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: Open University

7.40 Unemployment

8.5 Science Foundation Course

8.30 Symbols, Equations and the Computer

8.55 Seeing the Future

9.20 Systems Management

9.45 Elementary Maths - Functions

10.10 Pure Maths - Introduction

10.35 Dynamics of an Affluent Region

11.0 The Pre-School Child - Going Shopping

11.25 Open Forum

11.50 Computers - Case Studies

12.15 The Sociological Perspective

12.40 Mind - Brain?

1.5 Statistics - First Ideas

1.30 Oil and Aberdeen

: Closedown

: Arena: Cinema

Joseph Conrad


Unknown: Joseph Conrad

: Americans

4: The First Lady

: Ski Sunday

The World Cup featuring
The Ladies' Giant Slalom from Megeve
The Men's Slalom from Chamonix
After the euphoria of the World Championships, the leading skiers return to the 1978 World Cup. HANNI WENZEL. of Lichtenstein, and INGEMAR STENMARK of Sweden are both in strong positions to win the overall competitions.
Commentator DAVID VINE
TV presentation FRENCH TV service Editor Paul LANG


Unknown: Hanni Wenzel.
Unknown: Ingemar Stenmark
Editor: Paul Lang

: Men of Ideas

4 : Heidegger and Modern Existentialism. This week
Bryan Magee talks to Prof William Barrett of New York University
(Shoivn last Thursday, BBC2, 10.20 pm)


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Prof William

: Rugby Special

London Welsh v Bridgend
London Welsh, after a couple of relatively quiet seasons, are now developing a young side that is continuing a tradition of overlap rugby. Bridgend have Lions J. P. R. Williams and Steve Fen -wick in the centre of their attack, guaranteeing some powerful midfield running.
Commentator at Old Deer Park
Director HUW .tones
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Steve Fen
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Kenneth Kendall


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Te Korero
Myths and Realities from the South Pacific Islands
In the Maori language Te Korero means stories. This film, which is part musical, part documentary, tells some of the stories of the South Seas, entirely in the words and music of the Pacific peoples themselves. There are myths of the creation of the Universe out of darkness, legends about the epic migrations across thousands of miles of oceans, and songs and dances about the realities of today.


Unknown: Anthony Isaacs

: The Mayor of Casterbridge: Episode 4

by Thomas Hardy
The Classic Serial
Dramatised by Dennis Potter in seven episodes
starring Alan Bates as Michael Henchard with Anna Massey as Lucetta and Avis Bunnage, Jack Galloway, Ronald Lacey, Janet Maw

Lucetta Templeman, whom Henchard intended to marry, has arrived in Casterbridge. Rejected by her father, Elizabeth-Jane has gone to work for her. Lucetta has turned her attention to Farfrae and Henchard plans his ruin.

(Repeated next Friday at 11.15 pm)


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatist: Dennis Potter
Composer: Carl Davis
Script Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Peter Kindred
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: David Giles
Michael Henchard: Alan Bates
Lucetta: Anna Massey
Mrs Goodenough: Avis Bunnage
Elizabeth-Jane: Janet Maw
Jopp: Ronald Lacey
Lucetta's maid: Gilly Brown
Donald Farfrae: Jack Galloway
Policeman: David Auker
Mr Joyce: Alan Rowe
Clerk of Court: Kenneth Waller

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts: Kelly

With Geordie pop-star Alan Price
During the week of the Queen's Jubilee visit to Tyneside last July, Alan Price returned to Jarrow, his home town, to celebrate the event. There, accompanied by his own band and music director, he got together with a local writer, choir, drama group, folk singer and jazz group, to tell in drama and song the heroic story of the Tyneside-built warship HMS Kelly, whose captain was Lord Louis Mountbatten.
The film observes the preparation for the show, and looks at the reasons why the Kelly's story remains a legend on Tyneside.


Subject: Alan Price
Film Cameraman: Mike Spooner
Film Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Film Recordist: Dick Manton
Dubbing Mixer: Stan Morcom
Executive Producer: Herbert Chappell
Written and directed by: Peter West

: 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
Tonight half a dozen amateur cameramen portray the life and times of a particular corner of England in the 30s. Sailing barges on the Thames and Medway link the Kentish hopfields where cockney London worked in autumn, the Southend beaches where they went for summer holidays and, up river in Lambeth, the mean streets in which they often lived.
Film editor KATE RIVERS
Film research KATHLEEN DARBY Series producer david COLLISON Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Unknown: Kathleen Darby
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: Public Hearing

The public meet the broadcasters Introduced by George Scott from the Town Hall, Falkirk.
The last of four monthly outside broadcasts from different parts of Britain in which members of the public have the opportunity to voice their opinions on current television programmes and question individual producers and the men who run TV about their work.
Director MARTIN L. bbll Producer JANET HOENIG


Introduced By: George Scott
Director: Martin L. Bbll
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Sunday Cinema: The Doctor's Dilemma

starring Leslie Caron
Dirk Bogarde , Alastair Sim and Robert Morley
Bernard Shaw 's malicious satire on the medical profession is the first in a series of Sunday night films with a literary background. Beautiful Jennifer Dubedat is distraught. Her artist husband, Louis, is dying of tuberculosis. In desperation, she begs an eminent doctor to take the case.
Director ANTHONY ASQUITH. Films: page 17


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Jennifer Dubedat
Play By: Anatole Degrunwald
Director: Anthony Asquith.
Mrs Dubedat: Leslie Caron
Louis Dubedat: Dirk Bogarde
Cutler Walpole: Alastair Sim
Sir Ralph Bloomfield-Bonington: Robert Morley
Sir Colenso: Ridgeon Johnrobinson
Sir Patrick Cullen: Felix Aylmer
Dr Blenkensop: Michael Gwynn
Emmy: Maureen Delany
Redpenny: Alec McCowen

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