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: Open University

9.00 Open Advice: There's a Degree in Me Somewhere 9.25 Mental Handicap: No Problem's
Too Big 9.50 Environment 10.40 Practical Conservations:
Urban Habitats

: Spirit of Asia

David Attenborough seeks out the Hindu shrines of Java.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Holiday Outings

Victoria Studd goes on a horse-riding holiday in south-west France.


Unknown: Victoria Studd

: Jumping Jacks

Farce starring Jerry Lewis
Dean Martin
Two cabaret comedians join the paratroops - but for rather different reasons. With
Mona Freeman and Robert Strauss.
Director Norman Taurog
0 FILMS: pages 55-60


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Mona Freeman
Unknown: Robert Strauss.
Director: Norman Taurog

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits
Doddington Hall , an Elizabethan house near Lincoln.


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham
Unknown: Doddington Hall

: Network East

The programme covering all aspects of entertainment from the Asian world. This week including reports on the annual Khajuraho Dance Festival in India and couture fashion from Pakistan. With Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Shyama Perera.

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India.
70: Shikhandi explains why he is so keen to fight Bhishma.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Repeated tomorrow at 11. 50pm on BBC 1)

: Astor Piazzolla - Tango Nuevo

A celebration of Argentina's leading composer Astor Piazzolla 's 70th birthday with a studio performance by the New Tango Sextet, recorded in 1989.


Unknown: Astor Piazzolla

: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Epic starring
Charlton Heston
The story of Michelangelo's four-year battle over the painting of the Sistine Chapel.
Producer/Director Carol Reed
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 55.60


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Michelangelo: Charlton Heston
Pope Julius II: Rex Harrison
Contessinade' Medici: Diane Cilento
Bramante: Harry Andrews
Duke of Urbino: Alberto Lupo
Giovanni de' Medici: Adolfo Celi

: Japanese - Language and People

A ten-part series on Japanese language and culture.
8:Time Out. A took at leisure in Japan from the golf range to the pachinko parlour.
Presented by Yuka Nukina. Producer Terry Doyle
(Rpt tomorrow at 11.20pm on BBC 1)


Presented By: Yuka Nukina.
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Late Again

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

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. • STEREO

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Sounds of the 60s

A ten-part series of rock, pop and rhythm and blues performance from the BBC's black-and-white archives.
5: 1967-8- The Pop Boom
An appearance on Top of the Popswas an essential component in a single's commercial success. With
Procul Harum , the Bee Gees,
Status Quo, Manfred Mann , and the Rolling Stones. Producer David Jeffcock
Executive producers John Archer and Michael Jackson • STEREO


Unknown: Procul Harum
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Producer: David Jeffcock
Producers: John Archer
Producers: Michael Jackson

: The Second Russian Revolution

An examination of the political infighting since
Mikhail Gorbachev came to power.
4: Revolution from Below. In March 1989 the Soviet Union went to the polls, electing the First Congress of People's Deputies. Gorbachev's own creation changed the face of Soviet politics, unwittingly unleashing a new rebelliousness.
Series producer Norma Percy
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Producer: Norma Percy

: Performance: Top Girls

Widely regarded as one of the best new plays of the 80s, Caryl Churchill's award-winning Top Girls was first seen at London's
Royal Court Theatre in 1982 directed by Max Stafford-Clark . This first TV production (in association with the Royal Court) is also directed by Stafford-Clark and features two of the original all-female cast.
Seven actresses take 16 roles in this uncompromising assessment of high-profile and low-profile women, part fantasy, part hard-nosed reality. Marlene celebrates her new position as managing director of the Top Girls
Appointment Agency by giving a dinner party for five oddly assorted women from centuries past. But Marlene's own past will throw a question mark over her Top Girls success. The author describes her play as "a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of women".
Producer Simon Curtis • STEREO


Directed By: Max Stafford-Clark
Producer: Simon Curtis
Marlene: Lesley Manville
Isabella BirdlJoycelMrs Kidd: Deborah Findlay
LadyNijo/Win: Sarah Lam
Dull Gret/ Angie: Lesley Sharp
Popejoan/Louise: Cecily Hobbs
Patient GriseldalNelllJeanine: Anna Patrick
Waitress/Kit/Shona: Beth Goddard

: Monkey Grip

First showing for this Australian drama.
During a Melbourne summer, Nora, a 30-ish single parent, meets and falls in love with a charismatic young actor, who turns out to be a heroin addict.
Director Ken Cameron * FILMS: pages 55-60


Director: Ken Cameron
Nora: Noni Hazlehurst
Javo ,: Colin Friels
Grade: Alice Garner
Willie: Harold Hopkins
Lillian: Candy Raymond

: Dance Energy

Rozalla, Slipmat and Lime, and a video from Bel Biv Devoe.


Unknown: Bel Biv Devoe.

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