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: Open University

8.45 Science Preparatory Maths: Numbers 9.00 Open Advice: There's a Degree in Me
Somewhere 9.25 Design for
Managers: Design or Decline 9.50 Environments: Living with Drought
10.40 Openingthe Single Market

: Spirit of Asia

David Attenborough explores Burma's Irrawaddy river.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Holiday Outings

Victoria Studd samples French hospitality in Logis hotels.


Unknown: Victoria Studd

: The Happiest Days of Your Life

The comedy about a girls' school which is mistakenly billeted to a boys' college. With Alistair Sim ,
Margaret Rutherford , Joyce Grenfell and Richard Wattis.
Director Frank Launder ●FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Alistair Sim
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Wattis.
Director: Frank Launder

: Animation Now

Scarecrow. Chinese animation.

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits
Highclere Castle, Newbury.


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Network East

Fashion from Pakistan's Ritu Kumar and a profile of India's top film star Anil Kapoor.


Unknown: Ritu Kumar
Unknown: Anil Kapoor.

: Mahabharat

A 93-part epic from India. 72: Arjuna has a crisis. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
Rpt tomorrow at 11. 55pm on BBC 1)

: Past and Present Preserved

History of the bicycle.

: Running Brave

A talented Sioux runner must battle prejudice to go to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. With Robby Benson and Pat Hingle. Director D S Everett
• FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Robby Benson
Unknown: Pat Hingle.

: Play Bridge with Zia

Six programmes on how to play. 2: The Bidding. How to value a hand. With Zia Mahmood.
A GM production for BBCtv

: Japanese - Language and People

The last of a ten-part series on Japanese language and culture. Japan Tomorrow. The changing lifestyles of Japan in the 90s. ProducerTerry Doyle


Unknown: Producerterry Doyle

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. • STEREO

: News and Sport

Followed by Weather

: Sounds of the 60s

A ten-part series of rock, pop, and rhythm and blues.
7: The Singer and the Song
The power of the solo hit single. With Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Cilia Black. Producer David Jeffcock


Unknown: Tom Jones
Producer: David Jeffcock

: The Second Russian Revolution

Recent political infighting in the Soviet Union examined.
6: End of the Beginning. How
Gorbachev's last attempt to move to a market economy failed. Director Angus MacQueen
Series producer Norma Percy
A Brian Lapping production for BBCtv 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Director: Angus MacQueen
Producer: Norma Percy

: Saturday Night Out

An evening of programmes to mark the start of the Gay
Liberation Movement in this country 21 years ago.
A Fulcrum production for BBCtv
The Gay Rock 'n' Roll Years A review of major gay liberation events using rare archive footage and pop music.

: Terms of Endearment

Columnists Gary Bushell , Peter Mackay and Auberon Waugh on their hostility to homosexuality.


Unknown: Gary Bushell
Unknown: Peter MacKay
Unknown: Auberon Waugh

: To Be or Not to Be....

Sir Ian McKellen ,
Simon Callow , Antony Sher and others challenge the theatre's reputation for sexual tolerance. 0 DRAMA: page 4


Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Antony Sher

: The Naked Civil Servant

John Hurt stars as Quentin Crisp in an honest account of coming out in an era when the closets were closed.
Director Jack Gold
●FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Quentin Crisp

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Alternative Histories 19 March 2017

: Quentin Crisp Today

Ascerbic pronouncements on modern gay man.

: Inning

A host of celebrities announce their heterosexuality.

: The Greenhouse Effect

Miss Connie Champagne gives a witty, haunting monologue.

: The Last Resort

A visit to the Isle of Man where homosexuality is a criminal offence.

: A Chinese Love Story

The legend of an emperors' love for a young man which turned Hong Kong's legislature in favour of homosexuality.

: That's What Friends Are For

Neil Bartlett performs his own powerful drama about life today as a gay man.


Unknown: Neil Bartlett

: Suddenly Last Summer

Lesbian Tyneside comedienne Huffty takes a wry look at the Pilkington Glass Ladies Tennis Championships in Eastbourne.

: A Book at Bedtime

Janis Perry reads her expurgated love story.


Unknown: Janis Perry

: Futures

Novelist Maureen Duffy ,
Professor Stuart Hall , historian Jeffrey Weeks and others discuss their past hopes and future predictions for homosexuality.


Unknown: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Professor Stuart Hall
Unknown: Jeffrey Weeks

: Some of My Best Friends

Interviews with young black film-makers including Isaac Julien and Shakila Maan.


Unknown: Isaac Julien
Unknown: Shakila Maan.

: Tongues Untied

Marlon Rigg 's acclaimed and controversial film about being black and gay today in America. With poetry, performance, music and documentary, it celebrates in an explicit form love and sexuality.


Unknown: Marlon Rigg

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