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: Open University

7.40 The Housing Question. 8.5 Science and Society (2). 8.30 Abstracting the Meaning. 8.55 Maths Analysis - Convergence 9.20 Computing - Examination Tutorial. 9.45 Porcelain. 10.10 Maths - Galois Theory. 10.35 Loudspeaker Telephones 11.0 Instrumentation. 11.25 The Social Side of the OU. 11.50 Mechanics - Examination. 12.15 The Steam Locomotive. 12.40 History of Mathematics.
1.5 Examining the Broadcasts, 1.30 Public Administration.

: Magoo on 2

: Rock Goes to College

The Crusaders
Introduced by Pete Drummond


Introduced By: Pete Drummond

: Arena: Cinema

Gavin Millar talks to Francois Truffaut about his films on childhood; and to Bill Douglas , Scottish director of a remarkable trilogy.


Talks: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Francois Truffaut
Unknown: Bill Douglas

: The Price of Freedom

John Tusa introduces people who suffered under political repression. Today: Mukhtar Rana who has been in jail about 25 times for his human rights campaigning in Pakistan.


Unknown: Mukhtar Rana

: Open Door

Bradford Cinderella Club presents From Streets to Seaside

: Sunday Special

Airport. 3: Arrival
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.
The final programme joins a night flight from Bombay. Flights from India must start in the middle of the night to reach Heathrow in daylight. In Bombay there is no anti-noise lobby. We meet an air hostess who will lose her job if she marries, English ramblers who survived an attack by leeches on Annapurna, and an Indian film star who grew up in Richmond. Film editor PAUL FOXALL


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Producer: Shirley Fisher

: Play Rugby

Seven programmes for player, coach and spectator: 6
Introduced by DAVID VINE , with RAY WILLIAMS (Welsh Rugby Union) and DON RUTHERFORD (Rugby Football Union); and students from the Cardiff College of Education.
Directed by JOHN RICKWORD Produced by JOHN DOBSON
BBC Bristol


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

: Rugby Special

England XV v The Argentines
For the Argentines the highlight of their tour took place yesterday when they played an England XV at Twickenham.
While for captain HUGO PORTA and his players it was a proud and emotional experience, the English players must have remembered with some foreboding the draw ' The Pumas' gained against France last year and the last-minute one-point defeat by Wales in 1976. Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
Followed by Rugby League results


Unknown: Captain Hugo Porta

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world, 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


Editor: George Walker

: The World About Us

Wild Flower Safari
Preparing 2,000 drawings and paintings for a book on alpine flowers means three years' hard work, during which time you must expect to hike up and down mountains, and sketch some 30 different species of wild flowers every day. Although in her early 60s, Marjorie Blarney works 12 to 15 hours daily - painting flowers. We journey with her and her husband as they travel through the British Isles, the Dordogne and the Pyrenees, searching for wild flowers and drawing and photographing the rarer specimens where they grow.
In little over ten years, from being a farmer's wife she has become one of this country's leading botanical illustrators.
Film cameramen


Unknown: Marjorie Blarney
Unknown: Jack Bellamy
Editors: Michael Andrews

: News on 2


: WutheringHeights

The BBC2 Classic Serial dramatised in five parts Part 4 by DAVID SNODIN
After eloping with Heathcliff, Isabella is living wretchedly at Wuthering Heights. Distraught with grief at Cathy's death, Heathdliff prays her soul shall find no rest until he can join her in the grave.
The children
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
Studio sound MIKE JONES


Unknown: David Snodin
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Mike Jones
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Dick Coles
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: Peter Hammond
Edgar: David Robb
Heathcliff: Ken Hutchison
Hindley: John Duttine
Isabella: Caroline Langrishe
Joseph: Brian Wilde
Ellen Dean: Pat Heywood
Dr Kenneth: John Golightly
Mr Green: Norman Rutherford
Zillah: Barbara Keogh
Catherine Linton: Cathryn Harrison
Hareton: David Wilkinson
Linton: Andrew Burleigh
Hareton: Simon Massey
Catherine Linton: Victoria Creed
Catherine Linton: Harriet Harrison
Linton: Angus Rorison

: 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 Michael Molyneux , 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: Michael Molyneux
Director: Rosalind Gold
Producer: Peter Chafer
Producer: Henry Murray

: A Spanish Legacy

A new version of three programmes about painting which explore masterpieces by artists who worked for the Spanish Church and Court: El Greco , Titian and Velazquez. 3: Paintings by Veldzquez
In his own lifetime VelSzquez (1599-1660) became known as 'the painter of Kings and King of Painters '. For tonight's programme his finest work was specially photographed where it hangs today in the unrivalled collection at the Prado Museum, Madrid, in the National Gallery, London, and in the National Gallery of Scotland. Taking part:
Allan Braham , National Gallery
Nigel Glendinning , Professor of Spanish, Queen Mary College, London University
Eric Young, art historian, and Xavier de Salas , Director of the Prado Museum
Introduced by Christopher Burstall
In colour, lighting and expert comment an object lesson (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Stills photography MICHAEL SANDERS Producer CHRISTOPHER BURSTALL


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

: International Golf

The Colgate World Matchplay Championship
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights from the final match played today over the West Course, Wentworth Club, Surrey.
Today's winner is not only the World Matchplay Champion but receives prize money of £30,000.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Film of the Week: Come Back Charleston Blue

continues our season of films of the 70s. starring Godfrey Cambridge Raymond St Jacques
If the legendary gangster Charleston Blue really did die in 1932, how is it that his custom-made open razors keep turning up close to the corpses of some very dead crooks?
Based on the novel The Heat't On by CHESTER HIMES
Directed by MARK WARREN. Films: p 27 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Godfrey Cambridge
Unknown: Raymond St Jacques
Unknown: Chester Himes
Produced By: Samuel Goldwyn
Directed By: Mark Warren.
Gravedigger Jones: Godfrey Cambridge
Coffin Ed Johnson: Raymond St Jacques
Joe: Peter de Anda
Carol: Jonelle Allen
Caspar: Maxwell Glanville
Her Majesty: Minnie Gentry
Jarema: Dick Sabol
Frank Mago: Leonardo Cimino
Bryce: Percy Rodrigues
Drag Queen: Toney Brealond

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