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: Open University

6.00 Somewhere a Wall Came Down
3288238 6.25 Maths And So On
6.50 Flight Simulators and Robots 2168431 7.15 Chardin and the Still Life
Subtitled 3559431 7.40 Frontiers of Geology 1349344 8.05 King Cotton's Palace
5298615 8.30 Brecht on Stage
8.55 Jazz. Raga and Synthesizers
9.20 Anti-racism Beyond the Debates
7033870 9.45 Me-a Student?
10.10 The RainbOW
10.35 Managing in the Marketplace
5076561 11.00 Problems with Patterns 5713344 11.25 Czech Education -after the Revolution 8076306 11.50 Four
Towns and a Circus

: Pride of Dress

A visit to Friesland in the Netherlands where, on feast days. wearing traditional costume, the families which make up this sailing community parade through the streets in horse-drawn carriages.

: People's Century

Another chance to see the first ten episodes of BBC TV's acclaimed oral history of the 20th century, being broadcast throughout tne day as a prelude to me new series starting laterthis month on BBC1. See today's choices.
To complement these programmes, a discussion area has been set up on the Internet. available today from midday to midnight. The site can be accessed on http://www.bbc.co.uk/pc
12.25 1900-Age of Hope The opening episode meets people who witnessed the dawn of the new century. They include visitors to the Paris Exhibition of 1900, a woman who watched Bleriottakeoffto cross the English Channel in 1909 and European migrants to the United States. The political and social change to come was indicated byworkers' strikes, the first Russian revolution of 1905 and the rise of Japan. Repeat Stereo Subtitled .........
1.20 1914 -Killing Fields Thestoryofthe first mass conflict, when nine million lost their lives in the First World War. Soldiers from opposing armies tell of the conditions they endured, the letters they wrote home and how many I ives were sacrificed to try to end the trench deadlock.
Repeat Stereo
2.15 1917 - Red Flag The promise of a classless society held great significance for ordinary Russians, but the social and economic changes brought about by Lenin's revolution were spread by fear and dictatorship. Stalin's purges of the "enemies of the people" left the country in a state of near-slavery.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled......
3.10 1919- Lost Peace The news of the Armistice in 1918 and the setting up of the new League of Nations brought great hopes for peace in the twenties. However, hyper-inflation in Germany and political polarisation throughout Europe allowed new dictators to emerge, and the nations that had fought through the First World War prepared again for conflict.
Repeat Stereo
4.00-4.55 1930 Sporting Fever
Increased leisure time in the 20th century helped develop sport as a mass pursuit, with professional soccer and baseball played in large new stadiums. Fans reflect on the passion that the sports roused and athletes who competed in the Berlin
Olympics of 1936 tell of Hitler's stage management of the games.
Repeat Stereo

: People's Century

The television history of the 20th century continues with two more episodes from the original series.
4.55 1924-OntheLine Henry Ford's moving assembly line, introduced in Detroit, brought about one of the greatest social and economic changes of the century. American and European workers describe the new pace in the factories as they made cars, radios and domestic appliances faster and more cheaply than ever before.
But while "Fordism" was credited with bringing new prosperity, it also became a symbol for much that seemed wrongwith 20th century life. Old skills were gradually lost, and workers, complaining that they were driven by the tyranny of the managment's pace, fought long battles for the right to be represented by trade unions.
Producer Graham Chedd ; Executive producer
Peter Pagnamenta Repeat Stereo Subtitled .
5.50 1927-theGreatEscape From its beginnings as a novelty, cinemagrew quickly to become the greatest mass entertainment in the world.
Cinema-goers from the twenties and thirties remember how they laughed at Charlie Chaplin , and studied the cut of Douglas Fairbanks 's suits and Mary Pickford 's hair. Govenments soon saw what film could doforthem too. Clips show how Stalin, Mussolini and Hitler used film for direct political purposes. Producer Gabrielle Osrin
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Producer: Graham Chedd
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Mary Pickford
Producer: Gabrielle Osrin

: Rugby Special

As the game embraces full professionalism for the first time, Rugby Special returns for its 31st season. After a summer of big transfers and crises, the action at lasttakes centre stage. Australia's
Michael Lynagh and Frenchman Philippe Sella lead Saracens' international brigade against Bob Dwyer 's Leicester, while champions Bath kick off at Orrell, and Scott Gibbs makes his Swansea debut against Cardiff in the day's big clash in Wales. With John Inverdale.
DirectorTonyOrsten; Editor Brendan Foley


Unknown: Michael Lynagh
Unknown: Philippe Sella
Unknown: Bob Dwyer
Unknown: Scott Gibbs
Unknown: John Inverdale.
Editor: Brendan Foley

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Cricket

HighIights of the second one-day international from Headingley between England and Pakistan. Commentary by Richie Benaud, Geoffrey Boycott and David Gower. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Commentary: Richie Benaud
Commentary: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary: David Gower.
Presenter: Tony Lewis.
Executive Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: People's Century

The series concludes with three programmes recording the Depression and the lead-up to the Second World War.
9.00 1929-Breadline After the Wall
Street Crash, worldwide depression set in, with millions unemployed. In
Chicago, the jobless ripped wooden paving blocks from the city streets to use as fuel, while in Belgium unemployed miners broke into the pits to scavenge for coal.
Sweden was the first democratic country to take steps to fight the Depression, and Americans who were helped by President Roosevelt tell of the mood surrounding the New Deal. Producer Archie Baron
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9.55 1933 - Master Race When the National Socialists put across their message of a brighter future for Germans in the thirties, millions embraced it. After the defeat of the First
World War and the hyper-inflation that followed, Hitler's plans put people back to work and re-built their self-esteem.
But economic progress was at a previously unimaginable human cost, with millions of Jews and gypsies excluded from everyday life. SS officers and Jewish survivors describe the killings they witnessed. Producer Jonathan Lewis
Repeat Stereo
10.50 1939 - Total War The Second
World War affected civilians like nowar had before it. Men and women from
Britain, Germany, France, the former Soviet Union, Japan, China and Korea tell how non-combatants were turned into enemy targets.
A Russian woman remembers how her village was burnt by the Nazis, and survivors of the siege of Leningrad recall the bread they ate made from wood cellulose and sawdust. Altogether, 55 million lives were claimed in the war, the majority being civilians. Producer John Bridcut
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Producer: Jonathan Lewis
Producer: John Bridcut

: Do the Right Thing

A controversial drama of racial tension directed by and starring Spike Lee, also starring Danny Aiello, John Turturro
It's the hottest day of the year in a racially-mixed district of New York, and Mookie is on his way to work at Sal's Famous Pizzeria, run for years by the same Italian family. However, some members of the black local population are angry that their neighbourhood is being run by whites and "foreigners", and what starts as a series of petty disagreements escalates into violence.
(1989, 18) (Stereo)
See Films: pages 54-58

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Spike Lee
Sal: Danny Aiello
Mookie: Spike Lee
Pino: John Turturro
Vito: Richard Edson
Da Mayor: Ossie Davis
Mother Sister: Ruby Dee
Buggin' Out: Giancarlo Esposito
Radio Raheem: Bill Nunn
Tina: Rosie Perez
Clifton: John Savage
ML: Paul Benjamin
Coconut Sid: Frankie Faison

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