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: Open University

11.10 Science Preparatory Maths
11.25 Understanding Pregnancy
11.50 Quality Techniques
12.15pm Accounting for Managers (1)
12.40 Mental Handicap
1.05 Countdown to the OU (1)

: 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

: Under Sail

Before the Mast
The three-masted barque
Gorch Fock is the pride of the West German navy.
Narrator Tom Salmon Producer BRIAN HAWKINS BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Gorch Fock
Producer: Brian Hawkins

: Film Club Matinee: The Postman Always Rings Twice

I starring John Garfield
Lana Turner
Frank Chambers , a drifter, is offered a job by Nick Smith in his roadside diner. He's not interested - until he sees Nick's wife, Cora.
Soon the two are lovers, but tortured by their impossible situation they decide on a perfect solution - murder. The archetypal film noir, based on JAMES M. CAIN 'S celebrated story, has been filmed four times; this was the first English language version. Tonight The Film
Club also presents VISCONTI'S 'unofficial' version.
Produced by CAREY WILSON Directed by TAY GARNETT
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 30


Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Frank Chambers
Unknown: Nick Smith
Unknown: James M. Cain
Unknown: Harry Ruskin
Produced By: Carey Wilson
Directed By: Tay Garnett
Cora Smith: Lana Turner
Frank: John Garfield
Nick Smith: Cecil Kellaway
Arthur Keats: Hume Cronyn
Kyle Sackett: Leon Ames
Madge: Audrey Totter
Ezra Liam Kennedy: Alan Reed
Blair: Jeff York

: The Sky at Night

A Telescope for Christmas? Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: International Snooker

The Tennents UnitedKingdom Championship
The second visit of the day to the Guild Hall, Preston.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

: International Bridge Club

Canberra World Bridge Tournament
Presented by Clare Harrison The Canberra is sailing through chilly waters, on her way towards the North Pole. But down below, the rubber bridge tournament is hotting up.
SAMI KEHELA from Canada
ZIA MAHMOOD from Pakistan p. o. SUNDELIN from Sweden are the four world-class players competing for a cash prize and a top international trophy. Jeremy Flint is the commentator, providing in-depth analysis of selected hands.
Problem 5
Here is a dummy play problem. After the dubious bidding sequence shown here: you arrive in the contract of 6 Spades. As South you receive the lead of the Jack of Diamonds:
How should you play the hand to maximise your chance of success?
Jeremy Flint 's answer is in next week's programme. Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBC Elstree
For a copy of the booklet, please send a E2. 00 crossed cheque or PO, made payable to Broadcasting Support Services, to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Clare Harrison
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: David Mitchell

: Espana Viva

Yolanda Vazquez shows how to buy food in a market and a grocer's, and visits a remote mountain village which produces some of the finest blue cheese in Europe. Director STEPHEN MOSS Producer DAVID WATSON


Unknown: Yolanda Vazquez
Director: Stephen Moss
Producer: David Watson

: 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 about the week's business in the Upper Chamber.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Karolyn Shindler

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Plus a review of the week in pictures - with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Shostakovich: The Golden Age

Fourth of five programmes in BBC2's festival
A ballet in three acts
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich , Artistic
Director of the Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Alexander Lavrenyuk starring with A decadent nightclub, called The Golden Age, a show dancer who's really a bandit, a kidnapped heroine forced to dance at the point of a knife: this ballet was the great popular success of the Bolshoi's 1986 tour of Britain and a spectacular recent addition to their repertoire. The time of the story is the 20s: the NEP period of the young Soviet republic, when private business was temporarily allowed to operate once more - with all its attendant 'decadence' and 'evils'! The ballet is a brilliant product of Shostakovich's precocious youth, before his conflicts with the Soviet state. Designer SIMON VlRSALADZE Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Executive producer ROBIN SCOTT Directed by COLIN NEARS
A NVC ARTS INTERNATIONAL production in co-production with GOSTELERADIO SOVIET tv and in association with BBCtv


Music By: Dmitri Shostakovich
Artistic: Yuri Grigorovich
Conducted By: Alexander Lavrenyuk
Producer: Robin Scott
Directed By: Colin Nears
Rita: Natalya Bessmertnova
Boris: Irek Mukhamedov
Yashka: Gediminas Taranda
Lyuska: Tatyana Golikova
the Master of Ceremonies: And Mikhail Tsivin

: Fortunes of War

Screenplay in seven parts by ALAN PLATER
6: Autumn 1942.


Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: James Cellan
Harriet: Emma Thompson
Guy: Kenneth Branagh
Dobson: Charles Kay
Simon Boulderstone: Rupert Graves
Lord Pinkrose: Alan Bennett
Castlebar: Robert Stephens
Angela Hooper: Ciaran Madden
Edwina Little: Diana Hardcastle
Aidan Pratt: Greg Hicks
Dr Shafik: Sam Dastor
Mona Castlebar: Patricia Quinn
Cpl Arnold: Anthony Calf
Lord Lisdoonvarna: Jeremy Sinden
Mortimer: Claire OBErman
Phil: Erin Donovan
Hertz: George Savides
Allain: Nicky Margolis
Student: Abdallah Mahmoud
Hotel clerk: Salah Hamdi
Ambulance soldier: Nigel Leach

: Rally Report

Tomorrow sees the start of the 1987 Lombard RAC Rally - the last round of this year's World Rally Championships. One-hundred-and-sixty-five drivers fight it out over 330 miles of special stages from the Midlands to Wales and from Yorkshire to the Scottish Borders and Cumbria.
SUE BAKER and TONY MASON talk to a broad spectrum of rally folk from the top international drivers to the relatively humble club entrant.
WILLIAM WOOLLARD looks at the build-up to this year's event and examines why rallying has become one of the country's most popular motor sports.
Director JUDY HILL
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
(Coverage begins tomorrow at
10.35am on BBC2)


Unknown: Tony Mason
Unknown: William Woollard
Director: Judy Hill
Producer: Tony Rayner
Producer: Tom Ross

: The Film Club

Film director
Neil Jordan introduces
LUCHINO VISCONTI 'S masterpiece of sensuality Ossessione starring Clara Calamai Massimo Girotti
A young vagabond enters a roadside cafe, and for Giovanna it's love at first sight.
Her passion leads to adultery, betrayal and, finally, murder. Visconti's powerful version of JAMES M. CAIN 'S erotic novel The
Postman Always Rings Twice was heavily cut by the Fascist authorities. After the war, copyright problems inhibited distribution and this restored version has only recently become available.
Screenplay by MARIO AUCATA
Produced by libero SOLAROLI Directed by LUCHINO VISCONTI
(An Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television. Black and white)
● IN THE PICTURE: page 30


Introduces: Neil Jordan
Unknown: Luchino Visconti
Unknown: Clara Calamai
Unknown: Massimo Girotti
Unknown: James M. Cain
Unknown: Mario Aucata
Unknown: Antonio Pietrangeli
Unknown: Luchino Visconti
Produced By: Libero Solaroli
Directed By: Luchino Visconti
Giovanna: Clara Calamai
Gino: Massimo Girotti
Bragana: Juan de Landa
Lo Spagnuolo: Elia Marcuzzo
Anita: Dhia Cristiani
Lorry driver: Vittorio Duse

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