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: Open University

12.15 Introductory programme for new students

12.40 Use Your Head: 7: Get It Together
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

: The Unanswered Question

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard discusses in the third of six lectures, Musical Semantics: metaphors, puns, anagrams and other figures of speech.
The programme concludes with Beethoven's Symphony No 6 in F major (Pastoral) played by the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: A Third Testament

Malcolm Muggeridge pays tribute to six men whose lives spanned the story of Christendom - men of outstanding genius whom he sees as six characters in search of God. They were all essentially men of their time, but had in common the special role of relating time to eternity.
2: Blaise Pascal - brilliant French mathematician and theologian who gave the Christian faith the inner luminosity it needed to survive the Renaissance. ' I look for God, therefore I have found Him.'


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Blaise Pascal
Director: Richard Nielsen

: 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

: The World About Us

The Insect World of Dr Lee Written and narrated by Anthony Smith Taiwan is 100 miles off the main-land of China and has a hot moist climate suitable for an amazing variety of insects; there is even a thriving industry that markets butterfly wings by the millions.
Dr Sung-Yang Lee is an entomologist and amateur film maker much more concerned with the beauty of live insects. For eight years he has been filming the insects of Taiwan and grappling with problems like photographing the tiny natural light produced by a firefly. For Dr Lee all this was a labour of love which took his life savings, all his spare time and endless patience.
Presented by NED KELLY


Unknown: Dr Lee Written
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Dr Sung-Yang Lee
Presented By: Ned Kelly
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Christopher Parsons.

: M*A*S*H

Bulletin Board: a constant source of information about the recreational delights in store for all personnel...


Hawkeye: Alan Aida
Trapper John: Wayne Rogers
Colonel Blake: McLean Stevenson
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Major Frank Burns: Larry Linville
Hotlips: Loretta Swit

: News on 2


: Eurovision Concert from Amsterdam

The Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink play
Mozart's Violin concerto No 5, in A (K219)
Soloist Boris Belkin , the brilliant young Russian violinist, who recently settled in Israel, making his first appearance on British television and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suites Nos 1 and 2 with the WEST GERMAN RADIO CHORUS This concert was given on Christmas Day, the climax in a series of events to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the City of Amsterdam.


Conducted By: Bernard Haitink
Soloist: Boris Belkin

: We British

David Frost , with his guests and studio audience in Manchester, continues his look at Britain as it is and as it might be in 1976. Producer JOHN c. MILLER Editor DONALD BAVERSTOCK BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Frost

: Sunday Cinema: Les Bas Fonds

(The Lower Depths) starring Louis Jouvet
Jean Gabin , Suzy Prim
The Baron, ruined by gambling and women, returns home one evening to discover an uninvited guest - Pepel, a burglar. Explaining his penniless condition, the Baron insists on entertaining the intruder. He learns of Pepel's life in a sordid disreputable lodging house - ' the lower depths' that he, too, is destined to enter.
Screenplay by CHARLES SPAAK and JEAN RENOIR from the play by MAXIM GORKI Director JEAN RENOIR Films: page 10


Unknown: Louis Jouvet
Unknown: Jean Gabin
Unknown: Charles Spaak
Unknown: Jean Renoir
Play By: Maxim Gorki
Director: Jean Renoir
The Baron: Louis Jouvet
Pepel: Jean Gabin
Vasilissa: Suzy Prim
KOStileff: Vladimir Sokoloff
Natacha: Junie Astor
The actor: Robert Le Vigan
The Count: Camille Bert
Felix, the Baron's servant: Leon Larive

: Closedown

Leslie Sands reads Grave by the Sea by CHARLES CAUSLEY


Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: Charles Causley

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