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: Open University

6.50 Gibbon: the Ruins of Rome
7.15 The Language of Advancement
7.40 Linking into the Future: a Community College
8.05 An Exam for All Reasons
8.30 Rockall
8.55 Maths: Pi and e
9.20 Physics: Painting Potentials
9.45 Pathways in the Brain
10.10 UK Power
10.35 Introductory Electronics
11.00 Broadcast Rituals (2)
11.25 The Novel and Television (1)
11.50 Marking Time
12.15 A Sample Story of Country Folk
12.40 The Changing Countryside: The Last Ditch
1.05 Education: 'and so to disembed ...
1.30 Modern Art: Picasso
1.55 Chemical Reactions
2.20 The History of Mathematics

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan and Sudha Kumari.
In the week of the tenth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher 's coming to power, Network East presents two personal views of the impact of Thatcherism on the Asian community. The first film is by Swaraj Paul , one of Britain's leading industrialists, and the second by Amrit Wilson , author of Finding a Voice.
Cheddi Jagan , leader of the opposition in Guyana, is in the studio talking about his new book.
Plus the second in the series of reports from Bombay on the latest Indian fashions. Director PAUL FREEMAN Producer SUE ASHCROFT
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By: Sudha Kumari.
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Swaraj Paul
Unknown: Amrit Wilson
Leader: Cheddi Jagan
Director: Paul Freeman

: Comanche Station

Randolph Scott and Nancy Gates.
Jefferson Cody 's wife has been taken prisoner by the Comanches and in his ceaseless search to find her, he has rescued many other captives. One such captive is Nancy Lowe , whose husband has offered a reward for her safe return. Escorting
Nancy home, Cody is joined by three bounty hunters who plan to collect the reward themselves.
Screenplay by BURT KENNEDY Produced and directed by BUDD BOETTICHER
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Nancy Gates.
Unknown: Jefferson Cody
Unknown: Nancy Lowe
Unknown: Burt Kennedy
Directed By: Budd Boetticher
Cody: Randolph Scott
Mrs Lowe: Nancy Gates
Ben Lane: Claude Akins
Frank: Skip Homeier
Dobie: Richard Rust
Station man: Rand Brooks
Mr Lowe: Dyke Johnson

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens Semi-finals.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Non-stop action and exciting running rugby make this event one of the high spots of the season. Live coverage from Twickenham as the last four teams seek a place in the final. Commentator


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Alan Griffiths

: Badminton Horse Trials

for the Whitbread Trophy. The climax of the gruelling cross-country phase in what is generally accepted as the toughest three-day event in the world.
All the leading riders compete, including Ian Stark , the defending champion who also finished second last year, Mark Todd , Olympic gold medallist, and Virginia Leng. Introduced by Raymond Brooks-Ward Commentator MICHAEL TUCKER and LUCINDA GREEN Producers JOHNNIE WATHERSTON and WENDY SHEPPARD


Unknown: Ian Stark
Unknown: Mark Todd
Unknown: Virginia Leng.
Introduced By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator: Michael Tucker
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Wendy Sheppard

: Rugby Union

Save and Prosper Middlesex Sevens
Live coverage of the final. Introduced by Chris Rea


Introduced By: Chris Rea

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Barbarians v All Blacks 1973 Series producer JEFF GODDARD (R)

: 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

: Talking to a Stranger

A quartet of plays by JOHN HOPKINS
3: Gladly, My Cross-Eyed Bear with
Maurice Denham Judi Dench
'You were bom when I was 5. End of sad story.' So Alan sums up his life to Terry as, in the aftermath of Mother's suicide, the three surviving members of the family are forced to examine their relationships, and attempt to work out a way to go on living.


Unknown: John Hopkins
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Judi Dench
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Christopher Morahan
Alan: Michael Bryant
Father: Maurice Denham
Policeman: Terry Leigh
Det Sgt Wilson: Windsor Davies
Terry: Judi Dench
Mrs Hayter: Maryann Turner

: Fawlty Towers: The Kipper and the Corpse

As part of BBC2's 25th birthday celebrations, two of Python's alumni spin off in this week's double bill.
By John Cleese and Connie Booth
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth.


Writer: John Cleese
Writer: Connie Booth
Music: Dennis Wilson
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Douglas Argent
Mrs Chase: Mavis Pugh
Major Gowen: Ballard Berkeley
Basil Fawlty: John Cleese
Sybil Fawlty: Prunella Scales
Manuel: Andrew Sachs
Dr: Price: Geoffrey Palmer
Guest: Len Marten
Mr Leeman: Derek Royle
Mr Xerxes: Robert McBain
Mr Zebedee: Raymond Mason
Miss Young: Pamela Buchner
Polly: Connie Booth
Terry: Brian Hall
Miss Tibbs: Gilly Flower
Miss Gatsby: Renee Roberts
Mr White: Richard Davies
Mrs White: Elizabeth Benson
Mr Ingrams: Charles McKeown

: Ripping Yarns

The Curse of the Claw
The terrifying story of a man who dabbled in the dark mysteries of the Orient, and lived to tell the tale. Or did he ..?
Starring Michael Palin with HILARY MASON , TENNIEL EVANS


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Hilary Mason
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: Aubrey Morris
Unknown: Nigel Rhodes
Unknown: Judy Loe
Unknown: Bridget Armstrong
Unknown: Michael Stainton
Unknown: Vanessa Furse
Designer: John Stout
Director: Jim Franklin

: London Film Festival

From the 1988 Festival, a film about love and adultery in provincial France.
Jeanne's House
(La maison de Jeanne) starring
Christine Boisson Jean-Pierre Bisson Jeanne runs a small hotel-restaurant, bullied by her mother and bored by her husband. Into this mundane world comes the new landlord of the property, a man used to having his own way. Jeanne is torn between her wifely loyalties and a new lover. The solution is as outrageous as it is practical....
Produced by MARIE-DOMINIQUE GIRODET Written and directed by MAGALI CLEMENT
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Christine Boisson
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Bisson
Produced By: Marie-Dominique Girodet
Directed By: Magali Clement
Jeanne: Christine Boisson
Georges: Jean-Pierre Bisson
Pierre: Benoit Regent
Mother: Pascale Audret
Marie: Michelle Goddet
Martine: Marie Trintignant
Father: Jacques Richard
Marc: Maxime Leroux

: Rapido

with Antoine de Caunes

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