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: Open University

Gibbon: The Ruins of Rome

: News

: Westminster

Last Friday's proceedings in Parliament.
Presenter: Brian Curtois. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presenter: Brian Curtois.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: Dance, Girl, Dance

The first of three films starring
Lucille Ball also starring
Maureen O'Hara
Aspiring ballerina Judy is determined to fulfil her dream despite the distractions of a wealthy playboy admirer and the unhelpful advice of her roommate Bubbles - the queen of burlesque.
Screenplay by Tess Slesinger and Frank Davis
Director Dorothy Arzner
9 FILMS: pages 15-21


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Tess Slesinger
Unknown: Frank Davis
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Bubbles: Lucille Ball
Judy: Maureen O'Hara
Jimmy Harris: Louis Hayward
Elinor Harris: Virginia Field
Steve Adams: Ralph Bellamy
Madam Basilova: Maria Ouspenskaya
Sally: Mary Carlisle
Miss Olmstead: Katharine Alexander
Dwarfie: Edward Brophy
Judge: Walter Abel

: World Snooker

Coverage of the quarter-finals of the Embassy World Professional Snooker
Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. It's part of the unique nature of this tournament that so much has happened over the past 10 days, yet there is still a week's combat to go before the 1990 World Champion is crowned. Today is the last round when two tables will be used. Whoever has made it this far will be thinking more of the crown than the prize money. Steve Davis should be there on table one and Stephen Hendry on table two, but in Sheffield the mighty have been known to fall quite regularly.
David Icke introduces the opening sessions of the best-of-25-frames taking place today and tomorrow. Commentators:
Ted Lowe
Jack Karnehm
Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Introduces: David Icke
Unknown: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.

: Green Claws

Green Claws and Iris decide to keep fit and the kitchen table is just what Claws needs to help him. But when they start to water the plants at double speed, Iris realises she'd rather keep fit by riding her bike.
Claws family stories Sonya Dann Illustrations Jane Gedye Script Ursula Jones
Director Adrian Mills
Producer Christine Hewitt (R)


Unknown: Sonya Dann
Unknown: Illustrations Jane Gedye
Script: Ursula Jones
Producer: Christine Hewitt

: World Snooker

David Icke continues with extended coverage of the World Professional Snooker Championship throughout the afternoon as it moves into the quarter-final stages. Have Jimmy White and John Parrott made it this far? At approximately
2.30pm Snookerbreak David Vine bridges the morning and afternoon sessions in the theatre to look at the other side of snooker, be it entertaining, informative or just simply odd. Including Shot of the Championship and the chance for viewers to win a free weekend in Sheffield to all sessions of the final.
Including at


Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Snookerbreak David Vine

: DEF II That Was Then, This Is Now

First in a series of in-depth interviews with artists who have made their mark on the music industry. In 1976, a punk group was formed which, although not the founding fathers, became the greatest group of that genre. It was guitarist Mick Jones and bassist Paul Simonon who formed the Clash. Jones gives a revealing interview, with his version of the band's demise. Plus original footage of the group, and Jones with his latest band, Big Audio Dynamite.
Interviewer Stuart Cosgrove. Director Anya Camilleri
Producer Maureen White (R)


Guitarist: Mick Jones
Bassist: Paul Simonon
Interviewer: Stuart Cosgrove.
Director: Anya Camilleri
Producer: Maureen White

: Nigel Kennedy - Four Seasons

Top violinist
Nigel Kennedy brings classical music into the 90s with his acclaimed interpretation of Vivaldi's masterpiece. He's joined by the English Chamber
Orchestra for a performance that combines sight and sound to dazzling effect. Producer Andrea Wonfor Director Geoff Wonfor
A Zenith North and Picture Music International production for BBCtv (R)


Violinist: Nigel Kennedy
Producer: Andrea Wonfor
Director: Geoff Wonfor

: Italian Regional Cookery

A series of six programmes about arguably the most delicious food in the world.
3: Italian cookery expert Valentina Harris features food from north-west Italy. The dairy produce of Lombardy is legendary - cheese and butter make the sumptuous classic Milanese dishes a heart doctor's nightmare. But Milan is also the takeaway capital of Italy - sophisticated fast food for all those high fashion designers too busy to cook. In autumn, neighbouring Piedmont is an epicure's heaven - wine, chocolate and truffles. Will a hearty hike in the Alps of Val d'Aosta provide a respite?
Production assistant Diane Hadley Producer Clare Brigstocke
● FACTSHEET: for a full listing of the restaurants visited, send a large sae to [address removed].
0 BOOK: same title. £7.99 paperback. £12.95 hardback, from booksellers.
* FOOD: page 83


Unknown: Valentina Harris

: Horizon

The Company of Ants and Bees
They have lasted for over 50 million years and will probably outlast us. What is the secret of their success?
Are their societies better organised than ours? Do they quarrel less among themselves? Ants and bees live in true democracies.
The queen, like ours, is only a constitutional monarch.
So who takes the decisions?
The workers!
Professor James Gould argues that ants and bees tell us about human society and its future chances. Writer/Producer
Christopher La Fontaine Editor Robin Brightwell
0 TRANSCRIPT: send a cheque for £1.75. payable to BSS, to [address removed]


Unknown: Professor James Gould
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. Day 11: Quarter-finals. Mid-evening news from David Vine on how the quarter-final matches which began this morning are progressing as they move into their mid-session eight frames. A semi-final place beckons for the best over
25 frames.


Unknown: David Vine

: Water's Edge

A contemporary film drama by Ashley Pharoah.
At the bottom of the village pond a Second World War pilot lies at peace. This is Lucy's secret until Sarah discovers it and reveals all to the local vicar. For Lucy it is an end to childhood and innocence.
Director of photography David Kerr Editor Carole Lyon
Director Suri Krishnamma Producer Amanda Partridge National Film and Television School


Unknown: Ashley Pharoah.
Unknown: David Kerr
Editor: Carole Lyon
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Rev Nichols: Dudley Sutton
Lucy: Leza Webb
Sarah: Christie Harris
Johnny: David Knight
Spud: Alan MacDonald

: Newsnight

With Peter Sissons.


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
David Vine reports on the quarter-finals which are well under way, and the eight survivors battle it out for a semi-final place. Six days to go starting tomorrow!

: Weatherview

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course
The Albert Memorial: a commemoration of the Prince's life, or a monument to the ambitions and prejudices of Victorian
Britain? Colin Cunningham investigates.
Producer Tony Coe (R)


Unknown: Colin Cunningham
Producer: Tony Coe

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