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: Open University

6.50 St Paul 's Cathedral
7.15 Database: Data Dictionaries
7.40 Images and Innovation
8.05 Electromagnetic Induction
8.30 Are Four Colours Sufficient?
8.55 The History of Mathematics
9.20 Poverty and Recession
9.45 King Lear. Workshop (1)
10.10 CIM in the Workplace
10.35 Making Steel
11.00 Ethnic Minorities: To Bedford from Busso (3)
11.25 Energy Sources: Petroleum
11.50 The Universe Today
12.15 Industrial Democracy
12.40 Learning from the Box
1.05 Ethical Principles
1.30 Modern Art: Guernica
1.55 The Shape of Cars to Come
2.20 The Plough and the Hoe (5)


Unknown: St Paul

: Saturday Cinema: Party Girl

starring Robert Taylor Cyd Charisse
Lee J. Cobb Chicago, 1932: a period of depression, gangsterdom and corruption.
Thomas Farrell , a crippled lawyer, earns his living by protecting the gang leader Rico Angelo and his cohorts. When he falls for a dancer, Vicki, he begins to consider going legitimate. But his underworld connections have different ideas ...
Screenplay by George Wells based on a story by Leo Katcher Produced by Joe Pasternak Directed by Nicholas Ray
In The Picture: page 18


Screenwriter: George Wells
Story By: Leo Katcher
Producer: Joe Pasternak
Director: Nicholas Ray
Farrell: Robert Taylor
Vicki Gaye: Cyd Charisse
Rico Angelo: Lee J Cobb
Louis Canetto: John Ireland
Jeffrey Stewart: Kent Smith
Genevieve: Claire Kelly
Cookie: Corey Allen
Danny Rimett: Lewis Charles
Lou Forbes: David Opatoshu
Joey Vulner: Kem Dibbs
O'Malley: Patrick McVey

: The Sky at Night

Cosmic Fireworks
August is the best month of-the year for meteors. Dr John Mason and Patrick Moore talk about this display of cosmic fireworks.


Unknown: Dr John Mason
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Cricket: Fifth Test

Comhill Insurance Test Series England v West Indies from the Oval
Third day
TONY LEWIS introduces live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play.


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Showtime at the Apollo

Eartha Kitt introduces vintage performances from some of the greatest black musicians of the 20th century, all filmed before the notoriously tough audience of Harlem's famous Apollo Theatre.
Tonight's show includes classic R 'n' B from Big Joe Turner with a superb rendition of his greatest hit, Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll; swinging jazz from Lionel 'Ding Dong ' Hampton and his orchestra; wistful ballads from Herb Jeffries and 'sassy' Sarah Vaughan ; rocking rhythms from the Clovers and Larry Darnell ; and finally, the great Cab Calloway with a rare live version of his best-loved song: Minnie the Moocher.


Introduces: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Joe Turner
Unknown: Ding Dong
Unknown: Herb Jeffries
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: Larry Darnell
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: Michael Spencer
Editor: Colin Knijff
Producer: Helen Gallacher

: NewsView

with Moira Stuart
Laurie Mayer reviews the week, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Laurie Mayer

: James Stewart: Shenandoah

concluding a season of the great actor's films in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Tonight also starring Doug McClure Glenn Corbett
Patrick Wayne
In this colourful adventure film, James Stewart plays a tough, unyeilding farmer, determined to keep his family out of the Civil War.
But the fighting is only a few miles away and when his new son-in-law becomes an officer of the Confederate Army and his youngest son is taken prisoner, Charlie Anderson is forced to take sides.
● FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Doug McClure
Unknown: Glenn Corbett
Unknown: Patrick Wayne
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Charlie Anderson
Unknown: James Lee Barrett
Produced By: Robert Arthur
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaglen
Charlie: James Stewart
Sam: Doug McClure
Jacob: Glenn Corbett
James: Patrick Wayne
Jennie: Rosemary Forsyth
Boy: Phillip Alford
Ann: Katharine Ross
Nathan: Charles Robinson
John: James McMullan
Henry: Tim McIntyre
Gabriel: Eugene Jackson Jr

: Music in Camera

presents the programme that won the award for Best
Performance Special, at this year's Banff Festival in Canada. Facade
A new production, devised and presented by Pamela Hunter , with the Nash Ensemble conducted by Jim Parker
This concoction of words by EDITH SITWELL and music by WILLIAM WALTON caused a small riot at its first performance in 1923, but has since become a concert favourite. In her prologue to the piece, Pamela Hunter uses Edith Sitwell 's own words as a guide through the world of private memories and associations which were her inspiration. And television adds a further dimension, using archive film and electronic wizardry to create 'Facade-the Video'.


Presented By: Pamela Hunter
Unknown: Nash Ensemble
Conducted By: Jim Parker
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Music By: William Walton
Unknown: Pamela Hunter
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Michael Corder
Producer: Tony Staveacre
Director: Keith Cheetham

: Heimat

An 11-part series starring
Marita Breuer
Rudiger Weigang Karin Rasenack
7: Soldiers and Love
As the war draws to its close, Maria and Otto are reunited. Schabbach comes under fire from the advancing American troops.
Directed by EDGAR REITZ
0 FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Marita Breuer
Unknown: Rudiger Weigang
Unknown: Karin Rasenack
Directed By: Edgar Reitz
Maria: Marita Breuer
Otto: Jorg Hube
Pieritz: Johannes Metzdorf
Katharina: Gertrud Bredel
Mathias: Willi Burger
Lucie: Karin Rasenack
Eduard: Rüdiger Weigang
Wilfried: Hans Jürgen Schatz
Martha: Sabine Wagner
Anton: Markus Reitner
Gschrey: Gerd Rigauer
Zielke: Hans Günter Kylau
Lotti: Anke Jendrychowski
Ursel: Alexandra Katins
Specht: Rolf Maria Beils

: Flic Flicks: La Balance

starring Richard Berry Nathalie Baye
Philippe Leotard
A season of classic
French thrillers opens with Bob Swaim 's tough picture of the Pans underworld. Based on the six months he spent with the Brigades Territoriales, France's elite plainclothes force, the film's combination of hard-hitting action and authentic background proved a winner at the box-office. One of his informers is murdered and Insp Palouzi is hard-pressed to find a replacement. Meanwhile, crime escalates ...
Screenplay by BOB SWAIM and M FABIANI Directed by BOB SWAIM
* FILMS: page 18


Unknown: Richard Berry
Unknown: Nathalie Baye
Unknown: Philippe Leotard
Unknown: Bob Swaim
Unknown: Insp Palouzi
Unknown: Bob Swaim
Unknown: M Fabiani
Directed By: Bob Swaim
Nicole: Nathalie Baye
Dedé: Philippe Léotard
Palouzi: Richard Berry
Tintin: Christophe Malavoy
Belgium: Jean-Paul Connart
Captain: Bernard Freyd
Carlin: Albert Dray
Sirr oni: Florent Pagny
Arnaud: Jean-Daniel Laval
Picarri: Luc-Antone Diquerc
Massina: Maurice Ronet
Petrovic: Tcheky Karyo
Sabrina: Galia Dujardin

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