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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Area Games 7.15
Health Visiting and the Family
7.40 Geology: Rock Textures
8.05 Bangkok - a City Speaks
8.30 Invention Is not Enough
8.55 IT for You 9.20 Education
9.45 Living Choices:
Supporting Systems 10.10 Measuring with Light 10.35 Open Forum Magazine 11.00 Multi-Cultural Education 11.25
Environment: Living with Drought 12.15 The Romantic Poets in the Alps 12.40
Statistics: Lines, Before and After 1.05 Organic Chemistry: Samples of Analysis 1.30 Modern Art: Kirchner
1.55 Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg 2.20 Desert Ecology

: Mahabharat

A 91-part epic from India. 45: Yudhishtira is unhappy with Draupadi for having taunted
Duryodhana in public.
(InHindiwithEnglishsubtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 12.05am on BBC1)

: Ruby Gentry

Jennifer Jones
Charlton Heston
Tempestuous Ruby, born on the wrong side of the tracks, is determined to be accepted in local society. When she is jilted by the man she loves, she sets out to destroy all who have snubbed her.
Director King Vidor
* FILMS: pages 33-38
OF DAY: page 114


Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Ruby Gentry: Jennifer Jones
Boake Tackman: Charlton Heston
Jim Gentry: Karl Malden
Jud Corey: Tom Tully
Dr Saul Manfred: Bernard Phillips
Jewel Corey: James Anderson
Letitia Gentry: Josephine Hutchinson
Tracy McAuliffe: Phyllis Avery
Judge Tackman: Herbert Heyes
Ma Corey: Myra Marsh
Cullen McAuliffe: Charles Cane
NeilFallgren: Sam Flint

: World Snooker

Day eight of the Embassy World Professional
Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield, where the survivors are into the second round.
Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. Presented by David Vine.


Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Presented By: David Vine.

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: AJPTaylor-How Wars Begin

Bismarck's Wars. In the third of six unscripted talks on the origins of war in modern times, the popular historian A J P Taylor discusses the Prussian Chancellor
Bismarck's two wars - the planned war, against Austria in 1866, and the unexpected war, against France in 1870. See panel below.
Producer Edward Mirzoeff


Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: The Civil War: A New Birth of Freedom

Continuing the BBC adaptation of the epic documentary series about the American Civil War.
President Lincoln arms the blacks and nearly 200,000 enlist. Women are also given their chance to play a part, as nurses in the awful hospitals. "No women under 30 years need apply," says Dorothea Dix, chief nurse for the Union armies. But soon the only question she asks is, "When can you start?"
With the voices of Sam Waterston, Jason Robards, Garrison Keillor, Julie Harris, Derek Jacobi and Jeremy Irons. Narrated by David McCullough.
Teletext Subtitles: page 888


Voices: Sam Waterston
Voices: Jason Robards
Voices: Garrison Keillor
Voices: Julie Harris
Voices: Derek Jacobi
Voices: Jeremy Irons.
Narrator: David McCullough
Producer: Ken Burns

: World Snooker

Further second-round coverage of the World
Professional Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. With David Vine.


Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: David Vine.

: Camp de Thiaroye

First showing on network television.
Continuing the Africa on Film season. Troops from French West Africa returning from the battlefields of Europe in 1944 are quartered at Camp de Thiaroye in Senegal, awaiting honourable discharge and back pay. Once there, they find the treatment they receive at the hands of the French officers intolerable.
Made by Ousmane Sembene , the father of African cinema, this powerful indictment of colonial attitudes is based on a true story and aroused initial hostility in France. A Senegalese film with English subtitles.
0 BOOKLET: send cheque/PO for £2.75, payable to BSS, to [address removed] 0 FILMS: pages 33-38


Unknown: Ousmane Sembene
Sergeant Major Diatta: Ibrahima Sane
Pays: Sijiri Bakaba
Captain Raymond: Jean-Daniel Simon
Fusilier from Burkina Faso: Gustave Sorgho
Fusilier from the Ivory Coast: Gabriel Zahon
Fusilier from the Congo: Casimir Zoba Detto Zao
Fusilier from Chad: Mohamed Camara
Captain Labrousse: Pierre Orma

: World Snooker

Final visit of the day to the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, where the second round of the World Professional
Championship continues.
There is a guaranteed purse of £20,000 for those who survive to the quarter-finals.
Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

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