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: Open University

6.40 Social Behaviour of Animals

7.5 Modelling Bloodflow

7.30 The Early Industrial Town

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: Play School

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: Open University

4.55 Computers - Future Developments

5.20 Circadian Rhythms: 1

5.45 Shapes in Atoms

6.10 Earthquakes

6.35 Quantum Theory

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: May I Have the Pleasure?

The Story of Popular Dancing A series of five programmes 3: The Century of the Waltz
The 19th century began with the most shocking dance Western society has ever known. Court dancing ended, the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, opened, and ragtime arrived.
Series devised by BELINDA QUlREY Music by JONATHAN COHEN


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Music By: Jonathan Cohen
Repetiteur: Karen Rabinowitz
Producer: Ronald Smedley

: News on 2


: Scene: New Plays for Young People

The last of seven plays by seven writers who were asked, ' Write a play that means something to teenagers today.' Gulpin by KEN JONES and SHEILA FAY
Why shouldn't a woman be more like a man? Who wants to be a bridesmaid when Liverpool are playing at home?
Director KEN JONES


Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Sheila Fay
Director: Ken Jones
Producer: Andrée Molyneux
Gulpin: Georgine Maher
Mrs Mangan: Sheila Fay
Uncle Lal: Martin Matthews
Maisie: Emma Jean Richards
Kevin: Owen Clayton
Aunt Rose ,: Lovette Edwardes
Aunt Myra: Paula Swift
Vicar: Jim Wiggins
Bus conductor: Tommy Boyle
Man at the match: Monty Bec
Shop assistant: Ernest Hopner

: Turning Points

Four Chronicle programmes about critical moments in history.
3: The Coming of the Black Ships Written and introduced by Bernard Keeffe
Moving slowly across the windless bay in 1853, Commodore Perry's fleet broke in upon the mysterious and enclosed Empire of Japan. For the Japanese, the coming of those black ships set in motion the extraordinary events which were to lead ultimately to Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and her present world power.


Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe
Producer: Kenneth Shepheard

: Rhoda

Guest star Marion Scherer
The Marty Morgan Story
Rhoda's emotional mother is highly suspicious when hubby Martin becomes strangely secretive, which results in more than the usual traumatic moments!


Unknown: Marion Scherer
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Joe: David Groh
Ida: Nancy Walker
Martin: Harold Gould

: Marie Curie

The last in this five-part series by ELAINE MORGAN with 1911. Marie is on her way to a scientific conference in Brussels.
With the theft of personal letters between her and a married colleague, Paul Langevin , there seems every chance that a major scandal is about to break.
Incidental music CARL DAVIS


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Paul Langevin
Designers: Paul Joel
Designers: Tim Harvey
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Director: John Glenister
Marie Curie: Jane Lapotaire
Jean Perrin: Hugh Dickson
Ernest Rutherford: Clive: Graham
Paul Langevin: Peter Birrel
a child Irene Curie: Hannah Isaacson
Henriette Perrin: Sally Home
Marguerite Borel: Rachel Herbert
Reporter: Michael Shannon
Gustave Téry: Olaf Pooley
Francois: Alec Wallis
Debierne: Michael Cronin
Professor Appell: Richard Bebb
Emile Borel: John Humphry
Painlevé: Graham Suter
Bronya: Penelope Lee
Demalander: Crispin Gillbard
Irene Curie: Isabelle Amyes
Eve Curie: Gillian Bailey
Frederic Joliot: Philip Donaghy
Reporter: Merelina Kendall
Student: Phillip Suart

: The Show

Gardening experts Percy Thrower and Geoffrey Smith were two of the judges at this year's Manchester Show. Their decisions helped spell success or failure for both the rose exhibitors and the flower-arranging clubs. This is the story of the show and some of the competitors who worked so hard in the months leading up to their moment of truth -'the judging. Written and narrated by Brian Redhead
Geoffrey Smith presents Mr Smith's Fruit Garden, tomorrow at 7.5 pm


Unknown: Percy Thrower
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Peter Riding
Director: Brian Davies
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

In the Waiting Room by ELIZABETH BISHOP


Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Elizabeth Bishop

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