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: Open University

6.00 Technology Free Body Diagrams 7601042 6.25 Maths Iteration and Convergence 7793077 6.50 Of Fish and People Modellinga Muddle
7.15 Classical Sculpture and the Enlightenment Subtitled 6536706 7.40
Light in Search of a Model 7636874 8.05 Handel's Messiah 1476619 8.30 Writers in the 30s Left of Centre 8698145 8.55
Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains? 8504752 9.20 Learningto Learn Israel and Brazil 7008936 9.45 A Robot in the Parlour? 8468232 10.10 Seeingthrough Maths Asthma and the Bean
4235145 10.35 Wendepunkte
11.00 Statistics Out of the Blue?
4402435 11.25ASchoolforOur Times?
5566313 11.500penMind

: Wildlife on Two

Shadow of the Hare
David Attenborough narrates this profile of a shy, mysterious creature that is steeped in folklore. The history of the hare explores the connections between natural history and mythology and provides the answers to age-old questions, many of them concerningthe mysteries of Easter. Little may be known about the hare, but its influence impinges upon our lives in some surprising ways.
Wildlife on Two: Haunt of the Fishing Owl is tomorrow at
6.05pm Rpt Stereo


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Oliver Twist

Classic drama, openingthis week's Saturday Mat/nee. The first in a triple bill of films by David Lean , to coincide with the publication this week of film historian Kevin Brownlow 's new biography of the director. Starring Alec Guinness , Robert Newton
When orphan Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse, he little realises the dangers he will face in London - especially when he joins a gang headed by arch-villain Fagin. John Howard Davies , who played Oliver Twist , eventually gave up actingto become a TV producer. Among his credits is Faw/ty Towers.
(1948. U) B/W ♦See Films: pages 52-57 *****


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Robert Newton
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: John Howard Davies
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Fagin: Alec Guinness
BillSikes: Robert Newton
Oliver Twist: John Howard Davies
Nancy: Kay Walsh
Artful Dodger: Anthony Newley
Monks: Ralph Truman
Mr Bumble: Francis L Sullivan
Mr Brownlow: Henry Stephenson
Oliver's mother: Josephine Stuart
Charlotte: Diana Dors
Chief of police: Maurice Denham

: Blithe Spirit

Comedy fantasy, the second in the Saturday Matinee triple bill of films from David Lean. Starring
/ Rex Harrison , Constance Cummings Kay Hammond , Margaret Rutherford When novelist Charles Condomine consults renowned medium
Madame Arcati , she conjures up the spirit of his first wife, Elvira - much to the consternation of the current Mrs Condomine. The film won an Oscarfor its special effects.
A Passage to India, the third film in this afternoon'striple bill of films from director David Lean , follows at 4.1 Opm. (1945, U)
See Films: pages 52-57 ****


Unknown: David Lean.
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Charles Condomine
Unknown: Madame Arcati
Unknown: Mrs Condomine.
Director: David Lean
Charles Condomine: Rex Harrison
Ruth Condomine: Constance Cummings
Elvira: Kay Hammond
Madame Arcati: Margaret Rutherford
Dr Bradman: Hugh Wakefield
Mrs Bradman: Joyce Carey
Edith: Jacqueline Clark

: A Passage to India

Drama, concludingtoday's
David Lean triple bill. Starring
Judy Davis , Victor Banerjee
Peggy Ashcroft , James Fox
Adela Quested arrives in India to visit Chandrapore city magistrate Ronny Heaslop , a prospective bridegroom.
Through liberal schoolteacher Richard Fielding , she and her companion Mrs Moore are introduced to Dr Aziz, a Muslim surgeon. Anxious to please the two western women, Aziz organises a trip to the famous Marabar Caves. But when Adela and Aziz leave Mrs Moore to explore, events take a tragic turn.
(1984, PG) Stereo Subtitled ........ ♦ See Films: pages 52-57 *****


