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: Open University

7.40 Pearl Harbour

8.5 Covalent Compounds

8.30 M101/10 Area Games

8.55 Participation in Re-housing

9.20 Systems Management

9.45 Transistor Operation

10.10 Pure Maths-Antomorphisms

10.35 Nasser 1967

11.0 Language and Learning

11.25 OUSA National Conference 1978

11.50 Mechanics - Volume Integrals

12.15 Sulphuric Acid

12.40 History of Mathematics

1.5 1944 and After

1.0 The DES

: Closedown

: The Money Programme

Has the Tide Turned?
Professor Milton Friedman on the state of the British economy.
In 1976, the year that PROFESSOR FRIEDMAN won the Nobel Prize for Economics, he predicted that there was a 50-50 chance that democracy and freedom in Britain would be destroyed within five years. Here he makes a new assessment.


Unknown: Professor Milton Friedman

: Arena: Television

When is a Play Not a Play?
This special edition of Arena examines the current controversy over the boundaries between drama and documentary and looks at the problems which face programme makers using the conventions of fiction to represent ' facts '.

: Men of Ideas

A series of 15 programmes
14:Philosophy and Literature
Bryan Magee talks to Iris Murdoch , former Fellow of Philosophy, St Anne's College, Oxford.


Talks: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Iris Murdoch

: Rugby Special

Bristol v Coventry
Both teams have their fair share of internationals in what should be an entertaining end-of-season match.
BRISTOL, with captain Ken Plum mer, Alan Morley and Mike Rafter , will be determined to beat Coventry for the second time this year.
COVENTRY, with David Duckham , Peter Preece and Peter Ross -borough, will have other ideas.
Commentator at the Memorial Ground NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Captain Ken Plum
Unknown: Alan Morley
Unknown: Mike Rafter
Unknown: David Duckham
Unknown: Peter Preece
Unknown: Peter Ross
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Angela Rippon


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us: Arica's Tallest Story

The giraffe is "a long legged beast gotten as 'tis thought by a camell on a female panther."
From mythical beast to box office success at zoos and safari parks the giraffe has continued to perplex us. Only recently have we begun to understand this tallest of creatures.
Revealing the truth behind the tales is scientist Robin Pellew, who for three years has pursued these curious creatures in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, where giraffes are playing a major role in the drama of life on the African plains.

(BBC Bristol)
(Feature p.9)
(Wildlife on One next Thursday at 8.5 pm features the Grevy zebra)


Scientist: Robin Pellew
Narrator/Producer: Barry Paine
Film Cameraman: Hugh Maynard
Film Cameraman: Jim Saunders
Film Editor: Jim Cryan
Series Editor: Michael Andrews
Series Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Sunday Cinema: Shenandoah

starring James Stewart with Doug McClure
Glenn Corbett , Patrick Wayne
Rosemary Forsyth , Katharine Ross Charlie Anderson keeps his family out of the Civil War. But with his new son-in-law commissioned in the Confederate Army and his youngest son captured by the Federal Army, Charlie Anderson finds he can no longer stand aloof. James Stewart gives one of his best performances in a film notable for its freshness of approach to a not-unfamiliar subject.
Director ANDREW v. MCLAGLEN. Films: p 17


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Doug McClure
Unknown: Glenn Corbett
Unknown: Patrick Wayne
Unknown: Rosemary Forsyth
Unknown: Katharine Ross
Unknown: Charlie Anderson
Unknown: Charlie Anderson
Unknown: James Stewart
Charlie: James Stewart
Sam: Doug McClure
Jacob: Glenn Corbett
James: Patrick Wayne
Jennie: Rosemary Forsyth
Boy: Phillip Alford
Ann: Katharine Ross
Nathan: Charles Robinson
John: James McMullan
Henry: Tim McIntire
Gabriel: Eugene Jackson Jr

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
DAVID VINE introduces the best frames of the seventh day's play from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
As the championship moves into the second week, so the Semi-finals-best of 35 frames-begin. At stake £7,500 for the winner. Commentator TED LOWE


Commentator: Ted Lowe

: News on 2


: The Lively Arts

Gates of Heaven
Church and Chapel and the British Written and narrated by MARK GIROUARD
Churches and chapels offered a way to heaven to people who thought that, without them, they would go to hell. But though their main concern was with the next world, they affected every aspect of this one. They tell us not only about theology but about life and politics and money.
Today, many are abandoned or empty but tonight's Lively Arts offers another chance to see this film which opens the doors of some of the most beautiful and some of the most odd. We visit medieval magnificence and Puritan simplicity in Cirencester, Whitby, Lewes, Badminton, Oxford and London and show how Church and Chapel not only echoed the changing patterns of British society but themselves changed Britain.
Heavenly.... (DAILY MAIL) Film editor IAN PITCH


Producer: Christopher Martin

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