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: Open University

6.40 James Bond: 2

7.5 Christian Community in County Clare

7.30 Perceptual Learning

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Jumping Flea by PETER WILTSHIRE Presenters
Floella Benjamin David Hargreaves


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Golf: The Open

The 107th Championship from the Old Course, St Andrews.
On the second day of the championship, the field of the world's top golfers continues its struggle to make the ' cut that is, to qualify for the third round when only the top 80 and those tying for 80th place continue to battle for the title of ' Open Champion 1978 '.


Unknown: St Andrews.

: Closedown

: News on 2

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

: Gardeners' World

from The Manor House, Hes)ington, York.
In this second visit to George Smith 's beautiful Yorkshire garden. Peter Seabrook looks at the paddock garden, once an area of rough grazing, now the home of shade-loving plants. GEORGE SMITH again demonstrates his art of flower arranging.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Smith
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: George Smith
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: Top Gear

with Angela Rippon and Barrie Gill
Rippon on the Road
The big holiday rush begins this weekend and many drivers plan to travel through Friday night. How dangerous is this practice? What are the stress factors and what are the signs of fatigue? Angela finds out for herself by night driving to the West Country. Twenty people are killed and over 200 seriously injured each week yet these figures could be cut to one tenth if we used our seat belts. Should we leave it to persuasion or is compulsion the final answer?
Director PHIL PRANKLlN Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Barrie Gill
Producer: Derek Smith

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The Car's the Star 13 May 2016

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

A series of 12 programmes written and presented by Magnus Magnusson
3: Bondage in Egypt
The Israelites' deliverance from bondage in Egypt (Exodus ch 13, 14) was a corner-stone of their religious tradition. The feast of the Passover celebrates their escape under the leadership of Moses, himself directly inspired by God.
Yet the Egyptians, in all the mass of written records they left behind, made no mention of an Israelite presence in their land-not even of Joseph, who, the Bible tells us, became Pharaoh's Grand Vizier.
Tonight MAGNUS MAGNUSSON looks at the way in which the Bible story can be interpreted in the light of our knowledge of ancient Egypt. Bible reader Eric Porter
Film editor DICK ALLEN


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Reader: Eric Porter
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Paul Jordan

: Midweek Cinema: L'Annee Sainte

(Holy Year) starring Jean Gabin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Danielle Darrieux
In the last film he made before his death in November 1976, Jean Gabin plays a crook of the old school, currently doing time in France. A television programme about the millions of tourists expected in Rome for Holy Year persuades him that it would be a good year to retrieve some loot buried near the Vatican. Escaping from prison is easy enough but contending with the methods used by modern criminals proves much trickier. And the robes of a Catholic Bishop are not really a disguise for an unexpected reunion with a former girlfriend...
Films: page 13 (First showing on British television)


Directed By: Jean Girault
Lambert: Jean Cabin
Bizet: Jean-Claude Brialy
Commissaire Barbier: Henri Virlogeux
Christina: Danielle Darrieux
Carla: Nicoletta MacChiavelli
Louftingue: Luciano Bartoli
Giuseppe: Paolo Giusti
Le Consul: Umberto Raho
Boricelli: Renato Romano
Mazzola: Gianpiero Albertini

: Late News on 2


: Golf: The Open

The 107th Championship HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's play in the second round, played over the Old Course at St Andrews.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: Closedown

The Laws of God, The Laws of Man by A. E. HOUSMAN


Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: A. E. Housman

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