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: Open University

7.40 Construction of the Heavens

8.5 The Great Rebuilding

8.30 Moral Responsibility

8.55 Identity

9.20 Behaviourism

9.45 Faraday and Electromagnetism

10.10 Ubu Roi

11.0 Porphyry Copper Deposits

11.25 How to Build a Phage

11.50 Educational Research Methods

12.15 Marking Time

12.40 The Weissenhof Siedlung 1927

1.5 Forms of Social Interaction

1.30 Maths

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Rosie!

Rosalind Russell , Sandra Dee
Brian Aherne , James Farentino
Wealthy widow Rosie Lord is determined to enjoy her remaining years to the full. Her grand-daughter Daphne encourages her eccentric, and sometimes expensive, hobbies, but Rosie's two daughters see their inheritance in jeopardy and plot to gain control of the estate by having her declared legally incompetent.
Screenplay by SAMUEL TAYLOR , based on the play A Very Rich Woman by RUTH GORDON. Produced by JACQUES MAPES Directed by DAVID WWELL RICH Films: page 13


Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Sandra Dee
Unknown: Brian Aherne
Unknown: James Farentino
Unknown: Rosie Lord
Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Unknown: Ruth Gordon.
Produced By: Jacques Mapes
Directed By: David Wwell
Rosie: Rosalind Russell
Daphne: Sandra Dee
Stevenson: Brian Aherne
Mildred: Audrey Meadows
David: James Farentino
Edith: Vanessa Brown
Cabot: Leslie Nielsen
Mae: Margaret Hamilton

: Horizon

Survival of the Fastest
This is the story of the evolution of a primitive machine-two wheels and an engine-into a gleaming, glamorous, sophisticated piece of engineering. And the driving force was speed-the winning machines sold. That was how the Japanese industry conquered the motorcycle world-but can the Europeans make a comeback? Narrator TONY BRITTON
The best film about motorbikes ever shown. (MOTORCYCLE SPORT) Director CYNTHIA PAGE
Written and produced by dick GILLING


Narrator: Tony Britton
Produced By: Dick Gilling

: Grapevine

with Ian Breach and Ann Hunter
' Nuclear power, no thanks' - not in our back yard! We hear from a residents' action group fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant in Druridge Bay, Northumberland. With a nuclear cabaret from a Yorkshire-based group - MAJOR ROAD.
And we take a look at a growing trend which may become very important as unemployment rises-job-sharing.


Unknown: Ian Breach
Unknown: Ann Hunter

: 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:
The Levin Interviews (BBC2) Quinn Running (BBC1) The Sun Trap (BBC1)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: News and Sport


: City of Towers

by Christopher Booker
A second chance to see this controversial account of ' the greatest social disaster in Britain since the war '-the pulling down of vast areas of our cities to make way for the planners' brave new world of tower blocks, motorways, shopping precincts, and faceless housing.
City of Towers tells how the devastation of Britain's cities happened.
Marvellous polemic (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Magnificent television (SPECTATOR)
Formidable and frightening (DAILY MAIL) Will stir anger and wrath (DAILY EXPRESS) Producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Presenter: Christopher Booker
Producer: Christopher Martin

: The Levin Interviews

1897 Lodz Poland: a 10-year-old Jewish boy plays the piano for a Russian secret-police chief in an attempt to find out where his older brother has been imprisoned.
1906 - Chicago: now 19, the young pianist is disappointed to hear that a concert in San Francisco has been cancelled. The morning after he was due to play there, news arrives of the Great Earthquake.
1932-Rome: Mussolini asks how the pianist can get high fees during the slump. He replies, 'We aim to win hearts, not money'. The next day Mussolini incorporates this phrase in a public speech. 1957-Cannes: 'You want, of course, full resemblance,' says Picasso while drawing his portrait. ' Not at all, I am not interested in my face, only in what you see in it.'
1980 - Paris: He completes the second volume of his memoirs My Many Years.
Arthur Rubinstein now aged 93, is Bernard Levin 's guest in the third of this series of eight conversations
Editor JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol Preview: page 23
(The Festival Scene: a series in which Bernard Levin reports on some of Europe's music festivals Fri, 9.0 pm, R3)


Unknown: Arthur Rubinstein
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Director: Roy Chapman
Editor: John Shearer.
Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Film International: The Last Supper

Nelson Villagra , Silvano Key
A new series of recent and distinguished foreign films opens with a richly-photographed and compelling Cuban film, an award winner at Chicago and Biarritz film festivals.
A rich plantation owner decides to demonstrate his spiritual grace and his concern for his slaves by inviting 12 of them to dinner on the eve of Holy Week. Unfortunately, by the end of the meal he is too drunk to inform his brutal overseer of the holiday he has promised them. The slaves revolt and as the violence escalates, the plantation owner's religion and paternalism evaporate.
Written and directed by TOMAS GUTIERREZ ALEA. Films: page 13 (A Cuban film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Nelson Villagra
Unknown: Silvano Key
Directed By: Tomas Gutierrez
The Count: Nelson Villagra
The Chaplain: Silvano Rey
Don Manuel LUIS: Alberto Garcia
Don Gaspar JOSE: Antonio Rodriguez
Sebastian: Samuel Claxton
Martin Sanchez: Mario Balmaseda

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: City for Conquest

James Cagney , Ann Sheridan
This vividly portrayed story of New York in the 1930s tells the dramatic life stories of five of the millions of inhabitants of the Great City. Most especially, of Danny Kenny , a newsboy who becomes a champion boxer-knowing that the likely result is tragedy. Also involved in his struggle for fame and fortune are his girlfriend Peggy, his composer brother, a dancer-Murray Burns - and Googi, a gangster who tries to dominate and corrupt Danny. The result is a typical atmospheric Warner Brothers movie.
Screenplay by JOHN WEXLEY
Produced and directed by ANATOLE LITVAK . Films: page 13


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Danny Kenny
Unknown: John Wexley
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Danny Kenny: James Cagney
Peggy: Ann Sheridan
Old Timer: Frank Craven
Mutt: Frank McHugh
Eddie Kenny: Arthur Kennedy
Scotty MacPherson: Donald Crisp
Pinky: George Tobias
Dutch: Jerome Cowan
Googi: Elia Kazan
Murray Burns: Anthony Quinn
Gladys: Lee Patrick
Mrs Nash: Blanche Yurka
Goldie: George Lloyd

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