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: Open University

6.25 Ecology: Reclaiming Land
6.50 Forge Masters
7.15 Topology: Winding Number
7.40 The Internal Combustion Engine
8.5 Community Education in Belfast
8.30 The Yorkshire Woollen Industry
8.55 Corrosion Prevention on Oil Rigs
9.20 To Bedford from Busso: 3
9.45 Classroom Behaviour
10.10 Conflict in the Family
10.35 The 'Nurture Groups' Project
11.0 Nuclear Waste: A Scientific Enquiry?
11.25 Income Distribution
11.50 Against the Public Interest?
12.15 Reading Development
12.40 Manpower Services and the School
1.5 Maths: Non-Euclidean Geometry
1.30 Research Methods: Simple Modelling
1.55 Coal Power
2.20 Volunteers and Social Management
2.45 Modern Art: Guernica

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Goodbye Mr Chips

The first of two British films from the days when 'Britain went to the Cinema'. starring
Robert Donat , Greer Garson
This charming and sentimental film traces the life and times of a shy schoolmaster - the inimitable and much loved 'Mr Chips '. Robert Donat received a well-deserved Academy Award for his portrayal of 'Chips'.
Screenplay by R. C. SHERRIFF
Films: page 12 and at 5.0
The Titfield Thunderbolt starring
Stanley Holloway , George Relph
The first of the Ealing comedies to be made in colour is set in the charming village of Titfield, which is linked to the nearest town, Mallingford, by a single track railway of more social than economic importance. Unfortunately, a government decision to nationalise the railways closes the line....
A MICHAEL BALCON production Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL TRUMAN Directed by CHARLES CRICHTON Films: page 12


Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Mr Chips
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Unknown: Claudine West
Novel By: James Hilton
Produced By: Victor Saville
Directed By: Sam Wood
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: George Relph
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Truman
Directed By: Charles Crichton
Mr Chips: Robert Donat
Katherine: Greer Garson
John Colley, Peter Colley , Peter Colley 11, Peter Colley III: Terry Kilburn
Peter Colley (as a young man): John Mills
Staefel: Paul Henreid
Flora: Judith Furse
Wetherby: Lyn Harding
Chatteris: Milton Rosmer
Valentine: Stanley Holloway
Weech: George Relph
Blakeworth: Naunton Wayne
Gordon: John Gregson
Bishop: Godfrey Tearle
Joan: Gabrielle Brune
Dan: Hugh Griffith
Hawkins: Sidney James
Crump: Jack McGowran
Emily: Edie Martin
Cogget: Reginald Beckwith

: Britain at the Pictures

In 1933, the year the British Film Institute was founded, Charles Laughton collected an Oscar for his performance in The Private Life of Henry the Eighth. In 1983 Ben Kingsley received the same accolade for his part in another international success, Gandhi. With clips from films old and new, acclaimed and popular, Britain at the Pictures presents a celebration of over 50 years of the achievements of British film makers and the experiences of British filmgoers. Written by DAVID ROBINSON Narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough
Producer COUN LUKE


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Written By: David Robinson
Unknown: Sir Richard Attenborough
Editor: Edward Roberts

: Favourite Things

John Mortimer , barrister, broadcaster, dramatist and bestselling author, was 60 last year.
To mark the occasion Roy Plomley visited him at home to find out what, in so varied a life, gives him most pleasure-and received some surprising answers.


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Michael Kerr

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Michael Tippett's The Mask of Time

For Voices and Instruments
A television recording from the Henry Wood Promenade Concert on 23 July of the European premiere of Sir Michael Tippett 's latest work.
Words written and compiled by the composer
The major factor precipitating Tippett toward writing The Mask of Time was the humane vision and imaginative breadth of Jacob Bronowski 's television series The Ascent of Man. The Times called the piece: 'A huge audacious paradox ... a penetrating vision ... sometimes vague and allusive, but always coherent -of alarming richness and depth'. Before the performance Sir Michael talks about the sources and influences of his work with his biographer and assistant Meirion Bowen , who has written '... The Mask of Time is a composition by someone with a profound vision of what is inevitably destroyed and what might survive. It is also a manifestation of musical mastery in its variety of techniques and integrity of language.' with Faye Robinson (soprano)
Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano) Jon Garrison (tenor) John Cheek (bass) BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conducted by Andrew Davis
The performance begins at approximately 8.55 pm
(During the interval Sir Michael Tippett continues his talk with Meirion Bowen )
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
_ Directed by DAVID BUCKTON


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Jacob Bronowski
Unknown: Meirion Bowen
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Mezzo-Soprano: Felicity Palmer
Tenor: Jon Garrison
Bass: John Cheek
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Meirion Bowen
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: David Buckton

: The Haunting

The feature film starring Julie Harris Claire Bloom , Russ Tamblyn
Three mysterious deaths have left Hill House , an old mansion near Boston, shrouded in an aura of evil. Richard Markway decides to open up the 'haunted house' after 80 years and goes there with a team of helpers, including the sceptical Luke and Theo who has extrasensory powers. But when the group assembles the haunting and terror begin again. This remarkable and spine-chilling film is one of the best essays in the supernatural ever put on screen.
Screenplay by NELSON GIDDING
Based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by SHIRLEY JACKSON
Produced and directed by ROBERT WISE Films: page 12


Unknown: Julie Harris
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Russ Tamblyn
Unknown: Hill House
Unknown: Richard Markway
Play By: Nelson Gidding
Unknown: Shirley Jackson
Directed By: Robert Wise
Eleanor: Julie Harris
Theo: Claire Bloom
Dr Markway: Richard Johnson
Luke Sannerson: Russ Tamblyn
Mrs Sannerson: Fay Compton
Mrs Dudley: Rosalie Crutchley
Grace Markway: Lois Maxwell
Mr Dudley: Valentine Dyall
Carrie Fredericks: Diane Clare
Eldridge Harper: Ronald Adam
Second Mrs Grain: Freda Knorr
Abigail, aged 6: Janet Mansell
Abigail, aged: Amy Dalby
Abigail's companion: Rosemary Dorken
First Mrs Grain: Pamela Buckley
Hugh Grain: Howard Lang

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