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: Open University

7.40 E222 Course Review. S.5 Mechanics - Rutherford's Atom. 8.30 The Early Music Hall. 8.55 The Acropolis of Athens. 9.20 Is Fiscal Policy Stabilizing?
10.35 Atoms and Molecules. 11.0 World Modelling on Trial. 11.25 Montgeoffroy: Life in a Chateau. 11.50 Unions and Management. 12.15 Unity and Diversity.
12.40 Genetic Engineering. 1.5 States of Mind. 1.30 Colliding Continents.

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Johnny Frenchman: I Was Monty's Double

starring Francoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Patricia Roc.

The first of this afternoon's war-time films is set in Cornwall and tells of the age-old rivalry between the Breton and Cornish fisherfolk. When France is overrun by the Germans, the problems of refugees and mines in the Channel bring the rivals closer together.

(Black and white)
(Films: page 20)

and at 4.45-6.25
"I Was Monty's Double" starring John Mills, Cecil Parker and Clifton James.

The fantastic story of one of the most successful deceptions of the war, in which an obscure Pay Corps lieutenant with an extraordinary resemblance to Montgomery was persuaded to impersonate him in North Africa in order to distract German attention from the real Montgomery's activities in Europe.
Based on the book by M.E. Clifton James

(Black and white)
(Films: page 20)


Screenwriter (Johnny Frenchman): T.E.B. Clarke
Screenwriter (I Was Monty's Double): Bryan Forbes
Author (I Was Monty's Double): M.E. Clifton James
Producer (Johnny Frenchman): Michael Balcon
Director (Johnny Frenchman): Charles Frend
Producer (I Was Monty's Double): Maxwell Setton
Director (I Was Monty's Double): John Guillermin
Lanec Florrie: Francoise Rosay
Nat Pomeroy: Tom Walls
Sue Pomeroy: Patricia Roc
Bob Tremayne: Ralph Michael
Yan Kervarec: Paul Dupuis
Zacky Penrose: Frederick Piper
Steve Matthews: Arthur Hambling
Charlie West: Richard George
Dick Trewhiddle: Bill Blewett
Joe Pender: James Harcourt
Tim Bassett: Richard Harrison
Sam Olds: Stanley Paskin
Tom Hocking: James Knight
Jack Nicholas: Leslie Harcourt
Sam Harvey: John Stone
'Monty' and himself: M.E. Clifton James
Major Harvey: John Mills
Col Logan: Cecil Parker
Col Matthers: Patrick Allen
Col Dawson: Patrick Holt
Major Tennant: Leslie Phillips
Governor of Gibraltar: Michael Hordern
Nielson: Marius Goring
Hester: Barbara Hicks
Wing-Cmdr Bates: Duncan Lamont
Guard sergeant: Anthony Sagar
First guard: Max Butterfield
Second guard: Michael Oliver
Flt-Lt Osborne: John Gale
FO Davies: Kenneth Warren
Porter, YMCA: Sidney James
Sgt Adams: James Hayter

: The Chipperfield Safari

When the circus showman Jimmy Chipperficld and Lord Bath released 50 wild lions into Longleat Park in 1965 the Press branded them as ' madmen '. But the success of Jimmy's safari park idea was born of generations of circus life. Today his daughter Mary is renowned as a trainer-and his son John helped set up 27 safari parks and zoos. They filmed their own exciting record of circus life -and catching elephants and giraffes in the African bush. Reporter Sarah Kennedy


Unknown: Jimmy Chipperficld
Reporter: Sarah Kennedy
Producer: John Frost

: News and Sport

with Jan Looming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Looming

: Welsh National Opera presents Fidelio

By Beethoven.

This new production by Harry Kupfer, one of Europe's leading opera producers, caused something of an outcry when it was first staged in Cardiff last month.

The Daily Telegraph complained in a leading article that the work had been used for 'political sport', and that Kupfer had indulged in a piece of Marxist polemic. Tonight viewers can judge for themselves in this special television recording of the controversial production.


Producer: Harry Kupfer
Text by: Georg Friedrich Treitschke
English version by: Nicholas Payne
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, leader: John Stein
Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, chorus master: Julian Smith
Conducted By: Richard Armstrong
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Designer: Wilfried Werz
Lighting: John Waterhouse
For: the BBC:
Sound: Harry Thomas
Lighting: Len Stephens
Producer: Vincent Dowdall
Director: Peter Butler
Marzelline: Helen Field
Jaquino: Richard Morton
Rocco: Stafford Dean
Leonore: Anne Evans
Don Pizarro: Richard van Allan
First prisoner: Ralph Mason
Second prisoner: Peter Massocchi
Florestan: Dennis Bailey
Don Fernando: Phillip Joll

: Alec Guinness in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: 6

by John Le Carre, dramatised in seven parts by ARTHUR HOPCRAFT
Also starring (in order of appearance) Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Bernard Hepton, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Hywel Bennett

Smiley has questioned Prideaux about his interrogation by the Russians... but he is even more interested to hear what happened when Prideaux was returned to England.
"Through you, the Russians had discovered the exact reach of Control's suspicions of a spy in the Circus. And no-one's asking you anything?"


Author: John Le Carre
Dramatised by: Arthur Hopcraft
Music composed and conducted by: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Jim Prideaux: Ian Bannen
Jerry Westerby: Joss Ackland
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Mendel: George Sewell
Ricki Tarr: Hywel Bennett
Headmaster: John Wells
Headmaster's mother: Betty Hardy
I Flemying-Smith: Guy Standeven
Roach: Duncan Jones
Spikely: Daniel Beecher
Linda: Jo Apted
Fawn: Alec Sabin

: Hostage Cops

The Spaghetti House, Balcombe Street, the Iranian Embassy ... three London incidents in recent years in which police hostage negotiating teams have been in action. But the principles and practices in use in London were pioneered by the New York police, after the killings at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Since that time, Captain Frank Bolz has been in charge of 70 New York cops specially trained to handle hostage situations. He has led his team in 200 seiges without losing a single hostage, negotiator, or even captor.
This documentary film portrays FRANK BOLZ and his men in action in March - statistically New York's busiest month for the seizure, forcible restraint and ransom of hostages.
(A documentary programme, Forty Minutes, relates the story, partly told by Frank Bolz , of hi-jack and murder on a coach to Maine: Thursday at 9.30)


Unknown: Frank Bolz
Told By: Frank Bolz

: News on 2

with Jan Looming Weather

: International Golf

The Suntory
World Match Play Championship from the West Course,
Wentworth HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's semi-finals of this £100.000, 36-hole match play championship.
Television presentation
Executive producer DAVID KENNING


Introduces: Wentworth Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: Midnight Movie: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Dana Andrews , Joan Fontaine
When a newspaper proprietor seeks to highlight the fallacy of circumstantial evidence, he persuades his daughter's fiance to implicate himself in an unsolved murder by planting bogus clues. But things go horrifyingly wrong.
Fritz Lang 's last American film is one of his most ingenious and gripping exercises in suspense.
Screenplay by DOUGLAS MONROW Produced bv BERT FRIEDLOB Directed by FRITZ LANG Films: page 20


Unknown: Dana Andrews
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Fritz Lang
Play By: Douglas Monrow
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Tom Garrett: Dana Andrews
Susan Spencer: Joan Fontaine
Austin Spencer: Sidney Blackmer
Dolly Moore: Barbara Nichols
Terry Larue: Robin Raymond
Bob Hale: Arthur Franz
Roy Thompson: Phillip Bottrneuf
Lt Kennedy: Edward Binns
Charlie Miller: William Leicester
WilSOn: Shepperd Stri'Dwick

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