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: Open University

6.40 Industrial Social Systems

7.5 Schrodinger Wave Equation

7.30 Mitosis

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Desmond goes Boating by ALTHEA Poem of the week:
Explorers by JAMES REEVES Presenters
Julie Stevens , Don Spencer
Book: Play School Play Ideas 2, 75p from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (rec 232) or cassette (MRMC 045), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242), or cassettes (MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Althea Poem
Unknown: James Reeves
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Poetry in Translation

5.20 Giant Molecules

5.45 Maths - Differential Equations

6.10 M101/12 Curve Sketching

6.35 Environment

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: Taking Shape

A five-part documentary
The City of Sheffield has been offered a piece of public sculpture. We talk to sculptor DAVID WYNNE about his ideas.
2: Back to Nature


Unknown: David Wynne
Director: Barbara Derkow
Producer: Victor Pool

: Newsday

The news, the people, the issues in Britain and around the world presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells
Newsreader Peter Woods
Assistant editors


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: George Walker
Editor: David Witherow

: An Evening with Glen Campbell

and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Part two of an exciting musical evening recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, last year. Special guest conductor Jimmy Webb
Musical director ALYN AINSWORTH leader of the RPO BARRY GRIFFITHS


Conductor: Jimmy Webb
Leader: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Barry Griffiths
Unknown: Graham Haines
Unknown: Terry Hughes

: Ersatz

An Academy Award-winning cartoon by one of Yugoslavia's wittiest animators.
A holiday-maker spends a day on the beach - with a difference. Everything is inflatable -tent, fishing rod, motor-boat, even the luscious girl and the strong-arm rival. But of course, everything is also deflatable ... Director


Unknown: Dusan Vukotic

: Pickersgill People: The Primitive

The last of five plays by Mike Stott
What is to be done with Bogdan Kershaw - Pickersgill's very own full-time artist? Polly finds that being a modern patron of the arts can change the habits of a lifetime.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Mike Stott
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Simon Barugh
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Pedr James
Bogdan Kershaw: Matthew Kelly
Polly Boocock: Penelope Lee
Hartley Hellawell: David Bradley
Maureen Hellawell: Pamela Craig
Tracey-Dawn Tattersall: Janine Duvitski
Edgar Dunkerley: Bernard Atha
Kelvin Mossop: John Price
Claudine Mossop: Lydia Lisle
Dolores Clegg: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Bruce T. Winpenny: Nigel Lambert
Nancy J. Winpenny: Janet Dale
Sandra Ogle: Bridget Ashburn
Denis Ogle: Alan Hulse
Gerard Winstanley: Stephen Mallatratt

: Tales of India

A Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes about British life in India in the 20s and 30s. 2: Frontier Outrage
A story of the North-West Frontier in 1923, and ten turbulent days in the life of 17-year-old Molly Ellis.
'... we had a long way to go before we got to the top of this mountain, but every step I took forward, I slipped back. I evidently wasn't going fast enough for my captors at all and they didn't like that, so they threatened me with a dagger - I suppose to make me hurry - but I was so tired I just didn't care. I told them to get on with it ...
Film cameraman BILL MATTHEWS
Film editor JOHN LEE
Produced and narrated by STEPHEN PEET


Unknown: Molly Ellis.
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Editor: John Lee
Unknown: Stephen Peet

: Sea Tales

A series of six filmed narrative dramas.
' Be warned, Mrs Ritsin. No woman has ever navigated these waters. Why, even on a calm day the fishermen will not enter the Race ...' But Bridget Ritsin has to return to the island, where the man she loves lies dangerously ill.
Adapted and directed by ALAN COOKI BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brenda Chamberlain
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Producer: Roger Jenkins
Directed By: Alan Cooki
Bridget Ritsin: Jane Lapotaire
Alec Morrison: Clinton Greyn
Postmaster: Glyn Williams

: Late News on 2


: The World Championship of Tennis

from The Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas.
The Semi-Finals
Eight of the world's leading players compete for prize money totalling $200,000.
The importance of this event is reflected in the names of the previous winners - Rosewall, New-combe, Ashe, Borg, Connors. This year is no exception - BJORN BORG , who has been a finalist on three occasions, has some tough opposition, including RAUL RAMIREZ and VITAS GERULAITIS.
Introduced by JOHN BARRETT Commentator DAN MASKELL
TV presentation by MIZLOU TELEVISION


Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Introduced By: John Barrett
Commentator: Dan Maskell

: Closedown

This week Dr Roy Strong , Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum , talks about five of his favourite paintings. Tonight:
The Garden Walk by RUBENS


Unknown: Dr Roy Strong
Talks: Albert Museum

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