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: Open University

6.5 Psychology: Defining a Field. 6.30 Oceanography: Going to Sea. 6.55 Maths: Symbols and Equations. 7.20 The Origin of the Earth. 7.45 Dome is What You Make it.

: Daytime on Two

9.10 A Good Job with Prospects
The Hotel Industry: the need for the right kind of junior manager.
9.38 Going to Work
Honesty at Work by BILL LYONS: what makes people dishonest at work? Producer PAUL MITCHELL
10.0 You and Me
For 4- and 5-year-olds. Old King Cole: Graham, Lynne and Kelly play with the Leyland Vehicles Brass Band. Producer ROY THOMPSON
10.15 Music Time. 15: Contrasts
Songs, magic spells to chant, and instrumental music illustrate a gentle mood contrasted with an angry one. with JONATHAN COHEN , HELEN SPEIRS Producer LIZ BENNETT
10.38 Twentieth-Century History Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima
11.0 Zig Zag. Space
5: Light and Shadow: how important to us is the light and heat of the sun? Series producer TOM STANIER
11.23 Talkabout
The Magic Brush
11.42 General Studies
Genetics and Society: The Discoverers What is genetic engineering? How will current research affect us?
12.10 pm Hold Down a Chord
A beginner's course in folk guitar with JOHN PEARSE
12.25 Plants in Action
Nine programmes on the science of gardening presented by ALAN HIBBERT. 5: Growing Concerns
The Unemployment Industry: 1
5: What do you Do when you've run out of Schemes?
1.20 Encounter: France Spare Time
1.38 Politics in Action
5: The Nuclear Debate
2.1 Words and Pictures
Money to Spend: arriving too late at market to make a sale, a farmer exchanges his cow for a house
2.18 The History Trail
The Village Improvers: how the villagers of Stanwell fought for their ancient rights.
2.40 The Music Arcade
5: The Clarinet: taking part in a wood-wind quartet, a jazz group and a symphony orchestra.


Producer: Paul Mitchell
Producer: Roy Thompson
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Producer: Liz Bennett
Unknown: John Pearse
Presented By: Alan Hibbert.

: A Measured Life

Richard Hoggart , the educationist and literary critic, retraces his personal education experiences.
Producer RICHARD argent
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Richard Hoggart

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Charlie Chan Mystery

Also starring
C. Henry Gordon , Marc Lawrence When a murderer brought to justice by Chan escapes the courtroom, he seeks refuge with Dr Cream, master of the Museum of Crime and a skilled facial surgeon. When a murder takes Place on the premises Chan discovers that those present are not who they seem to be.
Screenplay by JON LARKIN , based on the character created by EARL DERR BIGGERS
Produced by WALTER MOROSCO and RALPH DIETRICH. Directed by LYNN SHORES Films: page 16


Unknown: C. Henry Gordon
Unknown: Marc Lawrence
Unknown: Jon Larkin
Unknown: Derr Biggers
Produced By: Walter Morosco
Produced By: Ralph Dietrich.
Directed By: Lynn Shores
Charlie Chan in: Sidney Toler
Charlie Chan at the: Wax Museum
Jimmy Chan: Sien Yung
Dr Cream: C Henry Gordon
Steve McBirney: Marc Lawrence
Dr Otto von Brom: Michael Visaroff

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Scotland v England (1974)
For those partisan Scots and English the anticipation of the Calcutta Cup match always sets the nerve edges tingling....

: The Apprentice

It never occurs to 16-year-old Paddy Belfield when he enters his local job centre for the umpteenth time that he'll emerge with an apprenticeship as a 'Funeral Operative' ...
... a beautifully deadpan, informative, funny little film ... (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Producer MICHAEL WALDMAN


Unknown: Paddy Belfield
Producer: Michael Waldman

: The Stateless Nations

A series of six films on the growth of the new nationalism in Europe. 2: The Corsicans
As the shop window for decentralisation in Socialist France, Corsica presents a chaotic picture. The dark and secretive forces of clanism and violence impinge on legitimate politics. Most wish to remain both French and Corsican, but the promise of Home Rule has been welcomed with characteristic extremism. Paris has responded by installing its top policeman with the rank of Prefect. Devised and presented by George Reid
Film cameraman TONY COWAN Film sound JEFF SMITH
Series editor MATTHEW SPICER. BBC Scotland


Presented By: George Reid
Unknown: Tony Cowan
Editor: Matthew Spicer.

: Leo

Leo Sayer entertains, with tonight's guests Roger Daltrey Kool and the Gang and Suzi Quatro
Adding that extra glamour - LSD
Script associate JOHN JUNKIN Choreography FLICK COLBY
Musical director JOHN MEALING Costume designer DORINDA REA
Produced and directed by STANLEY APPEL


Unknown: Leo Sayer
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Suzi Quatro
Unknown: John Junkin
Director: John Mealing
Unknown: Hugh Barker.
Designer: Humphrey Jaeger
Directed By: Stanley Appel

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Julia McKenzie , Melvyn Bragg and Arthur Marshall
Maureen Lipman , Roy Marsden Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Produced and directed by PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Roy Marsden
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Paul Ciani

: Horizon

Brave New Babies?
Supposing you could design your child to look, feel and behave exactly as you wanted. Would you be delighted or appalled?
Today genetic engineering is in its infancy. But already experiments involving gene mapping, cloning and embryo manipulation are routine. How much of this knowledge will be applied to the human embryo by the end of the century?
Jonathan Glover , a moral philosopher from New College, Oxford, introduces some of the new developments, and argues that we should sort out our attitudes to human genetic engineering now-before biology catches up with science fiction.
... a fascinating, frightening programme


Unknown: Jonathan Glover
Produced By: Oliver Morse
Produced By: David Dugan

: A Fight to Remember

A selection of the best in British boxing over the last two decades. A series of seven programmes Written and narrated by Harry Carpenter
Wembley, 18 July 1963: the venue for one of the most controversial fights ever seen in a British ring. Henry Cooper was to meet the loudmouth from Louisville - Cassius Clay (he changed his name later). Tonight, the entire fight as it happened. A ringside seat for a piece of boxing history.
Producer BOB DUNCAN • FEATURE: page 72


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Joe Erskine
Unknown: Joe Bugner
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Unknown: Cassius Clay
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Maureen Carter and Bridget Kendall


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Maureen Carter
Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Unknown: Peter Bell
Unknown: John Morrell
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Glen Davis
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Helen Jenkins
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson

: Open University

11.35 Mansfield Park: Improvement
The twin skeins of moral improvement and landscape improvement, as exemplified by Humphrey Repton , are unravelled by KEDRUN LAURIE and CICELY PALSER HAVELY.
12.0 Decision-making: The Falklands Crisis How can we understand the decisions that led to the Falklands War in 1982? 12.25 am Instrumentation
In a potentially explosive atmosphere an alternative to electrical switching has to be designed.


Unknown: Humphrey Repton
Unknown: Kedrun Laurie
Unknown: Cicely Palser Havely.

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