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: Open University

8.15 Voyages of Discovery - a scientific journey to Madeira in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and geologist
Charles Lyell. 782026 8.45 Jumpcuts- roundup of items from the Open University.
8.55 The Renewable Present - renewable energy is not somethingforthe future, it has already arrived. 1912644 9.30 Open Advice: Science Skills - a look at the skills needed to study science with the Open University. 6180543 9.55 Opening Up
Technology - techno-critic Neil Postman examines unseen technologies that shapeourlives.


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Charles Lyell.
Unknown: Neil Postman

: Asia 2

Marvi Secondofafive-partdramasetin modern-day Pakistan. As Omer struggles to reconcile his western thinking with his feudal background, he finds himself increasingly attracted to Marvi. In Urdu with English subtitles.
Producer/Director Sultana Siddiqui


Director: Sultana Siddiqui

: Films of the Year with Barry Norman

A personal choice from more than films seen during 1994. Schindler's List, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Pulp Fiction are a few of the short-listed recommendations. Interspersed with Barry's over-view of the cinema world are occasional surprises and humorous moments from the year's films.

: Morocco

The BBC 100 season of films to celebrate the centenary of cinema continues with a romance starring Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou

A cabaret singer in North Africa vies for the attentions of a reckless foreign legionnaire and a debonair man of the world.
(1930) B/W
Film Reviews pages 39-44


Director: Josef von Sternberg
Amy Jolly: Marlene Dietrich
Tom Brown: Gary Cooper
LeBessier: Adolphe Menjou
Adjutant Caesar: Ullrich Haupt
Anna Dolores: Juliette Compton
Cpl Tatoche: Francis McDonald

: Horizon

Designer Wines
For 4,000 years, wines have been made without anyone quite understanding the biochemistry of the process. But the New World winemakers of America and Australia have overturned the mystery and the myth and are now sweeping the board with fresh, fruity wines, thanks to the appliance of science. Will the troubled European wine industry have to change its methods to compete?

: Monte Carlo or Bust

Free-wheeling comedy starring
Tony Curtis , Peter Cook
Terry-Thomas, Dudley Moore
In the late 20s, the wild 1,500 mile-long
Monte Carlo Rally attracts sportsmen from all over the world - though some are less sporting than others.
Director Ken Annakin (1969) * FILM REVIEWS pages 39-44


Director: Ken Annakin
Chester Schofleld: Tony Curtis
Major Dawlish: Peter Cook
SirCuthbert: Terry -Thomas
LtBarrington: Dudley Moore
Perkins: Eric Sykes
Lady journalist: Hattie Jacques
WilliSchickel/HorstMuller: Gert Frobe
Betty: Susan Hampshire

: World Darts

Coverage of the semi-finals of the World Professional Championship from the Lakeside Country Club.
At this stage, matches are over nine sets. Canadian John Part, who became the first overseas winner last year, has been defending his title, while other favourites as the tournament began were the number one seed, England's Steve Beaton, 1992 runner-up Mike Gregory and the colourful Bobby George, last year's beaten finalist. Commentary by Tony Green.
Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.


Unknown: John Part
Unknown: Steve Beaton
Unknown: Mike Gregory
Unknown: Bobby George
Commentary By: Tony Green.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.

: President under Siege

The American dream of US President
Bill Clinton has turned sour in the wake of personal scandal and unpopular policies.
The mid-term elections were a complete disasterforthe former
Arkansas Governor as Republicans swept into power in both the Senate and Congress on a wave of public disaffection with Clinton's Democrat administration. Havingentered the White House on a promise to bringa new openness to the Presidency, the beleaguered Clinton agreed to an exclusive interview with the doyen of American political correspondents, the veteran Walter Cronkite.
Clinton discusses his failures and his future in the light of apparent public rejection of his liberal agenda. Asking if the lesson of the mid-term voters' rebellion is that Americans cannot as a nation truly accept leftist politics, Cronkite wonders whether liberal reforms are doomed when both legislative houses are Republican strongholds. The pair also debate the influence of Capitol Hill's political upheavals on foreign policy, so often used by Presidents in difficulty as a vote-winning route to a "great escape"


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Walter Cronkite.

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Soldiers of Peace

A personal view by Major General Lewis MacKenzie, military strategist and Commander of UN forces for 30 years, who presents a cogent story of the bungling behind the failed UN peacekeeping missions to Somalia and former Yugoslavia. The former Commander in Chief of the Protection Force in Sarajevo offers the shocking analysis that the war in Bosnia was caused by arrogance, laziness and bad judgement by the United Nations.
In the first of a two-part documentary General MacKenzie, who resigned his command in order to speak out, offers an incisive insight into the reasons why the UN peacekeeping effort has gone so badly wrong as the international community faces the challenge of human tragedies throughout the globe. Yet despite his criticisms, he still believes there is time to build a more effective UN, provided the mistakes of places like Yugoslavia are corrected. See today's choices. Part 2 next Saturday
Director David Kirk; Executive producers Michael MacLear, Michael Levine, Samir Shah


Unknown: General Lewis MacKenzie
Director: David Kirk
Producers: Michael MacLear
Producers: Michael Levine

: The Last Machine

and stunning archive material
A mixture of stylised drama reveals the lost and delightful world of the movies' earliest moments in this five-part documentary series for Cinema Century.
The Space and Time Machine In 1895 audiences saw moving pictures projected onto a screen for the first time. Within a period of 15 years, film-makers had developed the techniques and the basic stories on which most cinema is still based.
In thisfirstfilm, Terry Gilliam looks at how cinema reflected the Victorian obsession with travel. With
Allan Corduner , Peter Eyre , Bryan Pringle , Paul Rhys and Malcolm Sinclair. See today's choices.
Written by Ian Christie ; Director Richard Curson
Smith Stereo BOOKLET: for an illustrated booklet based on this series send a cheque for £6. 95, made payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]


Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Allan Corduner
Unknown: Peter Eyre
Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Malcolm Sinclair.
Written By: Ian Christie
Director: Richard Curson

: Inside Victor Lewis Smith

Sketches, monologue, Lewis Smith 's notorious hoax phone calls and hospital drama straight from the patient's mouth are mixed to produce this darkly comic blend of Frankenstein and Emergency Ward 10.
Written by Victor Lewis Smith and Paul Sparks Producer Richard Curson Smith


Unknown: Lewis Smith
Written By: Victor Lewis Smith
Written By: Paul Sparks
Producer: Richard Curson Smith

: Shoah - the First Era

One of a series of programmes transmitted this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in January 1945.
This acclaimed film represents director/producer Claude Lanzmann 's monumental stand against the annihilation of memory. Entirely eschewing the use of archive film and photographs, Lanzmann records the voices and the faces of the witnesses to Europe's supreme atrocity - the Holocaust. The story begins with the return to Poland of Simon Srebnik - one of only two survivors of the 400,000 Jews taken to be gassed at Chelmno. See today's choices.
Shoah - the Second Era tomorrow at 9.00pm Editors Claude Lanzmann and Ziva Postec
♦See This Week: page 14


Producer: Claude Lanzmann
Unknown: Simon Srebnik
Editors: Claude Lanzmann

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