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: Open University

6.50 Bath in the 18th Century
7.15 Elections and the People
7.40 Genetics: Beyond the Double Helix
8 05 Out of Sight, Out of Mind
8.30 Oceanography: The Ocean Floor
8.55 Pure Maths: Conic Sections
9.20 Acceleration at Constant Speed?
9.45 Ethology: Newts to Newborns
10.10 Technology: Bridging the Gap
10.35 Managing Schools: Burdiehouse Primary
11.00 Sources of Power
11.25 Emily Bronte at Haworth
11.50 Newton's Present.Day Success
12.15 Calculus: The Binomial Theorem
12.40 Physical Chemistry: Yields and Rates
1.05 The Picture Wings of Hawaii
1.30 Modem Art: Manet
1.55 Chemistry: Why Build Models?
2.20 The History of Mathematics


Unknown: Emily Bronte

: Network East

The topical Asian programme covering Asian affairs.
This week the programme reports on the disturbing incidence of dowry abuse.
Not only are the numbers of cases increasing but so is the violence Asian women suffer. Now there is a growing grass roots campaign against the practice.
Also a report from Leicester, where the city's museum recently staged an exhibition of both traditional and modern art from the Gujarati community.
Plus the latest movie clip. Director PAUL FREEMAN
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Director: Paul Freeman

: Saturday Cinema: The Goose Steps Out

starring Will Hay, Frank Pettingell , Julien Mitchell.
Schoolmaster William Potts is indignant when MI5 mistake him for a Nazi spy. but soon the bewildered teacher is parachuted into Germany as a double for the infamous Muller in an attempt to undermine morale.
BARRY NORMAN : page 16


Screenplay: Angus MacPhail
Screenplay: John Dighton
Produced by: Michael Balcon
Directed by: Basil Dearden
William Potts: Will Hay
Muller: Will Hay
Hoffman: Frank Pettingell
Von Glotz: Julien Mitchell
Max: Charles Hawtrey
Hans: Peter Croft
Lena: Anne Firth
Vagel: Leslie Harcourt
ADC: Jeremy Hawk
Schmidt: Raymond Lovell
Rector: Aubrey Mallalieu
Kurt: Barry Morse
Truscott: Lawrence O'Madden
Krauss: Peter Ustinov

: World Athletics and Bowls

A double bill featuring the world indoor championships of both sports, introduced by Steve Rider and David Icke. World Athletics
In Budapest, can athletes Steve Heard and Sally Gunnell add to their gold medals won at the European Championship a fortnight ago? The men's 800m and women's 400m are two of seven titles decided today. Commentators
In Preston, today's first-round singles match features the No 15 seed Colin
Somerville of Scotland v
Gary Smith , winner of the EIBA singles in 1988. In pairs, Jim Baker and David Corkill should go through against Ivan Botica (New Zealand) and Mark McMahon (Hong Kong). Commentators
DAVID RHYS-JONES and JIMMY DAVIDSON Television presentation: Athletics MTV, Hungary Bowls KEITH PHILLIPS


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: David Icke.
Introduced By: Sally Gunnell
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Gary Smith
Unknown: Jim Baker
Unknown: David Corkill
Unknown: Ivan Botica
Unknown: Mark McMahon
Unknown: David Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Editor: John Rowlinson

: The Triumph of the West

A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts 7: New Worlds
Spain and Portugal took and remade Central and South
America in their own image, while North America was shaped by the puritan ethos. Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport. Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Rhythms of the World

