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: Open University

6.40 Instruments - Made to
Measure 4574077 7.05 Maths:
Symbols and Equations
7.30 The Creation of Childhood
4748597 7.55 Disappearing
Childhood 9386313 8.20 Biology: Body Plans 5429226 8.45 The
Necessity for History 1525597 9.10 Making Readers for Life
9.35 Measuringthe Earth and the Moon 3885665 10.00 Ottoman
Supremacy: the Suleimaniye,
Istanbul 6810077 10.25 Why Me? Why Now? Attitudes to Health and Disease 3922139 10.50 Social
Science: Immigration, Prejudice and Ethnicity 3802232 11.40
Reindeer in the Arctic: a Study in Adaptation 4786955 12.05pm
Learning through Life - For Wider Vision, Fuller Life 6266058 12.30 Materials in Action: Given Enough Rope 3478110 12.55 Art: Feminist Strategies 5772145 1.20 Technology: The Best Laid
Plan/Bridging the Gap
2.10 Valued Environments,
Environmental Values

: Roman Holiday

Shown as a tribute to
Audrey Hepbum , who died last month, this delightful romantic comedy features the actress in an Oscar-winning performance. Also starring Gregory Peck A journalist with an American news bureau finds a pretty girl apparently in a drunken stupor by the Trevi fountain and takes her home with him to sleep it off. The next morning he is amazed to discover that his guest is a princess on a state visit to Rome.
Director William Wyler


Unknown: Audrey Hepbum
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: William Wyler
Unknown: Barry Norman
Princess Ann: Audrey Hepburn
Joe Bradley: Gregory Peck
Irving Radovich: Eddie Albert
Countess: Margaret Rawlings
Ambassador: Harcourt Williams
Baird Hennessy: Hartley Power
General: Tuluo Carminati

: Snooker

The Masters from Wembley Conference Centre. For these semi-finals the matches are extended to the best of 11 frames. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: Late Again

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

: Scrutiny

A report on the work of the House of Commons select committees. Presented by Nicholas Jones.


Presenter: Nicholas Jones
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: A Night of Love

An evening of documentaries, features, drama and some classic films combine in a mix of passion, romance and sex for the eve of St Valentine's Day. It includes some of the greatest love songs of all time, a collection of television's favourite love scenes, a guide to writing romantic novels and some true stories of heartbreak and unrequited love.
And throughout the evening are Love Bites in which people from across Britain were given two minutes alone with a video camera to record their thoughts on the big subject. Producer Jenny Abbott
Executive producer Sam Organ

7.05pm The Life and Times of the Valentine Card
Poet John Hegley plays the saint himself in this history of the Valentine card, narrated by Angus Deayton. Discover who sent the most tasteless card ever and find out about the darker side of the tradition.
Producer Kate Broome
Followed by Love Bites

7.30pm Sounds of Love
Barry White, the king of love, delivers a special message to lovers everywhere from his luxurious Los Angeles home, and introduces a collection of great love singers and songs from the archive, including Elvis Presley , Nat King Cole and Sinead O'Connor.
Producer Hugh Thomson
Followed by Love Bites
At home with Barry White in his LA "lurve" nest
See feature page 24

8.15pm Paradise Road
What is the appeal of a Mills and Boon novel that has made it the most famous name in romantic fiction? Susie Blake presents dramatised examples of good and bad dialogue and the best way to write a sex scene. Her guide includes tips from the top authors on everything from the best euphemisms for orgasm to the use of adverbs.
Producer Philippa Lowthorpe

Followed by Love Bites
The queen of Mills and Boon in her island hideaway
See feature page 28

9.00pm Tie Me Up and Bind Me,
Robin Stood up on Valentine's night, stand-up comic Jo Brand stays at home to revisit all those great love moments from the television archive. She looks back at the chat-ups, the marriages, the mornings after and the rows, with some of television's great heart-throbs, including Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Frank Finlay and William Roach.
Producer Leanne Klein

9.30pm Straight through the Heart
Four people who have experienced the heartbreak of unrequited love tell their stories. Whether a wartime engagement or a dizzy fling with a Catholic priest, the pain is real and lasting. With torch songs performed by Sam Brown, Ruby Turner and Ian Shaw. Producer Jenny Abbott

Followed by Love Bites

10.10pm Truly Madly Deeply
Another chance to see Anthony Minghella 's highly acclaimed first film as a director, starring Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman
This Screen Two film won three Evening Standard British Film Awards and Bafta Best Film Screenplay award.
Living in a terrible north London flat, with bad plumbing and a plague of rats, Nina is unable to cope with the death of her lover, Jamie. One day she misses him so much, he comes back.
See Barry Norman page 42

Followed by Love Bites

12.00-1.45am Baby It's You
A bittersweet tale of first love set in the late 1960s, with an evocative soundtrack by Frank Sinatra , Bruce Springsteen and the Shirelles, starring Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano
Trenton, New Jersey: when middle-class high-school girl Jill Rosen meets "Sheikh" Capadilupo, a working-class street kid with ambitions to become the next
Sinatra, he seems an unlikely choice for a boyfriend. Yet they begin dating and, as they progress into adulthood, their relationship becomes ever more complicated.
Director John Sayles
See Films pages 43-50

Followed by Love Bites


Producer: Jenny Abbott
Producer: Sam Organ
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Angus Deayton.
Producer: Kate Broome
Unknown: Barry White
Producer: Hugh Thomson
Unknown: Barry White
Unknown: Susie Blake
Producer: Philippa Lowthorpe
Unknown: Robin Stood
Unknown: Jo Brand
Producer: Leanne Klein
Unknown: Sam Brown
Unknown: Ruby Turner
Unknown: Ian Shaw.
Producer: Jenny Abbott
Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Alan Rickman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Director: John Sayles
Nina: Juliet Stevenson
Jamie: Alan Rickman
Sandy: Billpaterson
Mark: Michael Maloney
Claire: Deborah Findlay
Titus: Christopher Rozycki
George: David Ryall
Burge: Jenny Howe
Maura: Stella Maris
Harry: Ian Hawkes
Frenchman: Vania Vilers
Roberto: Arturo Venegas
Symonds: Richard Syms
Isaac: Mark Long
Freddie: Teddy Kempner
Pierre: Graeme Du-Fresne
Bruno: Frank Baker
Anthony: Tony Bluto
Jill Rosen: Rosanna Arquette
Sheikh Capadilupo: Vincent Spano
Mrs Rosen: Joanna Merlin
Dr Rosen: Jack Davison
Mr Capadilupo: Nick Ferrari
Mrs Capadilupo: Dolores Messina
Miss Vernon: Leora Dana
Mr Ripeppi: William Joseph Raymond
Mr McManus: Sam McMurray
Jody: Liane Curtis
Beth: Claudia Sherman
Debra: Marta Kober

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