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: Open University

7.40 Trade and Industry

8.5 Technology and Growth

(to 8.30)

8.55 Cognitive Potential

9.20 Lucas Aerospace Dispute

9.45 Barnacle Geese

10.10 The Digital Computer

10.35 Solar Cells

11.0 Fetal Physiology

11.25 The Nature of Chemistry

11.50 Telephone Switching: 2

12.15 James Bond: 2

12.40 Christian Community in County Clare

1.5 English Houses of the 1930s

1.30 Amplifiers and Amplification

1.55 Gravity Model

2.20 Hormones and Homeostasis

(to 2.45)

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Jumbo

starring Doris Day , Stephen Boyd Jimmy Durante , Martha Raye
In 1910 the Wonder Circus is kept going by the valiant efforts of Kitty Wonder and in spite of her father's weakness for dice games. But when handsome Sam Rawlins appears on the scene, the show's future seems threatened.
Directed by CHARLES WALTERS. Films: p 13


Unknown: Doris Day
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Jimmy Durante
Unknown: Martha Raye
Unknown: Sam Rawlins
Directed By: Charles Walters.
Kitty Wonder: Doris Day
Sam Rawlins: Stephen Boyd
Pop Wonder: Jimmy Durante
LulU: Martha Raye
John Noble: Dean Jagger
Harry: Joseph Waring
Tina: Lynn Wood
Ellis: Charles Watts

: Wimbledon 78

The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the closing stages of the play on this the final day of the world's greatest Open tennis tournament.
With all the news and results of the day's play from Harry Carpenter in the Wimbledon studio.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: 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 South Knowles' Ark
The tragic death of Victor the giraffe was a rare setback for John Knowles , who established Marwell Zoological Park six years ago. He breeds wild animals threatened with extinction - from red pandas to snow leopards.
Mike Debens spent a week with JOHN KNOWLES to observe the care and concern for rare animals who thrive in the Hampshire country-side.
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: John Knowles
Unknown: Mike Debens
Unknown: John Knowles
Director: Mike Debens
Producer: John Frost
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Royal Heritage

The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors. Told by Huw Wheldon in a series of nine programmes 6: George IV
He was gifted, wayward and original. He spent a fortune on paintings and palaces. In his youth he loved driving fast carriages, gambling and horse-racing. His affairs scandalised polite society. Prince-Regent during the Napoleonic Wars , he gave his title to a street, a park, an age.
No monarch has had a sharper eye for works of art. The Brighton Pavilion is a brilliant tour-deforce, exotic and yet built with the most modern materials. SIR HUW WHELDON takes us through the private apartments at Windsor Castle and looks at some of the treasures of Sevres china, French furniture and sculpture they contain. Even more in the rebuilding of Windsor Castle George IV left a permanent memorial to the splendid self-confidence that followed the defeat of Napoleon.
Enthralling. (WESTERN DAILY PRESS) Royal Heritage in one of its most engaging chapters. Engaging ... discursive yet disciplined ... constantly interesting. (DAILY MAIL) Historical adviser J. H. PLUMB
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON Produced by MICHAEL GILL
Book (same title), £10,00, from bookshopt


Told By: Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Napoleonic Wars
Unknown: Huw Wheldon
Unknown: J. H. Plumb
Produced By: Michael Gill

: Llangollen 78

This is the week when singers and dancers from all over the world converge upon the little Welsh town of Llangollen to engage in friendly competition at the International Musical Eisteddfod.
Owain Arwel Hughes presents some of the highlights of this year's festival, and talks to some of the competitors.
Produced by RHYS LEWIS BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Directed By: Dafydd Prate
Directed By: Gwyn Hughes
Produced By: Rhys Lewis

: Wimbledon 78

Match of the Day HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the Men's Singles Final


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Editor: A. P. Wilkinson

: News on 2


: Monster Double Bill

A new season of Midnight Movie double bills, with the accent on the bizarre and the supernatural, opens with Murders in the Rue Morgue starring
Bela Lugosi Sidney Fox
The classic movie version of Edgar Allan Poe 's story stars Bela Lugosi as Dr Mirakle, the mad scientist who is attempting to mix the blood of Eric, his giant ape, with that of a young girl. Unfortunately Eric falls in love with the beautiful Camille, an intended victim....
Directed by ROBERT FLOREY and at
The Man Who Could
Cheat Death starring
Anton Diffring Hazel Court
In order to preserve his youth, Dr Bonnet experiments with drugs and every ten years a colleague performs a vital operation on him. Suddenly, the other doctor suffers a stroke and can no longer operate. Bonnet -now over 100 years old-becomes frantic at the thought of a terrible death ...
Directed by TERENCE FISHER Films: page 13


Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: Sidney Fox
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Directed By: Robert Florey
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Dr Mirakle: Bela Lugosi
Camille L'Espanaye: Sidney Fox
Pierre Dupin: Leon Waycoff
Paul: Bert Roach
Prefect of Police: Brandon Hurst
Janos, the Black One: Noble Johnson
Morgue keeper: D'Arcy Corrigan
Dr Georges Bonnet: Anton Diffring
Janine: Hazel Court
Pierre: Christopher Lee

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