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: Open University

5.50 Minerals Under the Microscope
7.15 Music: Harmony
7.40 Education: And so to Disembed
8.5 Nuclear Weapons Systems
8.30 A Sample Story of Country Folk
8.55 Ethnic Minorities: The Promised Land
9.20 San Marco: A Dominican Priory
9.45 Chemical Reactions
10.10 Pure Maths: Continuity
10.35 Maths Methods: Heat Transfer
11.0 The Mindful Way
11.25 Handicapped in the Community
11.50 Introductory Electronics
12.15 Maths: Confidence
12.40 Modern Art: Picasso
1.5 The Changing Countryside
1.30 Environmental Control

: Saturday Cinema: Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton Tyrone Power
Marlene Dietrich
Brisk, ill-tempered, brilliant barrister
Sir Wilfrid Robarts is persuaded to take on the case of one Leonard Vole , accused of murdering a wealthy widow. Circumstantial evidence against him is strong, his only defence being an alibi hinging on his wife's testimony. The trial, however, takes a dramatic turn when Vole's wife appears not as a defence witness, but as a witness for the prosecution....
Screenplay by BILLY WILDER and HARRY KURNITZ from the play by AGATHA CHRISTIE
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Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Sir Wilfrid Robarts
Unknown: Leonard Vole
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Harry Kurnitz
Play By: Agatha Christie
Produced By: Arthur Hornblow
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Sir Wilfrid Robarts: Charles Laughton
Leonard Vole: Tyrone Power
Christine Vole: Marlene Dietrich
Miss Plimsoll: Elsa Lanchester
Brogan-Moore: John Williams
Mayhew: Henry Daniell
Carter: Ian Wolfe
Janet Mackenzie: Una O'Connor
Mr Meyers: Torin Thatcher
Judge: Francis Compton
Mrs French: Norma Varden

: Laramie

starring with The Long Road Back Slim, escorting alleged robber
Virg Walker to trial, rescues Jinny Malone during a dust storm. When they shelter, she slips Virg a gun and they overpower Slim, abandoning him, bound, in a cave ... Written by ALBERT ALEY


Unknown: Virg Walker
Unknown: Jinny Malone
Written By: Albert Aley
Directed By: Lesley Selander
Slim: John Smith
Jess: Robert Fuller
Daisy: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Virg Walker: James McMullan
Jinny Malone: Yvonne Craig

: The Sky at Night

The Story of Saturn
When the planet Saturn was first examined telescopically in 1610, it was believed by Galileo to be a triple world. Only later was it found that Saturn has rings.
Patrick Moore looks back at some of the strange old ideas, and shows what can be seen this month with a small telescope when Saturn is best placed - with its rings wide open. Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DENNIS TAYLOR'S first round defeat has opened up the top half of the draw and ALEX
HIGGINS (9) or TERRY GRIFFITHS (8) will be hoping to reach the final once again.
TONY KNOWLES (4) also had a fine chance of a first appearance in tomorrow's final.
DAVID VINE knows all the answers as he cues the frames that will decide the issue from the Crucible
Theatre, Sheffield.
Commentators TED LOWE
JOHN VIRGO , JOHN SPENCER Television presentation
Executive producer NICK HUNTER


Unknown: Tony Knowles
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Karnehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Mike Adley.
Producer: Keith MacKenzie
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Horizon

Twice Five Plus the Wings of a Bird
Any good at maths? Young children love it and in certain classrooms they are beginning to invent their own problems and puzzles - so learning maths their own way. How many days have you been alive?
Narrator Peter Jones
Producer simon CAMPBELL-JONES Horizon editor ROBIN BRIGHTWELL


Narrator: Peter Jones
Editor: Robin Brightwell

: 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

: Around with Alliss

Peter Alliss 's guest this week is The Rt Hon
Bernard Weatherill , MP for Croydon North East and the 154th speaker of the House of Commons.
Mr Speaker found his day at
Huntercombe Golf Club much
- quieter than Parliament.
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Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Bernard Weatherill
Unknown: Mr Speaker
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: Bob Abrahams
Unknown: Peter Alliss

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship Second Semi-final
(Frames 23-31) Conclusion One finalist is known. The other will be revealed this evening. STEVE DAVIS was supposed to be the favourite - but not according to CLIFF THORBURN.
DAVID VINE introduces the frames that mean the most at an expectant Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn.
Introduces: David Vine

: Saint Genet

Tonight Arena shows again its unique television interview with the writer
Jean Genet who died in Paris last month. Genet's first novel, Our Lady of the Flowers, written in prison, moved Jean-Paul Sartre to declare him a saint and martyr. At 75, Genet remained a self-declared outcast, unrepentant about his past as a thief and prostitute, still questioning society's expectations. In an impassioned outburst, he denounced even the interview itself as 'a piece of bad theatre' and turned the tables on his interrogators. Directed by NIGEL WILLIAMS CHARLES CHABOT (R)


Unknown: Jean Genet
Directed By: Nigel Williams
Directed By: Charles Chabot

: Rugby Special

The Middlesex Sevens
Nigel Starmer-Smith reports on the final rounds of this traditional end-of-season festival from Twickenham.
Last year's winners, WASPS, and runners-up NOTTINGHAM, plus guests KELSO and SALE, automatically qualify, whereas the rest have to play through the opening five rounds to make the final 16. Commentator BILL MCLAREN Director ALASTAIR scott
Series producer HUW JONES


Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: Huw Jones

: The Mel Tormé Special

One of America's greatest singers and his guests: George Shearing
Jon Hendricks , Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra For over 40 years,
Mel Torme 's unique talent has brought him popular and critical acclaim, and in this show, footage from a 1982 concert is interspersed with the man giving a fascinating insight into his technique and influences.
Included among the classics, which 'The velvet fog' wraps itself around, are 'Ella be good', 'Around midnight' and a stunning interpretation of Billy Joel 's 'New York state of mind'.
Executive producer


Unknown: George Shearing
Unknown: Jon Hendricks
Unknown: Mel Lewis
Unknown: Mel Torme
Unknown: Billy Joel
Unknown: Ronald H. Cowan

: World Snooker

Second Semi-final Conclusion
DAVID VINE introduces the last of the frames and talks to the finalists.

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