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: Open University

6.40 Curriculum Design and Development

7.5 Blade Alloy and Process

7.30 Management in Crisis

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The New, Blue Umbrella by CHRISTOPHER WALKER Presenters
Libby Murray , Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Christopher Walker
Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
The last two hours' play from The Oval.

: Open University

6.5 Music: Formal Analysis

6.30 From Snowdon to the Sea

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: The Ealing Comedy: The Lavender Hill Mob

Alec Guinness , Stanley Holloway Sidney James , Alfie Bass
The comic genius of Alec Guinness was first revealed in the unpretentious film comedies made with such spectacular success by Ealing Studios.
Behind the modest, respectable exterior of Mr Holland lurks a criminal mind of awe-inspiring ambition. Mr Holland 's job is supervising bullion deliveries at the bank and his immediate target is one million pounds in gold. When he meets Pendlebury, Mr Holland 's plans begin to take shape.
Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by CHARLES CRICHTON
. Films: page 17
Alec Guinness stars in a seven-part dramatisation of John le Carry's Tinker. Tailor, Soldier, Spy starting next Monday


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Mr Holland
Unknown: Mr Holland
Unknown: Mr Holland
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Crichton
Holland: Alec Guinness
Pendlebury: Stanley Holloway
Lackery: Sidney James
Shorty: Alfte Bass
Mrs Chalk: Marjorie Fielding
Miss Evesham: Edle Martin
Parkin: John Salew
Turner: Ronald Adam
WalliS: Arthur Hambling
Godwin: Gibb McLaughlin
Farrow: John Gregson
Station Sergeant: Clive Morton
Clayton: Sydney Tafler
Senora Gallardo: Marie Burke
Chiquita: Audrey Hepburn
Gregory: William Fox
British Ambassador: Michael Tkubshawe

: Brass Tacks

The Worst Road Accident of All?
Are we risking a generation's intelligence by continuing to add lead to our petrol in order to improve engine performance? While experts politely differ about whether or not low levels of lead damage children's minds, and government thinking is shrouded in secrecy, West Germany has declined to take risks and has dramatically reduced the amount of lead in its petrol.
Should we follow their example - and pay higher prices at the pump?
Film director BILL LYONS Producer DAVID GEEN
Editor ROGER LAUGHTON BBC Manchester
If you want to take part in the Brass Tacks debate, either phone a participating BBC radio station immediately after the programme (details on the air and on Local Radio pages of RADIO TIMES)


Director: Bill Lyons
Producer: David Geen
Editor: Roger Laughton

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring with What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? ... Rhoda's determination not to spend it alone makes it more like Hallowe'en


Written By: Pat Nardo
Unknown: Tony Mordente
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Joe: David Groh
Gary: Lion Silver
Sally: Anne Meara

: Born to the Wind

The last of four parts starring
Night Eyes
Painted Bear and his warriors find a boy/wolf - a human being raised by wolves and behaving like them.
Produced by i. c. RAPOPORT Directed by CHARLES DUBIN


Directed By: Charles Dubin
Chief Painted Bear: Will Sampson
Cold Maker: Manu Tupou
Night Eyes: Claudio Martinez

: The Right to Work

New technology, once the friend, is fast becoming the foe.
In the second of three programmes, The Right to Work looks at the impact of technological change on one industry in one town. The town is St Helens; the industry, glassmaking. St Helens is dominated by one company - Pilkington Brothers, a highly-successful multinational giant acknowledged as the world's leading glassmaker. But that success brings problems in its wake. To keep ahead, Pilkington wishes to introduce new machinery that will cost 1,400 jobs over the next three years. Glass process workers, members of the million-strong General and Municipal Workers Union, will bear the brunt of that loss of jobs. And this time, they've decided to fight.
Their answer to the company's plans has been a demand for a shorter working week to share out what work there is. But the company are adamant. Peter Williams reports on a long summer of confrontation as the company - conscious that this is a test case - stands firm, while the union struggles to convince the company, and its own members, that a shorter working week is the only way to safeguard the future of a community at risk from the machines.


Reporter: Peter Williams
Film Editor: Alan Cumner-Price
Producer: Philip Geddes
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Cricket: Fourth Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces he final day's highlights.

: Late News


: Late Night Story

Declarations of War Sir John Mills reads
Brent's Deus Ex Machina The second of five stories by LEN DEIGHTON
Sometimes the difference between being called a coward or a hero depends on an unimportant remark.


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Stories By: Len Deighton

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