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: Open University

10.35 Maths Methods: The Exam
11.0 Water for a City: Nottingham
11.25 Energy: Closing the Gap
11.50 Maths: Algebra
12.15 Computing: Database at Freightliners
12.40 Health and Disease
1.5 Cropping the Countryside

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Contraband: A Canterbury Tale

continues a season of films celebrating the 80th birthday of the British director Michael Powell this afternoon starring
Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson.

An exciting spy thriller set against a shadowy blacked-out London during World War II. Captain Andersen, the Danish master of the neutral ship Helvig, is delayed by a British Contraband Control inspection. When two of his passengers disappear ashore in the mist, Andersen proceeds to London in pursuit....

(Black and white)

and at 3.20
"A Canterbury Tale"
Starring Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price.

Three wartime pilgrims on their way to Canterbury converge on the quiet Kentish village of Chillingbourne. There they find that girls are afraid to go out at night because of attacks by the mysterious "glueman"...

(Black and white)
(Films: page 23)


Director/Producer/Writer: Michael Powell
Screenwriter: Emeric Pressburger
Producer (Contraband): John Corfield
Capt Andersen: Conrad Veidt
Mrs Sorensen: Valerie Hobson
Mate of SS Helvig/Chef of Three Vikings: Hay Petrie
Mr Pidgeon: Esmond Knight
Van Dyne: Raymond Lovell
Hendrick: Charles Victor
Danish waiter: Henry Wolston
Danish waiter: Julian Vedey
Danish waiter: Sydney Moneton
Danish waiter: Hamilton Keen
Miss Lang: Phoebe Kershaw
Brothers Grimm: Leo Genn
Brothers Grimm: Stuart Lathan
Brothers Grimm: Peter Bull
Thomas Colpeper, JP: Eric Portman
Alison Smith: Sheila Sim
Bob Johnson: Sgt John Sweet, US Army
Peter Gibbs: Dennis Price
soldier/Village idiot: Esmond Knight
Thomas Duckett: Charles Hawtrey
Woodcock: Hay Petrie
Ned Horton: George Merritt
Jim Horton: Edward Rigby
Prudence Honeywood: Freda Jackson
Fee Baker: Betty Jardine

: Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy

Classic scenes from the films of one of the cinema's greatest clowns.
'A world of fun and laughter' is promised in this collection of memorable moments featuring the famous silent comedian, including the clock sequence from Safety Last and the train sequence from Girl Shy. In conclusion there are extracts from his talking pictures, Professor Beware, Movie Crazy and Feet First. Commentary by Art Ross.
Films: page 23


Commentary By: Art Ross
Producer: Harold Lloyd

: The 20th Century Remembered

by Sir Nicholas Henderson with Kenneth Harris In the last of three programmes
SIR NICHOLAS HENDERSON talks to KENNETH HARRIS about the final years of his diplomatic career as Ambassador in Bonn and Paris. Retired in 1979 at the age of 60, he was unexpectedly recalled to serve as Ambassador in Washington.
It looked like a quiet end to a distinguished career but, shortly after he arrived in Washington, Argentina invaded the Falklands. In all the years of his diplomatic life he had never had to face such a crisis.
In this exclusive interview he recalls the weeks and nights during the lead-up to the British reoccupation of the Islands and the reactions of the Americans to
Mrs Thatcher 's approach to a solution of the conflict. Research MONA ADAMS
Film cameraman DAVE GRAY FUm sound


Unknown: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Unknown: Kenneth Harris
Talks: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Unknown: Kenneth Harris
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Dave Gray
Unknown: Don Martin.
Editor: Steve Felton
Producer: John Walker

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Saturday Review

Presented by Russell Davies Photography: Life magazine photo-journalist W. Eugene Smith inspired a generation of photographers including
Don McCullin , who reviews a book of his photographs. Theatre: The Torch Song
Trilogy by HARVEY FIERSTEIN dramatises the life of a New York drag queen.
With extracts from the Albery Theatre production starring Antony Sher , and a discussion with Simon Callow , Julian Mitchell and Nell Dunn.
And Over the Bridge, a play by Belfast shipyard worker SAM THOMPSON , was banned by the authorities when it appeared 25 years ago. It was feared that the subject matter - sectarianism among shipyard workers - might provoke 'rioting in the streets'. Tom McGurk reports on the play's current tour of Northern Ireland and talks to James Ellis and Denis Tuohy about this theatrical controversy.
Fashion: The V & A are honouring fashion designer Gianni Versace with a fashion show. He clothes Candice Bergen and Tina Turner.
Peter York reports from the Raphael Cartoon Court. Assistant producers


