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: Open University

Cancer: Terminal Care
New attitudes and approaches have evolved from the hospice movement to give patients better quality of life in the last few weeks, and to relieve pain using strong analgesic and narcotic drugs. But there is also opposition to these ideas. Is it justified? Is the medical profession really concerned with what is best for the patient, and for those left behind when the patient dies?

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson. (First shown on BBC


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Look, Stranger

Ski Fever. For half the year
Don Rumbold worked sheet metal in Bradford, Yorkshire, to pay for the other half of his life - ski-ing on Cairngorm in Scotland. He was in his mid-20s when he first saw a pair of skis - on a Bradford golf course. He asked to have a go and finished up in a bunker. Ten years later, he was a ski instructor. Producer David Bean
Executive producer Jennifer Jeremy (R)


Unknown: Don Rumbold
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the fourth day's play in the Cornhill Insurance Test Series from Old Trafford.
(Shown yesterday at 12.20am on BBC


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Sign Extra

A chance to see Holiday 90 with sign language and subtitles.
Andalucia. Presenter Anne Gregg looks at a range of holidays along the Costa del Sol.


Presenter: Anne Gregg

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Live coverage of the whole of the morning's play on the final day from Old Trafford.
Commentary by Richie Benaud and Jack Bannister.
Summaries by Ray Illingsworth and Sunil Gavaskar.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister.
Unknown: Ray Illingsworth
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.

: Past and Present Preserved

The Maritime Museum '
Prins Hendrik '. The museum lies in the heart of Rotterdam's historic docks area. It is devoted not only to historical aspects of Dutch shipping but also to modern ships and shipbuilding, shipping companies and their management, seamen, ports, navigation and cartography.
The collection includes 20 historical vessels, models and a large number of maritime artefacts such as globes, flags and engines.


Unknown: Prins Hendrik

: Charlie Chalk

Mildred's Day Off Captain Mildred and her first mate Mary the Hover Fairy decide to go off for a little holiday. How will Edward the sleepy ape manage as captain for the day? Animation with the voices of Michael Williams , John Wells and Barbara Leigh-Hunt . Producer Ivor Wood (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Producer: Ivor Wood

: Cricket: Second Test

England v India
Tony Lewis introduces live coverage of the whole of the afternoon's play from Old Trafford.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: The Bamboo Blonde

Frances Langford Russell Wade
Bomber skipper Pat Ransom has two hours to kill before leaving for the Pacific. Deserted by his socialite fiancee, he wanders into a nightclub and meets beautiful blonde singer Louise. Assuming they are sweethearts, his crew paint her on their bomber as a mascot. Their good luck in the air makes both Pat and Louise favourites in the newspapers at home. But when they are brought together by their well-meaning friends and romance starts to blossom, the socialite returns to claim her hero.
Director Anthony Mann
• FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Frances Langford
Unknown: Russell Wade
Unknown: Pat Ransom
Director: Anthony Mann
Louise Anderson: Frances Langford
Patrick Ransom Jr: Russell Wade
Eddie Clark: Ralph Edwards
Montana: Iris Adrian
Eileen: Jane Greer
Jim Wilson: Richard Martin
Shorty: Glenn Vernon
Patrick Ransom Sr: Paul Harvey
Mrs Ransom: Regina Wallace

: Bilko

A classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers
Bilko's Secret Misson. Sergeant Bilko turns a secret mission to
Yucca Flats, Nevada, into a romp at the gaming tables of Las Vegas. (R)


Unknown: Phil Silvers

: Hear-Say

Do religion and politics go hand in hand? This week the South African anti-apartheid campaigner
Dr Alan Boesak discusses religion and politics in his first television interview since resigning from the Dutch Reformed Church.
He is joined by black deaconess Eve Pitts of the Anglican church and Imam Maradadeen of the Muslim World League. Together they look at why the 3,000-strong black-led churches in Britain have not produced a significant black political figure. Presented by Jacqui Harper and Colin Charles. Producer Peter Emina
Executive producer Terry Jervis


Unknown: Dr Alan Boesak
Unknown: Imam Maradadeen
Presented By: Jacqui Harper
Presented By: Colin Charles.
Producer: Peter Emina
Producer: Terry Jervis

: Wildlife Showcase

The fourth of five programmes by film-makers from around the world.
Geese Problems? What does the future hold for wild geese in the Netherlands? The farmers, to whom they are a pest, the hunters, for whom they provide sport, and the conservationists all have different views. How are these conflicts of interest to be resolved? A Musch and Tinbergen production

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Comedy with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Faxed to you live from medieval Spain: comedic scenes of a more or less amusing nature, which see the two chums struggling to overthrow the Moors. With a guest appearance by Nigel Pargeter as the Lawntidy.
Producers Roger Ordish and Nick Symons (R) 8 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Unknown: Nigel Pargeter
Producers: Roger Ordish
Producers: Nick Symons

: Roads to Xanadu

The third of four programmes tracing the epic rise and fall of science and technology in China, from ancient times to the present day.
Dreams of Wealth and Power. After the Celestial Empire's humiliation by guns and steamships in the Opium Wars, western entrepreneurs were soon at China's door with steam trains, power looms and electric lights. China resisted - but her insignificant neighbour, Japan, believed that western science, technology and culture would make her dreams of wealth and power come true. Producer John Merson
Executive producer Robin Brightwell


Producer: John Merson
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: Mini Sagas

A series of short dramas.
People Are the Same the Universe Over. If you were the driver of an alien spaceship, you wouldn't land in a suburban garden, would you? With Christopher Blake and Susan Penhaligon. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Christopher Blake
Unknown: Susan Penhaligon.

: Newsnight

Peter Snow with the day's top stories and the background on events making the news at home and abroad.

: Edinburgh Nights

The Edinburgh Festival is in full swing with the first British performances of King Lear and Midsummer Night's Dream from Kenneth Branagh 's Renaissance
Theatre Company. Plus an account of the film premiere of The Big Man, dance and performance art from
Hungary and the green sculpture of Andy Goldsworthy in Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens. Presented by Tracey McLeod and Kirsty Wark. Producer Janey Walker Editor John Archer
0 FOCUS: page 3


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Andy Goldsworthy
Presented By: Tracey McLeod
Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: John Archer

: Weatherview

: Open University

Management Issues in Post-Compulsory Education
A simulated job selection interview.

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