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: Open University

8.15Money and Power in 16th-century Toulouse
8.40 Life before Birth
9.05Time Management: Build BetterBusiness
9.30 Open Advice: Somethingfor Everyone

: Macgregor's Scotland

Jimmie Macgregor walks 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 with English subtitles.

: The Young Stranger

The first of two ilms directed by John Frankenheimer is a drama starring
James MacArthur
Kim Hunter
A father puts his career before his relationship with his son Hal. When Hal is involved in a violent incident, his father refuses to believe in his innocence.
(The second film follows at 3.20pm)
(1957) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-58


Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Unknown: James MacArthur
Unknown: Kim Hunter
Hal Ditmar: James MacArthur
Helen: Ditmar Kimhunter
Tom Ditmar: James Daly
Sgt Shipley: James Gregory
Grubbs: Whit Bissell

: Swallows at the Mill

An RSPB film following a pair of swallows.

: Civilisation

Kenneth Clark looks at the rococo style in 18th-century music and architecture.


Unknown: Kenneth Clark

: Somewhere I Call Home

An Australian farmer's experience coping with a severe drought.

: Birdman of Alcatraz

Drama based on a true story starring
Burt Lancaster
Karl Maiden
When he is placed in solitary confinement, a prisoner finds his life changes when a sick bird flies into his cell and responds to his healing.
(1962) B/W


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Karl Maiden
Robert Stroud: Burt Lancaster
Harvey Shoemaker: Karl Malden
Elizabeth Stroud: Thelma Ritter
Stella Johnson: Betty Field
Feto Gomez: Telly Savalas

: Late Again

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

: Scrutiny

Anne Perkins investigates parliamentary committees. Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Great Depression

The Depression hit the poorest people hardest, as this film in the series recalling America in the 30s reveals. Tenant farmers starved while their landlords received government aid. As the agricultural poor organised, lynchings became commonplace. In the industrial centres too, trade unions began to attract recruits. The issue became the freedom of the workers versus the freedom of the employers, and confrontation sometimes led to death at the factory gate. Director/Producer Dante J James

: Performance: The Entertainer

Michael Gambon
(Maigret, The Singing
Detective) plays
Archie Rice , the role made famous on stage (1957) and on film
(1960) by his illustrious first mentor, Laurence Olivier. Gambon was 23 and still working as a toolmaker when he was auditioned by the great man for a role in the National
Theatre's opening production of Hamlet, and cast as spear-carrier.
A year later, on Gambon's opening night as Othello in Birmingham, Olivier sent him a good luck telegram: "The other actors thought I'd sent it myself," Gambon recalls.
As the central character in John Osborne 's drama, he plays a drunken, lecherous, egotistical vaudevillian whose act is on the downward slope.
Producer Simon Curtis
Director Nicholas Renton


Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Archie Rice
Unknown: Laurence Olivier.
Unknown: John Osborne
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Nicholas Renton
Archie Rice: Michael Gambon
Phoebe Rice: Billie Whitelaw
Billy Rice: Bill Owen
Jean Rice: Helen McCrory
Frank Rice: George Beach
Graham Dodd: Nicholas Hewetson
Bill: David Ryall

: Have I Got News for You

With guests Kathy Burke and Lord Lawson.


Unknown: Kathy Burke

: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Powerful drama to complement BBC2's
Great Depression series, starring
Jane Fonda , Michael Sarrazin Chicago in the early 1930s: a group of desperate people compete for the prize money in a dance marathon. But as the contest drags on, the contestants are driven to self-destruction by the cynical master of ceremonies.
DirectorSydney Pollack (1969)


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Michael Sarrazin
Gloria Beatty: Jane Fonda
Robert Syverton: Michael Sarrazin
Alice: Susannah York
Rocky: Gig Young
James: Bruce Dern

: Lonely Hearts

First in a season of late-night film dramas from Australia, tonight starring Wendy Hughes Norman Kaye
Following his mother's death, Peter Thompson decides that there ought to be more to life than an empty house and a dachshund and risks$50 on an "introduction" via a lonely hearts club. With Jon Finlayson.
Director Paul Cox (1981) (Cactus follows on Monday at 12.1 0am)
FILMREVIEWS pages 49-58


Unknown: Wendy Hughes
Unknown: Norman Kaye
Unknown: Peter Thompson
Unknown: Jon Finlayson.
Director: Paul Cox

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