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: Open University

7.40 Foundation Maths - Differentiation

8.5 Instruments of the Orchestra

8.30 Maths - Permutation Groups

8.55 Applicant Advisory Programme: 1

9.20 The Public Library

9.45 Tropical Forest

10.10 Curriculum Design and Development

10.35 Maths: Dual Spaces

11.0 Urban Education: Catch as Catch Can

11.25 The Conduct of War

11.50 Volcanoes

12.15 Nasser 1967

12.40 Data Transmission Networks

1.5 The Victorian Reading Public

1.30 Respiratory Mechanisms

: Closedown

: The Saturday Western: The Law and Jake Wade

Robert Taylor
Rithard Widmark Patricia Owens
Outlaw Clint Hollister is rescued from jail by his one-time partner Jake Wade. Having performed this service Jake is determined to go straight, but like so many before him, finds his outlaw past hard to shake off - particularly as there is some hidden loot, the whereabouts of which only he knows.
Director JOHN STURGES Films: Page 9


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Rithard Widmark
Unknown: Patricia Owens
Unknown: Clint Hollister
Unknown: Jake Wade.
Jake Wade: Robert Taylor
Clint Hollister: Richard Widmark
Peggy: Patricia Owens
Ortero: Robert Middleton
Rennie: Henry Silva
Wexler: de Forest Kelley
Lieutenant: Burt Douglas
Burke: Eddie Firestone

: Closedown

: Westminster

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


Presented By: Noel Lewis
Editor: John Danvers

: Open Door

The effects of divorce on families

: Rugby Special

Review of the International Season 1976
Wales proved to be worthy champions in 1976. Not only did they defeat every other country but, in so doing, scored a record 102 points and equalled England's seven Grand-Slam victories.
From the Trophy Room of one of the most famous clubs in the world, Cardiff, NIGEL STARMER -SMITH reflects on this achievement with members and friends of the victorious Welsh side.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Nigel Starmer
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News and Sport


: Late Call

The BBC2 Serial starring Dandy Nichols
Michael Bryant , Leslie Dwyer from the novel by ANGUS WILSON dramatised in four parts by DENNIS POTTER
Sylvia and Arthur Calvert face problems when circumstances force them to live with their son and his children in Carshall New Town. Part 1


Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Leslie Dwyer
Novel By: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Arthur Calvert
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Philip Dudley
Sylvia Calvert: Dandy Nichols
Young Sylvia: Danielle Carson
Myra Longmore: Sarah Sutton
Mr Martineau: John Dawson
Pat: Patricia Mort
Mrs Amherst: Anne Blake
Arthur Calvert: Leslie Dwyer
Judy Calvert: Rosalyn Elvin
Harold Calvert: Michael Bryant
Ray Calvert: Tim Morand
Mark Calvert: Nigel Crewe
Farmer: Edward Brooks
Farmer's boy: Peter Vaughan-Clarke
Mrs Longmore: Elizabeth Chambers
Sylvia's mother: Mary Chester

: Wings and Things

An extraordinary miscellany of identifiable flying objects.
A film produced and directed by ROBIN LEHMAN

: Zigger Zagger

A play by PETER TERSON , starring Martin Jarvis , Jane Freeman and Mark Dignam with Peter Turner
Harry's great love is football - it's the only real thing in a world that doesn't care about him.
Peter Terson 's classic play, originally written for the National Youth Theatre, is given a new setting.
The Supporters from Acland Burghley School, led by EMLYN JONES , ARCM
Music arranger JONATHAN COHEN Programme advisers STAN KELLY


Play By: Peter Terson
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Mark Dignam
Unknown: Peter Turner
Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Emlyn Jones
Dancers: Jonathan Taylor
Unknown: Stanley Fleet
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Stan Kelly
Unknown: Chris Lightbown
Producer: Ronald Smedley
Zigger Zagger: Michael Tarn
Harry: Peter Turner
Policeman: Tony Melody
Headmaster: Lennard Pearce
Teacher: Don McKillop
Mother: Jane Freeman
Uncle Albert: Johnny Wade
LeS: Martin Jarvis
Edna: Cheryl Murray
Careers officer: Frank Mills
Uncle Brian: Marc Doyle
Recruiting sergeant: David Lodge
Medical officer: Frank Moorey
Magistrate: Mark Dignam
Youth leader: John Warner
Sandra: Gillian Taylforth
Glenice: Kim Taylforth
Vincent: Stephen Wright
Vicar: Roger Hammond

: The Great Glass Hive

A documentary-cum-musical-fantasy celebrating the opening of the Crystal Palace 125 years ago today. Take a few stunning contemporary colour pictures of the Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition of 1851, add the elegant charm of Donald Swann 's music, the sharp wit of Maurice Browning 's lyrics and the astonishing tale of the building's construction; mix them together with a cast in the studio and, hey presto, for 50 minutes recapture some of the magic which the great glass extravaganza symbolises of the Victorian Era at its most prosperous, most robust, most distinguished moment in time. with Ann Beach as Queen Victoria David Kernan as Prince Albert and ANNA COOPER , JOSEPHINE GORDON OLWEN HUGHES , HEATHER KAY
DUDLEY STEVENS and NIGEL WAUGH as Victorian ladies and gentlemen, policemen, builders etc.
At two pianos: Donald Swann and William Blezard
Devised and produced by KENNETH CORDEN


Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Maurice Browning
Unknown: Queen Victoria David Kernan
Unknown: Anna Cooper
Unknown: Josephine Gordon
Unknown: Olwen Hughes
Unknown: Heather Kay
Unknown: Ann Salingar
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Richard Day-Lewis
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Dudley Stevens
Unknown: Nigel Waugh
Pianos: Donald Swann
Pianos: William Blezard
Produced By: Kenneth Corden

: Open Door: Speak with One Voice

People make Television
The Birmingham Clarion Singers, a socialist musical group, present a programme for May Day. Now to become a national holiday, 1 May has progressed from medieval fete to a symbol of Trade Union and Labour aspirations.
In this presentation Clarion will trace the story of May Day in contemporary music and song on this the 50th Anniversary of the General Strike.
Made by the Clarion Singers in cooperation with the BBC's Community Programme Unit.


Singers: The Birmingham Clarion Singers

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: River of No Return

Robert Mitchum , Marilyn Monroe with Rory Calhoun
Widower Matt Calder and his young son are hard at work developing a farm on the borders of the River of No Return when into their lives comes a young saloon singer and her gambler husband.
Director otto PREMINGER. Films: page 9


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: Widower Matt Calder
Matt Calder: Robert Mitchum
Harry Weston: Rory Calhoun
Kay Weston: Marilyn Monroe
Mark: Tommy Rettig

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