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: Open University

6.20 Biology: the Regulation of Flowering 1829888 6.45 Maths: ModellingCranes
7.10 Dating a Granite
7.35 Geology: From Swamps to Coal

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Hotel Sahara

Second World War comedy drama starring Peter Ustinov When war comes to Hotel
Sahara, guests receive a warm welcome. With Yvonne De Carlo. DirectorKen Annakin (
FILM REVIEWS pages 41-47


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Yvonne de Carlo.

: The Heart of the Matter

Drama based on Graham Greene 's novel. Starring
Trevor Howard Sierra Leone, 1942: the deputy police commissioner becomes a blackmail victim. Director George More 0 ' Ferrall (1953)
FILM REVIEWS pages41-47


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Director: George More

: The Secret Gardens

A look at the gardens of Hestercombe House.
A Tapole Lane production for BBCtv

: Last Summer by the Seaside

Playwright Charles Wood 's view of the English 60s seaside holiday.


Unknown: Charles Wood

: Children's BBC: Melvin and Maureen's Music-a-Grams



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: GoBirding


: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Then The Return
A refugee family's return to Afghanistan.

: A Day That Shook the World

Pearl Harbor.


Unknown: Pearl Harbor.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Then The Gun

: Provence

The Cote d'Azur and Luberon.

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Key Largo

Crime drama starring
Humphrey Bogart
A war veteran arrives at a remote hotel to find it under the control of a mobster. Director John Huston (1948)
FILM REVIEWS pages 41-47


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Director: John Huston

: Rosh Hashanah

For details see 11.30pm onBBCl.

: Go toward the Light

Drama starring
Linda Hamilton
Richard Thomas
An ordinary family with three haemophiliac sons find their lives irrevocably changed when the oldest, Ben, becomes ill and is diagnosed as having Aids.
Director Mike Robe (1988)


Unknown: Linda Hamilton
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Director: Mike Robe
Claire Madison: Linda Hamilton
Greg Madison: Richard Thomas
Grandma: Piper Laurie
Grandpa: Ned Beatty
Ben: Joshua Harris

: The Business

Marking the Managers Upward feedback is an American-originated management technique which allows employees anonymously to assess their boss's performance. Three companies in Britain are seen using the system in different ways, and experts predict many more will follow suit. Deborah Davies reports, in the last of the series.
ProducerTerry Kelleher
A Platinum production for BBCtv
Stereo Subtitled 59


Unknown: Deborah Davies
Unknown: Producerterry Kelleher

: Realms of the Russian Bear: The Arctic Frontier

Continuing the natural history of the former USSR.
Russia has the largest slice of the Arctic, stretching from the Barents Sea to the Bering Strait. For much of the year it is an inhospitable place. But in summer it flourishes with activity. The tundra is grazed by musk ox and three million reindeer. On the Taimyr Peninsula, rare red-breasted geese breed in the shadow of peregrine falcons. And Wrangel Island, one of Russia's finest nature reserves, is home to great white bears.


Producer: John Sparks

: Wild Tracks

Wilderness expert Ray Mears makes toys using raw materials from nature.
Producer Kathryn Moore
Series producer Colette Foster (First shown as part of Tracks)


Unknown: Ray Mears
Producer: Kathryn Moore
Producer: Colette Foster

: The Travel Show

Alison Goldie visits the French ski resort of Chamonix, Meera Syal travels to South Africa and Paddy Haycocks spends a day on the Thames. With Penny Junor. Series producer Liz Warner


Unknown: Alison Goldie
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Paddy Haycocks

: Under the Sun

The Hamar Trilogy
Second of a three-part series on the Hamar women of southwest Ethiopia.
Two Girls Go Hunting. On their wedding day, Duka and her young cousin Gardi will marry men they have never met and leave home for ever to live among strangers. Duka is secretly excited, but Gardi dreads the day. Meanwhile, their future husbands talk with relish about women, cattle and beating their wives.
Producers Joanna Head and Jean Lydall Editor Alan Bookbinder


Producers: Joanna Head
Producers: Jean Lydall
Editor: Alan Bookbinder

: Building Sights

Writer Jonathan Meades revisits Marsh Court.
Director Russell England
Producer Clare Paterson
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Director: Russell England
Producer: Clare Paterson

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman, including a report from Egypt where a rapid population increase is strangling economic growth.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: 40 Minutes

Fay Presto - Illusions of Grandeur
Life for Fay Presto, magician to the rich and famous, is never quite what it seems. But there are two tricks that elude her - how to become a mainstream star and to be accepted as a woman. For she has a past that nobody will let her forget. Director Sally George
Series editor Paul Watson


Director: Sally George
Editor: Paul Watson

: Weatherview

: Open View

Open University preview.

: Build a Better Business

Time Management.

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