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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space and Time: MarkingTime
6.25ITforYou 9958303 6.50 Physics: Ideal Sounds
7.15Land Use in Brazil
7.40 "The Leaping Horse" by John Constable 5377262 8.05 Chemistry - Elements Discovered 4711026 8.30 Mental
Handicap: Finding a Voice 9033910 8.55 Managing
Schools: MakingTeamsWork 9125945 9.20 Industrial
Change: From Public to Private
6785649 10.10 Biology: Insect Hormones 5045194 10.35
Malaysia: I Used to Work in the Fields 5438587 ll.OOThe Right Course for You? 7249804 11.25Statisticsin Society: Development Aid 6008378 11.50The
Enlightenment: Kedleston Hall


Unknown: John Constable

: So Long at theFair

A mystery, the first of two films today starring
Dirk Bogarde Paris, 1889: Victoria Barton and her brother arrive for the Great Exhibition. But in the night Johnny mysteriously disappears and, in desperation, Victoria turns for help to a handsome young painter. With Jean Simmons ,
David Tomlinson and Honor Blackman . Directors Terence Fisher and Anthony Darnborough (1950) B/W FILM REVIEWS starting page 45


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Victoria Barton
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Honor Blackman
Directors: Terence Fisher
Directors: Anthony Darnborough

: Time with Betjeman

First of seven programmes celebrating the work, and the loves and hates of the late Sir John Betjeman , Poet Laureate. (See also tomorrowat 9.40pm;


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman

: Scrutiny

With Anne Perkins.


Unknown: Anne Perkins.

: Doctor in the House

Second of today's Dirk Bogarde double-bill is this comedy.
Along with three high-spirited companions, medical student Simon Sparrow faces five hectic but hilarious years at St Swithin's Hospital under the stern eye of irascible Sir Lancelot Spratt. With Muriel Pavlow , Kenneth More , Donald Sinden , Kay Kendall and James Robertsonjustice.
Director Ralph Thomas (1954)


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Simon Sparrow
Unknown: Lancelot Spratt.
Unknown: Muriel Pavlow
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: James Robertsonjustice.
Director: Ralph Thomas

: Three-Day Eventing and Golf

Further coverage of today's cross-country phase of the Badminton Horse Trials.
Commentary by Michael Tucker , Loma Clarke and Lucinda Green.
Live coverage from St Mellion of the third round of the Benson and Hedges Open.
Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
TV presentation: Eventing Wendy Sheppard and Johnnie Watherston
Golf John Shrewsbury


Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Loma Clarke
Commentary By: Lucinda Green.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Commentary By: Mike Hughesdon.

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Johnners A Tribute to Brian Johnston

When the veteran broadcasterand cricket commentator
Brian Johnston died earlier this year, the Prime Minister said that summers would never be the same again. John Major is just one of many taking part in this affectionate tribute to
Johnston, who was a permanent member of BBC Radio's Test
Match Special team since retiring as the BBC's cricket correspondent in 1972. Johnston brought to the commentary box a unique quality - he was a diligent describer of the game, never forgetting that cricket fans switched on to hear the score, but he combined this with jokes, anecdotes and cake consumption that appealed to the less-devoted sports audience.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins introduces the programme, and among those paying their respects are Denis Compton ,
Geoff Boycott and David Gower. Producer Emma Josling
(A recording from Westminster Abbey ofa celebration of Brian Johnston 's life will be broadcast on Radio 2 on Tuesday 17 May)


Commentator: Brian Johnston
Unknown: John Major
Introduces: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Denis Compton
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: David Gower.
Producer: Emma Josling
Unknown: Brian Johnston

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Howzat! A brief history of cricket on the BBC 22 November 2017

: Arena

Bahia of all the Saints
Brazil's major slave-trading port for nearly three centuries, Bahia has a black population of over 80 per cent which maintains the legacy of African tradition at every level of daily life. Jana Bokova 's vivid film portrait captures the spirit of the Bahian people, their music, culture, and most of all their religion - candomble - a fusion of Catholic and African religious beliefs. The film culminates in the annual celebration of carnival.
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Jana Bokova
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Have I Got News for You

With guests Melvyn Bragg and Bob Monkhouse.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.

: Seinfeld

The Truth. Jerry is confident of beating the tax office because George's girlfriend is a former taxauditor. Stereo

: Later with Jools Holland

For the first in his new series of studio sessions Jools Holland brews a heady cocktail. Elvis Costello is reunited with the Attractions, and plays alongside one of the greatest of the Chicago bluesmen, Otis Rush. British pop rap outfit Honky share the bill with America's
"next big thing" CountingCrows, and Sheila Chandra , formerly of Asian pop group Monsoon, performs solo.
"Hopefully someone who watches the show for a particular act will hear and enjoy something they wouldn't otherwise have come across," says Holland.
Director Janet FraserCrook
Producer MarkCooper Stereo


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Otis Rush.
Unknown: Sheila Chandra
Director: Janet Frasercrook
Producer: Markcooper Stereo

: All the President's Men

Political thriller starring
Robert Redford
Dustin Hoffman
Shown as a prelude to the documentary series Watergate beginning tomorrow night, it tells how two Washington Post reporters uncovered a scandal.
Director Alan J Pakula (1976)


Unknown: Robert Redford
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Director: Alan J Pakula
Bob Woodward: Robert Redford
Carl Bernstein: Dustin Hoffman
Harry Rosenfeld: Jack Warden
HowardSimons: Martin Balsam
Deep Throat: Hal Holbrook
Ben Bradlee: Jason Robards
Bookkeeper: Jane Alexander
DebbieSloan: Meredith Baxter
Dardis: Ned Beatty

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