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: Open University

7.40 Imagery and Imagism. 8.5 Facts Are Not Enough. 8.30 Prospect: for Students and Tutors of A101. 8.55 The Power of Speech 9.20 All About Risk. 9.45 Welfare and Politics: Great Britain. 10.10 Health Choices: Toll Me When it Hurts. 10.35 Consumer Decisions: Serve You Right.
11.0 Maths Methods: 111 Conditioning.
11.25 ' Mr Galileo Was Correct'. 11.50 Psvchosexual Differences: 1 12.15 Paris: La Belle Epoque. 12.40 Making the Connections. 1.5 A Question of Colour.

: Saturday Cinema: 1 Lisbon

starring Ray Milland with Maureen O'Hara
Claude Rains , Yvonne Furneaux
The first in a double bill of films directed by, and starring, Ray Milland , is a fast-moving tale of international intrigue, attractively filmed on location in Portugal.
Ex-US Navy Captain Robert Evans , now a smuggler, is engaged to engineer the escape of American industrialist Lloyd Merrill , for two years a prisoner behind the Iron Curtain. But Merrill's wife Sylvia has other plans ...
Screenplay by JOHN TUCKER BATTLE from a story by MARTIN RACKIN
Directed by RAY MILLAND. Films: page


Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Yvonne Furneaux
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Captain Robert Evans
Unknown: Lloyd Merrill
Unknown: John Tucker Battle
Story By: Martin Rackin
Directed By: Ray Milland.
Capt Robert Evans: Ray Milland
Sylvia Merrill: Maureen O'Hara
Aristides Mavros: Claude Rains
Maria Masanet: Yvonne Furneaux
Serafim: Francis Lederer
Lloyd Merrill: Percy Marmont
Joao Fonseca: Jay Novello
Edgar Selwyn: Edward Chapman
Phillip Norworth: Harold Jamieson
Tio Rabio: Humberto Madeira

: The Sky at Night

The Changing Face of Venus Patrick Moore discusses how our knowledge of Venus has changed in view of exciting new discoveries.


Unknown: Venus Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Saturday Cinema: 2 A Man Alone

starring Ray Milland with Mary Murphy
Ward Bond , Raymond Burr
The second of this afternoon's Ray Milland films is an exciting Western drama. After gunman Wesley Steele comes upon the wreckage and dead victims of a stage hold-up, he is obliged to kill a lawman in self-defence. While on the run he accidentally discovers who was responsible for the robbery and murder.
Screenplay by JOHN TUCKER BATTLE from a story by MORT BRISKIN
Produced by HERBERT J. YATES
Directed by RAY MILLAND. Films- page 9


Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Mary Murphy
Unknown: Ward Bond
Unknown: Raymond Burr
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: Wesley Steele
Unknown: John Tucker Battle
Story By: Mort Briskin
Produced By: Herbert J. Yates
Directed By: Ray Milland.
Wesley Steele: Ray Milland
Nadine Corrigan: Mary Murphy
Corrigan: Ward Bond
Stanley: Raymond Burr
Dr Martin: Arthur Space
Clantin: Lee van Cleef
Anderson: Alan Hale
SlOCUm: Douglas Spencer

: International Bowls

Embassy World Indoor Bowls Championship
DOUGIE DONNELLY introduces highlights of the second semi-final.


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

: Life in Care

An Open Door programme made by The National Association of Young People in Care
One of the problems of living in a children's home is that it's just one small part of a local council's Social Services Department. Often the opinions of the kids who live in children's homes get lost in council bureaucracy.
A public access programme, made with the help of the COMMUNITY programme UNIT

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy discusses Airline (YTV), The Money Programme and Not the Nine O'Clock News (BBC2) with Peter Villa , Sarah Hogg and Ned Sherrin. Plus Paul Bonner on Channel 4 schedules.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Peter Villa
Unknown: Sarah Hogg
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Paul Bonner
Director: Clare Paterson
Producer: John Archer

