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: Open University

The Enlightenment: Hogarth's Paintings

: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament. Presented by Peter Mayne.
Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Peter Mayne.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: The Saint in New York

Beginning a week-long season featuring the famous sleuth.
Today starring Louis Hayward Sig Rumann
The Robin Hood of modem crime joins battle with the New York underworld to halt the criminal career of the Machiavellian
'Big Fellow'.
Based on the novel by Leslie Charteris
Director Ben Holmes
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Louis Hayward
Unknown: Sig Rumann
Unknown: Robin Hood
Novel By: Leslie Charteris
Director: Ben Holmes
The Saint: Louis Hayward
Fay Edwards: Kay Sutton
Hutch Rollin: Sig Rumann
Insp Fernack: Jonathan Half
Red Jenks: Jack Carson
Hymie Fanro: Paul Guilfoyle
William Valcross: Frederic Burton

: Tales of Hoffmann

Robert RounseviUe
Moira Shearer
Shown for the first time on television in a complete, restored version, Powell and Pressburger's spectacular film of Offenbach's opera. The action begins with the poet Hoffmann sitting entranced by a dragonfly ballet. Hoffmann is in love with Stella, the prima ballerina. Her performance and her beauty evoke in him memories of former loves and he recalls three adventures.
Producers/Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Robert Rounseviue
Unknown: Moira Shearer
Directors: Michael Powell
Hoffmann: Robert Rounseville
Stella/Olympia: Moira Shearer
Lindorf/Coppelius/ Dapertutto/Dr Miracle: Robert Helpmann
Nicklaus: Pamela Brown
Kleinzach/Cochenille/ Spalanzani: Frederick Ashton
Schlemil/Franz: Leonide Massine

: Mosaic

A series about equal opportunities in multi-cultural Britain.
Rights of Passage
Black people are ten times more likely to be refused entry by British immigration than whites. Is the system racially prejudiced?
And at 12.30pm Here to Stay?
Each week, 30 foreigners are deported for infringing the immigration rules and numbers continue to rise.
Mosaic examines the system of'after-entry' control. Producer Tim Lambert (R)
0 TRAINING NOTES:for teacher/trainer notes, send a cheque or postal order for £6.50 payable to BBC Education to: [address removed]


Producer: Tim Lambert

: Look, Stranger

Elma Williams went to
Pantglas in North
Cardiganshire to write romantic novels but the animals took her over and her life became theirs.
It was not the local farmers' idea of paradise but for Elma Williams , heaven was on her doorstep.
Producer Selwyn Roderick BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Elma Williams
Unknown: Elma Williams
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Green Claws

Green Claws has a problem with his clocks.
With Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
Claws family stories Sonya Dann Illustrator Jane Gedye Script Ursula Jones
Producer Christine Hewitt (R)


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Unknown: Sonya Dann
Unknown: Illustrator Jane Gedye
Script: Ursula Jones
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: Better than New

A series of eightprogrammes about renovating furniture at home.
1: Many old pieces of furniture need no more than thorough cleaning to restore their former beauty.
Presenters: Albert Jackson and David Day. Film editor Al Cell
Producer Ron Bloomfield (R)
0 BOOK: of the same title available from bookshops, price E4.75.


Presenters: Albert Jackson
Presenters: David Day.

: News

Weather followed
Songs of Praise
From the villages of Upper and Lower Brailes in the Warwickshire
Cotswolds, where Pam Rhodes meets local farmers and villagers.


Unknown: Lower Brailes
Unknown: Pam Rhodes

: In the Garden

April is one of the busiest months in the garden, with seeds to be sown and plans made for the summer.
Dennis Cornish makes a border of spring-sown annuals which will not only give colour later on, but can also be cut and dried to brighten up a gloomy winter.
Producer David Spires BBC South West
* GARDENING: page 85
* COMING UP: look out for our special 'Radio Times' gardening supplement in two weeks' time, with Gardening for Beginners (featuring your favourite TV gardeners), top of the fruit and veg pops and a chance to win a conservatory.


