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: Open University

8.40 Science Preparatory Maths: Angles
8.55 Women Speaking
9.45 Children's Drawings
10.10 Casting a Bronze Statuette
10.35 Gravity and the Stars
11.0 Countdown to the OU: 4
11.25 Maths Across the Curriculum
11.50 Panel Painting
12.15 Marketing in Action: Launching Neptune
12.40 Understanding Pregnancy: Birth
1.5 Arts: 17th-century Philosophy 0 INFO: page 77

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Fifth Avenue Girl

Ginger Rogers
Walter Connolly Tim Holt
Ginger Rogers stars as a poor but honest New York girl who meets an unhappy middle-aged millionaire in Central Park. When she moves into his house as his personal assistant the family are scandalised, but she succeeds unwittingly in bringing happiness into all their lives and even her own.
Screenplay by ALLAN SCOTT Produced and directed by GREGORY LACAVA


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Walter Connolly
Unknown: Tim Holt
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Allan Scott
Directed By: Gregory Lacava
Mary Grey: Ginger Rogers
Mr Borden: Walter Connolly
Mrs Borden: Verree Teasdale
Michael: James Eluson
Tim Borden: Tim Holt
Katherine Borden: Kathryn Adams
Higgins: Franklin Pangborn
Dr Kessler: Louis Calhern

: The First Travelling Saleslady

Ginger Rogers Barry Nelson
A beautiful New York business woman, Rose Gillray , sets out on a tour of the Wild West to sen a revolutionary type of ladies' underwear. This is enough to start some full-scale feudin' and fightin'and does. This captivating comedy with music stars
Ginger as the enterprising corset saleswoman who so unsuspectingly answers the call 'Go West, young woman'.
Screenplay by DEVERY FREEMAN and STEPHEN LONGSTREET Produced and directed by ARTHUR LUBIN
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Barry Nelson
Unknown: Rose Gillray
Unknown: Devery Freeman
Unknown: Stephen Longstreet
Directed By: Arthur Lubin
Rose Gillray: Ginger Rogers
Charles Masters: Barry Nelson
Molly Wade: Carol Channing
James Carter: David Brian
Joel Kingdom: James Arness
Jack Rice: Clint Eastwood
Cal: Robert Simon
Marshall Duncan: Frank Wilcox

: International Snooker

The Benson and Hedges Masters
First Semi-final
KIRK STEVENS were the main contenders for this afternoon's 11-frame match. Can Cliff Thorburn maintain his consistency and reach yet another final?
DAVID ICKE introduces further coverage from the Wembley Conference Centre.
Commentators TED LOWE
Video: The People's Champion BBCV/B 5017 from retailers


Unknown: Cliff Thorburn.
Unknown: Tony Knowles.
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Introduces: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German.
14: This second programme about Bamberg shows the uneasy compromise between people and cars, town and country, and the effect of exhaust fumes and acid rain on the surrounding trees and forests.
Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden
Film director GILL BARNES
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDIM (Shoum last Sunday)
Book £5.95, three cassettes £3. 75 each, and Notes for Teachers £3.25 from booksellers or BBC Publications


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

: Horizon

The Mould, The Myth and The Microbe
The true story of penicillin - toppling the myth of its discovery and development by Sir Alexander Fleming. Narrator Paul Vaughan Written and produced by DAVID DUGAN and OLIVER MORSE


Narrator: Sir Alexander Fleming.
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: David Dugan
Produced By: Oliver Morse

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

for the Marley Trophy
Two of the world's greatest professional golfers, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player , are joined by comedian Jimmy Tarbuck and James Bond , alias Sean Connery.
Introduced by Peter Alliss Assistant producers
DEREK MARTIN , DENIS KELLY Television presentation


Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Unknown: Gary Player
Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Sean Connery.
Introduced By: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Derek Martin
Unknown: Richard Tilling.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Sondheim on Broadway

The first of two programmes Follies: Four Days in New York Broadway, 6 September 1985.
A unique concert performance of Stephen Sondheim 's Follies, a cult musical ever since it was first staged in 1971, with a top line cast that would never be assembled for a normal theatre run. This film follows four hectic days of rehearsal for the gala concert, and shows highlights from one of Broadway's most memorable nights. After the show, Carol Burnett said 'It was like being shot out of a cannon', and the New York Times reported,
'The audience simply erupted into pandemonium'.
The principal performers are Lee Remick
George Hearn Barbara Cook and Mandy Patinkin with special contributions from
Elaine Stritch Carol Burnett
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Phyllis Newman
Liliane Montevecehi Licia Albanese and Erie Mills
Stephen Sondheim
New York Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Paul Gemignani
Introduced by Ronald Eyre Photography JOHN HOOPER Dubbing mixer ROB JAMES
Sound recordist BRUCE GALLAWAY Film editor JERRY LEON
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: Lee Remick
Unknown: George Hearn
Unknown: Barbara Cook
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Unknown: Phyllis Newman
Unknown: Liliane Montevecehi
Unknown: Licia Albanese
Unknown: Erie Mills
Conductor: Stephen Sondheim
Conductor: Paul Gemignani
Introduced By: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: John Hooper
Unknown: Rob James
Unknown: Bruce Gallaway
Editor: Jerry Leon
Directed By: Michael Houldey

: Saturday Review

The arts and media magazine presented by Russell Davies , including:
Biography: a report on this week's second annual Folio Society debate in which GERMAINE GREER and AUBERON WAUGH proposed the motion 'Biographers are generally a disease of English literature'. They were opposed by VICTORIA GLENDINNING and RICHARD HOLMES , with contributions from many other leading biographers.
Music: the American Steve Reich, continuing to set the paceasaperformer/composer, starts a British tour which is likely to draw the crowds. But how long will minimalism remain popular? He talks about his music and plays part of his new work Sextet.
Art: a look at the work of BOB LINNEY whose posters for the Arts Council's Contemporary Music Network are so popular that they are often torn down by collectors well in advance of the events that they publicise.
Assistant producer JOHN WHISTON Studio director MARK URBAN Producer KEVIN LOADER Editor JOHN ARCHER


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Andrew Eaton
Producer: John Whiston
Editor: John Archer

: Film International: Clean Slate

(Coup de torchon) starring
Philippe Noiret
Isabella Huppert
Bertrand Tavernier 's black comedy thriller is set in French West
Africa in 1938. Easy-going police chief Lucien Cordier puts up with a hostile wife, obstructive bureaucrats, abusive pimps and even hesitates to intervene in a violent quarrel between his mistress and her husband. Then one day he finds an unorthodox way of exacting savage retribution.
Screenplay by JEAN AURENCHE and BERTRAND TAVERNIER from the novel Pop 1280 by JIM THOMPSON
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Philippe Noiret
Unknown: Isabella Huppert
Unknown: Bertrand Tavernier
Unknown: Lucien Cordier
Play By: Jean Aurenche
Unknown: Bertrand Tavernier
Unknown: Jim Thompson
Produced By: Adolphe Viezzi
Directed By: Bertrand Tavernier
Lucien Cordier: Philippe Noiret
Rose Mercaillou: Isabelle Huppert
Le Peron/Le Peron's brother: Jean-Pierre Marielle
Huguette Cordier: Stephane Audran
Nono: Eddy Mitchell
Chavasson: Guy Marchand
Anne: Irene Skobline
Vanderbrouck: Michel Beaune
Priest: Jean Champion
Mercaillou: Victor Garrivier
Leonelli: Gérard Hernandez
Fete Nat: Abdoulaye Diop
Paulo: Daniel Langlet
Colonel Tramichele: Francois Perrot

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