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: Open University

8.5 Engineering Mechanics

8.30 Introduction to Chemistry and Geology

8.55 Beginning M101

9.20 Perceiving a Wilderness

9.45 Electrons in Motion

10.10 Maths at Second Level

10.35 Open Forum: ou Students in the Wider Community

11.0 The First Year of Life - The World at One

11.25 Introduction to Science

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

The End of the Beginning

: Arena: Theatre

The story of The Cherry Orchard

: Americans

3: The District Attorney

: Training at the Peking Circus

Behind the scenes at the Peking Circus is a world of gruelling hard work. Many of the acts are part of a centuries'-old Chinese tradition and require strenuous exercises. The film ends with part of an open-air performance.


Directed By: Joris Ivens

: Ski Sunday

The World Alpine Skiing Championships from Garmisch-Partenkirchen: The Men's Slalom
INGEMAR STENMARK has dominated the World Cup season this year, but in the last two weeks he has twice been beaten by KLAUS HEIDEGGER. Commentator DAVID VINE
Television presentation GERMAN TV SERVICE Editor PAUL LANG


Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark
Unknown: Klaus Heidegger.
Editor: Paul Lang

: Men of Ideas

3: Marcuse and the Frankfurt School
This week Bryan Magee talks to Herbert Marcuse


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Herbert Marcuse

: International Rugby Special

England v Wales Scotland v France
Rugby Special brings you highlights of both matches on the second day of the 1978 International Championship.
Commentator at Twickenham
Commentator at Murrayfield
Director at Murrayfield BILL MALCOLM Series producer BILL TAYLOR

: News Review

The news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Nortuwood

: The World About Us

People's Zoo
Anthony Smith visits Peking Zoo - the most visited zoo in the world - and in so doing looks through a window into China - China that few Westerners ever see.
Here, on the outskirts of Peking, within a zoo of lakes, trees, willow-pattern bridges - and Red Guards
- are the only pandas ever bred in captivity. The latest arrival, Jer Jer , plays like a puppy with ANTHONY SMITH. The zoo has a very good breeding record and yet some of its cages are dismal ... and some are superb.
Chinese attitudes show in the collections too. Three thousand carp i are there. The Chinese have bred goldfish fanatically for thousands of years. Surely in no other zoo could you ask a child what was her favourite animal and get the answer ' The big carp '?
Photography BUTCH CALDERWOOD Film editor LIZ THOYTS Producer mick Rhodes
BBC Bristol. Preview p 17


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Jer Jer
Unknown: Anthony Smith.
Editors: Michael Andrews

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

by THOMAS HARDY The Classic Serial
Dramatised by DENNIS POTTER in seven episodes starring
Episode 3
Jealousy has led Henchard into dismissing his manager Donald Farfrae and he has forbidden him and Elizabeth-Jane to meet. With the death of his wife Susan, his troubles are only just beginning.


Dramatised By: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Donald Farfrae
Music By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Elizabeth Rowell
Unknown: Christine Rawlins
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: David Giles
Michael Henchard: Alan Bates
Lucetta: With Anna Massey
and Jack Galloway,: Freddie Jones
Ronald Lacey: Janet Maw
Elizabeth-Jane: Janet Maw
Jopp: Ronald Lacey
Carter: Jeffrey Holland
Henchard's maid: Patricia Fincham
Donald Farfrae: Jack Galloway
Fall: Freddie Jones
Lucetta's maid: Gilly Brown

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Hands Off the Classics
In the 17th century Troilus and Cressida was produced with all the dirty bits cut out. In the 18th, King Lear had a happy ending. In the 19th century the classics were brazenly cut in half. In our own century we take a scalpel to the classic rather than a hatchet. Nevertheless a fascinating debate rages over the border line between interpretation and vandalism.
Tonight's programme includes
John Barton , Peter Brook , Terry Hands , Alan Howard , Bernard Levin , Ian McKellen , Jonathan Miller and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
One of the finest arts documentaries I've seen. (TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT) Essential viewing ... (TIME OUT) Producers DENNIS MARKS and ALAN YENTOB


Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Alan Yentob

: Caught in Time

The series of films featuring the re-discovered work of amateur cameramen and ' home-movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
Introduced by James Cameron
In 1934 the then Marquess of Anglesey made a family film ridiculing the Blackshirt movement. He called it The Pinkshirts and it starred his five children and his house-guests. The Pinkshirt leader, played by the young Lord Arran, is overthrown thanks to the courage of 14-year-old Lady Rose - ' Peter Fleming was staying with us - it was a lovely summer and Daddy said " let's do a film ".' Now Lady Rose MeLaren , she guides JAMES CAMERON through the plot.
Film editor KATE RIVERS
Film research KATHLEEN DARBY Series producer DAVID COLLISON Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: Lady Rose Melaren
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Kathleen Darby
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: Unity Dam

A feature film created collectively at Shanghai Film Studio
When Chang Miao-yu comes back to his native village after military service, he finds that drought has become a serious problem. Three different nationalities live on the banks of the river and class enemy Chuan Chan-shan is adept at preventing them from uniting to solve the problem. Chang Miao-yu decides to make a daring potholing expedition to locate an underground river.


Unknown: Chang Miao-Yu
Unknown: Chuan Chan-Shan
Unknown: Chang Miao-Yu

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