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: Open University

7.40 The Flood

8.5 In the Mode

8.30 Sacred Places

8.55 Social Psychology

9.20 Perceptual Learning

9.45 The State of Water

10.10 The Wild Duck

11.0 The Dalradian of Banffshire

11.25 Polymorphism in Snails

11.50 Educational Research Methods

12.15 Curiouser and Curiouser

12.40 Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye

1.5 Social Class: Work

1.30 Functional Approximation

1.55 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

2.20 Computers - File Processing

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: They Got Me Covered

Bob Hope
Dorothy Lamour with Otto Preminger and Donald Meek
Robert Kittredge is an eager but confused newspaper correspondent in Washington. In an attempt to write a headline story he becomes involved in a plot of international espionage ...
Screenplay by HARRY KURNITZ Produced by SAM GOLDWYN Directed by DAVID BUTLER Films; page 7


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Otto Preminger
Unknown: Donald Meek
Unknown: Robert Kittredge
Unknown: Harry Kurnitz
Produced By: Sam Goldwyn
Directed By: David Butler
Robert Kittredge: Bob Hope
Christine Hill: Dorothy Lamour
' Mrs Vaneseu ': Lenore Aubert
Fauscheim: Otto Preminger
Baldanacco: Edward Ciannelli
Gloria: Marion Martin
Little Old Man: Donald Meek
Sally: Phyllis Ruth
Nichimuro: Philip Ahn
Mason: Donald MacBride
Helen: Mary Treen
Mildred: Bettye Avery
Lucille: Margaret Hayes
Laura: Mary Byrne

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance
Test Series
England v West Indies from Lord's Third day
Coverage of this afternoon's play

: Carmen Comes to St Aidan's

Grand Opera isn't grand any more. A dedicated quartet of performers from English National Opera North are taking opera to schools throughout the region.
North East cameras caught up with them at St Aidan's Roman Catholic Boys' School in Sunder-land and saw the way the children and the professional singers bring Carmen to life in a unique way.
Film cameramen


Unknown: John Warwick
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: News and Sport


: Dance Month

We Make Dances Portraits of seven American choreographers. David Gordon Lucinda Childs
Sara Rudner , Douglas Dunn Trisha Brown , Kenneth King Meredith Monk
' You can like Sleeping Beauty without wanting to see it for the rest of your life.'
That's the view of this new generation of dance-makers, who are trying to find new ways of moving. All seven featured in this film live and work in New York, outside the tradition of ballet and modern schools and companies: they don't even like to be called ' choreographers '. In this film they explain their intentions and rehearse and perform their works, which range from the ironic tumblings of David Gordon to Kenneth King 's al fresco improvisations and Meredith Monk's surreal images as she dances and creates her own vocal music with her bizarre company. Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
The next Dance Month programme is tonight at 11.55


Unknown: David Gordon
Unknown: Lucinda Childs
Unknown: Sara Rudner
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Unknown: Trisha Brown
Unknown: Kenneth King
Unknown: Meredith Monk
Unknown: David Gordon
Unknown: Kenneth King
Introduced By: John Drummond
Director: Michael Blackwood

: Your Life in their Hands: A Question of Cost

The stories told in this series over the past weeks give an impression that all is well with Britain's National Health Service. But behind the scenes doctors are worried that the quality of care they can give their patients is threatened by lack of money.
In this programme the surgeons we met in the series express their worries to the Minister of Health, Dr Gerard Vaughan, and others involved in the running of the Health Service. And Professor Charles Fletcher looks at changes since the first Your Life in their Hands.


Unknown: Dr Gerard Vaughan
Unknown: Professor Charles Fletcher
Studio Director: John Gorman
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Executive Producer: John Mansfield

: Film International: Sven Klang's Quintet

starring Anders Granstrom and Christer Boustedt
Described by Jazz Journal as 'perhaps the best and most serious work about jazz ever presented on the screen', Stellan Olsson's film is unusual in that not only do the actors really play their instruments but two of them composed and arranged the score.
Sven Klang, a car salesman, runs a small dance band in his spare time. They play at weddings and youth clubs and fancy themselves musicians. Then Sven takes on a new alto player and the others are forced to face their shortcomings.
"The only film about jazz musicians which tells it like it is." (GEORGE MELLY)
(A Swedish film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television)
Films: page 7


Screenplay: Henric Holmberg
Screenplay: Ninne Olsson
Producer: Per Berglund
Director: Stellan Olsson
Sven Klang: Anders Granstrom
Lars Goran Nilsson: Christer Boustedt
Kennet Persson: Henric Holmberg
Gunnel Andersson: Eva Remaeus
Rolf Bringberg: Jan Lindell

: News on 2


: Return Call to Brass Tacks

The experts had their say in last Monday's programme.
Now Eric Robson reports on what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying - on whether or not our personalities are conditioned by the planets.
Studio director GEORGE GREEN
Editor ALAN DOBSON. BBC Manchester


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

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Lord's Third day
RICHIE BENAUD with highlights.


Unknown: Richie Benaud

: Dance Month

You'll Never Get Rich starring
Fred Astaire
Rita Hayworth
This week's Midnight
Movie boasts the incomparable Astaire, plus the vivacious Miss Hayworth in this delightfully improbable musical comedy. Cole Porter 's music and superb routines make this little-shown movie the perfect complement to Dance Month.
Screenplay by MICHAEL fessier and ERNEST PAGANO
. Films: page 7
The next Dance Month programme is tomorrow at 8.40 pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Michael Fessier
Unknown: Ernest Pagano
Songs By: Cole Porter
Produced By: Samuel Bischoff
Directed By: Sidney Lanfield
Robert Curtis: Fred Astaire
Sheila Winthrop: Rita Hayworth
Tom Barton: John Hubbard
Martin Cortland: Robert Benchley
Sonya: Osa Massen
Mrs Cortland: Frieda Inescort
Kewpie Blain: Guinn Williams
Top Sergeant: Donald McBride
Swivel Tongue: Cliff Nazarro
Aunt Louise: Marjorie Gateson
Mrs Barton: Ann Shoemaker
Colonel Shiller: Boyd Davis

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