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: Open University

8.5 Solids, Liquids and Gases

8.30 The Nucleus

8.55 Men and Mountains

9.20 A Case of Common Ownership

9.45 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders

10.10 Elections, Profits and Statistics

10.35 Computers - Social Implications

11.0 Concorde

11.25 School and Society

11.50 Technology Control

12.15 Maths - Heat Equation

12.40 Social Change

1.5 The Handicapped - The Swedish Fokus

: Closedown

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: Explorers

A series of ten programmes
Driven by ambition and greed; or in quest of prestige and glory; or searching for a unique brand of personal fulfilment, they deserted their homelands to make journeys never achieved before.
Episode 4
The Story of Burke and Wills who crossed Australia from south to north in 1860-61 Written by ROBERT WALES Introduced by David Attenborough from the Royal
Geographical Society, London
Some contemporary experts believed the centre of Australia was a massive lake surrounded by lush pastures. Others thought it was arid desert. The Royal Society of the Colony of Victoria chose Robert O'Hara Burke to go to find out - and make history by crossing the Continent for the first time. Burke, ex-army and now a policeman, had no experience as an explorer. But with men, horses, carts, covered waggons, tons of supplies, and camels specially imported from India, he set out from Melbourne. Soon there were raging rows with his assistants. Burke fired his second in command and appointed William Wills , an eager young man from Devon, to the job. Together they were to achieve the ' most disastrous success' tn the history of Australian exploration.
(Repeated: Thursday, 8.10 pm)
Book isame title), an illustrated account of ten famous journeys, including the travels of Amundsen, Stanley, Columbus and Cook, £6.00 from booksellers. White men's walkabout: page 67


Written By: Robert Wales
Introduced By: David Attenborough
Martin Shaw: Robert O'Hara Burke
Unknown: William Wills
Director: Tony Snowdon
Producer: Michael Latham

: The Dream of Gerontius

by Sir Edward Elgar
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the first performance of Elgar's oratorio set to Cardinal Newman 's text, a repeat of the historic BBCtv production from Canterbury Cathedral conductor Sir Adrian Boult and The Angel of Agony
London Philharmonic Choir chorusmaster FREDERIC JACKSON London Philharmonic Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND associate conductor


Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Frederic Jackson
Leader: Rodney Friend
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Charles Spinks
Producer: Brian Large
Gerontius: Peter Pears
The Guardian Angel: Janet Baker
The Priest: John Shirley-Quirk

: News on 2


: We British

In New Broadcasting House, Manchester, David Frost , his guests and audience discuss our objectives, our means and our chances in 1975. Director BRIAN ROBINS
Editor DONALD BAVERSTOCK (Manchester)


Unknown: David Frost
Director: Brian Robins
Producer: John C. Miller
Editor: Donald Baverstock

: Sunday Cinema: East of Eden

The second of two films starring the legendary idol of the 50s James Dean
In the California of 1913. Cal discovers his mother, whom he had long believed dead, running a brothel in a nearby town.
Producer and director ELIA KAZAN Films: page 10


Unknown: James Dean
Director: Elia Kazan
Caleb Trask: James Dean
Abra: Julie Harris
Adam Trask: Raymond Massey
Kate Trask: Jo van Fleet
Sheriff: Bvrl Ives
Aron Trask: Richard Davalos
Will: Albert Dekker

: Closedown

Gabriel Woolf reads Autumn by PUSHKIN


Unknown: Gabriel Woolf

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