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: Open University

6.20 Vacuums: How Low Can You Go?
7630626 6.45 Modelling Planetary Motion 7939355 7.10 Wheels of Progress 4939959 7.35Marketingthe Micro

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ....

: For the Love of It

Stories of people who are motivated by love ratherthan money. Today, Liz Lee , whose life revolves around the Spanish flamenco dance. Rpt ...................


Unknown: Liz Lee

: Biking Butler

First of six programmes in which Tony Butler cycles across the Midlands.
Starting in Hereford and Worcester, he discovers an abbey in a farmyard along the way, finds out why a sculptor keeps setting his trousers on fire and enjoys some fine scenery.


Unknown: Tony Butler

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News from 1955. B/W

: Daytime on Two

(Note: repeats are not indicated)

9.00 Breaking Glass
Last in the series.

9.30 Over the Moon with Mr Boom: Water - Beside the Seaside
(ages 5-7)

9.45 Words and Pictures: This is the Bear and the Picnic Lunch
(ages 5-7)

: Children's BBC: Playdays

(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Look and Read Special (ages 7-9)
2197268 10.45 Science Zone (ages 9-11) Living- Fit for Life Stereo 6449688 11.05 Space Ark (ages 7-11)
11.15 Le Club (ages 9-12) IIFaitChaud Stereo 3055012 11.30 English File (ages 14-17) Roll of Thunder (part 5)
5220 12.00 TV6 (ages 16+) On the Road: Genetic Engineering

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Great New Visionary Quest (ages
16+) Stereo 35336 1.30QandA:Dance and Music 95914626 1.45 Come
Outside (ages 4-5) Clay

: Open View

A preview of Open University programmes.
Shown last night Stereo ....................

: Golf and Tennis

Golf - PGA Championship
From Wentworth, Surrey. The first day of the competition as Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain defends his title against the likes of Bernhard Langer , Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie. Commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay , Dave Marrand Mike
Hughesdon. Presented by Steve Rider. See today's choices.
Tennis The semi-finals of the Women's World Doubles Cupfrom Edinburgh. John Barrett and Virginia Wade are the commentators forthis inaugural event at the new tennis complex in Craiglockhart. Presented by Sue Barker.
Executive producer John Shrewsbury (golf); Producer
Johnnie Watherston (tennis) Including at 3.00 and 3.50 News Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Jose Maria Olazabal
Unknown: Bernhard Langer
Unknown: Seve Ballesteros
Unknown: Colin Montgomerie.
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Dave Marrand Mike
Presented By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: John Barrett
Presented By: Sue Barker.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Munsters: Low Cal Munsters

More gothic family comedy.

When Herman can't fit into his army uniform for a reunion, Lily insists that he goes on a diet.
With Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo, and Al Lewis.
(First shown on BBC1) (B/W) (Subtitled)


Herman: Fred Gwynne
Lily: Yvonne de Carlo
Grandpa: Al Lewis.

: The Champions

Fantasy espionage series from the 60s. The Iron Man. Richard, Craig and Sharon are assigned to protect a former Latin American dictator in exile in the south of France when trained assassins are sent by the military junta who deposed him. With William Gaunt , Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.


Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Stuart Damon.

: Animal Crackers

The fourth of five views on animals.
The Vet. Bob Young , Vice-President of the British Veterinary Association and Chairman of its Animal Welfare
Foundation, has spent a lifetime committed to the welfare of animals, and as a vet he cares for them at his practice in Okehampton, Dartmoor. He feels he walks a tightrope between the interests of the animals and those of the farmers. In the end, he believes, people are more important.
Producer Paul Pierrot ; Series producer Peter
Lee-Wright Stereo Subtitled ............


Unknown: Bob Young
Producer: Paul Pierrot

: Gardeners' World

Geoff Hamilton reports from the Chelsea Flower Show on the latest in gardening ideas. Back at Barnsdale, he finally reveals, after months of experimentation, his secret recipe for "rockless rocks" to build his new, environmentally-friendly rock garden. Plus Vanessa Collingridge meets a gardener passionate about orchids. Mike O'Connel 's Lancaster glasshouse is packed with orchids rangingfrom a plant with flowers not much largerthan a pin head to one with leaves like a banana plant. He shows Vanessa how to take cuttings, and discusses propagation from seeds. Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
TonyLaryea Stereo Subtitled .................
See Geoff Hamilton : page 35
+ A blooming good offer: page


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: Mike O'Connel
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Cricket

England v West Indies
Highlights from the Oval of the day's play in the second of three one-day internationals, with 55 overs per side. Commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Geoffrey Boycott , David Gowerand
Colin Croft. With Tony Lewis.


Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary By: David Gowerand
Commentary By: Colin Croft.
Unknown: Tony Lewis.

: Rab C Nesbitt

Another chance to see the first series of the Scottish comedy.
Drink. Rab's doctor tells him that unless he gives up alcohol he will be dead within the year. The Glasgow street philosopher is determined to prove his drinking days aren't over, and it's only when he starts to see pink elephants that he finds the warning hard to ignore.


Writer: Ian Pattison
Director/Producer: Colin Gilbert
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Burney Nesbitt: Eric Cullen
Gash Nesbitt: Andrew Fairlie
Doctor: David Troughton
Dodie: Iain McColl
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Graham: Norman Lovett
Counsellor: Laurie Ventry

: The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

Hang-Dry Clothes. Vic introduces a special edition of Masterchef, and Bob is trapped in a glass jar. Plus a visit to pop group Slade on their campsite.
Producer John Birkin ; Series producer Charlie Higson


Unknown: Hang-Dry Clothes.
Producer: John Birkin
Producer: Charlie Higson

: Have I Got News for You

Satirical news quiz. Tonight, team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by Fantasy Football
League's Frank Skinner and a surprise guest. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Director John F D Northover; Producer Colin Swash
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman

: Letterman in London

The last in a week of shows presented by David Letterman , America's highest rated talk-show host. His guests tonight include comedian Harry Hill.


Presented By: David Letterman
Unknown: Harry Hill.

: Late Jazz

In celebration of tomorrow's
International Jazz Day,
Tracey MacLeod introduces some of the best jazz performances recorded for The Late Show in recent years. Including pieces by Wynton Marsalis ,
Betty Carter , Archie Shepp , Hugh Masekela , Stan Tracey and Dianne Reeves.
Producer Mark Cooper


Introduces: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Unknown: Betty Carter
Unknown: Archie Shepp
Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Dianne Reeves.
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Weatherview

: The BBC 100: Gertrud

Drama starring Nina Pens Rode and Bendt Rothe

This is the last film to be directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and it is the culmination of his life's work, epitomising his subtle analysis of the undercurrents of sexual relationships. Unwilling to take second place in her husband's life, Gertrud seeks fulfilment in an affair with a wild young composer.
In Danish with English subtitles (1964) (B/W) (Subtitled)
Film Reviews pages 53-62


Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Gertrud Kanning: Nina Pens Rode
Gustav Kanning: Bendt Rothe
Gabriel Lidman: Ebbe Rode
Erland Jansson: Baard Owe
Axel Nygren: Axel Strobye

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