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: Open University

6.25 Ecology: Tropical Forest
6.50 Materials Processing: Metal
7.15 Topology: The Projective Plane
7.40 The Madonna di San Biagio
8.5 Community Education in Belfast
8.30 Magic in the Web of Art
8.55 Electronics: Frequency Analysis
9.20 Punjab to Britain: 2
9.45 Attitudes: The Second Handicap
10.35 Infant Cognition
11.0 Microbes and Microscope
11.25 Knowing the Market
11.50 The Gamble of Investment?
12.15 Reading Development
12.40 Let There Be Music
1.5 Pure Maths: Completeness
1.30 History of Mathematics
1.55 Complex Human Ecosystems: 1
2.20 Computing at the Royal Bank of Scotland
2.45 Modem Art: Style Labels

: Saturday Cinema: Primrose Path

Starring Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea
The first of this afternoon's movies starring Ginger, finds her as a girl 'from the wrong side of the tracks'. When she falls in love with the handsome and well-off Ed she determines that they will be married - whatever the problems...
Films: page 17


Screenplay: Allan Scott
Screenplay/Produced and directed by: Gregory La Cava
Ellie May Adams: Ginger Rogers
Ed Wallace: Joel McCrea
Mamie Adams: Marjorie Rambeau
Gramp: Henry Travers
Homer: Miles Mander
Grandma: Queenie Vassar
Honeybell: Joan Carroll

: The Sky at Night

The Secret Lives of the Stars

: Saturday Cinema: 2 The First Travelling Saleslady

Ginger Rogers , Barry Nelson
A beautiful New York business-woman, Rose Gillray , sets out on a tour of the Wild West to sell a revolutionary type of ladies' underwear. This is enough to start some full-scale feudin' and fightin' - and does! This captivating comedy with music stars Ginger as the enterprising corset saleswoman who unsuspectingly answers the call of 'go West, young woman....'
Screenplay by DEVERY FREEMAN and STEPHEN LONGSTREET Produced and directed by ARTHUR LUBIN Films: page 17


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Barry Nelson
Unknown: Rose Gillray
Play By: Devery Freeman
Directed By: Arthur Lubin
Rose Gillray: Ginger Rogers
Charles Masters: Barry Nelson
Molly Wade: Carol Channing
James Carter: David Brian
Joel Kingdom: James Arness
Jack Rice: Clint Eastwood

: The World Chess Championship

Jeremy James and Bill Hartston introduce coverage of the Challenger's Finals between Smyslov and Kasparov taking place in Lithuania. Director RICHARD VAUGHAN Producer MARK PATTERSON


Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Director: Richard Vaughan
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Rome and the Bounds of Empire

The last 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.
Producer ROBERT philip
A BBC/Open University production

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Masterclass

Paul Tortelier
This week the French cellist turns to the interpretation of one of Bach's great suites for unaccompanied cello - No 5, in c minor, a dark foreboding work with a sustained dramatic quality. The students are BARNEY LEGRER and PAUL BOUFIL.


Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Paul Boufil.
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: Rugby Special

Wales v Welsh President's XV
To commemorate the completion of the stand development at the National Stadium, Welsh President, E. B. DAVIES , has selected a side from Scotland, England, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Wales, led by MIKE WATKINS , have improved throughout the season, and a thrilling match should result.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: E. B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Watkins
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: Grand Prix

The 1984 Formula One World Championship
The South African Grand Prix
Today in Kyalami, can ALAIN PROST capitalise on his solid victory for the British-based McLaren team two weeks ago in Brazil? Or will DEREK WARWICK , Prost's replacement in the Renault team, take the chequered flag after the disappointment of leading in Brazil only to retire with suspension trouble? And can Formula One new-comer MARTIN BRUNDLE maintain his brilliant form after the fifth place debut in the Tyrrell team. Turbocharged cars will, however, have the advantage at the Johannesburg high-altitude circuit with its fast, difficult bends in a sandy, barren setting. Commentators
Television presentation SABC Producer ROGER MOODY


Unknown: Derek Warwick
Unknown: Martin Brundle
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Roger Moody

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

The last of 13 parts by JULIAN BOND 1964. Lewis Eliot has renounced his career in Whitehall and become a successful writer but is tempted back to political life ...


Unknown: Lewis Eliot

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Chère Louise

Jeanne Moreau
Julian Negulesco
After the death of her mother, Louise moves to Annecy to begin a new life. There she encounters Luigi, a young Italian reduced to begging in the street. Despite the discrepancies in age and background, it is not long before the charming, irresponsible young man moves into her bed and her heart. A wry but sympathetic love story from Philippe de Broca, better known as a director of witty comedies and hilarious farces.
Written by JEAN-LOUP DABADIE from a short story by JEAN LOUIS CURTIS Directed by PHILIPPE DE BROCA
(A French film with English subtitles) Films: page 17


Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Julian Negulesco
Story By: Jean Louis Curtis
Directed By: Philippe de Broca
Louise: Jeanne Moreau
Luigi: Julian Negulesco
Frédérique: Didi Perego
Magnetto: Yves Robert
Padrino: Pipo Starnazza

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