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5.30 IRSF - the Merger Inquiry Reports from London and Peterborough on the union merger plans of IRSF and NUCPS
5.45-6.00 TUTV - Trade Union
Television A programme for union members with news, views and features from the workplace....

: Open University

6.20 Oceanography: Rockall
6.45 Silver: a Source of Power for the State 7539359 7.10Systems: Coping with Queues 4522663 7.35 Managing Schools: Making Teams Work

: Children's BBC: The Adventures of Skippy

Kangaroo tales. (Rpt) (Stereo)

: Children's BBC: Swat Kats


: The Music of Terezin

During the Second World War, people imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin in Czechoslovakia performed theatre, cabaret, concerts and opera. Among these people destined for Auschwitz were four composers - Viktor Ullman, Hans Krasa, Pavel Haas and Gideon Klein, all of whom were sent to their deaths by the Nazis. This documentary, shot in Terezin, looks at their music. Brundibar! by Hans Krasa is shown at 1.40pm, followed by Pavel Haas's Study for Strings in The World on Its Dark Side at 2.10pm.
Producer Simon Broughton


Unknown: Viktor Ullman
Unknown: Hans Krasa
Unknown: Pavel Haas
Unknown: Gideon Klein
Unknown: Hans Krasa
Unknown: Pavel Haas
Producer: Simon Broughton

: Ensign Pulver

Comedy drama starring Robert Walker Jr and Burl Ives, who died recently.
The Pacific, 1945: the overbearing captain of a US Navy cargo ship is the despair of his crew. Then Ensign Pulver sees his chance to strike a blow for justice. With Walter Matthau, Tommy Sands.
Director Joshua Logan (1964)
FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Unknown: Robert Walker Jr
Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Tommy Sands.
Director: Joshua Logan

: Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

Fantasy adventure based on Jules Verne 's characters, starring
Robert Ryan
After being washed overboard during a storm, six passengers of a schooner are rescued by a mysterious submarine with Captain Nemo at its helm. With Chuck Connors and Nanette Newman.
Director James Hill (1969) * FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Chuck Connors
Unknown: Nanette Newman.
Director: James Hill

: Brundibar!

A children's opera composed in 1938 by Hans Krasa and performed 55 times in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin, north of Prague. This Mecklenburgh Opera production is sung in English by the New London
Children's Choir. Stereo .............


Unknown: Hans Krasa

: The World on Its Dark Side

Three musical echoes of war: Study for Strings by Pavel Haas , A Survivor from Warsaw by Arnold Schoenberg , and A Child of Our Time by Michael Tippett. The music is performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with Faye Robinson (soprano), Cynthia Clarey (mezzo-soprano), Philip Langridge (tenor) and Benjamin Luxon (bass). ConductorSimon Rattle. Introduced by Andrew Sachs.
Directors Clive Flowers , Barrie Gavin Stereo .325381


Unknown: Pavel Haas
Unknown: Arnold Schoenberg
Unknown: Michael Tippett.
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Mezzo-Soprano: Cynthia Clarey
Mezzo-Soprano: Philip Langridge
Mezzo-Soprano: Benjamin Luxon
Introduced By: Andrew Sachs.
Directors: Clive Flowers
Directors: Barrie Gavin Stereo

: Miniature Worlds

A gnomes' eye view of the world.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

With Fern Britton.


Unknown: Fern Britton.

: Esther

Today Esther Rantzen talks to impressionist Mike Yarwood about his personal life, the collapse of his career and his hopes fora comeback.


