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: Open University

A School of Genes

: Castles of Scotland

Written and presented by Ian . Grimble BlairCastle
Comyn's Tower in Blair
Atholl has witnessed many transformations since it was built in 1296. This was the last castle in Britain to undergo a siege and its owner, the Duke of Atholl, is the only British subject permitted to maintain a private army.


Presented By: Ian . Grimble

: Farrell's Travels

with Nigel Farrell.
How does the great British public really spend the weekend? Nigel Farrell meets people who aren't content to mow the lawn, walk the dog or potter around the vegetable patch. Instead they're twitching, autograssing, flying home-built aircraft, or investigating dozens of other activities designed to get the maximum fun out of those precious 48 hours.
Executive producer PETER LOWE (R)


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Cricket and Tennis

Cricket: Third Test
Cornhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from Edgbaston. Second day.
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the day's play. Commentators
Wimbledon 89
Live coverage from the All England Club on the day when the two men's finalists are decided.
Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Television presentation: Cricket KEITH MACKENZIE and ALAN GRIFFITHS
8 WIMBLEDON 89: a special BBC Sportsyear magazine giving full details of this year's championships, profiles of the leading players and a look at the history and glamour of the world's most famous tennis tournament, price £1.95 from newsagents.
0 THE ASHES 89: a special BBC Sportsyear magazine, giving full details of this summer's Tests, plus profiles of the England and Australia teams, price £1.95 from newsagents.
0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES: tennis only including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Alan Knott
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Alan Griffiths

: Ebony People

Vastiana Belfon talks to Mica Paris and Courtney Pine.
Final programme in the series has musicians
Courtney Pine and Mica Paris talking about achieving fame at a young age by playing it strictly by their own rules, and not compromising.
Mica is critical of some black women singers who allow themselves to be marketed as 'bimbos', while Courtney defends jazz against charges that it is complex and difficult music.
The audience talks to them about their contributions towards the establishment of a black British tradition in both the soul and jazz music categories.
Series producer VASTIANA BELFON Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Courtney Pine.
Unknown: Mica Paris
Producer: John Wilcox

: Weekend

Presented by Richard Bath
Reporters Mike Liggins, Bill Buckley and Nigel Farrell.
A live preview of events on offer around the region. Plus a look at places to go and things to do to help make the most of your weekend. Up-to-the-minute travel information from Fiona Phillips and weather from Graham Parker.
Film directors MIKE DAVIDSON , LAN LILLEY Series producer PETER LOWE
BBC South and East - Elstree
(Regional programme - for variations see below)
WRITE TO: Weekend, [address removed]


Presented By: Richard Bath
Reporters: Mike Liggins
Reporters: Bui Buckley
Reporters: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: Fiona Phillips
Unknown: Graham Parker.
Unknown: Mike Davidson

: The State of Democracy

A series of five programmes 4: Power to the People ...Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby ,
John Redwood , former head of Margaret Thatcher 's Policy Unit, and Ken Livingstone , former leader of the Greater London Council, argue for their distinct visions of political life - 'consumer democracy' or 'participatory democracy'.
John Redwood , MP welcomes the start of a counter-revolution in which the cumbersome bureaucracies of local government and other state agencies are being dismantled. People are becoming free to take control of their own lives within an efficient market system. Ken Livingstone , MP believes that it is only through politics that citizens can influence and control the state. It is the vote, not consumer demand, which makes power properly accountable.
Jonathan Dimbleby questions how their respective political philosophies will improve the delivery of services and enhance public life.


Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Presented By: John Redwood
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Spirit of Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca, perhaps the best-known and loved Spanish poet and dramatist of this century, was brutally executed at the age of 38 during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Tonight's programme, in collaboration with the acclaimed Irish writer and Lorca biographer Ian Gibson, evokes his life and unravels the exact circumstances of his death. Lorca was a charismatic figure - musician, painter, actor, as well as writer. The roots of his work lie deep in the rich culture, music and landscape of southern Spain. Through the recollections of friends and fellow poets, with singers and theatrical performances in Spain, Cuba and the United States, this film evokes the passionate and potent spirit of Lorca's work and tragically short life.
First shown in Arena
Ceefax subtitles


Editor: Christopher Swayne
Director: Mike Dibb

: Cocteau on Film

A celebration of the great French artist, writer and film-maker, Jean Cocteau , who was born 100 years ago this week.
(Jean Cocteau first film 'The Blood of a Poet'is at 12. 10am)


Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Producer: Nick Jones
Unknown: Jean Cocteau

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick Deputy editor NIGEL CHAPMAN Editor JOHN MORRISON


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Editor: Nigel Chapman
Editor: John Morrison

: Weatherview

: Comedy Classics Double Bill

The Jack Benny Show starring Jack Benny with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Rickles and Mary Livingstone. The Four O'clock in the Morning Show
Annoyed by an unsolicited wake-up call from Hank the DJ, Jack decides to unwind by taking a stroll.... Directed by RALPH LEVY


Unknown: Jack Benny Show
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Don Rickles
Unknown: Mary Livingstone.
Directed By: Ralph Levy

: Jackie Gleason In The Honeymooners

Jackie Gleason as Ralph Art Carney as Ed
Audrey Meadows as Alice Joyce Randolph as Trixie. A Woman's Work Is Never Done
Keeping home for Ralph becomes too much for Alice, so she gets a job and hires a maid! But can Ralph rely on service with a smile? Written by MARVIN MARX and WALTER STONE Directed by FRANK SATENSTEIN


Unknown: Jackie Gleason
Unknown: Ralph Art Carney
Unknown: Alice Joyce Randolph
Written By: Marvin Marx
Directed By: Frank Satenstein

: Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet

starring Enrique Rivero. To celebrate the centenary of his birth,
BBC2 is showing two of the most imaginative films written and directed by the avantgarde poet and dramatist Jean Cocteau.
The Blood of a Poet, his very first film, displays the stylish blend of striking visual and poetic motifs that were to characterise his later work. In it Cocteau explores the role of the poet forced by talent and imagination to experience worlds closed to the ordinary man.
Written and directed by JEAN COCTEAU (A French film with English subtitles. Black and white) (Jean Cocteau 's Orphee, next Friday on BBC2) 0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Enrique Rivero.
Dramatist: Jean Cocteau.
Directed By: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Poet: Enrique Rivero
Statue: Lee Miller
Child trainer: Pauline Carton
Angel: Feral Benga
Louis XVMan dressed: Jean Desbordes

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