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: Open University

11.0 Science: Moths and Flies
11.25 Polymer Engineering: On the Right Track
11.50 Biotechnology: Profile of a Start-up
12.15 pm Managing Change at Jaguar
12.40 The Effective Manager: Meetings
1.5 International Marketing: Outward Bound

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill

Double Dynamite
Starring Jane Russell, Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx
In the first of two musical comedies starring the irrepressible Jane Russell, a bank clerk's humdrum existence is shattered when some sure-fire betting tips make him suddenly rich. When the bank's books show a huge loss, suspicion falls on him and his girlfriend ...

and at 3.30
The French Line
Starring Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Hunnicutt
Jilted by her fiance, a beautiful heiress goes on a luxury cruise to
Paris - and changes her identity to find a prospective husband who is not just another fortune hunter. The complications that follow point to plenty of stormy weather ahead.
Screenplay by MARY LOOS and RICHARD SALE
Directed by LLOYD BACON
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Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Jane Russell
Play By: Melville Shavelson
Produced By: Irving Cummings
Directed By: Irving Cummings
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Gilbert Roland
Unknown: Arthur Hunnicutt
Play By: Mary Loos
Directed By: Lloyd Bacon
Mildred: Jane Russell
Johnny: Frank Sinatra
Ernie J Keck: Groucho Marx
Bob Pulsifer: Don McGuire
R B Pulsifer: Howard Freeman
Bookie: Nestor Pana
Mary Carson: Jane Russell
Pierre: Gilbert Roland
Waco: Arthur Hunnicutt
Annie: Mary McCarthy
Myrtle: Joyce MacKenzie
Celeste: Paula Corday

: Laramie

Protective Custody
Walt Douglas has more than one surprise in store for him when he sets out to find his missing daughter.
Written by PAUL SAVAGE Directed by JOE KANE (R)


Written By: Paul Savage
Directed By: Joe Kane

: International Bridge Club

Jeremy James introduces coverage of the Canberra Cruise's World Bridge
Trophy, in which four top international players compete for a cash prize and an individual trophy as the ship steams towards Portugal. From Italy Arturo Franco
From Pakistan Zia Mahmood From France Christian Mari
From England Robert Sheehan Jeremy Flint comments on play and tactics.


Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: Mark Patterson

: Cricket: Third Test

Australia v England
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play in Adelaide.
Television presentation CHANNEL 9, Australia


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: 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

Presented by Russell Davies

Theatre: Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre has presented more British and world premieres in its 23-year history than any other theatre in Britain. Their production of writer-in-residence John Clifford 's award-winning play Losing Venice opens at the Lyceum in Edinburgh as part of an international tour, prior to a London transfer in January.

Horror: despite their honourable ancestry in the tales of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allen Poe, horror stories are often dismissed as trashy entertainments. Saturday Review talks to some leading practitioners, including novelist Ramsey Campbell and director David Cronenberg, whose new film The Fly is an extraordinary remaking of a 1950s B-movie.

With music from Swiss rock harpist Andreas Vollenweider.



Presenter: Russell Davies
Unknown: John Clifford
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Unknown: Edgar Allen Poe
Unknown: Ramsey Campbell
Director: David Cronenberg
Harpist: Andreas Vollenweider.
Unknown: Andrew Eaton.
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: West Coast Story

The last of three programmes featuring the music of California. Grand Pianola Music
'My ideal is to make the orchestra resonate and sound beautiful, to make it purr.' In a small town near his home in Berkeley, California, John Adams talks about his work and conducts his Grand Pianola Music, a humorous and affectionate parody of the music he remembers from his childhood: 'There's village band music, very Ivesian, there's gospel music, there's duelling pianos that sound like the Beethoven Emperor Concerto, there's big band jazz music - it expresses me and my experiences as an American musician, and it's a lot of fun as well!' Lighting cameraman
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director MICHAEL MACINTYRE


Talks: John Adams
Editor: Jeff Shaw
Director: Michael MacIntyre

: All Passion Spent

by VITA SACKVILLE-WEST dramatised in three parts by PETER BUCKMAN starring
1: Lord Slane is dead. After a lifetime spent supporting his career as Viceroy of India, Prime Minister and elder statesman, Lady Slane is free at last to do as she pleases; she plans to reassert her long-lost independence.
Music composed and conducted by NIGEL HESS
Produced by COLIN ROGERS Directed by MARTYN FRIEND


Unknown: Peter Buckman
Produced By: Colin Rogers
Directed By: Martyn Friend
Lady Slane: Wendy Hiller
FitzGeorge: Harry Andrews
Bucktrout: Maurice Denham

: The Film Club

Derek Malcolm introduces Akira Kurosawa 's masterpiece
(The Shadow Warrior) starring
Tatsuya Nakadai
A wounded warlord, head of the powerful
Takeda clan, instructs his aides to keep his death secret for three years.
A double is found, and hastily trained. But can a common thief reprieved from the gallows replace a warrior whose banners proclaim him to be 'Swift as the wind, silent as the forest, fierce as the fire, immovable as the mountain'? Set in 16th-century Japan, this epic drama of feudal conflict won the Golden Palm at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
Screenplay by AKIRA KUROSAWA and MASATO IDE Directed by AKIRA KUROSAWA (A Japanese film with English subtitles)
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 26


Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Akira Kurosawa
Unknown: Tatsuya Nakadai
Unknown: Akira Kurosawa
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Shingen Takeda/Kagemusha: Tatsuya Nakadai
Nobukado: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Katsuyori: Kenichi Hagiwara
Lord of the western territories: Daisuke Ryu
Lord of the Mikawa territory: Masayuki Yu1
Takemaru Takeda: Kota Yui
Sniper: Akihiko Sugizaki

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