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Followed by English Towns
Stamford, Lincolnshire. This town, full of fine buildings, was the first to be designated a Conservation Area. (R)
(Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire on Saturday at 7.55am)
0 VIDEO: Six English Towns Vol 2, £9.99, from retailers. 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Starring
Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan
The jungle is disturbed by three big game trappers in search of animals for a circus.
Director Richard Thorpe
0 FILMS: pages 51-64

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown:
Maureen O'Sullivan
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Tarzan:
Johnny Weissmuller
Jane:
Maureen O'Sullivan
Boy:
Johnny Sheffield
Manchester Mountford:
Chill Wills
Jimmie Shields:
Paul Kelly
Buck Rand:
Charles Bickford
Connie Beach:
Virginia Grey

Starring Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson
Dodie has a problem. She is in love with three different men, all of whom are in love with her. Which should she marry?
FILMS: pages 51-64

Contributors

Director:
Mitchell Leison
Dodie:
Jane Powell
Pete:
Cliff Robertson
Neil:
Keith Andes
Marge:
Kaye Ballard
Buzz:
Tommy Noonan
Mom:
Una Merkel
Sam:
Kelly Brown

A series of six films about the exploitation of children.
Hasanne. In a small village in Niger a young mother, Aissa, worries about her sick child. His twin brother died some time before and according to tradition, God summons the one who is still alive. But Aissa finds an inner strength to defy tradition, her husband and friends and search for help. Written and directed by Euzhan Palcy

Contributors

Directed By:
Euzhan Palcy

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard
Continuing this historic series of lectures given at Harvard University in 1973, shown again as a tribute to Leonard Bernstein , who died this year. 2: Musical Syntax. Pursuing his comparisons between language and music, Leonard Bernstein digs beneath the surface to uncover the 'deep structure'. The point is made effectively and humorously by the performance of a 'prose' version of part of Mozart's Symphony No 40, specially written by Bernstein and performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Bernstein
Unknown:
Leonard Bernstein
Music:
Leonard Bernstein

Three films about the art of inspired teaching.
2: Out of the Wilderness
With his white beard and black beret
Professor Reuven Feuerstein looks like an Old Testament prophet, but his thinking is radically new. He believes that all children, even those who are written off as 'unintelligent', can be dramatically transformed by the right kind of teaching. In Jerusalem we see Professor Feuerstein and his team of devoted teachers take up the challenge of the children that society doesn't want. (R) (Part 3 tomorrow at 2.00pm) 9 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Reuven Feuerstein

Starring Nigel Planer
The distinguished classical actor Nicholas Craig discusses how to make a successful appearance on a chat show.
As Craig himself puts it, 'one finds oneself playing the hardest role of all, one's self'. Written by Christopher Douglas
Producers Charles Miller , Caroline Wright

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Craig
Written By:
Christopher Douglas
Producers:
Charles Miller
Producers:
Caroline Wright

This year's series of six lectures is on the origin and the evolution of the universe.
1: The Grand Design. In this first lecture, Professor
Malcolm Longair , Astronomer Royal of Scotland, takes a grand tour that begins in our own 'backyard' - our solar system - and ends at the very edge of the universe, showing the different views that we get from looking at the universe through different wavelengths. Director Stuart McDonald Producer William Woollard
An InCA production for BBCtv

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Longair
Director:
Stuart McDonald
Producer:
William Woollard

First showing on network television of the remarkable fantasy adventure from Muppets creator Jim Henson, who died this year.
A thousand years have passed and a time of change has arrived. Jen, a young Gelfling, has been chosen to go on a hazardous journey. He must find the shard to heal the Dark
Crystal - if he fails, the evil Skeksis will rule the world.
Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz
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Contributors

Director:
Jim Henson
Director:
Frank Oz
Jen, a Gelfling/Ritual-Master:
Jim Henson
Aughra, Keeper of Secrets/Chamberlain:
Frank Oz
Kira, a Gelfling:
Kathryn Mullen
Fizzgig/Garthim-Master:
Dave Goelz
Scientist:
Steve Whitmore
Urzah, Ritual-Guardian/Dying Master/Ornamentalist:
Brian Muehl

The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia. A film by the Czech artist and film-maker
Jan Svankmajer , commissioned by the BBC, which reflects his personal view of recent Czech history. (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan Svankmajer

The first of four programmes featuring the celebrated actress and comedienne's one-woman performances, first screened in 1972. Music by Richard Ansell and Donald Swann.
Pianist William Blezard.
Producer John Street (R)
0 PICTURE STORY: page 95

Contributors

Music By:
Richard Ansell
Pianist:
Donald Swann.
Pianist:
William Blezard.
Producer:
John Street

Harold Brighouse 's famous play has been translated into a 'musical without words' by choreographer David Bintley and composer Paul Reade. Set in 1880s Salford, this comedy of Victorian manners depicts the unlikely marriage of Henry Hobson 's daughter Maggie to bootmaker Will Mossop. and Artists of the Birmingham Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Birmingham Royal Ballet conducted by Barry Wordsworth Director Tom Gutteridge ● MUSIC: page 21
● PICTURE STORY: page 95

Contributors

Unknown:
Harold Brighouse
Unknown:
David Bintley
Unknown:
Paul Reade.
Unknown:
Henry Hobson
Conducted By:
Barry Wordsworth
Director:
Tom Gutteridge
Maggie Hobson:
Karen Donovan
Will Mossop:
Michael O'Hare
Henry Hobson:
Desmond Kelly
Alice Hobson:
Chenca Williams
Vickey Hobson:
Sandra Madgwick
Albert Prosser:
Stephen Wicks
Fred Beenstock:
Joseph Cipolla

An Open Space special. Harems, ayatollahs, book-burning, oil sheikhs, veils: the western media are saturated with images of Islam and the Middle East. At a time of Christian celebration, Rana Kabbani, a Syrian Muslim writer living in Britain, presents her disturbing view of the way the Christian west has portrayed Islam for more than 1,000 years. Producer Robin Gutch
Community Programme Unit editor Tony Laryea

Contributors

Editor:
Tony Laryea

First showing on network television, starring Jack Nicholson
Cher, Susan Sarandon Michelle Pfeiffer
Nothing ever happens in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick. Three bored, beautiful and independent women make a wish - for one dynamic man to add some spice to their lives. Is the mysterious Daryl Van Home the answer to their dreams? Alexandra Medford CHER
Based on the novel by John Updike Director George Miller 0 CEEFAX SUBTITLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Nicholson
Unknown:
Susan Sarandon
Unknown:
Michelle Pfeiffer
Novel By:
John Updike
Daryl Van Horne:
Jack Nicholson
Jane Spofford:
Susan Sarandon
Sukie Ridgemont:
Michelle Pfeiffer
Felicia Alden:
Veronica Cartwright
Clyde Alden:
Richard Jenkins

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