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A series of programmes from Open
University taking an area of life each week and exploring it from different perspectives. The Body. David Goldblatt presents a guide to the human body, considering how it grows, works and is perceived.
Open Sunday starts tomorrow at 7.25am. Executive producer Chris Palmer INFORMATION: call (01908) [number removed]for a free brochure. and see Ceefax page 617. The internet address is: http://www.open.ac.uk/saturday/

Contributors

Unknown:
David Goldblatt
Producer:
Chris Palmer

' Spy drama,the first film in a Saturday Matinée Orson Welles triple bill. Starring Joseph Cotten
An American munitions expert's trip to
Istanbul turns sourwhen he suffers an attempt on his life by an Axis agent. Howard Graham
JOSEPH COTTEN , Colonel Haki ORSON WELLES
Josette Martel .DOLORES DEL RIO. Stephanie
Graham RUTH WARRICK , Mrs Mathews AGNES MOOREHEAD
Director Norman Foster and Orson Welles (uncredited)
(1942. U) Black and white * See Films: pages 48-51

Contributors

Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
Joseph Cotten
Unknown:
Joseph Cotten
Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
.Dolores Del Rio.
Unknown:
Ruth Warrick
Unknown:
Mrs Mathews
Director:
Norman Foster
Director:
Orson Welles

Biographical drama, continuing the Saturday Matinee triple bill.
Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten
After the death of famous newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, reporters try to discover the truth about his life. Charles Foster Kane
ORSON WELLES. Jedediah Leland
JOSEPH COTTEN. Susan Alexander DOROTHY COMINGORE, Mr Bernstein EVERETT SLOANE Director Orson Welles (1941. U)
Black and white Subtitled......
See Films: pages 48-51 *****
What do you mean, you've never seen it?: page 43

Contributors

Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
Joseph Cotten
Unknown:
Charles Foster Kane
Unknown:
Orson Welles.
Unknown:
Jedediah Leland
Unknown:
Joseph Cotten.
Unknown:
Susan Alexander Dorothy
Unknown:
Everett Sloane
Director:
Orson Welles

Family drama, concluding today's Saturday Matinee triple bill of Orson Welles films. Starring Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead.

Unwilling to change with the times, the Amberson family reflect the decadence and faded glory of doomed America.
(1942, U) (Black and white)

("TX" is on Orson Welles, tonight at 7.40pm)
(See Films: pages 48-51)

Contributors

Eugene Morgan:
Joseph Cotten
Fanny:
Agnes Moorehead
Isabel:
Dolores Costello
Lucy Morgan:
Anne Baxter
George Amberson Minafer:
Tim Holt
Director:
Orson Welles
Director [additional sequence, uncredited]:
Freddie Fleck
on BBC Two England

Coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston, of the World Indoor Bowls championships pairs final, which is played overfive sets. Commentary by David Rhys-Jones , Jimmy Davidson , John Bell ,
Mal Hughes and David McGill. Introduced by Dougie Donnelly. Coverage of the singles final is tomorrow at 2pm.
Editor Gerard Lane Stereo .....................

Contributors

Commentary By:
David Rhys-Jones
Commentary By:
Jimmy Davidson
Commentary By:
John Bell
Commentary By:
Mal Hughes
Commentary By:
David McGill.
Introduced By:
Dougie Donnelly.
Editor:
Gerard Lane Stereo

The Princess and the Playboy
As the Pakistani people go to the polls, Assignment examines a scandal threateningto engulf the country's
Bhutto family, and reports on attempts being made by the authorities to stamp out corruption.
Pakistan's President Farooq Leghari has accused deposed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband
Asif Zardari of plundering almost £1 billion from the coffers of the poverty-stricken nation. Reporter Jane Corbin investigates the allegations and talks to Bhutto and her husband, who is currently injail accused of conspiring to murder Bhutto's own brother.
Producer Thea Guest: Editor Keith Bowers

Contributors

Unknown:
Farooq Leghari
Unknown:
Benazir Bhutto
Unknown:
Asif Zardari
Reporter:
Jane Corbin
Editor:
Keith Bowers
on BBC Two England

The Lost Films of Orson Welles
Throughout his life,
Orson Welles worked on numerous projects which, mostly because of his travels and lack of money, were never completed. This documentary, made with the collaboration of companion Oja Kodar , offers a new understanding of Welles's creative achievement. See today's choices. DirectorVassili Silovic ; Series editor John Wyver

Contributors

Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
Oja Kodar
Unknown:
Directorvassili Silovic
Editor:
John Wyver

A rerun of classic episodes from Johnny Speight's sitcom continues with an episode from 1972, featuring Joan Sims. Alf breaks his leg and is confined to a wheelchair, but it does not hold him back.
(Repeat)

Contributors

Writer:
Johnny Speight
Producer:
Dennis Main Wilson
Alf Garnett:
Warren Mitchell
Michael:
Anthony Booth
Else:
Dandy Nichols
Rita:
Una Stubbs
[Actor]:
Joan Sims.

