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: Open University

11.25 Open Forum: OU Student Costs and Fees.
11.50 Sharing a House
12.15 Planning a Happy Birth
12.40 Cattle Fertility

: Saturday Cinema: Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol

starring Martin Landau, Jane Alexander
Broken by two years in a Vietcong prison, Johnny Bristol is released and sent back to an army hospital. Gradually he tries to reassemble his life - with the help of a nurse, whom he loves. His most important mission is to find his home town in Vermont - but it appears to have vanished from the face of the earth....
FILMS: page 31


Screenplay: Stanley R. Greenberg
Producer: Arthur Joel Katz
Director: George McCowan
Johnny Bristol: Martin Landau
Anne Palmer: Jane Alexander
Berdahl: Brock Peters
Harry Martin: Forrest Tucker
Graytak: Martin Sheen
Sgt McGill: Pat O'Brien
Mrs Bristol: Mona Freeman
Sister Theresa: Jane Elliott
Col Anderson: Simon Scott

: The Italian Film: Persons Unknown

(/ soliti ignoti) starring
Vittorio Gassman
Marcello Mastroianni Claudia Cardinale
Ambitious small-time crooks plot the perfect robbery, but when they put their plan into operation, things go hilariously wrong. Mario Monicelli 's affectionate spoof of the popular crime thriller became a classic in its own right and launched Vittorio Gassman as a comedy star.
Screenplay by MARIO MONICELU
SUSO CECCHI D'AMICO, AGE, SCARPELLI Directed by MARIO MONICELLI (An Italian film with English subtitles. Black and white) 0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Vittorio Gassman
Unknown: Marcello Mastroianni
Unknown: Claudia Cardinale
Unknown: Mario Monicelli
Unknown: Vittorio Gassman
Play By: Mario Monicelu
Directed By: Mario Monicelli
Peppe: Vittorio Gassman
Tiberio: Marcello Mastroianni
Mario: Renato Salvatori
Cosimo: Memmo Carotenuto
Ferribotte: Tiberio Murgia
Carmelita: Claudia Cardinale
Dante: Toto

: International Tennis

The Nabisco Wightman Cup GB v USA from the Royal Albert Hall ,
London. The final day of this traditional team contest. VIRGINIA WADE has been a member of the British team for 19 years and, although only playing doubles this year, her enthusiasm as team captain should instil extra zest into her colleagues.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Barry Davies
Commentator: Dan Maskell
Commentator: Gerald Williams
Producer: Johnme Watherston

: Transatlantic Beat

The story of the 1984 Observer/Europe 1
Singlehanded Transatlantic Race
Last June 90 yachtsmen set off from Plymouth for Newport, Rhode Island, including some of the fastest and most expensive multihulls in the world.
Thirteen entrants beat the solo Atlantic record, but many more dropped out. Grandstand covered the start, then the BBC newsroom in the south west kept watch as a former west country policeman took the lead. In the final days positions changed several times, even after the finish. Videotape editor MIKE FOREN Producer TONY BYERS


Editor: Mike Foren
Producer: Tony Byers

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance United Kingdom
Indoor Bowls Championship Highlights of the first semi-final played earlier this afternoon.
The winner has still to win the best of five sets with seven shots up per set.
Introduced by DAVID VINE from the Guild Hall, Preston.


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: David Rhys Jones
Unknown: David McGill
Producers: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: A vous la France!

The fourth of 15 programmes of French for beginners
Hotel rooms, ice-creams and sandwiches, postcards and stamps.... CaroUe Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how to get exactly what you want.
Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVID WILSON
(Programme 5 tomorrow on BBCl at
10.55. See also Radio 4 tomorrow and Wednesday)
Book, cassettes or records and teachers' notes available from booksellers


Unknown: Caroue Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Producer: David Wilson

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Sounds Magnificent

The Story of the Symphony Andre Previn with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS 'If we look at Brahms's Fourth Symphony,' says
Previn, 'we can understand why composers persist in writing symphonies. Unlike many other musical disciplines, music composed on such an architectural scale cannot be faked. In an opera or a ballet the story, scenery, lighting and costumes can wilfully seduce and distract the audience. In a concerto the charisma of the soloist or the sheer brilliance of the playing can often get you out of trouble. But in a symphony the only thing to be judged is the quality of the composer himself and his ability to develop his musical ideas.' Vision mixer ANGELA WILSON
Videotape editor ROGER HARVEY Designer KEITH HARRIS
Written and directed by HERBERT CHAPPELL
Book £13.95 (from 8 November) from booksellers


Unknown: Andre Previn
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Editor: Roger Harvey
Designer: Keith Harris

: Rugby Special

England v Australia
England have selected five new caps including the new captain NIGEL MELVILLE , in an attempt to improve upon their dismal record of one win in the last 11 matches. Australia, led by ANDY SLACK, hope to continue the fine form they showed in the summer series against New Zealand when they lost the deciding test 25-24.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Melville
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: The Italian Film: Blow to the Heart

(Colpire al cuore) * starring
Jean-Louis Trintignant Laura Morante
A selection of the best new Italian films with contemporary themes begins with a family arama set against a background of urban terrorism. Emilio, a serious, conservative 15-year-old, has a close relationship with his father, a university professor, although he disapproves of Dario's radical politics. When he discovers that two of Dario's students are terrorists.
Emilio decides that moral principles are more important than family ties.
Intriguing ... excellent ... curiously bewitching (TIME OUT) Trintignant is faultless (THE TIMES) Impeccable (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Screenplay by GlANNI AMEUO and VINCENZO CERAMI
(First showing on British television.
An Italian film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 31 and FEATURE: page 29


Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Unknown: Laura Morante
Unknown: Glanni Ameuo
Produced By: Enzo Porcelli
Directed By: Gianni Amelio
Giulia Tosiani: Laura Morante
Emilio: Fausto Rossi
Mother: Sonia Gessner
Sandro Ferrari: Vanni Corbellini
Grandmother: Laura Nucci

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming : Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Championship Bowling

The CIS Insurance United Kingdom
Indoor Bowls Championship The climax of this unique bowling tournament is now drawing near as the second semi-final is played this evening. From the Guild Hall, Preston.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine

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