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: Open University

11.25 Woman and Sport
11.50 Technology:
Building on Dreams
12.40pm Mental Handicap: Gwen - A Working Life
1.05 Changing Countryside: The Coast

: Network East

Presented by Valerie Vaz and Samantha Meah
The magazine bringing both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world.
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Presented By: Valerie Vaz
Presented By: Samantha Meah
Producer: John Wilcox

: Saturday Cinema: Anna and the King of Siam

Irene Dunne
Rex Harrison Linda Darnell
In 1862, Anna Owens , a widowed
Englishwoman, arrives in Bangkok to take up the position of governess to the wives and children of King
Mongkut of Siam. She finds a very alien society and a monarch trying desperately to bring his people into the modern world.
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS and SALLY BENSON Based on the biography by MARGARET LANDON
Produced by LOUIS D. LIGHTON Directed by JOHN CROMWELL
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Linda Darnell
Unknown: Anna Owens
Unknown: Talbot Jennings
Unknown: Sally Benson
Unknown: Margaret Landon
Directed By: John Cromwell
Anna: Irene Dunne
The King: Rex Harrison
Tuptim: Linda Darnell
Kralahome: Lee J Cobb
Lady Thiang: Gale Sondergaard
Alak: Mikhail Rasumny
Sir Edward: Dennis Hoey
Prince (as a man): Tito Renaldo
Louis Owens: Richard Lyon
Moonshee: William Edmunds
Phya Phrom: John Abbott
Interpreter: Leonard Strong
Prince (as a boy): Mickey Roth

: The Sky at Night

Jodrell - The Listening Bank Patrick Moore talks about the work at Jodrell Bank, with Bernard Lovell and the present director, the Astronomer Royal, Professor Francis Graham Smith. Film editor PAT O’GRADY
Newsletter No 27 is now available Send sae to: [address removed]


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Bernard Lovell
Unknown: Francis Graham Smith.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: International Snooker

The Rothmans Grand Prix The Semi-finals
The semi-finals are each the best of 17 frames; seven to be played this afternoon, with matches played to a finish this evening. Just who will be there to contest them is now a matter of pure guesswork.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Television presentation
Executive producer LAN EDWARDS BBC North West


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips
Producer: Lan Edwards

: International Bridge Club

Canberra World Bridge Tournament
Presented by Clare Harrison As the Canberra cruises the Norwegian fjords four world-class bridge players compete for a cash prize and a top international trophy.
Over the next 13 programmes ZIA MAHMOOD, from Pakistan, defends his title against some formidable challengers:
TONY FORRESTER from Britain, SAMI KEHELA from Canada and PER-OLOF SUNDELIN from Sweden. Bridge expert JEREMY FLINT is the commentator, providing in-depth analysis of selected hands. In addition,
Zia Mahmood offers computer enthusiasts a chance to win themselves a fortune! And each week Jeremy Flint poses a bridge problem for you to solve at home. Problem 1
This week's problem is a defensive one. The bidding, love all, has been:
As East your lead of the Ace of Diamonds produces the following dummy:
Your partner plays the Queen of Diamonds. The question is what do you do now?
Jeremy Flint 's answer is in next week's programme. Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBCElstree


Presented By: Clare Harrison
Unknown: Sami Kehela
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Unknown: Zia Mahmood
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: David Mitchell

: NewsView

with Debbie Thrower
Moira Stuart reviews news with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The Fish Course

Presented by Susan Hicks
Nothing in fish cuisine offers so much variety as shellfish - from tiny shrimps, through crabs and prawns to the luxurious lobster. This group includes the molluscs, too, and this week you can join
Susan as she makes stir-fried squid, and watch
Valentina Harris make a tasty Zuppa di Vongole from baby clams. Series producer RON BLOOMFLELD Produced by ANNE O'DWYER
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 100


Presented By: Susan Hicks
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Produced By: Anne O'Dwyer

