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: Open University

6.25 Instrumentation: Strain Gauging
6.50 Living Statistics
7.15 Development in a Turkish Village
7.40 Science: Into the Earth
8.5 Molecules in Space
8.30 Primary Sources: Stratford-upon-Avon
8.55 Telecommunications Networks
9.20 Acceleration at Constant Speed?
9.45 Education:
Ministers Talking
10.10 History:
Poverty in the 30s
10.35 Management and the School
11.0 Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset
11.25 Chemistry: Why Build Models?
11.50 Eighteenth-century Bath
12.15 The Hydraulic Ram
12.40 Sounds of Language
1.5 Television and Christmas
1.30 Chemistry: What Makes a Reaction Go?
1.55 Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition
2.20 Modem Art: Manet
2.45 Poetry: Blake the Artist

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Raymond Massey Ruth Gordon
After his early days as a peace-loving backwoodsman,
Abraham Lincoln moves up in the world to become a senator and, with the encouragement of his wife Mary, he finally stands for President.
Screenplay by GROVER JONES Based on the play by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD
Produced by MAX GORDON


Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Play By: Grover Jones
Play By: Robert E. Sherwood
Produced By: Max Gordon
Directed By: John Cromwell
Abraham Lincoln: Raymond Massey
Stephen Douglas: Gene Lockhart
Mary Todd Lincoln: Ruth Gordon
Ann Rutledge: Mary Howard
Elizabeth Edwards: Dorothy Tree
Ninian Edwards: Harvey Stephens
Joshua Speed: Minor Watson
Billy Herndon: Alan Baxter

: Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

Dean Martin
Elizabeth Montgomery Jason Steel , handsome hero of a television show, is watched and adored by millions of American women. In private Jason's life centres around his girlfriend, except for a weekly poker game. However the regular card game gets interrupted each week by mysterious phone calls....
Written and produced by JACK ROSE Directed by DANIEL MANN
9 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Elizabeth Montgomery
Unknown: Jason Steel
Produced By: Jack Rose
Directed By: Daniel Mann
Jason Steel: Dean Martin
Melissa Morris: Elizabeth Montgomery
Sanford Kaufman: Martin Balsam
Toby Tobler: Jill St John
Leonard Ashley: Richard Conte
Stella: Carol Burnett
Jacqueline Edwards: MacHa Meril
Harry Tobler: Louis Nye
Isami Hiroti: Toko Tani
Yoshima Hiroti: Jack Soo
Mona Kaufman: Dianne Foster
Dora Ashley: Elizabeth Fraser
Tom Edwards: Elliott Reid
Charley: Johnny Silver

: The World Championship of Cricket

England v Pakistan from Melbourne
England's third and last match could hardly be more vital. They are in the most competitive group, and after a successful but tiring tour of India they will need all their concentration if they are to qualify for the semi-finals.
richie BENAUD introduces highlights of this
50-overs-a-side day/night match together with news of the West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka group. Television presentation by CHANNEL 9, AUSTRALIA
Cricket reports and results on Ceefax


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: France Actuelle

A series of five films on modern France which expand on some of the documentary themes from A vous la France!
3: The Languedoc and Occitan
Occitan, rather than French, is the original language of much of southern France. In the Languedoc region it is enjoying something of a revival, and is being seen as the focal point of a new mood of self-determination among the Occitan people, who have a historic resistance to central government.
Film editor Luis ESPANA Producer FRANK ASH
(French with English subtitles. Shown last Sunday on BBC1)

: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Anniversary

Fifty years ago the BBC Northern Orchestra was created to provide broadcast music for the north of England.
Two years ago, in recognition of its increased stature, it was renamed the BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tonight, as part of its half century celebrations, a recording of the world premiere performance of Peter Maxwell Davies 's Third Symphony.
Peter Maxwell Davies was bom and studied in Manchester and it is appropriate that this first performance takes place in the Free Trade Hall,
Manchester. He talks to
Michael Berkeley about the influences behind the creation of his new symphony.
The programme also includes a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in which the soloist is Silvia Marcovici
The concert is conducted by Edward Downes


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Silvia Marcovici
Conducted By: Edward Downes

: Blott on the Landscape

by TOM SHARPE dramatised in six parts by MALCOLM BRADBURY
George Cole as Sir Giles Geraldine James as Lady Maud David Suchet as Blott Simon Cadell as Dundridge Julia McKenzie as Mrs Forthby
4: Dundridge is determined that the motorway will go through Cleene Gorge. Lady Maud is just as determined that it won't. With Blott's help, she plans a strategy.


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Sir Giles Geraldine James
Unknown: Lady Maud David Suchet
Unknown: Blott Simon Cadell
Unknown: Dundridge Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Mrs Forthby
Unknown: Cleene Gorge.
Producer: Evgeny Gridneff
Director: Roger Bamford

: Ballet Robotique

Ballet n. An artistic dance form characterised by grace and precision of movement. Robot n. Any machine or device that works automatically, or by remote control.
Ballet Robotique. An award-winning film; an intricately programmed performance in four movements, synchronised to music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Produced and directed by BOB ROGERS


Directed By: Bob Rogers

: Rugby Special

Scotland v Wales Ireland v France
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH introduces highlights of today's international championship matches.
Having won the Grand Slam last year, Scotland have already lost their opening two matches and Wales, after two postponements, will be looking for a first win in their bid for the championship. Both Ireland and France are committed to open rugby and an exciting game is ensured as both sides have their eyes too on the Championship.
Commentators in Edinburgh BILL MCLAREN and GARETH EDWARDS
Commentators in Dublin
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH With BILL BEAUMONT Television presentation
(Edinburgh) BILL MALCOLM (Dublin) RTE
Series producer HUW JONES
(Scotland v Wales organised by the SRU in association with the Royal Bank of Scotland)


Unknown: Gareth Edwards

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