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: Open University

6.50 Technology: Facts are Not Enough
7.15 An Introduction to Economics
7.40 The Enlightenment: Freedom and Plenty
8.5 The PM visits the OU
8.30 Science: The Planet Earth
8.55 Pure Mathematics: Maps
9.20 Earth's Physical Resources: Introduction
10.10 State and Society in 1984


Unknown: Planet Earth

: Beautiful People

The wildlife adventure film
From the majestic dignity of the elephant to the engaging antics of a honey badger cub.
Jamie Uys has captured the lives of the animals of south west Africa in fascinating detail. In order to film his 'beautiful people' - the wildlife of this huge region - he travelled more than 100,000 miles from the red desert of the Namib - which supports a vast variety of animals - to the vast area of the Kalahari and the lush banks of the Kovango river. Narrator Paddy O'Byrne Produced, filmed and directed by JAMIE UYS
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Jamie Uys
Narrator: Paddy O'Byrne
Directed By: Jamie Uys

: No Limits

Sunday Supplement
'Read all about it, get your No Limits Sunday supplement here!'
In the supplement this week the GURNERS of Egremont pull a few colourful faces. The arts page takes a pantomime cow in for review and the industry section reports on blacksmiths in Winchester.
Assistant producer JEM KIME Producer PETER HAMILTON


Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Rugby Special

Gloucester v Bridgend Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of this Anglo-Welsh clash between last season's English Merit
Table champions, Gloucester, who have been struggling to retain their winning ways, and Bridgend, who are one of the top clubs in Wales this season. Also a look forward to next week's internationals:
Ireland against England and France against Wales. Series producer HUW JONES

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on another week of debates in the House of Lords. Editor ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Cary Grant: In Name Only

continues the BBCtv tribute to Cary Grant who died last year. Today with Carole Lombard Kay Francis
In this elegant comedy-drama, Grant finds himself in the arms of Kay Francis , a lady who marries him for his money. He is soon intent on ending this inconvenient marriage when he meets the enchanting Carole Lombard. Complications abound, but true love wins....
Screenplay by RICHARD SHERMAN based on the novel Memory of Love by BESSIE BREUER
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Carole Lombard
Unknown: Kay Francis
Unknown: Kay Francis
Unknown: Carole Lombard.
Play By: Richard Sherman
Unknown: Bessie Breuer
Produced By: George Haight
Directed By: John Cromwell
Alec Walker: Cary Grant
Julie Eden: Carole Lombard
Maida Walker: Kay Francis
Mr Walker: Charles Coburn
Suzanne: Helen Vinson
Laura: Katharine Alexander
Dr Gateson: Jonathan Hale
Dr Muller: Maurice Moscovich
Mrs Walker: Nella Walker
Ellen: Peggy Ann Garner
Gardner: Spencer Charters

: Music in Camera

A Concert for Mary Rose Mary Rose , the beautiful sister of Henry VIII , lived in the troubled years preceding the Reformation. On the death of her first husband, Louis XII of France, she returned to England and was married to Charles Brandon , Duke of Suffolk. This concert, devised as if for her entertainment, reflects the musical riches of a period when the King himself was an accomplished composer. Circa 1500
Emily Van Evera (soprano) Nancy Hadden (flute, recorder, pipe and tabor) Erin Headley
(viola da gamba, fiddle) Andrew Lawrence-King (harp, psaltery)
Paula Chateauneuf (lute, guitar) and members of the Early Dance Project
Director KAY LAWRENCE Recorded at
Wingfield College in Suffolk Sound RON ALLAN
Series editor KEITH ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Louis Xii
Unknown: Charles Brandon
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Viola: Erin Headley
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Director: Kay Lawrence
Designer: Dugald Findlay
Producer: Mike Newman
Editor: Keith Alexander
Mary Rose: Hilary Drake
Duke of Suffolk: Peter Clay
Robert Budde: David Gant

: Thinking Aloud

'The blacks will know as friends only those whites who are fighting in the ranks beside them. And whites will be there.'
But where's the battlefield? This week Michael Ignatieff and his guests
Paul Boateng , lawyer and parliamentary Labour candidate for Brent South
David Dabydeen , lecturer in Caribbean studies, Warwick University
Leila Hassan , Editor of Race Today
Rashid Mufti , lecturer, Liverpool University discuss
After immigration: the black British view
Studio director MARK HARRISON Producer AMANDA THEUNISSEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Leila Hassan
Unknown: Rashid Mufti
Unknown: Mary Hockaday
Director: Mark Harrison

: Ski Sunday

The World Championship Downhills from Crans-Montana
Breathtaking action from the Swiss Alps at ski racing's weekend of the year as the world's top snow stars compete for the sport's most coveted titles.
DAVID GOLDSTROM describes the dramatic battle for medals in today's Women's Downhill. Switzerland are strong favourites to win both gold and silver as Olympic
Champion MICHELA FIGINI bids for glory again alongside World Cup Downhill
Champion MARIA WALLISER. David Vine celebrates with yesterday's winner of the Blue Riband title and looks back on how the premier championship was won and lost in the Men's Downhill. Television presentation SSR, Switzerland
Book, Ski Sunday 1985, £6.00 from booksellers


