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: Open University

Maths: Modelling Cranes

: Songs of Praise


: Wild World

On the Verge of Life
Hemmed in, buffeted, flattened or deafened by passing traffic, one would think that motorways are not a home for wildlife. But in less than 30 years, these concrete corridors have become one of Britain's largest nature reserves, their verges concealing a world where opportunistic animals and plants flourish.
Narrated by Martin Jarvis. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: The Water Babies

starring and This enchanting retelling of the Charles Kingsley classic concerns the adventures of Tom, an orphan chimney sweep. Unjustly accused of stealing, the boy flees with his dog Toby, and is drawn to Dead Man's Pool. Here the two enter an animated underwater world, encountering the strangest allies in their quest to find the mysteriousWater Babies
Screenplay by MICHAEL ROBSON Produced by PETER SHAW
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Michael Robson
Produced By: Peter Shaw
Directed By: Lionel Jeffries
Grimes: James Mason
Mrs Doasyou: Billie Whitelaw
Tom: Tommy Pender
Masterman: Bernard Cribbins
Lady Harriet: Joan Greenwood
Sir John: David Tomlinson
Ellie: Samantha Gates
Sladd: Paul Luty

: Chock-a-Block: Shoe

A See-Saw programme.
Chock-a-Block is chockablock with pictures to words that rhyme. See what words ring Chock-a-Block's rhyme chime today. (R)


Director: Nick Wilson

: Cleopatra

One of the greatest of all
Hollywood epics, Cleopatra is the story of the life and times of the legendary queen of the Nile. The chequered history of the events surrounding its making have become almost as famous as the history it portrays. Under Joseph L. Mankiewicz 's direction, however, Cleopatra emerges as a dazzling spectacle featuring strong performances by Rex Harrison and Richard Burton with Elizabeth Taylor never more beautiful as the most famous femmefatale of all time.
Screenplay by JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ RONALD MACDOUGALL and SIDNEY BUCHMAN based upon histories by Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, other ancient sources and The Life and Times of Cleopatra by c. M. FRANZERE Produced by WALTER WANGER
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Unknown: Ronald MacDougall
Unknown: Sidney Buchman
Unknown: M. Franzere
Produced By: Walter Wanger
Cleopatra: Elizabeth Taylor
Mark Antony: Richard Burton
Julius Caesar: Rex Harrison
High Priestess of Egypt: Pamela Brown
Flavius: George Cole
Sosiegenes: Hume Cronyn
Apollodorus: Cesare Danova
BrutUS: Kenneth Haigh
Agrippa: Andrew Kier
RufiO: Martin Landau
Octavian: Roddy McDowall

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v Australia from the Oval. Fourth day.
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the afternoon's play. Commentators: Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Commentators: Jack Bannister.

: Notting Hill Carnival 89

Ebony presents live coverage of the best of this year's Notting Hill Carnival.
Presenters Vastiana Belfon and Aswad's Brinsley Forde talk to the people who help make it a spectacular event and to some of the thousands of people who come to west London to enjoy a weekend of Caribbean celebrations. OB producer BOB WILD
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX Editor VASTIANA BELFON
0 SEE HEAR: page 71


Presenters: Vastiana Belfon
Unknown: Brinsley Forde
Producer: John Wilcox

: The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

Written by Steven Wright and Mike Armstrong.
Winner of this year's Oscar for Best Live Action Short. Starring and
Steven Wright , star of last night's one-man show, takes the lead in his own script as the deeply paranoid Dennis Jennings who is under psychiatric treatment with Dr Schooner. Dennis has important questions that need answering....
A NOEL GAY production in association with SCHOONER


Written By: Steven Wright
Written By: Mike Armstrong.
Unknown: Steven Wright
Unknown: Dennis Jennings
Producer: Paula Mazur
Dennis Jennings: Steven Wright
Dr Schooner: Rowan Atkinson
Emma: Laurie Metcalf

: Live from the Proms

Berlioz The Damnation of Faust conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Parts 1 and 2. Tonight sees one of the most outstanding Promenade
Concerts this season: a visit by the world-famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Live in stereo from the Royal
Albert Hall in London, Solti conducts Berlioz's mammoth
'Dramatic Legend in Four Parts' based on Goethe's poetic drama of 'sin and redemption'.
Chicago Symphony Chorus chorusmaster:
Margaret Hillis.
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra concertmasters: Samuel Magad and Ruben Gonzales.
Choristers of Westminster Cathedral Choir School. Introduced by Michael Berkeley.


Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Margaret Hillis.
Unknown: Samuel Magad
Unknown: Ruben Gonzales.
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley.
Marguerite: Anne Sofie von Otter
Faust: Keith Lewis (tenor)
Méphistophélès: Jose van Dam (baritone)
Brander: Peter Rose (bass)

: * Notting Hill Carnival 89

Further coverage from the streets of Notting Hill, including a special feature on the children's carnival.

: * Live from the Proms

The Damnation of Faust Parts 3 and 4 Sound PAUL CUNLIFFE (television) GEOFFREY KLINTON PARKER (radio) Lighting JOHN LIVINGSTONE Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
Directed by RODNEY GREENBERG (Sung in French with English subtitles)
-Approximate time


Unknown: Paul Cunliffe
Unknown: Geoffrey Klinton Parker
Unknown: John Livingstone
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg

: * Netting Hill Carnival 89

Vastiana Belfon looks back at the celebrations. An Ebony production


Unknown: Vastiana Belfon

: Edinburgh Nights

Over the past weekend the city has been brimming with producers, directors and executives attending the Edinburgh International
Television Festival. For the first time this secretive event is revealed by television itself. Reporter: Sheena McDonald.


Reporter: Sheena McDonald.

: Weatherview

: Open University

A New Museum in South Kensington

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the fourth day. Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE
* Approximate time


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

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