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: Open University

6.45 Einstein's General Relativity 7295071 7.10 Floatingan Integral 6254483 7.35 Materials: Cast in the Right Mould

: Westminster

Report on yesterday's proceedings in both Houses of Parliament.

: The Man Who Came to Dinner

Family drama starring Bette Davis
Ann Sheridan
Monty Woolley
Literary giant
Sheridan Whiteside is sweetness and light in public, but in private he is a master of the studied insult.
When he slips and injures his hip during a visit to the Stanley home, Whiteside takes over the household and forces the entire family to wait on him.
Director William Keighley (1941)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Monty Woolley
Unknown: Sheridan Whiteside
Director: William Keighley
Maggie Cutler: Bette Davis
Lorraine Sheldon: Ann Sheridan
Sheridan Whiteside: Monty Woolley
Bert Jefferson: Richard Travis
Banjo: Jimmy Durante
Beverly Carlton: Reginald Gardiner
Mrs Ernest Stanley: Billie Burke
JuneStanley: Elisabeth Fraser
Mr Ernest Stanley: Grant Mitchell
Dr Bradley: George Barbier
Miss Preen: Mary Wickes
Mrs Gibbons: Laura Hope Crews
Richard Stanley: Russell Arms
Harriett Stanley: Ruth Vivian
John: Edwin Stanley
Sarah: Betty Roadman
Sandy: Charles Drake

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia
Live coverage of the first day's play in the fourth Cornhill Insurance Test from
Headingley. With commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoff Boycott , Jack Bannister and Ian Chappell. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
BBC THE ASHES 93 MAGAZINE: the official BBC sports magazine to accompany the current contest for the Ashes. It features profiles of top players and a look at the state of the six Test pitches, including Headingley. Plus an introduction by Richie Benaud. Pricef 2.95, from newsagents.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ian Chappell.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Richie Benaud.

: Look Stranger

In the Footsteps of Tess. A look at Dorset through the eyes of Thomas Hardy 's fictitious heroine, Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
Desmond Hawkins visits the cottage where she was supposed to have been born, and the byre where she worked as a milkmaid.


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins

: Bertha

Animation. Today: Panjid discovers that all the cardboard packages have been nibbled and Bertha is programmed to capture the intruder.

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England (Australia
Further coverage after lunch of the first day's play.
(Coverage continues at 3.00pm on BBC and 4. 00pm on BBC2)
Including at
News and Weather
Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live
Live coverage of this afternoon's proceedings in the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's questions.
Presented by Iain Macwhirter .


Presented By: Iain MacWhirter

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia Further live coverage from Headingley.

: Aliya the Asian Elephant

This "animal drama" follows
Aliya, a baby elephant in Sri Lanka who is separated from the main herd. He faces many dangers until he is befriended by a young farm boy who helps him back to the wild.
Director Simon King ; Producer John King


Director: Simon King

: In Cuba They're Still Dancing

Latin American dancing and socialism are two things close to Agnes McLean 's heart. This film follows her on a pilgrimage from her dance class in Glasgow to the Tropicana in Havana. Director Richard Downes
Series producer May Miller


Unknown: Agnes McLean
Director: Richard Downes

: Business Matters

The Giant Has Woken
China's southernmost province, Guangdong (with a population of 65 million) has the fastest growing economy in the world. Reporter David Lomax visits its new joint ventures, and asks entrepreneurs, government officials and visitors about the opportunities and difficulties of the emerging marketplace for a quarter of mankind. Producer Brian Davies


Reporter: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: The Travel Show

From the obvious attractions of sun, sea and sand to the historic cities of Mdina and Valetta and temples of Gozo, Carol Smillie discovers that there's more to
Malta than first meets the eye. In Torquay, Paddy Haycocks investigates whether the English Riviera really lives up to its sophisticated image.
And Matthew Collins faces his latest video challenge. With Penny Junor.
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
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

More comedy sketches written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Director/ProducerKevin Bishop


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.

: Pandora's Box: To the Brink of Eternity

Another chance to see six fables from the age of science in this Bafta and RTS award-winning documentary series.

The first episode tells the story of the rise and fall of the men on whom Dr Strangelove was based, men who believed the world could be controlled by the scientific manipulation of fear. Mathematical geniuses employed by the American Rand Corporation, they were convinced they could apply the methods of science to the dark terrors of the Cold War and so build a new age of peace and reason. In the end, with the dream of Star Wars, their vision degenerated into fantasy.
(Rpt) (Subtitled) (Colour and B/W)


Producer: Adam Curtis
Executive Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

With Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: No Stilettos

First of five programmes in which singer Eddi Reader presents some of her favourite music from the Cottier in Glasgow. Her guests tonight are Aztec Camera, the Lemonheads and BMX Bandits. Producers May Miller and Maureen White


Singer: Eddi Reader

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts

Weekend viewing from the OU. (Rptdtomorrowat20.50amJ

: So You Want to Be a Better Manager?

The Open Business School provides opportunities for all levels of managers.

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