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: Open University

7.40 History of Mathematics. 8.5 Twentieth Century Poetry. 8.30 Interpreting a Dream. 8.55 'Popeye '. 9.20 Educating the Workforce. 9.45 Family and Handicap 10.10 Cadences. 10.35 The Claimant.
11.0 Borehole Logging. 11.25 Structure of Lysozyme. 11.50 Is It Significant? 12.15 Impacts of Mining. 12.40 Religion in a Hindu Village. 1.30 Too Busy to Hate.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Boom Town

Clark Gable , Spencer Tracy
Claudette Colbert , Hedy Lamarr
The story of two Johns - Big John McMasters and Square John Sand -both tough oil wildcatters who meet in a small Texas town and become partners. Their story is the story of the great American oil boom.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by JACK CONWAY
. Films: page 19


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Claudette Colbert
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: John McMasters
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: Jack Conway
Big John McMasters: Clark Gable
Square John Sand: Spencer Tracy
Betsy Bartlett: Claudette Colbert
Karen Vanmeer: Hedy Lamarr
Luther Aldrich: Frank Morgan
Harry Compton: Lionel Atwill
Harmony Jones: Chill Wills

: Chopsticks

Move It!
Justin Case , Peter Wear keep the action going with comedy and music.
Guest Anita Dobson
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
Unknown: Anita Dobson
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: Richard Markell
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Horizon

Encounter with Jupiter
Floating over the cloud-tops of the giant planet Jupiter, two Voyager robot spacecraft sent back 33,000 TV pictures across half a billion miles of space to mission control. They saw huge storms, much larger than the earth, boiling in the intensely coloured atmosphere. On the planet's huge moons, they found active volcanoes, throwing debris hundreds of miles into space, and saw oceans frozen for billions of years.

: Mr Smith's Rock Garden

In this programme GEOFFREY SMITH shows how to build and plant a rock garden.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening:
If the good Lord had intended ... presented by The Rydevale Community Nursery
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Free to Choose

A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman
5: Who Protects the Consumer?
A consumer's self-interest makes him want the best at the lowest price. A producer's self-interest leads him to offer products which satisfy consumers. That, says PROFESSOR MILTON FRIEDMAN , is the free market, but when government comes between these mutual self-interests, things go wrong.
Peter Jay chairs a discussion between Milton Friedman
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp
Charles Medawar and Saxon Tate.
Outside broadcast director BRUCE TODD Editor PAUL ELLIS


Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Professor Milton Friedman
Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Charles Medawar
Unknown: Saxon Tate.
Producer: Michael Peacock
Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Michael Latham
Director: Bruce Todd
Editor: Paul Ellis

: News and Sport


: Bruckner's Seventh Symphony

Tonight in The Lively Arts, an outstanding performance of this radiant and majestic work, recorded during the highly-acclaimed visit to the 1978 Proms by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Sir Georg Solti
' I stood in the Promenade, and from the very first glistening tremolo was caught up in the superb music-making of this mighty orchestra playing to the limits of its capacity.'
(David Cairns , Sunday Times)
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON , who talks to SIR GEORG SOLTI about his ' legendary Chicagoans' and Bruckner's homage to Wagner in this symphony.


Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: David Cairns
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg

: Playhouse: In Hiding

Mark, with a busy mother and an absent father, is shuffled off to his spinster aunt in the country for the summer holiday. Cut off from the world of adults, he creates a world of his own in a derelict house. But one morning the house has another, unexpected occupant.
Videotape editor GRAHAM SISSONS Lighting JOHN MASON


Unknown: Don Taylor
Editor: Graham Sissons
Unknown: John Mason
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Innes Lloyd.
Director: Don Taylor
Mark: Roger Burnett
Margaret: Doreen Mantle
Bernard: Denholm Elliott
Guy: Alan Rowe
Michael: Tim Pigott-Smith

: 1980 World Figure Skating Championships

from Dortmund featuring the Ladies' Championship ANNET POTZCH of East
Germany attempts to add the World Title to the Olympic Gold she won in Lake Placid when she narrowly defeated LINDA FRATI-ANNE of the United States. Commentator ALAN WEEKS


Commentator: Alan Weeks
Producer: David Kenning

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: White Heat

concludes the season of classic Warner Brothers gangster films starring James Cagney
Virginia Mayo , Edmond O'Brien
Ruthless gunman Cody Jarrett and his gang pull off a$300,000 train robbery but commit murder in the process. They take refuge in a remote mountain cabin where Cody's mother and wife are waiting ...
In a triumphant return to the gangster film after an absence of nearly ten years, James Cagney gives one of his finest performances as the brutal, mother-fixated gangster, Cody Jarrett.
Screenplay by IVAN GOFF and BEN ROBERTS From a story by VIRGINIA KELLOGG Produced by LOUIS F. FELDMAN Directed by RAOUL WALSH
. Films: page 19


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Virginia Mayo
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Cody Jarrett
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Cody Jarrett.
Unknown: Ivan Goff
Unknown: Ben Roberts
Story By: Virginia Kellogg
Produced By: Louis F. Feldman
Directed By: Raoul Walsh
Cody Jarrett: James Cagney
Verna Jarrett: Virginia Mayo
Hank Fallon (Vie Pardo): Edmond O'Brien
Ma Jarrett: Margaret Wycherly
'Big Ed' Somers: Steve Cochran
Philip Evans: John Archer
Cotton Valetti: Wally Cassell
Het Kohler: Mickey Knox
Bo Creel: Ian MacDonald

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