Presenter: David Vine
Producer: Jim Reside

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With
MARK ROGERSON and FRANCINE STOCK reporting from home and abroad on your money - and other people's.
But Chancellor: An Inquiry into the Treasury, £5.95 hardback, £3. 50 paperback
Economics of the Real World. £1.25. from booksellers


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Mark Rogerson

: Seventy Summers: The Story of a Farm: 4: Today

A personal history in five parts by Tony Harman
Tony Harman, of Grove Farm, near Chesham, tells how the Second World War revolutionised farming, and brings his story of the changing countryside up to date. Now his son farms alongside him and together they have adapted to the modern world of farming. (e)
Book, hardback £12.95, paperback £8.95 from booksellers
For free leaflet, produced by the BBC and English Tourist Board, send large 22p sae to: [address removed]


Presenter: Tony Harman
Producer: Lucy Parker

: The Natural World

Cockatoos at Three Springs Galahs, perhaps the most celebrated of outback parrots, have been described as 'lovely things that, in a flash, wheel as though created out of thin air and sunset colours,' or as 'birds a bushman loves to hate'. To cook one, they joke, 'boil it with a boot, mate, and eat the boot!'
The real lives of cockatoos are noisy and intriguingly social. But, as woodlands vanish, the major mitchells, corellas and others, including galahs, face persecution by wheat farmers and kidnapping by smugglers. In fact, the cockies can be beneficial in the fields, but with fewer places to live they face a bleak future, perhaps only as pets with a price on their elegant heads.
Narrator Robyn Williams Photography DON HANRAN SMITH Film editor DAVID LUFFMAN
Series editor PETER JONES BBC Bristol
BBC policy is not to broadcast programmes which it believes to be unsuitable for children before 9.0 pm.
After that time parents can be expected to share responsibility for what children are allowed to see. Some programmes after 9.0 pm may be appropriate for an adult audience only.


Editor: David Luffman
Unknown: John Vandenbeld

: Cricket: The World Series Cup: Australia v England

from Melbourne
With over £14,000 worth of prize money going to the winners of the World Series Cup, both sides are under pressure to win their penultimate qualifying game. Highlights are introduced by Richie Benaud
Television presentation Channel 9, Australia


Presenter: Richie Benaud

: Did You See...?

Sarah Dunant presents a selection of the week's television and discusses
Screen Two: After Pilkington (BBC2)
Attack on the Liberty (Thames) and The Max Headroom Show (Channel Four)
And a report from Chicago on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the successful daytime programme which discusses intimate personal issues.
Studio director NICHOLAS BARKER
(Edited version tomorrow at 5. 30pm)


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Director: Nicholas Barker
Director: Agnieszka Piotrowska
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: East of Ipswich

by MICHAEL PALIN A comedy about a family holiday at a Suffolk seaside resort.
Music composed and conducted by GEORGE FENTON
Film editor KEN PEARCE Designer SALLY HULKE
Photography NAT CROSBY Producer INNES LLOYD
0 FEATURE: page 10 and FILMS: page19


Unknown: Michael Palin
Conducted By: George Fenton
Editor: Ken Pearce
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Tristram Powell
Mrs Argonaut: Phyllida Hewat
Mr Harold Burrill: John Nettleton
Mrs Burrill: Pat Heywood
Richard Burrill: Edward Rawle-Hicks
Headmaster: Graham Crowden
Dancing teacher: June Ellis
Mr Horrobin: Allan Cuthbertson
Mrs Horrobin: Rosemary MacVie
Julia Rover: Oona Kirsch
Anna: Pippa Hinchley
Miss Wilbraham: Joan Sanderson
Mr Hargreaves: Charles McKeown
Mrs Hargreaves: Sheila Fearn
Betty: Janine Duvttski
Mr Macklin: Timothy Bateson
Keith Macklin: Stuart Mansfield
Edwin Macklin: John Wagland
Rachel Phelps: Jaynee Jordan
Rebecca Phelps: Michelle Jordan
The Rev Phelps: Roger Brierley
Ice-cream assistant: Warren Saire
First motorcyclist: Tip Tipping
Second motorcyclist: Wayne Michaels

: The Midnight Movie: The Human Jungle

starring Gary Merrill Jan Sterling
Following a series of violent crimes and the murder of a night-club singer. Police Capt Danforth is put in charge of the notorious
'Heights' area of the city.
Inside this 'human jungle' he decides on a tough policy to stamp out the petty racketeers. But the gangs decide to fight back ...
Screenplay by WILLIAM SACKHEIM and DANIEL FUCHS from a story by WILLIAM SACKHEIM Produced by HAYES GOETZ Directed by JOE NEWMAN
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Gary Merrill
Unknown: Jan Sterling
Unknown: William Sackheim
Unknown: Daniel Fuchs
Story By: William Sackheim
Produced By: Hayes Goetz
Directed By: Joe Newman
Danforth: Gary Merrill
Mary: Jan Sterling
Pat Danforth: Paula Raymond
Rowan: Emile Meyer
Geddes: Regis Toomey
Lannigan: Lamont Johnson
Swados: Chuck Connors

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