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: Open University

7.40 Can You Hear Me? 8.5 Intervention in the Market. 8.39 Edinburgh Observed.
8.55 Curriculum Design and Development. 9.20 The European City. 9.45 Wealth in Britain. 10-35 Science: Between Two Stools. 11.9 Drugs: The Industry and the Regulators. 11.25 Medieval Mystery Plays. 12.15 Membranes.
12.40 Why Build Models? 1.5 Special Relativity. 1.30 Earth Materials: 3.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: 1 George Washington Slept Here

starring Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan
In the first of this afternoon's double-bill of comedy films based on successful Broadway plays, Connie Fuller persuades her reluctant husband to leave New York for an idyllic country house once said to have been the base of America's first president. Unfortunately the plumbing is the same vintage as the house, the roof leaks, there's no water and no access road. Otherwise everything's fine and George Washington did sleep there. Or did he ...?
Screenplay by EVERETT FREEMAN from the play by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN and moss hart Produced by JERRY WALD
. Films: page 12


Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: George Washington
Unknown: Everett Freeman
Play By: George S. Kaufman
Produced By: Jerry Wald
Directed By: William Keichley
Bill Fuller: Tack Benny
Connie Fuller: Ann Sheridan
Uncle Stanley: Charles Coburn
Mr Kimber: Percy Kilbride
Hester: Hattie McDaniel
Steve Eldrige: William Tracy
Madge: Joyce Reynolds
Rena Leslie: Lee Patrick
Mr Prescott: Charles Dingle
Clayton Evans: John Emery
Raymond: Douglas Croft
Jeff Douglas: Harvey Stephens
Mr Gibney: Franklin Panceorn

: Jon, Brian, Kirsti and Jon

Brian Cant and Jonathan Cohen invite you on a journey across the North Sea to Nor-a-Way!
They join Norwegian television stars Jon Skolmen and Kirsti Sparboe for an entertainment of comedy and music from the NRK studios in Oslo.
The British contribution to the show features stars from IPSWICH TOWN football team, a new slant on a scene from Shakespeare, and a home-built replica of a famous Viking ship.
Executive Producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
NRK/BBC co-production (Repeat.


Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Jon Skolmen
Unknown: Kirsti Sparboe
Script: Jon Skolmen.
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Saturday Cinema: 2 Tovarich

starring Claudette Colbert Charles Boyer Basil Rathbone
American dramatist Robert E. Sherwood's adaptation for Broadway of the French stage success concerns a royal Russian emigre couple in Paris who are forced to take jobs as butler and maid in a banker's eccentric household. When a dinner party is arranged, with the Soviet commissar as the guest of honour, the sparks begin to fly.
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON from the play by JACQUES DEVAL adapted by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD Directed by ANATOLE LITVAK
(First showing on British television) Films: page 12


Screenplay: Casey Robinson
From the play by: Jacques Deval
Adapted by: Robert E. Sherwood
Director: Anatole Litvak
Tatiana: Claudette Colbert
Mikail: Charles Boyer
Gorotchenko: Basil Rathbone
Helene Dupont: Anita Louise
Charles Dupont: Melville Cooper
Fernande Dupont: Isabel Jeans
Chaffourier-Dubieff: Morris Carnovsky
Georges Dupont: Maurice Murphy
Count Brekenski: Gregory Gaye
M Courtois: Montagu Love
Mme Courtois: Reine Riano
Martelleau: Fritz Feld
Lady Kartegann: Heather Thatcher

: Did You See...?

A review of the week's television presented by Ludovic Kennedy
The programmes: The Omnibus (BBC1) profile of Stevie Wonder - the man, the music and his politics; the South Bank Show (LWT) in which Melvyn Bragg interviewed novelist Martin Amis and the actor Robert Redford, who has just directed his first feature film, Ordinary People; and the Playhouse production, Unity (BBC2) by John Mortimer, based on the biography of Unity Mitford by David Pryce-Jones.
The critics: Rachel Billington , novelist and playwright, Valentine Cunningham, tutor of English at Oxford and Times Literary Supplement critic and Robin Denselow, Newsnight reporter and rock critic of The Guardian.
Also an interview with Shaun Sutton who has been the Head of Drama at BBC television for the last 12 years and is soon leaving that job to produce the BBC Shakespeare series.


