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: Open University

12.00 Science: Preparatory Maths - Graphs
12.15 Science: Voyages of Discovery
12.40 Practical Conservation for Land Managers
1.30 Countdown to the OU (3)

: One in Four

Isobel Ward, Simon Bames and Chris Davies present this magazine programme about disability. Featured this month is Isobel's pregnancy: as a disabled mother what can she expect?
With subtitles for the hard-of-hearing.
For a factsheet write to: [address removed], enclosing a large sae.


Unknown: Simon Bames
Unknown: Chris Davies
Producer: Christopher Hutchins

: Saturday Cinema 1: Macbeth

Orson Welles
The first part of a contrasting double bill is Orson Welles 's highly individualistic version of Shakespeare's play. This imaginative version of Macbeth was filmed by Welles in the space of three weeks. He called it 'a kind of violently sketched charcoal drawing of a great play'. Liberties may have been taken with the text but the result is an original and entertaining film of extravagant theatricality.
Screenplay by ORSON WELLES from the play by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Produced and directed by ORSON WELLES
* FILMS: page 25


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Play By: Orson Welles
Play By: William Shakespeare
Directed By: Orson Welles
Macbeth: Orson Welles
Lady Macbeth: Jeanette Nolan
Macduff: Dan O'Herlmy
Malcolm: Roddy McDowall
Banquo: Edgar Barrier
A holy father: Alan Napier
Duncan: Erskine Sanford
ROSS: John Dierkes
Lennox: Keene Curtis
Lady Macduff: Peggy Webber

: The Sky at Night

Mysteries of the Winter Sky. The winter sky is magnificent, with Orion dominant and Jupiter and Mars visible.
Patrick Moore takes a look round the winter sky and discusses some curious mysteries.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Saturday Cinema 2: Friendly Fire

Carol Burnett
NedBeatty Sam Waterston
Timothy Hutton.
On 4 September 1969,
Sgt Michael Mullen left his family's Iowa farm for Vietnam only to return six short months later in a US Army-issue silver-grey casket. His parents are informed that their son's death was attributed to fire from his own forces. Unsatisfied by this explanation they begin a personal crusade to uncover the truth behind the 'official' government version.
Screenplay by FAY KANIN
Based on the book by C.D.B. BRYAN Produced by PHILIP BARRY Directed by DAVID GREENE
0 FELM: page 25


Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: Nedbeatty Sam Waterston
Unknown: Timothy Hutton.
Unknown: Sgt Michael Mullen
Play By: Fay Kanin
Book By: C.D.B. Bryan
Produced By: Philip Barry
Directed By: David Greene
Peg Mullen: Carol Burnett
Gene Mullen: Ned Beatty
C D B Bryan: Sam Waterston
Sgt Mullen: Dennis Erdman
Mary Mullen: Sherry Hursey
John Mullen: Timothy Hutton
Pat Mullen: Fanny Spiess

: The Triumph of the West

A view of world history in 13 parts by John Roberts. 1: Dangerous Gifts.
Western civilisation changed the world. It created the global civilisation we take for granted - the only worldwide civilisation there has ever been. In tonight's programme historian John Roberts examines the continuing impact of the West.
Title music GEORGE FENTON Series associate producer SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES Executive producer


Unknown: John Roberts.
Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: Christopher Martin

: NewsView

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


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Rhythms of the World

Oscar DLeon in Concert.
Oscar D'Leon is one of the foremost stars of salsa music. Bom in Venezuela, he began his musical career playing the double-bass part-time. By day he drove buses and taxis to support himself, by night he performed in the nightclubs of Caracas. He now leads a 16-piece orchestra and is a superstar in the Latin speaking world. Last year he brought his band on tour to the UK where his high-powered salsa music packed the dance floor. Tonight's programme features some of the hottest Latin American dance music around today.
Production FRANCIS HANLY TIM MAY. BOB PORTWAY Series editors


Unknown: Francis Hanly
Unknown: Nigel Finch

: The 'Slap' Maxwell Story

starring , a colourful sportswriter with a nose for more than just news ...
Fired from his 'Slap Shots' column on The Ledger for provoking one lawsuit too many, cynical sportswriter and master of wit and repartee 'Slap' Maxwell is offered the mundane post of feature writer. How can a man who almost won a Pulitzer Prize face senior citizen dances and supermarket openings?
Written and directed by JAY TARSES 0 FEATURE: page 11


Directed By: Jay Tarses
'Slap' Maxwell,: Dabney Coleman
Judy: Megan Gallagher
Nelson Kruger: Brian Smiar
Dutchman: Bill Cobbs
Cornell: Thomas Gist
Bavaria: Joe-Marie Rayton France

: Saturday Night Clive

In a new and de-regulated universe of ever-expanding media, Clive James is here to make some sense of it all.
With the aid of international experts and personalities on the satellite link, he goes world-wide to test the trends, plunder the programmes, and take a look at what's on, everywhere, right now. Guest of the week is American writer and humorist P.J. O'Rourke. Director PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: P.J. O'Rourke.
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: The Film Club: Stanley Kubrick

Film director Terence Davies introduces the first of two classic features.
Dr Strangelove
Or, How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the Bomb starring
Peter Sellers
George C. Scott Sterling Hayden
In the firm belief that his impotence is the result of a Soviet plot,
General Jack D. Ripper despatches a squadron of nuclear-armed B52s to bomb Moscow. It is up to President Merkin J. Muffley to sort out this little problem ...
Stanley Kubrick 's masterful 'nightmare comedy' mixes laughter with the most chilling of crises.
Screenplay by STANLEY KUBRICK .
TERRY SOUTHERN and PETER GEORGE based on the novel Red Alert by PETER GEORGE
Produced and directed by STANLEY KUBRICK
0 BARRY NORMAN : page 25


Introduces: Terence Davies
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: George C. Scott
Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: General Jack D. Ripper
Unknown: Merkin J. Muffley
Unknown: Stanley Kubrick
Play By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Terry Southern
Unknown: Peter George
Unknown: Peter George
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Barry Norman
Group Capt Lionel Mandrake: Peter Sellers
President Muffley: Peter Sellers
Dr Strangelove: Peter Sellers
General 'Buck' Turgidson: George C. Scott
Ripper: Sterling Hayden
Colonel 'Bat' Guano: Keenan Wynn
Major T J 'King' Kong: Slim Pickens
Ambassador: Peter Bull
MiSS Scott: Tracy Reed
Lt Lothar Zogg, Bombardier: James Earl Jones
Mr Staines: Jack Creley

: The Killing

Film critic Alexander Walker introduces a remarkable thriller. starring
Sterling Hayden Elisha Cook
Johnny Clay devises a daring plan to steal two million dollars from a heavily guarded racetrack. The gang he assembles to make 'the killing' includes the track cashier, a crooked cop, a bartender, a reformed alcoholic and a hired gunman.
Screenplay by STANLEY KUBRICK based on the novel Clean Break by LIONEL WHITE
Film Club presentation by DAVID THOMPSON
0 FILMS: page 25


Introduces: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Elisha Cook
Unknown: Johnny Clay
Play By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Lionel White
Produced By: James B. Harris
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Presentation By: David Thompson
Johnny Clay: Sterling Hayden
Marvin Ungar: Jay C Flippen
Sherry Peatty: Marie Windsor
George Peatty: Elisha Cook
Fay: Coleen Gray
Val Cannon: Vince Edwards
Randy Kennan: Ted de Corsia
Mike O'Reilly: Joe Sawyer
Nikki: Timothy Carey
Maurice: Kola Kwarian
Attendant: James Edwards

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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