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: Open University

7.40 Inflation

8.5 Chemical Reactions: 2

8.30 M101/12 Curve Sketching

8.55 Food

9.20 Technology = Goals and Conflicts

9.45 Elementary Maths - Buckling

10.10 Pure Maths - Topology: 3

10.35 Hotel and Catering Industry

11.0 Economic Surfaces

11.25 An Industrial View of Continuing Education

11.50 Computers - How they Work

12.15 Faraday and Electromagnetism

12.40 History of Mathematics

1.5 Educational Research Methods

1.30 Producing the Goods

: Cricket

The John Player League
Somerset v Worcestershire
Ian Botham began this season in the greatest style - he took a hat-trick on the first day. With players like Viv Richards and Hallam Moseley also available, this could be Somerset's year.
Norman Gifford , Basil D'Oliveira and Glenn Turner provide experience for a talented young Worcestershire side which is sure to be in the reckoning this season.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Commentators at Taunton JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Norman Gifford
Unknown: Basil D'Oliveira
Unknown: Glenn Turner
Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: News Review

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


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Afro-Rock: Sweet Sound of Honey Until recently 'black music' usually meant Tamla Motown. Now after the breakthrough of Jamaican reggae, comes Afro-rock-a term to describe a whole new vocabulary of young, exciting sounds from Africa.
This is the story of just one African country, Kenya, where like the rest of the continent, music is fundamental to living. For the Kenyan bands though, the living isn't always so easy. The record-buying public is small; Nairobi's tin-pan-alley is still in a frontier-town situation, and there are still plenty of ' cowboys around.
The bands are eager to reach an international audience. They are trying to do this by creating a music that makes imaginative use of traditional themes and rhythms, but yet is accessible to the Western ear. They dream of the day when Afro-rock music will be as popular in our discos as American soul.
Film cameraman ELMER COSSEY Film editor DAVID KING
Producer RICHARD TAYLOR Series editors


Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Editor: David King
Producer: Richard Taylor
Unknown: Michael Andrews
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs

: Dance Month

'All the Superlatives'-Kenneth MacMillan then Director of the Royal Ballet, talking about the dancer
Anthony Dowell
First shown two years ago, this is an account of a week of crisis in the life of Britain's top male ballet star: an injury which proved to be far more serious than anyone could have foreseen, though Dowell is now back dancing at the peak of his form.
But this programme also covered his past career, excerpts from ballets created with him: A Month in the Country with Lynn Seymour , The Dream, Sleeping Beauty, Thais with Antoinette Sibley, Monotones with 'Vyvyan Lorrayne and Robert Mead, Cinderella and Enigma Variations, rehearsals and a first television performance of part of Four Schumann Pieces with Lesley Collier , Jennifer Penney and Wayne Eagling.
Also taking part:
Dame Margot Fonteyn Sir Frederick Ashton Kenneth MacMillan Hans van Manen Rudolf Nureyev Michael Somes Antony Tudor
Executive producer BARRIE GAVIN Directed by COLIN NEARS


Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Lynn Seymour
Unknown: Lesley Collier
Unknown: Jennifer Penney
Unknown: Wayne Eagling.
Unknown: Dame Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Hans van Manen
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Michael Somes
Unknown: Antony Tudor
Leader: Howard Davies
Pianist: Philip Gammon
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Directed By: Colin Nears

: News on 2


: The Devil's Crown

A serial of the Plantagenet kings in 13 episodes.
3: A Rose, a Thorn by KEN TAYLOR , starring with and As the friendship grows between Henry and Becket, so does the Queen's mistrust of them both. And then appears another threat ... this time to her marriage.
Music composed by DAVID CAIN Lighting clive THOMAS
Book (same title), paperback f2.75, hardback £5.75, from bookshops, 25 May


Unknown: Ken Taylor
Composed By: David Cain
Editor: Cicely Cawthorne
Designer: David Mrescough-Jones
Producer: Richard Beynon
Directed By: Alan Cooke
Henry: Brian Cox
Eleanor: Jane Lapotaire
Louis: Charles Kay
Empress Matilda: Brenda Bruce
Becket: Jack Shepherd
Richard (age 7): Lawrence Clark
Richard de Lucy: Michael Hawkins
Bishop Foliot: Thorley Walters
Ranulf de Glanville: Roy Boyd
Rosamund de Clifford: Susannah Fellows
Young Henry: Dominic Savage
Marguerite: Lucy Durham-Matthews
Richard (age 13): Paul Rose
Geoffrey: Austin Somervell
Archbishop of York: Norman Ettlinger
Fitz Urse: Bernard Latham

: Sunday Cinema: Long Day's Journey Into Night

Katharine Hepburn
Ralph Richardson
Jason Robards Jr , Dean Stockwell Sidney Lumet 's faithful screen version of Eugene O'Neill 's auto-biographical drama is shown tonight for the first time in this country in its entirety. ' Written in tears and blood', the play charts the resentments, confrontations and explosions of rage and passion of one day in the shabby summer home of the Tyrone family, in Connecticut, 1912.
Directed by SIDNEY LUMET
. Films: page 16
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Jason Robards Jr
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Unknown: Sidney Lumet
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Directed By: Sidney Lumet
Mary Tyrone: Katharine Hepburn
James Tyrone Sr: Ralph Richardson
James Tyrone Jr jASON: Robards Jr
Edmund Tyrone: Dean Stockwell
Cathleen: Jeanne Barr

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