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: Open University

6.00 Telecommunications
Networks 7194454 6.25A Tropical Rainforest
6.50 Physics of Matter: A Macroscopic Viewpoint
3908034 7.15TheTelephone-BirthofaTechnology
7.40 Poetry: Language and History 7682102 8.05 Magnetic Earth 7128473 8.30 Living with Technology: ForYour
9.20 Understanding Music: A Change of Key?
3778164 9.45Somethingfor Everyone 1417947 10.10
Biology: Organelles and Origins Subtitled 4720183 10.35
LeamingforAII: Underthe Walnut Tree Subtitled 8725096 11.00 Women'sStudies: Countingthe Threads 3113201 11.25 Environmental Control in the North Sea 5605251 11.50 Copernicus and His World

: 42nd Street

Busby Berkeley musical, starring
Warner Baxter
Bebe Daniels
A Broadway director, whose health is failing, is determined to make his last show a success, but trouble looms.
With Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, George Brent and Ginger Rogers.
Director Lloyd Bacon
(1933) B/W


Unknown: Wamer Baxter
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Ruby Keeler
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: George Brent
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.

: Great Crimes and Trials of the 20th Century

The Case of Dr Crippen London, 1910: when the police are called to the house of an unassuming American doctor, they make a grisly discovery: the dismembered body of his wife. Dr Crippen attempts to flee the country and a transatlantic chase begins. Narrator
Robert Powell.


Narrator: Robert Powell.

: Horizon

How they rescued the Hubble space telescope.

: Holiday Outings

Jill Dando visits Nepal's Chitwan National Park.


Unknown: Jill Dando

: The Slipper and the Rose

Musical version of the Cinderella story starring
Richard Chamberlain Gemma Craven
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, a sad girl and an unhappy prince are trapped in their different worlds.
They need only to meet to fall in love. With
Annette Crosbie , Edith Evans , Michael Hordem , Margaret Lockwood. Director Bryan Forbes (1976)


Unknown: Richard Chamberlain
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Michael Hordem
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood.
Director: Bryan Forbes

: Priests for Our Time

A live report by John Barton from Bristol Cathedral, where the Church of England ordains its first woman priest this weekend. Francine Stock explores the issues. ProducerSteven Benson
(First Eucharist is on BBC1 tomorrow


Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Scrutiny

With Anne Perkins.
Editor James Leaton Gray


Unknown: Anne Perkins.
Editor: James Leaton Gray

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Cruftsl

Terriers, Hounds and Gundogs The Best in Group is awarded live from the NEC in Birmingham.
Producer Stephen Morris


Producer: Stephen Morris

: The Giant Awakes

Moving the Mountain
"China. There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep on. When he wakes, he will shake the world."
It was Napoleon who inspired the title for this three-part view of China today by Michael Robinson , the first of which is subtitled Moving the Mountain.
Now the giant has indeed awoken, the collision of foreign capital and cheap local labour means that mountains can literally be moved into the sea to clear land for factories and housing. And with tens of millions of peasants learning new skills, threatening western jobs, the world is coming to realise the implications of the giant's awakening.
Series producer David Harrison
Executive producer Jane Ellison


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: David Harrison
Producer: Jane Ellison

: Unplugged

Pearl Jam in a performance from 1992.

: Arena

Theatre without Actors
In 1960 an American film called Primary changed the notion of what a documentary could be, using techniques never before seen on TV. It was made by Robert Drew , whose role in the movement that has become known as cinéma vérité has gone largely unrecognised. Tonight's programme tells his story. Producers Jill Evans and Kate Meynell
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
(Salesman is tomorrowat 11.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Drew
Producers: Jill Evans
Producers: Kate Meynell
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Between the Lines

Watching the Detectives. PC Jenny Dean is under pressure over her part in the Michael Carswell affair.
Episode written by Steve Trafford
Producer Peter Norris ; Director Tom Clegg


Unknown: Michael Carswell
Written By: Steve Trafford
Producer: Peter Norris
Director: Tom Clegg
Tony Clark: Neil Pearson
Harry Naylor: Tom Georgeson
Maureen Connell: Siobhan Redmond
Chief Supt Deakin: Tony Doyle
Commander Huxtable: David Lyon
Jenny Dean: Lesley Vickerage

: Crimes and Passion

Three programmes by French film-maker Mireille Dumas.
The Legacy
Alain is a persistent sexual offender serving his second prison sentence for violent indecent assaults on children.
His attacks began after a homosexual relationship with a schoolmate was abruptly ended. In this probing documentary Alain describes his inability to separate love and violence and his humiliating relationship with his father.
(LeBoucher 12.1Sam)


Unknown: Mireille Dumas.

: Le Boucher

I Claude Chabrol 's psychological thriller starring Stephane Audran begins a trio of films complementing the Crimes and Passion series. Residents of a village are shocked to learn there may be a murderer in their midst. In French with English subtitles. (1969)


Unknown: Claude Chabrol
Unknown: Stephane Audran

: Later with Jools Holland

Including guests Al Green and Squeeze. Last in series.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Al Green
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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