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: Open University

6.45 Physics: Reflections on Waves
7.10 Ottoman Supremacy: the Suleymaniye, Istanbul

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Wimbledon 90

Highlights of yesterday's ladies' quarter-finals matches introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: So and Sew

Vintage comedy starring Lucille Ball
Confusion reigns when Sally (Lucille Ball), fed up with her workaholic boyfriend, visits her newly married friend.

: The First Rebel

John Wayne Claire Trevor
Jim Smith is a loyal subject of King George III who finds himself in a dilemma. The Crown appears to countenance the illegal trading of arms with the Indians and Smith, torn between his loyalty and his morality, finds that he is forced to take action.
Director William A Setter
* FILMS: pages 20-24


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Claire Trevor
Unknown: Jim Smith
Unknown: George Iii
Director: William A Setter
Jim Smith: John Wayne
Janie: Claire Trevor
Callendar: Brian Donlevy
Captain Swanson: George Sanders
MacDouglas: Wilfrid Lawson
Duncan: Robert Barrat
Professor: John F Hamilton
Calhoon: Moroni Olsen
Anderson: Eddie Quillan

: Tex Avery Directs

Field and Scream. A satire of the hunting and fishing set. (R)

: Anything that Makes a Noise

A Man and His Music
Henry Dagg is well known to
Belfast shoppers as the busker who entertains city-centre crowds with his musical saw. Full of surprises, this film looks at aspects of Dagg's life that are normally well hidden from the public eye. He explains how he creates music using the sound of express trains, wine glasses, fire engine horns and a host of other objects.
Director/Producer Henry Laverty


Unknown: Henry Dagg
Producer: Henry Laverty

: Country File

Rupert Segar reports on the growing concern that horses will be transported to mainland Europe in questionable conditions. Introduced by John Craven.


Unknown: Rupert Segar
Introduced By: John Craven.

: Fingermouse

Music-Man shows Fingermouse how to use the conductor's baton.
It is like a magic wand that can conjure up music. But it is not the sort of music that Drat the Rat wants to hear.
Producer Michael Cole (R)


Producer: Michael Cole

: Wimbledon 90

A fascinating day in prospect which should end with the full line-ups for the men's singles semi-finals.
Harry Carpenter introduces live coverage of the Lawn Tennis
Championships direct from the All England Club.
Including at
2.00 and 3.00pm
News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Candle on the Hill

The final film in a series of three about Camphill, a movement that has challenged conventional mental health care throughout the world. Is this Work? Camphill is now 50 years old. How will it face the future? Jonathan Stedall visits
Camphill in America and is serenaded by Fred, confided in by Louise and cornered by Andy.
There are recent developments in Europe too - a day centre near
Middlesbrough and a new initiative in Switzerland where a group of handicapped adults have moved out into a local village. Producer Jonathan Stedall


Unknown: Jonathan Stedall
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: M*A*S*H

April Fools. A no-nonsense colonel who is notorious as a hard-nosed disciplinarian visits the 4077th during an outbreak of April Fool's Day pranks. Colonel Potter tries in vain to halt the mayhem before Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker arrives in camp.


Unknown: Colonel Daniel Webster Tucker
Hawkeye: Alan Aida
BJ: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Major Houlihan: Loretta Swit
Colonel Tucker: Pat Hingle

: Mother Love

Last of a four-part drama starring Diana Rigg , winner of the Bafta Best Actress 1989 and written by Andrew Davies , winner of Bafta Writers Award 1989.
'You were one of them. You were the worst of them. The worst, and the cleverest, and the cruellest.'
Baaed on the book by Domini Taylor Director Simon Langton Producer Ken Riddington (First shown on BBC


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Written By: Andrew Davies
Book By: Domini Taylor
Director: Simon Langton
Producer: Ken Riddington
Helena: Diana Rigg
Kit: James Wilby
Angela: Fiona Gillies
Alex: David McCallum
Jordan: Cordelia Roche
Little Helena: Louisa Janes
Maureen: Anna Price
Consultant: Rob Edwards
Laura (5 years): Claire Shepherd
Lavinia (3Vi years): Rebecca Sabin
Leo: Grant Parsons
Emily: Holly Aird
Boris: Gareth Forwood
Olivia: Naomi Kerbel
Sharron: Frances Atkinson
Vicky: Elizabeth Ash
Mini cab driver: Badi Uzzaman
Nurse Sheila: Sophie Thursf Ield
Cleaner: Magdalena Buznea
Harriet: Amelia Shankley
Danuta: Liliana Komorowska

: Fifth Column

New perspectives on a current debate presented from a personal standpoint.

: 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 fom the historic 28th Soviet Communist Party
Congress, as Gorbachev and his rivals battle for power.
And in London Donald MacCormick and Francine Stock bring you the other top stories of the day - from home and abroad.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Francine Stock

: The Bill Moyers Interview

The last in the series of six interviews exploring the ideas and values of the USA.
David Puttnam. The British film producer talks about the influence of Hollywood - both good and bad - and about his own aspirations: 'I know that if you put on a film that really speaks to audiences, addresses what's best in them, it doesn't matter where you are in the world, it's going to have a terrific resonance and people will walk out of the cinema with better instincts than when they walked in.'


Unknown: David Puttnam.

: Late Show Special

Soul // Soul. Beresford
Romeo - aka Jazzie B - talks about the rise of Soul II Soul, a fluid
London-based collection of singers, DJs, dancers and producers. Producer Kevin Sutcliffe (R)


Talks: Romeo - Aka Jazzie
Producer: Kevin Sutcliffe

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Learning Space. Exploring the developments in school architecture since the war.
12.25am Open Forum Magazine Equal opportunities in higher education. (R)

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