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: Open University

10 10 Health Choices: Stormy Weather
10.35 Consumer Decisions: Semi-detached

: Saturday Cinema: 1Captains Courageous

starring Spencer Tracy Freddie Bartholomew with Lionel Barrymore
Melvyn Douglas , Mickey Rooney
In the first of this afternoon's adventure films, Harvey Cheyne , spoiled young son of a millionaire, is dismayed to find himself stranded on a small fishing boat.
But during three months at sea he discovers joy in his work as a cabin boy and, for the first time in his life, real friendship.
Spencer Tracy received an Academy Award for his fine performance as the Portuguese fisherman Manuel, in this vivid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling 's novel.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN ,
MARC CONNELLY and DALE VAN EVERY Produced by louis D. LIGHTON Directed by VICTOR FLEMING
. Films: page 21

Contributors

Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Freddie Bartholomew
Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Melvyn Douglas
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Harvey Cheyne
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: Marc Connelly
Unknown: Dale Van
Unknown: D. Lighton
Directed By: Victor Fleming
Manuel: Spencer Tracy
Harvey: Freddie Bartholomew
Disko: Lionel Barrymore
Mr Cheyne: Melvyn Douglas
Dan: Mickey Rooney
Uncie Salters: Charley Grapewin
' Long Jack ': John Carradine

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant in an entertainment of jokes, comedy ana music with Alex Norton , Delia Morgan , Janine Sharp , Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN COHEN Designer GWEN EVANS
Director JOHN SMITH. Producer ANN REAY

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Delia Morgan
Unknown: Janine Sharp
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: John Smith.
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Cinema: 2Bitter Springs

starring
Tommy Trinder , Chips Rafferty with Gordon Jackson
After a hazardous 600-mile trek across desert and mountains, a pioneering sheep farmer and his family settle in a territory which has been the preserve of an Aborigine tribe for generations. Bitterness and feuding result over the possession of the one water-hole in the area.
Tommy Trinder provides effervescent humour in this dramatic adventure story of the Australian bush in the 19th century.
Screenplay by w. p. LIPSCOMB and M. DANISCHEWSKY from an original story by RALPH SMART Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by RALPH SMART
. Films: page 21

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Chips Rafferty
Unknown: Gordon Jackson
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: M. Danischewsky
Story By: Ralph Smart
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Ralph Smart
Tommy: Tommy Trinder
Wally King: Chips Rafferty
Mac: Gordon Jackson
'Ma' King: Jean Blue
John King: Charles ' Bud ' Tingwell
Emma King: Nonnie Piper
Charlie: Nicky Yardley

: From Magna Carta to Microchips: 6: Some Impacts of Measurement on Life: And Can We Take it too Far?

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Young People.
The last of six lectures on the theme of measurement given by Professor R. V. Jones.
In this lecture we shall look at two triumphs of modern technology which enable us to measure and to control mechanisms with a precision of better than one ten thousandth of a centimetre. The first is familiar enough - the video disc - which gives us an instant replay of a football goal, or records a whole television programme. And the second is the microchip which involves the manufacture and positioning of minute stencils to etch electronic circuits - parts of which may be less than one thousandth of a centimetre across - and to reproduce them precisely by the million. Without such accuracy the microchip revolution could never have occurred.

Contributors

Speaker: Professor R.V. Jones
Produced for television by: Brian Johnson

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming and David Cass Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: David Cass

: In Front of the Children

An affectionate look at some of the television watched at school by children, presented by Peter Fiddick , The Guardian's television critic: ' For heaven's sake, don't we send them to school to get away from the telly? What are their teachers for? What can television do except numb their brains still further? '
Peter picks from 1,000 programmes a year that over 90 per cent of schools in the UK use, and comes up with a runaway teenager, a decorator in a stately home, a music lesson with a difference, Scottish mountains, geometry that moves, how not to get lost in Spain, and many other good things including excerpts from: Masculine Protest by FRANK O'CONNOR with COLM RYAN and DES NEALON
A Place Like Home by DAVID COOK With ERIC DEACON , TOMMY FENDER JOHN FOWLER , HERBERT NORVILLE and a new production of J. B. PRIESTLEY 'S An Inspector Calls with Margaret Tyzack
Nigel Davenport and Bernard Hepton as Inspector Goole with SARAH BERGER and DAVID SIBLEY
Film cameraman BILL MATTHEWS Film editor PETER ESSEX
Produced by RONALD SMEDLEY

