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: Open University

7.40 San Francisco Railway: 4

8.5 From Peridotite to Granite

8.30 M101/5 Mathematical Induction

8.55 Cancer: Terminal Case

9.20 Albert Crewe's Atom

9.45 Flevoland Polders

10.10 IATA: A World System

10.35 Criteria of Purity

11.0 The Directional Derivative

11.25 The Exception and the Rule

12.15 Colour Television: 2

12.40 Shapes in Atoms

1.5 Recycling Domestic Refuse

1.30 Engineering Vibrations

: Cricket

The John Player League featuring
Leicestershire v Warwickshire
As this year's John Player League reaches its climax what could be better than two of the top teams meeting head-on? The match this afternoon could be worth E6,500 to the winning side. PETER WALKER introduces the programme, with news of today's other fixtures. Commentators at Leicester JOHN ARLOTT and JIM LAKER
TV presentation BOB DUNCAN and huw JONES


Introduces: Peter Walker
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: News Review

Plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with John Edmunds


Unknown: John Edmunds
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The World About Us

Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Tucked in a corner of Australia is a diverse world of alpine snowscape, giant forests and winding rivers that feed the largest inland lake system in the continent. Known as Gippsland, it is a region that thrives on water thawing from mountain snows bringing life to the plains, swamps and forests below.
This film explores the web of landscapes - home of laughing kookaburras, feather-tail gliders, sea eagles, and such oddities as peripatus - seemingly part-worm, part insect. There are spiders that ingeniously avoid the floods and a pygmy possum, once thought extinct, that is alive and well in a mountain ski lodge.
The exploration reveals a land not only wealthy in wildlife, but rich in coal and timber, too - a land changing fast as we exploit that wealth. Narrated by BARRY PAINE
Series editors


Presentation By: Kristina Taylor
Unknown: Peter Jones

: Poacher Sings Country

The six country music lads from Cheshire take their songs and humour to Suffolk to entertain an audience at the Snape Maltings.


Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: News on 2


: Living on the Land

The first of ten programmes
Len Ward : the Rest of the Story
From early childhood Len Ward worked on the bleak Pennine farm where his family had been tenants for nearly 200 years. He worked up to 16 hours a day and the only holiday he ever had was a visit to hospital. Through the years his neighbours gave up and went away. Len persisted. By his early 50s he had bought the place and built up a good herd of cows and a flock of sheep. ' I'm prospering,' he said, ' and I'd not like to retire for a good while yet.'
Those years, recounted in this series in 1978, are recalled at the beginning of the present film.
Afterwards came the worst winter in living memory. ' It killed the blackbirds, it killed the robins and it nearly killed me.'
The rest of the story is about the months that followed, of the struggle between desire to stay and an instinct to get out before another winter. It is about what happened to Len Ward in the end. Narrator DERYCK GUYLER
Photography MARTIN LIGHTENING ARTHUR SMITH Sound JACK WILSON DAVE BAUMBER Film editor PETER GIBBS Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester (Bill Symonds, Cider Maker and Country Gentleman, tomorrow at 7.0 pm)


Unknown: Len Ward
Unknown: Len Ward

: Grand Prix

featuring Motor Racing's Formula One World Championship The Dutch Grand Prix
Australian ALAN JONES must now be favourite to clinch the world title for the Williams team. He has stretched his lead in the championship table to 11 points, following his second place in the Austrian Grand Prix two weeks ago. But Brabham driver NELSON PIQI'ET, second in the table, can still present a threat, whilst the improving Renault team add spice to the season as it reaches Round 11 in Holland today. Commentators
Television presentation by the DUTCH TV SERVICE


Unknown: Murray Walker
Editor: Jonatiian Martin

: The Great American Picture Show: The Conversation

continues a season celebrating Hollywood's ' new wave' directors of the 70s. Tonight starring Gene Hackman , John Cazale
Harry Caul is a professional eavesdropper-he is also an intensely neurotic man, obsessed by his work and his own privacy. Following a particularly difficult surveillance job in San Francisco, he believes a young couple are about to be murdered. Gradually, Caul becomes enmeshed in a mystery, more dangerous than he anticipates. Hackman is superb in this timely and hallucinatory work from the director of Apocalypse Now.
Written, produced and directed by FRANCIS FORD Coppola. Films: page IS (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: John Cazale
Unknown: Harry Caul
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola.
Harry Caul: Gene Hackman
Stan: John Cazale
Bernie Moran: Allen Garfield
Mark ;: Frederic Forrest
Ann: Cindy Williams
Paul: Michael Higgins
Meredith: Elizabeth MacRae
Amy: Teri Garr
Martin Stett: Harrison Ford
Director: Robert Duvall

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