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: Open University

10.10 The First Years of Life: The World at One
10.35 Childhood 5-10: Starting School
11.0 Health Choices: See-Saw
11.25 Caring for Older People: Widowhood
11.50 Science Preparatory Maths: Numbers
12.5 Countdown to the OU: 1

: Heroes

The first of three programmes.
From childhood in Seaham, County Durham, to international fame in the concert hall and opera house, baritone Thomas Allen talks to Eric Robson about the heroes he admires. They include Lord Nelson, Lech Walesa , Lord Olivier, Spencer Tracy and Arnold Palmer.
Director JOHN KYLE
Executive producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Arnold Palmer.
Director: John Kyle
Producer: John Mapplebeck

: Horizon

The Earthquake Connection
Predicting earthquakes is still a difficult task - but the study of them has led to an intriguing connection between Greek islands, sunken cities - and North Sea oil. Narrator Martin Jarvis


Narrator: Martin Jarvis

: Beethoven Piano Sonatas

The Final Five
In a series of five recitals given by John Lill and Alfred Brendel , two of the great exponents of Beethoven's piano music perform the last five piano sonatas, all mature works written between 1816 and 1822. In this first recital JOHN LILL plays the lyrical A major Sonata, Op 101.


Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Norman Canlin
Unknown: George Ferguson
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Keith Alexander
Director: Hilary Boulding

: The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament

The third of eight programmes Narrated by Anthony Quayle Victorian Masterpiece
After fire destroyed the Old Palace of Westminster in 1834, the Victorian architect Charles Barry and his decorator, Augustus Welby Pugin, created on the banks of the Thames one of the most extraordinary buildings in the world, and a congenial place from which the country could be governed. More than a century later their palace of stone, which lacked any kind of accommodation for MPs, is in need of constant attention to meet the pressures of a modem legislature.
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Charles Barry
Unknown: Augustus Welby

: Rugby Special

England v New Zealand from Twickenham
Highlights of the last match of New Zealand's short tour of Scotland and England.
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH commentates, and brings news and views of the rest of the weekend's rugby.
Series producer HUW JONES


Producer: Bill Taylor
Producer: Huw Jones

: News Review

Plus visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Michael Cole


Unknown: Michael Cole

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton
With LUKE CASEY, NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT , MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad on your money and other people's. Including this week:
Business Expansion Blues: how the Government scheme to help small firms seems to offer a better deal for the middle-man than the struggling entrepreneur.
Fitness Fat Cats: how the aerobics boom has turned from a fad into big business.


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan

: Around with Alliss

from Old Thorn Golf and Country Club, Liphook, Hampshire
The fourth programme in the series in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
This week: Michael Bonnallack , a great amateur golfer, recently appointed to be Secretary to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Michael Bonnallack
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: Bob Abrahams

: The Natural World: Jungle

In the steamy gloom of a Costa Rican rain forest ants march in armies, lizards walk on water, spiders snare and pounce. Below, in its sunlit glades, birds and butterflies splash it with colour. Above, the call of hidden monkeys further enliven this secret place. But the rich variety of life within the jungle of tropical forest is only matched by our ignorance of it. In this film prize-winning cameraman David Hughes reveals some of the many secrets of the jungle.
BBC Bristol


Narrator: Barry Paine
Producer/Photography: David Hughes
Producer/Photography: Carol Hughes
BBC tv Presentation: Roger R. Jones
Series Editor: Peter Jones

: News on Two

with Michael Cole ; Weather


Unknown: Michael Cole

: Did You See...?

The television review programme with Ludovic Kennedy , who this week discusses Reith (BBC1), Sixty Minutes (BBC1) and Clive James on Television (LWT) with Sir Hugh Greene and David Frost. Plus Laurie Taylor on how to succeed as a game show contestant.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Sir Hugh Greene
Unknown: David Frost.
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Director: Trevor Dann
Producer: Chris Mohr

: House of Love

A Forty Minutes documentary
' My beloved one, I love you. Love is my message. Let it be your message, too. To me, love is the only religion.'
Rajneesh owns a speedboat, three jet planes and 27 Rolls-Royces. He lives on a vast estate in America and basks in the adoration of 300,000 acolytes worldwide. His teaching has earned him the sobriquet of ' the free-sex guru '.
His English cult-centre is in Suffolk, in a house called Medina. Here, 150 disciples from all walks of life strive to purge themselves of their guilt feelings. They sing and dance, go into trances and wear only pink or red clothes. They work long hours at the Medina's profitable business ventures - for f 5.50 a week.
Rajneesh has been accused of exploiting and hypnotising his devotees, yet the cult flourishes.
Film cameramen
Sound recordist MIKE SAVAGE Film editor PETER BARBER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer CHRIS GILDERS


Unknown: Mike Haworth
Editor: Peter Barber

: Mansfield Park

by JANE AUSTEN , dramatised in six parts by KEN TAYLOR
3: Fanny has sadly observed Edmund's growing fascination for Mary Crawford. To Aunt Norris's delight Maria has become engaged to wealthy Mr Rushworth - but she is clearly attracted to Henry Crawford.
Music composed and conducted byDEREK BOURGEOIS
Costume designer IAN ADLEY Lighting BERT ROBINSON DesignerJOHN BONE
Producer BETTY WILLINGALE Directed by david GILES


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Ken Taylor
Unknown: Mary Crawford.
Unknown: Henry Crawford.
Conducted By: Derek Bourgeois
Designer: Ian Adley
Unknown: Bert Robinson
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Betty Willingale
Directed By: David Giles
Mrs Norris: Anna Massey
Sir Thomas Bertram: Bernard Hepton
Lady Bertram: Angela Pleasence
Fanny Price: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Edmund Bertram: Nicholas Farrell
Mary Crawford: Jackie Smith-Wood
Henry Crawford: Robert Burbage
Maria Bertram: Samantha Bond
Julia Bertram: Liz Crowther
Tom Bertram: Christopher Villiers
Dr Grant: Gorden Kaye
Mrs Grant: Susan Edmonstone
Mr Rushworth: Jonathan Stephens
Mr Yates: Robin Langford
Baddely: Neville Philips
Fiddler: Kenneth Page

: Bette Davis Season: The Great Lie

continues a series of late-night movies starring one of Hollywood's most outstanding actresses. Tonight with George Brent , Mary Astor
After the dissolution of his hasty marriage to Sandra, a rich socialite, Peter van Allen marries Maggie, the woman he really loves. He disappears on a trip to South America; Maggie is grief-stricken. Then Sandra reveals she is expecting his child.
Screenplay by LENORE COFFEE based on a novel by POLAN BANKS Directed by EDMUND GOULDING
Films: page 20


Unknown: George Brent
Unknown: Mary Astor
Play By: Lenore Coffee
Novel By: Polan Banks
Directed By: Edmund Goulding
Maggie: Bette Davis
Pete: George Brent
Sandra: Mary Astor
Aunt Ada: Lucille Watson
Violet: Hattie McDaniel
Joshua Mason: Grant Mitchell
Jock Thompson: Jerome Cowan
Senator Greenfield: Charles Trowbridge
Worthington James: Thurston Hall
Colonel Harriston: Russell Hicks

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