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: Open University

New Series
10.35 Robotics
Have the Robots Arrived?
A recent Horizon programme warned that the robots were coming! This film, the first of a series of five, shows the extent to which robots have become an everyday feature in manufacturing industry. Producer KEVIN NEWPORT • FEATURE: page 25
11.0 A Cut Above the Rest
11.25 Open Forum: OUSA National Conference 1984
11.50 Hospital


Producer: Kevin Newport

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Ziegfeld Girl

James Stewart Judy Garland Hedy Lamarr Lana Turner
At the beginning of the century, the ambition of every American chorus girl was to appear in the Ziegfeld Follies. MGM's lavish film cast three of their most glittering stars as chorus girls.
Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by ROBERT Z. LEONARD and at 3.40
Three Little Words starring
Fred Astaire Vera-Ellen
Red Skelton
Another scintillating MGM musical that brings together Fred Astaire as Bert Kalmar and comedian Red Skelton as Harry Ruby, the famous songwriting team of the 20s. Their tempestuous creative relationship is traced with a generous selection of their songs, including 'Three little words' and 'You are my lucky star'.
Screenplay by GEORGE WELLS
0 FILMS: page 31


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Marguerite Roberts
Unknown: Sonya Levien
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Robert Z. Leonard
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Play By: George Wells
Songs By: Bert Kalmar
Songs By: Harry Ruby
Produced By: Jack Cummings
Directed By: Richard Thorpe
Gilbert Young: James Stewart
Susan Gallagher: Judy Garland
Sandra Kolter: Hedy Lamarr
Sheila Regan: Lana Turner
Frank Merten: Tony Martin
Jerry Regan: Jackie Cooper
Geoffrey Collis: Ian Hunter
'Pop' Gallagher: Charles Winninger
Bert Kalmar: Fred Astaire
Harry Ruby: Red Skelton
Jessie: Brown Kalmar
Eileen Percy: Arlene Dahl
Charlie Kope: Keenan Wynn
Helen Kane: Debbie Reynolds
Terry Lordel: Gale Robbins
Mrs Carter De Haven: Gloria de Haven

: Championship Snooker

The Coral United Kingdom Championship
The Final. Frames 1-7
Introduced by DAVID VINE The best-of-31-frame final began earlier this afterjioon.


Introduced By: David Vine

: News and Sport

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Rugby Special

South of Scotland v The Australians
The first of the tourists' three matches in Scotland, ending up next week with the International against the 'Grand Slam' champions at Murrayfield.
BILL MCLAREN commentates from Hawick and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH brings news of the day's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: The Saturday Alternative: Arabella

Glyndebourne presents
JOHN cox's production of RICHARD STRAUSS 'S opera in three acts with a libretto by HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL conducted by Bernard Haitink
Conceived as a successor to Der Rosenkavalier,
Arabella was Strauss's last collaboration with his favourite librettist von
Hoftnannsthal. A charming, sentimental comedy, it is set in the Vienna of 1860 and tells of a girl's romantic meeting with 'the right man'. Act 1: The Salon of Waldner's Apartment
Act 2: The Ante-room to the Ballroom
Act 3: The Hotel Lobby
Glyndebourne Chorus director JANE GLOVER London Philharmonic
Orchestra, leader DAVID NOLAN Introduced by John Warrack Designer JULIA TREVELYAN OMAN English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Presented for television by JOHN VERNON
(Glyndebourne production staged with the support of John Player & Sons) A Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 3. For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off
TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a fewfeetaway.Stereoheadphones provide a suitable alternative.
• FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Director: Jane Glover
Leader: David Nolan
Introduced By: John Warrack
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman
Television By: John Vernon
Arabella: Ashley Putnam
Mandryka: John Brocheler
Zdenka: Gianna Rolandi
Matteo: Keith Lewis
Graf Waldner: Artur Korn
Adelaide: Regina Sarfaty
Fiakermilli: Gwendolyn Bradley
Graf Elemer: Glenn Winslade
Graf Dominik: Jeremy Munro
Graf Lamoral: Geoffrey Moses
Fortune-teller: Enid Hartle
Waiter: John Oakman
Welko: John Hall
Djura: Timothy Evans-Jones
Jankel: Peter Coleman-Wright

: The Italian Film: Picone Sent Me

(Mi manda Picone) starring
Giancarlo Giannini Lina Sastri
Salvatore lives from hand to mouth as an unauthorised one-man information service in a Naples hospital. When Luciella Picone comes looking for her husband's body, Salvatore is anxious to help - especially since he sees a chance of taking over Picone's Mafia business.
Nanni Loy's accomplished comedy thriller shows the underside of life in Naples where every municipal service has its thriving unofficial counterpart.
The film has been nominated for an Oscar as this year's best foreign film.
(An Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
• FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Giancarlo Giannini
Unknown: Lina Sastri
Written By: Elvio Porta
Written By: Nanni Loy
Produced By: Gianni Mernervini
Directed By: Nanni Loy
Salvatore: Giancarlo Giannini
Luciella: Lina Sastri
Teresa: Clelia Rondinella
Baron Armato: Carlo Croccolo
Coco: Aldo Giuffre

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