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: Open University

6.00 Errors Aren't Forever 2257085
6.25 Modelling Pollution 2269820
6.50 Synthesis of a Drug 5241563
7.15 Nature Display'd Women, Nature and the Enlightenment Subtitled 7110849 7.40 Electrons and Photons 9996288
8.05 Rural Life Victorian Farming
8.30 Literature and History The Next Five Minutes 2512443
8.55 Ouverture Dimanche en Anjou 2531578
9.20 Japanese Education Changing the Mould 6502761
9.45 History of Crime A Question of Evidence 8846266
10.10 Air Pollution 3517172
10.35 Experiments and Energy 1648337
11.00 Fighting Rust in Your Car 5498462
11.25 Italian Universities The Academy of Waste? 5578064
11.50 Refining the View

: Global Warning

A look at some harmful side effects of modern fishing methods

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

Barry Norman reviews the week's new releases, including TimetoKill, thefilm version of John Grisham 's first novel, and Emma, the big screen version of Jane Austen 's novel, starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Katie Derham looks atcinema's continuing love affairwith literary works. And Eddie Murphy talks to Tom Brook about his latest role in The Nutty Professor and discusses his careerfortunes. Shown last Monday on BBC1


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: John Grisham
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Katie Derham
Talks: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Tom Brook

: One Touch of Venus

A triple bill featuring the work of writer/director Frank Tashlin begins with this comedy fantasy starring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker.
Tashlin co-wrote the screenplay for this tale of window-dresser Eddie Hatch who kisses a statue of Venus which amazingly comes to life. Problems arise when Eddie's fiancee discovers that this "Goddess of Love" is completely captivated by him.
(1948) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 62-68 ***


Screenplay: Frank Tashlin
Director: William A. Seiter
Venus: Ava Gardner
Eddie Hatch: Robert Walker
Joe Grant: Dick Haymes
Molly Stewart: Eve Arden
Gloria: Olga San Juan
Whitfield Savory: Tom Conway

: Susan Slept Here

A comedy directed by Frank Tashlin and starring
Dick Powell , Debbie Reynolds
It's Christmas Eve in Hollywood and penniless scriptwriter Mark Christopher hasn't had an original idea in years. Then he receives an unexpected present- a teenagejuvenile delinquent called Susan. Mark Christopher DICK POWELL , Susan DEBBIE REYNOLDS
(1954) ♦ See Films: pages 62-68 ***


Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Unknown: Dick Powell
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Scriptwriter: Mark Christopher
Unknown: Susan. Mark Christopher Dick Powell
Unknown: Susan Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: . Isabella Anne Francis
Unknown: Virgil Alvy Moore
Unknown: Maude Glenda Farrell
Unknown: Maizel Horace McMahon
Unknown: Harvey Lestremayne

: Caprice

This afternoon's triple bill concludes with a comedy thriller directed by Frank Tashlin.
Starring Doris Day , Richard Harris
When industrial designer Patricia Foster gets caught in Paris selling a secret formula to a rival cosmetics firm, her troubles are onlyjust beginning. Showing in widescreen format.
Patricia Foster DORIS DAY , Christopher White RICHARD
HARRIS. Stuart Clancy RAY WALSTON , Matthew Cutter JACK KRUSCHEN
(1967, U) .... * See Films: pages 62-68 ***


Directed By: Frank Tashlin.
Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Richard Harris
Designer: Patricia Foster
Unknown: Patricia Foster Doris Day
Unknown: Christopher White Richard
Unknown: Harris. Stuart Clancy Ray Walston
Unknown: Matthew Cutter Jack Kruschen
Unknown: Sir Jason Fox Edward Mulhare

: Tennis

Further coverage of today's semi-finals of the Bournemouth International Open from the West Hants Club. This inaugural clay court tournament has attracted some of the best players in the world. Commentary by John Barrett and Mark Cox. Introduced by Sue Barker.
Producer Johnnie Watherston Coverage of the final can be seen tomorrow on BBC2 starting at 2.35pm


Commentator: John Barrett
Commentator: Mark Cox
Introduced by: Sue Barker
Producer: Johnnie Watherston


Highlights from last Friday's edition of Top of the Pops plus nostalgia with varied selection of chart hits from the recent and distant past, including the Top of the Pops debut of Oasis.
Executive producer Ric Blaxiil Stereo


Producer: Ric Blaxiil Stereo

: The Car's the Star

The Reliant Three-Wheeler. A look at the unique little car that shot to stardom as Del Boy 's mode of transport in Only Fools and Horses. From its wobbly beginnings in the thirties through the financial troubles of the nineties, Top Gear's Quentin Willson examines the history of this peculiarly English vehicle. Producer Richard Pearson
Top Gear is on Thursday at8.30pm on BBC2.


