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: Open University

10.35 Social Sciences: 17: Social Stratification

11.5 Science: 16: Cell Dynamics (ii)

11.35 Mathematics: 17: Logic (ii) - Proof

12.5 Arts: 16: Leda and the Swan

(to 12.30)

: News Review

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


Presenter: John Edmunds
Producer: Bill Northwood

: The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show is a 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: Connie Stevens, John Byner, Johnny Brown, Stevie Wonder
(Produced in America for NBC. This Week's Sounds: see page 11)


Comedian: Flip Wilson
Guest: Connie Stevens
Comedian: John Byner
Guest: Johnny Brown
Singer/Musician: Stevie Wonder
Director: Tim Kiley
Producer: Bob Henry

: The World About Us: The Man Who Loves Giants

A film about David Shepherd

David Shepherd's life is a classic success story. Once rejected as a student without talent, he has since become one of England's most successful painters.
Widely travelled, his jet-age routine is dominated by his passion for giants - in particular elephants and steam locomotives. The international demand for his African wildlife paintings has enabled this tycoon of artists to donate thousands of pounds to wildlife conservation.
(from Bristol: Nuts about engines, p 8)


Subject: David Shepherd
Narrator: James Stewart
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: Music on 2: Music Now: BBC Piano Competition

Introduced and edited by John Amis

Music Now visits Lancaster University to listen in on this competition for British and Commonwealth pianists under 30.
Decide for yourself who the winner should be as the final three play Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev, and hear what Lady Harewood, Colin Horsley and other jury members have to say.


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Judge: Lady Harewood
Judge: Colin Horsley
Director: Roy Tipping

: Music on 2: Music Now: Owen Wingrave

An introduction to Benjamin Britten's new television-commissioned opera to be shown next Sunday, 16 May, on BBC2.

Music Now went to The Maltings television recording and many excerpts from the finished product can be seen tonight, as well as performance and discussion
With Benjamin Britten himself, librettist Myfanwy Piper, directors Brian Large and Colin Graham, producer John Culshaw, and the entire cast: Janet Baker, Nigel Douglas, Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, Benjamin Luxon, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk and Jennifer Vyvyan.

(Benjamin Britten talking about his new opera to Donald Mitchell: Monday
9.30 pm Radio 3. See also page 11)


Director: Denis Moriarty
Interviewee: Benjamin Britten
Interviewee: Myfanwy Piper
Interviewee: Brian Large
Interviewee: Colin Graham
Interviewee: John Culshaw
[Opera singer]: Janet Baker
[Opera singer]: Nigel Douglas
[Opera singer]: Sylvia Fisher
[Opera singer]: Heather Harper
[Opera singer]: Benjamin Luxon
[Opera singer]: Peter Pears
[Opera singer]: John Shirley-Quirk
[Opera singer]: Jennifer Vyvyan

: British Film Season: The Thirty-nine Steps

Starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

Richard Hannay, pursued by the police and an international spy ring, eventually finds himself fleeing across the Scottish moors, handcuffed to a beautiful blonde!


Based on the novel by: John Buchan
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Hannay: Robert Donat
Pamela: Madeleine Carroll
Miss Smith: Lucie Mannheim
Professor Jordan: Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife: Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter: John Laurie
Mrs Jordan: Helen Haye
Memory: Wylie Watson

: News Summary

Cricket Scoreboard and Weather

: Film Night Special: Introducing Mr Kirk Douglas

On location for "Catch me a Spy" in Scotland plus scenes from "Ace in the Hole," "The Champion," "Lust for Life," "The Vikings," "The Arrangement," and "The Gunfight."


Subject: Kirk Douglas
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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