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: Open University

6.40 The Dalradian of Banffshire. 7.5 Computing: Files. 7.30 Maths: Convergence.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Species and Evolution. 5.15 Silicon Solar Cells. 5.40 Development of the Piano. 6 Spring on Nations: Cracow-Prague. 6.30 Making Sense of Society.

: Six Fifty-five Special

Two pop stars, one of whom had a hit record earlier this year, and the other who had regular chart-toppers in the early 60s, are among tonight's guests. Shakin' Stevens and Paul Jones span three decades of ' 'pop' music. A few months ago SHAKIN' STEVENiS had a best-seller with a 1950s composition, ' This Ole House ', while PAUL JONES , former lead singer with the Manfred Mann group in the 60s, still manages to combine a successful musical career with acting.
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Paul Jones
Unknown: Manfred Mann
Editor: Jim Dumighan.

: Spine Chillers: The Red Room

by H.G. Wells
Freddie Jones tells...


Author: H. G. Wells
Storyteller: Freddie Jones

: Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Best of Brass

For all enthusiasts of brass bands, and those who just enjoy (weather permitting) lazing within earshot in the park, b the next four weeks will be a pleasure.
From The Assembly Rooms, Derby Gerald Harrison introduces
BBC2's brass band knockout competition.
Programme 3, Round 1 Scottish champions
The Whitburn Burgh Band conducted by MAJOR PETER PARKES
0 battle it out for a place in the second semi-final, and a chance to win £1,000 against
Besses o' th' Barn Band current North West champions conducted by ROY NEWSOME with guest supporters Douglas Brock and Gerald Harrison
Lieut-Col Trevor L. Sharpe Sound NEIL MURRAY


Introduces: Derby Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Major Peter Parkes
Conducted By: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Douglas Brock
Unknown: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: Neil Murray
Producer: Ken Griffin

: His Girl Friday

continues the season of Hollywood classics by Howard Hawks, one of America's greatest directors. Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

In this lightning-paced, hilarious re-make of The Front Page, Howard Hawks used the brilliant idea of casting ace-reporter Hildy Johnson as a woman. In this version, she is both the newspaper's star reporter and the editor's ex-wife. Cary Grant is at his best as the crafty editor, Walter Burns, determined to stop at nothing in order to prevent Hildy from marrying an insurance salesman and lure her back on the job by sending her to interview a condemned man.
Screenplay bv CHARLES LEDERER from the play The Front Page by BEN HECHT and CHARLES MACARTHUR
Produced and directed by HOWARD HAWKS (Black and white). Films: page 11


Unknown: Cary Grant
Unknown: Rosalind Russell
Unknown: Ralph Bellamy
Unknown: Hildy Johnson
Unknown: Cary Grant
Editor: Walter Burns
Unknown: Zen Hecht
Unknown: Charles MacArthur
Waiter Burns: Cary Grant
Hildy Johnson: Rosalindl Bussell
Bruce Baldwin: Ralph Bellamy
Sheriff Hartwell: Gene Lockhart
Murphy: Porter Hall
Bensinger: Ernest Truex
Endicott: Cliff Edwards
Mayor: Clarence Kolb
McCue: Roscoe Karns
Wilson: Frank Jenks
Sanders: Regis Toomey
Diamond Louie: Abner Biberman
Duffy: Frank Orth
Earl Williams: John Qualen
Mollie Malloy: Helen MacH
Mrs Baldwin: Alma Kruger
Silas F Pinkus: Billy Gilbert

: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Masterclass

In the second of five programmes, the celebrated soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf works on two well-loved Mozart arias: Leporello's Catalogue Aria' from Don Giovanni and ' Non so più', sung by Cherubmo in The Marriage of Figaro. with Brian Sc«tt (baritone) and Christine Cairns (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by ROGER VIGNOLES
Recorded at the Freemasons' Hall during the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.
(NextThursday: Songs by Schubert and Hugo Wolf )


Mezzo-Soprano: Christine Cairns
Accompanied By: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Ron Allan
Producer: Rooney Greenberg
Producer: Hugo Wolf

: Cartoon Two

An award-winning allegory on film, depicting the cycle of man's life in his universe.
Directed by LAURENT CODERRE for the National Film Board of Canada


Directed By: Laurent Coderre

: Newsnight

: Laurel and Hardy

Two of the world's greatest laughter-makers in Chickens Come Home
Stan tries to pour oil on troubled waters but only succeeds in adding fuel to one of OUie's old flames.
Directed bv JAMES HORNE

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