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: Open University

8.5 Elementary Particles

8.30 M101/30 Algebra

8.55 Instrumentation in Train Development

9.20 Computing - Multiprogramming

9.45 Electromagnetics and Electronics

10.10 Maths - Splitting Fields

10.35 Elections, Profits and Statistics

11.0 Poland's Economic Development

11.25 Artists' Films

11.50 Mechanics - Rutherford's Atom

12.15 Men and Mountains

12.40 Class and 1848

1.5 Staff Development

1.30 Political Change

: Interval

: Magoo on 2

Magoo's Gorilla Friend
... makes a monkey of him.

: Rock Goes to College

This week: Crawler from University of London Union Introduced by Pete Drummond


Introduced By: Pete Drummond

: Vive a Venezia

Luigi Nono is a composer. He is a pioneer of the new music. He is a committed Marxist. He lives, where he was born, in Venice.
This film presents his music in the context of world events and of a Venice very different from the city of renaissance art or of Thomas Mann.
Nono's statements are read by ALFRED BURKE
Photography JOHN HOOPER


Unknown: Thomas Mann.
Read By: Alfred Burke
Read By: Photography John Hooper
Read By: Mark Karlin
Editor: Angus Newton
Director: Barrie Gavin

: The Price of Freedom

John Tusa introduces people who have suffered under political repression.
Francis Khoo Kah Siang was a senior advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. In 1977 he was implicated in written and televised ' confessions ' and only just escaped arrest in the confusion of the Chinese New Year celebrations. He and his wife are now living in England as exiles who hope to return home as soon as they can safely do so.


Introduces: John Tusa

: Open Door

David Stayt presents a campaign 'In Praise of Femininity and the Feminine Woman'
'The equality-obsessed want to destroy the natural sex roles and the family which are the basis of human love and happiness and the driving force of all human inspiration and achievement. Their perverted indoctrination and legislation must be stopped.'


Unknown: David Stayt

: Sunday Special

2: Departure
A second chance to see this series of three programmes in which reporter Harold Williamson meets the men and women who get 800 aircraft and 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 helps to get this giant jumbo off the ground? And who will be on that flight and why? 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.


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: Play Rugby

Seven programmes for player, coach and spectator. 4: The Line Out
Introduced by DAVID VINE , with RAY WILLIAMS (Welsh Rugby Union) and DON RUTHERFORD (Rugby Football Union); and students from the Cardiff College of Education.
Produced by JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Ray Williams
Directed By: John Rickword
Produced By: John Dobson.

: Rugby Special

London Division v. The Argentine The touring Pumas, captained by arguably world No 1 fly half HUGO PORTA, and with world-class full back MARTIN SANSOT , will be determined to establish their position in the top bracket of world rugby on their first visit to Twickenham.
The London team will be out to show that English rugby is on the way back, and a number of its players out to demonstrate that they are in line for international honours.
Series producer bill TAYLOR
Followed by Rugby League results


Unknown: Martin Sansot
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: 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 Whitmore


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Assignment

Where it happens and why it's happening with the correspondents of the BBC in Britain and round the world.


Film Editing: Bob Scholes
Editor: George Walker

: The World About Us

The Year of the Ladybirds
Forest fires, emergency water supplies, the Minister in charge of Drought and a plague of ladybirds shared the headlines in the summer of 76-the driest for two centuries.
Rivers turned green, ponds vanished, fish were stranded and alien plants appeared overnight. For Britain's wildlife it seemed to be a year of disaster -but was it really? Why were there so many ladybirds? Were the trees really dying?
Two wet, cold summers later, this film made in the heat of a natural crisis now seems strangely nostalgic.
Narrated and produced by BARRY PAINE Production assistant ROBIN HELLIER Series editors MICHAEL ANDREWS and ANTHONY ISAACS
BBC Bristol


Produced By: Barry Paine
Unknown: Robin Hellier
Editors: Michael Andrews
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: Wuthering Heights

The BBC2 Classic Serial dramatised in five parts Part 2 by DAVID SNODIN
Heathcliff is determined on revenge for the ill-treatment he receives from Hindley. He is sustained only by his love for Cathy, a love which is returned ... but Cathy's thoughts turn more and more to Thrushcross Grange and to Edgar Linton.
Music composed/conducted by CARL DAVIS Lighting DENNIS CHANNON


