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: Open University

8.5 Exploring with Physics (1)
8.30 Exploring with Physics (2)
8.55 The Promised Land: A Postscript
9.45 Lift Design in Coal Mines
10.10 Brazil: Facing the 80s
10.35 Maths Methods: Waves
11.0 Introduction to Calculus
11.25 Handicapped in the Community
11.50 Introductory Electronics
12.15 Graphs, Networks and Design
12.40Modern Art: Beaubourg
1.5 The Changing Countryside
1.30 Art in 15th-century Italy

: Saturday Cinema: King's Row

Ann Sheridan
Robert Cummings Ronald Reagan Betty Field
Ronald Reagan gives one of the most memorable and powerful performances of his acting career in this, now classic,
Hollywood romantic drama. Prevented from marrying Louise, the daughter of the town's doctor, Drake falls in love with Randy, a beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Fate, however, has two cruel blows in store for him ...
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON , from the novel byHENRY BELLAMANN Directed by SAM WOOD
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Unknown: Ann Sheridan
Unknown: Robert Cummings
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Betty Field
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Casey Robinson
Novel By: Henry Bellamann
Directed By: Sam Wood
Randy Monaghan: Ann Sheridan
Parris Mitchell: Robert Cummings
Drake McHugh: Ronald Reagan
Cassandra Tower: Betty Field
Dr Gordon: Charles Coburn
Dr Tower: Claude Rains
Mrs Gordon: Judith Anderson
Louise Gordon: Nancy Coleman
Elise Sandor: Kaaren Verne
Madame von Eln: Maria Ouspenskaya
Colonel Skeffington: Harry Davenport
Pa Monaghan: Ernest Cossart

: Laramie

The Renegade Brand
When the son of a wealthy woman is accused of being a robber and killed,
Slim Sherman finds$1,000 being offered for his death. Written by PAUL SAVAGE


Unknown: Slim Sherman
Written By: Paul Savage
Directed By: Lesley Selander
Slim Sherman: John Smith
Jess Harper: Robert Fuller
Daisy: Spring Byington
Mike: Dennis Holmes
Sheriff: William Bramley
Mrs McGovern: Jeanette Nolan

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship This popular championship comes to its climax at the Redcar Bowl after eight days of intensive competition.
With only two contestants remaining, there is speculation as to whether the 'king of the oche'
ERIC BRISTOW will be going for his third win.
Who could be his adversary? Favourite is new slimline
JOHN LOWE , which would be a repeat of last year's final. A possible 13 sets to go, with three legs to each set.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators


Unknown: Eric Bristow
Unknown: John Lowe
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: World Chess Report

Presented by Jeremy James The third battle between
Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov is now in its final stages. Bill Hartston analyses the latest moves.


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Gary Kasparov
Unknown: Anatoly Karpov
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Producer: Richard Vaughan

: NewsView

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 Review

The arts and media magazine presented by Russell Davies, including:
Theatre: Alan Bennett talks about his obsession with Franz Kafka, as his second Play on the author, "Kafka's Dick", opens at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Richard Eyre. Playwrights Steven Berkoff and Michael Hastings and biographer Hilary Spurling discuss the play.
Music: Thursday was the 80th anniversary of the birth of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Shortly after his death in the Soviet Union in 1975, an emigre journalist, Solomon Volkov, published "Testimony" which claimed to be Shostakovich's memoirs as related to Volkov. Their authenticity has been hotly contested. Michael Berkeley talks to Volkov and to Shostakovich's son Maxim in a search for the truth.
Painting: The discovery this summer of 240 portraits of a mysterious woman named Helga by America's most popular living painter, Andrew Wyeth, sparked a debate about his reputation. Leonard Andrews, the collector who bought the paintings, tells of the discovery, and critics
Paul Cummings and Hilton Kramer assess the works which will be shown for the first time in Britain.
Also, the bookies on the Booker: two of Britain's leading bookmakers spent Thursday evening reading the shortlist for the Booker Prize. They set the odds for the punters - what did they think of the books?


Presenter: Russell Davies
Guest/Playwright: Alan Bennett
Panellist: Steven Berkoff
Panellist: Michael Hastings
Panellist: Hilary Spurling
Subject: Dmitri Shostakovich
Interviewee: Solomon Volkov
Interviewee: Maxim Shostakovich
Interviewer: Michael Berkeley
Subject: Andrew Wyeth
Art Collector: Leonard Andrews
Art Critic: Paul Cummings
Art Critic: Hilton Kramer
Assistant Producer: Peter Maniura
Assistant Producer: John Whiston
Studio Director: Jonathan Fulford
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: One Village in China

The first of three films about the Chinese countryside Small Happiness
'A baby boy is a big happiness, a baby girl is a small happiness.' Life in the Chinese countryside has changed enormously in 40 years, but some attitudes die hard.
In this unusual film, made by Carma Hinton , an American who was brought up in China, the women of a small village talk unrestrainedly about love and marriage, husbands and mothers-in-law, babies and childbearing. And the grandmothers describe the bad old days: child marriages, foot-binding, servitude.... Seldom has a film got as close to the ordinary women of China - and there are 400 million of them!
Narrator Libby Purves Produced and directed by CARMA HINTON , RICHARD GORDON Produced for the BBC by VIVIANA WOODRUFF
0 INFO: page 95


Unknown: Carma Hinton
Narrator: Libby Purves
Directed By: Carma Hinton
Directed By: Richard Gordon

: Ashkenazy in Weis

Vladimir Ashkenazy and the English Chamber Orchestra, leader JOSÉ-LUIS GARCIA , play the Mozart Piano
Concerto in D minor (K466) and Divertimento in D (K205). The concert was recorded in the small town ofWels in Upper Austria.
Michael Berkeley introduces the programme and talks to Ashkenazy about his dual role of soloist and conductor. Television presentation by ORF Executive producer KEITH ALEXANDER
Director CLAUS VILLER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Luis Garcia
Introduces: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Claus Viller

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British
Professional Championship from Redcar Bowl
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of the final of the sixth British Professional Darts Championship contested earlier this evening. Commentators


Introduces: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Tony Green

: International Golf

The Dunhill Cup
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's semi-finals from St Andrews.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Late Night Horror: Dance of the Vampires

Roman Polanski Jack MacGowran Sharon Tate Alfie Bass
To the heart of Transylvania come the fearless vampire killers
Professor Abronsius and his faithful disciple Alfred.
Taking a room at a rural inn, they soon sense the fear of the villagers and discover a mysterious castle in the vicinity - the home of the sinister Count Von Krolock. ...
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Unknown: Jack MacGowran
Unknown: Sharon Tate
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Count von Krolock.
Unknown: Otto Diamant
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Gerard Brach
Unknown: Roman Polanski
Produced By: Gene Gutowski
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Professor Abronsius: Jack MacGowran
Alfred: Roman Polanski
Shagal: Alfie Bass
Shagal's wife: Jessie Robbins
Sarah: Sharon Tate
Count Von Krolock: Ferdy Mayne
Herbert: Iain Quarrier
Koukol: Terry Downes
Maid: Fiona Lewis
Village idiot: Ronald Lacey
Sleigh driver: Sydney Bromley

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