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: Open University

6.25 Visual Illusions: Now You See It
6.50 Images: The Surface of Mars
7.15 The Picture Wings of Hawaii
7.40 The Night Cleaners
8.5 Economic Forecasting
8.30 Biology: Looking at Cells
8.55 Inner-City Story: 2
9.20 Maths: Modelling, Stocks
9.45 Propaganda
10.10 Haydn's London Symphony
10.35 Aladura: The Praying People
11.0 AD 2000: Technology Conference
11.25 Culture and Community: Spain. 2
11.50 Biology: Feeding Mechanisms
12.15 pm Metals with Wings
12.40 English Romantic Poets: Italy
1.5 Floating an Oil Rig
1.30 Maths Methods: Line Integrals

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: 4.30 XXIII Olympic Games

from Los Angeles Sport being the constant factor at the Olympiad, the opportunity to stage-manage a nationally identifiable opening ceremony has been gleefully accepted by musicians and choreographers from host countries the world over. Hollywood had a reputation to uphold and the signs were that it would not be upstaged.
Swimming: first action from the Olympic pool including the heats of the Men's 100m Breaststroke in which Britain's ADRIAN MOORHOUSE will be looking for a place in tonight's final.


Commentator: David Coleman
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse

: * Cricket

The John Player Special League Commentators
During tea a chance to see all the wickets and other dramas from the three days hopefully completed so far at the Old Trafford Test.
*These timings are approximate and indicate only the first of several visits. Television presentation: Cricket MIKE ADLEY
Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Mike Adley
Editor: Grandstand Brian Barwick

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world: plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Deene Park, Northamptonshire with John Bly
This week Arthur Negus and his guest John Bly visit the home of the famous Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Sixteenth-century furniture contrasts with the more refined style of the 'Age of Elegance' the Georgian and Regency periods. And in the great hall, they admire one of the finest hammer-beam roofs in the country.
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Bly
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: John Bly
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake.

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Sound of Miles Davis

Presented by Robert Herridge
In 1959 Miles Davis performed for the first time on American television. In this recording Miles plays his own composition 'So what' leading his quintet John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano). Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Then. accompanied by the 19-piece Gil Evans Orchestra, Miles Davis plays 'The duke', 'Blues for Pablo' and 'New rhumba'.


Presented By: Robert Herridge
Unknown: Miles Davis
Tenor: John Coltrane
Piano: Wynton Kelly
Piano: Jimmy Cobb
Unknown: Miles Davis
Director: Jack Smight
Producer: Robert Herridge

: Jammin' the Blues

A rare appearance by tenor saxophonist Lester Young is the main attraction in this celebrated stylishly-made short film directed by stills photographer Gjon Mili in 1944. Among those appearing with Lester Young in the three numbers are
Harry Edison (trumpet), Barney Kessell (guitar), Red Callender
(bass), Sidney Catlett (drums) and vocalist Mary Bryant.
Director GJON mili

: Laughin' Louis

A film portrait of Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong 1900-1971
Louis Armstrong was the best known and the most influential of all jazz men as well as, in his later years, a much-loved popular entertainer. His recordings in the 1960s of 'Hello Dolly' and 'What a wonderful world' sold millions. But 40 years earlier he had already established himself as the first jazz soloist of any real importance.
In the 1920s his Chicago recordings on cornet with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band and later on trumpet with his own Hot Five and Hot Seven, revolutionised jazz and awakened millions to the possibilities of the new music.
Russell Davies presents this portrait which includes many of Louis's rare film and television appearances. Among the contributors filmed in New Orleans and New York are:
Lionel Hampton , George James 'Jabbo' Smith, Danny Barker
Leslie Thompson, 'Doc' Cheatham Arvell Shaw, Joe Muranyi and personal physician 'Doc' Schiff


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: George James

: The Sound of Jazz

Introduced by John Crosby
Originally made for American television, this 1957 studio performance includes some of the finest performances ever seen on film. The bands themselves - Henry 'Red' Allen and the All Stars, Count Basie's All Stars with Jimmy Rush ing, the Jimmy Giuffre Trio and Thelonious Monk could hardly believe their luck when it was explained that they could smoke, wear hats, sweat-shirts and walk around if they felt like it.
The result is an important record of an extraordinary combination of jazz musicians, many of whom are sadly no longer alive. They include
Rex Stewart , Pee Wee Russell Coleman Hawkins , Jo Jones Vie Dickenson , Ben Webster
'Doc' Cheatham, Gerry Mulligan Roy Eldridge , Joe Newman and Freddie Green


Introduced By: John Crosby
Unknown: Jimmy Rush
Unknown: Jimmy Giuffre Trio
Unknown: Rex Stewart
Unknown: Russell Coleman Hawkins
Unknown: Jo Jones
Unknown: Vie Dickenson
Unknown: Ben Webster
Unknown: Gerry Mulligan
Unknown: Roy Eldridge
Unknown: Joe Newman
Director: Jack Smight
Producer: Robert Herr1dge

: The Benny Goodman Story

As part of the Jazz on a Summer's Day weekend the musical biography of one of the legendary figures of American popular music, starring with Harry James , Gene Krupa Martha Tilton , Lionel Hampton Ziggy Elman , Ben Pollack
Teddy Wilson , Edward 'Kid' Ory and Donna Reed
Some of Goodman's greatest hits - 'Sing, sing, sing', 'Let's dance', 'One o'clock jump', 'Bugle call rag' and many others are featured in this portrait of the famous band leader, who plays the clarinet himself in the musical numbers. He is portrayed sympathetically by the American disc jockey and TV personality, Steve Allen , who bears a striking physical resemblance to the musician.
Written and directed by VALENTINE DAVIES Produced by AARON ROSENBERG Films: page 14


Unknown: Harry James
Unknown: Gene Krupa
Unknown: Martha Tilton
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Ziggy Elman
Unknown: Ben Pollack
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Donna Reed
Unknown: Steve Allen
Directed By: Valentine Davies
Produced By: Aaron Rosenberg
Benny Goodman: Steve Allen
Benny Goodman: Steve Allen
Alice Hammond: Donna Reed
Mom Goodman: Bertha Gersten
John Hammond: Herbert Anderson
Pop Goodman: Robert F Simon
Fletcher Henderson: Sammy Davis Sr
Gil Rodin: Dick Winslow
Benny Goodman (aged 16): Barry Truex
Benny Goodman (aged 10): David Kasday

: Jazz at the 100 Club

Introduced by Russell Davies
The second programme from the 100 Club featuring The Pizza Express All Stars, The Stan Tracey Quartet and Five-a-Slide.


Introduced By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Stan Tracey Quartet

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