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: Open University

6.20 Voyages of Discovery Repeat 6039913 6.45 The Planet Earth -a Scientific Model Repeat 5008517 7.10 Seville-Gatewayto the Indies Repeat
3228130 7.35PlayingSafe Repeat

: Open Saturday

A series of programmes from Open
University taking an area of life each week and exploring it from different perspectives. The Body. David Goldblatt presents a guide to the human body, considering how it grows, works and is perceived.
Open Sunday starts tomorrow at 7.25am. Executive producer Chris Palmer INFORMATION: call (01908) [number removed]for a free brochure. and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Unknown: David Goldblatt
Producer: Chris Palmer

: The Sky at Night

The Centre of the Galaxy. Patrick Moore explores this mysterious region.
Shown last SundayonBBCl


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

Comedy starring WC Fields
The Great Man goes to Esoteric
Studios with a film script, but comes up against an unsympathetic producer.
Director Edward Cline (1941) Black andwhite ♦ See Films: pages 48-51


Director: Edward Cline

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

Reviews of Ransom, Extreme Measures, Carla's Song and Looking for Richard.
Shown last Monday on BBC1

: Journey into Fear

' Spy drama,the first film in a Saturday Matinée Orson Welles triple bill. Starring Joseph Cotten
An American munitions expert's trip to
Istanbul turns sourwhen he suffers an attempt on his life by an Axis agent. Howard Graham
Josette Martel .DOLORES DEL RIO. Stephanie
Director Norman Foster and Orson Welles (uncredited)
(1942. U) Black and white * See Films: pages 48-51


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: .Dolores Del Rio.
Unknown: Ruth Warrick
Unknown: Mrs Mathews
Director: Norman Foster
Director: Orson Welles

: Citizen Kane

Biographical drama, continuing the Saturday Matinee triple bill.
Starring Orson Welles , Joseph Cotten
Afterthe death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane , reporters try to discoverthe truth about his life. Charles Foster Kane
ORSON WELLES. Jedediah Leland
JOSEPH COTTEN. Susan Alexander DOROTHY COMINGORE, Mr Bernstein EVERETT SLOANE Director Orson Welles (1941. U)
Blackandwhite Subtitled...... ♦ See Rims: pages 48-51 ***** ♦ What do you mean, you've never seen it?: page 43


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Charles Foster Kane
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Jedediah Leland
Unknown: Joseph Cotten.
Unknown: Susan Alexander Dorothy
Unknown: Everett Sloane
Director: Orson Welles

: The Magnificent Ambersons

Family drama, concluding today's Saturday Matinee triple bill of Orson Welles films. Starring Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead.

Unwilling to change with the times, the Amberson family reflect the decadence and faded glory of doomed America.
(1942, U) (Black and white)

("TX" is on Orson Welles, tonight at 7.40pm)
(See Films: pages 48-51)


Eugene Morgan: Joseph Cotten
Fanny: Agnes Moorehead
Isabel: Dolores Costello
Lucy Morgan: Anne Baxter
George Amberson Minafer: Tim Holt
Director: Orson Welles
Director [additional sequence, uncredited]: Freddie Fleck


Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's chart sounds. stereo. Topot the Pops is on Friday at 7. 30pm on BBC1

: Bowls

Coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston, of the World Indoor Bowls championships pairs final, which is played overfive sets. Commentary by David Rhys-Jones , Jimmy Davidson , John Bell ,
Mal Hughes and David McGill. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. Coverage of the singles final is tomorrow at 2pm.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo .....................


Commentary By: David Rhys-Jones
Commentary By: Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By: John Bell
Commentary By: Mal Hughes
Commentary By: David McGill.
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Editor: Gerard Lane Stereo

: Assignment

The Princess and the Playboy
As the Pakistani people go to the polls, Assignment examines a scandal threateningto engulf the country's
Bhutto family, and reports on attempts being made by the authorities to stamp out corruption.
Pakistan's President Farooq Leghari has accused deposed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband
Asif Zardari of plundering almost £1 billion from the coffers of the poverty-stricken nation. Reporter Jane Corbin investigates the allegations and talks to Bhutto and her husband, who is currently injail accused of conspiring to murder Bhutto's own brother.
Producer Thea Guest: Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Farooq Leghari
Unknown: Benazir Bhutto
Unknown: Asif Zardari
Reporter: Jane Corbin
Editor: Keith Bowers

: News and Sport

The day's national and international news, presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather David Lee .....


