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: Open University

7.40 Muscles

8.5 Instruments of the Orchestra

8.30 Foundation Maths: Integration

8.55 The Bauhaus

9.20 The Construction Industry

9.45 The Development of Fresco

10.10 Pure Maths: Topology

10.35 Maths: Lebesgue Integrability

11.0 Acetic Acid

11.25 Mining

11.50 Schrodinger Wave Equation

12.15 Child Care

12.40 Elections

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: Saturday Cinema: Desiree

starring Marlon Brando
Jean Simmons , Merle Oberon with Cameron Mitchell Elizabeth Sellars
In 1794, Desiree Clary , daughter of a Marseilles silk merchant, meets for the first time Napoleon Bonaparte , a young general. They fall in love but Bonaparte's burning ambition for power is destined to divide them.
This Week's Films: page 17


Unknown: Marlon Brando
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Merle OBEron
Unknown: Cameron Mitchell
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Desiree Clary
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Director: Henry Koster
Napoleon: Marlon Brando
Desiree: Jean Simmons
Josephine: Merle OBEron
Bernadotte: Michael Rennie
Joseph Bonaparte: Cameron Mitchell
Julie: Elizabeth Sellars
Paulette: Charlotte Austin
Mme Bonaparte: Cathleen Nesbitt

: Closedown

: Westminster

A close look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by PETER HILL .


Presented By: Peter Hill
Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Sing Country

Stars from Nashville delight their British fans during
The 7th International Festival of Country Music staged recently at Wembley Pool In this first of two programmes George Hamilton IV introduces Melba Montgomery
Barbara Mandrell , George Jones and other stars from Nashville Show Organiser MERVYN CONN Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Director DON SAYER


Unknown: George Hamilton
Unknown: Melba Montgomery
Unknown: Barbara Mandrell
Unknown: George Jones
Commentator: David Allan
Director: Don Sayer
Producer: Douglas Iiespe

: Rugby Special

The Middlesex Sevens
Commentators bill
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: McLaren Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Girls of Slender Means

by MURIEL SPARK dramatised in three parts by .KEN TAYLOR
In London 1945, when a world and a war were winding up with a bang, all the nice people were poor-especially the girls of the May of Teck Club fighting it out to the last clothing coupon. Part 1
The Wright Spark: page 5


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Ken Taylor
Editor: Lennox Phillips
Unknown: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Moira Armstrong
Narrator: Marjorie Westbury
Jill: Tina Heath
Tricia: Kate Atkinson
Jane Wright: Miriam Margolyes
Dorothy Markham: Sarah Nash
Selina Redwood: Mary Tamm
Warden: Janet Burnell
Judy Redwood: Jane Cussons
Anne Baberton: Patricia Hodge
Joanna Childe: Rosalind Shanks
Nancy Riddle: Marilyn Finlay
: Marion Bailey,
Dormitory girls: Juliet Mander
Greggie: Madeleine Christie
Nigel: David Neville
Nicholas Farringdon: James Laurenson
Ernest Claymore: Anthony Millan
Miss Harper: Sheelah Wilcocks
Jarvie: Valerie Lush
Collie: Rosamund Greenwood
RAF type: David Rowlands
Pauline FOX: Judith Paris
Pippa: Anne Louise Wakefield
Rudi Bittesch: Jack Shepherd
George: Jeffrey Segal
Tilly: Anna Sharkey

: 2nd House: The Sound of Laughter

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg and P. J. Kavanagh

'No gags on Scotsmen, Welshmen, clergymen, drink or medical matters. Do not sneeze at the microphone.' These were the BBC's official instructions to aspiring performers and entertainers back in 1925. Tonight's programme takes an affectionate look at radio comedy from the earliest days of the British Broadcasting Company right up to the present day.

Amongst those appearing in the programme to remember their successes and to reminisce together with the help of BBC Sound Archives are:
Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch : Band Waggon
Hattie Jacques and Deryck Guyler: ITMA
Maurice Denham and Sam Costa: Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh
Alan Simpson and Ray Galton: Hancock's Half-Hour
Frankie Howerd: Variety Bandbox
Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin and Barry Cryer: Hello Cheeky
Producer BEN REA
Assistant editor TONY CASH
Preview by Melvyn Bragg: page 5


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Waggon Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Editor: Bill Morton

: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time countrywide
Tonight, from BBC North: Wonderful Amy
In 1930, a young girl from Hull flew a secondhand Gypsy Moth aeroplane across deserts, jungles, and lonely seas, to Australia.
It was the greatest achievement in aviation by a woman, and the world went crazy with emotion as AMY JOHNSON returned in triumph to England ... and Yorkshire. This is the story of the legend.
Written and narrated by BRIAN THOMPSON
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD Maiden's flight: page 5


Unknown: Amy Johnson
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Editor: Brian Tucker
Producer: Patrick Taggart
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News on 2


: Film Night

Tony Bilbow and Philip Jenkinson present a round-up of what's going on in the film world, including an interview with David Niven whose latest film Paper Tiger has just opened in London.
Philip Jenkinson : page 17


Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: David Niven
Producer: Barry Brown
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson

: Midnight Movie: A Man About the House

starring Margaret Johnston Dulcie Gray , Kieron Moore
Prim and proper English .sisters Agnes and Ellen Isit fall under the spell of the delightful Italian villa they inherit and of its suave major-domo, Salvatore, who seems to want only to please them.
This Week's Films: page 17


Unknown: Margaret Johnston
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Kieron Moore
Unknown: Ellen Isit
Director: Leslie Arliss
Agnes Isit: Margaret Johnston
Ellen Isit: Dulcie Gray
Salvatore: Kieron Moore
Sir Benjamin Dench: Guy Middleton
Richard Sanctuary: Felix Aylmer
Mrs Armitage: Lilian Braithwaite
Maria: Jone Salinas
Assunta: Maria Fimiani
HiggS: Reginald Purdell

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