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: Open University

8.15 Venice and Antwerp: the Cities Compared
8.40 A Tropical Rainforest
3740964 9.05 Management: Who Do You Think You're Talking To? 7166235 9.30
Introduction to Psychology: Autism

: Macgregor's Scotland

Jimmie Macgregor walks the Southern Upland Way.


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor

: Asia II Dhoop Kinarey

Pakistani drama. In Urdu with English subtitles.

: Network East

Asian arts and entertainment.

: Chanakya

Historical drama. In Hindi with English subtitles.

: Ace in the Hole

The first of two films by Billy Wilder is this satirical drama starring Kirk Douglas Jan Sterling
Chuck Tatum is a newspaper reporter whose career is on the slide. When he learns of a man trapped by a rock fall, he sees a chance of getting back on to the front page. With Bob Arthur and Porter Hall.
(1951) S/W Subtitled (The second film follows at 3.00pm)


Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Jan Sterling
Unknown: Chuck Tatum
Unknown: Bob Arthur
Unknown: Porter Hall.

: Tex Avery

Cartoon. Rpt

: Civilisation

Kenneth Clark visits Papal
Rome to explore the work of 16th-century artists
Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.


Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci.

: Five Graves to Cairo

War drama starring FranchotTone
Anne Baxter
Erich von Stroheim
Corporal John Bramble , the only survivor of a British tank crew, staggers into an Arab village that has become Rommel's headquarters. The fate of the desert campaign hangs on Bramble discovering the secret of Rommel's "Five Graves".
(1943) B/W


Unknown: Anne Baxter
Unknown: Erich von Stroheim
Unknown: Corporal John Bramble

: Tennis

The ladies' final of the National Championships, from Telford. Introduced by Barry Davies , with Sue Barker. Commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer and Christine Janes.
A Cheerleader production for BBCtv (The men 's final is tomorrow at


Introduced By: Barry Davies
Unknown: Sue Barker.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Christine Janes.

: Scrutiny

Anne Perkins investigates the parliamentary committees.
Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: DJ Heaven

A tribute from the Top of the Pops archives to former Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates.
Producer Alexis Girardet


Unknown: Simon Bates.
Producer: Alexis Girardet

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: The Great Depression

A Job at Ford's
Using archive footage, eye-witness interviews and contemporary popular music,
Henry Hampton 's new seven-part series is a history of the United
States in the 1930s, a turbulent era that began with the Wall
Street Crash of 1929andsaw massive unemployment and poverty, before President Franklin D Roosevelt 's subsequent reshaping of the nation through his "New Deal".
Tonight's first episode tells how the promise of Henry Ford's booming Detroit car industry fell foul of the Depression, and how the American Dream of high wages for hard work turned into a nightmare of machine-gun-toting guards patrolling the factories and company spies infiltrating the unions. Producer Jon Else
(A A short season of films about the Depression opens at 11.30pm with Ironweed)


Unknown: Henry Hampton
Unknown: Franklin D Roosevelt
Producer: Jon Else

: Performance: Suddenly Last Summer

When Tennessee
Williams wrote
Suddenly Last Summer in 1957 he described it as" a kind of catharsis, a final fling at violence"; and the story of a mother who will stop at nothing to protect the memory of her dead son is indeed one of Williams's bleakest visions.
In the first of this major new season of studio drama, Maggie Smith plays Mrs Venable , whose grief at the loss of her beloved poet son Sebastian turns to rage against her niece Catharine
(Natasha Richardson ), his last companion and witness of his gruesome death. Determined to erase the memory of Sebastian's loss, she tries to persuade her pet doctor (
Rob Lowe ) to perform a lobotomy on Catharine.
Executive producers Simon Curtis , Robert Fox Director Richard Eyre
The Rob Lowe lowdown


Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: Mrs Venable
Unknown: Natasha Richardson
Unknown: Rob Lowe
Producers: Simon Curtis
Producers: Robert Fox
Director: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Rob Lowe
Mrs Venable: Maggie Smith
Catharine Holly: Natasha Richardson
DrCukrowicz: Rob Lowe
George Holly: Richard E Grant
MrsHolly: Moira Redmond
Miss Foxhill: Gillian Raine
Sister Felicity: Rosaleen Linehan
Butter: Cp Miller

: Have I Got News for You

With Angus Deayton ,
Paul Merton , Ian Hislop , and guests Tariq Ali and Tony Hawks.


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Tariq Ali

: Scarlet and Black

Part one of a three-part dramatisation of Stendhal's classic novel.
Julian Sorel , the son of a carpenter, believes that he is destined for greatness. But first there is the distraction of the mayor's wife. Stereo Subtitled


Unknown: Julian Sorel

: Ironweed

Drama shown to complement The Great Depression series. Starring
Jack Nicholson , Meryl Streep New York State, 1938: when
Francis Phelan , a middle-aged tramp, picks up casual work as a gravedigger in his home town, the events which led to his degradation haunt him.
With Carroll Baker and Tom Waits.
Director Hector Babenco (1987)
FILM REVIEWS page 59-66


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Francis Phelan
Unknown: Carroll Baker
Unknown: Tom Waits.
Director: Hector Babenco

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