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: Open University

11.25 Survival in a Competitive Environment
11.50 Understanding Pregnancy
12.15pm Micro-Electronics for Industry
12.40 Mental Handicap: Moving On
1.05 The Changing Countryside

: Network East

Presented by Valerie Vaz and Samantha Meah
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


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

: The Gentleman Factory

A still-viable breeding ground for the leaders of tomorrow, or an eccentric relic of the past?
Eton College, with its students in tailcoats, its tradition and quaint customs is unique. Commentary by William Rushton with contributions from Michael Bentine
Patrick Macnee , Lord Home Lord Carrington and Joanna Lumley
Directed by SIMON DEWHURST A PISCES FILM production (R)


Commentary By: William Rushton
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Patrick MacNee
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Written By: Kate Hamilton
Directed By: Simon Dewhurst

: Saturday Cinema: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

starring Kim Stanley
Richard Attenborough Myra Savage , a professional medium, lives in a fantasy world on the edge of madness. Her contact with the other side is through her dead son,
Arthur, while her weak, devoted husband, Billy, shields her from the harsh realities of the outside world.
Written and directed by BRYAN FORBES Produced by RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and BRYAN FORBES
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Unknown: Kim Stanley
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Myra Savage
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Produced By: Bryan Forbes
Myra: Kim Stanley
Billy: Richard Attenborough
Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman
Amanda: Judith Donner
Walsh: Patrick Magee
Beedle: Gerald Sim

: Championship Bowls

The CIS Insurance
United Kingdom Indoor
Singles Bowls Championship The first semi-final
Introduced by DAVID ICKE from the Guild Hall, Preston


Introduced By: David Icke

: International Bridge Club

Canberra World Bridge Tournament
Presented by Clare Harrison Following Norway's coastline the Canberra reaches the Arctic Circle. However, the four world-class bridge players are oblivious to every excitement outside the card room.
TONY FORRESTER from Britain SAMI KEHELA from Canada
ZIA MAHMOOD from Pakistan p. o. SUNDELIN from Sweden are competing in this rubber bridge tournament for a cash prize and a top international trophy. Jeremy Flint provides in-depth analysis of selected hands. Problem 3
This week's problem is to find the correct lead.As East you hold this hand:
2NT was forcing, 4 Hearts was a cue bid and North's re-double showed a further
Heart control. So what would you lead?
Jeremy Flint 's answer is in the next programme. Director UNDA MCCARTHY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBC Elstree


Presented By: Clare Harrison
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Producer: David Mitchell

: Espana Viva

Spanish for beginners in a series of 15 programmes. Spain is the most visited country in Europe - and also one of the least known.
Espana Viva shows Spain as the Spanish know it: the country, the people and their language. In the first programme, Yolanda Vazquez visits the beautiful Atlantic coast of Santander and shows how to start up a conversation in Spanish. (e)


Presenter: Yolanda Vazquez
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Wilson

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on the week's proceedings in the House of Lords and questions Government Ministers and Opposition Peers.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Karolyn Shindler

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart
Christopher Morris reviews the week in pictures - with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Christopher Morris

: Championship Bowls

The CIS Insurance
United Kingdom Indoor
Singles Bowls Championship The second semi-final takes place this evening and now only five sets stand between the eventual winner and tomorrow's grand final.

: Shostakovich: A Career

The Public and Private Voice of Dmitri Shostakovich
The first of five programmes in BBC2's festival
A fellow scientist of Galileo 's time,
Also believed the earth was round,
But he had a family.
Those words from the poem A Career, are quoted in Shostakovich's 13th
Symphony. They are the bitter, coded protest of an artist who spent much of his creative life in conflict with the state. Tomorrow night,
BBC2 broadcasts the British stage premiere of the opera which sparked off this conflict, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Tonight, in a new documentary, the public achievement and private struggles of the composer are retold by his friends, family and colleagues, many of them speaking on film for the first time. His third wife Irina, his son Maxim and his daughter Galina describe the experiences of the Shostakovich family, while among those bearing witness to his artistic life are the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, veteran film director Leonid Trauberg , the singers Galina Vishnevskaya and Yevgeny Nesterenko , conductors
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Rudolf Barshai and theatre director Yuri Lyubimov. The circumstances of Shostakovich's life are illuminated by his vocal music, performed by the bass Dimiter Petkov , soprano Kathryn Harries with the pianist Graham Johnson. Narrated by Michael Berkeley
Film cameraman EUGENE CARR
Production assistant ANITA GORDON Film editor DAVE KING
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer PETER MANIURA
('Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' tomorrow on BBC2 and Radio 3 at 9. 05pm)
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Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Director: Leonid Trauberg
Singers: Galina Vishnevskaya
Singers: Yevgeny Nesterenko
Conductors: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductors: Rudolf Barshai
Director: Yuri Lyubimov.
Soprano: Dimiter Petkov
Soprano: Kathryn Harries
Pianist: Graham Johnson.
Unknown: Eugene Carr
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Peter Maniura

