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: Open University

8.00 Science Preparatory Maths: Algebra 4599083 8.15 So You Want to Be a Better Manager?
8582016 8.40 Continuing Education: Me -a Student?

: The Man in the Iron Mask

Classic swashbuckling adventure starring
Louis Hayward , Joan Bennett D'Artagnan and the Three
Musketeers are called upon to free Philippe from the Iron Mask and France from the tyrannical rule of Philippe's twin brother Louis XIV.
Director James Whale 0 SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Louis Hayward
Unknown: Joan Bennett
Director: James Whale
Louis XIV/Philippe: Louis Hayward
Maria: Joan Bennett
D'Artagnan: Warren William
Fouquet: Joseph Schildkraut
Porthos: Alan Hale
Aramis: Miles Mander
Athos: Bert Roach

: Made by Man

The craft of the cartwright.

: The Strange Affair

Second of five inquiries into the truth behind famous mysteries. The Glastonbury Legends
Strange tales gather around the mound of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. With Robert Symes.


Unknown: Robert Symes.

: ShaktheRedFox

Documentary about the eldest of a family of foxes born on the Somerset Levels. Rpt

: The Heart of the Matter

Shown in connection with Arena's Graham
Greene Trilogy (which continues tonight at 8.05pm). Starring Trevor Howard
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1942: deputy commissioner of police Harry Scobie is nearing the end of 15 years' exemplary service. But his guilt over an affair while his wife is away leads him into the clutches of a blackmailer.
Director George More O'Ferrall
0 SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Harry Scobie
Director: George More O'Ferrall
Scobie: Trevor Howard
Louise: Elizabeth Allan
He/en: Maria Schell
Wilson: Denholm Elliott
FrRank: Peter Finch
Yusef: Gerard Oury
Portuguese captain: George Coulouris
Commissionerofpolice: Michael Hordern

: Network East

The arts and entertainment magazine from the Asian world.

: Tanhaiyan

A 13-part Asian drama.
10: Zara's goal is in sight. In Urdu with English subtitles. (Postponed from 2 January. Rptd tomorrow at 11.50pm on BBC1)

: Les Girls

Lavish Cole Porter musical starring
Gene Kelly , Mitzi Gaynor Kay Kendall
Ex-showgirl Lady Sybil Wren publishes her memoirs and is immediately sued for libel by a former colleague.
Director George Cukor • SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: Lady Sybil Wren
Director: George Cukor
Barry Nicho/s: Gene Kelly
Joy Henderson: Mitzi Gaynor
Lady Sybil Wren: Kay Kendall
AngeleDucros: Taina Elg
PierreDucros: Jacques Bergerac
Sir Gerald Wren: Leslie Phillips
Judge: Henry Daniell
Sir Percy: Patrick MacNee

: World Darts

Embassy World Professional Darts from Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green, Surrey. Live coverage of the final, played over the best of 11 sets. With commentary by Tony Green and Sid Waddell.
Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Commentary By: Tony Green
Commentary By: Sid Waddell.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: World of Dogs

A look ahead to Crufts, the dog world's top event, which starts next week. Jessica Holm and Mike Stockman visit the Ladies
Kennel Association Show in Birmingham, hold a dog-training session with the Essex Dog Display Team and highlight the action from last year's National Gundog Show. Producer Joy Corbett
(Live coverage of Crufts: next Saturday)


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Mike Stockman
Producer: Joy Corbett

: Arena

The Graham Greene Trilogy
Continuing the exploration of the life and work of the enigmatic writer who influenced millions of readers over 60 years. With extracts read by Sir Alec Guinness.
The Dangerous Edge (1940-60) Disloyalty, secrecy and spying fascinated Greene both in his work and in his private life. Tonight's film charts the hidden years of his life when his marriage broke down and he became involved in a series of intense and turbulent affairs. It begins in 1940 when Kim Philby recruited him as a spy. There is some rare archive footage of Greene in the Belgian Congo, an interview with Kim Philby , and contributions from his widow Vivien,
Jocelyn Rickards , Auberon Waugh and John Ie Carre. Narrated by Robert Powell. Part 3 is tomorrow at 9.30pm. Director Donald Sturrock
Series editors Nigel Finch , Anthony Wall


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Sir Alec Guinness.
Unknown: Kim Philby
Unknown: Kim Philby
Unknown: Jocelyn Rickards
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: John Ie Carre.
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Director: Donald Sturrock
Editors: Nigel Finch

: Moving Pictures

In the first of its new series, BBC2's weekly cinema night presents a celebration of CinemaScope.
Directors Michael Mann, Philip Noyce (Patriot Games), and Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) extol the wonders of widescreen cinema on its 40th anniversary. There's a look at how Quentin Tarantino, a 29-year-old video store manager, became Hollywood's hottest new talent with his debut feature Reservoir Dogs. And novelist J.G. Ballard on why David Lynch's controversial Blue Velvet - receiving its first network showing tonight at 11.55pm, uncut and in widescreen, as it was shot - was "the best film of the 1980s".
Presented by Howard Schuman
A Barraclough Carey production for BBCtv
See Derek Winnert page 25


Presenter: Howard Schuman
Interviewee: Michael Mann
Interviewee: Philip Noyce
Interviewee: Paul Verhoeven
Interviewee: J.G. Ballard
Series Producer: Saskia Baron
Series Editor: Paul Kerr

: TheVampyra Soap Opera

An omnibus edition of the action-packed update of a 19th-century romantic opera by the German composer
Heinrich Marschner , with a new text by Charles Hart.
1992: an evil and erotic vampire is unleashed on London. With
Omar Ebrahim , Fiona O'Neill , Philip Salmon and Richard Van Allan. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Musical director David Parry Director Nigel Finch
Producer Janet Street-Porter


Unknown: Heinrich Marschner
Unknown: Charles Hart.
Unknown: Omar Ebrahim
Unknown: Fiona O'Neill
Unknown: Philip Salmon
Unknown: Richard van Allan.
Director: David Parry
Director: Nigel Finch
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Blue Velvet

Film Premiere. A Moving Pictures presentation of David Lynch's provocative and disturbing view of small-town America, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper
Lumberton, USA, is a pretty and peaceful place. But not far below the idyllic surface lies a dark and violent world.
SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Director: David Lynch
Jeffrey Beaumont: Kyle MacLachlan
Dorothy Vallens: Isabella Rossellini
Frank Booth: Dennis Hopper
Sandy Williams: Laura Dern
Mrs Williams: Hope Lange
Ben: Dean Stockwell
Detective Williams: George Dickerson

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