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: Open University

6.00 Technology: Living with Cracks
3293894 6.25 Chemistry: Samp/es for Analysis 3385829 6.50 Managing in Organisations 7059788 7.15
Discovering 16th-century Strasbourg
5641271 7.40 Steel, Stars and Spectra
4545639 8.05 Biology Form and Function: Nerves 5222271 8.30 Cragside House - from Lodge to Palace 5569320 8.55
Literature In the Market Place
9.20 Women in Science and Technology 2781875 9.45 Wateringthe Desert Subtitled 9857639 10.35 Composing:
George Fenton in Conversation 1754271 11.00 Managing Schools:
MakingTeamsWork 5397726 11.25
Sexual Selection: Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains? 9939875 11.50 Our
Health in Our Hands


Unknown: George Fenton

: Watch Out

Today, painless ways of watching black grouse; the first cuckoo; and how to handle a hedgehog. With Simon King.
Producer Phil Chapman ; Series producer Mike Beynon For addresses see Wednesday at 9.50pm
Shown last Wednesday .........................


Unknown: Simon King.
Producer: Phil Chapman
Producer: Mike Beynon

: The Paradine Case

Crime drama starring
Gregory Peck
Charles Laughton , Alida Valli
Mrs Paradine stands accused of murdering her husband. Her barrister becomes infatuated with herand is determined to save herfrom the gallows.
Director Alfred Hitchcock (1948)
FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Alida Valli
Unknown: Mrs Paradine
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Anthony Keane: Gregory Peck
LordHorfield: Charles Laughton
Maddalena Paradine: Alida Valli
Gay Keane: Ann Todd
Sir Simon Flaquer: Charles Coburm
Lady Sophie Horfield: Ethel Barrymore
Andre Latour: Louis Jourdan
Sir Joseph Farrell: Leo Gcarroll

: Close-Up

Anotherfavourite movie moment.

: Labour Special Conference

Nick Ross presents coverage of the Labour Party's special conference to change Clause IV of its constitution. He assesses the event's significance with Labour's supporters, critics and opponents.
Viewers are also invited to call in with their views. Tel: [number removed] (calls charged at local rates; lines open from
2.00-4.00pm. Fax: (0 171) [number removed]. E-mail: westonline@bbc.co.uk See today's choices.
ProducerMartinLevene; Editor Richard Clemmow .94320


Unknown: Nick Ross
Editor: Richard Clemmow

: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Thriller starring
Dana Andrews , Joan Fontaine
Sidney Blackmer
When a burlesque dancer is found strangled, writer Tom Garrett and newspaper editor Austin Spencer set out to prove that an innocent man can be arrested, tried and executed.
Director Fritz Lang (1956)
8/W Subtitled .................................. The nextBBC 100 film is Vertigo at 11.30pm
FILM REVIEWS pages 59-64


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Sidney Blackmer
Unknown: Tom Garrett
Editor: Austin Spencer
Director: Fritz Lang
Tom Sarrett: Dana Andrews
Susan Spencer: Joan Fontaine
Austin Spencer: Sidney Blackmer
Roy Thompson: Philip Bourneuf
Wilson: Shepperd Strudwick

: World Snooker

From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Key action from the first of four sessions in this year's World
Championship final. With David Vine.


Unknown: David Vine.

: What the Papers Say

Tony Parsons of the Daily Telegraph reviews the week's press


Unknown: Tony Parsons

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee ..........


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Correspondent

Julian Pettifer returns to Vietnam on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam Warto speak to TrinhThi Ngo , nicknamed "Hanoi
Hannah", the radio broadcasterwho gave the Gis the North Vietnamese side of the conflict. She informed them about the anti-war demonstrations taking place in the US and advised the Americans to "go home". Now living in Saigon, re-named Ho Chi Minh City, she talks to Pettifer about the changes that have taken place in Vietnam since the war.
Reportingfrom the Czech Republic, Julian Duplain visits an orphanage where some of the hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned - the by-product of a thriving prostitution trade which brings German men across the border in search of cheap sex.
Duplain reports on this unsavoury side of the new free market and uncovers the bureaucracy that traps so many children in institutions.
Plus Rhodesian-born Peter Godwin travels to the port of Beira in Mozambique, the holiday resort of his childhood, and finds a town so ravaged by civil war and poverty that at the zoo he remembers so well, a refugee family is now living in the lions' cage.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Trinhthi Ngo
Unknown: Julian Duplain
Unknown: Peter Godwin
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Landscape and Memory: Rivers

Second of a five-part series of films illustrating the relationship between culture and the natural environment, presented by the historian and author Simon Schama.

In this programme, Schama explores the cultural significance of the river as a source of inspiration to the great 19th-century Romantic poets, painters and composers. He also examines rivers as national highways and how they have been tamed by feats of engineering. He investigates the mythology of rivers and their mysteries, which go back to classical Greece, and describes how the flow of rivers has been compared to the flow of blood around the body.

Followed by Victory Stills
A series revealing the personal stories behind VE Day photographs. Tonight, Ivor Broom tells his tale.


Presenter: Simon Schama
Producer: Jane Alexander
Director: Francis Hanly
Presenter (Victory Stills): Ivor Broom
Producer (Victory Stills): Jenny Abbott
Producer (Victory Stills): Eddie Tulasiewicz

: Strings, Bows and Bellows

The contemporary music series continues with De Profundis by Sofia Gubaidulina, played on accordion by James Crabb. The accordion is played in an unusual way to create an eerie mood. The haunted atmosphere of Gubaidulina's music is further enhanced by the grandeur of the setting: the entrance hall and chapel at Ashridge Management College in Hertfordshire. Introduced by pianist Joanna MacGregor.


Unknown: James Crabb.
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor.

: World Snooker

Further coverage of the final as snooker's greatest test reaches its halfway stage. Only John Parrott has interrupted the recent dominance of Steve Davis - who was knocked out in a surprise result early in the competition - and Stephen Hendry. Hendry is still at the top of the world rankings, but is Sheffield witnessingthe establishment of a new order? With David Vine.


Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Stephen Hendry.
Unknown: David Vine.

: Have I Got News for You

The satirical news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton , with regularteam captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Tonight's panellists are comedian
Eddie Izzard and film director
Michael Winner , a surprise guest given that two years ago he initiated legal action against the programme.
Shownyesterday Stereo .......................


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop.
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Director: Michael Winner

: Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock's classic psychological thriller, starring James Stewart, Kim Novak

San Francisco detective "Scottie" Ferguson resigns from the force when his intense fear of heights leads to the death of a colleague. But he accepts a commission from an old college friend - to trail his suicidal wife - only to find himself falling in love with his quarry. To portray the sensation of vertigo in the famous bell-tower scene,
Hitchcock invented the "dolly-out, zoom-in" effect, moving the camera away from the subject while simultaneously zooming the lens in.
(1958) (Subtitled)
("Dead Ringers" is tomorrow at 10.40pm)

Film Reviews pages 59-64


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
John "Scottie" Ferguson: James Stewart
Madeleine/Judy: Kim Novak
Midge: Barbara Bel Geddes
Gavin Elster: Tom Helmore
Coroner: Henry Jones
Doctor: Raymond Bailey
Manageress: Ellen Corby
Pop Leibel: Konstantin Shayne
Captain Hansen: Paul Bryar

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