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: Open University

7.40 Future Urban Life

8.5-8.30 Steam Locomotive

8.55 Man-made world

9.20-9.45 Genes

10.10 Linear Maths

10.35 Numbers

11.0-11.25 Science

11.50 Topology

12.15 Calculus

12.40 Industry

(to 13.05)

: The Jackie Stewart Motor Show

Join the ex-World Champion racing driver for what's new at the London Motor Show, Earls Court. With small cars at £1,000 and the threat of petrol prices going up to fl a gallon, which new car is the best buy? Foreign makes now account for nearly a third of new cars sold here. Are they more reliable than their British rivals or not? Jackie Stewart gives a personal verdict at the Show, and Gordon Wilkins test drives the car of the year.


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Gordon Wilkins
Editor: Brian Robins

: News Review

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The New Beginning

The story of Jesus told in pictures 5: Who is my neighbour? Storyteller RAY SMITH
Adapted for TV/produced by MOLLY cox


Unknown: Storyteller Ray Smith
Music: Raymond Premru
Produced By: Molly Cox

: Religious America

5 : Meeting in the Air
Tonight, the jumping ecstasy of a Pentecostal service in Southern California. Is the soaring jubilation a mark of true spirituality?
A WGBH Boston production

: The World About Us

For 1,000 years the veiled Tuaregs controlled the Sahara. Aristocra tic, nomadic ... they raided into, west Africa, taking captives to work their oasis gardens and tend their flocks.
In five years they have suffered the final blow to their society - the disastrous drought which has pinned them down around the few remaining wells and made them dependent on massive international aid. Such aid cannot last indefinitely. If the drought continues, can the once-proud camel-master change his way of life and scratch a living from the soil?
Film editor jim CRYAN
Directed and filmed by BRUCE PARSONS Series editors ANTHONY ISAACS and CHRISTOPHER PARSONS (Bristol) Hope in the desert: page 4


Narrator: Jim Douglas
Unknown: Sahara. Aristocra
Unknown: Bruce Parsons
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Christopher Parsons

: International Cabaret

from London's
Talk of the Town
Introduced by Kenneth Williams starring
From Canada Edmund Hockridge From England The Kaye Sisters From France Jean-Claude and Yvette
From Sweden The Skating Brados
Script by KENNETH Williams and PETER ROBINSON


Introduced By: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Script By: Kenneth Williams
Script By: Peter Robinson
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Who Was Charles Ives?

"We have suddenly discovered our musical Mark Twain, Emerson and Lincoln all rolled into one" (Leonard Bernstein)

Charles Ives was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on 20 October 1874 and influenced by the sounds of marching bands, circus parades and camp prayer meetings. He was also a genuine Yankee eccentric. He once said : ' Are my ears wrong? No one else seems to hear it the same.' And to his music copyist he pleaded: ' Please don't try and clean it up; the wrong notes are the right ones!'

Tonight's centenary tribute features a typical cross-section of the music of a nutty but profound composer, performed by: Yonty Solomon (piano)
The Ives Choir of Keele University Director Peter Dickinson with John Pattinson (piano) Meriel and Peter Dickinson (mezzo-soprano and piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra leader Bela Dekany conducted by Pierre Boulez
Introduced by Derek Parker
Written and produced by Kenneth Corden
American Sunday: today on Radio 3: see p 4


Musical: Mark Twain
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Charles Ives
Piano: Yonty Solomon
Director: Peter Dickinson
Piano: John Pattikson
Piano: Peter Dickinson
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Introduced By: Derek Parker
Produced By: Kenneth Corden

: Cheri

by COLETTE dramatised in five parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY starring Yvonne Mitchell
Scott Antony , Brenda Bruce
Lea and Cheri have not met for five years. After the war he remembered that their love had been the only thing of beauty and value in a corrupt world.
Part 5


Unknown: Michael Voysey
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Scott Antony
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Editor: Lennox Phillips
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Claude Whatham
Cheri: Scott Antony
Edmée: Lorna Heilbron
Charlotte: Brenda Bruce
Baroness de la Berche: Ellen Pollock
Constance: Yvette Rees
Lea: Yvonne Mitchell
Princess Valerie Cheniaguine: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC Regions and now seen countrywide.
This week: Home Country (BBC West)
Nell Dunn , best known for her descriptions of life in Up the Junction and Poor Cow, takes a look at her other home, Exmoor. She made this film about hill farmers who have lived there for generations.


Unknown: Nell Dunn
Director: Chris Menaul

: News on 2


: Open Door

People Make Television
If you won't get involved don't moan about your rates.
Hove Ratepayers Association say there's more to Hove, Sussex, than beaches, cricket and Victorian houses. See behind the fading grandeur! Compulsive viewing for all ratepayers!
Open Door is produced by the public. Skilled help and advice is available from the BBC's Community Programme Unit.

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