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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.20 Work and Energy (S)
6.45 The Heat Is On (S)
7.10 Picturing the Modern City (S)
9924068 7.35 Open Advice - Staying on Course

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24, plus weather at 8.25. (w)

: Day of a Thousand Beats

In the UK only one in three people now work a traditional nine-to-five day. How have times changed? (R)

: Independent Living

A look at the implications of financial cutbacks for people with disabilities living outside institutions. (R) (S)

: Software Surgery

How software can be designed to suit the needs of the user, rather than the assumptions of the designer. (R) (S)

: Family Ties

The story of Adeline Yen Mah from her origins as an unwanted child in Shanghai in the forties to her career as a doctor in California.
(R) (S)


Unknown: Adeline Yen Mah

: Amazing Grace

The darker origins of the well-known song. (R) (W) INFORMATION: call [number removed] (calls at national rate). Website: www.open2.net

: See Hear on Saturday

David Hyslop introduces his choice of clips from past programmes. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Thursday at 1.55am on BBC1


Introduces: David Hyslop

: Holiday Snaps

More travel ideas.

: The Natural World

Ice Fox. Afilm following the lives of two families of Arctic foxes as they battle to survive another northern year. (R) (S)

: Doctor Zhivago

David Lean 's Oscar-winning epic, showing as a tribute to Alec Guinness , and starring
Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Doctor and poet Yuri Zhivago is brought up in the family of Alexander Gromeko , whose daughter Tonya he marries. But his true love is for the beautiful Lara, the mistress of a political opportunist. Widescreen.
(1965, PG) (S) (W) Sir Alec Guinness stars in The Bridge on the River Kwai tomorrow 2.10pm on BBC1 Films: pp 48-53 *****
Remembering Sir Alec Guinness : p46


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Omar Sharif
Unknown: Julie Christie.
Unknown: Yuri Zhivago
Unknown: Alexander Gromeko
Unknown: Sir Alec Guinness
Unknown: Sir Alec Guinness
Yuri Zhivago: Omar Sharif
Lara: Julie Christie
Tonya: Geraldine Chaplin
Komarovsky: Rod Steiger
Yevgraf: Alec Guinness
Pasha/Strelnikov: Tom Courtenay
Alexander: Ralph Richardson
Anna: Siobhan McKenna

: Voyage of the Damned

Drama based on a true story. In 1939 a liner leaves Hamburg carrying Jewish refugees. The horrors are briefly forgotten and friendships develop. But when refused entry to Cuba, the passengers find themselves the virtual prisoners of a floatingjail.
Director Stuart Rosenberg (1976. PG)
(S) Films: pp 48-53 **


Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Denise Kreisler: Faye Dunaway
Captain Gustav SchroederMax: Von Sydow
Dr Egon Kreisler: Oskar Werner
Max: Malcolm McDowell
DrJuan Remos: James Mason
Jose Estedes: Orson Welles

: A Day to Remember

As a tribute to the late broadcaster Sir Robin Day who died aged 76 earlier this month, Roy Hattersley , the former Labour MP who is now in the Lords, introduces this programme originally shown to mark Sir Robin's 75th birthday. The film offers an opportunity to enjoy again some of the best moments from the career of this consummate political interviewer.
Editor Anne Tyerman (R) (S)


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Correspondent

Mufadzi Nkomo was raised in rural Zimbabwe but moved to London ten years ago. Now she returns to her homeland to discover how family, friends and fellow citizens from all walks of life, including war veterans and white farmers, are coping with the turbulent political climate that surrounds the fiercely contested elections. See Choice.
Editor Fiona Murch ; Producer Daniela Volker (S)


Unknown: Mufadzi Nkomo
Editor: Fiona Murch
Producer: Daniela Volker

: Mike Yarwood

As a warm-up for this evening's / Love the Seventies, a vintage entertainment special, recorded in 1974 for Show of the Week, featuring the many faces and voices of the celebrated impressionist in a one-off cabaret performance. Producer James Moir (R) (S)


Producer: James Moir

: The Nazis - a Warning from History: The Road to Treblinka

Continuing the Bafta Award-winning documentary series.
How was it possible for the Nazis to create killing factories to exterminate Jews and others they thought "undesirable"? Rimed in Poland, Germany and Lithuania this documentary examines the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, showing how it was the catalyst for a radical change in Nazi policy against the Jews. (R) (S)


Producer: Laurence Rees

: I Love the Seventies

Continuing the Saturday-night strand that revisits the popular culture of the decade, from fads, fashions and films to its stars, sounds and sport. Ends 2.30am. See Choice.
8.55 I Love 1974
Bob Godfrey, the animator behind cult 1970s cartoon characters Roobarb and Custard, has devised an animated special, in which the pair put on a cabaret to introduce the stars of 1974. The show evokes the year by recalling The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Custard remembers the Wombles and Pans People, while Roobarb performs the Mud dance.
Plus there's a look back at the Ford Capri and computer game Pong. Richard Briers provides the voices.
Director David Turnull ; Series producer Alan Brown (S) (W)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: Richard Briers
Director: David Turnull
Producer: Alan Brown

: Earthquake

Disaster movie starring Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner. The bustling and glamorous city of Los Angeles, perched precariously on the San Andreas Fault, is about to experience the ultimate horror - a series of devastating tremors that spell disaster for those who live or work there. Widescreen.
Director Mark Robson (1974, PG) (S) (W) Rims: pp 48-53 ****
The Reel Story behind ... : page 46


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Ava Gardner.
Director: Mark Robson
Graff: Charlton Heston
Remy Graff: Ava Gardner
Patrolman Slade: George Kennedy
Royce: Lome Greene
Denise: Genevieve Bujold
Miles: Richard Roundtree

: Match of the Seventies

Continuing the series, presented by Dennis Waterman , that captures the decade's classic football action, this week focusing on the 1974/5 season.
Director Chris Kelly ; Producer Tony Moss (R) (S)


Presented By: Dennis Waterman
Director: Chris Kelly
Producer: Tony Moss

: The Night Porter

Drama starring Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling. Vienna, 1957: Max, an ex-SS officer, is working as a night porter in a luxury hotel, where some of his wartime colleagues are also hiding. The situation becomes complicated when Max's ex-lover Lucia, a former concentration camp inmate, reappears. Ends 2.30am.
Director Liliana Cavani (1973, 18)
(S) Films: pp 48-53 ***


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Director: Liliana Cavani
Max: Dirk Bogarde
Klaus: Philippe Leroy
Lucia: Charlotte Rampling
Hans: Gabriele Ferzetti

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. www.bbc.co.uk/education
Dynamo Key Stage 1: Literacy Programme 2 Ends 5am.

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