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: Open University

6.40 J.S. Bach

7.05 Maths: Matrix Transformations

7.30 Systems Modelling

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Chicken Licken Presenters


Unknown: Miranda Connell
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Play School

: Jackanory

with Judi Dench
Come Down the Mountain by VlAN SMITH
Today: ' Nothing We Can Do'


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Vlan Smith

: Valley of the Dinosaurs

A thrilling series of adventures Sabre Tooth Kids When the cave-family's pet, Glump, falls down a pot-hole and disappears Gregg and Tana decide to go down after him,

: Open University

5.00 Pure Maths: Automorphisms

5.25 Sulphuric Acid

5.50 Computing: Noughts and Crosses

6.15 Measurement

: Managing to Survive

A series of five programmes 2: In Place of Profits
The RT HON RICHARD MARSH , Chairman of British Rail, talks to an audience of young managers about the managerial problems of running a major nationalised industry today. Introduced by SIR FREDERICK CATHERWOOD


Unknown: Richard Marsh
Introduced By: Sir Frederick Catherwood
Director: Brian Davies
Producer: Bernard Adams

: Newsday

with Michael Charlton
Every weekday evening an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines follows the News Summary
Preceded by Weather


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson
PROFESSOR ASA BRIGGS , Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University, and Zoologist DESMOND MORRIS , author of The Naked Ape, each talk about a new book they have chosen from the bookshops.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the first public railway service in Britain, and books about railway history are much in evidence.
Paul Barnes has been to Scotland to talk to one of the authors - the railway historian John Thomas.
DirectorL. BELL
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Professor Asa Briggs
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Paul Barnes
Unknown: John Thomas.
Director: Martin Speight

: Purely for Pleasure

The Wallace Collection
What do an 18th-century music party, a Rubens landscape and a wrought-iron staircase redeemed from the scrap-heap have in common?
They are just three of the many remarkable exhibits in London's Wallace Collection chosen as personal favourites by the art historian Kenneth Clark , Francis Watson (until recently the Director of the Collection) and a group of regular visitors including a housewife, a journalist, a docker and a sales distributor.
This collection of art treasures was formed over a period of 150 years by an eccentric English family who collected works of art just because they were pleasing. In this film members of the public describe the pleasure they get from wandering round this unique collection which is more like a house than a museum.
Cameraman KEN WILLICOMBE Editor DAVID THOMAS Director ANNE JAMES See feature pages


Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Ken Willicombe
Editor: David Thomas
Director: Anne James

: Tuesday Cinema: Hobson's Choice

starring Charles Laughton
John Mills , Brenda de Banzie
Henry Hobson , a prosperous boot-maker, is a self-important but ineffectual domestic tyrant who spends most of his tome drinking while his three daughters run his shop and home.
But then his eldest daughter, the strong-willed Maggie, marries meek and mild-mannered Willie Mossop-and sets up her new husband as a rival in business to her father.
David Lean 's film version of Harold Brighouse 's classic Lancashire comedy stars the inimitable Charles Laughton in one of his most celebrated film roles.
Producer and director DAVID LEAN This Week's Films: page 19


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Brenda de Banzie
Unknown: Henry Hobson
Unknown: Willie Mossop-And
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Harold Brighouse
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Director: David Lean
Henry Horatio Hobson: Charles Laughton
Willie Mossop: John Mills
Maggie Hobson: Brenda de Banzie
Alice Hobson: Daphne Anderson
Vicky Hobson: Prunella Scales
Albert Prosser: Richard Wattis
Freddy Beenstock: Derek Blomfield
Jim Heeler: Joseph Tomelty

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon
Denis Healey , mp for the Government


Unknown: Denis Healey

: News Extra

Angela Rippon ; Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

HUGH BURDEN reads A Child's Garden by GEORGE MACBETH


Unknown: Hugh Burden
Garden By: George MacBeth

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