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: Open University

6.50 The Noble Savage
7.15 Maths across the Curriculum
7.40 Germinal by Emile Zola
8.05 An Office Career
8.30 Floating an Integral
8.55 The Effective Manager: Crisis or Control?
9.20 Decision-Making: Miners' Wage Claim (2)
9.45 Mechanisms of Pain Relief
10.10 Baby Talk
11.00 Ethnic Minorities: Colour (2)
11.25 Ferrous Metals in Construction
11.50 Volunteers and Social Management
12.15 Looking Again at Large Samples
12.40 Religion: The Passover among Yemeni Jews
1.05 Constructive Learning
1.30 Modern Art: Beckmann
1.55 Carbonyl Chemistry
2.20 Resource Constraints


Unknown: Emile Zola

: Shrikant

A Network East presentation An Indian serial in ten parts written by SARAT CHANDRA CHATTERJEE 8: Shrikant dons the saffron robes of an ascetic and goes out in to the world to do good deeds. He soon discovers that nursing children with cholera is a dangerous business!
Directed by PRAVEEN NISCHOL BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Directed By: Praveen Nischol
Shrikant: Farooque Shaikh
Rajlakshmi: Sujata Mehta

: Saturday Cinema: Captain from Castile

starring Tyrone Power Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb
Fleeing the tyranny of the Spanish Inquisition, a young Spanish nobleman joins Cortez's conquistadors in their triumphant sweep through Mexico. This colourful, romantic adventure is set against the beautiful Mexican landscape.
Films: page 26


Novel by: Samuel Shellabarger
Screenplay by: Lamar Trotti
Produced by: Lamar Trotti
Directed by: Henry King
De Vargas: Tyrone Power
Catana Perez: Jean Peters
Hernan Cortez: Cesar Romero
Juan Garcia: Lee J Cobb
Diego De Silva: John Sutton
Don Francisco: Antonio Moreno
Fr Bartolome: Thomas Gomez
Botello: Alan Mowbray
Luisa: Barbara Lawrence
De Caravajal: George Zucco

: The Sky at Night

The Summer Sky Patrick Moore invites you on a 'tour' of the summer sky.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Beyond the Dragon's Lair

Andrei Mironov
Tatyana Aksyutova Martha and Mike are homeless orphans.
They could find buried treasure: Mike can sense the presence of gold - but because it makes him ill, Martha won't allow it. One Christmas Eve, Mike is kidnapped. Martha's quest to find him leads her into extraordinary adventures beyond the dragon's lair.
English version written and directed by GAY ROBERTSON
(First showing on British television)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Andrei Mironov
Unknown: Tatyana Aksyutova
Unknown: Alexander Mitta.
Unknown: Juli Dunsku
Directed By: Alexander Mitt
Orlando: Andrei Mironov
Martha: Tatyana Aksyutova
Young Mike: K Piryatinska
Mike: Valeri Storozhik
Gorgon: Lev Durov
BrUtUS: B Seitmamutov

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart
Richard Whitmore reviews the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: James Stewart: The Rare Breed

continuing a season of the great actor's films in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Tonight also starring Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith
When Martha Price arrives in America from Britain, she brings with her a young daughter and an animal she hopes will make her fortune: Vindicator, a prize Hereford bull. She finds the Texas ranchers sceptical and Sam Burnett , the saddle tramp hired to deliver the bull to his new home, seems to be neither honest nor reliable.
Screenplay by RIC HARDMAN Produced by WILLIAM ALLAND
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Brian Keith
Unknown: Sam Burnett
Unknown: Ric Hardman
Produced By: William Alland
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
Sam Burnett: James Stewart
Martha: Maureen O'Hara
Alexander: Brian Keith
Hilary Price: Juliet Mills
Jamie Bowen: Don Galloway
Charles: David Brian
Deke Simons: Jack Elam
Jeff Harter: Ben Johnson
Ed Mabry: Harry Carey Jr
Juan: Perry Lopez
Alberto: Larry Domasin
Taylor: Allan Caillou

: Open Space

Inside Out
Second of two films showing the day-to-day life inside HM Prison Swansea, made by those who live and work behind the locked gates. The Prison Officers' Film
I never know what's behind that door when I unlock it in the morning. There could be a body hanging from the bars, or a con who has had some bad news ready to hit the first officer he sees.
Senior prison officer
I've had to wait 21 years to get this chance to say what prisons are really like.
Senior prison officer
Prison officers in Swansea feel overwhelmed by the number of prisoners in their care which stifles any attempt at rehabilitation. The lack of resources constantly places them in vulnerable situations. It's only due to the good will of the prisoners that the system can work at all. The system is collapsing and the prison officers feel, like the prisoners, that nobody wants to know - 'out of sight, out of mind'.
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Sound recordist DAVE JEWITT Film editor DENISE PERRIN Producer PAUL PIERROT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Unknown: Dave Riddell
Unknown: Mike Thomas
Unknown: David Swan
Unknown: Dave Jewitt
Editor: Denise Perrin

: Heimat

An 11-part series starring Marita Breuer Riidiger Weigang Karin Rasenack
4: The Highway
In 1938, 6,000 men arrive in the Hunsriick to build a new highway between Koblenz and Trier.
Engineer Otto Wohlleben is quartered with the Simons and Maria falls in love.
Directed by EDGAR REITZ
(In German with English subtitles. In colour and black and white)
0 FILMS: page 26


Unknown: Marita Breuer
Unknown: Riidiger Weigang
Unknown: Karin Rasenack
Unknown: Otto Wohlleben
Directed By: Edgar Reitz
Maria: Marita Breuer
Pauline: Eva Maria Bayerwaltes
Otto: Jorg Hube
Pieritz: Johannes Metzdorf
Wilfried: Hans Jürgen Schatz
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Eduard: Rüdiger Weigang
Martina: Helga Bender
Robert: Arno Lang
Anton: Rolf Roth
Ernst: Ingo Hoffman
Mathias: Willi Burger
Katharina: Gertrud Bredel

: International Golf

117th Open Championship HARRY CARPENTER introduces the story of the third round.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Kenny and Dolly

Real Love
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton , two of America's most popular singing stars, perform at a concert in Portland, Oregon.
On stage, their musical magic thrills a large audience, while at rehearsals, they reveal the warmth and humour that makes theirs a much-loved partnership. Songs include the chart hit Islands in the Stream.
Directed by STAN HARRIS


Unknown: Kenny Rogers
Unknown: Dolly Parton
Directed By: Stan Harris

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