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: Open University

6.15 Maths Shrinking Polygons
7089819 6.40 Mathematics Keep Your Distance 5090180 7.05 Rich Maths
Activities - exciting maths for children.
Subtitled 3058703 7.30 The Restless Pump -workings of the human heart.
7.55 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 6828600 8.20 Easingthe Pain - a look ata pain relief clinic. 4819529 8.45 AHard Actto Follow
- the consequences of the 1988 Education Reform Act.


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Rupert

Animation based on the stories by Alfred Bestall.


Stories By: Alfred Bestall.

: The Littlest Pet Shop

Animated tales about some ingenious pets.

: X-Men

The cartoon adventures of super-powered heroes. Stereo ...

: Fully Booked

Today, Animal Hospital presenter
Rolf Harris talks about his version of the Queen track Bohemian Rhapsody, authorTerry Pratchettand singerSean Maguire visit the show, and there's a trip to the set of the Backstreet Boys'new video.
Including at 10.15 Bump in the Night
10.55 Pingu and at 11.40 Sporting Hero - Kriss Akabusi tries sailing. Hosted by Sarah Vandenbergh and Grant Stott. Producer Ed Gray ; Series producer Liz Scott
Stereo................................................... WRITE TO: Fully Booked. PO Box 1212, Glasgow G 12 8DB. To take partin the competition, phone (calls cost a maximum of 25p). Please ask for permission before you phone. Lines open until midnight Sunday. Call the celebrity line on [number removed] (calls cost a maximum of 1 Op). Lines open until 8.00am on Tuesday. E-mail address: fbooked@scot.bbc.co.uk


Talks: Rolf Harris
Singersean: Sean Maguire
Unknown: Kriss Akabusi
Unknown: Sarah Vandenbergh
Unknown: Grant Stott.
Producer: Ed Gray
Producer: Liz Scott

: Around Westminster

The parliamentary review programme, presented by Jon Sopel. .... REGIONAL PROGRAMMES


Presented By: Jon Sopel.

: South of Westminster

Reports and analysis of the week's political events in the south.
Presented by Bruce Parker


Presented By: Bruce Parker

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker.

12.35 Athletics
Highlights of the Atlanta Grand Prix, an event that marks the opening of the Centennial Olympic Stadium.

1.15 Gymnastics
Coverage from Birmingham of the Women's European Championships as gymnasts compete in the individual apparatus finals for the vault, bars, beam and floor titles.
Commentary by Barry Davies, Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.

2.50,3.25,3.55 Racing From Newbury
Featuring races at 3.00, 3.30 and 4.00.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan, Jim McGrath and Jimmy Lindley.

3.10,3.40,4.10 Golf
The final round of the International Open from Thame, Oxfordshire. Australia's Peter O'Malley defends his title against top names, including Colin Montgomerie and Europe's Ryder Cup captain Seve Ballesteros.
Commentary by Peter Alliss, Alex Hay, Dave Marr, Beverley Lewis and Mike Hughesdon.

TV presentation (gymnastics) Keith Mackenzie.
Barbara Slater


Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fennerand
Commentary By: Christine Still.
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Peter O'Malley
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Beverley Lewis
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.

: The End of the Western World

For 500 years the ideas and values that have shaped the world have been western. But the next century is being described as the Asian Century.
In the second of two programmes,
Martin Jacques examines the contribution education and welfare policies have made to the success of Asian economies. He visits Taiwan to look at the investment being made in primary education, and in Malaysia he studies the implications of the move away from a traditional family structure. He also visits Hong Kongto talk to the GovernorChris Patten about the inspirational atmosphere in the region. Producer Richard Klein ; Editor Helen Boaden


Unknown: Martin Jacques
Producer: Richard Klein
Editor: Helen Boaden

: A History of British Art

Fifth in asix-part series.
All Change. Victorian artists turned their backs on the technological and social changes that convulsed Britain duringthe 19th century. They developed a hatred of modernity, and were nostalgicforan idealised past. Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon . See today's choices. Director Jamie Muir ; Series producer
Gillian Greenwood
BOOKLET: send a cheque or postal order for £3. 50, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed] Ceefax: see page 622: Internet address: http://www. bbcnc.org. uk/british_art


Presented By: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Director: Jamie Muir
Producer: Gillian Greenwood

: Grand Prix

Highlights of this afternoon's Monaco Grand Prix from Monte Carlo.
Repeated tomorrow at 2.10pm.


