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: Open University

6.00 Failure of Materials: the Last of the Liberty Ships 7350106 6.25 Organic Chemistry - Home and Away
6.50 Runningthe Country: British Car
Transplants 8746729 7.15 Pilgrimage: the Shrine at Loreto 3181583 7.40 .
Science: Practically Speaking
8.05 Biology: Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds 7619583 8.30 An Historian at Work 8503187 8.55 English Whose
English? 8515922 9.20 The Chemistry of the Invisible 4615125 9.45
Mechatronics: Sensing Intelligence
8706748 10.10 Images of the Cosmos: Our Invisible Sun 6601835 10.35 Race and Society: Education for All?
11.00 Build a Better Business
11.25 Open Advice: Somethingfor
Everyone 3073477 11.50 Death and Dying: One Fact, Many Facets

: The Naked Truth

Continuingthe short season or films starring Peter Sellers is this black farce, also starring
Terry-Thomas, Dennis Price
When Michael Dennis threatens to publish lurid details of Lord Mayley's private life, the horrified peer contacts other blackmail victims and togetherthey hatch a murderous plot.
Director Mario Zampi (1957) B/W .................. Arena: the Peter Sellers Story is at 8.55pm
The Pink Panther Strikes Again is at 11.05pm ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Michael Dennis
Director: Mario Zampi
Sonny MacGregor: Peter Sellers
Lord Mayley: Terry-Thomas
Michael Dennis: Dennis Price
Flora Ransom: Peggy Mount
Belinda Wright: Shirley Eaton
Lady Mayley: Georgina Cookson
Ethel Ransom: Joan Sims
Rev Bastable: Miles Malleson
Porter: Kenneth Griffith

: The Nolan Hearings

Last of six reports on evidence given to Lord Nolan's committee investigating standards in public life. With John Pienaar.


Unknown: John Pienaar.

: The Palm Beach Story

Preston Sturges 's classic comedy, starring
Claudette Colbert , Joel McCrea
Mary Astor , Rudy Vallee
Afterfive years of marriage, inventor 10m Jeffers and his wife Gerry have everything but money. Gerry decides that she must divorce him and find a new and very rich partner - in Palm Beach, Florida.
(1942) B/W .....................................
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Preston Sturges
Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Mary Astor
Unknown: Rudy Vallee
Gerry Jeffers: Claudette Colbert
Tom Jeffers: Joel McCrea
Princess Centimillia: Mary Astor
JD Hackensacker lll: Rudy Vallee
Toto: Sig Arno
Mr Hinch: Robert Warwick
MrOsmond: Arthur Stuart Hull
The Ale and Quail Club: William Demarest
The Ale and Quail Club: Jack Norton
The Ale and Quail Club: Robert Greig,
The Ale and Quail Club: Roscoe Ates
The Ale and Quail Club: Dewey Robinson,
The Ale and Quail Club: Chester Conklin
The Ale and Quail Club: Sheldon Jett

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show. With Tracey MacLeod.


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod.

: Bowls

Further coverage of the World Indoor Championships from the Guild Hall, Preston. Featuringthe climax of the five-set final in the pairs competition.
Commentary by David Rhys Jones , Jimmy Davidson , Mal Hughes , David McGill ,
John Bell. With Dougie Donnelly.


Commentary By: David Rhys Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: Mal Hughes
Commentary By: David McGill
Commentary By: John Bell.
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.

: TOTP 2

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and nostalgia from 1981 with Kim Wilde , the Passions, Status Quo and Joe Dolce 's numberone, Shaddup You Face. Plus the Stranglersmakingtheir TOTP debut in 1977 with Go Buddy Go. ProducerRlcBlaxill Stereo .................


Unknown: Kim Wilde
Unknown: Joe Dolce

: What the Papers Say

Richard Ingrams , editor of the Oldie, reviews the week's press...........


