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: Open University

6.45 Education: Through the Looking Glass 9027897 7.10
"Dialogue in the Dark" by Michael Ignatieff 9794007 7.35 The
Victorian High Church


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

: Westminster

A full report on yesterday's proceedings in the Commons and the Lords.

: Yesterday at Wimbledon

Highlights of the second day.

: The Great Lie

Romantic melodrama starring Bette Davis George Brent
After the annulment of his hasty marriage to Sandra, aviator-explorer Peter Van Allen marries Maggie, the woman he really loves. While Peter is away on a remote expedition, Sandra reveals that she is going to have his baby.
Director Edmund Goulding (1941)
SEE FILMS pages 67-72


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: George Brent
Unknown: Peter Van
Director: Edmund Goulding
Maggie: Bette Davis
Pete: George Brent
Sandra: Mary Astor
Aunt Ada: Lucile Watson
Violet: Hattie McDaniel
Joshua Mason: Grant Mitchell
Jock Thompson: Jerome Cowan
Senator Greenfield: Charles Trowbridge
Worthington James: Thurston Hall
Col Harriston: Russell Hicks
Sadie: Virginia Brissac
Ed: Olin Howland

: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams

Musical series for children. Melvin and Maureen try to become musical clowns.
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Matthew Devitt.


Presented By: Sophie Aldred
Presented By: Matthew Devitt.

: Wimbledon

Day three of the Championships from the All England Club should provide a chance to check on the progress of such stars as three-times champion Boris Becker , Stefan Edberg
(twice a winner), Michael Stich (the 1991 champion),
Jim Courier , who only reached the third round last year, and current world No 1
Pete Sampras. With commentary from John Barrett , Mark Cox ,
Bill Threlfall , Barry Davies and David Mercer. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (news)
3.50pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather
For details see previous page.
As coverage of Wimbledon is live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Unknown: Michael Stich
Unknown: Jim Courier
Unknown: Pete Sampras.
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: David Mercer.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.

: Summer Wildlife

Ladybird, Ladybird. The double agents of the insect world, ladybirds are not necessarily what they seem. These beautiful and much-loved beetles, patterned in red or yellow and black, appear in any number of guises in nursery rhyme books and toy shops. But at the same time the real thing is stalking our gardens in the role of the terminator, with the aphid as its chosen prey. Every ladybird means thousands fewer of these hungry pests for the gardener to worry about
(though it does have cousins in other countries who prefer a vegetarian diet). From the day it hatches as a bizarre, leggy grub to the moment it spreads those familiar, spotted wings this beetle, like all animals, must tackle the rigorous task of survival. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Producer Pelham Aldrich-Blake


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Separate but Equal

Concluding episode of a two-part drama about a momentous civil rights struggle, an Emmy Award winner for "outstanding drama" in 1991. Set in South Carolina in the early 1950s, it takes as its starting point the concept that racial segregation, officially outlawed for a century, is acceptable as long as white and black facilities are "equal". But facilities are of course far from equal, particularly in the schools. The people of Clarendon County decide to challenge the state of South Carolina in court.
Starring Sidney Poitier Burt Lancaster
1952: the brilliant young lawyer Thurgood Marshall , a leading civil rights attorney, has taken five school segregation cases to the Supreme Court. Arguing on behalf of the state is the experienced John W Davis. With the Justices divided, a stalemate ensues. Fate intervenes with the death of the Chief Justice, and the appointment of California's Earl Warren begins an era of momentous change.
Director George Stevens Jr


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Thurgood Marshall
Unknown: John W Davis.
Unknown: Earl Warren
Director: George Stevens Jr
Thurgood Marshall: Sidney Poitier
John W Davis: Burt Lancaster
Earl Warren: Richard Kiley
Robert Carter: Cleavon Little
Justice Frankfurter: Mike Nussbaum
Buster Marshall: Gloria Foster
Gladys Hampton: Cheryllynn Bruce
J A DeLaine: Ed Hall
Harry Briggs Sr: Tommy Hollis
Artis Patterson: Samuele Wright

: Newsnight

In-depth analysis of the key issues in today's news, presented by Sue Cameron.

: The Late Show

The live, late-night magazine of the arts and media.

: Weatherview

: Serjeant Musgrave at the Court

Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, set in a mid-Victorian colliery town, was staged for the first time in 1959 at the Royal
Court. It was the third and to date biggest Court success for playwright John Arden , following The Waters of Babylon and Live Like Pigs. Arden and some of the performers talk about this first production.


Unknown: John Arden

: Pienza: a Renaissance City

A visit to Italy to explore the small city of Pienza, situated in Tuscany south-east of Siena, which was designed in the 15th century for Pope Pius II.


Unknown: Pope Pius Ii.

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