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: Open University

6.40 Food Production: Green
Machines 4179827 7.05 Maths: Classifying Cubics 3654827 7.30 Technology: Climates of Opinion 7366020 8.20 Biology Form and Function: Enzymes 5668914 8.45 Understanding Narrative:
Dickens's "Hard Times"
9.10 Materials in Action: Phase
Diagrams 3500310 9.35 Science:
Drifting Continents 8939020 10.00 Chris Plantin , Polyglot Printer of Antwerp 7048020 10.25
Computing: Engineeringthe
Software 7476001 10.50 Arts: Scotland in the Enlightenment 7059372 11.15 Social Science: Readingthe Landscape
12.05 Animal Behaviour: a Conflict of Interests 3702643 12.30
Managing Schools: Democracy-Fact or Fiction? 9247198 12.55 Modern Art: The Impressionist Surface 1986933 1.20 Working with Systems: Diagrams
1.45 Science: The All Electric
Home 35636594 2.10 Developing World: Gender Matters
2.35 Technology: Environmental Control in the North Sea


Unknown: Chris Plantin

: Animation Now

Paradise, a National Film Board of Canada film about a crow's attempts to transform itself into a bird of paradise.

: They Died with Their Boots On

Western starring Errol Flynn
Olivia De Havilland
The action-packed story of General George Armstrong
Custer and the supposed events which led him to the battle of the Little Big Horn, one of the most infamous events in American history.
Director Raoul Walsh
SEE FILMS pages 47-64


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: General George Armstrong
Director: Raoul Walsh
George Armstrong Custer: Errol Flynn
Elizabeth Bacon Custer: Olivia de Havilland
Ned Sharp: Arthur Kennedy
California joe: Charley Grapewin
Samuel Bacon: Gene Lockhart
Crazy Horse: Anthony Quinn
Major Romulus Taipe: Stanley Ridges
General Philip Sheridan: John Lltel
William Sharp: Walter Hampden
General Winfield Scott: Sydney Greenstreet

: Late Again

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

: Scrutiny

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


Unknown: Nicholas Jones.
Editor: Geoffrey Sumner

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Sounds of the 70s

Vintage rock, pop and soul from the BBC archives.
Smash It Up. Punk music had earned itself the reputation of being a pernicious influence long before it finally arrived on the BBC in the late 1970s.
Tonight's performances - of punk and the new wave that superseded it - include Tommy Gunn from the Clash, the Buzzcocks with Sixteen Again, X-Ray Spex and Art-i-ficial, Smash It Up by the Damned, the Stranglers with Hangin' Around, the Jam singing Eton Rifles, Siouxsie and the Banshees with Love in a Void, the Undertones and Jimmy, Jimmy, Magazine with Definitive Gaze and Joy
Division's Transmission.
Producer Jeannie Clark
Series producer David Jeffcock


Unknown: Tommy Gunn
Producer: Jeannie Clark
Producer: David Jeffcock

: Fine Cut

Feature-length documentaries by independent film-makers. Our Home and Native Land
In 1992, the people of Canada had to vote "Yes" or "No" to a new constitution. For the first time in their political history, the Aboriginal people became part of the political process. This film - directed by Gil Cardinal , himself a Metis (half Cree, half French Canadian) - follows Ovide Mercredi , a charismatic and eloquent Cree Indian , as he travels across the country cajoling, explaining and sometimes confronting those who refuse to recognise the rights of his people in a reformed Canadian constitution. Series editor Andre Singer An AFP/Great Plains production for BBCtv


Directed By: Gil Cardinal
Unknown: Ovide Mercredi
Unknown: Cree Indian

: The Bore of the Year Awards

The Private Eye annual awards come to television for the first time. From the most unnecessary sex shown on TV (nominees are The Camomile Lawn, A Time to Dance and Linford Christie 's 100m win) and worst prediction of the year (Norman Lamont for "We're staying in the ERM",
Neil Kinnock for "I will be prime minister" or any Peter Snow election prediction?), to the most irritating advert of the year (the Gold Blend couple v J R Hartley), the race is on to pick up a coveted Bofty award. Angus Deayton hosts the ceremony and the star presenters include Ian Hislop , Peter Cook , Michael Palin , Harry Enfield , Richard Ingrams , Griff Rhys Jones, Paul Merton ,
Rory Bremner and John Sessions. Director Janet FraserCrook
Producers Ian Hislop and Harry Thompson
Ian Hislop nominates the year 's biggest yawns


Unknown: Linford Christie
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Sessions.
Director: Janet Frasercrook
Producers: Ian Hislop
Producers: Harry Thompson
Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Moving Pictures

The weekly cinema night presents the network premieres of two documentaries - the first follows Francis Ford Coppola during the making of Apocalypse Now, the second covers a day of promotional interviews given by Marlon Brando. And at 12.15am there's a chance to see Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.
10.15 pm
Hearts of Darkness: a Film-Maker's Apocalypse
In the making of his movie Apocalypse
Now, Francis Ford
Coppola was supported through appalling trials and tribulations by his vision. Beset by typhoons, wars, heart attacks, nervous breakdowns and drugs, he emerged with a masterpiece. This documentary includes interviews with the major protagonists, the observations of Eleanor Coppola and some of her own revealing film footage. Directors Fax Bahr and George Hickenlooper
SEE FILMS pages 47-54


Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Unknown: Francis Ford
Unknown: Eleanor Coppola
Unknown: George Hickenlooper

: Meet Marlon Brando

In 1965 Marlon Brando was flown to New York to promote his new movie, Morituri. For one day he was subjected to an endless stream of interviews. Albert and David Maysles , the celebrated documentarists, filmed the events and reveal the great actor at his most charming, intelligent - and unconventional.


Unknown: David Maysles

: A Streetcar Named Desire

n Starring
Marlon Brando
Vivien Leigh
Tennessee Williams 's story of the disastrous relationship between fading Southern belle Blanche Du Bois and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski had won a Pulitzer
Prize as a Broadway play. Elia Kazan 's film version won five
Oscars including Best Actress for Vivien Leigh 's moving performance as Blanche.
As Stanley Kowalski , the role he had created on Broadway, Marlon Brando became the biggest star in Hollywood and his extraordinary, powerful performance introduced a new style of acting that was to influence a generation - both on and off the screen.
::'•'•'ji'&j'&^i'i'^mW'ii'pages 47-54


Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Tennessee Williams
Unknown: Blanche du Bois
Unknown: Stanley Kowalski
Unknown: Elia Kazan
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Stanley Kowalski
Unknown: Marlon Brando
Stanley: Marlon Brando
Blanche: Vivien Leigh
Stella: Kim Hunter
Mitch: Karl Malden
Steve: Rudy Bond
Pablo: Nick Dennis
Eunice: Peg Hillias
Collector: Wright King

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