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: Open University

7.40 Poetry in Translation

8.5 Environment

8.30 Music and Images

8.55 Chicago's Land Use

9.20 Functions of Random Variables

9.45 What is Knowing?

10.10 Statistics - Sampling

10.35 Measuring Fracture Toughness

11.0 Biological Control

11.25 Caffeine Project

11.50 Doctors - Too Few or too Many?

12.15 Ubu Roi

1.5 The Weissenhof Siedlung 1927

1.30 The Simplex Method

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Kismet

Ronald Colman , Marlene Dietrich
An Arabian Night's adventure in old Baghdad, with the Caliph and his Grand Vizier deeply involved in a beggar's devilish plot to find a prince for his daughter's hand.
Directed by WILLIAM DIETERLE. Films: pl6


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Directed By: William Dieterle.
Hafiz: Ronald Colman
Jamilla: Marlene Dietrich
Caliph: James Craig
Grand Vizier: Edward Arnold
Feisal: Hugh Herbert
Marsinah: Joy Ann Page

: The Money Programme

What to do with$100-Million a Day Hugh Stephenson talks with Sheikh Yamani of Saudi Arabia.


Talks: Hugh Stephenson

: Arena: Theatre

An assessment of the work of playwrights John Byrne , Arnold Wesker


Unknown: John Byrne
Unknown: Arnold Wesker

: Planets

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People.
Planetary Systems Beyond the Sun Professor Carl Sagan is perhaps the world's greatest optimist for the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. In this last lecture, he explains how difficult it is to find, and communicate with, alien intelligence; and the significance of contact for mankind.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH


Television By: Stuart Harris
Television By: Karl Sabbagh

: Open Door

The Value of Life
Made by the Human Rights Society with the help of the Community Programme Unit.

: News and Sport


: Don't Quote Me

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


Introduces: Brian Redhead
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Dance Month

Les Noces
' a mad little marriage' Music by IGOR STRAVINSKY conducted by Leonard Bernstein and the ballet based on that music danced by The Royal Ballet Choreography by BRONISLAVA NIJINSKA
A special programme in which Stravinsky's rarely-heard masterpiece, the inspiration for one of the Diaghilev company's greatest ballets, is heard both as a concert piece and to accompany the filmed performance of the ballet.
Leonard Bernstein , Nicolas Nabo kov and Sir Frederick Ashton discuss the history of the music and the choreography.
Devised and presented by John Drummond performed by Anny Mory (soprano)
Patricia Parker (mezzo soprano) John Mitchinson (tenor) Paul Hudson (bass) Martha Argerich
Homero Francesch Cyprien Katsaris
Krystian Zimerman (pianos) with THE LONDON PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE and THE ENGLISH BACH FESTIVAL CHORUS chorus-master NICHOLAS CLEOBURY The ballet designed by NATALIA GONTCHAROVA and performed by artists of the Royal Ballet including
Vergie Derman , Anthony Dowell Leslie Edwards
Romayne Grigorova
Gerd Larsen , Christopher Newton Georgina Parkinson Derek Rencher
Film lighting JOHN WYATT
Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Studio sound ALAN EDMONDS Designed for television by CHRISTINE RUSCOE
Ballet director BOB LOCKYER


Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein
Choreography By: Bronislava Nijinska
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Nicolas Nabo
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Presented By: John Drummond
Soprano: Anny Mory
Soprano: Patricia Parker
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Bass: Paul Hudson
Bass: Martha Argerich
Bass: Homero Francesch
Bass: Cyprien Katsaris
Pianos: Krystian Zimerman
Chorus-Master: Nicholas Cleobury
Designed By: Natalia Gontcharova
Unknown: Vergie Derman
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Leslie Edwards
Unknown: Romayne Grigorova
Unknown: Gerd Larsen
Unknown: Christopher Newton
Unknown: Georgina Parkinson
Unknown: Derek Rencher
Unknown: John Wyatt
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Unknown: Alan Edmonds
Television By: Christine Ruscoe
Director: Bob Lockyer
Producer: Rodney Greenberg
Produced By: John Selwyn Gilbert

: The Rugby League Cup Final

Leeds v St Helens
Highlights of this afternoon's match at Wembley Stadium in which two of the most successful and entertaining teams in the League met in what promised to be a classic final. Introduced by EDDIE WARING Comments by DAVID WATKINS
Produced by NICK HUNTER


Introduced By: Eddie Waring
Unknown: David Watkins
Produced By: Nick Hunter

: Network

From BBC North West
By Pack-Horse Through Lakeland Bob Orrell and his fell ponies, Thor and Lucy, follow the old pack-horse trails across the Lake District.
They encounter the Eskdale hounds with huntsman EDMUND PORTER , hear how the Forestry Commission intend to avoid replanting Ennerdale with rows of regimented pine trees, and meet the FELL PONY SOCIETY, appropriately on a pack-horse bridge at Watendlath. But can they avoid the crowds who throng one of Britain's most popular touring areas?
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Edmund Porter
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Second City Firsts

The last in a series of new plays from Birmingham
Rotten by ALAN BROWN
Two extraordinary days in the life of young Beatles-fan Kevin - as he drifts in space between yesterday and today.
Script editor PETER ANSORGE Designer TIM DANN
Producer TARA PREM Direction p. SAVILLE


Unknown: Alan Brown
Editor: Peter Ansorge
Designer: Tim Dann
Producer: Tara Prem
Unknown: P. Saville
Kevin: Alan Raymond
Mum: Georgina Smith
Dad: John Smith
Suzy: Theresa Ratcliff
Carol: Betty Jo
Cummo: Ray Kingsley

: News on 2


: M*A*S*H

starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Mike Farrell as B.J.
Der Tag: Frank gets carried away when, much to his amazement, Hawkeye and B.J. become friendly towards him.


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Mike Farrell

: Midnight Movie: Northern Pursuit

starring Errol Flynn , with Julie Bishop , Helmut Dantine John Ridgely , Gene Lockhart
Steve Wagner , a Canadian Mountie of German extraction, and his partner Jim Austen pick up Col Hugo von Keller, the only surviving member of a group of Nazi saboteurs landed by submarine on the coast- of Hudson Bay. On the journey back to headquarters Steve begins to act suspiciously - are his loyalties with his home country or with Hitler's Germany?
Based on the story Five Thousand Trojan Horses by LESLIE T. WHITE Directed by RAOUL WALSH
. Films: page 10


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Julie Bishop
Unknown: Helmut Dantine
Unknown: John Ridgely
Unknown: Gene Lockhart
Unknown: Steve Wagner
Unknown: Jim Austen
Unknown: Leslie T. White
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Steve Wagner: Errol Flynn
Laura McBain: Julie Bishop
Colonel Hugo von Keller: Helmut Dantine
Jim Austen: John Ridgely
Ernst: Gene Lockhart
Inspector Barnett: Tom Tully
DagOr: Bernard Nedell
Sergeant: Warren Douglas
Jean: Monte Blue
Angus McBain: Alec Craig
Hobby: Tom Fadden

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