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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Fibonacci Numbers
7.15 The Changing Face of Poverty
7.40 Geology: Glaciers
8.05 The Passover among Jemeni Jews
8.30 Exmoor: a Self Portrait
8.55 Information Technology: CIM
9.20 Social Work in the Inner City
9.45 English Romantic Poets in Italy
10.10 Images: the Crab Nebula
10.35 Fundamentals of Computing: One Small Step
11.00 The Effective Manager: Meetings
11.25 Evolution: The Islands of Hawaii
11.50 Flowering of Rosebud
12.15 Education: All Down History
12.40 Microelectronics for Industry
1.05 Science: Volcanic Iceland
1.30 Modern Art: Leger
1.55 Pieter Bruegel and Popular Culture
2.20 Perceptions of the IMF

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama. 15: Krishna grows up to be a handsome young teenager. He stops stealing the butter and starts stealing the hearts of the village girls. Radha is his favourite. But all is not well when Krishna stops the villagers sending butter to Kans as taxes. Kans is far from amused by this.


Krishna: Kewal Shah
Kans: Goga Kapoor
Radha: Parifat

: Animation Now

Living Colours. An ironic view of a grey life.
A National Film Board of Canada production

: FILM Botany Bay

Alan Ladd
James Mason
Unjustly convicted as a highwayman, American medical student Hugh Tallant is sentenced to exile in the British penal colony at Botany Bay. Along with hundreds of other prisoners, he finds himself on board the Charlotte, at the mercy of her brutal captain.
Director John Farrow
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Alan Ladd
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Hugh Tallant
Director: John Farrow
Hugh Tallant: Alan Ladd
Captain Paul Gilbert: James Mason
Sally Munroe: Patricia Medina
Governor Phillip: Cedric Hardwicke
Rev Mortimer Thynne: Murray Matheson
Nick Sabb: Malcolm Lee Beggs
Spencer: Noel Drayton
Tom Oakley: Jonathan Harris
Mrs Garth: Dorothy Patten
Nat Garth: John Hardy
Inching: Hugh Pryse
Moll Cudlip: Anita Bolster

: Golf: the Open

Further coverage of the third round in the 1 19th Open
Championship from the Old Course at St Andrews.

: Eyes on the Prize

The story of America's civil rights years 1954-65 in six parts, told by the men and women who fought the second American revolution.
1: Awakening 1954-56. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in schools was unconstitutional, but it would take more than a federal declaration to shake the institutionalised racism in individual states. In 1955 a 14-year-old black boy was murdered for 'talking fresh' to a white woman. The Emmett Till case raised black consciousness right across the United States.
Director/Producer Judith Vecchione A Blackside Inc production (R)


Unknown: Emmett Till
Producer: Judith Vecchione

: What the Papers Say

A look back at the events of the week as they were reported in the national press, presented by Peter Millar of The European.


Presented By: Peter Millar

: NewsView

The day's news presented by Moira Stuart. Then Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing. Followed by Weatherview


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Lynette Lithgow

: Theatre Night: Iphigenia at Aulis

A Greek tragedy by Euripides. Starring
Fiona Shaw
Roy Marsden
The mighty Greek army restlessly waits for a fair wind to embark on an expedition to Troy. There they will wreak a terrible vengeance on the 'barbarians' for kidnapping
Menelaus' wife, Helen. But there is no wind and the priest Calchas says that a human sacrifice is needed to placate the gods.
Director Don Taylor
Producer Louis Marks


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Director: Don Taylor
Producer: Louis Marks
Clytemnestra: Fiona Shaw
Agamemnon: Roy Marsden
Iphigenia: Imogen Boorman
Old man: Eric Allan
Menelaus: Tim Woodward
First messenger: Tyler Butterworth
Achilles: Graham Sinclair
Second messenger: Greg Hicks
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Hetta Charnley
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Susan Curnow
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Morag Hood
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Deborah Makepeace
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Janet Maw
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Ruth Mitchell
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Joanna Myers
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Tessa Peake-Jones
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Emma Piper
Chorus of women from Chalcis: Celestine Randall

: Golf: the Open

Highlights of the third round from the Old Course at St Andrews. By now a clear indication of the final contenders should have emerged. Introduced by Harry Carpenter , with commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Producer Alastair Scott
Executive producer John Shrewsbury


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Producer: Alastair Scott
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: FILM Dr Strangelove

Peter Sellers
George C Scott
In the firm belief that his impotence is the result of a Soviet plot to poison the water supply of the 'free world', General Jack D Ripper despatches a squadron of nuclear-armed B52s to bomb
Moscow. It is the task of President
Muffley, hidden deep in the Pentagon War Room, to sort out this little problem.
Director/producer Stanley
Kubrick's masterly 'nightmare comedy' mixes laughter with the most chilling of crises.
Group Capt Lionel Mandrake/President
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick , Terry Southern and Peter George , based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George
FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: General Jack D Ripper
Play By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Terry Southern
Unknown: Peter George
Unknown: Peter George
Muffley: Peter Sellers
Dr Strangelove: Peter Sellers
General 'Buck' Turgidson: George C Scott
General Jack D Ripper: Sterling Hayden
Colonel 'Bat' Guano: Keenan Wynn
Major T 'King' Kong: Slim Pickens
Ambassador de Sadesky: Peter Bull
Lt Lothar Zogg Bombardier: James Earl Jones

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