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: Open University

6.05 The World of the Dragon (S) 8010060 6.30 Women of Northern Ireland (S) 19044 7.00 Open Advice Exam Success (W) 48044 7.30
Rousseau in Africa (S) 7079808 7.55 Computers and the Arts

: Weekend 24

A roundup from News 24, with Liz Pike and Darren Jordon.
Weather 8.25. (W)


Unknown: Liz Pike
Unknown: Darren Jordon.

: What's the Colour of Crime?

Clare Gorham tries to identify the real victims of crime.
(R) INFORMATION: call [number removed] (national rate) Website: www.open2.NET


Unknown: Clare Gorham

: Ever Wondered?

Why music makes us tingle and why we love laughing. (R)

: Policing Hate

How the Metropolitan Police are tackling racism. (R) (S)

: Mind Bites

The love story behind
William Morris 's bed. (R)


Unknown: William Morris

: Bringing Home the Bacon

A Cumbrian farmer looks at changes since the Common
Agricultural Policy. (R) (S)

: Mind Bites

Francis Bacon 's fascination with expressing the sensations of the flesh on canvas. (S)


Unknown: Francis Bacon

: See Hear on Saturday

The topic in the first of a series of debates is abortion. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Wed 1.25am. BBC1

: World Snooker

The 17-day world championship snooker marathon begins today at the Crucible theatre, Sheffield. Defending champion
Mark Williams begins his campaign against Billy Snaddon. Dougie Donnelly presents the action.


Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Billy Snaddon.
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

: The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko and the Beast

A hard-line sergeant arrives to knock Bilko's platoon into shape. (R)

: The Car's the Star

Quentin Willson spotlights the popular Volkswagen Beetle.
(R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Quentin Willson

: Summer Stock ****

Saturday Matinée musical. Farmer Jane Falbury 's life changes when a Broadway director stages a show in her barn. Review page 53.
Director Charles Walters (1950. U)
(S) See also Judy Garland - Hollywood
Greats on Monday at 10.35pm on BBC1


Unknown: Jane Falbury
Director: Charles Walters
Unknown: Judy Garland
Jane Falbury: Judy Garland
Joe D Ross: Gene Kelly
Orville Wingait: Eddie Bracken
Abigail Falbury: Gloria Dehaven

: Dragonslayer

Fantasy adventure. In the Dark ages, the people of Urland implore a sorcerer to rid them or a dragon that is terrorising the kingdom. Review page 53.
Director Matthew Robbins (1981. PG)


Director: Matthew Robbins


Archive footage featuring Janet Jackson , Ian Dury and Billy Joel. Shown last Wednesday (R) (S)


Unknown: Janet Jackson
Unknown: Billy Joel.

: Malcolm in the Middle

Home Alone 4. Disaster strikes when Lois and Hal go away for a weekend.
Shown last Friday (S) (W)

: World Snooker

Last year's runner-up, Matthew Stevens , begins his first-round match with Malta's Tony Drago. Presented by Matt Smith , while commentators Clive Everton,
Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor , John Virgo and Willie Thorne are joined this year by Steve Davis.
Producer Alison Witkover ; Executive producer Graham Fry (S) (W)


Unknown: Matthew Stevens
Unknown: Tony Drago.
Presented By: Matt Smith
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Steve Davis.
Producer: Alison Witkover
Producer: Graham Fry

: Art That Shook the World

The Marriage of Figaro. International soprano Barbara Bonney tells the story behind what she describes as Mozart's "perfect" opera. Adapted from a revolutionary and subversive play by Beaumarchais which was banned throughout Europe, the work was an attempt by the young Mozart to make his mark in the competitive world of 18th-century Viennese court opera. Bonney explains how Emperor Joseph used the opera as a barbed message to the aristocracy, and sings passages to illustrate the emotion and wit that Mozart achieved musically. The programme also includes contributions from opera directors Jonathan Miller and Richard Eyre , and clips of performances by Bryn Terfel and Kiri Te Kanawa.
A performance of The Marriage of Figaro can be seen next Saturday afternoon on BBC2.
Producer Roger Parsons ; Executive producer Andrea Miller (S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/arts


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Play By: Beaumarchais Which
Directors: Jonathan Miller
Directors: Richard Eyre
Producer: Roger Parsons
Producer: Andrea Miller

: Walk On By: the Story of Popular Song

Continuing the series on the evolution of popular music. After the Gold Rush. This week's edition begins with the transition period at the end of the drug-fuelled, psychedelic sixties when some of the more innovative groups in America took on a new direction. The country rock they pioneered was typified on the East Coast by the Band while in the West the Byrds embraced the steel guitars of Nashville. The sound of California mellowed out and the best of the folk singers returned as singer-songwriters and Neil Young ,
Joni Mitchell and Bill Withers suddenly found themselves centre stage. Gram Parsons was another of the pioneers and it was his legacy which inspired the biggest band of the seventies -the Eagles. Narrated by Clive Owen.
Director Ian Pye ; Series producer Alan Lewens (S) (W) ACCOMPANYING BOOK: see RT Shop offer on page 6
The story behind After the Goldrush - Music: page 25


Unknown: Neil Young
Unknown: Joni Mitchell
Unknown: Bill Withers
Unknown: Gram Parsons
Unknown: Clive Owen.
Director: Ian Pye
Producer: Alan Lewens

: World Snooker

Dougie Donnelly presents the evening session in which reigning champion Mark Williams bids to be the first to progress through to the second round as he concludes his match with Billy Snaddon. (S) (W) Dougie Donnelly 's sporting hero: page 22


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Mark Williams
Unknown: Billy Snaddon.
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

: In the Name of the Father ****

Drama, based on a true story. On 5 October 1974, two bombs destroy pubs in Guildford, killing five people. Later, three men and a woman -the "Guildford Four" - are tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, beginning a 14-year campaign on the part of their lawyers and supporters to secure their release. Widescreen. Review page 53.
Director Jim Sheridan (1993.15) (S) (W)


Director: Jim Sheridan
Gerry Conlon: Daniel Day-Lewis
Gareth Peirce: Emma Thompson
Guiseppe Conlon: Pete Postlethwaite
Paul Hill: John Lynch
Paddy Armstrong: Mark Sheppard
Carole Richardson: Beatie Edney
Sarah Conlon: Marie Jones
Robert Dixon: Corin Redgrave

: Liebestraum ***

Mystery drama. Reunited with his mother on her deathbed, architectural writer
Nick Kaminsky becomes involved in a 30-year-old murder mystery and a torrid affair. Ends 2.30. Review page 53. Director Mike Figgis (1991. 18) (S)


Unknown: Nick Kaminsky
Director: Mike Figgis
Nick Kaminsky: Kevin Anderson
Jane Kessler: Pamela Gidley
Paul Kessler: Bill Pullman
MrsAnderssen: Kim Novak
Sheriff Ricker: Graham Beckel
Barnett Ralston IV: Zach Grenier

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
AS Guru General Studies (programme 2) Ends 5am. (S)

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