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: Open University

7.40 What is Money?

8.5 Steel, Stars and Spectra

8.30 M101/31 Mathematical Experience

8.55 Tensile Testing

9.20 Internal Energy

9.45 Exocrine Secretion

10.10 Participation in Re-housing

10.35 Entropy

11.0 Mathematics Across the Curriculum

11.25 Using University Libraries

11.50 Mechanics - Volume Integrals

12.15 The Coal Face

12.40 Instrumentation: Numerical Control

1.5 Measuring Fracture Toughness

1.30 Deer Farming

: Closedown

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
RAY REARDON , DENNIS TAY LOR and the evergreen
FRED davis are all in action today, and Australia's champion, EDDIE CHARLTON , finishes his match this afternoon. DAVID VINE introduces highlights of these matches with the latest news.
Commentators TED LOWE


Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Dennis Tay
Unknown: Fred Davis
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Commentators: Jack Karnehm
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Richard Tilling
Producers: Bill Taylor
Producers: Keith Phillips

: Grapevine

: Rugby Special

The Schweppes Welsh Cup Final Bridgend v Swansea from the National Stadium, Cardiff Holders of the cup, Bridgend, will find the challenge of Swansea their most testing yet in the competition. Captained by GEOFF WHEEL, Swansea are currently considered to be the top club side in Britain with only three defeats this season, but one of those was at the hands of Bridgend.
The commitment of both sides to play open rugby guarantees a fast, exciting match.
Series producer Huw JONES followed by Rugby League results


Commentator: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Director: Dewi Griffiths
Producer: Huw Jones

: News Review

including a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Peter Woods


Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Peter Hobday reports from Luxembourg on the first day of the European Summit Conference. Can Mrs Thatcher and her Common Market partners strike a deal over Britain's budget contribution and so avert a crisis that some believe will endanger the future of the Community?


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Christopher Graham
Editor: Paul Ellis

: The World About Us

Chris Bonnington introduces the 1980 Expedition Film Competition for The Mick Burke Award from the Royal Geographical Society, London
In this, the first of two special programmes, we canoe 12,000 miles through the wilderness of North West Canada; join the Akha hill tribes of Northern Thailand to examine their threatened culture; explore the remote cliffs of Iceland with their vast seabird colonies.
These expedition films, together with those to be shown next week, were all made by amateur film-makers competing for the award given by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Royal Geographical Society. It is their work that the judging panel will assess to choose the winners of a competition designed to encourage the many expeditions that set out from the United Kingdom each year, to make a film of their adventures.
Produced by NED KELLY
Executive producer PETER JONES BBC Bristol
(More films and presentation ceremony next Sunday evening)


Introduces: Chris Bonnington
Unknown: Mick Burke
Produced By: Ned Kelly

: News on 2


: The Book Programme

A series of eight programmes 2: Murder and the Mind
Robert Robinson talks about the fascination of murder with: Patricia Highsmith , author of many psychological thrillers including Strangers on a Train and the Ripley books
Julian Symons , the crime writer and critic
Professor Keith Simpson , pathologist, author of Forty Years of Murder; and psychiatrist Dr Anthony Clare


Talks: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Professor Keith Simpson
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

: An Experience of India

India always changes people, and I have been no exception.
The novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is scriptwriter for a team that have been making feature films together for nearly 20 years - Merchant-Ivory Productions. Evacuated from Nazi Germany as a child, of Polish-Jewish parents, she was educated in England. Marriage took her to India, which has provided the setting for many of her stories and novels. She writes as an insider, although her background has made her a permanent exile.
Tonight's interview looks at the way Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has portrayed the Indians and the English in her screenplays - her sympathetic observation of the tragi-comedy of clashing civilisations.
With extracts from Shakespeare Wallah , Bombay Talkie, Autobiography of a Princess, Roseland, and Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures.
Producer TRISTRAM POWELL. See page 25


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Shakespeare Wallah
Producer: Tristram Powell.

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
JOHN SPENCER will know his fate tonight as his
25-frame match comes to a conclusion. CLIFF THORBURN , defeated by Spencer in the 1978 final, is also in action.
DAVID VINE introduces highlights


Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn

: Film of the Week: Pope Joan

Set in ninth-century Germany, this fascinating film examines the theory that there was once a woman on the throne of St Peter - later known as ' Pope Joan '. The story traces the extraordinary life of a young girl who, after her father's death, is raped by his companions. Fleeing to a nearby convent she becomes their librarian, the result of her literacy and intelligence. Once again fleeing from barbarians and rape, she adopts a boy's clothes and is later to become ' Brother John'. The rest is a strange version of history set in an undocumented bygone age.
Screenplay by JOHN BRILEY Produced by KURT UNGER
Directed by MICHAEL ANDERSON. Films: p 9 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Pope Joan
Unknown: John Briley
Produced By: Kurt Unger
Directed By: Michael Anderson.
Joan: Liv Ullmann
Mother Superior: Olivia de Havilland
Pope Leo: Trevor Howard
Cecilia: Lesley-Anne Down
Joan's father: Jeremy Kemp
Elder monk: Patrick Magee
Louis: Franco Nero
Adrian: Maximilian Schell
Joan's mother: Natasa Nicolescu
Young Joan: Sharon Winter
Village woman: Margareta Pogonat
Lord of the manor: Richard Bebb

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