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: Open University

12.40 Planning a Happy Birth
1.5 The Changing Countryside

: Saturday Cinema: Silk Stockings

I starring Fred Astaire
Cyd Charisse
Cole Porter 's musical version of Ninotchka includes 'Paris loves lovers' and 'All of you' as well as some spectacular dance numbers for Fred Astaire as the American movie director and Cyd Charisse as the ice-cold Russian who meet in Paris and fall in love in that most romantic of all cities.
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
40 FILMS: page 34


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Leonard Gershe
Unknown: Leonard Spigelgass
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Rouben Mamoulian
Steve Canfield: Fred Astaire
Ninotchka: Cyd Charisse
Peggy Dainton: Janis Paige
Brankov: Peter Lorre
Bibinski: Jules Munshin
Commissar: George Tobias
Ivanov: Joseph Buloff

: Television Comes to Bradford

Fifty years ago television came to London for the first time. This week the spirit of those pioneering days was re-created in Bradford at a special exhibition.
John Walters went along to take a look and meet some of the people involved in the birth of television. Director SIMON WILLIS


Unknown: John Walters
Director: Simon Willis
Producer: Mark Rowland

: Bowls and Tennis

Championship Bowling The CIS Insurance
United Kingdom Indoor
Singles Bowls Championship
Current title-holder JIM BAKER starts the defence of his crown against JOHN PRICE, and RICHARD CORSIE begins his challenge against RONALD BURTON. The third match brings together BRIAN DUNCAN and JIM BOYLE.
DAVID ICKE introduces coverage from the Guild Hall, Preston.
International Tennis
The Nabisco Wightman Cup Great Britain v USA from the Royal Albert Hall , London
Further coverage introduced by BARRY DAVIES.


Unknown: Jim Baker
Unknown: Richard Corsie
Unknown: Ronald Burton.
Unknown: Brian Duncan
Unknown: Jim Boyle.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Introduced By: Barry Davies.

: The Secret Life of Paintings

revealed by Lady Wedgwood The last in a series of explorations into the hidden meanings of five paintings The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein
In this painting brilliant realism and a rich texture of symbols compete for admiration. The ambassadors are flanked by a still-life whose iconography reveals their hopes and fears. The symbolism points to doubts behind their self-confident stance and leads to the central political crisis of their day - the divorce of Henry VHI from Catherine of Aragon. Designer ROCHELLE SELWYN Photography HENRY FARRAR Music RICHARD ATTREE


Unknown: Hans Holbein
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Designer: Photography Henry Farrar
Editor: Martin Crump

: NewsView

with Jan Leeming
Sue Carpenter reviews a week of news in pictures - with subtitles. Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Sue Carpenter

: Saturday Review

presented by Russell Davies
Film: True Stories, the first feature film directed by David Byrne is an affectionate montage of life in present-day Texas, using strange stories drawn largely from the tabloid press. Part documentary, part fantasy and part extended rock video it has a soundtrack by Byrne's band Talking Heads.
Opera: Michael Nyman's chamber piece The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat is based on the true case study by Oliver Sacks about a music teacher who could recognise his pupils only by the sound of their voices. The score mixes Nyman's own music with that of Schumann.
With discussion from Eric Griffiths, Jeanette Winterson and Tony Palmer.
Graphic designer JANE WALKER Film editor LAURIE CHOAT


Presenter: Russell Davies
Unknown: David Byrne
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Oliver Sacks
Unknown: Eric Griffiths
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Tony Palmer.
Designer: Jane Walker
Editor: John Archer

: From East to West

A series of four programmes on the impact of the east on European music featuring Simon Rattle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra 3: The Jade Flute
In 1907 Gustav Mahler , haunted by the death of his elder daughter and by his own declining health, moved to the little town of Toblach in the Dolomites. There he began work on what was to become one of his supreme masterpieces, "The song of the earth'. This programme tells the story of its composition and traces its links with the culture of the east.
With Henry-Louis de La Grange Haiping Hu , Jessye Norman Pierre Boulez , Luciano Berio Hans Werner Henze , Basil Moss , Lyndon Brook and Sara Clee
Musical illustrations from the 1985 Promenade Concert performance featuring Jessye Norman and Jon Vickers Written and narrated by Donald Mitchell
Film editor RAOUL SOBEL
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Associate director ANN HUMMEL Director BARRIE GAVIN


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Gustav Mahler
Unknown: Henry-Louis De La Grange
Unknown: Haiping Hu
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Basil Moss
Unknown: Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Jon Vickers
Editor: Raoul Sobel
Director: Ann Hummel
Director: Barrie Gavin

: The Film Club I Vitelloni

Derek Malcolm introduces two autobiographical films by Italy's Federico Fellini.
(The Layabouts) starring Franco Fabrizi Leonora Ruffo
Franco Interlenghi Fausto, leader of a group of young layabouts, is forced into a shotgun wedding and into a boring job. Shirking his unwanted responsibilities, Fausto clings to the role of Casanova and wide-boy. Although Fellini left his hometown Rimini as a teenager, his portrait of the aimless young men who stayed on is closely modelled on his own experiences.
ENNIO FLAIANO and TULLIO PINELLI Produced by LORENZO PEGORARO Directed by FEDERICO FELLINI (An Italian film with English subtitles. Black and white) and at


Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Federico Fellini.
Unknown: Franco Fabrizi
Unknown: Leonora Ruffo
Unknown: Franco Interlenghi
Unknown: Federico Feluni
Unknown: Ennio Flaiano
Unknown: Tullio Pinelli
Produced By: Lorenzo Pegoraro
Directed By: Federico Fellini
Fausto: Franco Fabrizi
Moraldo: Franco Interlenghi
Sandra: Leonora Ruffo
Alberto: Alberto Sordi
Leopoldo: Leopoldo Trieste

: Amarcord

- starring
Puppela Maggio Magali Noel
Amarcord is Fellini's recollection of the dominating influences and events of his childhood in Rimini. Titta and his friends have all the normal adolescent preoccupations, but for their parents the Fascist regime is a fact of life. Only
Uncle Teo, resident of an insane asylum, can take refuge in a tree and proclaim his desires to the world.
Screenplay by FEDERICO FELLINI , TONINO GUERRA Produced by FRANCO CRISTALDI Directed by FEDERICO FELLINI (An Italian film with English subtitles)
0 FILMS: page 34


Unknown: Puppela Maggio
Unknown: Magali Noel
Unknown: Federico Fellini
Produced By: Franco Cristaldi
Directed By: Federico Fellini
Miranda: Puppela Maggio
Gradisca: Magali Noel
Aurelio: Armando Brancia
Uncle Teo: Ciccio Ingrassia
Dud Coin: Nandlno Orfei
Titta Biondi: Bruno Zanin

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