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: Open University

7.15 Rome under Augustus
7.40 Education: The Mackenzie Story
8.5 Statistics: Patterns in Data
8.30 Ethnic Minorities: Colour
9.20 The Mechanisation of Spinning
9.45 Database: Information Systems
10.10 Pure Maths: Ideas of Space
10.35 Maths Methods: Ill-conditioning
11.0 Calculus: Symbols and Equations
11.25 International Marketing: The Agent
11.50 Technology: Making the Connections
12.15 Paris: La Belle Epoque
12.40 The Effective Manager: Crisis or Control?
1.5 The Power of Speech
1.30 Chemistry: Of Metals and Men


Unknown: MacKenzie Story

: Saturday Cinema: The Honey Pot

Rex Harrison
Susan Hayward Cliff Robertson
Taking his cue from Ben Jonson 's play
Volpone, international playboy Cecil Fox pretends he is dying and summons three of his former lovers to discover what they really think of him. A madcap millionairess accompanied by her nurse, a penniless princess and a fading film star duly arrive to pay homage. But Fox and his confidential secretary, McFly, have a few surprises in store for them....
Screenplay by JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Based on the play Mr Fox of Venice by FREDERICK KNOTT from the novel The Evil of the Day by THOMAS STERLING
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Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Cliff Robertson
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Cecil Fox
Unknown: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Unknown: Mr Fox
Unknown: Frederick Knott
Produced By: Charles K. Feldman
Directed By: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cecil Fox: Rex Harrison
William McFly: Cliff Robertson
Mrs: Lone-Star Crockett
Sheridan: Susan Hayward
Princess: Dominique Capucine
Merle McGill: Edie Adams
Sarah Watkins: Maggie Smith
Inspector Rizzi: Adolfo Celi
Oscar Ludwig: Herschel Bernardi
Volpone: Hugh Manning
Mosca: David Dodimead

: Laramie

starring with The Day of the Savage
With a peace treaty about to be signed the news of an Indian uprising is quite baffling. When the old Sioux chief is found dead the mystery deepens.
Written by ROD PETERSON Directed by JOE KANE (R)


Written By: Rod Peterson
Directed By: Joe Kane
Slim: John Smith
Jess: Robert Fuller
Daisy: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Glen Colton: John Lupton

: The Sky at Night

Voyager to Uranus
The Voyager 2 probe bypassed the planet Uranus on 24 January. Though it was discovered in 1781, not much has been found out about
Uranus, and in many ways it is a mysterious world, with a strange axial tilt and a system of dark rings.
Patrick Moore is at the space headquarters in Pasadena for the encounter, and in this special Sky at Night programme he is joined by the leading NASA experts to give the latest news and pictures of what Voyager 2 has to tell us about this mysterious green world. Videotape editor DEREK ORMAN Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Editor: Derek Orman
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German. 15: Regensburg on the Danube, was a Roman outpost, a rich and influential trading centre and the seat of the first German parliament. Today it's well worth exploring the Altstadt and maybe stop for lunch at the Historische Wurstkiiche.
Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden


Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Marion Allinson
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Horizon

Outbreak: The Microbe Masters the Mould
In 1981 hospitals in Melbourne were invaded by a microbe which was resistant to their antibiotics; patients were dying. This organism has now reached Britian. What can be done to combat it? Narrator Paul Vaughan Written and produced by OLIVER MORSE and DAVID DUGAN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: David Dugan

: 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
Arnold Palmer has won two Open championships, one US Open and the US Masters four times in a career which has made him one of the greatest golfers in history.
Gary Player has won three
Open championships, one US Open, three US Masters titles and two US PGA
Championships, and even at the age of 50 is one of the most competitive players still on the pro circuit.
In the fourth programme they meet in a head-to-head match over nine holes of the Ailsa Course at Turnberry.
Introduced by Peter Alliss Assistant producer
DEREK MARTIN. DENIS KELLY Television presentation


Introduced By: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Derek Martin.
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Sweeney Todd

by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Angela Lansbury and George Hearn in the second of two programmes
Sondheim on Broadway
Sweeney Todd tells the ever-popular and grisly tale of the murderous career of the demon barber of Fleet Street. Based on a play by the English writer CHRISTOPHER BOND , it traces the story of Sweeney's revenge on society and features some of the composer's most haunting and original music. The
Broadway production of the show swept the board at the Tony awards and this special television production has just won three American Emmys. Introduced by Ronald Eyre
Executive producers


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: George Hearn
Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Christopher Bond
Introduced By: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Ellen M. Krass
Producer: Bonnie Burns
Director: Terry Hughes
Sweeney Todd: George Hearn
Mrs Lovett: Angela Lansbury
Anthony Hope: Cris Groenendaal
Beggar woman: Sara Woods
Judge Turpin: Edmund Lyndeck
Beadle: Calvin Remsberg
Johanna: Betsy Joslyn
Tobias Ragg: Ken Jennings
Pirelli: Sal Mistretta
Birdseller: Spain Logue
Passer-by: Walter Charles
Jonas Fogg: Michael Kalinyen

: Saturday Review

The magazine of the arts and media presented by Russell Davies including
Photography: an interview with Alfred Eisenstaedt who has been called both the founding father and the master of modern photojournalism. This week the first major British retrospective exhibition of his work opened at the National Theatre.
Theatre: Doug Lucie is one of Britain's leading young playwrights whose work has been performed in fringe theatres and on television.
Tonight is his commercial theatre debut, with the opening of Progress at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Print: Joseph Lelyveld , for many years an American newspaper man in South Africa, talks about his experiences there. His book Move Your Shadow, published this week, is an inside account of how apartheid is maintained.
Media: in Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman argues that television, as the world's primary means of communication, is a trivialising, distracting medium that fits Huxley's vision of a Brave New World where control is maintained by inflicting pleasure.
Saturday Review - a mere television programme - takes up the arguments of Postman's book.


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Unknown: Doug Lucie
Unknown: Joseph Lelyveld
Unknown: Andrew Eaton
Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: World Bowls

The Embassy World Indoor Bowls Championship
Dougie Donnelly introduces highlights from the second semi-final played tonight at the Coatbridge Indoor Club. With the finalists now known, the adrenalin has started to flow for tomorrow's live match worth £11,000 to the 1986 champion.
(Final tomorrow live at 2.30pm)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: Film International: Bona

Nora Aunor
Philippe Salvador
Bona idolises Gardo, a handsome young actor, and is overwhelmed when he condescends to notice her. Defying her respectable family, she moves into Gardo's home. Life with a movie star, however, is hardly the romance that Bona imagines.
Lino Brocka made his name at home as a prolific director of box office successes but has won international recognition for his acutely observed stories from contemporary Philippine life. Bona is a sharply realistic portrait of a young woman in love and, incidentally, pokes fun at the Philippine film industry.
Written by CENEN RAMONES Directed by UNO BROCKA
(A Philippine film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
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Unknown: Nora Aunor
Unknown: Philippe Salvador
Unknown: Lino Brocka
Written By: Cenen Ramones
Directed By: Uno Brocka
Bona: Nora Aunor
Gardo: Phillppe Salvador
Bona's mother: Rustica Carpio
Bona's father: Venelito Galvez
Cartina: Marissa Delgado
Nancy: Raquel Montesa

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