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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Projecting Visions
6.30 What's Right for Children
84730 7.00 The Arch Never Sleeps 23117 7.30 What Is Religion?

: Weekend 24

Andrew Harvey and Jane Hill with a roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25.


Unknown: Andrew Harvey
Unknown: Jane Hill

: What's the Colour of Crime?

The real victims of crime.

: Ever Wondered?

An examination of the appeal of chocolate and the origins of the modern British menu.
FURTHER INFORMATION: call [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)
Website: www.open2.net; Ceefax: p

: Fighting for Space

How commercial demands on the radio spectrum are threatening future scientific research.

: Mind Bites

Psychologist Raj Persaud on gender and language.


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: Food: Whose Choice Is It Anyway?

Four short stories about eating illustrate why food choices can't be taken for granted.

: Language Links

Homework. An Irish actor's work in French theatre.

: See Hear on Saturday

The weekly magazine for deaf people, hosted by Lara Crooks , including an update on Deaf
Sports. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Thursday at 2.45am on BBC1


Unknown: Lara Crooks

: Wildlife on Two

Blubber Lovers. The often-violent love lives of the elephant seals of California.

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's Credit Card

Sergeant Bilko dreams up a diners' club for GIs. (BW)

: Blake's 7: Orac

In the last of the repeat run, Blake must beat the Federation in getting to the unknown quantity that is Orac.
Written by Terry Nation


Written by: Terry Nation

: Racing from Newbury

Live coverage of this afternoon's meeting at Newbury, featuring the 1.30, 2.00 and 2.35 races. Introduced by Clare Balding and Willie Carson. Commentary from Jim McGrath and Graham Rock.
Senior producer Chris Lewis


Introduced By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Willie Carson.
Unknown: Jim McGrath
Unknown: Graham Rock.
Producer: Chris Lewis

: The VIPs

Saturday Matinee drama, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. When fog forces an overnight stay in the hotel at London Airport, the lives of passengers in the VIP lounge are radically altered. Widescreen.
Director Anthony Asquith (1963) 494 Elizabeth Taylor stars in Father of the Bride on Thursday at 1.10pm Films: pp 62-68 **


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Richard Burton.
Director: Anthony Asquith
Director: Elizabeth Taylor
Frances Andros: Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Andros: Richard Burton
Marc Champselle: Louis Jourdan
Gloria Gritti: Elsa Martinelli
Duchess of Brighton: Margaret Rutherford

: The Morecambe and Wise Show

Vintage sixties comedy and music with Eric and Ernie.
First shown on ITV (BW)
Followed by When I Grow Up
Children's hopes for the future.


Archive pop memories.
Shown last Wednesday

: The Naked Chef

Bun in the Oven. Jamie Oliver cooks for his pregnant sister.
Shown last Wednesday


Unknown: Jamie Oliver

: BBC News and Sport

With George Alagiah. Weather Helen Willetts.


Unknown: George Alagiah.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: Correspondent Europe

Our Poison. Earlier this year cyanide contamination of a tributary of the Danube ruined the lives of Hungarians and Serbs. George Mombiot sees how villagers are coping.
Edward Stourton finds out why a Bulgarian town blames a Romanian factory for its problems, and Neal Ascherson reports on the effects of overfishing in the Black Sea.
Editor Fiona Murch ; Series producer Lucy Hetherington


Unknown: George Mombiot
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Neal Ascherson
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producer: Lucy Hetherington

: The History Zone

Ends 8.55.
One Foot in the Past Sculpture. Kirsty Wark asks why Britain has never embraced fountains as enthusiastically as the continent, plus a look at the hidden depths of Canova and the mysterious world of gargoyles. See Choice. Directors Anne Elletson and Kate Scholefield
Series producer Tim Dunn


Directors: Anne Elletson
Directors: Kate Scholefield
Producer: Tim Dunn

: History Zone Rims

Becoming One Flesh. Today's generation consider sex before marriage to be the norm, but for their grandparents life was very different. A clutch of intimate tales reveal the emotional truth behind the wedding photos of 50 years ago. See Choice.
Producer Annie Paul ; Editor Laurence Rees History 2000 continues on Tuesday at 8pm with Local Heroes


Producer: Annie Paul
Editor: Laurence Rees

: Lesley Garrett Tonight

The soprano returns for a second six-part series of operatic entertainment. Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovskyand ex-Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellowjoin her for duets, and she performs pieces by D'Hardelot and Delibes. See Choice.
Director Michael Leggo ; Producer Emma Cornish Brian Kay : page 42, Outdoor Concert for Summer: page 27


Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovskyand
Singer: Marti Pellowjoin
Director: Michael Leggo
Producer: Emma Cornish
Producer: Brian Kay

: Funny Women

A profile of actress Patricia Routledge , whose understated portrayal of down-to-earth women in the likes of Talking Heads contrasts with her most famous role as Hyacinth Bucket.
Producer Gabrielle Osrin ; Editor Ben Frow


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Gabrielle Osrin
Editor: Ben Frow

: Keeping Up Appearances

Comedy starring Patricia Routledge. Hyacinth plans a nautical supper, but events take an unexpected turn.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Patricia Routledge.
Written By: Roy Clarke
Producer: Harold Snoad

: Black Cab

White Knight. A cabbie at the end of his shift decides to help a woman in distress. With strong language. See Choice.
Written by Joe Shrapnel ; Producers Chris Clough and Jake Lushington
Director Nick Laughland The series continues on Monday at 10.20pm


Written By: Joe Shrapnel
Producers: Chris Clough
Producers: Jake Lushington
Director: Nick Laughland
Raymond: Clive Russell
Olivia: Lucy Whybrow

: Arena

The Veil. More and more young Muslim women today are wearing the veil, saying that it frees rather than oppresses them. This one-off Arena explores how a simple piece of cloth has endured in the eastern and western imagination. Director Aysha Rafaele ; Series editor Anthony Wall


Director: Aysha Rafaele

: Coupling

Size Matters. Sally regrets declining a date.
Shown yesterday

: Later with Jools Holland

Lou Reed and US singer Kelis star in the last of the series. Plus guitarist Bert Jansch - with Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler - the UKgarage of MJ Cole, electronica merchants Broadcast and Al Jarreau. The series returns in the autumn. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mark Cooper


Unknown: Lou Reed
Guitarist: Bert Jansch
Unknown: Johnny Marr
Unknown: Bernard Butler
Unknown: Al Jarreau.
Director: Janet Fraser Crook
Producer: Mark Cooper

: Operation Condor: the Armour of God II

Martial-arts adventure directed by and starring Jackie Chan.
A young oriental adventurer is hired to seek Nazi gold stashed in the Sahara. Cantonese dialogue dubbed into English. Widescreen. Ends 2.45am. (1990, 15)
Jackie Chan stars in Rumble in the Bronx tomorrow at 9.55pm
Films: pp 62-68 ****
Teach Yourself Jackie Chan : page 57


[Actor]/Director: Jackie Chan

: BBC Learning Zone

GCSE Biteslze Revision German Ends 5am.

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