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: Open University

6.5 Maths Methods: Waves. 6.30 Organ-Ics by the Ton. 6.55 Metal Finishing.
7.20 'The Island' Language and Drama.
7.45 Continental Crust: Ancient and Modern.

: Daytime on Two

9.8 Science Topics: Conception to Birth
(Broadcast on Tuesday at 1.19)

9.35 Maths-in-a-Box 1: Strange Visitor
Written by Alex Glasgow.
A mathematical adventure in ten episodes, featuring eight-year-old Tracey and her friend Paul, with Powka, the man from Suter and a singing computer. (Repeat)

9.52 Look and Read: Dark Towers - Episode 1
(Broadcast on Tuesday at 10.10 am)

10.15 Mathscore Two: 1: Take It Away
Exactly how do you subtract 42 from 67? And what does one million of something look like? (Repeat)

10.38 Exploring Science: Getting the Measure of It
Where would we be without a system of measurement agreed by everybody? (Repeat)

11.0 Junior Craft, Design and Technology: Up and Down the Hill: Downhill
Craft, design and technology is about solving problems. This programme begins with the problem of going downhill. (Repeat)

11.22 Read On!: 1: The First Person
(Broadcast on Wednesday at 2.18)

11.44 Going to Work Looking at Jobs

12.5 pm The Computer Programme - Series 1
An introduction to the use of computers with the emphasis on small machines. The language is BBC BASIC.
For details of programming BASIC, information on clubs and courses, the range of software and the British Broadcasting Corporation Micro-computer system, send large sae plus 21p postage to [address removed] (Repeat)

12.30 Business Club - Series 2: 1: Flowers and Things (Rpt)

12.55 Speak for Yourself: Emergency!
Have you ever had to dial 999? What does the operator ask? What information do you need to give?
(For more information on today's topic, in 13 different languages, phone [number removed] after the programme) (Repeat)

1.21 Encounter: Spain: Town and Village
Documentary films based on life in Spain - for European studies and background to language courses. (Repeat)

1.38 Around Scotland: Burgh Life in 1623: 1: Merchant of Dunrossie (Repeat)

2.1 Scene: Jackie McCafferty's Romance
A comedy by Peter McDougall about the problems of getting to know the person you've fallen in love with. (Repeat)

2.30 English File: Androcles and the Lion: Part 1
by Bernard Shaw.
A new production in two episodes.


Producer (Science Topics): Andrew Neal
Series producer (Science Topics): Peter Bratt
Writer (Maths-in-a-Box): Alex Glasgow
Producer (Maths-in-a-Box): Morton Surguy
Producer (Look and Read): Sue Weeks
Producer (Mathscore Two): David Roseveare
Producer (Exploring Science): Robin Gwyn
Producer (Junior Craft, Design and Technology): David Taft
Presenter (Business Club): Ian McNaught-Davis
Writer (Scene): Peter McDougall
Producer (Scene): Andree Molyneux
Writer (English Time): Bernard Shaw
Designer (English Time): Thomas Yardley
Producer (English Time): Ronald Smedley
Androcles: Billy Connolly
Lavina: Anna Calder-Marshall
Ferrovias: Bernard Bresslaw
Megaera: Jane Freeman
The Captain: Rupert Frazer
The Lion: Roy Jones
Centurion: Stafford Gordon
Metellus: Desmond Maurer
Spintho: John Tordoff
Ox Driver: Paul Hardgreaves

: Racing from Ascot

BBCtv cameras cover a further three races in The Invalid Children's Aid Association Charity Day
3.15 The Taylor Woodrow Team Charity Stakes (Handicap, 1m) Miss Bali Beach is a leading contender for this valuable prize.
3.50 The William Hill H'cap dim)
4.20 The Final Straw Stakes (Handicap, 5f)


Unknown: Taylor Woodrow Team

: Closedown

: Art: Images of Protest

Professor Arthur Marwiek looks at student protest in Britain and Germany in the late 1960s through the television news coverage of the time to find out what they had in common and what was different.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Professor Arthur Marwiek
Producer: Roger Thompson

: Weekend Outlook

This week's selection includes Conflict in the Family, James Bond , 8 and Materials Failure: In Court.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Kevin Newport

: Color Rhapsodies

A double bill of classic Columbia cartoons.
Egg Yegg and Two Lazy Crows

: The Friday Western: The Half Breed

starring Robert Young ,
Janis Carter , Jack Beutel
Peaceful Indian tribes become restless when an unscrupulous trader keeps the reservations short of food and cattle in order to stir up trouble. When the Apaches eventually revolt, only two men, a half-breed and a gambler, can prevent a massacre.
Directed by STUART GILMORE. Films: p 23


