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: Open University

7.40 The Pre-Amplifier

8.5 Kinetics of a Gas Reaction

8.30 The Earth

8.55 Meaning of Fossils

9.20 Systems Management: 1

9.45 Looking at Fluids in Motion

10.10 Open Forum

10.35 Encouraging Regional Development

11.0 Social Class

11.25 Curriculum Studies

11.50 Plastics and Steel

12.15 Maths: Oscillations

12.40 Making Sense of Society

: Closedown

: Cricket

The John Player League Leicestershire v Sussex
Leicestershire and Sussex at full strength, have batting and bowling in considerable depth. With no other calls on their players this should be a formidable match.
Introduced by PETER WALKER with news of other matches.
Commentators at Leicester: JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN , DENIS KELLY Armchair Cricket £1.25, from bookshops BBC WALES: Cricket: Glamorgan v Lancashire; Baseball: Wales v England


Introduced By: Peter Walker
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras. with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: A Himalayan Journey

A 200-mile trek through Nepal, from the foothills of the Himalayas, along the world's deepest valley and into snowswept passes to the borders of Tibet, across some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the world. This is a journey made by a group of inexperienced Australians of all ages who have chosen this tough trek instead of a package tour for their holiday. The film shows how much a group of 'amateurs' can undertake under the right leadership - and survive.
'There's a lot of apprehension in people about mountains, whether they're dangerous and whether they can make such a trip,' says Warwick Deacock, a retired British Major who leads the expedition. The remarkable thing about this trek is that none of the walkers has had any experience of mountains before and, 'indeed the strongest, fittest guys who have spent their lives conquering alps can come unstuck at 16,000 feet, and dear ladies of 62 who have spent the whole year as librarians go pottering along in their sun-hats with no trouble at all.'

Series editors Anthony Isaacs and Christopher Parsons (Bristol)


Producer: Michael Dillon
Presented By: Simon Normanton
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series Editor: Christopher Parsons
Expedition leader: Warwick Deacock

: Something to Sing About

A series starring Peter Morrison and Anne Lorne Gillies
Together they explore the music and humour of this week's subject: Travel
Special guest Clement Freud
Written and compiled by DEREK BRECHIN
Executive producer IAIN MACFADYEN
Designer HELEN RAE


Unknown: Peter Morrison
Unknown: Anne Lome Gillies
Unknown: With Jan Wilson
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Brian Fahey
Leader: Ian Tyre
Unknown: Derek Brechin
Producer: Iain MacFadyen
Designer: Helen Rae
Producer: Terry Henebery

: Just Brass

A musical entertainment by The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble with Mary Thomas (soprano)
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, which was formed in 1951, pioneered the performances of brass chamber music in England, and in this programme they play a selection of their repertoire ranging from the 16th century to the present day.
Designer JOHN O'HARA


Soprano: Mary Thomas
Designer: John O'Hara
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: Yesterday's Witness: The Scuffers Are Out

On Thursday, 31 July 1919, nearly one half of the Liverpool Police Force - the Merseyside 'Scuffers' - went on strike. For two nights over the August Bank Holiday, Liverpool City Centre was virtually without a police force. The mob left the slums and set out on a looting spree. The Riot Act was read, the army sent for and a battleship and two destroyers despatched to the Mersey.
Liverpool men and women, who were children in 1919, still remember that weekend, and some of the police strikers recall the strike - and after.
Narrator Billy Butler


Narrator: Billy Butler
Film Editor: Geoffrey Botterill
Producer: Stephen Peet
Director: Christopher Cook

: News on 2


: Sunday Cinema: The Trojan Women

Starring Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas
Four of the international cinema's greatest actresses star in this spectacular screen version of Euripides' classic drama.
Films: page 8


Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Hecuba: Katharine Hepburn
Andromache: Vanessa Redgrave
Cassandra: Genevieve Bujold
Helen: Irene Papas

: Closedown

Hugh Burden reads Diary of a Church Mouse by JOHN BETJEMAN


Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: John Betjeman

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