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: Open University

6.20 Biology: the Breath of Life

6.45 Art in 15th-century Italy: Florence Revisited

7.10 Ecology: Ancient Woodland

7.35 Energy and Rockets

: Breakfast News

With Signing.

: Man and His Mate

' Adventure about two tribes battlingfor survival in a world menaced by prehistoric monsters and natural disasters. With Victor
Mature, Carole Landis and Lon Chaney Jr. Directors Hal Roach Sr. Hal Roach Jr
(1940) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Unknown: Carole Landis
Unknown: Lon Chaney Jr.
Directors: Hal Roach Sr.
Directors: Hal Roach Jr

: Keep'Em Flying

Comedy musical.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
V cause havoc on the ground and in the air when they join a flying academy.
Director Arthur Lubin (1941) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 48-58


Musical: Bud Abbott
Musical: Lou Costello
Director: Arthur Lubin

: Star Trek Animation

Inter-galactic adventures

: Dot and the Koala

Animated adventure set against live action backgrounds.

Dot teams up with a koala bear to try to stop the building of a dam that will cause an environmental disaster. (1985)
Film Reviews pages 48-58


Director: Yoram Gross

: Working Lunch

Business and consumer news

: Cold Yearning

A team of Austrian film-makers sets out on a mid-winter expedition through northern Canada - a region made famous in the stories of Jack London.

: Town Portraits

Today, a look at Lincoln.

: The Hollywood Collection: Grace Kelly - the American Princess

The story of the Hollywood star whose fairy tale marriage into royalty ended with her tragic death. With clips from her films and contributions from colleagues including Jimmy Stewart and Alec Guinness.


Interviewee: Jimmy Stewart
Interviewee: Alec Guinness

: News; Regional News; Weather

followed by Endangered World: A Kenyan Trilogy: Orphans of Tsavo
The last of three films about wildlife conservation in East Africa looks at the crusade by Daphne Sheldrick to save Kenya's baby elephants..


Subject (Endangered World): Daphne Sheldrick

: Today's the Day

News quiz, with Martyn Lewis.


Presenter: Martyn Lewis

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge.

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today, tips for looking younger than you are, with guests Joan Collins, Debbie Allen and Ali McGraw.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Oprah Winfrey
Guest: Joan Collins
Guest: Debbie Allen
Guest: Ali McGraw

: The Long Goodbye

The last of a six-part series on death and grieving. Novelist Armistead Maupin, whose Tales of the City chronicle gay life in San Francisco, tells Bel Mooney how he is dealing with the prospect of losing his lover, Terry Anderson, to Aids. Over the last ten years homosexual communities have had to come to terms with much grief as the young and fit have been struck down by the disease. Maupin and Anderson, who is HIV positive, talk lovingly about each other, their lost friends, and how they cope with knowing what may lie ahead.


Unknown: Armistead Maupin
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Terry Anderson

: Quantum Leap

Offbeat American sc-fi series.
The Leap Back. 15 June, 1999: Sam and Al are struck by lightning, which causes them to leap forward in time simultaneously and change places. Al leaps into the body of Captain Tom Jarrett , a decorated Second World War army veteran who is about to commit double sucide with Suzanne Elsinga.
Sam is in Al's body but he has not quite mastered Al's computer wizardry. With Scott Bakula , Dean Stockwell , Amanda Wyss , Mimi Kuzyk and Douglas Roberts.


Unknown: Captain Tom Jarrett
Unknown: Suzanne Elsinga.
Unknown: Scott Bakula
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Amanda Wyss
Unknown: Mimi Kuzyk
Unknown: Douglas Roberts.

: Tex Avery

Classic animation

: The Mrs Merton Show

Lavender-scented chat show hostess and general busybody Mrs Merton, also known as Caroline Hook , welcomes astrologist Russell Grant, the former Lady Buck, Countess Sokolow and weatherman Fred Talbot.
With house band Hooky and the Boys, fronted by Peter Hook of New Order.
Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer Peter Kessler


Unknown: Caroline Hook
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Fred Talbot.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Peter Kessler

: The Business Black Magic

Positive thinking carried
Glasgow social worker
Jack Black to the helm of a thriving yet controversial personal development business. Top companies and sports stars have been convinced by his methods, but others have theirdoubts. See today's choices.
Producer Simon Dickson : Series editor Brian Davies Stereo Subtitled 72


Unknown: Jack Black
Producer: Simon Dickson
Editor: Brian Davies

: Play It Again

Second offive programmes in which singer Paul Jones presents some of his favourite music from the lunchtime magazine show Pebble Mill.
This week's theme is the musical, with Elaine Paige singingthe Edith Piaf classic Je ne regrette rien, Ruby Turner with Embraceable You, Dave Willetts with It Had to Be You, Jack Jones with All or Nothing at All, Larry Branson with Pretty Woman and Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett with Heartbeat. Plus
John Barrowman , Larry Adler and the BBC Big Band.
Series producer Martyn Day Rpt Stereo ...


Singer: Paul Jones
Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Ruby Turner
Unknown: Dave Willetts
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Larry Branson
Unknown: Hank Marvin
Unknown: Brian Bennett
Unknown: John Barrowman
Unknown: Larry Adler

: More Rhodes around Britain

In the third of six programmes, travelling chef Gary Rhodes visits Orkney where he cooks up his gastronomic treats in a solitary cottage on Inner Holm, one of the smallest of the Orkney islands. Having hitched a lift to the island with the Stromness lifeboat crew, he prepares ox-cheek stew with caramelised shallots and clapshot, a local favourite made from Orcadian swede and potato puree. On the trail of scallops he takes a rough ride on a fishing boat past the Old Man of Hoy - and gets a drenching only worthwhile for the resulting dish, scallops with fennel salad. To complete the menu he uses plenty of Orkney's most abundant fruit, rhubarb, with lemons to create a sponge served with a rhubarb sauce and custard.

BBC Book: More Rhodes around Britain, featuring recipes from the series, is available price £15.99 from booksellers.


Presenter/Chef: Gary Rhodes
Director/Producer: Paul O'Connor

: Absolute Strangers

Drama based on a true story, starring Henry Winkler, Jennifer Hetrick

Marty and Nancy Klein appear to have an idyllic life. But tragedy strikes in the form of a car accident that leaves the newly pregnant Nancy in a coma. Doctors tell Marty that he has to choose - between the life of his wife and that of his unborn child.
Film Reviews pages 48-58

Followed by Talking X's
George Melly discusses King Kong.


Director: Gilbert Gates
Marty Klein: Henry Winkler
Nancy Klein: Jennifer Hetrick
Fred Zusselman: Karl Malden
Anne Zusselman: Audra Lindley
Arielle Klein: Cassy Friel
Dr RJ Cannon: Richard Kiley
Judge Carol Ray: Patty Duke
Jack Quinn: Rene Auberjonois
Speaker (Talking X's): George Melly

: Newsnight

With Peter Snow.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: Late Review

Mark Lawson and guests
Tony Parsons , Allison Pearson and Darcus Howe review the week in the arts.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Darcus Howe

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Open View
A look ahead to OU programmes.

12.05 Electronics: Global Firms, Shrinking Worlds
The development of electronics over three decades.

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