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: Open University

8.20 Gwen - a Working Life
8.45 Kedleston Hall 7347871 9.10
The English Language: News Stories
8648351 9.35 Open Advice: Something for Everyone

: Asia Two

A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Chanakya The epic saga comes to an end with the Magadh administration alerted to the threat of invasion. In Hindi
With English subtitles.
10.40 Video Byte Pop videos. Last in the Series.
10.50 Network East Sujata Barot and Sanjeev Bhaskar pick favourite moments from the series and from 30 years of Asian programming.
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! Actors Shobu Kapoor (Gita from EastEnders) and Saeed Jaffrey compete in a celebrity edition of the Asian movie quiz. Hosted by Mo Dutta. The final is on Saturday
23 December at6. 15pm. Stereo . COMPETITION LINE: [number removed] (calls cost 39p per minute cheap rate, 49p per minute at all other times. Line open until midnight Wednesday).


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Shobu Kapoor
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Mo Dutta.

: Film 95 withBarry Norman

Films reviewed include Babe, a comedy about a young pig with an identity crisis, The Swan Princess, an animated tale featuringthe voices of John Cleese and Sandy Duncan , and Three Wishes, starring Patrick Swayze.
Shown last Monday, BBC 1 Stereo Subtitled...


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Sandy Duncan
Unknown: Patrick Swayze.

: Still in Business

A portrait of Edward Darroch , whose newsagent's has served a Scottish village foroverhalf a century. Rpt.............


Unknown: Edward Darroch

: Duel in the Sun

Western, first in a Saturday
Matinée double bill of films directed by King Vidor. Starring
Jennifer Jones , Gregory Peck
Pearl Chavez is torn between two men when she is sent to live at the ranch of ruthless Senator McCanles and his family.
(1946) ♦ See Films: pages 49-72 ****


Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Pearl Chavez
Pearl Chavez: Jennifer Jones
Lewt McCanles: Gregory Peck
Jesse McCanles: Joseph Cotten
Senator McCanles: Lionel Barrymore
Laura Belle McCanles: Lillian Gish
Sin Killer: Walter Huston
Vashti: Butterfly McQueen
Scott Chavez: Herbert Marshall
Sam Pierce: Charles Bickford
Narrator: Orson Welles

: Solomon and Sheba

Biblical epic, continuing the Saturday Matinee double bill of King Vidor films. Starring Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida.

The story of Solomon, his conflict with the Egyptians and his stormy relationship with Magda, the cunning Queen of Sheba.

(Showing in widescreen format.)
(See Films: pages 49-72)


Solomon: Yul Brynner
Magda Queen of Sheba: Gina Lollobrigida
Adonijah: George Sanders
Abishag: Marisa Pavan
Pharaoh: David Farrar
Hezrai: Laurence Naismith
Baltor: Harry Andrews

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Guests include soul singer Aaron Neville , performing love songs from his new album. Stereo Subtitled .................


Singer: Aaron Neville


Hits from the past and present.


Producer: Ric Blaxill

: One Man and His Dog

The sheepdog series from Cumbria reaches the second semi-final stage.
Handlers from Wales and Scotland compete in the singles, while representatives of England and the Republic of Ireland meet in the brace competition. Commentary by Gus Dermody. Introduced by Robin Page. Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett


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

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Assignment

Israel - the Enemy Within
The assassination last month of Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a fellow Jew rocked the state of Israel. The country has beenfurther shocked by reports that the killer was linked to an extremist group funded by the Israeli secret service. Opponents of Rabin's policies insist he was betraying Israeli interests by striking deals with the Palestinians that promoted damaging internal conflicts. Julian O'Halloran uncovers the forces that spawned the assassination, shows that they were well known beforehand and asks if they can now be contained.
Producer Thea Guest ; Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Yitzhak Rabin
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Thea Guest
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Tx