Beginning a four-part dramatisation of Joseph Conrad's classic novel of politics and corruption.
Starring Colin Firth, Albert Finney, Serena Scott Thomas

In the 1880s, Englishman Charles Gould returns with his young bride to his South American birthplace, where he intends to re-open a derelict silver mine.
See today's choices.

BBC Video: a double video of Nostromo is available from retailers from Monday, price £19.99
See This Week: page 7

Nostromo 9.30pm BBC2
The mere fact that the music for this adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel was written by Ennio Morricone will indicate the size of the endeavour. Producer Fernando Ghia assembled a first-class European and Latin American cast, including 15,000 extras, for Conrad's difficult but rewarding tale of political, moral and social corruption.

Set in the fictional country of Costaguana at the turn of the century, the action revolves around Englishman Charles Gould's (Colin Firth) attempts to exploit the silver from the San Tome mine closed ten years earlier by a bloody revolution. Helping him are his wife Emilia (Serena Scott Thomas), American financier Mr Holroyd (Brian Dennehy) and the incorruptible stevedore Nostromo (Claudio Amendola). Albert Finney is magnificent as the brutalised Dr Monygham and Claudia Cardinale still stuns as innkeeper Teresa.

Contributors

Writer:
John Hale
Based on the novel by:
Joseph Conrad
Music:
Ennio Morricone
Producer:
Fernando Ghia
Director:
Alastair Reid
Charles Gould:
Colin Firth
Doctor Monygham:
Albert Finney
Emilia Gould:
Serena Scott Thomas
Nostromo:
Claudio Amendola
Teresa Viola:
Claudia Cardinale
Holroyd:
Brian Dennehy
Colonel Sotillo:
Joaquim de Almeida
Captain Mitchell:
Paul Brooke
Giorgio Viola:
Arnoldo Foa
AntoniaAvellanos:
Ruth Gabriel
Don Jose Avellanos:
Fernando Hilbeck

Romantic drama, starring
Jeff Bridges
Michelle Pfeiffer
Beau Bridges
The Fabulous Baker Boys , a nightclub lounge piano duo, are beginningto fade. Playing Feelings in empty bars, night after night, is beginning to pall. Then the dazzling Susie Diamond joins them, and whole new worlds open up- but so do long-suppressed tensions.
Michelle Pfeiffer also shows off her vocal talents by singing a steamy version of the song Makin' Whoopee.
Director Steve Kloves (1989, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 48-51

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeff Bridges
Unknown:
Michelle Pfeiffer
Unknown:
Baker Boys
Unknown:
Michelle Pfeiffer
Director:
Steve Kloves
Jack Baker:
Jeff Bridges
Susie Diamond:
Michelle Pfeiffer
Frank Baker:
Beau Bridges
Nina:
Elue Raab
Monica Moran:
Jennifer Tilly
Lloyd:
Xander Berkeley
Charlie:
Dakin Matthews
Vi nee Nancy:
Gregory Itzin
Donna Baker:
Wendy Girard
Ray:
Ken Lerner
Henry:
Albert Hall
Earl:
Bradford English
Theo:
Todd Jeffries
DrFinnegan:
Stuart Nisbet
Eddie:
Drake
Jenny:
Jensen Daggett
Becky:
Nadia Deleye
on BBC Two England

Crime drama starring
Barbara Loden
Low on self esteem, Wanda passively accepts a divorce and the loss of custody over hertwo children. On the road and drifting, she takes up with a third-rate bank robber. Inevitably, their one lastjob goes disastrously wrong. Director Barbara Loden (1971,15)
(PDC 1.05-2.55 644024) # See Films: pages 48-51 ****
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Loden
Wanda:
Barbara Loden
Mr Dennis:
Michael Higgins
Dennis's father:
Charles Dosinan
Soldier:
Frank Jourdano
Girl in roadhouse:
Valerie Manches

BBC Two England

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