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: Open University

6.25 Ecology.
6.50 Materials Processing: Brick by Brick.
7.15 Computing: Roots of Equations.
7.40 Casting a Bronze Statuette.
8.5 The University of the Third Age.
8.30 Argument on Television, 1.
8.55 Electronic Design and Signals.
9.20 To Bedford from Busso: 2.
9.45 Television and Christmas.
10.10 The Hydraulic Ram.
10.35 Psychology: It's a Matter of Opinion.
11.0 Inquiry: Kepler's War.
11.25 Motion and Newton's Laws.
11.50 The Effective Manager: Meetings
12.15 Mentally Handicapped: A Dependent Future.
12.40 Keighley: An Educational Portrait
1.5 Pure Maths: Conic Sections.
1.30 History of Mathematics.
1.55 Ontario: Land Use.
2.20 Music: Score Reading.
2.45 Modem Act: Artists' Techniques.

: Stars of the Silent Screen: Douglas Fairbanks Sr in The Iron Mask

A swashbuckling adventure presented in a specially tinted version with piano soundtrack.
'All for one and one for all' is the motto of the Three Musketeers and premier swordsman of France, D'Artagnan, played with great style by the athletic Fairbanks. When Louis XIII is granted a son and heir, unknown to him there is a twin who is kidnapped and imprisoned in an iron mask by De Richelieu. Twenty years later, the villainous De Rochefort plots to seize power by replacing Louis XIV with his rival twin. However, he underestimates the old spirit of the musketeers....
Based on The Three Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask by ALEXANDER DUMAS Produced by DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
Directed by Allan DWAN. Films: page 14


Unknown: Louis Xiii
Unknown: De Richelieu.
Unknown: De Rochefort
Unknown: Alexander Dumas
Produced By: Douglas Fairbanks
Directed By: Allan Dwan.
D'Artagnan: Douglas Fairbanks
Athos: Leon Bary
Porthos: Stanley Sandford
Aramis: Gino Corrado
Constance: Marguerite De La Motte
De Richelieu: Nigel de Brulier
Queen Mother: Belle Bennett
Louis XIII: Rolfe Sedan
Louis XIV and: William Bakewell

: Saturday Cinema: Sinbad the Sailor

starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak
In the tradition of his father Douglas Fairbanks Jr stars as the swashbuckling hero. Sinbad, renowned as a teller of improbable tales, describes a treasure hunt on the trail of Alexander the Great, during which he falls in love with Shireen, the Emir of Daibul's favourite slave-girl.
Screenplay by JOHN twist Produced by STEPHEN AMES
Directed by RICHARD WALLACE Films: page 14


Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara,
Unknown: Walter Slezak
Unknown: Father Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: John Twist
Produced By: Stephen Ames
Directed By: Richard Wallace
Sinbad: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Shireen: Maureen O'Hara
Melik: Walter Slezak
Emir: Anthony Quinn
Abbu: George Tobias
Pirouze: Jane Greer
Yusuf: Mike Mazurki

: Modern Art: Pissarro

Camille Pissarro 's increasing commitment to left-wing political ideas in the 1880s made him rethink his approach to being an impressionist landscape painter. T. J. CLARKE discusses the attempts Pissarro made to square his beliefs with his art.
Producer nick LEVINSON
Executive producerNAT TAYLOR
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Camille Pissarro
Unknown: T. J. Clarke
Producer: Nick Levinson
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Sight and Sound In Concert

This week Aswad on stage at the Marcus Garvey Centre, Nottingham. Introduced by David Hepworth
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: David Hepworth
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Elgar's Enigma

with Leonard Bernstein
A programme featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND to mark the 50th anniversary of Elgar's death on 23 February 1934.
Television cameras switch back and forth between rehearsal and performance watching LEONARD BERNSTEIN creating his own very personal interpretation of the Enigma Variations which Elgar's biographer Michael Kennedy has described as the greatest piece of orchestral music ever written by an Englishman.
...a a different trans-Atlantic approach to those old West Country friends of ours, occasionally disconcerting, but put across with conspicous concern for orchestral colours and textures. (STANDARD) (Rehearsal highlights shown in Omnibus) Vision mixer ANGELA WlLSON
Concert recorded at the Royal Festival Hall Director PETER BUTLER
(Programme includes new material)
(Concert sponsored by Laskys in association with JVC)
0 FEATURE: page 13 Woddis On: page 81


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Leader: Rodney Friend
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Director: Peter Butler
Producer: Humphrey Burton

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND
7: London 1941. A wartime civil servant, Lewis Eliot is introduced to the vivacious Margaret Davidson. As their relationship develops he discovers that he is still haunted by the memory of his first wife.


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Margaret Davidson.

: The Light of Experience Revisited

Bel Mooney invites five people who first told their story some years ago in The Light of Experience to return to the studio and tell her how they have coped with life since then.
Roy Catchpole, the black sheep of his family, ended up serving a prison sentence. In prison he was converted to faith in Jesus Christ and subsequently became ordained as an Anglican priest. He began his parish life with enthusiasm, eager for conversions. Now he admits that 'the real world's a bit different'. Exhausted by frustration and disappointment, he still retains a Christian conviction and a hope for the future.
Assistant producer FAY WOOLF


Unknown: Roy Catchpole
Producer: Fay Woolf
Producer: Ralph Rolls

: John D. Loudermilk and his Music

from the Kenton Theatre, Henley. The quiet man from Nashville who wrote 'Tobacco road', 'Abilene' and 'Break my mind' sings his hit compositions from the 60s.
Special guests The Fureys and Davey Arthur


Unknown: Davey Arthur
Producer: Michael Begg

: News on Two


: Cricket: One-Day International

New Zealand v England from
Highlights of play in the final match of the one-day series.
Television presentation by TVNZ

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