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: Open University

7.40 Urban Poverty and its Remedies.
8.5 Robert Lowell. 8.30 The 'Art ' of Charlotte Bronte. 8.55 Production Systems. 9.20 Management. 9.45 Just Genes for Judy. 10.10 Music - Formal Analysis. 10.35 The Ombudsman. 11.0 Concrete. 11.25 Signals and Receptors.
11.50 Nurture Groups. 12.15 Coal Power 12.40 St Joan. 1.30 Multi-cultural Education. 1.55 Teaching Industry. 2.20 Genes and Development.


Unknown: Robert Lowell.
Unknown: St Joan.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Helen of Troy

Rosanna Podesta Jacques Sernas with Cedric Hardwicke Stanley Baker
Niall MacGinnis
Paris, sailing to Sparta to negotiate peace between Trojans and Spartans, is shipwrecked and washed up on the Spartan shore. He is found by Helen, the discontented wife of Menelaus, and from this moment their destinies are irrevocably linked.
Italian star Rosanna Podesta plays ' the face that launched a thousand ships' in this colourful film version of the Homeric legend.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST and HUGH GRAY Directed by ROBERT wise Films: page IS


Unknown: Rosanna Podesta
Unknown: Jacques Sernas
Unknown: Rosanna Podesta
Play By: John Twist
Directed By: Robert Wise
Helen: Rosanna Podesta
Paris: Jacques Sernas
Priam: Cedric Hardwicke
Achilles: Stanley Baker
Menelaus: Niall MacGinnis
Hecuba: Nora Swinburne
Agamemnon: Robert Douglas
Ulysses: Torin Thatcher
Hector: Harry Andrews
Cassandra: Janette Scott
Aeneas: Ronald Lewis
Andraste: Brigitte Bardot
Andros: Eduardo Ciannelli
Diomedes: Marc Lawrence

: Hawaii Revisited

with James Michener
The best-selling American novelist, author of Hawaii and the stories that formed the basis for the musical South Pacific, makes a return visit to the islands that he came to know many years ago and which have fascinated him ever since.
Written and directed by JULIAN KRAININ


Unknown: James Michener
Directed By: Julian Krainin

: Building for Change

A profile of Richard Rogers , one of the most original and controversial talents in architecture today.
It was Rogers, together with his Italian partner RENZO PIANO , who created the spectacular Beaubourg Arts Centre in Paris. Described variously as 'art hanger', 'oil refinery ', ' cultural colossus ' - it caused a furore when first unveiled, but has now brought new life to the area, and attracts as many as 50,000 visitors a day, even more than Disneyland!
British architect Rogers has returned to England to embark on even more ambitious projects - a startling new home for one of Britain's oldest institutions, Lloyds of London, and a huge and much-debated scheme to enliven London's South Bank, the Coin Street project.
Producer ALAN YENTOB DirectorJULIA cave


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Renzo Piano
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Julia Cave

: News and Sport


: Dallas

Return Engagement
A fresh start for Lucy's parents. Ellie is overjoyed to learn that her son Gary and his ex-wife Valene plan to remarry. But it is important to prevent J.R. from hearing the news before he can spoil everything. If the marriage is to work this time the couple must live well out of his reach and Ellie decides on her wedding present -a new home at Knots Landing in Southern California.


Written By: David Jacobs
Directed By: Gunnar Hellstrom

: 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 the case of a higher dog's licence.
Studio director GEORGE GREEN
Editor ALAN DOBSON. BBC Manchester


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

: Nine Lives

A season of film biographies of artists and musicians. The Brothers Grimm
This Omnibus film looks, at the magical world of the classic fairy tales, and at the lives of those strange brothers who helped to preserve them.
In this dramatised film, scenes from these Germanic stories are reconstructed. We discover what extra measures were adopted when the Prince failed to wake Sleeping Beauty with a kiss; why Cinderella's slipper was originally made of fur; what revenge the traditional story-tellers took on their own version of Shylock.
The Brothers Grimm saw it as their life's work to preserve these stories before they vanished for ever.
Film editor Angus NEWTON
Written and directed by DAVID WHEATLEY


