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: Open University

Science and NuclearWaste

: Bitten by the Bug

A series about insects.
Insects believe in brain over brawn. Therefore their defence does not rely so much on power but rather on camouflage, bluff, speed, armour and even chemical weapons. Presented by Professor Erik Holm.


Presented By: Professor Erik Holm.

: The Italians

A portrait of Italy by ten Italians. Communist mayor Dino Labriola runs the small southern town of Montemilone.
Now he faces the problems of a town dying on its feet. There are no jobs, the young emigrate, the old have given up hope and government aid often goes astray. And the building of a massive dam threatens Dino's position as mayor.


Unknown: Dino Labriola

: Turnabout

First showing on network television.
Starring Adolphe Menjou Carole Landis
Tired of his owners' marital bickerings, a magic Buddha decides he's going to teach them both a lesson.
Director Hal Roach ● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Adolphe Menjou
Unknown: Carole Landis
Director: Hal Roach
Phil Manning: Adolphe Menjou
Sally Willows: Carole Landis
Tim Willows: John Hubbard
Joel Clare: William Gargan
Laura Bannister: Verree Teasdale
Marion Manning: Mary Astor

: King of the Roaring 20s

First showing on network television.
Starring David Janssen Mickey Rooney
The story of Arnold Rothstein , New York's gambling tsar in the age of jazz, hoodlums and crooked politicians.
Director Joseph M Newman
• FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: David Janssen
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Arnold Rothstein
Director: Joseph M Newman
Arnold Rothstein: David Janssen
Johnny Burke: Mickey Rooney
Carolyn Green: Dianne Foster
Big Tim O'Brien: Jackcarson
Madge: Diana Dors
Phil Butler: Dan Oherlihy
Jim Kelly: Mickey Shaughnessy
Tom Fowler: Keenan Wynn
Abraham Rothstein: Joseph Schildkraut
Hecht: William Demarest

: A Day in the Life Of

A Mechanical Engineer. Dr Ann Dowling is a high-flying mechanical engineer and lecturer at Cambridge University.


Unknown: Dr Ann Dowling

: Clever Trevor

A film about the man who is licensed to handle "all living species in the animal kingdom". He is responsible for many of the animals we see on TV and can provide anything from hippo to housefly. Today he may be wrestling with an alligator, tomorrow teaching a parrot to dance.

: The Gold of the Thracian Horsemen

Magnus Magnusson traces the history of Thrace from Neolithic to Roman times and tells the story of the horse-riding tribal aristocracy whose rich burials and treasure troves have been found all over Bulgaria.


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Bertha

Cartoon for children.

: Swim

Today, Andrew Harvey talks about fitness.


Presenter: Andrew Harvey

: News and Weather

Followed by Golf
The GA European Open from Sunningdale Golf Club. Live coverage of the first round.
Europe's top players compete for a first prize of £ 100,000. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay ,
Clive Clark , Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Steve Rider. Executive producer John Shrewsbury
Including at


Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: News and Weather

and Regional News; Weather
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888

: To Trap a Spy

Shown as a prelude to a series of repeats of the lighthearted 60s spy drama, this feature film spin-off stars Robert Vaughn
David McCallum
Intrepid UNCLE agent
Napoleon Solo is determined to stop evil WASP supremo Vulcan from orchestrating a dastardly assassination attempt.
Director Don Medford
(The Man from UNCLE series begins tomorrow at 6.25pm) ● CULT: page 4
● FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Napoleon Solo
Director: Don Medford
Napoleon Solo: Robert Vaughn
Illya Kuryakin: David McCallum
Elaine May Donaldson: Patricia Crowley
Vulcan: Fritz Weaver
Angela: Luciana Paluzzi
Ashumen: William Marshall
Mr Allison: Will Kuluva
Alfred Ghist: Eric Berry
Gracie Ladovan: Victoriashaw

: Farnborough 92

The first of three programmes from this year's major aerospace exhibition looking at the action, news and business of aviation.
Presented by John Humphrys , Helen Sharman , Britain's first astronaut, and Julian Tutt. Producer Peter Hylton Cleaver


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Helen Sharman
Presented By: Julian Tutt.
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: The Climbers

The Games Climbers Play
Rock climbing has developed alongside mountaineering with its own set of rules and ethics.
British climbers have relied on placing their own protection in the rock as they climb, but in mainland Europe they have used artifical aids for years. Chris Bonington argues that both systems have produced outstanding climbers, but one puts emphasis on risk, the other on gymnastic athleticism. Series producer Richard Else


Unknown: Chris Bonington

: Ps and Qs

Quiz show about etiquette hosted by Tony Slattery, with captains Lesley Joseph and Jonathan Meades. The guests are restaurateurs Gary Rhodes and Lord Richard, the Earl of Bradford, and publishers Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson and Joanna Mackie.
(Streo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Presenter: Tony Slattery
Team captain: Lesley Joseph
Team captain: Jonathan Meades
Panellist: Gary Rhodes
Panellist: Lord Richard, the Earl of Bradford
Panellist: Christopher Sinclair-Stevenson
Panellist: Joanna Mackie
Director: Tony Orsten
Producer: Steve Pinhay

: The Travel Show

Carol Smillie reports from Lake Constance in Germany on summer alpine holidays, and Bill Oddie goes bird-watching in Northumberland. Plus
Matthew Collins 's latest challenge and holiday advice from Penny Junor.
Series producer Rachel Hebditch Executive producer Tony Moss • STEREO


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Present Imperfect: Broke

A series of nine films shot over a year that chronicle the success and failure of those living in recession-hit Britain.

Nick Clarke was a plumber, Clive Busby an electrician. Ten years ago they took up the Thatcher call and started their own business.
"Surefire Kitchens" prospered, then, like many thousands, it was hit by the recession and folded. Now Nick, Clive and their families are harrassed by bank demands and mounting debt, but their enthusiasm remains undimmed as they search for the magic formula for a successful business.


Subject: Nick Clarke
Subject: Clive Busby
Producer: Peter Gordon
Executive Producer: Paul Watson

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: The Late Show

The arts and media magazine. • STEREO

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Weekend Outlook
12.05 Mozambique under Attack

: BBC Select

RCN Nursing Update: another chance to see units 9 and 10, shown last Thursday, for nurses, midwives and health visitors.

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