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: Open University

10.35 Social Sciences: 4: Networks and Systems

11.5 Science: 4: Forces, Fields and Energy

11.35 Mathematics: 4: Approximating Functions

12.5 Mathematics: Using the Computer Terminal (Type ASR 33)

(to 12.30)

: News Review

The best of the week's news film from all over the world.
For the deaf and hard of hearing a commentary appears visually.
and Weather


Presenter: Michael de Morgan
Producer: Bill Northwood

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan and Martin invite you to a new series of their Laugh-In
This week's star guest Zero Mostel

Literally one of the 'biggest' American stars, Zero Mostel headlined on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and was the original Fiddler on the Roof, which accounts for Russian/Jewish flavour tonight when Laugh-In Looks at the News.

With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin,
Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown, Ann Elder, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma
A Schlatter/Friendly production for NBC


Comedian: Dan Rowan
Comedian: Dick Martin
Guest: Zero Mostel
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
Performer: Henry Gibson
Performer: Gary Owens
Performer: Alan Sues
Performer: Lily Tomlin
Performer: Dennis Allen
Performer: Johnny Brown
Performer: Ann Elder
Performer: Nancie Phillips
Performer: Barbara Sharma

: The World About Us: Animals in Action

This film from France, La Vie en Mourcment, might have been called 'the running, jumping, and anything-but-standing-still film.'
The animal world has an infinite variety of methods of locomotion, from the mysterious creeping of an amoeba to the graceful leap of an impala.
Commentary spoken by Max Bellancourt
An Eolis Films, Paris/BBCtv Bristol production


Narrator: Max Bellancourt
Music: Georges Prost
Director: Gerald Calderon
English adaptation: Fae Hall
English adaptation: Barry Paine

: The Monte Carlo Rally

Over 400 of the best drivers in Europe have spent a week at the wheel in a bid to get to Monte Carlo and win the best-known rally in the world of motor sport. What accounts for the prestige and publicity value of the 'Monte'? Why are the Scandinavians taking over an event which the British made famous? A Wheelbase film special covering the best of the action from this 3,000-mile battle in ice and snow.
(Monte magic: see page 13)


Reporter: Maxwell Boyd
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Music on 2: Darpana: Arts-Lab of Ahmedabad

A film, made in the industrial city of Ahmedabad, North India, that looks at the activities of an unusual theatre school and centre of the performing arts -
The Darpana Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Puppetry under its director Mrinalini Sarabhai with the Drama Group head Kailash Pandya and the Puppet Group director Meher Contractor and the Ras Mandal Folk Dancers
Dance: "We now have more than 200 girls and boys - there's even a Saturday babies' class".
Music: "The sitar class is the most popular".
Puppetry: "Often when we perform in the villages we're told "oh, you're casting an evil eye," but it's a very good form of mass communication - puppets can convey subtle things".
Drama: "We can never have long runs with serious plays... in India life is so serious".
Commentary spoken by Gareth Forwood



Performers: The Darpana Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Puppetry
Academy Director: Mrinalini Sarabhai
Drama Head: Kailash Pandya
Puppet Group Director: Meher Contractor
Dancers: The Ras Mandal Folk Dancers
Narrator: Gareth Forwood
Film Editor: Paul Humfress
Producer: Margaret Dale

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow reviews 10 Rillington Place, set in Notting Hill at the time of the Christie murders, and talks to John Hurt, who plays Timothy Evans.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage film clips.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Interviewee: John Hurt
Director: Philip Crump
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: The Expert: Whose Child?: Part 1: The Wife

by N.J. Crisp
Starring Marius Goring
with Ann Morrish
and Victor Winding, Valerie Murray
Guest stars Anthony Bate, Ann Lynn, James Maxwell

After fifteen years of childless marriage, Ruth Fletcher has a son. But she has a problem which she takes to Jo Hardy: is it possible that her husband is not the father?


Writer/Series devised by: N. J. Crisp
Series devised by/Producer: Gerard Glaister
Lighting: John Dixon
Script Editor: Geoffrey Tetlow
Designer: Barry Newbery
Director: Ben Rea
Ruth Fletcher: Ann Lynn
Michael Jackson: James Maxwell
Jo Hardy: Ann Morrish
John Hardy: Marius Goring
Det Chief Insp Fleming: Victor Winding
Harry Fletcher: Anthony Bate
Benson: Frank Duncan
Carter: Geoffrey Palmer
Stripper: Sheila Sands
Stripper: Jo Jeggo
Sandra Hughes: Valerie Murray

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