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: Open University

7.40 Airline Pilot

8.5 Man-made Macromolecules

8.30 M101/16 Matrices, Networks

8.55 Living with Past Technology

9.20 Lens Design

9.45 Tawny Owls

10.10 Analogue Systems

10.35 Principles of Organic Synthesis

11.0 Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

11.25 Preparing for Summer School

11.50 Advocacy

12.15 Telephone Switching: 2

12.40 Shopping Models

1.5 Anyone Can Make a Casting But...

1.30 Lucas Aerospace Dispute

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring Somerset v Lancashire
Somerset began the season in sparkling style with a victory over Essex, including a century by captain Brian Rose.
Lancashire, with former captain Jack Bond, now their first cricket manager, look to new Australian pace bowler Mick Malone to improve their league position.
PETER WALKER introduces the programme, which includes news of today's other fixtures. Commentators at Bath


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

: News Review

Plus sub-titles for those who cannot hear. With Richard Whitmore


Newsreader: Richard Whitmore

: The Last Place on Earth

A series of four programmes 2: Tsultrim's Family
Presented by Michel Peissel
In the remote village of Konchet, in the Kingdom of Zanskar, families live out their lives in the same way as their Tibetan ancestors did more than 1,000 years ago. One of their two kings comes from a line that has ruled continuously from the time of the Norman Conquest. The tales told by Tsultrim's grandmother span five generations. This is a medieval world where dogs turn into spirits at night, and bears and wolves are as much part of the landscape as the fleas and the lice. When Tsultrim's baby falls ill the local doctor holds his clinic in the house, and explains his remedies - including fire.
Photography DAVID SOUTH
Sound recordist DAVE BRINICOMBE Film editor DAVID FARLIE


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

: News on 2


: Dance Month

The Scottish Ballet in Othello and Three Dances to Jananese Music
Choreographer PETER DARRELL with music from
LISZT'S Faust Symphony
O! beware, my lord, of jealousy
It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. (ACT 3, SCENE 3)
Peter Darrell 's version of Shakespeare's story has lago as the key figure. He brings about Cassio's disgrace, provokes Othello's jealousy and contrives Desdemona's murder with her own scarf.
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader RAYMOND OVENS conducted by Branwell Tovey Musical Director of the Scottish Ballet
During the Interval
John Drummond talks to the Artistic Director of the Scottish Ballet, Peter Darrell.
Three Dances to Japanese Music Choreographer JACK CARTER
A free interpretation of Japanese themes seen through western eyes. First Dance: a traditional tale of how the River God stole the Lord's daughter.
Third Dance: 'Tonjin Matsun ' - ' Concourse of Drums '
Traditional Japanese music arranged by KISAHISA KATADA Costume NORMAN MCDOWELL
Introduced by JOHN DRUMMOND
Director Othello BOB LOCKYER
Producer JAMES hunter. BBC Scotland
The next Dance Month is on Wed 8.10 pm


Unknown: Peter Darrell
Unknown: Peter Darrell
Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Branwell Tovey
Talks: John Drummond
Unknown: Peter Darrell.
Unknown: Jack Carter
Unknown: Tonjin Matsun
Unknown: Kisahisa Katada
Unknown: Norman McDowell
Introduced By: John Drummond
Unknown: Ron Allan.
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Designer: Helen Rae
Director: Othello Bob Lockyer
Producer: James Hunter.
Othello: Paul Russell
Desdemona: Elaine McDonald
IagO: Nigel Spencer
CaSSiO: Christopher Long
Emilia, wife of lago: Sally Collard-Gentle
The Lord: Kenneth Saunders
His Lady: Judy Mohekey
His Daughter: Anna McCartney
Her Husband: Robert Ryan
River God: Peter Royston
Kurago........: Roy .Campbell-Moore
Kurago........: Michael Harper,
Kurago........: William Bowen
Second Dance: a: Character Study
Girl: Noriko Ohara
Two men: Vincent Hantam
Two men: , Kit Lethby

: The Book Programme

The last of eight programmes Tastemakers
Robert Robinson talks to the editors of four literary papers.
The Times Literary Supplement has been reviewing the nation's weekly output of serious books since 1902. In its absence last year, during the Times Newspapers' dispute, three new papers appeared on the news stands. With John Gross of the TLS Karl Miller of The London Review of Books Craig Raine of Quarto, and Sally Emerson of Books and Bookmen Director


Talks: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Gross
Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: Sally Emerson
Unknown: Tony Tyley
Producer: John Archer

: International Golf

The 1980 United States Open Championship from Baltusrol, New Jersey
HARRY CARPENTER introduces live satellite coverage of the closing stages of the final round.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Jim McKay
Unknown: Dave Marr

: Film of the Week: Weekend of Shadows

John Waters , Melissa Jaffer
When the mutilated body of a farmer's wife is discovered at her home, suspicion immediately centres on a stranger in the midst of the small town. A posse of men decide to hunt down the suspect. This Australian-made thriller combines the elements of a Western with a topical study of prejudice and the savagery of mob rule.
Screenplay by PETER YELDHAM
Directed by TOM JEFFREY. Films: page 9 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: John Waters
Unknown: Melissa Jaffer
Unknown: Peter Yeldham
Producers: Tom Jeffrey
Producers: Matt Carroll
Directed By: Tom Jeffrey.
Rabbit: John Waters
Vi: Melissa Jaffer
Bernie: Graeme Blundell
Sergeant Caxton: Wyn Roberts
Helen Caxton: Barbara West
Ab Nolan: Graham Rouse
Kathy Nolan: Audine Leith
David Wayne: Keith Lee
Bosun: Bill Hunter

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