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: Open University

11.40 Countdown to the OU Programme: 4

12.5 Consumer Decisions - Turning on the Heat

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Beau Brummell

Stewart Granger , Elizabeth Taylor with Peter Ustinov , Robert Morley The famous story of the celebrated Regency dandy, who is dismissed from the Prince of Wales's regiment for frank speaking but becomes the Prince's favourite by virtue of still more frankness!
This colourful and spectacular film stars Stewart Granger as the ambitious Brummell, and Elizabeth Taylor as the lovely lady he loses to a more conventional suitor.
Screenplay by KARL TUNBERG Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST
Directed by CURTIS BERNHARDT. Films: p 23


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Play By: Karl Tunberg
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: Curtis Bernhardt.
Beau BrummelL: Stewart Granger
Lady Patricia: Elizabeth Taylor
Prince of Wales: Peter Ustinov
King George III: Robert Morley
Lord Edwin Mercer: James Donald
Mortimer: James Hayter
Mrs Fitzherbert: Rosemary Harris
William Pitt: Paul Rogers
Lord Byron: Noel Willman
Sir Geoffrey Baker: Charles Carson

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant
Johnny Ball , Christopher Beeny
Anita Dobson and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer ALAN SPALDING Director AVRIL PRICE Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Christopher Beeny
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Alan Spalding
Director: Avril Price
Producer: Ann Reay

: Tea with Miss Pym

Barbara Pym , the novelist, died last month aged 66.
' She has a unique eye and ear for the poignancies and comedies of everyday life.' (PHILIP LARKIN ) ' The finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past 75 years.'
Robert Robinson presents this Book Programme film first shown in 1977. Research JENNIFER MCKAY


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Jennifer McKay

: Horizon Special

The Mind's Eye
Answer to the picture puzzle in last week's RADIO TIMES: the Mona Lisa.


Unknown: Mona Lisa.

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening:
Centre of Unemployment presented by Newcastle Trades Council Centre for the Unemployed
' Today in Britain more than 1,300,000 people are unemployed. In Newcastle, ten per cent of the working population are without a job. Are the unemployed " work shy "? Are they scrounging off the state? We show how workers have battled to keep their jobs and how once they've become unemployed the fight continues with the formation of a union for unemployed workers.'
Our address is: 5 Queen Street, Quay-side, Newcastle upon Tyne. Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Cricket: Australia v England

The Third Test from Melbourne
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play.
Test scoreboard on Ceefax p 151 (BBC1)


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News and Sport


: Top Table

International Table Tennis from the Black Lion Sports Centre, Gillingham
The third in this series of five programmes featuring eight of the leading players in the world who are competing for the Norwich Union Trophy.
Tonight's two matches decide who goes through to the semi-final stages and features former European champion Milan Orlowski and current European champion Gabor Gergely.
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators TONY GUBBA and ALAN RANSOME


Unknown: Milan Orlowski
Unknown: Gabor Gergely.
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Alan Ransome
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Gangster Movie: Bullets or Ballots

starring Edward G. Robinson Joan Blondell with Barton Maclane
Humphrey Bogart , Frank McIIugh Tough guys Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart star on opposite sides of the law in this vintage Warner Brothers thriller of crime and corruption. The New York rackets flourish under a tame administration that has relegated detective Johnny Blake to an outlying precinct. But when a new police commissioner is mandated to clean up the city, Johnny Blake is assigned the dangerous task of penetrating the ranks of the mob.
Screenplay by seton I. MILLER Directed by WILLIAM KEIGHLEY
. Films: page 23


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Joan Blondell
Unknown: Barton MacLane
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Frank McIiugh
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Johnny Blake
Unknown: Johnny Blake
Unknown: I. Miller
Directed By: William Keighley
Johnny Blake: Edward G Robinson
Lee Morgan: Joan Blondell
Al Kruger: Barton MacLane
Nick ' Bugs' Fenner: Humphrey Bogart
Herman: Frank McHugh
Captain Dan McLaren: Joseph King
Driscoll: Richard Purcell
Wires: George E Stone
Grand Jury spokesman: Joseph Crehan
Bryant: Henry O'Neill
Hollister: Henry Kolker
Thorndyke: Gilbert Emery
Caldwell: Herbert Rawlinson

: Animated Conversations

Occasional programmes in which animated film-makers eavesdrop on real conversations and let their imaginations run riot. Hangovers
' I went out last night and I don't feel too well.'
' It's funny you should say that...'
Animator BILL MATHER Producer COLIN THOMAS BBC Bristol

: An Enemy of the People

by HENRIK IBSEN adapted for television by MAGGIE ALLEN from the stage version by LINDSAY GALLOWAY
Baikie is a sober, douce, respectable town, but when anybody starts doing good by digging under this facade, he becomes An Enemy of the People.
ProducerRoderick graham Director GARETH DAVIES BBC Scotland


Television By: Maggie Allen
Unknown: Lindsay Galloway
Designer: David McKenzie
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Gareth Davies
Tom Stockman: Robert Urquhart
The Provost: Michael Sheard
Katherine Stockman: Edith MacArthur
Houston: John Breslin
Carmichael: Maurice Roëves
Geikie: Roddy McMillan
Captain McCallum: Roy Boyd
Peggy Stockman: Elizabeth Millbank
Sir Archie: Moultrie Kelsall
Willie: Jameson Clark
Mrs Mackintosh: Marjorie Dalziel
Hecklers: Freddy Boardley
: Ken Henderson

: News on 2


: Newseries International Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
Over the next eight days 23 of the best darts players in the world will be trying to wrest the title from the World Champion John Lowe and gain the major share of the f 15,000 prize money.
Among the matches on this, the opening day, England's TONY SON-TAG has a hard struggle against Scotland's RAB SMITH , and British Open Champion CLIFF LAZARENKO has fellow-Englishman PAUL GOS LING to beat for a tilt at JOHN LOWE in the next round.
Introduced from Jollees Club.
Stoke-on-Trent by Peter Purves Commentators


Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Rab Smith
Unknown: Cliff Lazarenko
Unknown: Paul Gos
Unknown: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Producers: Bill Taylor
Producers: Keith Phillips

: Midnight Movie: A Kiss Before Dying

Robert Wagner ,
Jeffrey Hunter Virginia Leith , Joanne Woodward with Mary Astor
When Dorothy Kingship reveals to her college sweetheart Bud Corliss that she is pregnant, he decides to kill her. She is the daughter of a rich industrialist and he prefers her dead rather than have her disinherited by her family. This chilling film of murder and deception features Joanne Woodward in the screen role that brought her to fame.
Screenplay by LAWRENCE ROMAN from the novel by IRA LEVIN Produced by ROBERT L. JACKS Directed by GERD OSWALD Films: page 23


Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Jeffrey Hunter Virginia Leith
Unknown: Joanne Woodward
Unknown: Mary Astor
Unknown: Dorothy Kingship
Unknown: Bud Corliss
Unknown: Joanne Woodward
Play By: Lawrence Roman
Novel By: Ira Levin
Produced By: Robert L. Jacks
Directed By: Gerd Oswald
Bud Corliss: Robert Wagner
Gordon Grant: Jeffrey Hunter
Ellen Kingship: Virginia Leith
Dorothy Kingship: Joanne Woodward
Mrs Corliss: Mary Astor
Leo Kingship: George MacReady
Dwight Powell: Robert Quarry
Chesser: Howard Petrie
Butler: Bill Walker
Annabelle: Molly McCart
Medical student: Marlene Felton

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