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6.00 Technology: Marketing the Micro
7012226 6.25 Computing: Are You Being Served? 7197961 6.50 Systems: Coping with Queues 7494232 7.15 Gas Pipelines - Money Grows on Trees
4323394 7.40 Elements Organised - the Periodic Table 1882232 8.05 Biology: Regulation and Control 1341503 8.30 Utilitarianism: a Lecture by Bernard Williams 2414329 8.55 "The Island": an Historical Production? 2320936 9.20 Malaysia: I Used to Work in the Fields 8418139 9.45 Statistics: Ecological Predictions Subtitled 4498918 10.10 Fontainebleau: the Changing Image of Kingship 3282477 10.35 Communication and Education: Face to Face
11.00 Managing Schools: My Time and Yours 4022579 11.25 Alaska-the Last Frontier? Subtitled 7580481 11.50
Environmental Control: Going with the Flow


Unknown: Bernard Williams

: Watch Out

Simon King introduces a survey of the skylark, discovers where to see roe deer, crayfish and wild otters, and gives advice on what to do if you find a baby bird.
Shown last Wednesday .........................


Introduces: Simon King

: Written on the Wind

Drama starring
Rock Hudson
Lauren Bacall , Robert Stack
When Lucy Moore falls in love with the handsome son of a Texas millionaire, her life is transformed. But Kyle Hadley is a tormented man with a secret.
Director Douglas Sirk (1956) * FILM REVIEWS pages 49-54 Lauren Bacall hosts Kisses at 2.20pm
Smiles ofa Summer Night is at 12.05am


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Kyle Hadley
Director: Douglas Sirk
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Mitch Wayne: Rock Hudson
Lucy Moore: Lauren Bacall
Kyle Hadley: Robert Stack
Marylee Hadley: Dorothy Malone
Jasper Hadley: Robert Keith
Biff Miley: Grant Williams
Hoak Wayne: Harry Shannon

: The Sky at Night: Star Cradles

Dr Chris Kitchin of the University of Hertfordshire, joins Patrick Moore to discuss how stars are born.
(Shown on Sunday 30 April)
Information Line: telephone [number removed] (calls charged at 39 pence per minute cheap rate, 49 pence per minute at other times).


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Guest: Dr Chris Kitchin

: Kisses

Lauren Bacall celebrates kisses in the movies, beginningwith the very first screen kiss in 1895. Including clips from such classics as Casablanca, Gone with the Wind and Some Like It Hot.
ColourandS/W Stereo.........................


Unknown: Lauren Bacall

: Pavarotti Plus

Luciano Pavarotti sings in a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the 125th anniversary of the British Red Cross. The tenor performs arias from popular operas including Tosca, Faust and La Traviata and is joined by celebrated artists, including winners of his renowned
International Voice Competition. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Leone Magiera . With
Natalie Dessay , Kallen Esperian ,
Nuccia Focile , Dolora Zajick, Giuseppe Sabbatini , Piero Cappuccilli , Leo Nucci , Dwayne Croft and Francesco Ellero D'Artegna. The programme includes an interview with Pavarotti and a film about the work of the Red Cross. Introduced by James Naughtie. Director Kriss Rusmanis ; Producer Caroline Speed


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Leone Magiera
Unknown: Natalie Dessay
Unknown: Kallen Esperian
Unknown: Nuccia Focile
Unknown: Giuseppe Sabbatini
Unknown: Piero Cappuccilli
Unknown: Leo Nucci
Unknown: Dwayne Croft
Unknown: Francesco Ellero D'Artegna.
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Director: Kriss Rusmanis

: Rugby Union

Featuringthe Middlesex Sevens, with Bath defending their title in the traditional high-speed, high-scoring end of season entertainment from
Twickenham. Guest sides joining the English contingent in this year's tournament are Selkirk from Scotland and Ithuba from South Africa.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer-Smith and Alan Wilkins.


Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: Alan Wilkins.

