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: Open University

Photochemistry: Colour

: The Mikado

or The Town of Titipu
An opera in two acts by W.S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring
William Conrad , Chve Revill Kate Flowers , Anne Collins with the AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS and the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by Alexander Faris
The Emperor of Japan, the Mikado, wants an execution, and Ko-Ko, the Lord High
Executioner, is desperate for a victim. He agrees that his fiancée, Yum-Yum, can marry her true love, Nanki-poo - but only for a month. In return, Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed, leaving Ko-Ko to reclaim Yum-Yum ...
Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL
Directed by RODNEY GREENBERG A BRENT WALKER production (R)


Unknown: W.S. Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: William Conrad
Unknown: Chve Revill
Unknown: Kate Flowers
Unknown: Anne Collins
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg
Unknown: Brent Walker
Mikado: William Conrad
KO-KO: Clive Revill
Pooh-Bah: Stafford Dean
Nanki-Poo: John Stewart
Yum-Yum: Kate Flowers
Katisha: Anne Collins
Pish-Tush: Gordon Sandison
Peep Bo: Fiona Dobie
Pitti-Sing: Cynthia Buchan

: Mop and Smiff

The Seaside
BBC North West (R)

: King of the Rocket Men

A classic cliffhanger serial in 12 episodes
2: Plunging Death
Wherein the vile Dr Vulcan learns that photojournalist Glenda Thomas has taken a picture of Rocket Man and he orders his wicked henchmen to steal it.
(For cast see page 49)

: Popeye Classics

Shakespearean Spinach Wimmin Is a Myskery

: News

Weather followed by See Hear

: Look, Stranger

John Dodgson of the Saffron Valley
A small band of dedicated people, muttering strange words in Anglo-Saxon, marching through the streets of London, pacing across open fields. They're members of the English Place Names Society and they're led by John Dodgson.
Executive producer JENNIFER JEREMY BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: John Dodgson
Unknown: John Dodgson.
Director: Michael Croucher
Producer: Jennifer Jeremy

: Small World

Oakhill Manor
At his home in Oakhill
Manor, Walter Harper has one of the world's best private collections of models covering the history of land, sea and air transport. Presented by Eric Thompson Director NEIL DAVIES
Producer PAUL SMITH (R)


Unknown: Walter Harper
Presented By: Eric Thompson
Director: Neil Davies
Producer: Paul Smith

: News

Weather followed by The Electric Music
For 30 years the Radiophonic Workshop has been creating electronic music and sound for BBC radio and television. The Electric Music Machine follows its six resident composers as they work on programmes as diverse as Fat Man in the Kitchen, Birds of the Sun God , and Horizon. The composers use a wide variety of sound sources ranging from plastic bags to the latest in computer-controlled music technology.
Film editor ROLAND TONGUE Produced and directed by ROBERT CLAMP
'The Best ofBBCtv Themes' is available on compact disc PWKS 645 and cassette HSC 645 from retailers


Unknown: Sun God
Editor: Roland Tongue
Directed By: Robert Clamp

: Holiday Outings

A Snooker Weekend
Kathy Tayler becomes a graduate of the Pegasus Academy of Snooker,
Basingstoke. Although she improves her cue action,
Kathy still gets snookered by the pros.


Unknown: Kathy Tayler
Director: Clare Riley

: News and Weather

Regional News and Weather

: Attic Archives

Presented by John Huntley 3: Hey, Look at This
A mixed collection of some amazing film clips, which include the daily life of the people who lived on St Kilda in the 1920s,
Sir Harry Lauder singing in 1930, and the Empire Exhibition held in Glasgow in 1938. Then there is Bennie's famous monorail, a 1930s West
Country lifeboat, an airship over Plymouth, teams of heavy horses at work and the milkmen of Bristol. Researcher FRANCES OWEN Producer DENNIS DICK BBC Scotland
If you have any film to offer the programme send details to
[address removed]


Presented By: John Huntley
Unknown: Sir Harry Lauder
Unknown: Frances Owen
Producer: Dennis Dick

: Life File

Genetic Engineering
Around 400 children a year are born in Britain with cystic fibrosis, the commonest genetic disease in the country; many other children suffer from different genetic disorders - Downes syndrome, spina bifida, anencephaly. New methods, however, could detect, defects at a very early stage, but this involves working on human embryos.
Kay Alexander reports.


