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: Open University

6.25 Where Has All the Granite Gone?
6.50 Technology: A Milk Run
7.15 Maths: Sampling
7.40 The Steam Locomotive
8.5 The Client
8.30 Harris Tweed
8.55 Bicycles: Framed for Success
9.20 A Question of Colour: 2
9.45 Managing the Managers
10.10 Conflict in the Family
10.35 Calculus: Taylor Polynomials
11.0 Geology: Deserts
11.25 People into Politics
12.15 An Office Career
12.40 Adult Literacy: Cape Verde, 2
1.5 Maths: Flows and Exponential
1.30 Research Methods: Conclusions
1.55 Decision-Making: Miners' 1982 Wage
Claim, 2
2.20 Perceptions of the IMF
2.45 Modem Art: Beckmann


Unknown: Harris Tweed

: Saturday Cinema: The Diamond Queen

starring Fernando Lamas
Arlene Dahl , Gilbert Roland
In his search for a gem to cap the crown of France, Jean Tavernier rescues and falls in love with the beautiful Queen Maya, reluctant bride of the Great Mogul. Jean bargains the secret of hand grenades for a fabulous blue diamond owned by the Mogul, but the power-crazed ruler's treachery results in a furious climactic duel in which two glittering prizes are at stake-the jewel and Maya.
Fernando Lamas stars as the dashing soldier of fortune in this colourful tale of passion and daring set in 17th century India.
Screenplay by otto ENGLANDER Produced by FRANK MELFORD Directed by JOHN BRAHM


Unknown: Fernando Lamas
Unknown: Arlene Dahl
Unknown: Gilbert Roland
Unknown: Jean Tavernier
Play By: Otto Englander
Produced By: Frank Melford
Directed By: John Brahm
Jean Tavernier: Fernando Lamas
Maya: Arlene Dahl
Baron Paul de Cabannes: Gilbert Roland
Great Mogul: Sheldon Leonard
Gujar: Jay Novello
Jumla: Michael Ansara
Gabriel Tavernier: Richard Hale
Hindu dancers: Sujata And Asoka

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies from Headingley Third day
PETER WEST introduces further coverage of this afternoon's play on the third day of the Third Test.

: One of the Family

Hundreds of varieties of 'fancy' pigeons have been bred over the centuries. Marian Foster visits Mike Knaggs , owner of the largest private pigeon loft in the country, and his sons Richard and David show Brian Watkins the simple way to keep pigeons.
Executive producer JOHN KENTON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Mike Knaggs
Unknown: Brian Watkins
Produced By: Andrew Meikle
Producer: John Kenton

: Airplay -9 June 1982

A day in the life of WNEW-FM -one of New York's rock 'n' roll radio stations. The camera goes behind the scenes and watches the broadcasters at work. Listen in on the newscaster and sports reporters, the executives planning the station's policies, the assistants gathering in the news and record chart positions and, of course, the DJs who pull the whole thing together; and against the sounds of WNEW: New York at work and play. Director ANDREW MACLEAR


Director: Andrew MacLear

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Primal

Eight short programmes about tourist German - all you need to survive. Devised by TERRY HAWKIN 6: Zweimal, bitte!
Steve and Petra explore Hamburg: they take a boat trip and visit the infamous Reeperbahn. Gerald learns the days of the week. with PETRA ULICH, JAMES MCKENNA
Directed by NICHOLAS METCALFE Produced by tony ROBERTS


Unknown: Terry Hawkin
Unknown: James McKenna
Unknown: Rosemary Frankau
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Directed By: Nicholas Metcalfe
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Countdown To the Moon

narrated by James Burke
Fifteen years ago the final countdown to the launch of Apollo 11 was nearing its climax-the start of the journey that was to make Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon.
This short programme relives the extraordinary moments of that launch as the great adventure began, and looks forward to the future in space-a story to be highlighted in next
Saturday's Horizon Special-Beyond the Moon.
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Neil Armstrong
Editor: Graham Massey

: Mick Burke Award 1984

Expedition Film Competition
The first of two programmes in which six amateur film teams compete for the Mick Burke Award. This trophy is given by the BBC and the Royal Geographical Society in memory of the BBC cameraman who died on Everest in 1975. The programme is introduced by Paul Heiney and the panel of judges chaired by Clare Francis-now a writer, but herself no stranger to adventure. She is joined by: Julian Pettifer , journalist and television presenter
Dr Marjorie Sweeting of the Royal Geographical Society, and Richard Taylor , a BBC television producer, who has made many films for The World About Us.
They will be selecting the best film made in the summer of 1983, when the six expeditions set out to illustrate their journeys under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions.
Tonight the first three expeditions travel to:
West Africa, and the River Niger, retracing the route of the 19th-century explorer Mungo Park,
The highlands of Ecuador, to research conservation in the El Cajas National Park, and Northern Kenya, to study the traditional jewellery and decoration of the Turkana people.
Tomorrow the remaining three films will be screened, and the trophy presented to the winning team.
Film editor JOHN NASH


Unknown: Mick Burke
Introduced By: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Clare Francis-Now
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Dr Marjorie Sweeting
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Patricia Wood

: Saturday Review

The last of this series of comment and discussion of the arts and media presented by Russell Davies and Minette Marrin
Print: Lord Bauer, Rosemary Righter and Anthony Appiah discuss Cataclysm by William Clark.
Theatre: Antony Sher 's Richard III has been described as 'electrifying'. What is it that has captivated the critics?
Biography: Richard Ingrams on Dr Johnson.
Art: Gavin Scott on best-selhng posters.


Presented By: Russell Davies
Presented By: Minette Marrin
Unknown: Rosemary Righter
Unknown: Anthony Appiah
Unknown: William Clark.
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Gavin Scott
Designer: Anthony Thorpe
Design: Glenn Carwithen
Director: John Burrowes
Editor: John Archer

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v West Indies RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the third day's play from Headingley.
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Newsnight International: Iran

Five years after the fall of the Shah, Iran has been transformed by the Ayatollahs. The Islamic republic is fighting a Holy War against Iraq, religion dominates society and all opposition to Ayatollah Khomeini is eliminated.
Julian O'Halloran 's reports were first shown on Newsnight.
Sound recordist ROY BENFORD


Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Roy Benford
Unknown: Bernard Hesketh
Editor: Ian Johnson
Editor: David Dickinson

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Show Jumping

from Hickstead
Highlights of today's
Everest Double Glazing Grand Prix with 18,000 going to the winner.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

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