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: Open University

6.50 Chardin and the Female Image
7.15 The View from Detroit
7.40 Social Problems and Social Welfare
8.05 The Effective Manager
8.30 Modelling in Comfort
8.55 The Shapes of Flows
9.20 Light on Lasers
9.45 The Social Primate
10.10 Living with Technology
10.35 The Will to Win
11.00 Chile in the International System
11.25 Kafka and his World
11.50 The Universe Yesterday
12.15 Organic Chemistry: Prostaglandins
12.40 Introductory Electronics
1.05 Open Communities
1.30 Modern Art: Greenberg on Criticism
1.55 Organics by the Ton
2.15 Weekend Outlook
2.20 Arts: King Cotton's Palace

: Network East

In Concert: the Sabri Brothers Second in a short season of classical music from the Indian sub-continent.
Najma Akhtar , Britain's foremost ghazal singer, introduces the Sabri
Brothers, one of Pakistan's finest Qawwali (Islamic devotional music) duos.
Since 1953, they have been instrumental in popularising Qawwali throughout the world. Director BISH MEHAY


Unknown: Najma Akhtar

: Saturday Cinema: Let's Make Music

When a corny high school victory song written by elderly music teacher Malvina Adams suddenly becomes a hit, she not only becomes famous as a composer but as a nightclub performer with the Bob Crosby band.... This rarely seen, light-hearted musical stars Bing's brother in his screen debut. and BOB CROSBY 'S ORCHESTRA featuring the BOBCATS.
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Unknown: Malvina Adams
Unknown: Bob Crosby
Unknown: Bob Crosby
Play By: Nathanael West
Produced By: Howard Benedict
Directed By: Leslie Goodwins
himself: Bob Crosby
Abbey Adams: Jean Rogers
Malvina Adams: Elisabeth Risdon
Joe Bellah: Joseph Buloff
Betty: Joyce Compton
Tommy: Rennie Bartlett

: European Three Day Event Championships

from Burghley House. Remy Martin Trophy The climax to today's gruelling cross-country phase is over a daunting four-and-a-quarter miles. The British team have dominated these championships recently with Virginia Leng and Ian Stark finishing first and second in 1987. Introduced by Raymond Brooks-Ward Commentators: Michael Tucker , Lucinda Green


Unknown: Virginia Leng
Unknown: Ian Stark
Introduced By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentators: Michael Tucker
Commentators: Lucinda Green
Producers: Johnnie Watherston
Producers: Wendy Sheppard

: NewsView

Lisa Davidson presents today's latest news and sport. Chris Lowe reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles. Followed by Weatherview.


Unknown: Lisa Davidson
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: World Cup Athletics

live from Barcelona.
The second day of competition features
Sebastian Coe in the men's 1500 metres, attempting to win a second World Cup title eight years after his 800 metres win in 1981. Also looking for that first place are the British 4 x 100m relay squad who face tough opposition from the Europeans and the USA. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with David Moorcroft. Commentators:
David Coleman , Ron Pickering ,
Stuart Storey , Brendan Foster Producer MARTIN WEBSTER Editor JOHN ROWLINSON


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: David Moorcroft.
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: John Rowlinson

: David Steel: the Last Liberal?

As the SLD conference progresses, the former
Liberal Party leader David Steel talks to journalist
Anthony Howard about the successes and failures of his attempt to create a new and powerful opposition. Produced and directed by ALEXANDRA HENDERSON


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Directed By: Alexandra Henderson

: Beethoven

Missa Solemnis
Archduke Rudolph , the most devoted of the composer's patrons, was appointed
Archbishop of Olmutz and the ordination was set for
March 1820. A year earlier, Beethoven began work on a Mass, to be performed at that ceremony. However, this composition took on epic proportions and it was not until 1824 that the Mass in D Op 123 (Missa Solemnis) was finally completed.
Michael Berkeley explores the background to this masterpiece and discusses it with tonight's conductor, Sir Colin Davis.
Margaret Price (soprano)
Alfreda Hodgson (contralto) Keith Lewis (tenor) Stafford Dean (bass) Ardwyn Singers
BBC Welsh Chorus
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by JAMES CLARK.
Recorded in St David 's Hall, Cardiff.
OB lighting LEN STEPHENS OB sound GEOFF ATKINS Producer ANDREW QUICK Director HEFIN OWEN BBC Wales (R) revised


Unknown: Archduke Rudolph
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis.
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Tenor: Keith Lewis
Bass: Stafford Dean
Unknown: James Clark.
Unknown: St David
Unknown: Len Stephens
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Producer: Andrew Quick
Director: Hefin Owen

: Autobiographies: the Enigma of Bobby Bittman

The first of three off-beat comedy specials featuring
America's latest comic talent. With
Bobby Bittman is a nightclub comedian who has spent 40 years making a success out of calamity. This is his remarkable story.
Written and directedoy EUGENE LEVY


Unknown: Bobby Bittman
Unknown: Eugene Levy
Bobby Bittman: Eugene Levy

: The Film Club

Roeg Reclaimed
A new season of the Film
Club opens with a 'lost' film by a leading British director and is introduced by critic Nigel Andrews. This uncompromising, visionary film based on a true murder case has hardly been seen anywhere in the world. The special introduction features comments from writer Paul Mayersberg , producer
Jeremy Thomas and director Nicolas Roeg on the genesis and fate of the film.
Eureka starring
In 1925, Jack McCann makes a fabulous gold strike in Canada, giving him all the wealth he needs. Twenty years on he lives on his own Caribbean island with his alcoholic wife, tempestuous daughter and her playboy husband.
Screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG , based on the book Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes ? by MARSHALL HOUTS Produced by JEREMY THOMAS Directed by NICOLAS ROEG Television presentation DAVID THOMPSON
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Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Unknown: Paul Mayersberg
Unknown: Jeremy Thomas
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Unknown: Jack McCann
Unknown: Paul Mayersberg
Unknown: Harry Oakes
Produced By: Jeremy Thomas
Directed By: Nicolas Roeg
Unknown: David Thompson
Jack McCann: Gene Hackman
Tracy: Theresa Russell
Claude Maillot van Horn: Rutger Hauer
Helen McCann: Jane Lapotaire
Aurelio d'Amato: Mickey Rourke

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