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: Open University

9.45-10.10 Closedown
Anyone interested in details of the Open University should write to [address removed]

: Closedown

: Open Door

Today: Members of the legal profession take a critical look at the kind of service they provide.

: Closedown

: The Book Programme

Twenty-five thousand new books will be published in Britain this year. The Book Programme dips into some of the latest.

: The Money Programme

Every week, The Money Programme team unravels the tangle of people and pressures, plans and guesses that make up the political economy of Britain and the world.

: Horizon

Gilding the Lily
Exciting new developments in botany will profoundly affect our gardens, our food and the way our world will look.

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic - plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear.
With Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Bill Northwood

: News Summary


: See You Sunday

A weekly reflection of the religious world of a new generation. Presented by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie


Presenter: Alex Dolphin
Presenter: Alastair Pirrie
Producer: Peter Armstrong

: The World About Us: Steamboat a-comin'!

The Delta Queen is the last major passenger-carrying steamboat still operating on the rivers of middle America. She is the only living representative of those glamorous years when the Mississippi and Ohio rivers were alive with show-boats and packets; when steam-boats were filled with crystal chandeliers and carved staircases, gamblers and fine ladies, and on every riverbank small boys raced to raise the cry 'steamboat a-comin'!'
In 1970 two Americans, John and Deborah La Gorce II, rode The Delta Queen 10,000 miles into the heart of their own country. Their dream was to film a part of the American heritage that is in danger of vanishing. For The Delta Queen, herself, was under sentence but, in the last hours of 1970, President Nixon signed a reprieve.
The film celebrates the heyday of steamboating with steamboat races, charts the vicissitudes of the rivers with the Great Flood of 1937, and includes the Fourth of July Celebrations at Mark Twain 's home town, and evocative scenes of Vicksburg and the Civil War.


Narrator: Marc Smith
Producer: John La Gorce
Producer: Deborah La Gorce
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Christopher Parsons

: The Dragon's Opponent: 4: The Battle

A four-part serial by Colin Morris
Starring Ronald Pickup, Angela Douglas

In 1940 and 1941 Hitler's aircraft rained bombs on Britain. In the fight the many talents and qualities of Jack Howard, Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, fused together to create true heroism.


Writer: Colin Morris
Film Editor: Chris Wimble
Film Cameraman: Fred Hamilton
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Anthony Read
Director: Ben Rea
Harry Barnes: Graham Weston
Jack Howard: Ronald Pickup
Michael Howard: Andrew Cole
Maurice Howard: Donald Taylor
Dr Gough: Peter Copley
Beryl Morden: Angela Douglas
George: Johnny Briggs
Major-General: Roy Purcell
Air Vice-Marshal: Kenneth Benda
RE Captain: Neville Jason
Charlie: Leslie Schofield
Jock: Phil McCall
Fred: Brian Peck
Greville Howard: Anton Darby
Taffy: Peter Tilbury
Felix: Stephen Hubay
French diner: Alec Bregonzi
Lady diner: Pamela Saire
Churchill: Leon Sinden
Churchill's ADC: John Devaut
Mimi: Veronica Lang
Patrick Howard: Trent Belasco
Sergeant: Brian Grellis

: Andre Previn

talks about the life and music of one of the world's most popular composers - Rachmaninov in a programme originally shown last April celebrating the centenary of the composer's birth and conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in excerpts from the composer's greatest music, known and unknown, with Vladimir Ashkenazy Narrator James Mason
Written and produced by HERBERT CHAPPELL


Narrator: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Narrator: James Mason
Design: Keith Harris
Produced By: Herbert Chappell

: Morecambe and Wise Show

Written by Eddie Braben
[Starring] Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise
Eric and Ernie's guests: Susan Hampshire, Georgie Fame and Alan Price, The Settlers
featuring Ann Hamilton
with Janet Webb, Jenny Lee-Wright

Ernie's Play for Today: A tale of the British expedition to capture the Mighty Monster of the Island of Kong...


Writer: Eddie Braben
Orchestra directed by: Peter Knight
Designer: Victor Meredith
Producer: John Ammonds
Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Guest: Susan Hampshire
Singer/Pianist: Georgie Fame
Singer/Pianist: Alan Price
Musicians: The Settlers
[Actress]: Ann Hamilton
[Actress]: Janet Webb
[Actress]: Jenny Lee-Wright

: M*A*S*H: Showtime

[Starring] Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Wayne Rogers as Trapper John

A show is staged at the camp to provide a little light relief. The show must go on-but unfortunately so does the war...


Director: Jackie Cooper
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville

: Seven Wives: No, You Don't See That in Nantwich, Do You?

'He came right up and said "would you like me to mark out the land marks" ooh it was funny. He thought we were from the country.'

Once a year the women of the Wyche leave it all behind - families, jobs and the angling clubs that brought them together - for a joyful weekend in London.


Producer: Peter Carr

: Closedown

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