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: Open University

7.40 Brickworker

8.5 Energy and Rockets

8.30 M101/14 Taylor Polynomials

8.55 Oil - It All Depends

9.20 Diffraction in Action

9.45 Red Grouse

10.10 Systems Organisation

10.35 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

11.0 Behaviour of Functions

11.25 Perception

11.50 Who Represents Whom?

12.15 Telephone Switching: 1

12.40 Schrodinger Wave Equation

1.5 Ring of Steel

1.30 Engineering Dynamics

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring
Surrey v Nottinghamshire
Remembering the 1950s, a revitalised Surrey side are looking for a similar run of success. When the two counties met last year however, Nottinghamshire carried the day. PETER WALKER introduces the programme, which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Commentators at the Oval JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER


Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Denis Kelly

: Dance Month

Tales of Beatrix Potter
A film starring Dancers of the Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet takes up the theme of BBC2's Dance Month in an enchanting musical interpretation of five of Beatrix Potter 's stories. All the best-loved characters created by the ever-popular Victorian author are included, led by Mrs Tiggy-Winkle , danced by choreographer Frederick Ashton.
Music composed by JOHN LANCHBERY Produced by RICHARD Goodwin
Directed by REGINALD MILLS. Films: p 15


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Unknown: Frederick Ashton.
Composed By: John Lanchbery
Produced By: Richard Goodwin
Directed By: Reginald Mills.
Mrs Tiggy-Winkle: Frederick Ashton
Pigling Bland/Peter Rabbit: Alexander Grant
Jeremy Fisher: Michael Coleman
Black Berkshire Pig: Brenda Last
Jemima Puddle-Duck: Ann Howard
FOX: Robert Mead
Hunca Munca: Lesley Collier
Mrs Pettitoes/Tabitha Twitchit: Sally Ashby
Squirrels/Country Mice: Carole Ainsworth,
Squirrels/Country Mice: Jill Cooke
Pigs/Town Mice: Avril Bergen
GRAHAM FLETCHER,: Suzanna Raymond
Mr Brown: Leslie Edwards
Alexander Town-Mouse: Gary Grant
Johnny Town-Mouse: Keith Martin
Squirrel Nutkin/Tom Thumb: Wayne Sleep
Mrs Tittlemouse: Julie Wood
Pig: Anita Young
Young Beatrix: Erin Geraghty
Nurse: Joan Benham
COX the Butler: Wilfred Babbage

: News on 2


: Broken Lance

A feature film starring
Spencer Tracy , Robert Wagner
Spencer Tracy in one of his most powerful roles as Matt Devereaux , a ruthless cattle baron who has built up a ranching empire and expects his sons to follow him. When Devereaux finds himself in conflict with the mining interests which threaten to pollute his water, he looks to his sons for help. But family loyalties are strained by his tyrannical action.
Screenplay by RICHARD MURPHY based on a story by PHILIP YORDAN Produced by EDWARD DMYTRYK
Directed by SOL c. SIEGEL. Films: page 15


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Matt Devereaux
Unknown: Richard Murphy
Story By: Philip Yordan
Produced By: Edward Dmytryk
Directed By: Sol C. Siegel.
Matt Devereaux: Spencer Tracy
Joe Devereaux: Robert Wagner
Ben: Richard Widmark
Barbara: Jean Peters
Senora Devereaux: Katy Jurado
Mike Devereaux: Hugh O'Brien
Two Moons: Eduard Franz
Denny Devereaux: Earl Holliman
Governor: E G Marshall
Clem Lawton: Carl Benton Reid
Van Cleve: Philip OBEr

: The Book Programme

A series of eight programmes
6: How Much Should You Tell? Robert Robinson talks to:
Antony Alpers , author of a frank biography The Life of Katherine Mansfield
Colin Middleton Murray , whose father's first wife was Katherine Mansfield and who wrote about his parents in One Hand Clapping and Shadows on the Grass
Nigel Nicolson , who described the unorthodox relationship of his parents, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson , in Portrait of a Marriage
Sean Day -Lewis, who recently published a biography of his father C, Day Lewis.
Did any of the biographers have any qualms about how much they revealed of their subjects?


Talks: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Antony Alpers
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Colin Middleton Murray
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Nigel Nicolson
Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Sean Day
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

: The Money Programme

On 1 June 1955, founder members of the EEC met in conference at Messina in Sicily. Today, 25 years later, the community they established is beset by disagreement and heading towards insolvency. Yet new countries are queuing to join - first Greece, then Spain and Portugal. In The Money Programme Nick Clarke and Diane Harron examine whether the addition of these new members will make the Community's problems worse or compel EEC leaders to re-examine its rules and regulations before bankruptcy becomes a reality.


Reporter: Nick Clarke
Reporter: Diane Harron
Producer: Philip Clarke
Producer: Christopher Graham
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Dance Month

Invitation to the Dance starring Gene Kelly
BBC2's Dance Month continues with this unusual film combining live action, pantomime and animation in an. all-dancing movie, created by Gene Kelly. The film consists of three separate ballet sequences, completely different in story and setting, but each bearing Gene Kelly's distinctive choreographic style.
Circus music by JACQUES IBERT
Ring Around the Rosy music composed and conducted by ANDRÉ PREVIN
Sinbad the Sailor based on music by RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Cartoon sequence by HANNA-BARBERA Produced by ARTHUR FREED
Direction and choreography by GENE KELLY. Films: page 15
The next Dance Month programme is on Wednesday at 7.30 pm


Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Gene Kelly.
Music By: Jacques Ibert
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Choreography By: Gene Kelly.
The Lover: Igor Yopskevitch
The Loved: Claire Sombert
The Clown: Gene Kelly
Ring Around: The Rosy
Husband: David Paltenghi
Wife: Daphne Dale
Artist: Igor Youskevitch
Model: Claude Bessy
Stage-door Johnny: Tommy Rall
Femme fatale: Belita
Crooner: Irving Davies
Hat-check girl: Diana Adams
Girl on the stairs: Tamara Toimanova
The Marine: Gene Kelly
Sinbad the Sailor Scheherazade: Carol Haney
Sinbad: Gene Kelly
Genie: David Kasday

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