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: Open University

6.40 Catalysis

7.5 The Universe Today

7.30 Moderne and Modernistic

: 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.
Director STEPHANIE SILK Producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Birmingham


Director: Stephanie Silk
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Play School

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by ERIC CARLE Presenters Carol Chell Fred Harris


Unknown: Eric Carle
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Criteria of Purity

5.15 Food Cooperatives in Vermont

5.40 History of Mathematics

6.5 Viewing with Electrons

6.30 Romanticism

: Adventure

The Junk Adventure of the Tai Ki
At the most distant point from land anywhere in the world - in the North Pacific - a Chinese river junk met a disaster.
Tai Ki had been built in Hong Kong to an ancient pattern to try to prove that the Chinese of 2,000 years ago could have reached South America.
From the beginning there had been problems. Would the traditional methods and equipment used in its construction stand up to such an epic voyage? Delays during building took departure into the typhoon season and experts advised against it. The international crew of eight were mostly inexperienced. Could they ever work as a team?
They almost made it, but disaster was to come from an unexpected source.


Narrated by: Joss Ackland
Producer: Anthony Mayer
Series editor: Anthony Isaacs
Series editor: Michael Andrews

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Tribute to Jean Renoir

The great French film-maker
Jean Renoir died this year at the age of 84. Gavin Millar introduces 12 of his best films.
Renoir was the son of the painter Auguste. He married his father's model Catherine, and turned to film-making in 1924 in order to make her a film star.
Later, he worked with the greatest stars in the world and made sev-
I eral of what are regarded as the greatest films ever, including
La Grande Illusion and Rules of the Game.
Tonight's film
Une Partie de
Campagne starring
Jeanne Marken Sylvie Bataille
This nostalgic love-story set on an idyllic summer's day has remained one of the best-loved of Renoir's works. A Parisian ironmonger takes his family on a Sunday outing to the country. While he snores through the afternoon oblivious of the beauty around him, both his wife and daughter find romance on the river bank. To the wit and bitter-sweetness of Guy de Maupassant's story, Renoir's film adds a serenity and joy underlined by the simple musical score.
Written and directed by JEAN RENOIR
(A French film with English sub-titles) . Films: page 17 (Tomorrow: The River at 9.35 pm)


Unknown: Jean Renoir
Introduces: Gavin Millar
Director: Charles Chabot
Producer: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Jeanne Marken
Unknown: Sylvie Bataille
Directed By: Jean Renoir
Madame Dufour: Jeanne Marken
Henriette: Sylvie Bataille
M DufOUr: Gabriello
Henri: Georges Saint-Saens
Rudolphe: Jaques Borel
Anatole: Paul Temps
Grandmother: Gabrielle Fontan
Papa Poulain: Jean Renoir
The servant: Marguerite Renoir

: My Music

If an ambulance man, with his two notes, wanted to play' The Lost Chord' how far would he get?
Just one of the cryptic questions set by Steve Race to
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden competing with Frank Muir and John Amis in the television version of this popular musical quiz.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: News 39

The Week into War 29 August 1939
The second in a nightly series of modern television news bulletins which look at events of the week 40 years ago - the seven days leading up to the Declaration of War.
Newsreader TOM MANGOLD
Studio director ANN FREER Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: Philip Speight

: Hinge and Bracket

A Gala Evening from the Opera House, Buxton with Dr Evadne Hinge
Introduced by Corbet Woodall
The musical event of the season as an augmented ensemble and choir assist Dr Hinge and Dame Hilda in a glittering gala of music which includes works by Gilbert and Sullivan, Novello and Elgar.


Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
Unknown: Stackton Tressel
Introduced By: Corbet Woodall
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Peter Ridsdale

: Circuit Eleven Miami

3: Murder in the First Degree Part 3
The jury is back, and film cameras record a courtroom drama of poignancy and power - scenes and oratory that could not happen in a British Court. So the Perri trial comes to an end. Perri, Perri's wife, Weiss ' the snitch', the Judge, the jurors and the Prosecutor all talk freely about disturbing developments in and out of court. There is a sense of disquiet at the way justice is handled in Circuit Eleven Miami.
(Programme 4 next week on Thursday)

: Late News


: Closedown

Bustopher Jones: the Cat about Town by T. S. ELIOT


Unknown: Georgine Anderson
Unknown: T. S. Eliot

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