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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.15 Structural Components 8659340 6.40 West Africa: Art and Identities
7.30 Myth and Music

: Weekend 24

David Robinson and Rebecca Jones present a news and sport roundup.................


Unknown: David Robinson
Unknown: Rebecca Jones

: Personal Passions

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah talks about his love of British classic cars. Repeat


Talks: Benjamin Zephaniah

: Open Saturday

Transport. Travelling from Luton Airport to Amsterdam, Kate Bellingham examines the technological, social and psychological impact of transport systems. Senes producer Andrew Law Repeat..... FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate): Ceefax: page 626: website: www.open.ac.uk/bbc/saturday


Unknown: Kate Bellingham

: See Hear on Saturday

In the first of a weekly strand showing until mid-September, the magazine pays tribute to Deaf Mosaic, the US TV show that ran from 1985 to 1995. Today's item recalls the campaign to elect a deaf president of a university exclusively for deaf people. Hosted by Lara Crooks. With signing and in-vision subtitles.... WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson extols the virtues of the Russian Lada. Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: The Bulldog Breed

Comedy, first of three films in a short season that marks the 30th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing, starring Norman Wisdom Aboard the destroyer Dorchester,
Admiral Sir Bryanston Blyth calls for an ordinary sailorto man an interplanetary rocket. Lovelorn new recruit Norman Puckle is put into training-with chaotic results. Director Robert Asher (1960. PG)
Black and white Subtitled ................
* See Films: pp 44-50 **


Unknown: Sir Bryanston Blyth
Unknown: Norman Puckle
Director: Robert Asher

: From the Earth to the Moon

Science-fiction adventure, continuing the trilogy of films marking 30 years since man stepped on the Moon. starring Joseph Cotton George Sanders , Debra Paget
Just after the American Civil War, scientist Victor Barbicane discovers a miraculous source of energy and designs a missile that will travel to outer space.
Director Byron Haskin (1958) + See Films: pp 44-50 **


Unknown: Joseph Cotton
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Debra Paget
Unknown: Victor Barbicane
Director: Byron Haskin

: Silent Running

Science-fiction drama, concluding the trilogy commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first manned
Moon landing, starring Bruce Dem
A space station in year 2001: a team of botanists work to refurbish a devastated Earth. But when, after eight years, they are recalled, one of them enlists the help of special robots to continue the project.
Director Douglas Trumbull (197L U) Subftitied * See Films: pp 44-50


Unknown: Bruce Dem
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Freeman Lowell: Bruce Dern
Wolf: Cliff Potts
Barker: Ron Rifkin
Keenan: Jesse Vint


The Sound of Silence. A top show jumper mysteriously disappears after a reported UFO visitation near his family's farm. Written by Bob Bell and David Lane
First shown on ITV


Written By: Bob Bell
Written By: David Lane

: Grandstand

Steve Rider presents continuing coverage from Carnoustie of the third round in the 128th Open championship. Highlights of today's play are tonight at 10.30pm.
TV presentation (golf) Alastair Scott. John Shrewsbury Digital widescreen Subtitled ...............


Unknown: Alastair Scott.

: Masterworks: Six Pieces of Britain

Continuing the series that explores the British musical renaissance of the past 100 years.
Michael Berkeley traces the story behind Edward Elgar 's
Cello Concerto, one of the best-loved pieces of British music. An intensely personal composition, it was written at the end of the First World War when Elgar was feeling increasingly out of step with his contemporaries, and draws on the traditions of figures such as Charles Stanford and Hubert Parry as well as the work of German symphonic composers.
The film includes contributions from biographers of Elgar and from Anthony Payne , who added an acclaimed conclusion to
Elgar's Symphony No 3.
Also, in one of his last TV interviews, the late
Yehudi Menuhin recalls times he spent with Elgar in a conversation with one of his former pupils,
Paul Watkins. Watkins is the soloist for the complete performance of the Cello Concerto -filmed at London's Abbey Road Studios, which Elgar opened in 1931-with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis. Director Helen Mansfield
Series producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen An accompanying series, Six Pieces of Britain, continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 1.55pm
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: available monthly at retailers for £3.95


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Hubert Parry
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Paul Watkins.
Conducted By: Andrew Davis.
Director: Helen Mansfield
Producer: Peter Maniura

: History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
Continuing a six-part series in which writer and critic
Professor Henry Louis Gates journeys through
Africa in search of its hidden past. The Road to Timbuktu. Timbuktu is a name known around the world, but few realise that the city, on the shores of the Sahara desert, had a medieval university that was among the Islamic world's most renowned, or that it was once one of the continent's great trading centres. Gates'sjoumey through Mali, one of the poorest but most culturally vibrant of African countries, follows the ancient trade routes and takes in some astonishing architecture. Se today's choices. Director Nick Godwin
Series producer Ben Goold
Digital widescreen


Unknown: Henry Louis Gates
Unknown: Professor Henry Louis Gates
Director: Nick Godwin

: Reputations

Wernher von Braun : from the Nazis to Nasa
Rocket pioneer
Dr Wernhervon Braun 's quest to lead the human race into space began in Nazi Germany. The Saturn V rocket that carried the triumphant Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon in July 1969 evolved from von Braun's V2 missile, which had killed 5,000 Londoners in the Second World War. This film remembers the achievements of a man said to have inspired the eponymous character in Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove. See today's choices.
Producer Andrew Williams ; Series editor
Janice Hadlow


Unknown: Wernher von Braun
Unknown: Dr Wernhervon Braun
Unknown: Nazi Germany.
Producer: Andrew Williams
Editor: Janice Hadlow

: The Not the Nine o'Clock News Story

A landmark programme in contemporary comedy, Not the Nine o'Clock News was first unleashed on an unsuspecting public 20 years ago.
An anarchic mix of satirical and surreal sketches, it launched the careers of Mel Smith , Griff Rhys Jones , Rowan Atkinson and Pamela Stephenson , while its writing and production team included Clive Anderson , Ruby Wax and Richard Curtis.
Protagonists and fans recall the making of the show and explain its success, while a compilation of highlights from the series is on Friday at 9.30pm. Director Gabrielle Osrin : Producer
Gerard Barry


Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Pamela Stephenson
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Richard Curtis.
Director: Gabrielle Osrin
Producer: Gerard Barry

: Golf: the Open

Steve Rider presents highlights from the penultimate day's play. Executive producer Martin Hopkins
Digital widescreen

: The Spongers

A classic drama first broadcast in Play for Today in 1978, showing in tribute to its ground-breaking writer, Jim Allen , who died recently. A single mother of four children struggles with life on the dole against the backdrop of the Silver Jubilee. Contains swearing.
Producer Tony Garnett ; Director
Roland Joffe Repeat Subtitled.


Unknown: Jim Allen
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Roland Joffe
Pauline: Christine Hargreaves
Sullivan: Bernard Hill
Peter: Peter Kerrigan
Paula: Paula McDonagh
Gary: Gary Todd
Grace: Grace Allen
Jackie: Angela Catherall
Gertie: Gertie Almond

: Lord Love a Duck

Black comedy starring
Roddy McDowall
Tuesday Weld
A student of immense intellectual gifts decides to guide the life of beautiful but naive Barbara Ann
Greene, according to her desires. Director George Axelrod (1966)
Black and white
* See Films: pp 44-50 ***
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Barbara Ann
Director: George Axelrod

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. DYNAMO
Numeracy 7-9
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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