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: Open University

6.45 Data Models and Databases 4144878 7. 10 Images: the SurfaceofMars

: Commonwealth Games Grandstand

Including action from the start of the athletics programme. Commentary by David Coleman ,
Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster. Plus a full round up of the day's other news. Stereo 73956-149


Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.

: Children's BBC: Thundercats



Presenter (Children's BBC): Zoe Ball
Presenter (Children's BBC): Josie D'Arby

: Children's BBC: Why Don't You.. ?

Some more creative ideas.
See This Week page 15

: Children's BBC: Get Your Own Back

Fast and furious game show.

: Children's BBC: The O-Zone

Featuring Take That.

: Dancing Lady

Continuing the season of Fred Astaire movies, his screen debut about a Park Avenue playboy. Withjoan Crawford and Clark Gable. Director Robert Z Leonard (1933)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Withjoan Crawford
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Director: Robert Z Leonard

: Rediscovery of the World

Undersea treasures of the Coco Islands.

: Children's BBC: Joshua Jones


Presenter (Children's BBC): Zoe Ball

: Play Golf

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Kamikaze - Mission of Death
Suicide attacks.

: See Hear!

Life in Bulgaria.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
A Week to Remember

: Summer Praise

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: The Joy of Living

Comedy starring Irene Dunne
Douglas Fairbanks Jr
A globetrotter tries to save an actress from her success.
Director Tay Garnett (1938)


Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Director: Tay Garnett

: Tex Avery

Classic animation.

: Gardeners' World

Including uses for ancient herbs and a grower's guide to championship vegetables.

: The Adventures of Quentin Durward

Period drama starring Robert Taylor
When the Duke of Burgundy agrees to a marriage between his ward, Isabelle, and the ageing Lord Crawford, Quentin Durward is sent to advance his suit. But Durward soon finds
Isabelle has a mind of her own and has no wish to be used as a pawn in the intrigues of Burgundy and the scheming King Louis of France.
Director Richard Thorpe (1955)
FILM REVIEWS pages 35-39


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Quentin Durward
Director: Richard Thorpe
Quentin Durward: Robert Taylor
Isabelle: Kay Kendall
King Louis XI: Robert Morley
Charles Duke of Burgundy: Alec Clunes
Count Philip de Creville: Marius Goring
MasterOliver: Wilfrid Hyde White
Lord Crawford: Ernest Thesiger
Bishop of Liege: Harcourt Williams
William de la Marck: Duncan Lamont
Hayraddin: George Cole

: Sadhus - India's Holy Men

The Living
God Jayendra Saraswati is the head of one of the largest sects in Hinduism. His only possessions are a cotton robe, wooden staff and a water pot, yet he is one of the most influential men in India. This film follows the most eventful year in his life - a year of celebrations of the 1 00th birthday of his guru,
Parmacharya, culminating in a rare ceremony which involves the pouring of 300 kilograms of gold over the guru's head.
Finally, at the end of his 100th year Parmacharya dies and it is time for Jayendra to inherit his spiritual mantle.
Director Michael Yorke ; Producer Denis Whyte Executive producer Naresh Bed!
A BediFilms/Denis Whyte Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: God Jayendra Saraswati
Director: Michael Yorke
Producer: Denis Whyte

: Floyd on Italy

Sicily. Keith Floyd arrives on Sicily and heads straight for
Marsala where he samples the famous fortified wine, before trying his hand at making a Sicilian pizza. His journey ends during a festival at Maretemo, a nearby island, where he cooks fresh garden peas - Sicilian style. Last in the series. Producer Michael Treen
Executive producer Robert Page
A Lifetime Broadcast production for BBCtv


Producer: Michael Treen
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: The Real McCoy

Black sketch comedy show. with more mysterious goings on down at the Rub-a-Dub pub. Grunt is canvassing for votes, while Frank has run off to get away from Pat, and is in hiding on the QE2. Meanwhile, soccer star Ian Wright is searching for his football. Featuring
Leo Chester , Robbie Gee , Meera Syal , Felix Dexter , Llewella Gideon , Judith Jacob ,
Eddie Nestor , KulvinderGhir, with special guest, stand-up comic from Manchester, Roger D. Director Jo Johnson
Producer Bill Wilson


Unknown: Ian Wright
Unknown: Leo Chester
Unknown: Robbie Gee
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Eddie Nestor
Producer: Bill Wilson

: The People's Dictator

Five years ago the world watched in horror as a demonstration in Tiananmen Square by Chinese students demanding reform was violently suppressed. The man who authorised and took credit for this crackdown, in which hundreds of people were killed, was DengXiaoping.
To mark Deng's 90th birthday, Julian O'Halloran - who witnessed that carnage in Beijing - presents a profile of the Chinese leader and argues that Deng's actions were highly predictable given his record of suppressing dissent in China. He reveals that this was not the first time Deng had planned a student massacre.
The programme also shows how leading businessmen and politicians have differing opinions of Deng - Margaret Thatcher described him as "cruel" while Ted Heath apparently admires him for his successful economic reform programme, which has distorted communism out of all recognition but which could make China a superpower during the next century.
But. O'Halloran concludes,
"What's in doubt is whether the Party can manage the huge changes Deng has wrought on China. Especially when the egalitarian aims which once made the party legitimate were so clearly waved to the winds by DengXiaopinghimself." Producer Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Ted Heath
Producer: Francesca Kirby-Green
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Malcolm McLaren's Sounds of Paris

Pop impresario
Malcolm McLaren roams through the bars and clubs of Paris to paint an idiosyncratic portrait of the city. Originally shown as part of the Late Show. Director Archie Lauchlan
Series editor Michael Poole
Followed by Video Nation Shorts Subtitled


Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Director: Archie Lauchlan
Editor: Michael Poole

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: Over the Edge

Last in the series of documentaries from the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit. It's My Decision. Drama performed by a group of people with learning difficulties in Shropshire, which follows them as they shape their own lives, choosing what they wear, where they live, and who they sleep with. Editor tan Macrae

: La Chambre

In this dance film, a woman waits for the right moment to fulfil her secret desire.

: Weatherview

: Deaf-Blind Education in Russia

How did Soviet psychologists teach Russia's deaf-blind children?

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