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: Open University

6.00 Linkage Mechanisms
6.25 Maths Tutor-Marked Assignments 9941335 6.50 Working with Systems Diagrams 6159793 7.15 East Meets
West Asian Families, Western Culture 5917847 7.40 Magnetic Earth
8.05 Poetry Language and History 5773199 8.30 Literature What Was Modernism? 6386915 8.55
Understanding Music A Change of Key? Subtitled 6365422 9.20 Goingto School in Japan 2538489 9.45 Information
Technology Groupware - So What?
4794460 10.10 Environmental Control in the North Sea 1893170 10.35 Managing Schools Democracy - Fact or Fiction? 9317847 11.00 The Statistician Strikes Back 8996557 11.25TheChemistryof Survival 6358880 11.50Seeingthrough Maths A Source of Inspiration

: Simply Priceless

Puppets. A look at beautiful and unusual toys from European collections through the ages.

: Pat and Mike

Sporting comedy, openingthis week's Saturday Matinée and the first in a double bill directed by George Cukor , starring Spencer iracy
Katharine Hepburn
Fed up with being overshadowed by her fiance, feisty PE instructor Pat Pemberton decides to enter women's golfing tournament. She is soon spotted by shady sports promoter Mike Conovan who, seeing a good chance of making money, persuades Pat to go professional.
(1952.U) B/W.... * See Films: pages 46-49 ***


Directed By: George Cukor
Unknown: Pat Pemberton
Unknown: Mike Conovan
Mike Conovan: Spencer Tracy
Pat Pemberton: Katharine Hepburn
Davie Hucko: Aldo Ray
CollierWeld: William Ching
Hank Tasling: Charles Buchinski
Barney Grau: Sammy White

: A Star Is Born

Musical drama concluding the Saturday Matinee double bill of films directed by George Cukor.
Starring Judy Garland, James Mason
Screen star Norman Maine is saved from making a fool of himself in public by struggling singer Esther Blodgett. Maine encourages her to try the movies, little knowing that Esther's rise will mirror his own fall. Showing in widescreen format.
(1954. U) Subtitled.....
See Films: pages 46-49


Directed By: George Cukor
Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester: Judy Garland
Norman Maine: James Mason
Matt Libby: Jack Carson
Oliver Niles: Charles Bickford
Danny McGuire: Tommy Noonan
LolaLavery: Lucy Marlow
Susan Ettinger: Amanda Blake
Graves: Irving Bacon
Miss Wheeler: Hazel Shermet
Glenn Williams: James Brown

: Best of Esther

Is there life for actors after TV soap operas? Esther Rantzen asks former soap stars Lynne Perrie and Fred Feast (Ivy Tilsley and Fred Gee in Coronation Street) and John Altman (Nick Cotton in EastEnders) about shakingoff the memory of their screen personas.


Unknown: Lynne Perrie
Unknown: John Altman

: The Oprah Winfrey Show

How heavy does alcoholic consumption have to be before it becomes a problem? Oprah and her studio audience look at alcoholism. Stereo Subtitled ...........


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

: 2 Dance

Two by Dove
A dance double bill by the acclaimed US choreographer Ulysses Dove.
Vespers, performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to music by Mikel Rouse , evokes Dove's memories of a Southern childhood.
Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven features the Royal Swedish Ballet dancingto the music of Avro Part. It celebrates people Dove knew who died the year previously.
Producer Margaret Selby ; Director David Hinton


Unknown: Ulysses Dove.
Unknown: Alvin Ailey
Music By: Mikel Rouse
Producer: Margaret Selby
Director: David Hinton

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley ...............


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Correspondent

The series of personalised reports from BBC journalists around the world.
Tom Brook visits a community for retired people in California where life is celebrated through dancing, singing and synchronised swimming. A model for millions to follow or a vain attempt to ward off the ravages of time?
Plus, in a story held overfrom 10
February, David Loyn reports on a herd of rogue elephants that has terrorised villagers in the Indian state of Bihar.
Editor Keith Bowers
Followed by The Family
Album Tom , servinga life sentence, talks about the photograph of his children.


Unknown: Tom Brook
Unknown: David Loyn
Editor: Keith Bowers
Unknown: Album Tom

: Bookmark

Lifers - the Rise and Rise of the Literary Biographer
Clashes between biographers and their subjects are celebrated tonight in a documentary featuringthe last filmed interview with Sir Kingsley Amis.
The intensely private JD Salinger emerged from a quarter century of silence to denounce a biographer's work, while John le Carre 's successfully suppressed an authorised biography. Interviewees include Martin Amis ,
Richard Holmes and Germaine Greer.
Narrated by Robert Lindsay. Producer Roy Ackerman ; Series editor
Roland Keating
Followed by The Family Album
Lilian Hughes describes her uncle, a stretcher-bearer killed at the Somme.


Unknown: Sir Kingsley Amis.
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Germaine Greer.
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Roy Ackerman
Editor: Roland Keating
Unknown: Lilian Hughes

: Court TV

A nine-part series that looks inside America's courtrooms. This first programme follows the recent trial involving actress/author Joan Collins.
Introduced by Susan Ellicott.
See today's choices.
Producer Rachel Pownall
Executive producer Jeremy Gibson


Unknown: Joan Collins.
Introduced By: Susan Ellicott
Producer: Rachel Pownall
Producer: Jeremy Gibson

: Francois Truffaut: the Man Who Loved Cinema

First in a two-part documentary about French film director Francois Truffaut , whodied 12 years ago after a career that produced such classics as The
Four Hundred Blows and Jules et Jim.
Narrated by Charlotte Rampling. Part two of Belle Epoque, from Truffaut's last script, follows immediately.
Producer Jeff Morgan ; Series editor Michael Poole


Director: Francois Truffaut
Producer: Jeff Morgan
Editor: Michael Poole

: Belle Epoque: Laure

Second of a three-part drama, adapted from a screenplay by the French film-maker François Truffaut, starring Andre Dussollier, Kristin Scott-Thomas.
Lucien Lachenay has to make a choice between Alice and Laure. In French with English subtitles.


Original screenplay: François Truffaut
Lucien: Andre Dussollier
Alice: Kristin Scott-Thomas
Laure: Isabelle Carre
Alphonse: Benno Formann
Antoinette: Marthe Keller
Narrator: Jeanne Moreau

: Weatherview

: Eight Men Out

Drama, starring
John Cusack ,
Charlie Sheen Chicago 1919: the badly paid players of the Chicago White Sox
Director John Sayles (1988, 15) ♦ See Films: pages 46-49 ***


Unknown: John Cusack
Unknown: Charlie Sheen
Director: John Sayles

: Fast Forward

Australian comedy-sketch show.

: Small Objects of Desire

The history of the videotape.

: Grand Prix

Live coverage from Melbourne of the Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the Formula 1 season. Set in the picturesque Albert Park , this brand new track promises all the high-speed action of a street circuit with Damon Hill and World Champion
Michael Schumacher set to renew theirfierce rivalry. Commentary by Murray Walker , Jonathan Palmer and Tony Jardine. Producer Mark Wilkin ; Executive producer Jim Reside Repeated at 9. 10am
♦ Who's in the driving seat?: page 20


Unknown: Albert Park
Unknown: Damon Hill
Unknown: Michael SchumacHer
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer
Commentary By: Tony Jardine.
Producer: Mark Wilkin

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