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: Open University

7.40 Art and Environment g.5 Maths: Differentiating Vector Fields
8.30 Early Music Hall
8.55 Modern Art: Beaubourg
9.20 Handicapped in the Community
9.45 Three Families: Jerusalem
10.10 Maths: Complex Analysis
10.35 Discussion: Alan Plater Reunion
11.25 Education In Portugal, 2
11.50 Talking Turtle: Computers In the Classroom
11.40 Unemployed In Clwyd 1 5 Circles by Luciano Berlo
1:30 Co-operating Computers af Gallaher


Unknown: Luciano Berlo

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Yangtse Incident

starring Richard Todd William Hartnell
HMS Amethyst's daring flight down the Communist controlled Yangtse River in July 1949, is already part of naval history. This film directed by Michael Ander son, who was also responsible for The Dam Busters, stars Richard Todd in the part of Lieut Cmdr John S. Kerans who captained the crippled ship during the 140-mile ordeal.
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER
Films: page 20 and at 5.15-6.40
Pink String and Sealing Wax starring Googie Withers John Carol
When his father's strictures become unbearable David Sutton decides to drown his sorrows at the ' Dolphin His frequent visits there are the start of a friendship with the landlord's wife. A liaison with fatal results. Robert Hamer 's superb melodrama, set in Victorian Brighton, is justly regarded as one of the great Ealing films.
Screenplay by DIANA MORGAN Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by ROBERT HAMER
Films: page 20


Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: William Hartnell
Directed By: Michael Ander
Unknown: Richard Todd
Unknown: John S. Kerans
Play By: Eric Ambler
Produced By: Herbert Wilcox
Directed By: Michael Anderson
Unknown: Googie Withers
Unknown: John Carol
Unknown: David Sutton
Unknown: Robert Hamer
Play By: Diana Morgan
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Robert Hamer
Lieut Cmdr Kerans: Richard Todd
L/S Frank: William Hartnell
Colonel Peng: Akim Tamiroff
Lieut Weston: Donald Houston
Captain Kuo Tai: Keye Luke
Charlotte Dunlap: Sophie Stewart
Flight LtFearnley: Robert Urquhart
Lieut Hett: James Kenney
Lieut Strain: Richard Leech
Lieut Berger: Michael Brill
Pearl: Googie Withers
Dan: John Carol
Mr Sutton: Mervyn Johns
Mrs Sutton: Mary Merrall
David: Gordon Jackson
Victoria: Jean Ireland
Peggy SALLY: Ann Howes
Miss Porter: Catherine Lacey
Louise: Pauline Letts

: The Sky at Night

The Autumn Sky
IRAS. the Infra-Red Astronomical Satellite, continues on its triumphant way, and has now discovered a remarkable 20 million mile dust-tail associated with the faint Tempel's Comet.
Patrick Moore discusses this new finding, and points out what's on view in the evening sky this month.
For Newsletter No 11 send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurco

: Grand Slam

Presented by Jeremy James
Commentary by Jeremy Flint
(Bridge Correspondent of The Times)
The climax of the battle between Buchanan (Scotland) and Croesyceiliog (Wales) comes this evening. Which club side will go through to the semi-final of this national knockout bridge tournament? As usual the club pairs are aided by two expert pairs: JANE AND TONY PRIDAY plus IRVING ROSE and VICTOR moux).
The hands in the programme can be seen during the week on Ceefax page 258 Grand Slam Bridge Set: £6.90 from booksellers


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

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: 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.
3: Heather Wilkins is 15 and hates school. She wants to leave and be a hairdresser but her careers teacher rejects the idea, wishing her to join the Army Catering Corps. Both ideas are dashed when the Education Act raises the school leaving age to 16. Heather must endure one more year's education.


Producer: Paul Watson
Unknown: Heather Wilkins
Unknown: Paul Watson

: Opera Night

John Mortimer introduces the production of Verdi's Ernani from La Scala, Milan at 8.15
Teatro alia Scala, Milan presents GIUSEPPE VERDI 'S opera in four acts with a libretto by FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE ; with
Gomez de Silva and the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan conducted by Riccardo Muti
Chorus master ROMANO GANDOLFI Lighting designer VANNIO VANI Set designer EZIO FRIGERIO
Costume designer FRANCA SQUARCIAPINO Choreography ANGELO CORTI Produced by LUCA RONCONt
Produced for television by the NATIONAL VIDEO CORPORATION in association with RAI
Sung in Italian
English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Television lighting JOHN TREATS
StereosounddirectorRoyemerson Directed for television by PREBEN MONTELL
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 9.40*-9.43 Interval


Introduces: John Mortimer
Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Unknown: Gomez de Silva
Conducted By: Riccardo Muti
Chorus Master: Romano Gandolfi
Produced By: Luca Roncont
Television By: Preben Montell
Ernani: Placido Domingo
Donna Elvira: Mirella Frenl
Don Carlo: Renato Bruson
Don Ruy: Nicolai Ghlaurov
Glovanna: Jolanda Michieli
Don Riccardo: Gianfranco Manganotti
IagO: Alfredo Giacomotti

: Tony sings and Buddy swings

A special meeting of two international stars-Tony Bennett and Buddy Rich-who make music together With


Unknown: Buddy Rich-Who
Unknown: Ralph Sharon
Unknown: John Burr
Unknown: Danny Moss
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: 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 wondrous dimension of imagination. Next stop - The Twilight Zone.
The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine starring Ida Lupino as Barbara Jean Trenton
Martin Balsam as Danny Weiss
Barbara Jean Trenton is a faded and forgotten movie queen of the 30s. Her horror of the present drives her into the celluloid world of her past....
Written by ROD SERLING
Directed by MITCH LEISEN


Unknown: Ida Lupino
Unknown: Barbara Jean Trenton
Unknown: Martin Balsam
Unknown: Danny Weiss
Unknown: Barbara Jean Trenton
Written By: Rod Serling
Directed By: Mitch Leisen

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