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: Open University

6.20 Biology: Plant Growth Regulators 2910231 6.45 Brain and Behaviour:
Stress 7759415 7.10 Biological Control 2887415 7.35 Geology: From Snowdon to the Sea

: Breakfast News

With Signing. Subtitled ..................

: Children's BBC: The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Seventh in a 13-part drama series.

: Children's BBC: The Bots Master

Cartoon about an inventor and his robots. (Rpt)

: Curtain of Ice

The story of one man's quest to re-establish contact between the Asian and American
Eskimos cut off from each other when the Iron Curtain fell in 1948.

: By Day, By Night

A look at the double life of Frank Pearson , who, by day, is a charity fund raiserand by night becomes Foo Foo Lamarr , drag queen and club owner...................


Unknown: Frank Pearson
Unknown: Foo Foo Lamarr

: Yellow Canary

Second World Wardrama starring Anna Neagle
Richard Greene
Margaret Rutherford
Suspected Nazi sympathiser Sally Maitland gets caught up in a dangerous plot when she leaves wartime Britain for Canada.
DirectorHerbertWilcox(1943) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 37-42


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Richard Greene
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Sally Maitland
Sally Maitland: Anna Neagle
Jim Garrick: Richard Greene
Mrs Towcester: Margaret Rutherford
Betty Maitland: Nova Pilbeam
Jan Orlock: Albert Lleven
Madame Orlock: Lucie Mannheim
Lady Maitland: Marjorie Fielding
German commander: Valentine Dyall
Admiral: David Horne
Major Fothergill: Claude Bailey

: Making Tracks

BobSymesand Mary-Jean Hasler report from the Midland Railway Centre, in the last programme of the series. Featuring a look at the Moors Valley Railway in Hampshire and the Gorse Blossom
Railway in south Devon................


Unknown: Mary-Jean Hasler

: Star Trek Animation

More animated adventures with the crew of the Enterprise.

: Children's BBC: Stingray - The Secret of the Giant Oyster

A huge oyster containing a priceless pearl is found. (Rpt) (Subtitled)

: Children's BBC: The Brollys

Cartoon. (Rpt)

: More of.... Glynn Christian's Entertaining Microwave

Today, some delicious recipes from the southern states of the USA, including
Creole prawns.

: I'm Still a Tourist

Steven Hall and his wife consumertest facilities for disabled visitors at Thorpe
Park, Surrey........................................


Unknown: Steven Hall

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Further live coverage of the first day's play in the Sixth Test match between England and the West Indies, from the Oval.
Including at 3.00 and 3.50 News Regional News and Weather

: The Proud Ones

Western starring Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo

Flat Rock is a peaceful town - until the arrival of Honest John Barrett's gambling saloon. Marshal Cass Silver is then faced with a tough task keeping law and order, made even more difficult by the mistrust of his new deputy.
Showing in widescreen format.
Director Robert D Webb (1956) Subtitled *
FILM REVIEWS pages 37-42


Director: Robert D Webb
Marshal Cass Silver: Robert Ryan
Sally Kane: Virginia Mayo
Thad Anderson: Jeffrey Hunter
Honest John Barrett: Robert Middleton
Jake: Walter Brennan
Jim Dexter: Arthur O'Connell
Pike: Ken Clark
Chico: Rodolfo A Costa
Dillon: George Mathews

: African Summer: African Footsteps: Egypt/Lamu

Continuing the documentary series in which celebrities travel to selected African destinations in order to explore the continent for themselves.

Feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi presents her personal vision of Egypt. She explores the bustling streets of Cairo, before travelling to the Temple of Isis on the banks of the River Nile. Along the way, she talks of her dream of Egypt as a truly democratic country whose people are free to express their opinions, and in which women are "totally liberated."
Plus, television presenter Mariella Frostrup visits the paradise island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya. Its isolated location has helped to preserve its unspoilt beauty, and has attracted a new community of rich expatriates who now live alongside the local Muslim population.
Directors Celia Lowenstein and Andrew Snell
Series producer Roy Ackerman
*See This Week: page 11


Presenter: Nawal El Saadawi
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Director: Celia Lowenstein
Director: Andrew Snell
Series Producer: Roy Ackerman

: Wildlife Showcase

Bambl - the True Story
The wildlife series continues with a visit to the Chambord forest of southern
France, where it follows the life of a red deer. Born in a leafy clearing, the tiny deer must take its first shaky steps into the big world of the forest beyond. As the seasons change, it learns what a deer's life is all about. While hiding in the bracken, the fawn sees impressive stags with huge antlers roar and clash in long battles for sexual supremacy. Unexpectedly, it then wanders on to the beach and takes a dip in the sea.
But there is obviously much more to the real Bambi than the cute eyes and long legs of its cartoon counterpart.

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Stranger on a Train

Another chance to see the classic sequel to The Likely Lads.
Bob, now a young executive, has an embarrassing encounter with a face from the past while travelling home from a business meeting in London.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais


Written By: Dick Clement
Written By: Ian La Frenais
Producer: James Gilbert
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Terry: James Bolam
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Woman on train: Deirdre Costello
Steward: James Mellor
Stripper in club: Angelique Ashly

: One Foot in the Past

This week, Penelope Keith visits Folly Farm in Berkshire, which represents two different phases in the working partnership of architect
Sir Edwin Lutyens and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. In 1906, the duo created the Elizabethan look, with two cottage courtyard gardens. But by 1912 they were exploring larger-scale formality in the sunken rose garden.
Also, do ordinary people's views count for anything when it comes to listing a building? Nuneaton might not be the heritage capital of the country but, as Kirsty Wark reports, local people were determined to save the biggest structure on their horizon when it came under threat.
Plus a visit to the Walpole Bay Hotel in Cliftonville, Kent, a building which embodies the heyday of the British seaside holiday.
Series producer Basil Comely; Executive producers and Sally Angel and Roland Keating


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Designer: Gertrude Jekyll.
Designer: Sally Angel
Designer: Roland Keating

: Grace under Fire

Sardonic blue-collarcomedy.
The Road to Paris, Texas. A postcard from her eccentric Aunt Vivian spurs Grace into making an impromptu trip with Nadine, who is at a loose end after arguing with Wade. Stereo
Followed by Video Nation Shorts


Grace: Brett Butler
Russell Norton: Dave Thomas
Nadine Swoboda: Julie White
Wade Swoboda: Casey Sander
Faith: Valri Bromfield
Aunt Vivian: Jean Stapleton

: Newsnight

Topical news programme featuring interviews with leadingfigures and in-depth analysis of the day's news.
With PeterSnoW.

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Highlights of the first day's play from the Oval, between England and the West Indies. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Open View A look at next week's OU programmes. Stereo ..........
12.05 am Engineering: Work and Energy How energy can be stored in springs and flywheels, and then released to do work. Subtitled ..

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