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: Open University

6.45 Pine Point Mine:
7.10 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Death of a Farm

Marshall Farm at Woolsery in north Devon has been in the Stevens family for two generations. In the 1980s everything went sour. With the cuts in milk quotas, they can't make a living from the 200- acre dairy farm so they're selling up.
Presented by Ian Breach. Director Janet Crook
Series producer Howard Perks BBC South West (R)


Presented By: Ian Breach.

: White Horses

Robin and Louella Henbury-Tenison continue their ride home from the South of France to
Bodmin Moor. (R)


Unknown: Louella Henbury-Tenison

: Farrell's Travels

How does the great British public really spend the weekend?
Nigel Farrell finds out. Producer Nigel Farrell Executive producer Peter Lowe (R)


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Peter Lowe

: Hidden Depths

Cameraman Sid Perou with the help of the Cave Diving Group has been under ground in northern England and the West Country to film some of the networks of caves previously unseen. Narrator: Ken Cooper. (R)


Unknown: Sid Perou
Narrator: Ken Cooper.

: Simon and Laura

Peter Finch
Kay Kendall
David Prentice , a television drama producer, has a new and exciting idea for a programme: a fictional series about an ordinary married couple who are, in reality, husband and wife.
The natural choice seems to be Simon and Laura Foster , a showbiz couple who have a blissfully happy marriage - apparently.
Director Muriel Box
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: David Prentice
Unknown: Laura Foster
Director: Muriel Box
Simon: Peter Finch
Laura: Kay Kendall
Janet: Muriel Pavlow
David: Ian Carmichael
Wilson: Maurice Denham

: The Raid on St Nazaire

It was called 'Operation
Chariot' and produced five
VCs, 78 other medals and 51 mentions in dispatches, among 611 men.
Winston Churchill recognised it as one of the key successes of the Second World War.
Producer Tony Broughton (R)


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Tony Broughton

: Pie in the Sky

Science-fiction series for under-5s. The pieman and piewife are up to their eyes in pies preparing for a local fair when they are interrupted.
Devised by Chloe Ashcroft and Peter Gosling
Music Peter Gosling Puppets Clare Beaton
Series producer Michael Cole Producer Sharon Miller (R)


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Music: Peter Gosling
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Country File

Including the launch of the biggest survey of the British countryside.

: News

Weather followed by You and Me
Series for 4-and 5-year-olds. (R)

: The River Keeper

Bernard Aldrich was river keeper to the late Lord
Mountbatten when this film was made. He is still the river keeper of the beautiful stretch of the River Test where it flows through Broadlands.
He has the kind of life many dream about.
Writer/Director Michael Croucher (R)


Unknown: Bernard Aldrich
Director: Michael Croucher

: News

Weather followed by The Natural World
Where the prairies of America meet the great northern forest lies a natural parkland in which one tree is dominant, the trembling aspen.
Narrated by Sian Phillips. Filmed and directed by Robert J Long
Produced by Pelham Aldrich-Blake BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Sian Phillips.
Directed By: Robert J Long
Produced By: Pelham Aldrich-Blake

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Experiment Perilous

Hedy Lamarr George Brent
Following the sudden death of a fellow traveller, Hunt Bailey is drawn into the sinister world surrounding a beautiful woman - a woman who has become the object of a maniacal obsession.
Director Jacques Tourneur
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: George Brent
Unknown: Hunt Bailey
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Allida: Hedy Lamarr
Dr Hunt Bailey: George Brent
Nick: Paul Lukas

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Including a remake of the classic prison comedy We're No Angels.

: DEF II The Invaders

Roy Thinnes The extraterrestrials kidnap David Vincent 's brother, Dr Bob Vincent , and threaten to kill his pregnant wife.


Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: David Vincent
Unknown: Dr Bob Vincent

: Words Apart

Complaints against the police are at their highest level. Confidence in the force, especially among the young, has dropped dramatically. Can it be restored? Young people put their case to officers in the Words Apart studio and to young recruits beginning their police careers at the Metropolitan force's training school in London.
Director Nigel Shepherd Producer Neil McDonald


Director: Nigel Shepherd
Producer: Neil McDonald
David Vincent: Roy Thinnes
Dr Bob Vincent: Linden Chiles
Grace Vincent: Julie Sommars

: Hidden Ground

The first of a four-part series written and presented by Irish novelists. 'All fiction has its autobiographical roots, spreading through, in my case, a provincial world, limited and claustrophobic.' William Trevor , the distinguished short story writer and novelist, explores the landscape of his childhood - a small seaside town in County Cork. Cameraman Eric Gillespie Producer Tony McAuley BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Eric Gillespie

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

G is for Glazed.
Lucinda Lambton is found under ground on a bicycle made for two, reads some moving tales of self-sacrifice and passes her own sentence.
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff
Director Andrew Gosling


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Director: Andrew Gosling

: Czech-Mate

Inside the Revolution
For many people the Czechoslavak revolution was a dream come true, 20 years after Soviet troops swept into Prague. Yet behind the revolution were carefully laid plans, leading all the way to Moscow. John Simpson
tells the inside story using unique footage and featuring a special interview with Vaclav Havel , Czechoslovakia's new president.
Producer Marsh Marshall Editor James Hogan


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Producer: Marsh Marshall
Editor: James Hogan

: Closely Observed Trains

Jiff Menzel 's gentle black comedy - his first film won an Oscar in 1966 and has since become a classic of Czech cinema.
In occupied Czechoslovakia during the Second World War a young apprentice railway guard leads a quiet, uneventful life in a small country station. Only the amorous exploits of the chief guard and dreams of his own romantic conquests relieve his boredom.
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Jiff Menzel
MiloS Hrma: Vaclav Neckaf
Máša: Jitka Bendová
Stationmaster: Vladimir Valenta
Hubička: Josef Somr
Stationmaster's wife: Libuse Havelkova
Dr Brabec: Jiff Menzel

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman in the studio and Peter Snow in Washington.
0 VOICE OVER: page 77


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: The Late Show

From the early 70s to last year's revolution, British academics helped to run a secret university in Czechoslovakia, whose aim was to keep alive the spirit of free intellectual enquiry. Michael Ignatieff reports on the intellectual as undercover agent. Producer Julian Birkett
Executive Producer Kevin Loader


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Julian Birkett
Producer: Kevin Loader

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Psychology of Addiction
A look at drug addiction. Producer Hugh Phillips


Producer: Hugh Phillips

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