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: Open University

6.25 Comparing Trade Unions: 2
6.50 The American Budgetary Process
7.15 The Island Language and Drama
7.40 The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
8.5 Calculus: Differentiating Fields
8.30 A Golden Age of Work
8.55 Managing the Desert Margin
9.20 An Ageing Population
9.45 Krishna and Christ
10.10 Reporting the Findings
10.35 Classroom Interaction
11.0 Images of Ourselves
11.25 Handicapped in the Community
11.50 State Intervention
12.40 Shorefields School: Meeting a Need
1.5 Maths: Eccentricities
1.30 Computing: Database at Freightlincrs
1.55 The Autistic Child
2.20 Change in a Therapeutic Community
2.45 Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism (2)


Unknown: Mrs Holroyd

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Toast of New York

Starring Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer

This lavish romance deals with the amazing career of financier Jim Fisk. After the Civil War, Jim Fisk rose rapidly from obscurity to become one of Wall Street's sensational money barons, a lavish spender and a flamboyant lover. But his courtship of Josie Mansfield and his determination to make her the toast of New York leads to his downfall...
(Black and white)
Films: page 23


Screenplay: Dudley Nichols
Screenplay: John Twist
Screenplay: Joel Sayre
Producer: Edward Small
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Jim Fisk: Edward Arnold
Nick Boyd: Cary Grant
Josie Mansfield: Frances Farmer
Luke: Jack Oakie
Daniel Drew: Donald Meek
Ficurique: Thelma Leeds
Vanderbilt: Clarence Kolb

: Championship Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl, Redcar
Thirty-two top players battle for £8,000 first prize over the next eight days. Four first-round matches are played this afternoon. No 1 seed and defending champion eric BRISTOW is featured against ' the ton machine', ALAN GLAZIER , while reigning World Champion KEITH DELLER , appearing for the first time in this Championship, plays GERRY HAYWOOD.
Each first-round match being the best of five sets, three legs per set.
Introduced by Peter Purves Commentators SID WADDELL and TONY GREEN


Unknown: Alan Glazier
Unknown: Keith Deller
Unknown: Gerry Haywood.
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley

: Grand Slam

Presented by Jeremy James
Commentary by Jeremy Flint
(Bridge Correspondent of The Times)
This bridge tournament for club players tonight shows the result of the Birmingham v Southampton match.
As usual the club pairs are aided by four experts:
The handj dealt in tonight's programme can be seen during the week on Ceefax page 258
Grand Slam Bridoe Set: £6.90 from booksellers


Presented By: Jeremy James
Commentary By: Jeremy Flint
Commentary By: Victor Mollo.
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: News and Sport

with Nicholas Witchell Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Fly on the Wall

An extended series of cinéma vérité documentary films which for a decade have eavesdropped on individuals and institutions in a particularly revealing way. The Family
In 1974 producer Paul Watson introduced to television the Wilkins of Reading. They were filmed day and night. Their prejudices. thoughts, hopes, fears and disappointments became public knowledge. It was the first time that the private life of an English family had been exposed with such candour and intimacy.
A critic of the time observed: ' The Family has created more controversy and press coverage than any other television programme.' This is a chance to see again a series that helped to change documentary film, and to evaluate ten years later the ups and downs of an urban family, who knew nothing of massive unemployment, economic recession, the Princess of Wales and Dallas.
Directors FRANC roddam and PAUL. WATSON


Producer: Paul Watson

: Championship Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl,
Redcar Peter Purves introduces highlights of this evening's first round matches between CERI MORGAN and last year's semi-finalist, STEVE BRENNAN , plus No 5 Seed CLIFF LAZARENKO versus GARY TOZER. Commentators


Introduces: Redcar Peter Purves
Unknown: Steve Brennan
Unknown: Gary Tozer.
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley

: Serpico

The feature film starring Al Pacino with John Randolph , Jack Kehoe
The violent and corrupt world of the undercover cop is brought vividly to life in the true story of Frank Serpico. Joining the New York City police as an idealistic young rookie he refuses the pay-offs which are commonplace. When he is transferred to plain clothes work his uncompromising idealism and his unconventional behaviour isolate him from his colleagues making him an outcast -in jeopardy from both sides of the law.
Screenplay by WALDO SALT and NORMAN WEXLER based on the book by PETER MAAS Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN. Directed by SIDNEY LUMET Films, page 23


Unknown: Al Pacino
Unknown: John Randolph
Unknown: Jack Kehoe
Unknown: Frank Serpico.
Play By: Waldo Salt
Unknown: Norman Wexler
Book By: Peter Maas
Produced By: Martin Bregman.
Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Serpico: Al Pacino
Sidney Green: John Randolph
Tom Keough: Jack Kehoe
Inspector McClain: Biff McGuire
Laurie: Barbara Eda-Young
Leslie: Cornelia Sharpe
Bob B!air: Tony Roberts
Pasquale: John Medici
D A Tauber: Allan Rich
Rubello: Norman Ornellas
Lombardo: Ed Grover
Peluce: Al Henderson
Malone: Hank Garrett
Joey: Damien Leake
PottS: Joe Bova
Captain Tolkin: Gene Gross
Waterman: John Stewart
Larry: Woodie King
Steiger: James Tolkin
Barto: Ed Crowley
Palmer: Bernard Barrow
Mr Serpico: Sal Carollo

: News on 2

with Nicholas Witchell Weather


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British Professional
Highlights of the remaining two first-round matches played this evening, with JOCKY WILSON , seeded No 4, returning after his absence last year to try to win back the title he won in 1981. He plays BRIAN NESBrr. The other match is between LES MUIRHEAD and BOB ANDERSON.


Unknown: Jocky Wilson
Unknown: Brian Nesbrr.
Unknown: Les Muirhead
Unknown: Bob Anderson.

: The Twilight Zone

You're travelling tnrough another dimension. A dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind ... One for the Angels starring
When Death comes to sidewalk salesman Lew Bookman he is forced to make the most important pitch of his life....
Written by ROD SERLING


Unknown: Lew Bookman
Written By: Rod Serling
Directed By: Robert Parrisii
Lew Bookman: Ed Wynn
Mr Death: Murray Hamilton

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