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: Open University

12.40 Cropping the Countryside
1.05 The Changing Countryside: Spoiling the View

: Network East

The magazine bringing both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world. It's lively, fun and sometimes controversial, covering stories affecting
Asians both here and abroad. Entertainment ranges from music to dance, from film clips to star interviews, from the classic to the modern. Producer NARINDER MINHAS
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Producer: John Wilcox

: Saturday Cinema: Oh, Mr Porter

Starring Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

In the remote and rather antiquated railway station of Buggleskelly in Northern Ireland, the stationmaster is the ironically named William Porter - a tyrant of the first order. His minions in incompetence are Jeremiah and Albert, who contribute to the chaos and near mayhem in this great classic of British comedy. For railway fans there is a marvellous chase featuring Gladstone - a steam locomotive cousin to the original Rocket.
Films: page 26


Screenplay: Marriott Edgar
Screenplay: Val Guest
Screenplay: J.O.C. Orton
Producer: Edward Black
Director: Marcel Varnel
William Porter: Will Hay
Jeremiah Harbottle: Moore Marriott
Albert: Graham Moffatt
Charles Trimbletow: Sebastian Smith
Mrs Trimbletow: Agnes Lauchlan
Superintendent: Percy Walsh
Grogen: Dennis Wyndham
Postman: Dave O'Toole

: Elvis - That's the Way It Is

To conclude the Elvis season, this film offers a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at 'the King' both in rehearsal and on stage in Las Vegas at the Elvis Summer Festival that preceded his 1970 comeback tour. This documentary, which includes interviews with fans and footage of the Fifth Annual Elvis Presley Appreciation Society
Convention in Luxembourg, is being shown in its complete version.
Elvis sings many songs ranging from his later ballads to some of his earliest hits, including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, All Shook Up, Love Me Tender, One Night With You and Suspicious Minds.
Produced by HERBERT F. SOLOW Written and directed by DENIS SANDERS
0 FILMS: page 26


Produced By: Herbert F. Solow
Directed By: Denis Sanders

: The Garden of the Gods

Twenty years have passed since Gerald Durrell returned to the Greek island of Corfu in the company of his lifelong friend and mentor, the late Dr Theodore Stephanides. On the eve of the drama serialisation of Durrell's book My Family and Other Animals, this early film. one of the first ever made in colour for television, provides a unique opportunity to see these two together in real life, as they visit unspoilt childhood haunts, which are much changed today.
Film editor BETTY BLOCK


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: Dr Theodore Stephanides.
Produced By: Christopher Parsons

: The Gift of Life

with Nicholas Woolley
In October 1984 seven couples came to London's Hammersmith Hospital, where Robert Winston was the first consultant in Britain to offer IVF - fertilisation of the mother's egg by the father's sperm in a test tube - on the NHS.
This film follows the dramatic human story of what would-be parents have to go through to have a test-tube baby.
"Tense and moving" (London Evening Standard)
"Beautifully produced" (Time Out)
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Robert Winston
Producer: Julia McLaren
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: NewsView

with Debbie Thrower
Moira Stuart reviews news with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Fish Course

Presented by Susan Hicks Flat fish may look dull, but they provide some of the most delectable dishes in fish cuisine. This week you can see how to make rolled sole stuffed with a mousseline of salmon, how to use flat fish in a curry and what the executive chef of the QE2 did to a halibut.
Produced by ANNE O'DWYER
Series producer RON BLOOMFIELD Book, £6.95, from booksellers
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 91


