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: Open University

6.20 Biology: The Mammalian
Kidney 8421303 6.45 Maths: Conies 9185945 7. 10 A School of Genes 57342007.35
Geology: Britain before Man

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitied

: Westminster Daily

Parliamentary news.

: Hungry Hill

Daphne du Maurier 's Irish saga spanning three generations. With Margaret Lockwood ,
Dennis Price , Cecil Parker and Michael Denison.
Director Brian Desmond Hurst (1947)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-52


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Michael Denison.
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

: Outcast of the Islands

Adaptation of a Joseph Conrad novel. A man is given a fresh chance but once again proves to be his own worst enemy. With Trevor Howard. Ralph Richardson , Kerima, Robert Morley and Wendy Hiller. Director Carol Reed (1951)


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Trevor Howard.
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Wendy Hiller.
Director: Carol Reed

: The Temperate Rain Forest

The flora and fauna on the Canadiancoast.

: Rediscovery of the World

Explorer Jacques Cousteau and his team visit the island of Haiti.


Unknown: Jacques Cousteau

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: The Taste of Health

First of eight programmes on "healthy" cooking. Today: outdoor cuisine.

: Creature Comforts

Yorkshire vet Alf White talks to Simon Ward and Christopher Timothy - who have played
James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small.


Talks: Alf White
Unknown: Simon Ward
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: James Herriot

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Westminster Live
Including Prime Minister's questions.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Along Came Jones

Comedy western produced by and starring Gary Cooper with Loretta Young. An innocent cowboy is mistaken for a murderer. Director Stuart Heisler 945)


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Loretta Young.
Director: Stuart Heisler

: A Law Unto Themselves?

Investigating dishonesty among solicitors. Producer Lisa Ausden


Producer: Lisa Ausden

: Biggles

Adventure yarn starring Neil Dickson
Alex Hyde-White
A young American is dragged back in time to the First World
War, where he meets ace flier Biggles. With Fiona Hutchinson , Peter Cushing , Marcus Gilbert. Director John Hough (1986)
(Postponed from 9 June)


Unknown: Neil Dickson
Unknown: Alex Hyde-White
Unknown: Fiona Hutchinson
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Marcus Gilbert.
Director: John Hough

: The Business: Bill Kenwright Presents

Risking a million dollars, theatre producer Bill Kenwright moves his hit London production of Medea, starring Diana Rigg, to New York, a gamble that depends on the "butchers of Broadway".
A Jane Walmsley production for BBCtv


Subject: Bill Kenwright
Actress: Diana Rigg
Director: Rodney Taylor
Series Editor: Brian Davies
Producer: Jane Walmsley

: Hypotheticals

Series exploring medical ethics.
A Life on Prescription
With medical advances changing the face of conception, birth and childhood, this programme looks at the decisions that now have to be faced. Moderator
Charlie Nesson , a professor at Harvard Law School, puts a fictionalised case study to 16 people involved in these decisions including fertility experts and a judge.
Producer Polly Bide ; Series edtor Robin Kent
A Brian Lapping/Granada production for BBCtv


Unknown: Charlie Nesson
Producer: Polly Bide
Unknown: Robin Kent

: The Travel Show

Including Paddy Haycocks in Bordeaux, actress
Josie Lawrence in Istanbul and on the banks of the Bosphorus in Turkey, and Alison Goldie saving cash with a DIY package tour. With Penny Junor. Producer ClareSillery
Series producer Liz Warner COMPETITION: Win a holiday a yearforthe rest of the century - for details see page 7


Unknown: Paddy Haycocks
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Alison Goldie
Producer: Liz Warner

: State of the Ark

Barred for Life
Is the zoo an endangered species? A new
five-part series - four reports followed by a debate - examines the past, present and future role of zoos, beginning with the horror stories of Europe's worst examples.
Executive producer
Grant Mansfield explains the background to the films: "When London Zoo came within a whisker of closing it wasn'tjust a case of one zoo in crisis. How can zoos justify their existence and remain commercially viable?"
Mansfield stresses that the series is not anti-zoo. "The best are engaged in very important work. With the films, our follow-up programme and Radio Times readers' involvement, we want to stimulate debate on the industry." " you want to make your opinions known, turn to page 36 for details.
Producer Lawrence Simanowitz
The great zoo debate: haven or hell?


Producer: Grant Mansfield
Producer: Lawrence Simanowitz

: BBC Design Awards

In the last in the series, the judges have shortlisted six buildings designed by British architects. Viewers can vote by calling 0891- then [number removed](the Ark), [number removed](Art Silo),
[number removed](Olympic village and port), [number removed](Stansted airport), [number removed](Woodlea primary school), [number removed](Vitra fire station) - calls cost lOp maximum.
Followed by Video Nation Shorts

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Sex

Changing the Script. The second of these two programmes this week deals with HIV, Aids and sexually transmitted diseases.

: Animation Now

The Writer.

: Weatherview

: Open View

OU weekend highlights.

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