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: Open University

8.30 Handicapped in the Community

8.55 The Alkali Industry

9.20 The Public Library

9.45 Science Foundation Course

10.10 The University Library

10.35 Islam in Bolton

11.0 Genetic Manipulation of Wheat

11.25 Elementary Maths: Circuits

11.50 Climates of the Past

12.15 The Earth

12.40 Tunnels and Tunnelling

1.5 Computing: Files

1.30 River Thames

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Paleface

Paramount Presents.... Today starring
Bob Hope , Jane Russell andCalamity Jane.
Director NORMAN z. MCLEOD. Films: p 19


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jane Russell
Director: Norman Z. McLeod.
a dentist way out West: Bob Hope
a sharp-shooting: Jane Russell
' Painless ' Peter Potter: Bob Hope
Calamity Jane: Jane Russell
Terris: Robert Armstrong
Pepper: Iris Adrian
Jasper Martin: Jack Searl

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v
The West Indies from Headingley
The final session of play on the third day
Introduced by PETER WALKER Commentator RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Peter Walker
Commentator: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: Closedown

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by NOEL LEWIS Editor JOHN DANVERS


Presented By: Noel Lewis

: News and Sport


: The Country Girl

Paramount Presents ...
Tonight starring Bing Crosby Grace Kelly , William Holden
Three top stars give fine performances in this powerful backstage drama of an alcoholic, once-great musical comedy singer trying to make a comeback.
Written and directed by GEORGE SEATON . Films: page 19


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: William Holden
Directed By: George Seaton
Frank Elgin: Bing Crosby
Georgie Elgin: Grace Kelly
Bernie Dodd: William Holden
Phil Cook: Anthony Ross
Larry: Gene Reynolds
Singer: Jacqueline Fontaine
Ed: Eddie Ryder
Paul Unger: Robert Kent
Henry Johnson: John W Reynolds

: Cliff Richard

In Concert: CLIFF sings some interesting songs of his own choice.
Musical director BARRIE GUARD Lighting NIGEL WRIGHT Sound PETER ROSE
Designer NIGEL CURZON Producer


Director: Barrie Guard
Unknown: Nigel Wright
Unknown: Peter Rose
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: 2nd House: The Last Mission

Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was killed in an air crash in September 1861.

This programme portrays the events in the Congo and Hammarskjold's attempt to pacify the situation in that troubled country after its Belgian colonisers abruptly pulled out. The story is told through newsreel material, extracts from Hammarskjold's journal, interviews with his biographer Brian Urquhart and scenes from the play "Murderous Angels" which Conor Cruise O'Brien wrote about Dag Hammarskjold after having served as UN special representative in Katanga.


Narration by: Melvyn Bragg
Interviewee: Brian Urquhart
Research: Ann Blaber
Film Editor: David Mingay
Director: Tristram Powell
Assistant Editor: Tony Cash
Editor: Bill Morton
Author (Murderous Angels): Conor Cruise O'Brien
Dag Hammarskjold: Lyndon Brook
Diop: Louis Mahoney
Baron D'Auge: Peter Cellier
Monsignor Polycarp: John Bailey

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v
The West Indies
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News on 2


: Private Affairs

A series of five plays
4: Husband to Mrs Fitzherbert by RAY LAWLER
In 1799, George, Prince of Wales, awaits the Pope's judgment on his marriage to twice-widowed Mrs Fitzherbert. While the prince attempts suicide, politicians and satirists prepare for a field day ...


Unknown: Ray Lawler
Producer: Roseuary Hill
Director: Alvin Rakoff
Mrs Fitzherbert: Sorcha Cusack
Prince of Wales: Nicholas Jones
Richard Sheridan: Donal McCann
Duchess of Devonshire: Anna Palk
Charles FOX: David Swift
Edward Bouverie: Paul Gregory
Lord Onslow: Ben Arts
Mr Keate: Kevin Brennan
Fr Nassau: Noel Willman
Henry Errington: John Robinson
Jack Smythe: Miles Anderson
Rolle JOHN: Forbes Robertson
Clergyman: John Leeson

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