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: Open University

6.00 Geometry and Geology: Silicate Structures
6.25 Biological Control 5318407 6.50 Organic
Chemistry: It's Only Plastic
4203575 7.15 Putting IT in its Place 2326310 7.40 Mental Handicap: Findings Voice
8738391 8.05 Geology: From SnowdontotheSea
8.30 Mantegna: The Triumphs of Caesar 6661049 8.55 Learningabout Leadership 6640556 9.20 Words and Music 4153339 9.45TheRight Course for You?
10.10 Biology: Plant Growth
Regulators 3324204 10.35 Learning for All: Linkingintothe Future
11.00 Introduction to
Psychology: Autism
11.25 Surviving the Exam
7309575 11.50 Jean-Jacques Rousseau : Retreatto


Unknown: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon double-bill.

: Shall We Dance

Gershwin musical comedy beginning a season of films starring Fred Astaire
Also starring Ginger Rogers A famous ballet star and musical comedy actress need to boost their careers.
Director Mark Sandrich (1937)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35 39


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Director: Mark Sandrich
Petroe/Pete Peters: Fred Astaire
Linda Keene: Ginger Rogers
Jeffrey Baird: Edward Everett Horton
Cecil Flintridge: Eric Blore
Arthur Miller: Jerome Cowan

: Ways of Seeing

Last programme in John Berger 's influential arts series, first shown in 1972. This week he analyses advertising images and how they relate to the tradition of oil painting.


Unknown: John Berger

: Daffy Duck


: The Million Pound Note

Mark Twain 's classic story, starring Gregory Peck A penniless American is given a £ 1 million note in a wager - but he must keep it intact for a month.
Director Ronald Neame (1954)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Director: Ronald Neame
Henry Adams: Gregory Peck
Portia Lansdoune: Jane Griffiths
Oliver Montpelier: Ronald Squire
Roderick Montpelier: Wilfrid Hydewhite
DuchessofCromarty: Joyce Grenfell
Rock: Reginald Beckwith
Mr Reid: Maurice Denham

: Tom and Jerry

: Cricket: Third Test

Further live coverage. TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: Open University Showcase

The last programme looks at the history of drug testing.
Producer Andrew Law


Producer: Andrew Law

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: TV Troubles: Death on the Rock

Together with the Real Lives film At the Edge of the Union, shown in this season two weeks ago, this documentary by Thames TV has proved one of television's most controversial programmes about the Troubles. The government tried to ban it, succeeded in delaying its broadcast by six weeks, published a report alleging 39 inaccuracies in the film, and ten days later introduced its broadcasting ban affecting interviews with members of certain Northern Ireland political groups.
The film, now screened in BBC2's 25 Bloody Years season, investigates the shooting in March 1988 of three IRA members by the SAS, in Gibraltar. Introducing the programme Jonathan Dimbleby says, "The question, which goes to the heart of the issue, is this: did the SAS men have the law on their side when they shot dead Daniel McCann , Sean Savage and Mairead Farrell , who were unarmed at the time?
"Were the soldiers acting in self-defence or were they operating what has become known as a 'shoot to kill' policy - simply eliminatinga group of known terrorists outside the due process of law, without arrest, trial or verdict?"
Producer Chris Oxiey ; Editor Roger Bolton


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Daniel McCann
Unknown: Sean Savage
Unknown: Mairead Farrell
Producer: Chris Oxiey
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Peter Grimes

This English National Opera production of Benjamin Britten 's best-known opera has received rave reviews from the critics with Philip Langridge , who takes the title role, being singled out for particular praise. "Notenor, not Jon Vicker , not even
Peter Pears , sings all of the music equally well, was one plaudit.
Peter Grimes is the story of a misfit fisherman harried to death by a small, unforgiving and hypocritical community on the east coast of England.
The broadcast marks another step towards opera being staged specifically for television as Tim Albery directed the stage production and also co-directed the television film with Barrie Gavin
. Cast, chorus and orchestra are conducted by David Atherton. Producer Jan Younghusband


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Jon Vicker
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Tim Albery
Unknown: Barrie Gavin
Conducted By: David Atherton.

: Screen Two: Aimee

Award-winning thriller by Guy Hibbert , starring Donald Sumpter Juliet Stevenson
Rock promoter
Frank Summers , running away from a successful career and an anguished private life, faces a life or death decision.
ProducerMichael Wearing; Director Pedr James


Unknown: Guy Hibbert
Unknown: Donald Sumpter
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Frank Summers
Director: Pedr James
Frank: Donald Sumpter
Lucy: Juliet Stevenson
Paul: Simon Chandler
Gemma: Christine Rose
Gerry: Jeremy Clyde
Peggy: Phillada Sewell
Dennis Fellows: Edward Burnham

: Butley

Drama starring Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy
Ben Butley is an embittered academic who delivers streams of invective about his life, job and "friends". But one day they fight back. Simon Gray adapted his own play for the screen.
With Richard O'Callaghan, Susan Engel, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale.
Director Harold Pinter (1973)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Jessica Tandy
Unknown: Ben Butley
Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Richard O'Callaghan
Unknown: Susan Engel
Unknown: Michael Bvme
Unknown: Georgina Hale.
Director: Harold Pinter

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