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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Surrealist Painting
6.30 Sanctions and Rhodesia: 4
6.55 Biology: The Vertebrate Kidney
7.20 Biology: Looking at Cells
7.45 Genetics: Heterosis

: Fiction and Publishing

If fiction is left to the pressures of the market place, then language will suffer because publishers will no longer risk unknown or different authors. Sweden has state subsidies; should we have the same in Britain?
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Suzanne Campbelljones

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: One Touch of Venus

The feature film starring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker with Eve Arden, Dick Haymes.

Eddie Hatch, a department store window dresser, gets rather more excitement than he bargained for when, in a moment of whimsy, he kisses a statue of Venus which comes alive with obviously amorous designs on him! Life is not made easier with the presence of a jealous fiancee and the store owner who wants his priceless statue back. This romantic comedy is based on the original stage musical by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash and contains three of the original songs by Kurt Weill.
Films: page 15


Based on the stage musical by: S.J. Perelman
Based on the stage musical by: Ogden Nash
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
Screenplay: Frank Tashlin
Producer: Lester Cowan
Director: William A. Seiter
Eddie Hatch: Robert Walker
Venus: Ava Gardner
Joe Grant: Dick Haymes
Molly Stewart: Eve Arden
Gloria: Olga San Juan
Whitfield Savory: Tom Conway
Corrigan: James Flavin
Landlady: Sara Allgood

: Past Perfect

The 1984 Museum of the Year Awards with Sue Jay and Kenneth Hudson On 3 February 1980 the Big Pit, Blaenavon, stopped producing coal. This typical Welsh coal mine re-opened in 1983 as a museum, where visitors can go underground to walk the roadways and see the coal faces. Kenneth Hud son reports on one of the liveliest of the new museums that entered for this year's competition.
Old established museums find it harder to be innovative: Sue Jay looks at one that has succeeded - The Devizes Museum, which has recently added a natural history gallery to a superb archaeological collection and received the judges' special award for its endeavour.
The Museum of the Year Awards are organised by NATIONAL HERITAGE in conjunction with THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS


Unknown: Sue Jay
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Kenneth Hud
Unknown: Videocameraman Alastair Mitchell
Editors: Mike Taylor
Editors: Derek Osman
Editors: Mike Thomas.
Unknown: Martin L. Bell

: The Great Egg Race

The last in the series
Presented by Professor Heinz Wolff with Lesley Judd The Windpumps
The programme that showed you how to move a hen's egg with only an elastic band now demonstrates how to move a much bigger egg using just about everything. Meanwhile three teams battle to build large windpumps. Will the wind turn the sails? Will the sails pump the water? Will The Incredible Egg Machine work from start to finish without a hitch? Helping Heinz give the answers is guest judge Fabian Acker


Presented By: Professor Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fabian Acker
Director: Patrick Titley

: Chronicle

Lost City of the Incas
Presented by David Drew
Where was the final refuge of the last Inca? For centuries legends have abounded of palaces and temples lost in the jungles of Peru. In 1911 Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu , a site perched on a mountain, and was convinced this was the lost city of the Incas. Recently found documents disprove Bingham's theory and archaeologist David Drew has been studying them. In an expedition sponsored by Chronicle he struggles over passes and along swampy trails to find Vilcabamba, the last Inca capital.
Series editor BRUCE NORMAN
... a first class film (SUNDAY TIMES) ... left you breathless in every sense


Presented By: David Drew
Unknown: Hiram Bingham
Unknown: MacHu Picchu
Unknown: David Drew
Produced By: Anna Benson
Editor: Bruce Norman

: Film Buff of the Year

Robin Ray introduces the first semi-final, which features winners and runners-up from the heats.
Subjects for the round tonight:
Westerns of the 40s, Dirk Bogarde John Houseman , Marilyn Monroe
Devised by ROBIN RAY
Film editor/researcher MALCOLM ILLINGWORTH Director PAUL LOOSLEY
Producer JOHN BUTTERY. BBC Manchester


Introduces: Robin Ray
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: John Houseman
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Robin Ray

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Join Paul Daniels for another show of magic, comedy and fun in which he produces a very special rabbit from a hat and introduces his international guests with their remarkable skills.
From Austria, the legendary king of the pickpockets, Borra
From the USA, Shari Lewis dancing with a surprise partner
Special guest appearance by Lamb Chop with DEBBIE MCGEE
Musical director KEN JONES
Technical consultant GIL LEANEY Director JOHN BISHOP
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Shari Lewis
Unknown: Debbie McGee
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Director: John Bishop
Produced By: John Fisher

: Making Waves

with Bob Langley , Debbie Rix and Malcolm McKeag
Safety at sea and leisure on the Norfolk Broads are combined with action from the Midlands Hydroplane Grand Prix.


Unknown: Bob Langley
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Malcolm McKeag
Directors: John G Smith
Directors: Mark Kershaw
Producer: Tony Rayner

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow , Donald MacCormick and Olivia O'Leary present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary

: Open University

11.30 Education in Trinidad
Education is of crucial importance to any developing country. In post-imperial Trinidad the stresses between the old and the new are all too evident.
11.55 Just Genes for
Judy Judy , an OU tutor, attempts to apply arguments developed in the Risk course to her own life.


Unknown: Judy Judy

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