Unknown: David Snodin
Unknown: Thrushcross Grange
Unknown: Edgar Linton.
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Dennis Channon
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: Peter Hammond
Joseph: Brian Wilde
Ellen Dean: Pat Heywood
Servant girl: Judith Byfield
Hindley: John Duttine
Dr Kenneth: John Golightly
Frances: Maggie Wilkinson
Mr Linton: Dennis Burgess
Mrs Linton: Wendy Williams
Heathcliff: Ken Hutchison
Cathy: Kay Adshead
Edgar: David Robb
Isabella: Caroline Langrishe
The Rev Graham: Paul Dawkins
Mr Green: Norman Rutherford
The children Heathcliff: Dale Tarry
The children Cathy: Maria Swailes
The children Edgar: Grant Bardsley
The children Isabella: Julia Stark
The children Hareton: Elliot Moss
The children Hareton: Simon Massey

: Out of Court

Arrest; Damages; Protest
Rent Act; Legal Aid; Divorce Presented by Nick Ross
Investigating the law, the lawyers and the courts in action.
Reporters Norma Shepherd and Mike Dornan , with specialist advice from Michael Molyneux , look into the way the British legal system affects us all.
Executive producer PETER CHAFER Producer HENRY MURRAY


Presented By: Nick Ross
Reporters: Norma Shepherd
Reporters: Mike Dornan
Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Producer: Peter Chafer
Producer: Henry Murray

: A Spanish Legacy

A new version of three programmes about painting which show the beauty and splendour of master-pieces by three artists who worked for the Spanish Church and Court: Velazquez, Titian and El Greco. 1: Paintings by El Greco
For tonight's programme, El Greco 's finest paintings were specially photographed where they hang today in Toledo's churches and great Cathedral, and in the stupendous national collection of the Prado Museum, Madrid. Taking part:
Allan Braham , National Gallery
Nigel Glendinning , Professor of Spanish, London University Eric Young, art historian
Xavier de Salas , Director of the Prado Museum.
Introduced by Christopher Burstall
Enormous time and trouble hare pone into the trilogy. The colours, at once sombre and glowing, were sound reason for being glad to hare a colour set.
Highly informative and valuable, particularly for those of us who have never yet managed to make it to the Prado.


Unknown: El Greco.
Unknown: El Greco
Unknown: El Greco
Unknown: Allan Braham
Unknown: Nigel Glendinning
Unknown: Xavier de Salas
Introduced By: Christopher Burstall
Unknown: Michael Sanders
Producer: Christopher Burstall

: Grand Prix

The United States Grand Prix
Highlights via satellite of this evening's race at Watkins Glen.

After the tragic accident that cost the life of his Lotus team mate Ronnie Peterson at Monza. Mario Andretti from Nazareth in Pennsylvania, comes to the grid in front of his home fans as the new 1978 World Champion the first American to win the crown since Phil Hill in 1961. British hopes tonight rest with James Hunt, winner at the Glen for the last two years, and John Watson.

TV presentation by CBS


Commentator: Murray Walker
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Film of the Week: The Final Programme

continues the season of films of the 70s, starring
Jon Finch , Jenny Runacre
Jerry Cornelius , Nobel prize-winner and adventurer extraordinary, attends his father's melancholy funeral in Lapland, all the while remembering premonitions of the end of the present world. He sets out on a quest to discover the truth of the warning.
Written and directed by ROBERT FUEST Films: page 19


Unknown: Jon Finch
Unknown: Jenny Runacre
Unknown: Jerry Cornelius
Directed By: Robert Fuest
Jerry Cornelius: Jon Finch
Miss Brunner: Jenny Runacre
Major Lindbergh: Sterling Hayden
John: Harry Andrews
Professor Hira: Hugh Griffith
Miss Dazzle: Julie Ege
Dr Baxter: Patrick Magee
Dr Smiles: Graham Crowden
Dr Powys: George Coulouris
Dr Lucas: Basil Henson
Frank: Derrick O'Connor
Dimitri: Gilles Millinaire
Shades: Ronald Lacey
Jenny: Sandy Ratcliff

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