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: Open University

6.20 Statistics: Sampling
5902840 6.45 Engineering
Mechanics: Vibrations
7.10 Engineering: Work and Energy 2927043 7.35Rural India

: Breakfast News

With signing. Subtitled

: Children's BBC: Babar


: The Little Minister

Continuing a series of films starring
Katharine Hepburn
A mysterious gypsy girl falls in love with the new minister of a small Scottish village. Director Richard Wallace (1934)
(Mary of Scotland toworrowat 9. 05am)
FILM REVIEWS paps 37-41


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: Richard Wallace

: The Tuttles of Tahiti

I Comedy starring
Charles Laughton
Jonas Tuttle decides to risk the family home in a bet. Director Charles Vidor (1942)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Jonas Tuttle
Director: Charles Vidor

: A Week to Remember

Pathé news this week in 1954.

: Rediscovery of the World

Today: Australia's Great
Barrier Reef. Rpt

: Children's BBC: Joshua Jones


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Play Golf

Today: from the fairway.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
You Don't Have to Die
The story of 6-year-old Jason Gaes 's battle with cancer.


Unknown: Jason Gaes

: See Hear!

With signing.
Stereo Subtitled 98

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
In the Garden
August. Rpt

: Day Out

A visit to Stroudwater Hills.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Hue and Cry

Ealing comedy. A gang of boys chase the crooks who use their favourite comic to communicate. With Alastair Sim and Jack Warner. Director Charles Cnchton (1947)
(Postponedfrom 13July) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Jack Warner.
Director: Charles Cnchton

: Golf

Highlights of last weekend's Curtis Cup. Stereo

: Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Adventure, starring Robert Wagner
Mike and his son
Tony Petrakis , sponge-fishers off the Florida coast, decide to defy danger and dive in the treacherous 12-Mile Reef.
Director Robert D Webb (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Tony Petrakis
Director: Robert D Webb
Tony Petrakis: Robert Wagner
Mike Petrakis: Gilbert Roland
Soak: Carrol Naish
Thomas Rhys: Richard Boone

: A Whole Different Ball Game: Cuban Rebel Ball

Baseball, which arrived in Cuba in the 1880s, has come to symbolise national pride, and as with soccer in Brazil it is both an escape and a unifying force. "I think baseball calms people because it's a chance to forget," says one observer.
Improvised games begin early. "The minute we start to walk we drop our rattles or dolls and pick up a bat," says sports commentator Julia Osendi.
Most players remain faithful to their fiercely egalitarian society and its struggling economy, and defections to America and the big money are surprisingly few. Says star player Victor Mesa: "If they want to buy us for dollars we will always say no, because we're going nowhere. We're doing this for our people. We want them to feel good, forget about what they don't have, even for a short time."
Director Sylvia Stevens
Producers Peter Day and Grant Keir
A Faction production for BBCtv


Commentator: Julia Osendi.
Unknown: Victor Mesa
Director: Sylvia Stevens
Director: Grant Keir

: Floyd on Italy

Umbria. On the shores of Lake
Trasimeno, Keith Floyd has an alfresco breakfast of grilled perch before taking the train to Perugia. He searches for wild mushrooms and sets up his stove in the local vineyard to create a dish of beef and mushrooms in Rubesco wine.
Producer Michael Treen
Executive producer Robert Page A Lifetime production for BBCtv
RADIO TIMES READER OFFER: get the essential guide to Italian food and drink: page 20


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Michael Treen
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: RabCNesbitt

Last in the comedy series starring Gregor Fisher Cell. A drunken Nesbitt is thrown into a police cell for the night and fails to get any response from his cell mate to his ranting. With Timothy Spall , Gilbert Martin and Ricky Ferguson. Written by Ian Pattison
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: Gilbert Martin
Unknown: Ricky Ferguson.
Written By: Ian Pattison

: One Foot in the Past

Tools Holland travels to
Portmeirion in Wales, on the trail of his architectural hero Clough Williams Ellis. And as Britain's centuries-old freehold estates face break-up, Peter York investigates the claim of their owners to be the true guardians of the nation's heritage. With Kirsty Wark. Senes producer Sally Angel
Executive producer Roland Keating


Unknown: Clough Williams Ellis.
Unknown: Peter York
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: Sally Angel
Producer: Roland Keating

: Heretic: Robert Jahn

The fifth of six portraits of unorthodox scientists.

As Dean of Engineering at Princeton University, Robert Jahn began experiments to prove the idea of extrasensory perception. He was forced to resign his position and is shunned by colleagues. He stubbornly continues his research believing he has incontrovertible evidence to back up his theory.

Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Narrator: Rosemary Hartill
Series Producer: Tony Edwards

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron. Subtitled

: Over the Edge

Fourth of six documentaries, made by the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit.
The Spark. A portrait of Charles Irvine who, eight years after being diagnosed
HIV-positive, is proud of the person he has become through actively living with HIV. Producer Libby Cross
Editor Ian Macrae


Unknown: Charles Irvine
Editor: Ian MacRae

: Animation Now

: Weatherview

: Spanning Materials

Bridge design.

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