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: Open University

7.40 Impact of the Telescope

8.5 Thomas Hardy and Cornwall

8.30 Primary Sources

8.55 Cues and Schemas

9.20 Psychology

9.45 Scientific Discoveries

10.10 The Image of Empire

10.35 India: Politics and Social Change

11.0 Skye - Field Evidence

11.25 Carbohydrates

11.50 Rosmersholm Dream-Work

12.15 Ontario - Land Use

12.40 Charles Rennie Mackintosh
(to 13.05)

1.30 Probability Models

1.55 Food Retailing: Market Power

2.20 Maths - Differential Equations

2.45 Lifetimes

: Saturday Cinema: The Lion and the Horse

starring Steve Cochran with Wildfire, the Wonder Horse
After capturing Wildfire, a prize black stallion, horse-hunter Ben Kirby tries to buy him from his employer, Matt Jennings. But while Ben is still struggling to raise the money, Jennings sells Wildfire to a travelling rodeo.
Screenplay by CRANE WILBUR Produced by BRYAN FOY
Directed by LOUIS KING . Films: page 19


Unknown: Steve Cochran
Unknown: Ben Kirby
Unknown: Matt Jennings.
Play By: Crane Wilbur
Produced By: Bryan Foy
Directed By: Louis King
Ben Kirby: Steve Cochran
Dave Tracy: Ray Teal
Matt Jennings: Bob Steele
Cas Bugley: Harry Antrim
'Shorty': George O'Hanlon
Jenny: Sherry Jackson
Al Richie: Ed Hinton

: Chopsticks

A Place Called Space
Justin Case , Peter Wear space things out with comedy and music. Guests: Christopher Lillicrap Annette Lyons
Musical director PETER PETTINGER Film editor ROY DEVERELL
Graphic designer RICHARD MARKELL Designer ROGER CANN
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Justin Case
Unknown: Peter Wear
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: Richard Markell
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

8: Easy to Grow Plants

: Open Door

: Free to Choose

A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman
3: From Cradle to Grave
' Welfare is dangerous and wasteful. Dangerous because people are told what to do with their lives. Wasteful because the huge amount of money available for welfare programmes is an open invitation to fraud, waste and abuse.'
MILTON FRIEDMAN argues his case with The Rt Hon David Ennals , mp
Jack Jones and Sir Hector Laing.
Studio presentation PETER JAY Editor PAUL ELL ;S


Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: David Ennals
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Sir Hector Laing.
Producer: Michael Peacock
Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Michael Latham
Unknown: Peter Jay
Editor: Paul Ell

: Gangster Movie: Brother Orchid

starring Edward G. Robinson
Humphrey Bogart , Ann Sothern
Gangster Little John Sarto returns from Europe to find that his gang has been taken over by his former associate Jack Buck. Humphrey Bogart plays the villainous rival and Edward G. Robinson stars as the hood whose search for real ' class' leads to the monastery gates.
Screenplay by EARL BALDWIN Based on a story by RICHARD CONNELL
Produced by JACK L. WARNER and HAL B. WALLIS
Directed by LLOYD bacon


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Ann Sothern
Unknown: Jack Buck.
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Story By: Richard Connell
Produced By: Jack L. Warner
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon
Little John Sarto: Edward G Robinson
Jack Buck: Humphrey Bogart
Flo Addams: Ann Sothern
Brother Superior: Donald Crisp
Clarence Fletcher: Ralph Bellamy
Willie the Knife: Allen Jenkins
Brother Wren: Charles D Brown
Brother Goodwin: Cecil Kellaway
Philadelphia Powell: Morgan Conway
Mugsy O'Day: Richard Lane
Red Martin: Paul Guilfoyle
Texas Pearson: John Ridgely

