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: Open University

6.25Biology,BrainandBehaviour:Introduction. 6.50 Search and Rescue. 7.15 Ecology. 7.40 Stereochemistry: Conformations. 8.5 Mechanics: Vectors. 8.30 Measuring the Earth and the Moon. 8.55 Levels of Meaning. 9.20 M101/2 The Binomial Theorem. 9.45 Data Processing in Action. 10.10 The Hydraulic Ram.
10.35 Modulation. 11.0 Life on Seashores.
11.25 Great Britain 1750-1950. 12.15 The Interested Parties. 12.40 Solubility. 1.5 Geophysical Techniques. 1.30 Species and Evolution.

: North Face - Ben Nevis

Live coverage of an attempt to ski down the North Face.
Jean Charlet is a 29-year-old French mountaineering guide. He is a master of ' extreme' ski-ing, the description applied to one of the most dangerous sports ever invented. There is nothing with which to compare it. ' Downhill ' is a hopelessly inadequate word for the angle of the North Face, and no books on technique exist. Charlet does it because he ' finds it uncomfortable walking down after a strenuous climb'. Commentators


Unknown: Jean Charlet
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Horizon

The Million Murdering Death
Twenty years ago malaria was eradicated from the island of Sri Lanka, but within a few years it was back. Scientists and doctors are now engaged in a desperate battle against the parasite and the mosquito. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by ALEC NIBBETT
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Alec Nibbett

: Broadway Melody of 1940

The musical film, starring
Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell
Fred Astaire had many top rate dancing partners, but said of Eleanor Powell , who died earlier this month, 'she really knocked out a tap-dance in a cast by herself.' Today sparkling music by Cole Porter and the flashing feet of Astaire and Powell beginning the beguine illuminate the back-stage story of a dance team struggling for success.
Music and lyrics by COLE PORTER Directed by NORMAN TAUROG
. Films: page 12


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Music By: Cole Porter
Unknown: Leon Gordon.
Unknown: George Oppenheimer
Story By: Jack McGowan.
Unknown: Cole Porter
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Johnny Brett: Fred Astaire
Clare Bennett: Eleanor Powell
King Shaw: George Murphy
Bob Casey: Frank Morgan
Bert C Matthews: Ian Hunter
Amy Blake: Florence Rice

: Rugby Special

John Player Cup - Fourth Round Sale v Rosslyn Park
Sale, coached by Fran Cotton and with international captain Steve Smith at scrum half and Tony
Bond in the centre, started favourites to proceed to the quarter-finals. Rosslyn Park were determined to upset the form book and advjtnce further in the competition than last year. A lot of their hopes rest on the form of Andy Ripley. NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news and views of the rest of the weekend's cup and league matches. Series producer iiuw JONES


Unknown: Fran Cotton
Unknown: Andy Ripley.
Unknown: Nigel Starmer-Smith

: News Review

plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming
Editor: Richard Gamble

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton Britain 's most popular business and financial magazine reporting from far and near on money large and small.
This week: Rise of the Robot
For many, the robot is the symbol of the industrialised world in the 80s, but if they're right, Britain could well be left in the Dark Ages. In a special report Nick Clarke looks at the shape of things to come - in Britain, France and Japan. Including Moneymaker. Producer DAVID ROWLEY
Deputy editor ANDREW CLAYTON Editor DAVID LLOYD. See page 85


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton Britain
Producer: David Rowley
Editor: Andrew Clayton
Editor: David Lloyd.

: The Flight of the Condor: Down the Amazon

A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes
Last of a three-part special World About Us.

Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Antisana great volcanoes lift vast ice-caps into the tropical sky. Every dawn ice thaws, and the waters of the Amazon begin to roll. This programme reveals the intricate diversity and beauty of animal life along the course of the greatest river in the world as it plunges three miles vertically down through cloud, forest and gorge. It portrays in dramatic detail the complex life of the trees and rivers of the Amazon rain-forest - home of gorgeous birds and innumerable monkeys, the piranha and even a bat that catches frogs. Narrator GARY WATSON
Written and produced by MICHAEL ANDREWS. BBC Bristol


Narrator: Gary Watson
Unknown: Neil Rettig
Unknown: Rodger Jackman.
Editor: Peter Heeley
Produced By: Miciiael Andrews.

: Nancy Astor

A serial in nine parts by DEREK MARLOWE 3: Mr and Mrs Shaw
Nancy and Robert Shaw now live on a large estate near Boston, leading a grand social life which Nancy finds increasingly shallow and purposeless. With marital happiness eluding her, Nancy adopts a desperate course of action.
Producer PHILIP HINCnCLIFFE Director Richard STROUD


Unknown: Derek Marlowe
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Producer: Philip Hincncliffe
Director: Richard Stroud

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee's Teant v Jerry's Team for the Marley Trophy
LEE TREVINO and JERRY PATE , two Of America's superstars of golf, with the aid of their celebrity partners, oppose each other in this series especially recorded for BBC2. This week's match features
George C. Scott and Lee Trevino v
James Hunt and Jerry Pate
GEORGE c. SCOTT, one of Hollywood's leading actors, is a very competitive golfer, and former world motor racing champion JAMES HUNT needs all the help he can get from his large alsatian, Oscar.
PETER ALLISS commentates and talks with the players over nine selected holes on the beautiful Queen's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
Television presentation
BBC videobook, Play Golf (BBCV 1004), £37.95, from retailers


Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Jerry Pate
Unknown: James Hunt
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: Australian Film Season: Sunday Too Far Away

Jack Thompson and Phyllis Ophel
The harsh, competitive world of Australian sheep-shearers provides the unusual setting for this powerful film, the last in the season. Foley and 'Black Arthur ' battle it out for the position of ' top shearer' amid the boozy world of men isolated from civilisation. After weeks of work they are confronted with non-union labour undercutting them - a situation which leads to a violent climax.
Screenplay by JOHN DINGWALL
(First showing on British television) Films; page 12


Unknown: Jack Thompson
Unknown: Phyllis Ophel
Unknown: Black Arthur
Unknown: John Dingwall
Produced By: Gil Brealey
Produced By: Matt Carroll
Directed By: Ken Hannam
Foley: Jack Thompson
Ivy: Phyllis Ophel
Old Garth: Reg Lyle
Barman: John Charman
Michael Simpson: Gregory Apps
Tim King: Max Cullen
Frankie Davis: Ken Shorter
Tom: Robert Bruning
Basher: Jerry Thomas
Station hand: Laurie Rankin
Ugly: John Ewart
Beresford: Sean Scully
Black Arthur: Peter Cummins
Jim the Learner: Graeme Smith
Quinn: Ken Weaver
Sheila Dawson: Lisa Peers
Mailman: Hedley Cullen
Undertaker: Wayne Anthony

: Star Brass

The final programme in the series stars Elaine Delmar and Ray Farr on flugelhorn
From Belfast, The Templemore Band, conductor JACK BURCH
Song arrangements by MICHAEL BiRRirrin Designer john ARMSTRONG Lighting ERNEST J. COOKE Sound KEN ELLIOTT
ProductionALAN TONGUE BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Elaine Delmar
Unknown: Ray Farr
Conductor: Jack Burch
Arrangements By: Michael Birrirrin
Designer: John Armstrong
Unknown: Ernest J. Cooke
Unknown: Ken Elliott
Unknown: Alan Tongue

: Closedown

: Open University

The National Theatre

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