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: Open University

6.50 Genes, Goals and Supergoals
7.15 Special Needs in Education
7.40 'Man of Mode' by George Etherege
8.30 Form and Function of Fossils
8.55 Maths: Heads and Tails
9.20 Inner City Story (4)
9.45 Electronics: a Study in Design
10.10 Urban Development: Gainers and Losers
10.35 Maths: Group Theory
11.00 Introduction to Calculus: Vectors
11.25 From Snowdon to the Sea
11.50 Maths Methods: Multiple Integrals
12.15 Biology: Form and Function
12.40 The View from Moscow


Unknown: George Etherege

: Hawk of the Wilderness

The classic serial starring Herman Brix
Valley of the Skulls


Unknown: Herman Brix

: Cartoon

: Sunday Grandstand

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: Rough Guide to Europe

Magenta De Vine and Sankha Guha find fewer differences than expected in Ljubljana, a city in political ferment.


Unknown: Sankha Guha

: The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood

Fourth of six programmes It's All True
Tonight's programme in this award-winning series tells the story of Orson Welles's turbulent few years at RKO where he learned to make movies and almost immediately produced the 'best picture of all time', Citizen Kane.
For the first time, Welles's boss. secretary and hard-pressed technical team talk about the making of Kane and Welles's second picture. The Magnificent Ambersons.
The saga of what should have been his third movie, It's All True, is also revealed.
Edward Asner searches through the studio archives for the true story.
A series of irresistible clips and anecdotes from Tinseltown's larger-than-life days and who loomed larger than Orson Welles ?


Unknown: Citizen Kane.
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: Orson Welles
Producers: Charles Chabot
Producers: Rosemary Wilton

: Lawrence and Arabia

I'm very weary of being stared at and discussed and praised. What can one do to be forgotten? After I'm dead they 71 rattle my bones in their curiosity.
T. E. Lawrence , known as Lawrence of Arabia, was born on 16 August 1888.
This second showing of a much acclaimed Omnibus documentary marks the centenary of one of the most mysterious hero figures of the 20th century.
With unique archive film and photographs of the Arab revolt, and sequences shot in the places where Lawrence made his name. the film reappraises his life through the memories and testimony of family and friends, in particular his younger brother A. W. Lawrence , of those who fought alongside him, and of the Arabs themselves, now putting their own view of this strange and disturbing personality. Readings from T. E. Lawrence by Michael Pennington Narrated by Leslie Megahey
Film editor GRAHAM DEAN Producer JULIA CAVE
W INFO: page 76


Unknown: T. E. Lawrence
Unknown: A. W. Lawrence
Unknown: T. E. Lawrence
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Leslie Megahey

: Moviedrome

Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Man Who
Fell to Earth starring David Bowie Rip Torn. Candy Clark A stranger from another planet mysteriously arrives on Earth - calling himself
Thomas Newton. By using his incredible intelligence and clairvoyant powers Newton amasses a vast fortune and upsets various big business combines. Soon he is in danger of his life through his inability to cope with the Earth's atmosphere - and from the 'syndicate'. Nicolas Roeg 's controversial film gave rock star David Bowie his first major screen role as the unearthly stranger in a hallucinatory work which combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and surreal drama.
Screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG based on the novel by WALTER TEVIS Produced by MICHAEL DEELEY and BARRY SPIKINGS
Directed by NICOLAS ROEG 0 FILMS: page 16


Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Thomas Newton.
Unknown: Nicolas Roeg
Unknown: David Bowie
Play By: Paul Mayersberg
Novel By: Walter Tevis
Produced By: Michael Deeley
Directed By: Nicolas Roeg
Thomas Newton: David Bowie
Nathan Bryce: Rip Torn
Mary-Lou: Candy Clark
Farnsworth: Buck Henry
Peters: Bernie Casey
Prof Canutti: Jackson D Kane
Trevor: Rick Riccardo
Arthur: Tony Mascia
Elaine: Linda Hutton
Jill: Hilary Holland

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