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: Open University

7.40 Army Board (1)

8.5 Northcliffe Community High School

8.30 Technology and Growth

8.55 Solar Cells

9.20 Pure Maths - Categories

9.45 Mechanics - Vibrations

10.10 The Digital Computer

10.35 Functional Approximation

11.0 Oxidative Phosphorylation (2)

11.25 Politics of Revolt: Poland

11.50 Non-metals and Semi-metals

12.15 Practical Electronics in Schools

12.40 Domestic Service

1.5 Maths - Convergence

1.30 The Genesis of a Dissident

1.55 Beating the Bogie

2.20 Books and Libraries

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Love Lottery

David Niven , Peggy Cummins Anne Vernon , Herbert Lorn
Rex Allerton is a Hollywood film star whose fame is second only to that of Fang the Wonder Dog. Everywhere he goes he is mobbed. One day he angrily suggests that the studio might as well raffle him as a publicity stunt - a joke that he will later bitterly regret.
Director CHARLES CRICHTON. Films: page 11


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Peggy Cummins
Unknown: Anne Vernon
Unknown: Herbert Lorn
Unknown: Rex Allerton
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Charles Crichton.
Rex Allerton: David Niven
Sally: Peggy Cummins
Jane: Anne Vernon
Amico: Herbert Lom
Jennings: Charles Victor
Ralph: Gordon Jackson
Winant: Felix Aylmer
Rodney Wheeler: Hugh McDermott

: Cricket: Second Test

England v Australia from Old Trafford
The final session of play on the third day.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ian Chappell

: Network

Tonight from BBC North East The Hobby Horses of George Bowman
GEORGE BOWMAN is a Cumbrian businessman who appropriately was born in a coaching town - Penrith - where he still lives.
Scrap is his business, but horses are his hobby and as he freely admits ' it's a hobby gone wild.' In one of Britain's youngest competitive sports - four-in-hand driving - he has won the British championship three years in succession and earned the respect and admiration of his fellow competitors, including his most famous ' rival ', The Duke of Edinburgh.
Tonight Network looks at the hobby and the sport, with comments from Prince Philip on the technique and outstanding ability that could make George Bowman a future World Champion. Narrated by JAKE KELLY
Film editor ERIC BOWER Producer HARRY GREEN
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: George Bowman
Unknown: George Bowman
Unknown: George Bowman
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News and Sport


: Wodehouse Playhouse

starring John Alderton and Pauline Collins
Adapted by DAVID CLIMIE from the short stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE The Code of the Mulliners
Cast in order of appearance
Archibald Mulliner. JOHN ALDERTON
Action by MARC BOYLE
Signature tune composed and conducted by RAYMOND JONES


Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Adapted By: David Climie
Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Archibald Mulliner.
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Marc Boyle
Conducted By: Raymond Jones
Designer: Richard Henry
Producer: Michael Mills
Tuppy Glossop: David Quilter
Lady Mulliner: Hazel Bainbridge
Yvonne Maltravers: Pauline Collins
Aurelia Cammarleigh: Gabrielle Drake
Sir Rackstraw: Walter Gotell
Lady Cammarleigh: Daphne Oxenford
Bagshot, the butler: Kenneth Benda
Waiter at Savoy: Peter MacKriel

: Country Game

The first of a new summer series of ten programmes
Julian Pettifer and his guests Phil Drabble, Elizabeth Eyden and Bernard Price meet to describe and discuss the sights and sounds of the British countryside.
Foxes: their natural role as predators, and less natural behaviour in the chicken run. Should they be controlled, and if so, how?
Thatching: now an expensive way of roofing. Country Game visits East Anglia to find out why, and to see how it's done.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Guest: Phil Drabble
Guest: Elizabeth Eyden
Guest: Bernard Price
Director: Robin Hellier
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Chagall

Head Over Heels
This week the painter Marc Chagall celebrated his 90th birthday.
In this film, made seven years ago, he is shown working in his studio at St Paul de Vence, near Nice. He talks about his past, present and future, surrounded by several million pounds' worth of paintings from his private collection.
The film covers the entire range of his art, from his youth in Russia to his spiritual visions of today. It tells the story of a man Who has lived through two world wars and a revolution, and who has never lost his unique talent for expressing the feelings of the heart in images of great poetic power.
Written and produced by JOHN READ


Unknown: Marc Chagall
Narrator: Robert Cushman
Produced By: John Read

: Golf: The Open Cricket: Second Test

Golf: The Open Championship from the Ailsa Course, Turnberry Hotel.
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final round and interviews the new Open Champion, who received the coveted trophy and a cheque for £10,000.
Cricket: Second Test
England v Australia from Old Trafford
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Clive Clark
Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News on 2


: Dracula, Frankenstein and Friends!

A season of Midnight Movie double bills of fantasy and horror.
Bride of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff
James Whale's sequel to his Frankenstein is one of the great horror movies. Frankenstein is persuaded by the sinister Dr Pretorius to co-operate in the creation of a mate for the monster ...
Brides of Dracula starring Peter Cushing
Dr Van Helsing, scientist and vampire exterminator, rescues the beautiful Marianne from the mysterious Baron Meinster.
Director TERENCE FISHER Films: page 11


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: James Whale
Director: James Whale
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Dr van Helsing
Director: Terence Fisher
The Monster: Boris Karloff
Henry Frankenstein: Colin Clive
Elizabeth: Valerie Hobson
Dr Pretorius: Ernest Thesiger
Mary Wollstonecraf Shelley: Elsa Lanchester
Lord Byron: Gavin Gordon
Percy Bysshe Shelley: Douglas Walton
Minnie: Una O'Connor
Burgomaster: E E Clive
Van Helsing: Peter Cushing
Marianne: Yvonne Monlaur
Greta: Freda Jackson
Baron Meinster: David Peel
Baroness Meinster: Martita Hunt
Gina: Andrée Melly
Frau Lang: Mona Washbourne
Lang: Henry Oscar
Landlord: Norman Pierce
Landlord's wife: Vera Cook
Curé: Fred Johnson
Dr Tobler: Miles Malleson

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