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: Open University

7.40 Gospel of Work

8.5 The Early Industrial Town

8.30 Matters of Interpretation

8.55 Members of the Jury

9.20 White Collar Workers

9.45 Jackson Pollock

10.10 Waiting for Godot

11.0 Water Resources

11.25 Molecular Evolution

11.50 Design for Science Teaching

12.15 Universe Tomorrow

12.40 Other Tradition

1.5 Sects

1.30 Maths: Integration

1.55 Titian

2.20 Learning Difficulties

: Saturday Cinema: You're Telling Me

starring W. C. Fields with Larry' Buster' Crabbe, Joan Marsh In this example of quintessential Fields, the Great Man plays Sam Bisbee , a genial inventor without honour in his home town of Crystal Springs - and with a predictably unquenchable thirst.
. Films: page It


Unknown: W. C. Fields
Unknown: Joan Marsh
Unknown: Sam Bisbee
Unknown: Walter Deleon.
Unknown: Paul M. Jones
Produced By: William Lebaron
Directed By: Erle C. Kenton
Sam Bisbee w: C Fields
Bob Murehison ': Larry ' Buster Crabbe
Pauline Bisbee: Joan Marsh
Princess Lescaboura: Adrienne Ames
Mrs Bessie Bisbee: Louise Carter
Mrs Murchison: Kathleen Howard

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup Final from Lord's
Middlesex v Surrey
PETER WEST introduces the closing stages of the first-ever all-metropolitan Cup Final.

: News and Sport


: Nine Lives

The last in a season of film biographies of artists and musicians. in A Winter's Journey: Franz Schubert Deserted rooms, dead voices, the songs of 'Winterreise' - this much-acclaimed film recounts the life of Schubert through imagined conversations of his friends. Benjamin Luxon sings ' Winterreise ' accompanied by DAVID WILLISON (piano)
The Gabrieli String Quartet leader KENNETH SILLITO play his chamber music with OLGA HEGEDUS (cello)
ADRIAN BEERS (double-bass) ANTHONY GOLDSTONE (piano) with Narrator MICHAEL SMEE
Voice of Schubert DAVID WOOD Schubert the boy ADAM GODLEY
Film cameraman JOHN ELSE
Sound recordist JOHN MURPH
Written and directed by COLIN NEARS


Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Accompanied By: David Willison
Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Cello: Olga Hegedus
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Narrator: Michael Smee
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: John Else
Unknown: John Murph
Directed By: Colin Nears
as Josef von Spaun: Peter Barkworth
Holzapfel: Michael Aldridge
Stadler: John Gabriel
Schindler: Frank Gatliff
Eckel: John Gill
Sonnleithner: Basil Henson
HUttenbrenner: John Ringham
Bauernfeld: Edward Petherbridge

: The Hong Kong Beat

The last of nine documentary programmes : The Uneasy Summer
Back in 1967 a wave of revolutionary hysteria hit Hong Kong. Riots and demonstrations threatened a total breakdown of law and order in the Colony. The troubles were contained by a well-disciplined police force that rose to the occasion in exemplary manner. It was undoubtedly the Royal Hong Kong Police Force's finest hour.
Ten years later, the same force, publicly discredited with revelations of gross corruption, is reduced to the point of mutiny. Film editor ARTHUR SOLOMON Producer JOHN PURDIE


Editor: Arthur Solomon
Producer: John Purdie

: Four More Years

of what? The cynics have assessed presidential politics this year as mainly a race between ' Tweedledum and Tweedledumber', but CARTER, REAGAN and ANDERSON represent crucial choices for the Americans. The long, tough campaign for their votes began in earnest this week. In conversation about the personalities and issues: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan , acerbic Democrat and controversial former Ambassador to the UN
Alistair Cooke , brilliant observer of the American scene
William F. Buckley , Conservative wit and political analyst
Bella Abzug , colourful feminist and former congressperson, and Nicholas von Hoffman , eminent political columnist
With some songs and asides from America's foremost political satirist, Mark Russell
Introduced by Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: William F. Buckley
Unknown: Bella Abzug
Unknown: Nicholas von Hoffman
Unknown: Mark Russell
Introduced By: Robert McKenzie
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Editor: John Reynolds

: Cricket

The Gillette Cup Final from Lord's
Middlesex v Surrey
PETER WEST introduces highlights of today's final.


Producer: Nick Hunter

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Stranger

starring Orson Welles
Edward G. Robinson , Loretta Young This gripping thriller, directed with great flair by Orson Welles , is one of the finest examples of hunt, chase and catch movie melodramas. Edward G. Robinson plays the leading role of Wilson, a detective determined to track down a notorious Nazi war criminal. A former aide of the man is permitted to escape and Wilson follows him to America. The trail leads to a sleepy Connecticut town. Produced by Sam Spiegel after the critical success but commercial failure of Citizen Kane and Magnificent Ambersons, the film demonstrates once again the wide range of Orson Welles ' inimitable talents.
Screenplay by ANTHONY VEILLER , based on the story by VICTOR TRICAS , DECLA DUNNING Produced by SAM SPIEGEL Directed by ORSON WELLES
. Films: page 18
Orson Welles' Touch of Evil is on Friday at 10.50, not Wales


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: Loretta Young
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Produced By: Sam Spiegel
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Anthony Veiller
Story By: Victor Tricas
Produced By: Sam Spiegel
Directed By: Orson Welles
Prof Rankin: Orson Welles
Wilson: Edward G Robinson
Mary Longstreet: Loretta Young
Judge Longstreet: Philip Merivale
Dr Lawrence: Byron Keith
Konrad Meinike: Konstantin Shayne
Mr Potter: Billy House

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