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: Open University

7.40 William Morris and Industrialisation

8.5 Elementary Particles

8.30 Foundation Maths - Oscillations

8.55 Loudspeaker Telephones

9.20 Genes and Development

9.45 Glaciation

10.10 The Alchemist

10.35 The Crossman Legacy

11.0 Sizwe Bansi is Dead

11.50 Open Forum - Exam Special

12.15 Resource Development

12.40 The Reasonable Militant

1.5 Urban Education: We Parents Know Better

1.30 The Rise of Electricity

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

When the City Smiles ...

: Rugby Special

England under-23 v France under-23
The French have never before produced a national side in this age group, but their indigenous flair and speed and handling skill should test the England side which has just returned home from an undefeated tour of Canada.
Commentator at
Edgehall Road, Orrell
Nigel Starmer-Smith
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Long Search

A 13-part worldwide series exploring Man's religious quest
Presented by Ronald Eyre 2:Protestant Spirit USA


Presented By: Ronald Eyre

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Forest in the Clouds

What is a jungle? How do its creatures find a place to live in what appears to be an impenetrable green tangle? The forests of Costa Rica provide some intriguing answers. Agoutis, armadillos, scorpions and spiders co-exist on the dark forest floor, while high above bromeliad plants sit on the trees sheltering a secret world within. Huge, strangling fig trees rely for existence on wasps as small as match-heads; ants hide in potato ferns, and paper wasps show an ingenious way of keeping dry. In this haunt of bellbird and howler monkey lives that most exotic of jungle birds the resplendent quetzal, sacred to the Mayas. Rarely seen and perhaps filmed for the first time, it moves through a forest that weeps its own rain. Narrated and produced by Barry Paine.
BBC Bristol


Narrator/Producer: Barry Paine
Film Cameraman: Rodger Jackman
Film Cameraman: Hugh Maynard
Editor: Michael Andrew
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: Anna Karenina

Dramatised in ten parts by DONALD WILSON starring
Eric Porter , Stuart Wilson Part 2
Levin, deeply hurt by the rejection of his proposal, goes to see his unfortunate brother Nikolai, while Anna attends the Grand Ball with Kitty, who expects great things. But it is the unexpected that happens.
Cast in order of appearance
Outside broadcast lighting HUBERT CARTWRIGHT
Outside broadcast sound JEFF BAKER Choreography GERALDINE STEPHENSON Designer DEREK DODD
Executive producer KEN RIDDINgTON Director BASIL COLEMAN


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Donald Wilson
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Stuart Wilson
Unknown: Hubert Cartwright
Unknown: Jeff Baker
Unknown: Geraldine Stephenson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Basil Coleman
Vronsky: Stuart Wilson
Anna: Nicola Pagett
Kitty: Caroline Langrishe
Dolly: Carole Nimmons
Stiva: Davyd Harries
Matvey: Robert Russell
Levin: Robert Swann
Princes s Shcherbatsky: Patricia Lawrence
Prince Shcherbatsky: Geoffrey Toone
Korsunsky: Vernon Joyner
Nikolai: Nicholas Jones
Masha: Catherine Terris
Kritsky: Geoffrey Beevers
Annushka: Marilyn Le Conte
Herman: Eugene Schlusser
Karenin: Eric Porter
Seriozha: Paul Spurrier
Kassel: Milo Sperber
Petritsky: David Gwiilim
Paula: April Walker

: The Lively Arts

The Changing of the Avant-Garde Written and narrated by Edwin Mullins
At the avant-garde art festival in Kassel, Germany, this summer, an American artist sank a brass rod one kilometre deep into the .ground. A fellow contributor sailed a vast paper-boat from Bremen and beached it in the park.
Is this conceptual art at its best - or is the public being taken for a ride? What is avant-garde art? Do we need it?
In this film, EDWIN MULLINS traces key developments in the role of the avant-garde over the last five centuries, from Renaissance Florence to the present day, exploring the work of artists as varied as Giotto, Titian, Manet, Duchamp and contemporary artist Nam June ! Paik.
Film cameraman NAT CROSBY Film editor JULIAN MILLER
Executive producer BILL MORTOn Producer TONY CASH


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Editor: Julian Miller
Director: Robin Lough

: The Roman Way

The World of Marcus Helvius Geminus between AD 30 and 65. The last of 13 programmes with Robert Erskine
Great is Diana of the Ephesiaiis Geminus 's final appointment is in the Greek city of Ephesus, where the riot caused by St Paul 's teaching was still a recent memory. This is where the inscription stops: did he die, or did he live on into the dangerous times of civil war?
Producer BETTY WHITE (RepeoO


Unknown: Marcus Helvius
Unknown: Robert Erskine
Unknown: Ephesiaiis Geminus
Unknown: St Paul
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Betty White

: The Jazz Singer

starring Al Jolson
A special television presentation of the famous film to mark the 50th anniversary of its premiere.
Philip Jenkinson introduces tonight's showing and recalls the many early experiments in sound synchronisation before Warner Brothers hit the jackpot with the Vitaphone system. On 6 October 1927 an excited audience at Warner's Theatre in New York saw the film that heralded the * talkie ' revolution. Also featuring
May McAvoy, Warner Oland
Jakie Rabinowitz , a Jewish cantor's son, is caught between his devotion to family and tradition, and his love of the jazz music his father feels is sacrilegious.


Unknown: Al Jolson
Introduces: Philip Jenkinson
Unknown: Warner Oland
Unknown: Jakie Rabinowitz
Director: Alan Crosland.
Jakie Rabinowitz (Jack Robin): Al Jolson
Mary Dale: May McAvoy
Cantor Rabinowitz: Warner Oland
Sara Rabinowitz: Eugenie Besserer
Jakie (13 years old): Bobby Gordon
Moisha Yudelson: Otto Lederer
Cantor Josef Rosenblatt: Himself
Harry Lee: Richard Tucker
Levi: Nat Carr
Buster Billings: William Demarest

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