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: Open University

7.48 The Market Town

8.5 Atoms and Molecules

8.30 Argument on Television: 2

8.55 Popeye

9.20 Maths: Lebesgue Integrability

9.45 What is Truth?

10.10 Statistics - Sampling

10.35 Optical Microscopy

11.0 Exocrine Secretion

11.25 Stereochemistry - Configurations

11.50 Transmission Lines

12.15 TV and Politics - Britain (1)

12.40 The Roaring Silence

1.5 Cadences

1.30 Too Busy to Hate

: Closedown

: Saturday Cinema: The Badlanders

Alan Ladd , Ernest Borgnine
Peter Van Hoek , known as "The Dutchman' enlists the help of a fellow ex-prisoner in a scheme to rob a goldmine.
Directed by DELMER DAVES. Films: page 17


Unknown: Alan Ladd
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Peter van Hoek
Directed By: Delmer Daves.
Peter Van Hoek: Alan Ladd
John McBain: Ernest Borgnine
Anita: Katy Jurado
Ada Winton: Claire Kelly
Cyril Lounsberry: Kent Smith
Vincente: Nehemiah Persoff
Diane: Barbara Baxley
Comanche: Anthony Caruso

: Closedown

: Planets

The Royal Institution Annual Christmas Lectures to Young People. A series of six programmes 3:The History of Mars
The ' Red Planet' has a very special fascination for sky-watchers and in this third lecture Professor Carl Sagan explains entertainingly how it was that, exactly 100 years ago, civilised life was discovered on Mars, only. to be ' undiscovered' more recently.
Presented for television by STUART HARRIS and KARL SABBAGH


Unknown: Carl Sagan
Television By: Stuart Harris
Television By: Karl Sabbagh

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. The Young Ukrainian Forum present Ukrainians: The People who Couldn't go Home

: News and Sport


: Don't Quote Me

Brian Redhead introduces the first of six programmes in which issues covered by the Press are discussed by the people they concern and those who report them.
(Inside Story on another aspect of the Press: Friday, 9.30 pm, BBC2)


Preenter: Brian Redhead
Director: Tony Tyley
Executive Producer: Janet Hoenig
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Network

Tonight from BBC South
Saving Chichester Harbour: part 1 A solar-powered radio beacon leads vessels into one of the world's most beautiful harbours - and one of the best organised. Ten years ago it faced chaos from the conflicts of fishermen, naturalists and invading yachtsmen.
In the first of two films Martin Muncaster , aboard his family yacht Cottontail, explores 17 miles of water, and meets people who banded together to rescue the harbour from self-destruction.
Film editor BEV AMBROSE
Producer JOHN FROST. Series co-ordinator FRANK GILLARD. (Part 2 next week)


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Editor: Bev Ambrose
Producer: John Frost.
Unknown: Frank Gillard.

: African Sanctus

Tonight's programme in The Lively Arts tells the story of a remarkable journey made by the composer/explorer, David Fanshawe
That journey inspired a unique composition - energetic and exuberant, like the composer himself. Fanshawe's music incorporated actual ' field ' recordings, discovered as he hitch-hiked with a tape recorder 2,000 miles, from the Mediterranean down to Lake Vic toria and Mount Kenya, and from the mountains of West Sudan to the coast of the Red Sea. The film-first shown on Omnibus
- retraces the places he visited and the people he met; an enormously colourful range, from belly-dancers in Cairo to Masai warriors, and shows how these impressions sparked off the creative imagination of a young Englishman as he travelled through a modern Africa that is changing constantly.
Stunning to look at and glorious to hear.
An extraordinary, fascinating and unique film. (DAILY EXPRESS) Quite the best plctorialisation of a piece of music I have ever seen. (SUNDAY TIMES) A fresh and personal statement.


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Unknown: Lake Vic
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Produced By: Herbert Chappell

: Second City Firsts

A series of new plays from Birmingham
The Lady Irene by TOM HADAWAY
Bobby Watson is about to launch his new trawler and wants to make it an occasion Irene will remember.


Unknown: Tom Hadaway
Unknown: Bobby Watson
Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Sally Williams
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: John Bruce
Irene: Michelle Newell
Bobby: David Orrick
Eddie: John Bowler
Mrs Bennett: Cilla Mason

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The Quarter-finals
David Vine introduces highlights of the sixth day's play from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. The results of all four quarter-final matches are due today in what promises to be one of the most exciting days of the whole championship.
Commentator TED LOWE
Producers NICK HUNTER, Richard TILLING


Introduces: David Vine
Unknown: Richard Tilling

: M*A*S*H

A film series re-creating the successful feature film starring Alan Aida as Hawkeye and Mike Farrell as B.J. Mail Call Again
Momentous news for Colonel Potter and Frank causes them to compete in burning up the wires telephoning home. Hotlips just burns -with rage!


Unknown: Alan Aida
Unknown: Mike Farrell

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Saints and Sinners

Kieron Moore , Christine Norden
Michael Kissane returns to his home, the small Irish village of Kilwirra, after serving a prison sentence. He finds his sweetheart Shelah engaged to the local bank manager and only the local priest and old Ma Mumaghan , the local prophet, still believing in him.
. Films: page 17


Unknown: Kieron Moore
Unknown: Christine Norden
Unknown: Michael Kissane
Unknown: Ma Mumaghan
Directed By: Leslie Arliss
The Canon: Michael Dolan
Michael Kissane: Kieron Moore
Shelah Fisherty: Sheila Manahan
Blanche: Christine Norden
Ma Murnaghan: Maire O'Neill
J P O'Brien: Tom Dillon
Flaherty: Noel Purcell
O'DrisCOll: Liam Redmond
Madigan: Eric Gorman
Norreys: Eddie Byrne
Betty: Pam Arliss
Telephone operator: Maureen Delaney

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