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: Pages from Ceefax

Open University
11.0 The Alvey Report: UK Research Towards Fifth Generation Computers
11.50 Caring for Older People: Voluntary Workers
12.15 Dome is What You Make it
12.40 Dairy Cattle: Farmers Summing Up
1.5 Biotechnology: A Problem of Scale
1.30 pm Pages from Ceefax

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Pork Chop Hill

Gregory Peck
Harry Guardino Rip Torn
Korea, 1953. While
American infantrymen wait in their trenches near Pork Chop Hill, 70 miles away the Chinese haggle over this strategic position before they will sign a peace treaty. Lt Clemons is under orders to take the hill with the knowledge that the losses will be huge and the land itself is of no practical value....
Screenplay by JAMES R. WEBB based on a work by S. L. A. MARSHALL Produced by SY BARTLETT
Directed by LEWIS MILESTONE and at 3.40-5.15
Separate Tables starring
At the Beauregard Hotel in Bournemouth two separate crises blow up overnight. An American writer, newly engaged, unexpectedly. encounters his former wife, and an army major causes a disturbance at a local cinema, provoking hostility among the other guests ...
Screenplay by TERENCE RATTIGAN and JOHN GAY from the play by TERENCE RATTIGAN
Produced by HAROLD HECHT Directed by DELBERT MANN
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Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: James R. Webb
Unknown: S. L. A. Marshall
Produced By: Sy Bartlett
Directed By: Lewis Milestone
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: John Gay
Play By: Terence Rattigan
Produced By: Harold Hecht
Directed By: Delbert Mann
Lt Clemons: Gregory Peck
Forstman: Harry Guardino
Lt Russell: Rip Torn
Pedderson: George Peppard
Cpl Jurgens: James Edwards
Lt Tsugi O'Hashi: George Shibata
Sibyl Railton-Bell: Deborah Ken-
Ann Shankland: Rita Hayworth
Major Pollock: David Niven
Miss Cooper: Wendy Hiller
John Malcolm: Burt Lancaster
Mrs Railton-Bell: Gladys Cooper
Lady Matheson: Cathleen Nesbitt
Mr Fowler: Felix Aylmer
Charles: Rod Taylor
Jean: Audrey Dalton

: Trial by Jury

An opera by W. S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring
Frankie Howerd
Kate Flowers with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Faris
In a breach-of-promise trial, the learned judge and jury are somewhat smitten by the pretty plaintiffs charms, while the defendant has a hard time explaining why he jilted her. However in true musical comedy style there is an unusual solution to this complicated case....
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL Directed by DEREK BAILEY
(A Brent Walker production) (R)


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Kate Flowers
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Directed By: Derek Bailey
Learned judge: Frankie Howerd
Plaintiff: Kate Flowers
Defendant: Ryland Davies
Counsel for the plaintiff: Tom McDonnell
Usher: Roger Bryson
Foreman of the jury: Brian Donlan
First bridesmaid: Elsie McDougall

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes
9: Taking the waters is part of the German way of life and many people go to health spas for their holidays. In Bad Mergentheim trinken die
Gdste 200 bis 300 cm3 Wasser, zweimal am Tag. Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden DirectorGILL BARNES


Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Gill Barnes
Producer: Maddalena Fagandim

: Terry Waite

The Envoy from Lambeth Palace
A Way of Life
There's a fascination in the way other people live, especially if their life-style embraces fame, achievement, or danger.
Gordon Burns meets
Terry Waite. The son of a Cheshire village policeman, he joined the Grenadier
Guards, but left because of an allergy to the khaki dye in Army uniforms. Later he became the Archbishop of Canterbury's Special Envoy and master of the diplomatic coup in freeing hostages. Director PAUL COLBERT


Unknown: Gordon Burns
Unknown: Terry Waite.
Director: Paul Colbert
Producer: Gerald Harrison

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Shipwrecked!

In 1978 a lone yachtsman sailing in a race from New Zealand to Australia was shipwrecked on Middleton Reef, called by some 'Australia's Bermuda Triangle'. Bill Belcher survived for 28 days in a tiny rubber life-raft.
This is a re-creation of the events surrounding his ordeal and also the story of his wife who fought bureaucracy to try and save him.
Produced and directed by BILL BENNETT


Unknown: Bill Belcher
Directed By: Bill Bennett

: Judas Maccabaeus

by GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL Roger Norrington conducts a performance of what was the most popular oratorio in Handel's lifetime, from St David 's Hall, Cardiff.
Set against the background of Jewish resistance to the Syrians, the oratorio tells of the Israelite struggle for freedom following the death of their leader Mattathias in 161 BC.
Chorus of Israelites DYFED CHOIR
Musical director JOHN S. DAVIES
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by BARRY HASKEY
Introduced by Frank Lincoln with an introductory talk by H. C. Robbins Landon Lighting JOE HAKENEY Sound GEOFF ATKINS
Director ANDREW QUICK . BBC Wales
Including at 8.50* Interval


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Musical Director: John S. Davies
Leader: Barry Haskey
Introduced By: Frank Lincoln
Talk By: H. C. Robbins Landon
Unknown: Joe Hakeney
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Producer: J. Mervyn Williams
Director: Andrew Quick
Judas Maccabaeus (son of Mattathias): Robert Tear
Simon (his brother): Stephen Roberts
Israelitish woman: Jennifer Smith
Israelitish man: Eirian James

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Torvill and Dean - 1983
Their Barnum routine from the World Ice Skating Championships.
Series producer JEFF GODDARD


Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Francesco Rosi Season: Lucky Luciano

Gian Maria Volonte Edmond O'Brien Rod Steiger
Lucky Luciano , continuing a short season of films by Francesco Rosi , deals with the violence and corruption of the late 1940s and is based on the true story of a notorious Mafia boss. In 1936 Luciano was sentenced by a New York court to a minimum of 30 years in jail, yet only eight years later he was on his way home to Naples paroled for services to the US Army. Before long, Lucky was master-minding an international drugs ring - only slightly irritated by a persistent agent from the US Narcotics Bureau. Lucky Luciano
(The Rosi season continues next Saturday with Three Brothers)
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Unknown: Gian Maria Volonte
Unknown: Edmond O'Brien
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Lucky Luciano
Unknown: Francesco Rosi
Unknown: Francesco Rosi
Unknown: Uno Jannuzzi.
Unknown: Tonino Guerra
Produced By: Franco Cristaldi
Directed By: Francesco Rosi
Gene Giannini: Rod Steiger
Harry J Anslinger: Edmond O'Brien
Charles Siragusa: Himself
American colonel: Vincent Gardenia
Vito Genovese: Charles Cioffi
Italian captain of police: Silverio Blasi
French commissioner: Jacques Monod
Igea: Karin Petersen
Countess: Magda Konopka
Herlands: Larry Gates
Don Ciccio: Dino Curcio

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