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: Open University

6.00 Endgame by Samuel Beckett Repeat 53161663 7.35 Measuring the Earth and the Moon Repeat


Unknown: Samuel Beckett

: Open Saturday

A series of programmes from Open
University taking an area of life each week and exploring it from different perspectives. Islands of Life. What makes an island? Is it just a lump of rock? The science of islands is examined and explained.
Open Sunday is tomorrow at 7.25am.
ExecutiveproducerChrisPalmer INFORMATION: call (01908) [number removed]for a free brochure. and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/

: Waorani - the Last People

A documentary about the Waorani, an isolated group of Indians who live deep in the Amazonian rainforest of Ecuador.
Narrated by David Attenborough.

Followed by Classic Animal Tracks
A compilation of wildlife clips profiling the meerkat, set to the 1954 hit Mr Sandman.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Footlight Parade

Musical, starting a short season of Busby Berkeley-choreographed films, starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell
Talking pictures put musical-comedy producer Chester Kent out of work, so he thinks up a plan to recapture his fame.
(1933, U) Black and white
See Films: pages 50-53 ****


Director: Lloyd Bacon
Director: Busby Berkeley
Chester Kent: James Cagney
Nan Prescott: Joan Blondell
Scotty Blair: Dick Powell
Bea Thorn: Ruby Keeler
Silas Gould: Guy Kibbee
Al Frazer: Arthur Hohl

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

The latest film reviews, including "White Man's Burden" and "Fly Away Home", plus an interview with Daniel Day-Lewis on his role in Nicholas Hytner's "The Crucible".

(Shown last Monday on BBC1) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Barry Norman
Interviewee: Daniel Day-Lewis

: When the Whales Came

Drama, the first in today's
Saturday Matinee double bill of films starring Paul Scofield
Also starring Helen Mirren
Scilly Isles , 1914: on the island of Bryher, youngsters Daniel and Gracie befriend a hermit known as the Birdman - a social outcast thought by villagers to be a magician. The Birdman PAUL SCOFIELD , Clemmie Jenkins HELEN MIRREN, Gracie Jenkins HELEN PEARCE. Daniel Pender MAX RENNIE. Will DAVIDSUCHET. Margaret Pender KERRA SPOWART. Mary Pender BARBARA EWING
Director Clive Rees (1989, U)................... * See Rims: pages 50-53 ***


Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Scilly Isles
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Clemmie Jenkins Helen
Unknown: Daniel Pender
Unknown: Max Rennie.
Unknown: Margaret Pender
Unknown: Kerra Spowart.
Director: Clive Rees

: Carve Her Name with Pride

Second World War spy drama, the second of today's Saturday
Matinée films featuring Paul Scofield
Starring Virginia McKenna
Young Violette 's life in London is barely affected by the war until she meets and marries a French officer. But he is soon killed in action, and she finds herself drawn into espionage work. Violette Szabo
Director Lewis Gilbert (1958. PG)
Black and white..................................... * See Films: pages 50-53 ****


Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Young Violette
Unknown: Virginia McKenna.
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Jack Warner.
Unknown: Mrs Bushell
Unknown: Denise Grey.
Unknown: Etienne Szabo
Director: Lewis Gilbert


Hits from the Top of the Pops archives, plus today's chart sounds. Stereo.. Top of the Pops is on Friday at 7.30pm on BBC1

: Snooker

Continued live coverage of the Masters tournament from Wembley Conference Centre in London. If the seedings have proved correct and both men have managed to overcome their previous opponents, the second semi-final could include six-times champion Stephen Hendry and three-times runner-up John Parrott.
Other players in this half of the draw included Ronnie O'Sullivan ,
Jimmy White , Steve Davis , John Higgins , Alan McManus , Peter Ebdon and Ken Doherty. Introduced by David Vine.
Commentary from Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , John Spencer , Dennis Taylor and John Virgo.
Directors Trevor Morris and John Watts


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: John Higgins
Unknown: Alan McManus
Unknown: Peter Ebdon
Unknown: Ken Doherty.
Introduced By: David Vine.
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo.
Directors: Trevor Morris
Directors: John Watts

: News and Sport

Presented by Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Presented By: Chris Lowe.

