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: Open University

7.40 Control of Education. 8.5 Cubic Splines. 8.30 Victorian Moral Painting.
8.55 Curriculum Design and Development. 9.20 Harmonic Analysis: 2. 9.45 Private Investment and the Third World. lt.10 The Establishment in Britain. 10.35 The Atomic Clock. 11.0 Weights, Measures and Statistics. 11.25 Six Characters in Search of an Author. 12.15 The Vertebrate Kidney. 12.40 Carbonyl Chemistry. 1.5 At the Frontier. 1.30 Properties of Water. 1.55 The Face of Italy. 2.20 Diffusion of Dutch Elm Disease.

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Innocents in Paris

Alastair Sim
Margaret Rutherford Claire Bloom
This amiable comedy is set in those far-off days-the early 50s-when travel, even to Paris, was more of an adventure. Seven innocents abroad, a cross-section of the British nation, travel to the French capital. The adventurers and romantics are led by Sim, as a dour diplomat, and Margaret Rutherford as an eccentric amateur artist ...
Written and produced by ANATOLE DE GRUNWALD
Directed by GORDON PARRY Films: page 11 and at 4.40
Laughter in Paradise starring
Alastair Sim Fay Compton
In the second film starring the incomparable Alastair Sim , an eccentric practical joker dies, leaving a fortune to each of four relatives - on various conditions. The exploits the relatives have to undertake in order to inherit, provide plenty of comic situations.
Produced and directed by MARIO ZAMPI Films: page 11


Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Produced By: Anatole de Grunwald
Directed By: Gordon Parry
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Fay Compton
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Unknown: Jack Davies
Directed By: Mario Zampi
Sir Norman Barker: Alastair Sim
Gwladwys Inglott: Margaret Rutherford
Dicky Bird: Ronald Shiner
Susan Robbins: Claire Bloom
Max de Lorne: Claude Dauphin
Francois: Laurence Harvey
Capt George Stilton: Jimmy Edwards
Andy MacGregor: James Copeland
Josette: Gaby Bruyere
Raymonde: Monique Gérard
Gloria Delaney: Mara Lane
Carpetseller: Grégoire Aslan
Panitov: Peter Illing
Deniston Russell: Alastair Sim
Agnes Russell: Fay Compton
Simon Russell: Guy Middleton
Herbert Russell: George Cole
Henry Russell: Hugh Griffith
Lucille Grayson: Beatrice Campbell
Sir Charles Robson: A E Matthews
Elizabeth Robson: Joyce Grenfell
Sheila Wilcott: Eleanor Summerfield
Gordon Webb: John Laurie

: Colonel Culpeper's Flying Circus

Less than one hour's plane ride from J.R.'s home town, Dallas, there is the most unusual air force in the world. Nearly 100 bombers and fighters from World War II wait in readiness for the scramble that will never come; they form the Ghost Squadron of the Confederate Air Force.
Under their commander, Colonel Jethro E. Culpeper , the 7,000 colonels - there are no other ranks - keep their aerial armada in the skies over Texas: To perpetuate the spirit that kept the free world free '.
Not all the colonels are Americans: HRH Prince Philip and Battle of Britain ace, Sir Douglas Bader , are among the illustrious British names.
Last October the air force put on its annual show of strength at command HQ. As the Heinkels and Messerschmitts, Spitfires and Mustangs. Liberators and Flying Fortresses took to the skies, the colonels reminded the world once again of a time when ' America was great'.
Producer TONY SALMON Series editors


Reporter: Ian Wooldridge
Unknown: Jethro E. Culpeper
Unknown: Sir Douglas Bader
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs.

: European Community Youth Orchestra Concert

from Athens
As part of the European Community Youth Orchestra's 1981 tour, tonight's concert comes from the ancient open-air theatre of Herodes Atticus near the Acropolis in Athens.
The orchestra of young musicians from the EEC countries is conducted by Daniel Barenboim and the soloist in Brahms' Violin Concerto, which opens the concert, is the young Israeli violinist Schlomo Mintz
In the second part of the concert there will be a performance of Schumann's Symphony No 4.
The concert, broadcast live from Greek television, is introduced by Michael Berkeley
BBC presentation by PETER BARTLETT


Unknown: Herodes Atticus
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Violinist: Schlomo Mintz
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Presentation By: Peter Bartlett

