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: Open University

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Strawberry Hill.

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: 1 Smart Money

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Evalyn Knapp
Unknown: Edward G.
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Edward G.
Story By: Kubec Glasmon
Story By: John Bright
Directed By: Alfred E. Green
Nick: Edward G Robinson
Irene: Evalyn Knapp
Jack: James Cagney
Marie: Noel Francis
District Attorney: Morgan Wallace
Mr Amenoppopolus: Paul Porcasi
Greek barber: Maurice Black
Blonde: Margaret Livingston
Schultz: Clark Burroughs
Salesman: Billy House
Two-time Phil: Edwin Argi'S
Sport Williams: Boris Karloff
Small town girl: Mae Madison
Dealer Barnes: Walter Percival
Snake Eyes: John Larkin
Lola: Polly Walters

: Scrummy Tucks!

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

Contributors

Designer: John Anderson

: Saturday Cinema: 2 Hollywood Canteen

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Leslie
Unknown: Robert Hutton
Unknown: Cpl Slim Green
Unknown: Dane Clark
Unknown: Sgt Nolan
Unknown: Janis Paige
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Joe E. Brown
Unknown: Eddie Cantor
Unknown: Jack Carson
Unknown: Joan Crawford
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Alexis Smith
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Joan Leslie.
Unknown: John Garfield
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Joan Leslie.
Produced By: Alex Gottlieb
Directed By: Delmer Daves

: Did You See... ?

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

Contributors

Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Eric Bloodaxe
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Alan Bookbinder
Director: David F. Turnrull
Producer: John Archer

: Live from the Met: La traviata

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Ileana Cotruhas
Unknown: Violetta Placido Domingo
Unknown: Cornell MacNeil
Conducted By: James Levine
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Chorus-Master: Zachary Solov
Producer: Colin Graiiani
Flora Bervoix: Ariel Bybee
Annina: Geraldine Decker
Gastone: Dana Talley
Baron Douphol: John Darrenkamp
Marquis d'Obigny: Jl'Lien Robbins
Dr Grenvil: William Fleck
Giuseppe: John Hanriot
Gardener: Donald Peck

: * News and Sport

Weather

: * La traviata

Act 2
Scene 1 Country House near Paris Scene 2 Flora's Salon in Paris

: Arena: God's Fifth Columnist

"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.

Contributors

Unknown: William Gerhardie
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Director: Bennett Maxwell
Producer: Alan Yentob

: * pm La traviata

Act 3
Violetta's Bedroom

: * The Old Grey Whistle Test

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Michael Appleton

: International Badminton

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; £6,25, paperback £4.50, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Derek Talbot
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: * News on 2

: * Bartok Centenary

(1881-1981)
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

Contributors

Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Directed By: Mike Newman.

: * am The Old Grey Whistle Test

Part 2 presents The Grateful Dead on stage at the grigahalle, Essen, for the second part of tonight's ROCKPALAST - in stereo.








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