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: Open University

6.45 Chemistry: Hydrolysis
Reaction Mechanisms
7.10 A New Role for Men
8771913 7.35 Reconstructing the Bankside Theatres

: MrSkeffington

Drama starring Bette Davis
Claude Rains
Fanny Trellis marries Job Skeffington to save her adored brother Trippy from scandal. When Trippy dies, Fanny's indifference to her husband turns to contempt.
Director Vincent Sherman (1944)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Fanny Trellis
Director: Vincent Sherman
Fanny Trellis: Bette Davis
Job Skeffington: Claude Rains
George Trellis: Walter Abel
Trippy Trellis: Rickard Waring
Dr Byles: George Coulouris

: The Fall of the Roman Empire

Historical epic starring
Sophia Loren Stephen Boyd
When the Roman Empire falls into the hands of the corrupt Commodus, his sister Lucilla, and the man who should have been emperor find themselves caught up in the turmoil.
DirectorAnthony Mann (1964)


Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Director: Anthony Mann
Lucilla: Sophia Loren
Livius: Stephen Boyd
Marcus Aurelius: Alec Guinness
Commodus: Christopher Plummer
Timonides: James Mason
Sohamus: Omar Sharif
Verulus: Anthony Quavle
Julianus: Eric Porter

: The Vlth Paralympic Winter Games

The Olympic flame is rekindled at Lillehammer for the VIth Paralympic Winter Games. Britain's team of 23 includes Richard Burt and Matthew Stockford , who were medal-winners at
Tignes two years ago.
Introduced by Helen Rollason. ProducerJeffGoddard


Unknown: Richard Burt
Unknown: Matthew Stockford
Introduced By: Helen Rollason.

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Short Track Speed Skating Live coverage of the men's 500m featuring Britain's Olympic bronze medal winner Nicky Gooch. Plus action from the men's
1500m, the semi-finals of the men's relay and the women's 500m. Commentary by Stuart Storey.
Table Tennis
Coverage of the European Championships from the National Indoor Arena,
Birmingham. Commentary byTonyGubba.


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Nicky Gooch.
Commentary By: Stuart Storey.

: The St Matthew Passion

Jonathan Miller's production of Bach's great oratorio was first seen last year in four sold-out performances at Holy Trinity
Church, Chelsea. Staged in the round and fully dramatised with soloists, choir and orchestra all taking part, the production has been recorded for television, and is currently on tour.
Paul Goodwin conducts a specially assembled "Passion Band" performing on period instruments, who are joined by two young choirs and a cast of early-music specialists including Rufus Muller , Richard Jackson and Nancy Argenta. Producer Tony Cash
Executive producer Ron Gonsalves
A Lilyville production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Unknown: Rufus Muller
Unknown: Richard Jackson
Unknown: Nancy Argenta.
Producer: Ron Gonsalves

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton lines up his priorities for a busy Easter at Barnsdale, plus a visit to a tiny roof garden, and suggestions on plants for sunny places. Executive producer Tony Laryea
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: Tony Laryea
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Arena Relics

Einstein's Brain
"Move Albert Einstein ," declares Japanese professor Kenji
Sugimoto at the start of a bizarre journey in search of the great one's missing brain. Sugimoto would not look out of place in a Pink Panther film as he grunts and mutters his way across
America on his curious mission.
Einstein's brain was apparently removed for medical study after his death but the owner failed to carry out the research and was subsequently sacked. The brain went with him.
Sugimoto, whose deep regret is that he never met the scientist, has long dreamed of the next best thing - making contact with his grey cells. The result is a farcical series of encounters with a curious cast of experts, policemen and relatives.
Relics is the first in a three-part series from the makers of Arena, recognising the power of hero-worship. Tonight's puckish programme is well placed. (The second Arena Relics programme tomorrow focuses on the search for Charlie Chaplin 's dead body after it disappeared)


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: Red Dwarf: Parallel Universe

Holly devises a faster-than-light drive which goes wrong.
With Chris Barrie and Norman Lovett.

A Paul Jackson production for BBCtv


Producer: Ed Bye
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Holly: Norman Lovett

: From A to B: Tales of Modern Motoring

Looking at Him Looking at Me. The third instalment in the series about British drivers focuses on the thoughts and fantasies of women in their cars.
Director/Senes producer Nicholas Barker


Producer: Nicholas Barker

: Seven Last Words from the Cross

The last of seven dramatic films on the Passion of Christ.
Father, into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit
(All seven parts of the work can be heard at
11.30pm on Radio 3)
Followed by Saint of the Day St Catherine of Palma Subtitled

: True Brits Preview

Preview of a new documentary series about the work of the Foreign Office which starts later this month.

: The Mosquito Coast

Drama adapted from the novel by Paul Theroux , starring Harrison Ford
A family set out to start afresh on central America's Mosquito Coast. However, their quest for paradise is doomed. With Helen Mirren , River Phoenix ,
Jadrien Steele and Hilary Gordon. Director Peter Weir (1986)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Novel By: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Harrison Ford
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: River Phoenix
Unknown: Jadrien Steele
Unknown: Hilary Gordon.
Director: Peter Weir

: Weatherview

: Fantasy Football League

The football game featuring celebrity managers. With Frank Skinner and David Baddiel.
Director Peter Orton
Producer Andy Jacobs


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: David Baddiel.
Director: Peter Orton
Producer: Andy Jacobs

: Words and Music

Cults and Classics. The first of three programmes about songwriting. Tonight: acoustic versions of famous pop songs.
Producer Mark Cooper


Producer: Mark Cooper

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