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: Open University

11.40 Countdown to the ou Programme: 3. 12.5 Energy in the Home: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Mrs Miniver

starring Greer Garson , Walter Pidgeon
Hollywood's famous story of the indomitable Mrs Miniver, her husband Clem and their three children: an English family at war.
. Films: page 23


Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Mrs Miniver
Produced By: Sidney Franklin
Directed By: William Wyler
Mrs Miniver: Greer Garson
Clem Miniver: Walter Pidgeon
Carol Beldon: Teresa Wright
Lady Beldon: Dame May Whitty
Foley: Reginald Owen
Mr Ballard: Henry Travers
Vin Miniver: Richard Ney
Vicar: Henry Wilcoxon

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music, with Pam Ayres
Floella Benjamin , Stuart McGugan and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer ALAN SPALDING Director JOHN SMITH Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Stuart McGugan
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Alan Spalding
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: That's The Way To Do It

An entertainment in three acts celebrating 300 years of seaside fun on Brighton beach, seen through the eyes of three generations of Punch and Judy men. starring Chris Harris
Act 1: Martin Powell ... 1730
'Ladies and gentlemen, I predict that this mere fishing port of Brighthelmston will become the most fashionable centre in England ... the glittering Queen of the watering places. The fashionable will flock here, even Royalty will be tempted. And where the fashionable flock, Powell's Puppets will not be far behind.'
(Act 2 tomorrow at 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Chris Harris
Unknown: Martin Powell
Written By: Chris Harris
Written By: John David
Unknown: John David
Director: Gerry Troyna
Producer: Patrick Taggart

: Horizon

You Are Old, Father William
A look at what happens to our body and our mind as we get older. Did you know that your heart ages much faster than your liver? Not only do different parts of the body age at different rates but a few functions actually get better with age, and we now know how to' stay as young as possible for as long as possible.

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

A series of nine programmes on how to grow and care for indoor plants, with GEOFFREY SMITH 3: Plants for Warm Places
Book (same title), 90p from bookshops


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public.
' I just love to dance ...'
' Rehearsals take time, but it's worth it....'
Tonight: Killer Joe presented by The Explosives
' We, The Explosives, are a young and mainly black dance group based at the North London College of Further Education. We dance to all kinds of music, including disco, reggae and rock. We like to use our dancing to tell a story, as in this performance of Killer Joe.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Unknown: Killer Joe

: Cricket: Australia v West Indies

The Third Test from Adelaide
Australians never like losing, and after drawing the First Test and then losing the Second Test, they are determined not to let the West Indies win the series, a feat they have never managed in Australia. RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the first day's play in what will be an intriguing contest.
Television presentation 9 NETWORK, Australia Producer nick HUNTER


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News and Sport


: Top Table

International Table Tennis for the Norwich Union Trophy
The second in this series featuring eight of the leading players in the world.
In tonight's programme, we plot the progress of Britain's Dougie Johnson through the round-robin' stage of the tournament. Although being a late entry for the event, he could well have been overawed by his illustrious opponents but, instead, came out of it with great credit.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators TONY GUBBA and ALAN RANSOME


Unknown: Dougie Johnson
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Alan Ransome
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Gangster Movie: The Petrified Forest

continues the season of classic Warner Brothers gangster films from the 30s and 40s starring tough guys Cagney, Edward G. Robinson and tonight Humphrey'Bogart also starring
Leslie Howard , Bette Davis
Alan Squier , a poet-intellectual wandering across Arizona, is befriended by a waitress, Gabrielle Maple , in an isolated petrol station-cafe. Alan leaves with a couple who have stopped for petrol but their car is held up by an escaped gangster, Duke Mantee. Trekking back to the cafe, they find Gabrielle a hostage in the hands of the killer. Humphrey Bogart 's impressive portrayal of Mantee was destined to be a turning-point in his career.
Screenplay CHARLES KENYON and DELMER DAVES based on the play by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD. Directed by ARCHIE L. MAYO . Films': page 23


