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: Open University

IT: A Link in the Chain

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Peter Mayne.


Presenter: Peter Mayne.

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial in 13 episodes starring Buster Crabbe
1: Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Professor Zarkov go on a hazardous journey by spaceship to the planet Mongo whose ruler, Emperor Ming, is threatening Earth with destruction. (R)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe
Unknown: Dale Arden

: The Saint Strikes Back

The second of this week's adventures for Leslie Charteris 's debonair detective.
Today starring
George Sanders Wendy Barrie
Simon Templar - alias 'The Saint' - faces one of his toughest cases as he attempts to clear a young woman's name and foil the criminals who framed her policeman father.
Director John Farrow
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Leslie Charteris
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Wendy Barrie
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: John Farrow
Simon Templar: George Sanders
Valerie Travers: Wendy Barrie
Henry Fernack: Jonathan Hale
Cullis: Jerome Cowan
Allen Breck: Neil Hamilton
Zipper Dyson: Barry Fitzgerald
Webster: Robert Elliot
Harry Donnell: Russell Hopton
Pinky Budd: Edward Gargan
Commissioner: Robert Strange
Martin Eastman: Gilbert Emery
Secretary: James Burke

: Bobby May: Great American Juggler

Bobby May is considered by most jugglers to be one of the best in history. This short film contains in-depth interviews with the late vaudeville great as well as rare black and white film clips.
A Stewart J Lippe film


Unknown: Bobby May
Unknown: Stewart J Lippe

: Captain Scarlett

Richard Greene Leonara Amar
Returning to France after the Napoleonic wars,
Captain Scarlett finds the evil Duke of Corlaine terrorising the countryside. Together with the beautiful Princess Maria, he forms a band of outlaws intent on ridding the countryside of the wicked Duke.
Director Thomas H Carr
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Richard Greene
Unknown: Leonara Amar
Director: Thomas H Carr
Captain Scarlett: Richard Greene
Princess Maria: Leonara Amar
Pierre DuCloux: Nedrick Young
Duke of Corlaine: Manolo Fabregas
Count Villiers: Eduardo Norriega
Josephine: Isobel Del Puerto

: Mosaic

A series of films about equal opportunities in multicultural Britain.
2: What does education for a multiracial society mean at the practical level of the classroom?
Producer Mary Fourt (R)


Producer: Mary Fourt

: Roraima - the Lost World

Roraima has always been a legend - a fabled mountain plateau deep in the interior of Guyana.
Roraima is believed to be a source of diamonds and gold, but fear of evil spirits prevents the Indians venturing near it.
On 12 November 1973, the face of Roraima was conquered; this film is the story of the men who achieved it.
Producer Neil McCallum


Producer: Neil McCallum

: The Adventures of Spot

Told by Paul Nicholas. Cartoon by Eric Hill
Animation Leo Beltoft Music Duncan Lamont
Script editor David McKee .Production Clive Juster (R)


Told By: Paul Nicholas.
Unknown: Eric Hill
Unknown: Leo Beltoft
Music: Duncan Lamont
Editor: David McKee
Unknown: Clive Juster

: What's Inside

Floella Benjamin with children from Lovelace Primary School.
Storyteller: Saeed Jaffrey. Producer Sheila Fraser Executive producer Cynthia Felgate (R)


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Sign Extra

The first of two reports on how the money raised by last year's Comic Relief is being put to work.
Sign language interpreter: John Lee.


Unknown: John Lee.

: News

Weather followed by Look, Stranger
In Em Anstey 's day, a thatcher was bom to the craft and trained by his father. Rodney Cruze chose thatching as a profitable business for a fit young man. The material and the methods are traditional, but the men who thatch today are a new breed.
Director Sandra Wainwright Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy (R)


Unknown: Em Anstey
Unknown: Rodney Cruze
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Struggle of the Super Boats

Every two years, the fastest yachts and the world's best sailors meet in the Solent for the great trophy of international sailing, the Champagne Mumm Admiral's Cup.
Presenter: Bob Fisher. Picture editor Mike Lane Producer Jeremy Pallant


Presenter: Bob Fisher.
Editor: Mike Lane
Producer: Jeremy Pallant

: News

Weather followed by Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's Question Time.
Presented by Vivian White. Commentator: Brian Curtois. Director Terry Patrick Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.
Director: Terry Patrick
Editor: John Anderson

: The Spike Jones Show

Spike presides over comic sketches and musical mayhem in this compilation from his television show.
Guest stars are the Mills Brothers and the King Sisters.
With the City Slicker Band.

: Plunder

Wimbledon forward
John Fashanu is invited by Emma Freud to plunder the BBC television and film archives.


Unknown: John Fashanu
Unknown: Emma Freud

: Advice Shop

A National Health Service special with a look at the new contract for GPs through the eyes of a patient, an updated complaints procedure and Government plans for hospitals.
Presented by Hugh Scully and Helen Madden. Editor Chris Lent


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Presented By: Helen Madden.

