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: Open University

6.40 The Novel and TV (2)

7.5 Maths - Wave Equation

7.30 Mechanics - Fourier Series

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The King who Built a Tower to the Moon. Presenters


Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Maths - Turing Machines

5.25 The Explosives Industry

5.50 Computing - String Processing

6.15 Computer Systems

6.40 Partial Differential Equations

7.5 The Seafloor

: Newsday

with Richard Kershaw
Every weekday evening an interview with a man or woman follows the News Summary Preceded by Weather


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Six from the Sixth: Will Dawkins, Westminster School

The second in a series of six films.
Will Dawkins is one of two sons in a successful Hampstead medical family. He is a boarder at Westminster, in the heart of London, one of the oldest schools in the country. Will's day at school is packed with activity. He is studying for three A-Levels, and also manages to pursue a wide range of interests which reflect a mature and many-sided personality. He is captain of rowing, but fond of painting and playing classical guitar, and before going to Cambridge to study archaeology he hopes to finish a novel.


Subject: Will Dawkins Producer: Clem Vallance

: The Time-Detectives

A series of six Chronicle programmes about the application of scientific research to the problems of solving the secrets of prehistory.
5: The House the Picts Built
In 1970, Anna Ritchie , an archaeologist from Edinburgh, was asked by the Department of the Environment to excavate a long low mound at Buckquoy in the Orkneys that was being eaten away by the sea. She expected to find a Viking longship buried there. Instead she found six ancient houses on top of each other. The fourth of these turned out to have been built by one of the most mysterious peoples of Britain's past, the Picts.
Chronicle tells the story of how, clue by clue, this house produced both a new picture of what happened when the Picts first met the Vikings 1,200 years ago, and also led on to the eventual excavation of some even older buildings that were not only the oldest standing houses in Britain but in the whole of North West Europe.
Written and introduced by ANNA RITCHIE


Unknown: Anna Ritchie
Narrator: Anna Ritchie
Producer: Paul Johnstone

: Tuesday Cinema: Metropolis

starring Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Brigitte Helm
Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" is a science-fiction movie classic. With a cast of 36,000 it features spectacular set designs and special photographic effects that remain unsurpassed and, for "Tuesday Cinema"'s presentation of the film, an electronic music score has been specially prepared.
In Metropolis, city of the future, a life of unremitting labour has dehumanised the workers while the aristocracy live in luxury. When unrest begins to show itself, Fredersen, the Master of Metropolis, and his henchman, the mad genius Rotwang, introduce an ingenious secret weapon.
(Black and white). Films: page 9


Producer: Erich Pommer
Director: Fritz Lang
John Fredersen: Alfred Abel
Freder: Gustav Fröhlich
Maria/The Maschinenmensch: Brigitte Helm
Rotwang: Rudolf Klein-Rogge
The Thin Man: Fritz Rasp
Joseph: Theodor Loos
Georg (No 11811): Erwin Biswanger
Grot, the foreman: Heinrich George

: News Extra

Presented by Kenneth Kendall Weather


Presented By: Kenneth Kendall

: Closedown

Days Before a Journey by C. DAY LEWIS


Unknown: David Markham

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