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: Open University

10.10 Childhood 5-10: Starting School.
10.35 Governing Schools: The Interview.
11.0 Open Forum: Students Meet the Vicc-Chanccllor. 11.25 Introduction to Education. 12.15 Introduction to the Organ. 1.5 Maths Methods: III Conditioning. 1.3* Before Einstein.

: Saturday Cinema: 1 Against the Wind

starring Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner

London 1943: Six men and women from widely different backgrounds are brought together for one of the most secret enterprises of the war. Their job is sabotage; their target, the Gestapo in Belgium. One false move, one careless word - or treachery - and their organisation is destroyed.
Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on a story by J. Elder Willis

(Black and white)
(Films: page 9)


Screenplay: T.E.B. Clarke
Aauthor: J. Elder Willis
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Charles Crichton
Father Philip: Robert Beatty
Michele: Simone Signoret
Cronk: Jack Warner
Duncan: Gordon Jackson
Picquart: Paul Dupuis
Julie: Gisele Preville
Emile: John Slater
Andrew: Peter Illing
Ackerman: James Robertson Justice
Malou: Sybilla Binder
Marie Berlot: Helene Hansen
Commandant: Gilbert Davis
Abbot: Andre Morell

: The Play Away Square Tomato Show

Comedy, music and puzzles with Ben Thomas , Heather Williams
Lola Young and Dave Roach with the Square Tomato Band
Musical arrangements by DAVE ROACH Designer GWEN EVANS
Producer ANN REAY. Director ANNE cobict


Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Heather Williams
Unknown: Lola Young
Unknown: Dave Roach
Arrangements By: Dave Roach
Designer: Gwen Evans
Producer: Ann Reay.

: Saturday Cinema: 2 The Glass Mountain

starring Michael Denison
Dulcie Gray , Valentine Cortesc
This famous romantic drama recounts the life of composer Richard Wilder and his three passions-his wife, his music and Alida, the beautiful Italian girl who saved his life during the war. The climax to the film is the premiere of his masterwork, a heroic opera based on the legend of the Glass Mountain told to him by Alida.
Screenplay by JOSEPH JANNI , JOHN winter and henry' CASS. Produced by JOHN SUTRO , FRED ZELNIK and JOSEPH JANNI Directed by HENRY CASS
(Black and whiter Films: page 9


Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Richard Wilder
Unknown: Joseph Janni
Produced By: John Sutro
Produced By: Fred Zelnik
Directed By: Henry Cass
Richard Wilder: Michael Denison
Ann Wilder: Dllcie Cray
Alida: Valentine Cortese
TitO: Tito Gobbi
Bruce McLeod: Sebastian Shaw
GinO: Antonio Centa
Charles: Sidney King
Singer: Elena Rizzieri

: Oxford: The Other Image

An Open Door programme made by the Jubilee 77 Association of Blackbird Leys
Oxford conjures an instant image of dreaming spires and punts on the river. But on the other side of the city by-pass is the other image -Blackbird Leys, a huge estate deprived of amenities. It was the street parties for the Queen's Jubilee which gave rise to an idea: a community association which would look after its own, especially the young, sick and elderly. All this, and more, has happened - largely through the energies of the Association's founder and leading light, Cath Walters. .. Keep pushing' is her motto. ' Just get it into your head that you want something done - and do it!'
A public access programme, made with the help of tire


Unknown: Cath Walters.

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Did You See...?

The television weekly review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses the dramatisation of Iris Murdoch 's novel The Bell (BBC2), the documentary on test-tube babies Test-Tube Explosion (TVS) and the debate on unemployment. Two Nations (BBC2) with Michael Gearin-Tosh , lecturer in English at Oxford, Hilary Hen -son, former presenter of Medical Express and now a BBC science features producer, and Barry Hines , author of Kes and Looks and Smiles.
Assistant producer CLARE PATERSON Director PETER DALE
Producer john archeb


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Michael Gearin-Tosh
Unknown: Hilary Hen
Unknown: Barry Hines
Producer: Clare Paterson
Director: Peter Dale
Producer: John Archeb

