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Chris Serle picks choice moments of television's past from the BBC library at Windmill Road...
This week he takes a look at America and visits cowboy country with Marty Feldman. Special guest is Entertainment USA's host Jonathan King.
Director MIKE SEDDON Executive producer ERIC ROWAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Serle
Unknown:
Marty Feldman.
Unknown:
Jonathan King.
Director:
Mike Seddon
Producer:
Eric Rowan

The updated version of DEF Irs current affairs magazine. Contentious issues, fashion, sport and music news. The results of the phone poll and a round-up of calls to the reaction line.
Series producers SHARON ALI and RACHEL PURNELL BBC North West
(Revised repeat of last Wednesday's broadcast)

Regional Variations (2)

Horizon

1983-84

Professor Hawking's Universe

Duration: 49 minutes

on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Originally broadcast in 1983, this programme looks at the way Professor Stephen Hawking copes with severe disability, his work, his ambitions and relationship with students. Show more

A series of films about real lives now.
Making the Grade
Music exams are ordeals behind closed doors.
Tonight's film gives an insight, for the first time, into this highly-strung world. Four candidates, all from Liverpool, have been rehearsing and preparing for months. Now they must perform before the visiting Associated Board examiner. Directed by MICHAEL HOULDEY
40 Minutes editor EDWARD MIRZOEFF A WALBERRY production for BBCtv
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Contributors

Directed By:
Michael Houldey
Editor:
Edward Mirzoeff

starring
Anthony Steel Donald Sinden
During the Western Desert campaign of 1942, a young British officer finds himself among the Bedouin tribes and cut off from his own forces. Anthony Steel is the officer who finds adventure and romance.
Screenplay by ROBIN MAUGHAM and BRYAN FORBES
Produced by WILLIAM MAC QUITTY Directed by BRIAN DESMOND HURST
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Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Steel
Unknown:
Donald Sinden
Unknown:
Anthony Steel
Unknown:
Robin Maugham
Unknown:
Bryan Forbes
Produced By:
William Mac
Directed By:
Brian Desmond Hurst
David Holland:
Anthony Steel
Charles Holland:
Donald Sinden
Mabrouka:
Anna Maria Sandri
Sheikh Salem:
Andre Morell
Croft:
Ralph Truman
Ali:
Donald Pleasence
Baring:
Anthony Bushell
Faris:
Michael Craig
First German officer:
Anton Diffring
Second German officer:
Frederick Jaeger
Khalil:
Paul Homer
Interpreter:
Derek Sydney
Daoud:
Terence Sharkey

Cellist and conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich talks for the first time about his close personal friendships with three of the 20th century's greatest composers: SERGEI PROKOFIEV. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH and BENJAMIN BRITTEN.
There is rare archive film of the major works written by all three composers for the great cellist. Rostropovich is also seen in his role as conductor, working with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on Shostakovich's powerful Symphony No 5.
Film cameraman IAN HILTON Film sound JIM MCAUSTER Film editor LAURIE CHOAT Producer PETER MANIURA

Contributors

Talks:
Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown:
Dmitri Shostakovich
Unknown:
Benjamin Britten.
Producer:
Peter Maniura

The Wallabies say farewell to Britain with the traditional fixture against the Barbarians in Cardiff and with the Courage League Division One fixtures just past the halfway point the battle for the top of the table intensifies. One of the league matches is featured.
Introduced by Chris Rea
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
BILL BEAUMONT Executive producer
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Chris Rea
Commentator:
Bill McLaren
Unknown:
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown:
Bill Beaumont
Unknown:
Johnnie Watherston

A series of 13 programmes 6: Shellfish
Albert and Michel Roux believe that love and enthusiasm achieve better results for a cook at home than strictly adhering to a recipe. If they suggest chervil and you prefer chives, use chives.
Albert dismisses oysters in favour of mussels, and prepares them with Normandy cider, the way his mother makes it. Tonight's other recipes include avocado Bering and sole mon desir. Director SARAH NOVELLO RUCKLEY Producer JILL MARSHALL
A HAWKSHEAD/FRANCES WHTTAKER production for BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
Michel Roux
Director:
Sarah Novello
Producer:
Jill Marshall