: Assignment

Oil and Terror
The discovery by petrol company BP of abundant oil supplies in Casanare, central Colombia, has transformed a tranquil backwater into a battleground. Guerrillas and paramilitaries are now engaged in a struggle to gain control of the region, and protection is in the hands of the Colombian army, one of the most notorious violators of human rights in the world. To compound matters, BP has been accused of stoking up the so-called dirty war.
Tonight's documentary examines the results of an investigation into these allegations, and talks to those involved in a conflict that has prompted international human rights groups to suspend military aid to Colombia.
Producer Giselle Portenier ; Editor Keith Bowers


Producer: Giselle Portenier
Editor: Keith Bowers

: What the Papers Say

Richard Ingrams , editor of the magazine The Oldie, peruses stories from this week's national newspapers.
Producer Brian Blake Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Brian Blake Stereo

: Snooker

Further green-baize action from
Wembley Conference Centre, as the second semi-final progresses.
Introduced by David Vine. Stereo.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Till Death Us Do Part

The rerun of writer Johnny Speight's classic sitcom continues with an episode first shown in 1974.


Writer: Johnny Speight
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Michael: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs

: Nostromo: The Rifles

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

Following the highly lucrative reopening of the San Tome mine, Charles Gould has become a very wealthy man. His affluence attracts the attention of President Ribiera's minister of war, General Montero, who later becomes the leader of Costaguana.
See today's choices.

BBC Video: a double video of Nostromo is available from retailers, price £19.99
Andrew Duncan interviews Colin Firth on page 14, and there's a chance to win a set of romantic videos, including Nostromo, on Competitions and Giveaways page

Nostromo 9.30pm BBC2
Like the cloying humidity of the climate, the corrupting silver is seeping into the very souls of the characters. One year on, the mine is a success, greatly enriching everybody except Emilia (Serena Scott Thomas) who believes, correctly, that Charles (Colin Firth) cares more for it than for her. The prosperous mine has also enriched the country but greed inflames a military coup. Charles brings rifles from France to protect the mine, including Antonia's love Martin Decoud (Lothaire Bluteau).

Charles thinks the only safe route is to ship the booty out to sea and only one man can be trusted with the cargo - Nostromo (the dashing but slightly wooden Claudio Amendola).


Based on the novel by: Joseph Conrad
Writer: John Hale
Producer: Fernando Ghia
Director: Alastair Reid
Charles Gould: Colin Firth
Doctor Monygham: Albert Finney
Emilia Gould: Serena Scott Thomas
Nostromo: Claudio Amendola
Martin Decoud: Lothaire Bluteau
Captain Mitchell: Paul Brooke
Teresa Viola: Claudia Cardinale
Colonel Sotillo: Joaquimde Almeida
Giorgio Viola: Arnoldo Foa
AntoniaAvellanos: Ruth Gabriel
Don Jose Avellanos: Fernando Hilbeck
General Montero: Salvo Basile
Ramirez: Xavier Burbano
General Barrios: Ismael E Carlo
Hirsch: Alan Corduner
DonPepe: Emiliano Diez
Pedro Montero: Roberto Escobar
Father Corbelan: Nelson Eguerro
Sir John: John Hale
President Ribiera: Ubaldo Enriquez
Linda: Stefania Montorsi
Giselle: Romina Mondello
DonAmbrosio: Ruben Rabasa
Hernandez: Mario E Sanchez

: Snooker

The second semi-final in the Masters tournament at Wembley Conference
Centre reaches its climax. Introduced by David Vine. The first session of the final i s shown tomorrow at 2pm.


Introduced By: David Vine.

: Casanova

Silent drama, starring Ivan Mosjoukine

Premiered in 1931 in a censored version, Casanova - the story of the famous philanderer - has since been restored with some of the more risque scenes put back. The hand-tinted colour sequences of the carnival of Venice have been meticulously restored and there is a new score commissioned from Georges Delerue.
(1927) (Black and white, and tinted)
See Films: pages 50-53 ****

Followed by Weatherview


Music: Georges Delerue.
Director: Alexandre Volkoff
Casanova: Ivan Mosjoukine
Maria Mari: Diana Karenne
Catherine II: Suzanne Bianchetti
Therese: Jenny Jugo
Corticelli: Rina Deliguro
Countess Vorontzoff: Nina Kochitz
Baroness Stanhope: Olga Day
First officer: Michel Simon
Carlotta: Madame Temry
Barola: Madame Sapiana
Venetian woman: Madame Castelucci
First lady in waiting: Madame Wrangel

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