Unknown: Richard Ingrams

: The Battle for Ideas

Second of a six-part series in which political gurus debate their ideas forthe future. Tonight, former Greenpeace International Executive Director
Paul Gilding claims green activism no longer has a leading role to play in savingthe environment. He believes the hearts and minds of the general public have been won, and it is now up to business the lead the way. Hosted by political commentator Andrew Marr , with Anna Bramwell , environmental adviser at the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development, and former Green Party leader Sarah Parkin. Producer Helen Batten ; Executive producer
Philip Clarke


Director: Paul Gilding
Commentator: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Anna Bramwell
Leader: Sarah Parkin.
Producer: Helen Batten
Producer: Philip Clarke

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Richard Edgar W


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Richard Edgar

: Correspondent

Journalist Arthur Kent , who covered the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, returns to find that peace is as distant as ever. Civil war rages and an ever-growing number of Afghanis live in refugee camps. In Kabul, Kent finds a determined but bitter people who accuse the United Nations of betrayal. Ed Stourton , who presents the programme from Berlin, profiles a cult personality, transsexual Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, who has decided to emigrate because of rising intolerance in Germany. Also, holidays Sri Lanka style: while foreigners flock to the island for its miles of beautiful coastline, most local people head off instead on Buddhist pilgrimages.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Arthur Kent
Unknown: Ed Stourton
Unknown: Charlotte Von
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Bookmark: The Thomas the Tank Engine Man

A profile of the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine and the most popular children's author alive. See today's choices.


Director: John Mair
Producer: Nicholas Jones

: Arena

The Peter Sellers Story
The last of athree-part film portrait of one of the world's great comic actors. I Am Not a Funny Man. Tonight'sfilm begins in 1964, with Sellers at the peak of his success. Dr Strangelove and The Pink Panther are filling cinemas throughout the world and his marriage to Britt Ekland is making the headlines. Then it all goes wrong - he nearly dies of a heart attack and his film fortunes nosedive with a series of flops. Sellers's career is rescued ten years later by The Return of the Pink Panther, but his private life is still chaotic, with two more marriages and the constant fear of another heart attack.
Director Peter Lydon ; Series editors Anthony Wall.
NigelFinch Stereo Subtitled .......... The Pink Panther Strikes Main is at 1 1.05DM


Director: Peter Lydon
Editors: Anthony Wall.

: The Buccaneers

A five-part production of the novel by Edith Wharton , set in the 1870s.
3: Ambush. The Buccaneers are taking English society by storm. But Virginia has made an unpleasant discovery,
Conchita is disillusioned by her marriage and Nan has received a proposal.
Shown last Sunday on BBC I. For part 4 and cast see tomorrow at 9.05pm on BBC 1


Novel By: Edith Wharton

: The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Comedv. concludinethe season of films starring peter sellers
On the verge of release after years of treatment in a psychiatric hospital, former Chief Inspector Dreyfus is driven mad by a chance encounterwith the innocent cause of his breakdown,
Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Dreyfus assembles an international network of top assassins to eliminate his arch-enemy, but his intended victim creates more mayhem than the Doomsday Machine.
Director Blake Edwards (1976) Stereo ... # FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Jacques Clouseau.
Director: Blake Edwards
Inspector Jacques Clouseau: Peter Sellers
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: Herbert Lom
AlecDrummond: Colin Blakely
Supt Quinlan: Leonard Rossiter
Olga: Lesley-Anne Down
Cato: Bert Kwouk
François: Andre Maranne
Dr Hugo Fassbender: Richard Vernon
Jarvls: Michael Robbins
Margo Fassbender: Briony McRoberts
President Gerald Ford: Dick Crockett
Secretary of State Kissinger: Byron Kane
CIA Director: Paul Maxwell
US Admiral: Robert Beatty
McClaren: Dudley Sutton
Mrs Leverillly: Vanda Godsell
Mr Bullock: Norman Mitchell
Mrs Japonica: Patsy Smart
MrShork: Tony Sympson
MrStutterstut: George Leech

: Later with Jools Holland

Continuing the selection of highlights from last year's two series. Tonight's guests include former Talking Head David Byrne and Seal playing songs from his second album, accompanied by Jools Holland and the Electra Strings. Plus the Cocteau Twins,
Californian college rockers Cracker, and Mali's AN Farka Toure with music from his album Talking Timbuktu, a collaboration with Ry Cooder.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: David Byrne
Accompanied By: Jools Holland
Unknown: Farka Toure
Unknown: Ry Cooder.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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