Talks: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Mike Yarwood

: A Day to Remember

In this service the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, and Cardinal Basil Hume join the Chief Rabbi, Doctor Jonathan Sacks, and the congregation of the Bevis Marks synagogue in the City of London to remember the victims of the war in Europe and to give thanks for 50 years of peace. The programme also includes first-hand accounts of escape and survival by Jewish men and women who grew up during the Nazi years.
* See VE Day special: from page 30


Unknown: Dr George Carey
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks

: The Witches

Fantasy adventure starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling
After the death of his parents, young Luke travels to England with his grandmother, Helga. Helga has warned Luke about witches so he is not surprised when he discovers that their seaside hotel is the venue for an English witch convention. Turned into a mouse after drinking the Grand high Witch's evil potion, Luke must thwart her plan to turn the nation's children into mice.
Director Nicolas Roeg (1989)
# FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Unknown: Anjelica Huston
Unknown: Mai Zetterling
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Miss Ernst/Grand High Witch: Anjelica Huston
Helga: Mai Zetterling
Mr Jenkins: Bill Paterson
Mrs Jenkins: Brenda Blethyn
MrStringer: Rowan Atkinson
Luke: Jasen Fisher
Bruno Jenkins: Charlie Potter
Miss Irvine: Jane Horrocks

: Picture This: Lost Voices

Every day, three retired scientists set out on a journey across Paris. Professors Dorst, Levi and Barrau insist on going to the place where they have spent their entire working lives: the Natural History Museum in the Jardin des Plantes, which houses one of the world's largest collections of stuffed extinct animals. This film, partly a musical and partly documentary, charts the men's lives, including their wartime experiences. It also looks at their views on the natural world and humankind. With original music by the Dutch rock band The NITS and a libretto by poet Roger McGough.
Director Celia Lowenstein : Editor Peter Symes. ..


Unknown: Roger McGough.
Director: Celia Lowenstein
Editor: Peter Symes.

: Carry on QE2

When passengers left Southampton for a round-the-world cruise on the refurbished QE2, they did not expect to find unfinished cabins, unreliable toilets, soggy carpets, and workmen. David Lomax reports on why Cunard spent £40 million refitting Britain's cruise liner flagship in a German yard, what went wrong and what it was like to be on board. He also examines the wartime history of the QE2's sister ships, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary.
Producer Brian Davies


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Brian Davies

: Close-Up

Favourite movie moments.
Director Nicolas Roeg chooses a scene of high comedy from The Woman in Red, director Susan Seidelman selects a piece from The Apartment and actor Brian Cox talks about the closing moments of The Searchers.
Producer Nick Freand Jones


Director: Nicolas Roeg
Director: Susan Seidelman
Talks: Brian Cox
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: The Outer Limits: Sandkings

Sci-fi thriller series.
When his top secret project investigating the development of life in Martian soil samples is closed down, scientist Simon Kress recklessly continues his research at home. As mysterious scorpion-like creatures start to flourish, he is thrilled to note signs of intelligence. Soon, however, the experiment is out of control.


Unknown: Simon Kress
Simon Kress: Beau Bridges
Cathy: Helen Shaver
Colonel Kress: Lloyd Bridges
Josh: Dylan Bridges

: Boyz 'n the Hood

Starring Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr
South Central Los Angeles, 1984: young Tre's mother decides it would be best for him to live with his estranged but disciplined dad. Seven years on, Tre has managed to steer clear of the drugs and violence in the area but then teenage gang wars begin to invade his neighbourhood.
Director John Singleton (1991)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70


Director: John Singleton
Furious Styles: Larry Fishburne
Doughboy Baker: Ice Cube
Tre Styles: Cuba Gooding Jr
Brandi: Nia Long
Ricky Baker: Morris Chestnut
Mrs Baker: Tyra Ferrell
Reva Styles: Angela Bassett
Chris: Redge Green

: Ashes and Diamonds

Drama starring Zbigniew Cybulski
May 1945: the war is over but Polish society is divided. An abortive assassination attempt leaves Maciek with a night to kill in a provincial town.
His assignation with a barmaid leads to a love that will shatter his convictions.
A Polish film with English subtitles.
Director Andrzej Wajda (1958) B/W ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 65-70 Tokyo Story is shown on Friday


Director: Andrzej Wajda
Maciek: Zbigniew Cybulski
Krystyna: Ewa Krzyzanowska
Andrzej: Adam Pawlikowski
Szczuka: Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Drewnowski: Bogumil Kobiela

: Weatherview

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