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: Open University

6.20 Design and Innovation:
Powerto the People?
6.45 Animal Physiology:
Listening in the Dark
7.10 Statistics in Society
5547776 7.35 Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"- Workshop

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

A full report on yesterday's proceedings in the House of Commons, its committees and the House of Lords.

: The Spider and the Fly

Crime drama
FILM starring
Eric Portman Paris: a skilled safe cracker and a dogged police chief have a strange relationship. It becomes stranger still when the chief offers to get the crook out of a five-year jail sentence in order to crack an enemy safe during the First World War.
Director Robert Hamer (1949)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Eric Portman
Director: Robert Hamer
Maubert: Eric Portman
Philippe: Guy Rolfe
Madeleine: Nadia Gray
Marc: George Cole
Minister of War: Edward Chapman
Col de la Roche: Maurice Denham
Jean/Alfred Louis: John Carol
Nicole: Natasha Sokolova
Belfort: Harold Lang

: Golf: the Open

Live coverage from the Ailsa Course, Tumberry,
Ayrshire. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay , Dave Marr , Mark McCormack , Clive Clark ,
Mike Hughesdon and Dougie Donnelly. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr
Commentary By: Mark McCormacK
Commentary By: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Children's BBC: Model Millie

Comedy series.
With Sarah Davison.
Written by Philip Hawthorn.


Millie: Sarah Davison
Writer: Philip Hawthorn

: Open View

Highlights of the coming weekend's Open University programmes.

: Golf: the Open

Further live coverage from Turnberry.
Introduced by Steve Rider.
Including at
2.00 and 3.00
News and Weather Subtitled (news) and at
3.50 News and Weather
Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather


Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: What the Papers Say

David Mellor examines the week's press offering a personal review of all the main stories and events.


Unknown: David Mellor

: Sunny Spells: a Game for Optimists

Short surreal film based on the intriguing paintings of Welsh artist Emrys Williams.
The children are playing a board game called Sunny
Spells. Their grandparents are picnicking on the prom, eating sardine sandwiches and arguing about the past. Passersby struggle with umbrellas and macs. Will the day turn out sunny for all the players?
Written by Manon Rhys
Executive producer Phil George Director Paul Islwyn Thomas
A Prospect Cymru production for BBCtv


Artist: Emrys Williams.
Written By: Manon Rhys
Producer: Phil George
Director: Paul Islwyn Thomas
Alf: Richard Davies
Babs: Rhoda Lewis

: BBC Proms 1994

The 100th season of I the BBC Proms opens spectacularly with one of the largest scores ever written, Schoenberg'svast cantata Gurrelieder. Conductor
Andrew Davis says: "Whata superb start to the Proms. Huge orchestral forces are needed for
Schoenberg's epic but although it's daunting to perform it's not at all daunting to listen to. This is a great classical masterpiece, the apotheosis of the late Romantic cantata and an incredible journey through misty Nordic mythology exploring the themes of love and death. It's perfect for the Royal Albert Hall and we have a magnificent line-up of soloists tonight." These include the great
Wagnerian baritone
Hans Hotter , making his Proms debut at the age of 85. On this First Night of the Proms' 100th year, Davis conducts the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, the BBC Singers, the Philharmonia Chorus and the BBC Symphony Chorus.
Introduced by James Naughtie , live from the Royal Albert Hall.
Series editor Peter Maniura
BBC PROMS 94 PROSPECTUS: containingfull details of all this year's Promenade concerts. available from newsagents pnced£3. 50.


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Albert Hall
Baritone: Hans Hotter
Introduced By: James Naughtie
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Editor: Peter Maniura
Tove: Karita Mattila(soprano)
Waldemar: Neil Breeden(tenor)
WoodDove: Ann Murray(mezzo)
Klaus: Philip Langridge(tenor)
Peasant: David Wilson-Johnson(baritone)
Speaker: Hans Hotter

: Gardeners' World

Bob Flowerdew shows how plants can be good companions, Nick Wray completes his hot ornamental border, and a Cotswold village opens its gardens to raise money for a new village hall. Introduced by Geoff Hamilton.
Series producer Laurence Vulliamy Executive producer Tony Laryea
A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nick Wray
Introduced By: Geoff Hamilton.
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Golf: the Open

Highlights from today's play at Turnberry. Introduced by Steve Rider.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Weatherview

: Baja Oklahoma

Adult romantic comedy starring
Lesley Ann Warren Peter Coyote Julia Roberts
Juanita Hutchins is a Texan barmaid who dreams of fame on the country-and-western scene. When old flame Slick returns home they begin an affair and she is inspired to pen a winning song, Baja
Oklahoma, which is picked up by a country-and-western star. The film features appearances by music stars including Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris.
Director Bobby Roth (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 55-62


Unknown: Lesley Ann Warren
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Unknown: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Juanita Hutchins
Unknown: Willie Nelson
Unknown: Emmylou Harris.
Director: Bobby Roth
Juanita Hutchins: Lesley Ann Warren
Slick: Peter Coyote
Candy Hutchins: Julia Roberts
Dorris Steadman: Swoosie Kurtz
Old Jeemy: Anthony Zerbe
Tommy Earl Bruner: William Forsythe
LeeSteadman: John M Jackson

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