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: Open University

7.40 Project Tutoring

8.5 What is Design?

8.30 Romanticism

8.55 Moral Philosophy

9.20 Cross-Products of Vectors

9.45 The Universe Today

10.10 Making Light Work Out of It

10.35 Display and Recording

11.0 North Sea Case Study

11.25 Investing In Your Children's Future

11.50 Computing: Compiling

12.15 Kontakte

12.40 Religions of the Roman Empire

1.5 Moderne and Modernistic

1.30 The Resistance

1.55 M101/5 Mathematical Induction

2.20 Molecular Evolution

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Billy the Kid

Robert Taylor Brian Donlevy with Ian Hunter , Mary Howard
In this story about one of the most notorious outlaws of the old West, Robert Taylor plays the young Billy Bonney. hired as a gunfighter by a crooked cattle baron. Soon Billy changes sides and joins forces with the rancher he's supposed to ruin....
Screenplay by GENE FOWLER
Suggested by the book The Satin of Billy the Kid by WALTER NOBLE BURNS Produced by IRVING ASCHER Directed by DAVID MILLER


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Unknown: Ian Hunter
Unknown: Mary Howard
Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Billy Bonney.
Unknown: Gene Fowler
Unknown: Walter Noble Burns
Produced By: Irving Ascher
Directed By: David Miller
Billy Bonney: Robert Taylor
Jim Sherwood: Brian Donlevy
Eric Keating: Ian Hunter
Edith Keating: Mary Howard
Dan Hickey: Gene Lockhart
'Spike' Hudson: Lon Chaney Jr
Tim Ward: Henry O'Neill
Ed Bronson: Guinn Williams

: Cricket: Fourth Test

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

: News and Sport


: A Gala Evening from the Vienna Opera

Birgit Nilsson , Placido Domingo Rene Kollo , Montserrat Caballé Jose Carreras, Nicolai Ghiaurov
Edita Gruberova , Leonie Rysanek Piero Cappuccilli , Agnes Ballsa Sona Ghazarian. Sherrill Millies Siegfried Jerusalem and Yordi Ramiro with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Horst Stein
Miguel Gomez-Martinez and Placido Domingo
Some of the greatest stars in the world of opera are gathered in Vienna tonight for a gala concert on the occasion of the opening of UN City. Vienna. From the stage of the Staatsoper they perform scenes and arias from favourite operas.
Part 1
Featuring music by Wagner, Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi.
Wagner Tannhiiuser: Prelude to Act II and Hallenarie
(sung by LEONIE RYSANEK ) Lohengrin Gralserzaehlung
(sung by RENÉ KOLLO )
Die Walkiire: Siegmund
(sung by SIEGFRIED JERUSALEM Tristan und Isolde
Prelude and Liebestod
(sung by BlRGIT NILSSON )
La Cenerentola Angelina's aria
(sung by AGNÈS BALTSA ) H Barbiere di Siviglia Basilio's aria
Lucia di Lammermoor The Mad Scene
La Forza del Destino Overture


Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Rene Kollo
Unknown: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Leonie Rysanek
Unknown: Piero Cappuccilli
Unknown: Agnes Ballsa
Unknown: Sona Ghazarian.
Unknown: Yordi Ramiro
Conducted By: Horst Stein
Conducted By: Miguel Gomez-Martinez
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Sung By: Leonie Rysanek
Sung By: René Kollo
Sung By: Siegfried Jerusalem
Sung By: Blrgit Nilsson
Sung By: Agnès Baltsa
Sung By: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Sung By: Edita Gruberova

: Network

AH Aboard the Flying Thesis
How a PhD thesis at Cranfield College of Aeronautics became reality in the form of Britain's only world-class aerobatics contender, the Cranfield Al. Reporter ANTHONY SMITH
Produced by CHRISTOPHER LEWIS series coordinator FRANK GILLARD


Reporter: Anthony Smith
Produced By: Christopher Lewis
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: A Gala Evening from the Vienna Opera

Part 2
La Forza del Destino Leonora 's aria
(sung by MONTSERRAT CABALLE ́́ Un Ballo in Maschera Renato's aria
(sung by SHERRILL MILNES ) La Traviata: Violetta's aria
(sung by SONA GHAZARIAN with YORDI RAMIRO as Alfredo) Halevy La Juive: Elezar's aria
(sung by PLACIDO DOMINGO ) Puccini
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
Andrea Chénier
Gerard's Monologue
(sung by PIERO CAPPCCILI ) and Chenier's Monologue (sung by JOSÉ carreras ) Verdi Aida: Finale from Act II
Produced by ORF, Vienna


Unknown: Destino Leonora
Sung By: Montserrat Caballe
Sung By: Sherrill Milnes
Sung By: Sona Ghazarian
Unknown: Yordi Ramiro
Sung By: Placido Domingo
Sung By: Piero Cappccili
Sung By: José Carreras
Unknown: Gianfranco Cecchele
Unknown: Piero Cappuccilli
Unknown: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Unknown: Kurt Rydl

: * Festival Report

A film report from the 33rd Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama, featuring some of the performers and sampling the atmosphere of this great cultural jamboree.
Presented by Joan Bakewell
Producer TOM COTTER. BBC Scotland


Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Tom Cotter.

: * News on 2


: News 39

The Week into War 1 September 1939
The fifth in a nightly series of modern television news bulletins which look at events of the week 40 years ago -the seven days leading up to the Declaration of War.
Newsreader Tom Mangold


Unknown: Tom Mangold

: * Cricket: Fourth Test

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

: Midnight Movie: Swamp Water

Continues the season of films shown as a tribute to Jean Renoir starring Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews
Following the trail of his lost dog through the mysterious back-waters of the Okefenokee Swamp, Ben Ragan stumbles upon a half-crazed fugitive wanted for murder, who has been hiding in the swamp for many years...
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 17


Screenplay: Dudley Nichols
Based on a story by: Vereen Bell
Produced by: Irving Pichel
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Tom Keefer: Walter Brennan
Thursday Ragan: Walter Huston
Julie Keefer: Anne Baxter
Ben: Dana Andrews
Mabel McKenzie: Virginia Gilmore
Jesse Wick: John Carradine
Hannah Ragan: Mary Howard
Sheriff McKane: Eugene Pallette

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