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7.40 History of Mathematics

8.5 The Alchemist

8.30 Science Fiction

8.55 Vienna: Stripping the Facade

9.20 Education in Portugal: 2

9.45 The Handicapped -The Swedish Fokus

10.10 St Joan

11.0 Geophysics of the Red Sea

11.25 Genetic Engineering

11.50 The Welsh Speak Back

12.15 Black Holes

12.40 The Semi-detached House

1.5 Language Development

Starring Bill Haley and his Comets with Tony Martinez and his Band, The Platters, Johnny Johnston

Rock Around the Clock was the picture that introduced movie audiences to the sound of rock 'n' roll - and caused riots in cinemas throughout Britain. The legendary Bill Haley and his Comets play rock 'n' roll standards like the title number and 'See you later, alligator', while The Platters sing 'Only you'.
Screenplay by ROBERT E. KENT and JAMES B. GORDON
Produced by SA-11 KATZMIAN Directed by FRED F. SEARS

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Haley
Unknown:
Tony Martinez
Unknown:
Johnny Johnston
Unknown:
Bill Haley
Unknown:
Robert E. Kent
Unknown:
James B. Gordon
Steve Hollis:
Johnny Johnston
Corinne Talbot:
Alix Talton
Lisa Johns:
Llsa Gaye
Mike Dennis:
John Archer
Corny LaSalle:
,henry Slate
Jimmy Johns:
Earl Barton
Themselves:
Freddie Bell and his Bellboys
Himself:
Alan Freed

On a day trip from Earth by time-machine are Liza Goddard, Michael Rodd and Stephen Cox
The Argonds find it amusing to test these visiting time-trippers.
Argonds: Charmian Gradwell, Christopher Leaver, Ian Messiter, Moira Stuart

Contributors

Unknown:
Liza Goddard
Unknown:
Michael Rodd
Unknown:
Stephen Cox
Argond:
Charmian Gradwell
Argond:
Christopher Leaver
Argond:
Ian Messiter
Argond:
Moira Stuart

Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler

Elvis rocked the prison walls and the music world in this famous rock 'n' roll. picture from the late 50s, which features numbers like 'Jailhouse rock', 'Treat me nice' and 'You're so square'.
Sentenced to jail for manslaughter, Vince Everett is taught to play the guitar by his cell-mate - and a sensational new rock star is born.

Films: page 15

Contributors

Screenplay:
Guy Trosper
Producer:
Pandro S. Berman
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Vince Everett:
Elvis Presley
Peggy Van Alden:
Judy Tyler
Hunk Houghton:
Mickey Shaughnessy
Mr Shores:
Vaughn Taylor
Sherry Wilson:
Jennifer Holden
Teddy Talbot:
Dean Jones
Laury Jackson:
,anne Neyland

Stanley Kubrick's long-awaited film The Shining opens in London this week and throughout the country from tomorrow. To mark the event Arena offers a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the set of the legendary but elusive film director. Kubrick's youngest daughter Vivian, having obtained her father's reluctant consent, was on location throughout the filming armed with an Aaton camera and a miniature tape recorder. The result is some unusually candid scenes of the director at work with his stars - Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stanley Kubrick
Unknown:
Shelley Duvall.
Assistant Editor:
Gordon Stainforth
Editor/Director:
Vivian Kubrick

West of Scotland v Stewart's Melville FP from Burnbrae. Glasgow
After visits to England and Wales, tonight Rugby Special goes north of the border for the start of Scotland's season-long club championship. West have three current internationals, while Stewart's Melville include Scotland's top points scorer last season, scrum-half Douglas Morgan, and a rarity in rugby - four brothers, Gavin, Findlay, Jim and John Calder.
Commentator Bill McLaren
Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces the programme, which includes news of the other top matches of the day.
Series producer Huw Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Morgan
Unknown:
John Calder.
Commentator:
Bill McLaren
Introduces:
Nigel Starmer-Smith

by Neville Smith
with Neville Smith as Christian and Pauline Collins as Eileen

Christian Harvey, a local radio DJ and ageing rocker, is an obsessive fan of Elvis and the news of Elvis's death is for him a personal tragedy, as well as the end of an era.

"Highly recommended even for non-Presleyites." (Sun)
"Neville Smith's excellent play (some laughs and a lot of deadpan irony)..." (Observer)
(First shown on BBC1)
Feature p18

Contributors

Writer:
Neville Smith
Producer:
Richard Eyre
Director:
Stephen Frears
Christian:
Neville Smith
Eileen:
Pauline Collins
Gerry:
Malcolm Terris
Diane:
Anne Zelda
Marie:
Sasha Mitchell
Mackaness:
Jim Broadbent
Roger:
Leonard Preston
Peter:
Danny Peacock
Larry:
James Winston
George:
John Gee
Arnold:
Carlo Little
Cecil:
Stuart Colman
Freddie:
Freddie (Fingers) Lee

At the end of his journey across the USA, Donny MacLeod visits San Francisco, billed in the travelogues as ' America's favourite city ' -and it doesn't take him long to discover why. Wandering its streets is like strolling through a non-stop open-air performance. Every day is a carnival - the side-walks crowded with jugglers, one-man bands, string quartets, clowns and mime artists. Even the city's public transport seems to have sprung from the dream of a crazy Victorian inventor. The street cars are hauled up the steep hills by a continuous cable - and the brake-men who drive them are just as eccentric. MacLeod is shown the city by champion brakeman CARL PAYNE , and is welcomed aboard by the cry ' if you ain't a Christian at the top of the hill, you will be by the time we reach the bottom '.
Produced/directed by PETER HERCOMBE Editor JIM DUMIGHAN. BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Donny MacLeod
Unknown:
Carl Payne
Directed By:
Peter Hercombe
Editor:
Jim Dumighan.

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing
The second semi-final in this tournament, which is proving what good entertainment flat green bowling at this level can produce. Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentator DAVID RHYS JONES
Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Vine
Commentator:
David Rhys Jones
Producer:
Johnnie Watherston

Presented by Jeff Bridges
featuring Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, Dave Clark Five, Stevie Wonder The Who, Elvis Costello and David Bowie
Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll is the definitive story of the rock music phenomenon - a highly-entertaining chronicle of 25 years of music and youth in action. The basic ingredients of this special are those rarely-seen film performances that are the milestones of rock history - the greatest stars at their greatest moments. From the vaults of the major motion picture studios comes a wealth of classic footage on film and on tape. And, from a variety of independent sources, this visual history offers newsreel, cinema trailers, interviews, rehearsals and rare private footage.
Written by SAM EGAN , MALCOLM LEO and ANDREW SOLT Produced and directed by MALCOLM LEO and ANDREW SOLT

Contributors

Presented By:
Jeff Bridges
Unknown:
Elvis Presley
Unknown:
Chuck Berry
Unknown:
Buddy Holly
Unknown:
Bill Haley
Unknown:
Little Richard
Unknown:
Janis Joplin
Unknown:
Jimi Hendrix
Unknown:
Bob Dylan
Unknown:
Kiss Linda Ronstadt
Unknown:
Elton John
Unknown:
Dave Clark
Unknown:
Elvis Costello
Unknown:
David Bowie
Written By:
Sam Egan
Written By:
Malcolm Leo
Directed By:
Malcolm Leo
Directed By:
Andrew Solt

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