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: Open University

6.35 Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe 7.00 Managing
Schools: a Crisis 7.25 King Frederick and Voltaire 7.50
Einstein's Theory 8.15
Modelling Planetary Motion
8.40 Emperor Augustus: Portrait and image 9.05
Society and Social Science Foundation Course: The
Question of Sovereignty 9.55 Arts Foundation Course: Crime and Punishment 10.20 Biology Form and Function 10.45
Maths: Curve Sketching 11.10 Living Choices: Good Moves
11.35 Equilibrium Rules OK?


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Around Westminster

Political review for the south and east presented by Sue MacGregor.


Presented By: Sue MacGregor.

: Scrutiny

lain MacWhirter looks at parliamentary committees. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888

: Materials in Action

Given Enough Rope The science behind modern rope making.

: Sunday Grandstand

With Helen Rollason.
Provisional Timetable
1.30 Motorcycling 1.50 Football
2.10 Motorcycling 2.40 Football
2.55 Motorcycling 3.20
Gymnastics 4.20 Motorcycling
4.55 Gymnastics 5.30
Motorcycling 6.10 Cricket
ACU Shell Supercup British Championship from Donington. Britain's top riders compete in Round 2. Commentary by Barry Nutley and Steve Parrish.
Daily Mirror Champions All International from the NEC, Birmingham.
Commentary by Barry Davies and Mitch Fenner.
Cup fever continues as the victorious fans take to the streets of Tottenham or Nottingham,
Motherwell or Dundee.
On the eve of the one-day series, a look at the career of West Indies captain
Viv Richards. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley
Commentary By: Steve Parrish.
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner.
Unknown: Viv Richards.

: The Money Programme

News from the worlds of business and finance.
Editor David Nissan


Editor: David Nissan

: Great Journeys

Eight travellers along the world's great highways. The Ho Chi Minh Trail
Magnum photographer Philip Jones Griffiths , who recorded the Vietnam war, makes an emotional return journey awakening memories of a struggle that not only scarred the people but affected the conscience of the world.
Producer Martin Proctor
Director Michael Houldey
0BOOK: same title, price £ 16.00, available from booksellers


Unknown: Philip Jones Griffiths
Producer: Martin Proctor
Director: Michael Houldey

: Relative Values

NEW First of six investigations exploring art and value.
The Colour of Money. Picasso once swapped his painting Au Lapin agile for free meals and drinks at his favourite restaurant. By 1989 the auction house Sotheby's hailed it as 'the most important
20th-century painting ever to be offered'. But how do you persuade the super-rich to swap their fortunes for 'art'? Director Nicholas Rossiter
Executive producer Keith Alexander * PICTURE STORY: page 50


Director: Nicholas Rossiter
Producer: Keith Alexander

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carre 's classic story dramatised in seven parts by Arthur Hopcraft and starring Alec Guinness
3: 'It's the oldest question of all. George: who can spy on the spies? You'll take the job - do whatever is necessary.'
Peter Guillam is despatched to play Burglar Bill.
Music composed and conducted by Geoffrey Burgon
Producer Jonathan Powell Director John Irvin


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Peter Guillam
Unknown: Burglar Bill.
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Connie Sachs: Beryl Reid
Control: Alexander Knox
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bryant: Frank Compton
Lauder Strickland: Frank Moorey

: Moviedrome: The Beguiled

Alex Cox introduces the first in another season of cult films.

Tonight: The Beguiled
Starring Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page
In the last days of the American Civil War a wounded Union soldier seeks refuge in a southern girls' school. At first it seems a safe haven, but it will become a cauldron of jealousy and hatred.
Dirty Harry creator Don Siegel, who died recently, directed this highly atmospheric and unusual western.
FILMS: pages 31-35

9.50pm BBC2 Living up to its title, The Beguiled, directed by the late, great Don Siegel (who died last month), stars Clint Eastwood (below, with Geraldine Page) as a Union deserter who takes refuge in a remote girl's school and is kidnapped by the Confederate belles. The 1970 film launches a fourth season of Moviedrome, which is again introduced by Alex Cox, the director and cult film lover (see feature p38), whose verdict is: 'Not what you would expect from the Dirty Harry partners. A mad, gothic melodrama of sexual frenzy and revenge in a decaying Southern mansion populated entirely by women. Unimaginable mayhem ensues. Very strange.'


Presenter (Moviedrome): Alex Cox
Director: Don Siegel
John McBurney: Clint Eastwood
Martha: Geraldine Page
Edwina: Elizabeth Hartman
Carol: Jo Ann Harris
Doris: Darleen Carr
Hallie: Mae Mercer
Amy: Pamelyn Ferdin
Abigail: Melody Thomas
Lizzie: Peggy Drier
Janie: Pattye Mattick

: Voices of 'Sarafina'

Premiered at the Market
Theatre, Johannesburg in 1987, the spectacular black musical Sarafina transferred to Broadway, was a smash hit, and is currently enjoying a successful run at London's
Hackney Empire. This documentary intersperses excerpts from the New York production with the stark comments of the young South African cast about their troubled homeland. They talk of the sorrow of apartheid, and of their hopes for the future. The film closes with an emotional meeting with the great, once exiled singer, Miriam Makeba.
A Lincoln Centre/Noble Enterprises production


Unknown: Hackney Empire.
Singer: Miriam Makeba.

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