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: Open University

7.40 History of Mathematics. 8.5 Implementing Taylor? 8.30 Appearance and Reality. 8.55 Social Psychology. 9.20 The Case of William Tyndale. 9.45 Handicapped in the Community. 10.10 Woyzeck. 11.0 Landslips. 11.25 Genetics.
11.50 Educational Research Methods.
12.15 E = mc2. 12.40 Hans Scharoun.
1.5 Conflict in the Community. 1.30 Numerical Computation. 1.55 M101/32 Catastrophe Theory. 2.20 Choosing a Material.


Unknown: William Tyndale.
Unknown: Hans Scharoun.

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema: Clambake

starring Elvis Presley
The King of Rock hits the beach - with romance, music and thrills. As the son of an oil magnate determined to succeed on his own, he switches identities with a Miami Beach water-ski instructor and enters the exciting world of power-boat racing.
Screenplay by ARTHUR BROWNE JR
Directed by ARTHUR H. NADEL. Films: p 19


Unknown: Arthur Browne
Produced By: Jules Levy
Produced By: Arthur Gardner
Directed By: Arthur H. Nadel.
Scott Heyward: Elvis Presley
Dianne Carter: Shelley Fabares
Tom Wilson: Will Hutchins
James Jamison III: Bill Bixby
Sam Burton: Gary Merrill
Duster Heyward: James Gregory
Ellie: Amanda Harley
Sally: Suzy Kaye
Gloria: Angelique Pettyjohn

: International Golf

The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship from
Royal St Georges,
Sandwich HARRY CARPENTER introduces live coverage of the second round.


Introduces: Sandwich Harry Carpenter

: Rocket 150

Behind the Scenes
This weekend at Rainhill, on the line from Liverpool to Manchester, a spectacular three-day railway pageant will celebrate 150 years of inter-city travel, and the triumph of Stephenson's Rocket at the Rainhill Locomotive Trials of 1829. In this programme, recorded on the eve of the first day, Brian Redhead goes behind the scenes to see final preparations being made to replicas of Rocket, Novelty and Sans Pareil, and over 30 historic steam locomotives and their trains, and to meet some of the people closely involved in this unique event.
David Jenkinson of the National Railway Museum - a major contributor of exhibits - takes us inside some magnificently-restored coaches.
Engineering manager ROMILLY MEAGER Videotape editor IAN O'SHAUGIINESSY
Production assistants
(Rocket 150 - The Great Railway Cavalcade, Monday at 4.50 pm)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Jenkinson
Unknown: Keith Stewant
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: Something Else

First of a new monthly series of programmes made by teenagers for teenagers. Tonight's programme comes from Skelmersdale.
You wouldn't believe me if I told you
How much fun we have round here
We could go for a drive
But we don't have a car W
e could go for a drink
But the cash won't go far
We could took for a girl
Who looks like she might
And end up with a psycho Looking for a fight
It's all part of the fun
Of being young and alive.
We can show you a good time!
From Skelmersdale - the promised land. A visit to a northern soul all-nighter at Wisan Casino. A report on gang violence, some funny sketches and live music from Sad Cafe and Secret Affair
Made with the help of the Community Programme Unit.

: Shakespeare in Perspective

Clive James offers a personal view of Shakespeare's play, ' the greatest in the English language', whose hero ' incarnates the dignity of human consciousness'.
(As the Japanese Like It, tonight at
10.35 pm.and The BBC Television Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, tomorrow at 7.15 pm)


Unknown: Clive James
Director: David Wilson
Producer: Victor Poole

: News and Sport


: New Town, Home Town

by Colin Ward
Thirty-four new towns have been built in the United Kingdom since the last war. They attract suspicion, praise, and denunciation. Writer and teacher COLIN WARD is a passionate observer of the urban environment, and in this film he sets out to discover which of these responses is just. What sort of life do people lead in the new towns? Are new towns expensive failures or the sole success of British post-war planning?
In Harlow, Peterlee and Runcorn he hears from architects, ' first generation' residents, and their children who have known no other home town.
At Milton Keynes , the youngest and biggest of the new towns, he examines its reputation as the 'Muhammad Ali ' of the new towns - brash, self-confident, but perhaps a winner.
... a cluster of fascinating insights into the changing patterns of British life. (DAILY MATI.) Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Produced by DAVID HEYCOCK


