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: Open University

7.40 Sundials. 8.5 Technology - Mech anics. 8.30 Looking at Poems. 8.55 Revolutions of 1848. 9.20 Mathematical Functions. 9.45 Special Relativity. 10.10 Mineral Processing. 10.35 The Digital Computer. 11.0 Water Masses. 11.25 fearned Income. 11.50 Maths Analysis - Bounds.
12.15 J. S. Bach. 12.40 The Imperial Roman Army. 1.5 R. M. Schindler. 1.30 Victorian Music-hall.


Unknown: Mech Anics.
Unknown: J. S. Bach.
Unknown: R. M. Schindler.

: Saturday Cinema: Girl of the Golden West

The first in a short season of films during BBC2's Opera Month. starring
Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy Mary Robbins is the popular owner of the Polka Saloon in Cloudy Mountain where the Sheriff, Jack Ranee , is in love with her. But a rival for Mary's affections appears on the scene: Ramerez, a handsome bandit.
Screenplay by ISABEL DAWN and BOYCE DEGAW , from the play by DAVID BELASCO Music by SIGMUND ROMBERG


Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Nelson Eddy
Unknown: Mary Robbins
Unknown: Jack Ranee
Play By: Isabel Dawn
Unknown: Boyce Degaw
Play By: David Belasco
Music By: Sigmund Romberg
Produced By: William Anthony McGuire
Directed By: Robert Z. Leonard
Mary Robbins: Jeanette MacDonald
Ramerez: Nelson Eddy
Lt Johnson': Nelson Eddy
Jack Ranee: Walter Pidgeon
'Mosquito: Leo Carrillo
' Alabama ' ': Buddy Ebsen

: Hit the Note!

Jonathan Cohen , musical director and pianist, presents his own choice of music and songs with Kim Goody and the Co-operation Singers
This week he shows how music can be used to create anticipation and is joined by a group of hand-bell ringers. Musicians
Lighting JOHN FARR
Executive producer CYNTHIA felgati Production AVRIL PRICE
(Postponed from 17 March)


Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Kim Goody
Unknown: Dave Christopher
Unknown: Jimmy Hastings
Unknown: Paul Robinson
Unknown: Mike Ward
Unknown: John Farr
Unknown: Anthony Philpot
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Producer: Cynthia Felgati
Unknown: Avril Price

: Horizon

Bronze Age Blast-Off
The oldest gold objects in the world have been found in a cemetery in Bulgaria. The oldest copper mine in the world, dug with antler picks and stone hammers, has been discovered in Yugoslavia. A vast prehistoric metal industry has turned up in the Austrian Alps. Could it be that European supremacy in technology took off as long as 6,500 years ago? Narrator


Narrator: Paul Vaughan

: Men of Ideas

Creators of Modern Philosophy
A series of 15 programmes in which Bryan Magee talks to 15 leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
12: The Philosophy of Sciencewith Hilary Putnam , Professor of Philosophy, Harvard.
Until this century scientific knowledge was regarded as a body of secure, unchanging facts. Now we know that science is fallible and in a state of perpetual change. This revolution in our conception of what science is lies at the heart of a great deal of contemporary thought. In this programme, it is discussed by one of the world's most eminent philosophers of science.
Series prepared by BRYAN magee Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer janethoenig Book (same title), 17.50, from bookshops


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Hilary Putnam
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Director: Tony Tyley

: Average White Band

Tonight's programme shows the Average White Band in concert at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
The Scottish group, steeped in American soul music, produce their own unique sound.
Producer HARLEY cokliss. BBC Scotland


Producer: Harley Cokliss.

: Seven to One

If you had the chance, who would you most like to meet?
This week James Burke meets the ' Seven ':
Mary Cockcroft, business analyst, aged 24
Keith Fraser , car worker, aged 23 Pam Griffin , PE teacher, aged 22
Lisa Halstead , housewife, aged 23 Gary Jackson , artist, aged 23
John Mcllvride , actor, aged 24 Mark Renton , undergraduate, aged 18
Each week the ' Seven' have the chance to exchange views with a personality of their choice. Their guests will come from any one of the worlds of showbusiness, politics, industry or the arts.
Research GITA CONN
Producer DEREK TOWERS . BBC Manchester


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Keith Fraser
Unknown: Pam Griffin
Unknown: Lisa Halstead
Artist: Gary Jackson
Unknown: John McLlvride
Unknown: Mark Renton
Unknown: Gita Conn
Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Derek Towers

: News and Sport


: The Book Programme

A series of seven film profiles 5: Russell Hoban
An Explorer - of the heart and mind, of fantasy and reality, of myth and religion, of fulfilment and loss. (THE TIMES) An intimate and revealing portrait of this fascinating writer of both children's books and adult novels. RUSSELL HOBAN , author of The Mouse and his Child and Turtle Diary, talks about the themes of his writing and explores his worlds of the London Zoo, lion hunts and clockwork toys. Readings JANET SUZMAN DANIEL MASSEY
Film editor JOHN LYTE Director TONY TYLEY


Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Editor: John Lyte
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Peter Foges

: On the Record

Each week Michael Charlton is joined by two guest interviewers for BBC2's television press conference.
National and international figures -people who are in the news or who make news-discuss and explain their views and intentions.
Producer ANNE MOIR


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: Anne Moir

: Rozhdestvensky conducts Prokofiev

Introduced by the composer of Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar; Andrew Lloyd Webber
Last summer Russia's most highly-acclaimed living conductor, GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY . became principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. After his debut with them at last year's Proms, the Guardian critic wrote: 5 have rarely heard such passionate, electrifying playing from them in years'.
In In Performance tonight, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY in two works by the most popular of 20th-century Russian composers, Sergei Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet: Four Dances Symphony No 5
Director DENNIS MARKS . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Leader: Bela Dekany
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev
Unknown: Sam Branter
Unknown: Graham Haines
Director: Dennis Marks

: The American Short Story

An anthology of films based on the stories of nine distinguished American authors. Tonight:
The Jolly Corner by HENRY JAMES starring Fritz Weaver and Salome Jens
An expatriate American returns to New York City and is inexplicably drawn to ' The Jolly Corner', a house he knew as a youth 35 years earlier. Gradually the house forces him to find his ' other self ' -a variation of his own identity which is at once frightening and yet strangely appealing.
Written and directed by ARTHUR BARRON Producer DAVID B. APPLETON


Stories Of: Nine Distinguished
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Fritz Weaver
Unknown: Salome Jens
Directed By: Arthur Barron
Producer: David B. Appleton

: News on 2


: The Grand National

A further chance to see the whole of this afternoon's race, the 133rd running of the world's greatest steeplechase.


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: John Hanmer
Producer: Fred Viner

: Midnight Movie: A Night at the Opera

starring The Marx Brothers
Opera lovers may never be able to view II Trovatore in quite the same light again after experiencing the Marx Brothers' famous assault on Grand Opera.
Screenplay by JAMES KEVIN MCGUINNESS Produced by IRVING THALBERG Directedbysamwood


Unknown: James Kevin McGuinness
Produced By: Irving Thalberg
Otis B Driftwood: Groucho Marx
Fiorello: Chico Marx
Tomasso: Harpo Marx
ROSa: Kitty Carlisle
Ricardo: Allan Jones
Lassparri: Walter King
Gottlieb: Siegfried Ruman
Mrs Claypool: Margaret Dumont

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