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: Open University

12.15 Jennie Lee Lecture: History of OU

12.40 Use Your Head: 1: Change Your Mind
A series of ten programmes to help those who are studying at home or about to embark on a course of study.
Book (same title), £1.30, from bookshops

: 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 Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Bill Northwood*

: Explorers

Driven by ambition and greed; or in quest of prestige and glory; or searching for a unique brand of personal fulfilment; they made journeys never before achieved. Episode 8
The Story of Captain James Cook and his first great voyage of discovery to Australia in 1770 Written by HAMMOND INNES Introduced and narrated by David Attenborough from the Royal Geographical Society, London.
It was a newly commissioned Lieutenant Cook who set sail from Deptford in a converted coal carrier called Endeavour. His published orders were to get to the Pacific to make scientific observations for the Royal Society. But few knew he also carried sealed and secret orders from the British Admiralty. They urged him to search for a Southern Continent that was thought to exist and claim it for Britain at once. What he found was the East Coast of Australia where he promptly planted the British flag. But afterwards Endeavour ripped into the Great Barrier Reef and for 23 hours the course of history tilted in the balance as Cook / fought to save his ship, the lives of his crew and the news that Britain had a new colony.
(Repeated: Thursday, 8.10 pm)
Book (same title), f6.00 from booksellers


Unknown: Captain James Cook
Written By: Hammond Innes
Unknown: David Attenborough
Director: John Irvin
Producer: Michael Latham

: Paul Tortelier

Profile of a Master
A documentary film featuring the famous French cellist at home with his musical family.
Tortelier's series of BBC Television Master Classes have brought him widespread admiration and affection.
He has also recently taken a year off from the concert platform to complete a new book and to indulge his great passion for composing. In this informal film he plays music by Faure Saint-Saëns ,, and Sarasate and some of his own compositions together with his wife, son and daughter. He also illustrates some of his unusual technical innovations for the cello. with MAUD MARTIN TORTELIER (cello) YAN PASCAL TORTELIER (violin) MARIA DE LA PAU (piano)


Music By: Faure Saint-Saëns
Cello: Maud Martin Tortelier
Violin: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Maria de la Pau
Narrator: Kenneth van Barthold
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: We British

In New Broadcasting House, Manchester, David Frost , his guests and audience discuss our objectives, means and chances in 1975. Director BRIAN ROBINS
Editor DONALD BAVERSTOCK (Manchester) Review: page 74


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

: Sunday Cinema: Targets

Peter Bogdanovich 's first film continues this season of Movie Pacemakers featuring the work of some of the most influential directors of the contemporary cinema.
Tonight starring Boris Karloff Tim O'Kelly , Nancy Hsueh James Brown , Sandy Baron
On the eve of the premiere of his latest picture, Byron Orlok , celebrated star of horror films, announces his retirement. Meanwhile, Bobby Thompson , an apparently normal young man, goes berserk, murders his wife and mother and, armed with an arsenal of guns and ammunition, takes up a position on top of a gas-tank.
Producer and director PETER BOGUANOVICH Films: page 8


Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Tim O'Kelly
Unknown: Nancy Hsueh
Unknown: James Brown
Unknown: Sandy Baron
Unknown: Byron Orlok
Unknown: Bobby Thompson
Director: Peter Boguanovich
Byron Orlok: Boris Karloff
Bobby Thompson: Tim O'Kelly
Jenny: Nancy Hsueh
Robert Thompson Sr: James Brown
Kip Larkin: Sandy Baron
Ed Loughlin: Arthur Peterson
Charlotte Thompson: Mary Jackson
Ilene Thompson: Tanya Morgan

: News on 2


: Closedown

Gary Watson reads
My Name and I by ROBERT GRAVES


Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Robert Graves

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