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: Open University

6.20 Richard II Politics, Patriotism and Authority Rpt 4044631 6.45 Science and NuclearWaste Rpt 5811761 7.10
Mozambique under Attack
7.35 Data about Data

: Open Saturday

Destination Europe. Howard Stableford explores the similarities and differences that exist between Britain and the rest of Europe, from attitudes to the environment and political changes to immigration, culture and body language.
Executive producer Andrew Law Stereo .
INFORMATION: call [number removed] for a free brochure, and see Ceefax page
WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday/

: Menzone

Tim Grundy 's guest today on the strand of programmes targeted particularly towards men is TV critic and writer AA Gill.


Unknown: Tim Grundy

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson test-drives Ford's new Puma, and Quentin Willson travels to America to sample the new version of the Chevrolet Corvette.
Shown last Thursday Stereo Subtitled.

: When Rover Met BMW

Crisis. The Germans request that an advertisingcampaign be more British in Style. Repeat Stereo Subtitled ....

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Insurance Company

Bilko's efforts to start a career in the insurance business are thwarted.
(Black and white) (Repeat) (Stereo)


Menzone Producer: Mike Finlason

: Unspeakable Verse

Miriam Margolyes , Leo McKern , Hugh Laurie and Louise Lombard celebrate comic verse from both Britain and America. Repeat Stereo................


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Louise Lombard

: Film 97 with Barry Norman

Another chance to see the opening reviews of the new series, which include Mrs Brown and Conspiracy Theory.
Shown last Monday on BBC1

: James Cagney: Top of the World

By way of an introduction to a season of James Cagney films, Michael J Fox looks at the life of one of Hollywood's most popular stars. Although best-known for playinggangsters, Cagney was often uncomfortable with his tough-guy image and longed to show his skills in musicals such as Yankee Doodle Dandy, which follows. Repeat Stereo


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Michael J Fox

: Yankee Doodle Dandy

Today's Saturday Matinee musical biography launches a short season of films starring James Cagney
Summoned to the White House in the dark days of the Second World War, renowned entertainer George M Cohan reminisces about his life in show business.
Director Michael Curtiz (1942, U)
Black and white Postponed from Thursday 14 August
The James Cagney season continues with One. Two. Three on Thursday at 10.30am ♦ See Films: pages 48-53


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: George M Cohan
Director: Michael Curtiz
Unknown: James Cagney
George M Cohan: James Cagney
Mary: Joan Leslie
Jerry Cohan: Walter Huston
Sam Harris: Richard Whorf
Dietz: George Tobias
Fay Templeton: Irene Manning

: The Saint

The Death Game. Playing murder as a game can be fun. unti it becomes a dangerous case of the real thing.
First shown on ITV ............................

: Cricket: Essex v Warwickshire

Live coverage from Lord's as Essex take on Warwickshire in the NatWest Trophy final.
Neither team is a stranger to this big occasion: Warwickshire return for their fourth final in five years while Essex attempt to atone for last year's heavy defeat by Lancashire.
Both teams have overseas stars with match-winning potential, with South African Allan Donald leading the Warwickshire attack and Australia's Stuart Law aiming to continue his run of prolific form with the bat for Essex.
Commentary by Richie Benaud, Geoffrey Boycott, David Gower, Tony Lewis and Chris Broad. Introduced by Tony Lewis.
See Jonathan Agnew : page 42


Cricketer: Allan Donald
Cricketer: Stuart Law
Commentary: Richie Benaud
Commentary: Geoffrey Boycott
Commentary: David Gower
Commentary: Tony Lewis
Commentary: Chris Broad
Introduced by: Tony Lewis
Producer: Paul Davies.
Producer: Alan Griffiths
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Restless Nation

Why have the Scots flirted with devolution but never made a firm commitment? NextThursday,
Scotland has a chance to decide the future of its constitution and its relationship with England.
Nearly 300 years ago,
Scotland and England were joined in what can be compared to an arranged marriage. While the union with England has remained largely solid, there have been times when some
Scottish elements have wanted to control their own destiny. Using archive footage and interviews, KirstyWark charts the history of the home rule movement and asks if Scotland remains a restless nation.
Producer Gail Birnie ; Executive producers Val Atkinson and Alan Clements


Producer: Gail Birnie
Producers: Val Atkinson
Producers: Alan Clements

: Bookmark

This new five-part series looks at troubled lives that produced great 20th-century literature.
Not Waving but Drowning - Stevie Smith. Friends, neighbours and fellow writers combine with archive footage to form a picture of how London secretary Stevie Smith took the male-dominated literary world by storm. See today's choices. Director Aysha Rafaele; Series editor Roland Keating


Subject: Stevie Smith
Director: Aysha Rafaele
Series: editor Roland Keating

: Our Friends in the North

The first of a double bill of episodes to conclude the award-winning nine-part epic drama. Starring Peter Vaughan Daniel Craig
Christopher Eccleston
Mark Strong , Gina McKee 1987. Thefourfriendsfrom
Newcastle are approaching middle age. It's a time of family crises and forced decision-making. See today's choices.
Repeat Stereo
Then at 10.40 1995. All the friends return to Newcastle for an emotional reunion. Nicky and Mary have not seen each other for eight years; Tosker is about to open his floating nightclub on the Tyne; and Geordie is fresh out of prison and hoping to fulfil his dream of rock'n'roll fame.
Written by Peter Flannery
Producer Charles Pattinson Director Simon Cellan Jones
Repeat Stereo Code 9.25-11.55 (not PDC) ..


Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Daniel Craig
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Mark Strong
Unknown: Gina McKee
Written By: Peter Flannery
Producer: Charles Pattinson
Director: Simon Cellan Jones
Felix Hutchinson: Peter Vaughan
Geordie: Daniel Craig
Nicky Hutchinson: Christopher Eccleston
Tosker Cox: Mark Strong
Mary Cox: Gina McKee
Florrie Hutchinson: Freda Oowie
Elaine Cox: Tracey Wilkinson
Eddie Wells: David Bradley
Colin Butler: Pete Lee-Wilson
Claudia Seabrook: Saskia Wickham
Anthony Cox: Daniel Casey

: Cricket

Highlights of today's NatWest
Trophy final between Essex and Warwickshire at Lord's. Hosted byTonyLewis.

: Angel Baby

Drama starring
George Hamilton
Evangelist Paul Strand tours the southern States preaching his own fiery brand of religion. Then a young mute girl attends his prayer meeting and recovers the power of speech.
Director Paul Wendkos (1961)
Black and white
* See Films: pages 48-53 ★★★
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Evangelist Paul Strand
Director: Paul Wendkos
Paul Strand: George Hamilton
Sarah Strand: Mercedes McCambridge
Angel Baby: Salome Jens
Mollie Hays: Joan Blondell
Ben Hays: Henry Jones
Hoke Adams: Burt Reynolds
Sam Wilcox: Roger Clark
Otis Finch: Dudley Remus
Mrs Brooks: Victoria Adams

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