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: Open University

6.40 Modulation and Noise

7.5 Urban Education: New Directions

7.30 Looking at Fluids in Motion

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story: Banger
Written by EVA figes
Illustrated by JOANNA STUBBS Presenters this week Chloe Ashcroft Lionel Morton
Book, More Stories from Play School, 35p, from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (no 232) fl.79, or cassette (no 045) £1.95 from record shops.


Written By: Eva Figes
Illustrated By: Joanna Stubbs
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: Comedy Duo

A special Bank Holiday presentation of two classic Hollywood comedies.
Road to Utopia starring
Bing Crosby , Bob Hope Dorothy Lamour
Utopia proves to be the frozen North as Bing and Bob head for Alaska in search of a goldmine - and there to raise their temperatures more than a few degrees is, of course, Dottie Lamour.
Director HAL WALKER tBlack and white) and at 3.10
Hellzapoppin starring Olsen and Johnson Martha Raye with Hugh Herbert , Mischa Auer Jane Frazee , Robert Paige
Voted among the top 20 ' funniest films ever made ', this crazy comedy features Olsen and Johnson as two well-meaning stage hands who try to help a young play-wright with his romance and only succeed in wrecking the production of his show.'
Director H. c. POTTER
. Films: page 10


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Dottie Lamour.
Director: Hal Walker
Director: Johnson Martha Raye
Unknown: Hugh Herbert
Unknown: Mischa Auer
Unknown: Jane Frazee
Unknown: Robert Paige
Duke Johnson: Bing Crosby
Chester Hootan: Bob Hope
Sal: Dorothy Lamour
Kate: Hillary Brooke
Ace Larson: Douglass Dumbrille
Le Bee JACK: La Rue
Sperry: Robert Barrat
McGurk: Nestor Paiva
Mr Latimer: Will Wright
Ringleader: Jimmy Dundee
Narrator: Robert Benchley
Ole: Ole Olsen
ChiC: Chic Johnson
Betty: Martha Raye
Quimby: Hugh Herbert
Kitty: Jane Frazee
Jeff: Robert Paige
Pepi: Mischa Aler
Director: Richard Lane
Woody: Woody Howard
Mr Rand: Clarence Kolb
Mrs Rand: Nella Walker

: Cricket

England v The West Indies from Edgbaston for The Prudential Trophy
The closing stages of the decisive match in this season's series of one-day international matches.

: News on 2


: John Denver

In Person: from the Talk of the Town in London
A second chance to see the internationally popular singer/song-writer in this programme recorded during his recent highly-successful visit to Britain. Personal musicians
Musical director LEE HOLDRIDGE


Unknown: Hal Blaine.
Unknown: Dick Kniss
Unknown: John Sommers
Unknown: Steve Weisberg
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: The Pallisers

based on the novels of ANTHONY TROLLOPE
The BBC2 Serial: written for television in 22 parts by SIMON RAVEN starring
Susan Hampshire , Philip Latham The responsibility for Lopez's suicide has been laid at the coalition Government's door. A small house-party at Matching is to include Frank Tregear and Silverbridge's childhood friend, Lady Mabel Grex. Part 20


Unknown: Simon Raven
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Philip Latham
Unknown: Frank Tregear
Unknown: Mabel Grex.
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Ronald Wilson
Glencora: Susan Hampshire
Plantagenet: Philip Latham
Barrington Erle: Moray Watson
Dolly Longstaffe: Donald Pickering
Silverbridge: Anthony Andrews
Major Tifto: John Ringham
Duke of St Bungay: Roger Livesey
Phineas Finn: Donal McCann
Marie Finn: Barbara Murray
Frank Tregear: Jeremy Irons
Lady Mabel Grex: Anna Carteret
Gerald: Michael Cochrane
Lady Mary: Kate Nicholls
Collingwood: Maurice Quick
Miss Cassewary: Josie Kidd
Isabel Boneassen: Lynne Frederick
Mr Boncassen: Jerry Stovin
Mrs Boncassen: Eileen Erskine

: Montreux 76

A Scandinavian double-bill from this year's Light Entertainment Festival at Montreux. From Norway
The Nor-Way to Broadcasting
Starring and written by Trond Kirkvaag, Jon Skolmen
Outright winner of all the major prizes - the Golden Rose, the Press Prize and the Comedy Award.
and at 9.40 the highly acclaimed Swedish entry
Made in Sweden for Export
Starring Abba with Merit Hemmingson, Lill Lindfors Bjorn Skife, Sylvia Vrethammar
The Nor-Way to Broadcasting is a comedy documentary chronicling the history of broadcasting in the snowy wastes of Norway from its origins as 'silent radio' up to its present day sophistication. Its companion piece, Made in Sweden for Export, is a lighthearted survey of the Swedish way of life as presented by its most popular singers and musicians.


Written By: Trond Kirkvaag
Written By: Jon Skolmen
Director: Heald Oyen
Unknown: Lill Lindfors
Unknown: Bjorn Skife
Unknown: Sylvia Vrethammar
Producer: Leonard Eek

: Inside Medicine

Presented by Barbara Myers
Do you tell an active teenager he has cancer? If his mother forbids his doctor to reveal the truth should the doctor comply? As medicine becomes increasingly complex doctors are constantly facing ethical questions like this and often have difficulty in answering them. Some hospitals suggest bringing together social workers, psychiatrists and even lawyers and philosophers to help the doctor.
Tonight's Inside Medicine reveals a discussion that resulted over the boy with cancer.
Executive producer KARL SABBAGB Producer JOHN MANSFIELD


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Director: Hilary Henson
Producer: Karl Sabbagb
Producer: John Mansfield

: The Gun

8:Almost Beyond Price
Introduced by Christopher Roads A series of ten programmes
' A best English gun ' is much more than a mere description of a type of gun. It is a highly prized achievement of modern craftsmen who still work in the traditions established over centuries. Months and sometimes years of patient application to the working of wood and metal elevates such a gun from the realms of ordinary arms manufacture to the true art of the gunmaker-which is the rare ability to combine mechanical perfection with high artistic embellishment.
Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: Cricket

England v The West Indies from Edgbaston for The Prudential Trophy
PETER WEST introduces highlights of the last of this season's one-day internationals.


Producer: David Kenning

: Newsnight

Presented by Angela Rippon Weather


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

Richard Pasco reads from Beside the Seaside by JOHN BETJEMAN


Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: John Betjeman

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