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: Open University

6.20 Disappearing Childhood Repeat
6.45 Seismology at Work Repeat
7.10 Using TV Repeat

: Open Saturday

Virtually the Grand Tour. The Europe of the past is revisited byusingcomputer technology to re-create travellers'journeys. Executive producer Chris Palmer
Open Sunday is tomorrow at 7.25am Stereo.. INFORMATION: call (01604) [number removed]for a free brochure, and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Producer: Chris Palmer

: Global Warning

Static Nomad. The effects of settling nomads on the environment. Repeat

: Carrier's Caribbean

Robert Carrier prepares a lamb dish and fried banana with rum. Repeat

: The Sky at Night

The QuasarChasers. What can quasars tell astronomers about the universe?
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 Stereo

: Bringing Up Baby

Classic screwball comedy, beginninga Saturday Matinee triple bill and a season of films directed by Howard Hawks . Starring
Cary Grant , Katharine Hepburn
David Huxley , a quiet professor, is perfectly content to dedicate his life to zoological research, until he meets society girl Susan Vance and her pet leopard. Howard Hawks: American Artist, a documentary on the director, is at 3.30pm. David Huxley CARY GRANT , Susan Vance
KATHARINE HEPBURN. Aunt Elizabeth MAY ROBSON. Major Horace
Applegate CHARLIE RUGGLES. Gogarty BARRY FITZGERALD (1938. U) Blackandwhite ♦ See Films: pages 54-58 *****


Directed By: Howard Hawks
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: David Huxley
Unknown: Susan Vance
Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn.
Unknown: May Robson.
Unknown: Charlie Ruggles.
Unknown: Barry Fitzgerald

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

Reviews of The Crucible, Mars Attacks!, The Portrait of a Lady and Jerry Maguire.
Shown last Monday on BBC1


Unknown: Jerry Maguire.

: Sergeant York

Biographical war drama, continuinga Saturday Matinee triple bill of Howard Hawks films, starring Gary Cooper , Walter Brennan
A farm boy from Tennessee dreams of buying land and marrying his sweetheart. But events overtake him when he finds himself in battle in the First World War.
Alvin C York GARY COOPER. Pastor Rosier Pile WALTER BRENNAN.
Gracie Williams JOAN LESLIE , "Pusher"
(1941, U) Blackandwhite * See Films: pages 54-58 ****


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Walter Brennan
Unknown: Alvin C York
Unknown: Gary Cooper.
Unknown: Rosier Pile
Unknown: Walter Brennan.
Unknown: Gracie Williams
Unknown: Joan Leslie
Unknown: Ross Georgetobias
Unknown: Major Buxton Stanley Ridges

: Howard Hawks: American Artist

A profile of the life and work of Hollywood director Howard Hawks, whose film career started in 1918 and continued until the release of Rio Lobo, which follows, in 1970.

: Rio Lobo

Western, concluding today's
Saturday Matinee of Howard
Hawks films, starring
John Wayne , Jennifer O'Neill
Following a daring bullion robbery by Confederate soldiers, Colonel Cord McNally wants revenge.
Colonel Cord McNally JOHN WAYNE , Shasta Delaney
JENNIFER O'NEILL, Phillips JACK ELAM , Sergeant Tuscarora CHRIS MITCHUM. Captain Pierre Cordona
JORGE RIVERO (1970, PG) Hawks's film Man's Favorite Sport? is tomorrow 2.10pm * See Films: pages 54-58


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Jennifer O'Neill
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Jennifer O'Neill,
Unknown: Jack Elam
Unknown: Chris Mitchum.
Unknown: Jorge Rivero

: Crufts

With the climax of the canine yeartaking place over next weekend, Peter Purves and Jessica Holm outline the events at this year's top dog show. They also explore the issues of quarantine, dog rescue and temperament-testing.
Director Julie Heptonstall ; Producer Stephen Morris


Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Director: Julie Heptonstall
Producer: Stephen Morris

: News and Sport

Presented by Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles .....


