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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Manet

6.55 Life on Seashores

7.20 Motion: Newton's Laws

7.45 A Renaissance Church in Rome

: Play School

: Closedown

: Ayer at Eton

Professor Sir Alfred Ayer returns to his old school, Eton. Freddie Ayer came from an affluent Swiss-French family, went to an English prep school, and then won a scholarship to Eton. He discusses how it has influenced his life.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Sir Alfred Ayer

: Zorro's Fighting Legion

Chapter 11: Face to Face
With the net closing around him and a new ally for Zorro, Don del Oro plays his last card.
(Chapter 12 tomorrow at 5.40)

: Color Rhapsody

Silent Tweetment

: The Bagthorpe Saga

by HELEN CRESSWELL , dramatised in six parts by JAMES ANDREW HALL Grandma Bagthorpe , aided and abetted by Mrs Fosdyke , announces she will play Bingo, Mr Bagthorpe prophesies riots will follow, while
Mrs Bagthorpe declares war on the whole family. Only Jack seems happy at the prospect of training Zero into a ' super dog'. Ordinary Jack: 3
Executive producer ANNA home
Director PAUL stone (First shown, BBC1)


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Unknown: Grandma Bagthorpe
Unknown: Mrs Fosdyke
Unknown: Mr Bagthorpe
Unknown: Mrs Bagthorpe
Music By: Alan Roper
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Paul Stone
Mr Bagthorpe: Edward Hardwicke
Mrs Bagthorpe: Angela Thorne
Grandma: Phillada Sewell
William: Ceri Seel
Jack: Rjchard Orme
TeSS: Ruth Potter
Mrs Fosdyke: Dandy Nichols
Uncle Parker: Tim Preece
Bingo caller: Jim Barclay
Police sergeant: Phillip Manikum
Zero the dog: Lottie

: The Waltons

The Victims
The Waltons help a terrified wife and Jim-Bob is convinced he's on to easy money.
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by Juliet PACKER


Written By: Juliet Packer
Directed By: Lawrence Dobkin

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: SF Film Festival: This Island Earth

starring Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue
Visitors from the planet Metaluna kidnap some of the earth's most brilliant scientists in the hope that they can save their world from destruction. This stylish SF fantasy from the 50s features super-intelligent humanoids, gruesome mutants from another galaxy, worlds in conflict, disintegrating rays and some highly imaginative special effects photography.
Films: page 14


Screenplay: Franklin Coen
Screenplay: Edward G. O'Callaghan
Based on a novel by: Raymond F. Jones
Producer: William Alland
Director: Joseph Newman
Exeter: Jeff Morrow
Cal Meacham: Rex Reason
Ruth Adams: Faith Domergue
Brack: Lance Fuller
Steve Carlson: Russel Johnson
Joe Wilson: Robert Nichols
Engelborg: Karl Lindt
Monitor: Douglas Spencer

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Cricket: World Cup Final-1975
So to the climax of cricket's first ever Prudential World Cup. Could Australia score enough runs to. keep out the menacing West Indies fast bowling attack?

: Russell Harty

Tonight the sultry Eartha Kitt finally abandons her search for that old-fashioned millionaire and settles for Russell Harty instead. She wants to be evil - stand by for the fireworks.
Studio director RON ISTED
Production Amis RILEY. GRAHAM LINDSAY Producer Tom Gutteridge
(The next Russell Harty programme is on Thursday at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Russell Harty
Director: Ron Isted
Unknown: Amis Riley.
Unknown: Graham Lindsay
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Unknown: Russell Harty

: Arena

The Catherine Wheel
Tonight Arena presents one of the most ambitious dance projects ever seen on television.
The Catherine Wheel combines the talents of Twyla Tharp , one of America's most imaginative choreographers, and David Byrne , leader of the rock band TALKING HEADS, who composed and performed this original music score.
The starting point of the dance is the image of a Catherine wheel and the unattainable ideal of physical and moral perfection which St Catherine herself aspired to.
Energy, benign and malevolent, is the central theme of the work, which builds to a spectacular climax of virtuoso dancing in the final Golden Section.
When premiered on Broadway the New Yorker referred to The Catherine Wheel as a 'major event in our theatre' with dancing of ' astonishing beauty and power'.
Lighting cameraman JOHN HOOPER Film editor DAVE KING
Executive producer RHODA GRAUER Produced by ALAN YENTOB
Choreographed and directed by TWYLA THARP


Unknown: Twyla Tharp
Leader: David Byrne
Unknown: John Hooper
Editor: Dave King
Producer: Rhoda Grauer
Produced By: Alan Yentob
Directed By: Twyla Tharp

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK With JOAN BAKEWELL and LINDA ALEXANDER present the reports andinterviews that matter with the aftilysis that counts


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

: * am . Open University

11.50 Ethereal Fallaciesf
Where do scientific theories come from? Ideas and experiments on the ' ether ' as a case history of scientific method and some non-scientific effects.
12.15 The Binomial Theorem
How many different ways are there of walking from one part of Edinburgh to another? Choosing a route through the city streets helps to understand the Binomial Theorem.

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