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: Open University

7.40 Maths: Complex Integration

8.5 Evaluating Arguments

8.30 Motorway Noise

8.55 A Matter of Opinion

9.20 Pure Maths - Topology (5)

9.45 Engineering Mechanics

10.10 Technology: Goals and Conflicts

10.35 Giant Molecules

11.0 The GC/MS Link-Up

11.25 Lens Design

11.50 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

12.15 Handicapped in the Community

12.40 Housing 1840-1895

1.5 Maths - Dual Cones

1.30 Israel and the Occupied Lands

1.55 A Local Government System

2.20 A Symphony is Recorded

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Seven Little Foys

starring Bob Hope , Milly Vitale with James Cagney
The story of Eddie Foy and his seven children provides Bob Hope with the first biographic role of his career, and a performance that combines the ingredients of comedy and drama in the life of one of America's great vaudeville comics.
Director MELVILLE SHAVELSON Films: page 9


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Milly Vitale
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Eddie Foy
Unknown: Bob Hope
Eddie Foy: Bob Hope
Madeleine Morando: Milly Vitale
Clara Morando: Angela Clarke
Barney Green: George Tobias
Bryan Foy: Billy Gray
Charley Foy: Lee Erickson
Richard Foy: Paul de Rolf
Mary Foy: Lydia Reed
Madeleine Foy: Linda Bennett
Eddie Foy Jr: Jimmy Baird
Irving Foy: Tommy Duran
George M Cohan: James Cagney

: Closedown

: Open Door: To Be Seventeen in Belfast

The programme in which the BBC hands over air-time to the public. The second of three programmes from Northern Ireland. Stephen, Sam, Raymie and Billy present To be Seventeen in Belfast

: News and Sport


: Network

Tonight from BBC North
The Day the Gala Came to Town
Once a year Yorkshire miners and their families gather to enjoy themselves at the NUM demonstration and gala. Last summer, in their thousands, they converged on Wakefield where 20 brass bands led the parade to Thornes Park for a day of relaxation and fun. Even Arthur Scargill was heard telling jokes against himself!
Series co-ordinator FRANK GiLLARD


Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Director: Nick Barratt
Producer: Allan Kassell
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: In Deepest Britain

First of six journeys into the spring countryside in search of wildlife and the natural world around us.
Beyond Land's End with Peter Fowler , archaeologist
David Nichols , marine biologist Maurice Tibbies wildlife cameraman
Spring comes early to the Isles of Scilly. Many of the islands are uninhabited, havens for sea birds, rich in marine life, and ideal for exploring the remains of earlier civilisations that once flourished on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean
-the legendary 'lost world.
Lyonesse \
Film cameraman JIM SAUNDERS
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Fowler
Unknown: David Nichols
Unknown: Maurice Tibbies
Unknown: Jim Saunders

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Robin Ray introduces the Te Deum by BERLIOZ
When it was first shown last year in a live relay from the Whitworth Hall of Manchester University, this production of Berlioz's resounding Te Deum was hailed as ' a spectacular success ... a visual as well as aural triumph.'
Written, as so often with Berlioz, for huge forces - tenor soloist, three choirs, organ and orchestra - the Te Deum is being repeated as part of the Jubilee celebrations, to mark the outstanding contribution of the choral tradition to British music-making. John Elwes (tenor)
Keith Rhodes (organ)
Huddersfield Choral Society
Chetham's Hospital School of Music Choir
Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, Yorkshire
BBC Northern Symphony
Orchestra, leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conductor Raymond Leppard


Introduces: Robin Ray
Unknown: Whitworth Hall
Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Te Deum
Tenor: John Elwes
Organist: Keith Rhodes
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: John Crowther
Producer: Rodney Greenberg

: International Golf

The Penfold PGA Championship from Royal St George's GC,
Sandwich HARRY CARPENTER introduces the highlights of the closing stages of this prestigious event.


Unknown: Sandwich Harry Carpenter

: An Englishman's Journey

with J. B. Priestley
In the second of three programmes j. B. PRIESTLEY , sometimes accompanied by his wife Jacquetta Hawkes , revisits some of his 1933 locations.
He goes again to Shotton Colliery in County Durham, and looks at Peterlee new town, before travelling up the Yorkshire Dales to revisit ' a pub, a bridge and a church' in Wharfedale.
He ends this trip in his home town, Bradford, where he reflects, amongst other things, on the folly of the Great War and meets an old soldier.
Executive producer PETER NEWiNGTOH BBC Manchester


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Jacquetta Hawkes

: Wodehouse Playhouse

starring John Alderton and Pauline Collins
Adapted by DAVID CLIMIE from the short stories by p. G. WODEHOUSE Romance at Droitgate Spa
Magic effects by ROBERT HARBIN
Signature tune composed and conducted by RAYMOND JONES


Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Adapted By: David Climie
Unknown: G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Robert Harbin
Conducted By: Raymond Jones
Designer: Daphne Shortman
Producer: David Askey
Freddie Fitch-Fitch: Julian Holloway
Mortimer Rackstraw: John Alderton
Annabel Purvis: Pauline Collins
Sir Aylmer Bastable: Raymond Huntley
Lord Rumbelow: Mark Dignam
Parkin: Graham Armitage
Joe Boffin: Leslle Dwyer

: News on 2


: A Priest of Riot Alley

An inside view of Black Washington
Ieuan Davies arrived in Washington DC in the middle of the riots which followed the assassination of Martin Luther King. For ten years he's lived with the black community there and seen it take over the government of the capital of the US. Today the Welsh priest is, officially, a Commissioner for Civil Rights and adviser on drug abuse to the Mayor of Washington but, among his black neighbours, he remains a misfit as well as a missionary, a foreigner as well as a friend.


Unknown: Ieuan Davies
Unknown: Martin Luther King.
Director: William Aaron
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: Midnight Movie: Ballad in Blue

starring Ray Charles , Tom Bell Mary Peach , Dawn Addams and The Raelets
Jazz pianist Ray Charles provides the music and appears as himself in this story of a young blind boy he befriends while in London. \
. Films; page 9
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Tom Bell
Unknown: Mary Peach
Pianist: Ray Charles
Director: Paul Henreid
Ray Charles: Ray Charles
Steve Collins: Tom Bell
Peggy Harrison: Mary Peach
Gina Graham: Dawn Addams
David: Piers Bishop
Mrs Babbidge: Betty McDowall

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