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: Open University

7.05 Maths: Catastrophe Theory 5788417 7.30 The Sale of Awacs to Saudi Arabia 9222504 7.55 Images: the Third Dimension
5019981 8.20 Biology: the Breath ofLife 1785610 8.45Arts
Foundation Course: Victorian Ways of Death 6208436 9.10 Ecology: Ancient Woodland 1112184 9.35 Energy and Rockets
10.00 Scenesfrom "Dr Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe (part 2)
4729271 10.25 Computing: On the Right Track 5830233 10.50
Women's Studies: the Body Social 8692405 11. 15 Information
Technology: What's in Store?
5042928 11.40 TheDeveloping World: Out of Development?
256509712.05 Exams: a Curious
Kind of Ritual 8173720 12.30 Race and Education: Empires of the Mind 1337726 12.55 Modern Art: Mondrian 1705097 1.20
Technology: a Matter of Resource 5521894 2. 10 A Level Playing
Field? 49845707 2.35 Psychology: Personnel Selection


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: The Music Box

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy make a song and dance out of trying to deliver a piano, in this Academy Award-winning short.
See Films pages 52-57


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

: A Queen Is Crowned

On 2 June 1953 at
Westminster Abbey,
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in a ceremony dating back centuries. This film record of the historic event, narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier , captures the pomp and splendour of the occasion. Producer Castleton Knight
SEE FILMS pages 52-57


Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier

: The Chelsea Flower Show

The second in a two-part programme about the horticultural event of the year, which finished yesterday.
Alan Titchmarsh and Anne Gregg look back at exhibits from the show before the final bell turned what had been an elegant amble into a mad scramble. A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Anne Gregg

: Late Again

The Late Show highlights.

: Scrutiny

A report on the parliamentary select committees. Editor Matthew Morris


Editor: Matthew Morris

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Singers and Swingers

Music shows from the archives.
Lulu's Back in Town
The Scottish songstress of the 60s skips back into the limelight. Her guests are the Everly Brothers and Les Dawson. ProducerJohnAmmonds

: Fight Again

Concluding part of Roy Hattersley 's account of the Labour Party's fortunes.
The Long Retreat. Can Labour ever win again?
Director David WRolfe


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Director: David Wrolfe

: Seven Faces of Everest

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's highest mountain, this documentary looks at the history of attempts to climb Everest, using interviews, analysis and archive footage to paint seven short, vivid portraits of its place in our national culture. In 1953 the conquest of Everest seemed a potent symbol for all that was great about Britain. Since then, it has seen heroism, tragedy, nationalistic competition and ecological nightmare. Producer Jenny Abbott
Executive producers John-Paul Davidson and Mark Harrison


Producer: Jenny Abbott
Producers: John-Paul Davidson
Producers: Mark Harrison

: Have I Got News for You

Journalists Alan Coren and John Simpson are this week's guests.


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Simpson

: The Second Heimat: a New Generation

Edgar Reitz 's epic 13-part film. 7: Christmas Wolves, Clarissa 1963. Schniisschen moves into
Hermann's life; Stefan tries to seduce Helga. Meanwhile, Clarissa faces a Christmas surrounded by happy families. In German with English subtitles.
SEE FILMS pages 52-57


Unknown: Edgar Reitz
Clarissa: Salome Kammer
Hermann: Henry Arnold
Schnüsschen: Anke Sevenich


The second part of Edward Bond 's specially written three-part play for television, starring Bernard Hill
After murdering his daughter, Mike faces a life in prison. The final part can be seen tomorrow at 11.30pm. (For cast see Sunday)


Unknown: Edward Bond
Unknown: Bernard Hill

: Crime and Punishment: 12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet's acclaimed film debut set in a New York courtroom.
Starring Henry Fonda
The jury is retiring to consider its verdict in a murder trial. The evidence points one way, and the weather is hot. But a boy's life depends on their decision. With Lee J Cobb, Ed Begley, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fielder, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovek and Robert Webber.
See films: pages 52-57


Director: Sidney Lumet
[Actor]: Henry Fonda
[Actor]: Lee J Cobb
[Actor]: Ed Begley
[Actor]: E.G. Marshall
[Actor]: Jack Klugman
[Actor]: Jack Warden
[Actor]: Martin Balsam
[Actor]: John Fielder
[Actor]: Edward Binns
[Actor]: Joseph Sweeney
[Actor]: George Voskovek
[Actor]: Robert Webber

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