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: Open University

6.20 The Rinuccini Chapel, Florence Subtitled 8849087 6.45 From Snowdonto the Sea Rpt 9200177 7.10 A Europe of the Regions Rpt

: Open Saturday

Faking lt. David Goldblatt discovers that things are not always what they seem. From a "virtual" walkthrough a school and packaging of the news, to animal camouflage and play-acting, he goes in search of hidden truths.
Executive producer Andrew Law Stereo . INFORMATION: call [number removed] for a free brochure, and see Ceefax page
WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Unknown: David Goldblatt

: The Man in the Net

Crime mystery starring
A man suspected of killing his wife goes into hiding, with the support of a group of local children.
Director Michael Curtiz (1959)
Black and white * See Films: pages 44-53 *


Director: Michael Curtiz
John Hamilton: Alan Ladd
Linda Hamilton: Carolyn Jones
Vickie Carey: Diane Brewster
Brad Carey: John Lupton
Steve Ritter: Charles McGraw

: Hancock's Half Hour: The Bedsitter (Hancock Alone)

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Alone in his bedsitting room, Hancock tries to read, fails to get the TV working and almost gets invited to a party. Featuring a guest appearance by Michael Aspel.
(Black and white) (Repeat)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Himself: Tony Hancock
Newsreader: Michael Aspel

: Follow That Dream

Musical drama, first in a Saturday
Matinee triple bill commencing a short season of films showing 20 years afterthe death of Elvis Presley
Toby Kwimper heads for Florida to help his family defend their new homestead against a gang of thugs. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Gordon Douglas (1962. U)
♦ See Films: pages 44-53 *** ♦ John Peel's From Elvis to Oasis: page 21


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Toby Kwimper
Director: Gordon Douglas

: JailhouseRock

Rock'n'roll dramastarring
Elvis Presley
Sentenced to jail for manslaughter,
Vince Everett is taught to play the guitar by his cellmate. After he is freed, he starts up a record company and soon a sensational new rock'n'roll star is born. Showing in widescreen format. Director Richard Thorpe (1957, U)
Blackand white ♦ See Films: pages 44-53 ****


Unknown: Vince Everett
Director: Richard Thorpe

: It Happened at the World's Fair

Musical, concluding the Saturday Matinee triple bill of films starring Elvis Presley

Crop-dusters Mike and Danny have their plane impounded when Danny incurs major gambling debts. Hoping to raise money to save their plane, the pair end up in Seattle, site of at the World's Fair, where Mike falls in love with a nurse. (Showing in widescreen format) (1962, PG)
See Films: pages 44-53
Elvis Presley stars in Viva Las Vegas tomorrow at 2.20pm on BBC1


Director: Norman Taurog
Mike: Elvis Presley

: Elvis - a Beginner's Guide

A strand of programmes marking the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley 's death starts with this tribute to the singing and acting star, featuring archive footage from his concerts and films. Presented by Jayne Middlemiss.


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Presented By: Jayne Middlemiss.


Elvis -Always on Our Minds Elvis's hits, sung by Presley himself and acts such as Cher,
Pet Shop Boys and Alison Moyet. Producer Rory Sheehan Stereo. .


Unknown: Alison Moyet.
Producer: Rory Sheehan Stereo.

: Arena

The Burger and the King
A documentary reflecting on Elvis Presley 's inexhaustible passion forfastfoods and the staff who worked round the clock to satisfy his gastronomic excesses. See today's choices.
Director James Marsh : Editor Anthony Wall Repeat Stereo An Arena film on the American writer
William Burroughs , who died earlierthis month. can be seen at 10.40pm


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Director: James Marsh
Unknown: William Burroughs

: News and Sport

With Jennie Bond. subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ...........


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Summer Dance Smoke

First shown on BBC2 in 1995, this duet created by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek won an award at the 1997 Prix Italia.
Sylvie Guillem stars with the choreographer's brother Nicklas Ek, with music by Estonian composer Arvo Part. The piece explores a relationship between a man and a woman, and smoke plays a key role, surroundingthe dancers and exuding from their clothes and mouths.
Directors Mats Ek and Gunnilla Wallen
Repeat Stereo .....................


