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6.00 Relational Concepts 6954623 6.25 Volumes of Revolution 6933130 6.50 Organic Chemistry 3437284 7.15
Citizens of the World
7.40 Organic Molecules in Action
1487888 8.05 The Great Exhibition 6389826 8.30 The Politics of Equal
Opportunity 5487130 9.20 Race and Education 1494826 9.45 Exams
1613739 10.10 A Portable Computer
Industry Subtitled 1513604 10.35 Water Is for Fighting over
11.00 Flight Simulators and Robots Subtitled 9520994 11.25 Brazilian
Immigrants - in Search of Identity 4832604 11.50 The Education

: Watch Out

Today's nature profile includes badgers and kingfishers. With Simon King.
Shownyesterday Stereo .....................


Unknown: Simon King.

: Wartime Weddings

A short film about Leslie and Audrey Hart , whose marriage at the start of the war was plagued by problems. Rpt StLreo.7641975


Unknown: Audrey Hart

: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Drama, opening a Saturday
Matinée double bill of films showcasingthe collaborative talents of writer Bryan Forbes and star
Richard Attenborough
Myra Savage claims to be a medium, and desperately seeks recognition for her abilities. But even her devoted husband is shocked by the lengths to which she will go.
Director Bryan Forbes (1964) B/W ♦ See Films: pages 49-56 ★★★


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Myra Savage
Director: Bryan Forbes
Billy: Richard Attenborough
Myra: Kim Stanley
Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman
Amanda: Judith Donner
Supt Walsh: Patrick Magee
Sergeant Beedle: Gerald Sim

: The Angry Silence

Drama, concluding the Saturday Matinee double bill written by Bryan Forbes and starring Richard Attenborough

When factory worker Tom Curtis refuses to join an unofficial strike, he is ostracised by his workmates, and finds enormous strain placed on his wife and young son.
(1960, PG) (B/W)

(The League of Gentlemen, another Bryan Forbes and Richard Attenborough collaboration, can be seen on Wednesday at 9.50am on BBC 1)
See Films: pages 49-56 ***


Screenplay: Bryan Forbes
Director: Guy Green
Tom: Richard Attenborough
Anna: Pier Angeli
Joe Wallace: Michael Craig
Bert Connolly: Bernard Lee
Travers: Alfred Burke
Davis: Geoffrey Keen
Mick: Oliver Reed

: Young Musicians 96

South Bank Extravaganza
An introduction to a new series reflecting the fun that young people have making music. Presenters Sarah Walker and Christopher Warren-Green join thousands of young musicians visiting London's South Bank Centre to take part in a musical extravaganza. The event features finalists from this year's Young Musician competition, and includes a range of music, from bhangra to brass bands, and rock to ragga. The series continues with the first of four workshops at 8. 1 0pm.
Producer Jonathan Fulford Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank


Presenters: Sarah Walker
Presenters: Christopher Warren-Green
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Athletics

Further coverage of today's European Cup Final in Madrid, which should provide an early form guide for Europe's best athletes ahead of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
Producer Martin Webster


Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.
Producer: Martin Webster

: Wildlife on Two

Clowns of the Air
This documentary about the comical-looking puffin, narrated by David Attenborough , follows the birds from Scotland to Iceland, tracking them underground and underthe sea, where they use their wings to "fly" afterfish. Producer Bernard Walton


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Bernard Walton

: What the Papers Say

The review series that keeps a critical eye on the British press as it covers the week's newsmakingevents. Tonight's programme is presented by Sue Mott.
Producer Brian Blake Stereo


Presented By: Sue Mott.
Producer: Brian Blake Stereo

: News and Sport

The day's important national and international news developments. Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....................


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Correspondent

In Germany hundreds of alleged former spies await trial on charges of treason. All are former West Germans accused of passing secrets to the East. The cases have divided the country, with some insisting that it is right to settle old scores and others arguing that such crimes are now best forgotten.
Also tonight, a report on how the image of the police force in New
Orleans has been severely dented by revelations that some officers have been involved in crimes, rangingfrom drugs-traffickingto murder. Tom Brook investigates whether new attempts to clean up the force can work. Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Tom Brook
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Young Musicians 96

Settling New Scores
First of four workshops that give young musicians the chance to exchange ideas and have their work scrutinised.
In tonight's programme, the cameras follow 12 budding composers given the opportunity to have their work performed by the BBC Philharmonic, and discussed by the orchestra's conductor Martyn Brabbins and four professional composers. Aged between 14 and 24, some have never had a composition lesson in their life, while others are already making a nameforthemselves. Introduced by Sarah Walker. Compositions from the workshop can be heard in two concert programmes on the followingtwo Saturdays on Radio 3.
Directors Francesca Kemp and Jonathan Haswell
Executive producer Bob Lockyer Stereo.
BBC GUIDE TO MUSIC MAKING: price £3,50. available from BBC Education, PO Box 7, London W5 2GQ.


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Directors: Francesca Kemp
Directors: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Bob Lockyer

: Steptoe and Son: Tea for Two

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
A chance to see an episode of the classic comedy, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett.

Politics divides the household.
Featuring Geoffrey Chater and Robert Raglan.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Peregrine: Geoffrey Chater
Mr. Caldwell: Robert Raglan

: Have I Got News for You

Another round of the satirical news quiz, hosted by Angus Deayton , with Ian Hislop , MP Rupert Allason and stand-up comedian Alan Davies.
Shown yesterday Stereo Subtitled ......


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Rupert Allason
Unknown: Alan Davies.

: Screen Two: Bad Boy Blues

A thriller about friendship and betrayal, starring
Clive Owen
Paul, an underworld hitman, recruits his childhood friend AD on his next job - the execution of a corrupt lawyer involved in drug dealing. But the hit goes wrong. See today's choices.
Wntten by ' Biyi Bandele-Thomas ; Producer Gub Neal Director Andy Wilson + See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Clive Owen
Unknown: Biyi Bandele-Thomas
Producer: Gub Neal
Director: Andy Wilson
Paul: Clive Owen
AD: Maynard Eziashi
George: Christopher Fulford
Jane: Eve Bland
Young Paul: James D White
Young AD: Otis Munyang'Iri
Fred: Nitzan Sharron
Easy Mo-Jo: Burt Caesar
Chief superintendent: Pip Donaghy
Mr Oldham: Brian Lipson
Tola: Tundeoba
Cathy: Verajakob
Mrs Ajibade: Rosemary Da Costa
Biddy: Julie Smith
Sushaila: Georgina Ackerman
Young Tola: H0ma Ashman
Checkpoint officer: Patrick Miller

: Later with Jools Holland

The eclectic music show hosted by pianist Jools Holland.
Tonight's guests include
Everything But the Girl and Burning
Spear. See today's choices.
Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Pianist: Jools Holland.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Bird

Biographical drama starring
Whitaker Diane Venora
The story of legendary saxophonist
Charlie "Yardbird" Parker -a self-destructive genius whose off-stage demons led him into a life of infidelity, alcoholism and drugaddiction.
DirectorClint Eastwood (1988, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 49-56 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Whitaker Diane Venora
Director: Clint Eastwood
Charlie Yardbird Parker: Forest Whitaker
Chan Richardson: Diane Venora
Red Rodney: Michael Zelniker
Dizzy Gillespie: Samuel E Wright
Buster Franklin: Keith David
Brewster: Michael McGuire
Esteves: James Handy

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