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: Open University

12.00 Science: Preparatory Maths - Angles
12.15 What's All This Fuss about Quality?
12.40 Open Lectures: It Can't Be Done
1.30 Studying with the Open University

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari
The magazine bringing both current affairs and entertainment from the Asian world.
It's lively, fun and sometimes controversial, covering stories affecting Asians both here and abroad.
Entertainment ranges from music to dance, from film clips to star interviews, from the classical to the modern. Director PAUL FREEMAN Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Series producer


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By: Sudha Kumari
Director: Paul Freeman
Producer: John Wilcox

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill The Silver Cord

Irene Dunne Joel McCrea
David and Christina Phelps , newly married, return to New York from abroad to meet
David's mother, his brother Robert and Robert's fiancee Hester. Christina is a career woman with a mind of her own, whose marriage is threatend by her husband's devotion to his mother. Mrs Phelps is pathologically obsessed about losing her two sons to women they love, and a night of dramatic confrontation ensues as she fights to maintain her hold on them.
Superb performances by all five protagonists highlight this tense melodrama.
Screenplay by SIDNEY HOWARD based on his own stage play
Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by JOHN CROMWELL
('Since You Went Away' at 3.45pm)
0 FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Christina Phelps
Unknown: Mrs Phelps
Unknown: Sidney Howard
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: John Cromwell
Christina Phelps: Irene Dunne
David Phelps: Joel McCrea
Hester: Frances Dee
Robert: Eric Linden
Mrs Phelps: Laura Hope Crews
Delia: Helen Cromwell

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill Since You Went Away

Claudette Colbert Joseph Cotten Jennifer Jones Shirley Temple
The Hiltons are a happy, normal family, neither lich nor poor. But with the absence of Mr Hilton , who is fighting overseas, family life and income are interrupted. Into their lives comes a boarder, the irascible Col Smollett , and Jane's romance with his nephew William causes conflicts. This engrossing drama of American family life during the Second World War became one of the most successful films of its period.
Written and produced by DAVID O. SELZNICK
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 29


Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Mr Hilton
Unknown: Col Smollett
Produced By: David O. Selznick
Directed By: John Cromwell
Unknown: Barry Norman
Anne: Claudette Colbert
Jane: Jennifer Jones
Anthony: Joseph Cotten
Bridget: Shirley Temple
Col Smollett: Monty Woolley
Clengymen: Lionel Barrymore
William: Robert Walker
Harold Smith: Guy Madison
Lt Solomon: Keenan Wynn
Fidelia: Hattie McDaniel
Emily: Agnes Moorehead

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart.
Lisa Davidson reviews the week, with subtitles. Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Human Rights - How Much Do We Care?

'The soldiers poured petrol over me and then threw a lighted match.'
The words of a Chilean woman. Her offence?
Walking on the street on the day of a national strike.
'I was beaten with an iron bar. I heard mothers tortured in front of their children.'
The words of a Turkish student. His offence?
Membership of a legal opposition party.
Exactly 40 years ago today the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet people are still locked away simply for speaking their minds.
What is the United Nations doing to prevent human rights abuse? What can the British Government do? Are individuals powerless to help? Jonathan Dimbleby investigates what happened to the brave new world promised by the Universal Declaration and challenges men like Andrew Young , ex-US Ambassador to the UN. and Jan Martenson , Director General of the United
Nations Office in Geneva, to come up with a better answer to the continuing scandal of state murder, disappearance and torture.
Assistant producer SANDRA JONES Executive producer RITCHIE COGAN Producer LAURENCE REES
0 PETER BROOKES : page 27


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Andrew Young
Unknown: Jan Martenson
Producer: Sandra Jones
Producer: Ritchie Cogan
Producer: Laurence Rees
Unknown: Peter Brookes

: Messiaen at 80

Today the great French composer Olivier Messiaen is 80 years old.
BBC2 celebrates the occasion with a live relay from the Royal Festival Hall in the presence of the composer.
George Benjamin, the young English composer who was a pupil of this outstanding teacher, presents a portrait of Messiaen with the help of Paul Crossley, Alexander Goehr and Pierre Boulez, with music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and from Messiaen himself.


Presenter: George Benjamin
Subject: Olivier Messiaen
Guest: Paul Crossley
Guest: Alexander Goehr
Guest: Pierre Boulez
Programme devised by: David Stevens
Programme devised by: Sue Knussen

: St Francis of Assisi

BBC2 joins BBC Radio 3 and goes live to the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank for Act 3 of Messiaen's opera St Francis of Assisi. This final act tells the story of the saint's martyrdom. Introduced by Piers Burton-Page.
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano
(Concert in association with Yves Saint Laurent )
A simultaneous broadcast with R3.
FEATURE: page 13


Introduced by: Piers Burton-Page
Ondes Martenot: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Singers: London Philharmonic Choir
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Stage Design: Mark Wheeler
Stage Lighting: Brod Mason
Stage Producer: Michael Rennison
Radio 3 sound: Geoffrey Klinton Parker
Television sound: Graham Haines
Television lighting: Alan Woolford
Directed for television by: Barrie Gavin
St Francis: David Wilson Johnson (baritone)
Brother Bernard: Jean Philippe Courtis (bass)
Brother Massee: John Graham-Hall (tenor)
Brother Leon: Nicholas Isherwood
Brother Sylvestre: Roger Heath (bass)
Brother Ruffino: Jonathan Robarts (bass)
Angel: Maria Oran (soprano)
Angel: Jeanne Loriod
Angel: Dominique Kim

: Christabel

A film in four parts by DENNIS POTTER, based on The Past Is Myself by CHRISTABEL BIELENBERG. 4: Germany faces defeat, but Peter's life still hangs in the balance as Christabel arrives at Ravensbriick Concentration Camp to plead for him.
Original music STANLEY MYERS Produced by KENITH TRODD


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Christabel Bielenberg.
Unknown: Edna Dore,
Unknown: Nicholas Teare
Unknown: Mark Draper
Unknown: Tom Lambert
Unknown: Simon Adams
Unknown: Jim Carter
Unknown: Danny McCarthy
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Alastair Haley
Unknown: James Exell
Unknown: Lawrence Cooper
Unknown: John Boswall
Unknown: Neale McGrath
Music: Stanley Myers
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Adrian Shergold
Young officer at Ravensbriick: Wayne Foskett
Clerk in reception: Eric Allan
Blonde: Eileen MacIejewska
Prisoner: Will Tacey
Guard: Ian Lowe
Lange: Ralph Brown
Policeman: Philip Bretherton
Peter: Stephen Dillon

: The Film Club

Screenwriter and director Peter Wollen introduces a controversial film that reflects the tensions on the West Bank and is a plea for the rights of both sides.
Wedding in Galilee starring Ali M. El Akili and Makram Khouri. The father of the groom vows 'this ceremony is going to light up East and West', but the price for lowing a traditional Arab wedding - and lifting the curfew - is the presence at the feast of the Israeli military governor and his staff. As the lovers are feted resentment and distrust threaten to spoil the celebrations. Palestinian
Michel Khleifi 's first feature film casts a critical but sympathetic look at a front-line society.
Written and directed by MICHEL KHLEIFI
(In Arabic with English subtitles.
First showing on British television) Film Club presentation by DAVID THOMPSON
0 FILMS: page 29


Introduces: Peter Wollen
Unknown: Michel Khleifi
Directed By: Michel Khleifi
Presentation By: David Thompson
Headman: Alim, El Akili
Officers: Makram Khouri
Officers: Juliano Mer Khamis
Bacem: Youssef Abou Warda
Mother: Bushra Karaman

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