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: W. Eugene
Unknown: Don McCullin
Unknown: Harvey Fierstein
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Sam Thompson
Unknown: Tom McGurk
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Denis Tuohy
Designer: Gianni Versace
Designer: Tina Turner.
Unknown: Peter York
Unknown: John Whiston
Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: Bernstein on Mahler

The second of two anniversary programmes to complement the current festival in London, 'Mahler,
Vienna and the 20th Century'. Tonight:
Gustav Mahler's songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn) Soloists Lucia Popp (soprano)
Walton Groenroos (baritone) with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Leonard Bernstein
In last week's programme, Leonard Bernstein showed how 'so much essential
Mahler personality is buried in these marvellous Knaben Wunderhorn songs, out of which he fashioned so much of his symphonic music'.
This complete performance of Mahler's song-cycle was recorded during a public performance in Tel Aviv. Subtitles PETER BUTLER
Videotape editor PETER FRANCIS Executive producer HUMPHREY BURTON
Produced and directed by PETER BUTLER


Soloists: Lucia Popp
Baritone: Walton Groenroos
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Tel Aviv.
Unknown: Peter Butler
Editor: Peter Francis
Producer: Humphrey Burton
Directed By: Peter Butler

: Harty Goes to ... Venice

Venice, the city of canals,
Canalettos and cats, is where Russell Harty can be found tonight.
Jonathan Miller on masks,
Erica Jong on visitors and the Festival of the Redentore make up some of the other ingredients.
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON (Nextprogramme:lomorrowat8.5pm)


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Erica Jong
Unknown: Susie Taylor
Director: Michele Burgess
Producer: Ken Stephinson

: Open Space Special

Vietnam: Talking to the People
A report by Jon Alpert JON ALPERT runs the Downtown Community Video Project in New York's
Chinatown. From this base he takes off at a moment's notice as a virtual one-man band to report from all over the world - Nicaragua, Cuba,
Afghanistan, Iran. His often exclusive reports are shown on network TV in the USA.
He has won many Emmy Awards for the unique quality of his work. He remains totally independent. A month or two back, television was full of political reports and analyses on the tenth anniversary of the US pull-out from Vietnam.
This video film is the result of Jon Alpert 's fifth visit to
Vietnam. What we learn of Vietnam today, of Vietnam ten years after, is through the experiences, the faces, and the voices of the people. Produced and directed by JON ALPERT


Unknown: Jon Alpert
Unknown: Jon Alpert
Unknown: Jon Alpert
Directed By: Jon Alpert

: American Film Theatre: Rhinoceros

Zero Mostel Gene
Wilder Stanley and his friend John are casually enjoying life and a Sunday lunch, when they become increasingly aware that acquaintances, even life-long friends, are not what they used to be. In fact they are changing into rhinos! As more people join the herd only John is left to fight to be an individual. Based on Ionesco's 'theatre of the absurd' classic, this is a film at once comic and bitter in its attack on conformity.
Screenplay by JULIAN BARRY Produced by ELY LANDAU Directed by TOM O'HORGAN
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 23


Unknown: Wilder Stanley
Unknown: Julian Barry
Produced By: Ely Landau
John: Zero Mostel
Stanley: Gene Wilder
Daisy: Karen Black
Carl: Robert Weil
Norman: Joe Silver
Mrs Bingham: Marilyn Chris
Logician: Robert Fields
Young woman: Melody Santangelo
Cashier: Lou Cutell
Waiter: Don Calfa
Lady with cat: Kathryn Harkin
Restaurant owner: Lorna Thayer
Doctor: Howard Morton
Mr Nicholson: Percy Rodrigues

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