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: Open University

7 40 Urban Insurrection. 8.5 Imagery and Imagism. 8.30 Argument on Television - Programme 1. 8.55 Defining the Field 9.20 Iron. 9.45 All About Risk.
10.10 Score Reading. 10.35 An mp's Surgery. 11.0 Copper as a Resource. 11.25 Haemoglobin. 11.50 Consumer Decisions - Serve You Right! 12.15 Perceiving a Wilderness. 12.40 An Architect at Work. 1 5 An Introduction. 1.30 Tower Hamlets.
1.55 The Parliamentary Expenditure Committee. 2.20 Maths - Vector Spaces.
2.45 Beginning Reading.

: Saturday Cinema: His Excellency

starring Eric Portman, Cecil Parker, Helen Cherry, Susan Stephen
The officials and inhabitants of a small Mediterranean island colony are startled to discover that their new Governor, George Harrison, is an ex-docker and trade union leader.
A Michael Truman production
Films: page


Producer: Michael Truman
Writer/Director: Robert Hamer
George Harrison: Eric Portman
Sir James Kirkman: Cecil Parker
Lady Kirkman: Helen Cherry
Peggy Harrison: Susan Stephen
The Admiral: Edward Chapman
The GOC: Clive Morton
Jackie: Alec Mango
Morellos: Geoffrey Keen
Fernando: John Salew
Charles: Robin Bailey

: It's Today

with Derek Griffiths
A musical entertainment with guests:
Katie Budd , Helen Chappelle Jean Gilbert , Viety Silva
Musical director PHIL PHILLIPS
Dance choreographer JUDY GRIDLEY Videotape editor NEIL PITTAWAY Production ANNE GOBEY


Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Katie Budd
Unknown: Helen Chappelle
Unknown: Jean Gilbert
Unknown: Judy Gridley
Editor: Neil Pittaway

: Horizon

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public.
This evening: The Campaign for Comprehensive Education present Carry on Comprehensives
'While the national spotlight continues to shine on public and grammar schools, comprehensive schools have steadily been getting on with the job. The case for comprehensive education has yet to be heard in full, and many myths surround discussion of this issue. The reality is usually very different.'
Made with the help of the Community Programme Unit.

: Worlds Apart

How did the Universe form and where do we belong in our galaxy, the Milky Way? These questions relate to our knowledge and understanding of our planetary neighbours.
In this year's production for the Royal Astronomical Society and the Open Science Society, Dr Garry Hunt takes us through the solar system, and looks in detail at some of the new and exciting evidence coming out of Voyager, Pioneer and other recent space missions to the planets.
But planetary science is a rapidly developing subject and we look to the future of space exploration - not only in this decade, but also into the next century.
Graphics designer NEIL MCCONACHIE Designer STEVE SCOTT


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Designer: Neil McConachie
Designer: Steve Scott
Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: News and Sport


: Top Table

International Table Tennis from the Black Lion Sports Centre, Gillingham
The final of this series of programmes which has featured eight of the leading players in the world competing for the Norwich Union Trophy.
Milan Orlowski , who defeated his fellow-countryman Josef Dvoracek in that tremendous semi-final last week, has an even tougher assignment this week in the final against Tibor Klampar , currently ranked number one in Europe. Orlowski has never beaten Klampar; could this be the first time?
Introduced by BARRY DAVIES Commentators TONY GUBBA and ALAN RANSOME


Unknown: Milan Orlowski
Unknown: Josef Dvoracek
Unknown: Tibor Klampar
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentators: Tony Gubba
Commentators: Alan Ransome
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Free to Choose

A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman
1: The Power of the Market
In the first of a series of six programmes PROFESSOR MILTON FRIED MAN seeks to show how the free exchange of goods and services, with no state or bureaucratic intervention, can be of benefit to all people.
Professor Friedman argues his case in Hong Kong, in the United States and in Scotland, from Glasgow, the city of ' the father of modern economics' Adam Smith , If everyone, says Professor Friedman, is left to work for their own self-interest it is inevitable that society as a whole will benefit.
A Video Arts TV Ltd Film


Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Professor Milton Fried
Unknown: Adam Smith
Producer: Michael Peacock
Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Michael Latham

: Gangster Movie: Angels with Dirty Faces

Starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart
One of the great Warner Brothers gangster films featuring Cagney, Bogart and the Dead End Kids in a crusading tale about two New York slum boys who grow up to be on opposing sides of the fence - one a gangster and the other a priest. Cagney in the complex role of ' 'Rocky' Sullivan gives a fascinating study of a tough, unscrupulous yet oddly likeable gangster.
Films: page 19


Screenplay: John Wesley
Screenplay: Warren Duff
Based on a story by: Roland Brown
Director: Michael Curtiz
Producer: Sam Bischoff
'Rocky' Sullivan: James Cagney
Jerry Connolly: Pat O'Brien
James Frazier: Humphrey Bogart
Laury Ferguson: Ann Sheridan
Mac Keefer: George Bancroft
'Soapy': Billy Halop
'Swing': Bobby Jordan
'Bim': Leo Gorcey
'Pasty': Gabriel Dell
'Crab': Huntz Hall

: Playhouse: Hesther for Example

by Michael Sullivan
'The cousin, W. Clifford Mill, used to run a kind of dirty postcard business from this house.'
An unusual collection of Victoriana brings Paul to the country in search of a profitable afternoon. But Hesther knows the value of most things and, when evening falls, she turns his visit to her own very private advantage.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Michael Sullivan
Designer: Margaret Peacock
Studio Lighting: Barry Hill
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Producer: David Rose
Director: Carol Wiseman
Hesther: Geraldine James
Warburton: Robert Stephens
Paul: Joseph Blatchley
Geraldine: Phoebe Nicholls

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Man of the West

starring Gary Cooper with Julie London , Lee J. Cobb
A grim off-beat Western, set in Arizona in 1874 and directed with consummate skill by Anthony Mann. Gary Cooper plays a reformed gunslinger, Link Jones , whose past catches up with him when he falls into the clutches of his former gang-leader, Dock Tobin. After years of trying to build a new life as a solid citizen, Link is forced to rejoin the old gang rather than confront them openly.
Screenplay by REGINALD ROSE based on a novel by WILL c. BROWN Produced by WALTER M. MIRISCH
Directed by ANTHONY MANN. Films: p 19


Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Julie London
Unknown: Lee J. Cobb
Unknown: Anthony Mann.
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Link Jones
Unknown: Dock Tobin.
Produced By: Walter M. Mirisch
Directed By: Anthony Mann.
Link Jones: Gary Cooper
Billie Ellis: Julie London
Dock Tobin: Lee J Cobb
Sam Beasley: Arthur O'Connell
Coaley: Jack Lord
Claude: John Dehner
Trout: Royal Dano
Ponch: Robert Wilke
AlCUtt: Jack Williams
Conductor: Guy Wilkerson
Rifleman: Chuck Roberson
Marshall: Frank Ferguson

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