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: Open University

10.35 Social Sciences: 16: Factor Incomes

10.50 Social Sciences
Student Discussion

11.5 Science: 15: Cell Dynamics (i)

11.35 Mathematics: 16: Statistics and Probability (i)

12.5 Arts: 15: Bernini - The Ecstasy of St Teresa

12.30 Open Forum

(to 13.00)

: News Review

The best of the week's news film. For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
and Weather


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The Flip Wilson Show

is a new series that proves the Flip-side is top-side for the best black and white entertainers in show business starring Flip Wilson as himself - Freddie Johnson, the swinging bachelor-not to mention Miss Geraldine Jones, the swinging chick and this week's guests The Supremes, David Steinberg and Bing Crosby
(This Week's Sounds: page 13)


Presenter/Comedian: Flip Wilson
Singers: The Supremes
Comedian: David Steinberg
Singer/Comedian: Bing Crosby
Director: Tim Kiley
Producer: Bob Henry

: The World About Us: Thor Heyerdahl's Ra Expeditions: 2: By Papyrus Boat across the Atlantic

Could the Indian cultures of Mexico and Peru - with their pyramids, hieroglyphic writing, mummification and colossal stone statues - have received their inspiration from the similar cultures in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia? Having failed once in his attempt to prove that a papyrus boat built on the pattern of the Pharaohs could cross the Atlantic, Thor Heyerdahl set sail again a year later from the coast of Morocco.

Heyerdahl's second voyage in his new reed boat Ra II is a true adventure story as epic, significant and exciting as his celebrated Kon-Tiki expedition.

("I wouldn't want to do these things unless I was confident they would work" page 6)


Narrator/Subject: Thor Heyerdahl
Narrator: Edward Woodward
Executive Producer: Lennart Ehrenborg
English version produced by: Brian Branston

: Music on 2: Grieg

A film portrait
Edvard Grieg typifies the romantic nationalist composer: his music seems to spring from the folk idioms of his native land and the particular qualities of its landscape and people. Born in Bergen in 1843, his gift for melody helped establish him as Norway's leading composer. Widely regarded as a miniaturist, he was content not to scale symphonic heights. Nevertheless, the charm and directness of his music has ensured its popularity.
In tracing Grieg's life, director Bernd Schulze has combined extracts from some of his best-known works with a personal impression of his beloved Norwegian countryside - the fjords, mountains and forests from which he drew inspiration.
(Music by Grieg: Radio 3 Tuesdays 2.5)


Director: Bernd Schulze
Narration spoken by: Tom Fleming
Script: Evelyn Hood
Script: Bernd Schulze

: Film Night: The films of Stanley Baker

Joan Bakewell interviews Stanley Baker and shows excerpts from his films, including The Cruel Sea, Richard II, Hell is a City, Accident, and his latest, Popsy Pop.


Interviewer: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: Stanley Baker
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: British Film Season: The Beggar's Opera

Starring Laurence Olivier
with Dorothy Tutin, Stanley Holloway

At the beginning of the 18th century, the famous highwayman Macheath is in Newgate jail awaiting execution - betrayed by tavern doxies and the fence Peachum. The Beggar, also imprisoned in the same jail, rings up the curtain on his Opera...
This version of John Gay's famous operetta, first produced in 1728, in which Laurence Olivier both acts and sings, marked the film debut of director Peter Brook.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Author: John Gay
Producer: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Herbert Wilcox
Director: Peter Brook
Captain Macheath: Laurence Olivier
Lockit: Stanley Holloway
Polly Peachum: Dorothy Tutin
Peachum: George Devine
Mrs Peachum: Mary Clare
Mrs Trapes: Athene Seyler
Lucy Lockit: Daphne Anderson
The Beggar: Hugh Griffith
Jenny Diver: Yvonne Furneaux
The Actress: Margot Grahame
The Footman: Dennis Cannan

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