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: Open University

11.15 Seeing Through Drawings 11.40 Don't Be a Drop-out. 12.5 Energy in the Home - Building for the Future.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Journey

Yul Brynner , Deborah Kerr
A group of foreigners stranded in Hungary during the 1959 uprising are detained within sight of the border by a charming but dedicated Russian officer who suspects that one of them is a Hungarian in disguise.
Screenplay by GEORGE TABORI
Produced and directed by ANATOLE LITVAK Films: page 23


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: George Tabori
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Diana Ashmore: Deborah Kerr
Major Surov: Yul Brynner
Hugh Deverill: Robert Morley
Harold Rhinelander: E. G. Marshall
Paul JASON: Robards Jr
Margie Rhinelander: Anne Jackson
Billy Rhinelander: Ronny Howard
Flip Rhinelander: Flip Mark
Csepege: Kurt Kasznar
Simon Avron: David Kossoff
Teklel Hafouli: Gerard Oury
Franchise Hafouli: Marie Daems
Eva: Anouk Aimee

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music with Carol Chell , Sam Dale Kim Goody and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer ALAN SPALDING Director JOHN SMITH Producer ANN REAY
Play Away Party Book, £1.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Sam Dale
Unknown: Kim Goody
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Alan Spalding
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: Horizon

Uranium Goes Critical
This is the story of a curious, very heavy metal once thought to be useless. From the first nuclear reactor in a squash court in Chicago to environmental battle-fields in the Orkneys, uranium is having a short, if dramatic, history.

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening:
Wreckers in the Town Hall presented by Campaign for Demolition Control
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Prize Cats

The National Cat Club Championship Show is the largest in the world, and this year a record number of entries filled the Grand Hall of London's Olympia.
Carol Leader and Nick Henderson were there to talk to the enthusiasts and to look at some of the prize entries.


Unknown: Nick Henderson
Producer: Peter Massey

: News and Sport


: The Man America Forgot

Our heroic history is one of providence, ideas and historical forces, not of fallible men.'
Designer of the Great Seal of the United States, sole Secretary to the Revolutionary Congress, Father of the American Enlightenment and the American Philosophical Society, translator of the Bible, CHARLES THOMSON was born 250 years ago in Maghera, Co Derry.
Frank Delaney traces the forgotten story of the ten-year-old impoverished Irish orphan who became one of the most influential intellectual forces behind the birth of modern America.
Photography REX MAIDMENT
Sound recordist PETER LINDSAY Film editor ROB MORRISON Producer JAMES SKELLY Director BILL MISKELLY BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Charles Thomson
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Rex Maidment
Unknown: Peter Lindsay
Editor: Rob Morrison
Producer: James Skelly
Director: Bill Miskelly

: The Alpine Symphony

by RICHARD STRAUSS Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andr6
Previn Strauss completed his Alpine Symphony in 1915, describing it as ' the worship of nature, eternal and magnificent'. The music is full of colour and contrast, depicting in programme terms a day's journey in the Alps. The performance was filmed in the Musikverein, Vienna, and the Alpine scenes in Switzerland.
Film editor DAVID NADEN


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Previn Strauss
Editor: David Naden
Produced By: Ian Engelmann

: Film International: The Baker's Bread starring

Bernd Tauber , Gunther Lamprecht
Werner Wild is a young man who embarks on the long apprenticeship to be a Master Baker because he likes to eat good bread. As he learns his trade, Werner becomes more and more obsessed with fighting the trend to automation and preserving traditional standards.
Directed by the son of a baker, this gentle comedy proved a huge success at both the Berlin and London Film Festivals of 1977. Written by ERWIN KEUSCH and KARL SAURER Directed by ERWIN KEUSCH
(A German film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television) Films: page 23


Unknown: Bernd Tauber
Unknown: Gunther Lamprecht
Unknown: Werner Wild
Written By: Erwin Keusch
Unknown: Karl Saurer
Directed By: Erwin Keusch
Werner: Bernd Tauber
Baum: Gunther Lamprecht
Frau Baum: Maria Lucca
Gisela: Sylvia Reize
Margot: Anita Lochner
Kurt: Manfred Seipold
Rudi: Gerhard Acktun
George: Krystian Martinek
Peter: Ronald Nitschke

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Witches

starring Joan Fontaine
Kay Walsh , Alec McCowen
Does witchcraft exist today? Gwen Mayfield finds the answer when, recovering from a nervous breakdown caused by a traumatic experience with voodoo in Africa, she returns to England and takes a job as headmistress of a private school run by Alan Bax and his sister Stephanie. Stephanie has a lively interest in the Black Arts.
Screenplay by NIGEL KNEALE based on the novel by PETER CURTIS Produced by ANTHONY NELSON KEYS
Directed by CYRIL FRANKEL. Films: page 23


Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Kay Walsh
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Gwen Mayfield
Unknown: Alan Bax
Unknown: Stephanie. Stephanie
Play By: Nigel Kneale
Novel By: Peter Curtis
Produced By: Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed By: Cyril Frankel.
Gwen Mayfield: Joan Fontaine
Stephanie Bax: Kay Walsh
Alan Bax: Alec McCowen
Sally: Ann Bell
Linda: Ingrid Brett
Dowsett: John Collin
Valerie: Michele Dotrice
Granny Rigg: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Bob Curd: Duncan Lamont
Dr Wallis: Leonard Rossiter
Ronnie Dowsett: Martin Stephens
Mrs Dowsett: Carmel McSharry
Mrs Curd: Viola Keats
Mrs Creek: Shelagh Fraser
Tom: Bryan Marshall

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