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: Open University

7.40 Islam in Bolton

8.5 The Earth

8.30 M101/20 Matrices II

8.55 Designing for the Disabled

9.20 Systems Management

9.45 The Pre-Amplifier

10.10 Pure Maths - Functors

10.35 The Golan Heights (1)

11.0 Social Class

11.25 Students with Problems

11.50 Mechanics - Brake Squeal

12.15 The Alkali Industry

12.40 History of Mathematics

1.5 Educational Research Methods

1.30 Public Administration: Oxford

: Cricket

The John Player League Sussex v Glamorgan
Glamorgan were the beaten finalists in The Gillette Cup last season, but the most memorable moment of the match belongs to Welsh batsman Mike Llewellyn. Arriving at the crease, his first three strokes were four, six, four. He followed with a remarkable six which ended up almost in the commentary box near the top tier of the pavilion - one of the most prodigious hits ever seen at Lord's. Introduced by PETER WALKER with news of today's other fixtures:
Derbyshire v Somerset Essex v Worcestershire
Leicestershire v Hampshire Northamptonshire v Kent
Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire Yorkshire v Gloucestershire
Commentators at Hastings JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN , HUW JONES


Unknown: Mike Llewellyn.
Introduced By: Peter Walker
Unknown: Hastings John Arlott
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Huw Jones

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Stella and the Apes of Mount Asserick
Stella Brewer grew up amongst the animals of the Abuko game reserve in West Africa. She could not bear to see young chimpanzees - orphaned by poachers - condemned to a life behind bars. But young chimpanzees depend on their mothers for safety and emotional support for as long as eight years.
This is the extraordinary story of how Stella decided to become foster mother to four young chimps and went off to the forest to teach them the ways of the wild - a story of her courage, the affections and jealousies of her all-too-human chimps and the adventures both comic and tragic that befell them.
Narrated by ANNA FORD
Directed and photographed by BARON HUGO VAN LAWICK
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Baron Hugo van Lawick
Editors: Michael Andrews

: Rod the Mod has Come of Age

A profile of Rod Stewart
What happens to a local boy when he makes it so good that he has to go into tax-exile and live cocooned in a world of publicity men and managers? Ever since the gigantic success of 'Maggie May' in 1971, Rod Stewart's stature as a songwriter and performer has been steadily growing. His records have made him rich but many of his fans feel left behind, unable to identify with his new image.
This profile of Rod Stewart was filmed during a visit in 1976 to Europe with his girlfriend Britt Ekland, and rehearsing his new band in Los Angeles. Excellent, sharp, truthful, illuminating and very funny. (Daily Mail)
A totally entertaining, yet clear-eyed look at the promotional tour ... and a relentless demolition job on the dream machine. (The Guardian)
Perceptive profile justifies every minute of its length. (Sunday Times)


Subject: Rod Stewart
Subject: Britt Ekland
Producer: Mark Kidel
Executive producer: Bill Morton

: Nice One

A Cockney Wedding
A red-letter day in the East End. Alan Jude and Helen Savage get married.... and to cap it all West Ham win 1-0.


Unknown: Alan Jude
Editor: Howard Billingham
Director: Dave Pritchard

: News on 2


: The Devil's Crown

A serial of the Plantagenet kings in 13 episodes.
13: To the Devil They Go by JACK RUSSELL starring
John Duttine as John with Christopher Gable as Philip
After six years John has yielded to the Pope-the Interdict is lifted ... but the English barons remain discontented - they want a charter of rights ...


Unknown: Jack Russell
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Christopher Gable
Gerard d'Athies: Robert Tayman
Stephen Langton: Clifford Rose
Petit: Terry Scully
William Marshal: Patrick Troughton
Henry Plantagenet: Robin Timothy
Pandulf: Toby Salaman
Isabella: Lynsey Baxter
Robert Fitzwalter: John Hallam
Eustace de Vesci: Seymour Matthews
Peter des Roches: Antony Carrick
Hubert de Burgh: Jonathan Adams
Louis: Daniel Hill
Savaric de Mauleon: Darien Angadi
Clerk: Bill Horsley
Guide: Stan Jay
Waggoner: Michael Hughes
Florence: Patsy Byrne
William: Jimmy Gardner
Abbott of Croxton: John Richmond

: Portrait

Esther Rantzen and Emily sculpted by Fiore de Henriquez
An opportunity for the 12 million regular followers of That's Life, just finished on BBC1, to see a three-dimensional portrait of their favourite investigator - in words, pictures - and clay!
In this special edition of the Portrait series Esther and baby Emily sit for the creative hands and eye of internationally famous sculptress Fiore de Henriquez, and incidentally face a formidable inquisition.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Film of the Week: Running Scared

continues the new season of films of the 70s tonight starring
Robert Powell , Gayle Hunnicut
Student Tom Betancourt calmly watches his room-mate and best friend bleed to death from self-inflicted wounds. Only when the boy is dead does Tom react - finding, inevitably, that he is partly blamed for the tragedy. When Tom falls in love with his friend's beautiful sister the tension increases, leading to further violence.
Cambridge and the surrounding countryside is an effective background to this stylish and dramatic contemporary drama.
Screenplay by clive EXTON and DAVID HEMMINGS
Based on the novel by GREGORY MCDONALD Produced by GARETH WIGAN
Directed by DAVID HEMMINGS. Films: page 11 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicut
Unknown: Student Tom Betancourt
Unknown: Clive Exton
Unknown: David Hemmings
Novel By: Gregory McDonald
Produced By: Gareth Wigan
Directed By: David Hemmings.
Tom Betancourt: Robert Powell
Ellen Case: Gayle Hunnicut
Mr Case: Barry Morse
Mrs Case: Stephanie Bidmead
Mr Betancourt: Edward Underdown
Mrs Betancourt: Maxine Audley
Sarah: Georgia Brown
Charlie: Ben Howard

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