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: Open University

7.40 Hockett's Design Features. 8.5 Rocks and Magnets. 8.30 M101/7 Functions and Graphs. 8.55 A School Approach to Energy. 9.20 The Electron Microscope.
9.45 Maths - Vector Spaces. 10.10 Computers - Case Studies. 10.35 Twentieth-century Poetry. 11.0 Josh's File. 11.25 Tomorrow's OU World. 11.50 Riccio's Bronzes. 12.15 Cognitive Maps. 12.40 Coal and the 19th century. 1.5 Suez Crisis.
1.30 Educational Research Methods.

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: The Only Ones
David Sancious and Tone


Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: David Sancious

: Open Door

This afternoon
Small Landlords Association presents Lost Property

: La Dame aux Gladiolas

Arena presents The Agony and the Ecstasy of Edna Everage


Unknown: Edna Everage

: Indoors Outdoors

Expert cooking, gardening and do-it-yourself advice plus viewers' tips from ZENA SKINNER , GEOFFREY SMITH , ROY DAY and VAL HUDSON.
Items this week include hints on making meringues and practical tips on plastering walls.


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Val Hudson.
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: International Badminton

The John Player All-England Championships from the Wembley Arena featuring
The best players in the world come to Wembley to take part in this the premier event and supreme championship.
LIEM SWIE KING of Indonesia defends his Men's Singles title against the much improved Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, PADU KONE PRAKASH of India, who is the main challenge. RAY STEVENS , seeded 5 to 8, is the spearhead of England's challenge for the title.
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Padu Kone Prakash
Unknown: Ray Stevens
Commentators: Barry Davies
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: International Athletics

IAAF VII World Cross Country Championships from Greenpark Racecourse, Limerick.
Highlights of today's Men's Senior race over a 12,000m course which features top cross country experts from 35 countries. The Irish team includes last year's winner JOHN TREACY and track star EAMONN COGHLAN. England's team will be anxious to improve on last year's third place. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland provide strong entries. Also news of the Women's race and the Junior event.
Organised by the Bord Luthchleas na hEireann in conjunction with the Irish Dairy Board. Commentators


Unknown: John Treacy
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Stuart Storey

: Rugby Special

Gala v Hawick: introduced by NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Hawick have dominated the National Championship for the past five years. This season Gala are undefeated in the Border League and are confident of victory. Commentator BILL MCLAREN Series producer BILL TAYLOR
Followed by Rugby Lapgue results


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentator: Bill McLaren

: News Review

News of the week, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker
Editor: Richard Gamble

: Assignment

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


Unknown: Bob Scholes
Editor: George Walker

: Life on Earth

by David Attenborough
10: Theme and Variations
A tree shrew from south-east Asia has attracted great interest from scientists because it shows how a great group of animals may have originated - the mammals.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Malice Aforethought

by FRANCIS ILES , dramatised in four parts by PHILIP MACKIE. Part 2 Dr Bickleigh's passionate affairwith Madeleine now fills his life. When Julia refuses to divorce him the only solution is murder.


Unknown: Francis Iles
Unknown: Philip MacKie.

: News on 2


: A Life with Crime

The fourth of six programmes.
"The jury may listen outwardly respectfully to the old buffer, but in the jury room they are going to follow their own inclinations." (Lord Devlin)
Are judges old buffers out of touch or sympathy with society and if so, how far should they allow their own attitudes to influence the jury?
Tonight Ludovic Kennedy talks to a man who has spent over half a century concerned with the law-he is one of the most distinguished judges of our time - Lord Devlin.
He talks about miscarriage of justice and the rights and wrongs of our accusatorial system.


Interviewer: Ludovic Kennedy
Subject: Lord Devlin
Studio Director: Mike Hogan
Producer: Lavinia Warner
Executive Producer: Frank Smith

: Gustav Klimt and Art Nouveau

Commentary written and narrated by Edwin Mullins
Towards the end of the 19th century Art Nouveau, a radical and revolutionary concept in art and design, swept through Europe and flourished until the outbreak of the First World War. Highly decorative, decadent even, the ' New Style ' was to have a liberating effect on the whole of 20thcentury art and architecture.
Foremost amongst Art Nouveau painters was Gustav Klimt. Born in 1862 in Vienna, he was one of the founders of the Viennese Secession, the Austrian manifestation of Art Nouveau. His dreamily erotic female portraits, forboding allegories and sad, sensuous landscapes reflect the atmosphere of the period, Austria's ' belle epoque ', more strikingly than any other artist of the time.
Directed by JEAN-LOUIS fournier An RM production


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Directed By: Jean-Louis Fournier

: Opera Month Preview

Starting next weekend, BBC2 will feature 32 hours of opera programmes including eight complete operas. They span 200 years, from Mozart to Britten, with productions from seven different countries and a host of international operatic stars. From the well-known tunes of Carmen to the sombre spectacle of Khovanshchina tonight's programme shows there's something for everyone - grand tunes, ensembles and solos; drama, comedy and spectacle.

: The Best of British: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner

Continues the season of major British films of the 60s. Tonight starring
Tom Courtenay , Michael Redgrave Colin Smith is sent to Ruxton Towers, a stately-home turned into a Borstal institution. The one thing Colin does well is run, and so the Governor trains him to win the long-distance cross-country race in the forthcoming sports match with a neighbouring public school. But Colin is a rebel with only contempt for society, and on sports day he has his revenge.
Screenplay by ALAN SILLITOE Produced and directed by TONY RICHARDSON
. Films: page 18


Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Colin Smith
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Directed By: Tony Richardson
Colin Smith: Tom Courtenay
Mrs Smith: Avis Bunnage
Mike: James Bolam
Brown: Alec McCowen
Detective: Dervis Ward
Mr Jones: James Cairncross
Roach: Joe Robinson
The Governor: Michael Redgrave
Audrey: Topsy Jane
Gladys: Julia Foster
Ronalds: John Bull
Gunthorpe: William Ash
Booking office clerk: Frank Finlay
Bosworth: John Thaw

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