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: Open University

6.45 The Symmetry of Nature 2080872 7.10 Biochemistry:
Cellular Signals 7512056 7.35The Severn Barrage: Powertothe People?

: Ghostwriter

Ghost Story (part 4): The Ghostwriter team rally together to unmask Thabtos.

: Collecting Now

John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages. Painting on the back of glass means doing everything back to front, starting with the foreground and all the detail which would normally be put on last.


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills

: Topper Takes a Trip

Comedy starring Roland Young, Constance Bennett.

Cosmo Topper is in a terrible fix - he has followed his wife to Europe only to find her under the spell of the philandering Baron de Rossi. Can Topper save his marriage? Fortunately the ghostly Mrs Kerby and "Mr Atlas" are on hand to lend astral assistance. (1939)
(Topper Returns, tomorrow at 9.30am)
See Films pages 31-37


Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cosmo Topper: Roland Young
Marion Kerby: Constance Bennett
Mrs Topper: Billie Burke
Wilkins: Alan Mowbray
Louis: Franklin Pangborn
Baron de Rossi: Alexander D'Arcy
Mr Atlas: Skippy

: Laurel and Hardy: Oliver the Eighth

Another short by the famous comedy duo.
The daydreams of barbers Stan and Ollie appear to come true when they answer an ad in the personal columns. With Mae Busch.
Director Lloyd French (1933)
SEE FILMS pages 31-37

: Town Portraits

A look at the Northumberland townAlnwick.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England i; Australia
Live coverage of the first day's play in the fifth Cornhill Insurance Test from
Edgbaston. 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


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

: The Sky at Night

Some of the most fascinating objects in the sky are the so-called planetary nebulae.
Dr Chris Kitchin joins Patrick Moore to explain what they are. Rpt


Unknown: Dr Chris Kitchin
Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Bertha


: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Live coverage from Edgbaston.
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (news)

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Cricket and Swimming

Cricket: Fifth Test
England v Australia Further live coverage.
Coverage of today's European Swimming Championships from Ponds Forge pool,
Sheffield. Including five finals: women's 400m freestyle, men's 100m freestyle, women's 100m backstroke, men's 200m backstroke, women's 4x100m freestyle relay. Plus water polo news.

: Washing Away the Stain

Founded in the 19th century, the Magdalen institutes were homes for "fallen" women. The women worked in laundries attached to the institutes, and the last of them only closed in 1975. This programme investigates the true stories of the women who were locked away, some of whom still bear the scars inflicted by the system. Director Andrea Miller Producer May Miller


Director: Andrea Miller

: Business Matters

Making the Most of Things Performance guru Robert Schaffer thinks that "most organisations hop along at about half their real capabilities." He argues that if companies can capture what happens in a crisis and make it routine, they will improve their performance at no extra cost. His approach stresses the importance of targets, teamwork and score keeping. This report features three organisations - Betterware pic, Wandsworth Council and United Aluminium Inc - that use these techniques and have achieved remarkable results.
Producer James Reed
Series producer Brian Davies


Unknown: Robert Schaffer
Producer: James Reed
Producer: Brian Davies

: The Travel Show

This week, Paddy Haycocks explores the south of Tunisia, from the Mediterranean beaches of Djerba to the desert towns and cave dwellings of the Sahara. Carol Smillie stays closer to home when she visits three Scottish castles - Culzean, Glamis and Stirling. There's a fresh challenge for Matthew Collins and the Travel Show videobox makes its debut.
Presented by Penny Junor .
Series producer Rachel Hebditch


Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Matthew Collins
Presented By: Penny Junor
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

More comedy sketches written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Director Kevin Bishop
Producers Kevin Bishop and Nick Symons (Postponed from 24 June)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie.
Director: Kevin Bishop
Producers: Kevin Bishop
Producers: Nick Symons

: Pandora's Box

Goodbye Mrs Ant
The series that uses archive material to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science tells a comic and absurd story about human beings, science and nature. In America after the war, pesticides like DDT relieved the grinding poverty of life on the land for millions of people. Scientists became heroes in what was seen as the struggle against nature. Then, in 1968, DDT was put on trial in a mid-western courtroom.
Other scientists argued that it was wrong to control nature. They in turn became heroes, this time of the new environmental movement.
Tonight's programme is about the strange things that happen when science is used to justify social and political change. Producer Adam Curtis
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Producer: Adam Curtis
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff

: Newsnight

The background to the day's news, with Francine Stock.


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Cricket: Fifth Test

England v Australia
Highlights of the first day's play from Edgbaston. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Weathervlew

: Jumpcuts

A look at alternative weekend viewing from the OU.
(Rptdtomorrowat 1.15pm)

: Making MedicalDecisions

A discussion of legal aspects of medical decision-making, focusing on the meaning and implications of "informed consent".

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