Unknown: Colin Ward
Unknown: Colin Ward
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Producer: Christopher Martin
Produced By: David Heycock

: The Levin Interviews

"Make just a ripple, Come on, be brave, This time a ripple, Next time a wave!"
- runs the lyric of 'Everybody says don't', a song by a lyricist and composer who has never lacked the courage to make ripples - or waves for that matter - in the course of his adventurous career. From West Side Story in 1957 to Sweeney Todd opening in London this summer, Stephen Sondheim has lifted the Broadway musical clear of its saccharine conventions and endowed it with a fresh humour and intelligence.
Tonight, in the fifth of this series of eight conversations, he talks to Bernard Levin about the challenges and pitfalls of working in this uniquely American medium.

BBC Bristol
Woddis on...: page 82


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Colin Rose
Editor: John Shearer

: Film International: The Marksman

! Peter Steen , Jens Okking
Niels, science editor of a daily newspaper, asserts in a television interview that he would accept the sacrifice of a human life if it would prevent the use of nuclear technology in Denmark. Unfortunately, he is taken at his ill-considered word by another opponent of nuclear energy and Copenhagen becomes the target of an escalating and bizarre terrorist campaign.
(A Danish film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television) Films: page 19


Unknown: Peter Steen
Unknown: Jens Okking
Play By: Anders Bodelsen
Directed By: Tom Hedegaard
Niels: Peter Steen
Monica: Pia Maria Wohlert
The marksman: Jens Okking
Police Inspector: Ebbe Langberg
Police Lieutenant: Per Pallesen

: Return Call to Brass Tacks

The First Division ? The experts had their say in last Monday's programme. Now Eric Robson reports on what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying - on radio phone-ins and in their letters - about a parent's right to opt out of state education.
Studio director GEORGE GREEN
Editor ALAN DOBSON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Christopher Walmsley
Editor: Alan Dobson.

: As the Japanese Like It

Narrated by DEREK JACOBI
Following in the footsteps of the Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Hamlet in Japan, with excerpts from some of the astonishing Shakespearean productions in Tokyo.
(Derek Jacobi as Hamlet, tomorrow at
7.15 pm)


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Cedric Messina
Directed By: Roger Bamford
Directed By: Derek Jacobi

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Sea Wolf

starring Edward G. Robinson Ida Lupino , John Garfield
When a ferry-boat is rammed by the mystery ship The Ghost, only two of its passengers are taken on board - Ruth, an escaped convict, and Humphrey van Weyden, a novelist. They join a crew terrorised by ' Wolf ' Larsen, the sadistic captain of the ship. Larsen's main victims are the new arrivals and the cabin boy, Leach. In a desperate attempt at survival, all three determine to escape the private version of ' hell ' that the tyrannical captain has created on board The Ghost. Edward G. Robinson gives one of his most remarkable performances as Larsen, the self-educated egotist whose obsessions and cruelty can only end in disaster.
Screenplay by ROBERT ROSSEN from the novel by JACK LONDON Produced by HENRY BLANKE Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ
. Films: page 19


Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Robert Rossen
Novel By: Jack London
Produced By: Henry Blanke
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
' Wolf ' Larsen EDWARD: G Robinson
Ruth Webster: Ida Lupino
George Leach: John Garfield
Dr Louie: Gene Lockhart
Cooky: Barry Fitzgerald
Humphrey van Weyden: Alexander Knox
Johnson: Stanley Ridges
Svenson: Francis McDonald
Harrison: Howard Da Silva
Smoke: Frank Lackteen
Young sailor: David Bruce
Helmsman: Wilfred Lucas
Sailor: Louis Mason
Agent: Ralf Harolde

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