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: Open University

6.20 Databases: Inside SQL
5840056 6.45 Flying in Birds: an Experimental Approach
4737582 7.10 Biochemistry:
CellularSignals 2865259 7.35 The Art of Commerce: Religion in Ancient Greece

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Children's BBC: Babar

Cartoon fun. (Rpt)

: The George Raft Story

I Biopic of the Hollywood star, starring Ray Danton George Raft incarnated the image of the gangster. In real life, too, he lived on the fringes between the real dangers of the underworld and the glitter of show business.
Director Joseph M Newman (1961)
FILM REVIEWS pages37 41


Unknown: Ray Danton
Unknown: George Raft
Director: Joseph M Newman
George Raft: Ray Danton
LisaLang: Jayne Mansfield
Sheila Patton: Julie London
June: Barrie Chase
Texas Guinan: Barbara Nichols
MoxieCusack: Frank Gorshin
Ruth Harris: Marg0 Moore
Benny Siegel: Brad Dexter
AlCapone: Neville Brand

: A Day That Shook the World

On 22 December 1989,
Romanian dictator Ceaucescu was overthrown.

: Cricket: Second Test

Live coverage of the second day's play between England and South Africa, from
Headingley. Stereo

: Open View

Highlights of the coming weekend's Open University programmes.

: Misstakes

Third of five programmes using clips from the BBC
Archives. Today: problems with props. With
John Pitman.


Unknown: John Pitman.

: Children's BBC: Model Millie

Comedy with Sarah Davison.
Written by Philip Hawthorn.


Writer (Model Millie): Philip Hawthorn
Millie: Sarah Davison

: Cricket: Second Test

Further live coverage from
Headingley. Stereo
Including at
2.00 and 3.00
News and Weather Subtitled (news) and at
3.50 News and Weather Subtitled (news)
Regional News; Weather

: Rough Guide to the Americas

Magenta Devine and Rajan Datar visit Guatemala and Belize and find out where to go to have a good time. Producer Bridget Boseley Series producer Sharon Ali


Unknown: Rajan Datar
Producer: Bridget Boseley
Producer: Sharon Ali

: Suzanne Bonnar: the Blacksburg Connection

Jazz and blues singer Suzanne Bonnar travels to America to discover her family and musical roots.
Director Elly Taylor ; Series producer May Miller A Garfield Kennedy production for BBCtv


Singer: Suzanne Bonnar
Director: Elly Taylor
Unknown: Garfield Kennedy

: What the Magazines Say

A summer series which focuses on Britain's magazines instead of newspapers. To begin, Tony Parsons of The Daily Telegraph looks at the teenage titles.
A Granada production for BBCtv


Presenter: Tony Parsons

: Timewatch The Night of the Long Knives

Greater love hath no man," said Liberal MP and future party leader
Jeremy Thorpe , "than that he should lay down his friends for his life." Thorpe was referring to Prime Minister Harold
Macmillan's "night of the long knives" in August 1962, when he sacked a third of his cabinet.
In this season of cabinet reshuffles, Michael Cockerell reopens the file on this unprecedented act of political butchery, mixing rare archive footage with recollections of some of those involved. Was it panic on the part of the unflappable Macmillan, acting to put down a plot to overthrow him? If so, who was behind it? Producer Michael Cockerell


Leader: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Producer: Michael Cockerell

: Gardeners' World

Introduced by Geoff Hamilton. Liz Rigbey visits a lighthouse keeper's garden, Nick Wray meets a retired miner with a passion for pinks, and Bob Flowerdew looks at a valuable resource in the garden - water. Series producer Laurence Vulliamy
Executive producer Tony Laryea ; A Catalyst TV production for BBCtv


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

: Red Dwarf V: Back to Reality

The crew finds an abandoned spaceship on an ocean bed, but all the crew are dead.
With Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge and Robert Llewellyn.

A Grant/Naylor production for BBCtv


Writer/Director: Rob Grant
Writer/Director: Doug Naylor
Producer: Hilary Bevan Jones
Rimmer: Chris Barrie
Lister: Craig Charles
Cat: Danny John-Jules
Holly: Hattie Hayridge
Kryten: Robert Llewellyn

: Michael Moore's TV Nation

Michael Moore continues to challenge viewers with a blend of contemporary affairs stories. Tonight's programme includes British reporter Louis Theroux taking a look into
President Bill Clinton 's past.
And an opinion poll reveals how many people believe they can tell the difference between a mouse and a baby rat.
Producers Michael Moore and Kathleen Glynn Executive producer Jeremy Gibson


Unknown: Michael Moore
Reporter: Louis Theroux
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Producers: Michael Moore
Producers: Kathleen Glynn
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Sean's Shorts

Comedian Sean Hughes travels around the UK. This week he is in Manchester.
Producer Katie Pearson Rpt Stereo
Then Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Sean Hughes
Producer: Katie Pearson

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Cricket: Second Test

Highlights of the second day's play between England and South Africa at Headingley.

: Weather-view

: The Living Soap

The return of the series looking at the lives of six Manchester students who share a house. Director Stephen Dodd
Producer Spencer Campbell


Director: Stephen Dodd
Producer: Spencer Campbell

: La Vie est belle

Comedy musical. A village musician dreams of the big time in Kinshasa, Zaire. Stolen money entangles him in conflicting love affairs. In French with English subtitles. With Papa Wemba and Bibi Krubwa.
Directors Benoit Lamy ; Ngangura Mweze
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-41


Unknown: Bibi Krubwa.
Directors: Benoit Lamy

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