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: Open University

6.50 The English Landscape Garden

7.15 A Question of Control

7.40 Weapons Procurement

8.5 Stressed Materials: Made without Flaw

8.30 Minimum Cost Flows

8.55 Sociology: The Home - Castle or Cage?

9.20 Childhood in Victorian Literature

9.45 Reconstruction of the Bankside Theatres

10.10 Chemistry: Dynamic Aspects of NMR

10.35 Technology and Change: Sulphuric Acid

11.0 Ethnic Minorities: Colonisin' in Reverse

11.25 Thirties Film Comedy

11.50 A Feel for Space

12.15 Geology: Mapping in the Yorkshire Dales

12.40 Communication: Face to Face

1.5 The Changing Countryside: Face of the Fells

1.30 Modern Art: Van Gogh

: Chess Classic: Short v Hubner

In this week's Chess Classic from Brussels, England's top-ranked player, Nigel Short, challenges West Germany's enigmatic Robert Hubner. Jeremy James and Bill Hartston follow every move in the second round of the OHRA tournament.


Player: Nigel Short
Player: Robert Hubner
Presenter: Jeremy James
Expert: Bill Hartston
Videotape Editor: John Paroussi
Producer: Wendy Sturgess

: Saturday Cinema: The Importance of Being Earnest

Michael Redgrave Michael Denison Dorothy Tutin
Edith Evans and Joan Greenwood as Miss Gwendolen Fairfax
This classic version of Oscar Wilde 's comedy is being shown as a tribute to British actress Joan Greenwood , who died earlier this month.
Two wealthy bachelors, Jack and Algernon, use the imaginary name 'Ernest' when courting Gwendolen and Cecily, but are shocked when both girls fall for 'Ernest's' charms.
Produced by TEDDY BAIRD
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Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Produced By: Teddy Baird
Directed By: Anthony Asquith
Mr Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Miss Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford
The Rev Dr Chasuble: Miles Malleson
Seton: Richard Wattis
Lane: Walter Hudd
Merriman: Aubrey Mather

: The Sky at Night

Stellar Catastrophe

: International Snooker

Tuborg World Cup The Final
Can IRELAND 'A' with Dennis Taylor , Alex Higgins and Eugene Hughes make it three wins in a row? If they reach the final, will they be up against the ENGLAND team of Steve Davis , Joe Johnson and Tony Meo ? Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Eugene Hughes
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Joe Johnson
Unknown: Tony Meo
Introduced By: David Icke

: The Week in the Lords

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


Presenter: Christopher Jones
Editor: Ellie Updale

: Micro Live

The weekly look at the world of information technology with Lesley Judd and Fred Harris
If you book an airline ticket you're likely to be in the hands of a computer until you pick up your luggage at the other end. Micro Live investigates the system. When the Torrey Canyon sank in the English Channel 20 years ago this week, the oil it spilled caused great damage to the coast and to wildlife. If it happened today, a computer model would be used to speed up decisions on how to fight the disaster. Micros have become a familiar sight in our schools, but they may become as familiar in the nursery. Studio director DAVE THOMAS Producers


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Director: Dave Thomas
Producers: Peter Bratt.
Editor: David Allen

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Sinfonia

Luciano Berio 's
1968 masterpiece with Simon Rattle conducting
Electric Phoenix and- the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra leader FELIX KOK
'A piece about a symphony and about myths' is Simon Rattle 's description of this revolutionary work.
Luciano Berio was born in 1925. For the past 30 years he has been the dazzling experimenter of contemporary music, extending brilliantly the range of both instruments and voices. His Sinfonia has already acquired the status of a 20th-century masterpiece. It is literally a new kind of 'sounding-together' for eight voices and a large symphony orchestra. Berio and Rattle introduce this complete performance, specially designed for television. Sound ALAN WARD
Film editor PETER HARRIS
Videotape editor PHIL SOUTHBY
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Directed by BARRIE GAVIN


Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Leader: Felix Kok
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Editor: Peter Harris
Editor: Phil Southby
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: Saturday Review

The arts and media magazine presented by Russell Davies including:
Architecture: the Big Bang has already changed the architectural face of much of London. With the City's centre spreading, the area around Spitalfields market now faces being torn between the redevelopers and the conservationists. This conflict calls into question our whole notion of what city life should be, and how architects should serve and preserve it. Leon Krier and Richard MacCormac are among those architects facing the dilemma of how to finance redevelopment without destroying the community.
Music: Olivier Messiaen , France's greatest living composer, is spending this week at the Royal Academy of Music working with student performers and new composers such as George Benjamin. Paul Crossley reports on the festival and talks to Messiaen about the experience of passing on his insights to a new generation. Books: the man behind The Face on the Cutting Room
Floor: 50 years ago Gollanz published this thriller by Cameron McCabe set in London's film world. On its republication by Penguin,
Saturday Review tracks down its real author,
Ernest Borneman , now a leading sexologist in upper Austria. Directors DAISY GOODWIN


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Leon Krier
Unknown: Richard MacCormac
Music: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: George Benjamin.
Unknown: Paul Crossley
Unknown: Cameron McCabe
Unknown: Ernest Borneman
Directors: Daisy Goodwin
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: International Snooker

Tuborg World Cup The Final (part 2)
It should be an IRELAND 'A' V ENGLAND final, but whichever teams make it, it's bound to be a close battle throughout the 17 frames. DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage from Bournemouth International Centre. Commentators TED LOWE


Introduces: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo

: The Film Club

Concludes Ingmar Bergman's magical journey into childhood and contrasts it with an earlier haunting journey to self-discovery. Introduced by Derek Malcolm
Fanny and Alexander: 4
The Ekdahl family rally round to save Emilie and her children from the oppressive severity of the bishop's household. When negotiations break down, old Isak resorts to magic. For Alexander, Emilie and Helena dreams become reality.
Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman
(A Swedish series with English subtitles)
and at 11.55
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)
starring Victor Sjöström Bibi Andersson
Professor Isak Borg, woken by a terrifying surrealist dream, abruptly changes his plans. Instead of flying to Lund to receive an honorary doctorate, he will drive right across Sweden. Accompanied by his daughter-in-law Marianne, he stops at his old family home to relive his first love and first disappointment. The professor's journey through dreams and memories to a new-found compassion brought acclaim and awards to Ingmar Bergman and to his star, veteran film director Victor Sjöström.
Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman
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Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Introduced By: Derek Malcolm
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Unknown: Victor Sjöström
Unknown: Bibi Andersson
Unknown: Professor Isak Borg
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Director: Victor Sjöström
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Alexander: Bertil Guve
Fanny: Pernilla Allwin
Oscar Ekdahl: Allan Edwall
Emilie Ekdahl: Ewa Fröling
Gustav Adolf Ekdahl: Jarl Kulle
Alma Ekdahl: Mona Malm
Carl Ekdahl: Börje Ahlstedt
Lydia Ekdahl: Christina Schollin
Helena Ekdahl: Gun Wallgren
Bishop Edvard Vergerus: Jan Malmsjo
Isak Jacobi: Erland Josephson
Justina: Harriet Andersson
Ela Bergius: Hans Henrik Lerfeldt
Henrietta Vergerus: Kerstin Tidelius
Prof Isak Borg: Victor Sjöström
Sara: Bibi Andersson
Marianne: Ingrid Thulin
Evald: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Agda: Jullan Kindahl
Anders: Folke Sundquist
Victor: Björn Bjelvenstam
Isak's mother: Naima Wifstrand

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