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: Open University

10.35 Imagination in Mathematics - Catastrophe Theory. 11.0 The PreSchool Child - Going Shopping. 11.25 Consumer Decisions - Turning on the Heat 11.50 Health Choices - ' See-Saw ',

: Closedown

: Schools Prom

Introduced by Antony Hopkins
Tomorrow night the fifth annual Schools Prom opens at the Royal Albert Hall. Developed from the National Festival of Music for Youth, the concerts involve over 2,000 talented youngsters.
In this programme guest conductor ANTONY HOPKINS looks back at some of the outstanding performances of the 1979 Schools Prom.
For the Schools Prom: Director DEREK JEWELL
Producer LARRY WESTLAND
For BBCtv: Lighting GEORGE JAKINS Sound KEITH HARLOW
Producer KEN GRIFFIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Antony Hopkins
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Director: Derek Jewell
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Horizon

The Mondragon Experiment

: Ice Skating

British Ice Dance Championships from Nottingham Ice Stadium
No other country in the world, apart from the Soviet Union, has the strength and depth of British ice dancing. Britain's main hopes for European and World skating medals, JAYNE TORVILL and CHRIS TOPHER DEAN defend their title against a strong field.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Producer DAVID KENNING
(Sponsored by Noir After-shave)

Contributors

Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Chris Topher
Producer: David Kenning

: His Butler's Sister

starring Deanna Durbin with Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien
Visiting her brother in New York, Ann Carter is dismayed to discover that he is not a millionaire as she hoped. In fact he works as a butler. Luckily his boss is a famous and wealthy composer. Equally luckily, Ann is blessed with a lilting soprano voice. Now all she has to do is convince Charles Gerard that she can be a Broadway star.
Screenplay by SAMUEL HOFFENSTEIN and BETTY REINHARDT Produced by FELIX JACKSON Directed by FRANK BORZAGE

Contributors

Unknown: Dcanna Durbin
Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Ann Carter
Unknown: Charles Gerard
Unknown: Samuel Hoffenstein
Unknown: Betty Reinhardt
Produced By: Felix Jackson
Directed By: Frank Borzage
Ann Carter: Deanna Durbin
Charles Gerard: Franchot Tone
Martin Murphy: Pat O'Brien
Popoff: Akim Tamiroff
Jenkins: Alan Mowbray
Kalb: Walter Catlett
Severina: Elsa Janssen
Elizabeth Campbell: Evelyn Ankers
Emmett: Frank Jenks
Moreno: Sig Arno
Reeves: Hans Conreid
Lady Sloughberry: Florence Bates

: Everybody's Doin' It

Eight programmes drawn from 1920s and 30s home movies. 5: The Lemming Factor
At a certain time of year the inhabitants of this island suddenly display an uncontrollable urge. Front doors are flung open, begonias and budgerigars abandoned. In every mind there is but a single thought. The need for a ritual cleansing at the sea shore. Written and narrated by JOHN JULIUS NORWICH
Film editor DAVID WYATT
Producer MARGARET MCCALL

Contributors

Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Editor: David Wyatt
Producer: Margaret McCall

: News Review

with sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With John Edmunds
Editor RICHARD GAMBLE

Contributors

Unknown: John Edmunds
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Reporters PAUL BARRY
NICK CLARKE , JOHN WATKINSON
Editor DAVID LLOYD

Contributors

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

: The World About Us

! Feast or Famine
Introduced by Tony Soper
A modern purse net could easily engulf St Paul 's Cathedral. It can take hundreds of tons of fish in one swallow and is just one of the high technology tools used by fishermen hunting for the dwindling resources around our coasts.
The vast shoals of herring have all but gone from the North Sea; the new bonanza is the silver mackerel to the west of Britain. But are they doomed to follow the herrings' decline? Can we secure a future for fish and fishermen alike?
Produced by NEIL CLEMINSON
Film cameramen
DAVID PEAT and CHARLES LAGUS
1 Film editor RON MARTIN. Series editois
PETER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Tony Soper
Unknown: St Paul
Produced By: Neil Cleminson
Editor: Ron Martin.
Unknown: Peter Jones

: The Lost Tribe

A serial in six parts by JACK RONDER 2: There are no Scotch Jews
Edinburgh, 1903. Moshe Kaydan has married Rivka. Their fight against poverty is a bitter one, but ignorance and prejudice are even greater enemies.
Designer CAMPBELL GORDON Producer PHARIC MACLAREN
Directed by TOM COTTER. BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Ronder
Unknown: Moshe Kaydan
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: Tom Cotter.
Sarah: Pearlie Langman
Ian Solomon: Stephen Cotter
Lala: Diane Millen
Rivka: Anne Raitt
Zelek: Gary Cowan
Mrs Urquhart: Jan Wilson
James Urquhart: Vincent Quigley
Chaiki: Tanya Ronder
Dr Harris: Fulton MacKay
Moshe Kaydan: Bill Paterson
Miss ROSS: Gwyneth Guthrie
Jean: Kelly Robson

: Masters of the Keyboard

Rudolf Serkin at Carnegie Hall
In a rare public concert recorded for television, this legendary pianist admired for both his performing and academic abilities, celebrates his 75th birthday by playing Schubert's Piano Sonata in B flat, Op posth (D960)
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Directed by JIM EDDINS

Contributors

Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: Jim Eddins

: Distant Guns

A Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes.
3: The Escape of HMS Amethyst
On 18 April 1949, His Majesty's Frigate Amethyst set sail from Shanghai up the Yangtze River to relieve the British Embassy in Nanking. China was in the throes of the Civil War between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and Mao-Tse Tung's Communists and the next morning Amethyst came under heavy fire from the Communist forces on the north bank of the river. Seven of Amethyst's officers and ratings recall the attack and HMS Amethyst's subsequent 100 days' imprisonment in the river; a captivity that was only brought to an end by a dramatic dash for freedom.
Editor SAXON LOGAN
Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER COOK
(Winas orer Waziristun: 7 December)

Contributors

Produced By: Christopher Cook

: Great American Picture Show: Love and Death

starring
Woody Allen , Diane Keaton
1812: a prison somewhere in Russia. Boris Grushenko awaits his execution (for a crime he did not commit) and stoically looks back over his all-too-short life.
Woody Allen is at his most anarchic and irreverent in this frantic parody on Russian literature - and its filmic derivations. Inspired by the Marx Brothers and Ingmar Bergman , this is a comic highlight in this season of famous films of the 1970s.
Produced by CHARLES H. JOFFE
Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Diane Keaton
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Produced By: Charles H. Joffe
Directed By: Woody Allen
Boris: Woody Allen
Sonj a: Diane Keaton
Old Nehamkin: Georges Adet
Drill sergeant: Frank Adu
Priest: Edmond Ardisson
Mikhail: Feodor Atkine
Waiter: Albert Augier
Rimsky: Yves Barsacq
Don Francisco: Lloyd Battista
General Lecoq: Jack Berard
Woman in hygiene class: Eva Bertrand
Doctor: George Birt
André: Yves Brainville








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