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6.00 Science: A Feel for Space 31261 78
6.25 Computers: Keeping Tabs on the Containers 3138913 6.50 Working Mothers 7975772 7.15 Religion in 16th-century Venice and Antwerp
5574555 7.40 Science: Energy
8.05 Biology: Building in Cells
8.30 Composer and Audience: Tippett andSondheim 5492604 8.55
Immigration, Prejudice and Ethnicity
7707820 9.45 Rocks for Roads
10.35 Women in Science and Technology 1687555 11.00 Wirral Metropolitan
College: Managing Change
11.25 Modelling in the Motor Industry
9862159 11.50 Open Mind: Mirror with a Memory

Classic swashbuckler starring
Errol Flynn , Claude Rains
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe , alias "the Sea Hawk", is the toast of Elizabethan
England and the scourge of the Spanish Main. But while Thorpe plunders King Philip'sfleet, the Spaniards set a trap intended to end his exploits for ever.
Director Michael Curtiz (1940) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 53-56

Contributors

Unknown:
Errol Flynn
Unknown:
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Captain Geoffrey Thorpe:
Errol Flynn
Don Jose Alvarez de Cordoba:
Claude Rains
Dofla Maria Alvarez de Cordoba:
Brenda Marshall
Sir John Burleson:
Donald Crisp
Queen Elizabeth I:
Flora Robson

To celebrate the centenary of the cinema, a range of people select theirfavourite movie moment, beginning with composer John Barry who chooses the ballet scene from An American in Paris.
The next Close-Up is at 8.50pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Barry

A classic MGM musical showingto accompany the documentary series MGM: When the Lion Roars. Starring
Judy Garland , Gene Kelly
On the Caribbean island of San Sebastian in the 1820s, lovelorn native girl Manuela fantasises about a dashing pirate. Then a wandering minstrel falls in love with her, and decides the only way to win her heart is to impersonate the pirate.
DirectorVincenteMinnelli(1948) ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 53-56
MGM: When the Lion Roars: tonight at 8.55pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Judy Garland
Unknown:
Gene Kelly
Manuela:
Judy Garland
Serafin:
Gene Kelly
Don Pedro Vargas:
Walter Slezak
Aunt Inez:
Gladys Cooper

Last in the series focusing on the work of the Parliamentary Select Committees. Conviction Politics. The Home Affairs
Select Committee considers whether it is right that anyone convicted of murder, whateverthe circumstances, is automatically sentenced to life imprisonment. With Anne Perkins.

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Perkins.

Last of a six-part series in which political gurus debate their ideas for the future. Today, management theorist Charles Handy talks about future employment trends in a new era of technology. Joining him are host, political commentator
Andrew Marr, and social forecasters Anna Coote and James Woudhuysen, who ask whether the age of leisure has been killed by growing global competition.

Contributors

Talks:
Charles Handy
Commentator:
Andrew Marr
Unknown:
Anna Coote
Unknown:
James Woudhuysen

The best of Thursday's Top of the Pops and, from 1976, Fox, John Miles, Sailor and a number one from Brotherhood of Man with Save Your Kisses for Me. Plus, making their TOTP debut in 1981, Dire Straits with Romeo and Juliet.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Producer:
Ric Blaxill

In the final programme about this year's show, a review of the best of the Action Events in the main ring, plus finals of the flyball, obedience and agility competitions. With Peter Purves, Jessica Holm and Sandy Wadhams.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Purves
Presenter:
Jessica Holm
Presenter:
Sandy Wadhams
Producer:
Stephen Morris

Atoms for War
The second of two programmes on nuclear weapons production.
Tonight, Julian O'Halloran exposes the inadequacies of worldwide safeguards to stop a nuclear weapons free-for-all, from the used car dealer who bought scrapped parts of plant formaking bomb grade uranium, to the countries which effortlessly skirted international atom bomb controls. David Kay , the former inspector who uncovered the details of Iraq's nuclear bomb programme, describes as a "sham" the system of inspections used in the 70s and 80s by the world's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. And South African nuclear chiefs explain how easily they by-passed non-proliferation measures. Producer Martin Smith ; Editor Keith Bowers

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran
Unknown:
David Kay
Producer:
Martin Smith
Editor:
Keith Bowers

Last of a three-part look at the largest and most lavish of all the Hollywood studios, showingas partofthe Cinema Century season.
Spectacular musicals were the foundation stone ofMGM's "Golden
Age", and many of them are still regarded as works of cinematic art. But the studio was courting disaster when it tried to move in on the new medium - television. Featuring clips from some of MGM 's most successful musicals,
Anchors Aweigh, Meet Me in St Louis (screened tomorrow at 3.20pm),
Easter Parade and An American in Paris, with contributors including
Esther Williams , Gene Kelly , Debbie Reynolds and Charlton Heston. With
Patrick Stewart.

Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Williams
Unknown:
Gene Kelly
Unknown:
Debbie Reynolds
Unknown:
Charlton Heston.
Unknown:
Patrick Stewart.

Continuing the Hollywood
Vietnam season of films.
Drama starring
James Caan , James Earl Jones
D B Sweeney , Anjelica Huston
1968, Virginia: while the war rages in Vietnam, Sergeant Clell Hazard, a decorated veteran, is assigned to conduct military burials at Arlington
National Cemetery. He befriends new recruit Jackie Willow , who remains determined to serve in Vietnam, even as more and more flag-draped coffins return from the battle front.
Director Francis Coppola (1987) Subtitled... 63019 7
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-56

Contributors

Unknown:
James Caan
Unknown:
James Earl Jones
Unknown:
D B Sweeney
Unknown:
Anjelica Huston
Unknown:
Jackie Willow
Director:
Francis Coppola
Sgt Clell Hazard:
James Caan
Sgt Major-Goody'Nelson:
James Earl Jones
Private Jackie Willow:
D B Sweeney
Samantha Davis:
Anjelica Huston
Capt Homer Thomas:
Dean Stockwell
Rachel Field:
Mary Stuart Masterson
Sgt Slasher Williams:
Dick Anthony Williams
Lt Webber:
Sam Bottoms

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