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: Open University

7.40 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

8.5 English Renaissance: Sacred Music

8.30 My Door is Always Open

8.55 Fetal Physiology

9.20 Sacred Places

9.45 Northcliffe Community High School

10.10 Functional Approximation

10.35 James Bond: 1

11.0 Non-metals and Semi-metals

11.25 Barnacle Geese

11.50 Rathbone Street Change

12.15 In the Mode

12.40 Maths: Fourier Coefficients

1.5 Inequalities in Medicine

1.30 Humphry Davy

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring
Gloucestershire v Glamorgan
Introduced by Peter Walker; and news of today's other fixtures.
Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Essex v Kent; Hampshire v Leicestershire; Lancashire v Worcestershire; Middlesex v Warwickshire; Nottinghamshire v Sussex; Yorkshire v Somerset

Commentators at Bristol
John Arlott and Jim Laker

Television presentation
Bob Duncan and Richard Tilling


Presenter: Peter Walker
Television presentation by: Bob Duncan
Television presentation by: Richard Tilling

: News Review

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


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The World About Us

Journey to the Fourth World Narrated by PATRICK ALLEN
The Kali Gandaki in central Nepal is an unnavigable river. Yet besides the one, often impassable road through the Mahabarat Range it is the only means of communication in a vast mountainous area where disease and poverty are rife. Using lightweight hover-craft, a British Joint Services Expedition took up the challenge of this the uncharted River of the Goddess of Death. If the machines made it, they might become river ambulances for the United Mission Hospital - saving patients days of trekking for medical help.
Film cameraman IAN STONE Film editor PETER HARRIS
Assistant producer JENNY croppei Producer TONY SALMON


Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Kali Gandaki
Editor: Peter Harris
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

: News on 2


: Turning Year Tales: 2: Follow the River Down

by David Pownall
A series of seven filmed plays
"I followed the river down from where I lived. It's a walk I always meant to do, but I never got round to it until today. Is it far? It's about my limit now."
BBC Bristol


Writer: David Pownall
Music: Frank Evans
Film Cameraman: Bernard Hedges
Film Dubbing Mixer: Dave Baumber
Film Editor: Liz Thoyts
Producer: Alastair Reid
Director: Colin Godman
Alan: George A. Cooper
Alec: Robert McIntosh
Gabbitas: Michael St John
Gamekeeper: Ted Morris

: Salute to Chaplin: A Dog's Life

Starring Charlie Chaplin

BBC2's season of Charlie Chaplin classic comedies continues with a two-reeler made in 1918, presented tonight with a musical accompaniment composed by Chaplin himself. Charlie's co-star is Scraps - a 'well-bred mongrel' but, like the Tramp, temporarily down on its luck.
(First showing on British television)
Films: page 19
(The next Salute to Chaplin is on Friday at 11.45 pm: The Circus - not Northern Ireland)


Writer/Director: Charles Chaplin
A tramp: Charlie Chaplin
The singer: Edna Purviance
The cop: Tom Wilson
Owner of a food wagon: Sydney Chaplin
The Cook: Albert Austin

: Stagecoach

The feature film starring John Wayne
with Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine

One of the most famous Westerns of all time, Stagecoach was the film that brought John Wayne to stardom and marked the beginning of a long and productive association with director, John Ford.
Wayne plays the Ringo Kid, fugitive from justice, and one of a strange assortment of passengers on the stagecoach from Tonto to Lourdsburg - a journey which may take them through dangerous Indian territory.
Films: page 19


Screenplay: Dudley Nichols
Based on a story by: Ernest Haycox
Producer: Walter Wanger
Director: John Ford
Ringo Kid: John Wayne
Dallas: Claire Trevor
Dr Boone: Thomas Mitchell
Buck: Andy Devine
Hatfield: John Carradine
Curly Wilcox: George Bancroft
Lucy Mallory: Louis Platt
Lt Blanchard: Tim Holt
Chris: Chris Martin
Peacock: Donald Meek
Gatewood: Burton Churchill

: Grand Prix: The French Grand Prix

The fans at Dijon-Prenois will be hoping for the first home victory in 30 years in motor racing's oldest Grand Prix. With Patrick Depailler on the sidelines after his hang-gliding accident, French hopes for their first-ever World Champion now rest on second-placed Jacques Laffite (Ligier). He is six points behind Ferrari's Jody Scheckter, the race-winner in Belgium and Monaco.


Driver: Jacques Laffite
Driver: Jody Scheckter
Commentator: Murray Walker
Television Presentation: The French Television Service
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Murder International: Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?

Geraldine Page Ruth Gordon
The widowed and impoverished Claire Marrable finds a novel, if sinister, way of maintaining her accustomed mode of life. A succession of housekeepers, all with few relations but private funds, passes through her household situated in a lonely desert area of Arizona. Each of them disappears under macabre circumstances 1
Screenplay by THEODORE APSTEIN Produced by ROBERT ALDRICH Directed by LEE B. KATZIN Films: page 19


Unknown: Geraldine Page
Unknown: Ruth Gordon
Unknown: Claire Marrable
Play By: Theodore Apstein
Produced By: Robert Aldrich
Directed By: Lee B. Katzin
Claire Marrable: Geraldine Page
Mrs Dimmock: Ruth Gordon
Harriet Vaughn: Rosemary Forsyth
Mike Darrah: Robert Fuller
Miss Tinsley: Mildred Dunnock
Julia Lawson: Joan Huntingdon
George Lawson: Peter Brandon

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