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: Open University

6.50 Joseph Wright of Derby
7.15 All Change for System X
7.40 Nuclear Weapons: Capability
8.5 New Hips for Old
8.30 Rook Polynomials
8.55 Housing m Birmingham (1)
9.20 Thomas Hardy and Wessex
9.45 Measure for Measure (1)
10.10 The Effective Manager: The Deep End
10.35 Battle for Nitrogen
11.0 Popular Culture: Readin' and a-Rockin'
11.50 General Relativity: An Isolated Fact
12.15 The Progressive Revolution?
12.40 Talking to the Tea Folk
1.5 Matter in the Universe: Red Giants
1.30 Modernism: Bolshevik Art
1.55 Science: Portrait of Summer School


Unknown: Joseph Wright
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Saturday Cinema: The Sea Chase

John Wayne Lana Turner
At the outbreak of the Second World War,
Karl Ehrlich , captain of a German freighter, finds himself trapped in Sydney Harbour. In spite of his anti-Nazi sentiments,
Ehrlich is determined to get his ship and crew to the neutral port of Valparaiso. The sea chase to avoid capture begins ...
From the novel by ANDREW GEAR Produced and directed by JOHN FARROW
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Karl Ehrlich
Unknown: James Warner Bellah
Novel By: Andrew Gear
Directed By: John Farrow
Karl Ehrlich: John Wayne
Elsa Keller: Lana Turner
CommanderNapier: David Farrar
Kirchner: Lyle Bettger
Cadet Wesser: Tab Hunter
Schlieter: James Arness
Cadet Walter Stemme: Richard Davalos
Chief Schmitt: John Qualen
Max Heinz: Paul Fix
Capt Evans: Lowell Gilmore
Matz: Luis van Rooten
WentZ: Alan Hale
Hepke: Wilton Graff
Bachman: Peter Whitney
Winkler: Claude Akin
Bo'sun: John Doucette
Brounck: Alan Lee

: The Sky at Night

High Moon
The Earth and the Moon travel together round the Sun, but the movements of the Moon itself are not so straightforward as might be thought. Patrick Moore and Dr Ron Maddison discuss the whole question of how the Moon moves, how it affects the tides, and why it is very slowly receding from the Earth, at the same time slowing down the Earth's rate of rotation.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Ron Maddison
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Cricket: Second Test

The Comhill Insurance Test Series
England v Pakistan from Lord's. Third day
TONY LEWIS introduces this afternoon's play. Summarisers


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Ted Dexter.
Unknown: Jack Bannister

: Dancing in the Rain

To the boarding houses of Blackpool, buffeted by howling winds and high seas, come 700 hopeful couples with one thing in common - a passion for dancing.
Competing in the most important Ballroom Dancing Championships of the year are a 6ft 4in plumber, a 56-year-old gas fitter, a well-proportioned secretary from the Ministry of Defence, two shop assistants from a smart
London store, and a teenage couple still at school.
They're all tough, fit and determined; prepared to sacrifice everything for a sport that can cost well over E3,000 a year.
It is an evening of excitement, humour and high drama. Narrator Ian Holm
A sweet-spirited, charming film


Narrator: Ian Holm
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Director: Jenny Barraclough

: Almeida Festival

Vienna Now:
Introductory Film
Every summer, the Almeida Theatre in Islington plays host to one of Europe's most adventurous music festivals.
This year its main theme is the music of Vienna today, and the city's leading composers, FRIEDRICH CERHA , KURT SCHWERTSIK and HEINZ KARL GRUBER , are in residence at the theatre.
Despite its reputation for conservatism, Vienna was the crucible for many of the 20th century's most radical developments in music and the arts.
Michael Berkeley explores the appealing and often ironic sounds of Vienna today with some of its most important artistic figures.
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Producer PETER MANIURA Director JANE WALKER


