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: Open University

7.40 Talking about Cuts. 8.5 Producing the Goods. 8.30 Moral Responsibility.
8.55 Myers Grove. 9.20 The Great ReBuilding. 9.45 Opportunities for All.
10.35 Maths: Complex Series. 11.0Sea-brook: Direct Action. 11.25 Woyzeck
12.15 Patterns in Development: Gradients. 12.40 Chemical Reactions, l.t E - mc2. 1.30 Geology: Granite. 1.55 Analysing Hyde Park.


Unknown: Hyde Park.

: Saturday Cinema 1: The Wonder Kid

Bobby Henrey , Robert Shackleton Exploited by his tyrannical manager, Sebastian, a child prodigy, is driven to play at concert after concert. In order to rescue the boy, his governess arranges for him to be ' kidnapped Unfortunately the plan backfires when two of the kidnappers realise that the boy can be held for ransom ...
Screenplay by GENE MARKEY
Based on a story, produced and directed by KARL HARTL


Unknown: Bobby Henrey
Unknown: Robert Shackleton
Play By: Gene Markey
Directed By: Karl Hartl
Sebastian Giro: Bobby Henrey
Rocks CoOley: Robert Shackleton
Anni: Christa Winter
Miss Frisbie: Muriel Aked
Mr Gorik: Elwyn Brook-Jones
Professor Bindl: Paul Hardtmuth
Rudi: Oscar Werner
PizZO: Sebastian Cabot
Miss Kirsch: June Elvin

: International Golf

The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship from Ganton
PETER ALLISS introduces further coverage of the second round.


Introduces: Peter Alliss

: Saturday Cinema 2: The Magnet

starring Stephen Murray Kay Walsh , William Fox
In this charming Ealing comedy, the hero is also a small boy-Johnny Brent , who ' steals' a powerful magnet. By chance he becomes a hero but afraid that the attention will get him into trouble, he runs away and gets involved with a tough waterfront gang ...
Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by CHARLES FREND


Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Kay Walsh
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Johnny Brent
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Frend
Dr Brent: Stephen Murray
Mrs Brent: Kay Walsh
Johnny Brent: William Fox
Harper: Meredith Edwards
Nannie: Gladys Henson
Nannie's friend: Thora Hird
Kit: Michael Brook Jr
Pickering: Wylie Watson
Mayor: Julien Mitchell

: After the News ...

Massive earthquake rocks Southern Italy; Over 3,000 feared dead; Over 300,000 homeless
Last November's headlines now cold in the wake of current events. Today, six months later, the mountains around the little town of Brienza echo to the sounds of Scouse voices - the lads from Skelmersdale are here.
'Grazie, I thank you, all together now - Grazie '. That's become the catch-phrase of the group of young, unemployed building workers who've volunteered to help with demolition and reconstruction in the earthquake zone.
'... There's a companionship when you go to Brienza-it's like helping your next-door-neighbour and what the hell, we're only sat on our backsides in Skem doing nothing.' The words of Ray Buck , unemployed, just back from his third trip to Southern Italy.
A programme made with the participation of SKELMERSDALE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF Production assistant JENNY EDMENSON


Unknown: Ray Buck
Unknown: Jenny Edmenson
Producer: Michael Bolland

: News and Sport


: Around with Alliss

from Ferndown Golf Club, Dorset. Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people. His guest this week is England's soccer captain, Kevin Keegan , the son of a miner, who has become a millionaire playing with Liverpool, Hamburg, and now Southampton. Director ALASTAIR SCOTT Producer DAVID KENNING


Unknown: Kevin Keegan
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin talks to the philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin who has been described as ' one of the diamond minds of our generation'. Berlin abandoned pure philosophy after the last war in favour of the history of ideas, on the grounds that he preferred ' a field in which one could hope to know more at the end of one's life than when one had begun '.
Producer JOHN SHEARER. BBC Bristol


Talks: Bernard Levin
Producer: Tamasin Day-Lewis
Director: Christopher Lewis
Producer: John Shearer.

: Touch and Go: The Battle for Crete

In May 1941 Hitler ordered an airborne invasion of Crete, unaware of the number of British and ANZAC troops on the island. German paratroopers were strenuously drilled for their new style of warfare-and then dropped without their guns. The result was some of the bitterest hand-to-hand fighting in the Second World War. This film, made for New Zealand television, retraces the course of the battle with eye-witness accounts from both sides. Although they were defeated, the men of Crete have maintained a warm regard for the men who fought on their side.
Written and directed by TOM STEEL A JEREMY ISAACS PRODUCTIONS LTD (Images of War: Tuesday 7.40)


Directed By: Tom Steel

: Film International: The Man who Loved Women

Charles Denner , Brigitte Fossey
Bertrand is obsessed by women generally and by their legs in particular. Capable of following a complete stranger for miles, he feels that each woman is unique, a promise of pleasure not to be missed. Eventually, his obsession leads him to an early grave but not before he has loved a great many women-and recorded it all in a book.
MICHEL FERMAUD and SUZANNE SCHIFFMAN Directed by FRANÇOlS TRUFFAUT. Films: p 10 (A French film with English subtitles) (First showing on Brittsh television)


Unknown: Charles Denner
Unknown: Brigitte Fossey
Written By: François Truffaut
Written By: Michel Fermaud
Written By: Suzanne Schiffman
Bertrand Morane: Charles Denner
Geneviève: Brigitte Fossey
Delphine: Nelly Borgeaud
Hélène: Geneviève Fontanel
Martine: Nathalie Baye
Bernadette: Sabine Glaser
Fabienne: Valérie Bonnier
Véra.: Leslie Caron

: News on 2


: International Golf

The Sun Alliance
PGA Championship PETER ALLISS introduces highlights of the second round.


Introduces: Peter Alliss

: Midnight Movie: The Bitter Tea of General Yen

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai from New England to marry missionary Bob Strike. She finds a country torn by civil war but is captivated by the mysterious, handsome warlord, General Yen. This dazzling, beautifully atmospheric film is a moving and, in its day, controversial East-West love story featuring two sensitive performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Nils Asther.


Screenplay: Edward Paramore
Based on the novel by: Grace Zaring Stone
Producer/Director: Frank Capra
Megan Davis: Barbara Stanwyck
General Yen: Nils Asther
Dr Robert Strike: Gavin Gordon
Jones: Walter Connolly
Mah-Li: Toshia Mori
Mr Jackson: Lucien Littlefield
Miss Reed: Helen Jerome Eddy
Mrs Jackson: Clara Blandick
Miss Avery: Martha Mattox
Capt Li: Richard Loo
Dr Lin: Moy Ming
The Rev Bostwick: Robert Wayne
Dr Hansen: Knute Erickson
Mrs Hansen: Ella Hall
Mr Pettis: Arthur Millette

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