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: Open University

Energy Resources: Alternatives

: News

: The Lost Patrol

Boris Karloff Mesopotamia 1917: a small group of British cavalrymen are lost in the desert. The men led by a sergeant, are gradually decimated by Arab snipers or driven to insanity by the scorching sun - yet their fellow cavalrymen cannot be far away.
Director John Ford
• FILMS: pages 35-41

: Holiday Outings

The beauty of the Scottish Highlands by boat. fRpt)

: TUC Conference

Wednesday is Economy Day at the TUC.
Rodney Bickerstaffe, Chair of the TUC's Economic Committee, will introduce a debate on economic issues.

: One Mad Dash

The West Country commuters who spend E5,000 a year to work in London. (Rpt;

: England

Fishermen All. Young and old fishermen in photographs from the period 1928-34.

: Mr Benn


: Discovering Birds

A home of your own, with Tony Soper.


Unknown: Tony Soper.

: News and Weather

Followed by TUC Conference
The congress continues.
Including at
3.00pm News; Weather
3.50pm News; Weather and Regional News; Weather

: Drawing the Line

Graffiti is the crime British
Transport Police are trying to wipe out of existence.

: John Tovey's Entertaining on a Plate

Radio Times's food columnist John Tovey begins a series of lessons for a class of amateur cooks who all want to learn how to take the strain out of entertaining. This week,
Tovey cooks up an autumn supper for friends. Director David Wheeler
Producer Christine Truran
0 MAGAZINE: BBC Good Food Magazine. L 1. 10. from newsagents. e FOOD: page 19


Unknown: John Tovey
Director: David Wheeler
Producer: Christine Truran

: Star Trek: the Next Generation

The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart
Manhunt. A lonely heart fixes her sights on Captain Picard. 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: DEF II Rough Guide to Careers

Rough Guide to Design
Instead of a designer lifestyle, how about life as a designer? Danielle Lux and Raj Dhanda look at the the areas to aim for, from graphic and textile design, to designing cars and computer games. Plus tips for budding photographers, and how to become an art director on pop promos. With Sonique from S-Express.
Director Bruce Goodison
Series producer Sebastian Scott A Diverse production for BBCtv


Unknown: Raj Dhanda
Director: Bruce Goodison
Producer: Sebastian Scott

: Gimme Eight

A third series of the show that airs cult youth programmes from around the world. First up is Yearbook, an American fly-on-the-wall series that followed the progress of the senior year at Glenbard West High School, Chicago, and turned the students into national celebrities overnight. Executive producer Mari Beynon Owen


Producer: Mari Beynon Owen

: Reaching for the Skies

Tenth of 11 programmes on the history of aviation.
Victory over the Sea. The role of air power at sea, from the bi-plane to the Sea Harrier.
Narrated by Anthony Quayle. Producer Gwyn Richards (fipt) 0STEREO


Unknown: Anthony Quayle.
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: ScreenPlay: Arise and Go Now

This new BBC film is an off-beat tragi-comedy, written by the alternative comedian
Owen O'Neill , and starring John Kavanagh
Exploding poets, randy bishops and bungling IRA hoodlums are causing havoc in a small town in Northern Ireland.
Kevin, an IRA recruit, and Fr Dade , the local priest, try to drive some sanity into their world. John Kavanagh appeared in an earlier ScreenPlay, Events at Drimaghleen.
Producer Paul Lister Director Danny Boyle 0 STEREO
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FILMS: pages 35-41


Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: John Kavanagh
Unknown: Fr Dade
Unknown: John Kavanagh
Producer: Paul Lister
Director: Danny Boyle
FrDade: John Kavanagh
Kevin: Michael Liebmann
Chief: Tony Doyle
Donovan: Jim Norton
Matty: Ian Bannen

: ScreenPlay Firsts: Big Swinger

Continuing the season of graduation films with an gentle comedy from the Don Laoghaire College of Art. Jimmy runs a pirate radio station in a small Irish town.
But when his broadcasts interfere with air traffic, the authorities send in the heavies.
Producers Cathy Davis and Declan Recks Wntten and directed by Declan Recks


Producers: Cathy Davis
Producers: Declan Recks
Directed By: Declan Recks

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Brecon Jazz 91

Jazz-rockers Steve Smith and Vital Information and Swedish group Kustbandet in concert. ● STEREO


Unknown: Steve Smith

: Weatherview

: Open University

Literature in the Modern World

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