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: Open University

6.20 Richard II Character of a King 6540455 6.45 Frontiers of Geology 9702585 7.10 The Traditions and the Environment Rpt

: Open Saturday

Gene Genie. David Goldblatt explores the dilemmas involved in genetics. He looks at how researchers arrived at the idea of a so-called "gay gene" and considers the ethics of genetic engineering.
Executive producer Andrew Law Stereo ..
INFORMATION: call [number removed] for afree brochure, and see Ceefax page
WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday/


Unknown: David Goldblatt

: Menzone

Tim Grundy introduces the first of a five-week strand of programmes targeted particularly towards men. This week's guest is cricketing legend Fred Trueman.
10.35 Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson test-drives some heavy-duty juggernauts while Chris Goffey tries outthe
Lea Francis. Repeat Stereo Subtitled ..
11.10 When Rover Met BMW Don't
Mention the War. The first of five programmes followingthe takeover by German car giant BMW of British car manufacturer Rover sees relations between companies becoming strained.
Repeat Stereo Subtitled ................. Menzoneproducer Mike Finlason


Introduces: Tim Grundy
Unknown: Fred Trueman.
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Unknown: Lea Francis.
Unknown: Mike Finlason

: The Sky at Night

Hipparcos- Star Plotter. Patrick Moore looks at the work and importance of Hipparcos, the highly successful Earth satellite, with Dr Floor Van Leeuwen.
Shown last Sunday Stereo Subtitled ..


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Floor van Leeuwen.

: Complete Guide to Life in the 20th Century

Howie Watkins with ways to avoid stress on moving house. Repeat Stereo..


Unknown: Howie Watkins

: The Brothers Karamazov

' Drama, first in a double bill of films starring Yul Brynner
Also starring
Maria Schell , Claire Bloom , Lee J Cobb The three legitimate sons of boorish Fyodor Karamazov lead very different lives. The oldest, Dmitri, is a boisterous army officer heavily in debt, Ivan works as ajournalist, while Alexey, the youngest, is training to be a monk. When Dmitri asks Fyodor about his inheritance, tempers rise and Fyodor is found beaten to death.
Director Richard Brooks (1958) .......... * See Films: pages 44-53


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Maria Schell
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Fyodor Karamazov
Director: Richard Brooks
Dmitri Karamazov: Yul Brynner
Grushenka: Maria Schell
Katya: Claire Bloom
Fyodor Karamazov: Lee J Cobb
Ivan Karamazov: Richard Basehart
Alexey Karamazov: William Shatner

: The Buccaneer

Swashbuckling adventure, concluding the double bill of films starring Yul Brynner
Also starring Charlton Heston, Claire Bloom.

Keen to defend his country after the British lay siege to New Orleans, pirate Jean Lafitte puts his plundering to one side to come to help General Jackson.

(See Films: pages 44-53)


Director: Anthony Quinn
Jean Lafitte: Yul Brynner
General Andrew Jackson: Charlton Heston
Bonnie Brown: Claire Bloom
Dominique You: Charles Boyer
Annette Claiborne: Inger Stevens
Governor Claiborne: EG Marshall

: The Saint

The Art Collectors. In Paris the Saint meets a girl who tells him someone is trying to purloin priceless paintings by Leonardo da Vinci that she is tryingto sell. First shown on ITV ............................


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci

: Colt .45

Western starring
Randolph Scott
Colt gun salesman
Steve Farrell is demonstrating the new rapid-fire .45s when they are stolen by outlaw Jason Brett. Farrell sets out to recover the weapons and stop Brett's rampage of robbery and murder.
Director Edwin L Marin (1950)
♦ See Films: pages 44-53 ***


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Steve Farrell
Unknown: Jason Brett.
Director: Edwin L Marin
Steve Farrell: Randolph Scott
Beth Donovan: Ruth Roman
Jason Brett: Zachary Scott
Paul Donovan: Lloyd Bridges
Sheriff Harris: Alan Hale
Miller: Ian MacDonald
Walking Bear: Chief Thundercloud
Judge Tucker: Lute Crockett

: News and Sport

National and international news.
With Liz MacKean. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish ....