: RFU Awards Dinner

Highlights of the Rugby Football Union annual awards dinner held earlier in the week at the Hilton Hotel in London's
Park Lane. The award presentations will be accompanied by film clips of the best rugby moments from a dramatic domestic season that saw England claim the Five Nations grand slam and Leicester breach Bath's monopoly of power. Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer (for both the Sevens and the RFU Dinner) Johnnie Watherston Stereo.


Introduced By: Chris Rea.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston Stereo.

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Landscape and Memory

Fourth of a five-part series of films illustrating the relationship between culture and the natural environment, presented by the historian and author Simon Schama.
Seas. From the village of Cullercoats on the Northumbrian coast to the warmerwaters of the Caribbean,
Schama explores the ways in which the sea has fired the imagination of writers, painters and explorers.
When American painter
Winslow Homerwent to Cullercoats in 1881, accordingto Schama, he was transformed from a straightforward painterto "the most extraordinary seascapist of the century, who understood the terror as well as the sublimity of the ocean swell". From Northumbria, Homertravelled to the Caribbean, where he discovered a more benign kind of sea. The art of Venice in the time of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese was inspired both by the sea, constantly threateningthe city's survival, and the colourful cargoes arrivingfrom the East.
Director Francis Hanly ; Producer Jane Alexander


Unknown: Simon Schama.
Unknown: Winslow Homerwent
Director: Francis Hanly
Producer: Jane Alexander

: Strings, Bows and Bellows

The contemporary music series comes to an end with Tentle Morments by jazz composer Django Bates. Originally an orchestral piece, it was adapted for three pianos by Bates, who plays it tonight with presenter Joanna MacGregor and Rolf Hind . Producer Jill Marshall ; Executive producer
Frances Whitaker


Unknown: Tentle Morments
Unknown: Django Bates.
Presenter: Joanna MacGregor
Presenter: Rolf Hind
Producer: Jill Marshall
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: Fine Cut

The return of the documentary series.
Remember the Family
Thousands of British families have been affected by the failure of a business in the 1990s. This film is a portrait of one such family, who lost not only a home and a marriage, but also their belief in themselves.
See today's choices.
Director Philippa Lowthorpe ; Series editor Nicholas Fraser


Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Editor: Nicholas Fraser

: Have I Got News for You

The satirical news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton , with team captains
Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guests, actor Alan eumming and former Radio 1 DJ Steve Wright.
Shownyesterday Stereo .....................


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Steve Wright.

: Later with Jools Holland

The return of Holland's
"in-the-round" music show.
Guests tonight include
Seattle-based Hole led by Courtney Love , now emerging from the shadow of Nirvana with the breakthrough album Uve through This. Plus
Marianne Faithfull with the Electra
Strings; a rare live performance by Bristol's Massive Attack; former
Arrested Development singer Dionne Farriswith her top ten American hit I Know; and Florida's the Mavehcks, blending country honky-tonk with Roy Orbison balladry.
See today's choices.
Director Janet FraserCrook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Courtney Love
Unknown: Marianne Faithfull
Singer: Dionne Farriswith
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Director: Janet Frasercrook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Smiles of a Summer Night

Ingmar Bergman's erotic comedy starring Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck
Fredrik Egerman, a successful lawyer, has an inhibited teenage bride. When an old flame, the actress Desiree Armfeldt, comes to town, Fredrik decides to see her. But their reunion is marred by the untimely entrance of Count Malcolm, Desire's lover.
Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1955, the film was the inspiration for Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.
In Swedish with English subtitles. (1955) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 49-54
Bergman's The Seventh Seal is tomorrow at 12.20am


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Unknown: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Unknown: Eva Dahlbeck
Unknown: Fredrik Egerman
Unknown: Desiree Armfeldt
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Woody Allen
Fredrik Egerman: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Desiree Armfeldt: Eva Dahlbeck
Anne Egerman: Ulla Jacobsson
Charlotte Malcolm: Margit Carlquist
Petra the maid: Harriet Andersson
Count Malcolm: Jarl Kulle
Frid the groom: Ake Fridell
Henrik Egerman: Bjorn Bjelvenstam
Mrs Armfeldt: Naima Wifstrand
Malla Desirée's maid: Gull Natrop
Actresses: Birgitta Valberg,
Actresses: Bibi Andersson

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