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: Open University

6.25 Balzac and the Visual Arts
6.50 Colour
7.15 Maths: Continuity
7.40 Marina by T. S. Eliot is Avoiding a Catastrophe
8.30 Contrasts: Musical Language 8^5 School to Work
9.20 Conflict in the Family
9.45 Social Work Under Attack
10.10 Ocean Crust Ruins of 10.35 Gibbon: The Ruins of Rome
110 Maths Methods: Forecasting
11.25 Marking Time.
IH^r^uanfun?^ Equation
12.40 The Quantum Wave Equation
1.5 The God that Rules
1.30 Language Handicap
1.55 Deer Farming s'20LanguageDevelopment
2.45 Machine Tools: Control


Unknown: T. S. Eliot

: Saturday Cinema: Hue and Cry

starring Alastair Sim , Jack Warner
Reading the hair-raising serial in The Trump on his way to work, 15-year-old Joe Kirby is astonished to discover that he has walked straight into the story. Before long, he and his mates are taking a very active part in a real-life version of the serial.
Written by T. E. B. CLARKE. Producer MICHAEL BALCON. Director CHARLES CRICHTON . Films: page 15


Written By: T. E. B. Clarke.
Unknown: Michael Balcon.
Director: Charles Crichton
Joe Kirby: Harry Fowler
Mr Kirby: Frederick Piper
Mrs Kirby: Heather Delaine
Alec: Douglas Barr
Boy: Stanley Escane
Norman: Ian Dawson
Dicky: Gerald Fox
Arthur: David Simpson
Wally: Albert Hughes
Stan: John Hudson
Dusty: David Knox
Bill: Jeffrey Sirett
Terry: James Crabb
Clarry: Joan Dowling
Nightingale: Jack Warner
Felix H Wilkinson: Alastair Sim
Rhona: Valerie White

: Fancy Fish

Last of five programmes exploring the hobby of fish-keeping.
Some Like it Hot: tropical marines, a new and fast-growing branch of the hobby, can bring a miniature coral reef into the living-room. Narrator DEREK JONES
Film editor JOHN KEENAN. Producer
For free information sheet send large (12in x 8in) sae, to Fancy Fish[address removed]


Editor: John Keenan.
Unknown: Brenda Horsfield.
Director: Olga Edridge

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead
Featuring The Kerrygold International
Hickstead's first meeting of the year has attracted riders from all over the world, including American and Dutch teams, plus all the leading British riders. Today's featured class consists of one round and a jump-off against the clock. Commentators RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD


Commentators: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: International Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
STEVE DAVIS, EDDIE CHARLTON , BILL WERBENIUK and FRED DAVIS have all been in action today as the first round gathers momentum.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage and news. Commentators TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM


Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Bill Werbeniuk
Unknown: Fred Davis
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Evebton

: Crazy Dream

'We don't think we're crazy and we hope it's not a dream.' An Open Door programme made by Stoke Caribbean Enterprises.
'In a huge, derelict ice-storage warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent, 12 people -who were on the dole six weeks ago - were employed to start work on our dream. We want to create an art centre which will bring work, art, hopes and harmony to our local multi-racial community. There is space for drama, dance, music, painting, pottery ... we're still up to our eyeballs in dust and demolition - but we can show you the talent and potential on our doorstep.'
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Did You See...?

The weekly television review presented by Ludovic Kennedy , who discusses the science series Q.E.D. (BBC1), the teenage drama series Maggie (BBC2) and the documentary Return to Vietnam (Central) with Anthony Smith , Director of the British Film Institute Paula Milne , writer and Julian Pettifer , television journalist
Series producer JOHN ARCHER Producer SUE MALLINSON


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Paula Milne
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Washington: Behind Closed Doors

This fictional series tells an intriguing story of political and human drama and of those who use and abuse power in the capital of the most powerful nation on earth. In six episodes starring
3 : As conflicts between the Monckton administration and the CIA and FBI over ' bugging ' and illegal campaign contributions develop, Presidential aides Roger Castle and Hank Ferris continue their rise up the White House ladder-at the cost of the love and loyalty of those closest to them. For idealist Adam Gardiner , disillusionment begins to destroy his hopes for a better future under Monekton.
Written by DAVID w. rintels and ERIC bercovici. Based on The Company by JOHN ehrlichhan Produced by NORMAN POWELL Directed by GARY NELSON


Unknown: Hank Ferris
Unknown: Adam Gardiner
Written By: David W. Rintels
Produced By: Norman Powell
Directed By: Gary Nelson
William Martin: Cliff Robertson
as Richard Monckton: Jason Robards
Sally Whalen: Stefanie Powers
Frank Flaherty: Robert Vaughn
Linda Martin: Lois Nettleton
Carl Tessler: Harold Gould
Adam Gardiner: Tony Bill
Esker Scott Anderson: Andy Griffith
Myron Dunn: John Houseman
Roger Castle: David Selby
Jennie Jamison: Meg Foster
Eli McGinn: Peter Coffield
Paula Gardiner FRANCES: Lee McCain
Joe Wisnovsky: Barry Primus
Kathy Ferris: Diana Ewing
Wanda Elliott: Lara Parker
Tucker Tallford: John Lehne
Simon Cappell: Alan Oppenheimer
Hank Ferris: Nicholas Pryor
Jimmy Bird: Joseph Hacker
AlliSOn: Frank Marth
Elmer Morse: Thayer David
Mrs Anderson: Dana Hansen
Lars Haglund: Skip Homeier
Bennett Lowman: Joiin Randolph

: International Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker
'Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. graham MILES completes his first-round match this evening, while DENNIS TAYLOR begins his.
DAVID VINE introduces coverage.


Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Rugby Special

The John Player Cup Final Gloucester v Moseley from Twickenham
GLOUCESTER are the leading club side in England this year, and will wish to repeat their victory over Moseley in the first final in 1972. MOSELEY, however, have found their best form late in the season, and beat holders Leicester in the semi-final. NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates and takes a look at mini-rugby and its development. Series producer huw jones


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Man Alive: Phantom

They'll tell you that they are there as part of a balance - a balance of fear. If these pilots of a front-line Phantom Squadron in Germany can convince the other side that they and their aircraft are primed and ready to fight, then, so the theory goes, they may never have to. When exercise sirens sound across RAF Wildenrath, Man Alive takes off with the aircrew for a nightmare preview of the phantom that haunts us all - the Third World War.


Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Producer: Paul Hamann

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Snooker

DAVID VINE introduces coverage of this evening's matches and news of the day's play from Sheffield.

: The Films of Orson Welles: The Lady from Shanghai

Orson Welles , Rita Hayworth with Everett Sloane
Although Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons received phenomenal critical acclaim, Welles found it difficult to get directorial assignments, and only after Rita Hayworth , his wife at the time, had agreed to play a leading role, was he given full creative control over The Lady from Shanghai. The result is a bravura thriller with one of the most exciting endings in cinema history-a bizarre gun battle in a hall of mirrors.
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES . based on the novel if I Die Before I Wake by SHERWOOD KING
Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES . Films: page IS (Macbeth is tomorrow at 11.10 pm)


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Everett Sloane
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Play By: Orson Welles
Unknown: Sherwood King
Directed By: Orson Welles
Michael O'Hara: Orson Welles
Elsa Bannister: Rita Hayworth
Arthur Bannister-: Everett Sloane
George Grisby: Glenn Anders
Sidney Broom: Ted de Corsia
Goldie: Gus Schilling
Jake: Louis Merrill
Judge: Erskine Sanford
5 A,: Carl Frank
DA's assistant: Richard Wilson

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