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: Open University

Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's

: News

: Just Another Day

livery day a band of brave, some might say foolish, instructors set out in dual-control cars to teach people how to drive. With John Pitman.


Unknown: John Pitman.

: The Sky at Night

Wanderers in Space
Patrick Moore talks to comet expert Dr Donald Yeomans.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Donald Yeomans.

: This Happy Breed

The first of three films today directed by David Lean. This classic depiction of life between the wars looks at the ups and downs in the lives of a south London family.
Starring Robert Newton , Celia Johnson and John Mills.
0 FILMS: pages 35-40


Directed By: David Lean.
Unknown: Robert Newton
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: John Mills.

: In Which We Serve

The tribute to
David Lean continues with his directional debut made in collaboration with Noël Coward, which was to become one of the finest of all British war films.
Starring Noel Coward and John Mills.
• FILMS: pages 35-40


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: John Mills.

: Bertha


: Songs of Praise

From Bideford.

: Doctor Zhivago

The last of today's films directed by David Lean is the classic love story, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak , set in revolutionary Russia.
Starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie.
* FILMS: pages 35-40


Directed By: David Lean
Novel By: Boris Pasternak
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Julie Christie.

: The Natural World

Treasures of the Gulf Pearls once brought wealth to the Arabian Gulf - today it comes from oil. The Gulf's bounteous wildlife - from coral reefs, turtles and migrating birds to myriads of fish - is part of its natural riches too. This film, made before the recent Gulf
War, asks how long these priceless treasures can survive the onslaught of modern development and the polluting effects of conflict which now threaten its shores.
Producer Michael McKinnon Series editor Peter Jones


Producer: Michael McKinnon
Editor: Peter Jones

: World Snooker

The third session of the final of the 1991 World Snooker
Championship (frames 17-24) from the Crucible, Sheffield.

: Chalkface

NEW This nine-part drama
series about teachers, devised by John Godber , begins with a double episode.
1: A New Broom; 2: First Lessons Barbara Kent has been appointed head at an ailing comprehensive, with a mission to turn the school round. And new teacher Paul Moon 's inexperience shows in a compromising encounter with a fourth-form girl.
Episodes written by Cathenne Hayes (1), Jane Thornton (2) Producer Chris Parr
Director Michael Houldey
0 DRAMA: page 6
• PICTURE STORY: page 75
* Approximate times


Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Barbara Kent
Unknown: Paul Moon
Written By: Cathenne Hayes
Written By: Jane Thornton
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Michael Houldey
Barbara Kent: Rosemary Martin
Bob Silver: John Rowe
Stephen Parker: Michael Simkins
Roy Bates: Berwick Kaler
Betty Lee: Joanne Campbell
John Harrison: Andrew Livingston
Lizzie Bowen: Deborah Farrington
Paul Moon: Michael Higgs
George Mellor: Terry Molloy
Claire Griffiths: Jane Wymark
Melanie Clough: Niamh Cusack
Des Bedford: Tony Armatrading
Joyce Cox: Eileen Kenning
Annette Bates: Jackie Abbey-Taylor
Joan: Jillie Meers
Adele Collins: Harriet Collins
Jaggy: David Cotton
Alison Grant: Iona Kennedy
Milton James: Adrian Anderson
Nicola Brown: Wendy Simms
Wayne: Joey Foster
Robert: Christian Dockery
Jon: Darren Corbett
Bob Harper: Russell Richardson

: World Snooker

Live coverage of the last 11 frames of the final of the 1991 World Snooker Championship, from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Over the past two days, and a possible 35 frames in all, the survivors of this year's Championship have pitted their skills against each other for the title, the trophy, and £135,000. Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: * Arena

Bob Marley
On the tenth anniversary of Bob Marley 's death Arena shows again its portrait of the man who made reggae known and appreciated all over the western world. Tonight's programme includes a wealth of his finest performances, and interviews with Marley himself and his original partners Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Directors Jo Menell and Charles Chabot
Senes editors Anthony Wall and Nigel Finch


Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: Peter Tosh
Unknown: Bunny Wailer.
Directors: Jo Menell
Directors: Charles Chabot
Editors: Anthony Wall
Editors: Nigel Finch

: * Weatherview

: * Open University

Constable: the Leaping Horse

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