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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.10 Living with Technology
7.00 Your Place or Mine? 34899 7.30
Picturing the Genders

: Weekend 24

David Robinson and Jane Hill present a news and sport roundup


Unknown: David Robinson
Unknown: Jane Hill

: Personal Passions

Peter Curran meets physiologist Dr Dick Stephen , who has a passion for making mechanical clocks. Repeat


Unknown: Peter Curran
Unknown: Dr Dick Stephen

: Open Saturday

Minds and Brains. Howard Stableford unravels cerebral mysteries with the help of experts Richard Gregory and Steven Rose , and asks what will become of the soul if brains are fused with computers.
Series 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: Richard Gregory
Unknown: Steven Rose

: See Hear on Saturday

The third report from Gallaudet University in Washington taken from US TV show
Deaf Mosaic examines the effect of war on deaf people. Hosted by Lara Crooks.
With signing and in-vision subtitles. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/see_hear

: Turning Points

American rock star Jon Bon Jovi recalls a life-changing moment. Repeat .....


Unknown: Jon Bon Jovi

: Master Spy

Spy drama starring Stephen Murray
Atop Iron Curtain physicist visiting
Britain for a conference refuses at the last minute to board a plane home. Director Montgomery Tully (1964)
Black and white
* See Films: pp 52-58 *


Unknown: Stephen Murray
Director: Montgomery Tully


Kill Straker. Commander Straker faces a grim challenge from two members of Shado. Written by Donald James
First shown on ITV


Written By: Donald James

: Winchester 73

Saturday Matinée western, opening a quintet of films today directed by Anthony Mann , and the first in a triple bill starring James Stewart Lin McAdam arrives in Dodge City in hot pursuit of his father's killer. He wins a coveted Winchester '73 rifle in a shooting contest, but then the gun is stolen.
(1950. U) Black and white * See Films: pp 52-58


Directed By: Anthony Mann
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Lin McAdam
Un McAdam: James Stewart
Lola Manners: Shelley Winters
Waco Johnny Dean the Kansas Kid: Dan Duryea
Dutch Henry Brown: Stephen McNally

: Thunder Bay

Saturday Matinée adventure drama continuing today's film quintet directed by Anthony Mann , and the second in a James Stewart triple bill
Two adventurers are convinced there is oil underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, but their plans to build an exploration platform lead to conflict with a nearby fishing village. (1953) * See Rims: pp 52-58 **


Directed By: Anthony Mann
Unknown: James Stewart

: Bend of the River

Saturday Matinée western, continuing the quintet directed by Anthony Mann and concluding the trilogy starring James Stewart
Glyn McLyntock saves horse thief Cole Garett from a lynching. A grateful Garett agrees to join McLyntock, who has been hired to guide a wagon train to Oregon.
(1952) The Fall of the Roman Empire is showing at 9pm
* See Films: pp 52-58 ****


Directed By: Anthony Mann
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Glyn McLyntock
Glyn McLyntock: James Stewart
Cole Garett: Arthur Kennedy
Trey Wilson: Rock Hudson
Laura Baile: Julia Adams

: Masterworks: Six Pieces of Britain

Benjamin Britten 's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, one of his most evocative works, is a benchmark in his oeuvre, setting to music poetry by Keats, Tennyson and Blake.
Presenter Michael Berkeley , also Britten's godson, explores the story of a man whose talent led WH Auden to comment that he was the only composer capable of preventing English from sounding ridiculous.
Ian Bostridge is the soloist in a full performance of the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, recorded in Blythburgh Church in Suffolk. The horn soloist is Timothy Brown and Sir Colin Davis conducts the strings of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Director Jonathan Haswell
Series producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen Subtitled .. An accompanying series, Six Pieces of Britain. continues on Radio 3 tomorrow at 2.15pm BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: available monthly at retailers for £3.95
* The nation's favourite classical music ... our poll results: p28


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Presenter: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Timothy Brown
Unknown: Colin Davis
Director: Jonathan Haswell
Producer: Peter Maniura

: BBC News and Sport

With Fiona Bruce. Weather
David Braine


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: David Braine

: History Zone

Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
7.40 Western Front The first of six films in which Professor
Richard Holmes examines how the First World War was fought. Making the Front. Holmes follows the route taken between August and December 1914 by the 100,000 men of the British
Expeditionary Force as they went to fight the Germans in France. At first it was a war of movement, but, by Christmas, the Great War was bogged down in the trenches. Director Keith Sheather Shown last Thursday Digital widescreen
8.10 Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
The Slave Kingdoms
Henry Louis Gates 's trek in search of Africa's hidden past takes him to the ancient kingdoms of Asante and Dahomey. Guided by the descendants of slaves and slave traders, he explores the human traffic that took slaves to Europe and the Americas. See today's choices. Director Nicola Colton ; Series producer Ben Goold Digital widescreen
Code for 7.40-9.00 (not PDC)....


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Director: Keith Sheather
Unknown: Henry Louis Gates
Unknown: Henry Louis Gates
Director: Nicola Colton

: The Fall of the Roman Empire

Historical epic, the fourth of five films today directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Sophia Loren Stephen Boyd
The Roman Empire falls into the hands of corrupt Commodus, whose insane pride leads to revolt. Caught up in the turmoil are his sister, Lucilla, and the nan who should have become emperor. Widescreen.
(1964, U) Digital widescreen
The quintet of Anthony Mann films comes to a close at 12.45am with Desperate
♦ See Rims: pp 52-58 **** ♦ Teach Yourself Sophia Loren : page 49


Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Anthony Mann
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Lucilla: Sophia Loren
Livius: Stephen Boyd
Marcus Aurelius: Alec Guinness
Commodus: Christopher Plummer
Timonides: James Mason
Sohamus: Omar Sharif
Verulus: Anthony Quayle
Ballomar: John Ireland
Cleander: Mel Ferrer
Julianus: Eric Porter
Niger: Douglas Wilmer
Claudius: Peter Damon
Polybius: Andrew Keir
Victorinus: George Murcell

: Video Diaries

Lost Cowboys
In the first in a five-part series of films with idiosyncratic subjects, country music star
Hank Wangford and his band travel to meet real cowboys in the Falklands during Camp
Sports - the week in which the islanders let their hair down after a year's work on farms.
As well as uncovering a passion for country music, Wangford encounters the local wildlife, including penguins, dolphins and albatrosses, and displays his aptitude for shearing sheep. See today's choices.
Producer Rachel Foster ; Executive producer Bob Long


Unknown: Hank Wangford
Producer: Rachel Foster

: Desperate

' Film noir, the last of today's quintet of films directed by Anthony Mann.
Starring Steve Brodie
Audrey Long , Raymond Burr
Trucker Steve Randall becomes inadvertently involved in a robbery during which a policeman is killed. He and his wife are forced to go on the run, pursued not only by the police, but also by the real crooks.
(1947) Black and white 0 See Rims: pp 52-58 ****
Followed by Weatherview


Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Unknown: Steve Brodie
Unknown: Audrey Long
Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Trucker Steve Randall
Steve Randall: Steve Brodie
Anne Randall: Audrey Long
Walt Radak: Raymond Burr
Pete: Douglas Fowley
Reynolds: William Challee
Ferrari: Jason Robards
Shorty: Freddie Steele
Joe: Lee Frederick

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. DYNAMO
Literacy 7-9 Programme 2 -
Dynamo and Slomo investigate different styles of writing. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education

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