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: Open University

8.20 The Developing World Breaking Out 1845106 8.45 Maths Models and Methods Keep Your Distance
9.10 Open Advice - Learning to Learn 9990816 9.35 Voyages of Discovery

: Asia Two

A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya Continuing the epic saga set in 4th-century India. King Dhana Nand orders Vishnu Gupta to be banished from Magadh. In Hindi with English subtitles. Stereo ...........................
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos from the UK, India and Pakistan. Stereo ....
10.50 Network East This week, the Asian arts show meets a photographer who has captured on film the migration of Scottish Asians, and a racingdriverfulfillinga childhood ambition. Presented by Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! Movie quiz, hosted by Mo Dutta. COMPETITION LINE: [number removed](calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate. 49p per minute at all other times. Line open until midnight Wednesday).


Unknown: Vishnu Gupta
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Unknown: Mo Dutta.

: Film 95 with Barry Norman

Including reviews of the new James Bond film, Goldeneye, and Basketball Diaries. Shown last Monday on BBC 1


Unknown: James Bond

: Roman Holiday

Romantic comedy, opening this week's Saturday Matinee, the first in a double bill starring
Audrey Hepburn
Also starring Gregory Peck
Joe Bradley , ajournalist at an American news bureau, finds a pretty girl apparently in a drunken stupor by the Trevi fountain and takes her home. Next morning, he is amazed to discoverthat his guest is a princess on a state visit to Rome.
Director William Wyler (1953)
* See Films: pages 65-72 ★★★★★


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Joe Bradley
Director: William Wyler
Princess Anne: Audrey Hepburn
Joe Bradley: Gregory Peck
Irving Radovich: Eddie Albert
MrHennessy: Hartley Power
Countess Vereberg: Margaret Rawlings
Ambassador: Harcourt Williams
Mr Hennessy's secretary: Laura Solari
General Provno: Tullio Carminati
Mario Delani: Paolo Carlini
Giovanni: Claudio Ermelu

: Funny Face

The Saturday Matinée continues with a musical comedy, second in a double bill starring
Audrey Hepburn
Also starring Fred Astaire
Famous fashion photographer Dick Avery takes his latest beautiful discovery on a workingtrip to Paris, but she soon proves to be a far from perfect model.
Director Stanley Donen (1957) Subtitled ... * See Films: pages 65-72 ****


Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Dick Avery
Director: Stanley Donen
JoStockton: Audrey Hepburn
Dick Avery: Fred Astaire
Maggie Prescott: Kay Thompson
Professor EmileFlostre: Michel Auclair
Paul Duval: Robert Flemyng
Marion: Dovima
Babs: Virginia Gibson

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today: a special edition about babies.


Highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and hits from the past.

: Snooker

The UK Championship from the Guild Hall, Preston. Highlights from the opening session of this year's third round as the survivors strive to reach the quarterfinals of thisL380,000 tournament. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and John Spencer. Introduced by David Vine. Directors John Watts , Trevor Morris , David Wood
Editor Rick Waumsley


Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: John Virgo
Commentary By: John Spencer.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Directors: John Watts
Directors: Trevor Morris
Directors: David Wood
Editor: Rick Waumsley

: One Man and His Dog

The sheepdog trials series, featuring coverage of the Welsh heat at Tindale Tarn in Cumbria. Introduced by Robin Page , with commentary by Gus Dermody. Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett


Introduced By: Robin Page
Commentary By: Gus Dermody.
Director: Ian Russell

: News and Sport

Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish ...............


Presented By: Jennie Bond.

