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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space and Time: Shades of Black 1114908 6.25
Information Technology: A Strategy for Benefits 1193415 6.50The
Management of Project Omnia
7.15 Liquid Helium: Superflow
7.40 Arts: The Melbury Road Set
8.05 Science: Quantum Leaps into the Atom 2744182 8.30 Surviving the Exam 3425724 8.55 Learning for All: Children First subtitled 3404231 9.20 Social
Science: Wrapping Up the Themes
8108705 10.10 Reptile Reproduction: What You Never Knew About Sex
1344250 10.35 The Developing World: Lessons from Kerala 5068415 11.00
RaceforaGene 110532811.50The
Enlightenment: Woman and Nature

: The Big Parade of Comedy

Beginning an afternoon of classic comedy, this collection of highlights from MGM's golden era contains contributions from
Buster Keaton , the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello, as well as Greta Garbo , whose film Ninotchka can be seen at 3.00pm. Compiled by Robert Youngson (1964)
8/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 61-66


Unknown: Buster Keaton
Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Robert Youngson

: Phil Silvers Show: Army Memoirs

Classic comedy starring Phil Silvers.
Thanks to Pendleton, Grover and Sowici, Bilko gets demoted. But he vows to win his stripes back within 12 hours by dint of his literary efforts in which he threatens to reveal the scandalous pasts of his comrades. (B/W)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Time watch

The Pill - Prescription for Revolution
The contraceptive pill was the necessary partnerforthe sexual and social revolution of the 60s and 70s. Thirty years on, with the help of archive footage from the film of Nell Dunn 's Up the Junction, Juliet Bravo and Absolutely Fabulous, plus interviews with women who talk frankly about the effect the pill has had on their sexual and working lives, Timewatch asks whetherthe introduction of the pill was a blessing or a burden.


Unknown: Nell Dunn
Unknown: Juliet Bravo

: Ninotchka

Comedy starring
Greta Garbo
Melvyn Douglas
Comrade Ninotchka is sent to Paris to investigate the dubious activities of a Soviettradedelegation. Thestern commissar is soon enjoyingthe capitalist way of life and discoveringthat love is more than a mere biological reaction.
Director Ernst Lubitsch (1939) B/W
* Barry Norman : page 58


Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Unknown: Barry Norman
Ninotchka: Greta Garbo
Count Leon d'Algout: Melvyn Douglas
Grand Duchess Swana: Ina Claire
Iranoff: Sig Rumann
Buljanoff: Felix Bressart
KopalSki: Alexander Granach
Commissar Razinin: Bela Lugosi
Count Rakonin: Gregory Gaye

: The Sky at Night

What to lookfor in the autumn evening sky. Presented by Patrick Moore.
Shown last Sunday Stereo ....................5133095


Presented By: Patrick Moore.

: Animation Now


: Saturday Week

5.15 TOTP 2 The best mix of current music and pop nostalgia featuring highlights of Thursday's edition of Top of the Pops, a chart preview and archive footage from past programmes including classic clips, this week featuring Roxy Music from 1972.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo .......................................8889182
SeeThis Week: page 12
6.00 Late Again Tracey MacLeod hosts a roundup of highlights from The Late Show. Stereo ......................578960
6.40 What the Papers Say A review of the week's press by John Sweeney of The Observer...............................923827


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: John Sweeney

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Michael Fish ...............478732


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Developing Stories

The third of fourfilms exploring the issue of population and migration as part of the One World 94 season.
Desounen - Dialogue with Death. A mythical, wise old man journeys around Haiti, accompanied by the spectre of Death. Director Raoul Peck 's moving and poignant film presents a very personal view of the island and its people with their resolution, will-power and strength to survive, in spite of crushing poverty, political repression and environmental destitution.
Series producers Peter Firstbrook. ParminderVir


Director: Raoul Peck
Producers: Peter Firstbrook.

: The Director's Place

In herfirst documentary,
Confessions of a Suburban
Girl, film director
Susan Seidelman revisits the new suburb of Huntingdon Valley outside
Philadelphia, where she grew up in the early 1960s. Best known for
Madonna's film debut, Desperately Seeking Susan, Seidelman uses carefully observed black-and-white sequences and new actors to re-create key scenes from her time at high school, and interviews old friends who, like her, have just turned 40. The film reflects on how life was then, how they saw the future and what the reality has turned outto be.
See today's choices.
Producer Jonathan Brett ; Executive producer
JohnArcher Stereo Subtitted


Unknown: Susan Seidelman
Producer: Jonathan Brett

: One Foot in the Past

Jonathan Meades goes to Dorset in search of the English Baroque and celebrates the work of its greatest architect, Sir John Vanbrugh.
Director Basil Comely..................................820386


Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Sir John Vanbrugh.

: Knowing Me, Knowing You ... with Alan Partridge

Starring Steve Coogan
Alan Partridge , sports presenter on BBC2's comedy hit The Day Today, with his own chat show.
Shown yesterday Stereo Subtitled...................................7076


Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Alan Partridge

: Elizabeth R

A repeat showing of the award-winning series of six 90-minute plays, starring 2: The Marriage Game. Elizabeth is now queen and under constant pressure from Parliament and her council to marry in order to produce an heir to the throne. After considering several suitors, she rejects them all. The only man who seems to interest her is Lord Robert Dudley, but he is already married.
Written by Rosemary Anne Sisson ; Producer Roderick Graham ; Director Herbert Wise
Rpt Subtitled ....................................76989


Unknown: Lord Robert Dudley
Written By: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Herbert Wise
Queen Elizabeth I.: Glenda Jackson
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Robert Hardy
Bishop de Quadra: Esmond Knight
CountdeFeria: Leonard Sachs
William Cecil: Ronald Hines
Earl of Sussex: John Shrapnel
Duke of Norfolk: David Strong
Mary Sidney: Caroline Harris
Henry Sidney: Anthony Aintley
Amye Dudley: Stacey Tendeter
Mrs Pinto: Clare Austin
Kat Ashley: Rachel Kempson
Dr Burcot: Denis Carey
Sir James Melville: John Cairney
Mary, Queen of Scots: Vivian Pickles
Lettice Knollys: Angela Thorne

: The Moral Maze

One of radio's most popular programmes continues its first series on television, with the panel of interrogators cross-examining witnesses in front of the camera.
Michael Buerk is in the chairasthe team tackles anothertopical dilemma. Director Steve Smith ; Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: David Coomes

: Caged Heat

Prison drama in the Lost and Found season, starring Juanita Brown, Roberta Collins, Erica Gavin

The brutal treatment meted out to the inmates of Connorville Women's Prison sparks a revolt. This is the directorial debut of Jonathan Demme, perhaps best-known for The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia.
Film Reviews pages 61-66


Director: Jonathan Demme
Maggie: Juanita Brown
Belle Tyson: Roberta Collins
Jacqueline Wilson: Erica Gavin
Pandora Williams: Ella Reid
Crazy Annie: Lynda Gold
Dr Randolph: Warren Miller
McQueen: Barbara Steele
Pinter: Toby Carr Rafelson

: Fast Forward

Fast-moving and irreverent Australian comedy sketch show which takes a satirical look at television culture.
Tonight's victims include supergroup U2 and cult series Star Trek. Plus the Queen's own advice slot: Ask Lizzy.

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