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: Open University

6.25 Evolution: Origins
6.50 The Agora of Athens
7.15 Language Development 7140 Resources in Sound
8.5 Unemployment in the 30s
8.30 Writing History
8.55 Seeing Through Drawings
9.20 Miracles' at Lourdes
9.45 Score Reading
10.10 Living Statistics
10.35 17th-century Great Houses
11.25 Handicapped in the Community
11.50 Ontario: Land Use
12.15 The Moonles
12.40 Ayer at Eton
1.5 Maths: Isomorphisms
1.30 Who Needs Maths,
1.55 Mansfield Park: Improvement
2.20 Elections and the People 2,45 Modern Art: Manet

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: It's a Grand Life

Frank Randle , Diana Dors
Private ' Homicide ' Randle has a soft spot for a corporal in this army farce. Not surprising, since Cpl Paula Clements comes in the form of Diana Dors ! Unfortunately, a lecherous NCO has designs on the curvaceous corporal. Randle, probably Lancashire's most famous music-hall star, is in characteristic mood as the troublesome soldier in an army more fanciful than real.
Screenplay by H. F. MALTRY. FRANK RANDLE Produced and directed by JOHN E. BLAKELEY and at 4.55
It's Great to be Young starring
John Mills , Cecil Parker
Music, mutiny and midsummer madness are the ingredients in this good-natured comedy set in a school. When their popular teacher, Mr Dingle , is sacked, the boys and girls rebel and barricade themselves in the gym-but luckily all ends happily. The school orchestra features prominently in the story and if their talents seem remarkable then perhaps Humphrey Lyttelton and his band should share in the honours.
Screenplay by TED WILLIS
Produced by VICTOR SKUTEZKY Directed by CYRIL FRANKEL Films: page 7


Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Cpl Paula Clements
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: H. F. Maltry.
Directed By: John E. Blakeley
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Mr Dingle
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Play By: Ted Willis
Produced By: Victor Skutezky
Directed By: Cyril Frankel
Pte Randle: Frank Randle
Cpl Paula Clements: Diana Dors
Pte Young: Dan Young
Sgt-Maj O'Reilly: Michael Brennan
Pte Desmond: Jennifer Jayne
Pte Philip Green: John Blythe
Capt Saunders: Anthony Hulme
Pte Rubenstein: Charles Peters
Pte Prendergast: Arthur White
Winifred: Atwell Herself
Mr Dingle: John Mills
Mr Frome: Cecil Parker
Nicky: Jeremy Spenser
Paulette: Dorothy Bromiley
Barmaid: Eleanor Summerfield
Mr Routledge: John Salew
Salesman: Bryan Forbes
Ginger: Brian Smith
Peggy: Carole Shelley
Lawson: Richard O'Sullivan
Miss Wyvern: Mary Merrall
Mr Patterson: Derek Blomfield

: Buongiorno Italia!

18: Com'era una volta?

: Sight and Sound In Concert

Bringing together BBC2's Old Grey Whistle Test and Radio l's In Concert for a regular run of TV rock concerts with stereo sound. This week Level 42 on stage at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin.
Introduced by Steve Blacknell
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.


Introduced By: Steve Blacknell
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Saturday Briefing

Fred Emery , with two guest questioners from Fleet Street, goes 'behind the headlines.to cross-examine the men and women whose decisions influence our lives.
Executive producer PETERKENYATTA


Unknown: Fred Emery
Producer: Janine Thomason

: Birmingham Goes to Frankfurt

A concert from the Concert Hall of Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt-am-Main, by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, leader FELIX KOK, under its conductor Simon Rattle.
In October last year Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra made a European tour. They visited Birmingham's 'twin city', Frankfurt-am-Main, where Hessischer Rundfunk televised the complete concert. Each item in this shortened version is introduced by Simon Rattle.
Stravinsky Apollo; Symphonies of wind instruments
Rachmaninov Symphonic dances
Executive producer JOHN VERNON Directed by BARRIE GAVIN
(Simon Rattle conducts the CBSO on Radio 3, Tuesday 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Frank Furt-Am
Leader: Felix Kok
Conductor: Simon Rattle.
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Introduced By: Simon Rattle.
Producer: John Vernon
Directed By: Barrie Gavin
Directed By: Simon Rattle

: Recruited by Blunt

Ludovic Kennedy investigates one man's involvement in the Cambridge spy network - a scandal which shocked the British establishment. Michael Straight, son of a wealthy and distinguished American family, was an active Communist during his student days at Cambridge in the 1930s. He was a leading member of the Apostles, a secret society popular among left-wing homosexuals. His colleagues included Guy Burgess, who later defected to Russia, and Anthony Blunt, who ordered Straight to feign a mental breakdown and return to America as a Kremlin agent.
'They have instructed me to tell you that this is what you must do,' said Blunt. For 26 years Michael Straight agonised over whether or not to expose his Cambridge friends whom he knew to be spies for Russia. Eventually, in 1963, he revealed all to the FBI, forcing the then Sir Anthony Blunt, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, to admit finally to his treachery. But did Straight betray his country and ours? Why did he delay the exposure of Burgess? And are there any more traitors to unmask?


Presenter: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Straight
Film Editor: Richard Trevor
Producer: Nick Wells
Editor: Elwyn Parry

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Film International: The Lacemaker

(La Dentelliere)
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton
Claude Goretta's warm, sensitive picture of two people longing to love each other but unable to cross their own barriers, was shown at the Cannes, New York and Sorrento film festivals.
Pomme, 18 years old, a hairdresser's apprentice in Paris, has never seen the sea. Persuaded into a holiday in Normandy by her man-hunting friend, Marylene, Pomme is soon left on her own - which is how she meets Francois and embarks on a holiday romance that is to change her life.
Films: page 7
(A French film with English subtitles)


Screenplay: Pascal Laine
Screenplay/From the novel by/Director: Claude Goretta
Pomme: Isabelle Huppert
Francois: Yves Beneyton
Marylene: Florence Giorgetti
Pomme's Mother: Anne Marie Duringer
M Beligne: Jean Obe
Mme Beligne: Monique Chaumette
Marianne: Renata Schroeter
Gerard: Michel de Re

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