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: Open University

7.20 Facts are Not Enough. 7.45 Maths Methods: Ill-Conditioning

: Business Club

: TecairLtd

The last of five films for technician students about industrial organisation. Don't Talk Gleek by MIKE CORELL BARNES


Unknown: Mike Corell Barnes

: Play School Play Ideas

The first of eight programmes for anyone who wants to be 'one jump ahead' on some of the games, stories, rhymes, songs and play ideas from Play School. This week Carol Chell explains how the theme 'What's up' is developed each day, and suggests a choice of recipes for finger paint.
Graphics quentin BLAKE Designer GWEN EVANS


Unknown: Carol Chell
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Designer: Gwen Evans
Director: John M. A. Lane
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Play School

: Maths Help

A second series of 12 programmes aimed at giving direct help to those having difficulty with O-level maths. 3: Indices
Most of us can accept that -4 has a clear meaning, but when we see the same —4 written as an index it takes on a strangely unreal air. Yet indices arise out of a simplification, a shorthand way of writing down multiplication. It is this new way of putting down the mathematics that is unfamiliar, not its implications. Presented by NORMAN GOWAR (OU)
Books, Maths Help parts 1 and 2, £3.95 each from booksellers


Presented By: Norman Gowar
Director: Patrick Titley
Producer: Robert Clamp

: Let's Go

: Closedown

: de Bono's Thinking Course

Presented by DR EDWARD DE BONO
A series of ten programmes about improving your thinking skills.
5: Information and Thinking Book (same title), £3.75; Thinking in Action - de Bono's Thinking Kit from [address removed]


Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono

: Women in the Eighties

Last of five films
Reaching for the Sky
Women in the US and Britain show how Positive Action policies can break down barriers between men's and women's jobs.

: Closedown

: Star Movie: Mary of Scotland

Katharine Hepburn , Fredric March A resplendent costume drama which re-creates the troubled reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, her rivalry with Elizabeth, her ill-fated love affair with Bothwell and her final martyrdom.
Screenplay by DUDLEY NICHOLS from the play by MAXWELL ANDERSON Produced by PANDRO s . BERMAN Directedbyjohnford
Films: page 12


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Dudley Nichols
Play By: Maxwell Anderson
Produced By: Pandro S . Berman
Mary Stuart: Katharine Hepburn
Bothwell: Fredric March
Elizabeth Tudor: Florence Eldridge
Darnley: Douglas Walton
RlZZio: John Carradine
Morton: Robert Barrat
Leicester: Gavin Muir
Moray: Ian Keith

: Riverside

The music, art and style of today from Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
This week music from The Decorators. The Cure join Nicholas Dixon of the Royal Ballet in a dance experiment. Ian Birch checks out the Australian scene and Perry Haines meets film director Don Letts , first recognised for his early work with The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Also on view will be examples of his more recent collaboration with Fun Boy Three and Musical Youth.
Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON Director DAVID G. CROFT Producer JOHN BURROWES


Unknown: Nicholas Dixon
Unknown: Ian Birch
Unknown: Perry Haines
Director: Don Letts
Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: David G. Croft
Producer: John Burrowes

: News Summary

withsubtitles, followed by Weather

: Portraits and Reflections

A season of films by John Read Sir Huw Wheldon introduces Claude Monet
First shown in 1976, this film re-creates the life of the great French painter, filmed at his house in Giverny with its famous gardens and lily pond, and elsewhere in Normandy on the exact locations where his pictures were painted. Michael Hordern speaks the part of Monet.
Additional narration MARY WIMBUSH
Film cameraman A. A. enclander


Unknown: John Read
Introduces: Sir Huw Wheldon
Unknown: Claude Monet
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: A. A. Enclander
Editor: Terry Cornelius

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Red Rum 1974
Rummy's racing career was far from impressive - until, of course, he won the 1973 Grand National. Surely he couldn't do it again!
Series producer JEFF coward


Producer: Jeff Coward

: Leo

Leo Sayer is joined by Elkle Brooks Incantation, Carol Kenyon and special guest John Watson TOTAL ECLIPSE
Choreography ARLENE Phillips Script associate JOHN JUNKIN
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Musical associate JOHN MEALING
Backing vocals TONY rivers, STU CALVER , JOHN PERRY. Costume designer DORINDA REA Sound HUGH BARKER. Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer KENNETH SHARP
Produced and directed by STANLEY APPEL


Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Carol Kenyon
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: John Mealing
Unknown: Stu Calver
Unknown: John Perry.
Unknown: Hugh Barker.
Unknown: Millar Designer Kenneth
Directed By: Stanley Appel

: Pot Black 83

The sixth frame, featuring in Group 2
Alex Higgins (Northern Ireland) the reigning World Champion v Eddie Charlton (Australia) three-times Pot Black champion.
Charlton has won his first frame, but Higgins has yet to score a victory.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Director JOHN G . smith
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: John G . Smith
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Horizon

How Much Can You Drink?
Alcohol is a drug. We're often told that too much endangers our health - yet there's also some evidence that moderate drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. So how much is too much? Exactly when does the physical damage begin? And what about individual differences - for instance why do some light drinkers develop liver disease and other heavy drinkers get away with it?
There's a significant difference in men's and women's capacity to cope with alcohol, and American research now indicates that pregnant women shouldn't drink any alcohol at all.
Tonight's programme asks: what are the effects of alcohol on all of us who enjoy a regular drink? Narrator PAUL vaughan
Film editor STEFAN RONOWICZ Horizon editor graham massey Written and produced by FANNY PRIOR , ANNIS BARR


Produced By: Fanny Prior
Produced By: Annis Barr

: Surviving

Shamis Dirlr grew up in a traditional family in Aden: ' A girl's place was to cook, get married, have children: that was the life.' Rebelliousness brought Shamis to England, and a new set of pressures: isolation, bad housing, and so on. Now She organises other women in the Somali Women's Association in London's East End. Do her activities mean she's turned her back on the Muslim faith in which she was brought up?
Videotape editor ian low Producer JENNY Morgan


Unknown: Shamis Dirlr
Producer: Jenny Morgan

: * Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , Joan Bakewell and Linda Alexander , Charles Wheeler on Foreign Affairs, Peter Hobday on Business, and Tony Lewis on Sport.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Tony Lewis

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