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: Open University

7.40 Interior Decoration. 8.5 The Electrical Supply Industry. 8.30 Mendelssohn's Dream. 8.55 Perceptual Demonstration. S.20 Nuclear Power USA. 9.45 Parliamentary Elections. 10.10 Fragments. 10.35 Tensile Testing. 11.0 Filament Organisation in Muscles. 11.25 The Nature of Chemistry. 11.50 Noise and Interference. 12.15 Television and Politics- Britain (2). 12.40 The Mindful Way. 1.5 Berlin Siedlungen 1.39 Circuits and Sine Waves.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema:Dinner at Eight

Marie Dressier , John Barrymore Wallace Beery , Jean Harlow Lionel Barrymore , Lee Tracy Edmund Lowe , Billie Burke
A New York society hostess plans a dinner party to honour two visitors from London. MGM's famous star-studded drama of the events leading up to the dinner.
Based on the play by GEORGES. KAUFMAN and EDNA FERBER Produced by DAVID O. SELZNICK Directed by GEORGE CUKOR
(Black; and white). Films: page It


Unknown: Marie Dressier
Unknown: John Barrymore
Unknown: Wallace Beery
Unknown: Jean Harlow
Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Lee Tracy
Unknown: Edmund Lowe
Unknown: Billie Burke
Play By: Georges. Kaufman
Unknown: Edna Ferber
Produced By: David O. Selznick
Directed By: George Cukor
Carlotta Vance: Marie Dressler
Larry Renault: John Barrymore
Dan Packard: Wallace Beery
Kitty Packard: Jean Harlow
Oliver Jordan: Lionel Barrymore
Max Kane: Lee Tracy
Dr Wayne Talbot: Edmund Lowe
Mrs Oliver Jordan: Billie Burke
Paula Jordan: Madge Evans
Jo Stengel: Jean Hersholt
Mrs Wayne Talbot: Karen Morley
Hattie Loomis LOUiSE: Closser Hale
Ernest DeGraff: Phillips Holmes
Mrs Wandel: May Robson
Ed Loomis: Grant Mitchell
Miss Alden: Phoebe Foster
Miss Copeland: Elizabeth Patterson
Tina: Hilda Vaughn

: The Money Programme

The Great Escape: the 500th edition looks at tax havens.

: Arena:Art and Design

George Melly 's highly personal view of two of the most popular recent events in the art world.


Unknown: George Melly

: Planets

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People. A series of six programmes 5: Mars After Viking
In today's lecture Professor Carl Sagan brings his audience at the Royal Institution right up to date on the planet Mars by describing in detail what has been learnt from the brilliantly successful Viking project in 1976. Two identical spacecraft on the surface, equipped with high-defini. tion cameras and soil analysis experiments, have told planetologists far more about Mars than we know about any other planet except our own.
Sagan shows the best of Viking's photographs and scientific results. Speaking from a full-scale replica of the Martian surface near the plain of Chryse, he gives the audience his personal answer to the highly controversial question: did Viking find signs of life?
Presented for television bv


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

: Open Door

Herbert Street Youth Club presents No Room at the Club

: News and Sport


: Don't Quote Me

Brian Redhead introduces the third 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: Mike Boles
Producer: Tony Laryea

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Welsh National Opera present A Midsummer Night's Dream
An opera in three acts by BENJAMIN BRITTEN, libretto after Shakespeare by PETER PEARS and BENJAMIN BRITTEN, with Geraint Evans as Bottom
Cast in order of appearance
There will be an interval of two minutes between each act.
This programme may be heard simultaneously in stereo on Radio 3.
For the Welsh National Opera Co:
Choreography TERRY GILBERT Produced by IAN WATT-SMITH
For the BBC:
BBC Cymru/Wales
The Royal Ballet in The Dream tomorrow at 8.10


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Geraint Evans
Leader: John Stein
Conducted By: Anthony Hose
Design: Alexander McPherson
Unknown: Robert Ornbo
Unknown: Terry Gilbert
Produced By: Ian Watt-Smith
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Harry Thomas
Unknown: Len Stephens
Directed By: Vincent Dowdall
Puck: Sylveste McCoy
Cobweb: Ian Jindal
Peaseblossom: Gareth Mason
Mustardseed: Simon Holt
Moth: Jeremy Cross
Oberon: James Bowman
Tytania: Rita Cullis
Lysander: Arthur Davies
Hermia: Margaret Morgan
Demetrius: Henry Newman
Helena: Suzanne Murphy
Quince: David Gwynne
Flute: John Treleaven
Snug: Ralph Hamer
Snout: John Harris
Starveling: Julian Moyle
Theseus: Roderick Kennedy
Hippolyta: Patricia Price

: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham
Mucking Out by ROBERT HOLMAN
' I'm an expert on pigs now. How many people can claim they've castrated 1.000 baby pigs? Not many.' Brian is enthusiastic about his new job, but Thomas has seen it all before.
Script editor PETER ANSORGE Designer IAN ASHURST Producer TARA PREM


Unknown: Robert Holman
Editor: Peter Ansorge
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Tara Prem
Unknown: Derek Lister
Thomas Loftus: Ray Smith
Brian Wilson: Paul Copley

: News on 2


: M * A * S * H

A film series starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Mike Farrell as B.J. Some 38th Parallels
It's quite a load off Hawkeyc's mind when he finds a surprising use for the camp garbage.


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Mike Farrell

: Midnight Movie:Forbidden

starring Douglass Montgomery Hazel Court, Patricia Burke
Jim Harding , a brilliant young analytical chemist, makes his living selling patent medicines in a Blackpool fairground. Here he meets Jeannie Thompson and they fall in love. But Jim's wife, although far from faithful herself, is determined to destroy their happiness.
Produced and directed by GEORGE KING Films: page 10
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Jim Harding
Unknown: Jeannie Thompson
Directed By: George King
Jim Harding: Douglass Montgomery
Jeannie Thompson: Hazel Court
Diana Harding: Patricia Burke
Jerry Burns: Garry Marsh
Dan Collins: Ronald Shiner
Johnny: Kenneth Griffith
Mr Thompson: Eliot Makeham
Dr Franklin: Frederick Leister
Jennings: Richard Bird
Cabby: Michael Medwin
Baxter: Andrew Cruickshank

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