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: Open University

7.40 History of Mathematics

8.5 Education in Britain

8.30 Writing History

8.55 Psychosexual Differences (2)

9.20 Schooling for the Masses

9.45 Handicapped in the Community

10.10 Oedipus Tyrannus

11.0 Geophysical Techniques

11.25 Genetics

11.50 Energy in the Home - Building for the Future

12.15 Mr Galileo was Correct

12.40 Paris Exhibition 1900

1.5 Maths - Matrix Transformations

1.30 Roots of Equations

1.55 Unemployment in the 1930s

2.20 Educational Research Methods

2.45 The Baroque Organ

: Saturday Cinema: The Feminine Touch

Starring George Baker, Belinda Lee, Delphi Lawrence, Adrienne Corri, Diana Wynyard
Five very different young women arrive at St Augustine's Hospital to take up a nursing career. But their romantic image of their chosen profession soon comes into conflict with the harsh and demanding reality of hospital life...
Films: page 19


Based on the novel "A Lamp is Heavy": Sheila MacKay Russell
Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Pat Jackson
Jim: George Baker
Susan: Belinda Lee
Pat: Delphi Lawrence
Maureen: Adrienne Corri
Anne: Henryetta Edwards
Liz: Barbara Archer
Matron: Diana Wynyard
Home Sister: Joan Haythorne
Sister Snow: Beatrice Varley
Theatre Sister: Joan Carol
Assistant Matron: Constance Fraser
Second-year nurse: Vivienne Drummond
Ted Russell: Christopher Rhodes
Casualty doctor: Richard Leech
Lofty: Newton Blick
Skivvy: Dandy Nichols

: Chopsticks

A Day on the Town
Justin Case , Peter Wear take you from A-ZZZOO with comedy and music. Guests:
John Hodkinson , Rosita Yarboy
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Film editor ROY DEVERELL
Graphic designer RICHARD MARKELL Designer ROGER CANN
Production JUDY WHITFIELD Executive producer CYNTHIA FELUATE


Unknown: Justin Case
Unknown: Peter Wear
Unknown: John Hodkinson
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: Richard Markell
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Cynthia Feluate

: Horizon

The Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian Chinese scientists are trying to unravel the mysteries of cancer.


Unknown: Lin Xian

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

7: Foliage Plants

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight:
The London Cycling Campaign present Blazing Pedals
' Our programme takes a cheerful and witty glance at a much-ignored but rapidly-growing form of transport - the proud and humble bicycle. More people bike to work than go by all the railways in Britain combined - so why aren't there better facilities for them? We show what could be done and how and why the bicycle is not the vehicle of the past, but of the present ... and in an oil-scarce society of the future.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME I'NIT

: News and Sport


: Free to Choose

A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman
2: The Tyranny of Control
The value of the pound is so high that company bosses say they cannot export. At the same time, imports of consumer goods get cheaper and cheaper, forcing many manufacturing companies towards the brink of bankruptcy. So what should the Government do?
' Nothing,' says Professor Friedman, ' Great Britain became great because she adopted policies of Free Trade.'
MILTON FRIEDMAN argues his case against central planning and control in a special film report from India, Japan and Britain. And in the studio Peter Jay chairs a discussion between Milton Friedman and his opponents.
Director GRAHAM MASSEY Producer MICHAEL LATHAM Studio presentation PETER JAY


Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Producer: Michael Peacock
Director: Graham Massey
Producer: Michael Latham
Unknown: Peter Jay
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Gangster Movie: Each Dawn I Die

James Cagney , George Raft
This hard-hitting social melodrama features Cagney as a young newspaper man who is framed and sent to jail because of his attempts to expose the corruption of the local political administration. In prison he teams up with notorious gangster ' Hood' Stacey.
Produced by JACK L. WARNER Directed by WILLIAM KEGHLEY
. Films: page 19


Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: George Raft
Unknown: Norman Reilly Raine
Unknown: Warren Duff
Produced By: Jack L. Warner
Directed By: William Keghley
Frank Ross: James Cagney
'Hood' Stacey: George Raft
Joyce: Jane Bryan
John Armstrong: George Bancroft
Meuller: Stanley Ridges
Carlisle: Alan Baxter
Grayce: Victor Jory
Lang: Willard Robertson
'Fargo Red': Maxie Rosenbloom
Dale: Edward Pawley

: Playhouse: Trouble with Gregory

A cool comedy of disruption by STEPHEN DAVIS with Richard Pasco and Elizabeth Bell
Gregory has troubles enough when Ella moves him out and sets him up for a job with the radio people. Suspicions of infidelity can make the world a disturbing place. But then he still has to meet the new neighbours ...
Studio lighting PETER BOOTH Script editor MICHAEL ROLFE Designer MICHAEL EDWARDS
Produced by MICHAEL WEARING Directed by JOHN GLENISTER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Stephen Davis
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Peter Booth
Editor: Michael Rolfe
Designer: Michael Edwards
Produced By: Michael Wearing
Directed By: John Glenister
Gregory: Richard Pasco
Ella: Elizabeth Bell
James: Jeffry Wickham
Fran: Felicity Dean
Damson: Martin Howells
David: David Wood
Sara: Madeleine Cannon
The Duchess: Iris Everson

: Post-Impressionism Exhibition

from the Royal Academy of Arts
BBC Television's outside broadcast cameras take a look at the most important loan exhibition of Post-Impressionist paintings ever gathered together, currently open to the public at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, home of the Royal Academy.
With French paintings inevitably predominating the exhibition, the guides are
John House and MaryAnne Stevens who have selected the French paintings, with Frederick Gore , RA who talks about some of the British paintings at the exhibition. Music played by the London Saxophone Quartet and Terence Judd
Produced by KEN GRIFFIN


Unknown: Maryanne Stevens
Unknown: Frederick Gore
Unknown: Terence Judd
Produced By: Ken Griffin

: News on 2


: Midnight Movie: Beach Red

Cornel Wilde Rip Torn
Burr Debenning Patrick Wolfe
The Pacific, 1943: the beach is on a Japanese-held island where an American assault force, most of them raw recruits, suffer heavy casualties.
Cornel Wilde is director as well as star of this simple, compassionate anti-war film, with the horrors of battle, powerfully and realistically reconstructed.
Screenplay by CLINT JOHNSTON
Produced and directed by CORNEL WILDE Films: page 19


Unknown: Burr Debenning
Unknown: Patrick Wolfe
Unknown: Clint Johnston
Unknown: Donald A. Peters
Unknown: Jefferson Pascal
Novel By: Peter Bowman
Directed By: Cornel Wilde
Capt MacDonald: Cornel Wilde
Sgt Honeywell: Rip Torn
Egan: Burr Debenning
Cliff: Patrick Wolfe
Julia MacDonald: Jean Wallace
Colombo: Jaime Sanchez
Capt Sugiyama: Genki Koyama
Goldberg: Gene Blakely
Nakano: Norman Pak
Mouse: Dewey Stringer
Lieut Domingo: Fred Calang

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