: Assignment

The New Inquisition
Thirteen years ago Felipe Gonzalez 's socialist party was swept to office in Spain on a tide of popularity. Today his minority government is clinging to power, rocked by a series of scandals, amidst allegations of corruption, extortion, bribery and illegal phone tapping. PeterGodwin investigates new allegations concerningthe prime minister, and asks how long Gonzalez can survive.
Producer Lucy Hetherington ; Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Felipe Gonzalez
Producer: Lucy Hetherington
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Tx

A series of provocative films about contemporary art and culture.
The Final Kick
Last year's World Cup final between Brazil and Italy was watched by one of the largest audiences in television history. The final kick was by Italy's Roberto Baggio , taking the last penalty in a sudden-death shoot-out. Thisfilm presents a portrait of the emotions wrought by the match in viewers around the world, from Lapland to Cameroon. Seetoday'schoices. Director Andreas Rogenhagen ; Series editor
JohnWyver Stereo


Unknown: Roberto Baggio
Director: Andreas Rogenhagen

: Close Up

Favourite movie moments. Director
Lizzie Borden chooses a scene from
Klute starring Jane Fonda.
Producer Nick Freand Jones The next Close Up is on Monday at 7.50pm


Director: Lizzie Borden
Unknown: Jane Fonda.
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Screen Two: Streetlife

A tragicomedy set on a housing estate in South Wales, starring Helen McCrory
Rhyslfans Jo is a single mother in the middle of a tempestuous love affair with Kevin, a married man. She is pregnant, and when Kevin starts to mess heraround and her mother is taken ill, Jo's life starts to crumble. Written and directed by leading Welsh film-maker
Karl Francis , this tough and compassionate film received a jury commendation at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Producer Ruth Caleb


Unknown: Helen McCrory
Unknown: Rhyslfans Jo
Unknown: Karl Francis
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Jo: Helen McCrory
Kevin: Rhys Ifans
Gail: Donna Edwards
Andrea: Ruth Lloyd
Lynwen: Lynwen Hobbs
Sharon: Clare Isaac
Janice: Christine Tuckett
Mary: Lynn Hunter
Tricia: Nicola Branson
Annie: Claire Erasmus
PC Jenkins: Jeremi Cockram
Terry: John Pierce Jones
Donald: Gary Howe
Photographer: Roger Nott
Lily: Gemma Probert
Mark: Huw Davies
Marzi: Richard Harrington
WPS Simpson: Teresa Hennessy
Engineer: Philip Howe
Hospital doctor: Julie Higginson
Lecturer: Judith Humphries
Creditor: Richard Goodfield
Nurse: Lowri Mae
Police operator: Helen Veasey
Psychiatrist: Wynford Ellis Owen
Minister: Brinley Jenkins
FPA doctor: Ray Gravel
Eddie: Michael Forrest
Acker: Russell Gomer

: Have I Got News for You

Teresa Gorman , MP, and actor Neil Morrisseyjoin Paul Merton and Ian Hislop in the satirical news quiz. Presented by Angus Deayton.
Shown yesterday Stereo ...................


Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Actor Neil Morrisseyjoin Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Presented By: Angus Deayton.

: Later with Jools Holland

Jools Holland presents his late night contemporary music show. Guests tonight include The Human League, country-tinged rocker Steve Earle , singer Emmylou Harris accompanied by ace producer Daniel Lanois , new British pop sensations Cast and jazz-rappers Guru.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Jools Holland
Singer: Steve Earle
Singer: Emmylou Harris
Producer: Daniel Lanois
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Snooker

UK Championship from Preston. Alan McManus
and Nigel Bond were seeded to be facing each othertonight in the first session of a third-round match.


Unknown: Alan McManus
Unknown: Nigel Bond

: AK

Veteran documentary film-maker Chris Marker was on hand to observe
Akira Kurosawa at work when the Japanese director made his epic Ran. This programme was the result, and it shows Kurosawa, "the master", grappling with the logistics of filming spectacular battle scenes on Mount Fuji and observes the highly skilled production team and cast at work.
Marker gives an insight into the lives of the extras as well as the stars and reveals the complex preparations for sequences that often ended up on the cutting room floor. Ran is being shown on Friday night on BBC2.


Unknown: Chris Marker
Unknown: Akira Kurosawa

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