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: Open University

6.25 A Control System Design
6.50 The Galbraithian Thesis
7.15 Statistics: Significance Testing
7.40 The Nature of Chemistry
8.5 Calculus: Taylor Polynomials
8.30 Images of the Holy
8.55 Homefires: Energy and Attitudes
9.20 Essen in the Third Reich
9.45 Christian Community in Co Clare
10.10 Maths: Complex Analysis
10.35 Personality and Learning
11.0 Lucas Aerospace Dispute
11.25 Rhondda 1: Educating for Escape
11.50 Religious Education
12.15 Housing in Birmingham: 2
12.40 Management and the School
1.5 Maths: Flows and Exponential
1.30 Computing: The Systems Analyst
1.55 Development of the Piano
2.20 Social Psychology
2.45 Return to Figurative Art

: Saturday Cinema Double Bill: Johnny Frenchman

starring Françoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Patricia Roc
The story of the age-old rivalry between the Breton and Cornish fisherfolk. The feud threatens the romance that blooms between Sue and Yan but when France is overrun by the Germans, the problems of refugees and mines in the Channel draw the rival communities closer.
Screenplay by T.E.B. CLARKE Produced by michael balcon Directed by Charles Frend
Films: page 12

and at 5.15
Secret People
starring Valentina Cortese Serge ReggianI with Audrey Hepburn
Following the murder of their father, a victim of political tyranny in France, Maria and her young sister Nora are sent for safety to London. Returning to France for the Paris Exhibition in 1937 Maria innocently becomes involved in a plot to assassinate her father's killer and is soon to learn the corrupting effects of using violence to resist violence.
Produced by Sidney COLE
Directed by thorold Dickinson


Unknown: Francolse Rosay
Unknown: Tom Walls
Unknown: Patricia Roc
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Prend
Unknown: Valentina Cortese
Unknown: Serge Reggiani
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Thorold Dickinson
Unknown: Wolfgang Wilhelm
Produced By: Sidney Cole
Directed By: Thorold Dickinson
Lanec Florrie: Francoise Rosay
Nat Pomeroy: Tom Walls
Sue Pomeroy: Patricia Roc
Bob Tremayne: Ralph Michael
Yan Kervarec: Paul Dupuis
Zacky Penrose: Frederick Piper
Steve Matthews: Arthur Hambling
Charlie West: Richard George
Dick Trewhiddle: Bill Blewett
Joe Pender: James Harcourt
Maria: Valentina Cortese
Louis: Serge Reggiani
Anselmo: Charles Goldner
Nora: Audrey Hepburn
Nora (as a child): Angela Fouldes
Penny: Megs Jenkins
Miss Jackson: Irene Worth
Inspector Eliot: Reginald Tate
Sgt Newcome: Norman Williams
Manager of the British Pavilion: Michael Shepley

: The Sky at Night

Pioneering the Heliosphere
Two rocket probes are on their way out of the solar system. They are sending back new information about the ' heliosphere ', that part of space in which the influence of the sun is dominant. Patrick Moore and lain Nicolson talk about the outer heliosphere.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: News and Sport

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Music Child

Music as Therapy
' Music is therapy and has always been so.' Yehudi Menuhln introduces the second of two programmes looking at music and the handicapped. The healing application of music has a long history and yet it is only in recent times that its therapeutic value has been rediscovered. At centres throughout the country, we see the extraordinary effect participation in music can have on mentally handicapped children and adults. Children who do not respond to normal human contact are reached and moved through music. Narrated by Alexander John
Film cameraman ALEX scott Film edljtor jock clark Producer
keith ALEXANDER BBC Scotland


Introduces: Yehudi Menuhln
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Alex Scott
Unknown: Jock Clark
Unknown: Keith Alexander

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin in conversation with Lord George-Brown
' A man of first-class ability, a forceful and indeed imaginative administrator ... his strengths far exceeded his weaknesses.'
As mp for Belper for 25 years, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and minister in various posts, including Foreign Secretary, LORD GEORGE-BROWN was one of the most influential and colourful politicians of his time. But then he resigned from his cabinet post, lost his parliamentary seat. joined the House of Lords and eventually resigned from the Labour Party altogether. Now retired, but by no means inactive, he can reflect on a long period of political life, and comment on current events.
Researcher betka ZAMOYSKA
Producer aims hunt. BBC Bristol
This interview will be published in The Listener dated 14 July


Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Sir Harold Wilson

: Shakespeare in Perspective: Cymbeline

In his ' personal view' playwright Dennis Potter sees the world of Cymbeline as ' the extravagant imperious, improbable, tender shocking, comical and entrancing realm of " once upon a time " '
Director SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer VICTOR poole


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Director: Sally Kirkwood
Producer: Victor Poole

: Murder in the First Degree

Nine programmes from the BAFTA award-winning documentary series Circuit Eleven Miami 1: Henry Peelle (86) is found sadistically slain in his bedroom overlooking Miami Beach. In six weeks Thomas Perri is arrested. But the case against Perri can only stick because his accomplice, Stephen Weiss , is a ' snitch ' - he's turned State's evidence. Weiss's testimony can send Perri to the chair-now a stark reality, since John Spenkelink was electrocuted in May 1979.
Film cameras are in court as the shadow of death hangs over Perri, and his Defence strains every nerve and bends every rule of procedure to needle Weiss and discredit his evidence with accusations of deviant sexual practices. To a British audience the scene is at once alien and familiar.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS
Producer mark ANDERSON


Unknown: Henry Peelle
Unknown: Thomas Perri
Unknown: Stephen Weiss
Unknown: John Spenkelink

: Newseries Horror Double Bill: 1 Dracula

starring Bela Lugosi
BBC2's Midnight Movie horror season starts with the two Universal classics which launched the genre in the early 30s.
Closely following Bram Stoker 's novel, Bela Lugosi plays the Transylvanian noble with an eye for a toothsome neck.
From the novel by bram STOKER Produced by CARL LAEMMLE JR Directed by TOD browning


Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Novel By: Bram Stoker
Produced By: Carl Laemmle Jr
Directed By: Tod Browning
Count Dracula: Bela Lugosi
John Harker: David Manners
Mina: Helen Chandler
Dr Van Helsing: Edward van Sloan
Redfield: Dwight Frye

: News on 2

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Horror Double Bill: 2 Frankenstein

starring Boris Karloff
An even bigger success than Dracula, the transfer to the screen of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 's diabolic creation launched the screen career of Boris Karloff and spawned many imitators.
Produced by CARL laemmlc JR Directed by james WIIALE


Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Play By: Garret Fort
Unknown: Francis Edwards
Produced By: Carl Laemmlc
Directed By: James Wiiale
Frankenstein: Colin Clive
Elizabeth: Mae Clarke
Victor: John Boles
Monster: Boris Karloff
Dr Waldman: Edward van Sloan
Dwarf: Dwight Frye
Baron: Frederick Kerr
Burgomaster: Lionel Belmore

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