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: Open University

From Peridotite to Granite

: Postman Pat: Pat's Rainy Day

A See-Saw programme

It's been raining so hard in Greendale that even the letters are wet when Pat comes to collect them. The rain has caused a landslide too - blocking the road. As Ted Glenn says: 'Rain - it makes no end o' work'.
Written by John Cunliffe. (R)


Narration and vocals: Ken Barrie
Writer: John Cunliffe
Music: Bryan Daly
Designed and directed by: Ivor Wood

: Transit

Presented by Mike Smith and Vivien Creegor
A first look at the National Boat Rally at Coventry's
Hawkesbury Junction and a preview of flying in Australia and driving in America, being shown at 7.25pm


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Vivien Creegor

: News and Weather followed by

Racing from Goodwood The three top races from the first day's card of this popular August meeting.
3.0 The Bentick Stakes (Handicap. Old Mile)
3.30 The Waterford
Candelabra Stakes (7f) Diminuendo, one of the brightest stars in Henry Cecil 's 2-year-old galaxy bids to underline her classic pretensions in this prestigious event.
4.0 The Racehorse Owners Association Stakes (1 1/2 m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
JIMMY UNDLEY , JOHN HANMER Producer FRED viner including at
3 45 News and Weather
Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Henry Cecil
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Jimmy Undley
Unknown: John Hanmer

: The European Show Jumping Championships

from St Gallen , Switzerland Today's class, the second of these championships, decides the team medals. The British team is led by JOHN WHITAKER and MALCOLM PYRAH and expectations are high for another European triumph. Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators
TV presentation SRG Switzerland Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: St Gallen
Unknown: John Whitaker
Unknown: Malcolm Pyrah
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Ward Stephen Hadley
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Tarzan the Magnificent

continues the season of films featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's jungle hero, tonight starring Gordon Scott, Lionel Jeffries
The Banton gang robs a mining company, killing a policeman. Tarzan, determined that justice should be done, goes into the jungle in pursuit. But he is hampered in his quest by a stranded safari party...
FILMS: page 19


Character created by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Screenplay: Bernie Giler
Screenplay: Robert Day
Producer: Sy Weintraub
Director: Robert Day
Tarzan: Gordon Scott
Coy Banton: Jock Mahoney
Fay Ames: Betta St John
Abel Banton: John Carradine
Ames: Lionel Jeffries
Laurie: Alexandra Stewart
Johnny Banton: Gary Cockrell
Tate: Earl Cameron
Conway: Charles Tingwell
Martin Banton: Al Mulock

: Transit

Presented by Mike Smith and Vivien Creegor
Live action by land, sea and air from Great Britain, Australia and the USA.
Television's most moving programme spends the day afloat with the National Boat Rally at Hawkesbury Junction, Coventry.
It brings you, from America, this week's Pebble Beach concours d'elegance with the crime de la creme of the automobile world tied up with Cord and eight-litre Bentleys. And it takes a sensational journey by vintage flying boat into the lagoons of Australia's Barrier Reef.
Technical co-ordinator BERNIE DAVIS Directors


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Vivien Creegor
Unknown: Bernie Davis
Unknown: Bob Wild
Unknown: David Pickthall
Producer: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Face the Music

From the archives of this popular series, an edition from 1979 in which chairman Joseph Cooper welcomed panellists Patricia Owen Richard Baker and Robin Ray.
Their guest was the newly-appointed conductor of the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra Simon Rattle.
(Regional programme for variations see below)


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Patricia Owen
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Producer: Walter Todds
Director: Helen Morton

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Anne Swithinbank
A variety of strawberry new to amateurs is sweeping
Europe. Commercial growers love it for its high yield, good colour and disease resistance. But what about its flavour? With strawberry planting time here, trials show interesting results.
With spring colour in mind, now is the time to start bulb planting. The team advises on a range that is ideally suited for small gardens and investigates the best methods of growing them.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON Production assistant JANE DON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: John Kenyon

: City Lights

by BOB BLACK starring
True-Life Adventures
Willie is told he should write from experience - the result is an experience he'd rather write off.
Designers HELEN RAE. CAMPBELL GORDON Associate producer RON bain Studio director ALEX YOUNG Producer COUN GILBERT


Unknown: Bob Black
Music By: David McNiven
Music By: Designers Helen Rae.
Music By: Campbell Gordon
Willie Melvin: Gerard Kelly
Chancer: Andy Gray
Mum: Jan Wilson
Janice: Elaine Collins
Brian: Jonathan Watson
Vicki: Louise Beattie
Mr McLelland: Dave Anderson
Tam: Iain McColl
Irene: Elaine C Smith
Snooper: Tony Roper
Teacher: Donnie MacLeod
Dosser: Jimmy Kennedy
Jim: Walter Carr

: Acting

Michael Caine on Acting in Film
In the first programme of this series on the craft of acting, the man other British film actors call 'the guv'nor' reveals his treasure of professional secrets seldom imparted to others.
Talking informally and directing a workshop with young actors on portions of film scripts he has played himself, Michael Caine 's practical philosophy of acting in film emerges with humour and clarity. with Simon Cutter Celia Imrie
Mark Jefferies Ian Redford
Shirin Taylor
Further programmes in this series will explore acting in other media and in various kinds of drama.
Associate producer NATHAN SILVER Directed by DAVID G. CROFT Produced by MARIA AITKIN , DAVID G. CROFT
0 FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Simon Cutter
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Mark Jefferies
Unknown: Ian Redford
Unknown: Shirin Taylor
Directed By: David G. Croft
Produced By: Maria Aitkin
Produced By: David G. Croft

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow
Donald MacCormick and Adam Raphael


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Weatherview

: The European Show Jumping Championships

from St Gallen , Switzerland Highlights of today's competition which decided the team medals.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Unknown: St Gallen
Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley

: The Best of the Bs: Stranger on the

Third Floor starring
Peter Lorre
John McGuire
At a murder trial, testimony by an ambitious newspaperman, added to circumstantial evidence, convicts a young man of murder. Following the execution, the reporter Michael is increasingly convinced of the man's innocence. By a bizarre set of circumstances he too finds himself in the dock. Meanwhile, a homicidal maniac is on the loose.
This rare film is dominated by extraordinary visual effects by RKO cameraman NIC MUSURACA and by the expressionist trial sequence.
Screenplay by FRANK PARTOS Produced by LEE MARCUS Directed by BORIS INGSTER
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: John McGuire
Play By: Frank Partos
Produced By: Lee Marcus
Directed By: Boris Ingster
Stranger: Peter Lorre
Michael: John McGuire
Jane: Margaret Tallichet
Joe Briggs: Elisha Cook, Jr
District attorney: Charles Waldron
Meng: Charles Halton
Mrs Kane: Ethel Griffies
Martin: Cliff Clark
Judge: Oscar O'Shea
Defense attorney: Alec Craig
Police surgeon: Otto Hoffman

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