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: Open University

The Marriage of Figaro

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Brian Curtois. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Brian Curtois.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: A Dragon's Print

The story of Peter Scupham and John Mole who run the Mandeville Press, a small publishing house in the heart of the English countryside. Director Richard Kurti
Producer James Roberts
A Shooting Stars Movie Factory production (R)


Unknown: Peter Scupham
Unknown: John Mole
Director: Richard Kurti
Producer: James Roberts

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. Producer Peter Massey


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Peter Massey

: The Black Sheep of Whitehall

Starring Will Hay
In this hilarious comedy of errors, William Davis is mistaken for economics expert Professor Davys. When the real professor is captured by Nazi spies, the teacher embarks upon a frantic rescue attempt.
Directors Will Hay and Basil Dearden
0 FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: William Davis
Unknown: Basil Dearden
William Davis: Will Hay
Bobby: John Mills
Costello: Basil Sydney
Professor Davys: Henry Hewitt
Joyce: Thora Hird

: Keep Fit

Starring George Formby, Kay Walsh

When the County Echo launches a keep-fit campaign, George Green finds himself in the middle of a competition more suited to plumper mortals.
Films: pages 18-22


Director: Anthony Kimmins
George Green: George Formby
Joan Allen: Kay Walsh
Hector Kent: Guy Middleton

: The Way I Went

The Winding Banks of the Erne
A visit to the shores of Lough Erne in the company of folklorist and storyteller Paddy Tunney.
5 Producer Tony McAuley (R)


Unknown: Lough Erne
Unknown: Paddy Tunney.
Producer: Tony McAuley

: Wideworld

a The Musical Mariner. In the first of two films, David Fanshawe records
| the indiginous music of tribesmen § in the islands of Nuigini and Tahiti.
(R) (Part 2 tomorrow)


Unknown: David Fanshawe

: Bertha

Animation narrated by Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker. Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Sheila Walker.
Producer: Ivor Wood

: After the Harvest

A film about insect-eating birds hunting for prey in autumn and winter. An RSPB film

: News

Weather followed by Festival
Bill Oddie goes to Glastonbury.


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: Look, Stranger

Moving House. A film about a craftsman who moves and restores timber-framed houses. Producer John C Miller
Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy (R)


Producer: John C Miller
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News

Weather followed by Under Sail
Sea Cloud. Tom Salmon narrates the story of this square rigger, originally built in the 1930s as an extravagant wedding present.
Producers Brian Hawkins and Robin Drake (R)


Producers: Brian Hawkins
Producers: Robin Drake

: One in Four

The magazine programme that challenges able-bodied perceptions of disability. With subtitles and sign language interpretation. Presented by Isobel Ward, Simon Barnes and Chris Davies.
Producer Christopher Hutchins


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Unknown: Chris Davies.
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Birds of the Lake

A film about the thriving wildlife community in an English lake. An RSPB film

: British Grand Prix

Highlights from Silverstone.

: China Rose

George C Scott Ali McGraw
Sixteen years after the disappearance of his only son,
Burton Allen , a widowed American businessman, travels to China in an attempt to clarify the boy's fate.
Director Robert Day
* FILMS: pages 18-22


Unknown: George C Scott
Unknown: Ali McGraw
Unknown: Burton Allen
Burton Allen: George C Scott
Rose Arrow: Ali McGraw
Daniel Allen: Michael Biehn

: When in France

Vous parlez français comment? If your French is rusty O-level and you'd like to improve it, this series is for you. Orteans/Paris.
Dariane Lorian visits Orleans, the town of Jeanne d'Arc. In Paris she does a bit of clothes shopping, finds out about train times and buys a ticket.
Producer Frank Ash ,
£3.50, and cassette, X4.99, from booksellers.


Unknown: Dariane Lorian
Producer: Frank Ash

: East

The magazine programme on Asian affairs presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Shyama Perera. With the increasing threat of civil war in Sri Lanka, East talks exclusively to President Premadasa as he battles to control the Tamil separatists.


Presented By: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Presented By: Shyama Perera.

: Now the War Is Over

A series of films about Britain from 1945-51.
Goodbye to All That
For details see panel below. (R)


Producer: Angela Holdsworth

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

A series of six personal views by Jonathon Porritt , former director of Friends of the Earth.
3: A Greener Living. 'Prevailing wisdom has it that quality of life is a by-product of a permanently expanding economy.' Porritt looks at the problems affecting education, health care and the inner cities and examines some developing strategies for improving our quality of life. He then talks to Paddy Ashdown , leader of the Liberal Democrats, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Master of Birkbeck College, and Dr John Rae , writer and former head teacher in the independent sector.
Producers Paul Kriwaczek and David Williams
0 INFORMATION: for a free booklet, 'First Steps to Sustain Ability', about environmental education and of particular interest to teachers, please send a large 30p sae to [address removed] 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Leader: Paddy Ashdown
Leader: Dr John Rae
Producers: Paul Kriwaczek
Producers: David Williams

: The Best of Saturday Night Clive

Some more highlights from Clive James's last series, including tonight American public access television at its craziest. (R)

: Hit and Run

Comedienne Ruby Wax careers from a belligerent taxi driver in London to a peasant wedding in Cyprus, via Britain's answer to
Gloria Swanson and a nudist camp. Director Paul Sommers
An Aspect Film and Television and Raw Produce production for BBCtv (R)


Unknown: Gloria Swanson
Director: Paul Sommers

: Fishing the Hard Way

Mountaineer Joe Brown goes to a remote loch in the Western
Highlands of Scotland where, 70 years ago, Murdo MacDonald introduced a colony of trout. Producer Michael Begg


Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Murdo MacDonald
Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Making Their Mark

Six Artists on Drawing Sir Hugh Casson 's direct, no-nonsense approach to drawing challenges the mystique that has gathered, wrongly in his opinion, around the job of the artist. Producer Dick Foster
0 BOOK: 'The SBC Drawing Course', £11.95, available from booksellers


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Producer: Dick Foster

: Building Sights

Holland House. Peter Palumbo , the Chairman of the Arts Council, enthuses about Holland House, an office block built in the City of London by the Dutch architect Beriage. Producer Clare Paterson (R)


Unknown: Peter Palumbo
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Weatherview

: Open University

The Leathart Collection

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