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: Open University

7.40 Adult Literacy: Cape Verde I. 8.5 The Galbraithian Thesis. 8.20 Harris Tweed. 8.55 Truth, Dare or Promise.
9.20 Bartholomew Fair. 9.45 Tanzania.
10.35 Signals and Noise. 11.0 Alternative Technology Centre. 11.25 The Ghost Sonata. 12.15 Respiratory Mechanism.
12.40 Organic Chemistry: Azodyes. 1.5 A Matter of Geometry. 1.30 Climates of the Past. 1.55 Gravity Model. 2.20 Earthquakes.


Unknown: Harris Tweed.

: Saturday Cinema: Dry Rot

Ronald Shiner Brian Rix
Peggy Mount
After a disastrous day at the races ' Honest Alf Tubbs ' and his bookie friends are forced to disappear rather rapidly. Something which their clients are not too happy about. The trio decide they must make some money quickly and set up headquarters in a pub ...
Screenplay by JOHN CHAPMAN Produced by JACK CLAYTON Directed by MAURICE ELVEY
. Films: page 82 Film news and reviews on Ceefax


Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Alf Tubbs
Unknown: John Chapman
Produced By: Jack Clayton
Directed By: Maurice Elvey
Alf Tubbs: Ronald Shiner
Fred Phipps: Brian Rix
Sgt Fire: Peggy Mount
Danby: Lee Patterson
Flash Harry: Sidney James
Polignac: Christian Duvaleix
Beth: Joan Sims
Susan: Heather Sears
Col Wagstaffe: Michael Shepley
Mrs Wagstaffe: Joan Haythorne
Yokel: Miles Malleson
Raymond Glendenning: Himself

: Cricket

The Benson and Hedges Cup Final PETER WEST introduces the closing stages from Lord's. Commentators


Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Nick Hunter
Unknown: Bill Taylor

: News and Sport


: Cloch

A sculptor found a beautiful stone on a hillside which was too heavy to move. Every day as he worked on it a postman cycled by without comment' Eventually a female figure took shape and the postman asked - ' How did you know she was in there? '
A film featuring the work of Irish sculptors and their tradition of stone-carving.
Produced and directed by BOB QUINN A CINEGAEL production


Directed By: Bob Quinn

: Spirit of Asia

Narrated by David Attenborough
A series of eight films
3: Land of the Cosmic Mountain
On the high, misty slopes of active volcanoes, 2,000 years ago, the people of Java built shrines for the spirits of their ancestors. With the coming of Indian religions, they re-dedicated their shrines to Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction.
It was the beginning of a golden age of temple building which was to culminate in the creation of Borobudur, a giant man-made ' cosmic mountain', then as now, the largest monument in the southern hemisphere.
Today 95 per cent of Javanese are Muslims, but the sultans' palaces continue to nurture the serene classical dances which once came from India, and their celebrated shadow puppets are still revered as ancestral spirits.
Film editor TONY HEAVEN
Book (same title). £15.50, from bookshops


Unknown: David Attenborough
Produced By: Michael MacIntyre

: Horror Double Bill 1: Isle of the Dead

Boris Karloff , Ellen Drew
A Greek general, an American reporter, a British consul and his wife, are among a group of people trapped on a Greek island during the war of 1912. Plague breaks out, and a peasant woman warns of the presence of a vorvolaka - a vampirish being that drains all joy from the living and possesses the newly dead. Boris Karloff stars as the dour general in another vintage excursion into terror by master producer Val Lewton.
Screenplay by ARDEL WRAY , JOSEF MISCHEL Produced by VAL LEWTON Directed by MARK ROBSON
. Filmt: page 82


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Ellen Drew
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Producer: Val Lewton.
Play By: Ardel Wray
Unknown: Josef Mischel
Produced By: Val Lewton
Directed By: Mark Robson
General: Boris Karloff
Thea: Ellen Drew
Oliver: Marc Cramer
Mrs St Aubyn: Katherine Emery
Kyra: Helene Thimig
St Aubyn: Alan Napier
Albrecht: Jason Robards Sr
Dr Drossos: Ernst Dorian
Robbins: Skelton Knaggs
Greek colonel: Sherry Hall

: The Telephone Box

(La Cabina)
A Spanish film starring
Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez
Having seen his son safely on to the school bus, a man enters a newly erected telephone box and tries to make a call. The door closes behind him and the caller finds himself helplessly trapped in a nightmare which unfolds to a macabre conclusion.
A RADIOTELEVISIÓN ESPANOLA production (First showing on British television)


Directed By: Antonio Mercero

: News on 2


: Cricket

The Benson and Hedges Cup Final
PETER WEST introduces highlights of today's final from Lord's.


Introduces: Peter West

: Horror Double Bill 2: The Crazies

Lane Carroll , W. G. McMillan
When the inhabitants of a small mid-American town begin going insane and dying from the effects of a secret virus which has accidentally polluted their water supply, the authorities declare martial law. The town is sealed off, but the inhabitants, imbued with the spirit of American individualism and armed to the teeth, launch their own violent insurrection. George Romero 's ironic film has been seen as a savage allegory on the mores of his native land ...
Screenplay GEORGE A. ROMERO , from the story by PAUL MCCOLLOUGH Produced by A.C. CROFT
Directed by GEORGE A. ROMERO Films: page 82


Unknown: Lane Carroll
Unknown: W. G. McMillan
Unknown: George Romero
Unknown: George A. Romero
Story By: Paul McCollough
Produced By: A.C. Croft
Directed By: George A. Romero
Judy: Lane Carroll
David: W G McMillan
Clank: Harold Wayne Jones
Col Peckem: Lloyd Hollar
Artie: Richard Liberty
Kathy: Lynn Lowry
Dr Watts: Richard France
Woman lab technician: Edith Bell
Major Ryder: Harry Spielman
Dr Brookmyre: Will Disney
Brubaker: W L Thunhurst Jr
Shelby: Leland Starnes
General Bowen: A C MacDonald
Hawks: Robert J McCully
Sheriff Cooper: Robert Karlowsky

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