: Spain - A Return to the Battlefields

Forty-five years ago this month Madrid was saved. The democratically elected Spanish Republic succeeded in halting Francisco Franco 's advancing Nationalist Rebels at the very gates of the city. It was not enough to give the Republic a final victory over the rebels, but their capital was saved in a decisive action fought on the hills above the Jarama river; and in that battle a vital role was played by international volunteers who, moved by the plight of the young Republic, had come to Spain from all corners of the world to take up arms on behalf of a threatened democracy.
In 1981 a party of Britons, who had fought with the British Battalion of the XVth International Brigade, made a pilgrimage back to Spain, to the battlefields where 522 of their comrades had given their lives for the doomed Spanish Republic during the three-year-long Civil War.
Spain - A Return to the Battlefields is an account of what, for many of them, was their first visit to the country since Franco's forces had finally triumphed in 1939. Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH Film editor ROLAND ARMSTRONG Producer CHRISTOPHER COOK


Unknown: Francisco Franco
Editor: Roland Armstrong

: Film International: Mirror

starring Margarita Terekhova
Holding a mirror to his childhood, Andrei Tarkovsky reflects the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union in a many-layered film in which memories, dreams and nightmares intertwine. Each memory is placed in context by the use of newsreel footage but as Tarkovsky himself says, ' There are no episodes to decipher like symbols ... if one finds double meanings in it, that will be because we are not used to seeing the truth on the screen. The film is a confession. We have a debt to those who have given us life and love: we must tell them of our love.'
Introduced by Gavin Millar
Alexei's mother as an old woman is played by Andrei Tarkovsky 's mother
Poems written and read by ARSENY TARKOVSKY (Andrei Tarkovsky 's father) Screenplay by ANDREI TARKOVSKY , ALEKSANDR MISHARIN Directed by ANDREI TARKOVSKY
A Russian film with English subtitles (First showing on British television)
(Colour/block and white) Films: page 9


Unknown: Margarita Terekhova
Unknown: Andrei Tarkovsky
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Played By: Andrei Tarkovsky
Read By: Arseny Tarkovsky
Read By: Andrei Tarkovsky
Unknown: Andrei Tarkovsky
Unknown: Aleksandr Misharin
Directed By: Andrei Tarkovsky
Voice of Alexei, the narrator: Innokenti Smoktunovsky
Alexei's mother (Maria or Marusya or Masha) and Alexei's wife, Natalia: Margarita Terekhova
Alexei's mother an old woman: L. Tarkovskaya
Alexei (or Alyosha) aged 5: Philip Yankovsky
Alexei aged 12 and Ignat, Alexei's: Son Ignat Daniltsev
Alexei's father: Oleg Yankovsky
Man at the printing shop: Nikolai Grinko
Woman at the printing shop (Lisa)..................: Alla Demidova
Military instructor: Yuri Nazarov
Passer-by: Anatoll Solonitsin

: The Light of Experience

A series of eight programmes 7: An Ordinary Man Charles Handy was ashamed of his Irish home and especially of his father, the local vicar, who plodded through his Jane Austen world, oblivious to the challenges of the 20th century. Charles escaped to find them but, when his father's death forced him to return, the unexpected size of the funeral made him realise this ordinary man had in fact been very special. Charles recalls how witnessing the end of such a life marked the real beginning of his own.


Unknown: Jane Austen
Director: Fay Dickey.
Producer: John Wilcox

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Midnight Movie: The Wicked Lady

starring Margaret Lockwood James Mason , Patricia Roe
'All my life I've cheated to get what I wanted,' is the philosophy of Lady Barbara Skelton who, bored with her marriage to a country squire, turns to highway robbery and murder for excitement. ' Salacious ' and ' immoral' was the view of the British press to describe what was to become the most commercially successful of Gainsborough Pictures' costume melodramas.
Produced by r. j. minney
Written and directed by LESLIE ARLISS


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Patricia Roe
Unknown: Lady Barbara Skelton
Produced By: R. J. Minney
Directed By: Leslie Arliss
Lady Skelton: Margaret Lockwood
Captain Jackson: James Mason
Caroline: Patricia Roc
Sir Ralph Skelton: Griffith Jones
Henrietta Kingsclere: Enid Stamp-Taylor
Kit Locksby: Michael Rennie
Hogarth: Felix Aylmer
Martin Worth: David Horne
Cousin Agatha: Martita Hunt
Lord Kingsclere: Francis Lister
Aunt Doll: Amy Dalby
Aunt Moll: Beatrice Varley
Doxy: Jean Kent

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