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: Open University

6.50 Geology: The Capitan Reef
7.15 Music: Instrumentation
7.40 The Island: Language and Drama
8.5 Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation
8.30 The Autistic Child
8.55 Head Start: Children of the Dream
9.20 The Piazza della Signoria
9.45 Oil - Where From Next?
10.10 Pure Maths: The Exam
10.35 Maths Methods: Fourier Analysis
11.0 Computers: Talking Turtle
11.50 The Hole Design Story
12.15 Maths: Decision Tree Analysis
12.40 Modem Art: Duchamp
1.5 The Changing Countryside
1.30 The Planet Mars

: Saturday Cinema: The Man Who Came to Dinner

starring Bette Davis Ann Sheridan Monty Woolley
'Literary lion' Sheridan Whiteside is all sweetness and light in public, but in private he is a master of the studied insult. When he slips and injures his hip during a visit to the Stanley home
Whiteside takes over the household and forces the entire family to wait on him. Bette Davis , in a rare comedy part, plays Whiteside's long-suffering secretary - the only person not afraid of him.
Screenplay by JULIUS J. AND PHILIP G. EPSTEIN From the stage play by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN and MOSS HART Directed by WILLIAM KEIGHLEY
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Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Monty Woolley
Unknown: Sheridan Whiteside
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Philip G. Epstein
Play By: George S. Kaufman
Unknown: Moss Hart
Directed By: William Keighley
Maggie Cutler: Bette Davis
Lorraine Sheldon: Ann Sheridan
Sheridan Whiteside: Monty Woolley
Bert Jefferson: Richard Travis
Banjo: Jimmy Durante
Mrs Ernest Stanley: Billie Burke
Beverly Carlton: Reginald Gardiner
June Stanley: Elisabeth Fraser
Ernest Stanley: Grant Mitchell

: The Sky at Night

The Furthest Depths of the Universe
Astronomers in Australia have just announced the discovery of the most remote object known to science, a quasar. Patrick Moore talks to Professor Sir Francis Graham Smith , the Astronomer Royal, about this remarkable discovery and its significance.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Sir Francis Graham Smith
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: World Chess Report

Presented by Jeremy James The struggle for the World
Chess crown is now entering its final stages in Leningrad. On hand with expert analysis of the latest moves is International Master
Bill Hartston , while Nathan Divinsky ponders the personal sacrifices necessary to become a serious World Championship contender. Producer RICHARD VAUGHAN


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Unknown: Nathan Divinsky
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
For the next eight days the 32 top darters of Great Britain will toe-the-oche and battle to become the sixth British
Professional Champion. The No 1 seed and favourite, ERIC BRISTOW , plays this afternoon and has a potential
'humdinger' against 'rapid-fire' RITCHIE GARDNER from
Surrey. The 1984 winner, MIKE GREGORY , also plays this afternoon against newcomer RICHARD SMITH of Cumbria who is on song at the moment. Ex-world champion KEITH DELLER , also plays one of the 12 newcomers to the competition, EDDIE GARRETT from Warwickshire. While one of the potentially best matches of the first round takes place between No 8 seed DAVE LEE and Scotland's
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentator


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Ritchie Gardner
Unknown: Mike Gregory
Unknown: Richard Smith
Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Eddie Garrett
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Robert MacKenzie.
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: Rock Around the Clock

BBC2's annual all-nighter live from Studio 1, Television Centre, and the Town and Country Club, Kentish Town with Mark Ellen, Andy Kershaw, Janice Long and Ro Newton
Concerts, movies, studio sessions, documentaries, surprise guests, competitions plus Battle of the Giants (just who are the biggest rock stars - call [number removed]) and The Video Vote (register your votes automatically on one of 20 special numbers) at 7.10, 10.15, 12.25, 2.50 and 5.45
Watch for some impromptu performances by the stars on telephone duty and regular on-screen up dates.


Presenter: Mark Ellen
Presenter: Andy Kershaw
Presenter: Janice Long
Presenter: Ro Newton
OB Director: David G. Croft
OB Director: May Miller
OB Producer: John Burrowes
Studio Director: Phil Chilvers
Studio Director: Tom Corcoran
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton
Producer: Trevor Dann

: Rock Around the Clock: A-ha on Stage

We've all enjoyed the expensive videos but can pop music's hottest new properties do it live?
Exclusive film of Morten, Mags and Pal during their current world tour.
Including 'Take on me', 'The sun always shines on TV' and two new songs.


Director: David G. Croft

: Rock Around the Clock: Stan Ridgway

'Things are never quite the way they seem' as the enigmatic creator of 'Camouflage' makes his live TV debut.

: Rock Around the Clock: Cameo

Word up! It's Larry Blackmon and the guys - the toughest, rockiest, high-energy funk band of them all coming live from the Town and Country Club.

