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: Open University

6.25 Psychology: Questions of Behaviour
6.50 Journey into Frequency Space
7.15 Evolutions: Early Life
7.40 Equal to the Task
8.5 Psychology: Is it as Easy as ABC?
8.30 Science: Drifting Continents
8.55 What Price the Workers?
9.20 Maths: Tutor-Marked Assignments 9.45 The Case of Czechoslovakia 10.10 Strawberry Hill 10.35 Testing Infants
11.0 Art and Environment
11.25 Enzyme Structure and Function
11.50 The Effective Manager: Meetings
12.15 Chemistry: Poisons that Paralyse 12.40 Henry IV, Parts I and II: Workshop 1
1.5 Pelican Crossings
1.30 Maths Methods: Springs

: Southern Drift

This is a film about the remarkable growth of the Kent coalfield. In the late 20s and early 30s lots of miners from Northumberland and Durham went down to Kent and they still maintain the traditions of the North East among the hopfields. Their voices are unmistakably Geordie. Producer JOHN MAPPLEBECK


Producer: John Mapplebeck

: The Life of an Honest Man

A five-part series about the career of France's greatest playwright. starring Philippe Caubere Josephine Derenne
2: Jean-Baptiste falls madly in love with the actress Madeleine Bejart and abandons his law studies to join her travelling troupe. After the formation of Le Theatre Illustre Jean-Baptiste decides to assume the stage name 'Moliere'.
Written and directed by ARIANE MNOUCHKINE


Unknown: Philippe Caubere
Unknown: Josephine Derenne
Unknown: Madeleine Bejart
Directed By: Ariane Mnouchkine
Moliere: Philippe Caubère
Madeleine Bejart: Josephine Derenne
Armande Bejart: Brigitte Catillon
La Forest: M F Audolient
La Grange: Jonathan Sutton

: The River

The feature film starring
Nora Swinburne , Esmond Knight Jean Renoir 's first colour film, shot in India, is a beautiful picture of a small English community living on the banks of the Ganges.
Harriet, shy and awkward, falls in love with Captain John, an American visitor. The anguish of first love is intensified when she discovers that she has caught the attention of both her best friends.
Written by RUMER GODDEN and JEAN RENOIR from the novel by RUMER GODDEN Directed by JEAN RENOIR


Unknown: Nora Swinburne
Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Jean Renoir
Written By: Rumer Godden
Written By: Jean Renoir
Novel By: Rumer Godden
Directed By: Jean Renoir
Mother: Nora Swinburne
Father: Esmond Knight
Mr John: Arthur Shields
Capt John: Thomas E Breen
Nan: Suprova Mukerjee
Harriet: Patricia Walters
Melanie: Radha
Valerie: Adrienne Corri

: Wales! Wales?

... a question of history
The fourth of six films in which Dai Smith presents a fresh analysis of the Welsh.
Bitter, Broken Bread ...
DAI SMITH is joined by Kenneth Grif fith in looking at the troubled years of the 20s and 30s through the verse of IDRIS DAVIES , collier-poet of Rhymney.


Unknown: Dai Smith
Unknown: Dai Smith
Unknown: Kenneth Grif
Unknown: Idris Davies
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world: the interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Money Programme

Brian Widlake and Valerie Single ton present Britain's most popular financial and business programme. With LUKE CASEY, NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT and MARK ROGERSON reporting from home and abroad on your money and other people's. Including this week:
There's Gold in Them Thar Hills:
Welsh valleys have something more than just a welcome in them, as a new breed of miner has found out. But is there enough gold to make extraction profitable?
Who's Hauling Ma Bell?: On 1 January 1984 the world's biggest business - American Telephone and Telegraph, known affectionately as 'Ma Bell', was broken up. Now Americans have competition for their telephone service, with the promise of the most advanced communications technology ever. But will the ordinary subscriber benefit, and are there lessons for Britain's own telephone system?


Unknown: Brian Widlake
Unknown: Valerie Single
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan
Editor: Richard Tait

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

for the Marley Trophy
The ninth match in the series played on the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
Tom Watson and Greg Norman are paired with two celebrities and Tom's partner is television and radio presenter Henry Kelly while 'horror film actor' Christopher Lee joins Greg. Peter Alliss commentates and talks to the players in today's match over nine holes.
Assistant producer DEREK MARTIN Television presentation
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Unknown: Greg Norman
Presenter: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Richard Tilling
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: One Pair of Eyes

Zdena Tomin -
Nationality Uncertain
A room in East London that remained locked for 30 years ... Soviet tanks in the streets of Prague.... a battered typewriter.... a bridge near Oxford that leads nowhere ... the Bengali community in Spitalfields ... a peace march: these are some of the images and scenes that Zdena Tomin looks at in this film. In Czechoslovakia she was a spokeswoman for the human rights movement Charter 77 and saw democracy made and then destroyed in 1968. As a stranger, an exile with the official status Nationality Uncertain, she looks for the roots of democracy in Britain today.
Film cameraman LAURIE RUSH
Sound recordist MALCOLM CAMPBELL Film editor LES NEWMAN Series producer JONATHAN STEDALL


Unknown: Zdena Tomin
Unknown: Zdena Tomin
Unknown: Malcolm Campbell
Producer: Christopher Hale

: All the World's a Stage

A series of 13 programmes which tell the story of the theatre from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Written and presented by Ronald Harwood
8: Silk Stockings and White Bosoms
After the Civil War and years of repression the theatre returns to its place in English society, but with bawdy, exuberant energy and unaccustomed freedom - another golden age known simply as the Restoration. It was a truly exciting time of new theatres, robust audiences and brilliant plays, by both men and women, which scrutinised society with anarchic wit and satire-a style which has come to be called the Comedy of Manners. The Restoration also gave the English theatre actresses (women playing women for the first time on the stage) and a new creature regarded by theatre people ever since with caution, even hatred - the critic.
Those taking part include: Edward Hardwicke Sara Kestelman
Ronald Pickup , Ciaran Madden
Michael Hordern , John Standing Anthony Bate and Judith Paris.
Film editor SUSAN SPIVEY
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON Producer HARRY HASTINGS
Directed by MISHA Williams


Presented By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Edward Hardwicke
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Ciaran Madden
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: John Standing
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: Judith Paris.
Editor: Susan Spivey
Producer: Richard Cawston
Directed By: Misha Williams

: Did You See....?

Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (Central), Play for Today: Desert of Lies (BBC1) and Brass Tacks: Liverpool (BBC2) with the country book writer 'Miss Read', Sunday Times drama critic Robert Hewison and lecturer and social worker Kay Carmichael.
Plus Michael Poole of The Listener on the role of the newspaper television critic.
Assistant producer KEVIN LOADER Director MICHAEL PARKER Producer JOHN ARCHER


Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Kay Carmichael.
Unknown: Michael Poole
Producer: Kevin Loader
Director: Michael Parker
Producer: John Archer

: Australian Cinema: Long Weekend

continues a major season of films new to television. Starring
John Hargreaves , Briony Behets
Hoping to save their failing marriage, Peter and Marcia decide to spend a weekend on a deserted beach area. Their only 'companions' are the wildlife of the area, and the vegetation on which they impose their 'civilised' life style. Gradually the forces of nature seem to fight back and the weekend turns into a nightmare fight for survival. A fight against forces of unimaginable power....
Screenplay by EVERETT DE ROCHE
Produced and directed by COLIN EGGLESTON


Unknown: John Hargreaves
Play By: Everett de Roche
Directed By: Colin Eggleston
Peter: John Hargreaves
Marcia: Briony Behets

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