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: Open University

Light in Search of a Model

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial starring Buster Crabbe.
9: Flash is given a 'drug of forgetfulness' by Ming's daughter Aura, and taken to the abode of the fire dragon.


Unknown: Buster Crabbe.
Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe
Dale Arden: Jean Rogers
Ming: Charles Middleton
Aura: Priseilla Lawson
DrZarkov: Frank Shannon

: King of Kings

Jeffrey Hunter
Siobhan McKenna
Nicholas Ray 's filmed portrayal of the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ concentrates on three main elements of the New
Testament story: the life of Christ, the tensions between Herod and the Romans and the story of Barabbas.
Screenplay by Philip Yordan 0 BARRY NORMAN : page 19


Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: Siobhan McKenna
Unknown: Nicholas Ray
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Play By: Philip Yordan
Unknown: Barry Norman
Jesus Christ: Jeffrey Hunter
Mary: Siobhan McKenna
Pontius Pilate: Hurd Hatfield
Herodias: Rita Gam
Barabbas: Harry Guardino

: Play Snooker

The last of six programmes. If you want to take up one of the country's most popular pastimes, or just improve your own game, then this is the series for you.
Snooker has developed tremendously in the past 50 years. Dennis Taylor examines the modern game with the help of top snooker coach Jack Karnehm.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Jack Karnehm.

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.Over the next 17 days, 32 players will compete for the 1990 World title and the lion's share of the E620,800 in prize money. Last year's champion,
Steve Davis , and runner-up John Parrott begin their campaign this morning. Presenter: David Vine.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Jack Karnehm ,
Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds. Producers Keith Phillips Mike Adley , Dave Gordon and Peter Hayward Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott
Presenter: David Vine.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley
Producers: Dave Gordon
Producers: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Last in a series of lectures by the scientist and musician Professor
Charles Taylor.
5: Tracing the development of the modern keyboard through harpsichords, spinets, clavichords and pianos to synthesisers. (R)


Unknown: Charles Taylor.

: Tales of Aesop: The Quack Frog

Everyone is busy preparing for the village carnival.


Writer/producer: Graham Lee
Executive producer: Theresa Plummer-Andrews

: Fireman Sam

Sam has to deal with a barn fire at Pandy Lane Farm. (R)


Narrator: John Alderton
Director: Ian Frampton
Director: John Walker

: World Snooker

David Vine brings further coverage of the opening sessions of the 1990 World
Professional Snooker
Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
0 FEATURE: page 16 6


Unknown: David Vine

: World Figure Skating Gala

From Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the pressure of competition in the World Championships, the new skating stars traditionally perform for their hosts.
Commentators: Alan Weeks and Barry Davies.
Producer Barbara Slater
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: Nova Scotia.
Commentators: Alan Weeks
Commentators: Barry Davies.
Producer: Barbara Slater
Producer: Jim Reside

: Top Gear

This week's programme includes a look at Ford's takeover of Jaguar cars. With William Woollard
Chris Goffey , Tiff Needell and Tom Boswell.


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Tom Boswell.

: Easter Parade

Judy Garland Fred Astaire
One of Hollywood's classic musicals - the legend of Pygmalion set enchantingly to music by Irving Berlin.
Don Hewes declares that he can take any chorus girl and turn her into a star.
Director Charles Walters
• A-Z OF FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Music By: Irving Berlin.
Music By: Don Hewes
Director: Charles Walters
Hannah Brown: Judy Garland
Don Hewes: Fred Astaire
Jonathan Harrow III: Peter Lawford
Nadine Hale: Ann Miller
Francois: Jules Munshin
Mike: Clinton Sundberg
Essie Jeni: Lee Gon

: Beethoven

Mass in C
John Eliot Gardiner conducts a compelling performance recorded in St David 's Hall, Cardiff with Yvonne Kenny (soprano) Diana Montague (mezzo-soprano)
Robert Tear (tenor)
Gwynne Howell (bass) Ardwyn Singers
BBC Welsh Chorus
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, leader James Clark.
Introduced by John Hugh Thomas. Lighting Geoff Alford
Producer Andrew Quick BBC Wales


Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: St David
Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Mezzo-Soprano: Diana Montague
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Leader: James Clark.
Introduced By: John Hugh Thomas.

