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: Open University

6.5 17th-Century Great Houses. 6.55 Modelling by Maths: Roman Pots. 7.20 Writing History. 7.45 Industrial Relations.

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Science Workshop. Tracks 'B' Guests DAVID WOODFIELD and THUMPER, JOHN ALLUM
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Baa Baa Black Sheep: Catriona, Sarah and Toby help DAVID ASTON look for some black sheep and then find a weaver called Donald.
10.15 Maths Counts
8: How to Find Venus
10.38 Home Economics. Fats
LESLEY JUDD reveals the source of hidden fats in our diet and shows how to prepare attractive meals using less fat. Producer MICHAEL COYLE
11.0 Words and Pictures
11.17 The Music Arcade
11.39 General Studies
12.5 pm Buongiorno Italia!
A course for beginners in Italian 16: Revediamo un po'
12.30 Honourable Members A series of five programmes
1: White, Male and Middle-class (The selection of MPs)
Consultant MALCOLM DAVIES 12.55-1.10 Thinking in Action Presented by DR EDWARD DE BONO
Ways in which thinking skills can be applied in business and organisational situations.
Action, Planning, Implementation
1.21 Appuntamento in Italia
Citta e campagna. Una giomata a Siena; Un altro mondo; La grande citta.
1.38 Let's See Your Health
3: Breakdown: two children become hospital patients for the first time. One is an out-patient, the other is going in for a longer stay to have an operation.
Series editor MARIANNE baird
2.1 Watch
Robin Hood. 3: The Castle. Bodiham Castle is besieged by an infant army, and the outlaws rescue Robin Hood. Presenters LOUISE HALL-TAYLOR
2.18 English Resource Units 11-13 (Creative Writing)
3: Rhyme and Reason
Series producer JUDITH MILES
2.40 Zig Zag


Unknown: David Woodfield
Unknown: John Allum
Unknown: David Aston
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Robin Hood.
Unknown: Robin Hood.
Presenters: Louise Hall-Taylor
Unknown: James Earl Adair
Producer: David Taft

: Mentally Handicapped: A Dependent Future

The small town of Swadlincote in south Derbyshire is unique in Britain in that it is the only place where mentally-handicapped children go to school with other local children.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: James Burge

: News Summary

with subtitles followed by Weather

: Rancho Notorious

Marlene Dietrich Arthur Kennedy Mel Ferrer
When a young girl is savagely murdered by a hold-up gang in a small Wyoming town, her cowboy fiance, Vern Haskell , swears vengeance. But his only clue to the killer's identity is the mysterious word 'Chuck-a-luck'. Fritz Lang 's revenge Western features the glamorous Marlene Dietrich as a dance-hall queen turned boss of an outlaws' hideout.
Based on a story by SILVIA RICHARDS Produced by HOWARD WELSCH Directed by fritz LANG Films: page 14


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Arthur Kennedy
Unknown: Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Vern Haskell
Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Play By: Daniel Taradash
Story By: Silvia Richards
Produced By: Howard Welsch
Directed By: Fritz Lang
Altar Keane: Marlene Dietrich
Vern Haskell: Arthur Kennedy
Frenchy Fairmont: Mel Ferrer
Beth: Gloria Henry
Baldy Gunner: William Trawley
Maxine: Lisa Ferraday
Chuck-a-luck dealer: John Raven
Geary: Jack Elam
Wilson: George Reeves
Preacher: Frank Ferguson

: Open Space

where the public sets the agenda. On the Road
This week Open Space goes on the road to Swindon's huge Brunei Shopping Precinct with the most open public access experiment so far. Over the past weeks an Open Space team has taken to the streets ofSwindon asking anybody and everybody to use a couple of minutes' airtime in any way they want. They set up shop in the middle of the precinct, turned on the cameras and waited to see what happened ...


Producer: Sam Berrisford
Producer: Mary Dickinson

: What on Earth.... ?

... a wildlife quiz in which
Johnny Morris , Sheila Anderson and Jeremy Cherfas are faced with a skipper in the mud, wings in jaws, iodine in an axolotl and birds on the black notes.
Chairman Michael Jordan
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
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.
7: A Theatre Workshop
Despite the terrible nature of her primary role, a ship of war resembles a living theatre. There is the parade of blazing jets, a tableau vivant of sailors plotted in file around the flight deck as a marine band serenades them into a foreign port, and the unique comic relief of the ship's own concert. Such a presentation makes an aircraft carrier the biggest steel stage of all.
Film recordist GRAHAM RODGER Producer JOHN PURDIE


Unknown: Graham Rodger
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?
'Plants which challenge and delight gardeners all over the world' is how Geoffrey Smith describes this ever popular shrub. In this programme he travels to Mexico in search of the ancestors of one of the most brilliantly-coloured of all our garden flowers.
Assistant producer ERICA GRIFFITHS Producer BRIAN DAVIES


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

: C.P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers

Dramatised in 13 parts by JULIAN BOND , starring
Shaughan Seymour as Lewis Eliot 8: 1944. Lewis Eliot is caught up in the race to produce the British atomic bomb. For the scientists at Barford, success is in sight - but it will not be achieved without risk.
Music by KENYON EMRYS-ROBERTS Make-up artist
Studio lighting PETER CATLETT Designer OUVER BAYLDON
Producer philip HINCHCLIFFE Directed by JEREMY SUMMERS


Unknown: Julian Bond
Unknown: Shaughan Seymour
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Unknown: Lewis Eliot
Music By: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts
Artist: Christine Walmesley.
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Designer: Ouver Bayldon
Directed By: Jeremy Summers
Sir Hector Rose: Edward Hardwicke
Martin Eliot: Stephen Riddle
Walter Luke: James Simmons
Irene Eliot: Tessa Peake-Jones
Arthur Mounteney: Gareth Thomas
Francis Getliffe: Paul Hastings
Major Darling: Simon Oates
Dr Pearson: Gawn Grainger
Nora Luke: Vivienne Ritchie
Rudd: Alan Downer
Erick Sawbridge: Nigel Leach
Kurt Puchwein: Kieran Montague
Hanna Puchwein: Sarah Stephenson
Scientists: David Timson
Scientists: Tim Bannerman
Scientists: Ned Vukovic
Scientists: Derek Watson
Nurse: Alison Dean

: Pot Black 84

The first of the quarter-finals of BBC2's International Snooker Championship. John Spencer of England meets Eddie Charlton of Australia, two players who have each won the Pot Black Trophy three times before. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN G. SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Unknown: John Williams
Producer: John G. Smith.

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow , and Donald MacCormick with Maureen Carter and Bridget Kendall present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts.
Assignment editors NICK GUTHRIE and HELEN JENKINS
Deputy editor PAUL NORRIS Editor DAvm DICKINSON


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Maureen Carter
Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producers: Peter Bell
Producers: John Morrell
Producers: Dave Stanford
Directors: John Wilkinson
Directors: Glen Davis
Editors: Nick Guthrie
Editors: Helen Jenkins
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: Davm Dickinson

: The Twilight Zone

You're travelling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind ... People Are Alike AH Over starring
The first man on Mars discovers that a different world doesn't always mean a world of difference ...
Written by ROD SERUNG


Written By: Rod Serung
Directed By: Mitchell Leisen
Sam Conrad: Roddy McDowall

: Open University

11.30 Computing: Roots of Equations
There are various computer methods for locating solutions of non-linear equations. Some of them also involve refining the estimates obtained.
11.55 Inquiry: Kepler's War
A look at Johann Kepler 's discovery of the laws of planetary motion amid the turbulence of 17th-century Germany.


Unknown: Johann Kepler

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