Unknown: Del Boy
Unknown: Quentin Willson
Producer: Richard Pearson

: News and Sport

The day's national and international news. Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: The Last Night of the Proms

Live from the Albert Hall , the musical line-up begins with a performance of Haydn Te Deum by the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra and the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Davis. Poul Ruders 's Concerto in Pieces, a reworking of Purcell, follows. Then Felicity Lott and Ann Murray join conductor Andrew Davis to sing music from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Mitridate.
This is followed by a brief visit to the BBC's Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park, where the BBC Concert Orchestra plays Leonard Bernstein 's overture Candide, conducted by Robin Stapleton. Back at the Royal Albert Hall , Joanna MacGregor (piano) and John Wallace (trumpet) perform Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. James Naughtie describes the scene. Part two can be seen on BBC1 starting at 9.15pm. See today's choices.
Director Bob Coles ; Series editor Peter Maniura
Join Richard Baker on Radio Times's classical music cruise: page
Andrew Davis 's Kind of Day: page


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Haydn Tedeum
Conducted By: Andrew Davis.
Conducted By: Poul Ruders
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Ann Murrayjoin
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Robin Stapleton.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: John Wallace
Unknown: James Naughtie
Director: Bob Coles
Editor: Peter Maniura
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: Close Up

The series in which well-known people talk about their favourite movie moments continues with a double bill.
Author JG Ballard chooses a scene from Sunset Boulevard and Mary Whitehouse describes the importance of the British classic Brief Encounter.
Producer Nick Freand Jones


Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Fine Cut: Troublesome Creek: a Midwestern

The first in a new three-part series of the international documentary showcase.
In 1991, the Jordans, whose family had farmed the land around Troublesome Creek in Iowa for more than 100 years, ran into problems over their operating loan. Self-confessed Western addict Russell Jordan and his wife Mary Jane were faced with selling all their possessions in a bid to stay afloat. See today's choices.
Producers Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher : Series editor Nicholas Fraser


Unknown: Russell Jordan
Unknown: Mary Jane
Producers: Jeanne Jordan
Producers: Steven Ascher
Editor: Nicholas Fraser

: The Razor's Edge

Drama, based on the classic
W Somerset Maugham novel, starring Bill Murray
Theresa Russell
Afterwitnessingthe horrors of the First World War, Larry Darrell is obsessed with finding some meaning in his life-a journey of self-discoverywhich takes him to Tibet and Paris. Showing in widescreen format.
Director John Byrum (1984, 15)
* See Films: pages 62-68 **


Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Theresa Russell
Unknown: Larry Darrell
Director: John Byrum
Larry Darrell: Bill Murray
Sophie: Theresa Russell
Isabel: Catherine Hicks
Elliot Templeton: Denholm Elliott
Gray Matunn: James Keach
Mackenzie: Peter Vaughan
Piedmont: Brian Doyle-Murray
Malcolm: Stephen Davies
Raaz: Saeed Jaffrey

: My Night with Maud

Drama, continuing the season of films by the great
French director Eric Rohmer , starri ng Jean-Louis Trintignant
Afterten years abroad, Jean-Louis, a solitary young engineer, returns home and becomes convinced that he will marry Frangoise, a student he sees at Mass. In French with English subtitles.
Director Eric Rohmer (1969)
Black and white.....
The nextfilm in the season is Claire's Knee, being shown on Friday at 1.00am on BBC2.
* See Films: pages 62-68 ****
Followed byWeatherview


Director: Eric Rohmer
Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Director: Eric Rohmer
Jean-Louis: Jean-Louistrintignant
Maud: Francoise Fabian
Françoise: Marie-Christine Barrault
Vidal: Antoine Vitez
Concert violinist: Leonide Kogan

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