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: Open University

6.00 Understanding Space: Marking Time 7349322 6.25 Outsiders In - Muslims in Europe 8623970 7.15 Rome underthe Popes: Church and Empire
7.40 Chemistry - Elements Discovered
1053728 8.05 Biology: Insect Hormones 1512099 8.30 "The Leaping Horse" by John Constable 2678525 8.55 Industrial
Change: From Public to Private
9.45 Duccio: the Rucellai Madonna
2890934 10.10 Images of the Cosmos: Cosmic Recycling 1684493 10.35 The Right Course for You?
11.00 Statistics in Society: Development Aid Subtitled 8631065 11.25 Computers in Conversation 7824877 11.50 Open Mind: The Planet Doctors


Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Rucellai Madonna

: Watch Out

Today the interactive wildlife show focuses on birdsong. To mark tomorrow's International Dawn Chorus Day, presenter Simon King goes on a guided dawn chorus walk in Glasgow.
Show last Wednesday............................


Presenter: Simon King

: The Outlaw

Western starring
Jane Russell
Having lost a horse to his rival, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday is in danger of losing far more when he introduces Rio to the young gunslinger.
Boys. DICKIE JONES. FRANK WARD. BOBBY CALLAHAN Director Howard Hughes [Howard Hawks] (1943)
FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
+ See Barry Norman : page 62


Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Doc Holliday
Unknown: Dickie Jones.
Unknown: Frank Ward.
Unknown: Bobby Callahan
Director: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Barry Norman
Rio: Jane Russell
Billy the Kid: Jack Buetel
Pat Garrett: Thomas Mitchell
Doc Holliday: Waiter Huston
Aunt Guadelupe: Mimi Aguglia
Woodruff: Joseph Sawyer
Stranger: Gene Rizzi
Shorty: Frank Darien
Bartender: Pat West
Minister: Carl Stockdale
Dolan: Emory Parnell

: Gold Fever!

A light-hearted look at the obsessive lives of gold prospectors, as typified by 87-year-old Ben Fullingim. He lives alone on an isolated mountain in California's
Sierra Nevada, where he has worked his claim for half a century.


Unknown: Ben Fullingim.

: THE BBC 100 The Searchers

Starring John Wayne
Jeffrey Hunter , Natalie Wood
John Ford 's classic western tells the story of Ethan Edwards and his five-year search for the last surviving member of his family -a young girl captured by Comanches. (1956)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70
Ashes and Diamonds: VE Day Holiday Monday. 12.20am


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Ethan Edwards
Ethan Edwards: John Wayne
Martin Pawley: Jeffrey Hunter
Debbie Edwards: Natalie Wood
Laurie Jorgensen: Vera Miles
Sam Clayton: Ward Bond
Lars Jorgensen: John Qualen
Mrs Jorgensen: Olive Carey
Chief Scar: Henry Brandon
Charlie McCorry: Ken Curtis
Brad Jorgensen: Harry Carey Jr

: Three-Day Eventing

The climax of today's cross-country stage of the Badminton Horse Trials. For the British riders there is the added incentive of selection for this year's European
Championships in Italy.

: Rugby Special

Extended highlights of this afternoon's Pilkington Cup final at Twickenham where holders Bath, winners eight times in the last 11 years, took on Wasps, whose two previous finals both ended in defeat to Bath.
Plus highlights of the Swalec Cup final in Wales, between Swansea and Pontypridd, and results of the Try of the Season and World Cup competitions. Presented by John Inverdale.


Presenter: John Inverdale
Editor: Gerard Lane

: Correspondent

As VE Day approaches, Jonathan Charles reports from Nuremberg on the problems he faces as a Jew working in modern Germany. His grandparents also lived in Nuremberg but fled to England in 1933 on the day Hitler came to power. Other Jewish relatives perished in the concentration camps. Charles finds his own unease about Germany's future mirrored in young Germans. The programme is presented by the BBC's Moscow correspondent, Angus Roxburgh, who looks at how Russian veterans view VE Day.
Also, David Loyn reports from India, where middle-class parents are suffering great stress because of the fierce competition to place their four-year-old children in English-speaking private schools. Demand for places far outweighs supply, with youngsters under enormous pressure to cram for difficult entrance exams. Are they being robbed of their childhood?
Editor Keith Bowers Subtitled .............


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Unknown: Angus Roxburgh
Unknown: David Loyn

: VE50: The State Banquet - Guildhall

In Peace Goodwill
Her Majesty the Queen speaks at a banquet at London's Guildhall for the leaders of countries on both sides in the Second World War. Introduced by John Tusa, with commentary on the scene at the banquet by Vivian White. See today's choices.

See VE Day special: from page 30


Introduced By: John Tusa
Unknown: Vivian White.
Producer: Neil Eccles

: What the Papers Say

Jonathan Cooper of the Daily Express reviews the week's press


Unknown: Jonathan Cooper

: News and Sport

With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill .............


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Landscape and Memory

Third of a five-part series of films illustratingthe relationship between culture and the natural environment, presented by the historian and author Simon Schama.
Mountains. From Mount Fuji to Mount Sinai, mountains have been universally regarded as sacred places, the awesome scale of which only emphasised the insignificance of humankind. Only when people began to believe they could control their own destinies did theirthoughts turn to scalingt.he heights. Schama examines some of the ways in which painters, writers and travellers have conquered the mountains.
Director Geoff Dunlop ; Producer Jane Alexander


Unknown: Simon Schama.
Director: Geoff Dunlop
Producer: Jane Alexander

: Strings, Bows and Bellows

The contemporary music series continues with the Piano Sonata by Scottish composer James MacMillan , performed by Joanna MacGregorin a former flour mill at London's Royal
Victoria Dock.
Followed by Victory Stills Personal stories behind VE Day photographs. Tonight, Sara Serpel.
Producers Jenny Abbott , Eddie Tulasiewicz Subtitled


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Joanna MacGregorin
Unknown: Victoria Dock.
Unknown: Victory Stills
Unknown: Sara Serpel.
Producers: Jenny Abbott
Producers: Eddie Tulasiewicz

: Anne Frank Remembered

A look at the life of Anne Frank, whose famous diary recorded the two years she spent hiding in Amsterdam before her capture by the Nazis and death in Bergen-Belsen. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh , with excerpts from the diary read by Joely Richardson. See today's choices.
Producer Jon Blair ; Editor Karin Steininger


Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Read By: Joely Richardson.
Producer: Jon Blair
Editor: Karin Steininger

: Have I Got News for You

The satirical news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains
Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guests John Bird and John Fortune.
Shownyesterday Stereo ...................


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: John Fortune.

: Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora

A documentary on the life and work of cult movie director Ed Wood. A decorated war veteran, he was a transvestite with a liking for angora sweaters.
His film Glen or Glenda? follows at 12.15am. See today's choices.
Colour and B/W * See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Ed Wood

: Glen or Glenda?

Drama starring Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot
When a transvestite commits suicide after being arrested for the fourth time, the inspector on the case visits a psychiatrist to learn more about the condition. Director Ed Wood appears under the name Daniel Davis in the title role. (1953) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Director: Ed Wood
The Spirit: Bela Lugosi
Police Inspector Warren: Lyle Talbot
Dr Alton: Timothy Farrell
Glen/Glenda: Daniel Davis
Barbara: Dolores Fuller
Alan/Ann: 'Tommy' Haines

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