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: Open University

7.40 Where Sunday Survives

8.5 Mechanics: Equilibrium

8.30 Visual Music

8.55 The Agora of Athens

9.20 Hospital

9.45 17th-century Evidence: A Discussion

10.35 Instrumentation

11.0 A Matter of Opinion

11.25 Buffon at Montbard

11.50 Scientists Remember Germany 1918-45

12.15 Only in the Mating Season

12.40 Polymorphism in Snails

1.5 Spatial Learning and the Hippocampus

1.30 The Terrestrial Planets

1.55 Handicapped in the Community

: Cricket: Second Test and Wimbledon 81

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
< England v Australia from Lord's Third day
PETER WALKER introduces coverage of the final session of the day's play.
The Lawn Tennis Championships direct from the All England Club
BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you the closing stages of play in the world's greatest tennis tournament. This 12th and final day features:
The Men's Singles Final
The Ladies' Doubles Final The Mixed Doubles Final
Commentators DAN MASKELL
PETER WEST , JOHN BARRETT MARK COX , ANN JONES and BILL THRELFALL
Introduced by HARRY CARPENTER
Wimbledon TV presentation MARTIN HOPKINS , FRED VINER
JOHNNIE WATHERSTON , JOHN PHILIPS JIM RESIDE. ALASTAIR SCOTT and JOHN VIGAR
Executive producer JONATHAN MARTIN
Book, Wimbledon: Centre Court of the Game, £9.95, from bookshops

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Walker
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Ann Jones
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: Fred Viner
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: John Philips
Unknown: Jim Reside.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Unknown: John Vigar
Producer: Jonathan Martin

: Scoop

The quiz of the News of the Week
Barry Norman and his guests will be rolling in the clover of the week's news. Looking back over the last seven days are
Jane Walmsley , Reginald Bosanquct Graeme Garden , Derek Jameson
Assistant producers
CHRIS HUNT and AMANDA THEUNISSEW Studio director MIKE DERBY
Producer COLIN GODMAN. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Unknown: Reginald Bosanquct
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Chris Hunt
Producer: Colin Godman.

: News and Sport

Weather

: Magic Rays of Light

The Beginning of Television Alexandra Palace 1936-39
Before 1936 there were no viewers, no television sets. and no studios. BBC meant radio until, on 2 November that year, the first television broadcast took place from an old amusement centre named Alexandra Palace in a suburb ten miles from the centre of London. Yesterday Ally Pally, the world's first studio, closed down. This programme is dedicated to those producers, engineers and performers who, in the years leading up to the war, created the ground rules of television. They offered cabaret, magazine programmes, Walt Disney cartoons, variety shows, ballet, opera and plays, using top stars of the time from Margot Fonteyn to Sophie Tucker. Outside broadcasts started with the complexity of King George VI's coronation and covered everything from the Centre Court at Wimbledon to On Your Farm and Chamberlain's return from Munich. The story is told by the pioneers themselves. It is illustrated with extracts from films made about television at the time because, unlike modern TV, there was no recording. Everything had to be right on the night....
Film editor JOHN HOUSE Director MICHAEL COCKER Producer DAVID NELSON

Contributors

Unknown: Alexandra Palace
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Sophie Tucker.
Director: Michael Cocker
Producer: David Nelson

: Mozart: The Last Decade

Festival of Music Throughout the summer
BBC2 will be providing a feast of music.
Humphrey Burton looks forward to some of the special programmes during the next fortnight which celebrate the life and work of Mozart.
BBC Music Guides: Mozart Chamber Music. Mozart Piano Concertos. Mozart Wind and String Concertos; £1.50 each, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Humphrey Burton

: Wimbledon 81

Match of the Day
Highlights of the final day's play at Wimbledon featuring
The Men's Singles Final
Introduced by DAVID VINE With GERALD WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN ROWLINSON
Executive producer JONATHAN MARTIN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producer: John Rowlinson
Producer: Jonathan Martin

: Cricket: Second Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Australia
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights from Lord's.
Producer NICK HUNTER

Contributors

Producer: Nick Hunter

: News on 2

Weather

: Horror Double Bill: I Walked with a Zombie

starring Tom Conway
Frances Dee , James Ellison
First in a series of horror classics produced by Val Lewton , who infused all his productions with a unique blend of quiet suggestion and atmospheric suspense. I Walked with a Zombie, his masterpiece, a tale of voodoo and forbidden love in the West Indies, was considered one of the high-water marks of screen terror. Betsy, a Canadian nurse, comes to St Sebastian to care for Jessica Holland , an invalid who appears to be suffering from a rare form of paralysis. But she is soon enmeshed in the sombre web of guilt and jealousy which surrounds Jessica's husband, Paul ...
Screenplay by CURT SIODMAK Produced by VAL LEWTON Directed by JACQUES TOURNEUR
. Films: page 13
11.40
Zoltan ... Hound of Dracula starring Michael Pataki
Jose Ferrer , Reggie Nalder
A military explosion rips through the stark, rocky land of an East European countryside unearthing the tomb of the family Dracula and reawakening a dormant horror. First to emerge is the fiendish hound, Zoltan, who, unable to remove his master's coffin, digs up and resurrects Dracula's long-dead servant, Veidt Smit. Soon servant and hound are on their way to modern Los Angeles, determined to track down the master's last surviving descendant and make him the new Dracula ...
Screenplay by FRANK RAY PERILLI Produced by ALBERT BAND and FRANK RAY PERILLI
Directed by ALBERT BAND . Films: page 13 (First showing on British television)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Conway
Unknown: Frances Dee
Unknown: James Ellison
Produced By: Val Lewton
Unknown: Jessica Holland
Play By: Curt Siodmak
Produced By: Val Lewton
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
Unknown: Michael Pataki
Unknown: Jose Ferrer
Unknown: Reggie Nalder
Unknown: Frank Ray Perilli
Produced By: Albert Band
Unknown: Frank Ray Perilli
Directed By: Albert Band
Paul Holland: Tom Conway
Betsy: Frances Dee
Wesley Rand: James Ellison
Mrs Rand: Edith Barrett
Jessica Holland: Christine Gordon
Dr Maxwell: James Bell
Clement: Richard Abrams
Alma: Teresa Harris
Calypso singer: Sir Lancelot,,
Carre-Four: Darby Jones
Houngan: Martin Wilkins
Michael Drake/Count Dracula: Michael Pataki
Maria Drake: Jan Shutan
Linda Drake: Libbie Chase
Steve Drake: John Levin
Veidt Smit: Reggie Nalder
Jnsp Branco: José Ferrer
Mrs Parks: Cleo Harrington
Guard: Tom Gerrard
Lieutenant: Bob Miller
Officer: Gordon McGill
Deputy: Al Ferrara
Sheriff: Roger Pancake








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