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: Open University

6.00 Graphs, Networks and Design: Critical Path
6.25 Desert Ecology
6.50 Organic Chemistry:
Samples of Analysis
7.15ITforYou 8814672 7.40
Cragside House - From Lodge to Palace 5908214 8.05 Science: Steel, Stars and Spectra
8755360 8.30 Evolution: Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains? 4874063 8.55
Curriculum and Learning: Ways with Words 9624360 9.20 Composing: George Fenton in Conversation 2331301 9.45 Open Advice: Somethingfor Everyone 8162230 10.10 Biology Form and Function: Nerves 2006295 10.35
8216818 11.00 Our Health
OurHands 9346214 11.25
Poland: Democracy and Change 5534837 11.50 The
Enlightenment: Angelica Kauffman


Unknown: George Fenton
Unknown: Angelica Kauffman

: Stalag 17

Classic war drama starring
William Holden
When two American prisoners, attempting to escape from Stalag 17, run into a German ambush, it becomes clear that one of the men in Barrack 4 must be an informer.
Director Billy Wilder (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: William Holden
Director: Billy Wilder
Sefton: William Holden
Oberst VonScheriach: Otto Preminger
Dunbar: Don Taylor
Stosh: Robert Strauss
Harry: Harvey Lembeck
Duke: Neville Brand
Hoffy: Richard Erdman

: Horizon

Against the Clock
Airlines, power-stations, and even all-night creches are features of the industrial world. But for those who keep them running, staying awake is a problem.
Dr Martin Moore-Ede reveals a world dozing on the brink of disaster.


Unknown: Dr Martin Moore-Ede

: The Barefoot Contessa

Drama starring
Humphrey Bogart
Ava liardner
A fading Hollywood director, discovers a beautiful dancer and turns her into a star but she soon tires of the world she has conquered.
Director Joseph L Mankiewicz


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Harry Dawes: Humphrey Bogart
Maria Vargas: Ava Gardner
Oscar Muldoon: Edmond O'Brien
Alberto Bravano: Marius Goring
Vincenzo Torlato-Favrmi: Rossano Brazzi
Jerry: Elizabeth Sellars
Kirk Edwards: Warren Stevens

: World Snooker

Semi-final action.

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: South Africa Votes

As the results of the first multi-racial elections in South Africa are declared, David Dimbleby reports from
Johannesburg on the shape of the new government.
(The New South Africa is on tomorrow at
11.30pm on BBC1)


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Chasing the Dream

Forty years ago, on a wet Oxford evening,
Roger Bannister ran the race of his life in six-tenths of a second less than four minutes.
Since then 12 other athletes have progressively lowered the mile record, which now stands at the mark established by Algerian Noureddine Morceii , three minutes 44.39 seconds.
Tonight's programme celebrates the enduring fascination of the mile race and includes the reminiscences of all 13 record holders. They include Sir Roger Bannister , of course, who was spurred on to his achievement by his training partners Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway , and the Australian John Landy , who took away his record after just six weeks. Producer Steve Gowans
A Chrysalis production for BBCtv
Roger Bannister 's sporting legacy


Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Noureddine Morceii
Unknown: Sir Roger Bannister
Unknown: Chris Brasher
Unknown: Chris Chataway
Unknown: John Landy
Producer: Steve Gowans
Unknown: Roger Bannister

: World Snooker

Semi-final action.

: Going Underground

Notes from Underground
Under the streets of Moscow is a labyrinth of foetid tunnels, cellars and bunkers which are home to 140,000 people. This underworld shelters orphaned children and young fascists still in hiding after the October coup as well as drug addicts, punks and prostitutes. Last year 7,500 people died there, unclaimed and unmissed.
This documentary exploring Moscow's hidden city starts a weekend of programming about tunnels scheduled to mark the opening of the Channel Tunnel on Friday. Among those interviewed are a tunnel inspector who warns that Moscow's landmarks are in danger of collapse. Director Amanda Feldon
Executive producer John Tnffitt


Director: Amanda Feldon
Producer: John Tnffitt

: Going Underground

The Foot Tunnel
Animation about a commuter's journey deep below the ground and into her own personality. Director Jane Wagman
(The film at 11.20pm is also being shown as part of the Going Underground season, )


Director: Jane Wagman

: Have I Got News for You

Guests are Caroline Quentin andKathyLette.


Unknown: Caroline Quentin

: Seinfeld: The Note

Jerry and Elaine try to avoid paying for massages, but George is worried about his physical reaction to the masseur.


Jerry: Jerry Seinfeld
George: Jason Alexander
Elaine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

: World Snooker

Further semi-final action.

: Kanal

Shown as part of the Going Underground season, a Second World War drama. Polish Home Army fighters take refuge beneath the streets of Warsaw. A Polish film with English subtitles. With Teresa Izewska. Tadeuszjanczar. Director Andrzej Wajda (1957)
(The Wooden Horse tomorrowat 1 130pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Teresa Izewska.
Director: Andrzej Wajda

: World Snooker

Semi-final highlights.

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