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: Open University

6.40 The National Health Service

7.05 Thallium in Organic Synthesis

7.30 Rhondda: 3: A Question of Identity

: Closedown

: Play School

Story Dots and Gaps by JOANNE COLE Presenters
Carol Chell , Fred Harris
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops, Play On, record (rec 332), cassette (zcm 332), Bang on a Drum, sonns from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242) or cassette (MRMC 004). from record shops


Unknown: Joanne Cole
Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
The last two hours' play from The Oval
Introduced by PETER WEST Commentators
TV presentation NICK hunter, HUW JONES


Introduced By: Peter West
Unknown: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: M. J. K. Smith
Unknown: Huw Jones

: Classic Curling

The seventh and final game in our series, where we have chosen seven of the best games from the CBC Classic Curling competition, organised by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Ed Lukowich
1978 Canadian ' Brier' Champions from Lethbridge, Alberta v
Bob Nichols
1978 US and World Champions from Superior, Wisconsin Commentators
Presented by CHARLES CLIFFORD BBC Scotland


Unknown: Bob Nichols
Unknown: Doug Maxwell
Unknown: John Foster
Presented By: Charles Clifford

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Landscapes of England

Eight explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins
5- Northumberland - The Frontier For centuries the border between England and Scotland was fought over. The years of skirmishing have left all sorts of traces in the landscape. In remote Coquetdale, on the heights of the misty Cheviots, on the Northumbrian coast and along the Whin Sill, PROFESSOR WILLIAM HOSKINS ShOWS us a ' frontier landscape ' marked by 2,000 years of man's hand.
The Border country was explored magically by the camera of Nat Crosby and beguilingly explained by Professor William Hoskins. (DAILY MAIL) Film cameraman NAT CROSBY
Book, English Landscapes: hardback £4.75; paperback £2.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Professor W. G. Hoskins
Unknown: Professor William Hoskins
Unknown: William Hoskins.

: Empire Road

A series of ten episodes by MICHAEL ABBENSETTS starring
2: Mongrels
' The people ... the men ... I go out with. They're usually white, in fact.'
Marcus becomes attracted to a beautiful, young, half-caste teacher. After all, Ranjanaa is away, and Camille is only passing through ...
Theme music MATUMBI Designer NIGEL JONES


Unknown: Michael Abbensetts
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Peter Jefferies
Everton Bennett: Norman Beaton
Camille: Angela Bruce
Marcus Bennett: Wayne Laryea
Hortense Bennett: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Walter Issacs: Joe Marcell
Sebastian Moses: Rudolph Walker
Miss May: Rosa Roberts
Desmond: Trevor Butler
Ranjanaa: Nalini Moonasar
Jean Watson: Julie Walters
Geeta: Jamila Massey
Bruce: Tahir Mahmood

: The Paper Chase

A Matter of Anger
Fellow law-student Donna Scott is decidedly unhelpful when Hart asks her for urgent assistance. Unfortunately Professor Kingsfield, concerned about Donna's disappointing standard in class, assigns Hart as her special tutor.
Based on the novel by JOHN JAY OSBORN JR


Unknown: Donna Scott
Written By: William Carlisle
Novel By: John Jay Osborn
Professor Kingsfield: John Houseman
James T Hart: James Stephens
Ford: Tom Fitzsimmons
Anderson: Robert Ginty
Elizabeth Logan: Francine Tacker
Donna Scott: Denise Nicholas

: News 39

The Week into War 30 August 1939
The third 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 MANCOLD
Studio director ANN FREER Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT


Producer: Philip Speight

: Tribute to Jean Renoir: The River

Nora Swinburne Esmond Knight Adrienne Corri
Jean Renoir 's first colour film, shot in India, is a beautiful picture of a small English community living on the banks of the Ganges. The adolescent rivalries of two teenage girls and their half-caste Indian friend are played out against the drama of local events while the river flows tranquilly in the background.
Harriet, shy and awkward, falls romantically in love with Captain John, an American visitor. The anguish of first love is intensified when she discovers that she has caught the attention of both her best friends.
Written by RUMER GODDEN and JEAN RENOIR from the novel by RUMER GODDEN Directed by JEAN RENOIR
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Nora Swinburne
Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Adrienne Corri
Unknown: Jean Renoir
Written By: Rumer Godden
Written By: Jean Renoir
Novel By: Rumer Godden
Directed By: Jean Renoir
The Mother: Nora Swinburne
The Father: Esmond Knight
Mr John: Arthur Shields
Capt John: Thomas E Breen
Nan: Suprova Mukerjee
Harriet: Patricia Walters
Melanie: Radha
Valerie: Adrienne Corri
Bogie: Richard Foster
Elizabeth: Penelope Wilkinson

: Late News


: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the first day's play from The Oval.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

: Closedown

Coming Back to Cambridge by ANNE STEVENSON


Unknown: Georgine Anderson
Unknown: Anne Stevenson

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