Unknown: Robert Young
Unknown: Janis Carter
Unknown: Jack Beutel
Unknown: Peaceful Indian
Unknown: Harold Shumate.
Unknown: Richard Wormser.
Produced By: Herman Schlom
Directed By: Stuart Gilmore.
Dan Craig: Robert Young
Helen: Janis Carter
Charlie Wolf: Jack Beutel
Marshal: Barton MacLaine
Crawford: Reed Hadley
Ma Hlggins: Connie Gilchrist
Capt Jackson: Damian O'Flynn

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing The third in this year's series of programmes featuring eight of the world's best flat-green bowlers.
Tonight's match decides the pairings for the semi-finals and is between the Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Willie Wood of Scotland and the 28-year-old Canadian Burnie Gill. Commentators


Unknown: Willie Wood
Unknown: Burnie Gill.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Civilisation: 12: The Fallacies of Hope

A personal view by Kenneth Clark

'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive' wrote Wordsworth of the early days of the French Revolution, but the storming of the Bastille led not to the freedom but to the Terror, the dictatorship of Napoleon and the dreary bureaucracies of the 19th century.
Kenneth Clark traces the progressive disillusionment of the artists of the Romantic movement, through the music of Beethoven, the poetry of Byron, the paintings of Gericault, Turner and Delacroix, and the sculpture of Rodin.
'The 19th century revealed a split in the European mind as great as that which afflicted Christendom in the 16th century, and even more destructive. On the one hand was the new middle class created by the Industrial Revolution... Sandwiched between a corrupt aristocracy and a brutalised poor it had produced a defensive morality, conventional, complacent, hypocritical. On the other hand were the finer spirit - poets, painters, novelists, who were still heirs of the Romantic movement, still haunted by disaster.'
Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Presenter: Kenneth Clark
Producer: Michael Gill
Producer: Peter Montagnon

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale
Autumn is the right time for thinking of spring colours and with this in mind Geoff Hamilton and Anne Mayo plant bulbs, biennials and herbacious perennials - and we visit the £2 garden for an update.
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
Production assistant JEAN LAUCHTON Producer DENIS w. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Mayo
Producer: John Kenyon

: Bunuel: The Milky Way

Laurent Terzieff and Paul Frankeur
A pair of vagrants, Jean and Pierre, decide to walk from Paris to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Their pilgrimage, interrupted by a series of bizarre encounters, becomes a trip through the history of heresy. Slipping through time and sometimes into other characters, the pilgrims keep doggedly on their chosen path.
Metaphysical, ironical, erotic and witty, Buftuel's exploration of the Catholic doctrine may be recondite but it is never dull.
(A French film with Engltsh subtMet) (First snowing on British television) Films: page 23


Unknown: Laurent Terzieff
Unknown: Paul Frankeur
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Unknown: Jean-Claude Carrieri
Producer: Serge Silberman
Director: Luis Bunuel
Jean: Laurent Terzieff
Pierre: Paul Frankeur
Prostitute: Delphine Seyrig
Virgin: Edith Scob
Jesus: Bernard Verley
Jesuit: Georges Marchal
Jansenist: Jean Plat
Priscillian: Jean-Claude Carrière
Spanish Priest: Julien Gulomar
Marquis de Sade: Michel Piccoli
Man with the cape: Alain Cony
Devil: Pierreclemente
Inquisitor: Michel Etcheverry
Monsieur Richard: Julian Bertheau
French Priest: François Maistre

: Newsnight

including Liberal Assembly Report PETER SNOW and VINCENT HANNA with a full report from the Liberal Assembly in Harrogate, JOHN TUSA and LINDA ALEXANDER in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: Championship Darts

The Unipart British Professional
Championship from The Coatham Bowl,
Redcar PETER PURVES introduces coverage of the last two quarter-finals, with total prize money of £30,100 at stake.
Seeded to win through for the first match is Mr Consistency and No 2 Seed, JOHN LOWE , against No 7 Seed, TONY BROWN , now back on his best form.
The players seeded to play in the second match this evening are BOBBY GEORGE , No 6 Seed, and his England International team-mate, No 3 Seed DAVE WIIITCOMBE. Commentators


Introduces: Redcar Peter Purves
Unknown: John Lowe
Unknown: Tony Brown
Unknown: Bobby George
Unknown: Dave Wiiitcombe.
Unknown: Sid Waddell
Unknown: Keith Phillips
Unknown: Mike Adley

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