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: Open University

7.40 The Language of Poetry

8.5 Atoms, Elements and Isotopes (2)

8.30 Foundation Maths - Inequalities

8.55 The Electron Microscope

9.20 Brain Structure and Behaviour

9.45 Computers - Underlying Ideas

10.10 Mechanisation of the Cotton Industry

10.35 Is it Significant?

11.0 Television and Politics (2)

11.25 Learned Income

11.50 North Sea Oil

12.15 Impacts of Mining

12.40 Curriculum Design and Development

1.5 Psychology

1.30 History of Mathematics

: The World Table Tennis Championships

from Birmingham
England faces a formidable task against the World Champions, China, on the second day of the World Team Championships. Commentators TONY GUBBA


Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome

: Rugby Special

England Colts v Wales Youth
A chance to see the stars of the future playing under the pressures of international rugby with the England side determined to avenge the one-point defeat of last year.
Commentator at West Hartlepool
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

10: The Wolf on the Fold
Book (same title), £6.50, from bookshops

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
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. 9: A Second Chance
Loftus Burton was in search of stardom, fame and fortune when he was nearly killed in a car crash.
'As I sat there waiting for death I realised that I hadn't done much to help other people.'
Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Unknown: Loftus Burton
Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The World About Us

The Petersfinger Cuckoos Narrated by JOHN GOODERS
Among the first of the spring migrants to arrive from Africa will be the cuckoos that lay their eggs in the nests of other birds.
This is the story of the cuckoos at Petersfinger Lakes near Salisbury. In over 1,000 hours of patient observation, Ted and Terence Channell have not only filmed the secrets of the cuckoos' lives - and their unwitting reed warbler fosterparents - but also a great variety of other wildlife which spends the summer there.
All the events in the film are typical of those that will take place from now on in countless places.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Gooders
Unknown: Terence Channell

: The Lively Arts

Walton at 75
Sir William Walton , elder statesman of British music, is 75 next Tuesday. This programme celebrates his birthday with a performance by Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra leader JOHN GEORGIADIS of what many regard as his masterpiece
Symphony No 1 /
The programme also includes archive film of SIR WILLIAM and extracts from some of his other much-loved works, among them Facade, the Viola Concerto and Belshazzar's Feast.
Executive producer JOHN DRUMMOND Producer RODNEY GREENBERG
(Walton's birthday concerts on R3 Tuesday, 7.30 pm and Wednesday 8.0 pm)


Unknown: Sir William Walton
Unknown: Andre Previn
Leader: John Georgiadis
Unknown: Gerry Millerson
Designer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: John Drummond
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: People to People

Brian Trueman takes an out-of-London look at topics and issues likely to affect our lives in 1977. Bill Tidy and Felicity Goodey join him with an invited audience who express their opinions and experiences in discussion.
Deputy editor RON NEIL
Editor RAY COLLEY. BBC Manchester


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

: The World Table Tennis Championships

From the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Highlights of the second day of the World Table
Tennis Championships. A day on which China faces a double European challenge from England and France.
Introduced by TONY GUBBA Commentators
Television presentation by BOB DUNCAN and JOHN SHREWSBURY Editor PAUL LANG


Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Unknown: Alan Ransome
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Presentation By: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Paul Lang

: News on 2


: Sunday Cinema: Fritz Lang Season: You Only Live Once

Starring Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda
with Barton Maclane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan

Released from prison, Eddie Taylor has a job, and a girl awaiting him, and wants to go straight. But the fates have decreed that Eddie is to be one of life's losers...
Fritz Lang's second Hollywood film after leaving Germany shows how rapidly and forcefully he adapted to the American scene.
Films: page 11


Director: Fritz Lang
Joan Graham: Sylvia Sidney
Eddie Taylor: Henry Fonda
Stephen Whitney: Barton MacLane
Bonnie Graham: Jean Dixon
Father Dolan: William Gargan
Muggsy: Warren Hymer
Ethan: Charles 'Chic' Sale
Hester: Margaret Hamilton
Rogers: Guinn Williams
Dr Hill: Jerome Cowan
Warden: John Wray
District Attorney: Jonathan Hale
Guard: Ward Bond

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