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: Open University

7.40 What is Design?

8.5 Where is Wales?

8.30 The Nucleus

8.55 The Jet Engine

9.20 Computing - Multiprogramming

9.45 Solids, Liquids and Gases

10.10 Unions and Management

10.35 Educational Decision-making

11.0 Alternative Technology

11.25 History of Electric Power

11.50 The Handicapped -The Swedish Fokus

12.15 The Changeling

12.40 Mental Health - Whittingham Hospital

1.5 The Office of Prime Minister

1.30 The Role of Government

: Closedown

(3.15-4.40 Northern Ireland only:
Gaelic Football: All-Ireland Final)

: Rugby Special

South Africa v New Zealand
The Final Test at Johannesburg
South Africa, by winning the third test, have kept their unbeaten record in South Africa against the All Blacks.
Commentator NIGEL STARMER-SMITH A Scottish XV v Japan
Japan's match at Murrayfield is the major fixture on their tour. Although not an official full international it is against a very strong Scotland team.
Commentator BILL MCLAREN
S African rugby TV presentation by SADC Director BILL MALCOLM
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren
Director: Bill Malcolm
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Kenneth Kendall


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The Light of Experience

Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation.
In these seven programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. 1: Knowing how it feels
ERIN pizzey describes how the damage she suffered as a child has given her the will and understanding to provide shelter for battered women and their children.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAT


Producer: Malcolm Stewart
Producer: Shirley du Boulat

: The World About Us

The Hang-glider Man
For centuries men dreamed of flying like birds - now they can; and do: and sometimes kill themselves in the process. Hang-gliding is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and one which feeds on some of man's oldest dreams. Mike Harker is one of the professionals for whom hang-gliding has become a way of life. In this very personal film he speaks of its excitements, its dangers and his passion for it. We see him making breath-taking descents from Mount Fuji in Japan, from mountains in Italy and from cliff-tops in Hawaii.


Unknown: Mike Harker
Presented By: Simon Normanton
Editors: Michael Andrews

: News on 2


: Dorita and Pépé

From a continent immensely rich in folk music, this recital by DORITA and PÉPÉ contains some of the most attractive songs of Latin America; from the world of the Gauchos to the snow-capped mountains of the Andes.


Producer: Herbert Chappell

: The Lively Arts

Rod the Mod has Come of Age - A profile of Rod Stewart
What happens to a local boy when he makes it so good that he has to go into tax exile and live cocooned in a world of publicity men and managers? Ever since the gigantic success of ' Maggie May ' in 1971, ROD STEWART 'S stature as a songwriter and performer has been steadily growing. His records have made him rich, but many of his fans feel left behind, unable to identify with his new image.
This profile of Rod Stewart was filmed during a recent visit to Europe with his girlfriend BRITT EKLAND, and rehearsing his new band in Los Angeles.
A 2nd House production
Assistant editor TONY CASH Editor BILL MORTON


Unknown: Rod Stewart
Unknown: Rod Stewart
Editor: Charles Chabot
Producer: Mark Kidel
Editor: Tony Cash
Editor: Bill Morton

: Play from' A '

Six new plays from Scotland. 2: Wally Dugs go in Pairs by STEWART CONN with I No-one ever tell you, we're living in a Police State? They've even got vans to tap your telly. In case you're against the Queen and that....! =
Director TOM COTTER. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Wally Dugs
Unknown: Stewart Conn
Designer: Campbell Gordon
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Director: Tom Cotter.
Lala: Eileen McCallum
Donnie: Phil McCall
Bulldozer driver: Tony Roper
Man: John Mulvaney
Woman: Dorothy Paul
Clerk: Gordon Reid
Beryl: Betty Gillin
Magee: James Kennedy
Gordon: Bill Paterson

: Screen Goddesses: Greta Garbo in Marie Walewska

with Charles Boyer
For Countess Marie Walewska , like many patriotic Poles, Napoleon Bonaparte was the knight in shining armour who would save them from the Cossacks. But the Emperor, when he visits Poland, is disinclined to chase Cossacks and much more interested in pursuing the Countess. The Polish nobles urge her to make ' the supreme sacrifice ' to save her country, thus beginning one of history's great love stories.
Director CLARENCE BROWN Films: page 17


Unknown: Charles Boyer
Unknown: Countess Marie Walewska
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Director: Clarence Brown
Marie Walewska: Greta Garbo
Napoleon: Charles Boyer
Talleyrand: Reginald Owen
Captain D'Ornano: Alan Marshal
Count Walewski: Henry Stephenson
Paul Lachinski: Leif Erickson
Laetitia Bonaparte: Dame May Whitty
Prince Poniatowski: C. Henry Gordon
Countess Pelagia: Maria Ouspenskaya

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