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: Open University

6.50 The Noble Savage
7.15 An Everyday Story of Industrial Folk
7.40 Power to the People?
8.5 Magnetic Circuits
8.30 Mechanical Manipulation
8.55 Topics in the History of Maths
9.20 Mark Twain : 'Huckleberry Finn '
9.45 'Measure for Measure': Workshop (2)
10.10 The Nature of Chemistry
10.35 Handicapped in the Community
11.0 The Competitive Environment
11.25 Genetics: Patterns of Development
11.50 Understanding Space and Time
12.15 A Matter of Course
12.40 The Future of Print
1.5 Which Test to Use
1.30 Return to Figurative Art
1.55 Third World Studies


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn

: Cricket and Wimbledon 87

Cricket: Third Test England v Pakistan from Headingley
Introduced by TONY LEWIS
Wimbledon 87
Today's ladies' singles final, followed by the final of the men's and the ladies' doubles. Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Fred 'n' Ginger: Top Hat

Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Written by Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott.

The first in a short season of films in which Fred Astaire, who died last month, co-stars with his most famous partner.

This enchanting musical was the third that Fred and Ginger made together and it remains probably the most loved and famous of the nine. Typically, it is a 'comedy of errors', beginning in London and ending - very happily - in Venice. The music is by their most regular collaborator - Irving Berlin - and includes such songs as 'Cheek to cheek' and 'Isn't it a lovely day'.
In the Picture: page 18
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Dwight Taylor
Writer: Allan Scott
Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Director: Mark Sandrich
Jerry Travers: Fred Astaire
Dale Tremont: Ginger Rogers
Horace Hardwick: Edward Everett Horton
Madge: Helen Broderick
Alberto: Erik Rhodes
Bates: Eric Blore

: Vanishing Earth

A Natural World special
Narrated by Sue MacGregor This award-winning programme filmed in Ethiopia, Nepal, China,
Burkina Faso and the USA examines the crisis in world agriculture which lies at the root of famine.
Growing food depends on water and topsoil. Yet a third of the world's topsoil may be gone in 15 years' time, and two-thirds of the world's nations are threatened by encroaching deserts.
Peasant farmers feed most of the world but they are being forced to destroy their own land in order to survive from year to year. Subsidies to big farmers by the EEC and USA can also take away their living. Yet with a little technical help and fairer balance of world trade they can avoid the road to starvation.
One of the most rewarding TV experiences of 1986... DAILY TELEGRAPH
Written and produced by MICHAEL ANDREWS
Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Series editor PETER JONES
BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)
For further information a free viewer's guide is available with a large sae from:
[address removed]


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Produced By: Michael Andrews
Editor: Colin Cradock

: Hammer Horror: The Curse of the Werewolf

continues a season in celebration of the great British 'House of Horror' starring Oliver Reed Clifford Evans
In this lavish version of Guy Endore 's novel set in 18th century Spain,
Oliver Reed plays Leon, doomed by the circumstances of his birth to an unholy fate!
Screenplay by JOHN ELDER
Based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris by GUY ENDORE
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Clifford Evans
Unknown: Guy Endore
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: John Elder
Produced By: Anthony Hinds
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Alfredo: Clifford Evans
Leon: Oliver Reed
Servant girl: Yvonne Romain
Cristina: Catherine Feller
Marques Siniestro: Anthony Dawson
Marquesa: Josephine Llewellyn
Beggar: Richard Wordsworth
Teresa: Hira Talfrey
Priest: John Gabriel
Pepe Valiente: Warren Mitchell
Rosa Valiente: Anne Blake
Dominique: George Woodbridge
Old soak: Michael Ripper
Don Fernando: Ewen Solon
Don Enrique: Peter Sallis
Jose: Martin Matthews

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