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: am Open University

6.5 Maths: Ideas of Space. 6.55 Images of the Third World. 7.20 Rules Rule, OK?
7.45 Interdependence and Oil.

: Play School

Story: The Train to Glasgow Written by WILMA HORSBRUCH Guest storyteller Brian Cant Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey
Patrick Abernethy


Written By: Wilma Horsbruch
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Patrick Abernethy

: Closedown

: Open University

12.0 Consumer Decisions: Turning on The Heat. 12.25 Developing Mathematical Thinking: Setting Up and Solving. 1.15 The Pre-School Child: Going Shopping.
1.40 Energy in the Home: Cutting Your Losses.

: The MacKenzie Story

R. F. MacKenzie , the internationally famous Scottish educationist, has twice been dismissed in storms of controversy. His ' liberal ', even ' revolutionary', views on the curriculum and corporal punishment attracted criticism from the staff of his school and local politicians. Despite the wide coverage of his dismissal in 1974, this is the only television programme to examine the events in detail.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: R. F. MacKenzie

: Zorro's Fighting Legion

starring Reed Hadley as Zorro Sheila Darcy as Volita Chapter 5 : The Decoy
Surviving his ordeal, Zorro trails the stolen munitions wagons to a hidden cave, but Don del Oro 's men have an unexpectedly explosive welcome waiting.
A REPUBLIC serial. I Chapter 6 next Monday)


Unknown: Reed Hadley
Unknown: Zorro Sheila Darcy
Unknown: Don Del Oro
Ramon: William Corson
Felipe: Leander de Cordova
Gonzales: Edmund Cobb
Commandante Manuel: John Merton
Pablo: C Montague Shaw

: Hooked!

Heat 5: Match angling from Long-leat House, Wiltshire . Jack Charl ton introduces the fifth heat, at the end of which we shall know all the finalists in television's knockout competition.
Match commentator PETE THOMPSON
Instruction DAVID HALL , floats Today's Peg order:
Director KEITH ACKRILL Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: . Jack Charl
Commentator: Pete Thompson
Unknown: David Hall
Unknown: Ken Collings
Unknown: Alasdair Keir
Unknown: Dennis Lipscombe
Unknown: Dicky Carr
Unknown: Jimmy Randell
Director: Keith Ackrill
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Adventure World

Journey to the Fourth World Narrated by Patrick Allen
The Kali Gandaki in central Nepal is an unnavigable river. Yet besides the one, often impassable, road through the Mahabarat Range, it is the only means of communication in a vast mountainous area where disease and poverty are rife. Using lightweight hovercraft, a British Joint Services Expedition took up the challenge of this uncharted River of the Goddess of Death. If the machines made it, they might become the river ambulances for the United Mission Hospital - saving patients days of trekking for medical help.


Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Kali Gandaki
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Nature

A weekly look at wildlife, and the issues affecting the living world with Tony Soper , Jeremy Cherfas and Anthony Smith.
The windswept islands of Shetland harbour thousands of otters and seals, guillemots and puffins; they also now harbour the huge pipelines, jetties and tankers which handle the North Sea oil boom. What is the price of oil on Shetland?


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Anthony Smith.
Producer: Robin Hellier
Editor: John Sparks

: Images of War

Artists 1939-45
A series of seven programmes
Memories of World War II recalled by artists and illustrated by their paintings.
6: Norman Hepple and Bernard Hailstone
For two young artists the outbreak of war in 1939 promised to be a bit of a lark. The house they shared in Blackheath was commandeered by the Fire Service and they, like many other artists, volunteered to become firemen. The fun stopped when the bombing started and during the Blitz on London they fought the fires side by side. Now, still the best of friends, they are two of England's foremost portrait painters.
Film editor PADDY WILSON Producer TOM CONWAY


Editor: Paddy Wilson
Producer: Tom Conway

: A Musical Canal Celebration

with Mike Harding and The Spinners
Over two centuries ago a nobleman, a land agent and a mill-wright got together to cut a seven-mile artificial waterway through Lancashire fields-the canal age was born.
MIKE HARDING takes off his comedian's hat to travel the tow-paths of early water-roads and tells how a transport revolution changed Britain.
THE SPINNERS help the story unfold with songs telling of a waterway system that beat an 18th-century energy crisis.
Sound EDDIE MAGRATH. tOUG WHITTAKER Engineering managers
Written and produced by BARRY DEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Eddie Magrath.
Unknown: Gloff Lomas
Unknown: John Crowther
Produced By: Barry Devins

: Russell Harty

Is your destiny written; in the stars or is it in the palms of your hands? Tonight Russell Harty and his guests come face to face with an astrologer, palmist and graphologist as their futures and fortunes are forecast.
Producer FIONA JOHNSTON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Russell Harty
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Fiona Johnston

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary Freshers
As apprehensive sixth formers begin the annual scramble for a place at University, this film presents a portrait of what they may expect, if they succeed.
Two thousand 18 year-olds are about to enter Liverpool University. They are saying goodbye to a way of life - school, parents, home. They stand on the threshold of adulthood, and an adventure that is exhilarating, daunting, confusing, stimulating and exciting.
For before them is spread a range of new experiences: the meeting of minds, the stimulus of study, the challenge of new faces. To sweeten the pill there are parties, student fairs, initiation rites and out-of-faculty fun and games. Yet each is on his own, learning for the first time to stand on his own feet.
It is particularly difficult for Gillian Wake. She is blind. Somehow she must cope in a sea of young people all intent on themselves. She seeks solace in the Kop at Anfield, where the surge and murmur of the crowd brings a closeness that a campus cannot match.
Film cameraman JOHN CRAY Film recordist DUREK NORMAN Film editor PETER BARBER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MICHAEL WALDMAN


Unknown: Gillian Wake.
Unknown: Durek Norman
Editor: Peter Barber
Producer: Michael Waldman

: Out of Court

Sex, money, power and crime - the professional occupations of the Law.
David Jessel and Jane Walmsley sift what's important, outrageous and relevant this week. Legal comment
Michael Molyneux


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Ritchie Cogan
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK , with JOAN BAKEWELL and LINDA ALEXANDER present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: * am Open University

11.30 An Introduction to Ecosystems
What do a flooded meadow by the River Thames, a wood near Oxford, a peat moor high up in the Pennines. and a cultivated wheatfield have in common. and why are they different?
11.55 Psychosexual Differences - 1
JULIET MITCHELL , ANN AND ROBIN OAKLEY put the case that sexual roles are socially conditioned. But wait for part 2.


Unknown: Juliet Mitchell
Unknown: Robin Oakley

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