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: Open University

8.05 Preparatory Maths Algebra
8.20 Environment The Heat /s On
8.45 The Magic Flute 9.10 Women in Science and Technology
9.35 Me - Student?

: Asia Two

A season of Asian cultural shows.
10.00 Nadan Nadia Second episode in a four-part comedy drama from Pakistan about innocent American teenager Nadia, who is on herfirstvisitto Pakistan - the country of her origin. Nadia continuesto cause chaos at the office as orders are cancelled and business is lost. In Urdu with English subtitles

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

The first of the new year's films under review are: "Seven", a thriller starring Brad Pitt; Paul Verhoeven's sexually explicit "Showgirls"; "Devil in a Blue Dress", starring Denzel Washington; "The War", featuring Kevin Costner; and Julia Roberts in "Something to Talk About".
Shown last Monday on BBC 1

: The Philadelphia Story

Classic comedy, opening this week's Saturday Matinee, and first in a double bill starring James Stewart
Also starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
Preparations for the wedding of socialite Tracy Lord to wealthy coal company executive George Kittredge are turned upside down by the arrival of playboy
C K Dexter Haven, Lord's first husband.
Director George Cukor (1940) B/W Subtitled.
♦ See Films: pages 45-50 *****


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Tracy Lord
Unknown: George Kittredge
Unknown: Dexter Haven
Director: George Cukor
Macauley Connor: James Stewart
Tracy Lord: Katharine Hepburn
CK Dexter Haven: Cary Grant
Elizabeth Imbrie: Ruth Hussey
Dinah Lord: Virginia Weidler
George Kittredge: John Howard

: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Western, the second part of the Saturday Matinée double bill starring James Stewart
Also starring John Wayne
In 1910 a US senator and his wife return unexpectedly to the frontier town of Shinbone to attend the funeral of an obscure rancher. A local reportertakes an interest in their arrival, and the senatortells the story of Shinbone in its wild days, and of the dreaded gunman Liberty Valance.
Director John Ford (1962) B/W
♦ See Films: pages 45-50 ****


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: John Wayne
Director: John Ford
Ransom Stoddard: James Stewart
Tom Doniphon: John Wayne
Hallie Stoddard: Vera Miles
Liberty Valance: Lee Marvin
Dutton Peabody: Edmond O'Brien
Link Appleyard: Andy Devine
Pompey: Woody Strode
Doc Willoughby: Ken Murray
Major Cassius Starbuckle: John Carradine
Nora Ericson: Jeanette Nolan

: Best of Esther

Esther Rantzen talks to people who've suffered because of a crime committed by a member of their family.


Talks: Esther Rantzen

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah acts as intermediary in some cases where grandparents claim their own children do not make suitable parents.


Highlights from Thursday's Top of the Pops and hits from the past.
Producer Ric Blaxill Stereo ....


Producer: Ric Blaxill

: One Man and His Dog

The sheepdog trials series from Tindale Tarn in Cumbria reaches its climax after six closely contested heats with the brace and singles finals.
The brace tests skill and co-ordination, with the handler runningtwo dogs simultaneously. Experienced English farmer Chris Todd will be running Belle and Pat against Taff and Floss, handled by Gareth Davies of Wales.
Another English representative,
Paul Turnbull , takes Nap into the final of the singles event where he faces Kenny Brehmer with Bute for Scotland.
Commentary by Gus Dermody. Introduced by Robin Page.
Director Ian Russell ; Producer Joy Corbett


Unknown: Chris Todd
Unknown: Gareth Davies
Unknown: Paul Turnbull
Unknown: Kenny Brehmer
Commentary By: Gus Dermody.
Introduced By: Robin Page.
Director: Ian Russell
Producer: Joy Corbett

: News and Sport

With Paul Burden ,
Weather David Lee


Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: David Lee

: The Zambezi with Sandi Toksvig

Another chance to see this documentary, narrated by Sandi Toksvig. In a boat her late father told her was once used by David Livingstone himself, she sets out to canoe down the Zambezi River, where she encounters an Africa wilder and tougher than her pleasant childhood memories of the continent.