: Dance from America

A series of five programmes The New York City Ballet in JEROME ROBBINS 'S
In Memory of Music: Violin Concerto by Alban Berg with SUZANNE FARRELL , ADAM LÜDERS and ALEXANDRE PROIA The death of a girl, her agony, her passage into grace: taking the starting point and inspiration of Alban Berg's Violin
Concerto, Jerome Robbins has created a ballet to go beyond the limits of one single death into a memorial for all friends and loved-ones who have died. Creator of over 70 dance pieces - including the famous West
Side Story - Jerome Robbins is one of the greatest American-born choreographers working in the field of ballet. In a rare interview, he talks to a New York friend, art critic and lecturer, Rosamond Bernier, about the art of choreography and the making of In Memory of. Introduced by Robert Cohan Dance directed by EMILE ARDOLINO
Presented for BBCtv by COLIN NEARS


Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Suzanne Farrell
Unknown: Alexandre Proia
Introduced By: Robert Cohan
Directed By: Emile Ardolino

: Fortunes of War

Screenplay in eleven parts by ALAN PLATER
2: January 1940. Bucharest is rife with rumour. Guy, gregarious as ever, is at the centre of the city's intellectual life. Harriet is beginning to wonder when he will find time for her.


Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: James Cellan Jones
Harriet: Emma Thompson
Guy: Kenneth Branagh
Prince Yakimov: Ronald Pickup
Dobson: Charles Kay
Inchcape: James Villiers
Galpin: Desmond McNamara
Clarence: Richard Clifford
Dubedat: Mark Drewry
Commander Sheppy: Ronald Fraser
Foxy Leverett: Glyn Grain
Sasha Drucker: Harry Burton
Sophie: Elena Secota
Despina: Magdalena Buznea
Bella: Caroline Langrishe
Nikko: Vladimir Mirodan
Hadjimos: Vernon Dobtcheff
Horvath: Mischa De La Motte
Palu: Nicholas Amer
Landlady: Jo Kendall

: The Film Club

David Robinson , the film critic of the Times, opens a short season of controversial films reflecting the new mood in Soviet cinema.
The Swimmer
Elgudzha Burduli
Ruslan Mikaberidze
A swimming herdsman in 1913, his son. who leads a mass swim in 1947, and the grandson making a film in 1980 are the three generations of a Georgian family in Irakli Kvirikadze's humorous allegory of life under three political regimes. The film ran into trouble with the authorities; it took
Gorbachev's policy of glasnost to allow the release of this uncensored version.
Production assistant
Written and directed by IRAKLI KVIRIKADZE
(A Soviet film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television. In colour, sepia and black and white) and at 11.05
Plumbum, or a Dangerous Game starring
Anton Androsov
Ace scholar Ruslan dreams of being a supercop, and infiltrates criminal gangs to betray them to the police. Under his codename, Plumbum (the Latin for lead), Ruslan pulls off some astounding coups: but his drive to clean up society knows no bounds.
This story of a teenage moral crusader, whose exemplary conduct is questioned is the most hotly disputed film in the Soviet Union.
(A Soviet film with English subtitles) (First showing on British television) Television presentation by JUDY ALPE. GILLIAN GEERING , NICK JONES. DAVID THOMPSON
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 28


Unknown: David Robinson
Directed By: Irakli Kvirikadze
Unknown: Aleksander Mindadze
Directed By: Vadim Abdrashitov
Presentation By: Judy Alpe.
Presentation By: Gillian Geering
Presentation By: Nick Jones.
Presentation By: David Thompson
Durmishkhan: Elgudzha Burduli
Domenti: Ruslan Mikaberidze
Anton: Baadur Teuladze
Odisei: Guram Pirtskhalava
Lala: Nana Kvachantiradze
Beso Antadze: Gia Lezhava
Isidor Buadze: Imedo Kakhiani
Ruslan: Anton Androsov
Sonya: Elena Dmitrieva
Maria: Elena Yaklovleva
Mother: Zoya Lirova
Old man: Aleksander Feklistov
Lopatov: Vladimir Steklov
Father: Aleksander Pashutin
Kolya-Oleg: Aleksei Zaitsev

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