: Rock Around the Clock: The Housemartins in 'London 0 Hull 4'

Unknown combo The Housemartins wake up one morning to discover that suddenly they're the fourth best band in Hull.
This intimate documentary is a unique record of their early days; how a meteoric rise to fame left their home life irrevocably unchanged.


Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: NewsView

The news of the day and the week.
Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport. Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles.
Followed by Weather


Presenter: Jan Leeming
Presenter: Moira Stuart

: Rock Around the Clock: Hip-Hop Grandmaster Class

Mantronix and DJ Cheese from New York do battle at the turntables with local boys Faze One and John Peel (shurely shome mishtake).
The Town and Country Club shakes, breaks and pops to the very 'freshest' hip-hop sounds. Yo'.

: Rock Around the Clock: Battle of the Giants

Bruce Springsteen v Queen

: Rock Around the Clock: Radio Times Rockalikes

Back to the T and C for the gala final of this prestigious contest. Who'll win the CD player? Who wants to look like George Michael anyway? The real Andy Kershaw is the one in the tuxedo. 5 point 9, 5 point 7...

: Rock Around the Clock: Echo and the Bunnymen

Their new album's still not finished but nothing's going to stop Mac and the lads doing a bit of telly. About time too.

: Rock Around the Clock: Motown 25

When Berry Gordy Jr gave a party to celebrate the 25th birthday of his record company even the reclusive Michael Jackson turned up to play. So did his brothers. And so did Diana Ross , Smokey Robinson , Marvin Gaye , the Temptations, the Four Tops, Richard Pryor and a galaxy of black music's greatest stars. Plus some historic film of Motown's heyday.


Executive producer: Suzanne de Passe
Director: Don Mischer

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
The first round continues this evening with a gathering of darts stars.
Steve Brennan v Alan Glazier
Jocky Wilson (5) v Terry O'Dea
Denis Ovens v David 'Rocky' Jones
Bob Anderson (4) v Steve Gittins

Total prize money of £36,300 is at stake.

Highlights introduced by Tony Gubba


Presenter: Tony Gubba

: Rock Around the Clock: Z.Z. Top: Sharp-Dressed Men

1984's Rock around the Clock featured a trilogy of videos by an obscure three-piece Texan boogie band whose latest album was No 75 in the charts. A week later
'Eliminator' was in the Top 20. It stayed there for 32 weeks. Now see those famous clips again and enjoy
Andy Kershaw 's confrontation with the bearded ones and some plank-spankin' examples of their equally dramatic recent work.


Director: Trevor Dann

: Rock Around the Clock: W.A.S.P.

Midnight metal mayhem live from the Town and Country Club as one of HM's most formidable bands goes completely over the top.

: Rock Around the Clock: Air Guitar Competition

Who needs a Telecaster or a Les Paul when you can pose quite effectively with tennis racket or a broom handle?
Kerrang! magazine sorts out the wellies from the wimps.

: Rock Around the Clock: Battle of the Giants

The Beatles v The Rolling Stones

: Rock Around the Clock: Billy Bragg

How to play guitar and wave a red flag at the same time. The boy from Barking demonstrates.


Musician: Billy Bragg

: Rock Around the Clock: Dire Straits: Alchemy

The TV premiere of this famous 1983 concert featuring 'Sultans of Swing', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Tunnel of love'.
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3 VHF. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.

: Rock Around the Clock: Genesis: Whistle Test Extra

Why does award-winning solo singer, writer, producer and all round good egg
Phil Collins give it all up for a Year to play drums with two ex-public school boys? WT cameras probe the secret at a Genesis rehearsal.


Director: Alma Player

: Rock Around the Clock: The Damned's 10th Anniversary Concert

In 1976 The Damned released the first punk single 'New rose'. In 1986 'Eloise' became their first Top 10 hit. In between they've been through 12 managers and six record labels. Now they celebrate their chequered career with an audience of suitably irreverent fans.


Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Rock Around the Clock: Honky Tonkin' - The Legacy of Hank Williams

Hank Williams Sr died in 1953 aged 29, a casualty of sex 'n' drugs 'n' country music.
Now his son is a platinum album seller and acclaimed
Southern rocker. And the old man's ghost has been revived in a new generation of country artists.
Andy Kershaw meets Hank Williams Jr and Dwight Yoakam who's 'too country for Nashville'.


Director: Tom Corcoran

: Rock Around the Clock: The Smiths: The Queen is Dead

Bashful Morrissey doesn't like appearing in videos so he asked Derek Jarman to direct a short film to accompany three Smiths' songs including 'Panic'.


Director: Derek Jarman

: Rock Around the Clock: Bryan Ferry: Whistle Test Extra

Another chance to see Richard Skinner 's conversation with Mr Cool and all those fab archive clips of Roxy Music. (R)

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