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: Open University

6.25 After the Earthquake
6.50 Technology: Bridging the Gap
7.15 Probability
7.40 Sources of Power
8.5 The Acropolis of Athens
8.30 Writing History
8.55 Gambling on Science
9.20 The Bedford from Busso: 3
9.45 The Alvey Report
10.35 Calculus: The Binomial Theorem
11.0 Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset
11.25 Ethereal Fallacies?
11.50 Education in Britain
12.15 Maths Across the Curriculum
12.40 Management and the School
1.5 Pure Maths: Isomorphisms
1.30 Living Statistics
1.55 Elections and the People
2.20 Development in a Turkish Village
2.45 Modern Art: Manet

: Stars of the Silent Screen: Lon Chaney in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

'The man of a thousand faces' stars as Quasimodo in the first, and possibly finest, version of Victor Hugo 's novel, presented in a specially tinted version with organ soundtrack.
In the reign of Louis XI, the beggars of Paris plan to revolt against the king. But Quasimodo, the deformed and inarticulate bell-ringer of Notre Dame, is more concerned with his hopeless love for Esmeralda, a dancing gypsy girl who befriends the lonely creature.
Screenplay by EDWARD T. LOWE
Adapted by PERLEY POORE SHEEHAN from the novel Notre Dame de Paris by VICTOR HUGO Produced by CARL LAEMMLE


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Edward T. Lowe
Adapted By: Perley Poore Sheehan
Produced By: Carl Laemmle
Directed By: Wallace Worsley
Quasimodo: Lon Chaney
Esmeralda: Patsy Ruth Miller
Clopin: Ernest Torrence
Phoebus: Norman Kerry
Jehan: Brandon Hurst
Gringoire: Raymond Hatton
Louis XI: Tully Marshall

: Saturday Cinema: Three Secrets

starring Eleanor Parker
Patricia Neal , Ruth Roman
A married couple are killed in a plane crash on Thunder Mountain, but their 5-year-old son Johnnie miraculously survives and awaits a rescue team. When the news breaks that he is an adopted child, three women arrive at the scene of the rescue, each hiding the guilty secret that they gave up their sons for adoption exactly five years previously ...
Screenplay by MARTIN RACKIN and GINA KANS Produced by MILTON SPERUNG Directed by ROBERT WISE


Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Patricia Neal
Unknown: Ruth Roman
Unknown: Martin Rackin
Produced By: Milton Sperung
Directed By: Robert Wise
Susan Chase: Eleanor Parker
Phyllis Horn: Patricia Neal
Ann Lawrence: Ruth Roman
Bob Duffy: Frank Lovejoy
Bill Chase: Leif Erickson
Del Prince: Ted de Corsia
Hardin: Edmond Ryan

: Modern art: Seurat

Seurat died tragically young at the age of 31, leaving six major works. The Bathers and The Grande Jatte show Seurat's development of the pointillist technique, but, argues TOM CROW , seen as a pair these pictures reveal Seurat's deep-seated criticism of his own society.
Producer TONY COE
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Tom Crow
Producer: Tony Coe

: Sight and Sound In Concert

The programme that brings together BBC 2's Whistle Test and Radio l's In Concert for a regular run of TV rock concerts with stereo sound. This week Nena from Aston University, Birmingham.
Introduced by Steve Blacknell
For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 1 shouldturnoffTV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones are an alternative.


Introduced By: Steve Blacknell
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Arena Special: Sunset People

Tonight Arena takes a journey down one of the best known streets in the world. Sunset Boulevard stretches 27 miles from Los Angeles' Chinatown all the way to the ocean, a ride made famous by Philip Marlowe in the Chandler books. Film star mansions give way to tatty motels; exclusive offices stand alongside nightclubs with aspiring comics and amateur nude contests. Then the famous 'strip' and Hollywood's legendary coffee shop, Schwabs, where, they say, a girl in a tight sweater turned into Lana Turner.
Meet some of Sunset's most colourful and improbable residents - the failed showbiz impresario who made his millions selling cookies and the high-rise developer who let John Wayne take his cow up in the lift.... the lucky ones have achieved a peculiarly Hollywood brand of success, but every day on Sunset you meet the other ones - still looking for a break, for a job, for a deal. All of them still trying to play their part in the Hollywood dream.
Film cameraman MIKE SOUTHON Film editor CHRISTOPHER SWAYNE Executive producer ALAN YENTOB Director JANA BOKOVA


Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Lana Turner.
Unknown: John Wayne
Editor: Christopher Swayne
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Jana Bokova

: 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.
Ann Lovell 's first child Simon was autistic. She and her husband learned to accept this, had another child and adopted a third. Then, when Simon was 11, his father left. Alone, Ann struggled to survive, helped by friends and a newly-found Christian faith. But in the years since then she found she needed help from other sources too as the strain of her daughter's illness, her own sense of inadequacy and rejection took its toll upon her.
Assistant producer FAY WOOLF Producer INGRID DUFFELL


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Ann Lovell
Producer: Ingrid Duffell

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND
8: 1944. Lewis Eliot is caught up in the race to produce the British atomic bomb. For the scientists at Barford, success is in sight - but it will not be achieved without risk.


Unknown: Lewis Eliot

: News on Two


: Claude Chabrol's Le Boucher

Stephane Audran Jean Yanne
After 15 years away, Popaul returns to his Perigord home town to inherit his father's butcher's shop. At a summer wedding he falls in love with the schoolmistress, Helene, but their tentative courtship is troubled by the news that a young girl in a neighbouring village has been murdered.
Claude Chabrol 's sensitive study of the psychology of murder, a masterpiece in the Hitchcock tradition, is widely felt to be his finest film, and is the first in a short season of Chabrol films.
Written and directed by CLAUDE CHABROL


Unknown: Stephane Audran
Unknown: Jean Yanne
Unknown: Claude Chabrol
Directed By: Claude Chabrol
Helene Marcoux: Stéphane Audran
Popaul Thomas: Jean Yanne
Angelo: Antonio Passalta
Leon Hamel: Mario Beccaria
Fr Charpy: Pasquale Ferone
Police Inspector: Roger Rudel
Charles: William Guerault

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