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: David Lee

: What the Papers Say

John Sweeney of The Observer peruses this week's national newspapers.
Producer Brian Blake Stereo


Unknown: John Sweeney
Producer: Brian Blake Stereo

: TX

The Lost Films of Orson Welles
Throughout his life,
Orson Welles worked on numerous projects which, mostly because of his travels and lack of money, were never completed. This documentary, made with the collaboration of companion Oja Kodar , offers a new understanding of Welles's creative achievement. See today's choices. DirectorVassili Silovic ; Series editor John Wyver


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Oja Kodar
Unknown: Directorvassili Silovic
Editor: John Wyver

: Till Death Us Do Part

A rerun of classic episodes from Johnny Speight's sitcom continues with an episode from 1972, featuring Joan Sims. Alf breaks his leg and is confined to a wheelchair, but it does not hold him back.


Writer: Johnny Speight
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Michael: Anthony Booth
Else: Dandy Nichols
Rita: Una Stubbs
[Actor]: Joan Sims.

: Nostromo: The Mine

Beginning a four-part dramatisation of Joseph Conrad's classic novel of politics and corruption.
Starring Colin Firth, Albert Finney, Serena Scott Thomas

In the 1880s, Englishman Charles Gould returns with his young bride to his South American birthplace, where he intends to re-open a derelict silver mine.
See today's choices.

BBC Video: a double video of Nostromo is available from retailers from Monday, price £19.99
See This Week: page 7

Nostromo 9.30pm BBC2
The mere fact that the music for this adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel was written by Ennio Morricone will indicate the size of the endeavour. Producer Fernando Ghia assembled a first-class European and Latin American cast, including 15,000 extras, for Conrad's difficult but rewarding tale of political, moral and social corruption.

Set in the fictional country of Costaguana at the turn of the century, the action revolves around Englishman Charles Gould's (Colin Firth) attempts to exploit the silver from the San Tome mine closed ten years earlier by a bloody revolution. Helping him are his wife Emilia (Serena Scott Thomas), American financier Mr Holroyd (Brian Dennehy) and the incorruptible stevedore Nostromo (Claudio Amendola). Albert Finney is magnificent as the brutalised Dr Monygham and Claudia Cardinale still stuns as innkeeper Teresa.


Writer: John Hale
Based on the novel by: Joseph Conrad
Music: Ennio Morricone
Producer: Fernando Ghia
Director: Alastair Reid
Charles Gould: Colin Firth
Doctor Monygham: Albert Finney
Emilia Gould: Serena Scott Thomas
Nostromo: Claudio Amendola
Teresa Viola: Claudia Cardinale
Holroyd: Brian Dennehy
Colonel Sotillo: Joaquim de Almeida
Captain Mitchell: Paul Brooke
Giorgio Viola: Arnoldo Foa
AntoniaAvellanos: Ruth Gabriel
Don Jose Avellanos: Fernando Hilbeck

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Genome scrapbook: 1997 24 February 2017

: The Fabulous Baker Boys

Romantic drama, starring
Jeff Bridges
Michelle Pfeiffer
Beau Bridges
The Fabulous Baker Boys , a nightclub lounge piano duo, are beginningto fade. Playing Feelings in empty bars, night after night, is beginning to pall. Then the dazzling Susie Diamond joins them, and whole new worlds open up- but so do long-suppressed tensions.
Michelle Pfeiffer also shows off her vocal talents by singing a steamy version of the song Makin' Whoopee.
Director Steve Kloves (1989, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 48-51


Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown: Baker Boys
Unknown: Michelle Pfeiffer
Director: Steve Kloves
Jack Baker: Jeff Bridges
Susie Diamond: Michelle Pfeiffer
Frank Baker: Beau Bridges
Nina: Elue Raab
Monica Moran: Jennifer Tilly
Lloyd: Xander Berkeley
Charlie: Dakin Matthews
Vi nee Nancy: Gregory Itzin
Donna Baker: Wendy Girard
Ray: Ken Lerner
Henry: Albert Hall
Earl: Bradford English
Theo: Todd Jeffries
DrFinnegan: Stuart Nisbet
Eddie: Drake
Jenny: Jensen Daggett
Becky: Nadia Deleye

: Wanda

Crime drama starring
Barbara Loden
Low on self esteem, Wanda passively accepts a divorce and the loss of custody over hertwo children. On the road and drifting, she takes up with a third-rate bank robber. Inevitably, their one lastjob goes disastrously wrong. Director Barbara Loden (1971,15)
(PDC 1.05-2.55 644024) # See Films: pages 48-51 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Barbara Loden
Wanda: Barbara Loden
Mr Dennis: Michael Higgins
Dennis's father: Charles Dosinan
Soldier: Frank Jourdano
Girl in roadhouse: Valerie Manches

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