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: Open University

4.5 Maths: Flows and Exponential. 4.30 Digital Systems. «.55 Perceptions of the INF. 7.20 Conflict 1: Strike News. 7.4S The Galbraiihian Thesis.

: Play School

Story: Bears on Wheels by STAN AND JAN BERENSTAIN
Presenters Floella Benjamin Patrick Abernethy


Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: Patrick Abernethy

: Cricket: First Test and Golf: The Open

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v New Zealand from The Oval First Day
New Zealand begin the first of four tests today with an unenviable record. Of 27 tests played in this country, England have won 16 and there have been 11 draws.
GEOFF HOWARTH , the New Zealand Captain, will be hoping that his team can break their ' duck' on his home ground. He will also remember that New Zealand have never beaten England in any form of international cricket until their one-day successes last winter.
PETER WEST introduces coverage Scorer wendy WIMBUSH
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD. jim LAKER. TONY LEWIS , TOM GRAVENEY TV presentation BILL Taylor and KEITH MACKENZIE Producer NICK hunter
Golf: The Open
The 112th Championship from Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport. Further coverage


Unknown: Geoff Howarth
Commentators: Richie Benaud.
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie

: Six Fifty-five

Today is Bastille Day in France. To mark the occasion, the Six Fifty-five courtyard assumes a French cafe atmosphere for a special programme, featuring singer Charles Aznavour , and guests including Miles Kington of Franglais fame.


Singer: Charles Aznavour
Unknown: Miles Kington
Editor: Peter Hkrcombe

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wheels of Fire

Ten films about development issues in India.
3: My Dear Friends, the Land is VeryUgly
For more than 1,000 years, the vast Rajasthan desert was virtually uninhabited. But in 1958 work began on a canal which will eventually be four times longer than the Suez Canal and will transform two-and-a-half million acres of barren waste into rich farmland. And thousands of families like Rawat Ram's, who were farm labourers before they moved here eight years ago, now have land of their own - and are better off than they could once have imagined.
Directed by JULIAN STENHOUSE Produced by Howard smith


Editor: Rick Spurway
Directed By: Julian Stenhouse
Produced By: Howard Smith

: Boswell for the Defence

by Mark Harris
Adapted from "Boswell for the Defence" by James Boswell

John Reid stands accused of sheepstealing and, if found guilty, will almost certainly hang. Boswell, as his defence advocate, has not only the problem of a hostile bench of judges, but is racked with doubt as to his client's innocence or guilt. However, he is convinced that no matter what the verdict and at no matter what cost, John Reid will not hang.

BBC Scotland


Writer: Mark Harris
Adapted from "Boswell for the Defence" by: James Boswell
Film Cameraman: Stuart Wyld
Film Recordist: Gordon Forsyth
Film Editor: Robert Bathgate
Designer: Guthrie Hutton
Producer: Roderick Graham
Director: Gareth Davies
James Boswell: David McKail
John Reid: Alec Heggie
Janet Reid: Isobel Black
Lord Auchinleck: Andrew Keir
Lord Justice Clerk: Rikki Fulton
Lord Advocate: Jerome Willis
Nasmith: Ron Bain
Ritchie: Walter Carr
Dr Grant: Tony Roper
Dr Monro: John Breslin
Rev MacQueen: Alexander Morton
William Gardner: John Malcolm
Daughter Janet: Tracey Spence
Benjamin Reid: Iain Stewart
Daniel Reid: Christopher Spence
Margaret Boswell: June Andrews
Veronica Boswell: Hannah Young
Keith Ralph: Robert Howie
Lord Coalston: David Steuart
Lord Kames: Russel Waters
Clerk of Justiciary: Carey Wilson
William Black: David Mowat
Robert Shaw: Jimmy Yuill
Boy: John Sharp
William Gordon: Robbie Coltrane
John Robertson: John Murtagh
Charlie: Sandy West
Andrew Bennet: James Kennedy
Mrs Bennet: Katy Gardiner
Lord Alva: Michael McKenzie
Lady Alva: Fiona Black
Guest: Arthur Boland
Whore: Wilma Duncan
Whore: Anne Myatt
Stirling Jailer: Ian Stewart
Hangman: Alastair Cording

: Britain in the Thirties

The Day War Broke Out
At 11 o'clock on Sunday 3 September 1939 the British ultimatum that Germany should withdraw from Poland expired. The now familiar words of Neville Chamberlain announced on BBC Radio at 11.17 am, 'This country is at war with Germany'.
Contributors to the series recall the immediate events leading up to this declaration of war and the happenings of that day, silhouetted against a background of tremendous thunderstorms and surprise air-raid alerts. The catch-phrase ' the day war broke out' was in its infancy but, for this series, 3 September 1939 marks the end of an era in which British ambivalence towards Nazi Germany was finally exorcised.
Film editor PAM bosworth
Director victoria wegc-prosser

: Golf: The Open

HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights.


Introduces: Harry Carpenter

: Newsnight

: Cricket: First Test

RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: * am Open University

12.0 Atholdale: A Limestone Valley
Set In a valley In Derbyshire, this programme looks at six plant species and their distribution.
12.25 Social Psychologll: Analysing Interactions (2)
A young man meets an older woman at a party. Harmless enough, but for psychologists full of hidden meanings as this programme illustrates.
12.50 Handicapped in the Community
Margaret and Willie are severely handicapped as a result of cerebral palsy. How does this affect their relationships with other people and each other? (Rpi)

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