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: Open University

9.45 Whittlesea Mere

10.10 IATA: Clinching a Deal

10.35 Uses of Biochemistry

: International Golf

The Suntory World
Matchplay Championship from the West Course,
Wentworth HARRY CARPENTER reports


Unknown: Wentworth Harry Carpenter

: Closedown

: Open University

12.40 Atoms and Molecules

1.5 Mechanics - Examination

: The 1980 Horse of the Year Show

Highlights of last week's events at Wembley 4rena - from Shires to shetlands, from international show jumping to the Fony Club games. Plus the emotional ending of the show - The Cavalcade.
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentators DORIAN williams


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks
Unknown: Hugh Thomas
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Horizon

Moving Still: The world of highspeed and time-lapse photography.

: Sunday Musical: Rhapsody in Blue

Robert Aida , Joan Leslie
This lavish movie biography of one of America's greatest popular composers continues this short season of Warner Bros musicals. The story follows Gershwin from his impoverished childhood, through his years of success until his untimely death. Many of Gershwin's greatest compositions are featured-most notably his Piano Concerto, performed by his friend and associate Oscar Levant as a climax to the film.
Screenplay by HOWARD KOCH and ELLIOT PAUL , based on the story by SONYA LEVIED Produced by jcsse L. LASKY Directed by IRVING RAPPER
. Films: page 25


Unknown: Robert Aida
Unknown: Joan Leslie
Unknown: Oscar Levant
Unknown: Howard Koch
Unknown: Elliot Paul
Story By: Sonya Levied
Produced By: Jcsse L. Lasky
Directed By: Irving Rapper
George Gershwin: Robert Alda
Julie Adams: Joan Leslie
Christine Gilbert: Alexis Smith
Max Dreyfus: Charles Coburn
Lee Gershwin: Julie Bishop
Ira Gershwin: Herbert Rudley
Prof Frank: Albert Basserman
Mr Gershwin: Morris Carnovsky
Mrs Gershwin: Rosemary de Camp
Buddy De Sylva: Eddie Marr
Ravel: Oscar Loraine
Walter Damroach: Hugo Kirchoffer
Oscar Levant: Himself

: News Review

plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
Week by week The Money Programme team report on the stories and issues - in and out of the headlines - 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

The Trouble with Evolution ...
Why have the crocodile, horseshoe crab and other ' living fossils ' stayed much the same while other creatures continue to evolve alongside them? Why are there so many gaps in the fossil record? How did the elephant get its trunk?
John Maynard Smith , Stephen Jay Gould and Ted Steele examine these and some other intriguing puzzles of evolution that still worry biologists today. From the Central American jungle to a Welsh lead mine; the cliffs of Beachy Head to the Henry VII chapel in Westminster, the film looks for some of the answers and asks if there is a serious alternative to Darwinism.
Written and produced by NEIL CLEMlNSON Series editors


Unknown: John Maynard Smith
Unknown: Stephen Jay
Unknown: Ted Steele
Unknown: Henry Vii
Editor: Nigel Ashcroft
Produced By: Neil Clemlnson
Unknown: Peter Jonfs

: The Shock of the New

Eight films on modern art and a century of change.
Robert Hughes looks at the past 100 years through the lens of its art, from the Impressionists to the present day.
4: Trouble in Utopia
One of the chief impulses of modernism was the desire to remake the world, to create an ideal architecture and an ideal art to promote the cause of an ideal society A great deal of architectural thought, from the Bauhaus to Brasilia, is based on the idea that buildings can improve the thought and behaviour of the people who live in them. This proved to be a lost hope.
This film, shot on location in France, Germany, Brazil, New York and Chicago, includes unique archival material of MIES VAN DER ROHE, LE CORBUSIER, WALTER GROPIUS and a specially-filmed interview with PHILIP JOHNSON.
Film cameraman JOHN MCGLASHAN Film editor IAN PITCH
Series producer LORNA PEGRAM Produced by ROBIN LOUGH
Robert Hughes 's written version of this programme will appear in The Listener, dated 16 October


Unknown: Robert Hughes
Unknown: Van Der
Unknown: Walter Gropius
Unknown: Philip Johnson.
Unknown: John McGlashan
Producer: Lorna Pegram
Produced By: Robin Lough
Produced By: Robert Hughes

: News on 2


: Marisa Robles Masterclass

In the first of two programmes, the vivacious Spanish-born harp virtuoso Marisa Robles works with two gifted young harpists on the charming Theme, Variations and Rondo Pastorale attributed to Mozart. RACHEL MASTERS and SUSIE BEDDOW are the pupils, and some of the earliest problems in learning this fascinating instrument are demonstrated by Marisa Robles ' nine-year-old daughter
Grania Hyde-Smith .
(Tomorrow : Marisa Robles works on the Impromptu Op 86 by Faure, 10.15 pm)


Unknown: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Susie Beddow
Unknown: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Grania Hyde-Smith
Unknown: Henry Barber
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Rodney Greenberg
Unknown: Marisa Robles

: The Great American Picture Show: Smile

continues a season celebrating Hollywood's ' new wave' directors of the 70s. Starring
Bruce Dern , Barbara Feldon
Thirty-three girls arrive in Santa Rosa, California. Their single aim - to be crowned ' Young American Miss '. Their strongest determination-to smile! Michael Ritchie presents a devastating portrait of the beauty parade ' business ' in America and lampoons numerous aspects of the West Coast's social and economic life. His film combines hilarious satire with a serious view of contemporary American society, the result-one of the most enjoyable films in this season of recent American movies.
Screenplay by JERRY BELSON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL RITCHIE (First showing on British television) Films: page 25


Unknown: Bruce Dern
Unknown: Barbara Feldon
Unknown: Michael Ritchie
Unknown: Jerry Belson
Directed By: Michael Ritchie
' Big Bob ' Freelander: Bruce Dern
Brenda DiCarlo: Barbara Feldon
Tommy French: Michael Kidd
Wilson Shears: Geoffrey Lewis
Andy DiCarlo: Nicholas Pryor
Connie Thompson: Colleen Camp
Robin Gibson: Joan Prather
Shirley Tolstoy: Denise Nickerson
Doria Houston: Annette O'Toole
Maria Gonzales: Maria O'Brien
Karen Love: Melanie Griffith
Judy Wagner: Kate Sarchet

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