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: Open University

6.45 A Matter of Geometry 7793663 7.10ACaseofFlu
6689175 7.35 Innovation on the Rails

: Westminster

Parliamentary update.

: Miracle In the Rain

Romantic drama starring Jane Wyman One rainy afternoon in New York during the Second
World War, Ruth meets Arthur, a kindly, talkative soldier, and gradually they fall in love.
Director Rudolph Mate (1956) s/w
SEE FILMS pages 33-38


Unknown: Jane Wyman
Director: Rudolph Mate
Ruth Wood: Jane Wyman
Arthur Hugenon: Van Johnson
Millie Kranz: Peggy Castle
Stephen Jalonik: Fred Clark
Grace Ullman: Eileen Heckart
Agnes Wood: Josephine Hutchinson
Harry Wood: William Gargan

: Going My Way

Musical drama starring
Bing Crosby
Multi-Oscar winning story of an unconventional young priest's efforts to help a poor church and parish in New York.
Director Leo McCarey (1944)
(The sequel The Bells of St Mary's will be shown tomorrowat 9.00am) s/w
SEE FILMS pages 33-38


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Director: Leo McCarey
Father Chuck O'Malley: Bing Crosby
Genevieve Linden: Rise Stevens
Father Fitzgibbon: Barry Fitzgerald
Father Tim O'Dowd: Frank McHugh
Ted Haines: James Brown
Haines Sr: Gene Lockhart
Carol James: Jean Heather
Mr Belknap: Porter Hall
Tomaso Bozanni: Fortunio Bonanova
Mrs Carmody: Elly Malyon

: A Week to Remember

The Pathe news of 1953.

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, where Arthur Negus examines the great six-pillar dining table and the luxurious silver. Meanwhile, chef Michael Smith prepares some mouth-watering dishes.


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Michael Smith

: Bertha

Animation. Rpt

: Living on the Land

On the stretch of Morecambe Bay looked after by the RSPB, and at its reserve just inland, about 170 species of birds drop in every year.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Of Green Men and Blue Trains
A nostalgic look at the passing, in 1962, of the Glasgow trams and their drivers, known as the Green Men.

: Golf

Live coverage of the second round of the Bell's Scottish Open Championship from Gleneagles Hotel.
Peter O'Malley of Australia won the title last year, but with the halfway cut looming only the top 65 scorers will continue for the last two rounds.
With commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Dave Marr , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: Peter O'Malley
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage from the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions. With lain Macwhirter.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Golf

Further live coverage of the Scottish Open Championship from Gleneagles Hotel.

: Come Next Spring

Drama starring Ann Sheridan, Steve Cochran.
Eight years after deserting his wife Bess and their two children, Matt Ballot returns home to work as a hired hand. (1956)
See Films pages 33-38


Director: R. G. Springsteen
Bess Ballot: Ann Sheridan
Matt Ballot: Steve Cochran
Jeff Storys: Walter Brennan
Annie: Sherry Jackson
Abraham: Richard Eyer
Mr Canary: Edgar Buchanan
Leroy Hytower: Sonny Tufts

: Borderlines

Unusual aspects of life in Ireland, from both yesterday and today.
The Plight of the Earls
The fortunes of the Irish peers have been in decline for decades. Noble families who once owned thousands of acres are finding it hard to make a living. Some still hold on to their parkland and castle but few can afford to maintain the roof or pay the butler. Now they are a half-forgotten aspect of Irish history. Presented by Hector McDonnell. Producer Tony McAuley


Presented By: Hector McDonnell.
Producer: Tony McAuley

: Business Matters

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Women make up 50 per cent of the workforce in this country and the USA - so why do only two per cent make it to the top jobs? What are the barriers that prevent them achieving a seat on the board?
Sarah Dunant investigates the invisible glass ceiling between women and membership of this exclusive club.
Producer Erica Griffiths


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: The Travel Show

This week Carol Smillie visits
Provence, including the picturesque town of Aries, the Palace of the Popes in Avignon and the dramatic rock city of Les Baux. Paddy Haycocks picks up some sailing tips and explores the villages, vineyards and stately homes of the Isle of Wight. With Penny Junor. Producer Helen Bullough
Series producer Rachel Hebditch
TELEPHONE: if you have a holiday horror story, phone the Travel Show Moanline on [number removed].


Unknown: Carol Smillie
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Producer: Helen Bullough
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Another chance to see the third series of comedy sketches written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Director/Producer Kevin Bishop


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Producer: Kevin Bishop

: Under the Sun

Slaves of the River
Abdur Rahman is at the mercy of the river Bhramaputra. He depends on it for his livelihood, but once a year it threatens to kill him. Like tens of thousands of Bangladeshi fisherfolk, he lives on a narrow silt island which rises only inches above the water line. As the river swells and his silt island starts to flood, he struggles to keep his family fed and his makeshift home intact.
ProducerVanya Kewley
Series editors Alan Bookbinder. Bill Hilary A Film Sixteen/ZDF production for BBCtv


Unknown: Abdur Rahman
Editors: Alan Bookbinder.
Editors: Bill Hilary

: 10x10

Showcase for new directors.
Back to Eden
A comedy-thriller that blends animation with live action set in a world where vegetables are as valuable as rare minerals.
With Roger McKem , Sean Flynn. Director Deborah Collard
Series producer Colin Rose


Unknown: Roger McKem
Unknown: Sean Flynn.
Director: Deborah Collard
Producer: Colin Rose

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Golf

Highlights of the second round of the Bell's Scottish Open.
With Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: Weathervlew

: Jumpcuts

Weekend viewing from the OU.

: Making Medical Decisions

How medical resources should be allocated.

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