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: Open University

Science: Energy

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Flash Gordon

Starring Buster Crabbe 4: Having won his battle with the giant octopus, Flash Gordon faces even greater danger when King Kala's underwater palace is flooded, trapping Flash and his friends.
Producer Henry MacRae
Director Frederick Stephani (R)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe
Unknown: Flash Gordon
Producer: Henry MacRae
Director: Frederick Stephani
Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe
Dale Arden: Jean Rogers
Ming: Charles Middleton

: The Saint in Palm Springs

Concludes a week-long season featuring the famous sleuth.
Starring George Sanders Simon Templar 's task is to foil a desperate gang of thieves and deliver three invaluable foreign stamps.
Director Jack Hively
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Simon Templar
Director: Jack Hively
Simon Templar: George Sanders
Elna Massen: Wendy Barrie
Pearly Gates: Paul Guilfoyle
Fernack: Jonathan Hale

: Mrs Mike

Starring Dick Powell Evelyn Keyes
1907: Kathy O'Fallon meets and falls in love with Sergeant Mike Flannigan. But ahead lies a life of hazardous hardship.
Directed by Louis King
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Starring Dick Powell
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Unknown: Sergeant Mike Flannigan.
Directed By: Louis King
Sgt Mike Flannigan: Dick Powell
Kathy: Evelyn Keyes
Uncle John: J M Kerrigan

: Mosaic

A series on equal opportunities in Britain.
5: Discrimination at work is illegal but it is in terms of jobs that black people still face the most discrimination.
Legal redress can be sought at industrial tribunals. Film editor Paul St Clair (R)


Editor: Paul St Clair

: His Lairdship's Hoose

Reporter George Hume meets some people who have bought, along with a Scottish castle. the right to be called laird.
Producer Dennis Cosgrove Editor Val Atkinson


Reporter: George Hume
Producer: Dennis Cosgrove
Editor: Val Atkinson

: Travel Show Traveller

John Thirlwell 's view of St
Peterburg Beach in Florida.


Unknown: John Thirlwell

: Tales of Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse

If it hadn't been for Boris falling asleep over his tea...


Narrator: Tom Baker
Writer/Producer: Graham Lee
Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Sam comes to the rescue when the children's kite is blown away by strong winds. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton

: Better than New

A series of programmes about renovating furniture. 3: To many people French polishing sounds mysterious and difficult, but it is possible to do it at home using a special kit. Presented by Albert Jackson and David Day. (R)


Presented By: Albert Jackson
Presented By: David Day.

: News

Weather followed by Weekend Outlook
Programmes of interest from the Open University.

: Racing

From Aintree.
The 1990 Seagram Grand National Meeting
2.35 Martell Handicap Hurdle (2'/ 2m)
3.10 Glenlivet Anniversary Hurdle (2m)
3.45 Seagram Fox Hunters' Chase (2m 6f)
4.20 Perrier Jouet Novices'
Chase (2m)
Introduced by Julian Wilson.
Peter O'Sullevan , Richard Pitman and John Hanmer.
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather


Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Unknown: John Hanmer.

: Top Gear

Including a look at the new Lotus Elan and the latest advances in car security.
0 RALLY QUEST: page 80

: After the Fox

Starring Peter Sellers Victor Mature
Notorious con man Aldo Vanucci (alias the 'Fox') escapes from jail to defend his family honour. He hits upon a devious scheme to hijack some gold bullion - with police permission.
Screenplay by Neil Simon Director Vittorio De Sica
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Aldo Vanucci
Unknown: Neil Simon
Director: Vittorio de Sica
Aldo Vanucci: Peter Sellers
Tony Powell: Victor Mature
Gina: Britt Ekland
Harry: Martin Balsam

: Gardeners' World

Each year more than
91.5 billion is spent at garden centres and nurseries, but do we always get good quality and value for money? Gardeners'
World investigates. Plus a look at garden ornaments. With Geoff Hamilton
Diane Kemp , David Stevens and Pippa Greenwood.
Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams BBC Pebble Mill
0 GARDENING: page 85


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Diane Kemp
Unknown: David Stevens
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: What the Papers Say

A review of the week's events in print, presented by freelance journalist Godfrey Hodgson.


Unknown: Godfrey Hodgson.

: Byways

Up the Garden Path: Kirby Hall
Three hundred years ago. the garden of Kirby Hall in Northamptonshire was said to be the finest in England. An unusual archaeological investigation is now under way with the aim of recovering that lost garden. Narrated by Leonard Fenton. Series producer Denis Moriarty Producer Rosalind Gold
BBC South and East - Elstree
* REGIONAL PROGRAMME: for variations see panel in column 5


Unknown: Kirby Hall
Unknown: Leonard Fenton.
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: Joe Tasker

At the time of his death in 1982 Joe Tasker was one of this country's finest mountaineers.
Chris Bonington traces Joe's formative years on Teesside and his early outstanding Himalayan triumphs. Executive producer John Mapplebeck
Producer Richard Else BBC North (R)


Unknown: Joe Tasker
Unknown: Chris Bonington
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: United

As the climax to the soccer season unfolds, a behind-the-scenes look at
Sheffield United's fight for promotion to Division One. Week by week United follows the drama off the field, in the dressing room, the boardroom and on the terraces. Striker Tony Agana sums it up: 'It's not a real job. it's a mini-break from reality.'
Researcher Louise Osborne Producer Paul Pierrot BBC Bristol t FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Tony Agana
Unknown: Louise Osborne
Producer: Paul Pierrot

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

By and with Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie
New horizons in home entertaining as Dwight Camply. the roving philosopher, arranges debates and symposiums for busy people.
Production Roger Ordish and Nick Symons


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Dwight Camply.
Unknown: Roger Ordish
Unknown: Nick Symons

: Arena

Paris Is Burning
They call themselves the 'Children'. By day they are cycle-messengers, assistants in department stores, prostitutes or unemployed; by night they are members of clubs or houses with such exotic names as the House of Chanel, the House of St Laurent and the House of Ninja. They gather together on the streets and in each other's apartments, where they do battle - not by violence, but by their dancing and the clothes they wear. Arena follows a band of devotees as they dance from House to House, in styles such as the acrobatic dance form 'Vogueing', competing furiously for trophies and fame for a day. Director Jennie Livingston Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch


Director: Jennie Livingston
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: Weatherview

: Jazz 625

Third often programmes. Tonight: the father of the tenor saxophone. Coleman Hawkins. Originally recorded in 1964, this
'Hawk' session includes drummer Joe Jones , trumpeter Harry Eddison , Jimmy Wood on bass and 'Sir' Charles Thompson on piano.
Presenter: Courtney Pine. Producer Terry Heneberry Series producer Sharon Ali


Unknown: Coleman Hawkins.
Unknown: Joe Jones
Unknown: Harry Eddison
Unknown: Jimmy Wood
Unknown: Charles Thompson
Producer: Terry Heneberry
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Short Encounters

Starring Nina Rustanova
Kira Muratova 's third film, a lyrical love story, was shelved for 20 years by the Soviet authorities. Her trio of bohemian lovers contravened the conventions of the time.
Director Kira Muratova
(A Russianfilm with English subtitles. Black and white)
0 FILMS: pages 17-19


Unknown: Nina Rustanova
Unknown: Kira Muratova
Director: Kira Muratova
Nadia: Nina Ruslanova
Maxim: Vladimir Vysotsky
Valentina: Kiramuratova

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