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: Open University

6.00 Graphs, Networks and Design 8874491 6.25
Ecology: Red Grouse
6.50 Organic Chemistry: Large Scale Production
Manufacture 5279323 7.40 Victorian Culture: Stand By Your
Banner! 1556168 8.05Energy: A Day in the Life 7720976 8.30 Summer School: Time for You
Subtitled 3568168 8.55 Testing Teachers? 3547675 9.20
Understanding Music: Theory and Practice
9.45 Creative Management: Rover's Return
10.10 Plants: Designsfor Living 4242149 10.35 Bullying: Danger - Children at Play
Subtitled 2343052 ll.OOThe
Clinical Psychologist
11.25 Chemistry: Of Metals and Men 3220675 11.50Nathan the Wise

: Island in the Sun

Beginning a trio of films starring
James Mason , who died ten years ago this week. Also starring Joan Fontaine Colourful drama set in the West Indies examining the jealousies and passions caused by inter-racial love.
Director Robert Rossen (1957)
(Secret Mission is on Wednesday at
9.05am) FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Director: Robert Rossen
Maxwell Fleury: James Mason
Mavis: Joan Fontaine
Jocelyn: Joan Collins
David Boyeur: Harry Belafonte
Margot Seaton: Dorothy Dandridge

: Gunsmoke

Classic western series, starring James Amess as Marshal Matt Dillon
The Returning. After eight years as a struggling farmer, a former outlaw resorts to crime again.


Unknown: James Amess
Unknown: Marshal Matt Dillon

: Pride and Prejudice

This adaptation of the classic
Jane Austen novel was co-written by Aldous Huxley , the subject of tonight's Bookmark
Special at 7.15pm. Starring Greer Garson
Laurence Olivier England in the early 1800s, and independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet attracts the attention of the wealthy Mr Darcy.
Director Robert Z Leonard (1940)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Elizabeth Bennet
Director: Robert Z Leonard
Elizabeth Bennet: Greer Garson
Mr Darcy: Laurence Olivier
Mrs Bennet: Mary Boland
Jane Bennet: Maureen O'Sullivan
Lydia Bennet: Ann Rutherford
Mr Bennet: Edmund Gwenn

: Cricket: First Test

Further coverage from Lord's of England v South Africa. Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Open University Showcase

First of a series featuring a selection of successful programmes.
This week: Children and New
Technology looks at the effect of computers on the minds and lives of children.
Producer Natasha Soma


Producer: Natasha Soma

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Bookmark Special: Aldous Huxley: Darkness and Light

Next week is the centenary of Aldous Huxley's birth - time to re-evaluate the life and work of one of the best-known novelists of modern times. Benjamin Woolley asks if Huxley was philosopher or dilettante, visionary or fool. Stephen Spender, Yehudi Menuhin, Timothy Leary and other friends, critics and family appraise his legacy.
An Iambic production for BBCtv


Presenter and writer: Benjamin Woolley
Director/Producer: Chris Hunt
Series Editor: Roland Keating

: The Statue of Liberty

Documentary by Ken Burns about the history of the Statue of Liberty from its conception in France, through to its dedication in New York and to its role as a modem symbol of liberty.
Rpt Stereo Colour and black and white
(A Ken Burns film about Brooklyn Bridge will be shown next Saturday) .


Unknown: Ken Burns
Unknown: Ken Burns

: Seinfeld: The Suicide

Jerry's neighbour Martin attempts suicide.

: Screen Two: The Clothes in the Wardrobe

This adaptation of Alice Thomas Ellis 's novel by Martin Sherman begins a repeat run of successful Screen Two films.
Set in the stuffy suburbs of 1950s Croydon, it stars Jeanne Moreau as the exotic free-living Lili, who comes over from Egypt to help out her old school friend, the deeply proper Monica (Julie Walters ) with preparations for her daughter Margaret's wedding.
Other Screen Two films to be shown are Truly Madly Deeply and Enchanted April, both credited with boostingthe BBC's influence in the British film industry and given general release, becoming box-office hits.
Producer Norma Heyman Director Waris Hussein


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Novel By: Martin Sherman
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Julie Walters
Producer: Norma Heyman
Director: Waris Hussein
Lili: Jeanne Moreau
Mrs Monm: Joan Plowright
Monica: Julie Walters
Margaret: Lena Headey
Syl: David Threlfall
Mrs Raffald: Maggie Steed
Robert: John Wood
Cynthia: Gwyneth Strong
Derek: Rogerlloyd Pack

: Cricket: First Test

Highlights from Lord's.

: Woodstock Diary

The second of a three-part film by D A Pennebaker,
Chris Hegedus and Erez Laufer to mark the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.
By the second day 500,000 people had turned Max Yasger 's farmland into a small city, all routes into Woodstock were jammed and the organisers realised that they didn't have the money to pay the bands. (Part three tomorrowat 11.35pm)


Unknown: Chris Hegedus
Unknown: Erez Laufer
Unknown: Max Yasger

: Repo Man

Alex Cox 's sci-fi I thriller, starring Emilio Estevez
Harry Dean Stanton
Fired from his supermarket job, Otto joins a car repossession company attracted by the thrills of road chases, sex, drugs and urban violence. (1984)
FILM REVIEWS pages 43-49


Unknown: Alex Cox
Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton

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