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: Open University

10.0 Royal Institute of Chemistry Centenary 1877-1977

10.30 Pollution and Drosophila Experiments

10.55 The First Year of Life - Clash

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

Brave New Steel

: Arena: Cinema

with Gavin Millar. Political themes in the London Film Festival.


Unknown: Gavin Millar.

: The Book Programme

Monthly Review
Introduced by Robert Robinson


Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: Rugby Special

Scotland B v Ireland B
Introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH The ' B' international matches provide the opportunity for players on the verge of full honours to prove their worth. In recent years Mike Biggar , David Leslie and Ron Wilson are three Scots who went on to win full caps, while for Ireland Tom Feighery , Frank Wilson and Alistair McKibbin have similarly graduated. Commentator at Millbrae, Ayr: BILL MCLAREN
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Mike Biggar
Unknown: David Leslie
Unknown: Ron Wilson
Unknown: Tom Feighery
Unknown: Frank Wilson
Unknown: Alistair McKibbin
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Producer: Bill Taylor

: The Long Search

11: A Question of Balance

: News Review

A digest of the week's news plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

The Life and Death of an Oak
First of two films from top French wildlife film-makers Gerald Calde ron and Jean-Marie BauHe.
The oak is one of the most important trees in European woodlands: many animals - blue tits, jays, squirrels, cockchafers and wild boars - depend on it for shelter. Even when it dies and has fallen, the oak still contributes to wood-land life. Strange creatures of damp and decay live inside the rotting trunk forming new soil-the nursery for a sprouting acorn. Narrated by ROBERT RIETTY
Photography JEAN-MARIE BAUFLE Producer GERALD CALDERON An eolis production


Unknown: Gerald Calde
Unknown: Jean-Marie Bauhe.
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Photography Jean-Marie Baufle
Producer: Gerald Calderon
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Michael Andrews.

: News on 2


: Benoni and Rosa

The Classic Serial
In six parts based on the novels Benoni and Rosa by KNUT HAMSUN A love story set in the 1870s in the fishing village of Sirilund in the northern fiords and mountains of Norway.
1: Where young 'Post-Benoni' woos and loses Rosa, and Mack, the local lord of the manor, is shown in his true colours: devious yet benevolent, a shrewd businessman - and a. cheerful lecher. Music by MAJ and GUNNAR SÖENSTEVOLD
Written and directed by PER BRONKEN
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for World Wide Sound, London. A NRK/NDR co-production


Unknown: Knut Hamsun
Directed By: Per Bronken
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Benoni: Knut Husebø
Mack: Ingolf Rogde
Rosa: Unni Evjen
Gilbert the Lapp: Torbjøn Lein
Svend the watchman: Ivar Nørve
Sheriff's clerk: Thom Bastholm
Bramaputra: Anne Lise Tangstad
Ellen: Solveig Andreassen

: The Lively Arts

Three Loud Amens with Aberavon Male Choir Cwmbach Male Choir
Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir
Owain Arwel Hughes tells the story of the Welsh Male Voice Choirs, which are not formal choral societies, but an integral part of community life.
A hundred years ago it was the dangerous work in the South Wales coal mines that helped bind men together in musical harmony. Today the choirs survive on their merits, and toursabroad are becoming a regular pattern. But the tradition of Welsh choral singing is under threat as social and educational attitudes change.
Film cameraman JOHN wyatt
Sound recordist nigel WOOOFORD Film editor SHELAGH BRADY Producer DAVID BUCKTON


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Editor: Shelagh Brady
Producer: David Buckton

: Screen 2: Justine

Anouk Aimee , Dirk Bogarde Robert Forster , Anna Karina
Philippe Noiret , Michael York
Alexandria, in the 30s. Darley, a young English school teaciher and aspiring poet, becomes involved with Melissa, a belly dancer in a sleazy cafe. Through her Darley also comes to know Justine ...
Based on The Alexandria Quartet by LAWRENCE DURRELL
Director GEORGE CUKOR. Films: page 15


Unknown: Anouk Aimee
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Robert Forster
Unknown: Anna Karina
Unknown: Philippe Noiret
Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Director: George Cukor.
Justine: Anouk Aimée
Pursewarden: Dirk Bogarde
Narouz: Robert Forster
Melissa: Anna Karina
Pombal: Philippe Noiret
Darley: Michael York
Nessim: John Vernon
Cohen: Jack Albertson
TotO: Cliff Gorman
Mountolive: George Baker
Liza: Elaine Church

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