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: Open University

6.50 Orpheus Britannicus
7.40 Social Problems and Social Welfare
8.05 The Amish: a Family Legacy
8.30 Modelling Photosynthesis
8.55 Blancmanges and Snowflakes
9.20 Nuclear Proliferation
9.45 The Tempest, Act IV
10.10 Calculus: Differentiating Fields
10.35 Music: Instrumentation
11.00 Mass Producing Fords
11.25 Oil: Finds for the Future
11.50 Attitudes: the Second Handicap
12.15 Statistics: Experiments and Energy
12.40 Education: Open Skies, Grass Roots
1.05 Open Forum Magazine: News and Views
1.30 Modem Art: Abstract Expressionism
1.55 The Thames Barrier: Systems in Action
2.20 Health Care in Mozambique

: Network East

In Concert:
Ustad Imrat Khan and Sons In the third in a season of classical music from the Indian sub-continent, Sudha Kumari presents another of India's finest sitar players, Ustad Imrat Khan.
The Ustad and his family are the guardians of a celebrated dynasty of sitar players who trace their origins to the court of the great Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
In this programme
Imrat Khan performs ragas which range from the devotional to the romantic. He is accompanied by his four sons, Nishat, Irshad, Vajahat and Shafaatullah. Director BISH MEHAY


Unknown: Ustad Imrat Khan
Unknown: Sudha Kumari
Unknown: Ustad Imrat Khan.
Unknown: Imrat Khan

: Laurel and Hardy

in The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case


Directed By: James Parrott

: Saturday Cinema: The Young Ones

starring and The Shadows.
Nicky is the leader of a popular if ramshackle youth club situated in a down-at-heel neighbourhood. When he learns that his millionaire father plans to build an office block on the site, Nicky and his friends hit on a toe-tapping way to stop him ...
Produced by KENNETH HARPER Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE 0 FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Peter Myers
Produced By: Kenneth Harper
Directed By: Sidney J. Furie
Nicky: Cliff Richard
Hamilton: Robert Morley
Toni: Carole Gray
Ernest: Richard O'Sullivan
Jimmy: Melvyn Hayes
Chris: Teddy Green
Barbara: Annette Robertson
Dorinda: Sonya Cordeau
Eddie: Sean Sullivan
Dench: Harold Scott
Watts: Gerald Harper

: The Sky at Night

Neptune -
Voyager's Last Planet
Videotape editor DAVE RIXON Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Rapldo

Presented by Antoine de Caunes.
TV's fastest-moving music show returns with something to shout about - Tears for Fears on their new album, The Seeds of Love.
Eurythmics Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox give the low-down on their latest LP and tour, and there's an interview with Bon Jovi.
Plus features on Swiss star Stephan Eicher , and cult movie director Jim Jarmusch. Titles JEAN BAPTISTE MONDINO Director PETER STUART Executive producers
ALEX BERGER , TIM NEWMAN An NB de C production


Presented By: Antoine de Caunes.
Unknown: Dave Stewart
Unknown: Annie Lennox
Unknown: Bon Jovi.
Unknown: Stephan Eicher
Director: Jim Jarmusch.
Unknown: Jean Baptiste Mondino
Director: Peter Stuart
Unknown: Alex Berger

: NewsView

Moira Stuart presents today's latest news. Lisa Davidson reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles. Weatherview.


Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Lisa Davidson

: Last Night of the Proms

conducted by Sir John Pritchard.
Live in stereo from the Royal Albert Hall , part 1 of this year's traditional end-of-term celebration has a French theme in keeping with the Bicentennial, while part 2 remains resolutely British.
BBC Symphony Orchestra led by Bela Dekany BBC Singers directed by John Poole BBC Symphony Chorus directed by Stephen Jackson Introduced by Richard Baker.
Part 1 Berlioz:
Overture: The Corsair
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor
Soloist: Ida Haendel
Bizet: Carmen (excerpts) Lighting JOHN LIVINGSTONE
Sound GRAHAM HAINES (TV) and MARTIN PAGE (Radio 3) Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN
Directed by RODNEY GREENBERG (Part 2 at 8.55pm on BBC1)


Conducted By: Sir John Pritchard.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Bela Dekany
Directed By: John Poole
Directed By: Stephen Jackson
Introduced By: Richard Baker.
Unknown: John Livingstone
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Directed By: Rodney Greenberg

: Have You Seen 'Drum' Recently?

