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6.40 Managing in Organisations 9714196 7.05 Maths: Curve
Sketching 5286009 7.30 Abortion -Whose Decision?
7.55 Oceans and Climate
8.20 Biology: Regulation and Control 1283202 8.45
Utilitarianism - a Lecture by Bernard Williams 6706028 9.10 Atholdale - a Limestone Valley
1610776 9.35 Elements Organised -the Periodic Table
10.00 Velocity Diagrams
10.25 Computers: Are You Being Served? 5338825 10.50 Life BeforeBirth 5947937 11.15
Banking, Money and Machines
6892860 11.40 Industrialisation in Malaysia 2063689 12.05 Mental Handicap: Findinga Voice
12.30 Managing Schools-
ImprovingTime Management
1835318 12.55 Women's Studies: the Body Social 1203689 1.20
Science: JumpingGenes
1.45 Adult Education -This Sporting Life 25823405 2.10
Poland: Democracy and Change
49343399 2.35 A Bigger Europe for the Smaller Business: Competing through Quality


Unknown: Bernard Williams

: The Hoosegow

Comedy starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in which the duo, after causing havoc in prison, are put to work digging ditches. (B/W)
See Films pages 49-58


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: A Man for All Seasons

Historical drama starring
Charlton Heston
Vanessa Redgrave John Gielgud
Loyalties are strained when Sir Thomas More opposes
Henry VIII 's divorce. More's personal principles are at stake, but so is his life. Charlton Heston also directed this adaptation of the acclaimed play by Robert Bolt .
SEE FILMS pages 49-58


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Sir Thomas More
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Play By: Robert Bolt
Sir Thomas More: Charlton Heston
Lady Alice More: Vanessa Redgrave
Cardinal Wolsey: John Gielgud
Duke of Norfolk: Richard Johnson
The Common Man: Roy Kinnear
Thomas Cromwell: Benjamin Whitrow
Margaret More: Adrienne Thomas
KingHenry VIII: Martin Chamberlain

: Late Again

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

: Scrutiny

A report on the House of Commons select committees, presented by Huw Edwards. Editor Matthew Morris


Presented By: Huw Edwards.
Editor: Matthew Morris

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: TV Hell - Nul Points A Brief History of the Eurovision Song Contest

Love it or hate it, the Eurovision Song Contest has not only redefined Europe, it has redefined music. Conceived in 1956 as a great televised musical event which would bring peace and harmony to Europe, it has since launched meteoric careers and made hits of songs such as Waterloo,
Volare and Boom Bang a Bang. It has also bred an annual hotbed of political intrigue, racial rivalry, allegations of bribery and plain old sour grapes. In this programme, first shown as part of BBC2's evening of TV Hell last summer, Abba, Sandie Shaw , Cliff Richard and many others sing while Katie Boyle , Bucks Fizz, John Peel, Michael Ball and Johnny Logan try to explain that special Eurovision "ring-a-ding-ding". Producer Helen Gallacher
(This year's contest begins 8.00pm BBC1)


Unknown: Sandie Shaw
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Michael Ball
Unknown: Johnny Logan
Producer: Helen Gallacher

: Fight Again

LThe Labour Party has failed to win four general elections. Former deputy leader Roy Hattersley believes that unless Labour understands why it lost in 1992, it may never win again. In this series of three programmes he gives a witty, personal and critical account of events from his time in the Wilson and Callaghan governments, through the period of "civil war" and near-destruction of Labour, to the fight back under Neil Kinnock.
The Long Retreat. In the opening programme, Hattersley traces the development of his beliefs from boyhood in Sheffield, entering parliament after Gaitskell's call to "fight again", and becoming a cabinet minister under Callaghan. Director David WRolfe


Leader: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Neil Kinnock.
Director: David Wrolfe

: Have I Got News for You

Amanda Platell of the Mirror group and comedy actress
Meera Syal of The Real McCoy are this week's guests.


Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Real McCoy

: The Second Heimat: a New Generation

Continuing Edgar Reitz 's epic 13-part film cycle.
5: Playing with Freedom: Helga, 1962. Helga and Hermann flee from street riots.
Helga returns to her parents' home and Hermann is caught on an erotic merry-go-round. In German with English subtitles. Stereo Colour and B/W
SEE FILMS pages 49-58


Unknown: Edgar Reitz
Helga: Noemi Steuer
Hermann: Henry Arnold
Marianne: Irene Kugler
Dorli: Veronika Ferres
Grandmother: Tanaschanzara
MrAufsehrey: Hannes Demming
MrsAufschrey: Renate Schmidt

: The Duellists

I Ridley Scott 's first I feature, starring Keith Carradine
Harvey Keitel
Strasbourg, 1800: two hussars become engaged in a series of duels of honour. Their quarrel will continue for years as the war rages around them. Subtitled
SEE FILMS pages 49-58


Unknown: Ridley Scott
Unknown: Keith Carradine
Unknown: Harvey Keitel
Armand d'Hubert: Keith Carradine
Gabriel Feraud: Harvey Keitel
Fouche: Albert Finney
Colonel: Edward Fox
Adele: Cristina Raines
General Treillard: Robert Stephens
Dr Jacquin: Tom Conti

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