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6.40 Failure of Stressed Materials 7076948 7.05 Maths: Modelling StockControl 6939122 7.30
Engineering Mechanics: Vibrations 3914344 7.55 Oceanography Rockall 4201238 8.20
Photosynthesis -
Harvestingthe Sun 6313035 8.45 Arts: Melodrama 7759219 9. 10 The Comflake Story 5211832 9.35 DNA: The Spice of Life 6877948 10.00 Fontainebleau: the Changing Image of Kingship 4656561 10.25 Computers:
Planningthe Production
10.50 Poetry and Landscape 5577764 11.15 Social Science: Regions Apart? 4759238 12.05
Bullying: Danger- Children at Play (Subtitled) 4821238 12.30 Young Turks in Germany 3858290 12.55 Public Murals in New York
1.20 Livingwith Technology: Air Pollution 6163239 2.10 Women in Zimbabwe: Breaking Out 14611764 2.35 Women and Organisations


Unknown: Harvestingthe Sun

: Queen of the Stardust Ballroom

Today's Saturday Romance is an Emmy award-winning drama starring Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning
A lonely widow discovers a new life at the local dance hall, and friendship in the shape of a married mailman.
See Films pages 31-37


Director: Sam O'Steen
Bea Asher: Maureen Stapleton
Al Green: Charles Durning
Davis Asher: Michael Brandon
Jennifer: Elizabeth Berger
Johnny: Lewis Charles

: Space Raiders

Galactic adventure starring David Mendenhall
On a distant planet in the future Peter Tracton becomes an unwilling stowaway on board a craft that is attacked by aliens.
Director Howard R Cohen (1983)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: David Mendenhall
Unknown: Peter Tracton
Director: Howard R Cohen
Peter Tracton: David Mendenhall
Hawk: Vince Edwards
Arthur Tracton: George Dickerson
Flightplan: Thom Christopher

: Small Objects of Desire

The extraordinary history of everyday objects.
The Fish Finger. The British dinner-table institution that was a marketing accident. Producer Philippa Lowthorpe
Series producer Peter Grimsdale


Producer: Philippa Lowthorpe
Producer: Peter Grimsdale

: Sweet Toronto

This rock documentary about the 1969 Toronto Peace Festival by D.A. Pennebaker features classic footage of John Lennon and other rock legends, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.


Director: D.A. Pennebaker

: A Picture of Health?

Livingwith Tourette's. The documentary series reports on a rare and little-understood disorder of the nervous system called Tourette's syndrome and the challenges it poses for doctors, research scientists and the sufferers themselves.
Producer Rissa de la Paz BOOKLET: send£2.50, payable to BBC Education, to [address removed]


Producer: Rissa de la Paz

: News and Sport

Withjennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Rhythms of the World

Bossa Nova
Originally one of the beats drummed out by the Brazilian samba schools at carnival time, the bossa nova has been refined into one of popular music's coolest sounds. This film features footage from two reunion concerts given in Rio de Janeiro last year by Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos
Jobim, the key founding figures, and traces the music in works by performers as varied as Miles Davis , Frank Sinatra , Bob Dylan and Sinead O'Connor. Director Walter Salles
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Joao Gilberto
Unknown: Antonio Carlos
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Sinead O'Connor.
Director: Walter Salles
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: The Wexford Trilogy

First of three plays by Billy Roche set in the Irish town of Wexford.
These studies of small-town life were first performed at
London's Bush Theatre and are acted by players from the original stage productions. Poor Beast in the Rain
On the eve of the all-Ireland hurling final, people gather in the betting shop - where they are stirred by the sudden return of Danger Doyle , the ultimate Wexford chancer.
Producer Emma Burge Director Stuart Burge
An Initial production for BBCtv


Unknown: Billy Roche
Unknown: Danger Doyle
Producer: Emma Burge
Director: Stuart Burge
Molly: Ingrid Craigie
Danger Doyle: Liam Cunningham
Eileen: Dervla Kirwan
Georgie: Gary Lydon
Joe: Des McAleer
Steven: Michael O'Hagan

: Teenage Diaries: Cheaptalk and Blinker-Blinker

David Antunes "Cheaptalk", 13, and Valter Antunes "Blinker-Blinker", 15, are part of a family of musicians who play the clubs and cafes of the thriving Portuguese community in London's Brixton and Vauxhall areas. Despite the frustration of having to go to school, the boys still manage to have a hectic time with their video camera.


Film-maker: David Antunes
Film-maker: Valter Antunes
Producer: Robert Tolputt
Series Producer: Bob Long

: Monsieur Hire

Thriller. A man's obsession with the young woman who lives opposite his apartment ultimately involves him in a murder case. A French film with English subtitles.
Director Patrice Leconte (1989)


Director: Patrice Leconte
Monsieur Hire: Michel Blanc
Alice: Sandrine Bonnaire
Émile: Luc Thuillier
Inspector: Andre Wilms

: On the Air

Comedy series by Twin Peaks creators David Lynch , Mark Frost. The Lester Guy Show features a quiz starring Professor Answer.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Mark Frost.
Unknown: Lester Guy Show

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