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: Open University

6.5 Conic Sections

6.30 Electronic Design and Signals

6.55 Development in a Turkish Village

7.20 Levels of Meaning

7.45 Planning Public Expenditure: 1

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

12.0 Consumer Decisions: Serve You Right! 12.25 Developing Mathematical Thinking! Fractions. 1.15 The Pre-School Child: Joining In. 1.40 Energy in the Home: Building for the Future

: Handicapped in the Community

James Woodward , born with cerebral palsy, graduated in psychology. He talks about his education and early career.
Producer richard ARGENT
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: James Woodward

: Weekend Outlook

This week's OU selection includes Modern Art: Manet and Landscape: Bodmin and Dorset

: Ghost in the Water

Tess Willetts. Born 10 June 1968, Netherton, West Midlands. Abigail Parkes. Died 10 December 1860.
Suicide by drowning. Gosty Hill Canal. What strange forces are drawing the two girls together?
Executive producer PAUL STONE Directed by RENNY RYE


Dramatised By: Geoffrey Case
Dramatised By: Tess Willetts.
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: Angus Kennedy
Unknown: Samantha Gamble
Unknown: Ralph Lawton
Unknown: Simon Orme
Unknown: Val Hastings
Unknown: Daniel D'Arcy
Unknown: Mark Danesi
Unknown: Johnny Thomas
Directed By: Renny Rye
TeSS: Judith Allchurch
David: Ian Stevens
Mrs Willetts: Jane Freeman
Mr Willetts: Dave Mitty
Jean/Abigail: Joanne James
Nan: Hilary Mason
Steve: Paul Marks
Tracy: Lynda Higginson
Mr Reed: Paul Copley
Mr Milner: Peter Brooks
Henry Parkes: Neville Barber

: Alec Guinness in The Man in the White Suit

with Joan Greenwood , Cecil Parker
Humble laboratory dishwasher Sidney Stratton produces a miraculous invention - a fabric that cannot get dirty or wear out.
Screenplay by ROGER macdougall
Directed by ALEXANDER mackendrick . Films: page 14


Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Sidney Stratton
Unknown: Roger MacDougall
Unknown: John Dichton
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Alexander MacKendrick
Sidney Stratton: Alec Guinness
Daphne Birnley: Joan Greenwood
Alan Birnley: Cecil I'Arker
Michael Corland: Michael Cough
Sir John Kierlaw: Ernest Thigsiger

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Nature

with Tony Soper , Jeremy Cherfas and Anthony Smith
Is the family cat a heavily subsidised predator with an unfair advantage over its wild prey? Or does it have a valuable future as a therapeutic aid in medicine?
And spectacular film of the hippos of the Ishasha River in Uganda, recorded over a period of three years by Dr Hans Klingcl.
Editor JOHN sparks. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Dr Hans Klingcl.
Producer: Robin Iiellier
Editor: John Sparks.

: Grace Kennedy

The exciting singing star returns. The theme is Broadway, starring Ian Charleson , Richard Clayderman Bonnie Langford and featuring LUKE BATCHELOR , RICHARD CALKIN WAYNE FOWKES , GARY FORECAST ANTHONY JONES , JOHN WILLETT
Choreography DOUGIE SQUIRES. Musical director JOHN coleman. Costume designer LYNDA WOOD-FIELD . Sound MIKE MCCARTHY Lighting DICKIE HiGHAM. Designer TONY burrougii. Executive producer ROBIN NASH


Unknown: Ian Charleson
Unknown: Richard Clayderman
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Luke Batchelor
Unknown: Richard Calkin
Unknown: Wayne Fowkes
Unknown: Anthony Jones
Unknown: John Willett
Director: John Coleman.
Designer: Lynda Wood-Field
Designer: Tony Burrougii.
Producer: Robin Nash

: Russell Harty

welcomes the arrival of international singing star Jack Jones in Manchester.
Someone else creating an impression will be Janet Brown as she joins in an evening of lusty, lively and likeable entertainment.
Producer fiona johnston
Director john BooNtv. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Janet Brown
Producer: Fiona Johnston
Director: John Boontv.

: Forty Minutes

A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals Female Circumcision
It has been called ' The last violation of human rights', and the delicacy of the subject has ensured its burial in embarrassed silence. Girls are excised young - in the Sudan as young as five, in Ethiopia between the ages of one and two. They are excised for religious and hygiene reasons, to prevent rape, and to curtail a sexual appetite which is assumed to be ungovernable. This documentary is set in modern Khartoum, where circumcision is banned by law, but practised by midwives. The hospitals bear witness to the terrible toll of misery inflicted on many women in sexual intercourse and in childbearing. But the assumption that excision is purely an African matter is false. There is now clear evidence that it takes place in private London clinics under the direction of Harley Street doctors.
Sound SHEILA NOBLE. Film editor DICK PULL Assistant producer GILL barnes Executive producer ROGER mills Producer LOUISE panton

: Out of Court

Sex, money, power and crime - the professional preoccupations of the Law. David Jessel and Jane Walmsley sift what's important. Legal comment Michael Molyneux
Studio director PIETER morpurco Producer ritciue cocan Editor PETER CHAFER


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Newsnight

: * am Open University

11.30 Eslhwaitc and the Blclham Tubes
How clean is your water? The growth of microscopic algae in Esthwaite Water, and in the water supply of a village near Oxford arc probes for pollution.
11.55 Psychosexual Differences : 2
Jeffrey Gray and Conine Hutt argue that biological predispositions are the key elements in differentiating sexual roles.


Unknown: Jeffrey Gray
Unknown: Conine Hutt

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