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: Open University

6.25 Ecology: Introduction
6.50 Casting a Bronze Statuette
7.15 Topological Surfaces
7.40 The Mechanisation of Textile Spinning
8.5 Education for Adults: The Quest for Knowledge
8.30 Prospect: A Programme for Students and Tutors of A101
8.55 A Question of Colour
9.45 Statistics: Patterns in Data
10.10 The Pre-School Child: Going Shopping
10.35 Parents and Teenagers: Three's Company
11.0 Personality and Learning
11.25 Interdependence and Oil
11.50 Business Economics: One-Stop Shopping
12.15 pm Beginning Reading
12.40 Management at Priory School
1.5 Maths: Ideas of Space
1.30 Research Methods: Interviewing Technique
1.55 Queue Here for the Wilderness
2.20 Using Public Libraries
2.45 The Effective Manager: The Deep End

: Stars of the Silent Screen: Buster Keaton in College

A second comedy classic from the stone-faced clown, presented in a specially tinted version with piano soundtrack.
Buster plays a college student intent on impressing his girl by mastering campus customs. His attempts at athletics from baseball to rowing are predictably disastrous - but valour brings its rewards in the end.
Screenplay by CARL HARBAUGH and BRYAN FOY Music by WILLIAM P. PERRY Directed by JAMES W. HORNE Films: page 17


Unknown: Carl Harbaugh
Unknown: Bryan Foy
Music By: William P. Perry
Directed By: James W. Horne
Son: Buster Keaton
Mother: Florence Turner
Girl: Anne Cornwall
Her friend: Flora Bramley
Rival: Harold Goodwin
Dean: Skitz Edwards
Baseball coach: Sam Crawford
Crew coach: Carl Harbaugh

: Play Away

The last of 12 programmes starring Brian Cant and Floella Benjamin in an entertainment of comedy, jokes and music with Matthew Devitt , Linda Williams
Ben Thomas and Jonathan Cohen with the Play Away Band
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Producer JOHN SMITH
Series producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Matthew Devitt
Unknown: Linda Williams
Unknown: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Sky at Night

At the Castle Gate
British astronomy has always been in the forefront of research.
In this programme Patrick Moore talks to Professor Alec Boksenberg , Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, and other scientists about important new developments.


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Professor Alec Boksenberg
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Saturday Cinema: Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe

Shipwrecked on a tropical island Robinson Crusoe cheerfully adapts to his adventurous new life. As the years pass, however, he becomes increasingly eccentric. The discovery of a footprint in the sand, signalling perhaps the end of his solitude, fills him with rage and panic. Bunuel's compelling film is a masterful blend of adventure, poetry, humour and sentiment.
Screenplay by LUIS BUNUEL and PHILLIP ROLL from the novel by DANIEL DEFOE
Directed by LUIS BUNUEL. Films: page 17


Play By: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Phillip Roll
Novel By: Daniel Defoe
Produced By: Oscar Dancigers
Produced By: Henry F. Ehruch
Directed By: Luis Bunuel.
Robinson: Starring Dan O'Herlihy
Man Friday: Crusoe Fernandez
Man Friday: James Fernandez

: Glaciers

During the Ice Ages most of Europe and North America were blanketed in ice. This programme shows the evidence of how these immense ice sheets shaped the Earth's surface. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
A BBC/Open University production


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Barrie Whatley

: Sight and Sound In Concert

This week The Boomtown Rats on stage at The Gold Diggers, Chippenham. Introduced by Pete Drummond
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their j speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Cricket: Third Test

New Zealand v England
Highlights of the second day's play from Auckland
Television presentation by TVNZ

: The Life and Times of Don Luis Bunuel

Luis Bunuel , bom in 1900 in feudal Spain, was one of the great masters of the cinema. From his collaboration with Salvador Dali on Un Chien Andalou in 1928 to his last film That Obscure Object of Desire in 1977, his work was always passionate, subversive and entertaining. Arena goes in search of the spirit of this elusive and original man. With Fernando Rey , Catherine Deneuve , Jeanne Moreau , Carlos Fuentes , Jean-Claude Carriere. Readings by Paul Scofield and unique film of Bunuel himself.
Film editor COLIN KNIJFF
Associate producer ROSEMARY WILTON Producer ALAN YENTOB Director ANTHONY WALL An Arena production


Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Carlos Fuentes
Unknown: Claude Carriere.
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Editor: Colin Knijff
Producer: Rosemary Wilton
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Anthony Wall

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND
5: 1937. The Master of Lewis Eliot s Cambridge College lies dying. Behind the facade of civilised learning 13 colleagues battle to choose his successor.


Unknown: Julian Bond

: News on Two


: World Bowls

The Embassy World Indoor Bowls Championship from Coatbridge
Highlights from the second semi-final
(Further coverage tomorrow at 5.0 pm)

: The First Polka

Maria Schell , Erland Josephson
31 August 1939. In the small German town of Gleiwitz, close to the Polish frontier, the Piontek family is preparing for a wedding. Although the town is teeming with soldiers, who have made their headquarters at the hotel where the reception is to be held. And when Andreas slips outside for a private moment with his girlfriend, they witness something very odd outside the radio station. In the ballroom, young Josel dances his first polka at the wedding, blissfully unaware that it will be his last.
Screenplay by HELMUTT KRAPP Directed by KLAUS EMMERICH
(A German film with English subtitles) Films: page 17


Unknown: Maria Schell
Unknown: Erland Josephson
Play By: Helmutt Krapp
Directed By: Klaus Emmerich
Valeska: Maria Schell
Leo Haria: Erland Josephson
Montag: Guido Wieland
Wondrak: Ernst Stankovski
Metzmacher: Claus Theo Gaertner
Josel: Rene Schell
Andreas: Marco Kroeger
Ulla: Miriam Geissler
Tante Lucie: Eva Marie Bauer
Erzprietser Pattas: Jan Biczycki
Wassermilka: Marie Bardischewski

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