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: Open University

6.15 Pure Maths: Shrinking Polygons

6.40 Maths Models and Methods: Keep Your Distance

7.05 Maths: Calculus

7.30 Brazil: Out of Development?

7.55 Electronics: Global Firms, Shrinking Worlds

8.20 Learning for All: Rich Maths Activities

8.45 Jewish Enigma: the Promised Land

: Children's BBC

Willy Fog - 2
Cartoon based on novel by Jules Verne.

9.35 The Movie Game
Film and video quiz. Featuring clips from Aladdin's Arabian Adventures and Son of Pink Panther.
(Shown last Monday on BBC1)

10.00 Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

10.25 Grange Hill
The series from 1984. Roland suffers on the sponsored walk, in more ways than one. With Erkan Mustafa, Lee MacDonald, Paula Ann Bland, Gary Love, Simone Nylander and Mark Savage.

10.55 Ocean Odyssey
Eighth in a 13-part fantasy adventure series set in the future about Neri, a mysterious girl from the Ocean.

11.20 F O T
The show that asks viewers to guess if outrageous claims are true stories or very tall tales.
Competition: to register your vote ring [number removed] (False) or [number removed] (True). Calls cost no more than 20p. For a copy of the rules send an sae to: [address removed].

11.45 The O Zone
Music magazine.


Writer (Grange Hill): Jane Hollowood
Roland: Erkan Mustafa
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Claire: Paula Ann Bland
Jimmy: Gary Love
Janet: Simone Nylander
Gripper: Mark Savage

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south east.
Presented by Michael Hastings.
(Regional Programme)


Presenter: Michael Hastings

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.

12.35 Motor Sport
Action from rounds seven and eight of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone. Britain's Tim Harvey will be looking to maintain the form which saw him take the championship lead ahead of Sweden's Rickard Rydell. Commentary by Murray Walker.

1.05, 6.20 Motor Cycling
Coverage from Brands Hatch of the first ever Superbike Trophy series. This is the first of three rounds this summer and some of the country's top riders will be in action, including Jamie Witham and Michael Rutter. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Steve Parrish.

2.00, 4.10, 4.40, 5.10 Cricket
Action from today's Sunday League match at Headingley between Yorkshire and Glamorgan, two of Britain's most attractive sides. Yorkshire's batting line-up includes Australian import Michael Bevan, while their bowling attack is led by Darren Gough. Glamorgan, Sunday League champions two years ago, can call on former Test players Hugh Morris and Matthew Maynard. Commentary by Jack Bannister and Geoff Boycott.

3.40, 4.25, 4.55 Racing
From the Curragh, coverage of the Irish 2,000 Guineas at 3.45, and from Newbury, races at 4.00, 4.30 and 5.00.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan, Jim McGrath and Jimmy Lindley.

Television presentation Keith Mackenzie (cricket) and Barbara Slater (racing)


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Tim Harvey
Unknown: Rickard Rydell.
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Unknown: Michael Rutter.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley
Commentary By: Steve Parrish.
Unknown: Michael Bevan
Unknown: Darren Gough.
Unknown: Hugh Morris
Unknown: Matthew Maynard.
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott.
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Barbara Slater

: The Money Programme

Electricity prices in Northern Ireland are soaring at a time when costs in Britain are beginning to fall. Consumers in the Province blame the Government for selling them short when the industry was privatised. Richard Wilson investigates the new kings of Northern Ireland power.

Transcript: for details of how to obtain a transcript of this programme, please phone [number removed].


Presenter: Richard Wilson
Producer: Adam Salkeld
Editor: Jane Ellison

: Look at the State We're In: Secrecy

Second of six short films taking a satirical look at state powers. Starring John Cleese, Dawn French

Harold Kingsby visits Mrs Duvet at the Home Office to find out more about Open Government only to discover a mystifying wall of Whitehall bureaucracy and contradiction.

The Andrew Duncan Interview with John Cleese: page 18


Harold Kingsby: John Cleese
Mrs Duvet: Dawn French

: States of Mind: Family Therapy: Rachel

Third of six programmes penetrating the private world of therapy.

This week Jack and Marian's 21-year-old daughter takes centre stage and confesses to feeling insecure and paranoid. She imagines that a little green man sits permanently on her shoulder, putting her down and telling her nobody likes her. As the session unfolds, Marian, her mother, is hurt and shocked to learn that the little green man speaks with her voice.


Director: Peter Gordon
Executive Producer: Udi Eichler

: Death of Apartheid: The Third Force

Second of a three-part series in which leading South African political figures tell the inside story of how the white minority government conceded power.

Following Nelson Mandela's release from prison, South Africa erupted in violence as elements in the security services, the government and the Zulu party Inkatha attempted to sabotage the negotiations for change. Key insiders - Nelson Mandela, F W de Klerk, Thabo Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa, Chief Buthelezi - tell the full story of how the negotiations succeeded despite the bloodshed.


Interviewee: Nelson Mandela
Interviewee: F W De Klerk
Interviewee: Thabo Mbeki
Interviewee: Cyril Ramaphosa
Narrator: Allister Sparks
Director/Producer: Stewart Lansley

: Westminster's Secret Service

Whips pride themselves on their secrecy and discretion. Reporter Michael Cockerell uncovers their shadowy world and reveals how they operate. How close to reality is the fictional Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, in the drama series House of Cards?
Government Whips can make or break ministers and ensure they know all the secrets of the private lives of their fellow MPs. One Tory MP claims that the Whips are a gestapo, but another says they are democracy's unsung heroes - as necessary for Parliament as sewers are for civilisation.


Reporter: Michael Cockerell
Producer: Alison Cahn
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Screen Two: Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre

A comedy film about freedom, sex and dolphins.
Starring Pam Ferris

When a shy young man arrives on her doorstep, Alice Hartley grabs the chance to escape from her loveless marriage. She and Michael open a Growth Centre with a difference - offering sex, drugs and personalised water births.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

See This Week: page 9


Writer: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Debbie Shewell
Director: Noella Smith
Alice Hartley: Pam Ferris
Michael: Ken Christiansen
Louise: Charlotte Coleman
Sarah: Constance Chapman
Dr Simmonds: David Ryall
Vicar: Danny Webb
Charles: Peter Blythe
Inspector: Jim Carter
Gary: Gary McDonald
Stephanie: Emily Piercy
First mother: Kate Fenwick
Second mother: Amanda Symonds
Mrs Wheatley: Jill Spurrier
Doctor's wife: Carol MacReady
Vicar's wife: Maeve Murphy
Policeman: Jonathan Wrather

: The Trial of OJ Simpson

News from the Los Angeles courtroom where 0 J Simpson is accused of the murder of his former wife Nicole and her friend. With Peter Pringle. Series producer Janey Walker


Unknown: J Simpson
Unknown: Peter Pringle.

: The BBC 100: Sanjuro

Action drama starring Toshiro Mifune

Sanjuro, an unkempt but invincible Samurai warrior, becomes involved in a struggle against a corrupt warlord. Showing in widescreen format. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1962) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 53-62
The next BBC 100 film, Gertrud, is on Friday


Director: Akira Kurosawa
Sanjuro: Toshiro Mifune
Muroto: Tatsuya Nakadai
Kikui: Masao Shimizu
Mutsuta, the chamberlain: Yunosuke Ito
Chamberlain's wife: Takako Irie
Koiso, the chamberlain's daughter: Reiko Dan
Kurofuji: Takashi Shimura

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