: Gardeners' World

Featuring Keith Wiley , curator of the Fortesque Garden Trust in Devon.
With Geoff Hamilton , Nigel Colbom and Diane Kemp. (Shoum last Friday)
0 INFO-LINE: [number removed] (Calls cost 25p per minute off-peak and 38p per minute at all other times)
* GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Keith Wiley
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Diane Kemp.

: Morning Glory

Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar for her incandescent performance as stage-struck Eva Lovelace - determined to be successful whatever the cost.
Screenplay by Howard J Green based on the play by Zoe Akins Director Lowell Sherman
0 FILMS: popes 17-19


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Eva Lovelace
Play By: Zoe Akins
Director: Lowell Sherman
Eva Lovelace: Katharine Hepburn
Joseph Sheridan: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Louis Eastern: Adolphe Menjou
Rita Vernon: Mary Duncan
Hedges: C Aubrey Smith
Gigolo: Don Alvarado
C Seymour: Frederic Santley
Henry Lawrence: Richard Carle
Charles Van Dusen: Tyler Brooke

: Young Musician of the Year 1990

Three flute players come up against a bassoonist and an oboist to compete for a place in the concerto final.
Tonight's jury includes
Michael Collins who won this section in the first Young Musician competition in 1978. The other jurors are flautist Philippa Davies and oboist Lady Barbirolli. They are joined by resident jurors
Alun Hoddinott and Edward Gregson. Who will the jurors choose - and will you agree with them? Introduced by Humphrey Burton and Mervyn Williams. Director Donald Sturrock
(Brass final tomorrow at 7.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Philippa Davies
Unknown: Alun Hoddinott
Unknown: Edward Gregson.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Introduced By: Mervyn Williams.
Director: Donald Sturrock

: Army Lives

A series of programmes that look at family life in the Army.
1: Maggie did not want to marry a soldier. Richard had to ask her five times before she said 'yes'. They still have not resolved their differences. Linda is a captain in the Women's
Royal Army Corps. Her first husband was killed on military duty. Three years later she married another
Army officer. Katrina is exchanging life in a Cambridgeshire village for life on an Army estate in Germany. She has never lived away from home.
Tonight's programme talks to the three women about their expectations of married life in the Forces and features the preparations, the weddings and what happens after the honeymoons are over.
Film editor Steve Holdsworth Producer Marie Thomas


Editor: Steve Holdsworth
Producer: Marie Thomas

: Top Gear

The new Lotus Elan is eagerly awaited. Have Lotus designed a civilised, high performance sports car with front wheel drive?
Chris Goffey finds out.
In the first of a short series, William Woollard considers technical solutions to the problem of carbon dioxide and its contribution to global warming, starting with solar energy and hydrogen as alternative fuels.
Plus, Tom Boswell looks at the latest in car security, and Beki Adam is initiated into the new sport of supermoto. Producer Ken Pollock Editor Tom Ross BBC Pebble Mill
0 RALLY QUEST: page 80


Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Beki Adam
Producer: Ken Pollock
Editor: Tom Ross

: Quantum Leap

A time-hopping drama series starring Scott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
14 April 1953: Sam leaps into those mean streets down which a man must go - where, if you're a private detective with a face like
Bogart's, the femmes are only too fatal and the cops only too willing to give you the chair for your partner's murder. If it wasn't so serious, Sam could think he was a player in a bad novel.


Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Al: Dean Stockwell
Allison: Claudia Christian
Seymour: Willie Garson

: Troubleshooter

Sir John Harvey-Jones offers more candid advice to companies facing major decisions about their future.
2: 'A lot depends on who you go to bed with....' Sir John has no doubts about the stark facts of life facing the family-owned company Copella. The dramatic growth in their fruit business through the 80s has left them with big borrowings and small profits. Can they redirect their impressive energy to make the business they love more profitable and their lives more pleasurable?
Executive producer Richard Reisz Producer Robert Thirkell
0 BOOK: 'Harvey.Jones:
Troubleshooter' available from booksellers from the end of May. price £12.95.


Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Producer: Richard Reisz
Producer: Robert Thirkell

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman. Reporters: David Coss , Olenka Frenkiel , Peter Kellner , Wesley Kerr , Peter Marshall ,
Julian O'Halloran , David Sells , Francine Stock , Janet Trewin and Charles Wheeler.
Deputy editors Keith Bowers and Eamonn Matthews Editor Tim Gardam


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Reporters: David Coss
Reporters: Olenka Frenkiel
Reporters: Peter Kellner
Reporters: Wesley Kerr
Reporters: Peter Marshall
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Editors: Keith Bowers
Editors: Eamonn Matthews
Editor: Tim Gardam

: The Late Show

The arts and media - live. Producer John Bush


Producer: John Bush

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Theatre and the State:
Archaeological Reconstruction
Chris Emlyn-Jones looks at archaeological evidence to reconstruct a sense of the importance of Greek drama. Producer Tony Coe


Unknown: Chris Emlyn-Jones
Producer: Tony Coe

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