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Alan Squier
Unknown: Gabrielle Maple
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Charles Kenyon
Play By: Robert E. Sherwood.
Directed By: Archie L. Mayo
Alan Squier: Leslie Howard
Gabrielle Maple: Bette Davis
Mrs Chisholm: Genevieve Tobin
Boze Hertzlinger: Dick Foran
Duke Mantee: Humphrey Bogart
Jackie: Joseph Sawyer
Jason Maple: Porter Hall
Gramp Maple: Charley Grapewin
Mr Chisholm: Paul Harvey
Lineman: Eddie Aeuff
Ruby: Adrian Morris

: Animated Conversations

Filling Time-five minutes in the dentist's chair.
Occasional programmes in which animated film-makers eavesdrop on real conversations and let their imagination run riot.
Producer COLIN THOMAS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andy Walker
Producer: Colin Thomas.

: Playhouse: Lifelike

The producer and director are delighted with their television play about a comprehensive school. It seems truthful, authentic, really lifelike. But as rehearsals progress, a tense difference of opinion emerges between the author and the young schoolboy actor.
Script editor ALAN SEYMOUR
Designer RAY CUSICK. Producer ANNE HEAD Directed by PETER BARTLETT


Unknown: John Challen
Editor: Alan Seymour
Designer: Ray Cusick.
Directed By: Peter Bartlett
Neil, TV producer: Peter Clay
Andrew, TV director: Alun Lewis
Martin, TV writer: Matthew Guinness
Jenny, production secretary: Anne Tobin
Ben, production assistant: Philip Rowlands
Malcolm, actor: Rob Edwards
Julie, actress: Jennifer Lonsdale
Paul Bennett, actor: John Ringham
Alan, a teenager: Paul Easom
Piers, a teenager: Jason Kemp
First chaperone: Maureen Nelson
Second chaperone: Sally Lewis
Damien: Craig McFarlane
The Starer: Paul Tropea

: Something of a Mirade

The 1979 International Musical Eisteddfod at Llangollen recalled by Osian Ellis.
Each year, for one week in July, this small Welsh town becomes a meeting place for singers and dancers from all over the world. The colour of the costumes, the excitement of the competitions and the beauty of the setting make - Llangollen' one of the most vivacious festivals in Europe and an annual wonder.
Film cameramen
Producer RHYS LEWIS. BBC Cymru/Wales


Recalled By: Osian Ellis.
Unknown: Charles Beddous
Unknown: Russ Walker
Editor: Terry Laurie
Producer: Rhys Lewis.

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Rosemary's Baby

starring Mia Farrow John Cassavetes with Ruth Gordon , Sidney Blackmer Maurice Evans , Ralph Bellamy
Roman Polanski 's famous film version of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is a macabre excursion into the world of devils and witchcraft in modern-day New York.
When Rosemary and Guy Wood house move into a rambling apartment in central New York, their life increasingly revolves around the flamboyant old couple who live next door-the Castevets. But for Rosemary the Castevets's attentions soon acquire sinister overtones ...
The film is utterly compulsive .. One last caution: 1 honestly don't think it's an entertainment for pregnant ladies. But for anyone else over 16: yes, yes, yes. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Produced by WILLIAM CASTLE
Written and directed by ROMAN POLANSKI Films: page 23


Unknown: Mia Farrow
Unknown: John Cassavetes
Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Sidney Blackmer
Unknown: Maurice Evans
Unknown: Ralph Bellamy
Unknown: Roman Polanski
Unknown: Guy Wood
Produced By: William Castle
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Rosemary Woodhouse: Mia Farrow
Guy Woodhouse: John Cassavetes
Minnie Castevet: Ruth Gordon
Roman Castevet: Sidney Blackmer
Hutch: Maurice Evans
Dr Sapirstein: Ralph Bellamy
Terry: Angela Dorian
Laura-Louise: Patsy Kelly
Mr Nicklaus: Elisha Cook

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