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: Open University

7.40 A Many-Splendoured Thing?: 1.
8.5 Random Sampling. 8.30 Rural Transport and Accessibility. 8.55 Curriculum Design and Development. 9.20 Music: Formal Analysis. 9.45 Limits on Political Independence. 10.10 Religions of the Roman Empire. 10.35 Display and Recording. 11.0 Linear Models. 11.25 Waiting for Godot. 12.15 Propagation. 12.40 The Polymer Age. 1.5 The Universe Tomorrow. 1.31 Rivers.

: Saturday Cinema: Romanoff and Juliet

Peter Ustinov
Sandra Dee , John Gavin
This sparkling adaptation of Ustinov's stage success is being specially presented to follow his Guardian Lecture, screened last Thursday. It mixes laughter, romance and some rather eccentric politics in its story, loosely inspired by Shakespeare's play. But here the setting is Concordia and the rival 'families' are the Soviet Union and the USA.
Written, produced and directed by PETER Ustinov. Films: page 19


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Sandra Dee
Unknown: John Gavin
Directed By: Peter Ustinov.
General: Peter Ustinov
Juliet Moulsworth: Sandra Dee
Igor Romanoff: John Gavin
Vadim Romanoff: Akim Tamiroff
Evdokia Romanoff: Tamara Shayne
Hooper Moulsworth: John Phillips
Beulah Moulsworth: Alix Talton
Spy: Carl Don
Marfa Ziotochienko: Suzanne Cloutier
Otto: Peter Jones
Randle Wix: John Alderson

: Cricket and International Athletics

The NatWest Bank Trophy Final Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Two well-matched teams come to Lord's in what is likely to be a closely contested final. The captains, GEOFF COOK (Northamptonshire) and BARRY WOOD (Derbyshire) are vastly experienced in all aspects of the game, and both teams have a good blend of experience and youth. Northamptonshire may have a slight edge in experience of the big occasion as this is the third successive season they have reached a one-day cup final. PETER WEST introduces the closing stages of the match worth L10,000 to the winners. International Athletics from Rome
The Third IAAF World Cup
The highlight of the world's athletics season moves into a second day with the men's 1500m as the main event for British interest, with STEVE OVETT competing for Europe. The women's 800m and the men's 400m are also today, but the outstanding performance could come from the superb USA sprint team in the men's 4 x 100m relay.


Unknown: Steve Ovett

: Prendiville's Finest Innings

As one of the most exciting cricket seasons for years comes to an end, Kieran Prendiville , keen amateur, sets out to discover whether there is a science to the game of cricket, from facing the bowling of England's hero Ian Botham , to doing experiments in the wind tunnel at Cambridge University,
Film editor ELLIN HARE


Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Ian Botham
Editor: Ellin Hare
Producer: Jon Palfreman

: News and Sport


: Fashanu

Justin Fashanu starts the new football season with Nottingham Forest, having left Norwich City last month for a million-pound transfer fee. But the young striker isn't just a football star -he's a Black football star who came from a Dr Bar- nardo's Home. When he's shooting. for goal, he says, he's showing all the Blacks in our society that, despite the odds, they can succeed. Reporter Neil Lyndon Film editor KAREN HEWARD Producer MIKE PURTON


Unknown: Justin Fashanu
Reporter: Neil Lyndon
Producer: Mike Purton

: Life on the Shelf

' Of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important', said Lenin. Today, he would turn in his Moscow mausoleum if he could see the state of the art in Poland. There, film has become a powerful force of social criticism, and party propaganda fills no cinema seats. But until recently much of the best work of Polish documentary film makers was censored. Films which got too near the truth about the realities of working life, social problems and recent Polish history were put ' on the shelf', as the Poles say. Now Solidarity is pressing hard for an end to censorship and these films are emerging into the daylight.
Anthony Smith , Director of the British Film Institute, introduces extracts from some of them and talks to a young Polish film maker whose recent work is still ' on the shelf '.
Executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS
(The Polish film Top Dog is at 11.20 pm)


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Maryse Addison
Producer: John Reynolds

: Alec Guinness in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

by JOHN LE CARR É, dramatised in seven parts by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT Also starring
(in order of appearance)
Bernard Hepton , Terence Rigby
Michael Aldridge , Ian Richardson Alexander Knox , George Sewell Ian Bannen , Michael Jayston Nigel Stock , Anthony Bate Hywel Bennett
1: Some say George Smiley is in innocent retirement ... others say he was sacked after the Czech scandal ... but all agree that nobody ever leaves the Circus without some unfinished business.
Music composed and conducted by GEOFFREY BURGON


Unknown: John Le Carr
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Terence Rigby
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Alexander Knox
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Ian Bannen
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: George Smiley
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Control: Alexander Knox
Mendel: George Sewell
Jim Prideaux: Ian Bannen
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Roddy Martindale: Nigel Stock
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Barak: Milos Kirek
Czech guard: Eugene Lipinski
Fawn: Alec Sabin
Bookseller: Brian Hawksley

: News on 2


: Cricket

The NatWest Bank Trophy Final Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
PETER WEST introduces highlights of today's Final from Lord's. Producer NICK HUNTM


Producer: Nick Huntm

: Top Dog

A new feature film continuing the Polish theme. starring Jerzy Stuhr
Danielak, a young man in the entertainment business, is ruthless and ambitious. He wants to be Master of Ceremonies at the Gala Ball inaugurating both the opening of a new hotel and the town's 500th anniversary celebrations. Danielak will do literally anything to achieve his aim. He even tries to sell his girlfriend ...
Courageously made before the current liberalisation, Feliks Falk 's film caused a furore in Poland when it was released. Although it is set in a small provincial town, it was widely interpreted as a picture of corruption and graft in the government and party system. Jerzy Stuhr , one of the most influential figures in contemporary Polish cinema, gives a dazzling performance as a man who stops at nothing to get what he wants.
Written and directed by FELIKS FALK A Polish film with English sub-titles (First showing on British television) Films: page 19
(Tomorrow: One Eye Open at 7.15 pm and Wajda's Rough Treatment ot 10.5 pm)


Unknown: Jerzy Stuhr
Unknown: Feliks Falk
Unknown: Jerzy Stuhr
Directed By: Feliks Falk
Danielak: Jerzy Stuhr
Mela: Slawa Kwasniewska
Lasota: Wiktor Sadecki
Romek: Michal Tarkowski
Iza: Ewa Kolasinska
Danielak's brother: Ryszard Kotys
Przybylski: Jerzy Kryszak
Manager: Alfred Freudenheim
Ula: Jana Svandova
Chodkiewicz: Boguslaw Sobczuk

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