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FlyingMachines. Kate Bellingham looks at the physics of powered flight and explores future possibilities for airtravel. Series producer David Poyser
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WEB SITE: www.open.ac.uk/saturday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Bellingham
Producer:
David Poyser

The UK Schmidt- the First Quarter Century Dr Russell Cannon joins Patrick Moore to discuss findings obtained from the UK Schmidt Telescope in Australia.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1 Subtitled ..

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Moore

Comedy, beginning a double bill of Saturday Matinée films about family life. Starring William Powell
New York 1883: Clarence Day Sr is not an easy man to live with - his old-fashioned ideas and high moral standards cause problems for his wife and children.
Director Michael Curtiz (1947) * See Films: pages 42-51 ****

Contributors

Unknown:
William Powell
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Clarence Day Sr:
William Powell
Vinnie Day:
Irene Dunne
Mary:
Elizabeth Taylor
Cora:
Zasu Pitts
Rev Dr Lloyd:
Edmund Gwenn

Drama, concluding today's Saturday Matinee double bill.
Starring Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons

The Prohibition era: the owner of California's largest vineyard rules his family with an iron hand. Inevitably, a rebel emerges among the younger members. (Widescreen) (1959)
See Films: pages 42-51

Contributors

Director:
Henry King
John Rambeau:
Rock Hudson
Elizabeth:
Jean Simmons
Martha:
Dorothy McGuire
Philippe Rambeau:
Claude Rains

Sci-fi adventure starringGil
Gerard Thefrozen body of Captain "Buck"
Rogers is picked up in the 25th century by a Draconian mothership. Soon a revived Buck is on a mission to save the Earth.
Director Daniel Haller (1979. 15) ♦ See Films: pages 42-51

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerard Thefrozen
Director:
Daniel Haller
Buck Rogers:
Gil Gerard
Princess Ardala:
Pamela Hensley
Colonel WilmaDeering:
Erin Gray
Kane:
Henry Silva

Professionals reveal how they would handle difficult dilemmas.
Prying and Lying
Are the same privacy rights afforded to everyone when lives come under public scrutiny? Professor Arthur Miller poses imaginary scenarios involving a fictional MP with a secret sex life and a convicted paedophile released back into the community, before guests including former High Court judge Sir Michael Davies and shadow Health Secretary Ann Widdecombe explain how they would tackle the various scenarios.
Producer Shelley Rohde
Series editor Robin Kent
(Subtitled)
The series concludes tomorrow at 8pm with a look at foreign policy

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Arthur Miller
Unknown:
Sir Michael Davies
Unknown:
Ann Widdecombe
Producer:
Shelley Rohde
Editor:
Robin Kent

Profiling objects brought to Britain by West Indians in the fifties.
Traditionally the heart of the West Indian home, the front room is often cluttered with photos, ornaments and mementos proudly displayed.
(subtitled)
Black Firsts continues the Windrush Season tomorrow at 7.50pm.
Windrush Booklet: send a cheque for £4.95, payable to BBC Education, to: [address removed]. To order by credit card, phone [number removed](calls cost no more than 12p per minute)
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Contributors

Director:
Marcus Ryder
Executive Producer:
Debbie Christie

For five decades, Nobel prize-winning author Saul Bellow has drawn inspiration from America's urban landscape for many of his works, including the acclaimed Adventures of Augie March.
The youngest son of Russian immigrants, Bellow was born in Montreal and moved with his family to Chicago when he was nine. Intonight's Bookmark, he talks to fellow author
Martin Amis-who regards 83-year-old Bellow as the greatest living American writer- about how
America, and being American, has shaped his life, and the essence of being a writer. The programme also contains dramatisations and readings from many of Bellow's works. Director/Producer Sarah Aspinall

Contributors

Unknown:
Saul Bellow
Unknown:
Martin Amis-Who
Producer:
Sarah Aspinall

The work of comedy writer Johnny Speight - who died last month - is celebrated in an evening introduced by Warren Mitchell.
See today's choices See This Week: page 7

9.05 For Richer, for Poorer
An insight into Speight's work with tributes from friends and colleagues including Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan and clips of Speight's material performed by Frankie Howerd and Arthur Haynes. Producer Nick Kenton

9.40 Till Death Us Do Part
A 1972 episode of Speight's comedy in which Alf Gamett rages about house prices, the unions, and a ham-sandwich shortage.
Producer Dennis Main Wilson
Repeat

10.10 The Tea Ladies
In this 1979 BBC Comedy Playhouse, two tea ladies rule the roost in the House of Commons canteen. Starring Dandy Nichols, Patricia Hayes and Mollie Sugden.
Written by Ray Galton and Johnny Speight Producer Dennis Main Wilson
Repeat

10.40-11.10pm The Lady Is a Tramp
An episode from Speight's 1983 Channel 4 comedy series starring Patricia Hayes and Pat Coombs as two tramps who learn that their wasteground home is to become a car park. Director Dennis Main Wilson ; Producer William G Stewart

Johnny Speight: a Tribute Executive producer Tony Moss
Videoplus code for 9.00-11.10 (not PDC)

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Speight
Introduced By:
Warren Mitchell.
Unknown:
Eric Sykes
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Frankie Howerd
Unknown:
Arthur Haynes.
Producer:
Nick Kenton
Unknown:
Alf Gamett
Producer:
Dennis Main Wilson
Unknown:
Dandy Nichols
Unknown:
Patricia Hayes
Unknown:
Mollie Sugden.
Written By:
Ray Galton
Written By:
Johnny Speight
Unknown:
Patricia Hayes
Unknown:
Pat Coombs
Director:
Dennis Main Wilson
Producer:
William G Stewart
Unknown:
Johnny Speight
Alf Garnett:
Warren Mitchell
Else:
Dandy Nichols
Rita:
Una Stubbs
Mike:
Anthony Booth

' Martin Scorsese 's Oscar-winning drama, based on the life of boxer
Jake La Motta. Starring Robert De Niro 1941: Jake La Motta becomes a world title contenderwith a string of brutal victories. But marriage to a teenager sends both his life and career into a downward spiral. Widescreen.
(1980,18) Black and white/Colour
♦ See Films: pp 42-51 ***** ♦ See Barry Norman : page 38

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Scorsese
Unknown:
Jake La Motta.
Unknown:
Robert de Niro
Unknown:
Jake La Motta
Unknown:
Barry Norman
Jake La Motta:
Robert de Niro
Vickie La Motta:
Cathy Moriarty
Joey La Motta:
Joe Pesci
Salvy:
Frank Vincent
TommyComo:
Nicholas Cousanto
Lenore:
Theresa Saldana

Animation. Robin's first date with a beautiful woman is ruined when she insists her son and her friend Bebe's three children accompany them. Director Bruce Smith (1992. PG)
* See Films: pages 42-51
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Director:
Bruce Smith

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