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: Open University

6.00 Measuring Shadows The Universe
Today How scientists have uncovered the structure of the universe. 2392831 6.25
Channel for Communication Eurostar's passenger departure control system. Stereo 2388638 6.50 First Steps to
Autonomy The environmental, biological and psychological influences on the health of babies. 7118164 7. 15 Toulouse in the 16th Century How architecture was used to display wealth and authority in one of the richest cities in 16th century France. 2248522 7.40 A Question of Balance The links between a fish, a population of butterflies and an entire ecosystem. 7232218 8.05 Plants
Problems with Water How plants defy gravity. 3591831 8.30 Blackpool - Holidays by the Sea The story of Blackpool's development into Britain's largest working-class holiday resort.
2836831 8.55 A Europe of the Regions? How Sheffield and Lille are building new links with an ever-expanding Europe. 1728657 9.45 Living with Technology
Air Pollution Featuring a dramatisation of a classic piece of medical detective work, plus a car manufacturer's attempts to make its vehicles cleaner and safer.
1602725 10.35 Powers of the President - Nixon and Ford Two former US presidents' talk about Vietnam, diplomatic secrecy and an intimate moment with Brezhnev. Subtitled 3949831 11.25 Runningthe Community Markets and Hierarchies Changes within local authorities.
4007386 11.50 Brain and Behaviour
Stress What do we mean by "stress" and how can we measure it?

: Watch Out

Anotherforay into the world of wildlife.
In an extended edition, Watch Out goes to the seaside with a visit to the Moray Firth to see some dolphins, a sandy beach wildlife guide, a look at some of the most beautiful and resilient seaside plants, and at the nightlife of rock pools - which come to life after dark. Presented by Simon King. Shown last Friday Stereo .....................


Unknown: Moray Firth
Presented By: Simon King.

: What the Magazines Say

Russell Davies discusses men's magazines in the last of the series in which a guest presenter scans the periodicals and weeklies, picking out the items that most appeal. Stereo .


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Ava Gardner

A documentary tracing the 44-year career of one of Hollywood's legends. The daughter of a sharecropper, Ava Gardner had a real-life reputation as a good-time girl and a hard-luck wife. She divorced her first two husbands - film star
Micky Rooney and jazz band leader Artie Shaw - after only a year of marriage. She toyed with eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes and, in the late 1940s, married Frank Sinatra. That marriage ended in 1953. Yet despite her personal setbacks, the career of "the queen with the soul of a peasant" flourished. By the time she died in London in January 1990, she had made more than 50 films.


Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Micky Rooney
Leader: Artie Shaw
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Further live coverage from Trent Bridge of the third day's play between England and the West Indies. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Geoff Boycott , Colin Croft , David Gower and Tony Lewis. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Commentary By: Colin Croft
Commentary By: David Gower
Commentary By: Tony Lewis.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Bards on the Beach

Highlights of this year's National Eisteddfod from Abergele, North
Wales. With music, poetry, drama and dance, the programme blends the familiar and the unexpected in a profile of the largest cultural festival in Wales. Presented by Eddie Ladd.
Producer Suzanne Phillips


Presented By: Eddie Ladd.
Producer: Suzanne Phillips

: News and Sport

Presented by Huw Edwards. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Presented By: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: John Kettley

: World Athletics Championships

More live coverage on the penultimate day of action from Gothenburg.
Melanie Neefwill be hopingto lead the British 4 x 400 metres women's relay team into tomorrow's final. The team snatched a bronze at the last
World Championships two years ago in Stuttgart, with Sally Gunnell anchoring the team home. The British men's one-lap relay team is also in first round action, and there'll be a roundup of all the day's news, results and medal winners at the Ullevi Stadium.
Tonight's key events are: at 7.20 the women's 4 x 400 metres relay first round, and at 7.50 the men's4xmetres relay first round.


Unknown: Sally Gunnell

: Summer Dance

Outside In
First seen earlierthis year,
Outside In was choreographed by Victoria Marks forthe partly able-bodied, partly disabled CandoCo Dance Company. It won the Grand Prix at the recent Prague Television Festival. White Bird Featherless
Siobhan Davies 's mystical work, with a musical score by Gerald Barry , was created for and performed by her own company. Its title comes from an old riddle, and the piece is full of camouflage and double meaning. See today's choices.
Directors Margaret Williams (Outside In) Peter Mumford (White Bird Featherless)


Unknown: Siobhan Davies
Unknown: Gerald Barry
Directors: Margaret Williams
Unknown: Peter Mumford

: A Night of Wonder

A studio concert featuring one of the enduring stars of popular music, Stevie Wonder.
The show, filmed in late May before an audience of less than 200 people at Teddington Studios in London, features many of his Motown hits. Introduced byTracey MacLeod. See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper
♦ See This Week: page 9
♦ Competitions and Offers: page


Music: Stevie Wonder.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Seinfeld: The Letter

Continuing the Emmy award-winning American comedy series about the lives, loves and friends of a stand-up comedian, starring Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry's love life becomes complicated when Elaine disgraces herself at a baseball game. It looks as if a break-up is imminent - but then Jerry begins to waver.
See This Week: page 6


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

: Lord of the Flies

Adventure drama based on William Golding 'sclassic novel. Starring
Balthazar Getty , Chris Furrh
A potential paradise turns into a brutal struggle for survival when a group of young American military school cadets become stranded on a remote island.
Director Harry Hook (1990)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Balthazar Getty
Unknown: Chris Furrh
Ralph: Balthazar Getty
Jack: Chris Furrh
Piggy: Danuel Pipoly
Roger: Gary Rule
Andy: Terry Wells
Larry: Braden MacDonald
Simon: Badgett Dale
Greg: Angus Burgin

: African Political Broadcast

Vice President Major General Paul Kagame , leader of the rebels who swept away the regime responsible for last year's ethnic cleansing in Rwanda, considers the issues of tribalism and conflict.


Leader: General Paul Kagame

: Samba Traore

The short season offilms from director
Idrissa Ouedraogo concludes with this drama starring Bakary Sangare
After participating in an armed robbery, Samba Traore takes refuge in his village. For a while he is happy with a new love and his wealth, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges. In Bambara with English subtitles.
(1992) .... * FILM REVIEWS pages 33-37


Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Unknown: Bakary Sangare
Unknown: Samba Traore
Samba: Bakary Sangare
Saratou: Mariam Kaba
Salif: Abdoulaye Komboudri
Binta: Irene Tassembedo
Ali: Moumouni Compaore
Seydou: Krin Casimir Traore
Awa: Sibidou Ouedraogo

: Africa Uncut

A selection of compelling, unedited sequences from recordings by some of the many African contributors this year's Video Nation.
Producer Brenda Kelly ; Series producer
Mandy Rose. ...................................
The next African Summer programme, The Great Rift, is on Monday at 8.00pm


Producer: Brenda Kelly
Producer: Mandy Rose.

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