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: Open University

Genes, Goals and Supergoals

: Mastermind 1980

Presented by Magnus Magnusson.


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson.

: Mrs Miniver

Starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon
This famous film portraying Hollywood's idea of a typical English middle-class family in a small village outside London during the Second World War won seven Oscars, including the best actress award for Greer Garson.
Director William Wyler
0 FILMS: pages 14-18


Director: William Wyler
Kay Miniver: Greer Garson
Clem Miniver: Walter Pidgeon
Carol Beldon: Teresa Wright
Vin Miniver: Richard Ney
Lady Beldon: Dame May Whitty
MrBallard: Henry Travers
Foley: Reginald Owen
Vicar: Henry Wilcoxon
Judy Miniver: Clare Sandars
Toby Miniver: Christopher Severn
Gladys: Brenda Forbes
Horace: Rhys Williams

: Chronicle

The Cottage. A simple Victorian cottage, half-thatched, half-covered with corrugated iron, stands in the hamlet of Walderton in the Sussex Weald. This prime example of a traditional English building tells us more about the lives of ordinary people than large buildings do. Producer Anna Benson Gyles (R)


Producer: Anna Benson Gyles

: Wideworld

National Geographic - on Assignment. Taking pictures for the Geographic must be every armchair traveller's dream. This film follows two journalists as they struggle to bring back their stories. Staff photographer Jonathan Blair 's latest job involves five months on Yugoslavia's Dalmatian coast. And writer Tom Abercrombie 's new brief is to trace the civilisation of the Moors in Spain and North
Africa. Narrated by Robin Ellis. (R)


Unknown: Jonathan Blair
Unknown: Tom Abercrombie
Unknown: Robin Ellis.

: Charlie Chalk

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

: Sign Extra

A chance to see The Lowdown - Fighting for Breath with sign language and subtitles.

: News

Weather followed by Great Britons
The lives behind legendary names told by their biographers.
Horatio Nelson. In all of Britain's long nautical history there has been no one to compare with Nelson. Yet his private life created a scandal. David Howarth takes a more charitable view of this brilliant but fallible man.
Producer Malcolm Brown
Executive producer Harry Hastings (R) (Tomorrow: Thomas Cook and his son)


Unknown: Horatio Nelson.
Unknown: David Howarth
Producer: Malcolm Brown
Producer: Harry Hastings
Unknown: Thomas Cook

: News

Weather followed by Aristocrats
A series of films on the noble families of Europe.
Prince Franz Josef of Liechtenstein
The tiny country of Liechtenstein is squeezed between Austria and Switzerland and has been ruled by Prince Franz Josef II since 1938.
Robert Lacey finds out how the family has transformed it into
Europe's richest community. (R)


Unknown: Robert Lacey

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: The Moonraker

George Baker Sylvia Syms
England, 1651: known only to his enemies as 'Moonraker', Anthony, Earl of Dawlish, agrees to help the most wanted member of the Royalist movement - Charles, heir to the throne of England.
Director David Macdonald
0 FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: George Baker
Director: David MacDonald
Moonraker: George Baker
Anne Wyndham: Sylvia Syms
Edmund Tyler, alias Gregg: Peter Arne
Colonel Beaumont: Marius Goring
Charles Stuart: Gary Raymond
Cromwell: John Le Mesurier

: Town Portraits

Bellingham, Northumberland Isolated amid the border hills,
Bellingham beckons the visitor to enjoy its primitive gravestones, toll bridge and back gardens.
Presented by John Grundy. (R)


Presented By: John Grundy.

: Gardeners' World

A look at carnivorous plants - attractive, easy to grow and much prettier than flypaper. And a scientist compares notes on the compost experiments.
0 GARDENING: page 69

: Our Man in Marrakesh

Tony Randall Senta Berger Herbert Lorn
Narim Casimir , the most influential man in Marrakesh, awaits the arrival of the latest busload of foreign visitors with interest. For one of them is a courier bringing $2 million in return for certain information - but who?
Director Don Sharp
• FILMS: pages 14-18


Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Senta Berger
Unknown: Herbert Lorn
Unknown: Narim Casimir
Andrew Jessel: Tony Randall
Kyra Stanovy: Senta Berger
Narim Casimir: Herbert Lorn
Arthur Fairbrother: Wilfrid Hyde White
El Caid: Terry-Thomas
Achmed: Gregoire Asian
George C Ullywhite.: John Le Mesurier

: Bilko: Bilko and the Medium

A classic American comedy starring Phil Silvers.

Sergeant Bilko stages a seance for gullible Sergeant Ritzik to advise him on how to spend his money. (R)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Hear-Say

Last in the series. Black personalities are apparently Britain's favourites. A poll commissioned by the Daily Express showed black stars take all the top spots as idols of Britain's teenagers - in sport, entertainment and politics. Yet there is a popular theory that young blacks have limited ambitions because they lack black role models. Hear-Say discusses this paradoxical state of affairs. Presented by Jacqui Harper and Colin Charles. Producer Colin Prescod
Executive producer Terry Jervte


Presented By: Jacqui Harper
Presented By: Colin Charles.
Producer: Colin Prescod
Producer: Terry Jervte

: Wildlife Showcase

The last of five programmes by film-makers from around the world.
Mud Matters. Glorious mud! Our estuaries provide hundreds of thousands of birds, many of them visitors to our shores, with rich feeding grounds. Yet these estuaries are under threat from industrial and agricultural development, leisure activities and proposals for tidal barrages.
An RSPB Film and Video Unit production
0 BOOKLET: on estuaries. Send a large sae to [address removed]

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A comedy series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
A recorded studio discussion, shockingly explicit gardening tips and a recorded interview make up a lively half hour of gratuitous politeness.
Producers Roger Ordish and Nick Symons (R)


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

: Roads to Xanadu

The last of four programmes tracing the epic rise and fall of science and technology in China, from ancient times to the present. The Colour of the Cat. In 1978
Deng Xiaoping launched economic reforms, believing western technology could thrive in China without changing her political colour. To Deng, as long as the cat caught mice - in this case prosperity - its colour did not matter. Fang Lizhi , a Chinese scientist now forced into exile in Cambridge, believes political change is essential to technological development. Tiananmen Square proved him right.
Producers John Merson and David Roberts


Unknown: Deng Xiaoping
Unknown: Fang Lizhi
Producers: John Merson
Producers: David Roberts

: Mini Sagas

Last in the series of short dramas.
The Best-Ever Nuclear Fall-Out
Shelter. What was that saying about 'the best-laid plans.... '?
With Mick Ford and Bill Wallis.


Unknown: Bill Wallis.

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the background to the day's events.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Edinburgh Nights

Clive Anderson continues to cut a swathe through the comedy circuit at the festival; Kirsty Wark sees the homeless making their debut on stage; Tracey MacLeod watches a new dimension in performance from the Danish company Hotel Pro Forma; and the best of contemporary Scottish composers in concert.
Producer Janey Walker Editor John Archer


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Producer: Janey Walker
Editor: John Archer

: Weatherview

: Open University

Education: Time to Learn

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