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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.

6.00 Surviving Cities (S)

6.30 Towards a Better Life (S)

6.55 Cybertalk (S)

: Background Brief

The Science of Ageing. A look at the efforts being made by science to slow down the ageing process. (R) (S) (W)

: To Build the Fastest Round-the-World Yacht

Following engineers and designers as they build a yacht to circumnavigate the globe at high speed. (R) (W)


Ends 11.15.

The Prince of Atlantis
A ship containing deadly toxic canisters causes problems for Orkov and Akata. (R) (S)

8.40 Zorro
A cattle rustier is at large in Los Angeles. (R) (S)

9.05 Casper
Adventures of the friendly cartoon ghost. (R) (S)

9.30 The Journey of Allen Strange
Live action series about a teenage alien stranded on Earth. (R) (S)

9.55 Travel Bug
The Duncan family sail around the islands of the South Pacific, but they get caught in a storm and suffer from sea sickness. (S)

10.25 Byker Grove
Recruitment fever seizes the Grove, while a mystery guest causes a stir. Written by Casper Berry and Andrew S Walsh (R) (S)


Writer ("Byker Grove"): Casper Berry
Writer ("Byker Grove"): Andrew S Walsh

: Star Trek: Bread and Circuses

Kirk, Spock and McCoy are arrested on an Earth-like planet where the Roman Empire never fell.
(R) (S)

: Top of the Pops Plus

Music show, presented by Josie d'Arby and Joe Mace.
Series producer Gary August: Executive producer Paul Smith (S) (W) E-MAIL: totpplus@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Josie D'Arby
Presented By: Joe MacE.
Producer: Paul Smith

: SundayGrandstand

Presented by Roger Black.
1.05 Motorsport Coverage of rounds 17 and 18 of the British Touring Car championship from Croft, near Darlington,
Durham. With commentary by Charlie Cox and John Watson.
1.55 Motorcycling Coverage of round eight in this year's British Superbikes championship, which comes from the Knockhill circuit in Fife. Barry Nutley and Roger Burnett commentate.
2.35 Rowing A preview of the world championships which begin in Lucerne, Switzerland, this weekend. British pair
James Cracknell and Matthew Pinsent are aiming to win both the coxless and the coxed pairs, a feat that not even multi-gold medallist
Steve Redgrave managed. Presented by Garry Herbert.
2.50 Athletics Just one week after the end of the world championships, the cream of the world's athletes are back in action at Gateshead.
Commentary by Steve Cram ,
Paul Dickenson , Stuart Storey , Brendan Foster , Sally Gunnell and John Regis.
Athletics TV presentation Helen Kuttner Editor Michael Cole (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/sport


Presented By: Roger Black.
Commentary By: Charlie Cox
Commentary By: John Watson.
Commentary By: Roger Burnett
Unknown: James Cracknell
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Presented By: Garry Herbert.
Commentary By: Steve Cram
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Sally Gunnell
Commentary By: John Regis.
Unknown: Helen Kuttner
Editor: Michael Cole

: The Future Just Happened

Concluding the series in which writer Michael Lewis examines the influence of technological change.
Past v Future. When the world spends all its time looking ahead, does the past have a future? Lewis ends the series by comparing attitudes to the past and the future in a journey which takes in the House of Lords, Silicon Valley, Stonehenge, and a small town in Ireland which has the highest percentage of people on the internet in the world. Producer Sarah Harrison ; Series producer Charles Miller (S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Lewis
Producer: Sarah Harrison
Producer: Charles Miller

: The World at War

A double bill for the series about the Second World War, narrated by Laurence Olivier, which concludes next week.
The Bomb. Despite a relentless stream of conventional bombing raids on the Japanese, America was determined to use its latest weapon - the atom bomb. With unconditional surrender not forthcoming from Japan, on 6 August 1945 the B-29 plane Enola Gay took off on a special bombing mission to Hiroshima. (R) (S)

8.05 Reckoning. The aftermath of the war saw the forging of the UN, suggesting a new approach to national diplomacy. On the other hand, the Nuremberg trials implied a need for retribution. Germany was apportioned between the victorious Allies leading to the creation of the Iron Curtain. (R) (S)
Website: [web address removed]
BBC History Magazine: available monthly, price £2.95


Narrator: Laurence Olivier
Series Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Ian Botham: 100 Per Cent Beefy

nAs an antidote to England's Ashes defeat, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of cricketing all-rounder
Ian Botham 's triumph in the 1981 Third Ashes Test. It offers a profile of one of Britain's most entertaining and best-loved sporting stars, but also reveals how his volatile personality ensured that he was rarely out of the public eye. Producer Michael Tuft ; Executive producer Jenny Abbott (S) (W) The innings that made Botham a legend, plus book offer: page 23


Unknown: Ian Botham
Producer: Michael Tuft
Producer: Jenny Abbott

: Beautiful Girls ***

Comedy drama. Finding himself at a turning point in his life, Willie Conway returns to his hometown to decide whether he's ready to marry his lawyer girlfriend. He meets up with his old high-school friends, including Tommy Rowland , who only add to Willie's confusion on marriage and relationships. Widescreen. Review page 46.
Director Ted Demme (1996, 15) (S) (W)


Unknown: Willie Conway
Unknown: Tommy Rowland
Director: Ted Demme
Tommy Birdman Rowland: Matt Dillon
Willie Conway: Timothy Hutton
Michael Mo Morris: Noah Emmerich
Tracy Stover: Annabeth Gish
Darian Smalls: Lauren Holly
Gina Barrisano: Rosie O'Donnell
Kev: Max Perlich
Jan: Martha Plimpton
Marty: Natalie Portman
Paul Kirkwood: Michael Rapaport
Sharon Cassidy: Mira Sorvino
Andera: Uma Thurman
Stanley Stinky'Womack: Pruitt Taylor Vince
Steve Rossmore: Sam Robards
BobbyConway: David Arquette

: The Hustler

Drama about street-wise pool hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson who journeys across America conning unsuspecting players into high-stake games before beating them with apparent good fortune. Determined to become the best, Felson arrives in New York and tries to fix a game with the legendary champion, Minnesota Fats. Widescreen.
Director Robert Rossen (1961.15) (BW) (S) (W) Film of the week: page 43


Unknown: Eddie Felson
Director: Robert Rossen
Fast Eddie Felson: Paul Newman
Minnesota Fats: Jackie Gleason
Sarah Packard: Piper Laurie
Bert Gordon: George C Scott
Charlie Burns: Myron McCormick
Findlay: Murray Hamilton
Big John: Michael Constantine
Preacher: Stefan Gierasch
Bartender: Jake Lamotta
Cashier: Gordon B Clarke

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Inside Islam 2.00 Faces of Islam (part 1) (S) Languages 4.00 Talk Italian (parts 1-4) Working in IT 5.00 The Guide
Open University 6.00 Images of Disability (S) 75876 6.30 The Academy of Waste? (S)

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