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: Open University

(Interval: 10.0-10.35)

: Closedown

: The Saturday Musical: Call Me Madam

Starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders

Ethel Merman in her famous role as 'the hostess with the mostest on the ball' who becomes the American Ambassador to the mythical kingdom of Lichtenburg.
The second of three musicals featuring the songs of the great Irving Berlin.

(This Week's Films: page 9)


Songs: Irving Berlin
Director: Walter Lang
Mrs Sally Adams: Ethel Merman
Kenneth Gibson: Donald O'Connor
Princess Maria: Vera-Ellen
Cosmo Constantine: George Sanders
Pemberton Maxwell: Billy De Wolfe
Prince Hugo: Helmut Dantine
Tantinnin: Walter Slezak
Sebastian: Steven Geray
Grand Duke: Ludwig Stossel
Grand Duchess: Lilia Skala
Senator Brockway: Charles Dingle
Senator Gallagher: Emory Parnell
Senator Wilkins: Percy Helton
Leader: Leon Belasco

: Play Away

An entertainment for children
with Brian Cant
Derek Griffiths, Toni Arthur, Jonathan Cohen, Spike Heatley, Alan Rushton

People and places - music and tales. Games for indoors and out.



Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Derek Griffiths
Presenter: Toni Arthur
Pianist: Jonathan Cohen
Bassist: Spike Heatley
Drummer: Alan Rushton
Designer: Kassy Baxter
Scriptwriter/Director: Michael Cole
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Ann Reay

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: Michael Broadbent

: News and Sport

and Weather

: Rugby Special: The International Championship Season 1971-2: Wales v Scotland

Introduced by Cliff Morgan

Though only the second fixture for both sides, today's match is already spoken of as the Championship decider.
Three weeks ago, on the opening day of the International season, Wales beat England at Twickenham and Scotland demolished France at Murrayfield. Both teams proved, with their depth of preparation and constructive, entertaining play, that they would be front runners for this season's Championship honours.
Commentator at Cardiff Arms Park: Bill McLaren


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Television Presentation: Dewi Griffiths
Series Producer: Alan Mouncer

: Peggy Guggenheim

Writer, collector, museum director.
Even Peggy Guggenheim herself was not sure how to describe a career that began in Paris in the 1920s and continues in Venice today.
Her private collection has been called 'the most important modern art collection outside a museum.' The Palazzo Venia dei Leoni is her home; but it is a home with a Braque and a Picasso in the dining-room, a silver bed made by Alexander Calder and a cellar-full of Jackson Pollocks.
In this film Peggy Guggenheim, now in her 70s, tells her own fascinating story.


Subject: Peggy Guggenheim
Executive Producer: Michele Arnaud
Director: Pierre Koralnik
Presented for BBC-TV by: Julia Matheson

: Man of Straw: Part 1: Esprit de Corps

by Heinrich Mann
A second chance to see this dramatisation in six parts by Robert Muller
starring Derek Jacobi

Written in 1914, this prophetic novel is set in Imperial Germany at the end of the 19th century. Diederich Hessling has arrived from a provincial town to study in Berlin.


Author: Heinrich Mann
Dramatised by: Robert Muller
Diederich Hessling: Derek Jacobi

: In Praise of Watercolour: 1: An English Pursuit

'Of all those things which make up the Englishness of English art, it's the water-colour painting or drawing which to many English art lovers has seemed to be its most typical creation.'
In the first programme of this new series Basil Taylor describes how the watercolour artists, having won recognition by the forming of a Royal Institution of their own, became part of a mystique which still lingers in the saleroom.


Writer/Narrator: Basil Taylor
Producer: John Read

: Film Night

Introduced by Sheridan Morley
The films of the Polish director Roman Polanski, including Macbeth, now showing in London.
What do today's cinemagoers think of Charlie Chaplin's 1936 classic Modern Times? And a look at some silent Charlie Chaplin movies with Philip Jenkinson.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson.
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: Part 2

Accompanied by Red Shea, Richard Haynes.

Including: Me and Bobby McGee, Minstrel of the Dawn and Canadian Pacific Trilogy.


Singer: Gordon Lightfoot
Guitarist: Red Shea
Bassist: Richard Haynes
Producer: Stanley Dorfman

: News on 2

and Weather

: Midnight Movie: A Man is Ten Feet Tall

Starring John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier
with Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee.

An army deserter, haunted by memories of a fatal accident, drifts into a job on the New York waterfront. Here, friendship with a fellow worker begins to restore his confidence - until violence suddenly erupts once more.


Director: Martin Ritt
Axel North: John Cassavetes
Tommy Tyler: Sidney Poitier
Charles Malik: Jack Warden
Ellen Wilson: Kathleen Maguire
Lucy Tyler: Ruby Dee
Mr Nordmann: Robert Simon
Mrs Nordmann: Ruth White
Davis: William A. Lee

: Closedown

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