Frantz Fanon : Black Skin, White Mask This documentary - mixing dramatic reconstruction, archive footage and first-hand testimony - analyses racism in the colonial and post-colonial worlds through the life of Frantz Fanon , one of the century's major black intellectuals.
Fanon was a French citizen who enlisted in the fight against the Nazis. But his roots - the Caribbean island of Martinique - meant he was a figure feared and suspected in post-war
France. His worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, but resigned in 1956 after becoming an outspoken critic of French policy there. He was expelled and died before Algeria secured independence, but his legacy lives on in the books Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth.
Colin Salmon plays Fanon in flashback while Fanon's son, Oliver, is amongthe interviewees casting light upon a man Jean-Paul Sartre regarded as a spokesman forthe developing world. Director Isaac Julien ; Producer Mark Nash


Unknown: Frantz Fanon
Unknown: Frantz Fanon
Unknown: Jean-Paul Sartre
Director: Isaac Julien
Producer: Mark Nash

: Close Up

Favourite movie moments. Screenwriter
Abraham Polonsky chooses a scene from Jean Vigo 's Zero de Conduite.
Producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: Abraham Polonsky
Unknown: Jean Vigo
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Screen Two: Saigon Baby

Thrillerset in the Far East starring Kerry Fox
Douglas Hodge , John Hurt
A childless couple's obsession with becoming parents draws them into the shadowy world of baby trafficking. See today's choices.
Written by Guy Hibbert ; Producer Josh Golding
Director David Attwood


Unknown: Kerry Fox
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Written By: Guy Hibbert
Producer: Josh Golding
Director: David Attwood
Kate Cooper: Kerry Fox
Michael Cooper: Douglas Hodge
Jack Lee: John Hurt
Wanna: Beng Jordan
Pathara: Sornchai Chatwiriyachai
Roongnapha: Duangkhae Buaprakhon
Roongtip: Suvimon Sae-Eung
Thongmark: Hernan Robles
Kieu: Helene Patarot
Namphar: Santanee Sirikul
Varanee: Maneerat Xu-To
Vietnamese official: Nguyen Kimtung
Neighbour: Betty Ponce
Parichard: Sasithon Kaewdang
Santhisuk: Manuel Manikan
Suthon: Ronnie Martinez
Sumate: Christopher Layog
Tran: Augusto Victa
Linh: Pham Bichthuy
Vu: Chito Fulminar

: Have Got News for You

Agony aunt Claire Rayner and comedian Lee Hurst are the guests on the satirical news quiz. Hosted by Angus Deayton. Producer Colin Swash
Shownyesterday Stereo ...................


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Lee Hurst
Unknown: Angus Deayton.

: Unplugged

The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
A series of concerts featuring bands and solo performers blending acoustic and electric elements begins with the Eagles.
The giants of country rock, who bitterly split in 1979, are backed by a 37-piece orchestra fora mix of classics and new material. See today's choices.
The next in the series, Unplugged - Bob Dylan , is on Saturday 23 December at 11.25pm


Unknown: Bob Dylan

: Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese 's Academy
Award-winning drama, based on the life of middleweight boxer
Jake La Motta , starring
Robert DeNiro
Cathy Moriarty , Joe Pesci
1941; Jake La Motta establishes a reputation as a world championship contenderwith a string of brutal wins. But obsessive jealousy of his second wife, Vickie, sends his personal life and career into a downward spiral.
(1980) B/W and Colour Subtitled ... ♦See Films: pages 49-72 ***** Next BBC 100: Easy Rider, tomorrow at 10.00pm


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Jake La Motta
Unknown: Robert Deniro
Unknown: Cathy Moriarty
Unknown: Joe Pesci
Unknown: Jake La Motta
Jake La Motta: Robert Deniro
Vickie La Motta: Cathy Moriarty
Joey La Motta: Joe Pesci
Salvy: Frank Vincent
Tommy Como: Nicholas Colasanto
Lenore: Theresa Saldana
Mario: Mario Gallo
Patsy: Frank Adonis
Guido: Joseph Bono
Toppy: Frank Topham
Sugar Ray Robinson: Johnny Barnes

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