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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths: Morphisms

8.05 The Necessity for History

8.30 Maths: Number Theory

8.55 Underdeveloped Scotland?

9.20 Sociological Perspective

9.45 Ultrastructure of Cells

10.10 Personality and Learning

10.35 Maths: Matrix Transformations

11.00 Urban Education: Chicago

11.25 Thomas Hardy and Cornwall

11.50 Coal

12.15 Output, Income, Demand

12.40 Materials Under Stress

1.05 Baroque Organ

1.30 Nervous System

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Green Helmet

starring Bill Travers
Ed Begley with Sidney James
Racing driver Greg Rafferty , whose nerve and reputation suffer after several smashes, accepts a contract with an American going into Grand Prix racing to promote tyres.
Films: page 11


Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: Ed Begley
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Greg Rafferty
Director: Michael Forlong
Greg Rafferty: Bill Travers
Bartell: Ed Begley
Richie Launder: Sidney James
Diane: Nancy Walters
Mrs Rafferty: Ursula Jeans
Kitty Launder: Megs Jenkins
Taz Rafferty: Sean Kelly
Carlo Zaraga: Tutte Lemkow
Hastrow: Gordon Tanner
Rossano: Ferdy Mayne
Charlie: Peter Collingwood
Jack Brabham: Himself

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur
David Wood , Judy Gridley
Jonathan Cohen , Spike Heatley Alan Rushton , Bob Kerr
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designer tony SNOADEN Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Judy Gridley
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Spike Heatley
Unknown: Alan Rushton
Unknown: Bob Kerr
Director: Jonathan Cohen
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Ann Reay

: The Money Programme

Argentina's inflation problems.

: Westminster

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


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Editor: John Canvers

: Network

Tonight from BBC Scotland Scope: George Garson
GARSON, now head of the Murals and Stained Glass Department at Glasgow School of Arts, is one of our leading designers. Much of his work decorates the public face of Scotland. A gigantic mosaic based on a design by Alan Davie , on which Garson is seen working in this film, has been installed recently at Grangemouth Civic Centre.
Producer w. GORDON SMITH
Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD
Nancy and the Pot Hunters


Unknown: George Garson
Unknown: Alan Davie
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: News and Sport


: Rugby Special

Scotland v England Ireland v Wales
Scotland have a final chance to salvage something from this year's championship. Can they wrest the Calcutta Cup from England? Wales now only have Ireland between them and the Triple Crown. Commentators BILL MCLAREN and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
BILL MALCOLM and the IRISH TV service


Commentators: Bill McLaren
Commentators: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill Malcolm

: Best in the Band

Sixteen of the country's top musicians playing big band music from the pre-electric age. Narrator IAN WOOLDRIDGE


Narrator: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Michael Begg

: Cakes and Ale

: 2nd House

Introduced by Melvyn Bragg : So You Wanna be a Rock 'n' Roll Star Tonight 2nd House looks at the reality behind the fantasies with a three-day slice in the life of the Kursaal Flyers, one of the bands most tipped for success in 1976. The film records their ups and downs, joys and anger, in dressing rooms and motels, and includes extracts from two concerts.
Film cameraman KEITH HOPPER Recordist PETER EDWARDS
Assistant editor TONY CASH Editor BILL MORTON


Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Keith Hopper
Unknown: Recordist Peter Edwards
Editor: Charles Chabot
Editor: Bill Morton

: Centre Play

Two Men from Derby by BARRY HINES
A mining village in 1930. Freda has the washing to do and the dinner to get, so the last thing she wants is a visit from two strangers.


Unknown: Barry Hines
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Richard Proke
Director: John Glenister
Freda Hayes: Sharon Duce
George Hirst: Raymond Westwell
Joe Kenny: Terence Davies
Winnie: Kathleen Worth
Stanley: Charles Booth

: The First Picture Show

Metamorphosis: a scratch animation by CHRIS SHARP, each image delicately drawn on the film.
Green Men, Yellow Woman: a cartoon by THALMA GOLDMAN which takes a disillusioned view of men. Southern Comfort: by DICK PERRIN and ANDY HUMPHREYS about strange goings-on in Clayton, Georgia, USA. Introduced by Gavin Millar


Unknown: Dick Perrin
Unknown: Andy Humphreys
Introduced By: Gavin Millar
Producer: Michael Dibb

: News on 2


: Open Door

People make Television
The Cautionary Tale of Emmanuel Blob
This edition is presented by THE SOCIETY OF SKIN CAMOUFLAGE.
DOREEN TRUST, world pioneer of Disfigurement Therapy and members of The Society of Skin Camouflage discuss the need for a greater understanding of the social problems of Being Different.
Made by The Society of Skin Camouflage in co-operation with the BBC.


Unknown: Emmanuel Blob

: Midnight Movie: Lady Without a Passport

Hedy Lamarr , John Hodiak
Agent Pete Karczag is sent to Cuba to break up a ring bringing aliens into the USA. He meets Marianne Lorress , a refugee desperate to get to America.
. Films: page 11


Unknown: Hedy Lamarr
Unknown: John Hodiak
Unknown: Pete Karczag
Unknown: Marianne Lorress
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Marianne Lorress: Hedy Lamarr
Pete Karczag: John Hodiak
Frank Westlake: James Craig
Palinov: George MacReady
Frenchman: Steven Geray
Archer Delby James: Bruce Cowling

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