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: Open University

Maths: Classifying Cubics

: The Sorcerer

An opera in two acts by w. s. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring Clive Revill
Alexander Oliver , Nan Christie Donald Adams , Nuala Willis with the AMBROSIAN OPERA
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by Alexander Faris Socialist ideals and a forthcoming marriage prompt Alexis to hire a terribly respectable sorcerer - John Wellington Wells - to concoct a love potion that will pair off his entire village, irrespective of rank or wealth. But the results of this egalitarian experiment are not quite what Alexis expected....
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL Directed by DAVE HEATHER
A BRENT WALKER production


Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Clive Revill
Unknown: Alexander Oliver
Unknown: Nan Christie
Unknown: Donald Adams
Unknown: Nuala Willis
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Directed By: Dave Heather
Directed By: A Brent Walker
John Wellington Wells: Clive Revill
Dr Daly: David Kernan
Sir Marduke Pointdextre: Donald Adams
Alexis: Alexander Oliver
Lady Sangazure: Nuala Willis
Aline: Nan Christie
Mrs Partlett: Enid Hartle
Constance: Janis Kelly

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme (R)

: KingoftheRocketMen

A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes starring
1: Dr Vulcan - Traitor
Wherein mysterious deaths and the theft of a top secret nuclear rocket by the sinister and shadowy Dr Vulcan force Jeff King into testing his untried, secret rocket-propelled flying suit to prevent disaster.
Directed by FRED BRANNON


Unknown: Jeff King
Directed By: Fred Brannon
Professor Jeff King: Tristram Coffic
Glenda Thomas: Mae Clarke
Tony Dirken: Don Haggerty
Burt HOUSE: Peters Jr
Professor Millard: James Craven
Professor Brayant: I. Stanford Jolley
Martin Conway: Ted Adams
Gunther Von Strum: Stanley Price

: Popeve Classics

continues a season of the FLEISCHER BROTHERS' vintage cartoons.
Pleased to Meet Cha!

: News

Weather followed by Songs of Praise

: Look, Stranger

The Birdman of St James 's Arthur May was parent to thousands of ducklings. In 21 years as birdkeeper on Duck Island, opposite Buckingham Palace, he cared for the residents of St James's Park and any birds of passage in temporary difficulties. The highlight of his year was watching spring ducklings hatch; the saddest moment in autumn when they left him to go out on the lake. The continuing company of Daphne, the one-winged pelican, provided consolation. Never in his life had Arthur May had duck for dinner.


Unknown: St James
Unknown: Arthur May
Unknown: Arthur May
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: News

Weather followed by World Skating
Championships from Budapest featuring The Exhibition Gala
ALAN WEEKS introduces the memorable moments from the traditional end-of-season celebration at the Budapest Sports Hall.
After the recent weeks of intense competition during the European, Olympic and World Championships, the medallists can at last relax and entertain with their
'party-pieces' and unusual routines.
Television presentation MTV, Hungary

: Noticeboard

Rob Curling looks at what's going on in radio and TV; and Marian Foster has news from the Daytime Club.


Unknown: Marian Foster

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Advice Shop

The Benefits Shake-Up
How much do you know about the social security changes that come in on 11 April? If you are a pensioner or a young adult, a disabled person or a single parent, here's your chance to get up to date with the reforms that will affect you. Margo MacDonald presents the second part of the Advice Shop guide to the DHSS benefit changes.
This programme carries sign language and subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing. Directed by HENDRIK BALL
Series producer TONY MATTHEWS (e)


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Directed By: Hendrik Ball
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Moment of Truth

King David High in the Italian mountains 1,000 movie extras are arriving for what
Hollywood hopes will be the most spectacular biblical battle ever filmed - the massacre of the ancient
Israelites by the Philistines. Action director David Tomblin , leader of the toughest technicians in town, has been planning the big battle scene for months. He has two days to take on rain, snow and the wrath of the gods, and help King David bring in millions of dollars at the box office.
Written and presented by Tony Wilkinson


Unknown: King David High
Leader: David Tomblin
Presented By: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Cyril Gates

