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: Open University

6.45 Physics Beyond Experience 5903606 7.10 The "Mariner9" Code 4485847 7.35 The Optical Lens

: Ghostwriter

Who's Who? Final episode. Lana is kidnapped.

: Canvas

Personal reflections on paintings. Patrick Nuttgens talks about
The Guitar Player by Vermeer.


Talks: Patrick Nuttgens

: The Iron Major

Drama starring Pat O'Brien
Robert Ryan
The true story of Frank Cavanaugh , famous captain, lawyer and football coach, who was nicknamed the "Iron
Major" by American soldiers in the First World War.
Director Ray Enright (1943)
SEE FILMS pages41 46


Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Frank Cavanaugh
Director: Ray Enright
Frank Cavanaugh: Pat O'Brien
Father Donovan: Robert Ryan
Florence Ayres: Ruth Warrick
Robert Stewart: Leon Ames
Manning: Russell Wade
Lt Jones: Bruce Edwards
Davie: Richard Martin

: Water under the Bridge

Second part of the Australian drama series.
Shasta has a reunion with an old friend, while her adopted son Neil has a rendezvous with the unpredictable Carrie.


Shasta Davies: Robyn Nevin
Neil Atkins: David Cameron
Carrie Mazzini: Judy Davis
Luigi Mazzini: Frank Gallacher
Claire Mazzini: Briony Behets
like: Peita Toppano
Pete: Sean Scully
Maggie: Jackie Weaver
Chauncey: Penelope Shelton
Mona: Anne Pendlebury
Rex: Terry Gill

: Growing Places

Today, Geoffrey Smith visits Golden Acre Park in Leeds.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: House and Home

A look at the chimneys and fireplaces in the 17th-century farmhouses of Yetminster,

: Crawl into My Parlour

Series which looks at the strange lives of arthropods - animals with an external skeleton. Today: How do crabs, lobsters and sand fleas play, multiply and survive?

: Jerusalem: of Heaven and Earth

A century ago, a group of Orthodox Jews set up Mea
Shearim, a settlement outside the Old City Walls. There they live in a self-contained community with workshops, markets and schools.

: Bertha


: Great Vegetarian Dishes

Cooking with Kurma
Today: an Italian lunch of potato dumplings, tomato sauce and asparagus with oil and lemon sauce.

: News; Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by A Week to Remember The news from 40 years ago.

: Golf

The GA European Open from
East Sussex National Golf Club.
This new venue on the European tour features a tough finish with water on two of the last four holes. Nick Faldo defends the title he won at Sunningdale last year. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon. Introduced by Steve Rider.
Producer Alastair Scott
Including at
3.00pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
3.50 pm News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Producer: Alastair Scott

: Maroc 7

Crime drama being shown in conjunction with the documentary series, Hollywood UK. Starring Gene Barry Cyd Charisse
An editor of a top fashion magazine is suspected of ulterior motives when she goes on an assignment to Morocco.
Director Gerry O'Hara (1967)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Unknown: Gene Barry
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Director: Gerry O'Hara
Simon Grant: Gene Barry
Louise Henderson: Cyd Charisse
Claudia: Elsa Martinelli
Raymond Lowe: Leslie Phillips
Inspector Barrada: Denholm Elliott
Professor Bannen: Eric Barker
Freddie: Angela Douglas
Hotel receptionist: Lionel Blair

: World Chess Championships

Peter Snow with news of the rival world chess championships in London and the Netherlands.

: Plain Tales from Northern Ireland

Series of documentaries which go behind the headlines to reflect the Northern Ireland conflict in the context of ordinary rural life.
A Controlled Explosion
During the Troubles, the quarry business must be extra vigilant. At McCaffrey's quarry every ten days, the blasting business is treated with military precision - involving helicopters and soldiers. Director Carlo Gebler
Producer Pierre Hodgson


Director: Carlo Gebler
Producer: Pierre Hodgson

: Top Gear

The motoring series with a report on the best small car in Britain today - with Jeremy Clarkson and Michele Newman sifting through the ten leading contenders. And
Kristian Schmid (who played
Todd Landers in Neighbours) gets advice on good second-hand cars that teenage drivers like him can afford to insure. Plus a report on the new semiautomatic Ferrari Mondial.
Producer Ken Pollock
Executive producer Dennis Adams


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Michele Newman
Unknown: Kristian Schmid
Unknown: Todd Landers
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Dennis Adams

: The Travel Show

This week, the programme reports on southern Morocco, from the rugged splendour of the Todra Gorges to the oases of the Draa Valley. Plus, the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in north Devon. Producer Linda Bell
Series producer Rachel Hebditch


Producer: Linda Bell
Producer: Rachel Hebditch

: Let There Be Love

A film about relationships in comedy double-acts, which are sometimes magical and often stormy. Featuring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin , Peter Cook and Dudley Moore , Cannon and Ball and Ernie Wise. Director Bill Eagles
Producer Sarah Williams
A Tiger production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Ernie Wise.
Producer: Sarah Williams

: 10x10

Short films by new directors. Monster Fish
Comedy drama set in Australia. Director Polly Seddon
Series producer Colin Rose


Director: Polly Seddon

: Newsnight

Presented by Peter Snow.


Presented By: Peter Snow.

: Screenplay Firsts

Dramas by new film-makers. The Shoes
A new pair of shoes leads to a nervous breakdown.
Writer/Director Nicholas Martin B/W Like/Dislike
An essay provokes a serious family disagreement.
Writer/Director Chris Boebel


Director: Nicholas Martin
Director: Chris Boebel

: Animation Now

: Weatherview

: Jumpcuts


: Choices and Chances

Childbirth and contraception at the turn of the century.

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