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: Open University

7.40 Floating an Oilrig

8.5 Is Music Noise?

8.30 Constable and Turner

8.55 The Face of Italy

9.20 Mechanics: Brake Squeal

9.45 Diffusion of Dutch Elm Disease

10.10 Earthquakes

10.35 The Minicomputer

11.0 Geological Mapping

11.25 Ecosystem

11.50 Maths Analysis: Integration

12.15 The Ghost Sonata

1.5 English Furniture of the 30s

1.30 Organisations of Peace

1.55 Rehabilitation from Colostomy

2.20 Out of Sight - Out of Mind?

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema: The Love Lottery

David Niven , Peggy Cummins Anne Vernon , Herbert Lom
Rex Allerton is a Hollywood film star whose fame is second only to that of Fang the Wonder Dog. Everywhere he goes he is mobbed by girls, but in a life quite devoid of privacy, his only close friend is his servant Jennings. One day, he angrily suggests that the studio might as well raffle him as a publicity stunt-a joke that he will later bitterly regret.
Screenplay by HARRY KURNITZ Produced by MICHAEL BALCON
Directed by CHARLES CRICHTON. Films: p IS


Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Peggy Cummins
Unknown: Anne Vernon
Unknown: Herbert Lom
Unknown: Rex Allerton
Unknown: Harry Kurnitz
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Crichton.
Rex Allerton: David Niven
Sally: Peggy Cummins
Jane: Anne Vernon
Amice: Herbert Lom
Jennings: Charles Victor
Ralph: Gordon Jackson
Winant: Felix Aylmer
Rodney Wheeler: Hugh McDermott
Stanton: Stanley Maxted
Viola: June Clyde

: The Sky at Night

Voyager 2 Reaches Jupiter
In this programme Patrick Moore and Dr Garry Hunt give news of Voyager 2, the latest Jupiter probe, which made its rendezvous with the giant planet on 9 July,
Book (same title), £5.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public.
This week: Jim Four with James, Keith, Kevin, Gerald and Malcolm presents A Way Back
'Why should you put limits on us because we're mentally handicapped? We do not accept such limits, and in our programme we hope to turn your ideas about us upside-down. We think that we may have found " a way back " for those of us who do not measure up to those standards. Don't just watch this programme; we want you to contribute ideas, not on how you can help us, but on how we can help you.
(We're even offering a prizes .)'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: The Great Adventure

Arne Sucksdorff 's classic award-winning nature film.
Time remembered and the measured enchantment of a country childhood. Two small boys, brothers living on a Swedish farm, create their own private world amongst the animal kingdom.
Written and directed by ARNE SUCKSDORFF


Unknown: Arne Sucksdorff
Directed By: Arne Sucksdorff

: Network

Keep Yesterday for Tomorrow
Every summer thousands of visitors flock to the Elizabethan Mansion at Breamore, admire rows of thatched cottages and linger in the nostalgic Museum of Country Life. Bernard Price looks at the future for villagers who opted out of the rat race.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE Producer JOHN FROST


Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Frost

: Einstein's Universe

In Einstein's centenary year, BBCtv honours the memory of an extraordinary man in the way he would have wished: by explaining his extraordinary ideas. In our era of laser beams, atomic clocks, spaceflight and black holes, the principles of relativity can at last be made clear and vivid.
Peter Ustinov speaks Einstein's words and imagines he is a relativistic time-traveller. He also appears as himself, the layman, setting out to understand the bizarre concepts of relativity. Seven distinguished British and American scientists are his tutors. The setting is Texas, where motorcycles can apparently travel close to the speed of light, changing shape and colour as they illustrate the relativity of motion. Here, at the McDonald Observatory - our window on Einstein's Universe - experts philosophise about ideas beyond Einstein's.
Introduced and narrated by PETER USTINOV
Book (same title), £6.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Nigel Calder
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Editor: Chris Woolley
Producer: Martin Freeth

: News and Sport


: Young Musicians of the World

To celebrate the International Year of the Child, UNESCO organised a unique event in Monaco earlier this summer. Five brilliant Young musicians, between the ages of 13 and 17, came from all over the world to give a concert.
Tonight Humphrey Burton introduces highlights from the concert. Paganini Violin Concerto by Akiko Ueda , aged 13 from Japan
Mozart Piano Concerto in c major by Ana Maria Vera , aged 14 from the USA
Chopin Andante Spianato and polonaise in E flat by Marc Laforet , aged 13 from France
Mozart Flute Concerto in G major by Leonid Lebedev , aged 14 from Russia
Ravel 'Tzigane', Rhapsody for violin and orchestra by Thomas Zehetmair , aged 17 from Austria
TV Presentation by MONACO TV service


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Akiko Ueda
Unknown: Ana Maria Vera
Unknown: Marc Laforet
Unknown: Leonid Lebedev
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair

: Masters of Terror

continuing the season of Midnight
Movie double-bills featuring great stars of terror and suspense.
Night Monster starnng Bela Lugosi , Lionel Atwill
Old troupers Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill feature in this atmospheric chiller from Universal, set in a spooky house where a series of inexplicable murders are committed ...
Screenplay by CLARENCE upson YOUNG
Produced and directed by FORDE BEEBE


Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: Lionel Atwill
Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: Lionel Atwill
Unknown: Clarence Upson Young
Directed By: Forde Beebe
Rolf: Bela Lugosi
Dr King: Lionel Atwill
Laurie: Leif Erickson
Dr Harper: Irene Hervey
Kurt Ingston: Frank Morgan
Dick Baldwin: Don Porter
Agor Singh: Nils Asther
Margaret Ingston: Fay Helm
Dr Timmons: Frank Reicher
Miss Judd: Doris Lloyd
Dr Phipps: Francis Pierlot
Cap Beggs: Robert Homans
Millie Carson: Janet Shaw
Jeb Harmon: Eddy Waller

: News on 2


: Masters of Terror: The Devil Rides Out

starring Christopher Lee with Charles Gray
Patrick Mower , Nike Arrighl
When the Due de Richleau discovers that his friend Simon Aron is participating in a black magic coven, he fights to rescue Simon from the spell of the High Priest Mocata. This powerful study of opposing forces is imaginatively adapted from Dennis Wheatley 's classic novel of witchcraft and devil worship.
Screenplay by RICHARD MATHESON from the novel by DENNIS WHEATLET Produced by ANTHONY NELSON KEYS
Directed by TERENCE FISHER. Films: page 15


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Charles Gray
Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Simon Aron
Unknown: Dennis Wheatley
Unknown: Richard Matheson
Novel By: Dennis Wheatlet
Produced By: Anthony Nelson
Directed By: Terence Fisher.
Due de Richleau: Christopher Lee
Mocata: Charles Gray
Tanith: Nike Arrighi
Rex: Leon Greene
Simon: Patrick Mower
Countess: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Marie: Sarah Lawson
Richard: Paul Eddington
Peggy: Rosalyn Landor
Malin: Russell Waters

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