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: Open University

6.40 Analogue Systems. 7.5 Equilibrium Rules, OK? 7.30 Disability and Environment

: Play School

: Closedown

: The Papal Visit - Scotland

More than a third of Scotland's Catholic population will be at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow when the Pope arrives by helicopter to celebrate an open-air Mass. Among the crowd of 300,000 will be contingents from the Western Isles, pilgrims from Northern Ireland and nearly 3,000 Poles, who will sing to John Paul in Polish.
Massed choirs of 1,500 and four bands will lead the music on the final day of the Pope's visit to Scotland.
Introduced by David Dimbleby
BBC Scotland


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Commentator: Tom Fleming
Commentator: Donnie B. MacLeod
Commentator: Fr. Bill Anderson

: Causeway's End

A tidal island on an Essex estuary. Narrated by DEREK cooper
Film editor SUE NEW. Written and directed by ANDREW GOSLING


Unknown: Andrew Gosling

: Gone to Market

The little Norfolk town of Swaffham comes to life on market day. Narrator MALCOLM FREEGARD
Film editor KAREN Heward Producer MIKE PURTON


Narrator: Malcolm Freegard
Editor: Karen Heward
Producer: Mike Purton

: The Yehudi Menuhin School

The programme portrays a day at the school and Yehudi Menuhin is shown teaching a class.
Producer cavio seligman
A BBC/Open University production

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Vagabond

: Cartoon Two

Causa Perduta

: Barry Norman on Broadway

Barry Norman takes a look at some of the big Broadway hits; meets characters from the theatre district and a host of celebrities.
Assistant producer charles miller Producer Iain johnstone


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Charles Miller
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Spirit of Place

A Birthday Celebration: part 1 Lawrence Durrell's Greece

In 1976 Peter Adam took Lawrence Durrell (who celebrates his 70th birthday this year), author of several Greek Island books, back to Greece. Their journey took them to Corfu, Rhodes, Crete and Hydra. Durrell has often said that words alone cannot express the true nature of Greek landscape and village life. In this film he pushes aside the debris of the present and guides us through the Greece of his youth.
"The Greece that I knew as a young and aggressive poet has changed. Nevertheless I feel there might be some point in trying to recollect and perhaps re-create a little bit of the Greece which is not finished yet and gone for good, and whose ghost still rises up to afflict me from time to time. I would like to recall those golden years and to throw open the many-coloured background of Greece's own history so that the landscape may be evoked before the eyes of the viewer who is not free to touch with his own hands or to feel the beauty of Greece."

"The look of the thing was spectacular, and Durrell on tour proved to be drily funny and unpompous." (The Guardian)
Film cameraman JACQUES boumendil Producer peter ADAM

: Top Gear

The last in the present series
Introduced by William Woollard from Walton Hall , near Stratfordupon-Avon
This year marks the diamond jubilee of the Austin Seven and to commemorate it Top Gear has arranged its own Austin Seven motor show, including driving tests and a concours d'elegance for the Top Gear trophy.
Sue Baker and Frank Page give their road impressions of two recently announced cars.
Director philip franklin
Executive producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: William Woollard
Unknown: Walton Hall
Unknown: Frank Page
Producer: Derek Smith

: Vive la France! In a Wild Moment

(Un moment d'igarement) starring Jean-Pierre Marlelle Victor Lanoux
When lifelong friends Pierre and Jacques share a holiday villa in the south of France, they are considerably irked to see their teenage daughters, Martine and Francoise, having a lot of fun while they themselves are lonely. One evening Pierre wanders into a beach party and before long he too is having a wonderful time with Francoise.
Written and directed by /$> V CLAUDE BERRJ
A French film with English Gubtltles (first showing on British television)


Unknown: Jean-Pierre Marlelle
Unknown: Victor Lanoux
Unknown: Claude Berrj
Pierre: Jean-Pierre Marielle
Jacques: Victor Lanoux
Martine: Christine Dejoux
Fracoise: Agnes Soral
Unknown holidaymaker: Martine Sarcey

: Newsnight

Presenters PETER SNOW, JOHN TUSA and DONALD MACCORMICK bring you the major events of the day, and the pictures, interviews and analysis that explain their significance From the programme s team of correspondents: film reports shot in Britain and around the world on the issues and topics which are making the headlines.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Open University

11.20 Maths Methods: Projectiles. 11.45
Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's.

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