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: Open University

7.40 Mugging. 8.5 Drifting Continents
8.30 M101/9 Iteration. Convergence. 8.55 In the Dock. 9.20 Semiconductors. 9.45 Maths - Numerical Methods. 10.10 Statistics - Using Computers. 10.30 Ezra Pound. 11.0 Infant Cognition. 11.25 Advisory Programme for Applicants (1).
11.50 Drawings of Seurat. 12.15 Social Psychology. 12.48 History of Mathematics. 1.5 Housing in Haringey 1.3t Ford Interview (1).

: Closedown

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

In the studio: Chris Rea , Squeeze


Unknown: Chris Rea

: Arena

'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men': Alabama 40 Years On
At the height of the American depression in the summer of 1936, writer JAMES AGEE and photographer WALKER EVANS travelled south to Alabama. There they lived with a family of poor-white farmers recording their daily lives in intimate detail. What finally emerged was an extraordinary and personal account of deprivation and poverty. The book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men has become a classic.
More than 40 years later Arena returned to Alabama, in the foot-steps of Agee and Evans, to trace the survivors of that original family.


Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Walker Evans
Director: Carol Bell
Producer: Alan Yentob

: 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 how to make your own banana wine and a recipe for a fruit loaf.


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

: Rugby Special

The John Player Cup - Semi-final Wasps v Leicester
Leicester, led by Peter Wheeler , are hoping to go one better than the runners-up spot they won last year.
Wasps, strengthened by the All Black Mark Taylor , are enjoying a successful season and will intend to keep intact their record of not having conceded a try in the competition.
Series producer BILL TAYLOR
Followed by Rugby League results


Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Mark Taylor
Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: A Death Reported

Christian religion centres on one man's death. The Church claims that this death has changed the whole human story, past, present and future.
This week eight people consider that claim and describe their response to it. Countdown with Ian Fraser
(Tomorrow at 6.55 pm. Pauline Webb )


Unknown: Ian Fraser
Director: James Murray
Producer: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Pauline Webb

: 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 Kenneth Kendall.
News reports and background on Ceefax


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: Richard Gamble

: Assignment

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


Unknown: Bob Scholes
Editor: George Walker

: Life on Earth

by David Attenborough 12: Life in the Trees
Among the primates are dazzling gymnasts, deafening choristers. highly cultured monkeys and gentle apes.
(Sownlust Tuesday)


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Wings Over the World

Paul McCartney and Wings
From the earliest recording session of WINGS, the band is followed through its last major world tour.
Problems created by fans, security and setting up for each gig are contrasted with a spectacle of the large American and Australian concerts, and the solitude of Paul and Linda's family life on the Mull of Kintyre.
Among the dozen or so songs are ' Band on the Run ', ' Jet '. ' Live and Let Die' and a moving solo performance of ' Yesterday.' See page 3


Unknown: Paul McCartney

: Malice Aforethought

by FRANCISILESThe last of four dramatised parts by PHILIP MACKIE Though Dr Bickleigh has been arrested for the murder of Julia, the main evidence against him is his attempted poisoning of Madeleine and Chatford. Everything hinges on the sandwiches.
shown last Thursday!

: A Life with Crime

' You can't see the end of 14 years. There is no next year or the year after....'
The law provides for the punishment of the guilty not the innocent - but what happens to a family when the prison doors slam shut with a husband and father behind them? Tonight, in the last programme in the series, Ludovic Kennedy talks to ' Anna ' a prisoner's wife whose life has been so deeply affected by a crime she didn't commit.
Studio director MIKE HOGAN Producer LAVINA WARNER
Executive producer FRANK SMITH


Talks: Ludovic Kennedy
Director: Mike Hogan
Producer: Frank Smith

: News on 2


: The Best of British: If....

concludes the season of major British films of the 60s. Starring Malcolm McDowell , David Wood
A new term begins at an English public school. Its traditions and hierarchical structure seem impregnable - until three boys unite to challenge authority and the system. The results are violent and devastating.
Directed by LINDSAY ANDERSON Films: page 23


Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: David Wood
Produced By: Michael Medwin
Produced By: Lindsay Anderson
Directed By: Lindsay Anderson
Mick: Malcolm McDowell
Johnny: David Wood
Wallace: Richard Warwick
Girl: Christine Noonan
Rowntree: Robert Swann
Denson: Hugh Thomas
Stephans: Guy Ross
History master: Graham Crowden
Housemaster's wife: Mary MacLeod
Undermaster: Ben Arm

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