British industrialists are wringing their hands about European predators and demanding more protection against foreign takeovers. They say UK companies present easy takeover targets but it is much harder for UK companies to make acquisitions in Europe. Are they right? Henry Harington reports from Brussels, Paris, Munich and Rome on a rash of company takeovers within the EEC as Europe prepares for the single market in 1992. Some of Europe's current merger maestros show how takeovers of EEC companies can succeed.
Producer ELAINE THOMAS
Deputy editor CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM
Editor DAVID NISSAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Harington
Producer:
Elaine Thomas
Editor:
Christopher Graham

Final programme Coral Triangle narrated by Barry Paine
The reefs of the 7,000 islands of the Philippines are as rich in life as the tropical forests that once cloaked the land.
Filipinos traditionally looked to both reef and forest for a livelihood, but now the demands of 58 million people threaten the very plants and animals on which all depend. Notorious Muru Ami ships exploit crews of children to sweep the reefs bare; fishermen use dynamite to kill fish for the market, or poison to stun them for the international aquarium trade; and on land yet more trees are felled and soil washed to the sea. Can people, reefs and forests survive and live together? Photography
HOWARD HALL. PAUL ATKINS Film editor TOM POORE
Producer LENORA CAREY
An ALL ENVIRONMENT production for BBCtv
Series editor ANDREW NEAL BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Paine
Unknown:
Muru Ami
Producer:
Lenora Carey

Be your own expert on the future of television. Learn to recognise a squariel. Write angry letters to your MP.
Be the best informed caller to Open Air.
From his comfortably low-tech living room,
David Dimbleby leads you through the maze of technology, politics and prejudice that surrounds the subject of TV. What makes someone enter a Japanese game show? How much is too much television? What shows would you prefer to leave scrambled?
Press 'record' at eight for a permanent addition to your home video library. Assistant producers
ANNA LLOYD. BRONWEN EVANS Studio director NIGEL FINNIS Executive producers
COLIN CAMERON. JOHN MORRELL Producer CHARLES MILLER

Contributors

Unknown:
David Dimbleby
Unknown:
Bronwen Evans
Director:
Nigel Finnis
Unknown:
Colin Cameron.
Unknown:
John Morrell
Producer:
Charles Miller

Last in a series of eight films examining the way women's lives have changed in the 20th century. Breaking Free
'They had the idea in those days that women were inferior to men in intelligence, understanding, everything. They were really the helpmates of their husbands.'
A suffragette on what turned her into a fighter.
Feminism did not die once the vote was won. Militant, moderate and Machiavellian women recall their campaigns throughout the century to persuade women to break out of the doll's house where they were kept dependent on men. Film editor SUSAN SPIVEY Producer DEBORAH PERKIN Series producer
ANGELA HOLDSWORTH

Contributors

Editor:
Susan Spivey
Producer:
Deborah Perkin
Unknown:
Angela Holdsworth

In these four special commissions, some of Britain's finest young composers were invited to create pieces combining the vivid imagery of film and video with an adventurous approach to musical sound. 1: Missa del Cid by Judith Weir
How does a composer of today add to the great tradition of musical settings of the Latin Mass? Judith Weir 's ambition to write a Mass was finally realised when she read the 13th century Spanish epic poem, El Cid , chronicling the combat between Moors and Christians. The result is a striking fusion of litany and violent epic filmed in an appropriately ritualistic style and environment.
Photography JOHN HOOPER Sound ANTHONY WORNUM Film editor LESLIE FILBY Producer DENNIS MARKS Director ERIC DAVIDSON
* FEATURE: page 22

Contributors

Unknown:
Judith Weir
Unknown:
Judith Weir
Unknown:
El Cid
Unknown:
John Hooper
Director:
Eric Davidson

New directions from the latest generation of movie makers starring John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh
In the heat of the night, a couple make love. He is a bartender, she is the wife of the bar owner. Her husband has hired a private detective to prove their adultery. But temperatures are running high and blood is about to be spilt...
This stylish Texan murder mystery - gruesome and comic by turns - was the first film by the producer-director team Ethan and Joel Coen, who later made the cult hit Raising Arizona.
Screenplay by JOEL COEN AND ETHAN COEN
Produced by ETHAN COEN Directed by JOEL COEN
A specially produced booklet 'The American Wave' is now available. Send a cheque/postal order for £1.75 to [address removed]
FILMS: page 31
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Contributors

Screenplay/Director:
Joel Coen
Screenplay/Producer:
Ethan Coen
Ray:
John Getz
Abby:
Frances McDormand
Julian Marty:
Dan Hedaya
Meurice:
Samm-Art Williams
Visser:
M. Emmet Walsh
Debra:
Deborah Neumann
Landlady:
Raquel Gavia

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