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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space and Time: A Conflict Brought to Light 9253304 6.25 An Introduction tolT-Teletel 9272439 6.50 Computing: One Small Step ... 3064526 7.15 The Planners and the Planned: A Women's Hospital 8085168 7.40 The
Albert Memorial 5162410 8.05 Electrons and Atoms
8.30 Learning to Care 8771679 8.55 Health and Disease 3521976 9.20 Women, Children and Work 6703491 10.10 Classical
Sculpture and the Enlightenment 2260491 10.35 Languages for Learning 8470014 ll.OOJust in Time? Restructuring Corporate America

: Blithering Nonsense

Twenty-five years ago "blithering nonsense" was MP lain Macleod's reaction to Open University, a new concept of higher education brought into the home via television. Even
The Times asked: "Is there a demand for the service?"
Obviously there was, and the OU celebrates its silver jubilee today with this reflection on what turned out to be a good idea after all. It is presented by Willie Russell , whose play
Educating Rita focused on an Open University student and her tutor. (Something to Celeorate: the Open
University National Toast at 11. 50pm)
Stars who made thegrade


Presented By: Willie Russell

: Odette

Drama starring Anna Neagle
Trevor Howard
The story of Odette, a British secret service agent in France. With Marius Goring and Peter Ustinov.
DirectorHerbert Wilcox (1950)


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.

: Horizon

After the Flood
What can we learn from the Mississippi floods?


War drama starring Michael Caine
Stanley Baker
1879: when the ruler of the great Zulu kingdom inflicts a heavy defeat upon the British army, two officers must desperately rally their meagre forces. With Jack Hawkins , James Booth , Ivor Emmanuel , Glynn Edwards. Director Cy Endfield (1964)


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: James Booth
Unknown: Ivor Emmanuel
Unknown: Glynn Edwards.

: World Snooker

More action from Sheffield.

: Scrutiny

Anne Perkins investigates the Parliamentary committees. Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: The Men Who Kept the Lights On

Only now, ten years after the miners' strike, are "the men who kept the lights on" prepared to tell their story. A blackout caused by lack of coal at Britain's power stations would have threatened the Thatcher government and changed our social and industrial history. In this documentary, reporter Richard Lindley persuades the men at all levels in the power industry to reveal the secrets about their tactics during that crucial year.
A Lindley Stone/Laurel production for BBCtv


Reporter: Richard Lindley
Producer: Chris Oxley

: THE WIND OF CHANGE Arena Special

Voices from the Island
Robben Island is South Africa's
Alcatraz. For three decades
Nelson Mandela , Walter Sisulu and hundreds of other political prisoners were held in its maximum security prison for opposing the apartheid regime. Conditions were harsh and prisoners were treated like animals. The island itself has a tragic history as a dumping ground for convicts, lunatics, lepers and enemies of the state. It became a bizarre microcosm of the rest of South African society. In an extraordinary tale of survival, Mandela and his fellow ex-prisoners reveal the strategies with which they transformed life on the island and the vision they created for a new South Africa. Director Adam Low
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: Walter Sisulu
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Have I Got News for You

TV's top comedy news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton with guests
Eddie Izzard and Jonathan Ross.


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.

: Seinfeld: The Deal

"Television doesn't get much better," declared America's TV Guide.
But even over there this blend of sitcom and stand-up routines made a low-key debut, just as it did last year on BBC2. It stars comedian Jerry Seinfeld as a single man trying to cope with the demands of 90s living.
Romance, friendship, sport and careers are all considered as Seinfeld ponders life's problems.
This second series starts with The Deal, in which Seinfeld and ex-girlfriend Elaine try to work out whether good friends can become occasional lovers without ruining their friendship.
See This Week page 12


Jerry: Jerry Seinfeld
Elaine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
George: Jason Alexander
Kramer: Michael Richards
Tina: Siobhan Fallon

: Unplugged

A 1993 farewell performance from folk-influenced band
10,000 Maniacs, featuring their hit songs and a guest appearance by elusive ex-Talking Head David Byrne.


Unknown: David Byrne.

: World Snooker

Tonight's frames in the battle for the quarter-finals.

: Something to Celebrate

Join the Open University and its guests as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of its royal charter - characteristically, in the wee small hours - culminating in a "national toast" at midnight.

: World Snooker

David Vine presents highlights of the eighth day at the Crucible.


Unknown: David Vine

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