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6.00 Space and Time: a Matter of Geometry 6174265 6.25An Introduction to Psychology: Eyewitness Memory
6153772 6.50 Social Work in the Inner
City 7131352 7.15 Seville: Gateway to the Indies 7448159 7.40 A School of Genes 9297888 8.05 The Mammalian Kidney 2394710 8.30 Religion and Society in Victorian Bristol 9524536 8.55 Questions of National Identity
9.45 Shooting Video History 2336536 10.35 Ensembles in Performance Subtitled 1908913 11.00
Fighting Rust in Your Car 6650913 11.25 AMigrant'sHeart 5608401 11.500pen Mind: the Eco-Warriors

: Watch Out

What's going on in the world of wildlife.
Simon King gives a practical guide to otter watching and shows how to rescue and care for injured and orphaned bats.
(Shown last Wednesday)


Presenter: Simon King

: The Sky at Night

The Flying Observatory. Patrick Moore takes part in a flight aboard the Kuiper Airborne Observatory.
Shown on Sunday 25 June on BBC 1


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Let's Dance

Musical comedy starring Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire
When ex-singer and dancer Kitty gets bitten by the show-biz bug again she packs up her son Richie, escapes her wealthy family and absconds to New York. Unable to get a job, she is just about to give up and admit defeat when she bumps into Don, her old dancing partner.
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-54


Director: Norman Z McLeod
Kitty McNeil: Betty Hutton
Donald Elwood: Fred Astaire
Mr Edmund Pohlwhistle: Roland Young
Serena Everett: Lucile Watson
Carola Everett: Ruth Warrick
Richard Richie Everett: Gregory Moffett
Larry Channock: Barton MacLane
Timothy Bryant: Shepperd Strudwick
Mr Charles Wagstaffe: Melville Cooper
Marcel: Harold Huber
Judge: George Zucco

: The Temperate Rain Forest

A look at plant and animal life in the Canadian coastal rain forest of British
Columbia - where reptiles and amphibians dominate in tangled growth that supports few mammals and is inaccessible to large animals.

: Wimbledon 95

Desmond Lynam introduces the action on the sixth day of Wimbledon.
Editor John Rowlinson


Introduces: Desmond Lynam
Editor: John Rowlinson

: The Car's the Star

The Zephyr. In the fifties and sixties the Ford Zephyr gave British carbuyers American-style glitz and "pzazz" at a price they could afford. Quentin Willson tells its story, with the help of those who bought it, designed it and still cherish it now that it has found a place in the hall of motor carfame.
Director David Wheeler ; Series producer Jon Bentley


Unknown: Quentin Willson
Director: David Wheeler
Producer: Jon Bentley

: Rock Family Trees

Second in a six-Dart series lookingat pop history, based on music journalist Pete Frame's intricate hand-drawn family trees.
The Birmingham Beat
From the early sixties, Birmingham produced some of the most successful and enduring bands in British pop. Tonight's programme traces the careers of musicians such as Roy Wood , Jeff Lynne , Denny Laine and Bev Bevan from their earliest days in the business as they formed bands, had theirfirst successes, fell out and went on to form new groups. See today's choices. Series producer Francis Hanly
See This Week: page 13


Unknown: Pete Frame
Unknown: Roy Wood
Unknown: Jeff Lynne
Unknown: Denny Laine
Unknown: Bev Bevan
Producer: Francis Hanly

: The Saturday Night Armistice

Topical entertainment show starring Armando lannucci
Together with co-presenters Peter Baynham and David Schneider, lannucci takes an idiosyncratic slant on the week's events.
Directors John Kilby , Steve Bendelack ,
Andy De Emmony ; Producer Sarah Smith


Comedian: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: David Schneider
Directors: John Kilby
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Directors: Andy De Emmony
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Seinfeld: The Pez Dispenser

American comedy starring Jerry Seinfeld
A childish prank with a sweet dispenser leads to a chain of disasters. George is smitten by his new girlfriend Noel, a pianist, and Elaine disgraces herself by bursting into uncontrollable laughter at a concert.


Jerry: Jerry Seinfeld
George: Jason Alexander
Kramer: Michael Richards
Elaine: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Noel: Elizabeth Morehead
John: Fred Sanders

: Desperately Seeking Susan

Screwball comedy starring
Rosanna Arquette
Madonna, Aidan Quinn
Roberta is 28, married and bored.
A chance look at a personal ad from someone "desperately seeking
Susan" begins a madcap adventure. But the real Susan is in deep trouble, and Roberta's obsession with her results in a bizarre change of identity which catapults her into the crazy world of nightclubs, magic shows and murder.
Director Susan Seidelman (1985)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-54


Unknown: Rosanna Arquette
Unknown: Aidan Quinn
Director: Susan Seidelman
Roberta Glass: Rosanna Arquette
Susan: Madonna
Dez: Aidan Quinn
Gary Glass: Mark Blum
Jim: Robert Joy
Leslie Glass: Laurie Metcalf
Crystal: Anna Levine
Wayne Nolan: Will Patton
Ian: Peter Maloney
Larry Stillman: Steven Wright
Ray: John Turturro
Victoria: Anne Carlisle
Boutique owner: José Santana
Street vendor: Giancarlo Esposito
Bruce Meeker: Richard Hell
Taxi driver: Rockets Redglare
Newscaster: Steve Bosh
Daisy: Daisy Bradford
Band singer: Annie Golden
Manwith newspapers: Richard Edson
Cigarette girl: Ann Magnuson
Neighbour saxophonist: John Lurie

: Down by Law

Comedy starring Tom Waits, John Lurier
One night in downtown New Orleans, a pimp and a radio DJ find themselves sharing a prison cell. They are joined by "Bob", an exuberant Italian with a slim grasp of English but a passion for the poet Walt Whitman. Together, they plot to escape.
Director Jim Jarmusch (1986)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 47-54
The next film in the BBC 100 season, Aguirre, Wrath of God, can be seen on Friday


Unknown: Tom Waits
Unknown: John Lurie
Unknown: Walt Whitman.
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Zack: Tom Waits
Jack Romano: John Lurie
Roberto: Roberto Benigni
Nicoletta: Nicoletta Braschi
Laurette: Ellen Barkin
Bobbie: Billie Neal
Gig: Rockets Redglare
Preston: Vernel Bagneris
Julie: Timothea
L C: L C Drane

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