7.40 Let There Be Music. 8.5 Mechanics: Newton's Laws. 8.30 Interpreting a Dream.
8.55 The Client. S.20 Work and Retirement. 9.45 Women Harare Women without Court Masque. 10.35 Instrumentation: Pressure Transducers. 11.0 Systems Modelling. 11.25 Strawberry Hill. 11.50 Lord Kelvin's Clock. 12.15 Enzyme Structure and Function. 12.40 Genetics: Mciosis. 1.5 Psychology: Questions of Behaviour. 1.30 Crust and Mantle.
starring Edward G. Robinson James Cagney , Evalyn Knapp
This afternoon's Saturday Cinema affords a rare opportunity to see almost all the Warner Brothers' stars of the 30s and 40s in two films. Edward G. followed up his success as Little Caesar with this film about the rise and fall of a fast-talking small town gambler. Nick the Barber heads for the city to make a killing in the big game but a penchant for blondes proves to be his undoing. James Cagney , making his only screen appearance with Edward G. , plays his assistant.
Based on a story by KUBEC GLASMON and JOHN BRIGHT
Directed by ALFRED e. GREEN
. Films: page 11
(First showing on British television)
Small town girl:
with Floella Benjamin
Roll mop? Lychees? Frogs' legs? Mussels? What's your Scrummy
Tuck? Floella talks to some children about their favourite foods and suggests a recipe for anyone who likes pasta.
Designer JOHN ANDERSON
Assistant producer pippa DYSON Production ANNE GOBEY
starring Joan Leslie as herself
Robert Hutton as Cpl Slim Green Dane Clark as Sgt Nolan
Janis Paige as Angela and, among many others, as themselves:
The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny , Joe E. Brown , Eddie Cantor , Jack Carson , Joan Crawford , Bette Davis , John Garfield , Sydney Greenstreet, Paul Henreid , Ida Lupino , Roy Rogers and Trigger, Alexis Smith , Barbara Stanwyck
On leave from active service, Corporal Slim Green heads for the Hollywood Canteen in the hope of catching sight of his screen idol. Joan Leslie. John Garfield and Bette Davis , who were instrumental in setting up and running the Canteen to entertain servicemen during the Second World War, decide to arrange a lottery. The first prize is a kiss from Joan Leslie.
Produced by ALEX Gottlieb
Written and directed by DELMER DAVES (Blade and white). Films: page It
(First showing on British television)
A review of the week's television presented by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses Michael Wood In Search of ... Eric Bloodaxe (BBC2), the Viking-born King of Northumbria, the continuing saga of Tomorrow's World (BBC1) and Julian Pettifer 's Nature Watch (ATV).
Researcher ALAN bookbinder Director DAVID F. TURNRULL Producer JOHN ARCHER
by GIUSEPPE VERDI
Libretto by FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE The Metropolitan Opera's new production - the first live opera relay from the USA. with Ileana Cotruhas as Violetta Placido Domingo as Alfredo and Cornell MacNeil as Germont ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS of the Metropolitan Opera House conducted by James Levine
Based on Dumas' The Lady of the Camellias, La traviata is the poignant story of a courtesan, Violetta. who falls in love during her final illness. Her lover is Alfredo, a young man of fashion; but his father, Germont, is dismayed by the liaison. As always with Verdi even this uncomplicated plot is the inspiration for a series of magnificent arias, ensembles and choruses.
Introduced by MICHAEL BERKELEY Act 1
Violetta's Drawing Room
Set and costume design TANYA MOISEIWITSCH
Lighting GIL WECHSUR
Choreographer ZACHARY SOLOV Chorus-master davib STIVENDER Producer COLIN GRAIIANI Television director BRIAN LARGE
(Sung in Italian with English sub-titles)
For the best effect viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off rv sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative
(Other operas on Radio 3 this week are ' The Stone Guest ' tomorrow at 1.45 pm, and Verdi's ' Macbeth livc from Covent Garden, on Friday at 7.30 pm)
Scene 1 Country House near Paris Scene 2 Flora's Salon in Paris
"I don't go out much these days, and when I do I find life infinitely dreary compared to my books..." William Gerhardie, who died at the age of 82 in 1977, was a legend in the world of letters. Born of English parents in Imperial Russia, he was reluctantly 'discovered' with his hugely acclaimed first novel "Futility", written at the age of 26. He was destined, however, to remain a prodigy. Despite the great success of his next novel, "The Polyglots", he lived out the rest of his life in a small London flat and busy obscurity. The remarkable book he was working on much of this time - "God's Fifth Column" was published this month. To mark the event, Michael Holroyd discusses Gerhardie's life and work and introduces a fascinating film portrait made by the BBC ten years ago.
Part 1 presents The Who
In the first of two visits to German television's ROCKPALAST, one of Britain's premier rock bands, THE WHO, currently enjoying a successful return to the British singles charts, are featured in a concert live from the stage of the GRUGAHALLE, Essen.
Programme introduced by Anne Nightingale
Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 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
The John Player All England Championships from Wembley Arena
Highlights of today's Semi-finals in which the best players in the world have been competing for a place in tomorrow's finals. Commentators BARRY DAVIES, DEREK TALBOT
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
The Story of Badminton, hardback 1; Â£6,25, paperback Â£4.50, from bookshops
The last in a series of programmes about the life and music of the Hungarian composer seen through his six string quartets.
Introduced bv Yehudi Menuhin String Quartet No 6 (1939)
This quartet was Bartok's farewell to his native Hungary. Its haunting sounds perfectly express his growing sense of disillusionment and isolation. played by the Bartok String Quartet
To end the centenary week and as a tribute to his friend, yeiitdi menuhin plays the Tempo di Ciaconna from the Solo Violin Sonata.
Series editor Kenneth corden Producer james HUNTER
Directed by mike newman. BBC Scotland
Part 2 presents The Grateful Dead on stage at the grigahalle, Essen, for the second part of tonight's ROCKPALAST - in stereo.