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: Open University

9.00 Design or Decline
9.25 Fair Trading
9.50 So You Want to Be a Better Manager?
10.15 Mental Handicap: Finding a Voice
10.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Algebra

: Holiday Outings

New York. Daily Mirror columnist, John Diamond takes a helicopter trip around the skyscrapers. Director Richard Ughtbody
Series producer Patricia Houlihan


Unknown: John Diamond
Director: Richard Ughtbody
Producer: Patricia Houlihan

: Pitfalls of a Sporting Life

A series on sports injuries.
The Heart and Lungs of the Matter Gentle, supervised sport can aid recovery after a coronary.
An RNTV/Marjan Vos production for BBCtv (R)

: Balloon

A bird's eye view of the Midlands. Today, Sue Beardsmore visits the Three Counties Show, and meets an artistic pie-maker. Producer David Nelson (R)


Unknown: Sue Beardsmore
Producer: David Nelson

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy.
Oh, My Aching Back. A visit to Ralph's (Jackie Gleason ) mother-in-law clashes with a bowling tournament.


Unknown: Jackie Gleason

: The Unsuspected

Claude Rains , Joan Caulfield
While broadcaster Victor Grandison is regaling his listeners with one of his chilling mysteries, a fatal drama is taking place in his own home.
Victor's secretary is found hanging from a chandelier, a tragic case of suicide - or could it be murder?
Director Michael Curtiz
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Joan Caulfield
Unknown: Victor Grandison
Director: Michael Curtiz
Victor Grandison: Claude Rains
Matilda Frazier: Joan Caulfield
Althea Keane: Audrey Totter
Jane Moynihan: Constance Bennett
Oliver Keane: Hurd Hatfield

: Discoveries Underwater

A series on the world of underwater history and archaeology.
Ships of War. Technology is used to locate the wreck of America's civil war battleship, the USS Monitor. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith . Writer/Producer Ray Sutcliffe Series editor Bruce Norman (R) 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama.
28: Krishna (Nitesh Bharadwaj) goes to Vidharbha on learning of Rukmini's (Channa Ruparel) fate. (in Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.50am on BBC1)

: The Enchanted Cottage

Starring Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young

The saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder has a special significance for a homely girl and a disfigured war veteran in this poignant love story. In a magical honeymooners' cottage, they are oblivious to the eyes of others and it seems that nothing can ruin their new-found happiness.
Films: pages 39-44


Director: John Cromwell
Laura: Dorothy McGuire
Oliver: Robert Young
Hillgrove: Herbert Marshall
Mrs Minnett: Mildred Natwick

: Snooker

Stephen Hendry , the reigning World and UK champion, is in action as the fifth round of the UK
Championships gets under way at the Guild Hall, Preston.
Summaries by John Spencer and Ray Edmonds.
* SPORT: page 17


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.

: Late Again

A weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show.

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Lynette Lithgow reviews the events of the week, with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Lynette Lithgow

: The Ring of the Nibelung

By Richard Wagner.
Gotterdammerung. Prologue and Act 1. Siegfried has killed the dragon, captured the ring and penetrated the wall of fire to win
Briinnhilde. But the Norns' rope of life is about to break , and the curse of the ring has yet to be fully worked out. Introduced by Professor Edward Said. (contralto) (mezzo-soprano) (soprano) (tenor) (soprano) (bass-baritone) (bass)(soprano) (mezzo-soprano)
Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Stage director Nikolaus Lehnhoff
BBCtv presentation Francesca Kemp and Donald Sturrock
An NHK (Japan) production
(Act 2 of GOtterdimmerung next Saturday)


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Introduced By: Professor Edward Said.
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Unknown: Francesca Kemp
Unknown: Donald Sturrock
First Nom: Marjana Lipovsek
Second Norn: Ingrid Karrasch
Third Norn: Penelope Thorn
Siegfried: René Kollo
Brünnhilde: Hildegard Behrens
Gunther: Hans Günter Nocker
Hagen: Matti Salminen
Gutrune: Lisbeth Balslev
Waltraute: Waltraud Meier

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James looks at television worldwide, with his guest,
American comedian Dennis Miller. Series producer Beatrice Ballard Editor Richard Drewett


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Dennis Miller.
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Editor: Richard Drewett

: Pears on a Willow Tree

The second part of the vivid documentary by Polish emigre director Witold Starecki. Freed from Soviet control, are the Poles ready to run their country for themselves? Can they revive a ruined economy and retain their national identity while being invaded by western capitalism? Producer Andrew Coggins
A Low Flying Pictures production for BBCtv


Director: Witold Starecki.
Producer: Andrew Coggins

: Twin Peaks

Another opportunity to keep up with events in David Lynch 's offbeat American town. Starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
5: The psychiatric branch of medicine fails to throw light on Laura Palmer 's secrets, but the trail of the one-armed man leads to a feathered friend and a vital clue.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Laura Palmer

: Onibaba

In medieval Japan, two women survive by selling armour stripped from the corpses from dead soldiers. After a disagreement, the old woman dons a mask and pretends to be a demon.
Writer/Director Kaneto Shindo
(In Japanese with English subtitles. Black and white)
0 FILMS: pages 39-44


Director: Kaneto Shindo
Woman: Nobuko Otowa
Young woman: Jitsuko Yoshimura
Hachi: Kei Sato
Warrior: Jukichi Uno
Ushi, the merchant: Taiji Tonomura

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