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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Multiplying Matrices 4146599 7.05 Organic Chemistry: Environmental Solutions
7.30 Education: A Place for Play 7713112 7.55 Chris Plantin ,
Polyglot Printer of Antwerp
8.20 Educational Issues: Making Readers for Life 5635686 8.45
Open Advice: There's a Degree in Me Somewhere


Unknown: Chris Plantin

: Christopher Crocodile

With Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone in on [number removed]for a chance to play Maggot Moments.
Animation. Rpt


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

A 13-part animation.
11: The animals cross into fields of delicious looking cabbages.

: Time Busters

Fantasy adventure game with Michael Troughton and Tracy-Jane White.


Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Tracy-Jane White.

: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles


: Century Falls

A six-part drama series.
5: Julia finally gains control of Ben's mind.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

The best from last week.

: The OZone

Fast-moving music magazine.

: Thunderbirds

Attack of the Alligators. An experiment to help feed the world goes horribly wrong.

: Colt .45

Western starring I Randolph Scott
Gun salesman Steve Farrell is demonstrating the new rapid-fire Colt .45s when they are stolen by outlaw Jason Brett. Farrell sets out in pursuit.
Director Edwin LMarin
SEE FILMS pages 47-54


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Steve Farrell
Unknown: Jason Brett.
Director: Edwin Lmarin
Sieve Farrell: Randolph Scott
Beth Donovan: Ruth Roman
Jason Brett: Zachary Scott
Paul Donovan: Lloyd Bridges
Sheriff Harris: Alan Hale

: Around Westminster

The south east region's political review with Laurie Mayer. Plus reports from Tim Friend and Philippa Thomas.


Unknown: Laurie Mayer.
Unknown: Tim Friend
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.

: Owen Wingrave

The original 1971 performance of Benjamin Britten's television opera, commissioned by the BBC and shown to coincide with the Festival of Britten being held in London. With a libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on a short story by Henry James, it is the tale of Owen, pacifist outcast of a militaristic family, and his struggle with the "curse of the Wingraves".
The English Chamber Orchestra is conducted by the composer.
(A live performance of Britten's "War Requiem" can be seen tonight at 7.30pm)


Composer: Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
From a story by: Henry James
Musicians: The English Chamber Orchestra
Director: Brian Large
Owen Wingrave: Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
Sir Philip: Peter Pears (tenor)
Kate Julian: Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)
Mr Coyle: John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)
Mrs Coyle: Heather Harper (soprano)
Mrs Julian: Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Miss Wingrave: Sylvia Fisher (soprano)
Lechmere: Nigel Douglas (tenor)

: Ski Sunday

Featuring the men's downhill from Lillehammer in Norway. A chance for the world's best downhillers to race the mountain that will find next year's
Olympic champion. Introduced by David Vine.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Rugby Special

Featuring Ireland v England Frances Wales
Highlights from yesterday's deciding matches in the Five Nations Championship.
Commentary by Bill McLaren and Nigel Starmer-Smith . Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

The Ghosts of Ruby.This natural history story of the old wild west is set in Ruby,
Arizona, once a noisy goldmining town. In the early days, black widow spiders lurked in the toilets, but as the town grew the community of creatures such as cacomistles, killdeers, and killer-mice were largely evicted. Today, although the minerals have gone and Ruby is a ghost town, the wildlife has returned to re-enact conflicts of the past.
Narrated by Julian Pettifer. Producer Robin Brown
Series editor John Sparks


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Robin Brown
Editor: John Sparks

: The Money Programme

As the Clinton administration reviews America's healthcare system, Simon Gompertz reports from Washington on moves to curtail profits of drug companies that could affect some of Britain's largest household names.
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Editor Jane Ellison


Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Editor: Jane Ellison

: War Requiem

Live from the Royal Albert
Hall, London, this performance of Benjamin Britten 's epic choral work forms the climax of the LSO's Festival of Britten held over recent weeks in London. The Requiem, which sets the Latin Mass for the Dead alongside the First World War poetry of Wilfred Owen , is conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich , a close friend and collaborator of the composer.
Soloists are the Bolshoi's star soprano, Makvala Kasrashvili , and British singers
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) and Bryn Terfel (baritone). The London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces with the Choristers of St Paul's
Cathedral. Introduced by Michael Berkeley. Director Peter Maniura


Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Conducted By: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soprano: Makvala Kasrashvili
Singers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley.
Director: Peter Maniura

: The Beginner's Guide to the State We're In

During a time of profound change in national mood, novelist Robert Wilson hires a car and goes on the road with producer Mike MacCormack to some of the less well-off, less well-known parts of the United Kingdom. They follow no particular route and stop at random to talk to their fellow citizens in pubs, cafes, in their homes and on the streets. His approach is unplanned and spontaneous, and he takes the time to listen to his fellow citizens. The resulting film refreshingly captures the undiluted experience and changing mood of people all round the country and offers the rest of the nation an opportunity to see a part of itself it rarely sees.


Unknown: Robert Wilson
Producer: Mike MacCormacK

: Screen Two: The Last Romantics

Another showing for this BBC film from director Jack Gold , written by Nigel Williams , starring Ian Holm Sara Kestelman Leo McKern
1960s: a Cambridge don is coming to the end of his turbulent career. His last student arrives, bringing with him a disturbing threat. Dark secrets emerge that shake the foundations of both their lives.
This powerful story of love and betrayal is based on real-life characters.
Producer David M Thompson


Director: Jack Gold
Written By: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Leo McKern
Producer: David M Thompson
F R Leavis: Ian Holm
Queenie Leavis: Sara Kestelman
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch: Leo McKern
Tulloch: Alan Cumming
Costain: Rufus Sewell
Young Leavis: John Lloyd Fillingham
Young Queenie: Helga Brindle
MissGreve: Miranda Forbes

: The Dave Thomas Comedy Show

American comic Dave Thomas introduces his own creation, Johnny J Folsom , in the last programme of the series.


Introduces: Dave Thomas
Unknown: Johnny J Folsom

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