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: am Open University

( Maths Methods: Direction Fields.
7.20 Talking to Children. 7.45 Control Systems.

: Play School

Story: Trevor Bill , the Bad-tempered Road Mender written by RUTH CRAFT
Presenters Sheelagh Gllbey Patrick Abernethy
Pianist CHRISTOPHER WALKER Percussionist alan grahame Designer GILLIAN PAGE
Written and directed by JOHN SMITH Produced by ANN reay
Executive producer cynthia FELGATE


Unknown: Trevor Bill
Written By: Ruth Craft
Presenters: Sheelagh Gllbey
Pianist: Patrick Abernethy
Pianist: Christopher Walker
Unknown: Alan Grahame
Designer: Gillian Page
Directed By: John Smith
Produced By: Ann Reay
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: The Urban Experience

Stamford in Lincolnshire was a university city before Oxford and Cambridge. Why did it bloom in the middle ages and why did it decline? The Urban Experience looks at English towns from 1600 onwards.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Patricia Hodgson

: Weekend Outlook

This week's selection includes
Women Speaking and Decision-Making: The Falklands.
A BBC/Open University production

: The Saint Strikes Back

George Sanders , Wendy Barrie
George Sanders takes over as the 20th-century Robin Hood in this second vintage offering from the suave detective's casebook: murder in a San Francisco nightclub on New Year's Eve. The Saint swings into action to clear a young girl's name and foil the criminals who have succeeded in framing her policeman father.
Screenplay by JOHN TWIST from the novel Angels o] Doom by LESLIE CBARTEIUS
Produced by ROBERT sisk Directed by JOHN FARROW
Films: page 11


Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Wendy Barrie
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Leslie Cbarteius
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Directed By: John Farrow
Simon Templar: George Sanders
Valerie Travers: Wendy Barrie
Henry Fernack: Jonathan Hale
Cullis: Jerome Cowan
AUen Breck: Neil Hamilton
Zipper Dyson: Barry Fitzgerald
Webster: Robert Elliott
Harry Donnell: Russell Hopton
Pinky Budd: Edward Gargan
Commissioner: Robert Strange
Martin Eastman: Gilbert Emery
Secretary: James Burke

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Oxford Road Show

Peter Powell opens another issue of the electronic magazine live from Studio A in Manchester.
Music from Ultravox and Roman Holiday, and a debut appearance for a new band. ORS Review File invites a guest to take their own personal look at the arts, and Honor Wilson reports on the news, stories and issues of the week.


Unknown: Honor Wilson
Producer: Peter Hamilton

: Master Photographers

Ansel Adams
The last in a series of six conversations.
Ansel Adams is America's most famous and most revered landscape photographer and, at 80, is still taking pictures of the rugged grandeur of the Californian landscape which has inspired so much of his work. In this film he shows hi£ own selection of photographs, many of which now hang in museums and fetch extraordinary prices. In his Californian home he talks to Peter Adam about his beginning as a photographer more than 50 years ago, his teachers and friends and his search for perfection which earned him a reputation as one of the world's greatest printers of photographs.


Unknown: Ansel Adams
Unknown: Ansel Adams
Unknown: Peter Adam
Editor: Julian Miller
Producer: Peter Adam

: Did You See....?

Presented by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses the views of the people of Darwen in Vox Pop (BBC1), the serialisation of Charles Dickens 's Dombey and Son (BBC1) and the contemporary drama series by Peter Tinniswood The Home Front (Central) with Johnny Speight , creator of Alf Garnet , children's writer Leon Garfield and Clare Venables , the director of the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Plus what perceptions do primary schoolchildren have of television?
Assistant producer KEVIN LOADER Film director STEPHEN GARRETT Studio director CLARE PATERSON Producer JOHN ARCHER


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Alf Garnet
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Clare Venables
Director: Stephen Garrett
Director: Clare Paterson
Producer: John Archer

: Cameo

While winter lingers, indomitable ravens nest on the bleak mountain crags. In March the lowland air brims with birdsong; by April woods and hedgerows have a mosaic of wild flowers. Spring has arrived - the marvellous renewal -the cycle of life revived by the sun.
Photography Maurice FISHER , JIM SAUNDERS Film editor MICHAEL STEVENS
Produced by keith Hopkins. BBC Bristol


Narrator: Douglas Leach
Narrator: Photography Maurice Fisher
Narrator: Jim Saunders
Editor: Michael Stevens
Produced By: Keith Hopkins.

: Newseries The Last Song

The first of seven programmes by CARLA LANE starring Geoffrey Palmer and Caroline Blakiston with Hetty Baynes and Gay Wilde
BRIAN JAMESON and NORMAN TIFTON Film cameraman REX maidment Film editor SUE WYATT
Studio lighting RON BRISTOW Designer TOM VARDLEV-JONES
Produced and directed by SIDNEY lotterby


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston
Unknown: Hetty Baynes
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Tom Vardlev-Jones
Directed By: Sidney Lotterby
Leo: Geoffrey Palmer
Alice: Caroline Blakiston
j ane: Hetty Baynes
Alison: Gay Wilde
Larry ,: David Beames
Girl hitch-hiker: Susan Beagley
Youth: John Fowler

: The Combination

1951. Festival of Britain Year. Young Matthew and his friend Johnno, in Church Stretton, want to get to London to see it.
Directed by PETER Hammond.


Unknown: Tim Preece
Unknown: Young Matthew
Produced By: Rosemary Hill
Directed By: Peter Hammond.
Mother: Dorothy Tutin
Father: Cary Raymond
Matthew: Henry Milner
Johnno: Julian Davies
Dr Hughes-Jones: John Bird
Mrs Hughes-Jones: Antonia Pemberton
Uncle William: Duggie Brown
Henry Hughes-Jones: Graham Drury
Man with wooden leg: Tim Preece
Mr Edwards: Richard Davies
Magistrate: Noel Johnson
Miss Towsy: Phillada Sewell
Billy Evans's gang: Peter Lee
Billy Evans's gang: Dudley Davis,
Billy Evans's gang: Simon Gray
Stem lady: Carol Snape
Policeman: Reg Cresswell

: Newsnight



Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander.

: Crime International: The Conformist

starring Jean-Louis Trlntlgnant Stefanla Sandrelll
Marcello's life is spent trying to sublimate a childhood crime by behaving as conventionally as possible-he even volunteers as a Fascist spy in his effort to conform. This attempt to identify with the ruling class casts Marcello even further from the society he seeks to support, when he finds that he is required to organise a murder.
Based on the novel by ALRERTO MORAVIA
Written and directed by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI An Italian film with English subtitles


Unknown: Jean-Louis Trlntlgnant
Unknown: Stefanla Sandrelll
Novel By: Alrerto Moravia
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci
Marcello Clerici: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Giulia: Stefania Sandrelli
Manganiello: Gastone Moschin
Quadri: Enzo Taroscio
Lino Seminara: Pierre Clementi
Anna Quadri: Dominique Sanda
Raoul: Christian Alegny
ItalO: Jose Quaclio
Marcello's mother: Milly
Marcello's father: Giuseppe Addobbati
Giulia's mother: Yvonne Sanson

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