Editor: Angus Newton
Directed By: David Wheatley
Dorothea Grimm: Judy Cornwell
Jacob Grimm: David Collings
Wilhelm Grimm: Ian Marter
Dorothea: Linda Kennedy
Young Jacob: Gary Carp
Young Wilhelm: Garth Bardsley

: The Hong Kong Beat

Nine documentary programmes which take a close look at a controversial police force in action. 6: The Big Swoop
So far, Inspector Wong has had no success with the payroll robbery. The half a million dollars is nowhere to be found. Neither is the gang of four. But information continues to filter into Criminal Intelligence Unit. The name Dai Pau has cropped up, and an address. Wong is given the task of arresting him. He orders his squad to put on bullet-proof clothing. For the gang are known to be armed, and the name ' Dai Pau ' means ' Big Gun ' ...
Film recordist MIKE SAVAGE Producer JOHN PURDIE


Unknown: Inspector Wong
Unknown: Dai Pau
Unknown: Dai Pau
Producer: John Purdie

: Diamonds in the Sky

The last programme in a series which examines the impact of air travel on ourselves and the world we live in. Presented by Julian Pettifer
Flying into the Future
Who will fly where and in what? Will millions more who have not yet flown take to the air? Is growth in air traffic inevitable? Will fuel be the limiting factor? Will there be giant new airports, or will the protesters win the day? In this final programme, JULIAN PETTIFER journeys to a variety of countries to see where civil aviation has brought us in the last 60 years and to ask where it may take us all in the future.
Fi!m editor DAVID LEE


Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Editor: David Lee
Producer: Colin Luke

: Horror Double Bill: The Bat

continuing the season of Midnight Movies to thrill, shock and chill starring Vincent Price Agnes Moorehead
' When it flies, someone dies ! The Bat is a faceless, one-clawed maniac who pierces the jugular vein of his victims. When crime-writer Cornelia Van Gorder rents a spooky, old house called The Oaks, she and her guests find themselves at the mercy of the Bat....
Based on the play by MARY ROBERTS RINEHART and AVERY HOPWOOD , written and directed by CRANE WILBUR
. Films: page 18
(First showing on British television) at 11.40 News on 2; Weather and at 11.45
Legend of the Werewolf starring Peter Cushing with Ron Moody
Hugh Griffith , Roy Castle
19th century central Europe. A travelling showman stumbles across a strange boy, half human and half wolf, who had been suckled by wolves after they had killed his parents. The boy, called Etoile, grows into a seemingly normal young man. But his werewolf instincts are aroused one full moon, unleashing an uncontrollable savagery ...
Screenplay by JOHN ELDER Produced by KEVIN FRANCIS
Directed by FREDDIE FRANCIS. Films p 13


Unknown: Cornelia van Gorder
Play By: Mary Roberts
Unknown: Avery Hopwood
Directed By: Crane Wilbur
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Hugh Griffith
Unknown: Roy Castle
Produced By: Kevin Francis
Directed By: Freddie Francis.
Dr Malcolm Wells: Vincent Price
Cornelia Van Gorder: Agnes Moorehead
Lt Anderson: Gavin Gordon
Warner: John Sutton
Lizzie Allen: Lenita Lane
Dale Bailes: Elaine Edwards
Judy Hollender: Darla Hood
Mark Fleming: John Bryant
Carter Fleming: Harvey Stephens
Jack Bailey: Mike Steele
Paul: Peter Cushing
Zoo keeper: Ron Moody
Maestro: Hugh Griffith
Photographer: Roy Castle
Etoile: David Rintoul
Max Gerard: Stefan Gryff
Christine: Lynn Dalby
Chou-Chou: Renée Houston
Madame TelIier: Marjorie Yates
Tinyy: Norman Mitchell
Young Etoile: Mark Weavers

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