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: Open University

10.25 Open Forum - Using Television to Advantage

10.50 Beginning M101

11.15 The First Years of Life - The World at One

11.40 Consumer Decisions - Turning on the Heat

12.5 Energy in the Home - Cutting Your Losses

: Closedown

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Anne Nightingale


Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Open Door

Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann
(Association of Irish Musicians) presents The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Traditional Irish music from London

: Arena: Cinema

Gavin Millar talks to writer/ director John Carpenter and star Donald Pleasence on location in Hollywood with the grisly Halloween.


Talks: Gavin Millar
Director: John Carpenter
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Producer: Gavin Millar

: Crime Writers

A series of six programmes 5: Police Story

: The Parliamentarians

' The greatest danger for democracy in England is the EEC and the abdication by the British Parliament which it entailed.'
The third of a series in which six eminent Parliamentarians talk to Robin Day. Today The Rt Hon J. Enoch Powell , MP, who entered Parliament in 1950. Producer ALAN THOMPSON Editor JOHN DEKKER


Unknown: J. Enoch Powell
Producer: Alan Thompson
Editor: John Dekker

: Ski Sunday

featuring The World Cup The Ladies' Slalom from Pfronten, West Germany
Slalom specialists HANNI WENZEL the defending World Cup holder from Liechtenstein, and France's PERRINE PELEN , who each won three World Cup slalom races last season, are today's favourites. And Austria's ski queen, ANNE-MARIE MOSER-PROËLL, will be chasing points in search of a record sixth overall title.
Commentator DAVID VINE
TV presentation by the GERMAN TV SERvice. Editor JONATHAN MARTIN


Unknown: Hanni Wenzel
Unknown: Perrine Pelen
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: International Rugby Special

Introduced by Nigel Starmer-Smith Wales v Ireland
England v Scotland
A spirited performance by the Irish forwards, combined with the outstanding skills of fly-half Tony Ward , brought Ireland an honourable draw with France a fortnight ago. This must encourage the Irish as they take on a Welsh side confident after their victory over Scotland.
England begin their Championship bid against Scotland, and in their attempt to retain the Calcutta Cup have recalled the popular figure of Roger Uttley to lead their challenge.
Commentator at Cardiff Arms Park
Commentator at Twickenham
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
Followed by Rugby League results


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Unknown: Tony Ward
Unknown: Roger Uttley
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Bill Taylor

: News Review

News of the week plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Richard Gamble

: Assignment

Where it happens, why it's happening, with BBC correspondents.


Unknown: Bob Scholes
Editor: George Walker

: Life on Earth

A series of 13 programmes 3: The First Forests

: Last Train from Gun Hill

The feature film starring
Kirk Douglas , Anthony Quinn
When his wife is murdered by two young drunks, Marshal Matt Morgan tracks down the killers to Gun Hill - and discovers one is the son of Craig Beldon , who once saved the Marshal's life, and now begs for his son's life in return.
Screenplay by JAMES POE Produced by HAL WALLIS
Directed by JOHN STURGES. Films: p 17


Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Marshal Matt
Unknown: Craig Beldon
Play By: James Poe
Produced By: Hal Wallis
Directed By: John Sturges.
Matt Morgan: Kirk Douglas
Craig Beldon: Anthony Quinn
Rick Beldon: Earl Holliman
Linda: Carolyn Jones
Lee: Brian Hutton
Catherine: Ziva Rodann
Petey: Lars Henderson

: News on 2


: Twenty Years On

' You don't go to drama school just hoping to do alright. You go because you think you are the greatest actor imaginable, or have the potential of being so.' Five people, including Susannah York and playwright Hugh White -more, were all in the same class at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art over 20 years ago and shared a common ambition. Twenty Years On looks at the different directions their lives have taken, and what happened when they all met for the first time since then.
Film cameraman DAVID FEIG Film editor GLENN HYDE Producer TONY LARYEA
Hugh Whitemore 's dramatisation of Rebecca, part 4: Wednesday 9.25 pm


Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Hugh White
Unknown: David Feig
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Hugh Whitemore

: International Darts

The Embassy
World Professional Darts Championship
Tonight Australia's Number 1 Barry Atkinson , and New Zealand's leading player Murray Smith , play their first round matches. And two experienced England Internationals, Charlie Ellix and ' Ton Machine' Alan Glazier play theirs.
Introduced by DAVID COLEMAN Commentators


Unknown: Barry Atkinson
Unknown: Murray Smith
Unknown: Charlie Ellix
Unknown: Alan Glazier
Introduced By: David Coleman
Unknown: Sid Waddell

: The Best of British: The Bofors Gun

Major British films of the 1960s, tonight starring Nicol Williamson Ian Holm , David Warner
Within a setting of peace-time soldiering this powerful film examines the opposing forces of order and anarchy, as portrayed by the violent Gnr O'Rourke and the mild-mannered Bdr Evans during one night at an army camp.
Screenplay JOHN MCGRATH based on his play Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun
Directed by JACK GOLD. Films: page 17


Unknown: Nicol Williamson
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Gnr O'Rourke
Unknown: Bdr Evans
Unknown: John McGrath
Produced By: Robert A. Goldston
Directed By: Jack Gold.
O'Rourke: Nicol Williamson
Flynn: Ian Holm
Evans: David Warner
Rowe: Richard O'Callaghan
Shone: Barry Jackson
Crawley: Donald Gee
Featherstone: John Thaw
Sgt Walker: Peter Vaughan
Lieut Pickering: Gareth Forwood
Cook Private Samuel: Geoffrey Hughes

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