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: Open University

6.40 Telephone Switching: 1 7-5 Schriiclinger Wave Equation. 7.30 Maths - Dual Cones.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Farmer Joe's Farm written by DEBORAH MANLEY Pictures by COLIN AND MOIRA MACLEAN Presenters
Sarah Long , Ben Thomas


Written By: Deborah Manley
Written By: Moira MacLean
Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Holiday Matinée

A special Bank Holiday double-bill Double Crossbones starring
Donald O'Connor , Helena Carter
Davy, a young clerk, decides to become a pirate when he is falsely accused of dishonesty. He proves to be the most inept ' gentleman of fortune' in buccaneering history.
Screenplay by OSCAR BRODNEY Producer LEONARD GOLDSTEIN Director CHARLES T. BARTON and at 3.15
On the Double starring Danny Kaye with Dana Wynter , Wilfrid Hyde White Diana Dors , Margaret Rutherford
Danny Kaye stars as General Mackenzie Smith , a key figure in ! the planning of D-Day, and also as his lookalike, Pfe Ernie Williams, who is forced to ' replace ' him when the General is shot at by spies. The reluctant double soon finds himself the object of assassination attempts, kidnaps and amorous entanglements!
Director MELVILLE SHAVELSON. Films: p 19


Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Helena Carter
Play By: Oscar Brodney
Producer: Leonard Goldstein
Director: Charles T. Barton
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Dana Wynter
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: MacKenzie Smith
Unknown: Pfe Ernie
Unknown: Jack Rose
Produced By: Jack Rose
Director: Melville Shavelson.
Davy Crandell: Donald O'Connor
Lady Sylvia Copeland: Helena Carter
Tom Botts: Will Geer
Governor Elden: John Emery
Mistress Anne Bonney: Hope Emerson
Capt Ben Wickett: Charles McGraw
Capt Kidd: Alan Napier
Henry Morgan: Robert Barrat
Blackbeard: Louis Bacigalupi
Pfc Ernie Williams: Danny Kaye
Sir Lawrence.: Danny Kaye
Mackenzie Smith.: Danny Kaye
Lady Margaret Mackenzie Smith: Dana Wynter
Col Somerset: Wilfrid Hyde White
Sgt Bridget Stanhope: Diana Dors
Lady Vivian: Margaret Rutherford
Capt Patterson: Allan Cutthbertson
Cpl Joseph Praeger: Jesse White
Col Houston: Gregory Walcott
General Carleton ' Puffy Browne-Wiffingham: Rex Evans
Sgt Colin Twickenham: Terence de Marney
Blankmeister: Edgar Barrier
Oberkommandant: Rudolf Anders
General Zlinkov: Ben Astar

: Rocket 150

The Great
Railway Cavalcade
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first inter-city railway, opened for business 150 years ago, just a year after Stephenson's Rocket had won the Rainhill Locomotive Trials which proved that steam engines could work a regular railway service.
This weekend replicas of Rocket, Novelty and Sans Pareil re-create those famous trials on the original stretch of track at Rainhill as part of a spectacular railway pageant which includes 30 preserved steam locomotives. Among them the famous Flying Scotsman, the racing Hardwicke of the 1880s, Lion of 1838, once the star of the film
The Titfield Thunderbolt and the recently-restored Duchess of Hamilton, some say the most beautiful engine ever built. Also on view are historic railway vehicles and the transport of tomorrow, the Advanced Passenger Train.
Brian Redhead and David Jenkinson of the National Railway Museum provide a layman's guide to this unique cavalcade representing a century and a half of Britain's railway history.
Rocket 150 event organised by BRITISH RAIL LONDON MIDLAND REGION Engineering manager ROMILLY MEAGER Videotape editor IAN O'SHAUGHNESSY
Production assistants
KEITH STEWART , ADAM LOW Outside broadcast directed by MARTIN L. BELL
Book, The Rainhill Story, hardback £6.00, paperback £3.95, from bookshops


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Jenkinson
Editor: Ian O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Keith Stewart
Directed By: Martin L. Bell

