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: Open University

7.40 Shop Supervisor

8.5 Alcohols Apart!

8.30 M101/15 Log, Exp and "e"

8.55 Milk Bottles

9.20 Chemical Equilibrium

9.45 Fertilisation and Implantation

10.10 Homefires: Energy and Attitudes

10.35 Trends in the Periodic Table

11.0 Database Management System

11.25 Preparing to Study with the OU

11.50 Mechanics - Energy

12.15 Brighton Marina

12.40 Fourier Analysis and Transducer Response

1.5 Fatigue

1.30 Root Locus

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring
Leicestershire v Hampshire
Brian Davison collected the prize for the fastest televised 50 last year and he, together with David Gower and youngster Nigel Briers , illustrate Leicestershire's batting depth. An important fixture this as both teams have already won The John Player League twice in the last six years.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme, which includes news of today's other fixtures.
Derbyshire v Glamorgan Kent v Gloucestershire Middlesex v Yorkshire
Northamptonshire v Lancashire Sussex v Worcestershire Warwickshire v Surrey
Commentators at Leicester JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
Television presentation


Unknown: Brian Davison
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Nigel Briers
Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: Bob Duncan
Unknown: Mike Moss

: News Review

Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Last Place on Earth

A series of four programmes 1 :Getting There
Presented by Michel Peissel
The tiny Kingdom of Zanskar lies in the highest inhabited valley in the world. Ringed round by the Himalayas its two kings, 12,000 people and seven monasteries are the guardians of a now vanishing, Tibetan way of life that has remained unchanged for more than a thousand years. Snowed in for three quarters of the year, this frozen desert is a land where nobody starves and violence is virtually unknown. To get there, a BBC film crew walked 400 miles with 50 horses and a ton of stores to keep them for their three-month stay.
Photography DAVID SOUTH Sound recordist DAVE BRINICOMBE


Presented By: Michel Peissel
Unknown: Dave Brinicombe
Editor: Peter Symes
Produced By: Peter Montagnon

: News on 2


: Dance Month

Romeo and Juliet The Royal Ballet production of one of the great modern classics
• starring
Margot Fonteyn , Rudolf Nureyev Choreography by KENNETH MACMILLAN
Lady Montague.....BETTY KAVANAGH with the ORCHESTRA OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN conducted by John Lanchbery
Directed by PAUL CZINNER. Films: page 17 The next Dance Month is Wed, 7.30 pm


Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Choreography By: Kenneth MacMillan
Costumes By: Nicholas Georgiadis
Unknown: Betty Kavanagh
Conducted By: John Lanchbery
Directed By: Paul Czinner.
Juliet: Margot Fonteyn
Romeo: Rudolf Nureyev
Mercutio: David Blair
Tybalt: Desmond Doyle
Benvolio: Anthony Dowell
Paris: Derek Rencher
Lord Capulet: Michael Somes
Lady Capulet: Julia Farron
Escalus, Prince of Verona: Leslie Edwards
Rosaline: Georgina Parkinson
Nurse: Gerd Larsen
Friar Laurence: Ronald Hynd
Lord Montague: Christopher Newton

: The Book Programme

A series of eight programmes 7:Capturing the Moment
Robert Robinson talks to four writers about the art of the short story, with V. S. Pritchett , whose latest collection On the Edge of the Cliff made the best-sellers' lists.
John Updike , whose collection Problems has just been published. Susan Hill and William Trevor.


Talks: Robert Robinson
Unknown: V. S. Pritchett
Unknown: John Updike
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: William Trevor.
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

: Film of the Week: Mahler

Robert Powell , Georgina Hale.
In this extravagant portrait of a great composer, director Russell combines his restless imagination with a factual analysis of Mahler's life. A series of interlinked flashbacks show Gustav as a young boy, torn between his parents' ambitions for him and his longing to compose. His later struggles for recognition and against anti-Semitism underpin this vivid recreation of a great artist. A work of undeniable power and fascination, shown now in a version slightly adapted for TV by the director.
Produced by Roy BAIRD
Written and directed by KEN RUSSELL (First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Georgina Hale.
Produced By: Roy Baird
Directed By: Ken Russell
Gustav Mahler: Robert Powell
Alma Mahler: Georglna Hale
Max: Richard Morant
Bernhard Mahler: Lee Montague
Marie Mahler: Rosalie Crutchley
Uncle Arnold: Benny Lee
Aunt Rosa: Miriam Karlin
Justine: Angela Down
Hugo Wolf: David Collings
Nick: Ronald Pickup
Cosima Wagner: Antonia Ellis

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