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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

Contributors

Presented By:
Shahnaz Pakravan
Presented By:
Sudha Kumari
Artist:
Sharon Lutchman.
Director:
Paul Freeman
Producer:
John Wilcox

starring
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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Contributors

Choreography:
Frederick Ashton
Directed By:
Michael Powell
Directed By:
Emeric Pressburger
Hoffmann:
Robert Rounseville
Lindorf/Coppelius/Dapertutto Dr Miracle:
Robert Helpmann
Nicklaus:
Pamela Brown
Stella/Olympia:
Moira Shearer
Kleinzach/Cochenille/Spalanzani..:
Frederick Ashton
Schlemil/Franz:
Leonide Massine
Giulietta:
Ludmilla Tcherina
Antonia:
Ann Ayars
Crespel:
Mogens Wieth

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

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine

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)
FEATURE: page 22

Contributors

Music by:
Judith Weir
Production by:
Kent Opera
Conducted by:
Andrew Parrott
Videotape editor:
Phil Southby
TV lighting:
Alan Woolford
Directed by:
Barrie Gavin
Nightwatchman:
Tomos Ellis
Military governor:
Michael Chance
Mongolian soldier:
Stephen Richardson
Chao Sun/Fireman:
Stewart Buchanan
Little Moon/Actor:
Meryl Drower
Young Chao Lin:
Diccon Cooper
Chao Lin:
Gwion Thomas
Mrs Chin/Old crone:
Enid Hartle
Old P'eng/Mountain dweller:
David Johnston
Actor:
Frances Lynch
Actor:
Alan Oke

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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Contributors

Unknown:
William Woollard
Commentator:
Barrie Gill
Reporter:
Tony Mason
Producer:
Tony Rayner

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 ,
FRANK BAKER
Original music STANLEY MYERS Produced by KENITH TRODD
Directed by ADRIAN SHERGOLD II CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Potter
Unknown:
Wayne Norman.
Unknown:
Greg Crutwell
Unknown:
Paul Kiernan
Unknown:
Roy Heather
Unknown:
Max Harris.
Unknown:
Nicola Wright.
Unknown:
Barbara Marten
Unknown:
Frank Baker
Produced By:
Kenith Trodd
Directed By:
Adrian Shergold
German teacher:
Sue Withers
Nicky:
Sam Preston
Christabel:
Elizabeth Hurley
John:
Ryan Le Neveu
Use:
Jessica Turner
Use's son:
Oliver Taylor.Medhurst
Peter:
Stephen Dillon
Mr Burton:
Geoffrey Palmer
Mrs Burton:
Ann Bell
Neisse:
John Burgess
First lady:
Annie Hayes
Second lady:
Tricia Kelly
Third lady:
Maureen Bennett
Lexi:
Suzan Crowley
Kreuze:
David Lyon
Albrecht:
Adrian Rawlins
Adam:
Nigel Le Vaillant
Botho:
Hugh Simon

The Parent Trap
Film-maker and critic
Tony Rayns introduces two first features about family ties.
Next of Kin starring
Patrick Tierney
Arsinee Khanjian
'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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Contributors

Introduces:
Tony Rayns
Unknown:
Patrick Tierney
Unknown:
Arsinee Khanjian
Unknown:
Shek Lui
Unknown:
Allen Fong'S
Play By:
Chan Chiu
Produced By:
Wong Kai
Directed By:
Allen Fong
Unknown:
David Thompson
Peter:
Patrick Tierney
George:
Berge Fazlian
Sonya:
Sirvart Fazlian
Azah:
Arsinee Khanjian
Mrs Foster:
Margaret Loveys
Mr Foster:
Thomas Tierney
Foster counsellor:
Phil Rash
Deryan counsellor:
Paul Babiak
Video operator:
Tino Magnatta
Law San-Muk, the father:
Shek Lui
Law Ka-Hing as a boy:
Lee Yu-Tin
Law Ka-Hing as a teenager:
Cheng Yu-Or
Ng a Siu-Chung as boy:
Chan Sun
Ng Siu-Chung as a teenager:
Cheung Kwok-Ming
Law a Ka-Hei as a girl:
Kung Yee
Law a Ka-Hei as a teenager:
Yan Sin-Mei
Law Ka-Tai, the elder sister:
Yung Wai.Man
Mrs Law, the mother:
Chu Hung
Mr Wong, Ka-Tai's husband:
Lo Taiwai

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