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: Open University

6.20 Statistics: Central Limit
Theorem 5584448 6.45
Barnacle Geese: a Natural Model 4471974 7.10 Food Production 2592351 7.35 Children's Drawings

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Maisie Was a Lady

Comedy starring Ann Sothern
Maisie becomes maid to a wealthy family. With Lew Ayres , Maureen O'Sullivan. Director Edwin L Mann (1941)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Ann Sothem
Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan.
Director: Edwin L Mann

: Quartet

W Somerset Maugham tales.
The Facts of Life
A young man falls prey to a seductive adventuress. With Jack Watling, Mai Zetterling. Director Ralph Smart
The Alien Corn
A pianist is torn between love and his music. With Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman. Director Harold French
The Kite
A henpecked man finds refuge in flying his kites. With George Cole. Director Arthur Crabtree
The Colonel's Lady
A wife embarrasses her colonel husband. With Cecil Parker, Nora Swinburne. Director Ken Annakin
(1948) B/W


Unknown: Jack Watling
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: George Cole.
Director: Arthur Crabtree
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Nora Swinburne.
Director: Ken Annakin

: Pride of Dress

The traditional costume of Friesland.

: Rediscovery of the World

Thai fishermen.

: Children's BBC

With Zoe Ball.

Joshua Jones


Presenter (Children's BBC): Zoe Ball

: Play Golf

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Living with the Dying Profile of a man diagnosed with terminal cancer.

: See Hear!

Looking at news stories.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
The Gun

: Day Out

South Somerset.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: His Butler's Sister

Musical comedy with Deanna Durbin and Franchot Tone. (1943)
Director Frank Borage


Unknown: Deanna Durbin
Director: Frank Borage

: Flight for Life

How a massive public appeal kept a county air ambulance service airborne.
Producer Paul Newman


Producer: Paul Newman

: Dodge City

Western starring Errol Flynn
Olivia de Havilland
A tough cattleman tries to bring order to Dodge City.
Director Michael Curtiz (1939)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Director: Michael Curtiz
Wade Hatton: Errol Flynn
Abbie lrving: Olivia de Havilland
Ruby Gilman: Ann Sheridan
Jeff Surrett: Bruce Cabot
Joe Clemens: Frank McHugh
Rusty Hart: Alan Hale

: Sadhus - India's Holy Men: Lotan Baba - the Rolling Saint

Not many people would give up all their worldly possessions, forsake family, take a vow of celibacy, and then roll on their side for 4,000 kilometres through scorching heat and monsoon floods as a penance. And yet that is exactly what Lotan Baba has done.
Lotan Baba is a sadhu, a holy man whose sole purpose is union with the Divine. He and his extraordinary pilgrimage are the subject of the first of three documentaries exploring the lives of these unique and exotic people. Shot in more than 50 remote locations, the films are a visual portrait of India as well as a rare and intimate glimpse into the secret world of the sadhu.
Narrator Art Malik.
A BediFilms/Denis Whyte production for BBCtv


Narrator: Art Malik
Director: Naresh Bedi
Producer: Denis Whyte

: Floyd on Italy

Calabria. Keith Floyd takes a steam train into the mountains of Italy's most impenetrable region and finds a remote farmhouse kitchen to prepare knuckle of pork in a goulash of beans, carrots and mountain ham. He also roasts half a pig, and concocts a rich minestrone soup of spaghetti and greens. Producer Michael Treen
Executive producer Robert Page
A Lifetime Broadcast production for BBCtv


Producer: Michael Treen
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: The Real McCoy

The fast and furious black comedy sketch show.
Tonight's guests include Saracen from Gladiators, visiting the Rub-a-Dub pub, and comic duo Aymer and Powell. Felix Dexter offers a monologue on the self-assured black man in Surrey. Director Jo Johnson
Producer Bill Wilson


Unknown: . Felix Dexter
Director: Jo Johnson
Producer: Bill Wilson

: One Foot in the Past

Architect Richard Rogers gives a guided tour around the house he built for his parents, and travel writer Eric Newby visits the island of St Kilda. Last in the series. With Kirsty Wark. Executive producer Roland Keating
Senes producer Sally Angel


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Eric Newby
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Producer: Roland Keating

: Naked Video 2%

Another chance to see some of the highlights from the award-winning comedy series. Producer Colin Gilbert
Followed by Video Nation Shorts subtnied


Producer: Colin Gilbert

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.

: The Information War

For 25 years events in Northern Ireland have proved the most sensitive area for the British news media. This Late Show special looks at how print and broadcast journalists have found their way through the minefield of information and propaganda, misinformation and cover-ups, to report on those events.
Contributors include Gerry Adams , BBC correspondent Martin Bell , Alasdair Milne , who was BBC Director-General at the time of the Real Lives controversy, the BBC's head of documentaries Paul Hamann , who made that film, Death on the Rock producer Roger Bolton , Ray Smallwoods , a loyalist who has been murdered since the film was made, and journalists Mary Holland , Simon Winchester , Peter Taylor , Roy Greenslade and Fintan O'Toole.
Director Simon Chu ; Series editor Michael Pooole


Unknown: Gerry Adams
Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Alasdair Milne
Unknown: Paul Hamann
Producer: Roger Bolton
Producer: Ray Smallwoods
Unknown: Mary Holland
Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Roy Greenslade
Unknown: Fintan O'Toole.
Director: Simon Chu
Editor: Michael Poole

: Weatherview

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