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: Open University

7 40 Alternative Technology. 8.5 Asbestos - A Problem Product. 8.30 Liszt and Nature. 8.55 Time. 9.20 Mechanics-Rockets, Orbits. 9.45 Who Plans Ealing?
10.10 Mental Health - Wittingham. 10.35 Instrumentation in Train Development.
11.0 Geologist on the Moon. 11.25 Ship-building. 11.50 Computing - Multiprogramming. 12.15 Sizwe Bansi is Dead.
1.5 Architecture and Design. 1.30 The Afro-American and World War II.


Unknown: Sizwe Bansi

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Plymouth Adventure

Spencer Tracy , Gene Tierney Van Johnson , Leo Genn
In 1620 the Mayflower left Plymouth for the ' new world'. For the settlers aboard there was to be an epic 96-day voyage under a surly captain through treacherous winter storms, before they set foot on the Cape Cod Peninsula.
Screenplay by HELEN DEUTSCH
From the novel by ERNEST GEBLER Produced by DORE SCHARY
Directed by CLARENCE BROWN Films: page 27


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Gene Tierney
Unknown: Van Johnson
Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Novel By: Ernest Gebler
Produced By: Dore Schary
Directed By: Clarence Brown
Capt Christopher Jones: Spencer Tracy
Dorothy Bradford: Gene Tierney
John Alden: Van Johnson
William Bradford: Leo Genn
Priscilla Mullins: Dawn Addams
Coppin: Lloyd Bridges
William Brewster: Barry Jones
Gilbert Winslow: John Dehner
William Button: Tommy Ivo
Edward Winslow: Lowell Gilmore
Miles Standish: Noel Drayton
Mr Weston: Rhys Williams

: The Sky at Night

Pioneer to Saturn
On 1 September 1979, Pioneer 11 by-passed Saturn. Patrick Moore and Dr Garry Hunt discuss this close-range survey of the ringed planet.


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt

: A Diary of Britain

A series of 15 programmes 2: Shinty Town

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight
The Southall Campaign Committee presents
Southall on Trial
'On Monday 23 April 1979 the National Front held an election meeting in Southall Town Hall. Over 5,000 police were deployed in the area, many local residents sustained severe injuries, Blair Peach died and 342 people were charged.
'In this programme we show how the local community, predominantly black, responded to these events. As the trials of the 342 continue in Barnet courts, the programme aims to show that not only Southall but the whole of the black community living in Britain is on trial for asserting and defending its right to live in this country peaceably, free. from the fear of racist. intimidation.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: International Darts

The Unipart World Team Matchplay Wales v America
On paper Wales, with LEIGHTON REES , DAVID JONES and CERI MORGAN , should qualify for tonight's final, but America have an experienced team, and are considered by many as the dark horses of the championship.
Introduced by Peter Purves from the Club Fiesta, Stockton,
Television presentation


Unknown: Leighton Rees
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Ceri Morgan
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Tribute to Jean Renoir

Gavin Millar introduces tonight's film in this season of the great French film-maker's work. Including interviews with Jean Renoir.
Tonight's film
Boudu Sauve des Eaux
(Boudu Saved from Drowning) starring Michel Simon
Renoir's comic genius runs riot in this account of a drop-out who beats society's efforts to rehabilitate him by creating a protective cocoon of chaos wherever he goes. When M Lestingois, a kindly bookseller, dives into the Seine to save the life of a miserable tramp, he thereby plunges his household into a frightening new world of anarchy and anti-social behaviour. Boudu, the tramp, is a most unlovable character and he has no intention of leaving his benefactor's home.
(A French film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television) . l'ilms :page 27


Introduces: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Jean Renoir.
Director: Charles Chabot
Producer: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Boudu Sauve
Unknown: Michel Simon
Written By: Jean Renoir
Written By: Albert Valentin.
Produced By: Michel Simon
Directed By: Jean Renoir
Boudu: Michel Simon
Lestingois: Charles Granval
His wife: Marcel Haina
Anne-Marie: Severine Lerczinska
The student: Jean Daste
Godin: Max Dalban
Vigour: Jean Gehret
The poet: Jacques Becker
Rose, a maid: Jane Pierson
A guest: Georges Darnoux

: News and Sport


: Southampton International Boat Show 1979

Introduced by Judi Lines and Paul Heiney from The Mayflower Park, Southampton, where last Monday the flood gates opened on the largest in-water boat show in the United Kingdom, the llth Southampton Boat Show.
Engineering managers
ALAN WOOLFORD and JACK BELASCO producer eoy Norton


Introduced By: Judi Lines
Introduced By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Alan Woolford
Unknown: Jack Belasco

: International Golf

The SOS Talisman Tournament Players' Championship from Moor Park
HARRY CARPENTER introduces the highlights of today's third round of this £50,000 tournament. Commentators PETER ALLISS CLIVE CLARK and ALEX HAY
Television presentation


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Clive Clark
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Editor: David Kenning

: A Long Way from Home

A programme of Russian songs with Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano) and Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)
GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA , formerly the leading soprano at the Bolshoi Opera, has sung at the world's leading opera houses.
ROSTROPOVICH is known as one of the finest cellists in the world' and also as a conductor. But tonight he is heard in yet another role, as his wife's accompanist on the piano.
Both Rostropovich and his wife were born in Russia but in 1978 they were deprived of their Soviet citizenship and forbidden to return to their native land. Many of the songs they have chosen for this programme are about lost love and the music has a tender melancholy which surely reflects the performers' sadness at being separated from their homeland and its people. The songs are sung in Russian and English. Translations by JILL BURROWS and ANDREW DALE will be spoken by Judi Dench and Michael Williams. The composers are GLINKA, TCHAIKOVSKY,
The programme is introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON and was recorded at St John's, Smith Square, Westminster.
Produced by BILL MORTON


Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Piano: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Unknown: Jill Burrows
Unknown: Andrew Dale
Spoken By: Judi Dench
Spoken By: Michael Williams.
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: Ron Isted
Produced By: Bill Morton

: News on 2


: International Darts

The Unipart World Team Matchplay The Final
Before the tournament began England were expected to play Wales, but over the last few years other countries have closed the gap, and the outcome of the week's matches and the £5,000 first prize is not so easily predicted.
One thing is certain, tonights final will be played in front of a tense and excitable crowd, who will eventually be applauding the first-ever World Team Matchplay champions.
Introduced by DAVID COLEMAN from the Club Fiesta, Stockton.


Introduced By: David Coleman

: Midnight Movie: Merrily We Live

Starring Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne
with Ann Dvorak, Bonita Granville, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray

In this sparkling, zany comedy of errors novelist Wade Rawlins is mistaken for a tramp and hired as a chauffeur by the eccentric Mrs Kilbourne, a butterfly-brained philanthropist who is devoted to redeeming hoboes - even at the expense of the family silver. The debonair 'tramp' soon entrances the entire family.
Films: page 27


Screenplay: Eddie Moran
Screenplay: Jack Jevne
Producer: Milton H. Bren
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Jerry Kilbourne: Constance Bennett
Wade Rawlins: Brian Aherne
Mrs Emily Kilbourne: Billie Burke
Grosvenor: Alan Mowbray
Cook: Patsy Kelly
Minerva Harlan: Ann Dvorak
Kane Kilbourne: Tom Brown
Marion Kilbourne: Bonita Granville
Senator's wife: Marjorie Rambeau
Herbert Wheeler: Phillip Reed
Mr Kilbourne: Clarence Kolb
Rosa, the maid: Marjorie Kane
Senator Harlan: Paul Everton
George: Willie Best

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