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: Open University

6.00 The Management of Project Omnia
2093889 6.25The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 2005624 6.50 Environment No PlacetoHide 7849547 7.150penAdvice The Three Degrees Subtitled 7949353 7.40 Quantum Leaps into the Atom
8.05 The Melbury Road Set 1055632 8.30 Wrapping Up the Themes 5910624 9.20 The Sordid Subject of Boeuf Bourguignon 8100745 9.45 Lessons from Kerala
494965010.10A A Little Film aboutTivaevae
335397610.35 Energy through the Window 1477841 11.00 Ouverture Plus Ça Change 5234266 11.25 Norfolk Broads
Conservation vCommercialism
11.50 Seeing with Electrons


Unknown: Boeuf Bourguignon

: Film 96 with Barry Norman

Barry Norman reviews the latest new film releases, including Striptease, starring
Demi Moore , Escape from LA starring Kurt Russell , and Antonia's Line, winner of this year's Oscar for best foreign film. Shown last Monday on BBC1


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Demi Moore
Unknown: Kurt Russell

: Suspicion

From the Saturday Matinee season, a double bill of films directed by Alfred Hitchcock starts with this suspense thriller starring Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine.

Shy Una McLaidlaw marries handsome man-about-town Johnnie Aysgarth, but her happiness slowly becomes tainted with the fear that her charming husband is not all that he seems.
(1941, PG) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 66-73 ****


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Johnnie Aysgarth: Cary Grant
Una McLaidlaw: Joan Fontaine
General McLaidlaw: Cedric Hardwicke
BeakyThwaite: Nigel Bruce
Mrs McLaidlaw: Damemay Whitty
Mrs Newsham: Isabel Jeans
Ethel: Heather Angel
Isobel Sedbusk: Auriol Lee
Reggie Wetherby: Reginald Sheffield
Captain Melbeck: Leo G Carroll

: Foreign Correspondent

Spy thriller, concluding Saturday Matinee Hitchcock double bill.
Starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day

August 1939: top crime reporter Johnny Jones, under the alias Huntley Haverstock, is sent to Europe to cover diplomatic attempts to avert the outbreak of war. But he soon gets embroiled in the devious world of secret agents.
(1940, PG) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 66-73 ***


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Johnny Jones/Huntley Haverstock: Joel McCrea
Carol Fisher: Laraine Day
Stephen Fisher: Herbert Marshall
Scott Ffolliott: George Sanders
VanMeer: Albert Basserman
Stebbins: Robert Benchley
Rowley: Edmund Gwenn
Krug: Eduardo Ciannelli
Tramp: Martin Kosleck
Mr Powers: Harry Davenport
Doreen: Barbara Pepper


This celebration of the 1,700th edition of Top of the Pops plays the number one hits from a selection of landmark shows. Among the artists featured are the Foundations, Slade, Phil Collins, the Specials, George Michael and Take That. Plus, to commemorate the birth of the Old Grey Whistle Test 24 years ago, some vintage David Bowie.
Top of the Pops Weekend is at 11.25pm on BBC2.


Executive producer: Ric Blaxill

: Rhodes

Another chance to see the first episode of this eight-part drama about the controversial British adventurer.
All the World's Diamonds. 1871: Cecil Rhodes , aged 17, joins his brother in the rush for diamonds in southern Africa, where he outwits his fellow prospectors, reorganises the workforce and forms a breathtaking vision to extend the British Empire from the Cape to Cairo.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1
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Unknown: Cecil Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes: Martin Shaw
Young Cecil Rhodes: Joe Shaw
Princess Radziwill: Frances Barber
Christmas: Patrick Shai
Herbert Rhodes: Tim Dutton
Charles Rudd: David Butler
John X Merriman: Phiup Godawa
Alfred Beit: Frantz Dobrowsky
Alfred Aylward: Mark Drewry
Sir Richard Southey: John Rogers
Sidney Shippard: Michael Richard

: Leeds International Piano Competition

The Finals
Held every three years since 1963, this illustrious competition attracted a record 92 entrants this year. Last night, in Leeds Town Hall, the first three finalists each played a piano concerto. Tonight, it's the turn of the remaining three to perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle. The programme is introduced by Howard Goodall , with expert comment provided by pianist lain Burnside.
The decision of thejudgeswill be delivered at 11.05pm along with the results of the telephone poll of viewers and listeners. Votes can be registered by those who have seen and heard all sixfinalists afterthe last performance, by calling the following numbers:
Finalist 1 ......................
Finalist 2 ......................
Finalist 3
Finalist 4
Finalist 5
Finalist 6
Calls cost a maximum of lOp and lines are open from 9pm to 10pm.
Director Rodney Greenberg ; Executive producer
Jonathan Fulford
As coverage of the Piano
Competition is live, subsequent programmes may run late


Conducted By: Simon Rattle.
Introduced By: Howard Goodall
Director: Rodney Greenberg
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Fine Cut: The Gate of Heavenly Peace

One of the most important films to date about 20th-century China, this is the story of the student occupation of Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. Using television footage and home videos, the film examines in astonishing detail the motives of the students and the quarrels that erupted as they defied the Chinese government under the eyes of the world's media, until they were removed from the square with great brutality. See today's choices.


Director: Richard Gordon
Director: Carma Hinton
Series Editor: Nicholas Fraser

: Leeds International Piano Competition

The Results
Followingthe performances of the past two evenings, the jury, chaired by the competition's founder
Fanny Waterman , announces the official result, while Howard Goodall reveals the viewers' choice. All six players will be placed, sharing prize money of £26,000, but the winnerof the first prize also gains international recognition, offers of around engagements and a double CD recording. In the last competition, back in 1993, the choices of the jury and the public were very different. Will there prove to have been one obviously outstanding competitorthisyear?


Unknown: Fanny Waterman
Unknown: Howard Goodall

: Top of the Pops Weekend

The first of two programmes from London's Wembley Arena celebrating the tenth anniversary of Childline, the free national helpline for children in trouble ordanger. Tonight's programme is introduced by Radio 1 DJs Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley and the artists appearing include indie band Sleeper (lead singer Louise Wener), Crispian Mills's sixties-influenced retro-popsters Kula Shaker and rock-pop band
Terrorvision. Plus further contributions from Cast, Ocean Colour Scene and Icelandic former Sugar Cube, Bjork. The second programme can be seen tomorrow on BBC1 at 2.55pm.


Executive producer: Ric Blaxill
Director: Phil Chilvers

: Golf

Coverage of the second day's play in the Solheim Cupfrom the Old Course, St Pierre Country Club, Chepstow.
The USA currently leads Europe by two games to one in this three-day biennial matchplay competition -the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup. The world's current top three- Laura Davies , Annika Sorenstam and Lisolette Neumann -will be the key players for Europe as captain Mickey Walker looks for a decisive lead after the foursome and fourball matches and a chance to level the series. Commentary by Alex Hay and Beverly Lewis. Introduced by Hazel Irvine.
Coverage of the final day's play can be seen tomorrow at 12.05am on BBC2.
Producer Barbara Slater
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Laura Davies
Unknown: Annika Sorenstam
Unknown: Lisolette Neumann
Unknown: Captain Mickey Walker
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Commentary By: Beverly Lewis.
Introduced By: Hazel Irvine.
Producer: Barbara Slater

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