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: Open University

Data Models and Databases

: News

: Westminster

Presented by Peter Mayne. Producers Janine Thomason and Geoffrey Sumner


Presented By: Peter Mayne.
Producers: Janine Thomason
Producers: Geoffrey Sumner

: Marriage of Convenience

Every year over 4,000 Portuguese immigrants from Madeira seek employment on Jersey. They are a vital part of the island's economy. Chris Denham reports on the relationship between the people of these two islands.
Producer Gary Johnson (R)


Unknown: Chris Denham
Producer: Gary Johnson

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. Producer Peter Massey


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.
Producer: Peter Massey

: Where There's a Will

Starring Will Hay
Benjamin Stubbins 's law practice isn't doing at all well until a rich American gangster notices that
Stubbins's office is above a bank.
Director William Beaudine
0 A-Z OF FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Benjamin Stubbins
Director: William Beaudine
Benjamin Stubbins: Will Hay
Goldie Kelly: Gina Malo
DuAe Wilson: Hartley Power
Willie: Graham Moffatt
Sir Roger Wimpleton: H F Maltby
Lady Margaret Wimpleton: Norma Varden
Barbara Stubbins: Peggy Simpson

: Laurel and Hardy in: Our Relations

Burning a childhood photo of their twins Alf and Bert, Stan and Ollie hope to conceal the existence of their no-good brothers from their wives.
Films: pages 16-20


Director: Harry Lachman
Producer: Stan Laurel
Stan/Alf: Stan Laurel
Ollie/Bert: Oliver Hardy
Mrs. Hardy: Daphne Pollard
Mrs. Laurel: Betty Healy

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

: England

Up for the Cup. Press photographs from 1930-34 show that enthusiasm for football was just as keen then as it is now. (Tomorrow: The Gentle Sex)

: Golf: the Open

Yesterday's final round of the 119th Open Championship from the Old Course at St Andrews. Introduced by Harry Carpenter.


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter.

: Bertha

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


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

: Glass

Shaping Glass. Molten glass is a bizarre material - a thin syrup, easily shaped into all sorts of weird and wonderful designs. Producer Paul Simons (R)


Producer: Paul Simons

: News

Weather followed by Festival
Bill Oddie travels north to the first multicultural festival in Leeds.


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: The Way I Went

Under the Cave Hill. Joe McWilliams was evacuated to Rostrevor during the Second World War. When he returned to Belfast the streets seemed even more desolate compared with the beauty of the Mournes. The programme visits Joe's boyhood haunts and adult stamping ground. Producer Tony McAuley


Unknown: Cave Hill.
Unknown: Joe McWilliams
Producer: Tony McAuley

: News

Weather followed by The Aristocrats
The Marquis de Ganay. The chateau of Courances, home of the de
Ganay family for 100 years, is one of the most beautiful in France. The wealth tax forces the de Ganays to open their home to the public and Robert Lacey finds the family in the last hectic days before the grand opening, tying down the candlesticks and roping off the dining room.
Producer Ruth Jackson (R)


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Ruth Jackson

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: BBC Design Awards 1990

The winners of this year's competition to find the best of British design receive their awards. Presented by Muriel Gray.


Presented By: Muriel Gray.

: Look, Stranger

A River Reborn. The rebirth of the River Avon from Evesham to
Stratford which has been silted up for over 100 years. Producer Derek Smith
Executive producer Bridget Winter (R)


Producer: Derek Smith

: The Hellfire Club

Keith Michell
Adrienne Corri
Sickened by the monstrous behaviour of her husband, leader of the infamous Hellfire Club, Lady Netherden leaves home with her small son Jason. Years later when
Jason returns to claim his title and inheritance, he finds that his villainous cousin Thomas has stolen his estate and his name.
Directors Robert S Baker and Monty Berman
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Monty Berman
Jason: Keith Michell
Isabel: Adrienne Corri
Yvonne: Kai Fischer
Thomas: Peter Arne
Timothy: David Lodge
Lord Netherden: Andrew Faulds
Lady Netherden: Jean Lodge
Jason Jr: Martin Stephens
Sir Hugh: Francis Matthews

: When in France

If you'd like to improve your French, then this is the series for you.
Toulouse. Dariane Lorian joins a French darts team and visits a local market to buy raspberries. Producer Frank Ash
£3.50, and cassette £4.99, from booksellers.


Producer: Frank Ash

: East

This special edition brings the first report from Kashmir since the Indian government banned foreign broadcasters. In the Kashmir valley, Muslims have resorted to guerrilla war in pursuit of a separate state.
Young men and women are braving death from cold and hunger to cross to the section of Kashmir held by Pakistan. East reports from both sides of the divide.

: Now the War Is Over

A series of eight films about Britain from 1945-51.
Making Do. If anything, in the first years of peace, life gets harder.
There is more rationing and more queueing. Snoek, whalemeat and even roast beaver enter the British diet. The black market flourishes, and so does the spiv. But people are growing tired of controls and protest is led by a militant group - the Housewives' League. Producer Peter Grimsdale
Executive producer Angela Holdsworth (R)


Producer: Peter Grimsdale
Producer: Angela Holdsworth

: Where on Earth Are We Going?

A series of six personal views by Jonathon Porritt.
4: Industrial Features. The former director of Friends of the Earth looks at some of the steps being taken in America for getting industry back in balance with the natural world. His conclusions are discussed by Sir Peter Parker , chairman of Rockware Glass,
Bryan Gould , Labour environment spokesman, and Peter Morgan , director general of the Institute of Directors. Producer Bryn Brooks


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt.
Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Peter Morgan

: The Best of Saturday Night Clive

Dave Spector reports from Tokyo on the range of dating shows on Japanese television. James talks to the founder of the World Couch
Potato Movement by satellite, and is joined in the studio by comedienne Victoria Wood. Director Dominic Brigstocke Producer Beatrice Ballard (R)


Unknown: Dave Spector
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Hit and Run

Her car towed away, Ruby Wax gets a ride with an eccentric friend. Director Paul Sommers
An Aspect Film and Television and Raw Produce production for BBCtv (R)


Director: Paul Sommers

: Fishing the Hard Way

Joe Brown descends through a hole in the roof of a limestone sea cavern in Scotland to catch trout in a pool 70 feet below. Producer Michael Begg


Unknown: Joe Brown
Producer: Michael Begg

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock. Editor Tim Gardam


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Editor: Tim Gardam

: Making Their Mark

Six Artists on Drawing
'To turn the world on its head' is one of the main functions of art according to Mike Wilks whose work reveals an obsessively inventive mind governed by cool, unrelenting logic. Producer Dick Foster
0 BOOK: 'The BBC Drawing Course', C 12.95, available from booksellers.


Unknown: Mike Wilks
Producer: Dick Foster

: Building Sights

Personal reflections on the best of 20th-century architecture in Britain. Writer Gillian Darley examines the award-winning David Mellor Cutlery Factory in the Peak District. Director Terry Braun
Producer Clare Paterson (R)


Unknown: Gillian Darley
Unknown: David Mellor
Director: Terry Braun
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Weatherview

: Open University

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