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: Open University

6.00 Stressed Materials: Foretelling
Fatigue Life 7687534 6.25 Computing: OntheRightTrack 7606669 6.50 Child Development: Helpingwith Family
Problems 7996640 7.15 Scenes from Dr
Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
7.40 Energy and Rockets 1384640 8.05 Biology: the Breath of Life 1843911 8.30 Victorian Ways of Death 2916737 8.55 End of Empire - the Re-fashioning of Literature 2995244 9.20 The Developing World: Out of Development?
9.45 Energy at the Crossroads
714348610.10 Images of the Cosmos:
Venus Unveiled Subtitled 6937945 10.35 Understanding Music: Followinga Score Subtitled 5568447 ll.OOPrincesand
Peoples: Houses of the Grandees Subtitled 3984517 11.25 Population Transition in Italy
11.50 The British Car Industry -a Level Playing Field?


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe

: Watch Out

Wildlife series. David Attenborough goes fossil hunting somewhere unexpected - central London. With Simon King.
Shown last Wednesday .........................


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Simon King.

: Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle

' First in a double bill launching short season of films starring
Ginger Rogers , who died last month.
Ginger Rogers won an Oscarfor her performance as a Philadelphia shop girl who promises to marry a doctor, but is swept away by an old flame.
Ginger Rogers also stars in Follow the Fleet at 3.00pm DirectorSam Wood (1940) B/W Subtitled. * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Kitty Foyle: Ginger Rogers
Wyn Strafford: Dennis Morgan
Mark: James Craig
Giono: Eduardo Ciannelli
Pop: Ernest Cossart

: Ginger Rogers: a Tribute

Hollywood star Ginger Rogers, who died at her California home on 25 April, began her career as a teenage vaudeville dancer and became the world's highest paid film actress. Above all, she is remembered for her dancing partnership with Fred Astaire. This film, screened as an Omnibus special on 30 April, shortly after her death, looks at how the legendary musicals were made, with anecdotes by Ginger herself, and clips from Astaire's last television interview.
Producers Charles Chabot. Rosemary Wilton ; Series editor Nigel Williams.


Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Producers: Charles Chabot.
Producers: Rosemary Wilton
Editor: Nigel Williams.

: Ginger Rogers in Follow the Fleet

Musical, starringthe late
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire
Song and dance man "Bake" Baker joins the navy when his girlfriend Sherry leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.
Carefree is on Bank Holiday Monday at 8.00am
Director Mark Sandrich (1936) B/W Subtitled. ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Director: Mark Sandrich
Bake Baker: Fred Astaire
Sherry Martin: Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith: Randolph Scott
Connie Martin: Harriet Nelson Hilliard
Kitty Collins: Lucille Ball
Showgirl: Betty Grable

: The Spirit of England

Ronald Pickup looks at some of Britain's finest historical sites, beginning with two perfectly preserved manor houses, Stokesay Castle in Shropshire and London's Kenwood House...........

: Golf

PGA Championship from Wentworth. Live coverage of the closing stages of the second round. With Steve Rider.
Producer AlistairScott; Executive producer
John Shrewsbury


Unknown: Steve Rider.
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: Chelsea Flower Show

The day afterthe world's most famous flowershow closed for anotheryear, style guru PeterYork notes the gardening social trends, art critic Brian Sewell assesses the compositions, and a rookie exhibitor and a grower describe how the show was for them.
With Alan Titchmarsh and Liz Rigbey.


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Liz Rigbey.

