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: Open University

Preview 88
This week two sample programmes from next year's undergraduate calendar are shown each weekday.
12.30 Arts Foundation Course King Cotton's Palace
- This was Manchester's Victorian Town Hall, commissioned to portray the pride and ambition of this
Victorian boom city, and paid for by wealth generated by the mills, canals and railways. Producer TONY COE
12.55 Democratic Government and Politics
The Sale of A WACS to Saudi Arabia
Just after President Reagan was elected in 1980, he agreed the sale of AWACS radar aircraft to Saudi Arabia. This triggered off a chain of events, which highlighted the checks and balances that are built into the American political system. Producer HUGH PHILLIPS


Producer: Tony Coe
Producer: Hugh Phillips

: Heads and Tails: World Over

A See-Saw programme (R)


Voice and music: Derek Griffiths

: Pioneers of Photography

Travelling Man
In the 1860s, SAMUEL BOURNE trekked through the Himalayas to make a record which has never been surpassed.
Narrated by Brian Coe Quotations spoken by Hugh Burden (R)


Unknown: Samuel Bourne
Unknown: Brian Coe
Spoken By: Hugh Burden

: News

Weather followed by Pompeii
Introduced by Professor Barry Cunliffe
Feasts and orgies were in full swing in Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum when they were ended abruptly by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. The houses, temples and theatres were buried by a mass of molten lava and remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years until excavations revealed the wonderfully preserved buildings of Roman times. Professor Barry Cunliffe takes you through these uniquely complete streets and tells how the people lived then - and how little life has changed in the Bay of Naples today.
Produced by JULIA CAVE
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE (R)


Introduced By: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Produced By: Julia Cave
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: News

Weather followed by To Hungary with Love The story of 150 parents in Britain who have given up their jobs to take their handicapped children to a remarkable institute in Hungary to see if they can find a better life through what is called 'conductive education'.
Film editor TONY HEAVEN Producer ANN PAUL


Producer: Ann Paul

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: It's My Pleasure

Desmond Lynam and today's guest Lorraine Chase.


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Lorraine Chase.

: Year of the French

December: the Iron Baron The most glittering party in Baron Gilbert de Dietrich's social year is held just before Christmas. Aristocrats, captains of European industry and an international set of friends join the baron and baroness at their chateau in Alsace to shoot wild boar in the surrounding forests.
But the baron is more than a land-owning member of the nobility. He controls an industrial empire which has grown from a rural iron foundry started in 1684. Narrator Michael Dean Producer JOHN BIRD
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF (R)


Narrator: Michael Dean
Producer: John Bird
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis challenge Denis Norden and Ian Wallace over questions set by Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Advice Shop

Real Neighbours
Are your neighbours noisy, nosey, or nice?
In any street where there are frail elderly people living alone, the friendly neighbour who pops in from time to time can be a great asset. But, at the other extreme, tensions between neighbours over things like noise, fences or pets can lead to lengthy and bitter wrangles.
With the season of goodwill - and noisy parties - at hand, Margo MacDonald looks at ways of bringing out the best in the neighbourhood.
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Marion Allinson
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Carry On Spying

Kenneth Williams Barbara Windsor
Bernard Cribbins
Charles Hawtrey Eric Barker
Dilys Laye
It's panic stations at BOSH when secret formula 'X' is stolen by agents of the subversive organisation known as STENCH.
The Carry On team appear, disappear and reappear in the ultimate of spy spoofs.
Produced by PETER ROGERS Directed by GERALD THOMAS
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Peter Rogers
Directed By: Gerald Thomas
Desmond Simkins: Kenneth Williams
Daphne Honeybutt: Barbara Windsor
Harold Crump: Bernard Cribbins
Charlie Bind: Charles Hawtrey
Chief: Eric Barker
Lila: Dilys Laye
Carstairs: Jim Dale
Cobley: Richard Wattis
Fat man: Eric Pohlmann
Milchmann: Victor Maddern
Dr Crow: Judith Furse
Headwaiter: John Bluthal
Professor Stark: Frank Forsyth
Code clerk: Gertain Klauber
Madame: Renée Houston

: Choir of the Year 1986

Brian Kay looks back to some of the scenes from 1986 when 320 choirs set out to become the Choir of the Year. Producer HILARY BOULDING BBC Scotland
(In association with Sainsburys)


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Hilary Boulding

: Bookmark

Secrets of Strangers with Alice Thomas Ellis
Alice Thomas Ellis believes in ghosts and miracles and God but she doesn't believe in Christmas. In 'Home Life', her weekly column for the Spectator, she transforms
NW1 into a Gothic drama and the making of mayonnaise into a miracle from Genesis.
But in her novels, she is the author of the highly-acclaimed The Twenty-
Seventh Kingdom and her sixth book The Clothes in the Wardrobe has just been published, the characters she creates acquire an independent existence of their own. She is somebody for whom the only reality is her fiction. Tonight's
Bookmark looks at the conflict between her two worlds and at her own attempts to examine the difference between them - her factual account of a family faced by an inexplicably delinquent child, written with her analyst Tom Pitt-Aikens .
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS
0 FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Unknown: Tom Pitt-Aikens
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Nigel Williams

: M-A-S-H

Dear Ma
Radar has some mixed news for his mother. First the bad - he's found a sniper in the mess tent, Colonel Potter's been hit and he's on foot inspection duty. The good? - his mail-order guinea pig has arrived.
Directed by ALAN ALDA (R)


Written By: Everett Greenbaum
Directed By: Alan Alda
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
BJ: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Maj Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: A Perfect Spy

by JOHN LE CARRE Dramatised by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT starring Peter Egan Alan Howard
Riidiger Weigang Jane Booker and Peggy Ashcroft
The last of seven episodes 'Mary, quite frankly, we cannot afford to lose him.
The last thing we want is to have him sitting in an English prison for the rest of his useful life, telling the authorities what he's been doing these 30 years and more. Nor do we particularly want him to write a book.'
Music composed by MICHAEL STOREY Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Photography ELMER COSSEY Designer CHRIS EDWARDS Executive producer JONATHAN POWELL


Unknown: John Le Carre
Dramatised By: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Unknown: Jane Booker
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Composed By: Michael Storey
Editor: Clare Douglas
Editor: Photography Elmer Cossey
Designer: Chris Edwards
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: Peter Smith
Magnus Pym: Peter Egan
Miss Dubber: Peggy Ashcroft
Jack: Alan Howard
Mary PYM: Jane Booker
Axel: Rudiger Weigang
Fergus: Leonard Preston
Kate: Sarah Bullen
Georgie: Madeline Church
Caroline Lumsden: Frances White
Frankel: Christopher Rozycki
Bo Brammel: Paul Daneman
Nigel: Peter Sands
Police sergeant: David Glyder
Police Supt: Ian Thompson

: Sharansky

The Making of Dissident Third of five programmes
After university Natan took a menial job to leave him free to work in the Refusenik movement.
'Being a dissident in Russia is not like joining a sports club. Even if you leave you are already in the files of the KGB. It's already part of your life. It will influence your life, your children's lives, the lives of all your family and of the future generations'.
(Part 4 shown tomorrow at 10. 10pm)

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

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