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: Open University

7.40 Transport and Road Research

8.5 Quantum Theory

8.30 M101/24 Modelling, Cranes

8.55 Display and Recording

9.20 Computing - Compiling

9.45 Elementary Maths

10.10 Maths
(to 10.35)

11.25 Art as Performance
(to 11.50)

12.15 Origin of Species

12.40 Gospel of Work

1.5 The Case of William Tyndale

1.30 The Channel Tunnel

: Closedown

: Play Rugby

Seven programmes for player, coach and spectator.
1: The Game - establishing the four main principles of play: going forward, support, continuity and pressure.
Introduced by DAVID VINE With DON RUTHERFORD (RFU) and RAY WILLIAMS (Welsh RU) from St Luke's College, Exeter.
Produced by JOHN DOBSON (Repeat BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Vine
Directed By: John Rickword
Produced By: John Dobson

: Rugby Special

The Season 1977/78
Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith Last season saw Wales win their third successive Triple Crown and, as undefeated champions of Europe, embark on what proved to be a disappointing, physical tour to Australia.
The programme reflects the excitement of the past rugby year, and raises the question with the president of the RFU Stanley Couchman, Wales's coach John Dawes and international referee Larry Lamb : ' Is modern rugby too violent? '
Series producer BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: John Dawes
Unknown: Larry Lamb
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world. The interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Bill Northwood

: The World About Us

Skateboard Kings
Young men all over the world have to prove themselves. If they are Masai in Kenya, perhaps they kill a lion; but if you are young and you live in the concrete cities of the Western world, how do you prove your skill, your courage, your sense of style? One way is to become a ' Skateboard King '.
To the uninitiated, skateboarding may evoke the idea of kids scooting down grey, wet, uneven concrete pavements, a danger to themselves and a menace to pedestrians. But to those involved, it is more than that, much more. To the addicts, it becomes a way of life. Skateboard Kings investigates this latest phenomenon at its source. Shot in southern California and Arizona, the film unravels this new mystique, its million-dollar related industry and the life-style and gravity-defying manoeuvres of its leading exponents.
Film cameramen


Unknown: John Hooper
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: Festival of Festivals

A weekly series of visits to music festivals around the world. The 1978 Lucerne Festival Vivaldi's Four Seasons
The beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne is the scene of Switzerland's annual music festival, 'founded in 1938. In this performance of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, recorded at this summer's festival, the soloist is Arthur Grumiaux , internationally acclaimed Belgian violinist, with The Lucerne Festival Strings, whose players are drawn from the principal Swiss orchestras.
Conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk , the permanent conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Presented by the swiss TELEVISION service


Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Conducted By: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: News on 2


: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing.
The second in a series of flat green bowls programmes.
.Tonight's match from the second group is between the youngest comnetitor, DAVID MCGILL , the 1977 British Isles Singles Champion, and the oldest, DICK FOLKINS of the United States, who was a gold medallist in the triples in the 1972 World Championships.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Dick Folkins
Introduced By: David Vine
Commentator: Graham Howard
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Out of Court

Arrest; Damages; Protest
Rent Act; Legal Aid; Divorce Presented by Nick Ross
A series which investigates the law. the lawyers and the courts in action.
Reporters Norma Shepherd and Mike Dornan. with specialist advice from David Offenbach , look into the way the British legal system affects each and every one of us.
Executive producer PETER CHAFER Producer HENRY MURRAY


Presented By: Nick Ross
Reporters: Norma Shepherd
Reporters: Mike Dornan.
Unknown: David Offenbach
Producer: Peter Chafer
Producer: Henry Murray

: Anna Karenina

The Classic Serial. Dramatised in eight parts by DONALD WILSON starring Nicola Pagett
Eric Porter , Stuart Wilson Part 7
Anna and Vronsky return to St Petersburg where they are made to realise that Society will not forgive the scandal of their love affair.
Cast in order of appearance
Executive producer KEN RIDDINGTON Director BASIL COLEMAN
The costumes from Anna Karenina are currently on display at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire


Unknown: Donald Wilson
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Stuart Wilson
Producer: Donald Wilson
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Basil Coleman
Unknown: Anna Karenina
Dolly: Carole Nimmons
Princess Shcherbatsky: Patricia Lawrence
Matvey: Robert Russell
Agafea: Anna Wing
Levin: Robert Swann
Stiva: Davyd Harries
Kitty: Caroline Langrishe
Prince Shcherbatsky: Geoffrey Toone
Priest: Peter Copley
Deacon: Michael Cronin
Anna: Nicola Pagett
Vronsky: Stuart Wilson
Mihailov: John Bennett
Lydia: Margot van Der Burgh
Karenin: Eric Porter
Annushka: Marilyn Le Conte
Kassel: Milo Sperber
Seriozha: Paul Spurrier
Major-domo: Terence Soall
Petrov: Keith Campbell
Igor: Grahame Wickersham
Varya: Norma Streader
Countess Vronsky: Mary Morris
Nikolai: Nicholas Jones
Masha: Catherine Terris
Betsy: Sheila Gish
Priest at Tula: Neil Phelps
Yashvin: Hilary Minster
Paula: April Walker
Petritsky: David Gwillim
Adelina Patti: Felicity Lott
Gen Serpuhovskoy: Gary Watson
Colonel: James Kerry
Fiodor: John Kidd
Mme Kartasova: Madeleine Newbury
Kartasov: Ramon St Clair

: Grand Prix

Covering motor-racing's Formula One World Championship. The Italian Grand Prix from Monza
Only one driver has won seven Grands Prix in a season-the late Jim Clark , giving Team Lotus their very first World Championship back in 1963. Today's race - the last in Europe this season - gives the current Lotus no 1, America's Mario Andretti has the chance to match that record, and possibly clinch the 1978 world title in his native Italy. Andretti, 38 could be the fifth oldest champion in the sport.
Commentator Murray Walker
Television presentation by the Italian Television Service
Editor Jonathan Martin


Commentator: Murray Walker
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: International Tennis

The US Open Championships
This historic championship, played for the first time at its new venue of Flushing Meadow, New York, is second only to Wimbledon in international prestige.
Tonight's programme features the Semi-finals of the Men's Singles (Holder GUILLERMO VILAS )
JIMMY CONNORS has appeared in every singles final since 1974. In 1976 he defeated his arch rival, BJORN BORG. who would dearly love to score his first victory in this championship.
Commentator DAN MASKELL
Television presentation by CBS Producer JOHNNIE WATHERSTON


Unknown: Guillermo Vilas
Unknown: Jimmy Connors
Unknown: Bjorn Borg.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

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