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: David Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Rachel Billington
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Shaun Sutton
Director: Ann Freer
Producer: John Archer

: News and Sport


: International Rugby Special

England v France, Scotland v Ireland
Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith
England, led by BILL BEAUMONT, must provide enough good ball for their free-running backs to secure victory and a share of the Championship. France need victory to win the Grand Slam and their formidable pack could be the match decider.
Scotland must keep to their running style of rugby to avoid a share of the 'Wooden Spoon'. Ireland, surprisingly without a win, are searching for a winning combination.
Commentators: Twickenham BILL MCLAREN Murrayfield NIGEL STARMER-SMITH


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Commentator (Twickenham): Bill McLaren
Presenter/Commentator (Murrayfield): Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: Bill Taylor
Producer: Bill Malcolm
Series Producer: Huw Jones

: Bartok Centenary

The Miraculous Circumstance
The first of a series of programmes commemorating the birth of Bela Bartok on 25 March 1881
In 1906 the young Bela Bartok set out to discover the forgotten music of his people. He found a vast treasure of folk music all over Eastern Europe and he called his discovery ' a miraculous circumstance
In this film A. L. Lloyd retraces Bartok's iournevs through Hungary and Romania to rediscover that treasure of native music.
Photography MAURICE FISHER Sound recordist LYNDON BIRD Film editor JOHN MERRITT Director BARRIE GAVIN BBC Bristol
(Bartok's opera ' Bluebeard's Castle ' is on BBC2 and R3 tomorrow at 9.10 pm)


Unknown: Bela Bartok
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Editor: John Merritt
Director: Barrie Gavin

: One Hundred Great Paintings

Ending the current theme of The Elements tonight's programme in the last of the present series of paintings that have enchanted. puzzled or disturbed is Kokoschka (1886-1980) The Tempest at the Kunstmuseum, Basle in which the late artist depicts himself and Alma Mahler as lovers caught up, not just in a storm imposed on them from without, but in the mental disturbance created by their own inner stresses. Written and presented by Richard Cork
Chief film editor PADDY WILSON Assistant producer ANITA CRUM Executive producers
Great Paintings, £22.95, from bookshops


Unknown: Alma Mahler
Presented By: Richard Cork
Editor: Paddy Wilson
Unknown: Kenneth Corden
Unknown: Bill Morton
Directed By: Peter Butler

: Arena

A Walk with Amos Oz
' Marching the streets of Jerusalem in 67, carrying a sub-machine-gun, I was in an absurd way acting out the role reserved* for the Arabs in my childhood nightmares. For the life of me, I don't want the Palestinian Arabs to become the Jews of the Jews.' The leading writer of his generation, Amos Oz is one of the most controversial figures in Israel today. Born in the fanatical atmosphere of Jerusalem in the last years of the British Mandate, he grew up with the Israeli state through the War of Independence and Suez. Arena filmed AMOS oz in Jerusalem; he takes a walk through 30 years of Israel's history and talks about the fears and aspirations of a new generation of Israelis,
Film editor ANDREW . tohnstoh Producer ALAN yentob
Director DENNIS marks . BBC Bristol


Editor: Andrew . Tohnstoh
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Dennis Marks

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

presents Joni Mitchell in Shadows and Light
A chance to see more from the programme built around her 1980 concert at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, part of which was featured in BBC2's Rock WeeK


Unknown: Joni Mitchell

: News on 2


: Pandora's Box

The classic feature film starring Louise Brooks , Fritz Kortncr Franz Lederer , Carl Gotz
G. W. Pabst 's screen version of Wedekind's plays caused a furore when it was released in 1928 and was heavily censored in many parts of the world. Louise Brooks became a star overnight: her cool, innocent expression and beckoning smile gave her an extraordinary eroticism as Lulu, the prostitute who inspired evil unawares. The music for this presentation, selected by Carey Blighton , includes part of Alban Berg 's orchestral suite from his opera Lulu, recently performed at Covent Garden.
Producer by GEORGE c. HORSETZKY Directed by GEORG W. PABST
(Blncfc and white). Films: page 12


Unknown: Louise Brooks
Unknown: Fritz Kortncr
Unknown: Franz Lederer
Unknown: Carl Gotz
Unknown: G. W. Pabst
Unknown: Louise Brooks
Unknown: Carey Blighton
Unknown: Alban Berg
Play By: Ladislaus Vajda
Unknown: George C. Horsetzky
Directed By: Georg W. Pabst
Lulu: Louise Brooks
Dr Peter Schön: Fritz Kortner
Alwa Scl1ön: Franz Lederer
Schigolch: Carl Gotz
Countess Geschwitz: Alice Roberts
Marie de Zarniko: Daisy D'Ora
Rodrigo QUaSt: Krafft Raschig
Marquis Casti-Piani: Michael von Newlinsky
Stage manager: Siegfried Arno
Jack the Ripper: Gustav Diessl

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