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: Open University

6.50 17th Century Great Houses
7.40 Linkage Mechanisms
8.5 Poverty in the 30s
8.30 Maths Across the Curriculum
8.55 The Moonies
9.20 Elections and the People
9.45 Ethology: Newts to Newborns
10.10 Stereochemistry
10.35 Sources of Power
11.0 Ethnic Minorities
11.25 Genetics: Patterns of Inheritance
11.50 Music: Score Reading
12.15 A Dependent Future
12.40 Religion in a Hindu Village
1.30 Modem Art: Manet

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: The Nitwits

starring Bert Wheeler Robert Woolsey Betty Grable
The first of two films directed by George Stevens is a somewhat untypical slapstick comedy, in which comedians Wheeler and Woolsey play amateur detectives. When the 'Black Widow' murders a wealthy music publisher, it is left to the zany duo to find the culprit and save his secretary from suspicion.
Screenplay by FRED GUIOL and AL BOASBERG Directed by GEORGE STEVENS (Blackanawhite) and at 3.30
I Remember Mama starring Irene Dunne Barbara Bel Geddes Wise, practical and indomitable, Mama Hanson leads her family through the trials that beset them.
This warm-hearted story of a family attempting to establish a home in San
Francisco is told by Katrin, one of Mama's daughters, and proved one of Stevens's greatest successes.
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Unknown: Bert Wheeler
Unknown: Robert Woolsey
Unknown: Betty Grable
Directed By: George Stevens
Unknown: Fred Guiol
Directed By: George Stevens
Unknown: Irene Dunne
Unknown: Barbara Bel Geddes
Unknown: Mama Hanson
Play By: Dewitt Bodeen
Produced By: Harriet Parsons
Directed By: George Stevens
Johnnie: Bert Wheeler
Newton: Robert Woolsey
Darrell: Fred Keating
Mary Roberts: Betty Grable
Mrs Lake: Evelyn Brent
Lake: Hale Hamilton
Mama: Irene Dunne
Katrin: Barbara Bel Geddes
Uncle Chris: Oscar Homolka
Papa: Philip Dorn
Mr Hyde: Cedric Hardwicke
Mr Thorkelson: Edgar Bergen
Dr Johnson: Rudy Vallee

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on debates in the House of Lords. Editor ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Micro Live

with Lesley Judd and Ian McNaught-Davis.
From Washington Freff investigates the way that American politicians use computerised direct mail to target key groups of voters. The technique is so effective that it is now an essential part of US political campaigning. Could it happen here? Also the best and the latest computerised film animation from the Imagine Conference at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, where Hollywood film-makers and academic researchers recently showed their work. (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.


Presenter: Lesley Judd
Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davis
Reporter: Freff
Studio director: Alan Hadyn Griffiths
Producer: Peter Bratt
Producer: Terry Marsh
Series editor: David Allen

: NewsView

The news of the day and the week.
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

Jeffrey Tate conducts and discusses Schumann's 'Spring Symphony'
The last of three programmes re-examining some of the great romantic works for orchestra.
The first draft of Schumann's Symphony No 1 was completed in the incredibly short time of four days.
Schumann had no training in orchestration and was unsure how to express his romantic ideas in a classical form.
Nevertheless, Tate believes it is a work of genius that requires painstaking rehearsal to reveal its true youthful vigour and energy. He finds the first orchestral rehearsal 'like cleaning an oil painting - in this case removing an awful lot of varnish', revealing a clarity that is faithful to the original idea. With the English Chamber Orchestra leader JOSÉ-LUIS GARCIA Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD Sound JOHN CAULFIELD
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director KENNETH CORDEN


Unknown: Jeffrey Tate
Director: Kenneth Corden

: Saturday Review

Presented by Russell Davies Opera: this week sees the performance of a highly individual production of the Brecht and Weill classic
The Threepenny Opera at the Hudawi Centre in Huddersfield. Opera North have supplied a singer, director and designer to develop the staging of the work in collaboration with the local community and to encourage them to adapt the text and music to reflect their own experiences.
Academe: the MLA is not a Third World liberation army but the Modern Languages Association - the body responsible for the university teaching of the humanities in America. Eric Griffiths takes a wry look at the MLA's annual conference in New York, where young academics fight for jobs and established gurus deliver obscure seminar papers. Music: Julian Bream performs the guitar music of HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS, who was bom 100 years ago this week. Directors


Presented By: Russell Davies
Music: Julian Bream
Unknown: Kevin Jackson.
Editor: John Archer

: The Film Club

Derek Malcolm introduces a short season of films by Ingmar Bergman.
Fanny and Alexander
The first of four parts starring
1907: the exuberant Ekdahl family celebrate Christmas. For 12-year-old Alexander this is a time of discovery: of his father's theatre, of the fantastic world of the magic lantern and of his own talent as a teller of ghost stories.
Bergman has described Fanny and Alexander, his farewell to the cinema, as the sum total of his life as a film-maker. The feature film edited from this television series won four Academy Awards.
Written and directed by INGMAR BERGMAN
(A Swedish series with English subtitles)

and at 11.5
Smiles of a Summer Night
(Sommamattens Leende)
Starring Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck
Fredrik Egerman , a successful lawyer, has an inhibited teenage bride. When an old flame, the actress Desiree Armfeldt , comes to town Fredrik decides to renew their acquaintanceship. But their reunion is marred by the untimely entrance of Count Malcolm, Desiree's lover.
Bergman's light-hearted romance won him the Grand Prix for Best Comedy in Cannes in 1955, and inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical success A Little Night Music as well as Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.
Written and directed by INGMAR BERGMAN
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Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman.
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Unknown: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Unknown: Eva Dahlbeck
Unknown: Fredrik Egerman
Unknown: Desiree Armfeldt
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Woody Allen
Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Alexander: Bertil Guve
Fanny: Pernilla Alwin
Oscar Ekdahl: Allan Edwall
Emilie Ekdahl: Ewa Froling
Gustav Adolf Ekdahl: Jarl Kulle
Alma Ekdahl: Mona Malm
Carl Ekdahl: Borje Ahlstedt
Lydia Ekdahl: Christina Scholun
Helena Ekdahl: Gun Wallgren
Bishop Edvard Vergerus: Jan Malmsjo
Isak Jacobi: Erland Josephson
Anne: Ulla Jacobsson
Desiree: Eva Dahlbeck
Charlotte: Margit Calquist
Petra: Harriet Andersson
Fredrik: Gunnar Bjornstrand
Count Malcolm: Jarl Kulle
Frid: Ake Fridell
Henrik: Bjorn Bjelvenstam
Mme Armfeldt: Naima Wifstrand
Cook: Jullan Kindahl
Mall: Gull Natorp

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