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: Open University

11.40 The Royal Visit to Walton Hall.
12.5 Energy in the Home - That's the Way the Money Goes.


Unknown: Walton Hall.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Across the Wide Missouri

Clark Gable with Ricardo Montalban John Hodiak
J. Carrol Naish
The Rockies, home of the BiacKfoot Indians, are also excellent beaver country. Flint Mitchell , mountain man and trapper, hopes to ensure his safety by marrying a Blackfoot girl, and sets off over the mountains with a large group of trappers.
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS Produced by ROBERT SISK
Directed by WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Films: page 27


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: John Hodiak
Unknown: J. Carrol Naish
Unknown: Flint Mitchell
Play By: Talbot Jennings
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Directed By: William A. Wellman
Flint Mitchell: Clark Gable
Ironshirt: Ricardo Montalban
Breean: John Hodiak
Pierre: Adolphe Menjou
Kamiah: Maria Elena Marques
Looking Glass: J Carrol Naish
Bear Ghost: Jack Holt
Capt Humberstone Lyon: Alan Napier
Gowie: George Chandler
Dick Richardson: Richard Anderson

: International Snooker

The State Express
World Challenge Cup The Final (part 2)
The second of the three-session final began earlier this afternoon.
DAvm vine introduces highlights of the day's play, as well as ' live ' coverage from the Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Birmingham. Commentators TED LOWE


Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: John Pulman
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Richard Tilling

: Horizon

The Lost Waters of the Nile
In the Southern Sudan the White Nile pours into a bog that's as big as the whole of Ireland, and half of it simply disappears. Now, the biggest engineering project in Africa, the Jonglei Canal, will bypass the swamp, save the water and could drastically alter the whole region.

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight:
The Legalise Cannabis Campaign presents
Stand Up and Be Counted
' The laws prohibiting cannabis are immoral in principle and unworkable in practice. There are an estimated five million people in this country who have tried cannabis. In our programme we ask why they are branded as criminals.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: A Diary of Britain

7: One of the Indians

: International Snooker

The State Express
World Challenge Cup
The Final (conclusion)
Tonight sees the first-ever presentation to the World Cup Champions.
DAVID VINE introduces ' live' coverage of the start of the final session of play.
Commentators TED LOWE


Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm

: News and Sport


: The Great Liners

A series of three programmes
1: From the days of Brunei's first purpose-built ocean liner the Great Western, to the QE2 of the present day the Atlantic crossing has been a story of romance, disaster and big business and of ships that were symbols of national pride. Today the jet aircraft dominates the Atlantic and the great liners are ghosts of the past. In this first programme Robert Wall tells the story of the early days; of such famous ships as the Titanic, the Lusitania and the Mauretania and the power struggle to dominate the ocean.
(Part 2 tomorrow at 8.45 pm)


Unknown: Robert Wall

: Solti at the Proms

the Chicago Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven's Symphony No 1 The second of three In Performance programmes featuring Sir Georg Solti. Under his direction the CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has become one of the most dynamic and expressive of the world's great orchestras.
Tonight's programme was recorded when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra made its first-ever appearance at the Proms.


Unknown: Georg Solti.
Producer: Rodney Greenberg
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Face to Face

The fourth and final act of this film starring
Uv Ullmann , Erland Josephson
Although she is able to assure her daughter Anna that she will not try to commit suicide again, Jenny is unable to bridge the gulf that has grown between them. This new source of anxiety is dispelled as she watches her grandmother lovingly reassure her dying grand-father. A sense of reconciliation overwhelms Jenny as her life starts again.
Ingmar Bergman 's own personal turmoil is reflected in this story of a well-adjusted, capable and disciplined person whose shockingly quick breakdown is followed by an agonising rebirth.
Written, directed and produced by INGMAR BERGMAN
(A Swedish film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British televslon) Films: page 27


Unknown: Uv Ullmann
Unknown: Erland Josephson
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Produced By: Ingmar Bergman
Dr Jenny Isaksson: Liv Ullmann
Dr Tomas Jacobi: Erland Josephson
Grandpa: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Grandma: Aino Taube-Henrikson
Maria: Kari Sylwan
Mrs Elizabeth Wankel: Sif Ruud
Dr Erik Isaksson: Sven Lindberg
The Lady: Tore Segelcke
Dr Helmut Wankel: Ulf Johansson
Veronica: Kristina Adolphson
Mikael Stromberg: Gosta Ekman
Anna: Helene Friberg

: Circuit Eleven Miami

The final film in this series about law and order in Florida, U.S.A. 13: Execution
John A. Spenkelink (30) was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1973. He endured a six-year nightmare on Death Row, never faltering in his plea of self defence. One by one, the technical objections put up by his defence were being set aside by the Appeal Courts. By Thursday 24 May 1979, John Spenkelink 's life hung by a thread. At 11.30 pm, that thread snapped. The next day, at
10.0 am, John Spenkelink sat harnessed and immobile in the electric chair. At 10.18, he was declared dead.
This film is a sobering analysis of what took place at Florida's first electrocution for 15 years. It is told by THE REV TOM FEAMSTER , Spenkelink's priest and confidant, and by official eye-witnesses.
Film cameraman MARTIN PATMORE Film recordist DICK MANTON Film editor RICHARD ROBERTS Researcher MO BOWYER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MARK ANDERSON


Unknown: John A. Spenkelink
Unknown: John Spenkelink
Unknown: John Spenkelink
Unknown: Tom Feamster
Unknown: Dick Manton
Editor: Richard Roberts
Editor: Researcher Mo Bowyer

: News on 2


: International Snooker

Who has won the State Express
World Challenge Cup? DAVID VINE has the answers as he introduces me last programme from the first-ever championship.


Unknown: David Vine
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Richard Tilling

: Midnight Movie: The Scapegoat

Alec Guinness , Bette Davis with Nicole Maurey , Irene Worth
John Barratt , a reserved English teacher, is tricked into assuming the identity of a French nobleman, Jacques De Gue , who is his exact double. The impersonation brings him face-to-face with the eccentricities of the Frenchman's unhappy wife, embittered sister, his daughter and his beautiful mistress Bela.
Adapted by GORE VIDAL from the novel by DAPHNE DU MAURIER
Written and directed by ROBERT HAMER


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Nicole Maurey
Unknown: Irene Worth
Unknown: John Barratt
Unknown: Jacques de Gue
Adapted By: Gore Vidal
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Robert Hamer
John Barratt/Jacques De Gue: Alec Guinness
Countess: Bette Davis
Bela: Nicole Maurey
Françoise: Irene Worth
Blanche: Pamela Brown
Marie Noël: Annabel Bartlett
Gaston: Geoffrey Keen
Dr Aloin: Noel Howlett
Aristide: Peter Bull
Lacoste: Leslie French
Inspector: Alan Webb

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