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: Open University

6.40 Chemical Reactions

7.5 A Matter of Geometry

: Closedown '

: Gharbar

The programme looks at a problem which most Asian women in this country have to face at some time or another.
There is also a story for young children and a popular song.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Director STEPHANIE SILK BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Stephanie Silk

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: What is Summer? by CELIA LANDRETH Presenters
Carol Leader, Don Spencer


Leader: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Enzyme Purification

5.15 Alternative Technology Centre

5.40 Floating an Oilrig

6.5 The Crab Nebula

6.30 Victorian Moral Painting

: Adventure

Destination Doha 2: The Difficult Bit
Four men in three massive 40-ton lorries left England seven days ago on a 5,000-mile journey through 11 countries. Their destination, Doha. The cargo, a bizarre mixture of goods for this capital of the newly-rich oil Emirate of Qatar.
Last week's programme followed the adventures and misadventures of these four men across Europe to Istanbul. This week it's ' Good-bye Europe' as they set out over the Bosphorus bridge into the emptiness of Asia Minor, ahead the Middle East and Arabia. This is ' the difficult bit'. There are problems enough in Turkey and Syria, but there is no road at all south from the Baghdad road out of Jordan to the pipeline in Northern Saudi Arabia. The lorries simply turn off the tarmac and head out into the desert.
Not so many years ago this journey might have been considered a major piece of world exploration. Now, for those four drivers, it's just a job. but not an easy one. Narrator BENNY GREEN
Producer TONY SALMON Series editors
(First shou-n in The World About Us series: second of two programmes)


Unknown: Michael Andrews
Unknown: Anthony Isaacs

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Mother Nature's Bloomers

by LEONARD BARRAS starring Roy Kinnear and Henry Livings with Jean Boht Colin Edwynn and Meg Johnson
An entertainment in six episodes recorded on the stage of The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 4: Not a Single Importunate Embrace
In which ALICE becomes relatively assertive and takes off on a despairing mission. PROGMORTON, longing for love, makes his own once-in-a-lifetime cry for help. The incoherent appeals of both fall on the resolutely deaf ears of DR STAS-SIDGE, who, tuned by years of training, will hear nothing he doesn't want to hear, which includes ENID'S claim to human recognition. GRANNY is re-corralled by FRINGFOOT, but not for long, we bet. The IXWEED/PROGMORTION acrimonious friendship continues and HECKLEWELL and VANGLE linger again under their lamp.
Musical director STAN ROOCROFT Designer KEN LAWSON Director PHILIP HEDLEY
Producer TONY HARRISON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Henry Livings
Unknown: Jean Boht
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: Meg Johnson
Music By: Alex Glasgow
Director: Stan Roocroft
Designer: Ken Lawson
Director: Philip Hedley
Producer: Tony Harrison.

: International Soccer

West meets East featuring
West Bromwich Albion v
The People's Republic of China
West Bromwich Albion reciprocate last year's invitation, when they were the first professional football team to visit The People's Republic.
Tonight from The Hawthorns, JOHN MOTSON reports on second-half live football action, involving one of the world's most unknown football nations.
The Chinese might wonder whether Albion's JOHN TREWICK would like to compare The Great Wall of China with Birmingham's Bull Ring, remembering Trewick describe The Great Wall of China as ' if you've seen one wall, you've seen them all.'
Television presentation JOHN MCGONAGLE Editor MIKE MURPHY


Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: John Trewick
Unknown: John McGonagle
Editor: Mike Murphy

: My Music

What is Kemp's Jig?
Question-setter Steve Race asks of Frank Muir , who, with John Amis , competes against Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
Television presentation Douglas HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Seven Artists

Fourth in a series of seven films Johannes Gratzke - Berlin 1979
The distinguished cultural journalist Dr Hamlet Werther goes on a journey of discovery through Griitzke's world and finds himself listening to the artist's latest compositions for his famous trio The Living Violinists, as well as being a photographic model and the subject of the painter's most recent canvas.
Dr Hamlet Werther: ' One gets religious feelings in a pose like this.' Johannes Grutzke : ' No need to wear that sad face just now-I'm painting your jacket.'
Photography David whitson Film editor BEN MORRIS
Executive producers JULIA CAVE and BARRIE GAVIN. Directed by PETER WEST


Unknown: Dr Hamlet Werther
Unknown: Johannes Grutzke
Editor: Ben Morris
Editor: Barrie Gavin.
Directed By: Peter West
himself: Johannes Grutzke
Dr Hamlet Werther: Lutz Liebelt

: Late News


: Life Love Death

(La vie L'amour La mort) starring Amidou, Caroline Cellier This powerful portrait of a murderer of women is a stark contrast with the romance of Lelouch's better-known films. Based on a true story, it is also a passionate plea for the abolition of capital punishment in France.
A young man leaves a bullfight for a rendezvous with his mistress, unaware that the police are watching his every move ...
Brilliant, devastating, (NEW YORK TIMES) A film of power and originality!
Directed by CLAUDE LELOUCH i French film with English sub-titles) (First showing on British television) Films: page 15


Unknown: Caroline Cellier
Written By: Claude Lelouch
Written By: Pierre Uytteriioeven
Produced By: Alexandre Mnouchkine
Directed By: Claude Lelouch
Francois Toledo: Amidou
Caroline: Caroline Cellier
Jeanne (his wife): Janine Magnan
Insp Marchand: Marcel Bozzuffi
Police officer: Pierre Zimmer
Prostitute, Julie: Catherine Samie
Hélène: Lisette Bersy
Defence lawyer: Albert Naud
Partie Civile: Jean Pierre Sloan
Sophie: Nathalie Durrand
Prostitute (first murder): Sylvia Saurel
Prostitute (third murder): Denyse Roland

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