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: Open University

6.00 Power to the People? How decisions are made about large-scale building projects. 6910069 6.25 Computing:
Building a Spreadsheet 6999576 6.50 Statistics: Which Test to Use
7.15 Only Four Colours - Shading a Map How mathematicians proved only four colours were needed for a map.
7277663 7.40 Science: Rats and Super Rats. Some rats have evolved a resistance to poison. 9026392 8.05
Atlantic Salmon - Scalingthe Salt Barrier Amazingfeats of migrating salmon.
2130514 8.30 Victorians and the Art of the Past 9353040 8.55 Caribbean Poetry Three Caribbean poets in discussion.
9372175 9.20 Rural India - a Vulnerable
Life 2177205 9.45 Statistics: Clinical
Trials. Tests on new medicines. 8034972 10. lOThe Newtonians
Newton's impact on 18th century thinking. 4653953 10.35 Film and Video Makers: The Burden of Representation. Modern images of race. 1744717 11.00 Money and Medicine The NHS's internal market. 6496717 11.25Science
Matters: Acid Politics. After 20 years of debate, Britain has signed an agreement to help reduce acid rain.

: Watch Out

What's going on in the world of wildlife.
Simon King enters the weird world of the sea potato, persuades darter dragonflies to use his hand as a hunting perch, and goes in search of the edible dormouse.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Simon King

: Kung Fu

Martial arts drama, made as a pilot for the 1970s TV series, and starring David Carradine

Into America's Wild West comes mysterious stranger, Caine, a man of peace whose awesome martial arts skills are severely tested when he helps some railroad labourers battle oppression.
Film Reviews pages 49-57


Director: Jerry Thorpe
Kwai Chang Caine: David Carradine
Dillon: Barry Sullivan
Raif: Albert Salmi
McKay: Wayne Maunder
Han Fei: Benson Fong
Blind Master Po: Keye Luke
Master Kan: Philip Ahn
Master Sun: Richard Loo

: Wimbledon 95 and Cricket: Third Test

Combined coverage as Desmond Lynam introduces the ladies' and men's doubles championships live from Wimbledon, and Tony Lewis presents furtherplayfrom
Edgbaston on the third day of England's Test against the West Indies.
Executive producers Martin Hopkins (tennis), Keith MacKenzie (cricket); Editor (tennis) John Rowlinson


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: John Rowlinson

: Jackie Stewart Celebrity Challenge

This unusual charity event at
Gleneagles, Tayside, combines golf and clay pigeon shooting, with 12 celebrity teams competing. Among those taking part are Prince Andrew and sporting celebrities including
Question of Sport quiz captain and former cricketer Ian Botham , Blackburn football boss Kenny Dalglish ,
Scotland's World Cup rugby union
captain Gavin Hastings and golfer Colin Montgomerie. From the world of showbusiness the stars participating include pop singer Chris De Burgh , film actor Sean Connery , comedian Ronnie Corbett and opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. introduced by Hazel Irvine , with commentary by Peter Alliss and TonyGubba.
Producer Martin Webster


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Kenny Dalglish
Unknown: Captain Gavin Hastings
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie.
Singer: Chris de Burgh
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Singer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Introduced By: Hazel Irvine
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Producer: Martin Webster

: Rock Family Trees

Third in a six-part series lookingat pop history, based on music journalist Pete Frame 's intricate hand-drawn family trees.
The series concentrates on human dramas behind some of the best known bands from the 1960s to the present. Deep Purple People
Tonight's programme charts the tempestuous history of one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. In the early seventies, Deep Purple could claim to be the biggest band in the world in terms of record sales and the size of their live audiences. Yet tensions between the five members were neverfarfrom the surface and the history of the band is littered with splits. One of the many stories tells of the events which led to singer Ian Gillan leaving Deep Purple in 1973, an event which keyboard player Jon Lord describes as "the biggest shame in rock 'n' roll". Members of Deep Purple and offshoots such as Rainbow,
Whitesnake and Gillan describe with remarkable frankness the highs and lows of three decades of life in the music business. See today's choices. Series producer Francis Hanly
♦ See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Pete Frame
Singer: Ian Gillan
Unknown: Jon Lord
Producer: Francis Hanly

: The Saturday Night Armistice

Topical entertainment show starring Armando lannucci
Together with co-presenters Peter Baynham and David Schneider, lannucci takes an idiosyncratic slant on the week's events.



Comedian: Armando Iannucci
Comedian: Peter Baynham
Comedian: David Schneider
Director: John Kilby
Director: Steve Bendelack
Director: Andy De Emmony
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Today at Wimbledon

Sue Barker introduces highlights of today's ladies' singles final, talks to the winner and looks forward to tomorrow's men's singles final.
Producer Sharon Lence ; Editor Dave Gordon


Introduces: Sue Barker
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Long Gone

Comedy drama set in the fifties, starring
William L Petersen
VirginiaMadsen Stud Cantrell is player-manager of the Tampico Stogies - a third-rate baseball team that can't hit, field ordraw crowds. Things can only get better, and they do in the shape of the beautiful
Dixie and two new players who rocket the Stogies to success. But, as Cantrell soon finds out, with success comes a whole lot of trouble. Made by the director of The Lords of Flatbush and Eddie and the Cruisers.
Director Martin Davidson (1987)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 49-57


Unknown: William L Petersen
Unknown: Virginiamadsen Stud Cantrell
Director: Martin Davidson
Cecil Stud Cantrell: William L Petersen
Dixie Lee Boxx: Virginia Madsen
Jamie Don: Weeks Dermotmulroney
Joe Louis Brown: Larry Riley
Esther Wrenn: Katy Boyer
Hale Buchman Sr: Henry Gibson
Hale Buchman Jr: Teller Lasarow
Cletis Romey: Roberte Aston
Paco Isquierdo: Panchito Gomez
Monroe: David Langston Smyrl
Bump Klein: Guich Koock
Peaches: Arthur Rosenberg
Knuckisie Chappell: Will Zahrn
Whiz Whitman: Edward Blatchford
Bart Polonskl: Joel Murray
JHarrellSmythe: Hazen Gifford
Bubba Boon: Kenneth Eriksen
Pokey Sanchez: Neil P Degroot
Buster Smenglia: Steve Zurk
Corky Lucodello: Ken Dominguez

: Cricket: Third Test

Highlights of the third day's play between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

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