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: Open University

6.50 Maths: Catastrophe
Theory 7.15 Social Problems and Welfare: Why Care? 7.40 Statistics: Testing for
Telepathy 8.05 Docklands Light Railway 8.30 South
Yorkshire Transport 8.55 The American Political Process
9.20 Physics: Magnetism 9.4S Exploring Educational Issues
10.10 Discovering Chemistry
10.35 From Coal to Colour
11.00 Design or Decline
11.25 Environment: Bangkok - A City Speaks 11.50 Behind the Annual Report 12.15 Small Business 12.40 Mental
Handicap: Finding a Voice 1.0S Nuclear Weapons: Crisis
Management 1.30 Modern Art: Matisse 1.55 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600
2.20 The History of Mathematics

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India. 50: Duryodhana is ecstatic with the knowledge that the Pandavas having lost the dice game, are going into exile for 13 years.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 11. 40pm on BBC1)

: The Sky at Night

Guarding Their Secrets Dr Ian McHardy , of Southampton University, and Patrick Moore discuss the curious astronomical object BL Lacertae.
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Unknown: Dr Ian McHardy
Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Elvis the Movie

Kurt Russell Shelley Winters Season Hubley John Carpenter 's affectionate biopic tells the true and moving story of the man behind the myth, from his birth into a poor Mississippi family in 1935, up to the successful comeback concert in Las
Vegas in 1969, which re-launched his career.
Elvis vocals sung by Ronnie McDowell
0 FILMS: pages 27-30


Unknown: Kurt Russell
Unknown: Hubley John Carpenter
Sung By: Ronnie McDowell
Elvis Presley: Kurt Russeu
Gladys Presley: Shelley Winters
Vernon Presley: Bing Russeu
Red West: Robert Gray
Col Tom Parker: Pat Hingle
Natalie Wood: Abi Young
Lisa Marie: Felicia Fenske

: Late Again

Highlights from this week's editions of The Late Show.

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Our War

Film-makers explore the effect of the Gulf War.
Long Days in Gaza. The War was a period of hope for many Palestinians. Saddam Hussein claimed to be fighting for their future. Many cheered as they watched Scud missiles heading towards Tel Aviv. But tensions in the Occupied
Territories have increased.
What does the result of the the conflict mean? Director
Rashid Masharawi , himself from Gaza, follows three fellow natives and hears how their lives have altered.
Producer Richard Alwyn


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Unknown: Rashid Masharawi
Producer: Richard Alwyn

: Dancemakers

Two of the most popular
British dance works of recent years form tonight's double-bill. Soldat, performed by the Rambert Dance
Company, is choreographed by Ashley Page to the music of Igor Stravinsky 's Soldier's Tale, is staged around brilliantly coloured sculpture by Bruce McLean. Swansong is a harrowing story of interrogation and torture, choreographed by Christopher Bruce for the English National Ballet, with an electronic score by Philip Chambon.
Introduced by Judith Mackrell. Soldat directed by Bob Lockyer
Swansong directed by Thomas Grimm


Unknown: Ashley Page
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Bruce McLean.
Unknown: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Philip Chambon.
Introduced By: Judith MacKrell.
Directed By: Bob Lockyer
Directed By: Thomas Grimm

: Comic Strip Presents: Oxford

A steamy tale of espionage, sex and scholarship.
Written by Peter Richardson and Pete Richens
Director Peter Richardson
Producer Lolli Kimpton
A Comic Strip production for BBCtv


Written By: Peter Richardson
Written By: Pete Richens
Director: Peter Richardson
Producer: Lolli Kimpton
Hannah: Jennifer Saunders
Caroline: Dawn French
Steve Wild: Lenny Henry
Professor Breeze: Ronald Allen
Dean: Leslie Phillips
Manager/MI5 man: Nigel Planer
Fan/MI5 man: Adrian Edmondson
Phil: Peter Richardson
Don/MI5 man: Pete Richens
Geoffrey: Ronald Fraser

: The Wolvis Family

A six-part comedy drama. 5: Breaking Through
Pressure is building within the Wolvis household. Dr Wilcockson decides to use shock tactics to release the psychic forces.
Written by Tom Lubbock and Roger Parsons Director Roger Parsons Producer Kevin Loader


Written By: Tom Lubbock
Written By: Roger Parsons
Director: Roger Parsons
Producer: Kevin Loader
Dr Wilcockson: Nicholas Woodeson
Herbert Wolvis: John Joyce
Sylvia Wolvis: Janet Dale
Wendy Wolvis: Honey Hazel
Stuart Wolvis: Charlie Condou
Spencer Hogg: Christopher Chescoe

: The Late Show Special

Director Jonathan Demme's highly controversial new film Silence of the Lambs stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. A huge success in America, it opens in Britain this weekend, but can a violent film about a serial killer who hunts women be justified? The film-makers who adapted reclusive novelist Thomas Harris's bestseller for the screen are interviewed, as are Jodie Foster and Jonathan Demme, and Miami Vice creator Michael Mann discusses Manhunter, his very different adaptation of another serial killer novel by Harris.


Interviewee: Jonathan Demme
Interviewee: Jodie Foster
Interviewee: Michael Mann
Director: Saskia Baron
Producer: Paul Kerr

: Video Diaries

Self-made documentaries about people's lives. Surviving Memories
On Christmas Eve 1990
London photographer
Jo Spence discovered she had lymphatic leukaemia, and possibly the return of the cancer she thought she conquered eight years ago. Until then, she and her brother Mike Clode , who lives in Devon, had had only a sporadic relationship. When he heard the news, he sent her a self-made video, wishing her strength. Thus began an extraordinary journey which eventually brought them closer in adversity. Producer Tony Steyger
Series producer Jeremy Gibson
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Unknown: Jo Spence
Unknown: Mike Clode
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Twin Peaks

Another chance to see last week's episode starring Kyle MacLachlan Michael Ontkean
Windom Earle becomes less scrupulous about the pawns he is using in his deadly game.


Unknown: Kyle MacLachlan
Unknown: Michael Ontkean
Unknown: Windom Earle

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