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: Open University

6.00 Computing Top-Down Design
9126024 6.25 Maths Inverse Functions 9105531 6.50 Resources Stones for Building 6320289 7.15 Humanityand the Scaffold Subtitled 5171043 7.40
Earthquakes Seismology at Work
4779043 8.05 Language and Literature 5937395 8.30 Lifestyles, Work and the Family 7991598 9.20 From Child to Pupil 2792685 9.45 The Chemistry of Creativity Subtitled 4965956 10.10 From a Different Shore An American Identity
1365598 11.00 Networks The Location Problem 8150753 11.25 Copernicus and His World 6529376 11.500penMind
Beautiful Dreamers

: Michael Barry's Choice Cuts

Chef Michael Barry demonstrates favourite recipes with eggs. Rpt ..


Unknown: Michael Barry

: Hot Shots

Kingfisher. A study of the diving, burrowing, electric-blue resident of Simon King 's garden.


Unknown: Simon King

: The Dark Mirror

Crime drama, opening this week's Saturday Matinée and the first in a double bill directed by Robert Siodmak. Starring
Olivia de Havilland , Lew Ayres
When a prominent society doctor is found dead, suspicion centres on Ruth Collins , known to have had an appointment with the murdered man on the night of the killing. But Ruth is one of identical twins - which of the sisters is the killer?
(1946) B/W * See Films: pages 44-48 ****


Directed By: Robert Siodmak.
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Ruth Collins
Terry Collins/Ruth Collins: Olivia de Havilland
Dr Scott Elliott: Lew Ayres
Detective Stevenson: Thomas Mitchell
Rusty: Richard Long
District Attorney Girard: Charles Evans
Franklin: Garry Owen
George Benson: Lester Allen
MrsDidriksen: Lela Bliss

: Custer of the West

Western concludmgthe
Saturday Matinée double bill of films directed by Robert Siodmak.
Starring Robert Shaw
Mary Ure , Jeffrey Hunter
After brilliant military successes in the Civil War, General George Custer goes west to command the Seventh Cavalry and finds himself caught between resentful Indians and the political needs of his superiors. The tense situation leads to the fateful battle at Little Big Horn.
(1968) * See Films: pages 44-48 ***


Directed By: Robert Siodmak.
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Mary Ure
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter
Unknown: General George Custer
General George Custer: Robert Shaw
Elizabeth Custer: Mary Ure
Lieutenant Benteen: Jeffrey Hunter
Major Marcus Reno: Ty Hardin
Sergeant Mulligan: Robert Ryan
Lieutenant Howells: Charles Stalnaker
Sergeant Buckley: Robert Hall
General Philip Sheridan: Lawrence Tierney

: Best of Esther

The number of people with anorexia has multiplied tenfold overthe past decade. Esther Rantzen meets some of the men, women and children who sufferfromthis eating disorder.

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

American singer Michael Bolton performs a selection of his most famous hits in a show that also features teenage soul star Brandy. Stereo


Singer: Michael Bolton


Highlights from Thursday's Top ofthe Pops and chart hits from the past.
Producer RicBlaxill Stereo ...............

: 2 Dance

The Joffrey Ballet performs a full-length rock-ballet set to the music of the Artist
Formerly Known as Prince. Recorded forthis programme at the Suny
Performing Arts Center, New York, the show, which includes the songs Purple Rain, Trust and Willing and Able, has been a hit with both seasoned ballet aficionados and pop fans alike at venues throughout the United States.
The show's producer, Gerald Arpino , named the ballet afterthe billboards on LA's Sunset Strip that he saw as a contemporary American art form, and selected fourof America's most excitingyoungchoreographers- Laura Dean , Charles Moulton , Peter Pucci and Margo Sappington - to create their own" billboard" to match the mood of thesongs. Stereo ....................... 2 Dance continues next Saturday with Two by Dove


Producer: Gerald Arpino
Unknown: Laura Dean
Unknown: Charles Moulton
Unknown: Peter Pucci
Unknown: Margo Sappington

