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8.05 Envoi: Take Off in French

8.15 Adult Education: This Sporting Life

8.40 Managing Public Services: All Change?

9.05 Open Mind

9.30 Open Advice: Something for Everyone

9.55 Opening Up Technology
A geographer, an industrial designer and an 8-year-old open up a map.

10.00 Chanakya Continuingthe historical drama. In Hindi with English subtitles.
10.40 Style Byte Style and fashion from India. Arundhati Roy looks at the resort of Kumarokam in Kerala. stereo ......
10.50 Network East Asian arts and entertainment series with Sujata Barot andSanjeevBaskar. stereo ........
11.20 Bollywood or Bust! Hindi film quiz, With Mohit Dutta. COMPETITION: telephone [number removed] Calls cost 39p per minute. For a copy of rules, send sae to [address removed]


Mohit Dutta.
Wood Lane

Comedy starring Mae West, Cary Grant

The star performer in a Bowery beer hall in the 1890s falls for the leader of the local mission and decides that she wants to be saved.
(1933) (B/W)
Film Reviews pages 69-74


Lowell Sherman
Lady Lou:
Mae West
Capt Cummings:
Cary Grant
Chick Clark:
Owen Moore
Serge Stanieff:
Gilbert Roland
Gus Jordan:
Noah Beery Sr
Dan Flynn:
David Landau

Fifty years ago, the plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel. This profile evokes the romance of the times when his orchestra put a generation In the Mood to dance, and features interviews with James Stewart and Henry Mancini.
Rpt Stereo 979T


Glenn Miller
James Stewart
Henry Mancini.

On the eve of the Network Q RAC Rally - Britain's round of the World Rally Championship - Steve Lee and Tony Mason report from Chester and preview the battle for the driver's title between Didier Auriol of France and Spain's Carlos Sainz. Coverage starts tomorrow at 12.45 pm on BBC2.


Steve Lee
Tony Mason

5.15 TOTP 2
A mix of current music and pop nostalgia, with highlights of Thursday's edition of Top of the Pops, a chart preview and archive footage. This week features Top of the Pops from 1982 with performances by Human League, Tears for Fears and Eddy Grant, and 1979 with the Tourists, Suzi Quatro and Dr Hook; and making their debut, Abba with Waterloo.

6.00 Late Again
Highlights from last week on The Late Show, with Tracey MacLeod.

6.45 What the Papers Say
Nigella Lawson of London's Evening Standard reviews the week's press


Producer (TOTP 2):
Ric Blaxill
Presenter (Late Again):
Tracey MacLeod
Presenter (What the Papers Say):
Nigella Lawson

Armed Islamic groups in Algeria have killed more than 60 foreigners over the last year; many had their throats slit. Foreigners were ordered to leave Algeria or face death. Altogether, more than 20,000 people have died in a savage conflict between Algeria's military rulers and Islamic fundamentalists. So far, the killing has gone largely unreported, far from the world's media. Now, however, Assignment's Phil Rees has become the first western journalist to meet the armed Islamic groups. He and his team travelled to the mountains of central Algeria, where the Islamic Salvation Army has its base.


Phil Rees
Keith Bowers

The topical comedy quiz, with host Angus Deayton joined by team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guests, comedian Nick Hancock and former goalkeeper David Icke.
(Shown yesterday) (Stereo)


Angus Deayton
Paul Merton
Ian Hislop
Nick Hancock
David Icke.

The season of classic dramas continues with a new BBC production of Paddy Chayefsky's 1954 television play, introduced by Diana Rigg.

New York 1954: she last worked 38 years ago, but the mother, recently widowed and determined to support herself, finds a job in a garment factory.
However, her lack of skill is not the only obstacle to independence - her daughter wants her to stay at home.
See today's choices.
Producer/Director Simon Curtis

Andrew Duncan interviews Anne Bancroft: see page 20


Paddy Chayefsky
Introduced By:
Diana Rigg
Simon Curtis
Anne Bancroft
Joan Cusack
Adrian Pasdar
Stephen Lang
Katherine Borowitz
Mrs Geegan:
Anne Meara
Mrs Kline:
Anne Pitoniak
Anna Thompson
Black lady:
Mary Alice
Puerto Rican girl:
Bellina Logan

Followingthis evening's Performance: The Mother, Germaine Greerand her all-women team ask what our responsibilities to our parents should be when we are ourselves adult.
Producer Janet Lee ; Series editor Janice Hadlow


Germaine Greerand
Janet Lee
Janice Hadlow

Continuing the Lost and Found season of films. The first showing on network television of the original version of the thriller starring Alain Delon

A contract killer commits a murder, unperturbed by the presence of witnesses. Within a short time, he is himself the target - on the run from the unknown man who commissioned his services, and from a dogged policeman. In French with English subtitles.

Director Jean-Pierre Melville (1967)

Film reviews pages 69-74


Jean-Pierre Melville
Jef Costello:
Alain Delon
Francois Perier
Jane Lagrange:
Nathalie Delon
Cathy Rosier
Jacques Leroy
Olivier Rey:
Jean Pierre Posier
Michel Boisrond

Highlights from recordings made by Video Nation contributors. Morning. Contrasting morning scenes are brought out in this episode. It's the day of the big show in Spaldingfor a market gardener. In a convent in Darlington the nuns listen to the morning news, while a pensioner in London relies on cassettes to get her going. The post brings long-awaited news to an assistant in a Chinese take-away. Producer Mandy Rose ; Executive producer
Bob Long .....................................


Mandy Rose
Bob Long

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