: Gardeners' World

A visit to the Royal
Horticultural Society's
Spring Show with its lavish ornamental plant displays. With Geoff Hamilton
Diane Kemp and Anne Swithinbank.
Series producer Mark Kershaw Editor Dennis Adams
W GARDENING: page 85
0 SUPPLEMENT: don't miss the 20-page colour gardening supplement in next week's
'Radio Time', including advice, features and the chance to win a conservatory.


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Diane Kemp
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Producer: Mark Kershaw
Editor: Dennis Adams

: Joe Tasker

From the late 70s until his death in 1982, Joe Tasker was a highly motivated professional mountaineer. In the second of two films
Chris Bonington analyses the forces that made him such an outstanding mountaineer, and re-examines the events leading up to the his tragic disappearance. Executive producer John Mapplebeck
Producer Richard Else BBC North


Unknown: Joe Tasker
Unknown: Chris Bonington

: First Easter

A series of films exploring the new realities of faith in eastern Europe.
5. Uwe Holmer and his wife
Sigrid, like many Christians in East Germany, have suffered under the repressive Communist regime of the ex-State Leader Eric Honeker. In
January 1990 Honeker, now despised and reviled, was admitted to hospital for cancer surgery. On his discharge, it was Pastor Holmer who gave Honeker and his wife a place to live. As a result, Holmer's family have received hundreds of abusive letters and even bomb threats.
Producer Ann Richardson


Unknown: Uwe Holmer
Leader: Eric Honeker.
Unknown: Pastor Holmer
Producer: Ann Richardson

: United

Will United make it into the big time? The climax to the soccer season is filmed behind the scenes at
Sheffield United, who are fighting for promotion to the First Division.
The players' wives and the backroom ladies speak candidly about the game: 'There's only one thing I don't like about him - he plays football.'
Producer Richard Hines
Series producer Paul Pierrot BBC Bristol


Producer: Richard Hines
Producer: Paul Pierrot

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A half hour of comedy by and with Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie
An opportunity to win
Bruno Brookes or the cash equivalent for the first 1,000 people to ring in and say what they think is wrong with their minds.
Producers Roger Ordish and Nick Symons


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Bruno Brookes
Producers: Roger Ordish
Producers: Nick Symons

: Arena

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
On 4 July 1967, Private Raymond Griffiths was killed in Vietnam. He was 19 years old - the average age of US combat troops in the war. He was one of more than 30,000 American service personnel killed or wounded in eight years of vicious fighting, which also saw the deaths of a million and a half Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.
This powerful documentary tells the stories of the GI's in their own words, words they wrote home in letters from
Vietnam. They were young and, like all soldiers, they wanted to return home alive.
A montage of news footage is accompanied by readings from the letters backed by the evocative music of those years from the Doors.
Jimmy Hendrix , the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan. Buffalo Springfield , the Band and others - all merging into a portrait of a cataclysmic war. Featuring the voices of Robert de Niro , Martin Sheen , Matt Dillon , Kathleen Turner.
Michael J Fox , Ellen Burstyn , John Heard ,
Sean Penn. Robin Williams , Willem Dafoe ,
Tom Berenger and Harvey Keitel. Based on the book Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Director Bill Couturie
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Raymond Griffiths
Unknown: Jimmy Hendrix
Unknown: Bob Dylan. Buffalo Springfield
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Matt Dillon
Unknown: Kathleen Turner.
Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Ellen Burstyn
Unknown: John Heard
Unknown: Sean Penn.
Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Willem Dafoe
Unknown: Tom Berenger
Unknown: Harvey Keitel.
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Jazz 625

Pianist Thelonius Monk. often criticised for his unpredictable style, was one of the most influential jazz musicians and composers.
This session, recorded in 1965, kicks off with his composition
Straight No Chaser. Introduced by Neneh Cherry .
Original material produced by Terry Henebery
Series producer Sharon Ali


Introduced By: Neneh Cherry
Produced By: Terry Henebery
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

Defending champion
Steve Davis completes his first-round match. So too does No 2 seed John Parrott.
Introduced by David Vine from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Parrott.
Introduced By: David Vine

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