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: Open University

6.40 Organisation Development (2)

7.5 Organosilicon Compounds

7.30 Viewing the Invisible

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: International Tennis

The John Player Tournament
Further play from the Centre Court of The Park at Nottingham

: Open University

4.55 Schools Council Curriculum Project

5.20 Elementary Maths - Integration

5.45 Organisations of Peace

6.10 Language and Learning

6.35 Brickworker

: 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 looking at the emotional and physical experience of pregnancy and the first weeks of life.
12: With the birth of Edmund Comer , all four of our babies have arrived safely. How have the couples reacted to parenthood and was it as they expected? CLAIRE WOOLFORD sees how the reality compares with their original expectations and finds out what happens when a mother visits the hospital for her postnatal checkup. With our ' problem page ' presented by CLAIRE RAYNER.
Film editor PETER ORTON Producer DICK FOSTER
Claire Rayner Answers Your 100 Questions on Pregnancy, 95p, from bookshops


Unknown: Edmund Comer
Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Claire Rayner.
Editor: Peter Orton
Producer: Dick Foster
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler , including UK Report with David Sells Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: 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
April 1942: Tanker survives sea attack - Tobruk enjoying a quiet spell - The King inspects paratroops.
The Foreman Went to France starring Tommy Trinder Clifford Evans
Constance Cummings
1940: Fred Carrick , foreman in an aircraft factory, is worried. Some of his firm's special purpose machinery is in France, in the path of the Nazi advance. In spite of his firm's unconcern, Fred is determined to retrieve the machinery, taking on Fifth Columnists, dive-bombers, refugees, lack of food and petrol, fires and death in the process.
. Films: page 16


Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Clifford Evans
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Fred Carrick
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Charles Frend
Tommy: Tommy Trinder
Fred Carrick: Clifford Evans
American girl: Constance Cummings
Jock: Gordon Jackson
French Mayor: Robert Morley
Prefect: Paul Bonifas
Stationmaster: Ernest Milton
Skipper: Francisl Sullivan
' English ' captain: John Williams
Sir Charles Fawcett: Ronald Adam
Spotters: Charles Victor
Spotters: Bill Blewitt
Official, passport office: Mervyn Johns
Official, Ministry of Home Security: John Boxer
Barmaids ANITA PALACINE: Thora Hird

: The World About Us: A Special Report

by Julian Mounter The Elephant Run
The African Elephant has survived for more than 40 million years, but many conservationists believe that his days are now numbered. Whole herds have been wiped out by ivory poachers and others have been killed simply to make room for the rapidly growing human population. In one park in Uganda, which four years ago had 16,000 elephants, there are now fewer than 3,000; and Kenya's elephant population is being reduced by an estimated 10 per cent per year. The poaching is done by poor African villagers, but the people behind the trade are often fabulously wealthy.
This film looks at the decline of the elephant populations, asks whether it is inevitable as man eats up rangeland for his farms and cities, and investigates who is behind the poaching racket.
Film editor RON MARTIN
Narrated and produced by JULIAN MOUNTER Series editors


Unknown: Julian Mounter
Editor: Ron Martin
Produced By: Julian Mounter
Unknown: Michael Andrews

: Sea Tales

A series of seven filmed narrative dramas
5: The Fire by FRANK BAKER
Up-country Eleanor Barron cannot hear the sea, so she returns to the Cornish coast to try and remake a life disrupted by tragedy. Most days Carnell, the old coast-guard, sees her wandering the beaches, picking up pieces of driftwood. You'd think she had the wrecking rights of the whole area.
Film cameraman JIM SAUNDERS Film editor jim CRYAN
Producer ROGER JENKINS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Frank Baker
Unknown: Eleanor Barron
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Editor: Jim Cryan
Producer: Roger Jenkins
Eleanor Barron: Claire Nielson
Mr Carnell: Jack Watson

: Late News on 2


: International Tennis

The John Player Tournament
Highlights of the matches played today in this f55,000 Grand Prix championship at The Park, Nottingham, where the players have a chance to re-adjust their game to grass in preparation for Wimbledon, now just ten days away.
Introduced by DAVID VINE
Commentators DAN MASKELL


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentators: Dan Maskell
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: John Barrett
Producers: Fred Viner
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Music at Night

JOHN WILLIAMS (guitar) plays Cavatina by STANLEY MYERS


Guitar: John Williams
Unknown: Stanley Myers

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