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: Open University

7.40 Desert Ecology

8.5 Hamlet

8.30 Foundation Maths

8.55 English Houses of the 1930s

9.20 France 1968

9.45 Blake

10.10 Pure Maths: Functors

10.35 Elementary Maths: Circuits

11.0 Fluorine

11.25 Past Climates

11.50 Measurement

12.15 Nazi New Order

12.40 Victorian Music Hall

1.5 Everyman

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Lilies of the Field

starring Sidney Poitier
Homer Smith little realises the job he undertakes when he does work for a group of nuns living on the edge of the Arizona desert.
Producer and director RALPH NELSON
. Films: page 8


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Homer Smith
Director: Ralph Nelson
Homer Smith: Sidney Poitier
Mother Maria: Lilia Skala
Sister Gertrude: Lisa Mann
Sister Agnes: Isa Crino
Sister Albertine: Francesca Jarvis
Sister Elizabeth: Pamela Branch
Juan: Stanley Adams

: Cricket

Benson and Hedges Cup Final Further coverage from Lord's

: The John Player Grand Prix

Jackie Stewart at Silverstone introduces highlights from this afternoon's British Grand Prix.
This evening the World Drivers Championship is two-thirds completed. Who will be leading the table? The Ferraris are living up to their name again after years of having to take a back seat. British-made cars have dominated the Grand Prix scene for years, but the Austrian driver NIKI LAUDA has set the motor-racing world alight with the red Ferrari.
However, three British drivers could have a say about the outcome of today's race ... TONY BRISE , JAMES HUNT and TOM PRYCE. Commentators JACKIE STEWART and MURRAY WALKER
In the pits BARRIE GILL
Producer Richard TILLING


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Tony Brise
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Tom Pryce.
Commentators: Jackie Stewart
Commentators: Murray Walker
Producer: Richard Tilling

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, the tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by CHRISTOPHER JONES


Presented By: Christopher Jones
Editor: Michael Payne

: News and Sport


: Network

A series of programmes made specially for audiences in the BBC regions and now seen for the first time countrywide.
Tonight: A Cornishman at Oxford (BBC South West)
Dr A. L. Rowse looks back on 50 years of academic life, the influence of the city and university on his work as an Elizabethan scholar, and his return to his native Cornwall.
Series co-ordmator FRANX GILLARD


Unknown: Dr A. L. Rowse

: Two Women

by ALBERTO MORAVIA. Another Chance to see this dramatisation in four parts by RAY LAWLER
During the Allied advance towards Rome, Cesira took Rosetta to her parents' village. Finding it deserted, they rested in the church where they were discovered and attacked by Moroccan soldiers. Part 4
(For cast, see Thursday 8.10 pm)


Unknown: Ray Lawler

: The National Dream: 1: The Great Lone Land and the Pacific Scandal

Building the Impossible Railway
A dramatised documentary in six parts
The story of the struggle to build Canada's first intercontinental railroad begins soon after Confederation - the official start of Canada as a nation. This is the dawn of Canadian Parliamentary history, with the first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald , striving to unite the country by a railroad. The West Coast province-to-be of British Columbia was still not a part of the Confederation, and their price was a rail link with the East. But there were formidable obstacles. They included the natural ones, of immense distances, the towering Rocky Mountains which were far from fully charted, and the swamps and rocks of the Canadian Shield, a huge mass in Central Canada skirting the wide prairies. American machinations and lack of support from Canadian investors were almost equal hazards, and threatened the project from its inception.
Based on The National Dream and The Last Spike by PIERRE BERTON Producer JAMES MURRAY
Directors ERIC TILL and JAMES MURRAY A CBC production
The Great Railway, £8.50 from bookshops


Unknown: Pierre Berton
Producer: James Murray
Producer: James Murray
John A Macdonald: William Hutt
Alexander MacKenzie: Gillie Fenwick
Edward Blake: Gerard Parkes
Agnes Macdonald: Pat Galloway
Georges Cartier: Claude Prefontaine
Hugh Allan: Henry Stamper

: Is This the Way to Save a City?

Comprehensive redevelopment has changed the face of British cities more drastically in the past 20 years than they had altered in centuries. Cardiff was the last of the large cities and towns to take the plunge into concrete and glass: after 20 years of argument, the Council teamed up with Ravenseft Properties to produce plans for the biggest central area redevelopment in Britain.
A year ago we showed a 90-minute investigation about the future of Cardiff's plans and how they related to the host of other problems. Since then, the property market has collapsed completely and the Ravenseft contract has foundered before it began.
Tonight, Roger Graef , film-maker and planning critic, reviews the events leading to this crisis.
Producer Michael DIBB


Unknown: Roger Graef
Producer: Michael Dibb

: News on 2


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Bob Harris with the news, views, and sounds of today's music Be-Bop Deluxe plus album tracks, films, guests
BE BOP DELUXE is led by BILL NELSON from Yorkshire. John Peel chose him as his ' Pick of the Year' in the RADIO TIMES GENERATION GAME
'I've followed his career. He's a good guitarist who plays with a lot of attack-tearing into a solo like he's been waiting to play. You haven't heard that sound since Hendrix died.'


Unknown: Bob Harris
Unknown: Bill Nelson
Unknown: John Peel
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Film Night

Tony Bilbow reviews French Connection Number 2, which again stars Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey ; also a report on the recent 25th Berlin Film Festival.
Philip Jenkinson shows highlights from the career of Henry Fonda , who is now starring on the West End stage in Clarence Darrow.
Philip Jenkinson : page 8


Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Clarence Darrow.
Producer: Barry Brown
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson

: Midnight Movie: The Girl Hunters

starring Mickey Spillane with Shirley Eaton , Lloyd Nolan
Emerging from a seven-year bout of drunkenness sparked off by the disappearance of his secretary Velda, private-eye Mike Hammer is hired by secret service man Art Rickerby to investigate the murders of another agent and a US senator.
Book and screenplay by MICKEY SPILLANE Producer CHARLES REYNOLDS Director ROY ROWLAND
. Films: page 8


Unknown: Mickey Spillane
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Mike Hammer
Unknown: Art Rickerby
Unknown: Mickey Spillane
Producer: Charles Reynolds
Director: Roy Rowland
Mike Hammer: Mickey Spillane
Laura Knapp: Shirley Eaton
Art Rickerby: Lloyd Nolan
Hy Gardner: Himself
Pat Chambers: Scott Peters
Dr Snyder: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Bayliss Henry: James Dyrenforth
Jo Grissl: Charles Farrell
The Nurse: Kim Tracy
Nat Drutman: Benny Lee
Richie Cole: Murray Kash
Georgie: Bill Nagy

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