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: Open University

6.55 Engineering: Non-linearities
7.20 Weekend Outlook

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Monkey

The Foolish Philosopher
When he hears of a water princess held captive by a fish monster, Sandy feels obliged to rush to her rescue and loses his heart and his liberty in rapid succession.
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound London Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI HOEI (R)


Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Produced By: Ntv And
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
Pigsy: Tonpei Hidari
Yu-Lung: Shunji Fujimura

: Tarzan and his Mate

Johnny Weissmuller Maureen O'Sullivan The most famous couple of all star in this classic Tarzan adventure. Two hunters, seeking the fabled elephants' burial ground, disrupt the idyllic existence of the jungle.
0 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Johnny Weissmuller
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Unknown: James Kevin McGuinness
Produced By: Bernard H. Hyman
Directed By: Cedric Gibbons
Tarzan: Johnny Weissmuller
Jane: Maureen O'Sullivan
Harry Holt: Neil Hamilton
Martin Arlington: Paul Cavanagh
Beamish: Forrester Harvey
Mrs Cutten: Doris Lloyd
Pierce: Willlam Stack
Vanness: Desmond Roberts
Saidi: Nathan Curry

: Cartoon Two

Blackberry Subway Jam
Jonathan has a credibility problem. A subway train uses his home as a regular stop.
Would you believe his story? Directed by ROBERT DOUCET for THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA


Directed By: Robert Doucet

: With a Little Help from the Chip

Six programmes on how micro-technology can help disabled people to live more independent lives. 2: Communicating
After 13 years of silence, the chip has given
Michael Waelchli a voice.
Patrick Murphy is deaf and blind, but he can now read, take notes, use the telephone, send and receive letters and get the latest news from his television. Young
Julia Mason has never been able to speak or write - now for the first time she can communicate with the outside world.
For fully illustrated booklet send large sae with 28p stamp to: [address removed] * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Michael Waelchli
Unknown: Patrick Murphy
Unknown: Julia Mason
Producer: Anna Jackson

: King's Country

A series of wildlife films by the young award-winning cameraman Simon King , who spent a year observing landscape, habitats and animals in the south of England.
Simon presents an intimate view of the countryside as it changes through the seasons: a film chronicle of English wildlife, secret and yet accessible, familiar and yet deeply mysterious.
Filmed and narrated by Simon King
Film editor TONY WILLIAMS Producer JOHN KING


Unknown: Simon King
Unknown: Simon King
Editor: Tony Williams
Producer: John King

: Gardeners' World

from Hall Green , Birmingham with Geoff Hamilton and Clay Jones
Brassicas germinated in the Lake District, pricked out in Cambridge and finally planted out in his allotment, illustrate the care which Rick Green affords his vegetables - when he goes on holiday his seedlings go with him in a caravan which doubles as a propagator.
He has been growing vegetables on the same allotment for 37 years and during this time has established a reliable four-year rotation system which allows maximum cropping in a minimum area. Production assistant CHRISTINE HARDMAN
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Hall Green
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Rick Green
Unknown: Christine Hardman
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: My Music

The important question of what to sing in the bathtub is one of the issues in tonight's edition of the popular music challenge with Frank Muir , John Amis Ian Wallace and Denis Norden under the chairman Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Commercial Breaks

Ted Turner and the News War
Known as 'the mouth from the south', Ted Turner is one of America's most flamboyant businessmen.
He's started a 24-hour-a-day television news programme which is fast becoming profitable.
Lloyd Werner is part of a rival non-stop news service which wants to muscle in on Turner's operation.
Everyone agrees that in this business, one's company, two's a crowd....
Narrator Hugh Sykes Producer JAMES UPSCOMB Executive producer JONATHAN CRANE


Unknown: Ted Turner
Unknown: Ted Turner
Unknown: Lloyd Werner
Narrator: Hugh Sykes

: Cool It

In the second of three programmes, comedy impressionist Phil Cool takes the lid off life as he looks at the world through the eyes of a host of famous personalities.
Tonight, Phil goes down under in search of the Rolfus Harricus , he experiences a nasty encounter with a power-crazed policeman, and attempts to answer the , burning question: Will American shaver salesman Victor Kyam save us from the threat of nuclear war?
Written by PHIL COOL
Associate producer JASPER CARROTT Director DAVID WEIR
Producer STEVE WEDDLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Phil Cool
Unknown: Rolfus Harricus
Unknown: Victor Kyam
Written By: Phil Cool
Producer: Jasper Carrott
Director: David Weir
Producer: Steve Weddle

: Newsnight

Including TUC Conference Report. Peter Snow and Vincent Hanna report on the debates and issues at Blackpool.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Weatherview

: All Quiet on the Western Front

starring Lew Ayres Louis Wolheim
1914: Paul Baumer , a young sensitive
German, enlists in the army, fired with patriotism and a belief in the ideals of his nation. Befriended by a veteran soldier, he quickly becomes disillusioned as he discovers the degradations and terrors of war. This classic war movie is being shown in the most complete version known to exist, including original tinted sequences.
(Blackanawhitewithcolouri sequences)
0 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Lew Ayres
Unknown: Louis Wolheim
Unknown: Paul Baumer
Unknown: Maxwell Anderson
Story By: Erich Maria Remarque
Produced By: Carl Laemmle
Directed By: Lewis Milestone
Paul Baumer: Lew Ayres
Katczinsky: Louis Wolheim
Kimmelstoss: John Wray
Gerard Duval: Raymond Griffith
Tjarden: George Slim' Summerville
Muller: Russell Gleason
Albert: William Bakewell
Leer: Scott Kolk
Behm: Walter Browne Rogers
Kemmerich: Ben Alexander

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