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: Open University

6.50 Man of Mode by George Etherege
7.40 The View from Moscow
8.05 Wings: Cracks in the Forging
8.30 Silicate Structures
8.55 Managing Work: England
9.20 Mantegna: the Triumphs of Caesar
9.45 King Lear: Workshop
10.10 Putting IT in Its Place
10.35 Handicapped in the Community
11.00 Ethnic Minorities
11.25 Energy Resources: Uranium
11.50 The Universe Tomorrow
12.15 Engineering Mechanics
12.40 Special Needs in Education
1.05 Education: It Makes a Change
1.30 Museum of Modern Art, NY
1.55 Genes, Goals and Supergoals
2.20 The Ankara Response


Unknown: George Etherege

: Saturday Cinema: Quo Vadis

Marcus Vinicius , victorious after the British Wars, returns to claim his due in Rome. While waiting for Emperor Nero's summons to enter the city, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful
Lygia, without knowing she has become a convert to a new religion - Christianity. Meanwhile, in Rome, the insane Nero dreams of burning down the Imperial City, so that a new one, bearing his own name, can replace it.
A cast of thousands, massive sets and dramatic action feature in this epic production set in the early, outcast years of the Christian faith.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN
Produced by SAM ZIMBALIST Directed by MERVYN LE ROY 0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Marcus Vinicius
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: S. N. Behrman
Unknown: Sonya Levien
Novel By: Henryk Sienkiewicz
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Marcus Vinicius: Robert Taylor
Lygia: Deborah Kerr
Nero: Peter Ustinov
Peter: Finlay Currie
Petronius: Leo Genn
Poppaea: Patricia Laffan
Paul: Abraham Sofaer
Eunice: Marina Berti
Ursus: Buddy Baer
Plautius: Felix Aylmer
Pomponia: Nora Swinburne
Tigellnus: Ralph Truman
Nerva: Norman Wooland
Nazarius: Peter Miles
Terphos: Geoffrey Dunn
Seneca: Nicholas Hannen
Phaon: D A Clarke-Smith
Acte: Rosalie Crutchley
Chilo: John Ruddock
Croton: Arthur Walge

: Horizon: Struggling for Control

This summer thousands of holiday-makers are spending their first day in the Costa del Gatwick, as foreign air traffic controllers struggle to find space for them. Here, a new flight is crammed into the airspace every ten seconds. "Horizon" gained unprecedented access to investigate how air traffic control really works. One dimly lit operations room handles everything that flies over England and Wales. Yet controllers say equipment is out of date and keeps breaking down. Plans for the new London City Airport went wrong a few weeks after opening day. Why? How much longer can controllers struggle with the tidal wave of aircraft?
'"Horizon" at its impressive best'...DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Right on the button'... DAILY EXPRESS
'Admirably non-hysterical approach'... DAILY MAIL


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Written and produced by: Christopher Riley
"Horizon" Editor: Robin Brightwell

: NewsView

Moira Stuart reads today's latest news and sport.
Mike Smartt reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Mike Smartt

: A Masked Ball

(Un ballo in maschera) by GIUSEPPE VERDI
Libretto by EUGENE SCRIBE starring
When the King of Sweden met his death at the hands of conspirators during a masked ball in 1792, the motive for the crime was certainly not any affair between the king and his secretary's wife.
However Eugene Scribe 's re-writing of history inspired one of Verdi's most radiant love duets.
With this production
Claudio Abbado launched his musical directorship of the Vienna State Opera. Act I
Scene 1: The royal palace in Stockholm
Scene 2: Ulrica's dwelling
Interview with Julian Budden , a leading authority on the works of Verdi, who also introduces the opera.
Act II
Scene 1: The gallows field outside Stockholm
Scene 2: The Stockholm Opera House
Producer GLANFRANCO DE BOSIO Sung in Italian with English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE Directed for television by BRIAN LARGE (R)


Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Eugene Scribe
Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Julian Budden
Television By: Brian Large
Gustav III of Sweden: Luciano Pavarotti
Count Ankarstroem: Piero Cappuccilli
Amelia, his wife: Gabriele Lechner
Ulrica Arvidson, a: Ludmilla SchemcHek
Oscar, a page: Magda Nador
Christian, a sailor: Georg Tichy
Count Horn: Franco de Grandis
Count Ribbing: Goran Simic
Chief Justice: Alexander Maly
Servant: Franz Kasemann

: Heimat

An 11-part series starring
Marita Breuer
Jorg Richter
Gudrun Landgrebe 9:Little Hermann
Maria's adolescent son,
Hermann, is her pride and joy, until his unconventional initiation into love shocks his mother and divides the family.
For Klarchen, too, the love affair brings grief as well as joy.
Directed by EDGAR REITZ
(In German with English subtitles. In colour and black and white)
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Marita Breuer
Unknown: Jorg Richter
Unknown: Gudrun Landgrebe
Unknown: Edgar Reitz
Unknown: Peter Steinbach
Directed By: Edgar Reitz
Maria: Marita Breuer
Hermann: Jörg Richter
Klärchen: Gudrun Landgrebe
Anton: Mathias Kniesbeck
Ernst: Michael Kausch
Lotti: Gabriele Blum
Wilfried: Hans Jürgen Schatz
Wiegand: ,johannes Lobewein
Glasisch: Kurt Wagner
Marie-Goot: Eva-Maria Schneider
Eduard: Rüdiger Weigang
Pieritz: Johannes Metzdorf
Martha: Sabine Wagner

: Flic Flicks: Detective

Nathalie Baye
Johnny Hallyday
From a hotel room in Paris, detective
William Prospero investigates the murder that cost him his job. Determined to solve the mystery, Prospero takes up residence in the dead man's hotel room, and begins to observe the other guests.
Among the suspects under surveillance are a pilot and his wife, a boxing promoter and his entourage and a Mafioso with his family.
Godard's tongue-in-cheek thriller features an impressive cast led by rock star Johnny Hallyday in his first dramatic role.
(A French film with English subtitles)
• FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Nathalie Baye
Unknown: Johnny Hallyday
Unknown: William Prospero
Unknown: Johnny Hallyday
Play By: Alain Sarde
Unknown: Philippe Setbon
Produced By: Alain Sarde
Directed By: Jean Luc Godard
Françoise Chenal: Nathalie Baye
Emile Chenal: Claude Brasseur
Jim Fox Warner: Johnny Hallyday
Tiger Jones: Stephane Ferrara
William Prospero: Laurent Terzieff
Inspector: Jean-Pierre Leaud
Ariel: Aurele Doazan
Mafioso: Alain Cuny

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