Unknown: Sylvie Guillem

: The Dynasty: the Nehru-Gandhi Story

Last in the four-part series charting the history of India's most famous dynasty.
Fatal Inheritance. When Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated her eldest son
Rajivtook over. But power again proved to be a deadly legacy as suicide bombers took his life.
See today's choices. Director Charles Bruce
Executive producer Phillip Whitehead


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Director: Charles Bruce
Producer: Phillip Whitehead

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

The Expert. Thelma leaves Bob and goes back to her mother.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Producer Bernard Thompson
Repeat Subtitled ......................


Written By: Dick Clement
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Anthea: Juliet Aykroyd
MrsGreenlands: Bay White

: Our Friends in the North

The fifth in a nine-part rerun of the Bafta Award-winning drama series, starring
Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee, Malcolm McDowell
1974: the world has turned sour for the four friends. Geordie is in jail, Nicky plans revolution from a sausage factory, while Tosker and Mary's marriage is a sham. See today's choices.
Written by Peter Flannery ; Producer
Charles Pattinson ; Director Pedr James
Repeat Stereo + Gina McKee : People, page 12


Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Mark Strong
Unknown: Gina McKee
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Written By: Peter Flannery
Producer: Charles Pattinson
Director: Pedr James
Unknown: Gina McKee
Nicky Hutchinson: Christopher Eccleston
Tosker Cox: Mark Strong
Mary Cox: Gina McKee
Benny Barratt: Malcolm McDowell
Felix Hutchinson: Peter Vaughan
Florrie Hutchinson: Freda Dowie
Austin Donohue: Alun Armstrong
Geordie Peacock: Daniel Craig
Eddie Wells: David Bradley
Commander Harold Chappie: Donald Sumpter
Dl Ron Conrad: Danny Webb
John Edwards: Geoffrey Hutchings
Claud Seabrook: Julian Fellowes
Commander Arthur Fieldson: William Hoyland
DCS John Salway: David Schofield
Charlie Dawson: John Dair
Lucille: Siobhan Burke
Anthony Cox: Adam Pearson
Dorothy Kidd: Jean Heywood
DCIPaulBoyd: Chris Walker
ArthurWatson: Harry Herring
Ray Bennett: Paul Greenwood
Paula Bennett: Charlie Hardwick
Mercedes: Sophia Diaz
Commissioner Jellicoe: Granville Saxton

: Arena Burroughs

The influential American writer
William Burroughs died earlier this month at the age of 83. This Arena portrait, completed in 1983 after being filmed over a five-year period, gets to the heart of Burroughs's terrifying vision, revolutionary style, wit and sense of outrage. The contributors include his son, William Burroughs Jr , fellow Beat Generation icons
Allen Ginsberg and Brion Gysin , Terry Southern, Frank Zappa , Laurie Anderson and the painter Francis Bacon.
Director Howard Brookner Producer Alan Yentob
Repeat Subtitled ................


Unknown: William Burroughs
Unknown: William Burroughs Jr
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Brion Gysin
Unknown: Frank Zappa
Unknown: Laurie Anderson
Unknown: Francis Bacon.
Director: Howard Brookner
Producer: Alan Yentob

: The Man with the Golden Arm

Drama starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Chicago: card dealer and heroin addict Frankie Machine has just got out of jail. He vows to kick his habits and become a musician, but the pressures of dealing with a wheelchair-bound wife, a pusher and the woman he really loves make things tough.
(1955, 15) (Black and white)
See Films: pages 44-53 ****

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Otto Preminger
Frankie Machine: Frank Sinatra
Molly: Kim Novak
Zosch Machine: Eleanor Parker
Sparrow: Arnold Stang
Louie: Darren McGavin
Schwiefka: Robert Strauss

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