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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Vibrations (S) 3972775 6.30 New York Making Connections (S)
86572 7.00 Open Advice - Study to Succeed 25959 7.30 Two Religions: Two Communities (S)

: Weekend 24

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

: The Elvis Statistic

In a world of conflicting statistics, how is it possible to determine the truth? (R)

: What's Right for Children?

A group of pupils and their teacher explore their school's policy on children's rights. (R) (S)

: The Front Desk

Making computer interfaces more welcoming. (R) (S)

: England's Green andPleasant Land

A look at how images of England and Englishness have evolved.
(R) (S)

: Imitation of Life

A classic Hollywood film that offers more than mere melodrama.
(S)(W) INFORMATION: call [number removed] (calls at national rate). Website: www.open2.net

: See Hear on Saturday

Eva Fielding-Jackson introduces clips from past shows. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Rptd Thursday 2.10am BBC1


Introduces: Eva Fielding-Jackson

: The Sky at Night

Back to Basics - Into Deep Space Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott discuss unfamiliar astronomical terms. (R) (S)


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Chris Lintott

: Chance of a Lifetime

Romantic comedy starring Leslie Nielsen.

A dying widow rooks into a luxurious hotel where she attracts the attentions of a suave widower. However, despite his charms, the spell is broken all too soon.
(1991, U) (S)
Films: pp 52-60 ***


Director: Jonathan Sanger
[Actor]: Leslie Nielsen

: Forty Eight Preludesand Fugues

Angela Hewitt plays Bach's
Prelude and Fugue in A flat (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 No 17). (S) (W)


Unknown: Angela Hewitt

: Malta Story

Saturday Matinee, the first in :oday's double bill of Second Norld War dramas also showing as a tribute to the late Alec Guinness. A pilot lands in Malta where he joins the local effort to repel a German invasion. Director Brian Desmond Hurst (1953, U)
(BW) (S) Films: pp 52-60 ***


Unknown: Alec Guinness.
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

: Raid on Rommel

Saturday Matinée, concluding today's double bill of Second World War dramas, starring
Richard Burton Libya 1942: a British Army Intelligence agent leads an attack on Rommel's gun positions atTobruk. Widescreen. Director Henry Hathaway (1971, 15)
(S) (W) Films: pp 52-60 **


Unknown: Richard Burton
Director: Henry Hathaway

: Summer Dance 2000

A Lifetime of Dance: Merce Cunnigham. Deborah Bull introduces a profile of the American choreographer and dancer, including an improvisation by Merce Cunnigham himself.
Director Charles Atlas ; Executive producer Bob Lockyer (S) (W) Summer Dance 2000 also tomorrow 8pm


Unknown: Merce Cunnigham.
Introduces: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Merce Cunnigham
Director: Charles Atlas
Producer: Bob Lockyer

: Ray Mears's Extreme Survival

The Arctic Circle. Ray Mears ventures into the icy forests of northern Sweden and finds out how Arctic survivor
Bob Thomson endured a two-day ordeal trapped in the wreckage of a plane near the North Pole.
Director Paul Watson ; Series producer Dick Colthurst (R) (S) (W) Ray Mears visits Arizona tomorrow at 6.15pm


Unknown: Ray Mears
Unknown: Bob Thomson
Director: Paul Watson
Producer: Dick Colthurst
Unknown: Ray Mears

: Correspondent

Investigative journalist Andrew Jennings meets top athletes, senior officials and Clinton's drugs tsar in this wry look at the costly public relations exercise undertaken by the International Olympic Committee in an attempt to clean up its tarnished image. See Choice.
Editor Fiona Murch (S)


Unknown: Andrew Jennings
Editor: Fiona Murch

: The Good Life: The Pagan Rite

As a taster to I Love the Seventies night which begins at 8.55, a classic edition of the comedy series from 1975.

As their savings are gradually depleted, Tom toys with the idea of earning some extra cash.
(R) (S)
(Another episode can be seen tomorrow at 7.30pm)


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbetter: Paul Eddington
Sir: Reginald Marsh
Felicity: Moyra Fraser
Margot Leadbetter: Penelope Keith

: The Nazis - a Warning from History: Fighting to the End

Concluding the Bafta Award-winning documentary series.

After the battle of Stalingrad ended in 1943, the German people experienced nothing but disaster. So why, when all seemed lost, did the Nazis fight on? (R) (S)


Producer: Laurence Rees

: I Love the Seventies

Continuing the Saturday-night strand that celebrates a decade of popular culture, from the fads, fashions and films to its stars, sounds and sport. Ends 1.35am.
8.55 I Love 1975Dennis Waterman introduces the highlights and heart-throbs of 1975, including Barry Sheene , David Essex and the Fonz. It was the year that Jaws scared bathers out of the water and cult musical movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show (showing at 9.55) had its first screening.
Plus memories of Saturday afternoons with World of Sport. Director Liz Molyneux ; Series producer Alan Brown (S) (W)
9.55 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cult comedy musical starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.
Sweethearts Brad and Janet find themselves drawn into a bizarre world when their car breaks down during a storm and they are forced to spend the night at a gothic mansion. Widescreen.
Director Jim Sharman (1975,15) (S) (W) Films: pp 52-60 ****
The reel story behind... : page 50
11.30 Shivers Horror. A deranged scientist develops a bizarre sexual parasite and implants it into the body of his teenage mistress. But it soon spreads through the residents of a tower blockwith disturbing effects.
Director David Cronenberg ( 1975. 18) (S) 193 Films: pp 52-60 ****
12.55 Match of the Seventies Continuing the series that captures the decade's classic football action, this week focusing on the 1975/6 season.
Director Chris Kelly ; Producer Tony Moss (R) (S)


Introduces: Dennis Waterman
Unknown: Barry Sheene
Unknown: David Essex
Director: Liz Molyneux
Producer: Alan Brown
Unknown: Tim Curry
Unknown: Susan Sarandon.
Unknown: Sweethearts Brad
Director: Jim Sharman
Director: David Cronenberg
Director: Chris Kelly
Producer: Tony Moss
Frank N Furter: Tim Curry
Janet Weiss: Susan Sarandon
Brad Majors: Barry Bostwick
Riff Raff: Richard O'Brien
Dr Everett Scott: Jonathan Adams
Columbia: Nell Campbell
Rocky Horror: Peter Hinwood
Magenta: Patricia Quinn
Eddie: Meatloaf
Criminologist: Charles Gray
Roger S tLuc: Paul Hampton
Rollo Linsky: Joe Silver
Forsythe: Lynn Lowry
Nicholas Tudor: Alan Migicovsky
Janine Tudor: Susan Petrie
Betts: Barbara Steele

: Deadline at Dawn

Mystery. A sailor is plied with drinks by a woman who is later found murdered and finds himself with six hours in which to prove his innocence. Ends 2.55. Director Harold Clurman (1946) (BW) (S) Films: pp 52-60 **


Director: Harold Clurman

: BBC Learning Zone

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

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