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: Open University

6.00 UnderstandingSpace and Time: Shades of Black 8891491 6.25
Computing: The Management of Project Omnia 8810526 6.50 Statistics: Energy Through the Window 5319014 7.15
Authority in 16th-century Europe
7.40 Science: Quantum Leaps into the Atom 2186385 8.05 What You Never Knew about Sex 4896694 8.30 The
Melbury Road Set 83494918.55 Using TV Revisited 8441588 9.45 Understanding Modem Societies: A Global Culture
10.10 The Spanish Chapel, Florence
6603007 10.35MoreThanMeetstheEye 5207385 11.00 The Right Coursefor
You? Subtitled 9680236 11.25 Modelling in the Money Markets 9993491 11.50
Ouverture: Dimanche en Anjou

: Watch Out

Anotherforay into the world of wildlife.
Today, Simon King looks at wading birds, fungi and dormice.
Shown last Tuesday


Unknown: Simon King

: The World Chess Championship

A report on the second week's play between world champion Garry Kasparov and the challenger, India's Vishy Anand.
Peter Snow links up with the championship venue in New Yorkforthe latest news.
Commentator William Hartston and British
Grandmaster David Norwood considerthe week's best games.


Unknown: Garry Kasparov
Commentator: William Hartston
Unknown: David Norwood

: Darling.... Let's Start Up an Airline

Another chance to see a film broadcast in 1990 about a husband and wife who decided to go into the airline business. At the time Suckling Airways operated from Cambridge to Manchester and Amsterdam with just one 20-seater plane. Nowadays the airline has five planes, with another soon to be delivered; it also operates from Luton, and has extended its routes to take in Waterford and Paris. This film was made by Prix Italia award-winning Frank Cvitanovich , who died last month, and is being shown as a tribute.


Unknown: Frank Cvitanovich

: Far from the Madding Crowd

An adaptation of the novel by Thomas Hardy , starring
Julie Christie , Terence Stamp
Peter Finch , Alan Bates
Bathsheba Everdene is a captivating and headstrong young woman who has a profound effect on the three men in her life.
Showing in widescreen format.
Postponed from 19 August
DirectorJohn Schlesinger (1967) * FILM REVIEWS pages 7 1 -78


Novel By: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Terence Stamp
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Bathsheba Everdene
Bathsheba Everdene: Julie Christie
Sergeant Troy: Terence Stamp
William Boldwood: Peter Finch
Gabriel Oak: Alan Bates
Uddy: Fiona Walker
Fanny Robin: Prunella Ransome
Mrs Hurst: Alison Leggatt
Henery Fray: Paul Oawkins
Jan Coggan: Julian Somers
Joseph Poorgrass: John Barrett
CainyBall: Freddie Jones

: The Best of Esther

Esther Rantzen hosts a studio debate on religious CUltS. Rpt Stereo ............


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah and American comedian Sinbad introduce a new generation of comics.

: TOTP 2

Highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and some big hits from the past.
Producer Rick Blaxill


Producer: Rick Blaxill

: The Natural World

Race for Life - A frlca 's Great
Every year, overa million and a half wildebeest risk their lives to take part in a mass migration. Film-makerHugo Van Lawick fulfilled his life's ambition by spending a year with these great herds on their circular migration around Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Few wildebeest die of old age. Lions, hyenas and hunting dogs track the migrating animals, and awaitingthe great herds in the rivers that dissect the plains are monstrous crocodiles. Van Lawick 's film captures the drama as the wildebeest struggle to survive. Series producer John Sparks


Unknown: Film-Makerhugo Van Lawick
Unknown: Van Lawick
Producer: John Sparks

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Ian McCaskill ..............


Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Working all Hours

Uncertain Times
First of a two-part Money Programme special exploring working life in Britain. Is everyone working longer and harder? Why do so many of us feel insecure? Tonight, Michael Robinson reports on the forces shaping the modem workplace and asks if the humane approach attempted by some companies can survive brutal business pressures. Personal stories in the programme include that of Alan Short, a successful middle manager until long hours and stress drove him into early retirement. Producer David Akerman ; Executive producer Jane Ellison
Stereo Subtitled
TRANSCRIPTS: for details phone [number removed].


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Alan Short
Producer: David Akerman

: The Boss: Wheels, Meals and Deals

First in a series of six programmes in which bosses turn a video camera on themselves.

Self-made millionaire Jan Fletcher gives an insight into what lies behind her glamorous image and reveals the workings of her business empire. Not content with being owner and chairwoman of a multi-million pound business group including car dealerships, fish and chips and property, Jan wants to expand. A lot is at stake and a wrong decision could be disastrous. Jan shot nearly 170 hours of videotape herself in a personal and intimate portrait of a nineties entrepreneur. What does it take for a woman to survive and prosper in the fiercely competitive man's world of British industry, and what are the effects on Jan's own life?
See This Week: page 10


Subject: Jan Fletcher
Producer: Karen Hamilton
Series Producer: Bob Long

: The Young Ones

Boring. Comedy series about four work-shy students sharing a house where chaos reigns and the surreal is commonplace.
With Madness and Robbie Coltrane.
Written by Ben Elton , Rik Mayall and Use Mayer
Producer Paul Jackson


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane.
Written By: Ben Elton
Written By: Rik Mayall
Producer: Paul Jackson
Rick: Rik Mayall
Neil: Nigel Planer
Vyv: Adrian Edmondson
Mike: Christopher Ryan
Balowski family: Alexei Sayle

: Love Bites: Loved Up

When Sarah meets Tom she is happy to be swept up in his carefree world of raves and Ecstasy, but then real life problems catch up with her.
This film, the second in the Love Bites trilogy, deals with young adults experimenting with the drug Ecstasy. There are also some sex scenes and bad language. See today's choices.
Written by Ol Parker
Producer Elinor Day: Director Peter Cattaneo
♦ See This Week: page 6


Director: Peter Cattaneo
Sarah: Lena Headey
Tom: Ian Hart
Ruth: Linda Bassett
Karen: Millie Gregory
Dez 2: Jason Isaacs
Cocker: Rick Warden
Danny: Charlie Creed-Miles
lfti: Andrew Rajan
Donna: Sheila Whitfield
Ray: Philip Glenister
Dez 1: Clarence Smith
Cab driver: Trevor Cooper
Nigel: Charles Edwards
Billy: Danny Dyer
Pat: Claire Sabre
Ron: David Aldous
First PC: Luke Williams
Second PC: Chris Jenkinson
Dozing raver: Gavin Hills

: AFRICAN SUMMER The African Prom

Music from the first ever "African Prom", staged at London's Royal Albert Hall.
The concert features Senegalese stars Youssou N'Dourand Baaba Maal, Salif Keita from Mali, and South African reggae singer Lucky Dube. Guest appearances include Neneh Cherry, who joins Youssou N'Dourtosingtheir hit single Seven Seconds. Last in the African Summer series of programmes. Director Knss Rusmanis ; Producer Brendan Hughes


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Salif Keita
Singer: Lucky Dube.
Director: Knss Rusmanis
Producer: Brendan Hughes

: Album of the Year - Live!

New performances and highlights from the 1995 Album of the Year awards at the Savoy, featuring a performance from this year's winners, Portishead.
The Bristol band, who won the prize on 12 Septemberfortheir album Dummy, are seen in a previously unshown collaboration with the London Chamber
Orchestra, Van Morrison and trumpeter Guy Barker are on stage together, and additional songs come from shortlisted artists including Supergrass and Tricky. Director Janet Fraser Cook ; Producer Mark Cooper
Revisedrepeat Stereo


Unknown: Van Morrison
Unknown: Guy Barker
Director: Janet Fraser Cook
Producer: Mark Cooper
Producer: Revisedrepeat Stereo

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