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: Open University

6.00 Newton's Laws: as Surely as Columbus saw America 7429094 6.25
Computing: Top-down Design
6.50 Introduction to Psychology: Two
Research Styles 2292655 7.15Maarten Van Heemskerck: Humanism and Painting 5680487 7.40 Earthquakes: Seismology at Work 5185926 8.05
Biology: Is Seeing Believing?
8.30 Language and Literature
8.55 Lifestyles, Work and the Family
9227181 9.45 The Great Iron and Steel Rollercoaster 7616655 10.10The
Chemistry of Creativity 6225723 10.35 From a Different Shore - an American
Identity 8624100 11.25 Forecastingthe Economy 6046636 11.50 Open Mind: Beautiful Dreamers

: Hotel Reserve

Thriller starring-
James Mason
While on holiday at the Hotel
Reserve in the South of France just before the Second World War, Austrian refugee Peter Vadassy is accused of spying. Threatened with deportation, he sets out to prove his innocence.
Directors Lance Comfort . Max Greene and Victor Hanbury (1944) B/W ..........................
FILM REVIEWS pages 51-54


Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Peter Vadassy
Directors: Lance Comfort
Directors: Max Greene
Directors: Victor Hanbury
Peter Vadassy: James Mason
Madame Suzanne Koche: Lucie Mannheim
Monsieur Robert Duclos: Raymond Lovell
Monsieur Beghin: Julien Mitchell
Miss Mary Skelton: Clare Hamilton
Herr WalterVogel: Martin Miller
Monsieur Andre Roux: Herbert Lom

: The Sky at Night

Belt round the Sun. A look at some recently discovered miniature worlds. Presented by Patrick Moore.
First shown on 5 February


Presented By: Patrick Moore.

: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Classic historical drama starring Roger Livesey
Deborah Kerr , Anton Walbrook
This British epic traces the life and loves of Clive Candy VC, the English gentleman whose belief in "clean fighting and honest soldiering" led him through the BoerWarand two world wars.
Directors Michael Powell , Emeric Pressburger (1943)
Platoon is shown tonight at 10.00pm
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 5 1 -54


Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Directors: Michael Powell
Directors: Emeric Pressburger
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey
Edith Hunter: Deborah Kerr
Barbara Wynne: Deborah Kerr
Angela Cannon: Deborah Kerr
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff: Anton Walbrook
Spud Wilson: James McKechnie
Stuffy Graves: Neville Mapp
Colonel Betteridge: Round Culver
Hoppy: David Hutcheson
Period Blimp: Spencer Trevor
Kaunitz: David Ward
Von Schonbom: Valentine Dyall
Von Reumann: Carl Jaffe
VonRitter: Albert Lieven
Frau von Kalteneck: Ursula Jeans
Murdoch: John Laurie

: The "Quiz Show" Scandal

The story of how millions of American viewers were deceived in the 1950s by the rigging of popular TV quiz shows. As the scandal broke, shame and fear led dozens of highly-educated, middle-class people to perjure themselves before a grand jury. This documentary relates the sensational events which also provided the basis for Robert Redford's recent, Oscar-nominated film Quiz Show.

: Saturday Week

5.35 TOTP 2 The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and nostalgia from
1979 with Thin Lizzy, Chic, Lene Lovich and a number one from the Bee Gees with Tragedy. Plus Free making their TOTP debut in 1970 with All Right Now. Producer Ric Blaxill

