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: Open University

8.00 Preparatory Maths: Algebra 9277992 8.15 Fontainebleau: The Changing Image of Kingship 5721404 8.40 Environment: No Place to Hide 3088176 9.05
Creative Management: Visioning 7404447 9.30 So You Want to Bea BetterManager?

: Macgregor's Scotland

Jimmie Macgregor walks from Moffat to Traquair on the Southern Upland Way.


Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor

: Asia II

10.25 DhoopKinarey
Pakistani drama. In Urdu with English subtitles.
11.05 Network East
Asian arts, film, music and fashion. Stereo
Historical drama. In Hindi withEnglishsubtitles.

: Victoria the Great

Historical drama starring
Anna Neagle
Anton Walbrook
Kensington Palace, 1837: King William IV is dead and Princess Victoria, aged 18, is proclaimed Queen.
Director Herbert Wilcox (1937)


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Director: Herbert Wilcox
Queen Victoria: Anna Neagle
Prince Albert: Anton Walbrook
PrinceEmest: Walter Rilla
Duchess of Kent: Mary Morris
Lord Melbourne: Hb Warner
Baroness Lehzen: Grete Wegener

: Civilisation

Kenneth Clark discusses the importance of light in 17th-century Dutch painting, and the rapid pace of scientific discovery in the London of the Royal Society.


Presenter: Kenneth Clark

: The Unholy Wife

Crime drama starring
RodSteiger Diana Dors
Bored by her marriage,
Phyllis Hochen begins an affair with a rodeo rider and starts making plans for her husband's murder.
Dlrector John Farrow (1957)


Unknown: Rodsteiger Diana Dors
Unknown: Phyllis Hochen
PaulHochen: Rod Steiger
Phyllis Hochen: Diana Dors
San: Tom Tryon
EmmaHochen: Beulah Bondi
Gwen: Marie Windsor

: Snooker

The concluding session of the first semi-final in the UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston.
Introduced by David Vine. Editor Rick Waumsley
A Grand Slam production for BBCtv


Introduced By: David Vine.
Editor: Rick Waumsley

: Scrutiny

Anne Perkins investigates the influential parliamentary committees.
Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Snooker

Semi-final highlights.

: The Great Depression

Continuing the series on America in the 1930s.
We Have a Plan
Sometimes Hollywood mirrored the Great
Depression, sometimes it denied it. Movies, even newsreels, were manipulated for political reasons. One target was socialist writer and politician Upton Sinclair , who campaigned in California on the platform of ending poverty.
When he won the Democratic primary, powerful political forces collaborated with the media to ensure his defeat in the following elections. Director/Producer Lyn Goldfarb
(The season of films about the Depression continues at 1 1.30pm with Gold Diggers of 1933)


Unknown: Upton Sinclair
Producer: Lyn Goldfarb

: In the Red

In the run-up to Budget Day on Tuesday, six volunteers from Bristol look at how public money is being spent in their city and decide whether cuts are viable. With Nisha Pillai.
Producer Renee Knight ; Editor Anne Tyerman (The series continues tomorrow at 8.10pm)


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.
Producer: Renee Knight
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Performance: Hedda Gabler

Currently starring in Machinal at the Royal
National Theatre,
Fiona Shaw was known more for her comedy roles until theatre director Deborah Warner cast her as Elektra and The Good
Citizen of Szechuan and then as Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. This was
In an acclaimed production in Dublin, which moved to London's West End.
Shaw re-creates the role for
Performance with a new supporting cast, Including
Stephen Rea as Ejlert Lovborg , but still directed by Warner. Nervous and agitated rather than haughty and frigid, Fiona Shaw 's Hedda breaks with tradition. "Hedda is often called strong-willed," she comments, "but where is the evidence in the play for this? To me, Hedda is terribly ordinary."
Producer Simon Curtis


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Director: Deborah Warner
Unknown: Hedda Gabler.
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Ejlert Lovborg
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Simon Curtis
HeddaGabler: Fiona Shaw
JudgeBrack: Donal McCann
Ejlert Lovborg: Stephen Rea
MrsElvsted: Brid Brennan
Jorgen Tesman: Nicholas Woodeson
MissTesman: Pat Leavy
Berte: Susan Colverd

: Have I Got News for You

With guests Jimmy Tarbuck andVitaliVitaliev.


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck

: Safe in the Arms of Catastrophe

Opening a series of programmes to mark World Aids Day on Wednesday, this special edition of From the Edge is a drama using images and music to convey one man's experience of living and dying with Aids. Producer Christopher Hutchins
Written and directed by Hugo Irwin
(Tomorrow 9.20pm, the Broadcast Tapes ofDr Peter)


Producer: Christopher Hutchins
Directed By: Hugo Irwin

: Gold Diggers of 1933

Busby Berkeley musical, shown to complement The Great Depression series, starring Dick Powell.
A struggling producer and three out-of-work dancers team up to put on a show. The only problem is money.
With Joan Blondell , Ruby Keeler , Aline MacMahon , Ginger Rogers.
(1933) B/W


Actor: Dick Powell
Actress: Joan Blondell
Actress: Ruby Keeler
Actress: Aline MacMahon
Actress: Ginger Rogers
Director: Mervyn Leroy

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