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: Open University

6.50 Hogarth's Paintings
7.15 The Making of the Open University
7.40 Mathematical Functions
8.05 The Effective Manager: Crisis or Control?
8.30 Jamaica and the Sea
8.55 Maths: Looking at Equations
9.20 Physics: Which Way to Turn?
9.45 Neurophysiology
10.10 IT: A Link in the Chain
10.35 Managing Schools: One More Step....
11.00 The Madonna di San Siagio
11.25 Dickens and Popular Imagery
11.50 A Feel for Space
12.15 Management Issues in Post Compulsory Education
12.40 Cropping the Countryside
1.05 Education: Old Dog. New Trick
1.30 Modern Art: Seurat
1.55 Chemistry: Spectroscopy
2.20 The History of Mathematics

: Cartoon

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari This week the programme investigates the use of DNA testing in immigration cases and profiles one of the finest tabla players of this century. In a rare interview, Allah Rakah talks about his life. Director PAUL FREEMAN Producer SUE ASHCROFT
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By: Sudha Kumari
Talks: Allah Rakah
Director: Paul Freeman

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill

Inimitable Terry-Thomas stars in today's two British comedies.
Carlton-Browne of the FO starring Terry-Thomas Peter Sellers
When rich mineral deposits are found in the ex-colony of Gaillardia, the British Foreign Office sends
Carlton-Browne to strengthen their friendship. But diplomacy isn't his strong point.
Written and directed by JEFFREY DELL and ROY BOULTING. (Terry- Thomas in 'Too Many Crooks' at 5.05pm)
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Unknown: Inimitable Terry-Thomas
Unknown: Terry-Thomas Peter
Produced By: John Boulting
Directed By: Jeffrey Dell
Directed By: Roy Boulting.
Carlton-Browne: Terry Thomas
Amphibulos: Peter Sellers
Hyena: Luciana Paoluzzi
Colonel: Thorley Walters
Young king: Ian Bannen
British resident: Miles Malleson
Minister: Raymond Huntley
Grand Duke: John Le Mesurer

: Too Many Crooks

Terry-Thomas George Cole
A group of inept criminals plan the perfect kidnapping - perfect except for one small detail.... they grab the wrong person and hilarious consequences ensue!
Screenplay by MICHAEL PERTWEE Produced and directed by MARIO ZAMPI.
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Unknown: Terry-Thomas George Cole
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Directed By: Mario Zampi.
Billy Gordon: Terry -Thomas
Fingers: George Cole
Lucy BRENDA: De Banzie
Snowdrop: Bernard Bresslaw
Sid: Sidney James
Whisper: Joe Melia
Charmaine: Vera Day
Secretary: Delphi Lawrence
Magistrate: John Le Mesurier
Solicitor: Sydney Tafler
Angela: Rosalie Ashley
Tommy: Nicholas Parsons
Woman journalist: Vilma Ann Leslie
Gordon's mother: Edie Martin
Swarthy man: Tutte Lemkow
Inspector Jensen: John Stuart
Fire policeman: Terry Scott

: The Triumph of the West

A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts. 12: The Decline of the West In the first half of this century, a stable world of optimism, sanity and progress seemed to go mad. Men lost faith in the civilisation of the West.
Its old heartland - Europe - was wracked by civil wars (1914-18,1939-45) and leadership passed to America.
Russia became separated from it and hostile. Economic failure, the rolling up of colonial empires, fragmentation in the arts and new discoveries in science and in the new science of the mind - psychology - all added to the unease. And in the East, Japan - first militarily, then economically - became a superpower.
But is the day of the West really done?
Film editor STEPHEN EVANS Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
0 BOOK: John Roberts 's book, published in association with his televisionseries,isavailablefrom booksellers price £14.95


Unknown: John Roberts.
Editor: Stephen Evans
Producer: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Roberts

: 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


A profile of one of the century's greatest musicians. Adrian Cedric Boult , founder-conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, was born 100 years ago today. Behind the public image of this great champion of British music as 'an English gentleman with a Colonel Blimp moustache' lies a more complex figure: an acknowledged master of conducting technique and a crusader for new music who believed it was immoral to parade his emotions before the public. The programme features rare archive film including excerpts from Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings (1963) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in 1935. Presented by Vernon Handley with Paul Beard ,
Mrs Gwen Beckett Christopher Bishop Sir Colin Davis
Sidonie Goossens Dame Beryl Grey Andre Previn
Robert Simpson
Malcolm Williamson Marie Wilson
Diary excerpts read by CHRISTOPHER COOK and DEBORAH SAMUEL
BBC Symphony Orchestra led by ARTHUR CATTERALL Philharmonia Orchestra led by HUGH BEAN
London Philharmonic
Orchestra led by GERALD JAR VIS and RODNEY FRIEND Film editor DAVE KING
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer RON ISTED
('Adrian Boult ', Radio 3 tonight at


Musicians: Adrian Cedric Boult
Presented By: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Paul Beard
Unknown: Mrs Gwen Beckett
Unknown: Christopher Bishop
Unknown: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Dame Beryl Grey
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Read By: Christopher Cook
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Ron Isted
Unknown: Adrian Boult

: London Film Festival

A season of films from the 1988 festival continues with the best Italian offering of the year.
It's Happening Tomorrow
(Domani Accadra ) starring Paolo Hendel Giovanni Guidelli
In the malaria-infested ·swamp of the Tuscan
Maremma, two impoverished cowherds, Lupo and Edo, desperately try to raise money for a sick comrade. An attempted robbery is bungled and they have to take flight - to a world of brigands and philosophers and fantastic adventures. Set in Italy in 1848, this picaresque story of great originality and wit, features a vibrant musical score by Nicola Piovani.
Directed by DANIELE LUCCHETTI (An Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television.)


Unknown: Domani Accadra
Unknown: Paolo Hendel
Unknown: Giovanni Guidelli
Unknown: Nicola Piovani.
Unknown: Daniele Lucchetti.
Produced By: Nanni Moretti
Produced By: Angelo Barbagallo
Directed By: Daniele Lucchetti
LupO: Paolo Hendel
Edo: Giovanni Guidelli
GSanloreto: Ciccio Ingrassia
Lady Rowena: Angela Finnocchiaro
Cesare del Ghiana: Giacomo Piperno
Diego del Ghiana: Claudio Bigagli
Terminio: Antonio Petrocelli
KatOWitz: Peter Willburger
Allega: Agnese Nano
Vera: Margherita Buy
Lucifero: Ugo Gregoretti
Flambart: Dario Cantarelli

: International Golf

US Masters from Augusta National Golf Club.
Sandy Lyle won this title in breathtaking style last year, and became the first British golfer to don the coveted
Green Jacket. Sandy defends the title against the best the world of golf can offer including most of the Americans expected to form the Ryder Cup team later in the year.
BBC producers


Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Alastair Scott

: Rapido

Presented by Antoine de Caunes.


Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.

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