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: Open University

7.40 Polluted Water

8.5 Lens Design

: Closedown

: The Flumps: Something Different

by Julie Holder
Narration Gay Soper


Writer: Julie Holder
Narrator: Gay Soper
Music: Paul Reade
Animation: David Kellaher
Producer: David Yates

: I See What You Mean

A series of ten programmes for people with impaired hearing, for those who live and work with them, and for the plain curious ...
8: In My View
JACK ASHLEY , CH, mp, went totally deaf shortly after becoming a Member of Parliament. He presents the first of two personal accounts of the provision (or lack of it) which is made for deafened people in this country.
(The programme is captioned for those who cannot hear)
Book (same title), 85p, from bookshop*


Unknown: Jack Ashley
Producer: David Allen

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities.
Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Directed by KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Mahendra Kaul
Directed By: Krishan Gould

: Erica on Embroidery: 6: Thinking Big

Ten programmes with Erica Wilson
Design ideas in simple stitches.
(WGBH Boston)


Presenter: Erica Wilson
Director: James Field
Producer: Margaret MacLeod

: Wordpower

Ten programmes about communicating through the spoken word. 8: What Can You Say?
How can we break the conspiracy of silence surrounding death?
Director TERRY DOYLE Repeat)
(Details of the Correspondence Course related to this series are available from: [address removed])


Commentary By: Denys Hawthorne
Read By: Catherine Feller
Read By: Denis Lill
Producer: Bernard Adams
Director: Terry Doyle

: Volunteers

Ten programmes on voluntary work presented by MAVIS NICHOLSON 3: ROSLA Project - Bristol
ROGER WHITE and DAVE BROCKING -TON talk to MAVIS NICHOLSON about a club which is also an extension of school.
Producer IAN WOOLF


Presented By: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Dave Brocking
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

: Immigrant Workers

The fifth of ten programmes for trade unionists selected from the Trade Union Studies series.
How are trade unions helping their immigrant members to attack problems of language or communication at work? Do all unions, including staff unions, now need to adopt policies at work to ensure equal opportunities?


Producer: John Twitchin

: On the Move

A lively look at words and letters With DONALD GEE BOB HOSKINS and GAY HAMILTON
Adults wanting help with reading can ring [number removed]or send their name, address and telephone number to: On the Move, po Box 7, London W3 6XJ.


Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Gay Hamilton
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Norman Rossington

: The Object of the Exercise

DAVID vine introduces five programmes about physical education in schools.
3: The Secondary School
A discussion between two teachers, a county adviser and a PE lecturer.
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Producer: John Dobson.

: Sunday Worship

Meeting Place
A series linking viewer at home and worshipper in Church.
In the first of three visits to Strabane Presbyterian Church, the minister and congregation invite us to share the theme of their worship:
God - Past, Present and Future RALPH EGAN discusses this with the minister, THE REV JOHN STEWART , the preacher, THE REV ROBERT BROWN , and some visitors from other Christian denominations in the area.
Series producer R. T. BROOKS BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Future Ralph Egan
Unknown: John Stewart
Unknown: Robert Brown
Organist: Alfred Forbes
Producer: James Skelly

: Farming

Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: John Cherrington
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Model World

A series of ten programmes presented by BOB SYMES-SCHUTZMANN 4: Model Yachts
These range from superb replicas of famous old sailing ships to the latest model racing yachts. The programme includes the construction of the 20-inch model yacht Wind Rider from the plan in the accompanying BBC publication.
Studio director JOHN RICKWORD Producer PETER RIDING
Book (same title), £1.60, from bookshops


Director: John Rickword
Producer: Peter Riding

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Last Holiday

A season of films featuring celebrated performances by some of Britain's most distinguished actors. Today starring Alec Guinness Beatrice Campbell , Kay Walsh
Alec Guinness stars as a mild-mannered salesman who is suddenly told by his doctor that he has only a few weeks to live and takes the opportunity for a ' last fling ' at a fashionable hotel - only to discover that life is what you make of it.
Screenplay by j. B. PRIESTLEY Directed by HENRY CASS
. Films: page 10


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Beatrice Campbell
Unknown: Kay Walsh
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Directed By: Henry Cass
George Bird: Alec Guinness
Sheila Rockingham: Beatrice Campbell
Mrs Poole: Kay Walsh
Gambini: Coco Aslan
Daisy Clarence: Jean Colin
Lady Oswington: Muriel George
Derek Rockingham: Brian Worth
Miss FOX: Esma Cannon
Insp Wilton: Bernard Lee
Joe Clarence: Sidney James
Bellinghurst: Campbell Cotts
Sir Robert Kyle: Moultrie Kelsall
Chalfont: Wilfrid Hyde White

: Cartoon Time

Bugs Bunny in Buccaneer Bunny and Daffy Duck in Daffy Doodles

: International Air Fair 1978

Pilots and planes from all over the world are at Biggin Hill, Kent. for one of the most spectacular Air Shows of the year, featuring
THE RED ARROWS, THE FALCONS and displays by foreign aerobalic teams.
Raymond Baxter
Television presentation DENNIS MONGER PETER MASSEY


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Dennis Monger
Unknown: Peter Massey

: The High Chaparral: Generation

[Starring] Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon, Cameron Mitchell as Buck Cannon, Mark Slade as Blue, Linda Cristal as Victoria, Henry Darrow as Manolito
(First shown on BBC2)

Billy Blue decides to leave the High Chaparral - for good.


Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow

: The Game of the Century

The Sweat Merchants
What does it take to be a World Cup manager? How do men cope with the pressures of winning and losing?
Part 5 of this series of six features the men in the hot seat: HELMUT SCHOEN of West Germany, CLAUDIO COUTINHO of Brazil, CESAR LUIS MENOTTI of Argentina, and ALLY MACLEOD of Scotland, who is confident that his team will finish among the medals.