Unknown: Kay Alexander
Director: Katherine Lapworth
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Best of Brass

Second of three programmes Gerald Harrison introduces a series of viewers' requests featuring the champion bands who are the BestofBrass. Today the featured bands are: Pare and Dare Band
Lewis Merthyr (Cardiff Lift Co) Band
Foden OTS Band
GUS Band
Sun Life Band
Recorded on location at the Assembly Rooms, Derby Lighting JOHN ALLINSON Sound NEIL MURRAY
Executive producer KEN GRIFFIN Producer STEVE MORRIS


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: John Allinson
Unknown: Neil Murray
Designer: Andy Dimond
Producer: Ken Griffin
Producer: Steve Morris

: Gardeners' World

from the Institute of Horticultural Research,
Littlehampton, West Sussex BBC Pebble Mill

: One Man and His Dog

BBC Television
International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble and Eric Halsall First semi-final
A 60-year-old Scotsman who ran his first sheepdog trial when a 12-year-old lad, and a Yorkshireman who tends sheep at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, meet on the slopes above Derwentwater for a place in the singles final. For Scotland:
JIM GRIERSON with Mark For England:
CHARLES CUTLER with Sheena The Brace Championship begins today when each handler runs two dogs at the same time.
GWILYM JONES with Roy and Floss (Wales) v
JOHN CASEY with Jaff and Ben (Ireland)


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Introduced By: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Jim Grierson
Unknown: Charles Cutler
Unknown: Gwilym Jones
Unknown: John Casey
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Architecture at the Crossroads

Ten films about contemporary architecture 5: Houses Fit for People
The fame and fortune of top contemporary architects has seldom been found in housing; second-rate homes have remained the rule rather than the exception. Now there's an increasing demand for a humane approach to the places people live in, to let some care shine through.
The controversial
Richard Bofill calls his houses on the outskirts of Paris 'castles for the poor'. In Germany Hans Hollein and 0. M. Ungers experiment with new town social housing schemes; while in England clean, modern estates based on the findings of the modem movement have little chance of surviving, faced with people's preference for a quaint brick vernacular, aping 19th-century cottages. Narrator Andrew Sachs
Well-written, well-constructed and suitably educative TIME OUT A sad but caring survey
Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM (R)


Unknown: Richard Bofill
Unknown: M. Ungers
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Roger Last
Produced By: Peter Adam

: Cartoon Two

The Silence of the Bats
An award-winning animated film from Brazil.


Directed By: Fabio Lignini

: Telejournal

with Klaus Rdmer and Annegret O'Dwyer
The week in Austria, as seen by ORF, the Austrian television service.
Also, an interview with Simon Callow soon to launch into the title role of the most famous drama in the German language, Goethe's Faust. Research DANIELLA DANGOOR Director NICK DAVIES
Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Unknown: Klaus Rdmer
Unknown: Annegret O'Dwyer
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Daniella Dangoor
Director: Nick Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Russell Harty's Grand Tour

First of a series of five films in which Russell Harty makes a thoroughly modern journey following in the footsteps of the 18th-century travellers in order to further his education and have a pleasurable time. Part
In which he takes leave of the white cliffs of Dover, climbs up to the belfry in Bruges, looks up a red-haired dynamo in Brussels, meets his
Waterloo, bumps into Joan of Arc and Napoleon on May
Day, calls on His Excellency the British Ambassador in Paris, learns that Hitler had perfect manners, travels at 160mph to Lyons and is intrigued to discover a connection between Marc Chagall and the nose-cone of Concorde; he eats well. Cameraman GEORGE VEEVERS Sound DENNIS CARTWRIGHT Film editor JANE VAL BAKER
Executive producer IAN SQUIRES Producer and director
BBC Manchester
0 FEATURE: page 19


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Unknown: Dennis Cartwright
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Unknown: Derek Bailey

: Directed by Carol Reed: The Fallen Idol

continues a season of films by the great
British film-maker.
Tonight starring
Ralph Richardson Michele Morgan
- When Baines, the embassy butler, is suspected of murdering his shrewish wife, young Felipe - the Ambassador's son - tries to help him. But the boy's protection causes his idol greater problems. This memorable film is one of the few completely successful screenplays by Graham Greene. It combines the talents of a distinguished cast, under Reed's authoritative direction, to create one of the finest of all British post-war movies.
Screenplay by GRAHAM GREENE
Produced and directed by CAROL REED
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Michele Morgan
Unknown: Graham Greene.
Play By: Graham Greene
Directed By: Carol Reed
Baines: Ralph Richardson
Julie: Michele Morgan
Felipe: Bobby Henrey
Mrs Baines: Sonia Dresdel
Det Insp Crowe: Denis O'Dea
Dr Fenton: Walter Fitzgerald
First Secretary: Karel Stepanek
Det Lake: Jack Hawkins
Det Hart: Bernard Lee
Det Davis: Geoffrey Keene
Mrs Patterson: Dandy Nichols
Mrs Barrow: Joan Young

: Newsnight

: Weatherview

: Open University: North Westminster Community School

The 'new' community school at North Westminster in London was created out of three existing schools on three separate sites. The headmaster Michale Marland has tried to weld them together by a philosophy of integrating the school with the local community in working-class, urban Paddington. But with what success?


Subject: Michael Marland
Producer: Ann Diack

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