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: Open University

7.40 Ezra Pound

8.5 Water for Oxford

8.30 Interpreting a Dream

8.55 Economic Exchange in Ibadan

9.20 The Relevance of Sociology

9.45 The Concept of Mind

10.10 Statistics - Using Computers

10.35 Man-powered Aircraft (2)

11.0 Woodland Decomposers

11.25 The Nature of Chemistry

11.50 Farming: Organic or Intensive

12.15 Medieval Mystery Plays

1.5 Frank Lloyd Wright

1.30 Science Foundation Course

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Mrs Miniver

A William Wyler Season starring
Greer Garson
Walter Pidgeon with Teresa Wright Dame May
Whitty Reginald Owen , Henry Travers Richard Ney , Henry Wilcoxon
Hollywood's famous story of an English family at war -the indomitable Mrs Miniver, her husband Clem, and their three children.
. Films: page 10


Unknown: William Wyler
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Walter Pidgeon
Unknown: Teresa Wright
Unknown: Whitty Reginald Owen
Unknown: Henry Travers
Unknown: Richard Ney
Directed By: William Wyler
Mrs Miniver: Greer Garson
Clem Miniver: Walter Pidgeon
Carol Beldon: Teresa Wright
Lady Beldon: Dame May Whitty
Foley: Reginald Owen
Mr Ballard: Henry Travers
Vin Miniver: Richard Ney
Vicar: Henry Wilcoxon

: Hit the Note!

Jonathan Cohen , musical director and pianist, presents his own choice of music and songs.
This week he introduces music written for specific purposes, and helps the studio audience to ' compose ' a piece of film background music. Guests:
Kim Goody Ian Caddy
Christine Croshaw
Executive producer CYNTHIA ftLGATE Director AVRIL PRICE


Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Kim Goody
Unknown: Ian Caddy
Unknown: Christine Croshaw
Unknown: Jeff Crampton
Unknown: Mike Ward
Designer: Gary Pritchard

: Open Door

Shelburne Girls' School in North London present Ulysses
An original rock opera

: Horizon

Now the Chips are Down
Microprocessors are i-inch square chips of silicon that cost only 15 but can do the same job as the giant computer of a few years ago. Programmed and linked together they promise a future that is both sensational and frightening.

: Sight and Sound In Concert

BBC2 joins the Radio 1 In Concert programme in a simultaneous broadcast. This week:
Frankie Miller , Sammy Mitchell Introduced by ALAN BLACK
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Frankie Miller
Unknown: Sammy Mitchell
Introduced By: Alan Black
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: 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 UK.
Tonight from BBC Midlands Potbank
The old towns of The Potteries now form the modern city of Stoke-on-Trent. There, in one working lifetime there has been a revolution in an ancient craft-industry - ceramics - as old as civilised man. ' Potbank ' is a film of change, of craftsmanship, of local pride.
Written and directed by EDMUND MARSHALL Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Directed By: Edmund Marshall
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: The Lively Arts

Walton No 1
' An amazing symphony to have been written in Britain.'
Andre Previn on Walton's First Symphony, one of the landmarks in British music which, 40 years after its composition, still poses daunting problems in performance. To mark Walton's 75th birthday last year Omnibus invited PREVIN to talk with HUMPHREY BURTON about the music, and rehearse it with the London Symphony Orchestra for a complete performance in The Lively Arts.
Tonight, a chance to see both rehearsal and performance in one programme, including comments from Sir William himself filmed at his home in Ischia.
When the programmes were first Shown EDWARD GREENFIELD wrote in The Guardian: ' For many years I have been longing for the television people really to get to grips with a Previn rehearsal, not just to show the icing on the cake but to present without apology the toughness and humour of a unique relationship. This is what happens.'


Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Gerry Millerson
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Second City Firsts

Six plays from Birmingham
Jack Flea's Birthday Celebration by IAN MCEWAN
Jack Flea finds himself living with a woman nearly twice his age, who decides to make him her fantasy child. It is a role our young hero cannot resist.
Producer TARA PREM
Director mike NEWELL


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Mike Newell
Ruth: Sara Kestelman
David: David Wilkinson
Mrs Lee: Eileen McCallum
Mr Lee: Ivor Roberts

: M*A*S*H

A film series re-creating the successful feature film
Two young surgeons who work in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and are intensely dedicated - to off-duty relaxation Of Moose and Men
A mud-splattered Colonel Spiker tangles with Hawkeye while Frank looks endlessly for Korean saboteurs.


Hawkeye: Starring Alan Alda
B J: And Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
HotlipS: Loretta Swit

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Heiress

A William Wyler Season starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson
The story, based on the Henry James novel Washington Square, of a wealthy but unattractive girl who is pursued by a fortune hunter.
Directed by William WYLER Films: page 10


Unknown: William Wyler
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Montgomery Clift
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Directed By: William Wyler
Catherine Sloper: Olivia de Havilland
Morris Townsend: Montgomery Clift
Dr Austin Sloper: Ralph Richardson
Lavinia Penniman: Miriam Hopkins
Maria: Vanessa Brown
Marion: Mona Freeman
Elizabeth Almond: Selena Royle
Jefferson Almond: Ray Collins

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