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: Open University

10.35 The Changing Countryside
11.00 Design Aided by Computer
11.25 Studying with the OU
11.50 The Health Service
12.15 Biotechnology: Gentlemen. Place Your Bets
12.40 Marketing in Action: Opening Principles
1.05 Countdown to the OU

: Saturday CinemaDouble Bill:Sun Valley Serenade

starring Glenn Miller Sonja Henie
This famous musical features such
Glenn Miller classics as In the Mood and Chattanooga Choo Choo. Also on display is Sonja Henie , celebrated Scandinavian skating star, in a happy-go-lucky romance set in the dazzling winter sports background of Sun Valley. with the and Screenplay by ROBERT ELLIE and HELEN LOGAN


Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Sonja Henie
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Sonja Henie
Unknown: Robert Ellie
Unknown: Helen Logan
Directed By: H. Bruce Humberstone
Produced By: Milton Sperling
Karen Benson: Sonja Henie
Ted Scott: John Payne
Phil Corey: Glenn Miller
Nifty Allen: Milton Berle
Vivian Dawn: Lynn Bari
Miss Carstairs: Joan David
Miss Carstairs: Nicholas Brothers
Miss Carstairs: Dorothy Dandridge

: The Best Things inLife Are Free

Gordon MacRae
Dan Dailey
Ernest Borgnine This lively film biography of the song-writing team of De Sylva , Brown and Henderson features many of their successes of the 20s and 30s including The Birth of the Blues, Sonny Boy and the title song.
Based on a story by JOHN OHARA Produced by HENRY EPHRON Directed by MICHAEL CURTIS
0 FILMS: page 13


Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: De Sylva
Unknown: Sonny Boy
Unknown: William Bowers
Unknown: Phoebe Ephron
Story By: John Ohara
Produced By: Henry Ephron
Directed By: Michael Curtis
De Sylva: Gordon MacRae
Henderson: Dan Dailey
Brown: Ernest Borgnine
Kitty: Sheree North
Carl: Tommy Noonan
Nanny: Murvyn Vye
Maggie: Phyllis A Very
Sheanan: Larry Keating
Fingers: Tony Galento
Al Jolson: Norman Brooks
Specialty dancer: Jacques D'Amboise
Perky Nichols: Roxanne Arlen
Hollywood star: Bryon Palmer

: Defeat into Victory

The America's Cup 1983- 7
Narrated by Charlton Heston The skipper, Dennis Conner , was not a good loser. He had lost the America's Cup - and broken the longest winning run in sporting history: 132 years. That was in September 1983.
Written off as a has-been, he battled for three long years - first to be taken seriously and then for the right to try to win the Cup back from the triumphant Australians. It is the story of one of the greatest comebacks in sport, from almost total disaster to world-conquering triumph. Produced by DALE HARTLEBEN (A BRITTANIC FILMS production)


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Dennis Conner
Produced By: Dale Hartleben

: InternationalBridge Club

Canberra World Bridge Tournament
Presented by Clare Harrison The Canberra is still cruising Norway's coastline. In the card room, four world-class players continue their rubber bridge tournament. They are TONY FORRESTER from Britain
SAMI KEHELA from Canada
ZIA MAHMOOD from Pakistan
P. o. SUNDELIN from Sweden.
Commentator Jeremy Flint provides in-depth analysis of selected hands.
Problem 10
This week a real teaser.
You're South playing in a contract of 4 hearts after this bidding:
You receive the lead of the jack of diamonds, which you win with the ace, and play the queen of hearts, losing to East's ace of hearts. East returns a diamond which you win with the king:
Don't forget the bidding - how would you continue?
Jeremy Flint 's answer is in next week's programme. Director LINDA MCCARTHY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBC Elstree
For a copy of the series booklet, please send a 12.00 cheque or PO. made payable to Broadcasting Support
Services, to: [address removed]


Presented By: Clare Harrison
Commentator: Jeremy Flint
Unknown: Jeremy Flint
Director: Linda McCarthy
Producer: David Mitchell

: NewsView

Philip Hayton reads today's latest news and sport.
Plus a review by Richard Whitmore of the week in pictures, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Philip Hayton
Review By: Richard Whitmore

: Schubert

Symphony No 9 in C major, D944
The first of six daily programmes featuring some of Schubert's finest music, performed by his most acclaimed interpreters. The 'Great' C major
Symphony was never performed in Schubert's lifetime. It was Schumann who discovered it, and he who said, 'Deep down in this symphony there lies more than mere song, more than mere joy and sorrow, as already expressed in music in a hundred other instances.'
Jane Glover introduces a performance given by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur
Recorded in St David 's Hall, Cardiff.


Introduces: Jane Glover
Conducted By: Kurt Masur
Unknown: St David

: Artists and Models

The first of three films set in a Paris studio during a century of scandal and revolution.
The Passing Show with From the last decadent days of the old monarchy through the Revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon, the arts in France are dominated by one man - the mysterious figure of David. He is the greatest painter of his day, an ardent revolutionary - and a leading figure in Robespierre's secret police. with the voices of MARTIN JARVIS ANDREW SACHS and JOHN MOFFATT
Film editor ARDAN FISHER Written and directed by LESLIE MEGAHEY (R)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: John Moffatt
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Directed By: Leslie Megahey
Jacques-Louis David: James Laurenson
Casanova: Nicholas Amer
Louison: Charlie Dean
Delecluze: Martin Weedon
Ducis: Benjamin White
Lavoisier: Harry Parkinson
Leading actor: Terence Bayler
Charlotte Corday: Linda Milner
Hersilia: Angela Graham-Jones
Sabine daughter: Rosemary Hirst
Chabot: Ronald Chenery

: The Film Club:Dietrich

Film director Ken Russell introduces a Marlene Dietrich double bill: her first triumph and a unique film portrait.
When actor/director Maximilian Schell persuaded Marlene Dietrich to allow a detailed interview, she made one condition: she would be recorded in sound only. The result is a funny and moving tribute to a self-mocking but dogmatic star, illustrated with the best moments from her films and shows, and newsreel footage from her wartime tours.
Above all, it provides a rare insight into the difficulties of making a film biography when the subject is a little uncooperative.
(In German with English subtitles. First showing on British television) and at 11.10
The Blue Angel (Der blaue Engel) starring
Marlene Dietrich
Emil Jannings
An ageing professor falls for the charms of a ruthless nightclub singer. Abandoning his career to tour with her, he soon finds himself in a humiliating role.
Famous as the film which made Dietrich an overnight star. Josef Von Sternberg 's timeless classic is a triumph over the technical difficulties of the period and also features Emil Jannings 's finest performance.
Directed by JOSEF VON STERNBERG (In German with English subtitles. Black and white)
Television presentation CATHERINE COOPER
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 13


Introduces: Ken Russell
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Director: Maximilian Schell
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Directed By: Maximilian Schell
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Emil Jannings
Unknown: Josef von Sternberg
Unknown: Emil Jannings
Unknown: Karl Zuckmayer
Unknown: Karl Vollmollet
Novel By: Heinrich Mann
Directed By: Josef von Sternberg
Unknown: Catherine Cooper
Unknown: Gillian Geering
Unknown: Nick Jones
Unknown: David Thompson
Prof Rath: Emil Jannings
Lola: Marlene Dietrich
Kiepert: Kurt Gerron
Guste Kiepert: Rosa Valetti
Mazeppa: Hans Albers

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