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: Open University

6.00 Learning to Care - how Strathclyde authorities tried integrating pre-school services. Subtitled 3442434 6.25
Modelling Cranes -methods of designing cranes. 3461569 6.50 The Changing Face of Poverty - why the consensus on the welfare state ended in the 1970s.
2339927 7.15 The Heat Is On-global warming. 3720927 7.40 Dating a Granite -determining the age of Sharp Fell, Cumbria. 1503540 8.05 A New Museum at South
Kensington -the early days of the Victoria and Albert Museum. 5452811 8.30 The
Traditions and the Environment- current ecological views 9661724 9.20 Open
Advice- Learning to Learn: fourstudents completing theirfirst year with the Open University. 7204366 9.45Towardsa
Better Life - how the work of Oxfam helps the poor in Rajasthan, India.
10.10 Keeping Watch on the Invisible - monitoring air pollution. 2261163 10.35 Somewhere a Wall Came Down - how families in East Berlin cope with unemployment. 5247057 ll.OOThis
Little Flower Went to Market-transporting flowers from farm to supermarket. 5977540 11.25 Hubbard Brook The
Chemistry of a Forest- the ecosystem of a northern temperate forest.
11.50 Ticket to Fly - a look at the computer systems of British Airways.


Unknown: Albert Museum.
Unknown: Hubbard Brook

: Grand Prix

Live coverage of the qualifying session for the Belgian Grand Prix. With the La Source hairpin bendjust yards from the start line a good grid position is likely to help around this potential accident blackspot.
Commentary by Murray Walker , Jonathan Palmer and Tony Jardine. Live coverage of the race can be seen tomorrow at
12.35pm on BBC1.


Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: Jonathan Palmer
Commentary By: Tony Jardine.

: Empire of the Air

The Men Who Made Radio. Documentary about the "golden age" of radio, by acclaimed film-maker Ken Burns. Although the Italian-born Marconi is remembered as the fatherof radio, it was three very different Americans, with stories as extraordinary as any radio drama, who were responsible for its astonishing success. Narrated by actor Jason Robards. Colour and black and white......................


Unknown: Ken Burns.
Unknown: Jason Robards.

: The History of Mr Polly

Saturday Matinée drama.
Adapted from the novel by HG Wells , who is the subject of tonight's Bookmark at 8.55pm.
Starring John Mills, Sally Ann Howes
Reflecting on a life of missed opportunities, draper Alfred Polly hits upon a drastic solution to his seemingly insurmountable problems.
Director Anthony Pelissier (1949, U)
Black and white Subtitled ..................... * See Films: pages 66-74 ****


Novel By: HG Wells
Director: Anthony Pelissier
Alfred Polly: John Mills
Cristabel: Sally Ann Howes
Plumpwoman: Megs Jenkins
Uncle Jim: Finlay Currie
Annie: Diana Churchill
Miriam: Betty Ann Davies
Mr Johnson: Edward Chapman
Minnie: Shelagh Fraser
Uncle Pentstemon: Moore Marriott
Mrs Larkins: Gladys Henson
Mr Rusper: Wylie Watson
Old gentleman: Miles Malleson

: Cricket: Third Test

Further live coverage from the Oval of the third day's play between England and Pakistan. Stereo ............................

: Paralympics

Atlanta hosts the eighth day of competition with a full programme of finals in athletics and swimming. Plus wheelchair rugby, tennis, bowls and weightlifting. Introduced by Helen Rollason. Commentary by Hamilton Bland and Paul Dickenson.
Producer John Watts ; Executive producer Mike Ward


Introduced By: Helen Rollason.
Introduced By: Paul Dickenson.
Producer: John Watts
Producer: Mike Ward

: News and Sport

Presented by Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .......................


Presented By: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Time Machine

Science-fiction fantasy based on the story by HG Wells , the subject of tonieht's Bookmark. starring Rod Taylor , Yvette Mimieux
New Year's Eve. 1899: a brilliant young inventor amazes his companions by informing them that he intends to take avoyage into the future. Hurtling forward through thousands of centuries in his time machine, he comes to rest in a paradise that turns into a nightmare. Director George Pal (1960 PG)
* See Films: pages 66-74 ****


Story By: Hg Wells
Unknown: Rod Taylor
Unknown: Yvette Mimieux
George: Rod Taylor
Weena: Yvette Mimieux
David Filby/James Filby: Alan Young
Dr Philip Hillyer: Sebastian Cabot
Anthony Bridewell: Tom Helmore

: Bookmark: HG Wells - Bromley Boy

The first of a two-part biography to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of science-fiction writer HG Wells, presented by former Labour leader Michael Foot.
Tonight's programme deals with Wells's impoverished upbringing and the events that led to his writing The Time Machine. The concluding part is on BBC2 tomorrow at 8.45pm. See today's choices.


Presenter: Michael Foot.
Director: Sharon Maguire
Editor: Roland Keating

: Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam

What made a nice girl from a well-to-do middle class family descend into the sleazy world of drugs, pimps, sex for money, and ultimatelyjail and ruin?
Award-winning documentary film-maker Nick Broomfield goes in search of the real Heidi Fleiss.
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Nick Broomfield
Unknown: Heidi Fleiss.

: Cricket: Third Test

Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the third day's play from the Oval, between England and Pakistan. Stereo ....


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: StarTrekkers

Continuingthe series of short programmes in which celebrities choose a favourite momentfrom Star Trek. stereo .

: Solaris

Science fiction starring
Natalya Bondarchuk
Donatas Banlonis , Yuri Jarvet
Psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate the mysterious events on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. In Russian with English subtitles. Showing in widescreen format.
DirectorAndrei Tarkovsky (1972, PG)
See Films: pages 66-74 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Natalya Bondarchuk
Unknown: Donatas Banlonis
Unknown: Yuri Jarvet
Unknown: Kris Kelvin
Unknown: Kris Kelvin Donatas
Unknown: Yuri Jarvet.
Unknown: Sartorius Anatoli
Unknown: Burton Vladislav Dvorjetzki
Unknown: Directorandrei Tarkovsky

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