: Six English Towns

A Pattern of Building Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor
3: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury, close to the junction of the Severn and Avon, grew up to serve the monastery. Built of the local Cotswold limestone, the Abbey Church still contains some of the most beautiful monuments of the English Middle Ages - ' the Westminster Abbey of the feudal baronage '. In contrast to the wealth of the monastery, the humbler dwellings of the towns-people were made of wood and plaster. One of the survivors is the House of the Nodding Gables - ' a faintly intoxicated-looking building with overhanging storeys making their obeisance to passersby ALEC CLIFTON-TAYLOR explains.
A new BBC2 star. (SPECTATOR) ... if anyone were to succeed in talking to a brick wall, it would be Alec Clifton -Taylor. (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer DENIS MORIARTY
Book (same title), £7.25, from bookshops


Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Alec Clifton
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: Bird Spot

with Tony Soper
A series of seven guides to birds 6: Cuckoo
'Just a wandering voice ' according to Wordsworth-and that's how most of us recognise our best-known summer visitor. But what does a cuckoo look like? How exactly does it get other birds to foster its young? And what other sounds does it make besides 'cuckoo'?
Producer DILYS BREESE. BBC Bristol
(Bird of the Week. Friday 11.50 am, R4,


Unknown: Tony Soper
Editor: Norman Burgess
Producer: Dilys Breese.

: Around with Alliss

from Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Wales.
The third programme of a new series in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
His guest today is Max Faulkner , one of only four British golfers to win the Open Championship since the war.
Television presentation ALASTAIR SCOTT Producer DAVID KENNING


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Max Faulkner
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: Die Entfurhrung aus dem Serail

(The Abduction from the Seraglio)
A comic opera by Mozart
The chorus and orchestra of the BAVARIAN STATE OPERA conducted by Karl Böhm
The story concerns the attempts of Belmonte, a Spanish gentleman, to rescue his fiancée, Constanze, from the Pasha Selim's harem. Introduced by ELAINE PADMORE
(Sung in German with English sub-titles) Recording by courtesy of BAVARIAN RADIO AND TELEVISION
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off rv sound and position their speakers on cither side of the screen, but a few feetaway. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative at 7.50-8.5* News and Sport; Weather


Producer: August Everding
Unknown: Pasha Selim
Introduced By: Elaine Padmore
Constanze: Edita Gruberova
Blonde: Reri Grist
Belmonte: Francisco Araiza
Pedrillo: Norbert Orth
Osmin: Martti Talvela
Pasha Selim: Thomas Holzmann

: Nancy Mitford: A Portrait by her Sisters

For the first time, Nancy Mitford's four surviving sisters appear in one programme to describe how close her brilliant novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, are to upper-class life as it was lived between the wars and 3.ft6F
Pamela shows us Gloucestershire, where Lord Redesdale, immortalised as 'Uncle Matthew' in the books, brought up six daughters and one son. Diana, wife of Sir Oswald Mosley, lives in Paris, where Nancy spent the latter part of her life. Jessica, herself a distinguished author, now lives in California, a seasoned rebel and left-wing sympathiser. Finally, Deborah, the Duchess of Devonshire, puts in perspective the turbulent Mitford family.
There are contributions from their nephew, Jonathan Guinness, and Nancy's French admirer, 'The Colonel'.


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Unknown: Sir Oswald Mosley
Unknown: Jonathan Guinness
Film Editor: Paul Humfress
Executive Producer: Bill Morton
Director: Julian Jebb

: Late News on 2


: Rock Athlete

The second of three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple beginnings to the world of today's dedicated rock athlete.
New Extremes: Yorkshireman Peter Livesey relives the criticism and acclaim of his great climbs.
Film editor BRYAN JONES


Unknown: Sid Perou
Unknown: Peter Livesey
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: International Golf

The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship from Royal St Georges, Sandwich
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final round and talks to the winner. Commentators PETER ALLISS CLIVE CLARK and ALEX HAY
Television presentation


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Clive Clark
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Editor: David Kenning

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