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: Open University

7.5 Maths - Differential Equations

7:30 Human Behaviour

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Patrick written and illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE Presenters JULIE STEVENS and DAVID HARGREAVES


Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Presenters: Julie Stevens
Presenters: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Computing - Examination Tutorial

5.25 Rail or Road

5.50 The Reasonable Militant

6.15 Public Administration

6.40 Open Forum on Exams

: Your Move

Brush up your reading and writing with BRIAN REDHEAD and SHEILA HANCOCK
Adviser CATHERINE moorbousi Director BARBARA DERKOW
Producer DAVID hargreaves


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Script: Barry Took
Unknown: Catherine Moorbousi
Director: Barbara Derkow
Producer: David Hargreaves

: Weather

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion on events and issues of the day, including tonight and every Thursday, UK Report from BBC news correspondents in Britain Newsreader Richard Baker


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: John Tisdall

: Diary of a Village

One year in Heddington, Wiltshire. A documentary serial in eight parts. 4: Of Buses and Bacon, Cottages and Cows
Pigs are very important to Heddington. There are jobs on local pig farms, and at the pork pie and bacon factory in Calne four miles away.
Further afield, in Chippenham, the Wiltshire Planning Committee are debating an issue that could change the character and appearance of the village. A builder wants to build 19 executive dwellings on the Old Rectory site.
Meanwhile there is bad - potentially catastrophic - news for Harry and Duffy Brown. The Ministry vet has tested their herd for TB, and some of the cows have failed the test. It means the slaughterhouse for them, and if the disease spreads, ruin for the Browns. Narrator DAVID PRITCHARD
Film editor JOHN BARNES
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MARK ANDERSON


Unknown: Duffy Brown.
Editor: John Barnes
Producer: Mark Anderson

: The Book Programme

Robert Robinson introduces the weekly programme about books.
Who claimed carnal knowledge of Verlaine, Lord Rosebery and the Empress Dowager of China? Did the same man bring off an arms deal with the Chinese worth f21-million? Why are his memoirs sealed up in the Bodleian Library? Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper reveals the truth about the amazing SIR EDMUND BACKHOUSE.
Also, the early morning life of John Timpson.
Studio director MARTIN L. BELL Producer PHILIP speight
Executive producer WILL WYATT


Introduces: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper
Unknown: Sir Edmund Backhouse.
Unknown: John Timpson.
Director: Martin L. Bell
Producer: Philip Speight
Producer: Will Wyatt

: The Hollywood Musical: Sweet Charity

Starring Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, and Sammy Davis Jr, with Chita Rivera , Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye and Barbara Bouchet.

Charity Hope Valentine, a taxi-dancer at the seedy Fandango Ballroom, dreams of love, marriage and a respectable future. But the whole world seems to take advantage of the warm-hearted Charity. Then one day, trapped in a lift, she meets a shy insurance agent, Oscar.


Director: Bob Fosse
Music: Cy Coleman
Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Choreography: Bob Fosse
Charity Hope Valentine: Shirley MacLaine
Big Daddy: Sammy Davis Jr
Vittorio Vitale: Ricardo Montalban
Oscar: John McMartin
Nickie: Chita Rivera
Helene: Paula Kelly
Herman: Stubby Kaye
Ursula: Barbara Bouchet

: Late News on 2


: Music at Night

Impromptu No 2, in A flat major (D 935)


Piano: Anthony Goldstone

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