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: Open University

6.50 Women Beware Women by Thomas Myddleton
7.40 Weapons Procurement
8.05 Stressed Materials: Made Without Flaw
8.30 Minimum Cost Flows
8.55 Sociology: The Home - Castle or Cage?
9.20 Education for Adults: Wisconsin
9.45 Reconstruction of the Bankside Theatres
10.10 Social Science: Information Technology
10.35 Technology and Change: Sulfuric Acid
11.00 Ethnic Minorities
11.25 Geology: Clays
11.50 A Feel for Space
12.15 A New Role for Men
12.40 Communication and Education
1.05 The Changing Countryside
1.30 Modern Art: Van Gogh
1.55 A Question of Control
2.20 Migration from a Turkish Village


Unknown: Thomas Myddleton
Unknown: Van Gogh

: Network East

Presented by Shahnaz Pakraven
Sudha Kumari and Fatima Salaria
The magazine that's lively fun and often controversial, covering stories affecting
Asians both here and abroad. Entertainment ranges from music to dance, from film clips to star interviews, from the classical to the modern. Director PAUL FREEMAN
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX
Series producer NARENDHRA MORAR


Presented By: Shahnaz Pakraven
Presented By: Sudha Kumari
Director: Paul Freeman
Producer: John Wilcox

: Saturday Cinema: Two-way Stretch

I starring Peter Sellers
Wilfrid Hyde White Bernard Cribbins
Lionel Jeffries
A gang of crooks plan a daring diamond robbery for which they have the perfect alibi - they are all in jail! But the master plan is threatened by the sudden arrival of a new chief warden, the immovable Sidney Crout. ...
Original story and screenplay by JOHN WARREN and LEN HEATH Produced by M. SMEDLEY ASTON Directed by ROBERT DAY
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Sidney Crout.
Unknown: John Warren
Unknown: Len Heath
Produced By: M. Smedley Aston
Directed By: Robert Day
Dodger Lane: Peter Sellers
The 'Rev' Basil Fowler: Wilfrid Hyde White
Jelly Knight: David Lodge
Lennie Price: Bernard Cribbins
Commander Horatio Bennet, the Governor, RN (Retd): Maurice Denham
Sidney Crout: Lionel Jeffries
Mrs Price: Irene Handl
Ethel: Liz Fraser
Warder Jenkins: George Woodbridge
Warder Charlie: Edwin Brown
Lawyer: John Glyn-Jones
Miss Pringle: Beryl Reid
Miss Meakin: Noel Hood
Miss Prescott: Myrette Morven
Col Arkwright: Thorley Waters
Rev Butterworth: Walter Hudd

: The Sky at Night

Yerkes Observatory
Patrick Moore talks to
Dr Al Harper , director of the Yerkes Observatory at
Williams Bay near Chicago, where the world's largest refractor telescope is located. Film editor LAURIE CHOAT


Talks: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dr Al Harper
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Talking Pictures: Dark Star

continuing the season of films chosen to complement BBCl's ten-part series, today with the theme
'from "B" movie to blockbuster' starring Dan O'Bannon and Brian Narelle
Anticipating the great science-fiction movies of the late 70s and 80s, this 'B' movie success made John Carpenter 's name as a Hollywood genre director. Set in space, it has the weary crew of the scoutship Dark Star battling an alien in the elevator shaft, unstable stars and wondering what to do with a talking bomb stuck in the bomb bay. Whatever next?
Produced and directed by JOHN CARPENTER
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Dan O'Bannon
Unknown: Brian Narelle
Unknown: John Carpenter
Unknown: John Carpenter
Unknown: Dan O'Bannon
Directed By: John Carpenter
Doolittle: Brian Narelle
Talby: Dre Pahich
Boiler: Cal Kuniholm
Pinback: Dan O'Bannon
Cmdr Powell: Joe Saunders
Mission control: Miles Watkins
Computer: Cookie Knapp

: The Week in the Lords

Christopher Jones reports on the week's proceedings in the House of Lords.


