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: Open University

6.40 Einstein's Theory 7.05 Maths: Curve Sketching 7.30 Public Space Public Work 7.55 Systems Discipline
8.20 Whose Land Is It, Anyway? - this programme,shown as part of the "One World" season, looks at the conflict that exists between the farmer and the conservationist in modem Britain 8.45 Maths:
Confidence 9.10 The Originsof State Social Work 9.35 How Low Can You Go 10.00 Coping with Queues 10.25 Given Enough Rope
10.50 Living Choices: Good Moves
11.15 Evolution: Sexual Selection
11.40 Qualified to Work 12.05 Social Science: Abortion 12.30
Words to that Effect 12.55 Scenes from Dr Faustus by Marlowe 1.20 Out of Development - as part of the "One World season, this programme examines why Brazil is rapidly becoming an industrial power and is the world's second largest agricultural exporter, yet two thirds of the population still live below the poverty line 1.45 The Puzzle of Pain 2.10 Wheels of Progress 2.35 Managing a Crisis

: Ask a Policeman

Vintage comedy based on a story by Sidney Gilliat, starring Will Hay,
Moore Marriott
The village of Tumbotham Round has had no crimes in more than ten years. In an attempt to liven things up, the forces of law and order set about creating a fake "crime wave".
Director Marcel Varnel. FILMS: pages 49-54


Story: Sidney Gilliat
Director: Marcel Varnel
Sgt Dudfoot: Will Hay
Harbotlle: Moore Marriott
Albert: Graham Moffatt
Emily: Glennis Lorimer
Chief Constable: Peter Gawthorne

: Some Came Running

Drama starring Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Shirley MacLaine
Fresh out of the army, one-time writer Dave Hirsh arrives back in his old home town. Here he meets with a mixed reception, becoming involved with a happy-go-lucky cardshark and two very different women.
DirectorVincente Minnelli ●FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Dave Hirsh
Dave: Frank Sinatra
Bama Dillert: Dean Martin
Ginny: Shirley MacLaine
FronkHirsh: Arthur Kennedy
Gwen: Martha Hyer
Edith: Nancy Gates
Agnes Hirsh: Leora Dana

: The Human Element

Six documentaries telling true stories from the world of science.
A Gift from Heaven. Albert Einstein called Lise Meitner
"our Madame Curie". Her achievements included vital work which led to the splitting of the atom. But her story ended in tragedy, as an ironic twist of fate and a calculated betrayal ended not only her scientific reputation but even the memory of her name.
Presented by Dr Ruth Sime. Producer Hendrik Ball • STEREO


Unknown: Lise Meitner
Presented By: Dr Ruth Sime.
Producer: Hendrik Ball

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Ha ve I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. ●STEREO

: ONE WORLD Sex, Drugs and Dinner

Alexei Sayle presents a satirical view of the problems arising from world agricultural policies. At 2.00am ina London vegetable market, Sayle discovers that it's possible to buy lentils from Ethiopia and mangoes from
Sudan - countries to which food aid is exported.
With a mixture of caustic wit and black humour, Sayle explores the scandal behind the world's food business.
Director Charlie Harris
Producer Frances Berrigan
A Cicada production for BBCtv ●DOCUMENTARY: page


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Director: Charlie Harris
Producer: Frances Berrigan

: Rhythms of the World

The series that charts the richness of world music.
Big City - the Hidden Sounds of London. The first of a two-part journey round the cultural street map of London to meet the many different immigrant communities who are making their mark on the "big city". Director Tim May
Series editors Nigel Finch , Anthony Wall (Part 2 can be seen next Saturday) ●STEREO


Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Commissions and Collaborations

Previewing an ambitious season of programmes starting tonight featuring new work by British artists commissioned by BBC2. Howard Hodgkin on a billboard,
Cathy Tyson in a musical drama, Juliet Stevenson in a dance work are some of the innovative highlights. 0 COVER STORY: page 26


Unknown: Cathy Tyson
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: The Mystery of Dr Martinu

To open this Commissions and Collaborations season, director Ken Russell returns to the BBC for the first time in 22 years. His psychological detective story examines the work of the 20th-century Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Russell charts Martinu's influences and obsessions and his search for a true voice through a dramatic analysis of Martinu's bizarre dreams.
Producer Maureen Murray


Director: Ken Russell
Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu.
Producer: Maureen Murray
Bohuslav Martinu: Patrick Ryecart
Charlotte Martinu: Shauna Baird
Professor Mirisch: Martin Friend
Slava: Hanna King

: Brighton Beach Memoirs

First showing on network television for
Neil Simon 's adaptation of his autobiographical stage play, starring Jonathan Silverman Brooklyn 1937: 15-year-old
Eugene is desperately trying to uncover life's mysteries.
Director Gene Saks


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Jonathan Silverman
Eugene: Jonathan Silverman
Kate: Blythe Danner
Jack: Bob Dishy

: The Strangler

First showing on network television for this thriller. A hospital technician is suspected of being a serial killer. With Victor Buono and David McLean
Director Burt Topper ● FILMS: pages 49-54


Unknown: Victor Buono
Unknown: David McLean
Director: Burt Topper

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