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: Open University

10.35 Social Sciences: 13: Sociology of Economic Behaviour

11.5 Science: 13: Giant Molecules

11.35 Mathematics: 13: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

12.5 Arts: 12: The Image in the Cloud

12.30 Open Forum
Information Programme

(to 13.00)

: News Review

The best of the week's news film from all over the world, together with other subjects of interest. 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 with this week a number of guest celebrities including Johnny Carson and Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles
With Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, 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: Johnny Carson
Guest: Major Sam Yorty
Performer: Arte Johnson
Performer: Ruth Buzzi
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: There are Monkeys at the Bottom of the Garden

Isolated in the heart of bustling Singapore four troupes of wild 'crab-eating' macaques share the freedom of the city's Botanic Gardens with hundreds of visitors. Monkeys and orchids side by side, and only the orchids are captive. Fed by passers-by, cursed by hard-worked gardeners, the animals provide, for the discerning eye, more than a glimpse of the monkey way of life.
(From Bristol)


Narrator: Jack Pizzey
Film Cameraman: Ivan Polumin
Writer: Brian Gear
Writer: Robin Dunbar
Production: Barry Pain
Production: Christopher Parsons

: Music on 2: Music Now

Edited and introduced by John Amis

Mozart - Birtwistle - Mozart
The Amadeus String Quartet
Annon-Lee Silver (soprano), Andre Tchaikowsky (piano), Cecil Aronowitz (viola) and others perform a nocturnal sequence of serious but rarely heard Mozart 'lollipops' including two of the most beguiling and extended melodies that even he ever wrote, one for violin, one from a never-finished opera.
Flanked on either side by Mozart comes a film about Harrison Birtwistle entitled
A Couple of Things About Harry this provides a clue and a background to this provocative and profound British composer
The Fires of London (formerly the Pierrot Players) are directed by the composer The London Sinfonietta directed by David Atherton Mary Thomas (soprano), Alan Hacker (clarinet)


Presenter/Editor: John Amis
Musicians: The Amadeus String Quartet
Soprano: Annon-Lee Silver
Pianist: Andre Tchaikowsky
Violaist: Cecil Aronowitz
Subject (A Couple of Things About Harry)/Director, The Fires of London/Composer: Harrison Birtwistle
Musicians: The London Sinfonietta
Director, The London Sinfonietta: David Atherton
Soprano: Mary Thomas
Clarinettist: Alan Hacker
Director: William Fitzwater
Director: Roy Tipping

: British Film Night: Geordie

Starring Alastair Sim, Bill Travers (above)
with Brian Reece, Raymond Huntley, Miles Malleson, Norah Gorsen

Geordie spends his Highland childhood regretting he is so small - but after secretly taking a body-building correspondence course, his prowess as an athlete becomes astonishing. So much so that he triumphs in the Highland Games and is entered for the Olympics.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Producer: Sidney Gilliat
Producer/Director: Frank Launder
The Laird: Alastair Sim
Geordie: Bill Travers
Jean Donaldson: Norah Gorsen
Geordie's Mother: Molly Urquhart
Henry Samson: Francis de Wolff
Geordie's Father: Jameson Clarke
The Rev McNab: Jack Radcliffe
Harley: Brian Reece
Rawlins: Raymond Huntley
Helga: Doris Goddard
Lord Paunceton: Miles Malleson
Postman: Stanley Baxter
Schoolmaster: Duncan Macrae
Young Geordie: Paul Young
Young Jean: Anna Ferguson
Laird's housekeeper: Margaret Boyd

: Film Night

Sheridan Morley previews films that will be showing over Easter including Husbands, Zeppelin and From Nashville with Music.
Philip Jenkinson shows more vintage films


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Barry Brown
Editor: Rowan Ayers

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