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: Open University

6.25 Maths: Complex Integration
6.50 Broadcast Rituals: 2
7.15 The Plough and the Hoe: 1
7.40 Science: Elements Discovered
8.5 A Telescope in Space
8.30 Music and Images
8.55 Latin Squares
9.20 Physics: Painting Potentials
9.45 Air Pollution 2: Concentrate and Contain
10.10 History: The American Indian
10.35 Education: Chancellor's School
11.0 Geology: Rock Textures
11.25 Chemical Reactions
11.50 The Chateau and the Cottage
12.15 pm Caring for Older People: Widowhood
12.40 Language: The Black English Case
1.5 Changing Countryside: The Last Ditch
1.30 Introductory Electronics
1.55 Religion: Sikhs in Britain
2.20 Modern Art: Picasso
2.45 The Romantic Poets in the Alps

: Saturday Cinema 1: Bachelor Mother

Starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven

In this delightful comedy Ginger Rogers stars as shopgirl Polly Parrish, who discovers an abandoned baby outside a foundlings' home and is mistaken for the mother.
Reluctantly responsible for the baby, Polly finds that life is further complicated when her handsome boss takes a 'fatherly' interest in her predicament.
(Postponed from 3 April)
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Screenplay: Norman Krasna
Producer: B.G. Desylva
Director: Garson Kanin
Polly Parrish: Ginger Rogers
David Merlin: David Niven
J.B. Merlin: Charles Coburn
Freddie Miller: Frank Albertson
Butler: E.E. Clive
Johnnie: Elbert Coplen Jr
Mrs Weiss: Ferike Boros
Investigator: Ernest Truex
Jerome Weiss: Leonard Penn
Hargreaves: Paul Stanton
Hennnessy: Gerald Oliver-Smith
Old lady: Leona Roberts

: Saturday Cinema 2: Man's Favourite Sport?

Rock Hudson Paula Prentiss
For many men, fishing is their favourite sport. But not for
Roger Willoughby , fishing-tackle salesman and author of a respected fisherman's manual. He had never fished in his life until the day of the Lake Wakapoogee competition! Rock Hudson stars as the alleged expert who is exposed as an amiable phoney in Howard Hawks's hilarious comedy.
Produced and directed by HOWARD HAWKS
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Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Paula Prentiss
Unknown: Roger Willoughby
Unknown: John Fenton
Unknown: Steve McNeill
Directed By: Howard Hawks
Roger Willoughby: Rock Hudson
Abigail Page: Paula Prentiss
Isolde 'Easy' Mueller: Maria Perschy
Tex Conners: Charlene Holt
William Cadwalader: John McGiver
Major Phipps: Roscoe Karns
SkaggS: Forrest Lewis
Bagley: Regis Toomey
John Screaming Eagle: Norman Alden
Tom: Don Allen

: The Day the Universe Changed

A personal view by James Burke in ten parts
7: What the Doctor Ordered
In 1831, in the English port of Sunderland, a man called Bill Sproat collapsed and died. It took a revolution in medicine to explain why - and the answers changed us all. Written and presented by JAMES BURKE
Series producer RICHARD REISZ


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Bill Sproat
Presented By: James Burke
Producer: Richard Reisz

: News and Sport

with Moira Stuart , Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Wagner's Ring

The first of four Saturday evening transmissions featuring Wagner's cycle of music dramas.
As an introduction, for
Wagnerians old and new,
Humphrey Burton presents a guide to the World of the Ring. It includes a flying visit to Bayreuth and identifies the gods, dwarfs, heroes and giants of the sagas from which Wagner drew his inspiration.
With Frederick Jaeger speaking Wagner's words. Producer PETER BUTLER


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Producer: Peter Butler

: Das Rheingold

The Rhine Gold forms the vast prologue to The Ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner. It sets the scene for the human drama to follow.
The Nibelung dwarf Alberich steals the precious Rhine gold from the Rhinemaidens, and by renouncing love, fashions from it a magic ring.
Wotan, the ruler of the gods, covets the ring for the power it represents, but is forced in turn to yield it to the giants, and the violent struggle for world domination depicted in The Ring is under way.
Patrice Chereau 's challenging Bayreuth production provides a striking new interpretation of a century-old masterpiece.
Scene 1: The river Rhine Scenes 2 and 4: A mountain-top near Valhalla Scene 3: Nibelheim, home of the dwarfs
The centenary production of The Ring was recorded in Wagner's own theatre under the personal artistic supervision of the composer's grandson, WOLFGANG WAGNER. BAYREUTH FESTIVAL CHORUS
English subtitles by PETER BUTLER Television director BRIAN LARGE
(The Ring continues next Saturday with DIE WALKURE)
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.


Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Unknown: Patrice Chereau
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Patrice Chéreau
Designer: Richard Peduzzi
Unknown: Jacques Schmidt
Unknown: Peter Butler
Director: Brian Large
Wotan: Donald McIntyre
Donner: Martin Egel
Froh: Siegfried Jerusalem
Loge: Heinz Zednik
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz
Freia: Carmen Reppel
Erda: Ortrun Wenkel
Alberich: Hermann Becht
Mime: Helmut Pampuch
Fasolt: Matti Salminen
Fafner: Fritz Hübner
Woglinde: Norma Sharp
Wellgunde: Ilse Gramatzki
Flosshilde: Marga Schiml

: Bad Company

Jeff Bridges Barry Brown
In his desperate attempt to escape Civil War recruitment young Drew Dixon decides to head West - hoping to find fame and fortune.
Unfortunately, Drew's first encounter is with Jake Rumsey and his gang of juvenile outlaws. Together they begin the journey from Ohio and their descent into lawlessness. Robert Benton , director of Kramer vs Kramer and, more recently, Places in the Heart, creates a Western odyssey that is intermittently elegiac, savage and resonant with myth. It is one of the most haunting movies of the past decade.
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Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Barry Brown
Unknown: Jake Rumsey
Unknown: Robert Benton
Unknown: David Newman
Unknown: Robert Benton
Produced By: Stanley R. Jaffe
Directed By: Robert Benton
Jake Rumsey: Jeff Bridges
Drew Dixon: Barry Brown
Marshal: Jim Davis
Big Joe Simmons: David Huddleston
Loney: John Savage
Arthur Simms: Jerry Houser
Jim Bob Logan: Damon Cofer
Boog Bookin: Joshua Hill Lewis
Hobbs: Geoffrey Lewis
Jackson: Raymond Guth
Orin: Edward Lauter
Nolan: John Quade
Mrs Dixon: Jean Allison
Mr Dixon: Ned Wertimer

: Rugby Special

The Middlesex Sevens
The final Saturday of the rugby season by traditon provides a festival of Sevens rugby at Twickenham.
Last year's winners, London Welsh, and Heriot's FP are joined by guest sides Gala and Nottingham and the 12 qualifiers from the preliminary rounds. Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of the day's play with commentator BILL MCLAREN. Director ALASTAIR SCOTT
Series producer HUW JONES


Introduces: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren.
Director: Alastair Scott

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