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: Open University

10.10 GCSE - General Issues: Part 1
10.35 Business Growth and Open Learning
10.45 Science Preparatory Maths: Numbers
11.0 Countdown to the OU: 1
11.25 Accounting for Managers: 1
11.50 Technology: Bridging the Gap
12.15 Marketing in Action: Opening Principles
12.40 The Effective Manager: Meetings
1.5 Biotechnology: Muddy Field to Business Field

: Saturday Cinema: -Dangerous Mission

Victor Mature Piper Laurie
William Bendix Vincent Price
The search for a vital witness to a murder leads both the police and the suspect to the remoteness of one of America's loveliest reserves - the Glacier
National Park. Against this spectacular background an exciting manhunt is staged.
Screenplay by HORACE MCCOY
* FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Horace McCoy
Unknown: W. R . Burnettt
Unknown: Charles Bennett
Produced By: Mwin Allen
Directed By: Louis King
Matt: Victor Mature
Louise: Piper Laurie
Parker: William Bendix
Adams: Vincent Price
Mary: Betta St John
Katoonai: Steve Darrell

: Horizon

Are You a Racist?
White racists and black victims of racism spend five days investigating each others prejudices.
Narrator Paul Vaughan
Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Robin Brightwell
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The last in the series on communicating Computers
One day computers and robots may be able to do all our work and chores. Is this a real vision of the future or just a fantasy? In the last of this year's lectures, Professor David Pye explores the fantastic development of computers in recent years. If computers are fitted with sensors, so that they can touch, see and even speak, they become robots.
On earth robots are still primitive, but in other galaxies....
Assistant producer MICHAEL GUNTON Producers


Unknown: David Pye
Producer: Michael Gunton
Unknown: Stuart Carter.
Unknown: Alan Russell
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
Four players remain and the sets move upwards again to the best of nine, five legs per set. TONY GUBBA introduces the first semi-final direct from the stage of the Lakeside Country Club, with the World Champion and No 1 seed ERIC BRISTOW expected to be challenging BIG CLIFF LAZARENKO.


Introduces: Tony Gubba

: The Sky at Night

Our Nearest Star
How much is known about the sun? We know that it is a huge nuclear furnace that sends out electrified particles, which affect the tails of comets and much else. But there is still a great deal that isn't known. Patrick Moore gives the results of the latest research into the nature of the nearest star.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes 11: The grape harvest in Franconia is in full swing. Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden Director GILL BARNES


Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Gill Barnes

: Frickley - The Changes

The last in the series following five people through 1985 and revealing what happened to them when the miners' strike was over.... 5: Barry's Story
Barry Gill starts the year on the picket line, demonstrating his loyalty to the miners' cause. Then his routine changes to housework and looking after his 4-year-old son. ' I've realised what I would have missed if the strike hadn't happened. I'd have missed an important part of Ryan's life that I didn't know existed.' Film editor ANDY KEMP
Producer DEBBIE CHRISTIE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Barry Gill
Producer: Debbie Christie

: NewsView

Jan Leeming with today's latest news and sport.
Moira Stuart reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles. Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The New Babylon

Arena presents the first television showing of a rare and extraordinary classic of the silent cinema, with an original music score by Dimitri Shostakovich.
Directors GRIGORI KOZINTSEV and LEONID TRAUBERG Introduced by Lindsay Anderson
The New Babylon tells the dramatic story of the revolutionary tragedy of the Paris Commune. Like many masterpieces, its first public showing, in 1929, provoked outrage and derision.
Shostakovich's brilliant and innovative score baffled the audience, and the conductor was accused of being drunk. The film and its music were banned immediately, and the score itself disappeared for decades until it was rediscovered after the composer's death. For this showing, the score has been reconstructed from
Shostakovich's original handwritten copy by Omri Hadari , who conducts the London Lyric Orchestra leader SIMON HORSMAN Television presentation
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 17 7


Unknown: Dimitri Shostakovich.
Directors: Grigori Kozintsev
Introduced By: Lindsay Anderson
Unknown: Omri Hadari

: Saturday Review

Presented by Russell Davies Opera: Hell's Angels, with music by Nigel Osborne and text by David Freeman , which received its world premiere by Opera Factory London Sinfonietta this week. It is described as 'a morality about the immoral', dealing with God, Popes, and AIDS.
Print: ten years after his death, the writing of COLIN MACINNES is achieving new popularity. His biographer Tony Gould looks at his life through his novels Absolute
Beginners and City of Spades. Film: Year of the Dragon, directed by Michael Chimino is a violent thriller set in New York's Chinatown.
Art: Reconstructions: Avant-Garde Art in Japan 1945-1965 and Black Sun: The Eyes of Four, paintings and photographs from Japan at the Museum of Modem Art, Oxford.


Presented By: Russell Davies
Music By: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: David Freeman
Unknown: Colin MacInnes
Unknown: Tony Gould
Directed By: Michael Chimino
Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: Film International: The Bodyguard

Alexander Kaidanovsky
Anatoly Solonitsin
Turkestan, the 1920s. With the country torn between warring factions, a young mountain trapper, Mirzo, takes on the daunting task of guiding Sultan Nazar across rugged mountain passes to the Red Army stronghold at Dushanbe. At their heels are rebel brigands led by a bewitching she-devil.
Ali Khamrayev's frontier adventure, stunningly photographed by Yuri Klimenko, has all the breath-taking derring-do of the classic Hollywood western.
Written and directed by ALI KHAMRAYEV
(A Russian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Alexander Kaidanovsky
Unknown: Sultan Nazar
Unknown: Ali Khamrayev
Unknown: Yuri Klimenko
Mirao: Alexander Kaidanovsky
Sultan: Anatoly Solonitsin
Alibash: Gulcha Tashbayeva
Fattobek: Shavkat Abdusalamov

: World Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the second semi-final played this evening, which should be between the master of technique, No 2 seed JOHN LOWE , and 'Mr Consistent', No 3 seed DAVE WHITCOMBE. Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN Television presentation


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Dave Whitcombe.
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Nick Hunter

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