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: Open University

7.40 History of Mathematics. 8.5 Degrees of Difference. 8.30 Partial Differential Equations. 8.55 Understanding Aggro.
9.20 Rhondda (3) - A Question of Identity. 9.45 Handicapped in the Community. 10.10 The Exception and the Rule. 11.0 Changing Sea Levels. 11.25 Heavy Metal Tolerance. 11.50 Educational Research Methods. 12.15 The Universe Today. 12.40 The London Underground.
1.5 Conflict in the Family. 1.30 Random Sampling. 1.55 M101/23 Modelling, Surveys. 2.20 Transformer Core.

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Hello Frisco, Hello

starring Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie
San Francisco's famed Barbary Coast tonight plays host to a lively period musical, starring the ever-popular Alice Faye. This glittering romance of the naughty 90s includes the famous award-winning song ' You'll never know.'
Screenplay bv ROBERT ellis

at 4.30
Down Argentine Way
starring Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda
A Latin American extravaganza starring Betty Grable , the GI's favourite pin-up, as an heiress who falls in love with an Argentine rancher, and, of course, the dazzling debut of the Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda.
Music and lyrics by MACK GORDON and HARRY WARREN Produced by DARRYL F. ZANUCK Directed by IRVING CUMMINGS Films: page 15


Unknown: Alice Faye
Unknown: John Payne
Unknown: Alice Faye.
Unknown: Robert Ellis
Unknown: Helen Logan
Unknown: Richard MacAulet
Directed By: Bruce Humberstone
Unknown: Don Ameche
Unknown: Betty Grable
Unknown: Carmen Miranda
Unknown: Betty Grable
Unknown: Carmen Miranda.
Unknown: MacK Gordon
Unknown: Harry Warreit
Produced By: Darryl F. Zanuck
Directed By: Irving Cummings
Trudy Evans: Alice Faye
Johnny Cornell: John Payne
Dan Daley: Jack Oakie
Bernice Croft: Lynn Bari
Sam Weaver: Laird Cregar
Beulah Clancy: June Havoc
Sharkey: Ward Bond
Col Weatherby: George Barbier
Ricardo Quintano: Don Ameche
Glenda Crawford: Betty Grable
Carmen Miranda: null Herself
Binnie Crawford: Charlotte Greenwood
Casino: J Carrol Naish
Don Diego: Henry Stephenson

: Konkombe

The Music of Nigeria, West Africa Kokoro, the blind musician, sings and plays for a living in the crowded streets of Lagos. Successful recording artists work in the busy studios, and in the north the ' talking ' drums of the fishermen beat out across the wild and beautiful country. This music, an integral part of life* in Nigeria. I was taken to the Americas and became the beginning of jazz and the blues - music enjoyed by people all over the world today. Directed by JEREMY MARRE


Directed By: Jeremy Marre

: Dallas

Second Thoughts
Determined to get rid of Lucy. J.R. has arranged for her and Alan Beam to move to Chicago after their marriage, and he puts pressure on Beam to fix the wedding date. Unwittingly, Jock upsets all J.R's carefully-made plans ...
Written by LINDA B. ELSTAD
Directed by IRVING J. MOORE
(Another episode on Bank Holiday Monday at 6.15)


Written By: Linda B. Elstad
Directed By: Irving J. Moore

: News and Sport


: Nine Lives

A season of film biographies of artists and musicians. Point Counterpoint
The Life and Works of Georges Seurat written and narrated by DAVID THOMPSON with Henry Moore and Bridget Riley
This film explores the development of one of the most influential Post-Impressionist artists. Seurat's revolutionary approach to painting, the scientific technique of applying paint in small dots which was his hallmark, the beauty of his drawings, and his profound approach to his subject matter, have always made him a force to be reckoned with not only by his contemporaries, but by modern artists like HENRY MOORE and BRIDGET RILEY. With the Cirque Gruss a I'ancienne, Paris
Committed and intelligent, and makes a strong and convincing claim for Seurat's importance as ' almost a modern artist ' (TIME out) Film editor ROY FRY


Unknown: David Thompson
Unknown: Henry Moore
Unknown: Bridget Riley
Unknown: Henry Moore
Unknown: Bridget Riley.

