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: Open University

7.40 King Lear: The Fool

8.5 Pure Maths

8.21 Pure Maths

8.30 Reading Development

8.55-9.20 Applied Maths

9.45 Maths: Statistics

10.10 Understanding Society

10.35-11.0 The Writer in Exile

11.25 Open Forum

11.50 School and Society

12.15 Science and Society

12.40 Geochemical Surveying

: Open Door

The British Society for Social Responsibility in Science Science for People

: Saturday Cinema: The Great Lover

starring Bob Hope
Rhonda Fleming , Roland Young
Complications aboard an ocean liner when Bob Hope becomes involved with an attractive duchess and a crooked gambler.
This Week's Films: p 23. The American Comedians: Wednesday at 7.30 pm R4


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Rhonda Fleming
Unknown: Bob Hope
Director: Alexander Hall
Freddie Hunter: Bob Hope
Duchess: Rhonda Fleming
C J Dabney: Roland Young
Grand Duke: Roland Culver
Stanley: Richard Lyon
Higgins: Jim Backus

: Closedown

: Man Alive

Local Rag
At a time of crisis for national newspapers our local weeklies are changing and thriving. JEREMY JAMES evaluates the changes.


Unknown: Jeremy James

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

The 1974 Tonga Rugby Union Tour of Britain
Wales XV v Tonga Introduced by NIGEL STARMER -SMITH
For the last match of their tour the South Sea Islanders return to the National Rugby Stadium at Cardiff Arms Park, the scene of their sensational and effective victory against East Wales in their first match.
BILL MCLAREN describes the best of the action.
Television presentation DEWI GRIFFITHS
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer
Unknown: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Pallisers

based on the novels of ANTHONY TROLLOPE written for television in 26 parts by SIMON RAVEN : starring
Susan Hampshire , Philip Latham The responsibility for Lopez's suicide has been laid at the coalition Government's door. A small house-party at Matching is to include Frank Tregear and Silver-bridge's childhood friend Lady Mabel Grex.
Part 24


Unknown: Simon Raven
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Philip Latham
Unknown: Frank Tregear
Unknown: Mabel Grex.
Editor: Lennox Phillips
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Ronald Wilson
Barrington Erie: Moray Watson
Dolly Longstaffe: Donald Pickering
Silverbridge: Anthony Andrews
Major Tifto: John Ringham
Glencora: Susan Hampshire
Duke of St Bungay: Roger Livesey
Phineas Finn: Donal McCann
Marie Finn: Barbara Murray
Frank Tregear: Jeremy Irons
Lady Mabel Grex: Anna Carteret
Gerald: Michael Cochrane
Lady Mary: Kate Nicholls
Plantagenet: Philip Latham
Collingwood: Maurice Quick
Miss Cassewary: Josie Kidd
Isabel Boncassen: Lynne Frederick
Mr Boncassen: Jerry Stovin
Mrs Boncassen: Elleen Erskine

: 2nd House

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg
Paul Klee
In 1933, PAUL KLEE was dismissed from his post at the Dusseldorf Academy, and forced to' leave. Germany later that year: his paintings were labelled ' degenerate ' by the Nazis. Yet at the same time as the outside world seemed to be closing in, Klee continued his exploration of an inner world of possibilities and potential growth.
An exhibition of Klee's later works opened last week at the Bristol Art Gallery. EDWIN mulLINS looks at this later period of the painter's work.
Randy Newman
Regarded as one of the most original composers of contemporary pop songs, Randy Newman is largely unknown himself, although his songs have been hits. He talks to CHARLIE GILLETT and sings from his album ' The Good Old Boys.'
9.45 Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER is the author of such highly acclaimed novels as The Family Moskat and The Slave. In his New York home he talks to MELVYN BRAGG about the Polish Jewish community he was brought up in. He introduces two autobiographical incidents from his book In My Father's Court, adapted for television by BERNARD KOPS .
' In our house there was always talk about spirits of the dead that possess the body of the living, souls reincarnated as animals, houses inhabited by hobgoblins, cellars haunted by demons.'
Why The Geese Shrieked and The Boy Philosopher Director
Studio director BEN REA


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Introduced By: Paul Klee
Unknown: Paul Klee
Unknown: Randy Newman
Songs: Randy Newman
Unknown: Charlie Gillett
Unknown: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Television By: Bernard Kops
Unknown: David Wilson
Director: Ben Rea
Producers: Tony Cash
Producers: Mark Kidel
Editor: Tony Staveacre
Editor: Bill Morton
Isaac B Singer (as a boy): David Sassini
Israel J Singer, his brother: Frank Baker
Rabbi Singer, his father: Cyril Shaps
His mother: Estelle Kohler
Neighbour: Lesley Nunnerley

: Face the Music

A musical quiz
Joseph Cooper as questionmaster invites you to match your musical wits against
Joyce Grenfell , Robin Ray Richard Baker
Guest musician Norman Del Mar


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Richard Baker
Musician: Norman Del Mar
Director: Denis Moriarty
Producer: Walter Todds

: , News on 2


: Midnight Movie: The Swinger

Ann-Margret Tony Franciosa with Robert Coote
Yvonne Romain , Horace McMahon Kelly Olsson is a nice wholesome girl who writes nice wholesome stories, but when publisher Ric Colby turns down her work as too tame for his sexy magazine Girl-Lure, an indignant Kelly sets about writing a lurid saga entitled ' The Swinger,' which she claims is autobiographical.
Producer and director GEORCE SIDNEY This Week's Films: page 23


Unknown: Ann-Margret Tony Franciosa
Unknown: Robert Coote
Unknown: Yvonne Romain
Unknown: Horace McMahon
Unknown: Kelly Olsson
Unknown: Ric Colby
Director: Georce Sidney
Kelly Olsson: Ann-Margret
Ric Colby: Tony Franciosa
Sir Hubert Charles: Robert Coote
Karen Charles: Yvonne Romain
Det-Sgt Hooker: Horace McMahon
Aunt Cora: Nydia Westman
Sammy Jenkins: Craig Hill
Mr Olsson: Milton Frome
Mrs Olsson: Mary Laroche

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