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: Open University

8.00 Science Preparatory Maths:
Angles 8.15 Continuing Education: At the Edge of Glashow's Desert

: I Remember Mama

Starring Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes.
A novelist looks back on her childhood and her Norwegian-American family life in San Francisco, dominated by wise, practical and indomitable Mama Hanson. Barbara Bel Geddes is best known now for her role as Miss Ellie in Dallas.
Films: pages 55-62


Director: George Stevens
Mama: Irene Dunne
Katrin: Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris: Oscar Homolka
Papa: Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde: Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson: Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson: Rudy Vallee
Jessie Brown: Barbara O'Neill
Florence Dana Moorhead: Florence Bates
Christine: Peggy McIntyre
Dagmar: June Hedin

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Favourite recipes from ten years of Food and Drink.
Today: Christmas alternatives. A Bazal production for BBCtv

: Bird's Eye View

An aerial journey to some of Britain's 400 islands, from
Bishop Rock to Muckle Flugga. With William Carrocher.


Unknown: Muckle Flugga.
Unknown: William Carrocher.

: Sun Valley Serenade

Starring Sonja Henie John Payne
A publicity stunt backfires when pianist Ted Scott agrees to sponsor a Norwegian refugee and the "little girl" turns out to be a beautiful fully-grown ice skater.
Glenn Miller and his band are among the stars of this lighthearted musical featuring such classics as In the Mood.
Chattanooga Choo Choo and It Happened in Sun Valley.
Director H Bruce Humberstone
● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Sonja Henie
Unknown: John Payne
Pianist: Ted Scott
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Karen Benson: Sonja Henie
Ted Scott: John Payne
Phil Corey: Glenn Miller
Nifty Allen: Milton Berle
Vivian Dawn: Lynn Bari
Miss Carstairs: Joan Davis

: Animation Now

Time Out. A cat obsessed with timekeeping whizzes around a world of distorted dimensions.

: Network East

Including a profile of writer
Amitav Ghosh and an interview with top film music composing team Nadeem Shravan.


Unknown: Amitav Ghosh
Unknown: Nadeem Shravan.

: Tanhaiyan

A 13-part Asian drama.
8: Zara is putting all her energy into her new business and also putting a few noses out of joint. In Urdu with English subtitles. Written by Hasina Moeen


Written By: Hasina Moeen

: The Quiet Man

Continuing the John Ford season with this amiable and engaging comedy, starring John Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Sean Thornton returns to his native Galway to settle down in peace and quiet after making good in America as a boxer. However, he finds he has to fight with his neighbours, his sweetheart and his conscience.
(The Searchers is tomorrow at 3.00pm) 0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Wayne Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Sean Thornton
Sean Thornton: John Wayne
Mary Kate Danaher: Maureen O'Hara
Michaeleen Flynn: Barry Fitzgerald
Red Will Danaher: Victor McLaglen
Fr Lonergan: Ward Bond
Mrs Tillane: Mildred Natwick
Tobin: Francis Ford

: The Summit Gala Concert

Highlights of a concert given earlier this week at the Usher
Hall, Edinburgh, as a prelude to the European summit. Children from all over Europe take part in tonight's main work, a new dance piece set tojames MacMillan's Tryst. The programme opens with part of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. The Scottish
Chamber Orchestra (leader
James Clark ), the SCO Chorus, and members of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, are conducted by Hans Vonk.
Introduced by Kirsty Wark. * STEREO


Leader: James Clark
Conducted By: Hans Vonk.
Introduced By: Kirsty Wark.

: Scrutiny

A report on the work of the House of Commons select committees by Nicholas Jones. Editor Geoffrey Sumner


Unknown: Nicholas Jones.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Pole to Pole

Last in the series.
Bitter End. After five months and 13,000 miles,
Michael Palin will have to abandon all self-imposed restraints if he is to reach his goal.


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Music on Two: A Temporary Arrangement with the Sea

A series of documentaries about 20th-century music.

Amsterdam is still one of the most open and tolerant cities in Europe, a home to original creators from all over the world. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen is one of the most exciting artists to come out of the city since the war, and has collaborated with performance artist Robert Wilson and film-maker Peter Greenaway. In this film his former student, the controversial composer Steve Martland paints a portrait of a uniquely inventive and often anarchic figure.
A Third Eye production for BBC TV
Followed by Advent Calendar (Txt)


Contributor: Louis Andriessen
Contributor: Robert Wilson
Director: Steve Martland
Director: Peter West
Editor: Daoud Sarhandi

: Have I Got News for You

Guests are Peter Cook and Douglas Adams. ● STEREO


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: Performance: Six Characters in Search of an Author

Luigi Pirandello 's classic play continues the season of studio dramas. Originally set in a theatre, this new version by Michael Hastings takes place in a film studio in 1950 and is recorded in black and white.
Among a distinguished cast, it stars Brian Cox
John Hurt
The great iron door of the studio swings open. In the light stands a family. The father walks up to the director and says, "Excuse me, we are looking for an author." The family carry with them a great personal tragedy of shame and despair, and have come to the studio to find somebody who can describe their experiences and explain what they've done to each other.
Producer Simon Curtis Director Bill Bryden


Unknown: Luigi Pirandello
Unknown: Michael Hastings
Unknown: Brian Cox
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Bill Bryden
Producer: Brian Cox
Father: John Hurt
Mother: Susan Fleetwood
Stepdaughter: Tara Fitzgerald
Son: Steven MacKintosh
Madame Pace: Patricia Hayes
Boy: Nicholas Gatt
Girl: Tamara King
Leadingactor: Keith Baxter
Leading actress: Georgina Hale
Second actress: Rachel Robertson
Youngactor: Alex Hanson
Third actor: Robert Oates
Fourth actor: Peter Wingfield
Floor Manager: Brian Glover
Lighting man/cameraman: Trevor Ray

: La Ronde

The Classic French
Cinema season continues with Max Ophiils 's adaptation of Schnitzler's classic merry-go-round of love starring Anton Walbrook Simone Signoret
A series of amorous liaisons is set in train by the charming and cynical storyteller. In French with English subtitles.
● FILMS: pages 55-62


Unknown: Max Ophiils
Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Simone Signoret
Storyteller: Anton Walbrook
Streetwalker: Simone Signoret
Soldier: Serge Reggiani
Maid: Simone Simon
Young man: Daniel Gelin
Wife: Danielle Darrieux
Husband: Fernand Gravey
Girl: Odette Joyeux
Playwright: Jean-Louis 8arrault

: Saturday Night Live

Actor Michael Keaton hosts the last in the series, this week featuring music from Morrissey. • STEREO


Unknown: Michael Keaton

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