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: Open University

7.40 Miroslav Holub. 8.5 Statistics and Reliability. 8.30 Matters of Interpretation. 8.55 Warsaw: Housing. 9.20 Linear Models. 9.45 Brake Testing. 10.10 River Measurement. 10.35 Blade Alloy and Process. 11.0 Ecology. 11.25 Thallium in Organic Synthesis. 11.50 Investing in Your Children's Future. 12.15 Waiting for Godot. 1.5 The Other Tradition. l.M Random Sampling.


Unknown: Miroslav Holub.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Caesar and Cleopatra

starring Vivien Leigh Claude Rains , with Stewart Granger , Flora Robson
Bernard Shaw 's version of the legendary encounter between the ageing Roman conqueror and the captivating Queen of the Nile.
Produced and directed by GABRIEL PASCAL Films: page 12


Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Directed By: Gabriel Pascal
Caesar: Claude Rains
Cleopatra: Vivien Leigh
Ftatateeta: Flora Robson
PothinuS: Francis L Sullivan
Rufio: Basil Sydney
Britannus: Cecil Parker
Apollodorus: Stewart Granger
Lucius Septimius: Raymond Lovell
Achillas: Antony Eustrel
Theodotus: Ernest Thesiger
Ptolemy: Anthony Harvey
Nubian slave: Robert Adams
Cleopatra's lady attendants: Harda Swanhilde
Cleopatra's lady attendants: Olga Edwardes
First centurion: Michael Rennie
Major-domo: Esmé Percy
Belzanor: Stanley Holloway
Persian: Alan Wheatley
Bel Affris: Leo Genn

: Horizon

Explosions in the Mind
Strokes throw light on the organisation of the brain. Each hemisphere has differing ranges of functions and it is now possible to actually visualise the inside of the working brain and to locate movement, speech, vision and even the ability to perceive spatial relationships.


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Robin Brightwell

: Something in the Wind

For thousands of years men have flown kites - mostly for fun. But behind the innocent pleasure there's always been the kiteflyer's secret ambition to be carried aloft himself.
Gwyn Richards tells the story of kites and reports on the latest man-lifting attempt, with DAVID TURNER , MARTIN LESTER , NICK MORSE , SEAN RAWNSLEY and JO WHIFFEN
Recorded at Little Rissington Airfield, Gloucestershire.
Director IAN HAMILTON Producer JOHN DOBSON PRC Bristol


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: David Turner
Unknown: Martin Lester
Unknown: Nick Morse
Unknown: Sean Rawnsley
Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: John Dobson

: Network

Tonight from BBC South West Return to Truro
Just over a century ago, Truro became the only Cornish city. In this film, Tom Salmon , the Cornish writer and broadcaster, revisits his place of birth to recall the Truro where he spent his childhood and to look at the city of today.
Written and narrated by TOM SALMON Producer DAVID SPIRES
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Tom Salmon
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News and Sport


: Live from the Proms

A stereo relay with Radio 3 from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Mozart Symphony No 32 in c (Overture in the Italian Style K 318) Britten Diversions on a theme for Piano (left hand) and Orchestra soloist Victoria Postnikova
During the interval (8.5-8.25*) Michael Berkeley , who introduces the programme, will talk to GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY whose first appearance as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra this is. There will also be a discussion chaired bv Bernard Keeffe between Alexander Goehr and Wilfrid Mellers on the composer and his audience. Part 2
Shostakovich Symphony No 4 in c minor
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and posi-
I tion their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Leader: Bela Dekany
Soloist: Victoria Postnikova
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing.
The first in a series of seven programmes featuring eight of the top flat green bowlers in the world. The eight players are divided into two groups and play on a ' round robin' basis with the top two players from each group going through to the semi-finals. Tonight's match features one of the all-time great bowlers-DAVID BRYANT. He has won all the titles there are to win and in this first round match plays Ireland's 'Bowler of the Year WILLIE WATSON. Introduced by DAVID VINE . Commentator


Unknown: Willie Watson.
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Graham Howard
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: * Francois Truffaut Season: Les Quatre Cents Coups

starring Jean-Pierre Leaud
Truffaut's first film won the coveted best direction prize at Cannes in 1959. Brilliantly photographed in the Eiffel Tower neighbourhood of Paris, it is an autobiographical film, stemming from the 27-year-old director's adolescence and years in a reform school.


Unknown: Jean-Pierre Leaud
Written By: Marcel Moussy
Antoine DoineL: Jean Pierre Léaud
His mother: Claire Maurier
His father: Albert Rémy
Schoolmaster: Guy Decomble

: * News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Chain Lightning

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker

Bogart takes to the air in this story of the hazardous early days of supersonic flight. As hardened veteran pilot Matt Brennan he is persuaded into trying a new bailing-out device...


Director: Stuart Heisler
Matt Brennan: Humphrey Bogart
Jo Holloway: Eleanor Parker
Leland Willis: Raymond Massey
Carl Troxell: Richard Whorf
Major Hinkle: James Brown
General Hewitt: Roy Roberts
Bostwick: Morris Ankrum
Mrs Willis: Fay Baker
Jeb Farley: Fred Sherman

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