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: Open University

6.40 Space in the City

7.5 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

7.30 Words, Pictures and the Novel

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Today's story: Balloons
Written and directed by SUE PETO Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Leader: Stuart McGugan
Leader: Percussionist Alan Grahame
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Alan Spalding
Directed By: Sue Peto
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgatb

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 The Flood

5.20 Chemical Processes

5.45 Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure

6.10 Chicago's Suburban Family

6.35 English Flats of the 1930s

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Westminster Report

Noel Lewis reviews the week in politics.


Unknown: Noel Lewis
Producer: Paul Norris

: News on 2


: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook and Arthur Billitt at Clacks Farm
Gathering the fruits of summer, clearing crops and starting again. Under glass, seeds are sown to give colour and interest through the winter. East Lothian stocks, schizanthus, cinerarias are some of the flowering plants to be sown. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and melons need feeding, training and protection from pest and disease. In the vegetable plot a watch is kept for cabbage white butterfly caterpillars. Further sowings will be made of salad and root vegetables.


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Reflections in a Mirror?

TV and Politics in Britain and America: part 1
ABC in Kansas City
' Are we to merely turn this whole process over to the political party running the convention? '
(ABC Floor Reporter
For the first time one of the big three American television networks allowed its operation to be filmed behind the scenes as it brought the 1976 Republican Convention to the American public. The ratings battle which ABC fought with its two rivals, CBS and NBC, proved to be as fierce as the fight for the nomination between Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
Introduced by Charles Wheeler
Film cameraman ALAN stevrns Film editor DES MURPHY
Associate producer GWYN pritoharb Producer JOHN MILLER
A BBC/Open University production (Part 2 tomorrow night at 8.40 pm)


Unknown: Frank Reynolds
Unknown: Ronald Reagan.
Introduced By: Charles Wheeler
Producer: John Miller

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell
Dinsdale Landen , Anouska Hempel and Frank Muir
Barry Norman , Gemma Jones Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TOOMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Anouska Hempel
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Gemma Jones
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Tooman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Horizon

The Amazing Doctor Newton
Written and directed by JOHN MANSFIELD
' I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' the greatest scientist ever, summed up his life. Mathematician, alchemist, theologian, astronomer, craftsman. Member of Parliament, Master of the Mint, President of the Royal Society, Professor at the age of 27 ... the mystery of Newton's genius is how he managed to excel in so many seemingly unrelated subjects. This film reveals not just the extraordinary variety of Newton's achievements but the mind of the man who has been called both ' the Light of the Age of Reason ' and, conversely, ' the last of the Magicians \
Secretary of the Royal Society
Designer Colin Lowrey
Film cameraman elmeir COSSEY Film editor pauline DYKES Editor


Directed By: John Mansfield
Unknown: Simon Campbell-Jones Y
Newton: Jack Shepherd
Stukeley: Patrick Malahide
Halley: Alan David
Hooke: James Hazeldine
Wren: Kenneth Colley
Apothecary: Robert Bridges
Newtona boy: Benedict Cave

: I, Claudius

Based on the novels by ROBERT GRAVES
The BBC2 Serial in 12 parts
3: What Shall We Do About
Claudius? written by JACK PULMAN
Livia engineered the downfall of Julia who was banished. Tiberius has been recalled to Rome and is joint heir with Postumus. Claudius has found a friend in Herod.
Cast in order of appearance
Not to be missed (THE times) Producer MARTIN LISEMORE


Written By: Jack Pulman
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise
Claudius: Derek Jacobi
Horace: Norman Shelley
Augustus, Emperor of Rome: Brian Blessed
Livia, Augustus's wife: Sian Phillips
Postumus, Julia's son ,: John Castle
Postumus's wife: Vivian Clifford
Tiberius Livia's son: George Baker
Agrippina, Germanicus's wife: Fiona Walker
Germanicus, Claudius's brother: David Robb
Antonia, Claudius's mother: Margaret Tyzack
Livilla, Castor's wife: Patricia Quinn
Praxis: Alan Thompson
Courier: Guy Slater
Livy: Denis Carey
Pollio: Donald Eccles
Librarian: John Truscott
Herod: James Faulkner
Castor, Livilla's husband: Kevin McNally
Claudius's bride: Jennifer Croxton

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Conversation with a Giraffe at Dusk in a Zoo by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE


Unknown: Adam Kurakin
Unknown: Douglas Livingstone

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