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: Open University

7.40 Marina

8.5 Biology of Polluted Water

8.30 Contrasts in Musical Language

8.55 Chicago's Transport

9.20 Partial Differential Equations

9.45 Crashing with Safety

10.10 Computer Hardware

10.35 Made Without Flaw

11.0 Tropical Forest

11.25 Stereochemistry of Addition Reactions

11.50 Deer Farming

12.15 The Way of the World

1.5 The Bauhaus at Weimar

1.30 M101/31 Mathematical Experience

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Actress

Spencer Tracy , Jean Simmons
Anthony Perkins , Teresa Wright
The early years of a New England girl with one burning ambition - to become a great actress.
Directed bv georce CUKOR


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Unknown: Teresa Wright
Clinton Jones: Spencer Tracy
Ruth Gordon Jones: Jean Simmons
Annie Jones: Teresa Wright
Fred Whitmarsh: Anthony Perkins
Mr Bagley: Ian Wolfe
Hazel Dawn: Kay Williams

: The Money Programme

Homes for Our Money

: Men of Ideas

The last of 15 programmes Ernest Gellner on Philosophy: The Social Context


Unknown: Ernest Gellner

: Arena: Art and Design

Ralph Steadman , cartoonist and illustrator


Unknown: Ralph Steadman

: Planets

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People. A series of six programmes 4: Mars Before Viking
Six years ago our knowledge of the planet Mars was transformed virtually overnight as a huge dust-storm cleared to reveal the planet's face to the orbiting spacecraft Mariner 9. It was a key moment which Professor Carl Sagan personally witnessed, as one of the Mariner 9 science team.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH


Unknown: Professor Carl Sagan
Television By: Stuart Harris
Television By: Karl Sabbagh

: Open Door

Canals: The Inland Waterways Association looks at them today.

: News and Sport


: Don't Quote Me

Brian Redhead introduces the second of six programmes in which issues covered by the Press are discussed by the people they concern and those who report them.


Introduces: Brian Redhead
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Network

Tonight from BBC South
Saving Chichester Harbour
The second of two films on some of the world's most beautiful yachting waters.
Martin Muncaster, aboard his yacht Cottontail, visits Thorney Island and sails to Itchenor for their Golden Jubilee Regatta.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN FROST
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLAM


Editor: Bev Ambrose
Unknown: Frank Gillam

: Rugby Special

The Middlesex Sevens and The Welsh Challenge Cup Final Newport v Swansea
Introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH The last programme of the series combines the festival atmosphere of England's premier sevens tournament with the excitement of the Welsh Cup Final.
At Twickenham, guest sides BATH and HAWICK join 14 finalists - including last year's winners, Richmond - striving for the Russell Cargill Trophy.
In Wales, Newport, out to win the cup for the second year in succession, meet Swansea, whose place in the final is a just reward for the splendid rugby they are currently playing.
Commentator at Twickenham
Commentator at the National Stadium DAVID PARRY JONES
Director at Twickenham HUW JONES Director in Newport ONLLWYN BRACE Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Springtime in Vienna
Erich Leinsdorf conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in a concert given in the Musik. vereinssaal, Vienna.
The programme includes
Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Nos 8, 10 Smetana Jenik's Aria (The Bartered Bride)
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite
Richard Strauss Suite and Italian Tenor's Aria (Der Rosenkavalier) Johann Strauss (the younger) Tales from the Vienna Woods Soloist Peter Dvorsky (tenor) Introduced by Richard Baker
Director FRANZ KABELKA (Austrian Television)


Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf
Soloist: Peter Dvorsky
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Director: Franz Kabelka

: M*A*S*H

A film series starring
The Price of Tomato Juice
Col Potter's appetite results in Hot-lips receiving a strange proposal.


Hawkeye: 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


: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The Final (conclusion)
Alan Weeks introduces highlights of the last day's play from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
The most important snooker championship in the world finishes this evening after 13 days of tough match play. The winner will receive £7,500 for his pains, together with a trophy, and a title that will be his ticket to a very profitable year ahead.
Commentator TED LOWE


Introduces: Alan Weeks
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: Midnight Movie: Force of Evil

Starring John Garfield
with Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Beatrice Pearson.

Joe Morse, shyster lawyer of 'numbers' racketeer Ben Tucker, is a valued servant of the Mob until his brother opposes their plans and puts himself on the spot. This classic thriller was brilliantly written and directed by Abraham Polonsky and stars John Garfield. In the early 50s, both men were victims of the infamous Hollywood anti-communist witch-hunt.


Writer/Director: Abraham Polonsky
Joe Morse: John Garfield
Doris Lowry: Beatrice Pearson
Leo Morse: Thomas Gomez
Ben Tucker: Roy Roberts
Edna Tucker: Marie Windsor
Fred Bauer: Howland Chamberlin
Ficco: Sheldon Leonard
Hobe Wheelock: Paul McVey

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