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: Open University

6.50 Bath: Eighteenth Century
7.15 Systems: A Question of Interpretation
7.40 Nuclear Weapons:
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
8.5 Last of the Liberties
8.30 What is Combinatorics?
8.55 Sociology: The Moonies
9.20 Mansfield Park: Improvement
9.45 Poetry: Blake the Artist
10.10 Stereochemistry: Conformations
10.35 Handicapped in the Community
11.0 Ethnic Minorities:
To Bedford from Busso (2)
11.25 Molecules in Space
11.50 Newton's Present-Day Success
12.15 Coventry: What Can I Do?
12.40 Signs of the Times
1.5 Television and Christmas
1.30 Modem Art: Artists' Techniques

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill

Two films directed by the distinguished Hollywood film-maker George Stevens. Vigil in the Night starring Carole Lombard Brian Aherne
When a child in Lucy's care dies through her negligence, her elder sister Anne takes the blame and is forced to take a menial post in another hospital. There she meets the gallant Dr Prescott who is battling against a crippling lack of funds.
From the novel by A.J. CRONIN Produced and directed by GEORGE STEVENS and at 3.30
Annie Oakley starring
Barbara Stanwyck Preston Foster
Toby Walker is on tour as 'The World's
- Champion Shot' - taking on all-comers in his shooting competition.
Surprisingly, he is told that there is one contestant who can beat him. What's more, she's a girl who shoots with a muzzle-loading musket! This love story was one of Stevens's earliest successes, made when Barbara Stanwyck was at the height of her early career.
Screenplay by JOEL SAYRE and JOHN TWIST Based on a story by JOSEPH A. FIELDS
Produced by CUFF REID
(George Stevens 's Giant is at 9.40pm)
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: George Stevens.
Unknown: Carole Lombard
Unknown: Brian Aherne
Unknown: Fred Guiol
Unknown: P.J. Wolfson
Unknown: Rowland Leigh
Novel By: A.J. Cronin
Directed By: George Stevens
Unknown: Annie Oakley
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Preston Foster
Unknown: Toby Walker
Unknown: Barbara Stanwyck
Unknown: Joel Sayre
Unknown: John Twist
Produced By: Cuff Reid
Directed By: George Stevens
Unknown: George Stevens
Anne Lee: Carole Lombard
Lucy Lee: Ann Shirley
Dr Prescott: Brian Aherne
Matthew: Julien Mitchell
Dr Caley: Robert Coote
Nora: Brenda Forbes
Glennie: Rita Page
Joe Shand: Peter Cushing
Annie: Barbara Stanwyck
Toby Walker: Preston Foster
Jeff Hogarth: Melvyn Douglas
Buffalo Bill: Moroni Olsen
Vera Delmar: Pert Kelton
MacIvor: Andy Clyde
Sitting Bull: Chief Thunderbird
Mrs Oakley: Margaret Armstrong
Wesley: Delmar Watson

: International Athletics

from Lievin, France The European Indoor Championships
Live coverage of this afternoon's busy programme which features four finals: the men's 60m, high jump and long jump, and the women's 60m hurdles. Among those in action today are LINFORD CHRISTIE , who starts his defence of the 200m title, TODD BENNETT in the 400m and YVONNE MURRAY in the 3,000m.
Introduced by DAVID ICKE
Commentators DAVID COLEMAN
RON PICKERING , STUART STOREY Television presentation TFi, France Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
(Further coverage tomorrow on BBCI at 4.55 pm)


Unknown: Linford Christie
Unknown: Todd Bennett
Unknown: Yvonne Murray
Introduced By: David Icke
Commentators: David Coleman
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Micro Live

with Ian McNaught-Davis and Fred Harris
Robots Special
The humanoid robots of fiction and today's industrial robots are as far from each other as chalk from cheese. But slowly robots are being incorporated into systems capable of bringing some of the flexibility of man on to the factory floor. Robotics scientists are making great headway in giving robots vision, touch and even the ability to play a mean game of table tennis. Explaining developments is Professor Mike Brady , who recently returned to Britain from one of America's leading technological universities to run an Oxford research team. Research DAVID HARRISON
Studio director DAVE THOMAS Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)
Programme notes are available on Teletext Telesoftware page 710; on the Micro Live Bulletin Board -
[number removed], 300 Baud; on Telecom Gold - type Info Microlive or from [address removed] Please enclose sae and cheque or postal order for 50p.


Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Mike Brady
Unknown: David Harrison
Director: Dave Thomas
Editor: David Allen

: 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

: Workshop

The Many Pranks of Richard Strauss
A television essay about Strauss's tone poem
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks by Michael Tilson Thomas with the London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS
'Till Eulenspiegel is Strauss's most popular piece' claims Michael Tilson Thomas , the American conductor who is in charge of tonight's edition in the current Workshop series which explores the way music is written and performed. 'Audiences love it because it's short! Orchestral players enjoy it because there's a virtuoso challenge for each of them, while students of composition delight in working out all the canons and variations.' With Tilson Thomas as a guide, this programme gives Till
Eulenspiegel the Rashomon treatment, revealing different aspects of the same piece of music.
Videotape editor IAN WILLIAMS
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director HUMPHREY BURTON


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Leader: Michael Davis
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Tilson Thomas
Editor: Ian Williams
Director: Humphrey Burton

: Saturday Review

Presented by Russell Davies
Autobiography: The remarkable career of Anthony Burgess - novelist, poet, screenwriter and critic - began in 1960, when doctors told him he had a year to live. In those months, he wrote no fewer than five novels, including A Clockwork Orange, and went on to write, edit or translate more than 50 further volumes. Burgess now claims to be at work on the final chapter of his career: his autobiography. The first volume, Little Wilson and Big God, is published this week on his 70th birthday. Russell Davies visits Anthony Burgess in Venice.
Art: Is David Bomberg the great discovery of the British Art exhibition at the Royal Academy? Richard Cork puts the case for this long-neglected painter.


Presenter: Russell Davies
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Richard Cork
Assistant Producer: Kevin Jackson
Director: John Whiston
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: The Film Club

Derek Malcolm introduces an epic set in Texas during the oil boom.
í starring
Elizabeth Taylor Rock Hudson
James Dean
After a whirlwind romance and marriage to Bick Benedict , the beautiful Leslie heads for
Texas, the half-million acre Benedict Ranch and a new way of life. George Stevens 's sprawling movie portrait of Texas spans three decades of family life and the changing times between the 1930s and the post-war years.
Screenplay by FRED GUIOL and IVAN MOFFAT
9 FILMS: page 18


Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: James Dean
Unknown: Bick Benedict
Unknown: George Stevens
Play By: Fred Guiol
Unknown: Ivan Moffat
Novel By: Edna Ferber
Produced By: George Stevens
Produced By: Henry Ginsberg
Directed By: George Stevens
Leslie: Elizabeth Taylor
Bick Benedict: Rock Hudson
Jett Rink: James Dean
Vashti Snythe: Jane Wrrhers
Uncle Bawley: Chill Wills
Luz Benedict: Mercedes McCambridge
Luz Benedict II: Carroll Baker
Jordan Benedict Ln: Dennis Hopper
Mrs Horace Lynnton: Judith Evelyn
Pinky Snythe: Sal Mineo

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