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Fiddick
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Unknown: Colm Ryan
Unknown: Eric Deacon
Unknown: Tommy Fender
Unknown: John Fowler
Unknown: Herbert Norville
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Sarah Berger
Unknown: David Sibley
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Editor: Peter Essex
Produced By: Ronald Smedley

: Aida

An opera by GIUSEPPE VERDI starring Margaret Price and Luciano Pavarotti
SAM WANAMAKER 's new production of Verdi's operatic masterpiece Was one of the outstanding events of the autumn season at the San Francisco Opera, with Pavarotti singing Radames for the first time and Margaret Price scoring a big Personal triumph in the title role.
CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA conductor Garcia Navarro
Introduced by HUMPHREY BURTON
Act 1: Memphis
Scene 1: The King's Palace Scene 2: Temple of Vulcan Act 2
Scene 1: A hall in the apartments of Amneris
Scene 2: Before a gate of the city of Thebes

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Price
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Conductor: Garcia Navarro
Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Aida: Margaret Price
Radames: Luciano Pavarotti
Amneris: Stefania Toczyska
Amonasro: Simon Estes
Ramfis: Kurt Rydl
King: Kevin Langan
Messenger: Colenton Freeman
Priestess: Susan Quittmeyer
Solo dancer: Christian Holder

: Interval - conversation from

the San Francisco Opera

: Aida

Act 3
On the bank of the Nile, by the Temple of Isis Act 4
Scene 1: Hall in the King's Palace Scene 2: Temple of Vulcan
Stage director SAM WANAMAKER Set designer DOUGLAS SCHMIDT
Costume designer LAWRENCE CASEY Choreographer MARGO SAPPINGTON Italian text by ANTONIO GHISLANZONI
English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE Television director BRIAN LARGE A POLYPHON production
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.

Contributors

Director: Sam Wanamaker
Designer: Douglas Schmidt
Designer: Lawrence Casey
Designer: Choreographer Margo Sappington

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Light of Experience

Eight personal accounts of experiences which have changed people's lives.
1: Exodus
Two years as political hostages tested the resources of all 52 captives in the American Embassy in Tehran.
In the long months of boredom, confinement and sickness Barry Rosen drew strength from his close relationship with his wife and children and vivid memories of his Jewish childhood.
Director FAY DICKEY
Producer JOHN WILCOX

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Rosen
Director: Fay Dickey
Producer: John Wilcox

: Midnight Movie: Chase a Crooked Shadow

starring Richard Todd
Anne Baxter , Herbert Lom with Alexander Knox , Faith Brook
In this tense mystery-thriller, heiress Kim Prescott , recuperating in her villa on the Costa Brava after the death of her father, is visited by a young man who claims to be her brother Ward. Only Kim is sure he's lying - Ward died in a car accident a year ago.
Screenplay by DAVID D. OSBORN and CHARLES SINCLAIR
Produced by DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR Directed by MICHAEL ANDERSON
. Films: page 21

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: Anne Baxter
Unknown: Herbert Lom
Unknown: Alexander Knox
Unknown: Kim Prescott
Unknown: David D. Osborn
Unknown: Charles Sinclair
Produced By: Douglas Fairbanks
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Ward: Richard Todd
Kimberley: Anne Baxter
Vargas: Herbert Lom
Chandler Bridson: Alexander Knox
Mrs Whitman: Faith Brook
Carlos: Alan Tilvern
Maria: Thelma D'Aguiar








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