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: Open University

7.40 A Second Chance. 8.5 Mechanics: Rockets, Orbits. 8.30 A Golden Age of Work. 8.55 Classical Greece: Games and Festivals. 9.80 Voluntary Workers. S.45 Orpheus Britannicus. 10.35 Instrumentation in Train Development. 11.0 The Future of British Steel. 11.25 Chardin and the Female Image. 11.50 Continental Can at the EEC. 12.15 Biology: Form and Function. 12.40 Nature or Nurture.
1.5 Mechanisms of Pain Relief. 1.31 Early Earth Evolution.

: Saturday Cinema: The Song of Bernadette

starring Jennifer Jones
Charles Bickford , Vincent Price
The story of Bernadette Soubirous - eldest of nine children in a poor peasant family -whose visions, at the age of 14, made the town of Lourdes famous and the centre for pilgrims from throughout the world. Jennifer Jones , in her first starring role, received the Academy Award as best actress for her moving portrayal of Bernadette.
Screenplay by GEORGE SEATON from the novel by FRANZ WERFEL
Produced by WILLIAM perlberg Directed by HENRY KING Films: page 17


Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Charles Bickford
Unknown: Bernadette Soubirous
Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: George Seaton
Novel By: Franz Werfel
Produced By: William Perlberg
Directed By: Henry King
Bernadette Soubirous: Jennifer Jones
Peyramale: Charles Bickford
Vital Dutour: Vincent Price
Dr Dozous: Lee J Cobb
Sister Marie Theresa Vauzous: Gladys Cooper
Antoine Nicolau: William Eythe
Louise Soubirous: Anne Revere
Francois Soubirous: Roman Bohnen

: The Sky at Night

Voyager 2
A Second Opinion of Saturn
On 25 August the American spacecraft Voyager 2 made its pass of Saturn, and told more about the unexpectedly complicated ringsystem, the surface of the planet, and the puzzling family of satellites. Patrick Moore gives the latest news of the mission.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: International Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship
Further coverage of the quarter-finals in this new tournament in the darts calendar. Introduced by PETER PURVES from the Club Fiesta, Stockton Commentators
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Bill Taylor.
Producers: Mike Adley
Producer: Nick Hunter

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming and David Cass Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: David Cass

: The Royal Opera presents Peter Grimes

by Benjamin Britten words by montagu SLATER
The great Canadian tenor returns to Covent Garden to re-create one of his most famous roles. Peter Grimes is a proud and lonely fisherman in The Borough, a small fishing town on the east coast of England. It is about 1830. The opera begins in the Moot Hall where an inquest is being held into the death of Grimes's apprentice who died at sea.
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE leader JOHN brown conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Movement by ELEANOR FAZAN Produced in association with COVENT GARDEN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS LTD Executive producer HUMPHREY BURTON Directed by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Montagu Slater
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Moot Hall
Leader: John Brown
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis
Producer: Elijah Moshinsky
Designers: Timothy O'Brien
Producer: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: John Vernon
Peter Grimes: Jon Vickers
HobSOn: John Tomlinson
Swallow: Forbes Robinson
Ned Keene: Philip Gelling
The Rector: John Lanigan
Bob Boles: John Dobson
Auntie: Elizabeth Bainbuidge
Nieces MARILYN HILL SMITH: Anne Pashley
Mrs Sedley: Patricia Payne
Ellen Orford: Heather Harper
Captain Balstrode: Norman Bailey
Dr Crabbe: Ignatius McAyden
Boy (John): Andrew Wilson

: Alec Guinness in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

by John Le Carre, dramatised in seven parts by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT
Also starring (in order of appearance) Michael Jayston, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton, Michael Aldridge, Terence Rigby, Ian Richardson, Hywel Bennett, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Bate
4: Control to Smiley: 'There are three of them - and Alleline.' Smiley recalls the past - his involvement with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Poorman, and he remembers Karla, the legendary head of Moscow Circus.
Music composed and conducted by GEOFFREY BURGON. Producer JONATHAN POWELL. Director John Irvin


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Arthur Hopcraft
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Terence Rigby
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Conducted By: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell.
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Alwyn: Warren Clarke
Mendel: George Sewell
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Karla: Patrick Stewart
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Fawn: Alec Sabin
Alisa Brimley: Marjorie Hogan
Paul Skordeno: Joe Praml

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather

: The Bill Douglas Trilogy

Gavin Millar introduces three remarkable films by the Scottish film-maker Bill Douglas - My Childhood, My Ain Folk and My Way Home. Douglas himself has called them 99 per cent autobiographical. Told without a trace of self-pity or sentimentality, the trilogy starts tonight.
A bleak, almost physically-painful picture, distilled from the bitter memories of one of this country's most original talents. I believe this trilogy ivill come to be regarded not just as a milestone, but as one of the heroic achievements oj the British cinema. (the observer)


Introduces: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Bill Douglas

: My Childhood

starring Stephen Archibald
The first of three highly-praised films by Scottish director Bill Douglas chronicling his childhood and adolescence is set in 1945. Eight-year-old Jamie lives with his grandmother and brother Tommy, aged 12. in a back-to-back cottage in a mining village just south of Edinburgh. Jamie's only friend is Helmuth. a German POW. who with other prisoners farms the neighbouring fields ...
Produced by GEOFFREY EVANS Written and directed by BILL DOUGLAS
(first shoioing on British television)
Films : page 17
(My Ain Folk, tomorrow at 9.5 pm)


Unknown: Stephen Archibald
Director: Bill Douglas
Produced By: Geoffrey Evans
Directed By: Bill Douglas
Jamie: Stephen Archibald
Tommy: Hughie Restorick
Grandmother: Jean Taylor-Smith
Helmuth: Karl Fieseler
Tommy's father: Bernard McKenna
Jamie's father: Pail Kermac
Tommy's mother -: Helena Gloag
Jamie's mother: Ann Smith
Nurse: Eileen McCullum
Schoolteacher: Helen Crummy
Janitor: John Crimmy
Bus conductress: Helen Eccles
Man singing: John Eccles

: International Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship This evening the semi-finals

: Midnight Movie: Phantom Lady

starring Franchot Tone Ella Raines , Alan Curtis
When Scott Henderson returns to his New York flat late one night, he is confronted by a squad of detectives who charge him with the murder of his wife. Henderson appears to have been framed, but the only person who can prove his innocence is a mysterious woman who has vanished without trace ...
(Blacfc and white). Films: page 17


Unknown: Ella Raines
Unknown: Alan Curtis
Unknown: When Scott Henderson
Carol Richman: Ella Raines
Jack Martow: Franchot Tone
Scott Henderson: Alan Curtis
Inspector Burgess: Thomas Gomez
Phantom Lady: Fay Helm
Estella Monteiro: Airora Miranda
Mac the bafman: Andrew Tombes
Cliff Milburn: Elisha Cook Jr

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