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: Open University

6.00 UnderstandingSpaceand Time: The Universe Tomorrow
5135176 6.25PuttinglTinits Place 5147911 6.50 Computing: Ticket to Fly 4049379 7.15Basque
Nationalism and the Spanish State 2162114 7.40ANew
Museum at South Kensington
8574195 8.05 Dating a Granite 6647114 8.30Technology:
WritingaReport 2567027 9.20 The Traditions and the Environment 5718176 10.10 Biology: The Regulation of Flowering 3160008 10.35 Health and Disease 5722027 11.00 Developing World 5959244 11.25Air
Pollution 7145379 11.50
Berlin: Unemployment and the Family

: Jean de Florette

Marking the beginning of French Challenge, a major season of BBC television and radio programmes with a French flavour, this film is the first of Claude Berri's two-part adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's novel L'eau de collines and stars Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu
In the sunburned hills of 1920s Provence, where possession of water can mean life or death, a young newcomer finds his book-learning is no match for the wiles of covetous peasants. Showing in widescreen format. In French with English subtitles.
(1986) (The sequel, Manon des sources, can be seen on Monday at 12.40pm)
FILM REVIEWS pages 41-47


Director: Claude Berri
From the novel by: Marcel Pagnol
Cesar Soubeyran, Le Papet: Yves Montand
Jean de Florette (Cadoret): Gerard Depardieu
Ugolin Soubeyran, Galignette: Daniel Auteuil
Aimee Cadoret: Elisabeth Depardieu
Manon Cadoret: Ernestine Mazurowna
Pique-Bouffigue: Marcel Champel

: La Difference

Continuing the French
Challenge season, a lighthearted look at differences in attitude between the British and the French, with contributions from journalist Lowri Turner , comedian Mark Thomas , Terence Conran. PrueLeithand Katherine Whitehorn.
A Wall to Wall production forBBCtv
(Countryfite tomorrowat 12noonon BBC1 looks at rural affairs in France)
How well do you know youroignons? Take our
French Challenge SEE FEATURE page 30


Unknown: Lowri Turner
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Terence Conran.
Unknown: Katherine Whitehorn.

: Cricket: One-Day International

Further live coverage of the game between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.


Unknown: Old Trafford.

: ATV Night

Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Prisoner, The Muppets, The Persuaders, Edward VII, The Golden Shot - these are a few of the programme gems made by Lew Grade 's ATV. From 1955 to 1981 the legendary TV mogul was responsible for some of television's golden moments.

Linked from the foyer of the famous Crossroads Motel by Jill Richardson (Jane Rossington), Adam Chance (Tony Adams) and motel chef Shughie McFee (Angus Lennie), this special archive evening is dedicated to Sir Lew and includes clips and episodes from some of his greatest programmes. There is also an interview with Lord Grade in which he discusses his career with another TV high flier, his nephew Michael, who is currently Chief Executive of Channel 4.
Director Spencer Campbell Producer Louis Heaton
Executive producer Caroline Wright
(See also Monday 5.00-6.40pm)

8.00 A to Z of ATV
An alphabetical compendium of classic clips and famous faces from over a quarter of a century of ATV, including Morecambe and Wise, Crossroads, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, The Prisoner, I Am Going to Be a Customs and Excise Officer and Dad, You 're a Square.

8.30 The Muppet Show
The Muppets were given their first TV break by Lord Grade. Tonight: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Great Gonzo rope John Cleese into
Muppet mayhem.

9.00 The Persuader: The TV Times of Lord Lew Grade
With his trademark cigar and deals made on a handshake, Lord Lew Grade of Elstree has been described as the last of the old-style TV moguls. He discusses his career with his nephew Michael. With contributions from Roger Moore, Patrick McGoohan, Franco Zeffirelli and Miss Piggy.

9.50 The Last Action Series
Starring Craig Ferguson. From Danger Man to The Persuaders, the action series attracted huge and devoted audiences. But what made them so popular?
Craig Ferguson plays the producer who makes one last-ditch attempt to pitch the ultimate action series, featuring the staple ingredients of handsome leading men, beautiful women, white Jaguar Mark 1s and a series of surprise blows from heavy coshes.
Written by David Stafford
Producers Alexis Girardet and Jacques Peretti

10.15 Edward VII
Award-winning historical saga, starring Timothy West as Edward VII
In this episode from the hugely popular award-winning series, "Bertie" finally succeeds to the throne. But he has a lot of ground to make up with his ministers and a fear that he may not even live to be crowned.
Executive producer Cecil Clarke
Director John Gorrie

11.10 Golden Shots
"Bernie, the bolt." A compilation of highlights from one of television's weirdest and most wonderful game shows, inspired by the legend of William Tell. It ran from to 1975, and at the height of its success was presented by Bob Monkhouse , with help from glamorous hostess Anne Aston.

11.20 The Best of This Is Tom Jones
Classic performances from Tom Jones's popular 70s series, featuring live performances of many of his greatest hits. He is joined by a galaxy of stars including Little Richard, Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.

12.00 Danger Man
Starring Patrick McGoohan The first of Lord Grade's international action men, Patrick McGoohan is John Drake , the coolest secret agent this side of James Bond. In tonight's episode, Drake finds himself in a mysterious "village" behind the Iron
Curtain from which no one may ever return - a theme which was to inspire a later McGoohan project with ATV: The Prisoner. Producer Sidney Cole
Director Don Chaffey


Unknown: Lew Grade
Unknown: Jill Richardson
Unknown: Jane Rossington
Unknown: Tony Adams
Unknown: Angus Lennie
Producer: Caroline Wright
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Roger Moore
Unknown: Patrick McGoohan
Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Unknown: Craig Ferguson
Written By: David Stafford
Producers: Alexis Girardet
Producers: Jacques Peretti
Unknown: Timothy West
Producer: Cecil Clarke
Director: John Gorrie
Presented By: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Anne Aston.
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Joe Cocker
Unknown: Johnny Cash.
Producer: Sidney Cole
Director: Don Chaffey

: Cricket: One-Day International

Highlights of the play between England and South Africa from Old Trafford. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Unknown: Old Trafford.
Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: A Bill of Divorcement

Comedy starring
John Barrymore
Katharine Hepburn
Hilary Fairfield escapes after 15 years in an insane asylum only to discover that his wife has divorced him and is about to marry again.
Director George Cukor (1932)
FILMREVIEWS pages 41-47


Unknown: John Barrymore
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Director: George Cukor
Hilary Fairfield: John Barrymore
Sydney Fairfield: Katharine Hepburn
Margaret Fairfield: Billie Burke
Kit Humphrey: David Manners
Aunt Hester: Elizabeth Patterson
Gray Meredith: Paul Cavanagh
Dr Alliot: Henry Stephenson

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