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: Open University

6.00 A Matter of Geometry 8543579 6.25 Learning through Interactive Video
8555314 6.50 Elastomers: Properties and Models
9217598 7.15Donegal:
Economy and Culture
7.40 Religion and Society in Victorian Bristol 1218956 8.05 A School of Genes
8.30 Livingwith Technology:
Food 4580289 9.20 Questions of National Identity
10.10 Biology: The Mammalian Kidney 4904937 10.35
Developing World: the Tonga of Zimbabwe 2005840 11.00
Music: Ensembles in Performance 8105043 11.25 Justan Illness: Aids and Society
12.06 Education for All

: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This celebrated version of Victor Hugo 's classic novel begins a short season of literary adaptations and stars Charles Laughton
Maureen O'Hara Paris during the Middle
Ages and Quasimodo, the lonely hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame cathedral, falls in love with the gypsy girl, Esmeralda. However, she arouses intense feelings among the ruling authorities and is soon on trial for her life.
Director William Dieterle (1939)
see page 47


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Director: William Dieterle
Hunchback: Charles Laughton
Esmeralda: Maureen O'Hara
Frollo: Cedric Hardwicke
Clopin, King of Beggars: Thomas Mitchell
Gringoire: Edmond O'Brien
Phoebus: Alan Marshal
Louis XI: Harry Davenport

: The Sky at Night

Swan's Nest. Patrick Moore investigates evidence for the existence of black holes.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Scrutiny

An investigation into the Parliamentary inquiry on transport-related air pollution. Subtitled 40

: Cricket: Third Test and Wimbledon

Cricket: Third Test
England v New Zealand: further live coverage of the third day's play from
Old Trafford. Commentary by Tony Lewis , Richie Benaud , David Gower ,
Geoffrey Boycott and Richard Hadlee.
Further live coverage including the men's and women's doubles finals. Executive producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Rowlinson


Unknown: Old Trafford.
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: David Gower
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: Richard Hadlee.
Editor: John Rowlinson

: One Small Step

Fly Me to the Moon
"To all those who ever wished on the moon: sign up here"... the American airline Pan Am cashed in on Apollo moon fever with this 1969 advertisement, appealing to the dreams of ordinary people.
The response was staggering, with 93,000 would-be pioneers being put on the airline's waitinglist and being issued with a "First Moon Flights Club" card and membership number. One woman wanted to take her poodle, Charlie. Another wished to send her son-in-law on a one-way ticket. A father reserved additional seats to make allowances for his family's expansion. There were enquiries about window seats, discounts, ensuite hotel rooms on the moon and customs and immigration formalities.
Pan Am went into receivership in 1991 but many have hung on to their tickets.
This programme, the last in the One Small Step series, tracks down some of those hopefuls to find out whether, 25 years on, they're still moonstruck. Producer Lucy Blakstad
Executive producer Clare Paterson


Producer: Lucy Blakstad

: Seinfeld: The Nose Job

Kramer bluntly tells George's girlfriend that she needs a nose job and goes on the trail of the jacket that makes him irresistible. Meanwhile, Jerry is sexually obsessed with a stupid woman.

: BBC Design Awards

The judges have shortlisted five graphic designs. Viewers can vote for their choice by dialling 0891- then
(Friends of the Earth poster), [number removed](Boots laundry range packaging), [number removed](Guardian ad), [number removed](Pet Shop Boys Very CD), [number removed](Levi's poster campaign) - calls cost a maximum of 1 Op.
(Postponed from 30 June. Final programme on Thursday at 10.20pm)

: Today at Wimbledon

Highlights of this afternoon's women's singles final.
Presented by Sue Barker.


Presented By: Sue Barker.

: Fine Cut

High School
There are, no doubt, many schools in privileged parts of the world where one-to-one tuition and small-group seminars are the norm. Establishments where adolescents can offer intelligent thoughts on the different types of human love exemplified in King Lear, where feuding children have their problem judged by sympathetic mediators, and where the students are "made aware of their political citizenship, to give them the power to which they are entitled."
The twist is that this film is about New York's Harlem, a black ghetto with a huge drugs problem and crime rate, where the school in Central Park East has a world-wide reputation for its exceptional work.
As a pioneer of the fly-on-the-wall school of documentary, film-maker
Frederick Wiseman 's technique is simply to observe, to let each conversation and incident run its natural course. The result is a uniquely detailed picture of a remarkable school at work.
Series editor Andre Singer
A Zipporah production for BBCtv


Unknown: Frederick Wiseman

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