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: Open University

8.20 British Aerospace: Improving
Performance in a Changing Climate. How has the company responded to increasing competition? 4417783 8.45 Women in Science and Technology
9.10 Opening Up Technology. First of four programmes on invisible technologies, including examination gradingand the numberO.

: Asia 2

Marvi New series First of a five-part drama set in modern Pakistan. A girl from a poor rural community struggles to fulfil herfather's dreams, and challenges the feudal system to retain her honour. In Urdu with English sub-tities.
Producer/Director Sultana Siddiqui. .......


Director: Sultana Siddiqui.

: The American Civil War

Concluding Ken Burns 's acclaimed TV history of the American Civil War. 5: War Is All Hell. In 1865 General
Sherman marched his troops through
Georgia, setting ablaze the state at the heart of the doomed Confederacy.
Revised rpt .......................................


Unknown: Ken Burns

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Journey to the Centres of the Brain
4: The Seven Ages of the Brain. Dr Susan Greenfield shows how the brain is shaped and changed, from before birth to old age. The final lecture. The Mind's /. tomorrow at 1.15pm Producers Richard Melman and William Woollard Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
BOOKLET: for a booklet based on the lectures please send a cheque for £ 3.50. payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Dr Susan Greenfield
Producers: Richard Melman
Producers: William Woollard
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Mario Lanza: the American Caruso

Placido Domingo presents this documentary in which fellow stars, family and friends discuss the turbulent private life of the tenor and Hollywood star. Lanza died at 38 having brought opera to a mass audience in films such as That Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans and The Great Caruso, in which he played the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.
With a Song in My Heart.... a Tribute to Mario Lanza tomorrow at 7.00 pm Stereo .................


Tenor: Enrico Caruso.
Unknown: Mario Lanza

: Gigi

The season of classic 50S musicals continues with this musical version of Colette s story about a young girl growing up in Hans duringthe 1890s. Starring
Leslie Caron , Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan
Gigi is being schooled carefully by her grandmother and aunt, but there are other influences which affect her life-like the dashing Gaston Lachaille , and the delights of ice-skating, romance and champagne. WinneroftheOscarfor best film of its year, the film has decorand costumes by Cecil Beaton and a score by LernerandLoewe.
Carousel is on Holiday Monday at 6.00pm Director Vincente Minnelli (1958)
# FILM REVIEWS pages 56-65


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Gaston Lachaille
Costumes By: Cecil Beaton
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Gigi: Leslie Caron
Honore Lachaille: Maurice Chevalier
Gaston Lachaille: Louis Jourdan
Mme Alvarez: Hermione Gingold
LianedExelmans: Eva Gabor
Sandomir: Jacques Bergerac
Aunt Alicia: Isabel Jeans
Manuel: John Abbott


A special end-of-year edition of the programme, featuring highlights of the Top of the Pops Christmas show, the festive number one, and a look back at the year's best music videos, including performances by the Rolling Stones, REM and Bruce Springsteen.


Producer: Ric Blaxill

: Plague and the Moonflower

A musical drama about the human race's abuse of the planet, intended as a requiem forthe 20th century.
Libretto and design by artist
Ralph Steadman , and starring Ben Kingsley Michael Hordern , Ian Holm
"The Plague Demon is within us all, declares narrator Ben Kingsley. "The Moonflower reminds us what we have to lose. Filmed in Salisbury Cathedral and featuring 200 singers, performers and dancers, the struggle is between an evil Plague Demon who stalks the earth destroying its resources, and a rare, pure Amazonian Moonflower which blossoms only once a year, at midnight. At stake, asthe century closes, is the future of the world. The soloists are John Williams (guitar), Kym Amps (soprano), Eamonn O'Dwyer (treble), Richard Studt (violin) and Roger Chase (viola), with music composed and conducted by Richard Harvey. Choreography by Laurie Booth.
Producer Douglas Rae ; Director Robin Lough