6.20 What the Papers Say
Matthew Parris of The Times reviews the week's press.


Producer (TOTP2): Ric Blaxill
Presenter (What the Papers Say): Matthew Parris

: The Battle for Ideas

Third of a six-part series in which political gurus take part in a studio debate on their different ideas for the future. Tonight, American professor
Amitai Etzioni explains his belief that a sense of community must replace a modern trend towards selfishness. In his first appearance on British television, Professor Etzioni argues that fragmentingfamilies and desolate inner cities are the result of placingthe needs of the individual before the community. He claims the sense of duty and obligation towards each other has been lost, and that people demand rights and yet refuse to accept the reponsibilities that go with them.
Etzioni's communitarian movement is said to be an influence on political leaders from President Clinton to
Chancellor Kohl and Tony Blair. Joining the debate are Professor Alan Ryan and the programme's host, political commentator Andrew Marr.
Producer Helen Batten ; Executive producer
Philip Clarke


Unknown: Amitai Etzioni
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Professor Alan Ryan
Commentator: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Helen Batten
Producer: Philip Clarke

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Correspondent

Thousands of labourers in Brazil's charcoal industry are beingforced to work as virtual slaves in hot and suffocatingconditions. Julian Pettifer ventures into remote parts of the country to meet those who tend the charcoal kilns and finds that even children are being ruthlessly exploited. He hears that thousands of people are tempted by promises of free housing and good wages. Workers typically arrive penniless and are advanced moneyforfood, charged for
"expenses" and begin their new life with a debt they can never repay.
In Spain, Frank Smith reports from the inland region of Aragon, where the local population is furious that precious water supplies are being diverted to help the tourist industry on the coast.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Frank Smith
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Bookmark: A Lady Does Not Write

Edith Wharton, author of The Buccaneers and The Age of Innocence, has become fashionable again, but the woman behind the page remains a shadowy figure. With contributions from author Marilyn French and actress Irene Worth, among others, Bookmark tells the story of Wharton's life in the high society that formed, restricted and repelled her, but which also provided the subject matter for her best books set in the years between 1870 and 1914. See today's choices.
Director Tim Niel; Producer Anne Hummel
See This Week: page 6


Interviewee: Marilyn French
Interviewee: Irene Worth
Director: Tim Niel
Producer: Anne Hummel

: The Buccaneers

The penultimate part of the drama.
4: Capture. Virginia has produced an . heir, Lizzy has married rising MP
Hector Robinson , and Conchita has made a discovery.
Shown last Sunday on BBC 1. For concluding part and cast see tomorrow at 9.05pm on BBC 1
♦ See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Hector Robinson

: Travel Show - Short Cuts

A report from a holiday location.

: Platoon

Oliver Stone 's study of men at war, the winner offour
Oscars, begins the Hollywood,
Vietnam season of films marking the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war. Starring Tom Berenger
Willem Dafoe , Charlie Sheen
Within days of his arrival in Vietnam, college dropout Chris Taylor is plunged into the hellish life of a GI in Vietnam - a world of fear, exhaustion and brutality in a fight against an unseen enemy. Next in the season, The Quiet
American, follows at 11.55pm.
(1986) Stereo Subtitled ................. * FILM REVIEWS pages 51-54


Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Tom Berenger
Unknown: Willem Dafoe
Unknown: Charlie Sheen
Unknown: Chris Taylor
Sgt Barnes: Tom Berenger
Sgt Elias: Willem Dafoe
Chris Taylor: Charlie Sheen
Big Harold: Forest Whitaker
Rhah: Francesco Quinn
Sgt O'Neill: John C McGinley
Sal: Richard Edson
Bunny: Kevin Dillon
Junior: Reggie Johnson
King: Keith David
Lerner: Johnny Depp

: The Quiet American

Continuing the Hollywood,
Vietnam season of films.
Starring Audie Murphy
Michael Redgrave
Fowler, a cynical journalist, is reporting the war in Indo-China. He is drawn into a communist plot which proves fatal to the naive American aid workerwho once saved his life.
Director Joseph L Mankiewicz (1958)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 51-54


Unknown: Audie Murphy
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
The American: Audie Murphy
Fowler: Michael Redgrave
Phuong: Giorgia Moll
Inspector Vigot: Claude Dauphin
Miss Hei: Kerima
Bill Granger: Bruce Cabot

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