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: Open University

6.5 Freedom and Plenty. 6.30 Man's Religious Quest: Pilgrimage. 6.55 Engineermg: Take a Seat. 7.20 Argument on Television: 1. 7.45 Geophysical Techniques.

: Daytime on Two

9.10 Technical Studies
These programmes show how basic concepts in manufacturing technology are used in modern industry. Heat Treatment
9.38 Science Workshop Tracks 'A'
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds Grand Old Duke of York
ROY CASTLE and i.ucy, GEORGIE and HUGO march up the hill to explore Corfe Castle.
10.15 Maths File 8: Enlargement
A new TV commercial for the Number Squad is being made, using giant-sized scenery: Inspector Newton gets things in proportion.
10.38 Maths Topics. Geometry
Resource CSE/O-level material in the form of animated sequences for classroom use: students are encouraged to provide their own commentary. 5: Locus (Sequence 4)--Area
11.0 Words and Pictures Money to Spend
Exchange is the theme of today's story about a farmer with a cow for sale.
11.17 The Music Arcade The Clarinet
11.39 General Studies
Genetics and Society: The Discoverers
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!
A course for beginners in Italian 15: Sono stato a ... A visit to an old people's home where part of the income is derived from the land it farms.
12.30 Mathematical Thinking
Five programmes which look at ways in which the ideas of the Cockcroft Report can be brought into the classroom. 5: Problems
12.55-1.10 Thinking in Action
Presented by DR EDWARD DE BONO
Six programmes which show a variety of ways in which thinking skills can be applied in business and organisational situations.
5: Decision, Choice, Evaluation
1.21 Rendez-vous: France. Loisirs Apres l'ecole; A la une,-En vacances Producer JOHN PRESCOTI-THOMAS
1.38 Let's See. Your Health 2: What's Good for Me?
2.1 Watch
Robin Hood - Part 2: Hide and Seek
The stick insect and the modem soldier are masters of disguise. So too was Robin Hood. but one day he went too far.... with LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR and JAMES EARL ADAIR
Series producer DAVID TAFT
2.18 History 11-13: The Middle Ages
The Church
Pilgrims to Walsingham argue about their beliefs. At places along the way RICHARD BURROWS explains how the church was responsible for health, welfare and education.
2.40 Zig Zag
Space 5: Light and Shadow


Written By: Eurfron Gwynne
Producer: Michael Coyle
Director: Jill Glindon Reed
Producer: Roy Thompson
Producer: David Roseveare
Presented By: Dr Edward
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: Richard Burrows
Unknown: Keith Goodall
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: Derek Holt
Unknown: Sid Livingston
Unknown: Richard Williams
Producer: Jill Sheppard

: Women Speaking

In the second of two programmes three women with careers talk about the pressures they have experienced in their private and professional lives.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wayne in Action: John Wayne in Seven Sinners

Also starring Marlene Dietrich Broderick Crawford
When bar singer Bijou arrives in Boni-Komba on the South Sea Island circuit, her appearances at the Seven Sinners club prove a great distraction to the local American naval base.
In this romantic adventure Wayne stars as a proud lieutenant whose infatuation for the chanteuse shakes up the island and nearly ruins his career.
Screenplay by JOHN MEEHAN and HARRY TUGEND based on an original story by LADISLAS FODOR and LASLO VADNAI Produced by JOE PASTERNAK Directed by TAY GARNETT
Films: page 16


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: John Meehan
Produced By: Joe Pasternak
Directed By: Tay Garnett
Bijou: Marlene Dietrich
Bruce: John Wayne
Little Ned: Broderick Crawford
Sasha: Mischa Auer
Tony: Billy Gilbert
Antro: Oscar Homolka
Dorothy: Anna Lee
Governor: Samuel S Hinds

: Open Space

where the public sets the agenda Tonight: Here to Stay
'It's like sending somebody to their grave, what the government are trying to do to me.' Every year the Home Office makes thousands of decisions which can rarely be challenged in a court of law, yet can shatter the lives of individuals and families. In Open Space The Mohammad Idris Defence Campaign confront the Home Office about the rapidly-increasing pressure of current immigration laws and procedures on British black people.
Made by the MOHAMMAD IDRIS DEFENCE CAMPAIGN with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT If you want to make your own programme' or suggest programme ideas, get in touch with: Open Space, BBCtv Centre, Wood Lane , London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Mohammad Idris
Unknown: Wood Lane

: What on Earth....?

A wildlife quiz in which Sheila Anderson catches fish under a big black shadow; Jennifer Owen finds a translucent heartbeat; and Jeremy Cherfas counts the scales on a hairy mammal. Chairman Michael Jordan
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Jennifer Owen
Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Michael Jordan
Producer: John Dobson.

: Sailor

A frank account in 11 parts of life on the ocean wave in one of Her Majesty's ships - continues the Fly on the Wall season. 6: Officer Territory
'No young officer who's any good, ever feels he's got enough responsibility. I think that's quite a healthy sign. It becomes unhealthy if he thinks there's nothing that he can learn.' So says the Captain, the most senior officer aboard HMS Ark Royal, in a film which contrasts his thoughts and duties with those of the most junior sub-lieutenant in his care.


Producer: John Purdie

: Geoffrey Smith's World of flowers

The plants we grow in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world, but very few of them are native to this country. So where do they come from? Who brought them? How have we changed them? Violets and Pansies
The shy, modest violet has always laid claim to a corner of our gardens, whereas the flamboyant pansy was only invented in the 19th century.
Geoffrey Smith contrasts these two very different flowers which are nevertheless members of the same family. Film editor PETER ringsted Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Book, part 2 (same title), £4.75 from booksellers


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies
Director: Erica Griffiths

: Pot Black 84

The last of the first-round games of BBC2's International Snooker competition is between South African Billiards Champion Silvino Francisco , and Ray Reardon , six-times World Snooker Champion and twice winner of the Pot Black Trophy.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN c. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Silvino Francisco
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John Williams
Producer: John C. Smith

: C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND starring
7: London 1941. A wartime civil servant, Lewis Eliot is introduced to the vivacious Margaret Davidson. As their relationship develops he discovers that he is still haunted by the memory of his first wife.
Producer PHILIP hinchcliffe Director JEREMY SUMMERS


Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Margaret Davidson.
Music By: Kenyon Emrys
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: Jeremy Summers
Lewis Eliot: Shaughan Seymour
Margaret Davidson: Cherie Lunghi
Roy Calvert: Nigel Havers
Sir Hector Rose: Edward Hardwicke
Thomas Bevill: Geoffrey Chater
Martin Eliot: Stephen Riddle
Francis Getliffe: Paul Hastings
Walter Luke: James Simmons
Rosalind Wykes: Shirley Cassedy
Gilbert Cooke: Michael Percival
Rudd: Alan Downer
Drawbell: Bernard Brown
Dr Pearson: Gawn Grainger
Nora Luke: Vivienne Ritchie
Mary Pearson: Ann Pennington

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with MAUREEN CARTER and BRIDGET KENDALL present reports and interviews with analysis.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Maureen Carter
Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Cricket: One-Day International

New Zealand v England from Wellington
Highlights of the second in the series of one-day matches.
Television presentation by TVNZ

: Open University

11.45 Probability and Statistics: Chance
How often do parking meters break down? And how speedily should they be repaired? It all depends on the mathematical idea of probability.
12.10 am Images of the Third World
THE RT HON EDWARD HEATH introduces a programme which looks at the stereotyping of Third World issues in the western media.


Introduces: Edward Heath

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