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: Open University

9.45 The Wave Particle Paradox
10.35 Maths Methods: The Exam
11.0 Geology: Britain before Man
11.25 Computing and Computers
11.50 Differentiating Vector Fields
12.15 Health and Disease
12.40 Science: Biochemistry
1.5 Cropping the Countryside

: Saturday Cinema: Judgment at Nuremberg

Forty years ago the Nuremberg Trials returned verdicts on the leading Nazis, 12 of whom were sentenced to death. Stanley Kramer's Oscar-winning film is set in 1948 when four German judges came before an American court in Nuremberg charged with crimes against humanity. The witnesses include a victim of sexual sterilisation, a woman accused of having an affair with an aged Jew, and the American prosecutor who shows film of the atrocities he witnessed in the concentration camps.
Screenplay by ABBY MANN Produced and directed by STANLEY KRAMER
0 FILMS: page 26


Play By: Abby Mann
Directed By: Stanley Kramer
Judge Dan Haywood: Spencer Tracy
Colonel Tad Lawson: Richard Widmark
Hans Rolfe: Maximilian Schell
Mme Bertholt: Marlene Dietrich
Ernst Janning: Burt Lancaster
Irene Hoffman: Judy Garland
Rudolph Petersen: Montgomery Clift
Capt Byers: William Shatner
Senator Burkette: Ed Binns
Judge Norris: Kenneth MacKenna
Hahn: Werner Klemperer
Gen Merrin: Alan Baxter
Lammpe: Torben Meyer
Judge Ives: Ray Teal
Holfstelter: Martin Brandt
Mrs Halbestadt: Virginia Christine

: Newsnight in China

Open Door, Open Minds Next weekend the Queen arrives in China for a state visit. She'll find the world's most populous country experiencing new freedoms and life-styles.
Last year John Tusa travelled through China and talked to the people about the dramatic changes in their lives. Producer KATHY O'NEILL (R)


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Kathy O'Neill

: World Chess Report

Presented by Jeremy James
Expert analysis is on hand for the final games of the struggle between the chess world's two brightest stars,
Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. Bill Hartston pores over the latest moves with the help of a world chess grandmaster.


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

: The Secret Life of Paintings

revealed by Lady Wedgwood A series of explorations into the hidden meanings of five paintings.
1: 'Christ crowned with thorns' by Hieronymus Bosch At the turn of the 16th century, when religion and politics were inseparable, the message of this deceptively simple picture was political dynamite. Bosch's language of symbols barely conceals a bitter criticism of the authorities of his day.
Beyond the political cartoon are deeper levels of meaning, illuminated by the new spirit of personal enlightenment and salvation that was emerging in late medieval thought. Bosch builds up a metaphorical picture of the human personality and how it was seen to reflect both the celestial world around us and the divine beyond.
Book, £14.95 from retailers
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Hieronymus Bosch
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Designer: Photography Henry Farrar
Editor: Martin Crump

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Saturday Review

The arts and media weekly presented by Russell Davies , including:
Journalism: Britain's newest daily paper, The Independent, is published for the first time next Monday. Hugh Sykes reports on the state of British newspapers and talks to editor Andreas Whittam
Smith about what he hopes to achieve. A studio discussion follows on the state of British journalism.
Sculpture: 'I find that when I haven't been working with wood for a week or two I begin to get a little starved of its wisdom.' David Nash talks about his work in the Grizedale Forest in the Lake District.
Music: Sir Michael Tippett talks about the music of his friend BENJAMIN BRITTEN as the first-ever festival celebrating both composers gets under way. Assistant producers


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Andreas Whittam
Talks: David Nash
Talks: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: John Whiston
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Director: Kevin Loader
Producer: Jonathan Fulford
Editor: John Archer

: One Village in China

The second of three films about the Chinese countryside
All Under Heaven
If China had an Ambridge, this village would surely be it. So what interests the peasant farmer? What bothers his wife? Strangely, just the ordinary things - changes in farming policy, auntie's funeral, the price of pigs, the new washing-machine, how to placate those nosey inspectors, the latest on TV, how to make a little extra money on the side, next week's fair ... This most unusual film gets close to the everyday lives of the Chinese people. It shows how the traditions of rural life persist despite the revolutionary changes of the last 40 years. Narrator Libby Purves Produced and directed by CARMA HINTON. RICHARD GORDON Produced for the BBC by VIVIANA WOODRUFF


Narrator: Libby Purves
Directed By: Carma Hinton.

: International Golf

The Suntory World Match Play Championship
JACK NICKLAUS and GREG NORMAN are among the favourites to topple the current title-holder
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's semi-finals at Wentworth.
Commentators PETER ALUSS


Unknown: Jack Nicklaus
Unknown: Greg Norman
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros.
Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Aluss
Unknown: Cuve Clark
Unknown: Bruce Crttchley
Unknown: Tony Jacklin

: The Film Club: La balance

Derek Malcolm introduces a double bill of two influential French gangster films.
starring Nathalie Baye, Philippe Leotard, Richard Berry
Informers aren't that easy to recruit, especially when word on the street is that the police themselves shopped the latest victim of gangster boss Massina's henchmen.
Inspector Palouzi makes his choice, but even a prostitute and her pimp have their own code of honour. With its winning combination of hard-hitting action and authenticity, "La balance" broke box-office records in France, and became a cult film in this country.
American director Bob Swaim spent six months with the Brigades Territoriales and his stylish thriller reflects the toughness and amorality of this elite police force.
(A French film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)


Introduced by: Derek Malcolm
Screenplay: Bob Swaim
Screenplay: M. Fabiani
Director: Bob Swaim
Nicole: Nathalie Baye
Dédé: Philippe Leotard
Palouzi: Richard Berry
Tintin: Christophe Malavoy
Belgium: Jean-Paul Connart
Captain: Bernard Freyd
Carlini: Albert Dray
Simoni: Florent Pagny
Arnaud: Jean-Daniel Laval
Picard: Luc-Antoine Diquerc
Massina: Maurice Ronet
Petrovic: Tcheky Karyo
Sabrina: Galia Dujardin
Guy: Michel Anphoux
Djerbi: Raouf Ben Yaghlane

: Touchez pas au grisbi

starring Jean Gabin Jeanne Moreau
Lino Ventura
After a lifetime of crime, Max is planning to retire on the proceeds of a bullion robbery. His partner, Riton, cannot resist boasting of the successful heist to a girlfriend. Soon a rival gang is looking for easy pickings. Jean Gabin 's performance as the suave master-crook in Becker's compelling picture of the Paris underworld brought a well-earned return to his pre-war level of popularity.
Screenplay by JACQUES BECKER
(A French film with English subtitles)
● FEATURE: page 23 and FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Jean Gabin
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Lino Ventura
Unknown: Jean Gabin
Unknown: Jacques Becker
Unknown: Maurice Griffe
Unknown: Albert Simonin
Novel By: Albert Simonin
Directed By: Jacques Becker
Max: Jean Gabin
Josy: Jeanne Moreau
Marinette: Gaby Basset
Fifl: Daniel Cauchy
La mere bouche: Denise Clair
Betty: Marilyn Buferd
Riton: René Dary
Lola: Dora Doll
Marco: Michel Jourdan
Pierrot: Paul Frankeur
AngelO: Lino Ventura

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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