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Victor Banerjee
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Adela Quested
Unknown: Ronny Heaslop
Unknown: Richard Fielding
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Unknown: Mrs Moore
Adela Quested: Judy Davis
Dr Aziz: Victor Banerjee
Mrs Moore: Peggy Ashcroft
Richard Fielding: James Fox
Ronny Heaslop: Nigel Havers
Professor Godbole: Alec Guinness
Turton: Richard Wilson
Mrs Turton: Antonia Pemberton
McBryde: Michael Culver
Mahmoud Ali: Art Malik
Hamidullah: Saeed Jaffrey
Major Callendar: Clive Swift
Mrs Callendar: Anne Firbank
Amritrao: Roshan Seth
Stella: Sandra Hotz
MrDas: Rashid Karapiet
Hassen: Hs Krishnamurthy
Selim: Ishaq Bux
Guide: Moti Makan

: What the Papers Say

The review series that keeps a critical eye on the press. Tonight's programme is presented by Peter Bradshaw of London's Evening Standard.
Producer Brian Blake Stereo


Presented By: Peter Bradshaw
Producer: Brian Blake Stereo

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Correspondent

The series of personalised reports from BBC journalists around the world.
IlieNastase, Romania's controversial formertennis superstar and pin-up, harbours hopes of swapping his celebrity lifestyle for a career in politics. Jonathan Charles interviews Nastase as he hits the campaign trail in his bid to be elected as Mayor of Bucharest, asking him about the motivations behind his move and why he is attracted to a party in which many former communists hold considerable sway. Also, four-and-a-half years after first reportingfrom Bosnia, veteran war correspondent Martin Bell delivers what he says will be his final dispatch from the country. He recalls the bitter internecine conflict, the grief he has witnessed and ponders what the future holds forthis troubled region.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Unknown: Martin Bell
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Golf

Live coverage from Augusta National
Golf Club, Georgia, of the third round of the 60th US Masters. At this stage last year, Ben Crenshaw , the eventual winner, led by two strokes. Introduced by Steve Rider. Commentary from
Peter Alliss , Alex Hay and Dave Marr. Tomorrow's live coverage of the final round begins at 9.05pm. Stereo.


Unknown: Ben Crenshaw
Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Dave Marr.

: Court TV

Sixth in a nine-part series taking a look inside America's courtrooms.
The Case of George Loeb
George Loeb Junior shot and killed
Harold Mansfield in a heated argument in a supermarket parking lot. Loeb claimed it was self defence, but the prosecutor said it was first-degree murder. But something marked this case out as different from the average trial: George Loeb wasa white supremacist, and the man he killed was black. The jury in this trial had to decide whether someone's racist views could add up to a motive for murder? Presented by Sue Ellicott . Producer Steve Greenwood ; Series producer
JaneyWalker Stereo


Unknown: George Loeb
Unknown: George Loeb Junior
Unknown: Harold Mansfield
Unknown: George Loeb
Presented By: Sue Ellicott
Producer: Steve Greenwood

: Hud

Oscar-winning Western starring Paul Newman
Patricia Neal
Hud is the moody, selfish son of Texas cattleman Homer Bannon. The two are in constant conflict, and when their cattle are diagnosed as suffering from foot and mouth disease, the simmering conflict comes to a head. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Martin Ritt (1963) B/W Subtitled . # See Films: pages 52-57 *****
Followed byWeatherview


Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Patricia Neal
Director: Martin Ritt
Hud Bannon: Paul Newman
Alma Brown: Patricia Neal
Homer Bannon: Melvyn Douglas
Lon Bannon: Brandon De Wilde
Hermy: John Ashley
Burris: Whit Bissell
Jesse: Crahan Denton
Jose: Val Avery
Thompson: Sheldon Allman
Larker: Pitt Herbert
George: Peter Brooks
Truman Peters: Curt Conway
Lily Peters: Yvette Vickers
Joe: George Petrie
Donald: David Kent
Dumb Billy: Frank Killmond

: Later with Jools Holland

The fifth in a series of programmes taken from last year's eclectic music shows hosted by Jools Holland.
Tonight's line-up is dominated by women, with sixties legend Dusty
Springfield, Sinead O'Connor , Alison Moyet and US avant-garde performer Laurie Anderson. Plus, the short-lived liaison between McAlmontand Butler together with a string quartet, and Irish newcomers Whipping Boy.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Jools Holland.
Unknown: Sinead O'Connor
Unknown: Alison Moyet
Unknown: Laurie Anderson.
Unknown: McAlmontand Butler
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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