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: Open University

Repeats are not indicated.
6.05 Who Belongs to Glasgow? (S) 4839732 6.30 Fighting for Space (S) 45057 7.00 New York-Making Connections (S) 76415 7.30 Music to the Ear (S)

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24, with Tanya Beckett and Darren Jordon. Weather at 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Tanya Beckett
Unknown: Darren Jordon.

: Middle-Aged Delinquents

People born in the sixties discuss the middle-age itch. (R) FURTHER INFORMATION: call[number removed] (calls charged at national rate) Website: www.open2.NET

: Ever Wondered?

Richard Wilson considers why we look the way we do. (R)


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Breaking the Seal

Criminal Records. The history of crime and punishment in England. (R) (W)

: Mind Bites

A look at the science of aromatherapy. (R)

: Open Advice

Study to Succeed. Advice on how to be a better student.
(R) (S)

: Mind Bites

Raj Persaud explores how far people will go whenfollowing orders. (R)


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: See Hear on Saturday

Lara Crooks joins the Jewish
Deaf Association's anniversary celebrations. With sign language and in-vision subtitles.
Repeated Wednesday at 3.20am on BBC1

: The Phil Silvers Show: Platoon, Saloon

Bilko sets his sights on a purchase when a rich recruit arrives. (BW) (R) (S)

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson remembers the blighted Ford Edsel. (R) (S)


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: Thunderbirds

The Cham Cham. Lady Penelope investigates a cabaret act.
Shown last Tuesday (S)


Unknown: Cham Cham.

: Great Romances of the 20th Century

The first of a double bill of love stories highlights the fairy-tale romance between movie star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.
(R) (S)

1.30 The story of the torrid affair between sultry screen goddess Ava Gardner and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes.
(R) (S)

: Green Fire

First in a double bill of MGM films starring Stewart Granger is a romantic drama.
Rian Mitchell must choose between his love for plantation owner
Catherine Knowland (Grace Kelly ) and his dream of finding the Green Fire emerald. Widescreen. Director Andrew Marton (1954, U)
(S) Films: pp 60-63 * * *


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Rian Mitchell
Unknown: Catherine Knowland
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Director: Andrew Marton

: Bhowani Junction

The MGM double bill featuring Stewart Granger concludes with a period drama starring
Ava Gardner as an Anglo-Indian woman who has to choose between her loyalty to her people and her love for a British colonel. Widescreen. Director George Cukor (1956)
(S)(W) Films: pp 60-63***


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Director: George Cukor


Today's show features Sting, the Beatles, U2 and Joni Mitchell.
Shown last Wednesday (S)


Unknown: Joni Mitchell.

: What the Papers Say

Freelance journalist Alix Sharkey looks back at a week in the news and reviews the stories that made the headlines.
Producer Christine Ruth (S)


Unknown: Alix Sharkey
Producer: Christine Ruth

: Correspondent

Death of a Priest. Six months ago the headless body of an American missionary was found in Kenya's Rift Valley. A shotgun lay by his side and it appeared to be a straightforward suicide, but could it have been murder? Father John Kaiser had been investigating allegations of murder, rape and corruption at the heart of the Kenyan government. The BBC's East Africa correspondent Andrew Harding takes a chilling look at a murky world far removed from the safaris and the wildlife cliches of modem Kenya. Producer Eammon Mathews : Editor Fiona Murch (S) (W) WEBSITE; www.bbc.co.uk/correspondent


Unknown: Father John Kaiser
Unknown: Andrew Harding
Producer: Eammon Mathews
Editor: Fiona Murch

: Fascinatin' Rhythm: Omnibus

From Hollywood to Lancashire, from Ann Miller and the Nicholas Brothers to Gregory Hines and up-and-coming hip-hop tapper Derrick Grant , this film tells the story of tap dancing. With roots in Lancashire, Ireland and America's Deep South, tap dance gained a sophisticated edge and a wider audience when it was brought to the big screen by stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the thirties. Featuring clips of spectacular routines, plus a look at Britain's answer to Shirley Temple. See Choice.
Director Ian Leese ; Series editor Basil Comely (S) (W)


Unknown: Ann Miller
Unknown: Gregory Hines
Unknown: Derrick Grant
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Director: Ian Leese

: The Laurence Olivier Awards

Clive Anderson hosts the star-studded annual ceremony honouring Britain's finest theatrical talent. Competition is fierce, with stars such as Jessica Lange and Helen Mirren nominated for best actress, and Sean Campion and Conleth Hill up against Michael Gambon , Bill Nighy and Simon Russell Beale for best actor award. Other categories include best new play and best new musical, while guests presenting awards include Sacha Distel , Patricia Hodge , Victoria Wood and the League of Gentlemen.
Director/Producer Ben Kellett (S) (W)


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Jessica Lange
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Sean Campion
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Sacha Distel
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Ben Kellett

: Love the Eighties

Continuing the series recalling the fads, fashions and films, and the stars and sounds of the eighties.
I Love 1985 Pop icon Grace Jones looks back at the year she made her mark with Slave to the Rhythm. It was also the year when Bob Geldof staged Live Aid, the music event of the decade, in aid of the Ethiopian famine. Wayne Hemingway of fashion label Red or Dead recalls perennial footwear favourite the Doc Marten , Levis ruled supreme, anarchic comic Viz went national and American football made it to Britain on Channel 4. Bernardo Bertolucci 's eighties epic The Last Emperoris at 11.05pm.
Director Marina Warsama : Executive producer Alan Brown (S) (W) BBC MUSIC: a soundtrack, I Love the Eighties, is available on CD from retailers


Unknown: Grace Jones
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Wayne Hemingway
Unknown: Doc Marten
Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Director: Marina Warsama
Producer: Alan Brown

: Room 101

Paul Merton 's guest this week is ITV sports presenter
Desmond Lynam , who requests that, among otherthings, teeth be banished to the Orwellian torture chamber.
Shown last Monday (S) (W)


Unknown: Paul Merton
Presenter: Desmond Lynam

: The Last Emperor

John Lone stars as PuYi, the last emperor of China, in Bernardo Bertolucci 's Oscar-winning epic drama, which is being shown as part of / Love the Eighties. 1908: at the age of three, Pu Yi is chosen to rule the world's most highly-populated nation. As the years pass, he becomes a pampered prisoner in the Forbidden City, learning about the world outside from his Scottish tutor. Widescreen. Ends 1.40am.
(1987.15) (S) Films: pp 60-63 ****


Unknown: John Lone
Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Aisin-Gioro Henry Pu Yi: John Lone
Elizabeth: Joan Chen
Reginald Johnston: Peter Otoole
Governor: Ying Ruocheng
Chen Pao Shen: Victor Wong
Big Li: Dennis Dun
Masahiko Amakasu: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Eastern Jewel: Maggie Han
Interrogator: Ric Young

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
GCSE Bttesize Revision Geography 1 Ends 5.00am. (S)

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