Unknown: Friedrich Cerha
Unknown: Kurt Schwertsik
Unknown: Heinz Karl Gruber
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Peter Maniura
Director: Jane Walker

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart
Debbie Thrower with news with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Cardiff Singer of the World

An international competition for young singers
Kathleen Tynan (Ireland)
Nico van der Meel (Holland) Fan Jingma (China)
Assia Davidov (Israel)
Soile Isokoski (Finland) with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera leader JOHN STEIN conducted by Richard Armstrong Piano accompanist Julian Smith
Presenter Brian Kay


Singers: Kathleen Tynan
Unknown: Nico van Der Meel
Unknown: Assia Davidov
Leader: John Stein
Conducted By: Richard Armstrong
Accompanist: Julian Smith
Presenter: Brian Kay

: Almeida Festival

An Eisler Evening
Live from the Almeida
Theatre, London
The second visit is devoted to the music of Hanns Eisler , one of the fathers of modem
Viennese music.
A quarter of a century after his death, he is beginning to receive recognition as one of the most original and prolific composers to emerge in modern Germany. Friend and collaborator of BERTOLT
BRECHT, pupil Of SCHOENBERG, fugitive from Nazi Germany, deported from America by the notorious Un-American
Activities Committee, he was welcomed in 1950 to the new
German Democratic Republic as an honoured public figure. Tonight's programme features his exquisitely crafted film music and songs, characterised by that brittle irony which can only come from 20th-century Germany. Michael Berkeley sets the scene for an unusual evening's entertainment with the composer's son, Georg Eisler , friends and pupils. Heinz Karl Gruber (chansonnier)
Rainer Keuschnig
(piano and harpsichord) Die Reihe Ensemble Almeida Ensemble conducted by Kurt Schwertsik and Heinz Karl Gruber Television sound VIC GODRICH Lighting LAN DOW
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director RON ISTED
(Frankenstein!! on Monday 10.15 pm)
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 3. Viewers with stereo
Radio 3 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Unknown: Hanns Eisler
Unknown: Georg Eisler
Unknown: Heinz Karl Gruber
Piano: Rainer Keuschnig
Conducted By: Kurt Schwertsik
Conducted By: Heinz Karl Gruber
Director: Ron Isted

: Tough Guys: Robert Mitchum in The Friends of Eddie Coyle

continues a season starring the movie heroes. Tonight with Peter Boyle
Ageing hoodlum, Eddie Coyle , facing a new term in prison, agrees to act as an informant to
Treasury officials, hoping for a lighter sentence. Eddie gradually becomes more and more involved with the police, finally betraying
Scalise, the gang leader, with deadly consequences.
Screenplay by PAUL MONASH , based on the novel by GEORGE V. HIGGINS Produced by PAUL MONASH Directed by PETER YATES
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 19


Unknown: Peter Boyle
Unknown: Eddie Coyle
Play By: Paul Monash
Novel By: George V. Higgins
Produced By: Paul Monash
Directed By: Peter Yates
Eddie Coyle: Robert Mitchum
Dillon: Peter Boyle
Dave Foley: Richard Jordan
Jackie: Steven Keats
Scalise: Alex Rocco
Artie Van: Joe Santos
Waters: Mitchell Ryan
Partridge: Peter MacLean

: And Soon the Darkness

Starring Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Eles

During a cycling holiday in France, Jane and Cathy - two young and attractive nurses - are noticed by a mysterious stranger at a village cafe. When Cathy suddenly disappears, the stranger offers Jane assistance. But is he to be trusted?
Films: page 19


Screeplay/Producer: Brian Clemens
Screenplay: Terry Nation
Producer: Albert Fennell
Director: Robert Fuest
Jane: Pamela Franklin
Cathy: Michele Dotrice
Paul: Sandor Eles
Gendarme: John Nettleton
Schoolmistress: Clare Kelly
Madame Lassal: Hana-Maria Pravda
Old man: John Franklyn
Lassal: Claude Bertrand

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