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: Open University

8.45 Science Preparatory Maths
9.00 Exams 9.25 Open Advice
9.50 The Heat Is On 10.15 Opening the Single Market 10.40 Open Advice

: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

The first of four programmes with voice coach Ian Adam.


Unknown: Ian Adam.

: Just Another Day

John Pitman talks to staff, children and parents in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.


Talks: John Pitman

: Ride in the Whirlwind

An off-beat western. Three wandering cowhands on their way to a roundup pass by the victims of a vigilante lynching. Taking refuge in an isolated desert cabin, they find themselves in the company of a gang of murderers.
Starringjack Nicholson , Cameron Mitchell and Harry Dean Stanton. Screenplay Jack Nicholson Director Monte Hellman 0 FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Starringjack Nicholson
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton.
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Director: Monte Hellman

: Animation Now

Orson Welles narrates the story of a baby eagle.


Unknown: Orson Welles

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits Berkeley Castle.


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Network East

The best in Asian fashion, film, music and the arts.
Presented by Shyama Perera.


Presented By: Shyama Perera.

: Mahabharat

An epic drama from India. The battle continues to go badly for Duryodhana.
(In Hindi with English subtitles. Rptd tomorrowat 11.45pm on BBC1)

: Foxfire

First showing on network television.
Widow Annie Nations loves her farm in the Blue Ridge
Mountains, but her son feels she is too old to live that way. Starring Jessica Tandy ,
Hume Cronyn and John Denver. Director Jud Taylor
0 FILMS: pages 25-29


Unknown: Annie Nations
Unknown: Jessica Tandy
Unknown: Hume Cronyn
Unknown: John Denver.
Director: Jud Taylor

: Darts

Continued coverage of the first round of the Embassy World Championship from Frimley Green. With Eamonn Holmes.
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie * STEREO


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: World of Dogs

I Angela Rippon and I Chairman of the Kennel Club Committee Mike Stockman present a series examining man's best friend. Tonight, there's a look at
Crufts and vet Bradley Viner. gives advice on responsible ownership and choosing a puppy. There's also a chance to see the labradoodle, a cross between a labrador and a poodle, a breed that is being trained as a guide dog for the blind. Producer Stephen Morris ● STEREO


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Mike Stockman
Unknown: Bradley Viner.
Producer: Stephen Morris

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Tortelier Masterclass

Brahms: F major Sonata
The first of six programmes being repeated as a tribute to the great musician who died in 1990attheageof76. "If I cannot make my programmes as interesting to the porter at Speke Airport as to the general music lover then I am not being a good Tortelier," wrote the flamboyant and charismatic French cellist to producer Rodney Greenberg when he first embarked on his
TV masterclasses in 1974. "And he lived up to that claim through all the shows I did with . him," says Greenberg.
(Elgar's Cello Concerto next Saturday)


Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Freddie Mercury: a Tribute

Elton John introduces this special programme celebrating the life and work of Freddie
Mercury, the lead singer of rock band Queen, who died late last year. The great showman is remembered by friends and colleagues, and featured in concert footage, including
Queen's Live Aid appearance. Producer Terry Jervis
Executive producer Janet Street-Porter


Introduces: Elton John
Producer: Terry Jervis
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Moving Pictures

BBC2's weekly cinema night. Tonight's programme is the first full-length portrait of controversial director Sam
Peckinpah who died in 1984. His films included The Getaway and Straw Dogs , but he was most closely identified with westerns like The Wild Bunch,
Ride the High Country, Guns in the Afternoon, and Pat Garrett. Combining the intensely violent with the deeply elegiac, Peckinpah did more than anyone to dramatise the death of the west. Actors
Kris Kristofferson , James Coburn , Ali MacGraw , Jason Robards and other collaborators reflect on working with this unique maverick whose own version of his late masterpiece Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid follows this programme. Director Paul Joyce
Series producer Paul Kerr
A Lucida production for BBCtv


Unknown: Straw Dogs
Unknown: Pat Garrett.
Unknown: Kris Kristofferson
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Ali MacGraw
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Pat Garrett
Director: Paul Joyce
Producer: Paul Kerr

: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Tonight's Moving Pictures feature presentation was directed by Sam Peckinpah and stars James Coburn
Kris Kristofferson
"It's times that have changed - not me." Billy the young outlaw is forced to accept that
"progress" has come to the American south west, but even so he is reluctant to change his ways. It is up to his former friend - an outlaw turned lawman - to hunt down the Kid and make him see "sense" - at the end of a rope. Peckinpah's western is a vividly authentic portrait of life at the turn of the century in a violent land where the law was a recent innovation.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 25-29


Directed By: Sam Peckinpah
Unknown: James Coburn
Unknown: Kris Kristofferson
Pat Garrett: James Coburn
Billy theKid: Kris Kristofferson
Sheriff Kip McKinney: Richard Jaeckel
Mrs Baker: Katy Jurado
Lemuel: Chill Wills
Governor Wallace: Jason Robards
Alias: Bob Dylan
Ollinger: Rg Armstrong
Eno: Luke Askew
Poe: John Beck

: Darts

Further coverage of the first round matches in the World
Darts Championship. ● STEREO

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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