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: Open University

8.15 The God Slot
9.05 From Childto Pupil
5678809 9.30 Psychology: Child's Play

: Macgregor's Scotland

First of four programmes in which Jimmie Macgregor walks from Portknockie to
Ben Avon.


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Ben Avon.

: DhoopKinarey

Drama about two people living in Pakistan. In Urdu with English subtitles.

: Network East

The Asian arts and entertainment series returns.

: Chanakya

Historical drama about Vishnu-Gupta. In Hindi with English subtitles.

: Gone to Earth

Opening a season of double bills by renowned directors is Michael Powell 's and EmericPressburger's romantic drama starring Jennifer Jones
Hazel Woodus is a country girl plunged into a society she barely comprehends. (The second film follows at 3. 00pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Hazel Woodus

: Civilisation

Kenneth Clark 's personal view of civilisation across western Europe was an instant success when it was shown in 1969. He regarded art as humanity's greatest achievement and consolation, and succeeded in conveying this vision to his audience. The first programme in this 13-part documentary series covers the Dark Ages, fromAD400toAD1000.
Coinciding with this welcome repeat is a profile of Kenneth Clark the private man and public figure, on BBC2 tomorrow at 8. 10pm. Producers Peter Gill , Peter Montagnon
A tribute to
Kenneth Clark


Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Producers: Peter Gill
Producers: Peter Montagnon
Unknown: Kenneth Clark

: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Epic drama starring Roger Livesey Deborah Kerr
In the Second World War,
Clive Candy , VC, looks back over his life and loves.


Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Clive Candy

: Chasing the Light

A look at the making of Kenneth Branagh 's film of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Producer David Castell


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: David Castell

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: DJ Heaven

Vintage clips from the Top of the Pops archives, this week featuring Tony Blackburn.
Producer Mackenzie Newnham


Unknown: Tony Blackburn.
Producer: MacKenzie Newnham

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: World Chess Championships

Further coverage. Director PieterMorpurgo Producer Annie Lewis


Producer: Annie Lewis

: Poems on the Box: Re-Verse

"We're bringing poetry to the screen in a new way," says producer
Tim May , "treating poems for their value as words, rather than as an accompaniment to images of trees or flowers, and I hope we'll overcome some prejudices."
For the next week poetry will be making impromptu appearances on BBC2, popping up unscheduled between programmes. One fixed point will be Poets'News each weekday evening after Newsnight.
Tonight's anthology launches the week, and includes historic archive film featuring such as T S Eliot, W H Auden and Robert Graves. "These clips will be linked and commented on by today's poets," says May. "The living speakingto the dead."
Executive producer Roland Keating


Unknown: Tim May
Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: Robert Graves.
Producer: Roland Keating

: The Biddy Baxter Story

The long-time editor of Blue Peter talks to Sarah Dunant about children, animals and the Blue Peter badge.
A 35th anniversary tribute to the series will be shown next
Sunday on BBC2.
Director Nicholas Barker


Talks: Blue Peter
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Director: Nicholas Barker

: Nina Simone-the Legend

"If I'd had my way, I'd have been a killer." Support for the black rights movement is at the heart of this portrait of singer and musician Nina Simone.
Director/Producer Frank Lords


Musician: Nina Simone.

: The Old Devils

Concluding the rerun of Andrew Davies 's adaptation of the novel by Sir Kingsley Amis. 3: Alun Weaver decides to make one last attempt at writing the great Welsh novel.
Producer Adrian Mourby Director Tristram Powell


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Novel By: Sir Kingsley Amis.
Novel By: Alun Weaver
Producer: Adrian Mourby
Director: Tristram Powell
Alun Weaver: John Stride
Peter Thomas: James Grout
Charlie Norris: Ray Smith
Malcolm Cellan-Davies: Bernard Hepton
Rhiannon Weaver: Sheila Allen
Gwen Cellan-Davies: Anna Cropper
Muriel Thomas: Anne Stallybrass
Garth Pumphrey: Howell Evans

: Video Diaries

Blood, Sweat and Cheers
Four evenings a week Robbie Brookside, a top professional wrestler, plays the town halls of Britain. But while the characters of the American scene are TV superstars, Brookside earns little.
Producer Robert Tolputt
Series producer Bob Long


Producer: Robert Tolputt
Producer: Bob Long

: The Caretaker

Concluding the Hollywood UK season, this drama is based on a play by Harold Pinter and stars
Donald Pleasence
Alan Bates , Robert Shaw
This is the tale of two brothers and their invited "guest" - a querulous tramp who disrupts their already eccentric existence. Director Clive Donner (1964)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-60


Play By: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Director: Clive Donner

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