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: Open University

7.40 British Rail Systems. 8.5 Electricity and Magnetism. 8.30 Magic in the Web of Art. 8.55 The Urban Migrant. 9.20 Mechanics - Particles. 9.45 Complex Human Ecosystems. 10.10 Disaster Simulation (2): Debriefing. 10.35 Art and Environment. 11.0 Earth Science Topics. 11.25 Air Traffic Control. 11.50 Maths: Complex Integration. 12.15 The Venetian Twins. 1.5 The Einstein Tower,
1.30 Slum Clearance in the 30s.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Naughty Marietta

A season of films during BBC2's Opera Month. starring
Jeanette MacDonald , Nelson Eddy with Frank Morgan , Elsa Lanchester
Jeanette MacDonald plays a beautiful French princess who, anxious to avoid an arranged marriage, sails for the New World in disguise. There she meets a handsome Yankee officer, played by Nelson Eddy , and declares her love for him in her famous song, ' Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life'.
Directed by w. s. VAN DYKE
. Films: page 23


Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Nelson Eddy
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Elsa Lanchester
Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Played By: Nelson Eddy
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: Frances Goodrich
Unknown: Albert Hackett
Music By: Victor Herbert
Unknown: Rita Johnson
Directed By: W. S. Van Dyke
Produced By: Hunt Stromberg
Marietta: Jeanette MacDonald
Warrington: Nelson Eddy
Governor D'Annard: Frank Morgan
Mme D'Annard: Elsa Lanchester
Uncle: Douglass Dumbrille
Herr Schuman: Joseph Cawthorne
Julie: Celia Parker
Don Carlos: Walter Kingsford
Frau Schuman: Greta Mayer
Rudolpho: Akim Tamiroff
Abe: Harold Huber
Zeke: Edward Brophy

: The Sky at Night

The Space Between the Stars

: Horizon

The Real Bionic Man
Horizon's off in search of bionic man -looking at the State of the Art in artificial limbs, hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers and many other bits and pieces. Would six million dollars be enough for the complete kit?

: 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.
13 : Philosophy and Politics with Ronald Dworkin , Professor of Jurisprudence, Oxford.
Series prepared by BRYAN MAGEZ Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer JANET HOENIG Book (same title), £7.50, from bookshops


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Ronald Dworkin
Unknown: Bryan Magez
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Dave and Sugar Sing Country

The attractive trio from Dallas have 'A Whole Lotta Things to Sing About' to an audience of country music fans at Snape Maltings.
Musical accompaniment by THE KELVIN HENDERSON BAND
Director RICK GARDNER ProducerDOUGLAS hespe


Unknown: Kelvin Henderson
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Seven to One

If you had the chance, who would you most like to meet?
This week Anna Raeburn 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
Director PETER HAMILTON Producer DEREK TOWERS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Keith Fraser
Unknown: Pam Griffin
Unknown: Lisa Halstead
Artist: Gary Jackson
Unknown: John McLlvride
Unknown: Mark Renton
Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Derek Towers

: News and Sport


: The Book Programme: 6: Ian McEwan

A series of seven film profiles
Introduced by Robert Robinson

"His writing is so good that it overcomes my reluctance to follow him into some dark and unappetising places." (Birmingham Post)
Ian McEwan won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites - candid, macabre tales of adolescent love and lust, paedophilia, murder and incest. Another book of stories In Between the Sheets and a novel The Cement Garden followed.
Christopher Ricks, Professor of English at Cambridge, talks to him about his writing, imagination and childhood, and about the new directions his work is taking. Readings by Robert Powell


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Interviewee: Ian McEwan
Interviewer: Christopher Ricks
Reader: Robert Powell
Executive Producer: Peter Foges
Director: John Archer

: 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

: Albert Herring

Opera Month continues with a new production of Benjamin Britten 's comic opera. Based on a story of GUY DE MAUPASSANT with a libretto by ERIC CROZIER , it deals with Albert's election as King of the May and traces his subsequent disgrace and emancipation. starring Members of theST LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by John Moriarty
A production mounted by the OPERA THEATRE OF ST LOUIS and recorded in the Loretta Hilton Theatre, St Louis
Costumes designed by DONA GRANATA Sets designed by JOHN KASARDA Staged by Lou GALTERIO
Produced by DAVID GRIFFITHS Directed by BRIAN LARGE A co-production with WNET/Channel 13 New York For full cast see page 32
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Conducted By: John Moriarty
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Designed By: Dona Granata
Designed By: John Kasarda
Unknown: Lou Galterio
Produced By: David Griffiths
Directed By: Brian Large
Lady Billows: Pauline Tinsley
Budd: David Ward
Albert: James Hobaek

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Phantom of the Opera

starring Herbert Lom Heather Sears with Thorley Walters Edward De Souza Michael Gough
The tragic and frightening tale of the mad, disfigured musician who terrorises a London opera house.
In the third screen version of this classic horror story, Herbert Lom steps into the shoes previously occupied by Lon Chaney and Claude Rains.
Screenplay by JOHN ELDER
Based on the story by GASTON LEROUX Directed by TERENCE FISHER Produced by ANTHONY HINDS Films: page 23


Unknown: Herbert Lom
Unknown: Heather Sears
Unknown: Thorley Walters
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Herbert Lom
Unknown: Lon Chaney
Unknown: Claude Rains.
Story By: Gaston Leroux
Directed By: Terence Fisher
Produced By: Anthony Hinds
The Phantom: Herbert Lom
Christine: Heather Sears
Lattimer: Thorley Walters
Harry: Edward de Souza
Lord Ambrose D'Arcy: Michael Gough
Rossi: Martin Miller
Philosophical Cabby: Miles Malleson

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