Presented By: Susan Hicks
Produced By: Anne O'Dwyer

: Dance from America

A series of five programmes recorded specially for television, featuring America's leading choregraphers. The Martha Graham
Dance Company
Errand into the Maze
Music by GIAN-CARLO MENOTTI Cave of the Heart
Music by SAMUEL BARBER Acts of Light
A confrontation with fear - Ariadne and the beast in the labyrinth; the spirit of revenge - Medea's jealous slaughter of her rival: two of Martha Graham 's classic dance dramas seen for the first time on television.
These are performed together with a recent abstract dance work choreographed to CARL NIELSEN'S Helios overture, and celebrating a progress through darkness into light. Each of the dances is presented by Martha Graham herself, now in her 90s, one of the greatest names in American theatre. Introduced by Robert Cohan , himself former lead dancer with the Martha Graham Dance
Company and founder and Artistic Director of London
Contemporary Dance Theatre. Presented by Colin Nears Dance directed by THOMAS GRIMM


Music By: Samuel Barber
Music By: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: Martha Graham
Presented By: Martha Graham
Introduced By: Robert Cohan
Presented By: Colin Nears
Directed By: Thomas Grimm

: Two English Surrealists

Most people know Desmond Morris as the presenter of Animal Roadshow or Zoo Time, and the author of Manwatching and The Naked Ape. For the past 40 years, however, he has also been, in secret, a dedicated surrealist painter. Now he has decided to come out of the bush with an exhibition in London and a book of his paintings. The other surrealist is a former crane driver and lathe operator who lives in Leeds, Anthony Earnshaw. He has never sought publicity, but several distinguished admirers, such as George Melly , think his blackly comic works deserve to be more widely appreciated.
Introduced by Patrick Hughes , painter and chairman of the Chelsea Arts Club.
Assistant producer KEVIN JACKSON Producer ALEX MARENGO Editor JOHN ARCHER A Review special


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Anthony Earnshaw.
Unknown: George Melly
Introduced By: Patrick Hughes
Producer: Kevin Jackson
Editor: John Archer

: The Film Club

Philip French, film critic of the Observer, introduces two films from cult American director Monte Hellman.

China 9, Liberty 37
Starring Warren Oates, Fabio Testi, Jenny Agutter
The dusty town of China, Texas in the 1880s. Clayton Drum, a mysterious gunfighter waiting to be hanged, is offered a reprieve if he disposes of Matthew Sebanek, whose farmhouse stands in the way of a projected railroad. Clayton accepts the mission, but finds himself admiring the older man, while being passionately attracted to his beautiful young wife. This lyrical and unusual
'spaghetti' Western features an international cast, including the late Sam Peckinpah, director of The Wild Bunch.
(First showing on British television)

and at 11.40
Two-Lane Blacktop
Starring Warren Oates, James Taylor
Four nameless people - the Driver, GTO, the Girl and the Mechanic in a race against time and each other. The ultimate bet is made - a cross-country duel from the far west to Washington DC. The prize, the loser's treasured car. Hellman's original road movie springs from the world of easy riders where racers travel the paved roads of the American countryside between midnight and dawn - with love and death as their companions.
Screenplay by RUDOLPH WURLITZER and WILL CORRY from a story by WILL CORRY


Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Fabio Testi
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Clayton Drum
Unknown: Matthew Sebanek
Unknown: Sam Peckinpah
Unknown: Gerald F. Harvey
Produced By: Gianni Bozzacchi
Produced By: Valerio de Paolis,
Produced By: Monte Hellman
Directed By: Monte Hellman
Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: James Taylor
Play By: Rudolph Wurlitzer
Unknown: Will Corry
Story By: Will Corry
Produced By: Michael S . Laughlin
Directed By: Monte Hellman
Presentation By: Judy Alpe
Presentation By: Gillian Geering
Presentation By: Nick Jones.
Unknown: David Thompson
Matthew: Warren Oates
Clayton: Fabio Testi
Catherine: Jenny Agutter
Wilbur Olsen: Sam Peckinpah
Barbara: Isabel Mestres
Johnny: Gianrico Tondinelli
Hank: Franco Interlenghi
Duke: Carlos Bravo
Virgil: Paco Benlloch
GTO: Warren Oates
Driver: James Taylor
Girl: Laurie Bird
Mechanic: Dennis Wilson
Station mechanic: Richard Ruth
Hot rod driver: Rudolph Wurlitzer

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