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: Open University

7.40 Computers-Social Implications

8.10 The Man-made World

8.55 Concorde

9.20 Maths-Splitting Fields

9.45 Mechanics - Rutherford's Atom

10.10 River Measurement

10.35 Random Samplings

: Liberal Party Assembly 1977

Live coverage from the final session of the Liberal Party Assembly in Brighton.
Reporting team
Robin Day and David Dimbleby
11.15 Speech by The Rt Hon David Steel , mp Leader of the Liberal Party


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Steel

: Open University

12.15 Antibody Diversity Immunoregular

12.40 Historical Data

1.5 Maths - Heat Equation

1.30 Political Change

1.55 Why Comparative Politics?

2.20 Igneous Rocks and Metal Ores

2.45 Education Technologique

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: Road to Bali

starring Bob Hope
Bing Crosby , Dorothy Lamour
Bing and Bob are a couple of song-and-dance men down on their luck in Australia.
Director HAL WALKER. Films: page 9


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Director: Hal Walker.
George Cochran: Bing Crosby
Harold Gflidley: Bob Hope
Lalah: Dorothy Lamour
Ken Arok: Murvyn Vye

: Horizon

The River That Came Clean
Do you really love your local river? What do you expect to find there - leaping salmon ... or stinking mud? Britain's inland rivers are the cleanest in the world; our estuaries among the foulest. But one great British estuary has come clean - the Thames.
Horizon looks at an environmental story that actually succeeded.


Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Christopher Riley

: Open Door

The Association of Self-Employed People

: Sight and Sound In Concert: Camel

BBC2 joins the Radio 1 In Concert programme in a simultaneous broadcast for an hour's contemporary rock music.
This week: Camel
For the best effect viewers with Stereo Radio 1 should turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative


Musicians: Camel
Introduced by: Pete Drummond
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: News and Sport


: The Gun

A series of ten programmes 3: The Greatest Benefactor
Introduced by Christopher Roads
An obscure sporting clergyman living on the Scottish coast might seem an unlikely candidate for the title of the greatest benefactor in the history of the development of firearms. THE REV ALEXANDER FORSYTH 'S invention of a system which freed the firer from the tyranny and uncertainty of flint or fire, directly opened the way for the modern cartridge loading gun, the revolver, the repeater and the machine gun.
Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLENallen


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Unknown: Rev Alexander Forsyth
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: The Lively Arts - In Performance

Introduced by Robin Ray Romeo and Juliet Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev star in this film of the Royal Ballet's production of one of the great modern classics. Choreography by KENNETH MACMILLAN
Music by SERGE PROKOFIEV Scenery and costumes by NICHOLAS GEORGIADIS
OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN conducted by John Lanchbery


Introduced By: Robin Ray
Unknown: Juliet Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Choreography By: Kenneth MacMillan
Music By: Serge Prokofiev
Costumes By: Nicholas Georgiadis
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Director: Paul Czinner
Juliet: Margot Fonteyn
Romeo: Rudolf Nureyev
Mercutio: David Blair
Tybalt: Desmond Doyle
Benvolio: Anthony Dowell
Paris: Derek Rencher
Lord Capulet: Michael Somes
Lady Capulet: Julia Farron
Escalus, Prince of Verona: Leslie Edwards
Rosaline: Georgina Parkinson
Nurse: Gerd Larsen
Friar Laurence: Ronald Hynd
Lord Montague: Christopher Newton
Lady Montague: Betty Kavanagh

: Film International: La Gueule Ouverte

(The Mouth Agape) starring
Philippe Leotard Nathalie Baye
Hubert Deschamps Monique Melinand
Philippe is an average young man: he has problems at work; he doesn't really understand his wife although he loves her; and life seems to have nothing special in store for him. Then he learns that his mother is ill and the hospital will not keep her ' since there is nothing we can do for her and we need the bed'. The presence of the dying woman at home changes the whole family relationship.
Extraordinary insight, tact and emotional depth. (VARIETY) Written and directed by MAURICE PIALAT Films: page 9


Unknown: Philippe Leotard
Unknown: Nathalie Baye
Unknown: Hubert Deschamps
Unknown: Monique Melinand
Directed By: Maurice Pialat
Mother: Monique Melinand
Father: Hubert Deschamps
Philippe: Philippe Leotard
Nathalie: Nathalie Baye

: News on 2


: Network

Tonight from
BBC Northern Ireland
The Way He Tells 'em
A Film Profile of a Stand-up Comic Seven years ago, after spending most of his career working one-night stands around his native province, Frank Carson left Belfast and went to England to take his chance in the fiercely competitive world of show-business. Unlike other Irish comedians who went before him he soon became a very successful figure. He now lives with his family in Blackpool and when he's not at home, he's likely to be in London or any British town making people laugh, not so much at his gags, but at 'the way he tells 'em
Film cameraman REX MAIDMENT Film recordist FRANK GRAY Film editor DON O'DONOVAN Producer G. P. MCCRUDEN
A Gallery production from N Ireland Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD


Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Rex Maidment
Unknown: Frank Gray
Editor: Don O'Donovan
Producer: G. P. McCruden
Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Midnight Movie: The Killing

starring Sterling Hayden with Coleen Gray , Vince Edwards
Jay C. Flippen , Marie Windsor Ted de Corsia , Elisha Cook
Ex-convict Johnny Clay devises a daring plan to steal two million dollars from a heavily guarded race4rack.


Unknown: Sterling Hayden
Unknown: Coleen Gray
Unknown: Vince Edwards
Unknown: Jay C. Flippen
Unknown: Marie Windsor
Unknown: Ted de Corsia
Unknown: Johnny Clay
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Johnny Clay: Sterling Hayden
Marvin Ungar: Jay C Flippen
Sherry Peatty: Marie Windsor
George Peatty: Ellsha Cook
Fay: Coleen Gray
Val Cannon: Vince Edwards
Randy Kennan: Ted de Corsia
Mike O'Reilly: Joe Sawyer
Nikki: Tim Carey
Maurice: Kola Kwarian
Car park attendant: James Edwards

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