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: Open University

7.40 Physiological Adaptation

8.05 Action

8.30 Foundation Maths: Algorithms

8.55 English Furniture

9.20 Income Distribution

9.45 From Altar to Pulpit

10.10 Maths: Turing Machines

10.35 Maths: Measurable Functions

11.00 Purification of an Enzyme

11.25 Cyprus

11.50 The Atomic Clock

12.15 City of Coventry

12.40 Slum Clearance in the 30s

: Closedown 9

: Saturday Cinema: The Constant Husband

Rex Harrison , Margaret Leighton Kay Kendall , Cecil Parker
A man wakes up in a Welsh fishing village, suffering from amnesia following a motor accident. In his search for his past, he becomes increasingly alarmed as he discovers he has not just one wife -but several!
Rex Harrison plays the multiple bigamist who has a lot of explaining to do in this sophisticated and light-hearted comedy.


Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Sidney Gllllat
Unknown: Val Valentine
Producers: Frank Launder
Producers: Sidney Gilliat
Director: Sidney Gilllat
A man who has lost his memory: Rex Harrison
Miss Chesterman: Margaret Leighton
Monica: Kay Kendall
Llewellyn: Cecil Parker
Lola: Nicole Maurey
Luigi Sopranelli: George Cole
J F Hassett: Raymond Huntley
Judge: Michael Hordern
Jack Carter: Robert Coote
Papa Sopranelli: Eric Pohlman

: Closedown

: News and Sport


: Network

A series made for the BBC regions and now seen countrywide. Tonight, from BBC West: The Show Must Go On
' Last December, Charles Ware , who people remembered only dimly as a presumably impoverished art lecturer, returned to Bath and started buying up large chunks of the city. People were amazed and suspicious.'
(WESTERN DAILY PRESS,21 June 1972) The mysterious MR WARE tells all -how he made all that money, and how he lost it. Narrated and directed by CHRIS MENAUL
Series co-ordinator frank GILLARD


Unknown: Charles Ware
Directed By: Chris Menaul
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Vienna 1900

Games with Love and Death
Another chance to see five stories from the writings of ARTHUR SCHNITZLER
Dramatised by ROBERT MULLER Story 3 : Part 1
A Confirmed Bachelor
(Repeated; Thursday 8.10 pm. Cast: p 39)


Dramatised By: Robert Muller
Designer: Don Homfray
Director: Herbert Wise

: The National Dream

Building the Impossible Railway 4: The Sea of Mountains
The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway gets to grips with the Rocky Mountains barring the way to the west coast. Experts say there is no pass through the Selkirk range. While politicians dither and argue back in the new nation's capital, Ottawa, men of very different personality struggle in the mountains. New names are etched into Canadian history.
Directors ERIC TLLL and JAMES MURRAT A cac production


Unknown: Pierre Berton
Producer: James Murray

: 2nd House

Remember Hiroshima? ... and Nagasaki?
Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
' We loaded up the nuclear material and it made a big spherical package and the last thing we put on was a cap, and on that cap most of the guys wrote some little message: it was traditional to write messages on bombs - purely ritual behaviour - Memories to Hirohito, In Memory of Bataan, or whatever it was, and I remember writing 10, tons. I had that much, and not more, enthusiasm for it.'
Exactly 30 years ago today, nuclear physicist Philip Morrison supervised the loading of the A-bomb which was dropped on Nagasaki. In conversation with MELVYN BRAGG , he recalls for viewers how scientists like himself came to be involved in the manufacture of nuclear weapons and the campaign some of them have waged to limit the arms race.
Film cameraman BILL MATTHEWS Film editor JOHN BARNES
Production assistant STEPHANY MARKS Producer TONY CASH Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Philip Morrison
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Editor: John Barnes
Editor: Bill Morton

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie Fantastic

Edgar Allan Poe Double Bill The Tell Tale Heart starring Laurence Payne
Adrienne Corri , Dermot Walsh
Edgar Marsh , morbidly sensitive about his limp, lives alone, drinking heavily and dreaming of encounters with girls he dare not approach. But then Betty Clare moves into the house opposite, and he sees his chance to transform his fantasies into reality.
12.0 The Premature Burial starring Ray Milland with Hazel Court
Richard Ney. Heather Angel
Guy Carrell is tormented by an obsession that he will be buried alive while in a cataleptic trance! Films: page 9


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Laurence Payne
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Dermot Walsh
Unknown: Edgar Marsh
Unknown: Betty Clare
Director: Ernest Morris
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Hazel Court
Unknown: Richard Ney.
Unknown: Heather Angel
Unknown: Guy Carrell
Edgar: Laurence Payne
Betty: Adrienne Corri
Carl: Dermot Walsh
Mrs Vine: Selma Vaz Dias
Inspector: John Scott
Police Sergeant: John Martin
Carl's landlady: Annette Carell
Jeweller: David Lander
Jackie: Rosemary Rotheray
Dorothy: Suzanne Fuller
Nina: Yvonne Buckingham
Guy Carrell: Ray Milland
Emily Gault: Hazel Court
Miles Archer: Richard Ney
Kate Carrell: Heather Angel
Dr Gideon Gault: Alan Napier
Sweeney: John Dierkes
Mole: Richard Miller
Minister: Brendon Dillon
Producer and director: Roger Corman

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