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: Open University

12.15 Vic Feather Lecture: Adult Education in an Industrial Society.

12.40 Use Your Head: 3: Memories Are Made of This
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


Lecturer: Vic Feather

: Closedown

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
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 deserted their homelands to make journeys never before achieved.
Episode 10: The Story of Christopher Columbus who discovered the New World in 1492 Written by JESSE LASKY JR and PAT SILVER
Introduced by David Attenborough from the Royal Geographical Society, London
Incredibly, Columbus refused to accept he had found a new Continent. Until the day he died he believed all he had achieved was the discovery of a new route to China. For it was in search of the spices and gold of the Orient that he set out on his first voyage in the Santa Maria. Tonight's film tells the little-known story of what really happened to Columbus and his men. From the Royal Court in Spain to the slave camps of the New World, it traces the dramatic decline of a man who made a momentous discovery - but would not accept it.
(Repeated: Thursday, 8.10 pm)


Written By: Jesse Lasky Jr
Introduced By: David Attenborough
Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Producer: Michael Latham

: News on 2


: Happy Birthday Aaron Copland

A 75th birthday tribute to
'The Dean of American Composers' with Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Craig Sheppard (piano) and contributions from Leonard Bernstein
Nadia Boulanger , Benny Goodman and Lorin Maazel
Special guest Andre Previn
Ludovic Kennedy presents a birthday celebration in which
Aaron Copland conducts the London Symphony Orchestra (leader JOHN BROWN ) accompanies Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano) in one of his songs and looks back over a career that has made him one of America's most influential musical figures.


Piano: Craig Sheppard
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Leader: John Brown
Mezzo-Soprano: Meriel Dickinson
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Designer: John Hurst
Unknown: Alan Edmonds
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: 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
Producer JOHN c. MILLER Editor DONALD RAVERSTOCK (Manchester)


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

: Sunday Cinema: Leo the Last

John Boorman 's film continues this season of Movie Pacemakers featuring the work of some of the most influential directors of the contemporary international cinema. starring
Marcello Mastroianni and Billie Whitelaw Calvin Lockhart
Glenna Forster Jones
Leo, a jaded, world-weary European prince without a kingdom, has come to a quiet London cul-desac to convalesce. Gradually he emerges from his self-indulgent, unreal world to find himself living in the middle of a black ghetto where Negroes live on the brink of desperation. Leo determines to change things.
Director JOHN BOORMAN Films: pape 11


Unknown: John Boorman
Unknown: Marcello Mastroianni
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Calvin Lockhart
Unknown: Glenna Forster Jones
Director: John Boorman
Leo: Marcello Mastroianni
Margaret: Billie Whitelaw
RoSCOe: Calvin Lockhart
Salambo: Glenna Forster Jones
Max: Graham Crowden
Hilda: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
David david: Deavid Keyser
LeSZlO: Vladek Sheybal
Jasper: Keefe West
Kowalski: Kenneth J Warren

: Closedown

Hugh Burden reads Bedtime Story by LEWIS D. LAWLESS


Unknown: Hugh Burden
Story By: Lewis D. Lawless

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