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: Open University

7.40 Autoanalysis of Blood

8.5 Plastics and Steel

8.30 Harris Tweed

8.55 From Time to Time

9.20 Mechanics - Vibrations

9.45 Gravity Model

10.10 Bart V

10.35 Art and Environment

11.0 Tunnels and Tunnelling

11.25 Limits to Modelling

11.50 Maths: Complex Integration

12.15 The Three Sisters

1.5 English Flats of the 1930s

1.30 Women in Two World Wars

1.55 M101/19 Matrices I

2.20 Kinetics of a Gas Reaction

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema: Hell and High Water

Starring Richard Widmark, David Wayne, Cameron Mitchell, Bella Darvi

Professor Montel, an atomic scientist, vanishes while en route from Paris to Vienna. Has he 'disappeared' behind the Iron Curtain? Shortly afterwards ex-US Navy man Adam Jones is summoned to a mysterious under-cover meeting in Tokyo.
Produced by RAYMOND A. KLUNE
Directed by SAMUEL FULLER. Films: p 19


Producer: Raymond A. Klune
Director: Samuel Fuller
Adam Jones: Richard Widmark
Denise: Bell Adarvi
Profesor Montel: Victor Francen
'Ski' Brodski: Cameron Mitchell
Chief Holter: Gene Evans
Dugboat Walker: David Wayne
Newman: Stephen Bekassy
Fujimeri: Richard Loo

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
The last two hours' play from Edgbaston

: Droopy

An MGM cartoon

: Grapevine

featuring three libraries in Manchester who've opened their doors to the community for much more than book-lending, and theatre group Gay Sweatshop on tour in Belfast and in the studio.

: News and Sport


: Musical Birthday Party

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in July 1976 the occasion celebrated the centenary of the London musical agency, Harold Holt
Ltd. Taking part are more internationally famous musicians than most people could expect to see in a whole year of concert-going. Daniel Adni , Claudio Arrau
David Atherton , Daniel Barenboim Gary Bertini , Julian Bream
Alexander Gibson , Ida Haendel
Louis Kentner , Rafael Kubehk Erich Leinsdorf , John Lill
James Loughran , Juliana Markova
Hephzibah and Jeremy Menuhin
Jean Bernard Pommier
Michael Roll , Isaac Stern
John Williams , Pinchas Zukerman and the Centenary Gala Orchestra leader KENNETH SILLITO
Works include Mozart s Overture to The Impresario; Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Mandolins; Weber's Konzertstuck; Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie arranged for eight pianos; and Haydn's Toy Symphony (with the entire company).


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Daniel Adni
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: David Atherton
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Gary Bertini
Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Rafael Kubehk
Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: James Loughran
Unknown: Juliana Markova
Unknown: Jeremy Menuhin
Unknown: Jean Bernard Pommier
Unknown: Michael Roll
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: Word for Word

Robert Robinson and Diana Quick in a weekly entertainment based on words past and present with Frederic Raphael (whatever happened to Lolita?) and clichemongers ' Jogran ' and ' Hiccle' go west.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Antony Rouse

: Grand Prix: The Marlboro British Grand Prix

from Silverstone.
Highlights of this afternoon's race on one of the world's fastest circuits. Jody Scheckter still leads the World Championship despite failing to score in France. His team-mate Gilles Villeneuve is now only four points behind after a thrilling last-lap drive brought him second place in Dijon.
Commentators are Murray Walker and two past Grand Prix winners at Silverstone and former World Champions Jackie Stewart and James Hunt.


Unknown: Jody Scheckter
Unknown: Gilles Villeneuve
Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: Jackie Stewart
Commentator: James Hunt
Outside Broadcast Producer: Richard Tilling
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces today's highlights.


Producer: Nick Hunter

: Masters of Terror: Doctor X

A new season of Midnight Movie double-bills, with the accent on the bizarre and the supernatural, opens with "Doctor X" starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray.
After a number of ghoulish murders in the vicinity of Dr Xavier's laboratory, he and his colleagues come under suspicion. The doctor expresses a desire to find the murderer in his own fashion... Two familiar faces from Hollywood horror films of the 30s, Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray, star in this spine-chilling thriller of a full-moon strangler.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 11


Screenplay: Robert Tesker
Screenplay: Earl Baldwin
Based on a play by: Howard Warren Comstock
Based on a play by: Allen C. Miller
Director: Michael Curtiz
Dr Xavier: Lionel Atwill
Joan: Fay Wray
Dr Wells: Preston Foster
Lee Taylor: Lee Tracy
Otto: George Rosener
Mamie: Leila Bennett
Dr Rowitz Arthur: Edmund Carewe
Dr Haines: John Wray
Dr Duke: Harry Beresford

: News on 2


: Masters of Terror: The Curse of Frankenstein

starring Peter Cushing Christopher Lee
Condemned to death for a series of murders, Baron Frankenstein tries to convince his jailors that the crimes were not his but those of a strange half-human creature he created in his own laboratory.
Screenplay by JAMES SANGSTER Produced by ANTHONY HINDS
Directed by TERENCE FISHER. Films : p 19


Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: James Sangster
Produced By: Anthony Hinds
Directed By: Terence Fisher.
Baron Victor Frankenstein: Peter Cushing
The Creature: Christopher Lee
Elizabeth: Hazel Court
Paul Kempe: Robert Urquhart
Justine: Valarie Gaunt
Aunt Sophia: Noel Hood
Mother: Marjorie Hume
The Young Victor: Melvyn Hayes
The Young Elizabeth: Sally Walsh

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