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: Open University

6.40 Educational Research Methods

7.5 The GC/MS Link-Up

7.30 Lens Design

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: International Golf

The Penfold PGA Championship from Royal St George's GC,
Sandwich HARRY CARPENTER reports direct from the course.


Unknown: Sandwich Harry Carpenter

: Open University

4.55 Cognitive Styles

5.20 Elementary Maths - Buckling

5.45 The Conduct of War

6.10 Language and Learning

6.35 Income

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes
10: Continued high blood pressure has indicated early ' pre-eclampsia' for GILLIAN BENNETT and doctors have decided to induce the birth of her baby. CLAIRE WOOLFORD finds out about induction and looks at a caesarian section performed under epidural analgesia - a method in which the mother remains conscious throughout, so she doesn't feel ' cheated' of the birth. CLAIRE RAYNER presents her ' problem page'.
Film editor PETER ORTON


Unknown: Gillian Bennett
Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Editor: Peter Orton
Producer: Dick Foster

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler including UK Report with David Sells Newsreader Richard Baker


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Ealing Cinema

The films made at Ealing during the war years were closely bound to the national war effort and marked a decisive change. Heroics were no longer the prerogative of gifted amateurs of the officer class, as the news of the time reminds us.

8.0 Gaumont British News: December 1943 - The Far East Front - James Stewart with US Air Force - Anti-Fascist meeting in Italy.

8.10 San Demetrio London
starring Walter Fitzgerald, Mervyn Johns, Ralph Michael, Robert Beatty
Ealing Studios' tribute to the Merchant Navy is based on the heroic recovery of MV San Demetrio by her crew in 1940. Nine hundred miles from Britain and carrying 12,000 tons of petrol, the ship was shelled by a German battleship and caught fire.
Films: page 13


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: San Demetrio London
Unknown: Walter Fitzgerald
Unknown: Mervyn Johns
Unknown: Ralph Michael
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Charles Frend
Charles Pollard: Walter Fitzgerald
John Boyle: Mervyn Johns
Hawkins: Ralph Michael
Yank Preston: Robert Beatty
Deckhand: Charles Victor
Bosun Fletcher: Frederick Piper
John Jamieson: Gordon Jackson
Capt George Waite: Arthur Young
John Jones: Barry Letts
Colum McNeil: James McKechnie
R J E Dodds: Nigel Clarke
Capt Fogarty Fegan: Lawrence O'Madden
Mr Justice Langton: David Horne

: Sing Country

The Ninth International Festival of Country Music recorded at the Wembley Pool Tonight's featured artists are Lorctta Lynn , Don Gibson
Jody Miller , Hank Thompson Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Show organiser MERVYN CONN Director RICK GARDNER


Unknown: Lorctta Lynn
Unknown: Don Gibson
Unknown: Jody Miller
Unknown: Hank Thompson
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conn
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Sea Tales

A series of seven filmed narrative dramas
3: Fair Do's written and narrated by TOM HADAWAY
Mary Haslem , cast out from her own community for marrying a fisherman from another village, soon has to display all the qualities and rare courage she possesses as they begin their new life. Despite their harsh way of life, she is determined to survive ...
Film cameraman BERNARD HEDGES Film editor liz THOYTS
Director ALASTAIR REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tom Hadaway
Unknown: Mary Haslem
Music: Dave Greenslade
Unknown: Bernard Hedges
Producer: Roger Jenkins
Director: Alastair Reid.
Mary Haslem: Betty Crosland
George Haslem: Tony Vogel
Merrow: Hugh Turner

: Late News on 2


: The York Collection

150 Years of Britain's Railways
In a programme made just before the National Railway Museum at York opened, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Britain's railways, the museum's Assistant Keeper, Peter Semmens , Education Officer David Jenkinson and writer
Anthony Burton tell the story of the principal exhibits.


Unknown: Peter Semmens
Unknown: David Jenkinson
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Martin L. Bell

: Closedown

Ears in the Turrets Hear by DYLAN THOMAS


Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

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