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: Open University

6.00 Curiouser and Curiouser:
The Symmetry of Nature
8610295 6.25 Computer Integrated Manufacture
8622030 6.50 Computing: Design for People
7.15 Beyond Famine
7.40 Arts: Melodrama
8.05 DNA: The Spice of Life 3823360 8.30 Livingwith
Technology: Health
9.20 Britain and the Global Economy 7228566 10.10
Photosynthesis: Harvestingthe Sun 4071653 10.35Rural India 2189856 11.00
Managing Schools: The Powerof the Purse 8289059 11.25 Education and Society: Young Turks in Germany
11.50 Extracts from The Magic Flute

: The Gay Divorce

Musical comedy starring
Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Guy Holden is standing at the rail of a boat when a lady's garment floats into his hand. It marks the beginning of a high-speed romance. Director Mark Sand rich (1934)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Guy Holden

: Ways of Seeing

John Berger 's Bafta award-winning series was first shown in 1972 and rapidly came to be regarded as one of the most influential art series ever made. Today, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of past art.
Rpt (A Telling Eye: the Work of John Berger , 7.00pm tonight)


Unknown: John Berger
Unknown: John Berger

: A Town Like Alice

War drama based on the novel by Nevil Shute, starring Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch
During the Japanese advance in Malaya, British civilians are taken prisoner. While the men are taken to a prison camp, the women and children begin a gruelling trek through the jungle. Director Jack Lee (1956)


Novel By: Nevil Shute
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Peter Finch
Director: Jack Lee

: Car Boots

A documentary film about Britain's fastest-growing hobby - car boot sales.

: Bridesmaids

Comedy starring Shelley Hack
SelaWard Kimberly , Caryl, Beth and Patricia reunite for the first time in 20 years, as bridesmaids at a friend's wedding. With Stephanie Faracv and Brooke Adams.
Director Lila Garrett (1989)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Shelley Hack
Unknown: Selaward Kimberly
Unknown: Stephanie Faracv
Unknown: Brooke Adams.
Director: Lila Garrett

: Open University Showcase

Second in a series featuring a selection of the most successful programmes.
In Design for an Alien World scientists design equipment for a voyage to Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Producer Natasha Soma


Producer: Natasha Soma

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: A Telling Eye: the Work of John Berger

The first full-length film biography of the art critic, essayist, and prize-winning novelist. Over a period of more than 30 years, he has been the author of many remarkable television films about art - most famously Ways of Seeing which won a Bafta award in 1972 and is still regarded as one of the most provocative and influential series about painting ever made. Director Mike Dibb
Producers Elisa Mantin and Carol Haslam
A Hawkshead/Belbo production for BBCtv


Director: Mike Dibb
Producers: Elisa Mantin
Producers: Carol Haslam

: Brooklyn Bridge

Along with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire
State Buildingand the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's best-loved landmarks.
Considered a technological achievement of unparalleled scope when it was built in the late 1800s, the bridge is now an icon of popular culture.
In the second of two films about New York's celebrated constructions, Ken Burns uses rare archive material, old movie footage, and time-lapse photography to explore the bridge's legacy. Paul Roebling - great grandson of the builder of the bridge - Arthur Miller and Kurt Vonnegut add their voices.
ColourandB/W Subtitled


Unknown: Ken Burns
Unknown: Paul Roebling
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut

: Seinfeld

American comedy series starring Jerry Seinfeld
The friends take the subway.
Elaine's going to be best man at a lesbian wedding; George gets picked up by a high class hooker and Jerry wakes up opposite a naked man.


Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld

: Screen Two: Truly Madly Deeply

Another chance to see Anthony Minghella 's highly acclaimed first film as a director, starring Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman
Living in a terrible north London flat, with bad plumbing and a plague of rats, Nina is unable to cope with the death of her lover, Jamie. One day she misses him so much, he comes back. This Screen Two film won three Evening Standard British Film Awards and a Bafta for best film screenplay.
(1990) Stereo Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Writer/Director: Anthony Minghella
Nina: Juliet Stevenson
Jamie: Alan Rickman
Sandy: Bill Paterson
Mark: Michael Maloney
Claire: Deborah Findlay
Titus: Christopher Rozycki
George: David Ryall
Burge: Jenny Howe
Maura: Stella Maris
Harry: Ian Hawkes
Roberto: Arturo Venegas
Symonds: Richard Syms

: Coin' South

I Western directed by and starring
Jack Nicholson also starring
Mary Steenburgen
Down-at-heel outlaw
Henry Lloyd Moon believes he is safe in Mexico, until he is seized by a posse. Moon is sentenced to hang, unless he can find an unattached woman of property to marry him.
(1978) Subtitled
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Mary Steenburgen
Unknown: Henry Lloyd Moon
Henry Lloyd Moon: Jack Nicholson
Julia Tate: Mary Steenburgen
Frank Towfield: Christopher Lloyd
Hector: John Belushi
Clyde/Hog: Danny Devito

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