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: Open University

6.40 Clean Air Success

7.5 Scientific Discoveries

7.30 Who Needs Maths?

: Closedown

: Servants of the Public?

Eighth of ten programmes for trade unionists on Democracy at Work.
Is there a clash between industrial and political democracy when unions in publicly-owned industries or in local government seek more say in the decisions that affect their members?
For two years, manual and staff workers at Basildon in Essex have had speaking rights at council meetings and in committees. Is this the model for unions like NALGO, NUPE, GMWU to follow?


Producer: John Twitchln

: Lost for Words

Five programmes which aim to help speech-impaired people and their families. with BRIAN TRUEMAN 3: Facing the World


Unknown: Brian Trueman

: Play School

Story: Joe's Bouncing Feet by RUTH CRAFT Presenters
Carol Chell , Stuart McGugan
Graphic designer PAUL JOHNSON Designer PAUL HAINES
Written and directed by MARGIE BARBOUR Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Carol Chell
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Peter Pontzen
Designer: Paul Johnson
Designer: Paul Haines
Directed By: Margie Barbour
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Write Away

Today there's more help with writing letters of complaint.

: It's a Great Life


: Closedown

: Dilemmas

A series of ten programmes in Which PROFESSOR BERNARD WILLIAMS asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas? 8: Conscience and the Law
Can you ever be morally right in breaking the law? If so, can the use of violence be justified?
RONALD DWORKIN , Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University, debates the issue with PAUL JOHNSON , historian and former editor of the New Statesman.


Unknown: Professor Bernard Williams
Unknown: Ronald Dworkin
Unknown: Paul Johnson
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Propaganda with Facts

A series of six programmes about the cinema and public opinion in the 1940s.
.4: Today's Crisis
Produced by "OWARD SMITH


Written By: Nicholas Pronay
Produced By: Oward Smith

: A Woman's Place?

What About the Kids?
' Until there is more child care provision in the day, equal opportunities is a myth.'
Series producer HOWARD SMITH


Producer: Howard Smith
Unknown: Suzanne Davies

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Maths Maps

5.15 Earth Materials (1)

: Harold Lloyd

Harold keeps bouncing back when he wants to marry an unpleasant businessman's daughter in Ask Father; and dreams he's aboard a female pirate ship in Captain Kid's Kids.
Television version written by PETER DURSTON
Produced by BOB HOAG


Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: The Waltons

The Moonshiner
The famous Baldwin 'recipe' goes missing as efforts to reform a reprobate relative seem doomed to failure
Based on EARL HAMNER JR'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain. Written by JEB ROSEBROOK


Written By: Jeb Rosebrook
Directed By: Lawrence Dobkin
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandma: Ellen Corby
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: The World About Us

The Challenge of the Ganga Narrated by PATRICK ALLEN
When Sir Edmund Hillary planned a jet-boat expedition up the River Ganges - for millions the sacred heart of India - he knew he would find danger in the white waters of the upper reaches and a challenge in the final climb to its source in the Himalayas; but as well he found warmth and enthusiasm in the people of India as they thronged the banks in their thousands to honour this traveller on his pilgrimage up the holy Ganga.
Written by CHARLF ALLEN Film cameramen


Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Written By: Charlf Allen
Unknown: Michae Dillon
Unknown: Mike Gill
Unknown: Tonh Salmon
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones

: Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-heanng. followed by Weather

: Change of Direction

A series of six 30-minute interviews by Ludovic Kennedy with people whose lives have changed suddenly and dramatically. 2: Dr Nhut Sanh Huynh
In the decade before the fall of South Vietnam. DR NHUT SANH HUYNH and his wife prospered in their joint medical practice near Saigon. In 1975, the Communists confiscated their wealth and sent Dr Nhut to a concentration camp. After his release, the family escaped in an overcrowded fishing boat and on their third night at sea with the boat sinking and all their food and water gone, they were saved by the British ship Weltpark. After a year in this country on the dole and struggling to qualify as a doctor again Dr Nhut is coming to terms with a very different life.
Director ANN FREER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Tony Laryea

: Movie Showcase: Opening Night

continues the season of recent, highly-acclaimed films. 4 starring
Myrtle Gordon is a beautiful, famous and wealthy actress. During rehearsals for her latest play she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan. The event, combined with the traumas of rehearsal, pushes her into a state of near-breakdown. The film brilliantly evokes the tensions and back-stage dramas that precede a first night, interwoven with a deeply-moving portrait of a vulnerable actress at a crisis in her career and life. Gena Rowlands gives one of the screen's greatest performances in the central role.
Probably Cassavetes', best film to date
Produced by AL RUBAN
Written and directed by JOHN CASSAVETES (First showing on British television) Films: page 19


Unknown: Myrtle Gordon
Unknown: Gena Rowlands
Produced By: Al Ruban
Directed By: John Cassavetes
Myrtle Gordon: Gena Rowlands
Maurice Aarons: John Cassavetes
Manny Victor: Ben Gazzara
Sarah Goode: Joan Blondell
David Samuels: Paul Stewart
Dorothy Victor: Zohra Lampert
Nancy Stein: Laura Johnson
Gus Simmons: John Tuell
Jimmy: Ray Powers
Prop man: John Finnegan
Kelly: Louise Fitch
Leo: Fred Draper
Vivian: Katherine Cassavetes
Melva Drake: Lady Rowlands

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW , CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world; special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines, plus at 11.15* an update of the day's major stories from FRAN MORRISON , the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES , and the weather forecast.


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies
Producer: John Holme
Director: Alex Saward
Editor: George Carey

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

features The Knack
Highlights from a concert performed by one of the most successful bands to emerge from the American new wave. filmed in the Gusman Theatre, Miami, in October 1979.
TV presentation MICHAEL ArrLETON


Unknown: Michael Arrleton

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