: What the Papers Say

John Sweeney of the Observer reviews the week's press


Unknown: John Sweeney

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: Correspondent

Lech Walesa was a hero in Poland when he fought against communist oppression as leader of Solidarity. But now as President of democratic Poland he is widely criticised. Tim Sebastian presentsan intimate portrait of Eastern Europe's leading revolutionary. Postponed from 20 May
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Strange Landscape

First in afive-part series in which Christopher Frayling investigates the art and philosophy of the Middle Ages.
The Jewelled City. In the magnificent
Gothic cathedral at Chartres, medieval pilgrims believed they could glimpse paradise. See today's choices.
Director Derek Towers: Series producer Jim Burge
* See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Jim Burge

: Fine Cut

8.50 Tripping with Zhirinovsky
In the first of two documentaries about Russia, Paul Pawlikowski goes on the campaign trail with nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
See today's choices.
Director Paul Pawlikowski; Series editor Nicholas Fraser

9.30 The Belovs
A tragi-comic film about Anna and Misha, a brother and sister who live with their farm animals. See today's choices.
Director Viktor Kossakovsky

Followed by Talking X's
Celebrities talk about their reactions to X-rated films. Hugh Grant and Richard Curtis begin the series with Emmanuelle.


Unknown: Paul Pawlikowski
Unknown: Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Director: Paul Pawlikowski
Editor: Nicholas Fraser
Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Richard Curtis

: Look at the State We're In!: Local Government

Third of six short films taking a satirical look at state powers.
Starring Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton

When Mrs Peabody asks her local councillor Mrs Johnson for help, she finds her willing but unable: Whitehall and the quangos are running all the services.
(Legal System is tomorrow at 7.20pm)


Writer: Chris Langham
Director: Robert Knights
Producer: Roger Graef
Producer: Margaret Tree
Sir Michael Jaffa: Hugh Laurie
Councillor Johnson: Imelda Staunton
Mrs Peabody: Karen Tomlin

: Have I Got News for You

Frank Skinner guests on the comedy news quiz, with Angus Deayton , Paul Merton and Ian Hislop.
Shown yesterday Stereo ...................
Followed by Talking X's
Lily Savage on The Exorcist.


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

: Later with Jools Holland

Featuring Elvis Costello , performing songs from his covers album Kojak Variety with the Attractions and guitarists James Burton and Marc Ribot. Plus Boy George, Chris Isaak , Lucky Dube and Radiohead.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper Stereo........54
Followed by Talking X's
Phil Davison Witchfinder General.


Unknown: Elvis Costello
Guitarists: James Burton
Guitarists: Marc Ribot.
Unknown: Chris Isaak
Unknown: Lucky Dube
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper
Unknown: Phil Davison

: Forbidden Weekend

Alex Cox introduces a weekend of films and programmes looking at aspects of censorship, controversy and taste.

12.15am Bad Taste
Horror comedy. Derek and his team from the Alien Investigation and Defence Service take on aliens who regard homo sapiens as low-calorie delicacies for their intergalactic fast-food chain.
(1987) (Stereo)
Film Reviews pages 48-58


Presenter: Alex Cox
Producer (Forbidden Weekend): Nick Freand Jones
Director (Bad Taste): Peter Jackson
Derek/Robert: Peter Jackson
Frank: Mike Minett
Barry: Peter O'Herne
Ozzy: Terry Potter
Giles: Craig Smith
Lord Crumb: Doug Wren

: Good Taste

A behind-the-scenes look at the makingof Bad Taste, shown at
12.15am. With director Peter Jackson , Mike Minett and Terry Potter. ..


Director: Peter Jackson
Director: Mike Minett
Director: Terry Potter.

: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Horrorstarring Fredric March
The uncut version of the acclaimed film of Robert Louis
Stevenson's classic tale. Fredric March gives an Oscar-winning performance as the physician whose experiments turn him into an evil monster.
Director Rouben Mamoulian (1932) B/W # FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58
Forbidden Weekend continues tomorrow at 10.05pm


Unknown: Horrorstarring Fredric
Unknown: Robert Louis
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Hyde: Fredric March
Ivy Pearson: Miriam Hopkins
Muriel Carew: Rose Hobart
DrLanyon: Holmes Herbert
Brigadier General Carew: Halliwell Hobbes
Poole: Edgar Norton

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