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: Open University

9.00 Suite Dreams
9.25 Business to Business
9.50 Open Advice: There's a Degree in Me Somewhere
10.15 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600: Christopher Plantin , Polyglot Printer of Antwerp
10.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Graphs


Unknown: Christopher Plantin

: Holiday Outings

Norway. Kathy Tayler reports on a holiday in self-catering log cabins at Vradal, southern Norway. Series producer Patricia Houlihan

: Pitfalls of a Sporting Life

A series on sports injuries.
Keep the Engine Running. Like a car the body needs the correct fuel to maintain a high performance.
A RNTV/Marjan Vos production for BBCtv (R)

: The Balloon

A series of balloon flights. Today
Sue Beardsmore flies from a castle in Warwickshire and a chateau in Normandy.
Producer David Nelson (R)


Producer: David Nelson

: The Honeymooners

Vintage American comedy.
The $99,000 Answer. Ralph (Jackie Gleason ) appears to be heading for first prize in a music contest.


Unknown: Jackie Gleason

: The Letter

Bette Davis , Herbert Marshall
Doubts are cast on Leslie Crosbie 's innocence after she claims she shot a man in self-defence. Adapted from the story by Somerset Maugham .
Director William Wyler
0 FILMS: pages 31-37


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Herbert Marshall
Unknown: Leslie Crosbie
Story By: Somerset Maugham
Director: William Wyler
Leslie Crosbie: Bette Davis
Robert Crosbie: Herbert Marshall
Howard Joyce: James Stephenson
Dorothy Joyce: Frieda Inescort
Mrs Hammond: Gale Sondergaard
John Withers: Bruce Lester
Adele Ainsworth: Elizabeth Earl

: Animation Now

Matilda's 's Bear Head
A lighthearted story from Czechoslovakia.

: Discoveries Underwater

A series on the world of underwater history and archaeology.
Ships of Trade. A look at the sailing ships the Amsterdam and the Sea Venture. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith .
Writer/Producer Ray Sutcliffe Series editor Bruce Norman (R) ● CEEFAX SUBTITLES


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

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic Indian drama. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
For details see tomorrow at 12.35am on BBC1)

: Rogues of Sherwood Forest

John Derek
Diana Lynn
The Earl of Huntingdon is determined to oppose the cruel oppression of King John by bringing the Merry Men - the legendary outlaw band of his father Robin Hood - back together again.
Robin, Earl of Huntingdon... John Derek
Director Gordon Douglas
0 FILMS: pages 31-37


Unknown: John Derek
Unknown: Diana Lynn
Unknown: John Derek
Director: Gordon Douglas
Lady Marianne: Diana Lynn
King John: George MacReady
Little John: Alan Hale
Sir Giles: Paul Cavanagh
Count of Flanders: Lowell Gilmore
Friar Tuck: Billy House
Alan-a-Dale: Lester Matthews
Will Scarlet: William Bevan
Baron Fitzwalter: Wilton Graff

: Snooker

UK Championships from the Guild Hall, Preston. The final is played over two days and is the best of 31 frames. David Vine introduces highlights of the first seven frames. Summaries by John Spencer and Ray Edmonds.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Introduces: David Vine
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Cricket

England v New Zealand
World Series Cup from Adelaide. England, winners of this competition on their last tour four years ago, start their campaign against the strong batting line-up of New Zealand. Highlights of this
50-overs-per-side battle introduced by Richie Benaud.
Television presentation Channel 9 Australia


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Music for Life

Hundreds of classical musicians gathered at London's South Bank Centre last May to raise money for Aids relief. There were world premieres from leading composers Stephen Sondheim and George Benjamin and recitals by Evelyn Glennie and the Labeque Sisters. This film for World Aids Day is a record of the event. Producer Simon Broughton


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: George Benjamin
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Producer: Simon Broughton

: Late Again

A weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show.

: NewsView

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


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Andrew Harvey

: The Ring of the Nibelung

By Richard Wagner.
Gotterdammerung, Act 2. Drugged and deceived by Hagen, Siegfried has forgotten his love for
Briinnhilde and conspired with Gunther to abduct her. Hagen is now close to recapturing the ring. Before the act, Norman Stone , Professor of Modern History at Oxford, explores the historical background of the plot. (tenor) (bass-baritone)
Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Stage director Nikolaus Lehnhoff
BBCtv presentation by Colin Spector and Donald Sturrock
An NHK (Japan) production (Act 3 next Saturday)


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Unknown: Norman Stone
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Presentation By: Colin Spector
Presentation By: Donald Sturrock
Siegfried: René Kollo
Brünnhilde: Hildegard Behrens (soprano)
Gunther: Hans Günter Nocker
Hagen Matti: Salminen (bass)
Gutrune: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano)

: Saturday Night Clive

Last in the series. Comedian Kenny Everett joins Clive James in the studio to take an entertaining and critical look at television worldwide. Diet and exercise expert Richard Simmons talks to James via satellite from Hollywood. Series producer Beatrice Ballard Editor Richard Drewett
('Clive James Meets Ronald Reagan ' on Tuesday, BBC1)
9 FEATURE: page 27


Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Clive James
Talks: Richard Simmons
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Editor: Richard Drewett
Unknown: Ronald Reagan

: Common Threads

Stories from the Quilt. Directors Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman introduce their 'Best
Documentary' 1990 Oscar-winner, which is an extraordinary portrait of the first decade of the Aids epidemic in America. While measuring the inexorable march of the disease with chronological news clips, the film introduces five individuals, through the recollections of friends, lovers and families, who have died of Aids.
The lives, the achievements and the love are all amalgamated in the stunning Aids Memorial Quilt which has helped the bereaved come to terms with their loss. Covering 15 acres and still growing, the quilt is made up of thousands of panels, each of which represents one person.
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman. Music by Bobby McFerrin. * DOCUMENTARY: page 11


Directors: Robert Epstein
Directors: Jeffrey Friedman
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman.
Music By: Bobby McFerrin.

: Twin Peaks

Another opportunity to keep up with events in David Lynch 's offbeat American town. Starring
Kyle Maclachlan Michael Ontkean
6: An unlikely informant brings
Cooper and Truman to a cabin in the woods and another clue. As
Norma waits for her husband to turn up, Bobby Briggs breaks down, Josie sits in the dark and Audrey goes to work for her special agent.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Bobby Briggs

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