: The Hong Kong Beat

Nine documentary programmes which take a close look at a controversial police force in action. 7: Country Coppers
After the bustle of Hong Kong Island and Downtown Kowloon, the villages and hamlets of the New Territories are oases of calm and order. Crime is not a problem here. But it pays to send out patrols into the hinterland to act as the Government's ears, eyes and PROS.
If all seems calm on the surface there are tensions. The people here. like all Chinese, believe in ' Fung Soy '- the natural balance and harmony of their surroundings. So when a policeman at Lok Ma Chau blows out his brains in a sentry-box, the young British station commander feels compelled to call in the local geomancer to exorcise his police station.


Editor: Brian Tomkins
Producer: John Purdie

: Moliere

Written and directed by ARIANE MNOUCHKINE
A major five-part series telling the story of one of history's great playwrights whose writings of 17th-century Paris life are memorable for their humour and perception.
4: Secure in the patronage of the King, Moliere produces one successful play after another, most of them written by himself. He takes on the appearance of a courtier and, becoming too autocratic, he alienates some members of the company. A major crisis arises when the Church and the court arraign him over the ' scandal' of Tartuffe.
English version directed by HAI. BRAV for SND, Paris
(Final episode tomorrow at 8.55 pm)


Directed By: Ariane Mnouchkine
Music: Rene Clemencic
Unknown: Claude Lelouch
Molière: Philippe Caubère
Madeleine Bejart: Josephine Derenne
Armande Bejart: Brigitte Catillon
La Forest: M F Audollent
La Grange: Jonathan Sutton
Therese, Marquise du Pare: Lucia Bensasson
Poquelin Sr: Armand Delcampe
Louis XIV: J C Penchenat
Colbert: Roger Planchon

: Return Call to Brass Tacks

The experts had their say in last ' Monday's programme.
Now Eric Robson ronnrts on what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying, on radio phone-ins and in their letters.
Studio director GEORGE GREEN
Editor ALAN DOBSON , BBC Manchester


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

: Horror Double Bill

"Tower of London"
starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price
Basil Rathbone stars in this sinister historical melodrama as the unscrupulous and power-hungry Richard III. Assisted by his dutiful executioner, Mord, the villainous Richard slaughters his way to the English throne. Boris Karloff, bald-headed, crook-shanked and malevolent, presides over the Tower's torture chamber with the air of a maitre d'hotel.
Films: page 15

12.10 am "The Skull"
starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
Horrifying deaths await those curious about the skull of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In this vivid and highly imaginative British horror film, Professor Christopher Maitland and Sir Matthew Phillips foolishly attempt to probe the skull's demonic secrets.
Films: page 15


("Tower: of London")
Screenplay: Robert N. Lee
Produced and directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Richard III: Basil Rathbone
Mord: Boris Karloff
Elizabeth: Barbara O'Neil
Edward IV: Ian Hunter
Clarence: Vincent Price
Lady Alice Barton: Nan Grey
John Wyatt: John Sutton
Hastings: Leo G Carroll
Henry VI: Miles Mander
Beacon: Lionel Belmore
Anne Neville: Rose Hobart
Henry Tudor: Ralph Forbes
Isobel: Frances Robinson
Tom Clink: Ernest Cossart
Prince of Wales: G.P. Huntley
De Vere: John Rodion
Prince Edward: Ronald Sinclair
Prince Richard: John Herbert-Bond
("The: Skull")
Screenplay: Milton Subotsky
Based on the novel "The Skull of the Marquis de Sade" by: Robert Bloch
Producer: Milton Subotsky
Producer: Max J. Rosenberg
Director: Freddie Francis
Professor Christopher Maitland: Peter Cushing
Marco: Patrick Wymark
Sir Matthew Phillips: Christopher Lee
Jane Maitland: Jill Bennett
Wilson: Nigel Green
Auctioneer: Michael Gough
Dr Londe: George Coulouris
Police doctor: Patrick Magee
Travers: Peter Woodthorpe
Girl: April Olrich
Man in cloak: Maurice Good
Judge: Frank Forsyth
Maid: Anna Palk

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