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: Open University

10:10 Childhood 5-10: Out to Play.

10.35 Governing Schools: The Visit.

11.00 Home Sweet Dome.

11.25 S101 Preparatory Maths: Numbers.

: Saturday Cinema: 1: No Kidding

Starring Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan, Julia Lockwood, Noel Purcell

In the first of this afternoon's family comedies, David and Catherine Robinson inherit a large country house and decide to turn it into a holiday home for children of the idle rich. But there's trouble in store when their not-so-idle charges arrive...
(Black and white)
Films: page 13


Screenplay: Norman Hudis
Screenplay: Robin Estridge
From the book "Beware of Children" by: Verily Anderson
Producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Gerald Thomas
David: Leslie Phillips
Catherine: Geraldine McEwan
Vanilla: Julia Lockwood
Tandy: Noel Purcell
Mrs Spicer: Irene Handl
Cook: Joan Hickson
Matron: June Jago
Col Matthews: Cyril Raymond
District nurse: Esma Cannon
Edgar Treadgold: Alan Gifford
Rockbottom: Sydney Tafler

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Alex Norton, Heather Williams, Pam Ellis, Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band


Presenter: Brian Cant
Presenter: Alex Norton
Presenter: Heather Williams
Presenter: Pam Ellis
Musical arranger: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: Saturday Cinema: 2 Some Will, Some Won't

starring Ronnie Corbett, Thora Hird, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray, Leslie Phillips.

The greatest practical joker of his time, Henry Russell, falls from Big Ben in the middle of his last stunt. At the reading of the will, his four beneficiaries find Henry has saved his best joke till the end.


Screenplay by: Lew Schwarz
Produced by: Giulio Zampi
Directed by: Duncan Wood
Herbert Russell: Ronnie Corbett
Agnes Russell: Thora Hird
Deniston Russell: Michael Hordern
Simon Russell: Leslie Phillips
Lucille: Barbara Murray
Henry Russell: Wilfrid Brambell
Benson: Dennis Price
Sir Charles Robson: James Robertson Justice
Sheila Wilcott: Sheila Steafel
Elizabeth Robson: Eleanor Summerfield
Police sergeant: Arthur Lowe

: International Darts: The Embassy World Professional Championship

Over the next eight days 32 of the greatest darts players in the world will be battling for total prize money of £28,000 and the title of World Champion. Eric Bristow, holder and No 1 seed, will be defending his title for the second year running. His first round opponent is Steve Brennan from N Ireland. Stefan Lord has a difficult first match against Les Capewell.
Peter Purves introduces highlights as well as news of: Dave Whitcombe (England) v Paul Lim (Singapore)
Alistair Forrester (Scotland) v Luc Marreel (Belgium)
Reports on Ceefax page 159


Introduced by: Peter Purves
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Commentator: Tony Green

: News and Sport

Jan Leoming and Michael Blakey Weather


Unknown: Michael Blakey

: Did You See...?

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy. who discusses Children in Cross fire (BBC1), Seconds Out (BBC1) and The Most Dangerous Man in the World (Central) with Dr Joe Hendron , actor Brian Glover and documentary director Angela Pope.
Plus Humphrey Burton , Melvyn Bragg and Barry Norman on arts magazine programmes.
Research CLARE Patterson Director PETER DALE


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy.
Unknown: Dr Joe Hendron
Unknown: Brian Glover
Director: Angela Pope.
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Clare Patterson
Director: Peter Dale
Producer: John Archer

: One Hundred Great Paintings

The last of 15 programmes Theme: Processions-
Leger (1881-1955) The Wedding Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris
Leger felt that photography and film were among the modern achievements that made representational art superfluous. In this painting Leger begins to experiment with a new kind of realism. Written and narrated by RICHARD CORK
Series adviser EDWIN MULLINS
Producers bill morton, KENNETH CORDEN Director rosemary BOWEN-JONES


