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: Open University

6.50 Physics: Molecules at Large
7.15 The Pure Gamete
7.40 Language: Discourse Analysis
8.5 Perceptions of the IMF
8.30 Maths: Vibration Absorbers
8.55 To Bedford from Busso
9.20 Fountain and Grotto
9.45 Water Turbine Design
10.10 Pure Maths: Differentiability
10.35 All Down History
11.0 Calculus: Logarithmic Function
11.25 Maths: Complex Analysis
11.50 The Million-Dollar Motor Car
12.15 Graphs. Networks and Design
12.40Modern Art: Leger
1.5 Fiction in the Market Place
1.30 Geology: The Red Sea

: Saturday Chaplin: Limelight

Charlie Chaplin Claire Bloom
Calvero, once a star, is now only a theatrical memory. Returning home drunk one evening, he fortuitously saves a young ballet dancer from suicide. Their subsequent friendship alters the course of both their careers. Chaplin's moving portrait of a once-famous music-hall comedian was the last film he made in America and includes his famous joint appearance with Buster Keaton.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN
Charlie Chaplin appears in the film Modem Times this evening at 6.5pm
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Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Buster Keaton.
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Calvero: Charlie Chaplin
Terry: Claire Bloom
Neville: Sydney Chaplin
Mr Postant: Nigel Bruce
Stage manager: Norman Lloyd
Calvero's partner: Buster Keaton
Mrs Alsop: Marjorie Bennett
Street musician: Snub Pollard
Harlequin: André Eglevsky
Columbine: Melissa Hayden
Clowns: Charlie Chaplin
Clowns: Charles Chaplin Jr
Clowns: Wheeler Dryden

: Laramie

starring with Gun Duel
With Jess Harper acting as deputy, the arrival of three bank robbers poses enough problems; but Jess also has to contend with a young man who will do anything to wear a badge and a revelling revivalist whose second home is the Laramie jail! Written by ALBERT ALEY
Directed by THOMAS CARR (R)


Written By: Albert Aley
Directed By: Thomas Carr
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy Cooper: Spring Byington
Mike Williams: Dennis Holmes
Parson Hawks: Jack Elam
Bart Collins: Deforest Kelley

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Saturday Chaplin: Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin
In this brilliant comedy about Man versus the Machine, Charlie is shown at work on the production line in an automated factory. Apart from the comic song in gibberish, Charlie remains silent as ever, though the film was made several years after the coming of the talkies. Charlie's own boisterous music provides the accompaniment to this masterpiece among comedy films.
Written, produced and directed by CHARLES CHAPLIN
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Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Charles Chaplin
Tramp: Charlie Chaplin
Gamin: Paulette Goddard
Cafe proprietor: Henry Bergman
Mechanic: Chester Conklin
Burglars: Hank Mann
Burglars: Stanley Sandford
Burglars: Louis Natheux
President of steel corporation: Allen Garcia

: Colin Davis

Leaving the Garden Tonight conductor
Sir Colin Davis relinquishes his post as Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In the 15 years he has held this toughest of all musical jobs, Sir Colin has worked with the gigantic egos and talents of the leading singers and producers of the age; he has championed the operas of Tippett and Berlioz; created a memorable Ring Cycle; and taken the company on tour as far afield as Tokyo and Los Angeles. He talks to Humphrey Burton at the Royal Opera House about his Covent Garden years. Director DONALD STURROCK Producer DIANA LASHMORE


Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Director: Donald Sturrock
Producer: Diana Lashmore

: The Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake

Music Tchaikovsky
Production and choreography Yuri Grigorovich with Natalia Bessmertnova and Alexander Bogatyryov To mark next week's beginning of the Bolshoi
Ballet's eagerly awaited tour of Britain, a showing of their version of the classic ballet. Filmed in Moscow in 1983, and with new choreography and staging by Yuri
Grigorovich, their famous director and author of ballets like Spartacus and The
Golden Age, this production shows the superb quality of one of the greatest ballet companies in the world. Introduced by Anthony Dowell who, as star dancer and future director of the Royal Ballet, welcomes the Bolshoi to Britain.
Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre conducted by Algis Zhuraitis Film direction
Presented for television by COLIN NEARS
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Unknown: Yuri Grigorovich
Unknown: Natalia Bessmertnova
Unknown: Alexander Bogatyryov
Introduced By: Anthony Dowell
Conducted By: Algis Zhuraitis
Unknown: Inessa Seleznova
Unknown: Feux Sudovker
Television By: Colin Nears
Odette/Odile: Natalia Bessmertnova
Prince Siegfried: Alexander Bogatyryov
Von Rotbart: Boris Akimov

: Golf: The Open

The 115th Championship Today's third-round highlights introduced by STEVE RIDER.


Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: Late Night Horror: Communion

Linda Miller
Mildred Clinton Paula Sheppard New Jersey, 1961. At her first communion,
8-year-old Karen is mysteriously abducted and killed by a masked figure in a yellow raincoat. The prime suspect is her 'problem' older sister, Alice. A series of ghastly murders follows, while the girls' estranged father, a policeman, attempts to solve the mystery ...
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Linda Miller
Unknown: Mildred Clinton
Unknown: Paula Sheppard
Unknown: Rosemary Ritvo
Unknown: Alfred Sole
Produced By: Richard K. Rosenberg
Directed By: Alfred Sole
Catherine Spages: Linda Miller
Mrs Tredoni: Mildred Clinton
Alice Spages: Paula Sheppard
Dominick Spages: Niles McMaster
Fr Tom: Rudolph Willrich
Auntie Annie Delorenze: Jane Lowry
Mr Alphonso: Alphonse de Noble
Karen Spages: Brooke Shields
Angela Delorenze: Kathy Rich
Dt Brenman: Tom Signorelli
Dt Spina: Michael Hardstark
Jim Delorenze: Gary Allen
Pathologist: Lillian Roth
Dr Whitman: Louisa Horton
Fr Pat: Patrick Gorman

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