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: Open University

6.00 Graphs, Networks and Design

6.25 Ecology: Managing Landscape

6.50 Fundamentals of Computing: Being Objective

7.15 Information Technology: Contrasts

7.40 Culture and Society in Victorian Britain

8.05 Science: The Search for the Wand Z

8.30 Horses for Courses: An Evolutionary Radiation

8.55 Accumulating Years and Wisdom

9.20 Starting Teaching

9.45 Competing Through Quality

10.10 Learning to Care

10.35 Advertising: Whipped Into Action

11.00 Los Angeles: City of the Future?

11.50 The Rise of Scientific Europe: The Publicity of Oxygen

: The Silent One

Fantasy. Isolated from the local islanders by his silence and their prejudices, Jonasi finds solace in his underwater world where he develops a special relationship with a huge white turtle.
Director Yvonne Mackay (1984) Subtitled .. ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 61-66


Director: Yvonne MacKay
Jonasi: Telo Malese
PauiTePo: George Henare
Luisa: Pat Evison
Tasiri: Anzac Wallace
Taruga: Rongo Tupateakahu

: Phil Silvers Show: Miss America

Classic comedy.

When Private Honnegar shows the platoon a snap of his sweetheart, Bilko is convinced she's a potential Miss America.
(B/W) (Rpt)

: Timewatch: Forgotten Heroes

During the Second World War, life on board ship was dangerous, poorly paid and often brief: one in four British merchantmen died - a far higher casualty rate than any of the armed services. But their bravery and sacrifice has barely been acknowledged: "Coming back from the sea in the merchant navy I was actually getting assaulted at bus stops - accused of being an army dodger," says one merchant mariner. In Forgotten Heroes the merchant seamen who braved the North Atlantic storms and the deadly U-boats to keep Britain supplied during the war tell their own brave and moving stories.

: Naked Dawn

Crime drama starring Arthur Kennedy
Santiago, a train robber on the run, invades the home of simple farmer Manuel and his wife Maria, and changes their lives for the worse.
Film Reviews pages 61-66


Director: Edgarg Ulmer
Santiago: Arthur Kennedy
Maria: Betta Stjohn
Manuel: Eugene Iglesias
Guntz: Roy Engel
Tita: Charlita

: A Week to Remember

Looking back on the events of this week in 1954, through Pathe newsreels.

: Indoor Bowls

Dougie Donnelly presents semi-final action from the International Open Bowls Championship. Stereo .....................


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

: Saturday Week

6.00 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 Elvis Costello's first appearance in 1977.

6.40 What the Papers Say
A review of the week's press by Chrissie Iley of the Sunday Times


Producer (TOTP2): Ric Blaxill
Presenter (What the Papers Say): Chrissie Iley

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Richard Edgar


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: Developing Stories

The last of fourfilms exploring the issue of population and migration as part of the One World 94 season.
The Tree of Our Forefathers. In Licinio
Azevedo's intimate and movingfilm, Alexandre Ferrao and his extended family leave their refugee camp in Malawi, to return to their village in northern Mozambique. After more than ten years of civil war, they go home to the tree where they bade farewell, discussed marriage, baptised their children and paid their respects to the dead. A study guide to accompany the programme is available. To order a free copy, call 0839-444580 (calls cost
39p per minute cheap rate and 49p per minute at all othertimes).
Series producers Peter Firstbrook , ParminderVir


Unknown: Alexandre Ferrao
Producers: Peter Firstbrook

: The Director's Place: Lyons, Inside Out

"I like those cities who don't reveal themselves easily. In Scotland I prefer Glasgow to Edinburgh; in the United States I feel more comfortable in Chicago than New York....Lyons doesn't give herself over easily, she has to be won over. It's the complete opposite to Paris."

Bertrand Tavernier returns to the city of his birth, one of the great, yet least-known cities of France. In the company of his father, who was in the Resistance and edited a literary journal in the city during the war, Tavernier searches out those places which still hold memories for both men.
Referring to his own films including The Watchmaker of St Paul and Une Semaine de Vacances the film reveals the influence of this secretive city on one of the great film-makers of modern French cinema.
See today's choices.


Presenter: Bertrand Tavernier
Series Editor: John Archer

: 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)


Alan Partridge: Steve Coogan

: Elizabeth R

A repeat showing of the award-winning series of six 90-minute plays, starring Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth 1. 3: Shadow in the Sun. The 1572 Paris massacre of the Huguenots has led
Elizabeth to break off all relations with France. But the French are anxious to form a new alliance with England and put forward the idea of a marriage between Elizabeth and the Due d'Alengon, younger brother of the French king. England still needs an heir to the throne and negotiations for the marriage proceed.
Written by Julian Mitchell ; Producer
Roderick Graham ; Director Richard Martin


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Written By: Julian Mitchell
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Richard Martin
Elizabeth I: Glenda Jackson
Fenelon: John Hughes
Burghley: Ronald Hines
Robert Dudley: Robert Hardy
Hatton: Bernard Horsfall
Sussex: John Shrapnel
Walsingham: Stephen Murray
LetticeKnollys: Angela Thorne
Lady Cobham: Jill Balcon
Dwarf Elizabeth: Mary Patricia Finn
Catherine de Medici: Margaretta Scott
Dwarf Leicester: Albert Horton
Simier: James Laurenson
DukeAlengon: Michael Williams
Jacques: Leslie Lawton

: 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 chair as the team tackles anothertopical dilemma. Director Steve Smith ; Producer David Coomes


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

: Before the Revolution

Political drama showing as part of the Lost and Found season, starring
Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli.
A young communist abandons his wealthy fiancee and falls under the influence of a Marxist schoolteacher and a neurotic but attractive aunt.
In Italian with English subtitles.
Film Reviews pages 61-66


Gina: Adriana Asti
Fabrizio: Francesco Barilli
Cesare: Morando Morandini
Agostino: Allen Midgette
Clelia: Cristina Pariset
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

: Fast Forward

Fast-moving and irreverent Australian comedy sketch show which takes a satirical look at television culture.
Tonight M*A*S*H and Blind Date get the Fast Forward treatment and you can continue to follow the lives of the residents of Dumb Street.


Unknown: Blind Date

: Indoor Bowls

Highlights of today's semi-final matches from the International Open.

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