: Ceremonies and Rituals

In one of the most adventurous Proms in the 1981 season at the Royal Albert Hall , the three works on the programme were linked thematically by their concern with various forms of ceremony and ritual. Tonight Malcolm Ruthven introduces an edited and adapted recording of that concert. Music for percussion by Harrison Birtwistle
For 0, for 0, the Hobby Horse is Forgot played by Les Percussions de Strasbourg
8.32* Music for organ by Olivier Messiaen The Ascension played by Timothy Bond
8.55* Music from Thailand played by the Thai Classical Music Group of Srinakharinwirot University,
Bangkok Donald Mitchell acts as guide
Directed by BARRIE gavin


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduces: Malcolm Ruthven
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Played By: Les Percussions
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Played By: Timothy Bond
Unknown: Bangkok Donald Mitchell
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: Film International: Josephine

(Die Ortliebschen Frauen) starring Edith Heerdegen Libgart Schwarz
Elisabeth Stepanek
Josephine, a shy eldest daughter, feels that her world has fallen apart when her father dies, and reacts by trying to bind the remaining family even closer together. As Josephine takes over the household management from her mother, her sister Anna is forced into a servant's role while Walter, their handicapped brother, becomes a spoiled darling. Gradually, however, Josephine's new-found confidence becomes something more sinister ...
Screenplay by LUC BONDY and LIBGART SCHWARZ based on FRANZ NABL's novel, The Grave of the Living. Produced by JOACHIM VON VIETINGHOFF and PETER ZENK Directed by LUC BONDY. Films: page 9 A German film with English subtitles (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Edith Heerdegen
Unknown: Libgart Schwarz
Unknown: Elisabeth Stepanek
Play By: Luc Bondy
Unknown: Libgart Schwarz
Produced By: Joachim von Vietinghoff
Unknown: Peter Zenk
Directed By: Luc Bondy.
Helene Ortlieb: Edith Heerdegen
Josephine: Libgart Schwarz
Anna: Elisabeth Stepanek
Walter: Klaus Pohl

: The Light of Experience

A series of eight programmes 6: Reluctant Rebel
In a remote rural area of Canada lives a close-knit Christian sect whose lifestyle has remained unchanged for four centuries. Grace Jantzen grew up in this community, but love of knowledge led her to question its values and study alternative philosophy to life. Her inquisitiveness cost her marriage, career, family and friends. Grace talks about building a new life, different from but indebted to her Mennonite heritage. 'Their greatest gift to me was a life-shaping hunger for truth, yet in the end it was that which forced me to leave the community, a reluctant rebel'
Director FAY DICKICY. Producer JOHN wilcox


Unknown: Grace Jantzen
Director: Fay Dickicy.
Producer: John Wilcox

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Midnight Movie: A Night to Remember

Loretta Young , Brian Aherne with Jeff Donnell , Sidney Toler Gale Sondergaard
Crime-fiction writer Jeff Troy and his lovely wife Nancy move into the basement apartment of a Greenwich Village brownstone - the perfect atmosphere to gather material for Jeff's new book. The discovery of a corpse in the garden and the strange behaviour of the house's other occupants quickly turns their planned domestic bliss into a hair-raising escapade.
Produced by SAMUEL bischofp Directed by richard WALLACE
Films: page 9


Unknown: Loretta Young
Unknown: Brian Aherne
Unknown: Jeff Donnell
Unknown: Sidney Toler
Unknown: Gale Sondergaard
Unknown: Jeff Troy
Unknown: Richard Flournoy
Unknown: Jack Henley
Produced By: Samuel Bischofp
Directed By: Richard Wallace
Nancy Troy: Loretta Young
Jeff Troy: Brian Aherne
Anne Carstairs: Jeff Donnell
Scott Carstairs: William Wright
Insp Hawkins: Sidney Toler
Mrs DeVoe: Cale Sondergaard
Boiling: Donald MacBride
Polly Franklin: Lee Patrick
Eddie Turner: Don Costello

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