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: Open University

6.25 The Agora of Athens'
6.50 Introduction to Calculus
7.15 Maths: Flow and Exponential
7.40 Development of the Piano
8.5 Recycling Scrap Copper
8.30 Sacred Places
8.55 Music: Harmonic Analysis 1
9.20 Conflict in the Family
9.45 James Bond 2
10.10 Flavours and Fragrances
10.35 Architecture and Town Planning
11.0 Maths: Applying Matrices
11.25 Genetic Manipulation of Wheat
11.50 The Money Supply Mechanism
12.15 Maths Across the Curriculum
12.40 Quantum Theory: Measurement
1.5 The Dragon School. Oxford
1.30 Space to Think. Time to Learn
1.55 Tomorrow's Telephone Exchange
2.20 Communication Skills
2.45 Instrumentation: Transducers


Unknown: James Bond

: Saturday Cinema: Cage of Gold

starring Jean Simmons
David Farrar , James Donald
After a whirlwind romance with Bill, a former Battle of Britain pilot, Judith finds that his dashing exterior hides an unscrupulous nature. But two years after he has left her-stealing her money and jewels-Bill is apparently killed in a plane crash and Judith is free to remarry. Or is she ... ?
. Films: page 15


Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: David Farrar
Unknown: James Donald
Unknown: Jack Whittingiiam
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Basil Dearden
Judith: Jean Simmons
Bill: David Farrar
Alan: James Donald
Marie: Madeleine Lebeau
Antoinette: Maria Mauban
Rahman: Herbert Lom
Inspector: Bernard Lee
Dupont: Gregoire Aslan
Waddy: Gladys Henson
Dr Kearn: Harcourt Williams

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
PETER WEST introduces further coverage of this afternoon's play from The Oval.

: Suffolk, Stateside!

All over East Anglia there are little Americas, where thousands of servicemen and their families live life very much as they would back in the States. The air base at Mildenhall is one. There the currency is dollars, the postage stamps are Uncle Sam's - and the football comes armour-plated.


Editor: Andy Murrow

: DiscoveringHedgerows

A series of seven monthly films exploring the English hedgerow July
The hedgerow in July abounds with insects. Some are obvious - the hover flies and soldier beetles on the banqueting tables of hog-weed, or bumble-bees pollinating foxgloves. Others remain hidden on the leaves and branches of shrubs. David Streeter and Rosamond Richardson investigate this insect activity, and show how to make use of the hedgerow harvest for a July menu.
Film cameraman BRIAN HALL Producer ERICA GRIFFITHS
Book (same title) hardback £10.50, paperback 15.95, from booksellers


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Rosamond Richardson
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Dick Deadeye

or Duty Done
A feature-length cartoon film adapted from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Some of the best-loved characters, songs and incidents from HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and many more favourites, interpreted in animated design by RONALD SEARLE. With the voices Of VICTOR SPINETTI , PETER REEVES GEORGE A. COOPER , MIRIAM KARLIN JOHN NEWTON , LINDA LEWIS
Music arranged and conducted by JIMMY HOROWITZ
Directed by BILL MELENDEZ. Films: p 15


Unknown: Ronald Searle.
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Peter Reeves
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: John Newton
Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: John Baldry
Conducted By: Jimmy Horowitz
Directed By: Bill Melendez.

: Ireland: A Television History

A series of 13 programmes Written and presented by Robert Kee 4: Famine
Nearly a million men, women and children died in the great potato famine which devasted Ireland between 1845 and 1849. Another million emigrated, mainly to America. The British Government's attempts to help proved largely ineffectual. The seeds were thus sown of a deep and lasting bitterness against the British, which was to have a profound effect on the later development of Irish nationalist feeling.
Through the words of eyewitnesses Famine is an account of this watershed in Irish history.
Series producer JEREMY ISAACS


Presented By: Robert Kee
Editor: Simon Hammond
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin talks to
Leonard Bernstein
Like Lord Byron, LEONARD BERN STEIN awoke one morning to find himself famous. At 25 he substituted for Bruno Walter and conducted the New York Philharmonic entirely without rehearsal.
Bernstein sees himself as a composer who conducts, and wants ' to keep on trying to be, in the full sense of that wonderful, word, a musician ... '
He has written everything from song-cycles to symphonies, but is probably still best known as the creator of West Side Story.


Talks: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bern
Unknown: Bruno Walter
Unknown: Fiona McKenzie

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play from The Oval.

: International Golf

The State Express Classic from The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the final round of the last tournament before the Open.


Unknown: Sutton Coldfield
Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Midnight Movie: Lucky Luciano

starring Gian Maria Volonte Edmond O'Brien and In 1936 Charles ' Lucky' Luciano, the Mafia's top mobster, was sentenced by a New York court to 50 years' imprisonment. But, for unspecified ' assistance ' to the US Army, he was paroled and sent back to Italy in 1946. There he returned to crime and organised a massive drug ring which again infiltrated to America. This powerful film depicts the life and times of this notorious criminal and his associates in crime.
Screenplay FRANCESCO rosi, lino JANNUZZI TONINOGUERRA. Producer FRANCO CRISTALDI Director FRANCESCO ROSI. Films: page 15 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Jannuzzi Toninoguerra.
Director: Francesco Rosi.
Gene Giannini: Rod Steiger
Lucky Luciano: Gian Maria Volonte
Harry J Anslinger: Edmond O'Brien
Charles Siragusa: Himself
American colonel: Vincent Gardenia
Vito Genovese: Charles Cioffi
Italian captain of police: Silverio Blasi
French commissioner: Jacques Monod
Igea: Karin Petersen
Countess: Magda Konopka
Herlands: Larry Gates
Don Ciccio: Dino Curcio

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