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: Open University

8.20 Developing World The Poverty Complex 3904530 8.45 A Matter of Resource 9569337 9.35Survivingthe Exam

: Asia Two

A season of Asian cultural shows.

10.00 Chanakya
Continuing the epic saga set in ancient India. In Hindi with English subtitles. (Stereo)

10.40 Video Byte
Pop videos from the UK, India and Pakistan. Stereo ....

10.50 Network East
The Asian arts and entertainment show. Today, features on a Bollywood acting school, Bangladeshi dancers and designer clothes for children. With Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Series producer Paresh Solanki


Unknown: Chanakya Continuingthe
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Producer: Paresh Solanki

: The World Chess Championship

News from New York of the result of the Intel World Chess Championship between Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand. With
Peter Snow. Last in series.


Unknown: Garry Kasparov

: Clash of the Carnivores

A look at three marsupial carnivores found in Tasmania - Tasmanian devils, spotted tail quolls and eastern quolls

: Close Up

Favourite movie moments. Director Volker Schlondorff talks about Billy Wilder's The Apartment, and Mary Whitehouse chooses Harold Lloyd's Safety Last.
The next Close Up is on Thursday at 6.50pm


Talks: Volker Schlondorff
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Harold Lloyd

: Saturday Matinee: Whistle down the Wind

Drama, the first in a double bill of films in which children are confronted by the mystery and the confronted by the mystery and the reality of the adult world, starring Hayley Mills, Alan Bates
Three youngsters on a Lancashire farm discover a man hidden in their barn and are convinced that he is Jesus Christ. (1961) B/W
See Films: pages 61-68 ****


Director: Bryan Forbes
Kathy: Hayley Mills
The Man: Alan Bates
Mr Bostock: Bernard Lee
Eddie: Norman Bird
Nan: Diane Holgate

: Saturday Matinée: A High Wind in Jamaica

Swashbuckling adventure, which continues this afternoon's double bill, starring
Anthony Quinn ,
James Coburn Jamaica 1870. After a hurricane destroys their home, the Thornton children are sent to England. Buttheirvoyage is halted by pirates. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Alexander Mackendrick 1965) .... * See Films: pages 61-68 ***


Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: James Coburn
Director: Alexander MacKendrick
Juan Chavez: Anthony Quinn
Zac: James Coburn
Alberto: Benito Carruthers
Rosa: Lila Kedrova
Emily Thornton: Deborah Baxter
Margaret Fernandez: Viviane Ventura
John Thornton: Martin Amis

: Best of Esther

Esther Rantzen asks whether a mother's place is in the home. A new series of Esther starts on Monday at 5.00pm.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today: children's relationships with the Opposite Sex. Stereo Subtitled .......

: TOTP 2

The chart and nostalgia show with highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and a look back to some of the big hits from the past.


Producer: Rick Blaxill

: Pride and Prejudice

Third in Andrew Davies's six-part adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
Elizabeth receives an astounding piece of news and Jane's sweet nature is put to the test when she hears that Bingley and his sisters have left Netherfield Park. All Mrs Bennet's hopes seem dashed. Elizabeth is forced to visit her cousin, Mr Collins, and his new wife in Kent, where she is finally introduced to the formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh and comes face to face again with the arrogant Mr Darcy.
Shown last Sunday on BBC 1.
For part 4 and cast see tomorrow at 9.00pm on BBC 1


Author: Jane Austen
Adapted by: Andrew Davies

: News and Sport

Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ....


Presented By: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Boss: The Life of Riley

Fourth in a series of six programmes in which bosses turn a video camera on themselves.
When Sue Riley is promoted to junior sister of an orthopaedic ward in east London's Newham General Hospital, she relishes the challenge. It's her first job as a manager, but after ten years in nursing, she knows what she wants to achieve. Tonight's programme follows Sue during her first year as sister, showing how she copes with the demands of patient care and leading a small team of nurses in a changing NHS.
Sue faces the task of pulling together her demoralised team so that the ward can survive in the new competitive environment. She wonders if she can ever get the ward up to scratch and agonises over dealing with a nurse who is upsetting everybody else on the team. Meanwhile, there is a cliffhanger over whether a patient will ever decide if she wants an apple or ice cream for pudding. Filmed entirely by Sue and her staff, the programme gives an insider's view of today's health service.


Subject: Sue Riley
Producer: Karen Hamilton
Series Producer: Bob Long

: Assignment: The Chanting Millions

This year's gas attack on the Tokyo subway by the Aum Shinrikyo sect has drawn worldwide attention to the influence of Japanese religious groups. But Aum is a tiny cult compared to Soka Gakkai which has centres in Japan, the US and the UK. The group boasts ten million followers worldwide, including 8,000 in Britain. Its leader
Daisaku Ikeda is determined to change Japan and the world. He has assets worth billions and millions of believers are ready to heed his call.
The religion, based on the teachings of a 13th-century Buddhist monk, claims chanting can achieve happiness and world peace. But Soka Gakkai has its critics, including the UK's Cult Information Bureau and some former members. Julian Pettifer reports.


Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Martin Smith
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Performance: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

The series of classic dramas continues with D.H. Lawrence's early play exploring life in a mining community in 1914, starring Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen Dillane, Colin Firth
Lizzie Holroyd feels she must escape from her marriage, but terrible events overtake her. See today's choices.


Author: D.H. Lawrence
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Katie Mitchell
Mrs Holroyd: Zoe Wanamaker
Blackmore: Stephen Dillane
Charles Holroyd: Colin Firth
Grandmother: Brenda Bruce
Clara: Mossie Smith
Laura: Melanie Hill
Jack: Shane Fox
Minnie: Lauren Richardson
Rigley: Wayne Foskett
Mine manager: Peter Needham
Miner: Gavin Abbott
Miner: Christopher Brand

: Blind Ambition

Third of a four-part drama portraying the Watergate crisis as seen by one man, John Dean. Starring Martin Sheen, Theresa Russell, Rip Torn
Early 1973. The Watergate defendants have pleaded guilty, Richard M Nixon has been re-elected to the presidency, and the Vietnam War is over. Dean finds himself under pressure to testify. (Rpt) (Subtitled)


John Dean: Martin Sheen
Maureen Dean: Theresa Russell
Richard M Nixon: Rip Torn
HR Haldeman: Lawrence Pressman
John Ehrlichman: Graham Jarvis
Charles Shaffer: Ed Flanders
John Mitchell: John Randolph

: The BBC 100: Wise Blood

John Huston's gothic drama set in the American Deep South continues the season of films celebrating 100 years of cinema. Starring Brad Dourif, Harry Dean Stanton, Ned Beatty
Hazel Motes, the grandson of a hellfire revivalist preacher, returns from army service to his hometown in the bible-belt of America to set up the The Church of Truth without Jesus Christ. (1979)
The next BBC 100 film A Short Film about Killing is tomorrow at 12.10am
* See Films: pages 61-68 ***


Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Brad Dourif
Unknown: Harry Dean Stanton
Unknown: Ned Beatty
Unknown: Hazel Motes
Unknown: Jesus Christ.
Hazel Motes: Brad Dourif
Asa Hawks: Harry Dean Stanton
Hoover Shoates: Ned Beatty
Enoch Emery: Daniel Shor
Sabbath Lily Hawks: Amy Wright
Hazel's grandfather: John Huston

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