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: Open University

10.45 Science Preparatory Maths: Graphs
11.0 Countdown to the OU (3)
11.25 Understanding Pregnancy: A Time to Grow

: Saturday Cinema: Shakespeare Wallah

Felicity Kendal Shashi Kapoor Madhur Jaffrey As the culture of Imperial India begins to wane, a troupe of Shakespearean actors find it increasingly difficult to secure engagements or an audience for their work. One of them, Lizzie, experiences the situation more painfully when she falls in love with a young Indian aristocrat. This early production by the Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala team responsible for Heat and Dust and A Room with a View features music by the leading Indian director Satyajit Ray.
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Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Shashi Kapoor
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Director: Satyajit Ray.
Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: James Ivory
Produced By: Ismail Merchant
Directed By: James Ivory
Lizzie Buckingham: Felicity Kendal
Sanju: Shashi Kapoor
Mr Buckingham: Geoffrey Kendal
Mrs Buckingham: Laura Liddell
Manjula: Madhur Jaffrey
Maharajah: Utpal Dutt
Bobby: Jim Tytler
Didi, the companion: Parveen Paul

: World Darts

The Embassy World
Professional Championship 'The longest mile is the last mile home' says the song and the last four players in the most important darts event of the season will really believe it. Seeded to be on stage for this live first semi-final are the five-times World Champion ERIC BRISTOW (seeded 1) and the World Masters Champion BOB ANDERSON (4) and on the cards is the prospect of one of the closest matches in this championship. Introduced by TONY GUBBA direct from the Lakeside Country Club Frimley Green, Surrey Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN Television presentation


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: Bob Anderson
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Unknown: Nick Hunter.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: International Bridge Club

Jeremy James introduces coverage of the Canberra Cruise's World Bridge
Trophy, in which four top international players compete for a cash prize and an individual trophy as the ship sails into Spanish waters. Jeremy Flint comments on play and tactics.


Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Micro Live

The weekly look at information technology with Lesley Judd and Fred Harris Miami has the dubious distinction of being America's drug capital and one of the most difficult cities in the world to police. Now a new system, using computerised portable radios that can be programmed from headquarters, is helping in the fight against crime. In Oxford,
Kittredge Cowlishaw runs a unique course called 'Computing for the Terrified'. One of the applications the students are introduced to is the 'spreadsheet' - the software which has probably sold more computers than any other. Micro Live shows the basics of how to use one.
Studio director DAVE THOMAS Producers
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Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Kittredge Cowlishaw
Director: Dave Thomas
Producers: Terry Marsh.
Editor: David Allen

: NewsView

Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport. Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies

This new series presents each of Tchaikovsky's symphonies in chronological order. They span his creative career from his student days through to the deeply-felt Pathetique
Symphony, written just before his death in 1893. The first and last programmes each contain a popular concerto, beginning tonight with Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 and Symphony No 1 in G minor, Op 13 (Winter Daydreams) Dong-Suk Kang (violin) BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Yansons from St David 's Hall, Cardiff Introduced by Humphrey Burton and H. C. Robbins-Landon Directors VINCENT DOWDALL HEFIN OWEN. ANDREW QUICK Executive producer J. MERVYN WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Conducted By: Mariss Yansons
Unknown: St David
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: H. C. Robbins-Landon
Directors: Vincent Dowdall
Directors: Hefin Owen.

: Saturday Review

Presented by Russell Davies Festival: Julie Christie reviews the Eighth
International Cuban Film Festival and discusses her prizewinning role in her new film Miss Mary. Gregory Peck, Sydney Polack and Harry Belafonte talk of their enthusiasm for Latin American cinema.
Books: Vladimir Nabokov described his novella The
Enchanter as 'the first little throb of Lolita'. Along with an archive interview of Nabokov, Martin Amis talks to the author's son and translator Dmitri.
Art This week's major new exhibition at the Royal
Academy, 'British Art in the Twentieth Century: The
Modem Movement', is the first survey of modernist painting and sculpture from 1910 to the 1970s.
Dance: Howard Hodgkin has designed the sets for the Ballet Rambert's production of Stravinsky's Pulcinella at the Leeds Grand Theatre. Producer kevin LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Sydney Polack
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Talks: Martin Amis
Editor: John Archer

: The Film Club: Pather Panchali

Derek Malcolm introduces Satyajit Ray's masterpiece starring Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Bannerjee, Uma Das Gupta and Chunibala
In a small village in Bengal a would-be writer and his wife struggle to raise their children Durga and Apu. An added burden is an aged relative, 'Auntie'. In the unchanging, centuries-old world of rural India the children grow up.
Ray's debut film, "Pather Panchali", is more than the saga of a poor Bengali family's fight to survive. It transcends nationality to tell a universal story, rich in incident and humour and deeply moving.
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Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Written and directed by: Satyajit Ray
Based on the novel by: Bbhuti Bhushan Bandhopadhyaya
Harihar, the father: Kanu Bannerjee
Sarbojaya, the mother: Karuna Bannerjee
Durga, the daughter: Uma Das Gupta
Apu, the son: Subir Bannerjee
Auntie: Chunibala

: World Darts

The Embassy World
Professional Championship TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the second semi-final played this evening, which should be between No 2 seed
JOHN LOWE , five times a finalist but a winner only in 1979, and the relative newcomer to the top flight of darts, No 3 seed MIKE GREGORY , previous holder of the British professional title. A special prize of over £50,000 is available to the first player to achieve a televised nine-dart checkout. Commentators


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Mike Gregory
Unknown: Sid Waddell

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