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: Open University

7.10 Cars and Corrosion
7.35 INSAT - Implications for a Nation

: Ghostwriter

Daily four-part story adventure series set on the streets of Brooklyn, New York.
Who's Who? (part 1). A film star receives a threatening letter.

: Miniature Worlds

The life which thrives on tree stumps. Narrated by Peter France.


Unknown: Peter France.

: A Week to Remember

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

: The Big Street

Starring Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball
Comedy about a meek waiter's assistant who helps a nightclub singer when she is crippled by a gangster.
With Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette, Agnes Moorhead.
(1942) (B/W)
See Films pages 41-46


Director: Irving Reis
Little Pinks: Henry Fonda
Gloria: Lucille Ball
Case Ables: Barton MacLane
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Eugene Pallette
Violette: Agnes Moorehead

: Water under the Bridge: 1

An Australian three-part series about a showgirl's relationship with her adopted son, starring Robyn Nevin , David Cameron Judy Davis
When her best friends die in the flu epidemic of 1919, showgirl Shasta Davies sacrifices her career to bring up their orphaned son Neil.


Unknown: Robyn Nevin
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Judy Davis

: Growing Places

Geoffrey Smith visits gardens in the north of England. Today: Dyke in Lincolnshire.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: House and Home

A history of the Yeoman's Hall of the small English house.

: Crawl into My Parlour

An introduction to a series looking at the role of arthropods
(animals with an external skeleton) in ecology.

: Jerusalem: of Heaven and Earth

A series which examines the Holy City from the viewpoint of its settlers past and present. A look at the pilgrim trade.

: Johnson and Friends


: King Rollo


: Great Vegetarian Dishes

Cooking with Kurma First of a ten-part I series featuring
Kurma, the : English-born chef now living in Australia, whose vegetarian dishes incorporate a truly international variety of cooking traditions. Today: vegetarian smorgasbord.


Unknown: Kurma First

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news) i Followed by TUC 93
The opening afternoon of the 125th Trades Union Congress in Brighton includes a review of the TUC's work by outgoing General Secretary
Norman Willis and debates on Equal � Rights and Europe following the government's refusal to accept the Social Chapter. Presented by Donald MacCormick and Vivian White , with former Trade Union leaders Brenda Dean and Derek Gladwin.
Director Mike Catherwood
A Capron production for BBCtv
Including at
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Subtitled (news)


Unknown: Norman Willis
Presented By: Donald MacCormick
Presented By: Vivian White
Leaders: Brenda Dean
Leaders: Derek Gladwin.
Director: Mike Catherwood

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Code Name: Seven Roses

The health work of Dr Hoa in South Vietnam. 3612'

: Gardeners' World

With items on quinces, medlars and orchids.

: The Addams Family

Morticia and Gomez decide the children are being spoilt.

: Defll

The Daytime on 2 youth drama strand from the BBC's school department, now in its 25th year, gets an evening screening. This retrospective includes one new drama, but opens with a reshowing of a play by Willy Russell , author of Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita. Terraces. A tale of victimisation and mob rule when one man in a Liverpool community refuses to conform. With Mark Womack , Clare Hackett. Producer Richard Langridge Director Rob Rohrer
6.55pm Standing Room Only
With vital World Cup matches this week, the football fans' show returns with an interview with England manager Graham Taylor and a report from
Switzerland on the Englishman who has become an unlikely national hero. Presented by Simon O'Brien , Shelley Webb. Series producer Alan Hurdnall


Play By: Willy Russell
Unknown: Shirley Valentine
Unknown: Mark WomacK
Unknown: Clare Hackett.
Producer: Richard Langridge
Director: Rob Rohrer
Unknown: Graham Taylor
Presented By: Simon O'Brien
Presented By: Shelley Webb.
Producer: Alan Hurdnall

: BBC Proms - Live

Simon Rattle conducts two ensembles with which he is particularly associated - the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
To begin, the latter make their Proms debut in a performance of Schoenberg's early and ebullient Chamber Symphony No 1. Then the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini , making his first television appearance at the Proms, joins the CBSO for
Mozart's ConcertoNo24, K491. After the interval Rattle conducts the orchestra in Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, a witty pastiche based mainly on themes by the 18th-century Neapolitan composer Pergolesi. Director Barrie Gavin
Series editor Peter Maniura


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Pianist: Maurizio Pollini
Director: Barrie Gavin
Editor: Peter Maniura

: Mas Celebration

"Mas" is short for masquerade or carnival - the Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street festival in Europe, which took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This film goes behind the scenes to look at the planners, the players and the personalities in the days before the event and on the day. Producer Geoff Small
Series producer Charles Bruce


Producer: Charles Bruce

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow

: Screenplay Firsts

Each evening this week there will be a chance to see new short dramas united by a commitment to innovation, topicality and the development of new television talent. The contributors include recent graduates from film schools as far apart as the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield and New York University.
Schwarzfahrer (FareDodger) How to sit next to a voluble racist on a bus and ensure society exacts revenge.
With Senta Moira , Paul Outlaw and Stefan Merki.
Writer/Director PepeDanquart B/W
The Burden
An exiled Polish musician befriends a lost child in the park and is swept once more into the vortex of officialdom. With
Andrzej Borkowski and Lewis Blitz. Writer/Director Naranhuar
Series producer Tatiana Kennedy


Unknown: Senta Moira
Unknown: Paul Outlaw
Unknown: Stefan Merki.
Unknown: Andrzej Borkowski
Unknown: Lewis Blitz.
Producer: Tatiana Kennedy

: Animation Now

: Weatherview

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