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: Open University

8.5 Energy: Closing the Gap. 8.30 M101/ 30 Algebra. 8.55 Silicon Solar Cells.
9.20 Images and Information. 9.45 Circadian Rhythms: 2. 10.10 Interface Bus.
10.35 Igneous Rocks and Metal Ores. 11 The Steam Locomotive. 11.25 Discussion on Reading Education. 11.50 Mechanics - Rutherford's Atom. 12.15 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders. 12.40 Brake Testing. 1.5 Reunion Discussed.
1.55 Interval


Unknown: Clyde Shipbuilders.

: Horizon

The Other Kenya

: Rock 'n' Roll Double Bill

The Girl Can't Help It
starring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
and featuring Julie London, Ray Anthony, Barry Gordon, Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, The Chuckles, Johnny Olenn, Nino Tempo, Eddie Cochran, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Fontaine
From the frenzied heights of the rock 'n' roll era, a lively comedy about a small-time theatrical agent who is commissioned by a one-time gangster to turn his current girl-friend into a pop star.
Screenplay by FRANK TASHLIN and HERBERT BAKER , based on a story by GARSON KANIN. Produced and directed by FRANK TASHLIN. Films: page 15

and at 4.30
Loving You
starring Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey
A young hillbilly singer is hired by press agent Glenda Markle as a 'gimmick' to boost the waning popularity of Tex Warner's cowboy band - and is an immediate success.
Elvis's role in this rock 'n' roll classic paralleled his own phenomenal success as a rock idol.
Screenplay by HERBERT BAKER and HAL KANTER. from a story by MARY AGNES THOMPSON. Produced by HAL B. WALLIS
Directed by HAL KANTER. Films: page 15


Unknown: Tom Ewell
Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Julie London
Unknown: Ray Anthony
Unknown: Barry Gordon
Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Gene Vincent
Unknown: Johnny Olenn
Unknown: Nino Tempo
Unknown: Eddie Cochran
Unknown: Abbey Lincoln
Unknown: Eddie Fontaine
Unknown: Frank Tashlin
Unknown: Herbert Baker
Story By: Garson Kanin.
Directed By: Frank Tashlin.
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Lizabeth Scott
Unknown: Wendell Corey
Unknown: Glenda Markle
Unknown: Herbert Baker
Unknown: Hal Kanter.
Story By: Mary Agnes
Produced By: Hal B. Wallis
Directed By: Hal Kanter.
Tom Miller: Tom Ewell
Jerri Jordan: Jayne Mansfield
Murdock: Edmond O'Brien
MOUSie: Henry Jones
Wheeler: John Emery
Hilda, the maid: Juanita Moore
Deke Rivers: Elvis Presley
Glenda Markle: Lizabeth Scott
Walter ' Tex' Warner: Wendell Corey
Carl: James Gleason
Tallman: Ralph Dumke
Skeeter: Paul Smith
Wayne: Ken Becker
Daisy: Jana Lund

: News Review

Including sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With John Edmunds


Unknown: John Edmunds

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
The stories and issues that most affect our jobs, earnings, family budgets and national prosperity. Reporters PAUL BARRY


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Reporters: Paul Barry
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: John Watkinson
Editor: David Lloyd

: The World About Us

Colombian Roots
Colombia is a complex country where Spanish, African and Indian races have blended to form a new culture. It has produced unique forms of music and dance, as* attractive as any in Latin America and much less well-known than those of Brazil or Argentina. The roots of this new culture are explored with the help of Manuel Zapata Olivella, an anthropologist whose own ancestry includes the three races of Colombia.
Film cameraman KEN LOWE
Sound recordist DENNIS PANCHEN Research HUGO SABOGAL
Film editor ARTHUR BENNETT .
Producer and narrator JULIAN COOPER Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and PETER JONES. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ken Lowe
Editor: Arthur Bennett
Narrator: Julian Cooper
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones.

: The Shock of the New

Eight films on modern art and a century of change. Written and presented by Robert Hughes 3: The Landscape of Pleasure
Not all modern art protests. Much of the best art of our century has celebrated the experience of pleasure. This film shows its manifestations of joy, harmony and sensual fulfilment. From the dazzling landscapes of the late Impressionists to the erotic nudes of Picasso and the serene interiors of Matisse, they found their liberation of colour and form in the South of France and the Mediterranean. This landscape of well-being is the setting of the film.
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor MARTIN CRUMP Produced by LORNA PEGRAM
.Robert Hughes's written version of this programme will appear in The Listener, dated 9 October


Presented By: Robert Hughes
Unknown: John McGlashan
Editor: Martin Crump
Produced By: Lorna Pegram

: News on 2


: Perlman Plays Bach

Bach's six Partitas for unaccompanied violin are among the very greatest and most demanding solo works in any violinist's repertoire. BBC2's Sunday night music series continues with a filmed public performance of Partita No 6 in E major, given by Itzhak Perlman. It was recorded at one of BBC Radio 3's weekly lunchtime concerts in St John 's, Smith Square, London - built in the same decade in which Bach's music was written. Introduced for the radio audience by PATRICIA HUGHES
Film editor PETER HEELAS


Unknown: Itzhak Perlman.
Unknown: St John
Unknown: Patricia Hughes
Produced By: Allegro Films

: Reputations

lain Macleod - The Tory Rebel
Ten years ago, a Chancellor of the Exchequer died in office just a month after moving into No 11 Downing Street. He was IAIN MACLEOD - throughout the 1960s the one potential Conservative leader the Labour Party really feared.
Tonight, in the week of the Conservative Party Conference, Anthony Howard looks back on the life and career of the man who as Colonial Secretary turned 'the wind of change' in Africa into a reality. Branded as 'too clever by half', was Macleod too much of the bridge-playing tactician for his own good? Or was he rather a Celtic romantic with whom the Conservative Party never quite felt at ease?
Among those assessing the often controversial record of the greatest Tory orator of modern times are his widow Lady Macleod of Borve, his one-time cabinet colleagues Lord Butler, Lord Boyle and The Rt Hon Enoch Powell, MP, his most formidable white antagonist in Africa Sir Roy Welensky, together with two of his former political opponents at home, The Rt Hon James Callaghan, MP, and Lord Lever.


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Sir Roy Wel
Unknown: James Callag
Editor: Margarette Bendall
Producer: Alistair Brown

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament
From Beach House Park, Worthing. The Final
Fhe last programme of the competition which has featured eight of the world's leading flat green bowlers, who have displayed remarkable skills. Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentator: David Rhys Jones
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Great American Picture Show: American Graffiti

continues a season celebrating Hollywood's 'new wave' directors of the 70s, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard

A small Californian town: 1962. Four friends - about to leave for college - get together for a typical night's entertainment, centred on chasing girls and baiting the local police. This free-wheeling, highly-entertaining film has a memorable music score - made up of 50s' rock hits - which did much to ensure the movie's sensational box-office success.
Films: page 15
(First showing on British television)


Screenplay: George Lucas
Screenplay: Gloria Katz
Screenplay: Willard Huyck
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Producer: Gary Kurtz
Director: George Lucas
Curt Henderson: Richard Dreyfuss
Steve Bolander: Ronny Howard
John Milner: Paul Le Mat
Terry Fields: Charlie Martin Smith
Laurie: Cindy Williams
Debbie: Candy Clark
Carol: MacKenzie Phillips
Disc jockey: Wolfman Jack
Joe: Bo Hopkins
Carlos: Manuel Padilla Jr

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