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: Open University

6.00 Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from
Obscurity 3955682 6.25 Of Fish and People: Modellinga Muddle
6.50 Psychology: Child's Play
7.15 Networks: Tilings at the Alhambra 5310359 7.40 Light in Search of a Model
4207427 8.05 Biology: A Tale of Two Cells 5991359 8.30 Handel's Messiah
5238408 8.55 Writers in the 30s: Left of Centre 5240243 9.20 Developing World: Packaging Culture 2443663 9.45
Statistics: Out of the Blue?
10.10 The Portuguese Voyages of Discovery 3667224 10.35 The Palazzo
Pubblico, Siena 1423359 11.00 Shooting Video History subtitled 4453359 11.50 Open Advice: Something for Everyone

: La Regle du Jeu

Showing as part of the celebrations of the centenary or the cinema and the season of films by the French director Jean Renoir.
Starring Marcel Dalio

Transatlantic aviator Andre Jurieu creates a national scandal by proclaiming his disappointment that the woman he loves, Christine La Chesnaye, has not met him at the airport. She regards him as merely a good friend, and her husband, impressed, breaks off his relationship with his mistress. But the intervention of a mutual friend threatens to cause mayhem at the Chesnayes' country house party.
(In French with English subtitles) (1939) (B/W)
(Boudu, Saved from Drowning is tomorrow at 12.50am)
Film Reviews pages 47-56


Director: Jean Renoir
Robert La Chesnaye: Marcel Dalio
Christine: Nora Gregor
Octave: Jean Renoir
Jurieu: Roland Toutain
Genevieve de Marras: Mila Parely
Lisette: Paulette du Bost
Marceau: Carette
Schumacher: Gaston Modot

: Bob Fosse: Steam Heat

A portrait of the dancer, choreographer and directorwhose Broadway productions and Hollywood musicals transformed American dance. The programme includes excerpts from films such as The Pajama Game, Chicago, Sweet Charity, All ThatJazz and Cabaret, and an interview with his dancing partnerand former wife Gwen Verdon. Stereo.


Unknown: Gwen Verdon.

: The Sky at Night

To mark the 500th edition of a programme now in its 38th year, Patrick Moore conducts a guided tour of the spring sky.
First shown on 2 April


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Mutiny on the Bounty

Classic seafaring adventure starring Charles Laughton
Clark Gable
The tyrannical Captain Bligh rules the Bounty with a rod of iron as the ship sets sail from England in 1787, bound for
Tahiti. Master's mate FletcherChristian feels increasingly disaffected and finally decides his only course of action is to lead hisfellow shipmates to mutiny.
Director Frank Lloyd (1935) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Clark Gable
Director: Frank Lloyd
Capt William Bligh: Charles Laughton
Fletcher Christian: Clark Gable
Roger Byam: Franchot Tone
Smith: Herbert Mundin
Ellison: Eddie Quillan
Bacchus: Dudley Digges
Burkitt: Donald Crisp
Sir Joseph Banks: Henry Stephenson

: TOTP 2

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops, a chart preview and a delve into the programme's archives.
From 1978, there's pop nostalgia with Squeeze, Andy Gibb , the Boomtown Rats with Bob Geldof , and a number one from Brian and Michael with Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs. Plus, making their TOTP debut in 1980, the reggae band UB40 with Food for Thought.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo .................


Unknown: Andy Gibb
Unknown: Bob Geldof

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's special editions of The Late Show.
Presented byTracey McLeod.

: What the Papers Say

Columnist of the Year Suzanne Moore , who writes forthe Guardian, reviews the week's press


Unknown: Suzanne Moore

: News and Sport

With Jon Sopel. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Playing for Power

A profile of Walter Marshall , one of the major figures in the development of Britain's nuclear power industry.
A boffin-turned-power boss, Marshall was rewarded with a peerage by the Conservatives, but was sacked, over the course of 30 years in the public arena, by both Labourand Tory governments. In this programme he tells Richard Lindley how his nuclear ambitions clashed with Mrs Thatcher 's privatisation plans.
In the 70s and 80s Marshall was in the background as many major decisions were made. He was chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board duringthe 1984-85 miners' strike, which he describes as his finest hour.
He continued to promote nuclear power and argued vociferously against anti-nuclear campaigners, whom he now admits he failed to understand.
Ironically, he now works at Lloyds - insuring nuclear power stations.
Producer David Harrison ; Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Walter Marshall
Unknown: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: David Harrison
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Close-Up

Continuing the series celebrating the centenary of the cinema, in which people select their favourite movie moments. Tonight, novelist Maeve Binchy chooses a scene from On the Waterfront and director Michael Mann picks the climax to White Heat.


Speaker: Maeve Binchy
Speaker: Michael Mann

: Golf: US Masters

From Augusta, Georgia. Live coverage of the third round. Following the cut at the end of the second round, an elite field is now left battling it out for the famous green jacket and the Masters title, which is currently held by Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal, the latest in a long line of European golfers who have dominated the event in recent years. With commentary by Peter Alliss, Alex Hay and Dave Marr. Introduced by Steve Rider.
As coverage of the golf Is live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Unknown: Jose Maria Olazabal
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marr.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Coming Home

The Hollywood Vietnam season continues with this
Academy Award-winning drama starring Jane Fonda
JonVoight Bruce Dern
Captain Bob Hyde , a gung-ho marine, is sent to Vietnam and his wife Sally begins voluntary work at a local veterans' hospital. There she meets Luke Martin , a passionate and embittered paraplegic. Gradually, they fall in love - and await, with trepidation, Bob's return.
Director Hal Ashby (1978)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Jonvoight Bruce Dern
Unknown: Captain Bob Hyde
Unknown: Luke Martin
Director: Hal Ashby
Sally Hyde: Jane Fonda
Luke Martin: Jon Voight
Captain Bob Hyde: Bruce Dern
Sergeant Dink Mobley: Robert Ginty
Viola Munson: Penelope Milford
Bill Munson: Robert Carradine
Pee Wee: Charles Cyphers
Fleta Wilson: Mary Jackson
Nurse De Groot: Tresa Hughes
Corrine: Olivia Cole
Virgil: Willie Tyler
Tim: David Clennon
Bruce: Arthur Rosenberg
Bozo: Lou Carello
Martha Vickery: Mary Gregory
Captain Earl DeLise: Beeson Carroll
Dr Lincoln: Bruce French
Pat: Richard Lawson
Kathy DeLise: Kathleen Miller
Johnson: Rita Taggert
Harris: Pat Corley
Jason: Tim Pelt
Bridges: Clau Die Watson
Connie: Sally Frei
Mrs Harris: Gwen van Dam

: Later with Jools Holland

The selection of highlights from last year's two series continues with a performance from reunited former Led Zeppelin stars Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Joined by a 12-piece traditional Egyptian orchestra, they perform dramatically re-worked versions of Zeppelin classics and new material from their "unledded" acoustic-based album No Quarter. Other guests include Elastica, playing songs from theirself-titled, number one debut album; eclectic French band Les
Negresses Vertes with material from their album Zigzague; English queen folk-music June Tabor ; and Russian group the Terem Quartet with their accordions and mandolin-like stringed instruments.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: June Tabor
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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