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Kenneth Corden

: Joan Sutherland

A Life on the Move
Joan Sutherland 's voice is loved by millions of people around the world, thanks to her recordings and her appearances at leading opera houses, most recently at Covent Garden in 11 Trovatore.
Tonight's film follows Dame Joan and her husband, the conductor, Richard Bonynge , over a year in their busy life. We go behind the scenes at the New York Met and the Sydney Opera House, on tour in Japan and Korea, and watch recording sessions in London and at the Bonynges' home in Switzerland. Including excerpts from Australian Opera's productions of Norma, La Traviata and The Merry Widow, a Wagner recording session and various songs in rehearsal and recital. Narrated by RICHARD BAKER
Producer brian adams
ABC Australia


Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Film International: Mon Oncle d'Amerique

Alain Resnais" film starring Gerard Depardieu
Nicole Garcia Roger-Pierre Jean Le Gall, born in comfortable circumstances, becomes director of Radio News ... Janine Gamier, born into a Communist, working-class family hankers for the stage . '.' René Ragueneau. born on a primitive farm, aims to be a textile tycoon ...
Alain Resnais ' award-winning film Presents the lives and aspirations of three very different people against a discourse by Professor Henri Laborit on the biological basis of behaviour, intertwining them in a witty and challenging narrative in the first of a new selection of recent, outstanding foreign films.
Screenplay by JEAN GRUNALT Based on the works of PROFESSOR HENRI LABORIT
A French film with English subtitles
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Unknown: Nicole Garcia
Unknown: Alain Resnais
Unknown: Henri Laborit
Play By: Jean Grunalt
Directed By: Alain Resnals
Rene Ragueneau: Gerard Del'Ardleu
Janine Garnier: Nicole Garcia
Jean Le Gall: Roger Pierre
Therese Ragueneau: Marie Dubois
Arlette Le Gall: Nelly Borgeaud
Zambeaux: Pierre Arditi
Veerstrate: Gerard Darrieu
Michel Aubert: Philippe Laidenbach
Prof Henri Laborit: Himself

: The Light of Experience: 2: Mother of the World

Eight personal accounts of experiences which have changed people's lives.

Ivy Jeffers took nearly 70 years to fulfil a lifelong ambition and become a minister. After a colourful career and a long, happy marriage, her husband died. When the wounds had healed she found new vitality in her work for the Congregational Church, and at 68 became the oldest woman in Britain to be ordained. Now 81, she is still preaching.


Director: Fay Dickey
Producer: John Wilcox

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Darts: The Embassy World Professional Championship

Tony Brown, seeded No 5, perhaps not on his best form this season, could be struggling in his first-round match against the North American Open Champion, John Kramer from the USA.
The second match this evening features the 'man on form', Jocky Wilson - the present Bullseye - and British Professional Champion and Scottish No 1. His first-round opponent is Scottish captain Rab Smith, who, on form, is capable of causing an upset.
Peter Purves introduces highlights of both contests from Jollees Club, Stoke-on-Trent, together with the results of:
Gordon Allpress (New Zealand) v Ceri Morgan (Wales)
Alan Evans (Wales) v Robert Sinnaeve (Canada)
The BBC Book of World Darts, £1.25 from booksellers


Introduced by: Peter Purves
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Commentator: Tony Green
Producer: Keith Phillips
Producer: Bill Taylor
Producer: Mike Adley

: Midnight Movie: Broadway

George Raft , Pat O'Brien
Janet Blair , Broderick Crawford
Returning to New York from his Hollywood triumphs, George Raft recalls his days as a hoofer in the old Paradise speakeasy where the barrels of illegal hooch were rolled in the back door and bodies went out the same way. Despite frame-ups, shootings and the attempt of a tough bootlegger to steal his partner, Raft remains determined to hit the big-time.
Screenplay by FELIX JACKSON and JOHN bright
Produced by BRUCE MANNINC ,
. Films: page 13


Unknown: George Raft
Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Janet Blair
Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: George Raft
Unknown: Felix Jackson
Produced By: Bruce Manninc
Directed By: William A. Selter
George Raft: Himself
Dan McCorn: Pat O'Brien
Billie Moore: Janet Blair
Lil: Marjorie Rambeau
Pearl: Anne Gwynne
Nick: S Z Sakall
Porky: Edward S Brophy
Grace: Marie Wilson
Joe: Gus Schilling
Doli: Ralf Harolde
Pete Dailey: Arthur Shields
Maizie: Iris Adrian
Ruby: Elaine Morey
Ann: Dorothy Moore

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