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: Open University

6.50 Haydn's London Symphony
7.15 Maths Across the Curriculum
7.40 Images and Innovation
8.5 Electromagnetic Induction
8.30 Are Four Colours Sufficient?
8.55 Topics in the History of Maths
9.20 Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
9.45 King Lear: Workshop (1)
10.10 Chemistry: Homogeneous Catalysis
10.35 Making Steel
11.0 Ethnic Minorities: To Bedford from Busso
11.25 Genetics: Evolution
11.50 The Universe Today
12.15 Industrial Democracy
12.40 Learning from the Box
1.5 Education: After the Act
1.30 Modem Art: Guernica
1.55 The Plough and the Hoe (5)


Unknown: Anna Karenina

: Network East

This week Network East profiles actor Roshan Seth , currently playing the Fool in King Lear at the National Theatre.
Introducing the Video Top
Ten and announcing details of the Bhangra Beat 87 national dance competition. Plus the latest stories affecting Asians here and abroad and all the regular features, such as new movie clips.
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR Executive producer JOHN WILCOX


Unknown: Roshan Seth
Producer: John Wilcox

: No Limits

From: Jonathan King Subject: world's fastest rock show
To: Jenny Powell and Tony Baker
Message starts: cross the Irish Sea and rendezvous with Northern Ireland presenters Andy Laverty and Campbell Boyd.
Find out how to hurl, what 'R' plates are, what caused the Giant's Causeway and how many No Limits powerplays fit into 40 minutes. Message ends.
Associate producer JONATHAN KING Production PETER HAMILTON BBC North West


Unknown: Jenny Powell
Presenters: Andy Laverty
Presenters: Campbell Boyd.
Unknown: Peter Hamilton

: The High Chaparral: The Price of Revenge

Written by Frank Chase.
Starring Leif Erickson as John Cannon, Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, Mark Slade as Billy Blue, Linda Cristal as Victoria, Henry Darrow as Manolito and Geraldine Brooks as Mrs Dayton, Ralph Meeker as Tracy Conlin

A rich and successful widow returns to the High Chaparral determined to regain the land she believes the Montoyas took from her...


Writer: Frank Chase
Director: Leonard Horn
John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Billy Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Mrs Dayton: Geraldine Brooks
Tracy Conlin: Ralph Meeker

: Saturday Cinema: The Hideaways

Ingrid Bergman Sally Prager
Claudia is a little girl with big dreams.
Feeling misunderstood and longing for adventure she persuades her younger brother, Jamie, to run away with her to New York. There, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they become obsessed with a marble statue of an angel.
Determined to prove that the statue was sculpted by Michaelangelo, Claudia and Jamie decide to seek out the statue's donor, a rich, old recluse by the name of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler ...
Based on the novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by EL. KONIGSBURG Produced by CHARLES G. MORTIMER JR Directed by FIELDER COOK
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Sally Prager
Play By: Blanche Hanalis
Produced By: Charles G. Mortimer
Directed By: Fielder Cook
Mrs Frankweiler: Ingrid Bergman
Claudia: Sally Prager
Jamie: Johnny Doran
Saxonburg: George Rose
Mr Kincaid: Richard Mulligan
Mrs Kincaid: Georgann Johnsohn
Schoolteacher: Madeline Kahn
Museum director: Donald Symington
Museum secretary: Linda Selman
Kevin: Brucie Conover
Brucie: Mike Hammett
Counterman: Peter Turgeon
Guard: Robert Tacker

: The Englishwoman's Wardrobe

with Angela Huth
'Oh not black again, dear' says Denis - but Margaret Thatcher knows a secret or two about old faithfuls and reliable standby s. This evening the Prime Minister reveals the inside story of her wardrobe.
Extraordinary and ordinary women unlock their wardrobes and tell all about who they dress for and why they dress as they do. Selina Scott always wanted 'to look a bit different from everyone else'; a probation officer last wore a dress when she danced with the Prince of Wales; a housewife has an eye for the 20p bargain with a designer label. It all goes to show that the only thing in vogue is individuality.
Enjoyably malicious and unusually thoughtful. GUARDIAN Fascinating and vastly entertaining.


