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: Open University

6.25 Crust and Mantle of the Earth
6.50 Sound in View
7.15 Probability and Statistics
7.40 Riccio's Bronzes
8.5 Classical Greece: The Theatre
8.30 Edinburgh Observed
8.55 Electronics: Frequency Response
9.20 Colonisin' in Reverse: 2
9.45 Vienna: Stripping the Facade
10.10 Systems: The National Theatre
10.35 Introduction to Calculus
11.0 Mapping in the Yorkshire Dales
11.25 Historical Legacy
12.15 Women and Sport
12.40 Can You Hear Me?
1.5 Pure Maths: Lagrange's Theorem
1.30 History of Mathematics
1.55 'No, Minister': Education Vouchers
2.20 Migration from a Turkish Village
2.45 Modern Art: Pissarro

: Stars of the Silent Screen: Lon Chaney in Phantom of the Opera

The 'Man of a Thousand Faces' appears in one of the classic horror films, presented in a specially-tinted version with an organ soundtrack.
A mad, disfigured musician haunts the sewers of Paris, a hopeless victim of his own ugliness ...
Adaptation by RAYMOND SCHROCK and ELLIOTT J. CLAWSON Based on the novel by GASTON LEROUX Organ music by GAYLORD CARTER
Directed by RUPERT JULIAN Films: page 14


Unknown: Raymond Schrock
Unknown: Elliott J. Clawson
Novel By: Gaston Leroux
Music By: Gaylord Carter
Directed By: Rupert Julian
The Phantom: Lon Chaney
Christine Daae: Mary Philbin
Raoul de Chagny: Norman Kerry
Ledoux: Arthur Edmund Carewe
Floriene Papillon: Snitz Edwards

: The Sky at Night

Venus Unveiled

: Saturday Cinema: The Importance of Being Earnest

The famous version of OSCAR WILDE'S play starring and Concluding the season of films starring Margaret Rutherford is the classic comedy of manners.
Two wealthy bachelors, John and Algernon, use the imaginary name 'Ernest' when courting Gwendolen and Cecily, but are shocked when both girls fall for 'Ernest's' charms.
Produced by TEDDY BAIRD


Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Produced By: Teddy Baird
Directed By: Anthony Asquith
Mr Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrieff: Michael Denison
Miss Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford
The Rev Dr Chasuble: Miles Malleson
Seton: Richard Wattis
Lane: Walter Hudd
Merriman: Aubrey Mather

: Rome and the Bounds of Empire

This first of three programmes on the Roman Empire looks at the state of British agriculture in the first century AD and its role in feeding the conquering Roman army.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Robert Philip

: Sight and Sound In Concert

This week Marillion on stage at The Gold Diggers, Chippenham.
Introduced by Steve Blacknell
Director DAVID g. croft
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: Steve Blacknell
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Rugby Special

Scotland v France England v Wales
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH introduces highlights from today's internationals.
Scotland, led by JIM AITKEN , have won their first Triple Crown since 1938 and now have their sights on their first Grand Slam since 1925. However, the French are also going for that title and will provide Scotland with their most difficult match.
England, after their trouncing by France, will have to show marked improvement if they are to hold the well-organised Welsh.
Commentator at Twickenham
Commentator at Murrayfield
Series producer HUW JONES
(Scotland v Wales organised by the Scottish Rugby Union in association with the Royal Bank of Scotland)


Unknown: Jim Aitken

: Masterclass

Paul Tortelier
The great French cellist celebrates his 70th birthday on 21 March. This series of Masterclass, recorded ten years ago, brought him widespread admiration for his total dedication to his art and to his lively powers of communication. Tonight enjoy again seeing him teaching Brahms's Sonata in F major with students JENNY LANGHAM and HAFLIDI HALLGRIMSSON.


Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Jenny Langham
Accompanist: Haflidi Hallgrimsson.
Accompanist: Geoffrey Pratley
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: 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.
To conclude this series Ean Begg looks at the nature of experience from a professional as well as a personal point of view. He reflects on events in his own life, what they have taught him and how he has grown since he first realised the importance of an inner life.
Assistant producer FAY WOOLF Producer INGRID DUFFELL


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Ean Begg
Producer: Ingrid Duffell

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND
10: 1946. Lewis Eliot is reintroduced to Margaret Davidson , who is now married. He discovers that his feelings for her have not diminished in the years since their affair.


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Margaret Davidson

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Claude Chabrol's Violette Noziere

starring Isabelle Huppert
Stephane Audran , Jean Carmet Paris 1933. Eighteen-year-old
Violette Noziere lives a double life, escaping from her parents' cramped two-room flat into the promiscuous gaiety of the Latin Quarter. Violette finances her extravagant affairs by stealing from her parents, but it is not long before the consequences drive her to more serious crime.
Last in a short season of outstanding films by Claude Chabrol , Violette Noz iere charts the development of a notorious murder case that shocked the French public in 1934 and continued to make headlines as late as 1963. Screenplay by odile barski


Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Unknown: Stephane Audran
Unknown: Violette Noziere
Unknown: Claude Chabrol
Unknown: Violette Noz
Unknown: Odile Barski
Unknown: Herve Bromberger
Directed By: Claude Chabrol
Violette Noziere: Isabelle Huppert
Baptiste: Jean Carmet
Germaine Noziere: Stéphane Audran
Prison director: Mario David
Violette's cellmate: Bernadette Lafont
Maddy: Lisa Langlois
Jean Dabin: Jean-François Garreaud
Vésine-Larue: Phillipe Procot
Young Pinguet: Bernard Alane

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