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: Open University

6.45 The Physics of White Dwarf Stars
7.10 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 to 1600. Hardwick Hall -
Power and Architecture


Unknown: Hardwick Hall

: Daytime on Two France Francais

Some of Daytime on Two is aimed at teenagers and may be unsuitable for the young.
Bertrand. (R)

: Out of the Doll's

Thinking of England.

: Thinkabout Science

Me and My Pets.

: You and Me

A miscellany series for young children. Only Trying to Help.

: Search Out Science

Planet Earth
Talk about the weather! Presented by Adrian Newell , Carmen Pryce and Elin Rhys.
Producer Lambros Atteshlis Director Howard Reay


Presented By: Adrian Newell
Presented By: Carmen Pryce
Presented By: Elin Rhys.
Producer: Lambros Atteshlis
Director: Howard Reay

: Around Scotland

Living the Fishing. Precious Scavengers.

: Words and Pictures

Aardvark's Picnic. Presented by Stuart Bradley.


Presented By: Stuart Bradley.

: English Time

Tea-Leaf on the Roof (Part 2) (R)

: Inset

2: I've Written a Letter. Four days with an infant class in Cumbria. (R)

: Science in Action

How television works.

: Lifeschool

Stand Up to Your Rights. Young women compete for equal opportunities.
Producer Andy Walker


Producer: Andy Walker

: Electric Avenue

A series of programmes about computers with Fred Harris. 2: The Machine. The Boston Symphony Organ. (R)


Unknown: Fred Harris.

: Fingermouse

With lain Lauchian and Jane Hardy. (R)


Unknown: Jane Hardy.

: Zig Zag

Moving Water. Sheelagh Gilbey and Paul Coia explore its many uses. Director Chris Ellis
Producer Roland Tongue


Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Paul Coia
Director: Chris Ellis
Producer: Roland Tongue

: News

Weather followed by You and Me

: Look, Stranger

Together They Made It on the Euston Road. Artist Keith Grant talks about what led up to the making of the sculptured 'St Joan ' outside London's Shaw Theatre. (R)


Artist: Keith Grant
Unknown: St Joan

: Country File

John Craven and Roger Tabor investigate the shrinking Fens.


Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Roger Tabor

: News

Weather followed by Wild World
Blackbird Backlash. In the USA blackbirds form massive flocks that can be numbered in millions. Such concentrations may be spectacular, but they can cause problems.
Narrated by Michael McCallion. Producer Peter Bale (R)


Unknown: Michael McCallion.
Producer: Peter Bale

: A Gunfight

Kirk Douglas , Johnny Cash
Two ageing gunfighters agree to stage the gunfight everyone expects - with a surprising outcome.
Director Lamont Johnson
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Director: Lamont Johnson
Will Tenneray: Kirk Douglas
Abe Cross: Johnny Cash
Nora Tenneray: Jane Alexander
Francisco Alvarez: Raf Vallone
Jenny Simms: Karen Black
Bud Tenneray: Eric Douglas
Kyle: Philip Mead
Toby: John Wallwork
Mary Green: Dana Elcar
Cater Robert: J Wilke
Dekker: George Le Bow
Newt Hale: Don Cavasos

: Film 90 with Barry Norman

Alan J Pakula 's Presumed Innocent and cinema trailers.


Unknown: Alan J Pakula

: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint

Starring Patrick Stewart
A special feature-length opening episode which moves on from Captain Kirk's exploits into the 24th century. A new USS Enterprise and a new crew, but one with the same aspiration: to boldly go where no one has gone before.
The Enterprise heads for Deneb IV, a planet with supposedly magical qualities.
Written by D. C. Fontana and Gene Roddenberry


Writer: D. C. Fontana
Writer: Gene Roddenberry
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart
Cmdr William Riker: Jonathan Frakes
Lt Geordi La Forge: Levar Burton
Lt Tasha Yar: Denise Crosby
Lt Worf: Michael Dorn
Dr Beverly Crusher: Gates McFadden
Counselor Deanna Troi: Marina Sirtis
Lt Commander Data: Brent Spiner
Wesley Crusher: Wil Wheaton
'Q': John de Lancie
Groppler Zorn: Michael Bell

: DEF II Extra

The second of nine magazine programmes, co-produced by different partners in France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden and the UK. Series producer Sheila Hayman
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Producer: Sheila Hayman
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Antenna

Nazi Science
An Astronomy Supercentre
The Royal Greenwich Observatory has just moved to Cambridge alongside the Institute of Astronomy and the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory to form a celestial power-house. And, in Perspective, children give their views on science. Producer John Groom
Editor Caroline van den Brul


Producer: John Groom

: M*A*S*H

Father's Day. It's family reunion time for Hot Lips (Loretta Swit ). (R)


Unknown: Loretta Swit

: Portrait of a Marriage: 2

A drama serial in four parts
starring Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison
Vita Sackville-West and her lover Violet cross to France.
Screenplay by Penelope Mortimer from Nigel Nicolson's book about his parents' unorthodox marriage.
(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: Nigel Nicolson
Screenplay: Penelope Mortimer
Producer: Colin Tucker
Director: Stephen Whittaker
Violet Keppel: Cathryn Harrison
Vita Sackville-West: Janet McTeer
Landlady: Hazel Douglas
Lord Carnock: Sam Beazley
Harold Nicolson: David Haig
Lady Carnock: Kathleen Byron
Maitre d': Jean-Pierre Blanchard
Denys Trefusis: Peter Birch
Head waiter: Frank Duncan
Foreign Office clerk: Hugh Kermode
Ben Nicolson: Christopher Walker
Nigel Nicolson: Alexander Pearce
Nanny: Judy Elrington
Porter: Bill Thomas
Reggie Cooper: Mark Tandy
Lady Sackville: Diana Fairfax

: Fifth Column

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

: Newsnight

Presented by Francine Stock.


Presented By: Francine Stock.

: The Late Show

Ben Wooley looks at the cyberpunk phenomenon and the work of its leading writer, William Gibson.
11.55pm Weatherview


Unknown: Ben Wooley
Unknown: William Gibson.

: Open University

12.00 Introduction to Psychology: Understanding Violence
12.25 Open Advice: Preparing for the Exams

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