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: Open University

6.50 Gibbon: The Ruins of Rome
7.15 Introductory Electronics
7.40 Velocity Diagrams
8.05 The American Indian: Reality and Stereotype
8.30 Physics: Painting Potentials
8.55 The Physics of Matter: Ideal Sounds
9.20 The Language of Advancement
9.45 Pathways in the Brain
10.10 The Novel and Television (1)
10.35 Handicapped in the Community
11.00 Ethnic Minorities: The Promised Land
11.25 Music: Harmony
11.50 Mental Handicap: Gwen - A Working Life
12.15pm A Sample Story of Country Folk
12.40 Religion: The Mindful Way
1.05 The Changing Countryside: The Last Ditch
1.30 Modern Art: Picasso
1.55 Chemical Reactions
2.20 Computing: Overseas Containers

: Shrikant

A Network East presentation An Indian serial in nine parts starring Farooq Sheikh
Romance, tragedy, family honour and dark secrets mix together in a complicated web. When shown on Indian television, Shrikant attracted an audience of millions.
1: The hero, Shrikant, is first seen as an old man writing his memoirs. He looks back to his childhood and his meeting in the forest with the mysterious Annada. Written by SARAT CHANDRA CHATTERJEE Directed by PRAVEEN NISCHOL (In Hindi with English subtitles.


Written By: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Directed By: Praveen Nischol

: Saturday Cinema: Desperate

Steve Brodie Audrey Long
Raymond Burr
Steve Randall , an honest truck operator, is embroiled with a gang of mobsters who use his truck for a fur robbery.
Evading them and the police, Randall and his young wife become fugitives in a ruthless game of cat and mouse.
Screenplay by HARRY ESSEX based on a story by DOROTHY ATLAS and ANTHONY MANN
Produced by MICHEL KRAIKE Directed by ANTHONY MANN
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Steve Brodie
Unknown: Audrey Long
Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Steve Randall
Play By: Harry Essex
Story By: Dorothy Atlas
Unknown: Anthony Mann
Produced By: Michel Kraike
Directed By: Anthony Mann
Steve Randall: Steve Brodie
Anne Randall: Audrey Long
Walt Radak: Raymond Burr
Pete: Douglas Fowley
Reynolds: William Challee
Ferrar: Jason Robards
Shorty: Freddie Steele
Joe: Lee Frederick
Uncle Jan: Paul E Burns
Aunt Klara: Ilka Gruning

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens Semi-finals
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH introduces live coverage of both semi-finals from Twickenham.
'Sevens' produces exciting and exhilarating running rugby. With Twickenham's capacity crowd urging on their favourites, the semi-finalists have to overcome fatigue and the clock to reach the final.
Producer HUW JONES


Introduces: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Producer: Huw Jones

: Badminton Horse Trials

for the Whitbread Trophy Further coverage of this afternoon's four-and-a-half-mile cross-country phase, with 32 daunting fences to negotiate.
In Olympic year, a successful round this afternoon may well ensure a ticket to Seoul. Introduced by HUGH THOMAS


Introduced By: Hugh Thomas
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Michael Tucker
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Wendy Sheppard

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens Final
Live coverage of the final of this renowned tournament. Only 20 minutes or so separate the winners from the Cup - but for them those minutes will be the hardest of the season. Both sides will have given their all in this great running spectacular at Twickenham on one of rugby's most popular days. Introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Commentator BILL MCLAREN


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Richard Whitmore reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: 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 business in the Upper Chamber


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Karolyn Shindler

: Jansons Conducts

Led by SEMYON MEERSON Dynamic to watch and exciting to hear,
Mariss Jansons is widely recognised as one of the most brilliant conductors of his generation. Brian Kay introduces the first of three programmes recorded in St David 's Hall, Cardiff, in which the Soviet conductor conducts the trio of orchestras with which he has been mainly associated in recent years. (The others being the Oslo Philharmonic and the BBC Welsh.) Tonight's programme features an exhilarating performance of one of PROKOFIEV'S most popular works, the Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 100. Lighting LEN STEPHENS Sound GEOFF ATKINS
(The Leningrad Philharmonic
Orchestra's tour of the UK was given in association with Van Walsum Management Ltd)


Unknown: Semyon Meerson
Unknown: Mariss Jansons
Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: St David

: Sophia and Constance

written by JOHN HARVEY based on The Old Wives' Tale by ARNOLD BENNETT
The fourth of six parts with Katy Behean Leonard Preston and Beryl Reid
While the Franco-Prussian War rages and Paris itself is besieged, Sophia is forced to fend for herself, but the values of her upbringing in Bursley come to her aid.


Written By: John Harvey
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Katy Behean
Unknown: Leonard Preston
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Directed By: Hugh David
Directed By: Romey Allison
Sophia: Katy Behean
Gerald Scales: Leonard Preston
Landlady: Ann Heffernan
Chirac: Julian Fellows
Mme Foucault: Beryl Reid
Mme Laurence: Wendy Williams
Doctor: Andre Maranne
Louis: Danny Schiller
Niepce: Bill Wallis
Rostand: Alan Downer

: The Film Club

Women by Women
Patricia Rozema , Canadian director of the recent
Cannes Festival prize winner I've Heard the Mermaids
Singing, introduces films by two other award-winning women directors.
At First Sight (Coup de foudre) starring
Isabelle Huppert , Miou-Miou During the war in France two women marry unsuitable partners for security. Ten years later, Lena and Madeleine meet, and their growing friendship makes them question the validity of their marriages. Diane Kurys 's first film,
Diabolo Menthe , was based on her own experiences. For At First Sight, she drew on her mother's story.
Screenplay by DLANE KURYS Produced by ARIEL ZEITOUN Directed by DLANE KURYS
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 16 and at 11.50
Two Friends starring Emma Coles Kris Bidenko
Kris McQuade
Louise and Kelly were good friends at school, but have changed and grown apart. Both come from broken homes, but as teenagers their life together was one of shared intimacies, parties and a growing concern about their future. Jane Campion 's acclaimed first feature tells their story in five separate periods, beginning in the present and ending in the past.
Screenplay by HELEN GARNER Produced by JAN CHAPMAN Directed by JANE CAMPION


Unknown: Patricia Rozema
Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Unknown: Diane Kurys
Unknown: Diabolo Menthe
Play By: Dlane Kurys
Produced By: Ariel Zeitoun
Directed By: Dlane Kurys
Unknown: Emma Coles
Unknown: Kris Bidenko
Unknown: Kris McQuade
Unknown: Jane Campion
Unknown: Helen Garner
Produced By: Jan Chapman
Directed By: Jane Campion
Madeleine: Miou-Miou
Léna: Isabelle Huppert
Michel: Guy Marchand
Costa: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Raymond: Robin Renucci
Carlier: Patrick Bauchau
M Vernier: Jacques Alric
Mme Vernier: Jacqueline Doyen
Louise: Emma Coles
Kelly: Kris Bidenko
Janet: Kris McQuade
Jim: Stephen Leeder
Malcolm: Peter Hehir
Charlie: Tony Barry
Kevin: Steve Bisley
Cleaner girl: Kim Antonios
Chris: Debra May
Matthew: Sean Travers

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