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: Open University

8.05 Science Preparatory Maths: Graphs 6540712 8.20 Developing World: Towards a Better Life 5428996 8.45 Traffic Futures: Models or Muddies? 7681267 9.10 British Car Transplants 8819847 9.35 Women in Science and Technology

: Asia Two

A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya Continuing the epic saga set in 4th-century India. In Hindi with English subtitles. Stereo.................[number removed]
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos from the UK, India and Pakistan. Stereo .....[number removed]
10.50 Network East Today, a look at the Asian comedy scene. Presented by Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! The second semi-final in the Asian movie quiz. Hosted byMoDutta. Stereo........................[number removed]COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all othertimes. Line open until midnight Wednesday).


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.

: Film 95 with Barry Norman

Including reviews of The American President, starring Michael Douglas , and Unstrung Heroes, directed by Diane Keaton. Shown last Monday on BBC I


Unknown: Michael Douglas
Directed By: Diane Keaton.

: By Day, By Night

The double life of Frank Pearson - charity fund raiser by day and dragqueen by night.


Unknown: Frank Pearson

: The Europeans

Series on Britons who move abroad.
Today, a Suffolk family and a jockey who emigrated to Germany. Rpt.........54227118

: Assault on a Queen

Crime caper, opening this week's Saturday Matinée, and first in a double bill starring
Frank Sinatra
Two American fishermen net more than they bargained forwhen they attempt the impossible - robbing a luxury liner. Director Jack Donohue (1966)
♦ See Films: pages 65-74 *


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Mark Brittain: Frank Sinatra
Rosa Lucchesi: Virna Lisi
VicRossiter: Tony Franciosa
Tony Moreno: Richard Conte

: Robin and the Seven Hoods

Saturday Matinée continues with this "Rat Pack" comedy, the second in a double bill starring
Frank Sinatra
Also starring Dean Martin
Gangster Guy Gisbome becomes king of the underworld in 1920s Chicago. But a band of good-natured hoods is out to cause him trouble. Showingin widescreen format. Director Gordon Douglas (1964)
♦ See Films: pages 65-74 **** # See Barry Norman : page 62


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Gangster Guy Gisbome
Unknown: Barry Norman
Robbo: Frank Sinatra
John: Dean Martin
Will: Sammy Davis Jr
Guy Gisbome: Peter Falk
Marian: Barbara Rush
Sheriff Potts: Victor Buono
Allen ADale: Bing Crosby
Six Seconds: Hank Henry
Big Jim: Edward G Robinson

: Best of Esther

Esther Rantzen talks to cross-dressing men.


Talks: Esther Rantzen

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Today's guests debate the status of women in the nineties. Stereo


Highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and some hits from the past.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo ..................989903

: One Man and His Dog

The sheepdog trials series from Tindale Tarn in Cumbria, featuring the first semi-final in the singles and the start of the brace championship, in which the handlers run two dogs at once. 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 Suzanne Charlton


Presented By: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Assignment

Chechnya: a Russian Nightmare Terror still reigns one yearafter
President Yeltsin ordered the bombing of Chechnya's capital, Grozny. The city is under armed occupation, gunfire rages at night, and while ordinary people try to rebuild theirshattered lives and homes, others continue to disappear into Russian camps.
Assignment entered Chechen-held territory and gained access to
President Dudayev in his hideout. He warns that if the Russians don't leave his country, his fighters will take the terror back to Russia.
Producer Jeremy Bristow ; Editor Keith Bowers


Producer: Jeremy Bristow
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Tx

A series of provocative films about contemporary art and culture. Children of the Revolution
The story of a group of classical music students of the Beijing Central Conservatory who grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. From being dedicated students of Bach and Beethoven, they became Red Guards devoted to class struggle, then suffered years of exile and hard labour before ending up, against all the odds, as players in some of China's leading orchestras. The film is presented by Anxi Jiang - a piano student at the Conservatory - and centres on her experiences and those of her mother and several of her classmates.
Tonight's programme was filmed entirely in China and includes a wealth of Chinese peasant music, revolutionary songs, western classical compositions and music from the Beijing Opera.
(PDC 8.05-9.25 7033151)


Presenter: Anxi Jiang
Director: David Hinton
Producer: John Wyver

: Screen Two: A Very Open Prison

A comedy drama starring Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup.

The Home Secretary's plans for a prison privatisation programme are scuppered when three maximum security inmates escape.

(See today's choices)
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer/Director: Guy Jenkin
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
David Hanratty, Home Secretary: Tom Wilkinson
Brian Silcott, Chief Executive Alcatraz Corporation: Ronald Pickup
Jeremy Craig: Stephen Tompkinson
Amanda Ellis: Emily Mortimer
Dominic Casement: Peter Wingfield
Lord Langland: Michael Hordern
Chief Constable Christie: Geoffrey Whitehead
Prime Minister: John Fortune
Victoria Bridgewater: Celia Imrie
Sir Mortimer Fawkes: Julian Fellowes
John Bentley: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Arthur Hare: William Hoyland
Landlord: Trevor Cooper
Vince: Jason Barry
Ricky: David Sterne
Eddie: Andy Hamilton
Inspector Lisa Sutcliffe: Susannah Hitching
Dick Holt: Frederick Warder
Prison warder: Andrew Barrow
Cabbie: Ben Forster
SAS captain: Andrew Castell
Prime Minister's secretary: Charlotte Attenborough
Herself: Sue Carpenter

: Have I Got News for You

Writer PJ O'Rourke and comedian Craig Chariesjoin Paul Merton and Ian Hislop in the satirical news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton.
Shownyesterday Stereo ....................301606
(PDC 10.20-10.50 302335)


Unknown: Pj O'Rourke
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Later with Jools Holland

Jools Holland introduces his late night contemporary music show. Guests in tonight's edition include the legendary Van Morrison.
See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper Stereo ..........................................6745354
(PDC 10.50-11.55 6746083)


Introduces: Jools Holland
Unknown: Van Morrison.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: The Cotton Club

Francis Coppola 's vivid evocation of Prohibition
America, set around Harlem's dazzling nightclub scene, starring
Richard Gere , Gregory Hines
In 1928, jazz musician Dixie Dwyer saves the life of Dutch Schultz and suddenly becomes part of the mobster's world of bootleg liquor, racketeering and escalating violence. (1984)
♦ See Films: pages 65-74 ***
(PDC 11.55-2.05 99752977)


Unknown: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Gregory Hines
Musician: Dixie Dwyer
Dixie Dwyer: Richard Gere
Sandman Williams: Gregory Hines
Vera Cicero: Diane Lane
Owney Madden: Bob Hoskins
Lila Rose Oliver: Lonette McKee
Dutch Schultz: James Remar
Vincent Dwyer: Nicolas Cage
Abbadabba Berman: Allen Garfield
Frenchy Demange: Fred Gwynne
Tish Dwyer: Gwen Verdon
Frances Flegenheimer: Lisa Jane Persky
Clay Williams: Maurice Hines
Sol Weinstein: Julian Beck
Madame StClair: Novella Nelson
Bumpy Rhodes: Larry Fishburne
Joe Flynn: John Ryan
IrvingStark: Tom Waits

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