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: Open University

8.45 Science Preparatory Maths: Angles 9.00 Patterns in the Dust
9.25 Voyages of Discovery 9.50 Open Advice: Becoming a Student 10. 15 Open Advice 10.40
Environment: No Place to Hide

: I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

Last of four programmes with voice coach Ian Adam.


Unknown: Ian Adam.

: Just Another Day

John Pitman visits London's Waterloo Station.


Unknown: John Pitman

: Room Service

Comedy starring the Marx Brothers
Groucho Marx plays a bankrupt stage manager who tries to put on a play without any money.
With Lucille Ball and Ann Miller. Director William A Seiter
0 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Marx Brothers
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Ann Miller.
Director: William A Seiter

: Piano Lessons

Craig is given a piano for his 13th birthday and discovers that it has an appetite.

: Heirs and Graces

Lady Victoria Leatham visits
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.


Unknown: Lady Victoria Leatham

: Network East

Last in the series of the Asian arts and media magazine. With Shyama Perera.


Unknown: Shyama Perera.

: Mahabharat

An epic drama from India.
Bhishma lies on a bed of arrows. (In Hindi with English subtitles.
Repeated tomorrow at 11. 50pm on BBC1)

: Animation Now

A triple bill ui clay animation.

: Witness for the Prosecution

Continuing the season of films directed bv
Billy Wilder. Starring Charles Laughton
Agatha Christie 's celebrated courtoom drama about the murder trial of Leonard Vole.
● FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Billy Wilder.
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Leonard Vole.
Sir Wilfred Robarts: Charles Laughton
Leonard Vole: Tyrone Power
Christine Vole: Marlene Dietrich
MissPlimsoll: Elsa Lanchester
Brogan Moore: John Wiluams
Mayhew: Henry Daniell

: Late Again

A weekly look back at highlights from The Late Show. ● STEREO

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Global Report

Moksha. The last decade has been one of the most violent in India's history: Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv were murdered, the caste war raged, and separatist forces in various states threatened to break up the nation. Bangalore newspaper editor E R Sethuram reflects on a turbulent decade and wonders whether he was right when he decided ten years ago to draw back from his contemplation of taking on the saffron robe of a holy man. Producer Subniv Babuta
Series producer Peter Firstbrook (Postponed from 31 December)


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Producer: Subniv Babuta
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Tortelier Masterclass

Dvořák's Cello Concerto
The famous French cellist
Paul Tortelier is at his most expansive as he guides two young musicians through a work close to his heart. This programme, first shown in 1987, was recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music. With students
Clive Greensmith and Hans Nygaard and pianist John Wilson.
Producer Rodney Greenberg


Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Clive Greensmith
Unknown: Hans Nygaard
Pianist: John Wilson.
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Arena

Billy, How Did You Do It?
Last of a special three-part presentation in which
American director Billy Wilder discusses his career.
He remembers working with Marilyn Monroe on Some Like It Hot "With Monroe life was a surprise - sometimes she knew eight pages of dialogue by heart, sometimes she had a total block." He discusses the craft of screenwriting, the problems of working with Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie , and the creative pleasure of improvising with his lifelong collaborator, I A L Diamond. Director Volker Sch londorff
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
(Billy Witder 's Ace in the Hole is shown tonight at 11.20pm)


Director: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Director: Volker Sch
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall
Unknown: Billy Witder

: Moving Pictures

BBC2's weekly cinema night looks at transformation movies, and interviews Percy Adlon , director of the cult hit Bagdad Cafe. Plus why three directors regard 30s French film-maker Jean Vigo as one of cinema's greatest. With Howard Schuman. Executive producer Daniel Wolf Series producer Paul Kerr
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
9.50pm Bagdad Cafe
Moving Pictures presents the first showing on network television of Percy Adlon 's comedy, which led to the C4 TV series, starring Marianne Sagebrecht A large German tourist is stranded at a run-down motel in the wilds of Arizona where she discovers a new life.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Percy Adlon
Unknown: Jean Vigo
Unknown: Howard Schuman.
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Producer: Paul Kerr
Unknown: Barraclough Carey
Unknown: Percy Adlon
Unknown: Marianne Sagebrecht
Jasmin: Marianne Sagebrecht
Brenda: Cch Pounder
Rudi Cox: Jack Palance
Debby: Christine Kauffman
Phyllis: Monica Calhoun

: Ace in the Hole

Continuing the season of Billy Wilder films.
Starring Kirk Douglas
Newspaper reporter
Chuck Tatum is on the way down until a man trapped in a rock fall offers the chance of a scoop.
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 41-48


Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Chuck Tatum
Chuck Tatum: Kirk Douglas
Lorraine: Jan Sterling
Herbie Cook: Bob Arthur
Jacob Q Boot: Porter Hall

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