Artist: Ralph Steadman
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Ian Holm
Narrator: Ben Kingsley.
Guitar: John Williams
Soprano: Eamonn O'Dwyer
Violin: Richard Studt
Viola: Roger Chase
Conducted By: Richard Harvey.
Choreography By: Laurie Booth.
Producer: Douglas Rae
Director: Robin Lough
Narrator: Ben Kingsley
Old colonial: Sir Michael Hordern
Voice of the Plague Demon: Ian Holm
Voice of the Moonflower: Penelope Wilton

: Siren Spirits: White Men Are Cracking Up

Final film in the series of magical and mysterious tales.
Starring Jon Finch
Powerful and eminent men are dying, and the only clue to their deaths is the enigmatic Maisie Blue. For Detective Margrave, Maisie's arrest becomes a personal and professional quest.


Producer/Based on a story by: Bonnie Greer
Director: Ngosi Onwurah
Detective Margrave: Jon Finch
Maisie Blue: Theo Omambala
Colonel Peter Alexander: Daniel Thorndike
Buckley: Tom Geoghegan
Sandwich board man: Nick Simons
Homeless man: Bernard Lawrence
Tom: John Rafferty
Boy: Howard Davis

: The Marriage of Figaro

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In three parts, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte in a new translation by Tony Britten and Nicholas Broadhurst.
Part 3
Figaro is supposed to be marrying
Susanna tonight - so why is she flirting with his boss? And how can he find a fast way out of his contract to marry the battleaxe Marcellina?
Director Nicholas Broadhurst ; Director/Producer
GeoffPosner Stereo ..........................


Unknown: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Translation By: Tony Britten
Translation By: Nicholas Broadhurst.
Director: Nicholas Broadhurst
Sir Cecil, a Tory Eurocrat: Andrew C Wadsworth
Rosina Sir Cecil's long-sufferingwife: Jan Hartley
Figaro, Sir Cecil's valet: Harry Burton
Susanna, Rosina's maid: Mary Lincoln
Bartolo, the family lawyerwho loathes Figaro and wants to marry Rosina: Denis Quilley
Marcellina, a National Trust estates manageress who is owed money by Figaro: Tricia George
Cherubino, Sir Cecil's godson: Jacinta Malcahy
Basilio, Sir Cecil's slimy, reptilian permanent secretary: Simon Butteriss
Antonio, the gardener, a smelly and cantankerous old git: Nigel Planer

: Undercurrents of

A fast-moving programme focusing on the main political and financial tides of the year: the development of the "information superhighway"; the role business is playing in movingtowards an integrated Ireland; the war of the "brands", as supermarket "own label" products begin to squeeze the big brand names off the shelves; the drive towards a Eurostate; and the demographic timebomb, as the proportion of over-50s in the population grows.
Christopher Hird reports.
Director Chris Kay ; Producer David Dickinson


Unknown: Christopher Hird
Director: Chris Kay
Producer: David Dickinson

: The Best of Michael Moore's TV Nation

In his off-the-wall documentary series, investigative reporter Michael Moore and his team covered entertaining and bizarre stories not on the agenda of other TV factual programmes. Now Moore chooses his favourite items from the series - which ranged from
Merrill Markoe's investigation into the prescription of "wonder drug" Prozac for pets with personality problems to Moore's own report on life in Kuwait since the Gulf War.
Producer David Mortimer ; Executive producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Moore


Reporter: Michael Moore
Producer: David Mortimer
Producers: Kathleen Glynn
Producers: Michael Moore

: Woodstock 94

First of a two-part film made of the 25th anniversary rock concert held this year in New York State. Bands featured include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Traffic, the Allman Brothers, Salt 'n' Pepa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Continues after Jools Holland. See today's choices.

: The Second Annual Jools' Hootenanny

Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra play with guests including Steve Winwood ,
Blurand Shane MacGowan and the Popes. See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Steve Winwood
Unknown: Blurand Shane MacGowan
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Woodstock 94

Second part of the music festival highlights, including performances by the Band, Jimmy Cliff , Nine Inch Nails and the Neville Brothers.


Unknown: Jimmy Cliff

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