Unknown: Helmut Schoen
Unknown: Claudio Coutinho
Unknown: Cesar Luis

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Little Lord Fauntleroy

by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT Dramatised in six parts by JACK GERSON
Part 2: starring
Cedric has arrived from New York to claim his inheritance. His mother, who has come with him, is dismayed to learn that the old Earl has arranged for them to reside in different places ... Cedric in the castle, she in a lodge on the estate.
Music composed by KENNY CLAYTON Producer BARRY LETTS


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Jack Gerson
Composed By: Kenny Clayton
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Paul Annett
Earl of Dorincourt: Paul Rogers
Mrs Errol: Jennie Linden
Havisham: Preston Lockwood
Lord Fauntleroy: Glenn Anderson
Newick: Ray Armstrong
Higgins: Ian Thompson
Mary: Betty McDowall
Mrs Mellon: Valerie Lush
Hooper: Mischa De La Motte
Wilkins: Ellis Dale
Dawson: Cherry Morris
Mather: Max Fallkner

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird Lancashire's First Lady returns with another series of favourite hymns, chosen from the past year's Songs of Praise.
Songs of praise the angels sang: In Christ there is no east or west; Come let us remember the joys of the town; Jesus good above all other; Love divine, all loves excelling; 0 sing a song of Bethlehem; Lead kindly Light: How great thou art: Lord Jesus Christ: The day is past and over; For all the saints

: Murder Most English

A Flaxborough Chronicle by COLIN WATSON. Dramatised in five parts by RICHARD HARRIS Part 3 starring
Anton Rodgers , Brenda Bruce Lonelyheart 4122 (continued)
Miss Lucilla Teatime has enrolled With the Handclasp House Matrimonial Agency whilst Inspector Purbright is digging deeper into the case of the missing ladies.
BBC Birmingham.


Unknown: Colin Watson.
Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Directed By: Ronald Wilson
Miss Teatime: Brenda Bruce
Sylvia Staunch: Gillian Martell
Det-Insp Purbright: Anton Rodgers
Det-Sgt LoVe: Christopher Timothy
Hotel maid: Erin Geraghty
Waitress: Sarah Grazebrook
Jack: John Carson
Mr Cambridge: Doyle Richmond
Assistant bank manager: Brian Poyser

: The Sunday Film: Guns in the Afternoon

starring Randolph Scott Joel McCrea
Steve Judd , an ageing ex-law man, reluctantly accepts the dangerous job of transporting gold from a remote mining camp to a small town bank. He meets a former friend, Gil Westrum, now working a fair-ground act with a partner, Heck. They offer to help Steve.
Director SAM PECKINPAH. Films: page 10


Unknown: Randolph Scott
Unknown: Joel McCrea
Unknown: Steve Judd
Director: Sam Peckinpah.
Gil Westrum: Randolph Scott
Steve Judd: Joel McCrea
Elsa Knudsen: Mariette Hartley
Heck Longtree: Ronald Starr
Judge Tolliver: Edgar Buchanan
Joshua Knudsen: R G Armstrong
Elder Hammond: John Anderson
Sylvus Hammond: L Q Jones
Henry Hammond: Warren Oates
Billy Hammond: James Drury
Jimmy Hammond: John Davis Chandler

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen Reporters
Kieran Prendiville , Glyn Worsnlp featuring Oddities of the Week from Cyril Fletcher and a collection of the jokes, dramas and problems of real life.
Esther Rantzen is Woman's Hour Guest of the Week on Radio 4, Wednesday 1.45


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Glyn Worsnlp
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Editor: Peter Chafer
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Cross Question

Do We Need Religious Education? with Norman St John Stevas, mp and Nicolas Walter
In this series specially invited interviewers cross-question guests of their own choice on crucial religious issues.
Every school in the country is compelled, by law, to give some religious instruction to its pupils, but now many schools fail to observe this law. NORMAN ST JOHN STEVAS, mp, sees this as a danger to our social well-being. Earlier this year he launched a Conservative campaign to ' renew and revitalise ' religious education in this country. But is it right that schools should be compelled to teach the religious-and particularly, the Christian - view of life? NICOLAS WALTER, a leading free-thinker and editor of New Humanist, believes it is wrong. In tonight's programme he questions Norman St John Stevas's view of religion, education and society, and suggests a new style of education about religious and moral values.
Director jim MURRAY Producer DANIEL WOLF


Unknown: Norman St John
Producer: Daniel Wolf

: Film 78

Barry Norman presents news and reviews from the movie world.
High Anxiety: MEL BROOKS 'S comedy is a spoof tribute to Alfred Hitchcock starring of course, Mel Brooks with Madeleine Kahn.
Coming Home: Jane Fonda , Jon Voight and Bruce Dern star in a love story set against the background of the war in Vietnam.
The Betsy: Laurence Olivier , Robert Duvall , Katharine Ross are in Harold Robbins 's best-seller about power struggles in the car industry.
Gray Lady Down: a preview of Charlton Heston , David Carradine and Stacy Reach involved in the rescue of a nuclear submarine trapped 1,500ft beneath the ocean.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Madeleine Kahn.
Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Bruce Dern
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Katharine Ross
Unknown: Harold Robbins
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: David Carradine
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Michael Hill

: Dilemmas: 3: Life - at Any Cost?

Ten programmes in which Professor Bernard Williams asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas?

How sacred is life? An elderly patient asks for death. Is there a difference between killing and letting die? A child is born severely deformed and handicapped with spina bifida. How hard should doctors strive to maintain its life?


Presenter: Professor Bernard Williams
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Weatherman

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