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: Open University

7.40 History of Mathematics

8.5 Marina

8.30 Music and Images

8.55 A Normal Child?

9.20 Cloister to Cloister? Part 2

9.45 Handicapped in the Community

10.10 Interior Decoration

10.35 Welfare and Politics - Sweden

11.0 Microfossils

11.25 Properties of Enzymes: 2

11.50 Personality and Learning

12.15 Complex Human Ecosystems: 2

12.40 Berlin Siedlungen

1.5 Conflict in the Family

1.30 Functions of Random Variables

1.55 M101/11 Differentiation

2.20 Dutch Heat

: Saturday Cinema: The King's Thief

Starring Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven, George Sanders with Roger Moore

The ambitious Duke of Brampton, confidant of Charles II and one of the richest men in England, plans to eliminate his rivals one by one - and eventually to oust the King himself.
David Niven, unusually cast as the villain, is joined by two young British actors then at the beginning of their Hollywood careers - Edmund Purdom and Roger Moore - in this swashbuckling adventure of treachery and intrigue at the Court of Charles II.
Films: page 19


Screenplay: Christopher Knopf
Based on a story by: Robert Hardy Andrews
Producer: Edwin H. Knopf
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Lady Mary: Ann Blyth
Michael Dermott: Edmund Purdom
Duke of Brampton: David Niven
Charles II: George Sanders
Jack: Roger Moore
Capt Herrick: John Dehner
Sheldon: Sean McClory
Simon: Tudor Owen
Henry Wynch: Melville Cooper
Sir Gilbert Talbot: Alan Mowbray
Turnkey: Rhys Williams
Charity Fell: Joan Elan
Apothecary: Charles Davis
Skene: Ashley Cowan

: Grapevine

A weekly magazine programme featuring community action and self-help projects from all around the country, presented by Ian Breach and Ann Hunter.
Unemployment amongst school leavers is rising. A generation with no future could become the biggest social problem we've yet to face. Is short-term work experience worthwhile? Or can we really create jobs?
And new-town blues in Telford, where a neighbourhood project has had its hopes dashed. They want better community care to cope with mental health problems -particularly a drop-in centre, to help combat boredom and isolation.
And ' Heard It ...': Grapevine's information exchange.
HELP! page 14


Presented By: Ian Breach
Presented By: Ann Hunter.

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead
The third day of this five-day meeting, featuring the closing stages of this afternoon's main class, the Everest Double Glazing Trophy. The total prize money is 13,000 with a third to the winner. Commentator DORIAN WILLIAMS


Commentator: Dorian Williams

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
By the end of the day the finalists will be known.
DAVID VINE reports with coverage of the afternoon's play.


Unknown: David Vine

: Armchair Critics

Susan Hill takes the chair as three of the past week's television programmes are discussed by three critics. The programmes this week: An Experience of India (BBC2)
Not the Nine O'Clock News (BBC2) Coronation Street (Granada)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The Middlesex Sevens from Twickenham Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
The final Saturday of the season is the time for players and supporters to let their hair down at Twickenham in this traditional festival of sevens rugby.
Two hundred and sixty clubs have fought it out in qualifying rounds to join last year's victors RICH-MOND, runners-up LONDON SCOTTISH as well as guests HARTLEPOOL ROVERS and LANSDOWNE in the final 16. Commentator BILL MCLAREN


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: John Philips
Producer: Huw Jones

: The Levin Interviews

' If the person questioned is a self-possessed, controlled individual, then the questions may have to be provocative to make him " give ".' (ROBIN DAY, 1975) In the second of this series of conversations, Bernard Levin talks to one of the more redoubtable figures in broadcasting.
Twenty-five years of current affairs broadcasting, a formidable knowledge of politics, strong views on television's political role, an incisive mind and swift tongue, uniquely fit Robin Day for the hot seat, though he has been most reluctant to take it in the past.
In a recent interview he granted to a young boy on Jim'll Fix It, we learned why he wears a bow tie; today we learn about the man behind it as he talks about his personal and professional philosophy.
Editor JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol Preview: page 21


Talks: Bernard Levin
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Colin Rose
Editor: John Shearer.

: Snooker

The Embassy World
Professional Snooker. Championship
One finalist is already known, the other will emerge after the evening's play. DAVID VINE introduces highlights as the Championship approaches its climax.

: Music after Mao - Ashkenazy in China

Vladimir Ashkenazy, brilliant pianist and conductor, visited Shanghai recently to give a Master Class, a recital, conduct the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and to observe the re-establishment of Western music to the Chinese culture, now that the restrictions of the Cultural Revolution have been lifted.
Filmed at the Conservatory of Music in Shanghai and including music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Vaughan Williams.


Narrator: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Film cameraman: Eugene Carr
Film cameraman: Ian Punter
Film recordist: John Murphy
Editor: Arthur Bennett
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: News on 2


: Snooker

Further coverage from Sheffield.

: Midnight Movie: Castle on the Hudson

starring John Garfield
Ann Sheridan , Pat O'Brien
Despite his corrupt political connections, gangster Tommy Gordon is finally tried and sent to prison. When the sympathetic warden allows him out to visit his dying girlfriend, Tommy gets involved in a murder for which he takes the blame. This prison drama is an excellent remake of the classic 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, based on the book by the warden of America's infamous penitentiary.
Screenplay by SETON i. MILLER


Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Tommy Gordon
Unknown: Seton I. Miller
Unknown: Brown Holmes
Unknown: Courtney Terrett
Unknown: Lewis E. Lawes
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Tommy Gordon: John Garfield
Kay: Ann Sheridan
Warden Long: Pat O'Brien
Steven Rockford: Burgess Meredith
District Attorney: Henry O'Neill
Ed Crowley: Jerome Cowan
Mike: Guinn ' Big Boy ' Williams
Chaplain: John Litel
Ann Rockford: Margot Stevenson
Ragan: Willard Robertson
Black Jack: Edward Pawley

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