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: Open University

7.40 What is Money?

8.30 M101/31 Mathematical Experience

8.55 Instrumentation: Numerical Control

9.20 Computing - Noughts and Crosses: 1

9.45 Elementary Maths - Revision

10.10 Pure Maths - Morphisms

10.35 A Model of Punctuality

11.0 Ford Interview: 2

11.25 Rodin

11.50 Computers: Algorithms

12.15 God said, Let Newton be

12.40 Students and Revolution

1.5 Educational Decision-Making

1.30 The Balanced Budget

: Cricket: The John Player League: Lancashire v Kent

A sparkling beginning to the 1978 cricket season in this first match of the John Player League. Lancashire, twice winners of the trophy, entertain Kent who have won it three times and are always in contention at the end of the season. For both these counties every point is vital.
Peter Walker introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Derbyshire v Gloucestershire
Hampshire v Somerset
Leicestershire v Warwickshire
Middlesex v Northamptonshire
Sussex v Nottinghamshire
Worcestershire v Glamorgan
Yorkshire v Essex
Commentators at Old Trafford John Arlott and Jim Laker


Presenter: Peter Walker
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Jim Laker
Television presentation: Bob Duncan
Television presentation: David Kenning

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Richard Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Editor: Bill Northwood

: Sunday Cinema: A High Wind in Jamaica

Anthony Quinn , James Coburn
When the ship carrying the Thornton children to England from Jamaica is attacked by pirates, they find themselves launched into blood-curdling adventures on the high seas. Based on the novel by Richard Hughes , the film shows the ability of children to live unperturbed in a world of their own surrounded by danger and adult brutalities.
Directed by ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Films: page 10


Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: James Coburn
Novel By: Richard Hughes
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Chavez: Anthony Quinn
Zac: James Coburn
Alberto: Benito Carruthers
Rosa: Lila Kedrova
Capt Marpole: Kenneth J Warren
Dutch captain: Gert Frobe
Mr Thornton: Nigel Davenport
Mrs Thornton: Isobel Dean
Emily Thornton: Deborah Baxter
Margaret Fernandez: Viviane Ventura
John: Martin Amis
Rachel: Roberta Tovey
Edward: Jeffrey Chandler

: News on 2


: The Devil's Crown

A serial of the Plantagenet kings in 13 episodes.
1: If All the World Were Mine by KEN TAYLOR starring with Legend has it that the Plantagenets were descended from the Devil himself ... a curse which does not deter the youthful Henry.
Music composed by DAVID CAIN
Historical adviser PATRICIA M. BARNES , Costume designer JOHN BLOOMFIELD Script editor CICELY CAWTHORNE Designer
Producer RICHARD DEYNON Directed by ALAN cooke


Unknown: Ken Taylor
Composed By: David Cain
Unknown: Patricia M. Barnes
Editor: Cicely Cawthorne
Directed By: Alan Cooke
Henry: Brian Cox
Eleanor: Jane Lapotaire
Empress Matilda: Brenda Bruce
Louis: Charles Kay
Count of Anjou: Bruce Purchase
Abbe Bernard: Harold Goldblatt
Bernard de Ventadour: Paul Blake
Geoffrey: Paul Greenwood
Ranulf de Glanville: Roy Boyd
Richard de Lucy: Michael Hawkins
Robert of Leicester: John Atkinson
Joan Akenai: Kate David
King Stephen: Frederick Treves

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
Last night the new champion emerged after two weeks of tense and demanding match-play from a field of the world's best 16 players. To win snooker's most coveted title, the champion will have played some 164 frames in order to win the £7,500 first prize.
Tonight's programme will look back at this richest-ever tournament, at the turning points, at the triumphs and disasters, and at the way the title was lost and won. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE


Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe

: The Lively Arts

Jessica Mitford - the Honourable Rebel
Few contemporary writers' lives are as full of contrasts as Jessica Mitford 's, a peer's daughter who rebelled against her aristocratic parents, eloped to Spain with Churchill's nephew and joined the Communist Party which she left after the Hungarian uprising.
She later wrote the wickedly funny best-sellers Hons and Rebels and The American Way of Death. In this film she revisits the scenes of her childhood and gives new insights into her parents, Lord and Lady Redesdale, who, with her sisters Unity and Diana, were notorious for their support of Hitler. Of her other sisters, Nancy was the novelist and Debo the present Duchess of Devonshire.
She also recounts her frequent tussles with the FBI and gives an inside account of the joys and sorrows of being a Civil Rights activist within the Communist Party.
Executive producer BILL MORTON


Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Producer: Bill Morton
Producer: Michael Barnes

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