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: Open University

6.40 Managing in Organisations 4333023 7.05 Maths: Tutor-
Marked Assignments
7.30 Physics: A Macroscopic
Viewpoint 7917936 7.55 Asian
Families, Western Culture
8.20 Biology: Organelles and Origins 5822110 8.45 Poetry: Language and History
9.10 A Tropical Rainforest
9.35 Magnetic Earth
10.00 Engineering: Linkage
Mechanisms 7382416 10.25 The Rise of Scientific Europe -
Copernicus and his World
10.50 Psychology: Two Research Styles 7220868 11.15 The
Telephone - Birth of a Technology 5772481 11.40 Developing World: The Poverty Complex
12.05 Goingto School in Japan
3973139 12.30 Managing Schools: Democracy - Fact or Fiction?
9401394 12.55 Women's Studies: Countingthe Threads
1.20 Information Technology:
From DPto IT/A Link in the Chain 8787969 2.10 Environment: Rainforest Futures

: Singin' in the Rain

Classic musical starring Gene Kelly
Debbie Reynolds
A satirical and affectionate story of Hollywood in the 20s, when the movie capital wrestled with the problem of turning silents into talkies.
Includes such memorable songs as You Are My Lucky Star.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
SEE FILMS pages 47-52


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Directors: Gene Kelly
Directors: Stanley Donen
Don Lockwood: Gene Kelly
Kathy Seldon: Debbie Reynolds
Cosmo Brown: Donald O'Connor
Lina Lamont: Jean Hagen
RFSimpSOn: Millard Mitchell
Zelda Zanders: Rita Moreno

: Figure Skating

World Championships from Prague - the free dance. Russians Maia Usova and Alexander Zhulin will be looking for gold, having been both bronze and silver medallists twice in the last four championships. Commentary Alan Weeks and Barry Davies. Producer Barbara Slater
Executive producer Jim Reside


Unknown: Maia Usova
Unknown: Alexander Zhulin
Unknown: Barry Davies.
Producer: Barbara Slater
Producer: Jim Reside

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.
Presented by Tracey Macleod.


Presented By: Tracey MacLeod.

: Scrutiny

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


Presented By: Nicholas Jones.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Sounds of the 70s

Vintage rock, pop and soul from the BBC archives.
Comin 'Home to You. The giants of laid-back, mainstream rock - cult bands and million-selling transatlantic troubadours who could fill a stadium - played sets for the BBC in the 70s, mainly on The Old Grey Whistle Test, introduced by "Whispering" Bob Harris. Tonight's performances include the Eagles singing Take It Easy (from 1973), Hall and Oates with She's Gone (1976), Little Feat and Fat Man in the Bathtub (1975), Lynyrd
Skynyrd with Sweet Home Alabama (1975),
Peter Frampton and Show Me the Way (1976), and two British names who continue to play to large audiences: Eric Clapton singing I Shot the Sheriff from 1977, and Dire Straits with their 1978 hit Sultans of Swing. Producer Harriet Bakewell
Series producer David Jeffcock


Unknown: Bob Harris.
Unknown: Sweet Home Alabama
Unknown: Peter Frampton
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Producer: Harriet Bakewell
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Fine Cut

Feature-length documentaries by independent film-makers. Incident at Oglala. Michael Apted's film is a chilling account of the events of the morning of 26 June 1975 in Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. What happened then led to one of the biggest manhunts in FBI history. On that date two FBI special agents, Jack Coler and Ron Williams , supposedly following a red pick-up truck, drove onto the reservation. A shoot-out occurred in which both the agents and a native American were killed.
Of the four men eventually indicted, one was released because the evidence was
"weak" and two others were acquitted. The fourth man, Leonard Peltier , was later extradited from Canada and convicted on two counts of murder in the first degree - even though the testimony which led to his extradition was perjured and evidence against him was contradictory. Robert Redford not only narrates Incident at Oglala but also played a vital role in getting the documentary made. Active in Native American affairs since the early 60s, Redford visited Peltier in prison in and although he still couldn't decide whether he was innocent or guilty, he was convinced the man had not had a fair trial.
Series editor Andre Singer


Unknown: Jack Coler
Unknown: Ron Williams
Unknown: Leonard Peltier
Unknown: Robert Redford

: Moving Pictures

The last programme of the weekly cinema night includes a profile ofBeeban Kidron, who made her name directing
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit for the BBC, before going on to Hollywood where she made
Used People, starring
Shirley MacLaine. Now Kidron is back in Britain completing Great Moments in Aviation.
Also, one of Europe's greatest film-makers, Victor Erice , on the 20-year gap between his
The Spirit of the Beehive (being shown at 10.05pm) and his new film The Quince Tree Sun.
And John Woo , king of action directors, talks about moving from Hong Kong to Hollywood. Presented by Howard Schuman. Series producer Saskia Baron Series editor Paul Kerr
A Barraclough Carey production forBBCtv


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine.
Unknown: Victor Erice
Unknown: John Woo
Presented By: Howard Schuman.
Editor: Paul Kerr
Unknown: Barraclough Carey

: The Spirit of the Beehive

Moving Pictures presents a haunting and atmospheric story, directed by Victor Erice and starring Ana Torrent
Isabel Telleria Spain 1940: a travelling cinema show brings James Whale's Frankenstein to a remote
Castilian village. Two little girls are fascinated by the film and Ana, the younger, decides that she, too, will create a monster, but by force of will.
SEE FILMS pages 47-52


Directed By: Victor Erice
Unknown: Isabel Telleria
Ana: Ana Torrent
Isabel: Isabel Telleria
Father: Fernandofernan Gomez
Mother: Teresa Gimpera
Frankenstein's monster: Jose Villasante
Milagros: Laly Soldevilla
Fugitve: Juan Margallo
Doctor: Miguel Picazo

: The Moderns

Tonight's second
Moving Pictures film is an evocation of the artistic life of 1920s Paris, directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Keith Carradine Linda Fiorentino
Against the passionate and sophisticated background of Left Bank Bohemia, struggling American artist Nick Hart flirts with his ex-wife, under the nose of her husband, and becomes involved in a forgery racket. The music was composed by Mark Isham , who featured in Moving Pictures last month.
(Postponed from 6 February)
SEE FILMS pages 47-82


Directed By: Alan Rudolph
Unknown: Keith Carradine
Unknown: Linda Fiorentino
Artist: Nick Hart
Composed By: Mark Isham
Nick Hart: Keith Carradine
RachelStone: Linda Fiorentino
Libby Valentin: Genevieve Bujold
Nathaliede Ville: Geraldine Chaplin
Oiseau: Wallace Shawn
Bertram Stone: John Lone
Hemingway: Kevin J O'Connor
GertrudeStein: Elsa Raven
Alice B Toklas: Ali Giron
Charley: Charlelie Couture
Black chanteuse: Ranee Lee

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