South Africa 1951. The African Drum is born - a magazine modelled on Life and Picture Post, but creating its own identity in reflecting the diversity of Black township life in the 50s and the impact of apartheid on a burgeoning political consciousness.
Jurgen Schadeberg was the magazine's first staff photographer and his exuberant film vividly evokes the ghosts of that era - the young Nelson Mandela ,
Miriam Makeba , Lewis Nkosi and the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Chief Albert Luthuli. It was a season of high political hopes and of a Bohemian artistic renaissance, brought vividly to life in this documentary through reminiscence and rare archival footage, underscored by recordings of original township jazz ... the story of a magazine and a chronicle of its epoch.
Executive producer J. R. A. BAILEY Produced by CLAUDIA SCHADEBERG Directed by JURGEN SCHADEBERG


Unknown: Jurgen Schadeberg
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: Miriam Makeba
Unknown: Lewis Nkosi
Unknown: Albert Luthuli.
Producer: J. R. A. Bailey
Produced By: Claudia Schadeberg
Directed By: Jurgen Schadeberg

: Judge Reinhold and Demi Moore

in the New Home-Owners' Guide to Happiness
The second of three offbeat comedy specials featuring some of America's most celebrated new comic talent. Tonight:
Judge Reinhold as Paul Gardner. Demi Moore as Sandy Gardner.
Why are Paul and Sandy drilling holes in lamb chops? Hounded by the relentless noise of the local canine community, this perfect young couple see their suburban dream falling apart....
Based on a short story by STEVEN RANDALL
Written and directed by JON CUTLER


Unknown: Judge Reinhold
Unknown: Paul Gardner.
Unknown: Demi Moore
Unknown: Sandy Gardner.
Story By: Steven Randall
Directed By: Jon Cutler

: The Film Club

Fritz Lang in America
Pierre Rissient, an associate of the great German director, introduces two rarely seen tales of murder and guilt made in Hollywood.
Scarlet Street starring
Christopher Cross has worked for 20 years as a cashier in New York. His spare time is spent painting. Then one night he encounters the beautiful Kitty and is so entranced he pretends to be a famous artist....
Screenplay by DUDLEY NICHOLS Based on the novel and play
Produced by WALTER WANGER Directed by FRITZ LANG
House by the River
In a gloomy mansion by the banks of a putrid river, a hack writer lives with his wife, receiving occasional visits from his crippled brother. One night the attractive young housemaid is murdered ...
Screenplay by MEL DINELLI
Based on a novel by A p. HERBERT Produced by HOWARD WELSCH Directed by FRITZ LANG
(First showing on British television) Television presentation DAVID THOMPSON
• PROFILE: page 20


Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Christopher Cross
Play By: Dudley Nichols
Produced By: Walter Wanger
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Play By: Mel Dinelli
Produced By: Howard Welsch
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Unknown: David Thompson
Christopher Cross: Edward G Robinson
Kitty March: Joan Bennett
Johnny Prince: Dan Duryea
Millie: Margaret Lindsay
Adele Cross: Rosalind Ivan
Janeway: Jess Barker
Dellarowe: Arthur Loft
Charles: Samuel S Hinds
Stephen Byrne: Louis Hayward
John Byrne: Lee Bowman
Marjorie Byrne: Jane Wyatt
Emily: Dorothy Patrick
Mrs Ambrose: Ann Shoemaker
Flora Bantam: Jody Gilbert
Coroner: Peter Brocco
DA: Howland Chamberlain

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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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