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: Open University

11.15 Home Sweet Dome

11.40 Fees and Costs

12.5 Consumer Decisions - Semis detached

: Closedown

: The Little Mermaid

A Czech film based on the famous
Out of the simple fairy-tale of the little mermaid who fell in love with an earthly prince, and sold her lovely voice in order to become a human, the Prague Studios made a sumptuous colour production full of music and dancing, exquisite scenery, artists, and fast-moving direction by a prize-winning master of his craft. The undersea-kingdom alone is a dream to behold ...
Directed by KAREL KACHYNA Screenplay by OTA HOFMAN
English version produced by LOUIS ELMAN DE LANE LEA , LONDON Films: page 23


Directed By: Karel Kachyna
Unknown: Ota Hofman
Produced By: Louis Elman
Produced By: de Lane Lea
King of the Seas: Radovan Lukavsky
Grandmother: Marie Rosülková
Prince: Petr Svojtka
Witch: Milena Dvorska

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant who Invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music with Carol Leader
Tony Robinson, Jackie Hall and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band.


Musical Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Alan Spalding
Director: Avril Price
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Cinema: Stay Away Joe

starring Elvis Presley with Burgess Meredith , Joan Blondell Katy Jurado , Thomas Gomez
Elvis stars as American Indian rodeo rider Joe Lightcloud , whose efforts to bring prosperity to his family and tribe always seem to end in disaster.
Screenplay by MICHAEL A. HOEY
Based on the novel by DAN CUSHMAN Produced by DOUGLAS LAURENCE
Directed by PETER TEWKSBURY. Films: p 23


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Burgess Meredith
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Katy Jurado
Unknown: Thomas Gomez
Unknown: Joe Lightcloud
Unknown: Michael A. Hoey
Novel By: Dan Cushman
Produced By: Douglas Laurence
Directed By: Peter Tewksbury.
Joe Lightcloud: Elvis Presley
Charlie Lightcloud: Burgess Meredith
Glenda Callahan: Joan Blondell
Annie Lightcloud: Katy Jurado
Grandpa: Thomas Gomez
Hy Slager: Henry Jones
Bronc Hoverty: L Q Jones
Mamie Callahan: Quentin Dean
Mrs Hawkins: Anne Seymour

: The Trouble with Junia

starring Barbara Everest and Junia the Great Dane
When old-age pensioner Ada wins a great dane at a church bazaar raffle she finds she cannot afford to feed it. What happens next includes a mugging and a front-page-story in the local newspaper.
Junia trained and handled by BARBARA WOODHOUSE
. (Barbara Woodhouse presents a new series on training dogs on Monday at 6.45 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Everest
Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse
Music: Peter Ramsay
Producer: Barbara Woodhouse
Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse

: Atoms for Enquiring Minds

A Cirtus of Experiments
The Royal Institution's Annual Christmas Lectures for Young People. This 150th series is given by Professor Eric M. Rogers of Princeton and the Nuffield Foundation. The last of six programmes Seeing Atoms at Last
More about nuclear power stations and safety. The new man-made element plutonium and nuclear reactors which breed fissionable material. See the great graph which predicts possibilities of fission and fusion. Energy from nuclear fusion: the hope of the future, is unattained as yet, except for the Sun, which is a great nuclear furnace. Again a double story: electrons - sometimes as bullets, sometimes as waves - according to what we ask of them. Thence a glimpse of a new atom model. See a distorted room and a measured skeleton as warning examples against taking thinking-models literally.
Presented for TV by BRIAN johnson


Unknown: Professor Eric M. Rogers
Unknown: Brian Johnson

: Cricket: Australia v England

The Second Test from Sydney
GREG CHAPPELL captains a strengthened Australian side against the old enemy, England, led by MIKE BREARLEY. RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.


Unknown: Mike Brearley.
Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News and Sport