: News and Sport

Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee


Presented By: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Correspondent

Continuingthe series of personalised reports from BBC journalists located in countries around the world.
Distinguished foreign correspondent
Edward Behr reports on Shiv Sena, a powerful Hindu nationalist group that has established an iron grip on the city of Bombay. In a rare interview, Behr talks to the group's leader,
Bal Thackeray , a figure feared by many because of his political power.
BBC environment correspondent
Richard Wilson investigates the alarming decline in the number of rockhopper penguins in the Falkland
Islands. A lack of conservation laws has seen the population fall overthe last 50 years from three million to 300,000.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Edward Behr
Leader: Bal Thackeray
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Bookmark: The Elusive Spark

Muriel Spark, one of the most brilliant and enigmatic of post-war writers, gives a rare interview at her home in Tuscany as the literature series returns.
The author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Memento Mori talks to Alan Taylor about her Edinburgh childhood, her doomed marriage, the poverty she endured as a struggling writer, and the eventual publication of her first novel, The Comforters, when she was 39. Her unique style of fiction - full of wit but laced with supernatural events and dark, violent deaths - is demonstrated in extracts from her work in a television biography featuring contributions from fellow novelists David Lodge and Doris Lessing.
Director Eleanor Yule ; Series editor Roland Keating

Followed by The Family Album
This series of short programmes, accompanying Under Exposed (which starts at 7.30pm on Monday), features people from all over Britain talking about special photographs from their family album and the memories they hold. Tonight, Nick Tresilian discusses a picture of his two small children on a mountain during a storm.


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Jean Brodie
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Director: Eleanor Yule
Editor: Roland Keating
Unknown: Nick Tresilian

: Singin' in the Rain

Classic musical, being shown as tribute to Gene Kelly who died last month.
Also starring Debbie Reynolds
A satirical, tune-filled and affectionate story of Hollywood duringthe fabulous 20s, when the movie capital wrestled with the problem of turning silents into talkies. Featuring Make 'em Laugh,
You Are My Lucky Star and the title song.
Directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
(1952.U) # See Films: pages 44-48 *****


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Directors: Gene Kelly
Directors: Stanley Donen
Don Lockwood: Gene Kelly
Kathy Selden: Debbie Reynolds
Cosmo Brown: Donald O'Connor
Llna Lament: Jean Hagen
RF Simpson: Millard Mitchell
Zelda Zanders: Rita Moreno
Roscoe Dexter: Douglas Fowley
Dancer: Cyd Charisse

: Belle Epoque

A three-part drama adapted from a screenplay by French film-maker FrangoisTruffaut, starring Andre Dussollier
Kristin Scott-Thomas
Alice. In 1900, Lucien Lachenay is returningto Paris on the train when he hears a woman screaming. Lucien's efforts to help go unrewarded but the fleeting acqaintance hasa profound effect. In French with English subtitles. See today's choices.
DirectorGavin Millar
Followed by The Family Album
Irma Kurtz talks about a holiday photo of herself and herfather.


Unknown: Andre Dussollier
Unknown: Kristin Scott-Thomas
Unknown: Lucien Lachenay
Talks: Irma Kurtz
Lucien: Andre Dussollier
Alice: Kristin Scott-Thomas
Laure: Isabelle Carre
Alphonse: Benno Furmann
Antoinette: Marthe Keller
Jules: Rodiger Vogler
Gaspard: Francis Reddy
Augustin: Yves Jacques
Narrator: Jeanne Moreau

: Weatherview

: Monsieur Hire

Thriller starring Michel Blanc
Sandrine Bonnalre
A tailor spends his nights gazing at a young woman who lives opposite. But his obsession ultimately involves him in murder. French film with English subtitles. In widescreen format.
DirectorPatriceLeconte(1989. 15) * See Films: pages 44-48 *****


Unknown: Michel Blanc
Unknown: Sandrine Bonnalre
Monsieur Hire: Michel Blanc
Alice: Sandrine Bonnaire
Emile: Luc Thuillier
Inspector: Andre Wilms

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