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: Open University

6.50 Light on Lasers
7.15 Talking Turtle
8.5 Health Care in Mozambique 8 30 Experiments and Energy
8.55 Punjab to Britain
9.20 Mass-producing Fords
9.45 Gas and Steam Turbines
10 10 Pure Maths: Convergence
10.35 Maths Methods: Halley's Comet
11.0 Calculus: Differentiating Fields .11.25 The Primary Health Care Team
11.50 An Eye for an Eye
12.15 Maths: The Location Problem 12 40 Art: Abstract Expressionism
1.5 Attitudes: The Second Handicap
1.30 Too Much of a Good Thing

: Saturday Cinema 1: Inherit the Wind

starring Spencer Tracy
Fredric March
Stanley Kramer 's film of the notorious 'Monkey' trial in Tennessee in 1925, when a schoolteacher was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. Spencer Tracy plays the liberal defence attorney (modelled on Clarence Darrow ) and Fredric March is the prosecuting lawyer. Screenplay by NATHAN E. DOUGLAS
Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER
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Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Stanley Kramer
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Clarence Darrow
Unknown: Fredric March
Unknown: Nathan E. Douglas
Unknown: Harold Jacob Smith
Play By: Jerome Lawrence
Play By: Robert E. Lee
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Henry Drummond: Spencer Tracy
Matthew Harrison Brady: Fredric March
E K Hornbeck: Gene Kelly
Mrs Brady: Florence Eldridge
Bertram Cates: Dick York
Rachel: Donna Anderson
Rev Brown: Claude Akins
Davenport: Elliott Reid
Judge: Harry Morgan
Meeker: Paul Hartman
Mayor: Philip Coolidge
Stebbins: Noah Beery Jr

: Laramie

starring with The Dispossessed
Slim Sherman and Jess Harper put their own lives at risk when they try to patch up the differences between two warring families.
Written by BUCKLEY ANGELL Directed by JESSE mBBS (R)


Unknown: Jess Harper
Written By: Buckley Angell
Directed By: Jesse Mbbs
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Sam Dillard: Arthur Hunnicutt
Joe: Jim Davis

: Saturday Cinema 2: Broken Lance

Spencer Tracy Robert Wagner
Spencer Tracy in another powerful role as Matt Devereaux a ruthless cattle baron who has built up a ranching empire and expects his sons to follow him. When
Devereaux finds himself in conflict with the mining interests which threaten to pollute his water he looks to his sons for help. But family loyalties are strained by his tyrannical action.
Screenplay by RICHARD MURPHY
Based on a story by PHILIP YORDAN Produced by EDWARD DMYTRYK Directed by SOL c. SIEGEL
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Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Matt Devereaux
Unknown: Richard Murphy
Story By: Philip Yordan
Produced By: Edward Dmytryk
Directed By: Sol C. Siegel
Matt Devereaux: Spencer Tracy
Joe Devereaux: Robert Wagner
Ben: Richard Widmark
Barbara: Jean Peters
Senora Devereaux: Katy Jurado
Mike Devereaux: Hugh O'Brien
Two Moons: Eduard Franz
Denny Devereaux: Earl Holliman
Governor: E G Marshall
Clem Lawton: Carl Benton Reid
Van Cleve: Phllip OBEr
Mac Andrews: Robert Burton

: World Chess Report

Presented by Jeremy James After a close and hard-fought struggle in London's Park
Lane Hotel, World Champion Gary Kasparov and challenger Anatoly Karpov have resumed their contest for supremacy on their home territory in Leningrad.
Bill Hartston is on hand with expert commentary on the latest games, while
Nathan Divinsky goes in search of great chess players of the past.
(Move-by-move coverage on Ceefax page 267)


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Gary Kasparov
Unknown: Anatoly Karpov
Unknown: Nathan Divinsky
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: 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

: Last Night of the Proms

Live in stereo from the Royal Albert Hall , television and radio join to relay the entire concert, with its unique blend of musical integrity and end-of-season festivity. The
Italian emphasis that has marked the 1986 season continues in both halves of tonight's programme with the BBC Symphony Chorus director GARETH MORRELL BBC Symphony Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by Raymond Leppard
Introduced by Richard Baker Parti
The Italian theme is acknowledged in two rarely-heard works by the youthful Puccini.
Preludio sinfonico, a rapt homage to Wagner, was written when Puccini was an 18-year-old student.
Messa di gloria was Puccini's graduation exercise four years later; already his masterly touch foreshadows the great operas. With soloists
David Rendall (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Matthew Best (bass)
(Part 2 is on BBC1 at 8.55pm)
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound andposition their speakers on either side of the screen, butafew feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Director: Gareth Morrell
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Tenor: David Rendall
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Bass: Matthew Best

: Roald Dahl - The Big Friendly Giant

Roald Dahl is 70 years old today. In this Bookmark film probably the world's most popular and controversial children's writer talks about his own childhood, and explains his fascination for the gruesome and bizarre - a facet of his work much enjoyed by children but not suitable, it seems, for adults. Producer NIGEL WILLIAMS


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Producer: Nigel Williams
Director: Donald Sturrock

: Casablanca

Humphrey Bogart Ingrid Bergman
A romantic thriller with Bogart and Bergman reliving their lost love in Vichy-ruled
Casablanca, at the height of World Warn. Cynical dialogue crystalises the tastes and attitudes of the characters. While Captain
Renault in the silky form of Claude Rains urbanelypresides over the proceedings. And in the wings, Sam plays 'As time goes by'. Screenplay by julius J. AND
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Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Julius J.
Unknown: Philip G. Epstein
Unknown: Howard Koch
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Rick: Humphrey Bogart
lisa Lund: Ingrid Bergman
Victor Laszlo: Paul Henreid
Capt Renault: Claude Rains
Major Strasser: Conrad Veldt
Senor Ferrari: Sidney Greenstreet
Ugarte: Peter Lorre
Carl: S Z Sakall
Evonne: Madeleine Lebeau
Sam: Dooley Wilson

: Jack High

The Gateway Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
Tonight's the first instalment of the confrontation to decide this year's champion. Commentators DAVID VINE DAVID RHYS JONES


Commentators: David Vine
Commentators: David Rhys
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Late Night Horror: The Masque of the Red Death

starring Vincent Price Hazel Court
While the Red Death rages in the surrounding villages, Prince
Prospero, a disciple of Satan, holds a great feast at which all lusts will be unleashed. But the participants in the final grisly masque include one uninvited guest....
From a story by EDGAR ALLAN POE Produced by GEORGE WILLOUGHBY Directed by ROGER CORMAN
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Unknown: Charles Beaumont
Unknown: R. Wright Campbell
Story By: Edgar Allan Poe
Produced By: George Willoughby
Directed By: Roger Corman
Prince Prospero: Vincent Price
Juliana: Hazel Court
Francesca: Jane Asher
Gino: David Weston
Alfredo: Patrick Magee
Ludovico: Nigel Green

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