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: Open University

9.20 Gravity and the Stars
9.45 Earth's Physical Resources: Introduction
10.35 Prospect: For Students and Tutors of AlOl
11.0 Animal Physiology: Yields and Rates
11.25 The Value of an OU Degree
11.40 State and Society in 1984 12.40 Dairy Cattle: Who's Running Your Herd?

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Old Acquaintance

Bette Davis
Miriam Hopkins Bette Davis is a 'serious' novelist respected by the literary establishment and Miriam Hopkins is her friend from childhood who becomes a successful pulp novelist. The two women's rivalry is played out over the years to a conclusion which surprises them both.
Screenplay by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and LENORE COFFEE from the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN Produced by HENRY BLANKE
Directed by VINCENT SHERMAN and at 3.30
The Pleasure of His
Company starring
Fred Astaire
Debbie Reynolds Lilli Palmer Pogo Poole , a rich ageing playboy, arrives unexpectedly in San
Francisco for his daughter's wedding. His ex-wife and her new husband are less than pleased when he sweeps his daughter,
Jessica, off her feet with exciting talk of the European high-life - threatening her marriage to the local rancher.
• FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Miriam Hopkins
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Miriam Hopkins
Unknown: John van Druten
Unknown: Lenore Coffee
Play By: John van Druten
Produced By: Henry Blanke
Directed By: Vincent Sherman
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Lilli Palmer
Unknown: Pogo Poole
Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Produced By: William Perlberg
Directed By: George Seaton
Katherine Marlowe: Bette Davis
Millie Drake: Miriam Hopkins
Rudd Kendall: Gig Young
Preston Drake: John Loder
Deirdre: Dolores Moran
Lucian Grant: Philip Reed
Belle Carter: Anne Revere
Harriet: Ester Dale
Mademoiselle: Ann Codee
Biddeford Togo' Poole: Fred Astaire
Jessica Poole: Debbie Reynolds
Katherine Dougherty: Lilli Palmer
Roger Henderson: Tab Hunter
James Dougherty: Gary Merrill
Mackenzie Savage: Charles Ruggles
Toy HAROLD FONG Mrs Mooney: Elvia Allman

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
The First Semi-final
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage of this afternoon's best-of-11-frames match from the Wembley Conference Centre.


Introduces: David Icke

: A vous la France

French for beginners in the 14th of 15 programmes.
The way things used to be: Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones look at life in Pezenas before the war.


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Saturday Alternative: Solti and the Chicago Symphony

BBC2 and Radio 3 combine for a live relay from the Royal Festival Hall, London Tonight the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reaches the climax of a major European tour under its musical director Sir Georg Solti.
Part 1: John Corigliano
Tournaments Overture (first UK performance) Mozart
Symphony No 39 in E flat (K543)
A Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Director: Sir Georg Solti.

: -8.35* Interval

During the interval
Sir Georg talks about his life and the music in this evening's concert.

: The Saturday Alternative: Solti and the Chicago Symphony

Part 2
Symphony No 4 in F minor Introduced by Brian Kay Produced by JOHN VERNON Director HUMPHREY BURTON
A Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Introduced By: Brian Kay
Produced By: John Vernon
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Figures in a Landscape

Robert Shaw
Malcolm McDowell In a vast unnamed landscape two men are on the run, their wrists tied.
A helicopter and its occupants force the men into a lethal cat-and-mouse game. Joseph Losey who directed the film from the screenplay by one of his stars, has evoked a nightmare world of fear and pursuit, and portrays - in characteristic fashion - a fascinating, shifting relationship between his highly contrasted, yet mutually dependent central characters.
Screenplay by ROBERT SHAW Produced by JOHN KOHN Directed by JOSEPH LOSEY
(First showing on British television)
• FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Produced By: John Kohn
Directed By: Joseph Losey
Mac Connachie: Robert Shaw
Ansell: Malcolm McDowell
Helicopter pilot: Henry Woolf
Widow: Pamela Brown
Soldiers: Warwick Sims
: Soldiers Andrew Bradford
Soldiers: Roger Lloyd Pack
Soldiers: Robert East, Tariq Younus

: World Ski-ing Championships

from Santa Caterina, Italy The Ladies Downhill
Swiss success today looks a formality - Olympic gold and bronze medallists MICHELA FIGINI and MARIA WALLISER have re-discovered their
Sarajevo form this season while another Swiss miss, BRIGITTE OERTLI could join them on the rostrum, and only Austria's ELISABETH KIRCHLER seems likely to spoil the party. DAVID VINE reports from the Valtellina Valley of the Italian Alps. Television presentation by the Italian TV Service Producer JIM RESIDE


Unknown: Michela Figini
Unknown: Maria Walliser
Unknown: Brigitte Oertli
Unknown: Elisabeth Kirchler
Unknown: David Vine

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