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6.15 Pure Maths: Blancmanges and Snowflakes
6.40 Maths Models: Central Forces and Conservation
Laws
7.05 Maths: Equivalence Relations
7.30 Hardwick Hall: Power and Architecture
7.55 School of the Future?
8.20 Understanding Modern Societies: A Global Culture?
8.45 Images of the Cosmos: Cosmology on Trial

Suzanne's unhappiness leads her into trouble.
Written by Margaret Simpson
(Repeat)

Contributors

Writer:
Margaret Simpson
Suzanne:
Susan Tully
Clare:
Paula Ann Bland
Precious:
Dulice Liecier
Mr Hopwood:
Brian Capron
Avril:
Catherine Clarke
Lisa:
Sarah Doyle
Gripper:
Mark Savage

The first programme of a new season of highlights covers league action from all the home countries, including English champions Bath against rivals Bristol. Plus a look at the first round of the Pilkington Cup, and news, discussion and analysis. Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith . With John Inverdale.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo

Contributors

Commentary By:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown:
John Inverdale.
Editor:
Gerard Lane Stereo

Introduced by Sue Barker.
1.05,3.40,5.00 Cricket Sunday League action. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Jack Bannister.
1.40 Motor Racing Live coverage of the Italian Grand Prixfrom Monza, as Britain's Damon Hill , chasing current leader
Michael Schumacherfrom Germany, bids for a win to save his championship hopes. Commentary by Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer.
* See This Week: page 42
3.40 Athletics Coverage of the third and final day in the World Cup from Crystal
Palace. Highlights include the men's 4 x 400 metres relay and the 110 metres hurdles, which was won by Britain's Colin Jackson in the last World Cup two years ago in Cuba. (Athletics coverage is shared with cricket.)
6.25 Swimming Further action from the World Championships in Rome.
TV presentation Martin Webster (athletics),
Malcolm Kemp (cricket) ...................................99789922

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue Barker.
Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Jack Bannister.
Unknown:
Damon Hill
Commentary By:
Murray Walker
Commentary By:
Jonathan Palmer.
Unknown:
Colin Jackson
Unknown:
Martin Webster
Unknown:
Malcolm Kemp

The threat from fire to the Galapagos Islands and their rare giant tortoises made world news earlier this year. But behind the headlines about the damage to the archipelago's environment lies a more sinister story, one that could destroy Charles Darwin 's paradise for ever. Presented by Chris Packham. See today's choices. Producer David Wallace
* See This Week: page 8

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Darwin
Presented By:
Chris Packham.
Producer:
David Wallace

The last in the present series of the music programme searches for the modern-day diva. Defined as a female goddess, the diva for many people is epitomised by Maria Callas. Tonight's programme talks to operatic stars Brigitte Fassbaender, Julia Migines Johnson, Maria Ewing and Dame Joan Sutherland to find out what makes a diva, if she still exists, and whether the concept itself is out of date.
There's also a look at the reasons for the apparent scarcity of black musicians and singers in the classical arena. Opera star Willard White , MP Paul Boateng and co-leader of the English National Opera Edmund Reid talk about the issues of education, culture, prejudice and other problems facing black pupils, and consider possible changes for the future. The programme also includes performances by Piano Circus and Indian musicians Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Kadri Gopalnath. Introduced by David Pearl.
Director/Series editor Jane Thorburn

Contributors

Unknown:
Maria Callas.
Unknown:
Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown:
Julia Migines
Unknown:
Maria Ewing
Unknown:
Dame Joan Sutherland
Unknown:
Willard White
Unknown:
Paul Boatengand
Unknown:
Edmund Reid
Musicians:
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Musicians:
Kadri Gopalnath.
Introduced By:
David Pearl.
Editor:
Jane Thorburn

Peter Maxwell Davies 's 1980 chamber opera is based on the eerie, unsolved mystery surroundingthe Flannan Isle lighthouse off the Scottish coast.
When three ship's officers arrived at Flannan in 1900, they found the lighthouse deserted. Everything was in its place, apart from a chair lying on its back - but the three keepers they had been sent to replace were missing, neverto be found.
Maxwell Davies , who celebrated his
60th birthday last week, introduces this specially filmed production which combines panoramic location shots of Flannan with a claustrophobic lighthouse set. Music Theatre Wales is conducted by Michael Rafferty and stars Philip Creasy , Henry Herford and Kelvin Thomas , who play both the keepers and the officers.
Producer Andy Brice ; Director Karen Whiteside
Stereo ..........................................2271817

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown:
Maxwell Davies
Conducted By:
Michael Rafferty
Unknown:
Philip Creasy
Unknown:
Henry Herford
Unknown:
Kelvin Thomas
Producer:
Andy Brice
Director:
Karen Whiteside

Highlights of today's Italian Grand Prix from Monza. With Michael Schumacher's two-race suspension upheld, Damon Hill has every chance to turn a victory here into a serious challenge to the German's lead.

(Repeated tomorrow at 9.20am)

Contributors

Producer:
Mark Wilkin
Executive Producer:
Jim Reside

Continuing the Lost and Found season is this Gothic horror starring Scott Glenn, Alberta Watson. Romania in the Second World War: at a remote mountain castle, two evil forces clash - on the one hand the Nazi SS and, on the other, an unseen power. A mysterious traveller arrives to do battle with both - and to save the innocents caught between. The film features soundtrack music by the 70s German band Tangerine Dream. (1983)
Stereo Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56

Contributors

Director:
Michael Mann
Glaeken Trismegestus:
Scott Glenn
Eva:
Alberta Watson
Woermann:
Jurgen Prochnow
Father Fonescu:
Robert Prosky
Raempffer:
Gabriel Byrne
Dr Cuza:
Ian McKellen
Alexandru:
Morgan Sheppard
Tomescu:
Royston Tickner

Alex Cox introduces another in the season of cult films.
Producer Nick Freand Jones Subtitled
Robert Aldrich 's cutt classic, adapted from the Mickey Spillane crime novel and starring
Ralph Meeker
Albert Dekker
When the woman he has picked up is killed, private eye Mike Hammer follows a trail of extortion and violence to discover a deadly secret.
(1955) B/W Subtitled .....................655657 * FILM REVIEWS pages 51-56

Contributors

Introduces:
Alex Cox
Producer:
Nick Freand Jones
Unknown:
Robert Aldrich
Unknown:
Mickey Spillane
Unknown:
Ralph Meeker
Unknown:
Albert Dekker
Unknown:
Mike Hammer
Mike Hammer:
Ralph Meeker
Dr Soberin:
Albert Dekker
Carl Eyello:
Paul Stewart
Eddie Eager:
Juano Hernandez
Pat:
Wesley Addy
Friday:
Marian Carr
Velda:
Axine Cooper
Christina:
Cloris Leachman
Nick:
Nick Dennis

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