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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space and Time: Measuring Shadows 5560868 6.25 Computer
Integrated Manufacture in the Workplace 5645503 6.50
Computing: the Quality Assistant 4467771 7.15 Changing World: Spanish Modernisation
2660706 7.40 Blackpool-
Holidays by the Sea
8.05 Biology: a Question of Balance 6145706 8.30
Markets and Hierarchies
6998145 8.55 Learning for All: a Community College
6804752 9.20AEuropeofthe Regions? 5143868 10.10 Plants: Problems with Water 3588400 10.35 Poetry and Landscape 5220619 11.00 Powers of the President - Nixon and Ford 5457752 11.50 Brain and Behaviour: Stress

: Gunsmoke

Classic western series starring James Amess The Lure. Detectives use
Carrie Neely as a lure to trap her fugitive father.


Unknown: James Amess
Unknown: Carrie Neely

: The Craftsmen

Images in Glass. Engravers atwork.

: Essential Guide to the Troubles

Another chance to see the two films exploring 25 bloody years in Northern
Ireland from the viewpoints of both the nationalists and the loyalists.
Director Amanda Feldon ; Producer John Tnffitt


Director: Amanda Feldon
Producer: John Tnffitt

: Ways of Seeing

John Berger 's influential Bafta award-winning arts series, first shown in 1972. Today, Berger looks at the tradition of celebrating private possessions in oil paintings.


Unknown: John Berger

: Rockets Galore

Comedy starring Jeannie Carson
Donald Sinden
In this sequel to Whisky
Galore!, the inhabitants of Todday are up in arms when the authorities decide to build a rocket base on their quiet Scottish island. With
Roland Culver , Duncan MacRae and Gordon Jackson.
Director Michael Relph (1958)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Jeannie Carson
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Roland Culver
Unknown: Duncan MacRae
Unknown: Gordon Jackson.
Director: Michael Relph

: Golf and European Athletics

. Third-round action from the British Women's Open at Woburn.
Plus coverage of the penultimate day's action at the European Athletics
Championships. Britain has medal chances in the two sprint relays, while triple jumper Jonathan Edwards could add to Britain's tally.
Other events decided are the decathlon and women's
10,000 metres.


Unknown: Jonathan Edwards

: Open University Showcase

This week's pick from the best of the Open University's programmes looks at the record dive by an elephant seal which took two hours to reach a depth of over 400 feet.
Producer David Jackson


Producer: David Jackson

: European Athletics

Further coverage on the penultimate day at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki. This evening's action includes the men's 4 x 400 metres relay and women's one-lap relay. Plus a look back at today's other key moments including the men's
4 x 100 metres relay.

: TV Troubles: Hang Up Your Brightest Colours

BBC2's season marking 25 years of the Troubles in Northern
Ireland continues with the second of three programmes which were originally banned.
Tonight sees the first network showing of a 1973 film by controversial director Kenneth
Griffith, the actorwho found a second career in documentaries that seem to offend the establishment. In this case the offence was taken by Lord Grade, head of ITC, the company that commissioned the film, who felt that it drew too sympathetic a picture of patriot hero Michael Collins and the Irish fight for independence.
Collins gained his reputation during the 1916Easter Rising. At one time the British government put a £10,000 price on his head, but so popular was he that he could walk the streets of Dublin without being betrayed. He ran intelligence operations for the IRA, and became commander-in-chief of the army and head of the rebel Irish government when civil war broke out over the issue of home rule. He was killed in an ambush at the age of 32. George Bernard Shaw provided the title: "I rejoice in Michael's memory and will not be so disloyal as to snivel over his valiant death.... Hang up your brightest colours in his honour." Director Anthony Thomas


Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Director: Anthony Thomas

: The Turn of the Screw

In 1954 a young boy made his stage debut - alongside the celebrated tenor Peter Pears - in a new opera by Benjamin Britten. The boy - David Hemmings - went on to become a famous actor and director and he now introduces this Scottish Opera production of the work that he appeared in 40 years ago.
This production, directed by David Leveaux and based on the Henry James ghost story, was recorded at Glasgow's
Tramway and stars Philip
Salmon, Anne Williams-King and Colin McLean. The
Orchestra of Scottish Opera is conducted by Timothy Lole. Producer Mike Newman


Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: David Hemmings
Directed By: David Leveaux
Lighting By: Alan Burrett
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Colin McLean.
Conducted By: Timothy Lole.
Producer: Mike Newman

: Screen Two: The Grass Arena

Biographical drama starring Mark Rylance
Brutalised as a youth,
John Healy ruins a promising boxing career through drink. Living in the "grass arena", a community of vagrants, he drifts into crime and towards death - until someone teaches him chess.
Director Gillies MacKinnon (199 1)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: John Healy
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
John Healy: Mark Rylance
The Dipper: Pete Postlethwaite
Madalena: Lynsey Baxter
Mrs Healy: Marian McLoughun
Mr Healy: Billy Boyle

: The Big Knife

Drama starring Jack Palance
A top movie star has a guilty secret and his ruthless producer knows what it is. With Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger ,
Wendell Corey , Shelley Winters. Director Robert Aldrich (1955)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Jack Palance
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Wendell Corey
Director: Robert Aldrich

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