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: Open University

6.40 Maths Methods: Projectiles 3056541 7.05Learningand Doing Maths 2400772 7.30 Discovering 16th-century
Strasbourg 5519246 7.55 Languages for Learning
9683333 8.20 Managing
Schools: MakingTeamsWork 1683604 8.45 Open Mind

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

With Philippa Forrester and Ratz.
COMPETITION: [number removed] (max call costs 20p). For a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

: Simon and the Witch

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


Written By: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry
Story By: Rpt Stereo

: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Grange Hill

Written by Alan Janes Rpt


Written By: Alan Janes Rpt

: F O T

False or true? A fast-moving mix of fact and fiction.

Competition: [number removed] (false), [number removed] (true). (Max call costs 20p.) For a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

See this week page 14

: A Likely Lad

: The O Zone

Music news.

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east. With Michael Hastings. Reports from Jonathan Beale , Don Brind and Tim Friend.


Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Unknown: Jonathan Beale
Unknown: Don Brind
Unknown: Tim Friend.

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker in London and Steve Rider in Imola.

12.30pm: Motor Racing
Live coverage of the San Marino Grand Prix from Imola. Commentary by Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer.

2.45pm: World Snooker
From the Crucible, Sheffield. Live coverage of the first seven frames of the best-of-35-frames final. Commentary by Ted Lowe, Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.

From Wembley, during breaks in the snooker.
Semi-final action from the annual end-of-season championship play-offs. Commentary by Stuart Storey and Bill Beswick.


Presenter: Sue Barker
Presenter: Steve Rider
Commentator (Motor racing): Murray Walker
Commentator (Motor racing): Jonathan Palmer
Commentator (Snooker): Ted Lowe
Commentator (Snooker): Jack Karnehm
Commentator (Snooker): Clive Everton
Commentator (Basketball): Stuart Storey
Commentator (Basketball): Bill Beswick
Producer: Martin Hopkins

: Rugby Special

News of the deciding matches in the Courage Leagues. Plus a look ahead to next Saturday's Cup final between Bath and Leicester. With Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Shadows in a Desert Sea
Underwater photographer
Howard Hall developed special aqualung equipment that does not emit bubbles for this portrait of life beneath the Sea of Cortez, off the Californian coast. This enabled him to capture intimate film of such creatures as whale sharks, manta rays and sea lions. The film also reveals a threat lurking in the form of fishing boats, which trawl the seabed in a search for prawns.
Executive producer Michael Rosenberg Series editor John Sparks
A Partridge production for BBCtv


Unknown: Howard Hall
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Editor: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

This week Her Majesty the Queen and French President Francois Mitterrand will cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Channel Tunnel. Running more than a year late, the tunnel construction has been plagued by fierce disputes. Richard Watson reports on the project's troubled history. Producer Rosamund Jones
Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Francois Mitterrand
Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Jane Ellison

: La Difference

The second of a four-part series taking a light-hearted look at differences in attitude between the British and the French focuses on manners and morals. The contrasts are drawn in eight short films, including a French view of the British dinner party. Comedian Jeremy Hardy discovers the special skills needed to drive in Paris; and Peter York , author of the Sloane Ranger Handbook, explores the intricacies of high society - French-style. Series director Nicola Bruce
Series producer Adam Barker
A Wall to Wall production for BBCtv
Do they mean our television?


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Peter York
Director: Nicola Bruce
Producer: Adam Barker

: Going Underground: The Great Escapers

This is not some Hollywood movie - this is the real thing. The third of this weekend's programmes about tunnels follows three ex-PoWs as they track down the entrance to "Harry", the tunnel they and 73 other RAF officers used to escape from Stalag Luft III during the Second World War.
It was an extraordinary undertaking. Five hundred officers were involved in the planning, security, tailoring, document forging, digging and underground railway construction.
Only three men got home safely. The rest were recaptured and 50 were shot by the Gestapo. After this, escapes were, in the words of the German propagandists, "no longer a sport".
Director Chris Rawlence
Executive producer John Triffitt
A Hauer Rawlence production for BBCtv
(The Wooden Horse at at 11.30pm is also part of the Going Underground season)


Director: Chris Rawlence
Producer: John Triffitt

: Grand Prix

Highlights of the San Marino Grand Prix from Imola in Italy. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside


Producer: Mark Wilkin
Producer: Jim Reside

: World Snooker

Further coverage from the Crucible, Sheffield, as the final reaches the half-way stage.

: The Wooden Horse

The Going Underground series of programmes on tunnels continues with this Second
World War drama starring Leo Genn, David Tomlinson
The story of one of the most famous escapes of the war, when RAF prisoners in Stalag Luft III hit upon an ingenious tunnelling plan. With Anthony Steel, David Greene. Peter Burton , Patrick Waddington , Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Dawson.

Director Jack Lee (1950) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: David Greene.
Unknown: Peter Burton
Unknown: Patrick Waddington
Unknown: Michael Goodliffe
Unknown: Anthony Dawson.
Director: Jack Lee

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