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: Open University

7.40 am-9.45; 10.10-1.55 pm

7.40 Foundation Maths - Errors

8.5 Art and Artifact

8.30 Pure Maths - Sets

8.55 New Trends in Geography

9.20 University Library

10.10 Curriculum Design and Development

10.35 Maths - Vector Spaces

11.0 The Question Why

11.25 War and Society

11.50 Earth Materials (1)

12.15 Political Stability in Sweden

12.40 Telecommunication Systems

1.5 Mansfield Park

1.30 The Animal Kingdom

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Sandwich Man

starring Michael Bentine
Horace Quilby spends his days on the London streets as a walking advertisement. But he is also a pigeon fancier, and all his hopes are centred on Esmeralda competing in a race from Bordeaux.
Director ROBERT HARTFORD-DAVIS Films: page 10


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Horace Quilby
Horace Quilby: Michael Bentine
Mrs de Vere: Dora Bryan
Stage-doorkeeper: Harry H Corbett
Photographer: Bernard Cribbins
Billingsgate woman: Diana Dors
Motorcycle cop: Ian Hendry
Park gardener: Stanley Holloway
Sewer man: Michael Medwin
Rowing coach: Ron Moody
Billingsgate woman: Anna Quayle
Scoutmaster: Terry Thomas
Lord Uffingham: Wilfrid Hyde White
Father O'Malley: Norman Wisdom
Car showroom manager: Donald Wolfit
Steven: David Buck
Sue: Suzy Kendall

: Play Away

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
James Ellis , Carol Chell
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Falloon
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer TONY SNOADEN
Hey, You, a BBC record of songs from the programme, No REC 209, is available from record shops, price £1.79


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Falloon
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Director: Peter Charlton
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

On Money-it's expensive to borrow.

: Westminster

A closer look at the politicians, tactics and progress of Parliament. Presented by NOEL LEWIS


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Editor: John Anderson

: Open Door

All Work and No Pay by The Wages for Housework Campaign

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Hawick v West of Scotland Introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
In 1974 Hawick became the first-ever Scottish First Division Champions. They repeated this success last year and a win today will virtually guarantee the hat-trick. In three seasons they have only suffered two championship defeats and these were both by today's opponents, West of Scotland. Each club supplies a number of players for the national side, not least of these Gordon Brown and Sandy Carmichael from West, and the new centre, Alastair Cranston , playing alongside his club captain Jim Renwick , for Hawick.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Sandy Carmichael
Unknown: Alastair Cranston
Unknown: Jim Renwick
Producer: Bill Taylor

: Cakes and Ale

1: Rosie Gann , with a heart of gold, as good as she was beautiful.


Unknown: Rosie Gann

: Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

A programme to celebrate the bicentenary of its publication. Edward Gibbon is played by Clive Swift
The contributors:
Barry Cunliffe , M. I. Finley
Robert Ireland, Magnus Magnusson John Julius Norwich
Just why is a work written so long ago still read today? And why has it been called the greatest historical work of modern times '? This special Chronicle programme looks at some of the themes of Gibbon's story. At the same time five historians and archaeologists of our own day take us to the splendid sites of Roman antiquity and show how modern research has thrown new light on the history which Gibbon tells.
Script consultant MICHAEL GRANT
Executive producer PAUL JOHNSTONE


Unknown: Edward Gibbon
Played By: Clive Swift
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Michael Grant
Producer: Paul Johnstone
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Centre Play

In the Labyrinth by MAGGIE WADEY Duncan Harrison has not seen his mother since childhood. Learning she is alive and in hospital, he is drawn into a labyrinth of memories which he must follow until he finds its centre.
Dandy Nichols as Edith Harrison Michael Gambon as Duncan Designer


Unknown: Maggie Wadey
Unknown: Duncan Harrison
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Unknown: Edith Harrison
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Clifford Hatts
Director: Derek Martinus
First nurse: Jeni Barnett
Second nurse: Peggy Phango
Miss Harrison: May Warden
Husband: Christopher Banks

: Network

From BBC West and South West Channel Fief
Michael Beaumont used to work in a guided weapons factory in Bristol. When his grandmother, Dame Sibyl Hathaway , died, he became the 22nd Seigneur of the Fief of Sark, the Channel Island with 570 subjects and a ban on cars. This film shows how he and his family prepared for his new role. Commentary DEREK JONES
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Sibyl Hathaway
Director: Michael Fitzgerald
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News on 2


: Open Door

People make Television
KITE COMMUNITY ACTION present: The Kite and Cambridge
Cambridge is threatened by a huge shopping complex with parking for 2,500 cars. Kite Community Action opposes it. This programme shows the evils of destroying city centres for motorised shoppers.
Made in co-operation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit

: Midnight Movie: Tower of London

starring Vincent Price with Michael Pate
Joan Freeman , Robert Brown
The dying Edward IV names the Duke of Clarence as Protector of the Kingdom during the infancy of his sons, Edward and Richard. But a sinister crooked shadow falls across the throne - that of Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
. Films: page 10


Unknown: Michael Pate
Unknown: Joan Freeman
Unknown: Robert Brown
Director: Roger Cormon
Richard of Gloucester: Vincent Price
Sir Ratcliffe: Michael Pate
Margaret: Joan Freeman
Sir Justin: Robert Brown
Edward IV: Justice Watson
Queen: Sara Selby
Clarence: Richard McCauly
Edward V: Eugene Martin

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