Unknown: Christopher Jones
Editor: Karolyn Shindler

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart
Mike Smartt reviews the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Mike Smartt

: The Electrification of the Soviet Union

Music by Nigel Osborne Libretto by CRAIG RAINE based on BORIS PASTERNAK 'S novella, The Last Summer, and on his poem Spectorsky Original stage production by PETER SELLARS
Russia 1916: a young poet returns home in the dying days of the First World War, just before the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. He dreams of the last summer before the war, when as tutor to a bourgeois family, he is involved in two love affairs which become disturbingly tangled in the nightmare of history. This is the background to this world premiere production by Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
London Sinfonietta Opera Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth
Set designer GEORGE TSYPIN Costume designer DUNA RAMICOVA
Lighting designer JAMES F. INGALLS
Sound projection JOHN WHITING Television sound GRAHAM HAINES Lighting ALAN WOOLFORD
Videotape editor COLLO CAULTON Directed by DENNIS MARKS
Glyndebourne Touring Opera production staged with the support of Vincent Meyer
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.
0 FEATURE: page 101


Music By: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Production By: Peter Sellars
Production By: Glyndebourne Touring
Unknown: Clair Tusson.
Unknown: Kate Benjamin
Conducted By: Elgar Howarth
Designer: George Tsypin
Designer: Duna Ramicova
Designer: James F. Ingalls
Unknown: John Whiting
Unknown: Graham Haines
Unknown: Alan Woolford
Editor: Collo Caulton
Directed By: Dennis Marks
Pasternak: Henry Herford
Serezha: Omar Ebrahim
Lemokh: Jonathan Veira
Mr Frestln: Philip O'Reilly
Sashka's husband: Philip O'Reilly
Fardybassov: Wout Oosterkamp
Ticket collector: Wout Oosterkamp
Frestln servant: Wout Oosterkamp
Anna: Elizabeth Laurence
Sashka: Anna Steiger
Mrs Frestln: Eirian Davies
Natasha: Linda Hirst
Harry Frestln: Jamie Gates
Children: Kerry Barker

: The Film Club:

Double Vision
Two very different versions of Octave Mirbeau's novel are introduced by Dusan Makaveyev , director of W.R. Mysteries of the Organism.
The Diary of a Chambermaid starring
Jeanne Moreau Georges Geret Michel Piccoli
When Celestine, the new maid, starts to work for the Monteil family, she discovers that each of them has some rather peculiar habits. Unperturbed, Celestine makes the best of her situation. A suicide and the rape and murder of a little girl she has befriended change her plans.
Directed by LUIS BUNUEL
(In French with English subtitles. Black and white) and at 11.35
The Diary of a Chambermaid starring
Paulette Goddard Burgess Meredith Francis Lederer
In Renoir's version of the Mirbeau novel,
Celestine arrives in the country determined to put love behind her. But an encounter with the sickly son of the Lanlaire family changes her attitude.
Adapted from the novel by OCTAVE MIRBEAU and the play by ANDRE HEUSE , ANDRE DE LORDE and THIELLY NORES
Written and directed by JEAN RENOIR
* FILMS: page 26


Introduced By: Dusan Makaveyev
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Georges Geret
Unknown: Michel Piccoli
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Jean Claude Carriere
Produced By: Serge Silberman
Produced By: Michel Safra
Directed By: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Paulette Goddard
Unknown: Burgess Meredith
Unknown: Francis Lederer
Novel By: Octave Mirbeau
Play By: Andre Heuse
Play By: Andre de Lorde
Play By: Thielly Nores
Produced By: Benedict Bogeaus
Produced By: Burgess Meredith
Directed By: Jean Renoir
Célestine: Jeanne Moreau
Joseph: Georges Geret
M Monteil: Michel Piccoli
Mme Monteil: Francoise Lugagne
Capt Mauger: Daniel Ivernel
M Rabour: Jean Ozenne
Rosa: Gilberte Geniat
Sacristan: Bernard Musson
Curé: Jean Claude-Carrière
Marianne: Muni
Célestine: Paulette Goddard
Joseph: Francis Lederer
Mauger: Burgess Meredith
Lanlaire: Reginald Owen
Madame Lanlaire: Judith Anderson
Georges: Hurd Hatfield
Rose: Florence Bates
LOUise: Irene Ryan

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