: * News and Sport


: * European Community Youth Orchestra Concert

from Athens Part 2
Schumann Symphony No 4

: * pm Spirit of Asia

A series of eight programmes
Narrated by David Attenborough 5: The Haunted Land
The great Irrawaddy river is the backbone of Burma. Rising high in the Himalayas it flows south through 1,000 miles of jungle-clad mountains and arid desert Plains before entering the Bay of Bengal close to the capital, Rangoon. On its banks lie the ruins of Pagan, once the centre of a mighty empire, where powerful kings tried to outdo their predecessors by building ever more magnificent temples.
Today Burma is a socialist country, slowly emerging from a long Period of near-isolation from the rest of the world. Perhaps because of that isolation, it has preserved traditions and an old-world charm and sophistication which are uniquely its own.
Film editors JOHN NEEDHAM , ARDAN FISHER Produced by MICHAEL MACINTYRE Book (same title), £15.50 from bookshops


Unknown: David Attenborough
Editors: John Needham
Produced By: Michael MacIntyre

: * Newseries Yours Sincerely

Robert Erskine presents three programmes in which everyday life in classical times is recreated from letters of the period. 1: Letters in the Sand
To Zenon from his brother, greeting. The letter you wrote to Menon about Kallikon's money has been eaten by mice ...'
Zenon was a Greek businessman who, in 250 BC, soon after Alexander the Great's conquest, was running a large estate in the Egyptian countryside. Some 1,500 Papyrus documents survive from his in-tray, conveying a picture of the ordinary life of the Greek immigrants and native Egyptians, who did not always see eye to eye. Written by ROBERT ERSKINE
Egyptianweaver.DARIEN ANGADI Studio lighting JOHN GREEN
Studio sound JOHN HARTSHORN Designer BRYAN ELLIS Director
Woddis On ... page 69


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Written By: Robert Erskine
Unknown: Brian Morgan
Producer: Tony Tyley
Zenon: Kevin Brennan
Agreopheon: Harold Goldblatt
Kastor: Terence Budd

: * News on 2


: Horror Double Bill

starring Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks
Another gem of suggestive terror from producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur. Fear stalks the dark streets of a small New Mexico town after a black leopard, part of a publicity stunt by a night-club entertainer, is accidentally let loose. A young girl out buying groceries is killed, but is she a victim of the leopard, or of a human killer who has made the night streets his hunting ground?
Screenplay by ARDEL WRAY, based on the novel Black Alibi by CORNELL WOOLRICH Produced by VAL LEWTON
Films: page 11

and at 11.55*
starring Carol Lynley, Gig Young, Oliver Reed, Flora Robson
Returning to her childhood home on an isolated island off the New England coast, Susannah Kelton and her husband, Mike, find the villagers openly hostile. Vague memories stir in Susannah of a terrifying childhood experience. Her Aunt Agatha warns of a fearful family curse linked with a mysterious shuttered room at the top of the old mill she has returned home to claim ...
Directed by DAVID GREENE. Films: p 11


Producer: Val Lewton
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Screenplay by: Ardel Wray
Produced by: Val Lewton
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Jerry Manning: Dennis O'Keefe
Clo-Clo: Margo
Kiki Walker: Jean Brooks
Maria: Isabel Jewell
Dr Galbraith: James Bell
Teresa Delgado: Margaret Landry
Charlie How-Come: Abner Biberman
Raoul Belmonte: Richard Martin
Consuelo Contreras: Tula Parma
Chief Robles: Ben Bard
Eloise: Ariel Heath
RoSita: Fely Franquelli
Dwight: Robert Anderson
Helene: Jacqueline de Witt
Pedro: Bobby Spindola
Brunton: William Halligan
Senora Delgado: Kate Lawson
Unknown: *
Screenplay: D.B. Ledrov
Screenplay: Nathaniel Tanchuck
Produced by: Phillip Hazelton
Directed by: David Greene
Mike Kelton: Gig Young
Susannah Kelton: Carol Lynley
Ethan: Oliver Reed
Aunt Agatha: Flora Robson
Zebulon: William Devlin
Tait: Bernard Kay
Emma: Judith Artry
Luther: Robert Cawdron
Aunt Sarah: Celia Hewitt
Village girl: Ingrid Bower

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