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: Open University

7.40 Argument from Design. 8.5 At the Hawk's Well. 8.30 Ghent Altarpiece. 8.55 Cognitive Potential. 9.20 Behaviour Therapy. 9.45 Sir Edward Frankland.
10.10 Portraiture. 10.35 Comparative Politics. 11.0 Mineralisation in Cornwall.
11.25 Oxidative Phosphorylation (1).
11.50 Personality and Learning. 12.15 Central Place Theory. 12.40 Adolf Loos.
1.5 Wolverton for Pride: Analysis. 1.30 Estimation. 1.55 Intramolecular Re-, arrangements. 2.20 Emotion.


Unknown: Sir Edward Frankland.
Unknown: Adolf Loos.

: Saturday Cinema: Cinderella - Italian Style

Starring Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif

Fond of the sporting life, Prince Ramon cares little about affairs of state or the orders of the King of Spain that he should marry. Then he meets Brother Joseph, a monk with the power of flight, and a beautiful peasant girl, Isabella. Life for Prince Ramon will never be the same again.
Films: p 15


Screenplay: Tonino Guerra
Screenplay: Raffaele la Capria
Screenplay: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Screenplay/Director: Francesco Rosi.
Producer: Carlo Ponti
Isabella: Sophia Loren
Prince Ramon: Omar Sharif
Queen Mother: Dolores Del Rio
Monzu: Georges Wilson
Brother Joseph of Copertino: Leslie French
Witch: Carlo Pisacane
Devout Princess: Marina Malfatti
Impatient Princess: Anna Nogara
Greedy Princess: Rita Forzano
Vain Princess: Rosemary Martin

: Horizon

Mr Ludwig 's Tropical Dreamland
The extraordinary story of the Jari project - a private city state the size of Wales, carved out of the Amazon jungle by American billionaire Daniel K. Ludwig.
The project raises a multitude of questions; economic, ecological and political. It's a pioneering high-risk enterprise on a scale which could only have been tackled by the richest man in the world. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Film editor JOHN STOTHART Written and produced by VIVIENNE KING


Unknown: Mr Ludwig
Unknown: Daniel K. Ludwig.
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Vivienne King

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. This evening: Just a Chunk of Metat presented by the Swadlincote Rifle and Pistol Club
" That's all it is - just a chunk of metal. Shooting is a sport - it's our sport. Like many thousands of men and women in this country, rifle and pistol shooting has become their first love-well almost. As a sport it isn't widely known, and in our programme we'd like to "explode" some of the myths, and open up some of the facts.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: The Rugby League Year

Introduced by Richard Duckenfield The 1979/80 season belongs to Yorkshire clubs. The First Division champions are BRADFORD NORTHERN, who also took the John Player Trophy, and the HULL sides between them won the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy and the State Express Challenge Cup.
The programme reflects on their successes and looks at the other major talking-points of the season.


Introduced By: Richard Duckenfield
Producers: Brian Rogers
Producers: Keith Phillips

: Architecture for Everyman

Written and presented by Patrick Nuttgens
Patrick Nuttgens likes modern architecture. He looks at the achievements of post-war British architects and finds much to admire. Something like St Paul 's Cathedral cannot be built today; there's neither the money nor the need. What society wants is schools, hospitals, homes - buildings which respond to modern technology and modern needs. Patrick Nuttgens takes us on an odyssey from a housing estate in Leeds to an insurance company in Ipswich, a leisure centre in Swindon, a school in Edinburgh, London's National Theatre and the extraordinary headquarters of the Halifax Building Society.

"Clear, articulate statement of how the liberal, detached architect sees his role in the world." (Time Out)
"Spendidly-spirited defence of the varied manifestations of the modern movement." (Architectural Review)


Presented By: Patrick Nuttgens
Presented By: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Producer: Christopher Martin
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: News and Sport


: The Levin Interviews

' Over the years, I have again and again asked fellow believers in a free society how they managed to escape the contagion of their collectivist intellectual environment. No name has been mentioned more often as the source of enlightenment and understanding than Friedrich Hayek 's.'
Tonight Bernard Levin talks to Friedrich Hayek , who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1974. Born in Vienna at the turn of the century, he became a naturalised British citizen in 1938, and now lives in West Germany. Throughout his life he has been the scourge of those who advocate a planned ' society.


Unknown: Friedrich Hayek
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Talks: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Friedrich Hayek
Editor: John Shearer.

: Dance Month

The London Festival
Ballet in La Sylphide Choreographer
PETER SCHAUFUSS after August Bournonville
JOHN DRUMMOND introduces the opening production in BBC2's Dance Month 1980, which comes direct from the stage of the London Coliseum. Peter Schaufuss 's brilliant re-creation of the full-length romantic ballet won him the Evening Standard Ballet Award for 1979.
Set in the glens of Scotland, the ballet tells the story of James, a young farmer, who loses his heart to a sylph and for her sake deserts his human bride-to-be on the eve of their wedding. The evil witch, Madge, traps James and his sylph with a magic scarf - and, for once, evil triumphs!
Television lighting JOHN MASON Television sound GRAHAM HAINES
Vision mixer GRAHAM GILES Director DEREK BAILEY t


Music: Herman Lovenskjold
Introduces: John Drummond
Unknown: Peter Schaufuss
Designer: David Walker
James: Peter Schaufuss
The Sylph: Eva Evdokimova
Madge: Niels Bjorn Larsen
Effie: Margot Clarke
Gurn: Nicholas Johnson
First Sylph: Andria Hall

: Film International: Cria Cuervos

Geraldine Chaplin , Ana Torrent
Carlos Saura 's drama of life - and death - seen through the eyes of a child, won the Special Jury Award at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. Ana, aged 9, lives an intense fantasy relationship with her dead mother, of whom she has tender memories. Then she observes the death of her father, in the arms of his mistress, and begins to believe that she has powers of life and death ...
Written and directed by CARLOS SAURA (A Spanish film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television) Films: page 15


Unknown: Geraldine Chaplin
Unknown: Carlos Saura
Directed By: Carlos Saura
an adult/MariaAna: Geraldine Chaplin
Ana: Ana Torrent
Irene: Conchi Perez
Maite: Maite Sanchez
Paulina: Monica Randall
ROSa: Florinda Chico
Anselmo: Hector Alterio
Nicolas Garontes: German Cobos
Amelia Garontes: Mirta Miller
Abuela: Josefina Diaz

: News on 2


: Dance Month

Broadway Melody of 1940 starring
Fred Astaire
Eleanor Powell
Tonight's Midnight Movie continues the theme of the BBC2 Dance Month with the flashing feet of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell beginning the beguine.
Cole Porter orchestrates this backstage story of a dance team struggling for success.
Screenplay by LEON GORDON from a story by JACK MCGOWAN and DORE SCHARY Music and lyrics by COLE PORTER Directed by NORMAN TAUROG
. Films: page 15
The next Dance Month programme is tomorrow at 6.45 pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Leon Gordon
Story By: Jack McGowan
Unknown: Cole Porter
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Johnny Brett: Fred Astaire
Clare Bennett: Eleanor Powell
King Shaw: George Murphy
Bob Casey: Frank Morgan
Bert C Matthews: Ian Hunter
Amy Blake: Florence Rice
Emmy Lou Lee: Lynn Carver
Pearl: Ann Morriss
Jtlggler: Trixie Firschke
Masked singer: Douglas McPhail

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