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: Open University

7.40 Maths: Complex Integration

8.5 Making Sense of Society

8.30 Plastics and Steel

8.55 Rubbish

9.20 Maths - Turing Machines

9.45 Laws of Thermodynamics (1)

10.10 Autoanalysis of Blood

10.35 Maths: Measurable Functions

11.0 Homogeneous Catalysis

11.25 Holography at Work

11.50 Biosynthesis of Terpenes

12.15 Handicapped in the Community

12.40 Victorian Music Hall

1.5 Maths - Differential Equations

1.30 The Corporate Economy

1.55 Army Board (1)

2.20 Desert Ecology

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Lemon Drop Kid

starring Bob Hope with Marilyn Maxwell , Lloyd Nolan
Damon Runyon 's gallery of shady New York characters provides an ideal setting for Bob Hope. Here he is at his best in the title role as a third-rate tipster who has to find 10,000 dollars before Christmas Day, or face the wrath of a gang leader, Moose Moran.
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Marilyn Maxwell
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Damon Runyon
Unknown: Bob Hope.
Leader: Moose Moran.
Director: Sidney Lanfield
The Lemon Drop Kid: Bob Hope
Brainy Baxter: Marilyn Maxwell
Oxford Charlie: Lloyd Nolan
Nellie Thursday: Jane Darwell
Moose Moran: Fred Clark
Straight Flush JAY: C Flippen

: Cricket

The Benson and Hedges Cup Final
Gloucestershire v Kent fromLord's
Coverage of the final overs of this 55-over match with £4,850 prize money at stake.
Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOB


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylob

: Closedown

: News and Sport


: -8-10 Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time throughout the UK. Tonight from BBC North The E3,000 Catch
The River Guden in Denmark is an angler's paradise. Last October it was the setting for the final of the 1976 Embassy Challenge, the richest prize in British coarse fishing, and anglers from all over the country competed. Tonight's film follows the fortunes of ten
Northerners as they cross the North Sea in a bid to capture the trophy-and the £3,000 first prize.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Director: John Irwin
Producer: Allan Kassell
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Country Game

A weekly view of the countryside. Introduced by Julian Pettifer The Gamekeepers' Fair
Once a year, gamekeepers from all over the country get together on the Packington Estate at Meriden to exchange views on rearing game, catching poachers and promoting the welfare of wildlife and the countryside.
Gordon Beningfield and Phil Drabble went along with JULIAN PETTIFER to meet the gamekeepers, watch the gun-dog trials and clay-pigeon shoot, and to discuss the effects of game management on the rest of our countryside.
Producer PETER CRAWFORD. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Gordon Beningfield
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Director: Robin Hellier
Producer: Peter Crawford.

: Television and Politics

Reflections in a Mirror?: part 2
- There is a necessarily prickly relationship between broadcasters and politicians whichever country you happen to be in.' (BRIAN WENHAM, Head of Current
Affairs Group, BBCtv)
Part 1 last night gave a unique behind-thenscenes view of how the American Broadcasting Company televised the 1976 Republican Convention.
The first half of tonight's programme gives a similar perspective on how the BBC brought the last Labour and Conservative Party Conferences to the British public.
Then broadcasters from ABC and the BBC discuss with the politicians how the relationships and techniques differ in the two countries. Are the two television systems merely reflecting events, or shaping them for the screen? Has the televising of politics changed the democratic process, for good or ill?
Introduced by Charles Wheeler
Film editor DES MURPHY
Associate producer GWYNN PRITCHARD Producer JOHN MILLER
A BBC/Open University production


Introduced By: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Des Murphy
Producer: Gwynn Pritchard
Producer: John Miller

: Cricket

The Benson and Hedges Cup Final
Gloucestershire v Kent from Lord's
PETER WEST introduces highlights of today's match.


Producer: David Kenning

: News on 2


: Dracula, Frankenstein - and Friends!

A season of Midnight Movie double bills of fantasy and horror continues with two more characters from Universal's gallery of monsters.
The Mummy
Starring Boris Karloff
Another classic horror movie from the early 30s, and one of Karloff 's best - as Imhotep, high priest of ancient Egypt, raised from the dead by an archaeological expedition.

11.55 The Wolf Man
Starring Lon Chaney Jr
with Claude Rains
'Whoever is bitten by a werewolf becomes a wolf himself' - and the gypsy Maleva's prophecy becomes terrifyingly true for Laurence Talbot, played here by the son of one of the cinema's greatest stars of the macabre.
Director GEORGE WAGGNER Films: page 13


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Director: Karl Freund
Unknown: Lon Chaney Jr
Unknown: Laurence Talbot
Director: George Waggner
Imhotep: Boris Karloff
Helen Grosvenor: Zita Johann
Frank Whemple: David Manners
Sir Joseph Whemple: Arthur Byron
Dr Muller: Edward van Sloan
Ralph Norton: Bramwell Fletcher
Nubian: Noble Johnson
Frau Muller: Kathryn Byron
Prof Pearson: Leonard Mudie
Pharaoh: James Crane
Saxon warrior: Henry Victor
Sir John Talbot: Claude Rains
Laurence Talbot: Lon Chaney Jr
Capt Montford: Ralph Bellamy
Dr Lloyd: Warren William
Gwen Conliffe: Evelyn Ankers
Maleva: Maria Ouspenskaya
Bela: Bela Lugosi
Frank Andrews: Patric Knowles

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