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: Open University

6.15 Mathematics: Reflecting on Conies 1159805 6.40 Maths: Newton'sLawofMotion 6727485 7.05Maths: Trigonometric Formulas
6656640 7.30 Pilgrimage: the Shrine at Loreto 8923485 7.55 TV: Global impact
8.20 Questions about Behaviour 3834534 8.45 Death and Dying: One Fact. Many Facets

: Draw Me

With Philippa Forrester and Ratz.
Drawing quiz game with Bill Tidy. ANSWERS: send your answer to this week's cliffhangerto Draw Me, BBCtv, PO Box 3. London W 1 6DE.

: Simon and the Witch

Written by Valerie Georgeson , from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry


Written By: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry

: The Animals of Farthing Wood


: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Olympic Grandstand

The climax to the Olympic Winter Games from
Lillehammer, with the hosts Norway bidding for a gold in the men's slalom, and the final runs in the four-man bobsleigh. Plus the last and most gruelling cross-country event - the men's 50km marathon of Nordic ski-ing. Commentary David Vine, David Coleman and Gerald Sinstadt. Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker , with Nick Phipps and Martin Bell.


Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt.
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker
Unknown: Nick Phipps
Unknown: Martin Bell.

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east. With Jonathan Beale.


Unknown: Jonathan Beale.

: The Living Soap

(Revised repeat or Friday's programme)

: Sarajevo - a Street under Siege

A review of last week's programmes.

: Olympic Grandstand

Live action from the ice hockey final at the Hakon Hall in Lillehammer, to decide the last gold medal in the Olympic Winter Games. Russia, the reigning world champions, look to maintain their monopoly of the event traditionally dominated by the former Soviet Union. Commentary Barry Davies.
Plus, the latest action from the World Indoor Bowls
Championships at the Guild Hall, Preston.


Unknown: Barry Davies.

: Rugby Special

Featuring Saracens v Bath. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Some believe that the lesser flamingo, with its exotic, flame-coloured plumage, could be the origin of the fabled phoenix.
But even now, 3,000 years on, little is known of this elegant, long-legged bird which gathers in enormous flocks on the inland lakes of east Africa, feasts on an algae that turns its wing-feathers crimson and whose breeding has been almost unrecorded. This film goes to Tanzania's Lake Natron, the hottest, shallowest and most remote soda lake in the Rift Valley, where flamingos nest right at its centre. It is narrated by Josette Simon.
"No one has ever managed to visit the colony and we know why," say producers
Owen Newman and Amanda Barrett.
" It's impossibly hot, the sinking mud is like bottomless quick-sand, and you'rea long way from help if things go wrong. But that's why the flamingos feel safe here."
Executive producer John Sparks


Unknown: Josette Simon.
Producers: Owen Newman
Producers: Amanda Barrett.
Producer: John Sparks

: Olympic Grandstand

Live coverage from
Lillehammer, Norway, of the closing ceremony of the 17th Olympic Winter Games, with commentary by David Coleman. Plus brief highlights of the competitions.
Introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker.


Commentary By: David Coleman.
Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: Schindler

J Since the opening of Steven Spielberg 's multi-Oscar-nominated film Schindler's List, the name of Oskar Schindler has become known the world over. This documentary tells his true story.
Schindler was a Czech-German industrialist living in occupied Poland during the Second World War.
Apparently appalled at what was happening at Auschwitz, he exploited his friendships with the Nazis to save thousands of Jews from the extermination camps by employing them in his factory. But he was an ambiguous figure: some say he wanted to create a slave labour force, while others believe his motives were purely altruistic.
This film, narrated by Dirk Bogarde , was first shown on ITV in 1983 after Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize with his novel Schindler's Ark. It includes interviews with Schindler's widow and mistress, some of the survivors he employed and, in footage recorded only four days before her death, the mistress of the concentration camp commandant.
Director Jon Blair


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Oskar Schindler
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Director: Jon Blair

: Moving Pictures

The new film of Robert Altman , director of The Player, is Short Cuts, based on nine short stories by Raymond Carver. The translation from page to screen is discussed by Carver's widow - the poet Tess Gallagher - screenwriter Frank Barhydt , Altman himself, and co-stars Tim Robbins and Frances McDormand. Plus a look at British serial-killer movies since the 20s.
Series producer Saskia Baron
Series editor Paul Kerr


Unknown: Robert Altman
Stories By: Raymond Carver.
Unknown: Tess Gallagher
Unknown: Frank Barhydt
Unknown: Tim Robbins
Unknown: Frances McDormand.
Editor: Paul Kerr

: Something Wild

Nightmarish comedy by director Jonathan Demme , featured on last week's Moving Pictures.
Starring Melanie Griffith Jeff Daniels
Ray Liotta
When businessman Charles is picked up by zany Lulu he has no idea how far she will take him into her own wild world.
Directors John Waters and John Sayles have cameo roles.


Director: Jonathan Demme
Unknown: Melanie Griffith
Unknown: Jeff Daniels
Unknown: Ray Liotta
Directors: John Waters
Directors: John Sayles
Audrey “Lulu” Hankel: Melanie Griffith
Charles Driggs: Jeff Daniels
Ray Sinclair: Ray Liotta
Irene: Margaret Colin
Peaches: Dana Preu
Larry Dillman: Jack Gilpin

: Bowls

Highlights from the World
Indoor Bowls Championships.

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