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Russell England
Series Producer: Alan Bookbinder

: The Trial

The Loan Path Murder
Last year's documentary series The
Trial made legal and television history with its detailed portrayal of the Scottish High Court. Forthe first time, viewers could watch trials for serious crimesfrom beginningto end - not live, as in the USA, but at least in full detail. The Trial is now being repeated in modified form, featuring new interviews with key figures in each case and reporting on the subsequent fate of the defendants. ,
The series opens tonight with the case of Andrew Deacons , accused of the murder of civil servant
Matthew Flemming. Deacons's girlfriend, a key prosecution witness, talks about why she decided to give evidence that led to his conviction.
Flemming was battered to death as he walked home alone. There were no witnesses to the attack, no apparent motive and no fingerprints. But the police found two watches at the scene of the crime. One was identified as the victim's and the other, claimed the prosecution, was dropped by Deacons at the time of the murder.
Series producer Nick Catliff


Unknown: Andrew Deacons
Unknown: Matthew Flemming.
Producer: Nick Catliff

: Knowing Me, Knowing You ... with Alan Partridge

Talk show host extraordinaire Alan
Partridge, alias comedian
Steve Coogan , puts the chat amongthe pigeons in his spoof series.
Amongtonight's guests in this repeat run is agony aunt Daniella Forest. Director Dominic Brigstocke ; Producer
Armando Iannucci Rpt


Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Daniella Forest.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Unknown: Armando Iannucci

: Peter York's Eighties Property

In this second programme, style guru Peter York talks to developers, estate agents and yuppies as he takes a personal look at the golden years of property fever, easy money and designer labels. He examines how owning- or worse still, not owning - property became a national preoccupation. The season of films accompanying this series continues at 1 0.00pm with High Spirits. See today's choices.
Producers Basil Comely , Aysha Rafaele ; Series producer Charles Hunter


Talks: Peter York
Producers: Basil Comely
Producers: Aysha Rafaele
Producer: Charles Hunter

: High Spirits

Ghostly Irish comedy continuing season of key movies from the eighties, and starring Peter O'Toole
Daryl Hannah , Steve Guttenberg His castle and finances virtually in ruins, Peter Plunkett lures some
Americans to stay by claimingthe place is haunted. However, his attempts to scare the guests are disastrous, until one of them encounters a spectral young woman murdered 200 years ago.
Director Neil Jordan (1988) ♦ See Films: pages 45-50 ***


Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Daryl Hannah
Unknown: Steve Guttenberg
Unknown: Peter Plunkett
Director: Neil Jordan
Peter Plunkett: Peter Otoole
Mary Plunkett: Daryl Hannah
Jack: Steve Guttenberg
Sharon: Beverly D'Angelo
Martin Brogan: Liam Neeson
Plunkett Senior: Ray McAnally
Mrs Plunkett: Liz Smith
Miranda: Jennifer Tilly
BrotherTony: Peter Gallagher
Malcolm: Martin Ferrero
Marge: Connie Booth

: Olivier Olivier

Drama showing as part of the Première season of French films, starring Francois Cluzet
One summerday, a young child sets off on his bicycle and neverreturns. His family is forced to come to terms with his disappearance until one day, six years later, a police officer recognises a street boy as the missing Olivier. In French with English subtitles.
Director Agnieszka Holland (1991) * See Films: pages 45-50 ****


Unknown: Francois Cluzet
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Serge: Francois Cluzet
Elisabeth: Brigitte Rouan
Druot: Jean-Francois Stevenin
Olivier: Gregoire Colin
Nadine: Marina Golovine
Marcel: Frederic Quiring
Nadine as a child: Faye Gatteau
Olivier as a child: Emmanuel Morozof

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