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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Inverse Functions
7.15 Asian Families, Western Culture
7.40 Geology: Mapping in the Yorkshire Dales
8.05 Density and Viscosity
8.30 Managing in Organisations
8.55 The Telephone - Birth of a Technology
9.20 Adult Education: Learning in Groups
9.45 Henry IV Parts I and II: Workshop
10.10 Images: Beyond the Eye
10.35 Education: A Place for Play
11.00 Managing Schools: Burdiehouse Primary
11.25 Evolution: Origins
11.50 Business to Business
12.15 A Macroscopic Viewpoint
12.40 Using the Aggregate
Demand and Supply Model
1.05 Technology: Eurekaargh!
1.30 Modern Art: Monet
1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe:
Maarten Van Heemskerck
2.20 Development in a Turkish Village


Unknown: Maarten van Heemskerck

: Shrikant

Last of a ten-part Indian serial. Rajlakshmi provides the dowry for both the Thakurs' daughters.
Writer Sara Chandra Chatterjee Director Praveen Nischol
A Network East presentation BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow 12.45am BBC1)


Unknown: Sara Chandra Chatterjee
Shrikant: Farooque Shaikh
Rajlakshmi: Sujata Mehta

: Tex Avery Double Bill

Cartoon adventures. (R)

: The Pretty Route to Weston

Gwyn Richards rediscovers the Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Light Railway. Producer Bernard Goodsall BBC West (R)


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Producer: Bernard Goodsall

: Fred Zinnemann Directs The Nun's Story

Audrey Hepburn Peter Finch
A young Belgian girl enters a convent and finds her period of training increasingly difficult.
Based on Kathryn C Hulme 's novel Screenplay Robert Anderson Producer Henry Blanke
('The Sundowner' tomorrow at 3. 1 Opm)
0 FILMS: pages 15-20


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Kathryn C Hulme
Unknown: Robert Anderson
Producer: Henry Blanke
Sister Luke: Audrey Hepburn
Dr Fortunati: Peter Finch
Mother Emmanuel: Edith Evans
Mother Mathilde: Peggy Ashcroft

: Rhythms of the World

Can You Dance the Polka?
Over the last year, clubs and dance halls around the country have been witnessing strange scenes. Can You Dance the Polka looks at the work of two bands: Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas and the Oyster Band who, in their own different ways, are revitalising traditional English dance music. Production Francis Hanly and Tim May


Unknown: Francis Hanly

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the week, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: Missionaries

Papua New Guinea has more missionaries per head of population than anywhere else in the world. In the competition for converts they no longer bring just a Bible and a bush knife but every modem convenience and the latest in communications technology. All the missions claim a corner on the truth, and some even accuse their rivals of being agents of the devil. Julian Pettifer exposes this costly, confusing and, at times, undignified scramble for souls.
Series producer Alan Bookbinder Producer Sue Bourne


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James goes worldwide to test the trends, plunder the programmes and take a critical look at what's on everywhere, right now.
Joining Clive in the studio this week is the mammothly talented American comedian Mike McShane. Producer Beatrice Ballard
Director Dominic Brigstocke


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Mike McShane.
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Michael Powell

Beginning a season in tribute to the great British film director, who died last month. Starting with A Pretty British Affair
The story of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger who confronted the complacency and parochialism of the British cinema with a series of brilliant subversive and often mystifying films.
Almost alone among British directors, their work has had international appeal, influencing such American directors as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola who both pay their respects in this film.
Director Charles Chabot Producer Gavin Millar (First shoum in 'Arena') at 10.25pm
A Matter of Life and Death
David Niven
Roger Livesey Kim Hunter
Squadron Leader Peter Carter should have died bailing out over the Channel in 1945 but, still alive, he falls in love with an American girl. But then Heaven discovers it has made a mistake.
Writers/Producers/Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and at 12.05am
I Know Where
I'm Going
Wendy Hiller Roger Livesey
From the age of 1, the headstrong Joan Webster knew exactly where she was going. But stranded on the Isle of Mull on her way to marry a wealthy, elderly businessman, she's no longer so sure.
Writers/Producere/Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
0 FILMS: pages 15-20


Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Emeric Pressburger
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Director: Charles Chabot
Producer: Gavin Millar
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Kim Hunter
Unknown: Squadron Leader Peter Carter
Directors: Michael Powell
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Joan Webster
Directors: Michael Powell
Peter Carter: David Niven
Dr Reeves: Roger Livesey
June: Kim Hunter
Bob: Robert Coote
Angel: Kathleen Byron
English pilot: Richard Attenborough
Conductor 71: Marius Goring
Joan Webster: Wendy Hiller
Torquil MacNeil: Roger Livesey
Catriona: Pamela Brown
Mr Webster: George Carney

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