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: Open University

6.45 Energy Resources: Coal

7.10 Pieter Bruegel and Popular Culture

: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings presented by Brian Curtois.


Presented By: Brian Curtois.

: Mastermind 1986

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Ask a Policeman

Starring Will Hay
A fake crime wave is created in a sleepy village.
Director/Producer Marcel Varnel
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Sergeant Dudfoot: Will Hay
Albert: Graham Motfatt
Harbootle: Moore Marriott

: Laurel and Hardy: Fraternally Yours

The duo's wives refuse to let them go to a Sons of the Desert convention in Chicago.
Films: pages 16-20


Director: Hal Roach
Stan Laurel: Himself
Ollie Hardy: Himself
Charley Chase: Himself
Mrs Hardy: Mae Busch
Mrs Laurel: Dorothy Christie

: England

The Sky's the Limit. The British people's enthusiasm for the aeroplane knew no bounds in the air shows of 1929 and 1930.

: Thames Wallah

When he's not working at Thames Water, David Triggs is in India helping their government clean up the holy River Ganges. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh.
Producer Michael Waldman
Series editor Edward Mirzoeff 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: David Triggs
Unknown: River Ganges.
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh.
Producer: Michael Waldman
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

: Of Gods and Men

A series of programmes about ancient Mexican Indian traditions.
The First Great Temples. The first temples were built at Tectihuacan and El Tajin and religious rites are still performed at the latter. (R)


Unknown: El Tajin

: Under Sail

A series for those who love the sea.
Today: tall ships on the Nile. Producer Yvonne Deutschman (R)


Producer: Yvonne Deutschman

: Fingermouse

The feather duster that Music-Man has made thinks it's a parrot. (R)

: Country File

John Craven looks at the problems the golf boom is having over the country's farmland.


Unknown: John Craven

: News Weather followed by The Royal Welsh 1990

Builth Wells hosts Wales's premier annual agricultural event. David Lloyd commentates on the Main Ring competitions while
Gerry Monte , Gaina Morgan and Brian Harries explore the attractions. Producer Brian Rogers
Executive producer Huw Brian Williams


Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: Gaina Morgan
Unknown: Brian Harries
Producer: Brian Rogers
Producer: Huw Brian Williams

: News Weather followed by Wild World

Living with the Tide. A look at the wildlife of West Germany. Narrated by Derek Jones. Editors Anthony Isaacs and Michael Andrews
(First shown in 'The World about Us


Unknown: Derek Jones.
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Michael Andrews

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: I Anastasia: the Mystery of Anna

Second of a two-part film.
Anna Anderson has announced that she is Anastasia, youngest daughter of the Tsar and survivor of the 1918 massacre. Already her new-found notoriety is spreading. (For cast see Tuesday)
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Anna Anderson

: A Stitch in Time?

In the East Midlands alone, more than 4,000 people in the knitwear industry have been made redundant. With the industry in recession, the programme looks at its decline and possible recovery. Producer John McLeod (R)


Producer: John McLeod

: The Patsy

Jerry Lewis
When a greedy showbiz management team lose their source of income, a famous comedian, they decide to replace him with a fall guy - a patsy. Clumsy bellboy Stanley is just their man.
Director Jerry Lewis
0 FILMS: pages 16-20


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Director: Jerry Lewis
Stanley Belt: Jerry Lewis
Ellen Betz: Ina Balin
Caryl Fergusson: Everett Sloane
Harry Silver: Keenan Wynn
Morgan Heywood: Peter Lorre

: DEF II Rough Guide to the World

Magenta de Vine and Sankha Guha travel to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, where hotels float and the jockeys are only three feet high. Plus the children the GIs left behind and the fate of the returning boat people.
Producer Emma Willis
Executive producer Rachel Purnell


Unknown: Sankha Guha
Producer: Emma Willis
Producer: Rachel Purnell

: The Victorian Kitchen

A series in which the world of Victorian cooking is re-created. Luncheon. Lunch in Victorian households was 'an unceremonious and inconsequent meal'. Ruth Mott makes a galantine, poached eggs on spinach and a gooseberry tart. Producer Keith Sheather (R)
W FOOD: page 80


Unknown: Ruth Mott
Producer: Keith Sheather

: ScreenPlay: Night Voice

One lonely phone call to radio show host Clarence Flamer uncovers a scandal which leads to tragedy.
With Ray Ashcroft , Kathy Jamieson and Dinah Handley. Written by Dave Sheasby Director Richard Spence Producer John Chapman


Unknown: Clarence Flamer
Unknown: Ray Ashcroft
Unknown: Kathy Jamieson
Unknown: Dinah Handley.
Written By: Dave Sheasby
Director: Richard Spence
Producer: John Chapman
Clarence Flamer: Alexei Sayle
Neil Baldwin: Kevin Whately
Helen Baldwin: Ruth Sheen
Marion Parkin: Leslie Sharp
Peters: Ian Mercer
Crowson: Neil Dudgeon
Donaldson: Tim Barker
Jonjo O'Neill: Sam Kelly
Annie Jonas: Rachel Bell
Darren: Gary Beadle
Mrs Mortimer: Barbara Hicks
Arthur Threpleton: Danny Schiller
Marlene Spate: Shirley Stelfox
Jean: Noreen Kershaw
Carole: Ingrid Wells
Bowness: Stefan Escreet
Vagrant: David Boyce
Ken Claypole: Darren Scott
Robson: Tom Craig
Syla: Jan Alphonse
Mark: Chris Hargreaves
Girl student: Sharon Muircroft
Julia Baldwin: Kelly Breakell

: Fifth Column

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

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Montreux Jazz

First in a series featuring highlights of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Tonight's show includes top-gear performances from three jazz legends - Miles Davis ,
Dizzy Gillespie and the Modern Jazz Quartet.


Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie

: Weatherview

: Open University

Engineering Mechanics: Solids

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