Serra - the work of two sculptors. designed to stand in tension with their environment, provokes a dialogue among observers.
1.20 Race for a Gene 7545632
2.10 The Developing World: Lessons from Kerala 68925926
2.35 Environmental Control: Air Pollution - how can it be controlled, and whose problem is it really?

: Nobody Runs Forever

Thriller starring starring Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer
Despatched to London to arrest a high-ranking government official for the murder of his first wife, an Australian detective becomes embroiled in an explosive political situation. (1968)
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Director: Ralph Thomas
Scobie Malone: Rod Taylor
Sir James Quentin: Christopher Plummer
SheilaQventin: Lilli Palmer
Lisa Pretorius: Camilla Sparv
Maria Cholon: Daliah Lavi
Townsend: Franchot Tone
Joseph: Clive Revill
Denzil: Lee Montague
Jamaica: Calvin Lockhart
Pallain: Derren Nesbitt
Flannery: Leo McKern
Leak: Russell Napier
Blundell: Ken Wayne

: Ryder Cup Grandstand

Further coverage of the golf fourballs on the second day at the Belfry. Europe and the USA shared the honours at this stage of the competition in 1989, with two wins apiece. In 1991, Europe fared better, with three victories in the second-day fourballs - the fourth match was halved. Europe's hopes of regaining the trophy will be much clearer by the end oftoday'splay.

: Kenneth Baker's Memoirs

Maggie 's Man. In the last of three programmes, Kenneth Baker and former Cabinet colleagues chronicle what really happened the night after the first leadership ballot of 1990. Producer Alison Cahn
Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Producer: Alison Cahn
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Richard Edgar


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: World Chess Championships

Further coverage. Director Pieter Morpurgo
Producer Annie Lewis


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Annie Lewis

: DJ Heaven

This new series draws on vintage clips from the Top of The Pops archives, and each programme will be linked to a particular disc jockey. The first is Dave Lee Travis , who recently and dramatically announced his resignation from Radio 1 on the air. The artists he introduces include Blondie, David Bowie , the Rubettes and Spandau Ballet. Producer Louis Heaton


Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Spandau Ballet.
Producer: Louis Heaton

: MeTV: the Future of Television

Film mogul Barry Diller sees a media revolution which could bring up to 5,000 TV channels into every home. This programme takes a critical look at his vision and tells the story of its birth in the world of television shopping.
An Illuminations production for BBC TV.


Producer: John Wyver

: The Old Devils

This three-part production, first screened 18 months ago, combined the literary talents of Sir Kingsley Amis , who won the Booker Prize with the novel, and celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies , whose many credits have included his own A Very
Peculiar Practice and the adaptation of House of Cards. They are served by a strong cast including John Stride
(who became a small- screen star with The Main Chance), Bernard Hepton and Anna Cropper.
The devils in question were students together in the 1950s, now pensioners on an alcoholic wander through old age. Their routine is upset when TV personality and "professional Welshman" Alun Weaver bounds back into their lives.
Producer Adrian Mourby Director Tristram Powell


Unknown: Sir Kingsley Amis
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: John Stride
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Anna Cropper.
Unknown: Alun Weaver
Producer: Adrian Mourby
Director: Tristram Powell
Alun Weaver: John Stride
PeterThomas: James Grout
Charlie Norris: Ray Smith
Malcolm Cellan-Davies: Bernard Hepton
Rhiannon Weaver: Sheila Allen
Gwen Cellan-Davies: Anna Cropper
Muriel Thomas: Anne Stally Brass
Garth Pumphrey: Howell Evans
SophieNorris: Elizabeth Morgan
Dorothy Morgan: Elizabeth Spriggs

: Video Diaries

Dyingfor Publicity. Photo-journalist Chris Steel-Perkins 's video record of the effect of media attention on Somalia's famine. Producer Gabe Solomon


Unknown: Chris Steel-Perkins
Producer: Gabe Solomon

: The Servant

r Drama with screenplay by Harold Pinter.
Dirk Bogarde , James Fox The relationship between a manservant and his employer takes a strange turn. With Sarah Miles and Wendy Craig. Director Joseph Losey (1963)
Hollywood UKcontinues tomorrow at 8.10pm


Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Sarah Miles
Unknown: Wendy Craig.
Director: Joseph Losey

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