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: Open University

6.25 Germinal by Emile Zola
6.50 Inquiry: A Welsh Village
7.15 Maths: Non-Euclidean Geometry
7.40 Poetry of W. H. Auden
8.5 Materials Under Stress: Corrosion
8.30 Constable and Turner
8.55 Fiction in the Market Place
9.20 Conflict in the Family
9.45 Community on Probation: Liverpool
10.10 Where has all the Granite Gone?
10.35 The Marnuge of Figaro
11.0 Maths Modelling: Projectiles
11.25 Einstein's General Relativity
11.50 Social Skills Therapy: 1
12.15 Computing: Operating Systems
12.40 The Atomic Clock
1.5 Architecture and Society
1.30 The History of Mongolism
1.55 The Kenyan Small Farmer
2.20 Language: Discourse Analysis
2.45 Instrumentation: Signals, Noise


Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: W. H. Auden

: Hitchcock: Blackmail

The season of suspense continues. starring
Anny Ondra
John Longden and Sara Aileood
Forced to kill in self-defence, Alice White becomes the victim of an unscrupulous blackmailer. Her troubles are compounded when the Scotland Yard detective assigned to the murder case, is Frank Webber , her fiance.
Begun as a silent, Blackmail ended up as Britain's first talkie with some striking experiments in sound, particularly in the famous knife sequence. Though Czechoslovakian Anny Ondra plays the lead, her lines were delivered, on set and out of camera range, by British actress Joan Barry.
Based on the play by CIIARLES BENNETT Produced by JOHN MAXWELL


Unknown: Anny Ondra
Unknown: John Longden
Unknown: Sara Aileood
Unknown: Alice White
Unknown: Frank Webber
Unknown: Anny Ondra
Unknown: Joan Barry.
Play By: Ciiarles Bennett
Produced By: John Maxwell
Directed By: Alfred Hltchcock
Alice White: Anny Ondra
Mrs White: Sara Allgood
Det Frank Webber: John Longden
Mr White: Charles Paton
Tracy: Donald Calthrop
Artist: Cyril Ritchard
Chief Inspector: Harvey Braban
Landlady: Hannah Jones
Detective Sergeant: Ex-Det Sgt Bishop

: Cricket:First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston Third day
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Post Impressions

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Richard Arkwright , inventor of the spinning jenny, has been commemorated with a set of postage stamps. There were some special technical problems to be overcome as this was an unusual stamp issue. Instead of commissioning original designs, as is normal, actual textile patterns representing various periods were used.
Directed by CHARLES HARRIS Produced for the Post Office by BALFOUR FILMS - LONDON


Unknown: Sir Richard Arkwright
Directed By: Charles Harris

: Giorgio de Chirico

'All my criticism of modern art can be reduced to a single word: filth '. When he died in 1978 de Chirico was already a legend. He'd been an inspiration to the Surrealist movement in painting - one of the great names of 20th-century art.
His strange, dream-like city squares, his ' metaphysical interiors ', his part-human, part-mechanical 'mannequins', created an unforgettable world immediately recognisable as his.
The film includes the last interview recorded before his death, in which he talks about his life, his work and what he regards as the disaster of modern art.


Director: Reiner Moritz

: News and Sport

with Frances Coverdale ; Weather


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Ireland: A Television History

A series of 13 programmes, written and presented by Robert Kee 7: Ulster Will Fight
In 1914, in the climax of 30 years of opposition to the idea of home rule, Sir Edward Carson , the leader of the Ulster Unionists, brought the United Kingdom to the verge of civil war in defiance of a Home Rule Act that would have put Ulster under an Irish national parliament in Dublin. The Unionists took as their slogan ' Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right'.
As Irish nationalist feeling revived, opponents and supporters of Home Rule both ran guns into Ireland. Conflict was only averted by the outbreak of the Great War.
Music composed by FRANCIS SIIAW
Series producer JEREMY ISAACS


Presented By: Robert Kee
Unknown: Sir Edward Carson
Composed By: Francis Siiaw
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Masterclass

One of the foremost sopranos of our time, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf gave her first public masterclasses in this country at the 1980 Edinburgh Festival.
In this series of five programmes. highly acclaimed on their first showing last summer, television cameras at the Freemasons' Hall capture the humour and the rare insight with which she passes on her legendary skills to six of today's gifted young singers.
This introductory programme includes performances by all six, and shows how Schwarzkopf reveals some basic common problems in a wide range of opera and lieder. with Marilyn de Blieck
Christine Cairns , Jane Mackenzie
Richard Lloyd Morgan , Brian Scott and Christine Taylor
Accompanist ROGER VIGNOLES Narrator PETER BOLGAR Sound


Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Marilyn de Blieck
Unknown: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Jane MacKenzie
Unknown: Richard Lloyd Morgan
Unknown: Brian Scott
Accompanist: Christine Taylor
Narrator: Roger Vignoles
Narrator: Peter Bolgar
Unknown: Ron Allan
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Chabrol - A Tribute to the Master: Le Boucher

Starring Stephane Audran, Jean Yanne
A short season of films by Claude Chabrol, a fervent admirer of Hitchcock, opens with the psychological thriller which many people consider his masterpiece.

After 15 years in the army, Popaul Thomas returns to Perigord to run his late father's butcher's shop. He meets the local schoolteacher, Helene Marcoux, and an uncertain, Platonic relationship begins. Then, in a nearby village, a young girl is found stabbed to death.
(A French film with English subtitles). Films: page 11


Written and directed by: Claude Chabrol
Helene Marcoux: Stephane Audran
Popaul Thomas: Jean Yanne
Angelo: Antonio Passalia
Leon Hamel: Niario Beccaria
Father Charpy: Pasquale Ferone
Police Inspector: Roger Rudel
Charles: William Guerault

: News on 2

with Frances Coverdale Weather


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Edgbaston Third day
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the day's play.
Producers NICK HUNTER , BILL TAYLOR Scores and reports on Ceefax


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Bill Taylor

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead Highlights of today's featured class The Benson and Hedges Cup with a first prize of £8,000.
Plus news on the eve of the Nations Cup.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

: Hitchcock: Shadow of a Doubt

The season of suspense continues. starring
Joseph Cotten Teresa Wright
Macdonald Carey
When Charlie Cokley arrives in the small northern Californian town of Santa Rosa, he is welcomed with open arms by his family. Young Charlie is particularly pleased to see her favourite uncle after whom she was named; that is, until two newcomers to the town lead her to suspect that Uncle Charlie may be hiding a gruesome secret.
Based on a story by GORDON MCDONELL Produced by JACK SKIRBALL


Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Teresa Wright
Unknown: MacDonald Carey
Unknown: Charlie Cokley
Unknown: Young Charlie
Play By: Thornton Wilder
Unknown: Alma Reville
Unknown: Sally Benson
Story By: Gordon McDonell
Produced By: Jack Skirball
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Uncle Charlie: Joseph Cotten
Young Charlie: Teresa Wright
Jack Graham: MacDonald Carey
Emma Newton: Patricia Collinge
Joseph Newton: Henry Travers
Herbie Hawkins: Hume Cronyn
Fred Saunders: Wallace Ford
Ann Newton: Edna May Wonacott
Roger Newton: Charles Bates
Stationmaster: Irving Bacon
Pullman porter: Clarence Muse
Louise: Janet Shaw

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