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Mind Bending. How company bosses are realising that the brainpower of their workforce is an important business asset. Presented by Howard Stableford , with "mind-map" pioneer Tony Buzan and industry expert Charles Handy.
Series producer Andrew Law Repeat. FURTHER DETAILS: brochure hotline [number removed](calls charged at national rate): Ceefax: page 626: website: www.open.ac.uk/saturdaybbc/openminds

Contributors

Presented By:
Howard Stableford
Unknown:
Tony Buzan
Unknown:
Charles Handy.

When the Moon Hides the Sun. Keen astronomer and Queen guitarist Brian May joins Patrick Moore to discuss the total eclipse of the Sun on 11 August.
Shown last Sunday Subtitled ..................

Contributors

Guitarist:
Brian May
Unknown:
Patrick Moore

Drama, the first film in today's
Saturday Matinée double bill.
Starring Bill Travers , Virginia McKenna
A former civil servant moves to a cottage in the Scottish Highlands to start a new life with Mij, his rumbustious pet otter.
Director Jack Couffer (1969, U) Subtitled. * See Films: pp 44-50 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Travers
Unknown:
Virginia McKenna
Director:
Jack Couffer
Graham Merrill:
Bill Travers
Mary MacKenzie:
Virginia McKenna
Colin Clifford:
Peter Jeffrey
Bus driver:
Roddy McMillan
Sarah Chambers:
Jean Taylor-Smith

Action adventure, concluding today's Saturday Matinée double bill. Starring Michael York
Jenny Agutter , Simon MacCorkindale
1901: off northern Germany's sandbanks, suspicion is aroused by the activities of a yachtsman and his daughter. In English and German with subtitles.
Director Tony Maylam (1978, U)
* See Films: pp 44-50 ***

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael York
Unknown:
Jenny Agutter
Director:
Tony Maylam
Charles Carruthers:
Michael York
Clara:
Jenny Agutter
Arthur Davies:
Simon MacCorkindale
Dolimann:
Alan Badel
Commander Von Bruning:
Jurgen Andersen

First World War drama starring
Michael York , Elke Sommer
1915: with Zeppelin airships dropping bombs on London, the British plant a spy at the German factory where they are built.
Director Etienne Perier (1971, PG)
Digital widescreen Subtitled ............. ♦ See Rims: pp 44-50 **

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael York
Unknown:
Elke Sommer
Director:
Etienne Perier
Geoffrey Richter-Douglas:
Michael York
Erika Altschul:
Elke Sommer
Professor Christian Altschul:
Marius Goring
Major Alfred Tauntler:
Peter Carsten
Colonel Johann Hirsch:
Anton Diffring

First of six programmes exploring the great works of 20th-century classical music and the musical renaissance that has occurred in Britain over the past 100 years.

The series begins with the story of Ralph Vaughan Williams's 15-minute masterpiece Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, which was written in and was the first British work this century to gain success abroad. The piece was composed with the acoustics of Gloucester Cathedral in mind and it is there that the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis, performs the work - re-creating the impact of its 1910 premiere. The programme also contains interviews with Vaughan Williams's widow Ursula and the late British composer Sir Michael Tippett. Presented by Michael Berkeley.
(Coverage of this year's Proms season begins on Friday at 7.30pm)
Director/Producer Peter Maniura
Digital widescreen An accompanying series, Masterworks, begins on Radio 3 tomorrow at 2.55pm
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is on a CD available free with the July edition of the magazine, which is £3.95
* See People: page 14

Contributors

Unknown:
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown:
Thomas Tallis
Conducted By:
Andrew Davis
Unknown:
Vaughan Williams
Unknown:
Michael Tippett.
Presented By:
Michael Berkeley.
Unknown:
Thomas Tallis

On 6 May, Scotland's voters went to the polls to elect the men and women who would sit in the first Scottish Parliament for nearly 300 years. As the historic day unfolded, Video Nation's cameras filmed a cross-section of the country's population as they went about their everyday business.
Rain interrupted Mara's plans to perform an African dance on Edinburgh's Royal
Mile, and Allan was continuing to work as a plumber while trying to get elected to Aberdeen City Council. At a Hamilton bingo hall, Nancy was hoping that her numbers would come up while, on an offshore oil rig, Mikey was beginning a three-week stint. Producer Chris Mohr ; Executive producer
Bob Long Subtitled ......................

Contributors

Producer:
Chris Mohr

Continuing the historical strand. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history
8.10 New series
Into Africa with Henry Louis Gates
Beginning a six-part series in which writer and critic
Professor Henry Louis Gates journeys through the continent of Africa in search of its hidden past.
The Swahili Coast. Gates begins his travels on East Africa's beautiful coast, journeying southwards from the medieval streets of Lamu in Kenya to the exotic island of Zanzibar. En route he attempts to unravel the mystery of why the Swahili people are so reluctant to call themselves Africans.
See today's choices. Director Nick Godwin
Series producer Ben Goold
Digital widescreen
9.00 Gulag
Director and producer
Angus Macqueen 'sepic documentary examines
Stalin's Gulag-the system of labour camps central to the drive for industrialisation in Soviet Russia. Between the October Revolution of 1917 and Stalin's death in 1953, millions of people died in the camps which served mines, factories and building sites. From the outskirts of Moscow to the deserts of Central Asia and the snowy Arctic wastes, the film explores the legacy of the Gulag and hears from both its victims and perpetrators.
See today's choices.
Digital widescreen Subtitled . Code for 8.10-12.05
(not PDC) ..................................

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Louis Gates
Unknown:
Professor Henry Louis Gates
Director:
Nick Godwin
Producer:
Angus MacQueen

Thriller starring
Gabriel Byrne
Greta Scacchi
Denholm Elliott
When a British politician and an East German military attache are linked in a call-girl scandal, risingjournalist Nick Mullen is assigned to the story and senses an opportunity to further his career. Also working on the story is Mullen's drunken colleague Vernon Bayliss , who believes the politician is innocent.
Director David Drury (1985. PG)
♦ See Films: pp 44-50 **** ♦ Teach Yourself Greta Scacchi : page 41
Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabriel Byrne
Unknown:
Greta Scacchi
Unknown:
Denholm Elliott
Unknown:
Nick Mullen
Unknown:
Vernon Bayliss
Director:
David Drury
Unknown:
Greta Scacchi
Nick Mullen:
Gabriel Byrne
Nina Beckman:
Greta Scacchi
Vemon Bayliss:
Denholm Elliott
Dennis Markham:
Ian Bannen
Victor Kingsbrook:
Fulton MacKay
Jack Macleod:
Bill Paterson
Harry Champion:
David Calder
Arnold Reece:
Frederick Treves
Leo McAskey:
Robbie Coltrane
Trudy Markham:
Annabel Leventon

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