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: Open University

6.50 17th-Century Great Houses
7.40 Nuclear Weapons
8.05 Last of the Liberties
8.30 What is Combinatorics?
8.55 Sociology: The Moonies
9.20 Art in 15th-Century Florence
9.45 Poetry: Blake the Artist
10.10 Information Technology
10.35 Handicapped in the Community
11.00 Ethnic Minorities
11.25 Copper: Resources and Reserves
11.50 Newton's Present-Day Success
12.15 Special Education
12.40 Education: Signs of the Times
1.05 Electronic Design and Signals
1.30 Modem Art: Artists' Techniques
1.55 Systems Behaviour
2.20 Images of the Third World

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan , Sudha Kumari and Fatima Salaria
This week: why Bengali East Enders are missing out on primary education; the boom in Asian pirate radio stations; plus the return of Peshkar - an Indo-jazz band. Producer NARINDER MINHAS
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Producer: John Wilcox

: Gravity Is My Enemy

At the age of 12, Mark Hicks suffered a terrible fall from a tree which left him without the use of his arms and legs. Yet Mark developed a rare gift as, with paintbrush or pencil clenched between his teeth, he brought to life his dreams and nightmares in a series of vivid and haunting works of art. This is the story of a young man whose will and vision overcame the most terrible of handicaps. Gravity Is My Enemy won the 1977 Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject.
Directed by JOHN JOSHEPH


Unknown: Mark Hicks
Directed By: John Josheph

: The Sky at Night

The Brilliant Planets Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Espana Viva

with Yolanda Vazquez Director STEPHEN MOSS Producer DAVID WILSON


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

: The Week in the Lords

with Christopher Jones Editor KAROLYN SHINDLER


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Karolyn Shindler

: Olympic Grandstand

The XV Olympic Winter Games Introduced by Steve Rider
Alpine Ski-ing
Live coverage of the first run in the men's slalom, where Italy's ALBERTO TOMBA will start favourite after his sensational string of victories in the World Cup. There's bound to be a nostalgic farewell for Sweden's
INGEMAR STENMARK , the 1980 gold medallist who is competing in his last major championship. The second run is at 8.15pm.
Commentator DAVID VINE Bobsleigh
Today's first and second runs in the four-man version will go a long way to deciding the medallists. WOLFGANG HOPPE led his East German crew to victory four years ago, but his biggest threat this time may come from the West Germans.
Commentator TONY GUBBA Plus a look back at how the medals were won in the women's 1,000m speed skating event.
Television presentation CTV


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Alberto Tomba
Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark
Unknown: Wolfgang Hoppe
Commentator: Tony Gubba

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Review By: Richard Whitmore

: Olympic Report

Live coverage of the second run of the men's slalom which will decide who will succeed the USA's
Phil Mahre as Olympic champion. Plus news of the men's 50km cross-country ski-ing event. Introduced by Steve Rider Television presentation CTV


Unknown: Phil Mahre
Introduced By: Steve Rider

: Tutti Frutti: Awopboppaloobopawopbamboom

Last in a series by John Byrne
Glasgow Pavilion.... the climax of the Silver Jubilee Tour! Eddie's cock-a-hoop ... till Miss Toner clips his wings with fresh info on the 'TV show'... Danny gets in the ring with Suzi ... and Diver develops a taste for vodka. The effect is shattering! A TKO, but will the Majestics beat the count?
BBC Scotland


Writer: John Byrne
Producer: Andy Park
Director: Tony Smith
Danny McGlone: Robbie Coltrane
Vincent: Maurice Roëves
Suzi: Emma Thompson
Eddie: Richard Wilson
Bomba McAteer: Stuart McGugan
Fud O'Donnell: Jake D'Arcy
Dennis Sproul: Ron Donachie
Janice Toner: Katy Murphy
Noreen Diver: Anne Kidd
Taxi driver: Charlie Sim
Reader in library: Natasha Gerson
Inverbervies: Archie Duncan
Inverbervies: Iain Carmichael
Inverbervies: Isobel Hirst
Inverbervies: Linda Thain
Inverbervies: Gordon Young
Saxophone Brothers: Bob Watson
Saxophone Brothers: Bob Wishart
Bomba's children: Annabel Logan
Bomba's children: Robert Logan
Big Jazza: Robbie Coltrane
Jazza's vocals: Tam White

: The Film Club

Chinese Cinema
Film-maker and critic
Tony Rayns introduces two contrasting films from the Far East: a social comedy from China and a supernatural extravaganza from Hong Kong.
In the Wild Mountains starring Du Yuan
Yue Hong
In an isolated village in the mountains of Shaanxi Province, two couples find discord in marriage. Huihui, content to farm in the old way and deeply distrustful of his neighbour's innovative ideas, is shackled to an impatient, progressive wife. Hehe, always anxious to get ahead, finds no sympathy from his conventional partner. Yan Xueshu 's charming comedy of misalliance highlights the two faces of China today: deep-rooted peasant conservatism and individual enterprise.
From the novel by JLA PING 'AO Screenplay by YAN XUESHU and zhu zi Directed by YAN XUESHU
(AChinesefilmwithEnglishsubtitles. First showing on British television) 0 IN THE PICTURE: page 18 and at 11.50
A Chinese Ghost Story starring
Leslie Cheung
Wong Tsu Hsien
Forced to spend a night in a disreputable Taoist monastery, Lin Choi Sin is awakened by a young beautiful girl.
Unaware that she has just tried to kill him, Lin falls in love with her.
This supernatural romance from Hong Kong won the main prize at the 1987 Brussels International
Fantasy Film Festival for its stunning special effects.
Screenplay by YEUN KAI cm Produced by TSUI HARK
Directed by CHING SIU TUNG
(A Chinese film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 18


Introduces: Tony Rayns
Unknown: Yan Xueshu
Novel By: Jla Ping
Play By: Yan Xueshu
Directed By: Yan Xueshu
Unknown: Leslie Cheung
Unknown: Wong Tsu
Unknown: Lin Choi
Play By: Yeun Kai
Produced By: Tsui Hark
Directed By: Ching Siu
Hehe: Du Yuan
Guilan: Yue Hong
Huihui: Xin Ming
Qiurong: Xu Shouli
Lin Choi Sin: Leslie Cheung
Lit Siu Seen: Wong Tsu Hsien
Yin Chek Hsia: Wo Ma

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