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: Open University

Inner City Story: The Developer

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Cricket

Tony Lewis and Richie Benaud introduce highlights from both of yesterday's semi-final matches in the NatWest Bank Trophy.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Richie Benaud

: Mary of Scotland

Katharine Hepburn Fredric March
A lavish drama re-creating the turbulent and ultimately tragic life of beautiful and headstrong Mary, Queen of Scots.
Director John Ford
8 FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: John Ford
Mary Stuart: Katharine Hepburn
Bothwell: Fredric March
Elizabeth Tudor: Florence Eldridge
Darnley: Douglas Walton
Rizzio: John Carradine
Morton: Robert Barrat
Leicester: Gavin Muir
Moray: Ian Keith

: Of Gods and Men

A series of programmes about ancient Mexican traditions. The Survivors. Despite the predominance of Roman
Catholicism in Mexico since the Spanish conquest of 1521, one small group of Indians, the Huichol, has retained its old beliefs, based around the cult of a sacred cactus, the peyote. Narrated by Ian Holm. Producer Anne Benson Gyles
Executive producer Bruce Norman (R)


Unknown: Ian Holm.
Producer: Anne Benson Gyles
Producer: Bruce Norman

: Under Sail

A series for sailing enthusiasts.
Douamenez 86. In August 1986 a spectacular international festival of traditional sailing boats was held in Douarnenez in Brittany. For three days there was sailing all day and celebration and music all night. This film follows the fortunes of Dave Wharton from Whitby and his coble Gratitude, a traditional small working boat from Yorkshire. Narrated by Tom Salmon. Producer Amanda Theunisson (R)


Unknown: Dave Wharton
Unknown: Tom Salmon.
Producer: Amanda Theunisson

: Mr Benn

Cartoon narrated by Ray Brooks. (R)


Unknown: Ray Brooks.

: Paint

Another chance to see a series of programmes about painting.
Beginning a Still Life. An invitation to start painting from artist John FitzMaurice Mills. Producer Dick Foster (R)


Artist: John Fitzmaurice Mills.
Producer: Dick Foster

: News

Weather followed by Great Britons
The lives of six renowned people, told by their biographers.
David Lloyd George. Rising from the humble ranks of northern Welsh non-conformity, Lloyd George became the most dynamic politician of his day. No Chancellor created such hopes or such hatred; no Prime Minister exercised such power. John Grigg (who was formerly Lord Altrincham) presents his view that this volatile Welshman was the most effective politician Britain has had in peace or war. Producer Malcolm Brown
Executive producer Harry Hastings (R)


Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Lloyd George
Unknown: John Grigg
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Producer: Harry Hastings

: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Beneath the Keel. Film-makers
Jeff Goodman and Laurie Emberson go under water to explore the exotic marine wildlife off the coast of Devon. Narrated and written by Barry Paine. (R)


Unknown: Jeff Goodman
Unknown: Laurie Emberson
Written By: Barry Paine.

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: One in Four

Isobel Ward and Chris Davies present the magazine programme that challenges able-bodied perceptions of disability. Among today's items, reporter Mik Scarlet tries out access as an airline passenger. With subtitles and sign language interpretation. Producer Christopher Hutchins
* INFORMATION: for a factsheet send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Chris Davies
Reporter: Mik Scarlet
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Ten Green Bottles

Classic moments from Arena's first ten years, including contributions from singers Paul McCartney and Shirley Bassey and film-makers Luis Buriuel and Orson Welles. Producer Kate Meynell
Series editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch


Singers: Paul McCartney
Singers: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Luis Buriuel
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Producer: Kate Meynell
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley
Sentenced to jail for manslaughter, Vince Everett is taught to play the guitar by his cell-mate - and a sensational new rock star is born.
Director Richard Thorpe
0 FILMS: pages 11-14


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Vince Everett
Director: Richard Thorpe
Vince Everett: Elvis Presley
Peggy Van Alden: Judy Tyler
Hunk Houghton: Mickey Shaughnessy
Mr Shores: Vaughn Taylor
Sherry Wilson: Jennifer Holden

: Business Matters

Give and Take. Three dramatised programmes about the skills and strategies of successful managing through meetings. Presented and written by Jack Gratus. 3: Building the Team
Producer Tony Roberts
VIDEO: for training purposes only, £1.19, write to [address removed], or telephone [number removed].


Written By: Jack Gratus.
Producer: Tony Roberts
Unknown: Wood Lane
Mac: Bernard Gallagher
Vinita Kapoor: Shahnaz Pakravan
Antony Trent: Terry McGinity
Mike Hennessey: Roland Oliver
Mirella Grant: Ishea Bennison

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

A comedy series from America starring
Dabney Coleman Shirley Jones
Slap Maxwell finds contentment in Texas. He renews his friendship with his childhood sweetheart Kitty and decides to stay. Meanwhile at the Ledger, a furious Nelson is determined to find a replacement.


Unknown: Dabney Coleman
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Slap Maxwell
Slap Maxwell: Dabney Coleman
Kitty: Shirley Jones
Nelson Kruger: Brian Smiar

: On the Line

In the week of the Hungarian Grand Prix, On the Line examines the stresses faced by today's Formula 1 drivers and, as the game-shooting season begins, a look at new developments which have angered many traditionalists.
With Sue Mott and Ray Stubbs. Producer Malcolm Betney Editor David Taylor


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.
Producer: Malcolm Betney
Editor: David Taylor

: The Travel Show

Tonight's resort report is on Tiberius in Israel, with basic facts, best and worst points, plus what it's actually like for a holiday. The UK Mini-Guide takes a look at Berwick-upon-Tweed and Holy
Island in Northumberland. There is also news of last-minute bargains, plus your holiday horrors, ideas for the independent traveller and vital weather facts. Presented by Penny Junor, with Matthew Collins , John Thirlwell and Dr John Thornes. Producer Paul Colbert
Executive producer Alan Dobson
0 MOAN LINE: record your holiday horrors on [number removed]. * INFORMATION LINE: [number removed],
● MAGAZINE: more information on all destinations covered by 'The Travel Show' in the August issue of 'World', available from newsagents.
W TRAVEL: page 61


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: John Thirlwell
Unknown: Dr John Thornes.
Producer: Paul Colbert
Producer: Alan Dobson

: The Tracey Ullman Show

Her award-winning American comedy show, tonight with special guest star comedian and actor
Martin Short and with Julie Kavner.
The sketches include Da me la mano, in which Ullman discovers the true reason why she was 'stood up' on New Year's Eve and Needle in a Haystack, in which an Elvis fanatic manages to impress his date.


Unknown: Martin Short
Unknown: Julie Kavner.

: Strangeways

In the light of April's riots, a chance to see again the award-winning series in eight parts about life in one of Britain's overcrowded maximum security prisons.
3: Screws. 'If you think you've come here just to lock men up, you're in the wrong job,' says Governor
Norman Brown to newly-recruited prison officers in Strangeways. This programme looks at daily life there from the viewpoint of the 'screws'. Producer Rex Bloomstein (R)


Unknown: Norman Brown
Producer: Rex Bloomstein

: Newsnight

Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
0 FEATURE: page 4


Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.

: Edinburgh Nights

In tonight's look at the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe. Clive Anderson brings the first of his reviews of the best and the worst of this year's comedians, Kirsty Wark meets the members of Moscow's Bolshoi Opera, making their first visit to Britain, and Tracey McLeod walks out with the werewolf: director John Landis on schlock and the cinema.


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Tracey McLeod
Director: John Landis

: Weatherview

: Weekend Outlook

A preview of daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University this weekend.

: Open University

Urban Development: The Phoenix Initiative

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