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: Open University

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6.15 Edison - the Invention of Invention

7.05 Whose Body?

7.35 Marin Mersenne - the Birth of Modern Geometry

: Weekend 24

News roundup, with Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. Weather update at 8.25.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Sian Williams

: Olympic Grandstand

Another chance to enjoy the spectacle of yesterday's Winter Olympics opening ceremony, from the Olympic stadium in Salt Lake City, USA. The traditional fanfare, with commentary from Barry Davies, combines music, dance and culture in a flamboyant jamboree. Presented by Hazel Irvine. The first medals are settled tonight as coverage continues at 10.30pm.
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The best of British: page 20


Commentator: Barry Davies
Presenter: Hazel Irvine
Producer: Helen Kuttner
Producer: Sharon Lence
Editor: Carl Hicks

: See Hear on Saturday

A report on the progress made in the recognition of British Sign Language since campaigners marched through central London last July.
Presented by Lara Crooks. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.


Presenter: Lara Crooks

: The Sky at Night: Galactic Whirlpools

Patrick Moore and Professor Chris Kitchin discuss how helices of the heavens are formed.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1.

: Afoot Again in the Past

The architectural-appreciation series sees Tony Benn visiting the revolving restaurant at the Post Office Tower, and actress Jean Alexander recalling the golden age of Liverpool's libraries.


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Jean Alexander

: Tennis - Davis Cup and Snooker

Introduced by Sue Barker.
Tennis - Davis Cup
Following yesterday's opening two singles clashes, coverage from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham of the potentially decisive doubles rubber in Great Britain's World Group first-round tie against Sweden.
The Swedish team is likely to feature new Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson and Jonas Bjorkman, the conqueror of Tim Henman at the same tournament.
John Barrett, David Mercer and John Lloyd provide the commentary.
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From Wembley Conference Centre, the first of today's Benson and Hedges Masters semi-finals. The match is the best-of-11-frames and the winner is guaranteed a prize of at least 195,000. Live coverage is presented by Steve Davis and John Parrott, with commentary from Clive Everton, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne and John Virgo.
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Introduced By: Sue Barker
Player (Tennis): Thomas Johansson
Player (Tennis): Jonas Bjorkman
Player (Tennis): Tim Henman
Commentator (Tennis): John Barrett
Commentator (Tennis): David Mercer
Commentator (Tennis): John Lloyd
Editor (Tennis): Paul Davies
Presenter (Snooker): Steve Davis
Presenter (Snooker): John Parrott
Commentator (Snooker): Clive Everton
Commentator (Snooker): Dennis Taylor
Commentator (Snooker): Willie Thorne
Commentator (Snooker): John Virgo
Executive Producer (Snooker): Graham Fry

: What the Papers Say

Andrew Rawnsley of The Observer reviews the press


Presenter: Andrew Rawnsley
Director: Charles Kitchen
Series Producer: Christine Ruth

: Masterworks: Shostakovich Fifth Symphony

Presenter Michael Berkeley concludes the series exploring landmark 20th-century orchestral works with an examination of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony: a Soviet Artist's Reply to Just Criticism.
Written in the shadow of official criticism of his latest opera, and at the peak of Stalin's purges, this piece re-established Shostakovich as an ideologically sound Soviet composer, and remains one of the most popular of all 20th-century symphonies. Russian conductor Valery Gergiev leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the work.
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: monthly. £3.99. New issue on sale 12 February.
Let the music speak: page 17


Presenter: Michael Berkeley
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Director: Francesca Kemp
Series Producer: Peter Maniura

: Yes, Minister: Big Brother

Continuing the first-series rerun of the acclaimed political comedy, originally shown in March 1980.
James Hacker encounters resistance from Sir Humphrey when he tries to have privacy safeguards implemented for the new national computer database.
BBC DVD: Yes, Minister, complete series one, price £12.99.


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
James Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Tom Sargent: Robert Urquhart
Himself: Robert McKenzie
Godfrey Scott: Frederick Jaeger
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Frank Weisel: Neil Fitzwilliam
George: Arthur Cox
Floor Manager: Andrew Lane

: Snooker

Coverage from Wembley of the second semi-final at the Masters. Defending champion Paul Hunter came into the tournament in fine form after defeating Ken Doherty to take the Welsh Open. Both semi-finals at this stage last year ended 6-4, with Hunter edging out Stephen Hendry, while Fergal O'Brien ousted Dave Harold. Presented by Ray Stubbs, with Steve Davis and John Parrott. Coverage of the final starts tomorrow afternoon.


Unknown: Paul Hunter
Unknown: Ken Doherty
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Fergal O'Brien
Unknown: Dave Harold.
Presenter: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott

: Olympic Grandstand

The highlight of today's events on the first day of competition at Salt Lake City is the women's moguls at Deer Valley, where Norwegian world champion Kari Traa is widely expected to better her bronze-medal performance in the freestyle-skiing event at Nagano four years ago.
There's also a look ahead to tomorrow's men's downhill, plus news of Britain's Lesley McKenna's preparations as she bids for a snowboarding half-pipe medal, and Glynn Pedersen's training for the K90 ski jumping. Introduced by Clare Balding and Steve Cram.
The best of British: page 20


Skier: Kari Traa
Snowboarder: Lesley McKenna
Skier: Glynn Pedersen
Introduced By: Clare Balding
Introduced By: Steve Cram

: Sugartime

Period drama based on the real-life relationship between mobster Sam Giancana and singing star Phyllis McGuire. In 1960, Chicago crime boss Giancana begins a romance with the lead singer of the McGuire Sisters, but his associates are worried that the publicity will bring unwanted attention to their illegal activities. Review page 53. (1995, 18) **


Director: John N Smith
Sam Giancana: John Turturro
Phyllis McGuire: Mary-Louise Parker
Butch Blasi: Elias Koteas
Tony Accardo: Maury Chaykin
Chuckie English: Louis Del Grande
Christine McGuire: Deborah Duchene

: Piccadilly Third Stop *

Crime thriller starring Terence Morgan. A crook romances an ambassador's daughter when he learns that her father has gone away on business, leaving a large sum of money in the embassy safe. Review page 53. (1960) (BW)


[Actor]: Terence Morgan
Director: Wolf Rilla

: BBC Learning Zone: Exam Revision: GCSE Bitesize: German

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