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: Open University

6.50 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau
7.15 Budgeting for Europe's Jobless
7.40 Race for a Gene
8.30 Polar Oceans
8.55 Pure Maths: Space-Time Geometry
9.20 The Physics of White Dwarf Stars
9.45 Biology, Brain and Behaviour
10.10 Technology: Something New under the Sun?
10.35 Instruments under Wraps
11.00 The Piazza della Signoria
11.25 The Novel and Television
11.50 Black Holes
12.15 Maths: Energy through the Window
12.40 Education: Open Skies, Grass Roots
1.05 Head Start: Children of the Dream
1.30 Modern Art: Duchamp
1.55 Oil - Where from Next?
2.20 The History of Mathematics

: Network East

In Concert:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
In the final programme in a season of classical music from the Indian sub-continent, Krishnan Gurumurthy introduces the king of qawwali,
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Qawwali is Islamic devotional music which originated in Persia and spread eastwards. It celebrates Allah and the Prophet Mohammed and is renowned for its spontaneity and forceful rhythms, drawing easy comparison with jazz.
The foremost exponent of qawwali is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, from Faisalabad in Pakistan, whose family has passed on and developed the tradition over six centuries.
In this programme Nusrat performs traditional qawwalis as well as songs from his latest repertoire which involves the use of synthesizers. Producer BISH MEHAY


Introduces: Krishnan Gurumurthy
Unknown: Prophet Mohammed
Unknown: Nusrat Fateh Ali
Director: Paul Freeman

: Saturday Cinema: Buchanan Rides Alone

Texan adventurer
Buchanan rides into a border town controlled by the corrupt Agry family. He befriends Juan, a young Mexican who has killed one of the Agry brothers, and soon the pair find themselves at the mercy of a lynch mob.
Screenplay by CHARLES LANG from the novel The Name's Buchanan by JONAS WARD
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Charles Lang
Produced By: Harry Joe Brown
Directed By: Budd Boetticher
Buchanan: Randolph Scott
Abe Carbo: Craig Stevens
Lew Agry: Barry Kelley
Simon Agry: Tol Avery
Amos Agry: Peter Whitney
Juan: Manuel Rojas
KT: Jennifer Holden

: Golf: Ryder Cup

Europe v USA from the Belfry, Warwickshire.
The conclusion of the second day's play. Coverage continues of this afternoon's four-ball matches.

: The Treasurehouse of Lord's

Tim Rice takes a nostalgic look at the development of cricket through the painting, trophies and memorabilia amassed at Lord's by the MCC. He is joined by Sir
George 'Gubby' Allen and Freddie Trueman. Producer TONY RAYNER
Executive producer JOHN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Tim Rice

: Rapido

Antoine de Caunes takes a wry look at the movie and music business. There are interviews with Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Joe Strummer and a review of the new Jim Jarmusch film.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes
Unknown: Jay Hawkins
Unknown: Joe Strummer
Unknown: Jim Jarmusch

: NewsView

Moira Stuart presents today's latest news and sport.
Chris Lowe reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles. Weather view.


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Red Dynasty

Sons of the Revolution Written and narrated by Edward Behr.
Traditionally, Chinese
Emperors have always had absolute power. The new communist leaders and latter-day Emperors,
Mao Tse-tung and Deng Xiaoping are no exception. The political problems in 1989 can be traced back to the very founding of their New China, 40 years ago next month.
Sons of the Revolution follows this remarkable period through the eyes of four people; an Englishman committed to Mao, an ex-ambassador to Peking, a Chinese writer, and a former Red Guard who was involved in brutal killings.
They all talk openly and frankly about the great achievements as well as the vicious repressions which created the Red Dynasty. Cameraman JOHN BECK


Unknown: Edward Behr.
Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Deng Xiaoping
Unknown: John Beck
Editor: Justin Amsden
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Golf: Ryder Cup

Europe v USA from the Belfry.
Harry Carpenter intoduces the second day's highlights.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Ann Magnuson's Vandemonlum

The last of three offbeat comedy specials.
Tonight: Ann Magnuson with Meatloaf and Eric Bogosian.
Sweet Pea is just your average 'biker chick', but on her way to a concert an accident hurls her into a fantastic dream world where she meets Stevie Nicks and Shirley MacLaine.


Unknown: Ann Magnuson
Unknown: Stevie Nicks
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine.
Written By: Ann Magnuson
Directed By: Stephen Oakes

: The Film Club

Chinese Cinema - the Non-Conformists
Film maker and critic
Tony Rayns introduces the first of three recent Chinese films dealing with the question of conformity or non-conformity.
The Big Parade
Volunteers from the People's Liberation Army come to a training camp for the gruelling, competitive training that could win them a place in China's
National Day parade in Tiananmen Square. Chen Kaige 's visually stunning film drew criticism from Army leaders.
Members of the Airborne Division of the People's Liberation Army. Screenplay by GAO LIU
Produced by CHEN LIGUO Directed by CHEN KAIGE
(A Mandarin film with English subtitles. First showing on British television) and at 12.10am
Hollywood Blacklist
Bertrand Tavernier , director of Round Midnight, introduces the first of three films by artists whose careers were ruined by the McCarthy witchhunts.
Force of Evil starring
In this powerful evocation of crime and corruption in America, the great left-wing actor John Garfield stars as a crooked lawyer working for a New York numbers racketeer, Ben Tucker.
Produced by BOB ROBERTS
• FILMS: page 16


Introduces: Tony Rayns
Unknown: Chen Kaige
Play By: Gao Liu
Produced By: Chen Liguo
Directed By: Chen Kaige
Unknown: Bertrand Tavernier
Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Ben Tucker.
Play By: Abraham Polonsky
Produced By: Bob Roberts
Directed By: Abraham Polonsky
Li Weicheng: Wang Xueqi
Sun Fang: Sun Chun
Jiang Junbiao: Lu Lei
Lu Chun: Wu Ruopu
Liu Guoqiang: Guan Qiang
Hao Xiaoyuan: Kang Hua
Joe Morse: John Garfield
Les Morse: Thomas Gomez
Doris Lowry: Beatrice Pearson
Ben Tucker: Roy Roberts
Edna Tucker: Marie Windsor
Fred Bauer: Howard Chamberlain
FiCCO: Paul Fix
Hobe Wheelock: Paul McVey
Juice: Jack Overman

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