Cuba and the Caribbean - the Latin Sound
The Latin sound of the Caribbean has exerted a tremendous influence on popular music around the world. Latin rhythms can be heard underpinning the music of places as far apart as Zaire, London and New York.
At the centre of the Latin sound is the Caribbean island of Cuba. It was here that
African drums first combined with Spanish guitars to produce a new musical hybrid. Tonight's programme looks at the range of music that has come out of Cuba, including son, salsa and Latin jazz.
Panamanian salsa star and politician Ruben Blades talks to dub poet Linton Kwesi
Johnson about the roots of these different styles of music and demonstrates the rhythms that drive them along. Then one of the premier exponents of the Latin sound, trumpeter
Arturo Sandoval , gives an electrifying performance in which he mixes the sophisticated rhythms of salsa with the technique of Dizzy Gillespie.
Production FRANK HANLY
TIM MAY. BOB PORTWAY Series editors


Talks: Ruben Blades
Unknown: Linton Kwesi
Unknown: Arturo Sandoval
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie.
Unknown: Frank Hanly
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

Experienced though he is,
'Slap' learns a painful lesson when he sends a stranger with a story to a rival newspaper. Well, it was about as likely as the aliens who ate Jerry Braddak 's cow.
Written by russ WOODY


Unknown: Jerry Braddak
Written By: Russ Woody
Directed By: Beth Hillschafer
'Slap' Maxwell: Dabney Coleman
Judy Ralston: Megan Gallagher
Nelson: Brian Smiar
Dutchman: Bill Cobbs
Charlie: Bill Calvert

: Saturday Night Clive

In a new and de-regulated universe of ever-expanding media. Clive James is here to make some sense of it all.
With the aid of international experts and personalities on the satellite link, he goes world-wide to test the trends, plunder the programmes, and take a look at what's on everywhere, right now. Director PIETER MORPURGO


Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: The Film Club Carl Theodor Dreyer

Geoff Andrew , Film Editor of Time Out, introduces two films on faith and intolerance by the celebrated Danish director.
Day of Wrath starring
Thorkild Roose Lisbeth Movin. Dreyer set this powerful drama of sexual torment and emotional repression against a background of witch-hunts in 17th-century Denmark. Anne, the young, inexperienced wife of Pastor Absalon, falls in love with her husband's son. Their illicit affair awakens strange new powers in Anne.
Directed by CARL THEODOR DREYER (A Danish film with English subtitles. First showing on British television. Black and white)
11.35pm The Word starring
Henrik Malberg
Preben Lerdorff-Rye . Johannes Borgen believes he is Christ, but his family think he is mad. His vision and dark prophecies come true, and only faith might bring about a miracle. But then no-one believes in miracles any more, do they?
With consummate skill,
Dreyer recreates the warmth and simplicity of family love in a small farming community divided by sectarian dogmatism.
Based on the play by KAJ MUNK Written and directed by CARL THEODOR DREYER
(A Danish film with English subtitles. First showing on British television. Black and white)
Film Club presentation by DAVID THOMPSON
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Geoff Andrew
Unknown: Thorkild Roose
Unknown: Lisbeth Movin.
Unknown: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Unknown: Mogens Skot Hansen
Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Unknown: Henrik Malberg
Unknown: Preben Lerdorff-Rye
Unknown: Johannes Borgen
Play By: Kaj Munk
Directed By: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Presentation By: David Thompson
Absalon Pedersson: Thorkild Roose
Anne Pedersdotter: Lisbeth Movin
Merete, Absalon's mother: Sigrid Nehendam
Martin: Preben Lerdorff-Rye
Herlofs Marte: Anna Svierkier
Bishop: Albert Hoberg
Laurentius: Olaf Ussing
Kapellmeister: Sigurd Berg
Kapellmeister: Harald Holst
Morten: Henrik Malberg
Mikkel: Emil Hass Christensen
Johannes: Preben Lerdorff.Rye
Anders: Cay Kristiansen
Inger: Birgitte Federspiel
Peter Peterson: Ejner Federspiel
Anne, his daughter: Gerda Nielsen
Pastor: Ove Rud
Doctor: Henry Skjae
Maren: Anne Elisabeth
Little Inger: Susanne
Peter's wife: Sylvia Eckhausen
Karen: Hanne Aagesen
Mette Maren: Edith Trane

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