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: Open University

7.40 The Face of Germany

8.5 Ceremony and the Citizen

8.30 The Natural History Museum

8.55 Man's Experience of the World

9.20 Crime

9.45 Screening Nuclear Hazard

10.10 Peer Gynt

11.0 Mining

11.25 Genetics

11.50 Design for Infants

12.15 Through the Looking Glass

12.40 Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts

1.5 Interviewing Technique

1.30 Maths: Lebesgue Convergence

1.55 1979 General Election

2.20 Problem Identification Game

: Saturday Cinema: The Bishop's Wife

starring Cary Grant
Loretta Young and David Niven
A young Bishop, Henry Brougham , becomes too absorbed with cathedral buildings to notice the needs of his parishioners and his own family. His prayers for help and guidance are answered in an unexpected manner....
Screenplay by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD and LEONARDO BERCOVICI based on the novel by ROBERT NATHAN Produced by SAMUEL GOLDWYN Directed by HENRY KOSTER
. Films: page 17


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Loretta Young
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Henry Brougham
Unknown: Robert E. Sherwood
Unknown: Leonardo Bercovici
Novel By: Robert Nathan
Produced By: Samuel Goldwyn
Directed By: Henry Koster
Dudley: Cary Grant
Julia Brougham: Loretta Young
Henry Brougham: Davld Niven
Professor Wutheridge: Monty Woolley
Sylvester: James Gleason
Mrs Hamilton: Gladys Cooper
Matilda: Elsa Lanchester
Mildred Cassaway: Sara Haden
Debby Brougham: Karolyn Grimes
Maggenti: Tito Vuolo
Mr Miller: Regis Toomey

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Trent Bridge
The final session's play on the third day.

: Freak Out and the Space Walk

A live outside broadcast
Appropriate names for two of the hardest rock climbs in Scotland, set 2,000 feet up in the mountains of Glencoe. Outside broadcast crews have rigged 16 tons of cable to carry live pictures from the cliff face, as four climbers attempt routes which the manual describes as 'extremely severe'.
Joe Brown, rock climbing's most famous name, is joined by three young climbers - Murray Hamilton, Dave Cuthbertson and Jacky Anthoine. All four are climbing without mechanical aid, the bolts and pitons that are no substitute for toes and fingertips.

and at 7.25-7.40 News and Sport; Weather


Climber: Joe Brown
Climber: Murray Hamilton
Climber: Dave Cuthbertson
Climber: Jacky Anthoine.
Commentator: Ian Wooldridge
Engineering Manager: James Maiden
Engineering Manager: Henry Burden
Climbing arranger: Hamish MacInnes, OBE
Director: Michael Begg
Executive Producer: Alan Chivers

: Dance Month

First Steps
Ballet o?t Ilkley Moor
For children who love dancing David Gayle 's three-week-long Yorkshire Ballet Seminar is like a dream come true. Some of the most famous names in ballet, including Dame Alicia Markova and her former partner, Anton Dolin , are among the teachers happy to give their time to pass on their knowledge in daily classes. Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
The Gulbenkian Foundation is about to publish a massive report on Dance Education and Training. After tonight's film, John Drum mond will discuss the current situation in Britain with Peter Brinson , writer of the report and international authority on dance training, and Jan Murray , Dance Editor of Time Out.
Film cameraman PAUL HOULSTON Film editor JOHN MCNELLY Producer keith CHEETHAM


Unknown: David Gayle
Unknown: Alicia Markova
Unknown: Anton Dolin
Introduced By: John Drummond
Unknown: John Drum
Unknown: Peter Brinson
Unknown: Jan Murray
Unknown: Paul Houlston
Editor: John McNelly
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: The Levin Interviews

What price Beethoven now?
This rhetorical question, from an article written some years ago by one of the most distinguished and socially concerned of English composers, is turned back on him at the outset of this conversation with Bernard Levin.
Sir Michael Tippett , 75 this year, talks of his own creative processes, and of the obligations of the creative artist to his fellow men in a time 'where there are questions and no answers'.
BBC Bristol. Preview: page 19
(Bernard Levin visits Aldeburgh in The Festival Scene on Wednesday, 8.40 pm, R3)


Unknown: Bernard Levin.
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Colin Rose
Editor: John Shearer
Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Film International: The Indians Are Still Far Away

starring Isabelle Huppert
Christine Pascal , Mathieu Carriere Jenny, a perfectly normal 17-year-old Swiss schoolgirl, is found lying dead in a snowy forest. Her death is alarming because there is nothing in her life to account for it. Isabelle Huppert , who won international acclaim for her role in The Lacemaker, brings a spell-binding force to the enigmatic and sensitive character of Jenny, whose last week is shown in flashback. In complete contrast is Jenny's friend, Lise, who has no hesitation in picking up the battle-axe of life.
Written and directed by PATRICIA MORAZ
(A French language film with English subtitles)
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Unknown: Christine Pascal
Unknown: Mathieu Carriere
Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Directed By: Patricia Moraz
Jenny Kern: Isabelle Huppert
Matthias: Mathieu Carrière
Lise Biazz: Christine Pascal
Guillaume: Chil Boiscuille
Anna: Nicole Garcia
Concierge: Jacques Addou
Marianne: Marina Bucher
Charles De: Bernard Arczinsky
Grandmother: Connie Grimsdale
Pascale: Emmanuelle Ramu

: News on 2


: Return Call to Brass Tacks

Teenage i Motorcyclists
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 - how to stop the carnage of teenage motorcyclists.
Studio director GEORGE GREEN
Editor ALAN DOBSON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: George Green
Producer: Christopher Waimisley
Editor: Alan Dobson.

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
' England v
West Indies from Trent Bridge
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play from Nottingham.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Dance Month

42nd Street starring
Warner Baxter Bebe Daniels
Tonight's Midnight Movie
- - is a further contribution to Dance Month. It is one of the most famous of Hollywood musicals-by the incomparable Busby Berkeley. To the inevitable backstage, the show-must-go-on story, choreographer Berkeley presents some characteristic kaleidoscopic routines. Among the musical numbers are ' You're getting to be a habit with me ', Shuffle off to Buffalo ' and the title song.
Based on the novel by BRADFORD ROPES Produced by DARRYL F. ZANUCK Directed by LLOYD BACON
. Films: pane 17
The next Dance Month programme is tomorrow at 8.15 pm


Unknown: Warner Baxter
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Rian James
Unknown: James Seymour
Novel By: Bradford Ropes
Produced By: Darryl F. Zanuck
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon
Julian Marsh: Warner Baxter
Dorothy Brock: Bebe Daniels
Pat Denning: George Brent
Lorraine Fleming: Una Merkel
Peggy Sawyer: Ruby Keeler
Abner Dillon: Guy Kibbee
Barry: Ned Sparks
Billy Lawler: Dick Powell
Ann: Ginger Rogers
MacElroy: Allen Jenkins
Actor: Henry B Walthall
Terry: Edward J Nugent
Jerry: Harry Akst
Leading man: Clarence Nordstrom
Jones: Robert McWade
Andy Lee: George E Stone
Songwriters: Al Dubin,
Songwriters: Harry Warren

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