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: Open University

6.25 Evolution: Man
6.50 Open Government?
7.15 Quantum Theory: Atoms and Molecules
7.40 Creating Equals in Class
8.5 National Income and Economic Policy
8.30 Arts: Liszt and Nature
8.55 Genetics: Nature or Nurture
9.20 Preparing to Study with the OU
9.45 Music: Instrumentation
10.10 Philosophy: Freedom and Person-hood
10 Orpheus Britannicus
11.25 Curriculum in Action
11.50 Who Plans Ealing?
12.15 Science: Black Holes
12.40 Manpower Services and the School
1.5 Pure Maths: The Examination
1.80 Maths Across the Curriculum
1.55 Kafka and his World
2.20 Budgeting for Europe's Jobless
2.45 Modern Art: Duchamp

: Interval

: Saturday Cinema: None but the Lonely Heart

Starring Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore

In this unusual and thought provoking film, adapted from Richard Llewellyn's novel, Cary Grant plays an untypical role as a cockney living in the slums of London. It is the 1930s and he is determined to rise out of his poor environment. But when his mother becomes ill, Ernie finds there are more important things in life.
Films; page 22


Writer/Director: Clifford Odets
Adapted from a novel by: Richard Llewellyn
Producer: David Hempstead
Ernie Mott: Cary Grant
Ma Mott: Ethel Barrymore
Twite: Baery Fitzgerald
Ada: Tune Duprez
Aggie Hunner: Jane Wyatt
Jim Mordinoy: George Coulouris
Len Tate: Dan Duryea
Dad Pretty John: Roman Bohnen
Ike Weber: Konstantin Shayne
Ma Chalmers: Eva Leonard Boyne
Taz: Morton Lowry

: Grand Slam

Presented by Jeremy James
Commentary by Jeremy Flint
(Bridge Correspondent of The Times)
The second first-round match of this televised bridge tournament for club players begins tonight: Buchanan (from Scotland) v Croesyceiliog (from Wales). As usual the club teams are aided by two expert pairs: JANE AND TONY PRIDAY plus IRVING ROSE and VICTOR MOLLO.
The hands dealt in tonight's programme can be teen during the week on Ceefax page 258
Grand Slam Bridge Set: £6.90 from booksellers


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

: Championship Darts: The Unipart British Professional Championship

Peter Purves introduces live coverage of the whole of the final in Redcar.
The two finalists have had tough passages to try to capture the third British Professional Champion title and to win the first prize of £8,000. The match will be the best of 13 sets, three, legs per set.


Presenter: Peter Purves
Commentator: Sid Waddell
Commentator: Tony Green
Producer: Keith Philips
Producer: Mike Adley

: News and Sport

with Richard Whitmore Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Fly on the Wall

An extended series of cinema 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.
2: Tom Bernes has finally told. Margaret Wilkins that he is not marrying her daughter, Marian. Mrs Wilkins is far from pleased.


Producer: Paul Watson
Unknown: Tom Bernes
Unknown: Margaret Wilkins
Unknown: Paul Watson

: Opera Night

Idomeneo marks the BBC's return to Glyndebourne. The first of three operas recorded this summer at the Sussex opera house. Also it is the brilliantly successful operatic debut of director Trevor Nunn , who introduces his production of Idomeneo from Glyndebourne. at 8.15
Glyndebourne presents TREVOR nlnn's production of Mozart's opera in three acts, with a libretto by ABBATE VARESCO. conducted by Bernard Haitink
The Glyndebourne Chorus chorus director JANE GLOVER Chorus soloists
London Philharmonic Orchestra leader DAVID NOLAN
Harpsichord continuo MARTIN ISEPP
Cello continuo MARK JACKSON
Movement director MALCOLM GODDARD Lighting designer DAVID HERSEY Designer JOHN NAPIER
Produced by BBCtv by arrangement with GLYNDEBOURNE and in association With R M ARTS
Glyndebourne production given In association with Autobar Group Limited Sung in Italaan with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBl
Television Fighting JOHN ELFES Sound JEFF BAKER
Produced for television by TREVOR NUNN and CHRISTOPHER SWANN Directed for television by CHRISTOPHER SWANN
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 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. including at 10.5*.10.10 Interval


Director: Trevor Nunn
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Director: Jane Glover
Soloists: Elizabeth Hetherington
Soloists: Colette McGahon
Soloists: Christopher Gillett
Soloists: Jeremy Munro
Unknown: Yvonne Howard
Unknown: Susan Bullock
Unknown: John Oakman
Leader: David Nolan
Director: Malcolm Goddard
Designer: David Hersey
Designer: John Napier
Television By: Trevor Nunn
Television By: Christopher Swann
Television By: Christopher Swann
Idomeneo, King of Crete: Philip Langridge
Ilia, a Trojan princess, daughter of Priam: Yvonne Kenny
Idamante, Prince of Crete, son of Idomeneo: Jerry Hadley
Electra, daughter of Agamemnon: Carol Vaness
Arbace, counsellor to Idomeneo: Thomas Hemsley
High Priest: Anthony Roden
Voice of Neptune: Roderick Kennedy

: News on Two

with Richard Whitmore Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Championship Darts

The Unipart
British Professional Championship from The Coatham Bowl,
Redcar Peter Purves introduces highlights of the final of this major tournament in the darts calendar, played earlier this evening. Commentators


Introduces: Redcar Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Producers: Keith Phillips
Producers: Mike Adley

: The Twilight Zone

A classic American series of stories of space, time and imagination. This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality; you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable ... go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of the mind itself. Ladies and gentlemen, you're entering the wonderous dimension of imagination. Next stop - The Twilight Zone. Mr Denton on Doomsday starring
Al Denton, a drunken ex-gun-fighter, is the laughing stock of town, until Fate intervenes in the form of a travelling pedlar with some very unusual wares ...
Written by ROD SERLING


Unknown: Mr Denton
Written By: Rod Serling
Directed By: Allen Reisner
Al Denton: Dan Duryea
Henry J Fate: Malcolm Atterbury
Hotaling: Martin Landau
Pete Grant: Doug McClure

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