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: Open University

6.50 Elements Discovered
7.15 Rural Life
7.40 Parents and School: A Danish Approach
8.05 The Effective Manager
8.30 Chemistry
8.55 A Telescope in Space
9.20 State and Society in 1984
10.10 Introduction to Calculus
10.35 Instruments in Flight
11.00 A Renaissance Church in Rome
11.25 Minerals
11.50 Penicillins and Beyond
12.40 Introductory Electronics
1.05 Rural Life
1.30 Modern Art: Beaubourg
1.55 The Structure of Liquids
2.20 Brazil: Facing the 80s

: Network East

with Shahnaz Pakravan. The Life of a Mystic
Allama Iqbal is one of the great Muslim philosophers and poets of recent times. Born in 1877 in India, he emphasised the liberal and mystical traditions of Islam. The film documents Iqbal's message of political and spiritual liberation. Made in 1967, under the regime of President Ayub Khan , the film was banned and has yet to be shown publicly.
It is followed by a discussion with Dr Akbar Ahmed , who holds the Iqbal Chair in Pakistan Studies at
Cambridge University and Dr Saeed Durrani , Chairman of the Iqbal Academy in Britain. A Network East presentation BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Shahnaz Pakravan.
Unknown: Ayub Khan
Unknown: Dr Akbar Ahmed
Unknown: Dr Saeed Durrani

: Saturday Cinema: King's Rhapsody

Richard, heir to the throne of Laurentia, chooses exile in order to live with the woman he loves. Seven years later he is faced with a cruel dilemma.
Screenplay by PAMELA BOWER and CHRISTOPHER HASSALL from the musical play by IVOR NOVELLO
Produced and directed by HERBERT WILCOX
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Pamela Bower
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Play By: Ivor Novello
Directed By: Herbert Wilcox
Richard: Errol Flynn
Marta Karillos.: Anna Neagle
Christine: Patrice Wymore
Queen Mother: Martita Hunt
King Paul: Finlay Currie

: Cartoon

: Film Club Matinee

Hollywood Blacklist Introduced by Bertrand Tavernier.
Body and Soul starring
Charley is a champion boxer. Trapped by his unscrupulous promoter, he tries to weigh the importance of face and fortune against fair play.
This showing concludes with a postscript by its writer, Abraham Polonsky.
Produced by BOB ROBERTS Directed by ROBERT ROSSEN
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 21


Introduced By: Bertrand Tavernier.
Unknown: Abraham Polonsky.
Produced By: Bob Roberts
Directed By: Robert Rossen
Unknown: Barry Norman
Charley Davis: John Garfield
Peg: Lilli Palmer
Alice: Hazel Brooks
Anna Davis: Anne Revere
Quinn: William Conrad
Shorty Polasski: Joseph Pevney

: Cartoon

: Rapido

with Antoine de Caunes. This week meet Iceland's acclaimed Sugarcubes and ex-Bunnyman Ian McCulloch, rehearsing in Liverpool for his solo tour. Plus Tina Turner on her new album, rising star Melissa Etheridge, and a night out with Guns 'n' Roses' fans in Los Angeles.


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.
Unknown: Ian McCulloch
Unknown: Tina Turner
Unknown: Melissa Etheridge

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart.
Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Red Dynasty

The Legacy 1979-89
Written and narrated by Edward Behr.
The events of June 1989 transformed the lives of the Chinese people, and cast a shadow over the future of China. It was an especially bitter blow to those Chinese who had returned at the end of the Cultural Revolution to build a new China.
Alfred Yu, astrophysicist and member of the National
People's Congress, was visiting Australia with a scientific delegation when martial law was declared in May. Blacklisted, he feared to return. Peng Wenlan , a television reporter, wanted
Chinese television to become 'the voice of the people', not 'the voice of the Party'. She was devastated by the brutality of the government. Through the eyes of the Chinese themselves, The
Legacy helps explain why the students were demanding freedom, democracy and an end to corruption.
Film editor DIANA DATHAN


Unknown: Edward Behr.
Unknown: Peng Wenlan
Editor: Diana Dathan
Producer: Claire Walmsley

: Dance International

Judith Mackrell , dance critic of the The Independent, introduces a new season of major dance works. To begin, the Cullberg Ballet present a striking reworking of a classic. Giselle
Instead of a Rhineland village, a landscape of hills in the shape of women's breasts; instead of dead spirits in a woodland glade, the inmates of a lunatic asylum ...
Swedish choreographer Mats Ek has taken the familiar
Adolphe Adam music of the famous 19th-century ballet, Giselle, and given the story a harshly modem relevance. In this version, Giselle is confined to an asylum, when she discovers the stranger courting her is engaged to a woman from his own class.
This programme won two awards in last year's first International Video Dance Grand Prix for best choreography and best performance of the title role by Ana Laguna.


Unknown: Judith MacKrell
Unknown: Adolphe Adam
Unknown: Ana Laguna.
Directed By: Maans Reuterswaerd

: The Film Club

Chinese Cinema - the Non-Conformists
Film maker and critic
Tony Rayns introduces the second of three recent
Chinese films dealing with the question of conformity or non-conformity.
Hibiscus Town starring
1964: Hibiscus and her husband work hard to make a success of their market stall but are denounced as rich peasants by militant Party leaders. Reduced to sweeping the streets, Hibiscus finds support and affection from the outcast musician, Qin. A rich emotional chronicle of the turbulent reform movements of the 60s and 70s, Hibiscus Town was a huge success in China on its release, despite criticism from the authorities.
Screenplay by ZHONG ACHENG and XIE JIN Directed by XIE JIN
Television presentation DAVID THOMPSON
(A Mandarin film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
* FILMS: page 21


Introduces: Tony Rayns
Play By: Zhong Acheng
Directed By: Xie Jin
Unknown: David Thompson
Hu Hibiscus: Liu Xiaoqing
Qin Shutian: Jiang Wen
Gu Yanshan: Zheng Zaishi
Wang Qiushe: Zhu Shibin
Li Guoxiang: Xu Songzi
Li Mangeng: Zhang Guangbei
Wu Zhaola: Xu Ning
Li Guigui: Uu Linlan
Yan Min'gao: Li Moxian
Army nurse: Mai Wenyan

: International Golf

Dunhill Cup from St Andrews.
Highlights from the third round of the tournament from the famous Old Course. Introduced by Harry Carpenter.
Commentators: Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay ,
Clive Clark , Mike Hughesdon. Producer ALASTAIR SCOTT Executive producer JOHN SHREWSBURY


Unknown: St Andrews.
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Bruce Critchley
Commentators: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Producer: Alastair Scott

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