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: Open University

10.35 Consumer Decisions

11.0 Health Choices

11.25 Imagination in Mathematics

11.50 S101 Preparatory Maths

: Closedown

: The Sky at Night: The Scintars

Patrick Moore talks to Dr Paul Murdin.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Paul Murdin.

: Saturday Cinema: Kings Row

Ann Sheridan , Robert Cummings Ronald Reagan , Betty Field
Ronald Reagan , now Republican candidate for the US Presidency, gives one of the most memorable and powerful performances of his acting career in this classic Hollywood romantic drama.
Where's the Rest of Me, his autobiography published in 1965, takes its title from one of the most dramatic lines of this superbly produced movie.
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON from the novel by HENRY BELLAMANN Directed by SAM WOOD
. Films: page 18


Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Betty Field
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Casey Robinson
Novel By: Henry Bellamann
Directed By: Sam Wood
Randy Monaghan: Ann Sheridan
Parris Mitchell: Robert Cumniings
Drake McHugh: Ronald Reagan
Cassandra Tower: Betty Field
Dr Henry Gordon: Charles Coburn
Dr Alexander Tower: Claude Rains
Harriet Gordon: Judith Anderson
Louise Gordon: Nancy Coleman
Elise Sandor: Kaaren Verne
Col Skeffington: Harry Davenport

: International Tennis

The Wightman Cup from the Royal Albert Hall, London
The annual challenge match between the top women players of GB and USA.
Today's matches decide the outcome this year. Two years ago the excitement was intense as the whole result rested on the last double. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators
Organised by the LTA in conjunction with the Carnation Foods Company Ltd. Producers


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: John Philips

: Did You See.... ?

First of 20 programmes taking a look at the week's TV presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses Dennis Potter 's play Rain on the Roof (LWT), the prison documentary series Strangeways (BBC1) and the romantic drama serial Mackenzie (BBC1) with theatre critic Michael Billington , prison governor William Driscoll and novelist Susan Howatch , author of Penmarric.
Sue Peacock introduces the Did You See viewers' quiz - this week: army comedies.
Shoestring's originator, Robert Banks Stewart , talks of the popularity of his wry radio gumshoe.
Director ANN FREER


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: William Driscoll
Unknown: Susan Howatch
Introduces: Sue Peacock
Talks: Robert Banks Stewart
Director: Ann Freer
Producer: John Archer

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Television eats itself 13 March 2016

: International Tennis

The Wightman Cup

: Newseries Bullseye

First of eight programmes in which 16 champion darts players from Great Britain, America, Europe and Australia will compete for the BBC2 Bullseye trophy and a first prize of £2,000. Tonight features two first-round matches: John Lowe v Leighton Rees
Alan Evans v Cliff Lazarenko
The first match between England captain JOHN lowe and Welsh captain LEIGHTON REES repeats their confrontation in the 1978 and 1979 World Championship finals. The popular Welsh star ALAN EVANS has a tough match against the consistent English international CLIFF LAZARENKO. Introduced by PETER PURVES Commentators
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS. BBC'Manchester


Unknown: Leighton Rees
Unknown: Alan Evans
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Directors: Nick Hunter
Directors: Mike Adley
Producer: Keith Phillips.

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The Welsh
Centenary Season Wales v New Zealand from Cardiff Arms Park The final match of the short New Zealand tour gives Wales a chance of their first victory over New Zealand since 1953. The Welsh side will have to improve on their lack-lustre performance against the Overseas XV, whereas Graham Mourie 's 'All Blacks ' have had four hard games in preparation.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
Organised by the Welsh Rugby Union in association with Crown Paints Director dewi GRIFFITHS
Series producer Huw JONES


Unknown: Graham Mourie
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Huw Jones

: Salome

Teresa Stratas sings the title role in RICHARD STRAUSS 'S one-act musical drama, based on the play by OSCAR WILDE .
This operatic version of events surrounding the death of John the Baptist amid the decadence of Herod's court includes the famous Dance of the Seven Veils.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Karl Bohm
Sung in German with English sub-titles Directed by GÔTZ FRIEDRICH
A simultaneous broadcast - see Radio 3 for full details
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Teresa Stratas
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Play By: Oscar Wilde
Conducted By: Karl Bohm
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: Gôtz Friedrich
Herodias: Astrid Varnay
Herod: Hans Beirer
John the Baptist: Bernd Weikl
Narraboth: Wieslaw Ochman
the Page: And Hanna Schwarz

: The Next President

Heartland USA
Dayton, Ohio, is in the heart of middle America. It's the home of the Wright brothers, the cash register, and the man who invented the flip-top beer can. Its voters know that in next Tuesday's Presidential election their town and their state are part of the real battleground. President Carter and Ronald Reagan know that they will win or lose in the Big Six industrial states of the north-east. Ohio is key among them and four years ago Carter won it by only 11,000 votes of 4 million cast.
In a local theatre, David Dimbleby talks to the people of Dayton about the choice they will make, crucial for them and for the rest of us. Gore Vidal , novelist and acerbic observer of American politics, offers his personal view of the candidates.
(Night of Decision: Tuesday BBC1)
Election reports and background on Ceefax


Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Talks: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producers: Jane Drabble
Producers: Helen Jenkins
Editor: John Reynolds

: News on 2


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Paul Simon 1980
PAUL SIMON has recently re-emerged into the public eye after an absence of five years. He has returned with a new album - ' One Trick Pony' - and a feature film of the same name, for which he wrote the screenplay and the music score as well as taking the starring role. He has also just embarked on his first major tour of Europe and America since 1975. Just prior to this tour Anne Night ingale flew to New York to see him in rehearsal and talked to him about his current activities.


Unknown: Paul Simon
Unknown: Paul Simon
Unknown: Anne Night
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Edward G. Robinson in The Whole Town's Talking

continues the season of films starring Hollywood's famous tough guy. Tonight with Jean Arthur
Edward G. gives a splendid dual performance in this witty thriller directed by the great John Ford. He plays both Arthur Jones , a timid clerk, and his double, Killer Mannion. Arrested in error when Mannion escapes from jail, Jones is issued with a special pass to protect him from re-arrest. But Mannion, quick to exploit the confusion, tries to take over both the pass and his double's identity.
Screenplay by JO SWERLING , ROBERT RISKIN Produced and directed by JOHN FORD . Films: page 18
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Jean Arthur
Unknown: John Ford.
Unknown: Arthur Jones
Unknown: Killer Mannion.
Unknown: Jo Swerling
Unknown: Robert Riskin
Directed By: John Ford
Arthur Jones/Killer Mannion: Edward G. Robinson
'Bill ': Jean Arthur
Boyle: Arthur Hohl
Healy: Wallace Ford
Spencer: Arthur Byron
Hoyt: David Meek
'J G ' Carpenter: Paul Harvey
Buggs Martin: Ed Brophy
Seaver: Etienne Girardot
Howe: James Donlan
Warden: J Farrell MacDonald
Henchman: John Wray
Aunt Agatha: Effie Ellisler

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