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: Open University

6.40 Estimation

7.5 Hormones

7.30 Numerical Computation

: Closedown

: Worktalk

A series of training films.
2: Fred Barker Goes to China
What's it like to be an immigrant worker? Fred finds out when he takes a job in a Chinese hospital. Introduced by ELIZABETH LAIRD of the National Centre for Industrial Language Training.
For details of integrated trainer's manual write to Worktalk, BBCtv, Villiers House, Ealing Broadway, London W5


Unknown: Fred Barker
Introduced By: Elizabeth Laird
Directed By: Paul Kriwaczek
Produced By: John Twitchin

: Interval

: Play School

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan from Edgbaston
The opening overs of the afternoon.
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Having a Baby

The last of 16 programmes.
CLAIRE WOOLFORD looks to the future and finds out about the timing of the second baby and its effect on the first child. CLAIRE RAYNER presents her problem page.


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
The final session of play

: Open University

6.10 Kant and Causality

6.35 Cell Dynamics: 2

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: A Woman's Place?

Housewives . Choice
' The arguments were always about one thing -who does the house-work? ' Why are women's options limited once they leave school, marry, and have children?
Series producer HOWARD SMITH Production SUZANNE DAVIES


Producer: Howard Smith
Unknown: Suzanne Davies

: News on 2


: Airport: 2: Departure

In this series of three programmes, reporter Harold Williamson takes an Intimate look at the men and women who get 800 aircraft and some 80,000 passengers in and out of Heathrow every day.

Departure is the story of the 12 hours up to the time when the wheels of Flight 844, bound for Australia, leave the runway at Heathrow. Who will be on that flight and why? And who helps to get this giant jumbo off the ground? An emigrating family; a captain whose career can end with his next medical; a grandmother flying for the first time; and two stewardesses who reveal that life at 35,000 feet may have its moments but isn't always as glamorous as the 'Fly Me' ads suggest.
Preview page 17


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Film Cameraman: Nigel Meakin
Film Recordist: John Hore
Film Editor: Roger Guertin
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: The Owl Who Married a Goose

A delightful cartoon film, based on an Eskimo legend, made by a young American anirtlator Caroline Leaf, who uses an unusual technique- of painting -en glass, lit'irom underneath, and photographed frame by frame. Produced by the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANABA

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring
Valerie Harper as Rhoda with Julie Kavner as Brenda David as Joe NancK-Walker as Ida
IF YOU Don't Tell Her, I Will
Rhoda is indirectly irritated by Brenda's immovable room-mate.


Unknown: Valerie Harper
Unknown: Julie Kavner
Unknown: Brenda David
Unknown: Joe Nanck-Walker

: Nine O'Clock News

with Angela Rippon and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world


Newsreader: Angela Rippon

: Living on the Land

The eighth of ten programmes The Sale at Stagbatch Farm
Lewis Holland toiled with small reward on his farm in Hereford until he was 73, then sold up and found that he was worth a fortune. The film follows him through the exciting weeks of the sale culminating on a wild day in September when the whole farming community turned up to see what grand total would be reached as the last of his effects went under the hammer.
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Produced By: Don Haworth

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

presents Randy Newman in a concert from the BBC Television Theatre, London Introduced by Bob Harris


Unknown: Randy Newman
Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance
Test Series - ; England v Pakistan from Edgbaston
RICHIE BENAUDintroduces highlights of the final day's play. Producer, DAVID KENNING


Producer: David Kenning

: Late News on 2


: Alexander's Ragtime Band

A Henry King Season
Starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman
This story of a ragtime band's early struggles and eventual rise to frame, covers the period from 1911 to 1938. It features more than 20 songs by Irving Berlin, the great American composer who celebrated his 90th birthday on 11 May.
(Black and white)
Films: page 15


Songs: Irving Berlin
Producer: Darryl P. Zanuck
Director: Henry King
Alexander (Roger Grant): Tyrone Power
Stella Kirby: Alice Faye
Charlie Dwyer: Don Ameche
Jerry Allen: Ethel Merman
Davey Lane: Jack Haley
Professor Heinrich: Jean Hersholt
Aunt Sophie: Helen Westley
Taxi driver: John Carradine
Bill: Paul Hurst
Wally Vernon: Wally Vernon
Ruby: Ruth Terry
Snapper: Douglas Fowler

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