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: Open University

6.50 Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton
7.40 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
8.5 The Gun Industry
8.30 Science and Belief: Lord Kelvin's Clock
8.55 Sociology: The Home - Castle or Cage?
9.20 The Making of the Open University
9.45 Neurophysiology
10.10 Stereochemistry: Configurations
10.35 The Madonna di San Biagio
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: Punjab to Britain
11.25 South Riding
11.50 Music: Cadences
12.15 Education: After the Act
12.40 The Shape of Things to Come
1.5 Cropping the Countryside
1.30 Modem Art: Seurat


Unknown: Thomas Middleton

: Chess Classic: Korchnoi v Portisch

Jeremy James introduces the last of the six Grand Masters in the OHRA Tournament - Lajos Portisch from Hungary meets his old sparring partner Viktor Korchnoi, with comments on the moves by Bill Hartston.


Presenter: Jeremy James
Chess player: Lajos Portisch
Chess player: Viktor Korchnoi
Commentary: Bill Hartston
Videotape Editor: John Paroussi
Producer: Wendy Sturgess

: Saturday Cinema: All This and Heaven Too

starring Bette Davis Charles Boyer Paris, 1849: the arrival of a young governess at the home of the Due and Duchesse de Praslin marks the beginning of a story which will include love, jealousy, suicide and murder.
Screenplay by CASEY ROBINSON
Based on the novel by RACHEL FIELD Directed by ANATOLE LITVAK
● FILMS: page 29


Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Casey Robinson
Novel By: Rachel Field
Directed By: Anatole Litvak
Henriette: Bette Davis
Due de Praslin: Charles Boyer
Henry Martyn Field: Jeffrey Lynn
Duchesse de Praslin: Barbara O'Neill
Louise: Virginia Weidler
Mme LeMaire: Helen Westley
Pasquier: Walter Hampden
Broussais: Henry Daniell
Pierre: Harry Davenport

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The first semi-final continues this afternoon. The holders DAVID BRYANT and TONY ALLCOCK should be on the mat, but their opponents are difficult to assess. Introduced by DAVID ICKE from the Bournemouth International Centre. Commentators
MAL HUGHES ,DAVID MCGILL Television presentation


Unknown: David Bryant
Unknown: Tony Allcock
Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: David Rhys-Jones
Unknown: Jimmy Davidson
Unknown: Mal Hughes
Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie.
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Producer: Keith Phillips

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on another week of debates in the House of Lords, and talks to peers of all parties on the politics and proceedings of the Upper Chamber. Editor ELUE UPDALE


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Micro Live

The weekly look at the world of information technology with Lesley Judd , Fred Harris and Ian McNaught-Davis
In the last, extended edition of the series, Micro Live visits the Haymarket Theatre and the world of Alan Turing , the father of modern computing, portrayed by Derek Jacobi in the stageplay Breaking the Code. Turing's computers in the 1940s and 1950s were 'first-generation' machines; now computer scientists are working on the 'fifth generation'. In Scotland the institute named after Turing has a world reputation in artificial intelligence work, but its software products are hardly used in the UK.
In California, where seemingly limitless sums are thrown at research projects, 'Chinese temples', 'brainstorming' and robots for war veterans are the subjects of fifth generation work. Dr Ian Page of Oxford University puts such present and future work in perspective. Studio director TERRY MARSH Producer PETER BRATT
Series editor DAVID ALLEN (e)


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis
Unknown: Alan Turing
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Director: Terry Marsh
Producer: Peter Bratt
Editor: David Allen

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: No Fire Escape in Hell

Michael Clark is by turns adulated and abominated - all in the name of dance. His latest production, No Fire Escape in Hell, was keenly awaited and has since gone on a successful world tour.
This film follows the build-up to opening night and features powerful scenes from the finished performance.


Unknown: Michael Clark
Unknown: Garry Morrison
Editor: Robert Burnett
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Mike Barnes

: World Bowls

Midland Bank World Indoor Pairs Championship
The second semi-final starts this evening and it's a wide open field. Will it be
PHIL SKOGLUND and PETER BELLISS , the experienced pair from
New Zealand, or the youngest pairing in the tournament, ANGUS BLAIR and RICHARD CORSIE ? Introduced by DAVID ICKE


Unknown: Phil Skoglund
Unknown: Peter Belliss
Unknown: Angus Blair
Unknown: Richard Corsie
Introduced By: David Icke

: Saturday Review

The last programme in the series presented by Russell Davies
Film: David Lynch 's films are not normal. Since his directorial debut with Erazerhead, his films, including Elephant Man, have been much debated. His latest work Blue Velvet promises to arouse controversy. Is it a cult classic or a pornographic shocker?
Theatre: Barcelona is currently producing some of the most exciting theatre in Europe. The latest production from the La Cubana company is a version of The Tempest which will be arriving for the London International Festival of Theatre this summer.
Art: in the week that the new Clore extension opens at the Tate Gallery, Saturday Review also visits the Southampton City Art
Gallery to ask the museum attendants how they regard the art - and the audience - of which they are the keepers. Directors ANDREW EATON


Presented By: Russell Davies
Unknown: David Lynch
Directors: Andrew Eaton
Unknown: Adam Ganz.
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Producer: Kevin Loader
Editor: John Archer

: A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Strong Poison: 1

Dramatised in three parts by Philip Broadley
Starring Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter Wimsey, Harriet Walter as Harriet Vane
with Margaretta Scott and Richard Morant

The famous mystery writer Harriet Vane goes on trial for her life. Did she or did she not poison her lover, Philip Boyes ?
(Ceefax subtitles)


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Dramatised by: Philip Broadley
Producer: Michael Chapman
Director: Christopher Hodson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Edward Petherbridge
Harriet Vane: Harriet Walter
[Actress]: Margaretta Scott
[Actor]: Richard Morant

: The Film Club

Derek Malcolm introduces an unusual and compelling thriller from leading Italian director
Michelangelo Antonioni
The Passenger starring
Jack Nicholson Maria Schneider
Stranded in a remote desert outpost in Chad, television reporter
David Locke returns to his hotel and finds a fellow guest has died of a heart attack. Impulsively he changes identity with the man, leaving for London to follow 'Robertson's' itinerary. The complications of his new identity become more dangerous as Locke/
Robertson moves slowly towards an inevitable fate.
This mesmerising film is one of Antonioni's later masterpieces.
0 FILMS: page 29


Introduces: Derek Malcolm
Unknown: Michelangelo Antonioni
Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Maria Schneider
Unknown: David Locke
Unknown: Mark Peploe.
Unknown: Peter Wollen
Unknown: Michelangelo Antonioni
Produced By: Carlo Ponti
Directed By: Michelangelo Antonioni
David Locke: Jack Nicholson
Girl: Maria Schneider
Rachel Locke: Jenny Runacre
Martin Knight: Ian Hendry
Stephen: Stephen Berkoff
Achebe: Ambrose Bia
Hotelkeeper: Jose Maria Cafarel
Witch doctor: James Campbell
German stranger: Manfred Spies
Murderer: Jean Baptiste Ttemele
Police inspector: Angel Del Pozo
Robertson: Claude Mulvehill

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