: News and Sport


: St David's Day Concert

Gwyneth Jones
One of Wales's most celebrated opera stars returns to her native Gwent for this special St David 's Day concert with the Dyfed Choir director JOHN DAVIES
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader
CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Wagner Dich , teure Halle (Tannhauser)
Puccini Vissi d'arte (Tosea)
Verdi Pace, pace (La. forza del destino)
Mascagni Intermezzo; Easter Hymn (Cavalleria rusticana)
Lehar Vilja (The Merry Widow)
Wagner Prelude, Act 3 (Lohengrin)
Strauss Final Scene (Salome) Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Produced by J. MERVYN WILLIAMS BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: St David
Director: John Davies
Leader: Christopher Warren-Green
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Conducted By: Wagner Dich
Unknown: Puccini Vissi
Unknown: Lehar Vilja
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Produced By: J. Mervyn Williams

: Holocaust

A fictional chronicle in four parts based on real events. The Family Weiss
The Family Dorf with 1: The Gathering Darkness
Berlin 1935: prosperous Jewish physician Josef Weiss and his family celebrate the marriage of his son, Karl, to Inga, a Catholic. The occasion is soon to be overshadowed by events in Hitler's Germany; events which will benefit others such as Erik Dorf , an impoverished young lawyer who joins the ss.


Unknown: Josef Weiss
Unknown: Erik Dorf
Written By: Gerald Green
Produced By: Robert Berger
Produced By: Herbert Brodkin
Directed By: Marvin Chomsky
Josef Weiss: Fritz Weaver
Berta Weiss: Rosemary Harris
Rudi Weiss: Joseph Bottoms
Karl Weiss: James Woods
Anna Weiss: Blanche Baker
Moses Weiss: Sam Wanamaker
Inga Helms Weiss: Meryl Streep
Erik Dorf: Michael Moriarty
Marta Dorf: Deborah Norton
Uncle Kurt Dorf: Robert Stephens
Eichmann: Tom Bell
Helena Slomova: Tovah Feldshuh
Herr Palitz: Marius Goring
Muller: Anthony Haygarth
Himmler: Ian Holm
Uncle Sasha: Lee Montague
Lowy: George Rose
Heydrich: David Warner
Hoefie: Sean Arnold
Hans Frank: John Bailey
Hans Helms: Michael Beck
Rahm: John Collin
Hoess: David Dakeb
Karp: Vernon Dobtcheff
Biberstein: Edward Hardwicke
Ohlendorf: Nigel Hawthorne
Frau Lowy: Kate Jaenicke
Dr Kohn: Charles Korvin
Herr Helms: Werner Kreindl
Zalman: Stanley Lebor
Aaron: Jeremy Levy
Blobel: T P McKenna
Kaltenbrunner: Hans Meyer
Frau Palitz: Nora Minor
Maria Kalova: Irène Prador
Felseher: George Pravda
Tesch: Oscar Quitak
Levin: Osman Ragheb
Nebe: John Rees
Fr Lichtenberg: Llewellyn Rees
Kovel: Toby Salaman
Analevitz: Murray Salem
Frau Helms: Nina Sandt
Weinberg: Cyril Shaps
Cassidy: Robert Sherman
Rabbi Samuel: Gabor Vernon
Frey: Peter Vogel

: News Summary


: Midnight Movie: The Battle of the Sexes

starring Peter Sellers Robert Morley
Constance Cummings
The House of MacPherson, old-established manufacturers of hand-woven tweeds, is invaded by a female efficiency expert who has driven her previous employers to distraction. Her brisk new methods soon upset the firm's elderly retainers and finally drive the chief accountant to thoughts of murder.
Written and produced by MONJA DANISCHEWSKY
Based on the short story
The Catbird Seat by JAMES THURBER Directed by CHARLES CRICHTON
. Films: page 19


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Produced By: Monja Danischewsky
Unknown: James Thurber
Directed By: Charles Crichton
Mr Martin: Peter Sellers
Angela Barrows: Constance Cummings
Robert MacPherson: Robert Morley
Andrew Darling: Jameson Clark
Graham: Moultrie Kelsall
Robertson: Alex MacKenzie
Macleod: Roddy McMillan
Irwin Hoffman: Donald Pleasence
Old MacPherson: Ernest Thesiger
Detective: Michael Goodliffe
Detective's friend: William Mervyn
Jock Munro: Norman MacOwan
Jeannie Macdougall: Patricia Hayes
Narrator: Sam Wanamaker

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