: My Music

The popular game of musical knowledge between
Frank Muir with John Amis and Denis Norden with Ian Wallace
Questions set by Steve Race (R)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: RKO Ladies: Lucille Ball in The Navy Steps Out

with George Murphy
Dot Duncan should be happy - she has a good job and is engaged to a handsome and easy-going sailor. The trouble is she's really in love with her boss! This lively comedy was the first production by silent slapstick star Harold Lloyd.
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: George Murphy
Unknown: Dot Duncan
Unknown: Harold Lloyd.
Written By: Fran Ryan
Written By: Bert Grantet
Produced By: Richard Wallace
Directed By: Harold Lloyd
Dot Duncan: Lucille Ball
Stephan Herrick: Edmond O'Brien
Coffee Cup: George Murphy
Pokey: George Cleveland
Abel Martin: Henry Travers
Pet shop owner: Franklin Pangborrn
Jawme: Kathleen Howard
Ceilia Grange: Marguerite Chapman
Pigeon: Lloyd Corrigan
Cora: Mady Correll
Pankington: Frank McGlynn
Eddie (growing sailor): Doodles Weaver
Salty (sailor): Frank Sully
Mrs Grange: Nella Walker
Recruiting officer: Richard Lane
Mr Merney: Irving Bacon
Ivory (sailor): Rube Demarest

: Cartoon Two

The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones (R)

: Open Space

To Give Up a Child
Nobody gives up a child lightly, but in this country there are hundreds of thousands of mothers who have had their children adopted. People who haven't had to make this choice rarely understand the anguish that can result.
'I had a son adopted 23 years ago, I cried for weeks and weeks and not a day goes by without me thinking of him - even now.'
'At one stage I had to make myself believe he had died, there was no other way I could cope.'
Mary Wooliscroft , founder of the Natural Parents'
Support Group attempts to reach out the hand of friendship and understanding to mothers who chose to give up a child.
Series producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT


Unknown: Mary Wooliscroft
Editor: Kevin Hinchey
Producer: Mike MacCormacK

: Horizon: The Heart of Another

Winner of the Royal Society Award for best science, medical or technology programme of 1987.
Pierre Garand and Gilles Thibault lie critically ill in Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital. Their only hope of survival is a heart transplant. "Horizon" follows every stage of the fight to save each life: the doctors' discussions to decide whether the patient is too ill to have a transplant; the anxiety of the family as they wait; the frantic search for a donor and the surgeons' race across the border to the USA to get a heart. Finally, hours later, will the transplanted heart beat in its new body?
This programme shows in raw, emotional detail what it means to be in desperate need of another's heart, and what it's like to receive one.


Subject: Pierre Garand
Subject: Gilles Thibault
Produced for Societe Radio-Canada by: Jean Remillard
Adapted for BBCtv by: Susan Spindler
"Horizon" Editor: Robin Brightwell

: The Big Bus

Joseph Bologna
Stockard Channing
Cyclops - the world's first nuclear-powered bus - is about to set off on its maiden voyage from New York City to Denver, Colorado.
Unfortunately for the crazy co-drivers and the luckless passengers, a gang is out to destroy the bus in the 'interests' of international oil companies....
This hilarious spoof on disaster films takes its audience on a journey they will never forget - however hard they try!
Written and produced by FRED FREEMAN and LAWRENCE J. COHEN Directed by JAMES FRAWLEY
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Unknown: Joseph Bologna
Unknown: Stockard Channing
Produced By: Fred Freeman
Unknown: Lawrence J. Cohen
Directed By: James Frawley
Dan Torrance: Joseph Bologna
Kitty Baxter: Stockard Channing
Shoulders: John Beck
F Kudos: Rene Auberjonois
Shorty Scotty: Ned Beatty
Dr Kurtz: Bob Dishy
Ironman: Jose Ferrer
Old lady: Ruth Gordon
Professor Baxter: Harold Gould
Parking lot doctor: Larry Hagman
Sybil Crane: Sally Kellerman
Claude: Richard Mulligan
Camille Levy: Lynn Redgrave
Emery Bush: Richard B Shull
Alex: Stuart Margolin

: Indelible Evidence

A series of murder investigations featuring the forensic scientists and police who solved the original cases. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
Gaslight Douglas Scott 's life is falling apart. He faces the sack and has problems at home. A week after his 50th birthday his wife is found dead in a caravan, apparently the victim of toxic fumes from a gas lamp....
Names of people and places have been changed.
... a real life case that seemed like the perfect crime.... DAILY EXPRESS Dramatisation CHRIS FALLON Directed and produced by OLIVER MORSE and IAN DUNCAN (R)


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Introduced By: Gaslight Douglas Scott
Unknown: Chris Fallon
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: Ian Duncan
Doug Scott: Roy Heather
Ann Scott: Pam St Clement
Marilyn: Yolande Palfrey
Jeremy: Simon Talbot

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Weatherview

: Open University

Arts Foundation Course What is Music?
We are surrounded by sounds, but what is the difference between noise and music? Is there one?


Unknown: Trevor Herbert
Unknown: Professor Charles Taylor
Producer: Tony Coe

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