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Correspondent

The foreign-affairs series investigates how almost 3,000 Canadians came to be sterilised, often without their knowledge or parental consent.
Between 1928 and 1972 Alberta had a policy to eliminate "deviance and deficiency". Emily Buchanan travels to the province to meet a victim of that programme whose fallopian tubes were removed when she was placed in a mental institution by her mother. The woman's successful seven-year battle for compensation is now inspiring hundreds of others to follow suit.
Writer Donu Kogbara looks into a campaign aiming to abolish the Ugandan Sabiny tribe's female circumcision rite, a practice shrouded in superstition.
Editor Keith Bowers


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Donu Kogbara
Editor: Keith Bowers

: Branded tews - Blue Dreams

The last in the series of documentaries on top international brands and the visions of those that control them profiles Levi Strauss , the jeans manufacturers. The company has over the last 145 years managed through adroit advertising to take a riveted denim product and transcend the vagaries of fashion to make it into a cultural artefact. See today's choices.


Unknown: Levi Strauss

: Close Up

Actor Brian Cox discusses the ending of John Ford'sgreatwestem The Searchers. Producer Nick Freand Jones Repeat


Unknown: Brian Cox
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Performance: Company

A series of five broadcasts of stage musicals and plays starts with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's acclaimed show Company, which was filmed at London's Donmar Warehouse theatre in February 1996. Directed by Sam Mendes, the musical is an exploration of love, sex and relationships in Manhattan. Songs featured include The Ladies Who Lunch, Barcelona and Being Alive. During the interval, Mendes interviews Sondheim. See today's choices.


Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: George Furth
Director: Sam Mendes
Executive Producer: Simon Curtis
Robert: Adrian Lester
Joanne: Sheila Gish
Amy: Sophie Thompson
Harry: Clive Rowe
Sarah: Rebecca Front
Susan: Clare Burt
Peter: Gareth Snook
Jenny: Liza Sadovy
David: Teddy Kempner
Paul: Michael Simkins
Larry: Paul Bentley
Marta: Anna Francolini
Kathy: Kiran Hocking
April: Hannah James
Waiter: Stephen Fulton

: Harrison Bergeron

Science-fiction drama, based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut , starring
Sean Astin
The year is 2053. Excellence and achievement have been suppressed and people are made to wear electronic headbands that scramble intelligent thought. Everyone becomes equally average-and equally mediocre.
Everyone, that is, except Harrison, a bright and passionate young man who finds that his mind cannot be contained by the headband. He is scheduled for a therapeutic lobotomy, but on the eve of his operation, the secret government elite, run by John Klaxon , recruits Harrison to their ranks.
Director Bruce Pittman (1995) Stereo . + See Films: pages 54-58 ★★★


Story By: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: Sean Astin
Unknown: John Klaxon
Director: Bruce Pittman
Harrison Bergeron: Sean Astin
Phillipa: Miranda de Pencier
Klaxon: Christopher Plummer
Havlicek: Buck Henry
President McKloskey: Eugene Levy
Charge: Howie Mandel
Heather Hoffman: Andrea Martin

: Windows on the World

The third of six documentaries exploring aspects of music from around the world, introduced by Tracey MacLeod. Varese
A profile by Mark Kidel of French-born
American Edgard Varese , the modernist composerwho died in 1965. Focusing particularly on Vafese's 1954 return to Paris to perform the orchestral work
Deserts, the documentary portrays a musician and artist with a reputation for being difficult and passionate. The film is partially in French with subtitles and includes interviews with Varese's relatives, his biographer and the composers Gilles Tremblay , Pierre Boulez and lannis Xenakis.
Producer Andy King ; Executive producer
Avril MacRory


Introduced By: Tracey MacLeod.
Unknown: Mark Kidel
Unknown: Edgard Varese
Unknown: Gilles Tremblay
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Andy King

: Global Videobyte

Among tonight's featured acts are
South African rap crew Prophets of Da
City, whose video features the country's president Nelson Mandela , South
Korean pop group Cyber Driver and New Zealand acid-jazz singer Nathan Haines. Plus there's a selection of European music with videos from Norway, Switzerland and Greece.
Producer VeenoDewan
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Singer: Nathan Haines.

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