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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space and Time: Pushedtothe Limit 7094302 6.25
Computing: to Engineer Is Human
7013437 6.50 The Chemistry of Almost Everything 2867963 7.15 Chris Plantin ,
Polyglot Printer of Antwerp 5182895 7.40 Drifting Continents 5750234 8.05
Biology Form and Function: Enzymes
3090505 8.30 Understanding Narrative: Dickens's Hard Times
8.55 Reading the Landscape
9.45 Livingwith Technology: ForYour
Information Subtitled 8305654 10.35 New
York and Los Angeles: Re-inventingthe
City Subtitled 8206708 11.25 Reflections on a Global Screen 6611944 11.50
Animal Behaviour: a Conflict of Interests


Unknown: Chris Plantin

: Mildred Pierce

Drama starring
Joan Crawford
When her marriage breaks up,
Mildred Pierce goes to work in orderto pay for her daughters' education and builds up a successful business. But tragedy is neverfaraway.
Director Michael Curtiz (1945) B/W Brief Encounter is at 2. 15pm. An adaptation of Mildred Pierce can be heard tonight at 10.30pm on Radio 4 * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Mildred Pierce
Director: Michael Curtiz
Unknown: Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce: Joan Crawford
Wally Fay: Jack Carson
Monte Beragon: Zachary Scott
Ida: Eve Arden
Veda Pierce: Ann Blyth
Bert Pierce: Bruce Bennett

: Holiday Outings

Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke , stars of Birds of a Feather, take to the road in Utah and Arizona. Rpt ................


Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Pauline Quirke

: Brief Encounter

Classic love story, starring
Celia Johnson , Trevor Howard
A chance meeting in a suburban railway station brings together
Laura Jesson , a happily married woman, and Dr Alec Harvey , who is also married. They fall in love, but their happiness is marred by the knowledge that eventually a choice must be made.
Director David Lean (1945) B/W My Darling Clementine is shown tomorrow at 2.00pm ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Laura Jesson
Unknown: Dr Alec Harvey
Director: David Lean
Laura Jesson: Celia Johnson
Dr Alec Harvey: Trevor Howard
Albert Godby: Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot: Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson: Cyril Raymond
Dolly Messiter: Everley Gregg

: Late Again

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


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod.

: Scrutiny

Return of the series focusing on the work of the Parliamentary Select Committees. Today's edition looks at the Transport
Seiect Committee's inquiry into a radical way oftacklingthe growing problem of city trafficjams. With Emily Buchanan.


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.

: What the Papers Say

Freelance journalist Michael Leapman reviews the week's press


Unknown: Michael Leapman

: TOTP 2

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and, from 1981, the Who, Phil Collins ,
Duran Duran and Roxy Music. Plus Sonny andCherfrom 1965. Stereo ........


Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Duran Duran

: The Battle for Ideas

Fourth of a six-part series in which political gurus take part in a studio debate on theirdifferent ideas forthe future. Tonight's guest is Charles Murray , one of America's most controversial and influential social scientists, who attracted attention by claimingthe welfare state created the poverty it was supposed to solve, giving rise to a dependent underclass. Murray caused a furtherfurore by suggesting that IQ varied not only between individuals but also amongst racial groups. Joiningthe debate are host, political commentator Andrew Marr , and Professor Brian Barry from the London School of Economics.
Producer Helen Batten ; Executive producer
PhilipClarke Stereo ...............................


Unknown: Charles Murray
Commentator: Andrew Marr
Commentator: Professor Brian Barry
Producer: Helen Batten

: Crufts95

Live coverage of this year's showfrom the National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, as "Best in Group" prizes are awarded to the workingdogs, gundogs and terriers. The three winners have a chance of the ultimate prize in the "Best in Show" event, covered live tomorrow at 7.00pm on BBC2. Commentary by Mike Stockman and Les Crawley. Introduced by Peter Purves and Jessica Holm.
Producer Stephen Morris


Commentary By: Mike Stockman
Commentary By: Les Crawley.
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Introduced By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Stephen Morris

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Correspondent

Maggie O'Kane goes back to Haiti to discoverwhat has happened since US forces invaded to reinstate the elected government of President Aristide. She asks whether Haiti can break out of its cycle of violence, tries to track down former death squad members and goes on patrol with former New York police chief Ray Kelly , nowtryingto reform the police force reputed to be the most corrupt in the world.
Merriel Beattie reportsfrom Sopron in Hungary on the expansion of dentistry in this relatively small town. Since the end of the Cold War, tens of thousands of "medical tourists" have flooded in every year, mainly from nearby Austria, to take advantage of the high-quality services provided by more than 200 dentists in Sopron. Presented by Fergal Keane.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Maggie O'Kane
Unknown: Ray Kelly
Unknown: Merriel Beattie
Presented By: Fergal Keane.
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Bookmark

The Ordinary Madness of Charles Bukowski
Charles Bukowski , self-styled dirty old man of American writing, lived and died drunk in Los Angeles, spendingtwo decades as a low-life and another decade as a mail sorter before he became a full-time writer at the age of 50. By his death at the age of 73 in March last year, he was a wealthy man, the darling of Hollywood's bad boys - acclaimed for his poetry, short stories, novels includingthe autobiographical Ham on Rye, and the screenplay for Barfly. Actor Sean Penn and director Barbet Schroeder are amongthe friends who chronicle his life and times, and there are some candid recorded interviews with Bukowski.
The programme contains strong imagery and some strong language. Producer Vanessa Engle ; Series editor
Roland Keating


Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Sean Penn
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Producer: Vanessa Engle
Editor: Roland Keating

: Russian Wonderland

Continuing the series of documentary portraits of life in Boris Yeltsin 's Russia. Mikhail and Marina work at the glass factory in Gus Hrustalny, five hours by train east of Moscow. But the factory can no longer pay their wages and they are paid in glass, which they cut and sell in the market.
Next programme on Monday at8.50pm
Director Colin Luke ; Series producer
Adam Alexander


Unknown: Boris Yeltsin
Director: Colin Luke
Producer: Adam Alexander

: MGM: When the Lion Roars

First of a three-part look at the largest and most lavish of all the Hollywood studios, showing as part of the Cinema Century season celebrating 100 years of cinema. Using classic clips, rarely seen footage and interviews with studio employees - from designers to the stars - tonight's programme covers the years from 1924 to the death of "Boy Wonder" producer Irving Thalberg in 1936. Presented by Patrick Stewart. See today's choices.
Colour and B/W On the Town is shown tomorrow at 3.35pm ♦ See This Week:page 12


Producer: Irving Thalberg
Presented By: Patrick Stewart.

: Go Tell the Spartans

Continuing the Hollywood
Vietnam season offilms is this war drama starring
Burt Lancaster
Vietnam, 1964: maverick US military adviser Major Asa Barker has his own method of dealing with army orders and raw recruits, and it's not by the book.
But when military intelligence predicts major Vietcong troop movements,
Barker's skill asa soldier is sorely tested.
Director Ted Post (1978) * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Major Asa Barker
Director: Ted Post
Major Asa Barker: Burt Lancaster
Cpl Stephen Courcey: Craig Wasson
Sgt Oleonowski: Jonathan Goldsmith
CaptAI Olivetti: Marc Singer
Lt Raymond Hamilton: Joe Unger
Cpl Abraham Lincoln: Dennis Howard
Lt Finley Wattsberg: David Clennon

: Later with Jools Holland

Continuing the selection of highlights from last year's two series. Tonight's show includes Crowded House, teaming up with a battery of Polynesian drummers, and the Cranberries accompanied by a string section, plus Aswad and the Auteurs.


Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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