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: Open University

6.50 nth-Century England
7.40 Mechanics: Forces in an Engine
8.5 The Selling of the New Deal
8.30 The Plough and the Hoe (4)
8.55 Sociology: Caste and Class
9.20 Community and Order
9.45 The Nervous System
10.10 Chemistry: Colour Photography
10.35 From Coal to Colour
11.0 Popular Culture: Realism
11.50 Music: Modulation
12.15 Education: Financial Cuts
12.40 The American Political Process
1.5 Maths: Catastrophe Theory
1.30 Modem Art: Matisse
1.55 Chemistry: Pure Organic Compounds
2.20 Utilitarianism: Rohan Collier
2.45 Public Health: Going with the Flow
3.10 International Marketing: The Agent


Unknown: Rohan Collier

: Chess Classic

Kasparov v
Short Jeremy James presents this week's game from the thick of the battle at the OHRA tournament in Brussels. When today's players met earlier in the series,
England's Nigel Short rather unexpectedly beat the world champion Garry Kasparov. Short needs to repeat that performance today if he wants to be considered a serious contender for first prize. Comments from Bill Hartston
Videotape editor JOHN PAROUSSI Producer WENDY STURGESS


Unknown: Short Jeremy James
Unknown: Nigel Short
Unknown: Garry Kasparov.
Unknown: Bill Hartston
Editor: John Paroussi
Producer: Wendy Sturgess

: Saturday Cinema 1: The Spy in Black

Two British spy thrillers.
The first starring Conrad Veidt
Valerie Hobson
Sebastian Shaw
A story of high intrigue set in the remote Orkney
Islands during World War I, where a U-boat captain, a schoolmistress and a disgraced British naval lieutenant plot to sink the British fleet. But a jealous rivalry sets in between the two men over their beautiful ally.
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Unknown: Conrad Veidt
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Unknown: Sebastian Shaw
Play By: Emeric Pressburger
Unknown: Roland Pertwee
Story By: J. Stoere Clouston
Produced By: Alexander Korda
Directed By: Michael Powell
Capt Hardt: Conrad Veidt
Ashington: Sebastian Shaw
Schoolmaster: Valerie Hobson
Anne Burnett: June Duprez
Schuster: Marius Goring
Rev Hector Matthews: Athole Stewart
Mrs Matthews: Agnes Laughlan
Mrs Sedley: Helen Haye
Rev Harris: Cyril Raymond
Capt Ratter: George Summers

: The Sky at Night

Air on Other Worlds
Patrick Moore talks to
Dr Garry Hunt about the atmosphere of other worlds. Producer PIETER MORPURGO (R)


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Saturday Cinema 2: The Thirty Nine Steps

starring Robert Donat Madeleine Carroll Hitchcock's 1935 version of John Buchan 's classic adventure story remains one of the most popular British films by the acknowledged master of suspense and mystery.
Richard Hannay , pursued by the police for a murder he did not commit and by an international spy-ring for information he does not know, finds himself fleeing across the desolate Scottish moors - handcuffed to a beautiful blonde!
Based on the novel by JOHN BUCHAN Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by ALFRED HITCHCOCK
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Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Madeleine Carroll
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Play By: Alma Reville
Unknown: Charles Bennett
Novel By: John Buchan
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Hannay: Robert Donat
Pamela: Madeleine Carroll
Miss Smith: Lucie Mannheim
Prof Jordan: Godfrey Tearle
Crofter's wife: Peggy Ashcroft
Crofter: John Laurie
Mrs Jordan: Helen Haye
Sheriff: Frank Cellier
Memory: Wylie Watson

: 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

: German Festival

The Ballad of the Unknown Composer: The Berlin Years of Kurt Weill written by ALEXANDER GOEHR and BARRIE GAVIN
'I don't give a damn for posterity - 1 write for today.'
At one time, it looked as if posterity wouldn't give a damn for him either. 'Just a collaborator of Bert Brecht or a Berlin cabaret song-writer' were the official judgments.
But the career of Kurt Weill is a much more complex and subtle story. He was a unique and remarkable artist.
This survey of his career in Germany has extracts not only from his collaborations with Brecht, but also from his early symphonic music and from little-known operas like Royal Palace, Die Burgschaft and Der Silbersee. with Anja Silja , Lucy Peacock Philip Langridge , Michael Rippon , Gunter Reich
John van Kesteren and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gary Bertini
Directed by BARRIE GAVIN
A HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK production (German Festival: Lotte Lenya, Friday 9.30 pm)


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Written By: Alexander Goehr
Written By: Barrie Gavin
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Anja Silja
Unknown: Lucy Peacock
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Michael Rippon
Unknown: Gunter Reich
Unknown: John van Kesteren
Conducted By: Gary Bertini
Directed By: Barrie Gavin

: The Prize

Winner of this year's Golden Rose of Montreux
The Nobel Prize, that most glittering of awards, coveted by many, won by so few. But what is it really all about? Why should the inventor of dynamite wish to be remembered this way?
Why has Graham Greene never won the literature prize?
In this more or less factual account, as we are taken behind the scenes to see what awaits the potential winners, these questions are answered ... almost.
A Sveriges television production


Produced By: Ingvar Ernblad
Directed By: Stellan Sundahl
Directed By: Anders Albien

: A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery: Gaudy Night

Last of three parts dramatised by PHILIP BROADLEY starring and with Richard Morant
Charmian May and Dilys Hamlett
Harriet Vane and Lord Peter solve the mystery of what lay behind the violent passions which have blighted her old college.
Music composed and arranged by JOSEPH HOROVITZ


Dramatised By: Philip Broadley
Unknown: Richard Morant
Unknown: Charmian May
Unknown: Dilys Hamlett
Unknown: Harriet Vane
Unknown: Lord Peter
Arranged By: Joseph Horovitz
Producer: Michael Chapman
Director: Michael Simpson
Lord Peter Wimsey: Edward Petherbridge
Harriet Vane: Harriet Walter

: Tough Guys: Sean Connery in Cuba

continues a season of films starring movie heroes.
Tonight with Brooke Adams
The place is Cuba; the time Christmas 1959.
Batista's ailing regime is in its last weeks. Sean Connery plays Robert Dapes , a soldier of fortune, who arrives in Havana to advise the poorly trained army in the methods of counter-insurgency.
On the eve of Fidel Castro's revolution, Dapes is embroiled in a crazy world of vice and corruption, and finds romance with the beautiful wife of a cigar tycoon.
| Screenplay by CHARLES WOOD


Unknown: Brooke Adams
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Robert Dapes
Play By: Charles Wood
Produced By: Arlene Sellers
Produced By: Alex Wtnitski
Directed By: Richard Lester
Robert Dapes: Sean Connery
Alexandra Pulido: Brooke Adams
Gutman: Jack Weston
Ramirez: Hector Elizondo
Skinner: Denholm Elliott
Gen Bello: Martin Balsam
Juan Pulido: Chris Sarandon
Faustino: Alejandro Rey
Therese: Lonette McKee
Julio: Danny De La Paz
Miss Wonderly: Louisa Moritz

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