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: Open University

First in the Field

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Wimbledon 90

Highlights of yesterday's play with Harry Carpenter.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter.

: Film Fun

Some musical fun from the RKO archive including Duke Ellington and his band.

: Having Wonderful Time

Starring Ginger Rogers Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Two weeks relaxing in the peace and quiet of the pines is exactly what New York office worker Teddy needs. But Camp Kare-Free does not live up to its name.
Director Alfred Santell
0 FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Director: Alfred Santell
Teddy: Ginger Rogers
Chick: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Miriam: Lucille Ball
Henrietta: Eve Arden
Itchy: Red Skelton

: Mr Forbush and the Penguins

Starring John Hurt
Brilliant biologist and confirmed hedonist Richard Forbush , scorned by Tara, tries to impress her by travelling to the Antarctic.
Director Al Viola
0 FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: Richard Forbush
Director: Al Viola
Richard Forbush: John Hurt
Tara: Hayley Mills
Starshot: Dudley Sutton
Prof George Dewport: Tony Britton

: Ngurunderi

An Aboriginal story. Ngurunderi is the shaper of land, laws and creatures. His mind and spirit sometimes took human shape and he travelled as a man.
Narrated by Henry Rankine. Director Max Pepper


Unknown: Henry Rankine.
Director: Max Pepper

: Animation Now

A masterful Chinese cut-out animation. (R)

: Charlie Chalk

Charlie has the dreaded sneezes. Producer Ivor Woods (R)


Producer: Ivor Woods

: See Hear!

: News Weather followed by Wimbledon 90

Day eight of the event Introduced by Helen Rollason. Sue Mott talks to today's headline-makers.


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.

: News Weather followed by Westminster Live

Including Prime Minister's Question Time. Presented by Vivian White. Commentary by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentary By: Brian Curtois.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Wimbledon 90

With Helen Rollason and Sue Mott.


Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Sue Mott.

: Open Space

The series in which the public can make programmes under their own editorial control. Death on Delivery. Made in association with the Campaign Against Arms Trade, the programme argues strongly against the international trade in arms and especially the export of UK military equipment to the Third World where these weapons have a tragic impact on the civilian populations. The campaign also argues that the UK arms industry should convert to the manufacture 'socially useful products'. Glenda Jackson reads the commentary.
Producer Sam Berrisford
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Editor: Tony Laryea

: Design Classics

The Telephone Box. The red British telephone box has joined a select group of objects which have become symbols of Britain. The majority have now been removed in the name of modernisation and this classic piece of design is now sold at auction for other uses. With
Gavin Stamp , Kenneth Grange ,
Patrick Wright and Bruce Martin. Producer Roger Last
Series producer Diana Lashmore
0 WODDIS: page 16
0 TRENDS: page 79


Unknown: Gavin Stamp
Unknown: Kenneth Grange
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Bruce Martin.
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: Alexei Sayle's Stuff

My Pal Mozart
Dear Radio Times
I am a senior citizen struggling to make ends meet on a small fixed grin, and am unable to get out of the house these days. As such I watch a great deal of television and take particular exception to Alexei Sayle 's Stuff. If Mr Sayle finds life here so disagreeable, may I suggest he move to England, where totalitarian government would really give him a shock.
Mrs Martina Kalashnikov ,
Alexei Sayle replies: Who gives a damn what you think?
Featuring Alexei Sayle with Angus Deayton , Tony Millan , Jan Ravens , Owen Brenman and Pete Murray. Director/Producer Marcus Mortimer (R)


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Mr Sayle
Unknown: Mrs Martina Kalashnikov
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Tony Millan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Pete Murray.
Producer: Marcus Mortimer

: Present Imperfect

Ten films that intimately observe throughout the year the lives and fortunes of those most affected by a changing Britain.
Lord of the Land. Deep in the Lincolnshire Wolds, factory farming of cattle has disturbed a sleepy village. Here, from ancient lineage, the Rev Massingberd-Mundy and his cousin, the Squire, must moderate between angry villagers and a rich businessman. Producer Jeff Perks
Executive producer Paul Watson


Producer: Jeff Perks
Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

In the Soviet Union the monolith of one-party rule is crumbling - and now the once all-powerful
Communist Party may finally split. Jeremy Paxman in Moscow presents Newsnight from the historic 28th Soviet Communist
Party Congress. And in London
Donald MacCormick and Francine Stock present the other top stories of the day.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Francine Stock

: The Bill Moyers Interview

The distinguished American broadcaster continues a series of stimulating interviews exploring the ideas and values of the USA.
5: Elaine Pagels. The lecturer in the history of religion at Princeton
University discusses the story of the Garden of Eden. (Tomorrow: David Puttnam )


Unknown: Elaine Pagels.
Unknown: David Puttnam

: One on Two

Last in a short run of comedy monologues. Optical Allusions written by and starring John Hegley.
An eye test leads to love when
John's optician tests his emotions as well as his eyes.


Unknown: John Hegley.

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Weight of the Evidence: the Trial of Socrates

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