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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths: Statistics

8.5 Socrates

8.30 Maths: Turing Machines

8.55 Oil Refining in W. Europe

9.20 Computers: How they work

9.45 Red Grouse

10.10 The Yehudi Menuhin School

10.35 Maths: Vector Spaces

11.0 Reading Development

11.25 World War I

11.50 Geology

12.15 Israel and the Occupied Lands

12.40 Telephone Switching: 1

1.5 Henry James

1.30 Hormones

1.55 Earth Science Topics

2.20 Trends in the Periodic Table

: Saturday Cinema: Manpower

Raoul Walsh Season starring
Edward G. Robinson
Marlene Dietrich , George Raft
In the rough and tough world of the men who maintain electrical power lines Hank and Johnny are fast friends-until Hank falls for a hostess in a shady night club.
Director raoul walsh
. Films: page 7


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: George Raft
Hank McHenry: Edward G. Robinson
Fay Duval: Marlene Dietrich
Johnny Marshall: George Raft
Jumbo Wells: Alan Hale
Omaha: Frank McHugh
Pop Duval: Egon Brecher
Eddie Adams: Ward Bond
Dolly: Eve Arden
Smiley Quinn: Barton MacLane
Sidney Whipple: Walter Catlett

: Cricket and Golf

The Roses Match
Yorkshire v Lancashire from Headingley
The closing stages of the first day's play
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
The Penfold PGA Championship
The concluding stages of the second day's play at Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich
Television presentation:


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Fred Viner

: Open Door

Who Gets the Benefit?
The CLAIMANTS' union on the Social Security system.

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by RODNEY FOSTER
Editor john danvers


Presented By: Rodney Foster
Editor: John Danvers

: News and Sport


: A Legacy

from the novel by SYBILLE BEDFORD dramatised in five parts by ROBERT muller ; starring
Claire Bloom , Hugh Griffith
Irene Handl , Richard Hurndall Jeremy Brett , Robin Bailey Angela Pleasence
Geoffrey Whitehead , with John Fraser as Julius von Felden and Flora Robson as the Narrator
' Everything comes to us from the past and though not all one inherits is pleasing, one can't repudiate the legacy.' And what an extraordinary legacy was bequeathed to Francesca. Episode 1
Director DEREK martinus


Novel By: Sybille Bedford
Unknown: Robert Muller
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Hugh Griffith
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: Julius von Felden
Unknown: Flora Robson
Producer: Ron Craddock
Director: Derek Martinus
Cousin Markwall: Jack Lynn
Grand-uncle Emil: Harold Berens
Friedrich Merz: Leonard Fenton
Gottlieb: Richard Hurndall
Grandmama Merz: Irene Handl
Grandpapa Merz: Cyril Shaps
Sarah Merz: Claire Bloom
Eduard Merz: Jeremy Brett
Julius von Felden: John Fraser
GustaVUS: Geoffrey Whitehead
Johannes: Christopher Guard
Gabriel von Felden: Jasper Jacob
Baron Felden: Hugh Griffith
Captain von Koppen: John Junkin
Prefect: Stephen Pacey
Crammer: Michael Poole
Crammer's wife: Jennie Goossens
Clara von Bernin: Angela Pleasence
Count Bernin: Robin Bailey
Major von Grautkopf: Peter Cellier

: 2nd House

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg Mirror on Class
Richard Hoggart talks to
Melvyn Bragg about television and social class in Britain.
Were you watching television in 1956? If so, how much dp you think it has changed since then? Do you remember The Grove Family"! Did you see the very first edition of Coronation Street? Did you ever watch Can You Tell Me? Do you recall any plays, documentaries, or current affairs programmes of that period? 2nd House has been delving into the archives and has come up with a very varied range of programmes which, in their different ways, are revealing about social class and television. DR HOGGART, who helped with the selection of programme extracts, is perhaps best known as the author of The Uses of Literacy, first published in 1957. He served on the Pilkington Committee which enquired into broadcasting at the beginning of the 1960s. More recently, he has been working at UNESCO and he is now the Warden of Goldsmiths' College in London.
Producer TONY CASH. Editor bill MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Talks: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Centre Play

Commonwealth Season
Commonwealth authors explore their changing societies in six new plays. 3: Nigeria
A Kind of Marriage by BUCHI EMECHETA
By local custom, a man may turn from a wife who cannot give him more than one son. But Charles assures Maria that he is a ' modern educated man'. When war drives them back to their village, events force Maria to re-think their marriage.
Script editor ALAN SEYMOUR
Producer ANNE HEAD
. Director MARY RIDGE


Editor: Alan Seymour
Designer: Brian Tregidden
Producer: Anne Head
Director: Mary Ridge
Maria: Jumoke Debayo
Charles: Willie Jonah
Aggie: Jeillo Edwards
Obi: Olu Jacobs
Osita: Jake Onwordi
Af am: Victoria Clottey

: Open Door

Looks back this week ... 100 programmes made by more than 100 groups and individuals - from all parts of the community. Some of them return to talk about why they wanted ' their own say in their own way' on subjects ranging from man-powered flight to cystitis, and dossers to transexuals. They'll be talking to Chris Dunkley , television critic of the Financial Times, about what they achieved with their programmes, and he'll be adding reactions of his own.
Open Door programmes are made by the public in co-operation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Objective, Burma!

Raoul Walsh Season starring
Errol Flynn
A small party of us paratroopers are dropped into the Burmese jungle: their mission to find and destroy a Japanese radar station.
Raoul Walsh 's exciting film which realistically captures the tensions and hardships of jungle warfare, perhaps unjustly created the myth in Britain ' Flynn captures Burma single-handed' which caused the film to be withdrawn over here. BBC2 tonight presents the film in its full original version.
Director RAOUL WALSH Films: page 7


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Raoul Walsh
Director: Raoul Walsh
Major Nelson: Errol Flynn
Sgt Treacy: James Brown
Lt Jacobs: William Prince
Gabby Gordon: George Tobias
Mark Williams: Henry Hull
Col Carter: Warner Anderson
Hogan: John Alvin
Lt Barker: Stephen Richards
Nebraska Hooper: Richard Erdman

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