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Jonathan Palmer
Pit-lane commentator: Tony Jardine

: Best Night

An evening of programmes marking the 50th birthday of footballing legend George Best and acknowledging his status as soccer's best-known name.
See today's choices.

9.05 The Best Thing
George Best, a star by the age of 17, had everything at his peak: breathtaking ability, good looks and money. He became an icon and won the affections of three Miss Worlds. However, at the age of 27 he was finished. His footballing career was in ruins. He had a drink problem, was declared bankrupt and ended up in prison. Players, managers, supporters, friends and lovers contribute to this intimate portrait. (Stereo)

9.50 Ten of the Best
Ten fans select Best's most memorable goals, and Best invites the public to enter a competition by selecting their favourite. The winner will be announced at 11.35pm.
COMPETITION: to enter telephone one of the numbers below. Calls cost 39p per minute. Lines are open from 9.50pm to 10.30.
1: [number removed]; 2: [number removed]; 3: [number removed]; 4: [number removed] 5: [number removed]; 6: [number removed]; 7: [number removed]; 8: [number removed] 9: [number removed]; 10: [number removed]

10.00 Manchester United Football Family Tree
Independent sports writer Jim White chronicles the story of the club, from the tragedy of Munich to the joy of European Cup glory; from the low of relegation to the high of winning the league title. Contributors include players George Best, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs. (Stereo)

10.50 The Best Team
Which was the best British team ever? Down at George Best's local pub, TV presenter Johnny Vaughan talks with the player about his dream team. (Stereo)

11.05 Parkinson Meets Best
In the seventies, Michael Parkinson faced George Best in two legendary interviews. Tonight, the two meet to discuss his time at Manchester United, his drinking and gambling, the period he spent in prison and his attraction to beautiful women. (Stereo)

11.35 Final Score
Best announces the result of this evening's Ten of the Best phone-in competition. (Stereo)

11.40-12.10am The Best Match
A chance to see action from the game that shot George Best to international stardom -the 1966 European Cup quarterfinal, in which Manchester United beat Benfica 5-1 on their own territory, and Best scored two goals in the first 12 minutes.
Executive producer (Best Night) Bridget Boseley
Videoplus code for 9.00-12.10am:


Unknown: George Best
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Bobby Charlton
Unknown: Denis Law
Unknown: Bryan Robson
Unknown: Mark Hughes
Unknown: Ryan Giggs.
Talks: Johnny Vaughan
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Bridget Boseiey

: The Adventures of Gerard

Historical adventure starring
Peter McEnery Claudia Cardinale , 1808: in the Peninsula Spain
Campaign, Napoleon plots to divert the English by letting a false message fall into their hands, choosing as his courier the brave Colonel Etienne Gerard.
Colonel Etienne Gerard PETER MCENERY Countess Teresa , CLAUDIA CARDINALE , Napoleon ELI WALLACH Millefleurs , JACK HAWKINS Colonel Russell , MARK BURNS Sgt Papilette, NORMAN ROSSINGTON
Director Jerzy Skolimowski (1970) ....... ♦ See Films: pages 49-56 **
Followed by Weatherview
1.40 Pages from Ceefax


Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Colonel Etienne Gerard.
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Mark Burns
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

: The Learning Zone

Information Line: (0 181) 746 1111.
FETV Short Cuts
2.00 TV Genres Healthcare
4.00 Suenos - World Spanish 17-20 -Spanishforbeginners.
Business and Work
5.00 Walk the Talk Dinosaurs and Sacred Cows Rpt Stereo 17730 5.30 How Do You Manage? Making It Happen
Open University
6.00 Vacuums - How Low Can You Go?
Rpt 7988136 6.25 Representing the People Rpt

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