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: Open University

7.40 Donatello and Vasari

8.5 Species and Populations

8.30 Foundation Maths - Statistics (2)

8.55 Telephone Systems

9.20 Hormones and Homeostasis

9.45 Geology

10.10 Telecommunications

10.35 Miners - a Special Case?

11.0 The Three Sisters

11.50 How Open is the OU?

12.15 A Matter of Fact

12.40 Inequalities in Medicine

1.5 Urban Education: the Community Spirit

1.30 The State of Water

: Cricket

The John Player League Yorkshire v Lancashire
Yorkshiremen are not renowned for their ability to accept defeat gracefully and when it comes to cricket they don't like it at all. The Lancastrians, on the other hand, cannot imagine ever entering into a match and being beaten by Yorkshire. Today it's the Roses Match and as usual there's more than just cricket involved.
Introduced by PETER WALKER with news of today's other fixtures. Commentators at Headingley JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER


Introduced By: Peter Walker
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Sahara - The Edge of Existence

'In this lovely land of Mareotis, full of villages and splendid churches, so abundant is the soil that wine is produced and is of such quality that it is racked and kept that it may grow old.' That was how, 2,000 years ago, the Roman geographer Strabo described the now desert land to the west of Alexandria.
Today land degradation is on a global scale. In the Sahara, for instance, since the beginning of this century an area the size of Britain, France and Germany has been lost to agriculture. Not because of any long-term change in climate but because of the impact of man. Local people say that Musa Jumbra is 100 years old. He lives in a village called Al Gitarat and it is dying. His family have moved to more fertile land long ago - or to the cities. Although he is not likely to hear about it, next month the United Nations holds a conference to try and tackle the problems of desert encroachment. What options do they have? For their decisions will affect us all - one person in seven lives in the semi-desert land and they manage a third of the world's livestock.


Interviewee: Musa Jumbra
Film Cameraman: Mike Spooner
Film Editor: Simon Hammond
Producer: Richard Taylor
Series Editor: Michael Andrews
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Pinchas Zukerman
Here To Make Music
Though still under 30, PINCHAS ZUKERMAN is one of the world's greatest violinists. This highly-praised film, previously shown in Omnibus, traces his development from his birth in Israel in 1948 to the present day. Filmed in Europe and America, it includes tape recordings from the age of nine and filmed performances from the age of 19, as well as his official New York debut. Zukerman plays music by ten different composers -among them Bach, Beethoven and Schubert.
Written and directed by CHRISTOPHER NUPEN (First showii on BBC1)


Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Directed By: Christopher Nupen

: Madame Bovary: Part 3: Lost Love

by Gustave Flaubert
The BBC2 Serial
Dramatised in four parts by Giles Cooper
Starring Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary

Failed by her husband... deserted by lovers... Emma Bovary hides reality in the desperate, dangerous spending of money... until a chance reunion brings romance surging back into her life once more.


Author: Gustave Flaubert
Adapted by: Giles Cooper
Original music composed by: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Richard Beynon
Director: Rodney Bennett
Emma Bovary: Francesca Annis
Charles: Tom Conti
Rodolphe: Denis Lill
Hippolyte: John Tordoff
Homais: Ray Smith
Felicite: Gabrielle Lloyd
Dr Canivet: Michael Poole
L'heureux: John Cater
Girard: Bernard Taylor
Father Bournisien: David Waller
Leon: Brian Stirner
Beadle: James Bree

: The Roman Way

The World of Marcus Helvius Geminus, a Roman who lived between AD 30 and 65. With Robert Erskine 2: The Toga'd Race
Our young Marcus receives his education, comes of age at 14, and puts on his white toga, tried on by Robert Erskine. Now Marcus can take up the responsibilities of being a fully-fledged Roman.


Unknown: Marcus Helvius
Unknown: Robert Erskine
Unknown: Robert Erskine.
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Betty White

: Screen 2: The Ballad of Joe Hill

Starring Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt

Thirty thousand people attended the funeral of Joe Hill , an early campaigner for social justice in America, who was executed for a murder he almost certainly did not commit. This humorous, charming and beautiful film, made in English, traces his life from the moment he arrives in New York on an immigrant ship from Sweden, to its end in carefully-ground ashes strewn across the country.
Films: page 11


Director: Bo Widerberg
Joe Hill: Thommy Berggren
Lucia: Anja Schmidt
Kelvin (The Fox): Kelvin Malave
Blackie: Evert Anderson
Cathy: Cathy Smith
Paul: Hasse Persson
David: David Moritz
Richard: Richard Weber
Ed Rowan: Joel Miller
George: Robert Faeder
Fred: Michael Logan
Elisabeth Gurly Flynn: Wendy Geier
The charity woman: Liska March
The tenor: Franco Molinari
Harry: Sven Sjolander

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