12.00 Science: Preparatory Maths
12.15 Countdown to the OU (3)
12.40 Open Lecture by Lord Jenkins
1.05 Countryside Update
1.30 Mental Handicap
Presented by Shahnaz Pakravan , Sudha Kumari This week: grass-roots politics, a report from
America and a profile of artist Sharon Lutchman. Director PAUL FREEMAN
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR BBC Pebble Mill
Vintage comedy with three girls who share an apartment.
Directed by HOWARD BRETHERTON An RKO film
Robert Rounseville Moira Shearer
Robert Helpmann Leonide Massine
This spectacular film version of Offenbach's opera begins with the poet
Hoffmann watching a ballet. He is in love with Stella, the prima ballerina. She re-awakens memories of former loves, and he recalls three adventures.
FREDERICK ASHTON Produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
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Tennent's UK Professional Snooker Championship The Final - first session
The best-of-31-frames final is played over two days: two seven-frame sessions today, with seven- and ten-frame sessions to be played tomorrow.
Introduced by DAVID VINE from Preston Guild Hall
with Moira Stuart
Lisa Davidson reviews the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weather
Words and music by Judith Weir
This new opera is based on one of the most famous plays in Chinese literature,
The Chao Family Orphan, written during the late 13th century when China was ruled by Khubilai Khan. Judith Weir's operatic adaptation mixes stylised drama and slapstick humour to produce a highly original opera which has been drawing enthusiastic audiences. The composer herself introduces this production by Kent Opera from the Theatre Royal, Bath.
Orchestra of Kent Opera conducted by Andrew Parrott.
"Judith Weir's new opera is simply brilliant, brilliantly simple, fresh, colourful, enchanting and quite the wittiest thing to be done in the musical theatre for years." THE TIMES
Designer RICHARD HUDSON, Lighting NICK CHELTON, Producer RICHARD JONES, Radio 3 producer MARTIN COTTON, Videotape editor PHIL SOUTHBY, TV sound GRAHAM HAINES, TV lighting ALAN WOOLFORD
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS, Directed by BARRIE GAVIN.
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
('Sound on Film' tomorrow at 9.45pm)
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Lombard RAC Rally
William Woollard with the best of the action.
Commentator BARRIE GILL Reporter TONY MASON Producer TONY RAYNER
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill
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A film in four parts by DENNIS POTTER based on The Past Is Myself by CHRISTABEL BEILENBERG 2: Trapped in Germany by the outbreak of war.
Christabel finds herself at the mercy of Allied air raids. Peter's secret work is put at risk when she takes in two house guests. and WAYNE NORMAN. RENNY
LISTER, GREG CRUTWELL ,
PAUL KIERNAN , LOUIS MELLIS,
ROY HEATHER , MAX HARRIS. SAM
KELLY, NICOLA WRIGHT. TOBY
LAWSON. ANDREW JUSTICE,
WILFRED GROVE. RICHARD
CUBISON, BARBARA MARTEN ,
Original music STANLEY MYERS Produced by KENITH TRODD
Directed by ADRIAN SHERGOLD II CEEFAX SUBTITLES
The Parent Trap
Film-maker and critic
Tony Rayns introduces two first features about family ties.
Next of Kin starring
'My name is Peter. I'm 23 years old. I've lived at home all my life,
- watching my parents dislike each other.'
The ingenious way Peter escapes from one family into another is the subject of this wry comedy from Canada, the first film by the director of the recently released Family Viewing.
Written and directed by ATOM EGOYAN
(First showing on British television) and at 11.30pm
Father and Son starring Shek Lui Cheng Yu-Or
Allen Fong's poignant yet funny debut film reflects his own childhood and adolescence. Like Ka-
Hing, Fong grew up in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Ka-Hing's ambition to direct films clashes with his father's ideas of a suitable career for his son. While Ka-Hing daydreams, his father is prepared to make any sacrifice to make his son get on in the world.
Screenplay by CHAN CHIU , CHEUNG KIN TING and LEE BIK WAH
Produced by WONG KAI CHUEN Directed by ALLEN FONG
(A Hong Kong film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
Film Club presentation DAVID THOMPSON
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