Have the Robots Arrived?
A recent Horizon programme warned that the robots were coming! This film, the first of a series of five, shows the extent to which robots have become an everyday feature in manufacturing industry. Producer KEVIN NEWPORT • FEATURE: page 25
11.0 A Cut Above the Rest
11.25 Open Forum: OUSA National Conference 1984
James Stewart Judy Garland Hedy Lamarr Lana Turner
At the beginning of the century, the ambition of every American chorus girl was to appear in the Ziegfeld Follies. MGM's lavish film cast three of their most glittering stars as chorus girls.
Screenplay by MARGUERITE ROBERTS and SONYA LEVIEN
Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by ROBERT Z. LEONARD and at 3.40
Three Little Words starring
Fred Astaire Vera-Ellen
Another scintillating MGM musical that brings together Fred Astaire as Bert Kalmar and comedian Red Skelton as Harry Ruby, the famous songwriting team of the 20s. Their tempestuous creative relationship is traced with a generous selection of their songs, including 'Three little words' and 'You are my lucky star'.
Screenplay by GEORGE WELLS
Songs by BERT KALMAR , HARRY RUBY Produced by JACK CUMMINGS Directed by RICHARD THORPE
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The Coral United Kingdom Championship
The Final. Frames 1-7
Introduced by DAVID VINE The best-of-31-frame final began earlier this afterjioon.
with Moira Stuart ; Weather
South of Scotland v The Australians
The first of the tourists' three matches in Scotland, ending up next week with the International against the 'Grand Slam' champions at Murrayfield.
BILL MCLAREN commentates from Hawick and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH brings news of the day's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES
JOHN cox's production of RICHARD STRAUSS 'S opera in three acts with a libretto by HUGO VON HOFMANNSTHAL conducted by Bernard Haitink
Conceived as a successor to Der Rosenkavalier,
Arabella was Strauss's last collaboration with his favourite librettist von
Hoftnannsthal. A charming, sentimental comedy, it is set in the Vienna of 1860 and tells of a girl's romantic meeting with 'the right man'. Act 1: The Salon of Waldner's Apartment
Act 2: The Ante-room to the Ballroom
Act 3: The Hotel Lobby
Glyndebourne Chorus director JANE GLOVER London Philharmonic
Orchestra, leader DAVID NOLAN Introduced by John Warrack Designer JULIA TREVELYAN OMAN English subtitles by GILLIAN WIDDICOMBE
Presented for television by JOHN VERNON
(Glyndebourne production staged with the support of John Player & Sons) A Simultaneous Broadcast with Radio 3. For the best effect, viewers with stereo Radio 3 should turn off
TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a fewfeetaway.Stereoheadphones provide a suitable alternative.
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(Mi manda Picone) starring
Giancarlo Giannini Lina Sastri
Salvatore lives from hand to mouth as an unauthorised one-man information service in a Naples hospital. When Luciella Picone comes looking for her husband's body, Salvatore is anxious to help - especially since he sees a chance of taking over Picone's Mafia business.
Nanni Loy's accomplished comedy thriller shows the underside of life in Naples where every municipal service has its thriving unofficial counterpart.
The film has been nominated for an Oscar as this year's best foreign film.
Written by ELVIO PORTA . NANNI LOY Produced by GIANNI MERNERVINI Directed by NANNI LOY
(An Italian film with English subtitles. First showing on British television)
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