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: Open University

6.25 Testing Time for Maestro
6.50 Structural Power 1: Exploitation
7.15 The Ankara Response
7.40 Ethnic Minorities
8 5 Electromagnetic Induction
8.30 The Art of Charlotte Bronte
8.55 Silicate Structures
9.20 X-rays and Energy Levels
9.45 Education: A Woman's Place 10 10 Introduction to Psychology
10.35 Unemployed in Clwyd
11.0 Geology: From Swamps to Coal 11 25 Organic Chemistry: Polymers
11.50 The Adam Smith Lecture 12 15 Colour Television (1)
12.40 Language: Conversation 1 5 The Curriculum: Meaning
1.30 Quantum Theory
1.55 Zoroastrian Orthodoxy
2.20 Modern Art: St Ives
2.45 King Lear Workshop (1)

: Saturday Cinema 1:The Strange Case of Dr Rx

Starring Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne, Lionel Atwill.

A series of murders - in which each victim has been acquitted in a recent trial - are linked by a note signed 'Rx'. Ace detective Jerry Church is called in to investigate a number of suspects and mysterious messages that lead to a mad scientist with the power to frighten people to death!

(Black and white)
(Films: page 16)


Screenwriter: Clarence Upson Young
Producer: Jack Bernhard
Director: William Nigh
Jerry Church: Patric Knowles
Kit Church: Anne Gwynne
Dr Fish: Lionel Atwill
Mrs Crispin: Mona Barrie
Sgt Sweeney: Shemp Howard
John Crispin: Paul Cavanagh
Dudley Crispin: Samuel S. Hinds
Capt Hurd: Edmund MacDonald

: Hooray for Hollywood

In this memorable compilation film, dozens of the screen's greatest stars appear in musicals, comedies Westerns and dramatic sequences. From Stan and Ollie to Bogart, from Astaire and Rogers to John Wayne , they fill the screen with their most unforgettable moments. A spectacular, nostalgic treat for everyone who loves movies and the stars who made them.
Narrated by Mickey Rooney


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Mickey Rooney

: Saturday Cinema 2: Mississippi Gambler

Tyrone Power Piper Laurie Julia Adams Mark Fallon , a dashing Mississippi riverboat gambler, wins an honest card game with the deceitful Laurent Duroux. But among the winnings is a diamond necklace which, unknown to Mark, belongs to Laurent's sister, the beautiful
Angelique Duroux. To explain the loss of the necklace, Laurent conspires to have Mark branded as a cheat and villian....
Screenplay by SETON I. MILLER Produced by TED RICHMOND Directed by RUDOLPH MATE
●FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Piper Laurie
Unknown: Julia Adams
Unknown: Mark Fallon
Unknown: Laurent Duroux.
Unknown: Angelique Duroux.
Unknown: Seton I. Miller
Produced By: Ted Richmond
Directed By: Rudolph Mate
Mark Fallon: Tyrone Power
Angelique Duroux: Piper Laurie
Ann Conant: Julia Adams I
John Polly: John McIntire
Pierre: William Reynolds
Edmond Duroux: Paul Cavanagh
Laurent Duroux: John Baer
George Elwood: Ron Randell
Caldwell: Ralph Dumke

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Rene Cutforth: From Our Special Correspondent

Robert Kee introduces the second of four tributes to the reporter who died last year. A Question of Loyalty
Was German intelligence chief Otto John kidnapped from Berlin, or did he defect? Is there perhaps some other explanation? Three times he crossed the frontiers of his world, escaping from Hitler's Germany, vanishing into East Berlin, and escaping dramatically back to the West.
Rene Cutforth looks for clues in this programme made in .> 1966 (before the Public
Records Office 30-year-rule expired on the case) on the life story of this bright young man who never dreamed he would be a secret agent, or run an intelligence agency. Series compiled by JENNY CROPPER Producer PHILLIP WHITEHEAD (R)


Introduces: Robert Kee
Unknown: Otto John
Producer: Phillip Whitehead

: Seance on a Wet Afternoon

continues a season of films by the iistinguished writeriirector, BRYAN FORBES starring Kim Stanley
Richard Attenborough Myra Savage , a proiessional medium, lives in a fantasy world on the edge of madness. Her contact with the other side is through her dead son, Arthur, while her weak, devoted husband, Billy, shields her from the harsh realities of the outside world. But how is she to gain public recognition of her powers, so long overdue? Myra has a plan.
Written and directed by BRYAN FORBES Produced by RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH and BRYAN FORBES
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Kim Stanley
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Myra Savage
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Produced By: Bryan Forbes
Myra: Kim Stanley
Billy: Richard Attenborough
Clayton: Mark Eden
Mrs Clayton: Nanette Newman
Amanda: Judith Donner
Walsh: Patrick Magee
Beedle: Gerald Sim

: The Good Old Days

A 30-years celebration of Old Time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds. For your delectation and delight, your chairman, Leonard Sachs, introduces Larry Grayson, Anita Harris, Billy Dainty assisted by Peter Pink, Anna Dawson, Robert White and Sheila Bernette, The Coorush Brothers and Heidi Dudley Stevens
Members of the Players Theatre, London: Penny Rigden, Wendy Jones, Amanda Newman, Jilly Hurst, Martyn Knight, Chris Connah, Peter Sutherland, Graham Richards
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
BBC Manchester


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Entertainer: Larry Grayson
Singer: Anita Harris
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Assisted By: Peter Pink
Performer: Anna Dawson
Performer: Robert White
Performer: Sheila Bernette
Performers: The Coorush Brothers
Performer: Heidi Dudley Stevens
Performer: Penny Rigden
Performer: Wendy Jones
Performer: Amanda Newman
Performer: Jilly Hurst
Performer: Martyn Knight
Performer: Chris Connah
Performer: Peter Sutherland
Performer: Graham Richards
By arrangement with: Stanley Joseph
By arrangement with: Michael Joseph
Choreography: Doreen Hermitage
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: Mirror

Introduced by Gavin Millar
Starring Margarita Terekhova
Mirroring his childhood Andrei Tarkovsky reflects the Stalinist era in a many-layered film in which memories, dreams and nightmares intertwine. Each memory is placed in context by newsreels but as Tarkovsky says, 'There are no episodes to decipher like symbols... if one finds double meanings in it, that will be because we are not used to seeing the truth on the screen. We have a debt to those who have given us life and love: we must tell them of our love.'
Alexei's mother as an old woman is played by Andrei Tarkovsky's mother. Poems written and read by his father, Arseny Tarkovsky.
(A Russian film with English subtitles)
(Colour/black and white)
FILMS: page 16


Introduced by: Gavin Millar
Screenplay: Andrei Tarkovsky
Screenplay: Aleksandr Misharin
Directed By: Andrei Tarkovsky
Poems written and read by: Arseny Tarkovsky
Voice of Alexei, the narrator: Innokenti Smoktunovsky
Alexei's mother and wife: Margarita Terekhova
An old woman: L. Tarkovskaya
Alexei (Alyosha) aged 5: Philip Yankovsky
Alexei aged 12 and Ignat, Alexei's son: Ignat Daniltsev
Alexei's father: Oleg Yankovsky

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