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: Open University

7.40 G. M. Trevelyan

8.5 Atoms, Elements and Isotopes (1)

8.30 Foundation Maths - Differences

8.55 Multiplexing

9.20 Movements of Substances in Plants

9.45 Earth Materials (3)

10.10 NeoPlatonism in Art

10.35 Concorde Case Study (3)

11.0 Medieval Mystery Plays

11.50 Educating the Workforce

12.15 Wealth in Britain

1.5 Pelican Crossings

1.30 Impact of the Telescope

: Closedown

: Rugby Special

The International
Championship 1977 Scotland v Wales
Ireland v France
The final Saturday of the 1977 Championship drew to a fitting climax yesterday with France looking for victory over Ireland for the Grand Slam and Wales travelling to Scotland with a 14th Triple Crown in view. Commentators BILL MCLAREN and NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
Director at Murrayfield BILL MALCOLM
TV presentation at Lansdowne Road by the IRISH TV SERVICE


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon
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 programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them.
8: Growing up poor in London
Louis Heren, Deputy Editor of The Times, looks back on his early life in the East End of London during the depression.
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAT


Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley du Boulat

: The World About Us

The Corncrake and the Croft
To the birdwatcher the Outer Hebrides are renowned as a place to see the rare corncrake or the black-throated diver ... to the more casual visitor they are a place of wild beauty and savage weather. But to the crofters they are a tough home from which to harvest a living through basic agriculture and fishing.
The irony of the place is that, although the crofters are almost unaware of their unusual bird neighbours, their small fields and ancient techniques preserve the habitat on which the birds depend. However, in 1966, the crofters and landowners agreed with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to set up the Balranald Reserve.
Commentary bynNLAYj. MACDONALD
Filmed and directed by ALAN MCGREGOR An RSPB FILM UNIT production
BBC Bristol (Preview: page 17)


Directed By: Alan McGregor
Unknown: Suzanne Gibbs
Editors: Michael Andrews

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Charles Rosen plays
Beethoven's 33 Variations on a theme of Diabelli
In the second of two programmes to mark the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death, the outstanding American pianist and writer CHARLES ROSEN introduces and plays the famous set of variations written by Beethoven on Anton Diabelli's little waltz theme. The last of his major works for piano, the 33 variations span every mood from ethereal beauty to coarse humour, and in many ways are a summary of Beethoven's art.
(Beethoven Plus One begins tomorrow on BBC2 at 10.45 pm)


Unknown: Charles Rosen
Introduces: Charles Rosen
Designer: Christine Ruscoe
Producer: Ron Isted

: People to People

From the BBC studios in Manchester, Brian Trueman takes an out-of-London look at topics and issues likely to affect our lives in 1977. Cartoonist Bill Tidy and reporter Felicity Goodey join him to explore a different subject each week in a variety of ways. And the people themselves, an invited audience, express their opinions and experiences in discussion.
Deputy editor RON NEIL Editor RAY COLLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Reporter: Felicity Goodey
Editor: Ron Neil
Editor: Ray Colley

: Sunday Cinema: Metropolis

Fritz Lang Season starring Alfred Abel, Gustav Frohlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Brigitte Helm

In Metropolis, city of the future, a life of unremitting labour has dehumanised the workers while the aristocracy lives in luxury. When unrest begins to show itself, Fredersen the Master of Metropolis and his henchman, the mad genius Rotwang, introduce an ingenious secret weapon.
Fritz Lang's Metropolis is a science-fiction movie classic. With a cast of 36,000 it features spectacular set designs and special photographic effects that remain unsurpassed. A specially prepared electronic music score accompanies tonight's presentation.
Georg (No 11811). ERWIN BISWANGER Grot, the f oreman.HEiNRicH GEORGE


Unknown: Alfred Abel
Unknown: Gustav Frohlich
Unknown: Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Erwin Biswanger
Unknown: Heinrich George
Director: Fritz Lang
John Fredersen: Alfred Abel
Freder: Gustav Frohlich
Rotwang: Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Maria/the robot: Brigitte Helm
Slim: Fritz Rasp
Joseph: Theodor Loos

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