Unknown: Angela Huth
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Selina Scott
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff
Producer: Ruth Jackson

: Discovering Portuguese

A six-part introduction to the language and people 3: The land - a terra
Presented by Roberta Fox Production assistant ELIZABETH MCDOWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE


Presented By: Roberta Fox
Unknown: Elizabeth McDowell
Producer: Terry Doyle

: NewsView

with Debbie Thrower
Moira Stuart reviews news with subtitles; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Dennis O'Neill

The famous Welsh tenor sings his favourite songs and arias with his special guests: Patricia Bardon (contralto) Frank Lloyd (horn)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader BARRY HASKEY conducted by Andrew Greenwood recorded at the Opera House, Burton
Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS Executive producer J. MERVYN WILLIAMS
Producer HEFIN OWEN BBC Wales


Contralto: Patricia Bardon
Horn: Frank Lloyd
Leader: Barry Haskey
Conducted By: Andrew Greenwood
Producer: J. Mervyn

: Fred 'n' Ginger: Carefree

Astaire Ginger Rogers
Lawyer Stephen Arden is worried because Amanda Cooper , his singing fiancee, keeps postponing their wedding day. So he arranges an appointment for her with his best friend, Tony Flagg , a brilliant psychiatrist. It's the start of a rather stormy relationship.
One of the highlights of the film is Fred's memorable dancing and golfing routine to Since They Turned Loch-Lomond Into Swing. and ROBERT B. MITCHELL AND
Lyrics and music by IRVING BERLIN Screenplay by ERNEST PAGANO and ALLAN SCOTT
Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by MARK SANDRICH
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Astaire Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Stephen Arden
Unknown: Amanda Cooper
Unknown: Tony Flagg
Unknown: Robert B. Mitchell
Music By: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Ernest Pagano
Unknown: Allan Scott
Produced By: Pandro S. Berman
Directed By: Mark Sandrich
Tony Flagg: Fred Astaire
Amanda: Ginger Rogers
Stephen: Ralph Bellamy
Aunt Cora: Luella Gear
Connors: Jack Carson
Dr Powers: Walter Kingsford
Miss Adams: Kay Sutton
Judge Travers: Clarence Kolb
Roland: Franklin Pangborn

: On Stage

Joss Ackland ,
Peter Adamson , Patricia Brake and Sir Michael Hordern tell Glyn Worsnip about the joys of Agatha Christie , the perils of the Scottish play, and the strange effects of television fame - all part of a life On Stage.
Assistant producers


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Sir Michael Hordern
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Patricia Mifflin.

: Hammer Horror Double Bill

Rasputin - the Mad Monk
Christopher Lee Barbara Shelley Richard Pasco
Christopher Lee plays the monk possessed by strange powers of healing in Hammer's colourful version of the notorious Rasputin's rise to fame and influence at the court of Tsar Nicholas II.
Screenplay Dy JOHN ELDER
0 FILMS: page 19
and at 12.0
The Nanny
starring Bette Davis
with Wendy Craig Jill Bennett James Villiers
Why does 10-year-old Joey Fane have such an implacable hatred of Nanny, the mainstay of the household? He will neither sleep in the room she has prepared for him nor eat the food she has cooked.
Bette Davis, as the trusted English nanny, maintains a sweetly smiling confidence in spite of the distinctly odd behaviour of the Fane family. But the sinister atmosphere suggests that nothing is quite what it seems....
Screenplay by JIMMY SANGSTER Based on the novel by EVELYN PIPER
Produced by JIMMY SANGSTER Directed by SETH HOLT
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Barbara Shelley
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Tsar Nicholas Ii.
Unknown: John Elder
Produced By: Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed By: Don Sharp
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: James Villiers
Unknown: Joey Fane
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Jimmy Sangster
Novel By: Evelyn Piper
Produced By: Jimmy Sangster
Directed By: Seth Holt
Rasputin: Christopher Lee
Sonia: Barbara Shelley
Dr Zargo: Richard Pasco
Ivan: Francis Matthews
Vanessa: Suzan Farmer
Peter: Dinsdale Landen
Tsarina: Renée Asherson
Innkeeper: Derek Francis
Patron: Alan Tilvern
Bishop: Joss Ackland
Abbot: John Welsh
Tsarvitch: Robert Duncan
Court physician: John Bailey
Nanny: Bette Davis
Virgie: Wendy Craig
Pen: Jill Bennett
Bill: James Villiers
Joey: William Dix
Bobby: Pamela Franklin
Dr Medman: Jack Watling
Dr Beamaster: Maurice Denham
Dr Wills: Alfred Burke
Mrs Griggs: Nora Gordon
Sarah: Sandra Power
Milkman: Harry Fowler
Susy: Angharad Aubrey

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