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: Open University

6.20 The Return of the Fly
6.45 Database: Management System
7.10 Photochemistry: Vision
7.35 Project
8.0 Curriculum in Action

: The Saturday Picture Show

Mark Curry welcomes you to the Picture Show control room for some of his favourite cartoons, serials and pop music.
Maggie Philbin takes the mobile picture unit on a trip to Scarborough. Star guests
Little and Large
Pop music provided by Nik Kershaw
And there will be the latest instalments of the adventures of Zorro's Fighting Legion, Bullwinkle J. Moose and Boss Cat.
Director MICK DEMPSEY Producer tony HARRISON
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mark Curry
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Provided By: Nik Kershaw
Unknown: Bullwinkle J. Moose
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: David Brown

: Mighty Joe Young

The feature film starring
Terry Moore , Robert Armstrong and 'Joseph Young '
As a child living in Africa Jill Young is allowed to adopt a baby gorilla, despite her father's misgivings. Years later only Jill is able to control the giant-sized creature, now known as 'Mighty Joe Young '. A group of New York showmen take Joe to America, but things go disastrously wrong when the gorilla is tormented and runs amok in the night-club where he is the star attraction ...
Screenplay by RUTH ROSE
From an original story by MERlAN c. COOPER Produced by JOHN FORD , MERIAN C. COOPER Directed by ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK Films: page 14


Unknown: Terry Moore
Unknown: Robert Armstrong
Unknown: Joseph Young
Unknown: Joe Young
Play By: Ruth Rose
Produced By: John Ford
Produced By: Merian C. Cooper
Directed By: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Jill Young: Terry Moore
Max O'Hara: Robert Armstrong
Gregg Ford: Ben Johnson
Press agent: Frank McHugh
LORA LEE: Jill Younga Child
Mighty Joe Young: Himself

: Grandstand

See panel including at 1.25 News Summary

: Automan

Ships in the Night
On a Caribbean island, Robert Sawyer has a profitable racket going - conning near-bankrupt businessmen out of their money, then dumping them into the ocean from his private jet. Posing as a big-time crook with more money than sense, Automan soon finds himself taking his last flight aboard Sawyer's plane ...
Written by PARKE PERINE Directed by BOB CLAVER
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Robert Sawyer
Written By: Parke Perine
Directed By: Bob Claver
Automan: Starring Chuck Wagner
Walter Nebicher: Desi Amaz Jr
Lt Jack Curtis: Robert Lansing
Roxanne: Heather McNair
Capt E G Boyd GERALD: S O'Loughlin
Robert Sawyer: Scott Marlowe
Liang Lew: France Nuyen
James Dowling: Frank Aletter
Captain Romano: Cesare Danova
Woody: Steve Hanks

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Pop Quiz

with Mike Read Taylor v Taylor
In the third edition of Pop Quiz a real battle of the giants - Roger Taylor of Queen against John Taylor of Duran Duran , with their teams: with ROGER TAYLOR
Hazel O'Connor , singer, songwriter and actress
Marilyn, in the charts again with 'You don't love me'. with JOHN TAYLOR
Biff of heavy metal band
Saxon Stuart Adamson , just back from a tour of America with Big Country. Plus archive film and videos including THE TOURISTS, ALEX HARVEY and DAVID BOWIE


Unknown: Roger Taylor
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Roger Taylor
Singer: Hazel O'Connor
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Saxon Stuart Adamson
Unknown: Alex Harvey
Unknown: David Bowie
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Jill Sinclair

: Date with Danger: Red Alert

The feature film starring
William Devane , Michael Brandon Adrienne Barbeau , Ralph Waite
When a computer detects a minor defect in a nuclear reactor cooling system it goes into a Red Alert, sealing 14 technicians into the danger area. A life-and-death battle ensues between those who think there must be a fault in the computer and those who believe that a nuclear disaster is imminent.
Screenplay by SANDOR STERN
Based on the novel Paradigm Red by HAROLD KING
Directed by WILLIAM HALE Films: page 14


