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: Open University

6.20 Duccio The Rucellai Madonna
Subtitled 2879713 6.45 Steel, Stars and Spectra 7173130 7.10 Women, Children and Work


Unknown: Rucellai Madonna

: Open Saturday

Like Mother, Like Daughter.
Brenda Emmanus shares global experiences, with the help of women past and present. Executive producer Chris Palmer ........... INFORMATION: call [number removed] for a free brochure, and seeCeefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Unknown: Brenda Emmanus
Producer: Chris Palmer

: World Snooker

Coverage of this morning's play in the second round of the World Championships. Introduced by David Vine.
Directors Joanne Ashton , Trevor Morris , John Watts Editors Gary Franses , Rupert Rumney


Introduced By: David Vine.
Directors: Joanne Ashton
Directors: Trevor Morris
Directors: John Watts
Editors: Gary Franses
Editors: Rupert Rumney

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

In the week that "Vertigo" is re-released, Katie Derham reports on the enduring appeal of Alfred Hitchcock's work and a season of his films begins at 12.45pm. (Shown last Monday on BBC1)


Presenter: Barry Norman
Reporter: Katie Derham

: The Lady Vanishes

Beginning a season of films directed by Alfred Hitchcock to coincide with the cinema re-release of Vertigo, a classic mystery starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave.

One moment Miss Froy was sitting there, on the London-bound train from the Tyrol. The next she had vanished. Some passengers claimed she was never there, but Iris is convinced that she saw her.
(1938, U) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 48-55
Hitchcock's Women: page 43


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Iris Henderson: Margaret Lockwood
Gilbert Redman: Michael Redgrave
Dr Hartz: Paul Lukas
Miss Froy: Dame May Whitty
Eric Todhunter: Cecil Parker
Margaret Todhunter: Linden Travers
Caldicott: Naunton Wayne
Charters: Basil Radford
Baroness: Mary Clare
Hotel manager: Emile Boreo
Blanche: Googie Withers
Julie: Sally Stewart

: Rear Window

Thriller starring
James Stewart , Grace Kelly
Confined to a wheelchair following an accident, photographer Jeff Jeffries passes the time by observing his neighbours. When he sees a salesman suspiciously leaving his flat, Jeff and his girlfriend Lisa decide to investigate.
Director Alfred Hitchcock (1954, PG) ...... The Hitchcock season offilms continues tonight with Rope at 12. 10am.
+ See Films: pages 48-55


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Jeff Jeffries
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
LB Jeff Jeffries: James Stewart
Lisa Carol Fremont: Grace Kelly
Detective Thomas J Doyle: Wendell Corey
Stella: Thelma Ritter
Lars Thorwald: Raymond Burr
Miss Lonely Hearts: Judith Evelyn
Songwriter: Ross Bagdasarian [david Seville]
Miss Torso: Georgine Darcy
Woman on fire escape: Sara Berner
Fire escape man: Frank Cady
Miss Hearing Aid: Jesslyn Fax

: Writing for Hitchcock

Ernest Lehman describes how he wrote the screenplay for North by Northwest, which is on tomorrow at 9.20pm.


Speaker: Ernest Lehman

: The Saint: Interlude in Venice

The Saint goes to the help of a girl in Venice.
First shown on ITV

: World Snooker

More action from the Crucible/Further coverage from the Crucible in Sheffield. (Stereo)
[NB this listing is given on two pages as coverage is included in both afternoon and evening schedules]

: Newsnight

Jeremy Paxman presents the last of four programmes being shown in the run-up to Thursday's general election. Tonight's debate is upon whether the social price of a booming Britain is worth paying.
Film-maker Ken Loach looks at the impact of casual and part-time jobs and argues the case with the former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie.
Including at 7.05 News and Sport
(Subtitled )

Weather Bill Giles


Presenter: Jeremy Paxman
Reporter/Guest: Ken Loach
Guest: Kelvin MacKenzie.
Producer: Jane Rogerson
Editor: Peter Horrocks
Weather: Bill Giles

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Socialist Labour Party.

