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: Open University

7.40 Ants and Acacias

8.5 Mendelssohn, 1829

8.30 Foundation Maths - Statistics

8.55 Edwin Lutyens

9.20 Politics of Dependence

9.45 Beethoven

10.10 Maths - Algebra, Topology

10.35 Maths -Vectors

11.0 Silicates

11.25 The Gower Coast

11.50 Using a Computer.

12.15 Social Consequences of World War 2

12.40 Laws of Nature

1.5 Time Base Generator

1.30 Kinetics of Fast Reactions

1.55 Understanding Fluid Effects

2.20 Government Control of Regional Development

2.45 Systems Modelling

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema: Cobra Woman

Maria Montez , Jon Hall
On the eve of her wedding-day, the beautiful Tollea is kidnapped from her South Pacific island home and taken to the nearby Cobra Island. Here, the Princess of the island is Nadja, Tollea's beautiful but evil twin sister - the Cobra Woman.
Director Robert siobmai Films: page 11


Unknown: Maria Montez
Unknown: Jon Hall
Tollea: Maria Montez
Nadja: Maria Montez
Ramu: Jon Hall
Kado: Sabu
Martok: Edgar Barrier
Queen: Mary Nash
Veeda: Lois Collier
Father Paul: Samuel S Hinds
MacDonald: Moroni Olsen
Hava: Lon Chaney

: Cricket: Third Test

England v Australia
Coverage to the close of play at Headingley. Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by iavio kenning, BILL TAYLOR
Armchair Cricket, £1.25, from bookshop*


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: News and Sport


: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the United Kingdom.
Tonight from BBC North:
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Bradford electronics manufacturer Len Shaw was a cinema musician at the age of ten, who went on through broadcasting, radio repairs and electronics to a self-made million. In this programme he tells the story of how that million was made.
Series co-ordinator FRANE GILLARD


Unknown: Len Shaw
Producer: Frank Mills
Unknown: Frane 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 2
A Confirmed Bachelor starring Robert Stephens as Doktor Graesler
(Repeated: Thursday 8.10 pm) For cast see page 39


Dramatised By: Robert Muller
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Doktor Graesler
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Herbert Wise

: The National Dream

Building the Impossible Railway 5: The Desperate Days
Canada's first railroad, coast to coast, is still far from a reality in 1883. Although passes have at last been found in the Rockies, to build through them is another matter. The Laurentian Shield, a vast wasteland north of Lake Superior, also gobbles up the Canadian Pacific Railway's funds. To add worries to Sir John A. Mac donald's Tory government, there is trouble at Duck Lake, where ten Mounties are killed and the rebellion by Louis Riel and his Indian half breeds, the Metis, starts in earnest. There are times when a government seems slow to act, and this is one of them. Narrated by PIERRE BERTON
Directors ERIC TILL and JAMES MURRAY A cbc production
The Great Railway, £8.50 from bookshops


Unknown: Sir John A. Mac
Unknown: Louis Riel
Unknown: Pierre Berton
Producer: James Murray
Unknown: James Murray

: Cricket

Test Match Highlights: England v Australia
RICHIE BENAUD introduces the outstanding action from the third dav's play at Headingley.
Armchair Cricket, £1.25, from bookshops


Presentation By: Bill Taylor
Presentation By: Mike Adley

: Controversy Special

A discussion on child sterilisation Recent cases involving sterilisation of children under 16 have raised important questions about their rights. At present parents take the decision to sterilise in consultation with the doctor. But do doctors pressure parents too much, and is their advice adequate? Should parents also be advised by psychologists, teachers, social workers and even lawyers? Should parents even have such unquestioned power over their child's future?
These issues will be discussed by a specially invited audience at the Royal Institution under the chairmanship of Professor Sir George Porter , FRS Among those taking part will be Michael Brudenell consultant gynaecologist Dr Jack Bavin consultant psychiatrist
Ian Kennedy Law lecturer
Dr Hugh Jolly consultant paediatrician Nigel Harris , surgeon
Parents of mentally handicapped children


Unknown: Sir George Porter
Unknown: Michael Brudenell
Unknown: Dr Jack Bavin
Unknown: Ian Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Hugh Jolly
Unknown: Nigel Harris
Director: Hilary Henson
Producer: Robin Brightwell

: News on 2


: Fantastic Double Bill

Noah's Ark
A film starring Dolores Costello, George O'Brien
This powerful film, one of the most spectacular of its time, tells two stories, each featuring the same characters. In the first, set in Biblical times, the heathen Festival of Jaghut is about to begin, while Noah and his family, who live in primitive simplicity on the outskirts of the city, prepare for the Flood which is to engulf the land.
In the second story a group of people come together on a train travelling between Constantinople and Paris in 1914. Their lives are soon to be irrevocably altered by the outbreak of the Great War.

12.20 Man and his Mate
A film starring Victor Mature, Carole Landis
Memorable for its spectacular recreation of prehistoric monsters, this genuine oddity is a Hollywood version of a Stone Age romance, and it was re-made as an early starring vehicle for Raquel Welch.
Directors HAL ROACH and HAL ROACH JR Films: page 11


Unknown: Dolores Costello
Unknown: George O'Brien
Director: Michael Curtiz
Unknown: Victor Mature
Unknown: Carole Landis
Unknown: Raquel Welch.
Directors: Hal Roach
Directors: Hal Roach Jr
Mary/Miriam: Dolores Costello
Travis/ Japheth: George O'Brien
Nickoloff/King Nephilim: Noah Beery
Hilda/tavern maid: Louise Fazenda
Al/Ham: Guinn ' Big Boy ' Williams
Minister/Noah: Paul McAllister
Soldier/High Priest: Nigel de Brulier
The German/Leader of soldiers: Anders Randolf
The Frenchman/Leader of King's guards: Armand Kaliz
Dancer/Slave girl: Myrna Loy
Innkeeper/Guard wiLLiAM: V Mong
The Balkan/Shem: Malcolm Waite
Broker: Noble Johnson
Trader: Otto Hoffman
Aide to Leader of soldiers: Joe Bonomo
Tumak: Victor Mature
Loana: Carole Landis
Akhoba: Lon Chaney Jr
Ohtai: John Hubbard
Nupondi: Mamo Clark
PeytOW NIGEL: De Brulier
Wandi: Mary Gale Fisher
Spakana: Edgar Edwards
Tohana: Inez Palange
Ataf: Jacqueline Dalya

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