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: Open University

6.50 Maths:'Real'
Exponential Functions
7.15 Managing Schools:
One More Step
7.40 Counting Atoms
8.05 Keeping Tabs on the Containers
8.30 Neurophysiology
8.55 Tin: a Case Study
9.20 Physics: Which Way to Turn?
9.45 Parents and School:
A Danish Approach
10.10 IT: A Link in the Chain
10.35 Survival in a Competitive Environment
11.00 The History of Mathematics
11.25 Dickens and Popular
11.50 Business to Business
12.15 Physics: The
12.40 Nuclear Weapons
1.05 Education: Old Dog,
New Trick
1.30 Modern Art: Seurat
1.55 Venice and Antwerp: the Cities Compared
2.20 Maths: the Genetics

: Network East

Pandit Ravi Shankar is acknowledged as one of the foremost sitar maestros of the 20th Century.
Last year was the 50th anniversary of his first public recital, and as part of the celebrations he recorded this special concert for Network East.
Presented by Saeed Jaffrey. (R) revised


Unknown: Pandit Ravi Shankar
Presented By: Saeed Jaffrey.

: Saturday Cinema 1: Vivacious Lady

Starring Ginger Rogers, James Stewart
A young professor impulsively marries a New York nightclub singer and then has to return to his small home to face another kind of music!
FILMS: pages 17-19


Director: George Stevens
Francey: Ginger Rogers
Peter: James Stewart
Keith: James Ellison
Mrs Morgan: Beulah Bondi
Mr Morgan: Charles Coburn

: Saturday Cinema 2: Back Steet

Starring Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan
The second screen version of the famous story by Fannie Hurst about two people separated by circumstance and convention.
FILMS: pages 17-19


Based on a story by: Fannie Hurst
Director: Robert Stevenson
Walter Saxel: Charles Boyer
Ray Smith: Margaret Sullavan
Curt Stanton: Richard Carison
Ed Porter: Frank McHugh
Harry: Frank Jenks
Richard Saxel: Tim Holt

: Rhythms of the World

Last in the series.
Gilberto Gil 's songs have consistently caught the mood of the time and inspired two generations of young Brazilians. Rhythms of the World talks to him about his early musical influences, his exile in, Britain in the 1970s and his current involvement in politics, and features a live performance of songs spanning a 30-year career before an ecstatic audience. Directors Francis Hanly and Tim May


Unknown: Gilberto Gil
Directors: 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

: Is Nothing Sacred?

The Rushdie affair continues to raise crucial questions about the conflict between free speech and the rights of minorities in a multicultural society. These two programmes show Salman Rushdie 's perspective on The Satanic Verses both before and after the controversy which threatens his life.

Bookmark: Angels and Devils
Before publication, Salman Rushdie talked to Nigel Williams about religion and writing, racism and magical realism.
Producer Julian Birkett (R)

The Late Show: Herbert Read Memorial Lecture
Last month, in his first substantial piece of writing since he was forced into hiding, Rushdie addressed the novel's duty, as the 'crucial art form', to explore the relationship between literature and blasphemy.
The lecture, recorded at the ICA, was delivered by Harold Pinter and introduced by Michael Ignatieff.
Producer Kevin Loader (R) revised


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Producer: Julian Birkett
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Introduced By: Michael Ignatieff.
Producer: Kevin Loader

: Robbie Coltrane

On Thursday BBC2 starts a four-part series recorded during the sell-out Scottish tour of Borderline Theatre Company's Mistero Buffo, adapted from Dario Fo's version of the medieval mystery plays, and starring Robbie Coltrane.
This profile of Coltrane works through his short but gleaming career spanning television, feature films, ads, and now the stage.
BBC Scotland
(Robbie Coltrane in 'Mistero Buffo' on Thursday at 10.10pm)


Subject: Robbie Coltrane
Director: Douglas MacKinnon

: Michael Powell Double Bill

Continuing a season in tribute to the great British film director.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Starring Roger Livesey Deborah Kerr
This superb British epic traces the life and loves of Clive Candy , VC, whose belief in 'clean fighting and honest soldiering' led him from the Boer War through the First World War and to the brink of the Second.
Writers/Producers/Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and at 12.05am
Starring Conrad Veidt Valerie Hobson
A spy thriller set against the London black-out of the Second World War.
The master of a neutral ship is delayed by British
Contraband Control. When two of his passengers disappear ashore he goes in pursuit.
Screenplay Emeric Pressburger Director Michael Powell
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Clive Candy
Directors: Michael Powell
Unknown: Conrad Veidt
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Director: Michael Powell
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey
Edith Hunter/Barbara Wynne/Angela Cannon: Deborah Kerr
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorf: Anton Walbrook
Spud Wilson: James McKechnie
Stuffy Graves: Neville Mapp
Col Betteridge: Roland Culver
Capt Anderson: Conrad Veidt
Mrs Sorensen: Valerie Hobson
Mate of SS 'Helvig'/Chef of 'Three Vikings: Hay Petrie
Mr Pidgeon: Esmond Knight

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