Unknown: Dennis Cornish
Producer: David Spires

: Behind the Screen

What have leather jackets, bridal gowns, antique hats, Selina Scott ,
Jeff Banks and Neil Mullarkey got in common?
They're all on Behind the Screen with BBCl's The
Clothes Show.
Producer Jeanine Josman


Unknown: Selina Scott
Unknown: Jeff Banks
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Producer: Jeanine Josman

: News

Weather followed by The Last Place on Earth
The tiny kingdom of Zanskar lies in the highest inhabited valley in the world. Ringed round by the Himalayas, its two kings, 12,000 people and seven monasteries are the guardians of a now vanishing Tibetan way of life that has remained unchanged for more than a thousand years. Snowed in for three quarters of the year, this frozen desert is a land where nobody starves and violence is virtually unknown. To get there, a BBC film crew walked 400 miles with 50 horses and a ton of stores to keep them for their three months stay.
Presented by Michel Peissel. Film editor Peter Symes
Producer Peter Montagnon (R)


Presented By: Michel Peissel.
Editor: Peter Symes
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Spike Jones Show

Spike presides over some comic sketches and inordinate amounts of musical mayhem in this compilation series from his classic television show.
This afternoon features guest star Zasu Pitts.
With the City Slicker Band.


Unknown: Zasu Pitts.

: Plunder

The creator of such popular programmes as Grange Hill and Brookside,
Phil Redmond is invited to plunder the BBC television and film archives.
Emma Freud talks to him about his choice of clips.
Producer/Director Phil Chilvers


Unknown: Grange Hill
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Talks: Emma Freud
Director: Phil Chilvers

: In a Lonely Place

Starring Humphrey Bogart Gloria Grahame
A proud and sometimes violent Hollywood scriptwriter is suspected of murder when he is the last person seen with a beautiful hat-check girl. Then he falls in love with the woman who can provide his alibi.
Producer Robert Lord Director Nicholas Ray
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Gloria Grahame
Producer: Robert Lord
Director: Nicholas Ray
Dixon Steele: Humphrey Bogart
Laurel Gray: Gloria Grahame
Brub Nicolai: Frank Lovejoy
Captain Lochner: Carl Benton Reid

: DEF II Music from Ireland

A series featuring live footage, videos and interviews from the best new bands on the Irish scene.
2: Bands featured in this week's programme are Fat Lady Sings, Gavin
Friday, Heart and Soul, the Dixons and The Ghost of an American Airman. Producer Bill Hughes
A Radius Television production for BBCtv


Producer: Bill Hughes

: Computer Dreams

Ajourney into the world of computer animation where lifelike images and dreamlike fantasy combine with stunning results.
The first of two programmes features the work of top international animators. Producer/Director Geoffrey de Valous
A Digital Vision Entertainment production for BBCtv


Director: Geoffrey de Valous

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Five talented teenagers have come through to the piano final of the most hotly contested section of the competition, but only one can go through to Saturday's final.
The jury includes three outstanding young pianists: Kathryn Stott ,
Howard Shelley and Stephen Hough , who won this section in the first BBC competition.
Composers Alun Hoddinott and Edward Gregson complete the jury. Introduced by Humphrey Burton and Mervyn Williams.


Pianists: Kathryn Stott
Pianists: Howard Shelley
Pianists: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Mervyn Williams.

: Horizon

The Quake of 89-the Final Warning? On the evening of 17 October 1989 the earth ripped open 60 miles south of San Francisco.
Sixty-seven people died, 2,400 were injured and 10,000 left homeless.
A massive earthquake, many times as damaging and this time centred directly on San Francisco, is expected within a few years. A city fire chief predicts they are so unprepared that they could lose 20,000 buildings and 8,000 lives.
Will the city learn from the lessons of the quake of 89? Writer/Producer Michael Barnes Editor Robin Brightwell


Unknown: San Francisco.
Producer: Michael Barnes
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: American Tales: Not My Kid

First showing on network television.
George Segal
Stockard Channing
The Bowers seem the perfect family. Frank is a respected surgeon, Helen is big in local charities and Susan and Kelly, their two teenage children, have never caused them any worry - until now.
When Susan is hurt in a car accident, tests show that she was on drugs and it soon becomes clear that she is hiding a major dependency. Shocked and hurt, the Bowers decide on an unusual solution.
Director Michael Tuchner
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Stockard Channing
Director: Michael Tuchner
Frank: George Segal
Helen: Stockard Channing
Susan: Viveka Davis
Kelly: Christa Denton
Dr Bower: Andrew Robinson

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: The Late Show

The live programme of the arts and media reports on people and performances with presenters
Sarah Dunant , Tracey MacLeod and Kirsty Wark.
Producer Janey Walker Editor Roland Keating


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: Roland Keating

: Weatherview

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course Sir Michael Tippett and Stephen Sondheim explain how they go about the process of composition. Producer Tony Coe


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Producer: Tony Coe

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