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: Open University

6.45 Physiology: Swimming Fish 2159956 7.10 History of Maths:
Non-Euclidean Geometry
7.35 Beyond Famine

: Ghostwriter

First of a daily mystery series featuring a group of urban children and a compassionate ghost who communicates through reading and writing. Made by the Children's
Television Workshop of New York, the series is designed to promote literacy.
This week: Ghost Story.
1: Jamal's computer starts to answer back.

: Collecting Now

Artists' techniques.

: Two O'Clock Courage

First of a double bill starring Tom Conway
When a taxi driver picks up a man found wandering the streets, she becomes involved in a murder inquiry.
Director Anthony Mann (1945)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37 and at 10.05am
Criminal Court
I Trouble looms for a young lawyer when his girlfriend is offered work by his arch enemy.
Director Robert Wise (1946) B/W
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: Tom Conway
Director: Anthony Mann
Director: Robert Wise
Man: Tom Conway
Patty Mitchell: Ann Rutherford
Haley: Richard Lane
Mark Evans: Lester Matthews
SteveBarnes: Tom Conway
Georgia Gale: Martha O'Driscoll
Joan Mason: June Clayworth
Vic Wright: Robert Armstrong

: Laurel and Hardy Double Bill

Beginning a series of comic adventures with the famous duo.
Another Fine Mess
Stan and Ollie are on the run from the police. (1930)

And at 11.35am The Chimp
Stan and Ollie inherit a chimpanzee (1932)
Director James Parrott
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Director: James Parrott

: The Sky Has a Limit

Who is to blame when there are problems with a flight? Airport or airline? After nearly a century of civil aviation, legislators still haven't succeeded in unifying the European skies.

: Canvas

Patrick Nuttgens looks at
Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen.


Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens

: In the Garden

Shrubs to encourage bees and butterflies.

: Johnson and Friends


: King Rollo


: Wildlife Safarito the Argentine

Patagonia. Searching for wildlife along the coast of the region.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Reservoirs of Strength Looking at burns with people who have suffered and recovered from them.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Summer Praise
Today, from the Firth of Clyde.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News this week in 1953. A Griffin production for BBCtv B/W

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Swimming

The 21st European swimming championships from Ponds Forge pool, Sheffield.
Featuring the solo final of the synchronised swimming, and highlights of the men's 3m springboard final. Plus news of the men's and women's water polo events. Introduced by Helen Rollason.


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.

: Hellfighters

FILM Adventure starring
John Wayne
Katharine Ross Jim Hutton
Oil-fire troubleshooters
Chance Buckman and Greg Parker have as much drama in their private lives as they do in their hazardous work, particularly when Buckman's daughter marries Parker. The story is loosely based on that of the celebrated real-life firefighter "Red" Adair.
Director Andrew V McLaglen (1969)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Katharine Ross
Unknown: Jim Hutton
Unknown: Greg Parker
Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Chance Buckman: John Wayne
Tish Buckman: Katharine Ross
Greg Parker: Jim Hutton
Madelyn Buckman: Vera Miles
jack Lomax: Jay C Flippen
JoeHorn: Bruce Cabot
George Harris: Edward Faulkner
Irene Foster: Barbara Stuart
Colonel Valdez: Edmund Hashim
Amal Bokru: Valentin de Vargas
Madame Loo: Frances Fong
General Lopez: Alberto Morin
Harry York: Alan Caillou

: Birthrights

Series of films on British culture and identity, viewed from a black perspective. Crossing the Tracks
Youth culture is in the racial melting pot. There are white disc jockeys like Cheshire Cat who sound black, a black heavy rock band called His Imperial Majesty and an Asian rapper, Apache Indian, in the pop charts. In such areas as music, fashion and language, black styles are setting the trends among the young. Fashion designer Joe Casely-Hayford says: "All the major Paris designers are drawing greatly from black culture at the moment." Dub poet
Benjamin Zephaniah assesses the current impact of black culture in such areas of youth activity. With contributions from Apache Indian, Bally Sagoo,
Fun-da-Mental, Cheshire Cat and many more. Director Celina Smith
A Reel Life production for BBCtv
SUPPORT MATERIAL: Acassette of music by the artists in the programme is available for educational use. Send acheque
(payable to BBC Education) for £4.50 to
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Designer: Joe Casely-Hayford
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Director: Celina Smith

: Anything to Survive

True-life story of endurance and survival starring
Robert Conrad
Matthew Leblanc
Divorced Eddie Barton is sailing home with his three children when a violent storm strands them on an uninhabited Alaskan island. A family which already has its own existing tensions has to face a new and terrifying ordeal.
Director Za Dalen (1990)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37


Unknown: Robert Conrad
Unknown: Matthew Leblanc
Unknown: Eddie Barton
Director: Za Dalen
Eddie: Robert Conrad
Billy: Matthew Leblanc
Christa: Emily Perkins
Wendy: Ocean Hellman


Comedy series set in a satellite TV station, written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins. Joining them in their efforts to raise something for charity are Michael Fenton Stevens , Helen Atkinson Wood and Philip Pope. Director John Kilby ; Producer Jamie Rix


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Director: John Kilby
Producer: Jamie Rix

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Chain Reaction

A compelling and imaginative film from Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss that records a startling series of chain reactions in an improbable sequence of constructions involving fire, water, gravity and chemistry.


Artists: Peter Fischli
Artists: David Weiss

: Imagining America: Tribe

A short animated film taking a sideways glance at the diverse lifestyles of the population of inner cities USA.

: Weatherview

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