: Fortunes of War

Screenplay in seven parts by ALAN PLATER
4:October 1940
Unwittingly betrayed by Prince Yakimov, Guy's name has appeared on a Gestapo 'death list'. The Pringle flat has been ransacked and the Jewish refugee, Sasha Drucker, has disappeared.
Bucharest is overrun by Germans and it is time for the English to move on. Harriet, alone, waits anxiously for Guy to join her in Athens.
Music composed and conducted by RICHARD HOLMES


Unknown: Alan Plater
Conducted By: Richard Holmes
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: James Cellan Jones
Guy Pringle: Kenneth Branagh
Harriet Pringle: Emma Thompson
Prince Yakimov: Ronald Pickup
Dobson: Charles Kay
Lord Pinkrose: Alan Bennett
Professor Gracey: Clifford Rose
Toby Lush: Christopher Strauli
Dubedat: Mark Drewry
Charles Warden: Jeremy Brudenell
Alan Frewen: Peter Tilbury
Sasha Drucker: Harry Burton
Gladys Twocurry: Beryl Cooke
Mabel Twocurry: Lollie May

: The Film Club

Director Conny Templeman , who recently made her debut with Nanou, introduces two independent films from
American writer-director
Baby It's You starring
Rosanna Arquette Vincent Spano
Trenton, New Jersey, 1966. When middle-class high-school girl
Jill Rosen meets 'Sheik'
Capadilupo, a working class street kid with ambitions 'to become the next Sinatra', he seems an unlikely choice for a boyfriend. But despite this she begins dating him, the beginning of a troubled relationship as their entry into adulthood takes them further apart.
Screenplay by JOHN SAYLES , based on a story by AMY ROBINSON Produced by GRIFFIN DUNNE and AMY ROBINSON
(First showing on British television) and at 11.55
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute starring
Virginia, Faith and Alexandra are three women living in New York - each from different backgrounds and classes of society. As their lives cross in the busy city, their problems and lives are revealed, and the fact that for each of them love comes in a different form. The film is based on stories freely adapted from the work of New York writer
Screenplay by JOHN SAYLES with SUSAN RICE
Produced by MIRRA BANK Directed by MIRRA BANK
(First showing on British television) Television presentation by JUDY ALPE , GILLIAN GEERING , NICK JONES , DAVID THOMPSON
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Director: Conny Templeman
Unknown: John Sayles.
Unknown: John Sayles
Story By: Amy Robinson
Produced By: Griffin Dunne
Produced By: Amy Robinson
Unknown: Grace Paley.
Unknown: John Sayles
Unknown: Susan Rice
Produced By: Mirra Bank
Directed By: Mirra Bank
Directed By: Ellen Hovde
Unknown: Muffie Meyer
Presentation By: Judy Alpe
Presentation By: Gillian Geering
Presentation By: Nick Jones
Unknown: David Thompson
Jill Rosen: Rosanna Arquette
'Sheik' Capadilupo: Vincent Spano
Mrs Rosen: Joanna Merlin
Dr Rosen: Jack Davison
Mr Capadilupo: Nick Ferrari
Mrs Capadilupo: Dolores Messina
Miss Vernon: Leora Dana
Mr Ripeppi: William Joseph Raymond
Mr McManus: Sam McMurray
Jody: Liane Curtis
Beth: Claudia Sherman
Debra: Marta Kober
Virginia: Ellen Barkin
Faith: Lynn Milerim
Alexandra: Maria Tucci
Dennis: Kevin Bacon
Pa: Zvee Scooler

: World Cup Cricket

The Final from Calcutta, India
After four-and-a-half weeks and 27 matches across India and Pakistan the two finalists are in Calcutta,
India's largest city, for the final of the one-day, 50-oversper-side, fourth World Cup. The venue is Eden Gardens with a capacity crowd of well over 100,000. Previous winners are the West Indies (1975 and 1979) and the current holders India (1983). Cricket is the most popular sport for India's 800 million population.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA in London with TOM GRAVENEY Commentators in India


Unknown: Eden Gardens
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Wendy Wimbush

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