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: Open University

6.20 Exploring 15th-century Florence 7514214 6.45
Readingthe Landscape
6006740 7.35 Health and Disease in Zimbabwe

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily


: Rampage

Jungle adventure starring
Robert Mitchum
A big-game trapper is hired by a zoo to capture a rare big cat. With Elsa Martinelli , Jack Hawkins , Sabu, Cely Carrillo.
Director Phil Karlson (1963)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-S2


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Elsa Martinelli
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Cely Carrillo.
Director: Phil Karlson

: Rio Grande

Western starring John Wayne
Maureen O'Hara
A US cavalry officer is faced with marauding Indians and a family conflict. With Ben Johnson , Claude Jarman Jr. Director John Ford (1950)


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Unknown: Claude Jarman Jr.
Director: John Ford

: Who's a Clever Boy?

Talking birds show their prowess.

: Signs of the Times

Mothers and daughters talk about each other's living rooms.

: Children's BBC: Gordon T Gopher



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Ever Thought of Sport?

Today: diving.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
A Human Monster with Inwardly Curved Extremities?
A look at the illness of arthrogryposis, which causes sufferers' joints to be flexed in spasm.

: CountryFile

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Live coverage of Parliament.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

News quiz.

: People of the Valley

In Welsh with English subtitles.

: Shot at Dawn

A report on the campaign to clear the names of First World War deserters.
A Dreamscape production for BBCtv

: Food and Drink

: Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays

Browsing in a public library is an extraordinary way for Kirk to spend the last hours of a doomed planet, but this is no ordinary library and the librarian has access to an extraordinary database.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)

: Def II Reportage

A look at young film-makers setting out to become the movie moguls of the next century and the box-office hits made with tiny budgets. Executive producer Rachel Purnell Series producer Nicola Moody


Producer: Rachel Purnell

: Seven Last Words from the Cross

The fifth of seven dramatic films on the Passion of Christ in a new and powerful setting by Scottish composer
James MacMillan focuses on Christ's briefest utterance, / Thirst.
(The series continues at 7.20pm tomorrow)


Unknown: James MacMillan

: Young Musician of the Year

Woodwind Semi-final
Twelve more musicians compete for a place in the final round. Presented by Sarah Greene.


Presented By: Sarah Greene.

: Elizabeth the Last: the Radical Option

In this pilot programme for an occasional series debating issues close to the British heart, republican professor
Stephen Haseler kicks off the studio debate by arguing for the abolition of the monarchy, using a short film to highlight his view that it is an irrelevant institution. Another film by writer and comedian
Nick Revell follows, offering an irreverent look at the British obsession with class and exploring its connections with the monarchy. The audience then expresses its own views. Presented by Jeremy Paxman. Director/Producer Alison Turner
A Roger Bolton production for BBCtv


Unknown: Stephen Haseler
Unknown: Nick Revell
Presented By: Jeremy Paxman.
Producer: Alison Turner
Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Screen Two: O Mary This London

Three young Dubliners go to London in search of fun, fortune and, in the case of 17-year-old Mary Kelly, an abortion. Homeless and jobless, their adventures quickly turn sour in this cautionary tale by Shane Connaughton, co-writer (with Jim Sheridan) of the Oscar-winning film "My Left Foot".
Connaughton's previous credits include the film "The Playboys", which starred Albert Finney and Aidan Quinn; he is currently working on a screenplay on the life of W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne entitled "A Terrible Beauty", to be directed by Anjelica Huston. Also the author of two novels (A Border Station and The Run of the Country), Connaughton was the subject of last year's BBC documentary "A Border Childhood".
Sinead O'Connor sings the opening song "A Dream for Living", while the title song is performed by Ronnie Drew, lead singer of the Dubliners.

(Stereo) (Subtitled)

Followed by Saint of the Day St John Climacus


Writer: Shane Connaughton
Producer: Helen Greaves
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Mickey Malone: Jason Barry
Mary Kelly: Oba Seagrave
Bimbo Burns: Dylan Tighe
Neville: Ram John Holder
Sophie: Lesley Manville
Poet: John Otway
Ranting woman: Meera Syal
Priest: Frank Kelly
Major: Leslie French

: Newsnight

Presented by Sue Cameron.


Presented By: Sue Cameron.

: Late Theatre

Reporting from Manchester, this year's City of Drama, on Peter Brooks 's production of The Man Who, by Oliver Sacks. Plus the secret art of the understudy. Presented by Robert Dawson Scott.


Unknown: Peter Brooks
Unknown: Oliver Sacks.
Presented By: Robert Dawson Scott.

: Weatherview

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