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: Open University

8.00 Jumpcuts 8.15 Open Advice: Becoming a Student 8.40 Mental Handicap: Moving On

: Under Californian Stars

Starring Roy Rogers Roy and his cowhands have to rescue his horse
Trigger from a gang of rustlers. Roy Rogers. ...................... HIMSELF
Director William Witney 0FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Roy Rogers.
Director: William Witney
Caroline Maynard: Jane Frazee
Cookie Bullfincher: Andy Devine
Jonas Pop Jordan: George H Lloyd

: Go West

The Marx Brothers create havoc when they head for the land of opportunity to make their fortune.
Director Edward Buzzell 0 FILMS: pages 59-68


Director: Edward Buzzell
S Quentin Quale: Groucho Marx
JoePanello: Chico Marx
Rusty: Harpo Marx
Terry Turner: John Carroll
Eve Wilson: Diana Lewis

: So You Want to Play Golf with Peter Alliss

The swing is the thing, I as long and short handicappers are coached by golf's top instructors at Walt Disney World in Florida.
"Whether you are 16 or 60, golf is fun," says Peter Alliss. This week: tee shots, rules and golfing gadgets. STEREO
● VIDEO: items from this series - on tee-shots, the short game, bunkers, golf and the disabled, and the green - with a guest appearance by Nick Price , are available on a BBC video, £ 10.99 from retailers.


Unknown: Peter Alliss.
Unknown: Nick Price

: The Treasure of Pancho Villa

Rory Calhoun Shelley Winters
Mexico 1915: American adventurer, Tom Bryan and guerrilla leader Colonel Castro, attack a Federal train seizing a fortune in gold only to be pursued by government troops.
Director George Sherman 0FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Tom Bryan
Director: George Sherman
Tom Bryan: Rory Calhoun
Ruth Harris: Shelley Winters
Julian Castro: Gilbert Roland
Pablo Morales: Joseph Calleia
Commandant: Carlos Mosquiz

: Network East

This week's programme in the Asian magazine series includes an interview with the elusive and enigmatic Sri Lankan-born writer Michael Ondaatje , whose novel The English Patient is a favourite to win Tuesday's
Booker Prize. And there's news of a revolution in the Indian fashion industry with the first in a series of films exploring the explosion of talent that puts the sub-continent set to rival the haute couture of Paris. Plus film clips and a profile of Vijay Singh , the world's top Asian golfer. * STEREO


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: Vijay Singh

: In Search of the Dead

Visions and Voices. Second of three programmes in which scientists look for evidence of life after death. Narrated by Philip Tibenham.


Unknown: Philip Tibenham.

: Diamantina

Once or twice a century, giant floods turn the dry bed of the ancient River Diamantina in central Australia into a "ribbon of life". An artist, a naturalist and a cartographer make an epic raft journey along the river to record its amazing transformation.

: Elmer Gantry

Burt Lancaster
Jean Simmons
Burt Lancaster won an Oscar for his powerful performance as the "con-man" who swaps his job as a travelling salesman for hell-fire preaching, a new position which gives him power and has the added advantage of bringing him closer to the beautiful Sister Sharon.
Director Richard Brooks
● FILMS: pages 59-68


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Director: Richard Brooks
Elmer Gantry: Burt Lancaster
Sister Sharon Falconer: Jean Simmons
Jim Lefferts: Arthur Kennedy
Lulu Bains: Shirley Jones
William L Morgan: Dean Jagger
Sister Rachel: Patti Page
George Babbitt: Edward Andrews
RevPengilly: John McIntyre
Pete: Joe Maross
Rev Brown: Everett Glass

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Lock, Stock and Barrel

Twenty years ago, Uganda's President Idi Amin decided to punish Britain for refusing financial aid. Uganda's Asians paid the price. Stripped of their possessions and turned out of their houses and businesses, 50,000 Asians were ejected from the country. The economy of Uganda has never recovered and now the Asians are being lured back to reclaim their lost inheritance. But will history repeat itself? Narrated by Roshan Seth.
Producer Farah Durrani
Executive producer Narendhra Morar * STEREO


Unknown: Idi Amin
Unknown: Roshan Seth.
Producer: Farah Durrani
Producer: Narendhra Morar

: Music on Two

First in a series of documentaries about
20th-century music. The Secret Island
Sergei Rachmaninov in Exile. Composer, conductor and one of the greatest pianists in the history of music, Rachmaninov seems to be the model of the essential romantic artist - sad, obsessed with death, isolated from homeland and culture. Yet at the same time he was a convivial friend and devoted family man. This portrait, written by British composer Gerard McBurney , presents the paradoxes and contrasts of a mysterious creative personality, drawing on previously unseen home movies of the composer. With pianists Howard Shelley and Hilary Macnamara. Director Barrie Gavin ● STEREO


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Hilary MacNamara.
Director: Barrie Gavin

: War and Peace: Testament of Youth

Second of Elaine Morgan's five-part adaptation of Vera Brittain's book.
Starring Cheryl Campbell Buxton, 1914. With the outbreak of war, Vera's father has refused to let her take up her hard-won place at Oxford.


Author: Vera Brittain
Adapted by: Elaine Morgan
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: Moira Armstrong
Vera Brittain: Cheryl Campbell
Mr Brittain: Emrys James
Mrs Brittain: Jane Wenham
Edward Brittain: Rupert Frazer
Roland Leighton: Peter Woodward
Victor Richardson: Michael Troughton
Miss Penrose: Rosalie Crutchley
Sir John Marriott: William Russell
Mrs Smith: Kristine Howarth
Mrs Moore: Beryl Nesbitt
Mr Smith: Eric Dodson
Sarah: Janet Davies
Mr Moore: Reginald Pritchard
Tutor: June Jago
Mrs Harding: Sheelagh Wilcocks
Oxford scout: Judith Pollard

: The Brain Drain

Jimmy Mulville and a panel of comedians continue the eternal search for answers to questions such as "Is there a God?" and "Why am I here?". Producer Dan Patterson
A Hat Trick production for BBCtv • STEREO
0 QUESTIONS: if you would like to pose a question, please send it, with your name, address and telephone number, to
The Brain Drain, Hat Trick Productions, 10 Livonia Street, London W I V 3PH (letters cannot be acknowledged).


Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Producer: Dan Patterson

: Once upon a Time in the West

First in a trio of classic spaghetti westerns, starring Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale.

A cold-blooded killer is hired to ensure the progress of the railroad, but will newly arrived, recently widowed Jill McBain be forced to sell her property which is the community's only source of water?

(Films: pages 59-68)


Director: Sergio Leone
Frank: Henry Fonda
Jill McBain: Claudia Cardinale
Cheyenne: Jason Robards
Harmonica: Charles Bronson
McBain: Frank Wolff
Morton: Gabriele Ferzetti
Sheriff: Keenan Wynn
Sam: Paolo Stoppa
Wobbles: Marco Zuanelli
Barman: Lionel Stander
Knuckles: Jack Elam

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