Unknown: William Devane
Unknown: Michael Brandon
Unknown: Adrienne Barbeau
Unknown: Ralph Waite
Unknown: Sandor Stern
Unknown: Harold King
Directed By: William Hale
Frank Brolen: William Devane
Carl Wyche: Michael Brandon
Judy Wyche: Adrienne Barbeau
Henry Stone: Ralph Waite
Marie Ives: Lois Fleck
Bandocci: Malcolm Wittman
Sheriff Sweeney: M Emmett Walsh

: The Val Doonican Music Show

A series of programmes for all the family presenting international entertainers with their music and songs, both new and nostalgic, together with film of Val's recent visit to Australia. starring Val Doonican with his special guests including Barbara Dickson and Alvin Stardust.
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate ROGER Richards
Lighting director KEN MACGREGOR Designer TONY BURROUGH
Record or cassette (same title) REB/ZCF 510 from retailers


Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Alvin Stardust.
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Roger Richards
Script: Chris Greenwood.
Director: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Tony Burrough
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Cagney and Lacey

The two first ladies of the New York Police Department starring in the last of this series Choices
Cagney and Lacey race against the clock to nail an unscrupulous landlord, but it is Cagney's own biological clock that dominates her thoughts when she thinks she may be pregnant....


Written By: Terry Louise Fisher
Directed By: Karen Arthur
Chris Cagney and: Sharon Gless
Mary Beth Lacey: Tyne Daly
Lt Samuels: Al Waxman
Det Petrie: Carl Lumbly
Det Isbecki: Martin Kove
Sgt LaGuardia: Sidney Clute
Harvey Lacey: John Karlen
Burke: Georg Stanford Brown
Mrs Skimmons: Susan French
Nunzio: Miguel Ferrer

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Saturday Night Affairs

A series of informal parties hosted by well-known personalities. Watch and listen as famous and lesser-known guests - some aware of the cameras, others not -relax and enjoy a casual evening among friends.
This week Victor Spinetti invites Maria Aitken , Joyce Blair
Jill Gascoine , Susan Hanson
Illtyd Harrington , Diane Langton Joan Littlewood , Roddy Llewellyn Ruth Madoc , Sian Phillips
Angharad Rees , Fiona Richmond Peter Stringfellow , Carl Wayne
Emlyn Williams and many others. Production team ROB HINDS


Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Joyce Blair
Unknown: Jill Gascoine
Unknown: Susan Hanson
Unknown: Illtyd Harrington
Unknown: Diane Langton
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Roddy Llewellyn
Unknown: Ruth Madoc
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Angharad Rees
Unknown: Fiona Richmond
Unknown: Peter Stringfellow
Unknown: Carl Wayne
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Rob Hinds
Unknown: Roger Casstles
Unknown: Mark Kershaw
Unknown: Patricia Mifflin
Unknown: John King

: Saturday Late Film: Hickey and Boggs

starring Bill Cosby , Robert Culp
Two down-and-out private eyes, hired to trace a girl, find themselves in trouble with the police when their trail keeps ending in the murder of yet another contact....
Bill Cosby and Robert Culp are paired in a tough and fast-moving story, Robert Culp 's first film as director.
Screenplay by WALTER HILL. Produced by FOUAD SAID. Directed by ROBERT CULP Films: page 14


Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Robert Culp
Unknown: Walter Hill.
Produced By: Fouad Said.
Directed By: Robert Culp
Al Hickey: Bill Cosby
Frank Boggs: Robert Culp
Nyona: Rosalind Cash
Mary Jane: Carmen
Quemando: Louis Moreno
Quemando's brother: Ron Henrique
Mr Brill: Robert Mandan
Ballard: Michael Moriarty
Rice: Lester Fletcher
Leroy: Bil Words

: Weather

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