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: Open University

7.40 Music - Sound and Notation

8.5 Time

8.30 Foundation Maths - Review

8.55 Transistor Operation

9.20 The Sense Organs

10.10 Jefferson the Architect

10.35 Infant Cognition

11.0 Television and Politics - America: 4

11.25 Doctors - Too Few or Too Many?

11.50 National Students' Conference

12.15 Complex Human Ecosystems

12.40 Stantonbury: A Curriculum Blueprint

1.5 Urban Education: Amsterdam and Haarlem

1.30 Sulphuric Acid

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring
Warwickshire v Kent
On the last Sunday of the 1976 John Player League five teams were possible winners and both
Warwickshire and Kent were involved in the climax.
The Championship was decided on the last ball of the last over when Somerset lost to Glamorgan, and Kent became champions on run-rate via the computer. With the title each year in the balance to the end, whoever wins this game is off to a flying start.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures:
Derbyshire v Glamorgan
Lancashire v Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire v Middlesex Somerset v Leicestershire Surrey v Essex
Worcestershire v Sussex
Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Commentators at Edgbaston JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation


Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Richard Tilling

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

The Road to Kathmandu
In the small ads at the back of newspapers all over the world there are offers of places on expeditions to travel uncomfortably to the exotic places of the world. These are package tours with a difference; not offering luxury hotels and drinks by the pool, but long hard journeys in buses or trucks across the trade routes of the world, once only accessible to the hardened explorer.
One expedition leader, Mike Deman , has been driving the road from London to Nepal for three years. In this programme he takes 25 passengers across Europe to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, over the Khyber Pass to Pakistan and India and after 11 weeks travelling -to Kathmandu.
Filmed and directed by DAVID and ANNIE SOUTH


Leader: Mike Deman
Leader: Annie South
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: Esther Waters

Dramatised in four parts by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE. Part 4
When William re-enters her life the wheel has turned full circle for Esther, and she is happy at last. But happiness demands a price.
Original music composed by DUDLEY SIMPSON
Film cameraman ELMER Cossbi Film sound BILL MEEKUMS Designer SALLY HULKE


Unknown: George Moore
Unknown: Douglas Livingstone.
Composed By: Dudley Simpson
Unknown: Elmer Cossbi
Designer: Sally Hulke
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Jane Howell
William: James Laurenson
Mr Randal: Ellis Dale
Esther: Gabrielle Lloyd
Ketley: Anthony Collin
Journeyman: Stanley Lebor
Stack: George Malpas
Charles: Richard Dennis
Bill Evans: Michael McStay
Sarah: Alison Steadman
Fred Parsons: David Burke
Pub customer: John Scott Martin
Magistrate: Michael MacOwan
Jackie: David Learner
Newsboy: Mark Burdis
Patient: Peter Benson
Doctor: William Hoyland
Porter: Paul Jesson
Mrs Barfield: Jill Balcon

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Vienna - The Mask of Gold
A personal documentary written and presented by Michael Frayn
At the turn of the century, Vienna was still one of the world's great Imperial capitals. In the decade before the Great War, ideas were born in the city that have stamped themselves upon the whole 20th century.
In a sequel to his highly praised film about Imperial Berlin, playwright, novelist and journalist MICHAEL FRAYN explores the cultural legacy of those years. Behind the uniforms and rigid moral codes of court life, he examines the new world that was being born - the erotic world of the painters Klimt and Schiele, the world of the unconscious mapped by Freud and the playwright Schnitzler, the new musical worlds of Mahler and Schoenberg. But the golden mask of Viennese culture in the 1900s concealed a sure and growing knowledge that the world was about to disintegrate, leaving nothing of the Empire that stretched from Poland to the Adriatic but heavy architecture, tourist attractions and a nostalgia for past greatness.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Film editor JOHN NEEDHAM Executive producer BILL MORTON
Producer DENNIS marks


Presented By: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Peter Bartlett

: Screen 2: Such Good Friends

Dyan Cannon , James Coco
Otto Preminger 's witty and compulsive film combines black comedy with a medical expose of some of the more gruesome aspects of American hospitals.
On the advice of his family doctor, art director Richard Messenger goes to hospital for the removal of a mole on his neck. The apparently trivial operation develops complications and causes Richard's wife, Julie, to re-examine their relationship.
Director OTTO PREMINGER. Films: page IT (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Dyan Cannon
Unknown: James Coco
Unknown: Otto Preminger
Director: Richard Messenger
Director: Otto Preminger.
Julie Messenger: Dyan Cannon
Dr Timmy Specter: James Coco
Miranda Graham: Jennifer O'Neill
Cal Whiting: Ken Howard
Mrs Wallman: Nina Foch
Richard: Laurence Luckinbill
Marcy Berns: Louise Lasser
Bernard Kalman: Burgess Meredith
Dr Mahler: James Beard
Doria Perkins: Rita Gam
Molly Hastings: Nancy Guild
Marion Spector: Elaine Joyce
Aunt Harriet: Nancy R Pollock
Mrs Gold: Doris Roberts
Dr Bleiweiss: Lee Sabinson
Mrs McKay: Clarice Taylor
Emily Lapham: Virginia Vestoff

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