: The Call of the Sea

Concluding the series that looks back at life at sea for British sailors earlier this century.
Sailors at War. One million men and women from all walks of life served in the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and FleetAir Arm during the Second World War, and 100,000 of them died in the deadliest sea war in history. Vivid first person accounts, accompanied by extraordinary film of wartime disasters, reveal the human experiences of battle.
Narrated by Tom Georgeson. See today's choices.
Producer Steve Humphries
Executive producer Sam Organ
BBCBOOK: CalloftheSea. available from bookshops in hardback, price £16.99 * Polly Toynbee : page 10


Unknown: Tom Georgeson.
Producer: Steve Humphries
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Till Death Us Do Part

Continuing a rerun of Johnny Speight 's classic sitcom with an episode from 1975, featuring guest appearances by Patricia Hayes and Alfie Bass.


Writer: Johnny Speight
Director: Colin Strong
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett: Warren Mitchell
Michael: Anthony Booth
Rita: Una Stubbs
[Actor]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Alfie Bass.

: Have I Got News for You

The satirical news quizwith questionmaster Angus Deayton , and team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. A special election-night edition is on Thursday at 10pm.
Shown yesterday


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Hislop.

: World Snooker

Tonight's second-round action from the Crucible. If seedingsgoto plan, one of tonight's matches could be the start of an intriguing contest between Jimmy White and John Parrott. It was in 1991 that
Parrott beat White to win his only world title so far. On the other table, the expected line-up is the conclusion of an encounter between 1996 runner-up
Peter Ebdon and French-Canadian
Alain Robidoux. Commentary by Clive Everton, Ray Edmonds ,
John Spencer , John Virgo , Dennis Taylor and DeneO'Kane. Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Jimmy White
Unknown: John Parrott.
Unknown: Peter Ebdon
Unknown: Alain Robidoux.
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Introduced By: David Vine.

: The Enormous Election with Dennis Pennis

Dennis Pennis , master of the celebrity put-down, previews the general election with the help of such diverse figures as Jeremy Paxman , page-three girl Melinda Messenger , Boy George , rock band Dodgy and world featherweight boxing champion Naseem Hamed. See today's choices.
Editor Jaswinda Bancil ; Executive producer SamirShah Revised repeat tomorrow at 12 noon Stereo Subtitled ..


Unknown: Dennis Pennis
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Melinda Messenger
Unknown: Boy George
Unknown: Naseem Hamed.
Editor: Jaswinda Bancil

: Close Up on Hitchcock

First of a week-long series of programmes evaluating the career and legacy of the great film director Alfred Hitchcock , accompanying a season of his films on BBC2 and coinciding with the cinema release of a restored version of Vertigo. Throughout the week actors, directors and producers will pay tribute to his work. Tonight novelist Philip Kerr talks about Bernard Herrmann 's brooding score for North by Northwest, which can be seen tomorrow at 9.20pm. Producer Nick Freand Jones


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Talks: Philip Kerr
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Rope

Thriller, continuing the Alfred Hitchcock season, and starring James Stewart
John Dall , Farley Granger
After committing a cold-blooded murder and hiding the corpse, two young killers host a party for the dead man's family and friends.
(1948. PG) The Hitchcock season continues with North by Northwest tomorrow at 9.20pm.
+ See Films: pages 48-55 ***


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: John Dall
Unknown: Farley Granger
Rupert Cadell: James Stewart
Shaw Brandon: John Dall
Philip Morgan: Farley Granger
Mr Kentley: Cedric Hardwicke
Janet Walker: Joan Chandler
Mrs Atwater: Constance Collier
Mrs Wilson: Edith Evanson
Kenneth Lawrence: Douglas Dick
David Kentley: Dick Hogan

: Later with Jools Holland

Continuing the rerun of the music show hosted by pianist Jools Holland. Tonight's selection includes music from Crowded
House, playing songs from their swansong collection of hits,
American hip-hoptriothe Fugees, Northern Ireland power pop band Ash and Patti Smith with long-time collaborator, guitarist Lenny Kaye. Director Janet FraserCrook Producer
Mark Cooper Repeat Stereo.
Followed by Weatherview


Pianist: Jools Holland.
Unknown: Patti Smith
Guitarist: Lenny Kaye.
Director: Janet Frasercrook
Producer: Mark Cooper

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