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: Open University

10.30 Open Forum: Exams Special

10.55 The First Year of Life - On the Way

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

Merchants not Makers

: Arena: Cinema

Greece: Gavin Millar talks to
Melina Mercouri , Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Quinn.


Talks: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Melina Mercouri
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Unknown: Anthony Quinn.

: The Book Programme

with Robert Robinson
Tea with Miss Pym


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: International Rugby Special

Harlequins v Cardiff
France v President's XV
In 1882, HARLEQUINS became the first English club to play at the Arms Park. Now, 95 years and coincidentally 95 matches later, these two revered clubs meet again, at Twickenham.
Top players from the major rugby countries join forces to take on a full-strength French ' Grand Slam ' XV to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the French Rugby Union. Commentators
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Long Search

5: There is No God But God

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Da Jiu - Dragons, Gods and Ancestors
Many of the ancient traditions of China have been swept away by the present Communist regime. But in the New Territories some of these traditions survive.
Every ten years the village of Ha Tsuen holds its Da Jiu rites designed to bring peace and prosperity to the inhabitants, and to free the area of evil spirits.
The ancient rituals give reassuring stability in a world where rice is no longer a paying crop, and many young men are 7,000 miles away working in Europe.
Commentary by HUGH BAKER


Commentary By: Hugh Baker
Producer: Hugh Gibb.
Presented By: Dawn A. Swerling.
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: Anna Karenina

BBC2's Classic Serial
Dramatised in ten parts by DONALD WILSON starring Nicola Pagett
Eric Porter , Stuart Wilson Part 5
Anna and Vronsky can see no way out but Karenin decides on positive action. Meanwhile, Kitty and Levin meet each other accidentally. Levin, however, cannot bring himself to take further steps.
Cast in order of appearance
Costume designer JOAN ELLACOTT Uniforms KEN TREW
Make-up artist ANN AILES
Executive producer KEN RUDDINGTON
Director BASIL COLEMAN. Preview: page 17
The costumes from Anna Karenina are currently on display at Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire


Unknown: Donald Wilson
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Stuart Wilson
Designer: Joan Ellacott
Designer: Uniforms Ken Trew
Artist: Ann Ailes
Artist: Choreography Geraldine Stephenson
Designer: Derek Dodd
Producer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Ken Ruddington
Director: Basil Coleman.
Unknown: Anna Karenina
Levin: Robert Swann
Fomich: Gordon Gostelow
Sergei: Neville Barber
Karenin: Eric Porter
Anna: Nicola Pagett
Dolly: Carole Nimmons
Kitty: Caroline Langrishe
Princess Myagky: Sheila Burrell
Stremov: Alan Foss
Betsy: Sheila Gish
Vronsky: Stuart Wilson
Varya: Norma Streader
Petritsky: David Gwillim
Paula: April Walker
Tzigane singer: June Bolton
Prince Frederick: David Sterne
Musicians: Bibs Ekkel
Musicians: Mo Pyankin
Annushka: Marilyn Le Conte
Nikolai: Nicholas Jones
Agafea: Anna Wing
Kashinsky: John Bryans

: The Lively Arts

John Fowles in conversation with Melvyn Bragg
"One thing that seems to me to have gone wrong with the British novel and the American novel is this notion that the novelist has to write for an intellectual elite.
If you can write for a wide audience, then you ought to."

John Fowles has done just that, since his first novel, The Collector, was published in 1963. The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower have all topped the best-seller lists in this country and America. He has just published his first major new novel for eight years - Daniel Martin.
Fowles now lives in Lyme Regis, where Melvyn Bragg went to talk to him, both about his career as a writer and about his other love - nature.


Interviewee: John Fowles
Interviewer: Melvyn Bragg
Film Cameraman: Henry Farrar
Film Editor: Peter Mayhew
Executive Producer: Bill Morton
Producer: Julia Matheson

: Marisa Robles

plays harp music by Handel, Hasselmans and Salzedo
Director RON isteb

: Hasn't it Got to Stop?

A film from
The Man Alive Report Reporters Anna Ford and Jeanne la Chard
The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan once more focuses the world's attention on the Northern Ireland Peace Movement. But ironically the prize has come at a time when the Peace
Movement itself is under fiercer attack than ever, when some of its critics claim it is a spent force.
Tonight's film was completed ten months ago when the movement was beginning to get down to what they described as 'the hard work of peace.'.
It reveals the pressures on Mairead Corrigan , Ciaran McKeown and Betty Williams , the movement's leaders. And it shows some of the difficulties and dangers they, and the other Peace People, still face today in trying to bring peace to troubled Ulster.


Reporters: Anna Ford
Unknown: Betty Williams
Unknown: Mairead Corrigan
Unknown: Mairead Corrigan
Unknown: Ciaran McKeown
Unknown: Betty Williams
Producers: Julian Cooper
Producers: Brian James
Editor: Michael Latham

: Screen 2: Harold and Maude

Ruth Gordon , Bud Cort
Hal Ashby 's unerring sense of the more grotesque aspects of life is used to full effect in this black comedy about a boy's fascination with death. Harold is a quiet boy with a gruesome sense of humour. During one of his regular outings to a funeral he meets a fellow enthusiast, an elderly lady called Maude. Romance blossoms among the floral tributes ...
Director HAL ASHBY. Films: page 15


Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Bud Cort
Unknown: Hal Ashby
Director: Hal Ashby.
Maude: Ruth Gordon
Harold: Bud Cort
Mrs Chasen: Vivian Pickles
Glaucus: Cyril Cusack
Uncle Victor: Charles Tyner
Sunshine Dore: Ellen Geer
Priest: Eric Christmas
Psychiatrist: G Wood
Candy Gulf: Judy Engles
Edith Fern: Shari Summers

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