Unknown: Liz MacKean.

: Mercury Music Prize: Highlights

Jools Holland and Tracey MacLeod introduce highlights from London's Grosvenor House
Hotel of last Thursday's announcement of the Mercury Music Prize winner, plus performances by all ten nominated acts. The prize, given to the makers of what the judging panel considered to be the past year's best British album release, comprised a wide cross-section of artists.
Contenders ranged from the cutting-edge techno soundscapes of the Chemical Brothers and the angst-ridden rock of Radiohead to the classical compositions of John Tavener and the Spice Girls' jaunty dance-pop, plus Primal
Scream, the Prodigy and Suede. Director Janet FraserCrook : Producer
MarkCooper Stereo Subtitled..


Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: John Tavener
Director: Janet Frasercrook

: Bully

An Occupational Hazard. Thousands of working people suffer from bullying at the hands of bosses or colleagues. Three individuals recall their extreme experiences, which ranged from mental suffering to physical assault, and resulted in either resignation or dismissal. See today's choices.
Producer Louise Norman ; Executive producer Grant Mansfield
The series concludes tomorrow at 9.20pm with Something about a Uniform


Producer: Louise Norman
Producer: Grant Mansfield

: Bullying - a Survival Guide

The Workplace. This penultimate survival guide offers advice on identifying bullies at work, from the shopfloorto management offices, and ways of breaking the circle of victimisation.
Director Mark Bristow ; Series producer Alastair Laurence
The last survival guide is tomorrow. 10pm


Director: Mark Bristow
Producer: Alastair Laurence

: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

The Go-Between. Bob is becoming increasingly saddened by Thelma's absence, and by Terry's work around the house.
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Producer Bernard Thompson


Written By: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Producer: Bernard Thompson
Terry: James Bolam
Bob: Rodney Bewes
Thelma: Brigit Forsyth
Audrey: Sheila Fearn

: Our Friends in the North

The seventh in a nine-part rerun of the Bafta Award-winning drama series, charting 30 years in the lives of four Geordie friends. Starring Saskia Wickham Christopher Eccleston
David Bradley , Gina McKee 1984: the miners' strike dominates both the news and the lives of the four friends, with Mary and Anthony on opposing sides. See today's choices.
Written by Peter Flannery
Producer Chartes Pattinson Director Simon Cellan Jones
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Saskia Wickham
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: David Bradley
Unknown: Gina McKee
Written By: Peter Flannery
Producer: Chartes Pattinson
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Claudia Seabrook: Saskia Wickham
Nicky Hutchinson: Christopher Eccleston
Eddie Wells: David Bradley
Mary Cox: Gina McKee
Anthony Cox: Daniel Casey
Felix Hutchinson: Peter Vaughan
Rorrie Hutchinson: Freda Dowie
Tosker Cox: Mark Strong

: Reds

Oscar-winning epic drama, directed by and starring Warren Beatty
Also starring Diane Keaton , Jack Nicholson
When radicaljoumalist John Reed meets aspiring writer Louise Bryant , theyform a relationship that is destined to witness one of the most turbulent events of the 20th century-the Bolshevik Revolution. Their stormy romance is set against this momentous historical event.
Showing in widescreen format.
(1981.15) Stereo ♦ See Rims: pp 44-53 *****
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Diane Keaton
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: John Reed
Unknown: Louise Bryant
John Reed: Warren Beatty
Louise Bryant: Diane Keaton
Eugene O'Neill: Jack Nicholson
Max Eastman: Edward Herrmann
Grigory Zinoviev: Jerzy Kosinski
Emma Goldman: Maureen Stapleton
Pete Van Wherry: Gene Hackman
Louis Fraina: Paul Sorvino
Paul Trullinger: Nicolas Coster
Speaker at Liberal club: M Emmet Walsh
Mr Partlow: Ian Wolfe
MrsPartlow: Bessie Love
Police chief: Ramon Bieri
Pinkerton guard: Jack O'Leary
Julius Gerber: William Daniels
Allan Benson: Dave King
Mac Alpine: Shane Rimmer

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