: The Love of Three Oranges

As part of BBC2's Russian Season, a spectacular new television version of Serge Prokofiev's fantasy opera based on Carlo Cozzi's comedy, starring
Robin Leggate as the Prince and Alexander Oliver as his servant Truffaldino
Oleg Prokofiev introduces his father's fairy-tale opera which tells the story of the Prince who has forgotten how to laugh... of the curse put on him by the witch Fata Morgana... of his encounter with the Giant Cook... and of his adventures in search of three magic oranges, in one of which he finds the Princess of his dreams.
Master of Ceremonies Keith Jones
Dancers from the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and the Extemporary Dance Company
choreographer Micha Bergese
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
chorus-master John McCarthy
London Philharmonic Orchestra
leader David Nolam
conductor Robin Stapleton
associate conductor Alistair Dawes
Language coach and sub-titles by Pamela Stirling
Costumes designed by Michael Burdle
Make-up artist Maureen Winslade
Sound Raymund Angel, Mike Jones and Alan Machin
Lighting Sam Barclay
Designer Michael Young
Directed by Brian Large
(Sung in the French with English sub-titles)
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Introduces: Oleg Prokofiev
Choreographer: Micha Bergese
Leader: David Nolan
Conductor: Robin Stapleton
Conductor: Alistair Dawes
Costume Designer: Michael Burdle
Make-up Artist: Maureen Winslade
Sound: Raymond Angel
Sound: Mike Jones
Sound: Alan Machin
Lighting: Sam Barclay
Designer: Michael Young
Director: Brian Large
The Prince: Robin Leggate
His servant, Truffaldino: Alexander Oliver
King of Clubs: Joseph Rouleau
Fata Morgana, the witch: Pauline Tinsley
Tchelio, the magician: Dennis Wicks
Princess Clarissa: Katherine Pring
Leandro, the Prime Minister: Tom McDonnell
Pantaloon, the King's adviser: Russell Smythe
Giant Cook: Forbes Robinson
Smeraldina, accomplice to Fata Morgana: Beverly Vaughn
Farfarello, a devil: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Princess of the Three Oranges - Princess Ninetta: Laureen Livingstone
Princess of the Three Oranges - Princess Linetta: Jane Powell
Princess of the Three Oranges - Princess Nicoletta: Susanna Ross
Herald: Paul Hudson

: Soul of a Nation

The Royal Family of Thailand Part 1
Written by LEO AYLEN
Narrated by Sir John Gielgud
'The monarchy is the soul of the Thai nation ... the king the father of a very big family of 45 million people. He is the source of Thai culture. Good manners, way of living, way of thinking, even the Buddhist religion ... all seem to emanate from the king and the monarchy.'
Prime Minister, 1976)
Thailand is one of the last places where kingship can still be seen in action. One of the last places where one can still see something of the ' mystic East'. Over the last 30 years the other kings of South East Asia have gone and now King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the only monarch left. With his wife, Queen Sirikit, he reigns over a country which is both exotic and of unique political interest. Thailand 'land of the free' was never a colony, never part of a western empire. Ruled over by a brilliant line of kings, it adapted itself gently to the 20th century, whilst still retaining its ritual, its smiling nature and colourful traditions. Now all this is threatened. The huge North
I Vietnamese army is on the border.
There is Communist subversion inside the country and refugees in their hundreds of thousands pouring in. Will Thailand survive? Or will it be destroyed as Cambodia has been destroyed?
In part 1 of this exclusive two-part programme we meet the ninth sovereign of the Chakri Dynasty and his family, and with them share some of the traditions and problems of their fascinating country.
Produced and directed by BRIDGET WINTER Part 2 on Monday at 10.0 pm


Written By: Leo Aylen
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Chakri Dynasty
Editors: Peter Batty
Editors: Peter Pierce
Directed By: Bridget Winter

: News on 2


: International Tennis

The Braniff Airways World Doubles Championship
Highlights of the second semi-final played this evening in the Grand Hall, Olympia. Both of today's winning teams have already won £20,000 and now have the chance to double that in tomorrow's final.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: John Barrett

: Movie: Night People

Gregory Peck
Broderick Crawford Rita Gam
An exciting drama dealing with espionage in Berlin in the 50s. Gregory Peck stars as a US Army counter-intelligence officer working to obtain the release of a young GI kidnapped by the Russians from Berlin's Western Zone. The Russians want an exchange, but the price is desperately high ...
Written and directed by NUNNALLY JOHNSON Films: page 23


Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: Rita Gam
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Directed By: Nunnally Johnson
Col Van Dyke: Gregory Peck
Leatherby: Broderick Crawford
Hoffy: Anita Bjork
Miss Cates: Rita Gam
Foster: Walter Abel
Sgt McCollOCh: Buddy Ebsen
Frederick S Hobart: Casey Adams
Frau Schindler: Jill Esmond
Petrechine: Peter van Eyck
Kathy: Marianne Koch
Johnny: Ted Avery
Burns: Hugh McDermott
Whitby: Paul Carpenter
Stanways: John Horsley
Lakeland: Lionel Murton

: Music at Night

The Christmas Tree Suite by FRANZ LISZT. On the llth day of Christmas RHONDDA GILLESPIE plays the llth movement from this little-known suite for piano. In Hungarian Rhythm


Unknown: Franz Liszt.

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