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: Open University

6.5 Pure Maths: Lagrange's Theorem
6.30 History of Mathematics
6.55 Evolution: Early Life
7.20 What Price the Workers?
7.45 Minimum Cost Flows

: Daytime on Two

9.15 Encounter: Germany At Work
9.33 Treffpunkt: Deutschland Arbeit
9.52 Talkabout
The Monkey and the Moon
10.12 Science Workshop Animals of the Soil 'A'
10.34 Scene. To Turn a Blind Eye (Repeat. For details see Friday at 2.1)
11.5 Near and Far. Deserts
11.30 Home Ground. Country Crafts 5: From East and West to Feast
Craftsmen at work - on their own and demonstrating their skills Producer J. PHILIP DAVIES
11.55 Play Tennis
4: At Your Service
12.20pm Inside Women's Magazines A look at the development of women's magazines from the 17th-century to the present day; to show how they reflect women's role in society. 4: Launch
12.45-1.0 Write Away
A practical guide to everyday writing, with new and handy ways of remembering spelling.
1.10 A Good Job with Prospects Working with the Elderly and Handicapped
1.38 Around Scotland. Forestry 3: Working with Wood
A look at some of the very different ways in which wood can be used.
2.0 You and Me
Think of a Number
Rabbit is good at counting as long as Clive keeps out of the way.
2.15 Music Time
The Sleeping Beauty - part 2
2.40 Everyday Science Alternative Energy
Our fossil fuels are running out. What is being done to find replacements and how successful could they be? Narrator FERGUS O'KELLY Producer MICHAEL COYLE


Producer: J. Philip Davies
Producer: Michael Coyle

: Handicapped in the Community

Parents of children with handicaps are sometimes said by professionals to be 'over-protective'. But does this description acknowledge the difficulties?
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Quo Vadis

Continuing a season of religious films, tonight starring Robert Taylor Deborah Kerr , Peter Ustinov Finlay Currie , Leo Genn
Marcus Vinicius , victorious after the British Wars, returns to claim his due in Rome. While waiting for Emperor Nero's summons to enter the city, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, without knowing she has become a convert to a new religion - Christianity. Meanwhile, in Rome, the insane Nero dreams of burning down the Imperial City, so a new one, bearing his own name, can replace it. A cast of thousands, massive sets and dramatic action feature in this epic production set in the early, outcast years of the Christian faith.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE mahin S. N. BEHRMAN and sonya LEVIEN
Directed by MERVYN LE ROY. Films: page 14


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Finlay Currie
Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: Marcus Vinicius
Unknown: John Lee Mahin
Unknown: S. N. Behrman
Unknown: Sonya Levien
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: Mervyn Le Roy.
Marcus Vinicius: Robert Taylor
Lygia: Deborah Kerr
Petronius: Leo Genn
Nero: Peter Ustinov
Poppaea: Patricia Laffan
Peter: Finlay Currie
Paul: Abraham Sofaer
Eunice: Marina Berti
Ursus: Buddy Baer
Plautius: Felix Aylmer
Pomponia: Nora Swinburne
Tigellinus: Ralph Truman
Nerva: Norman Wooland
Nazarius: Peter Miles
Terphos: Geoffrey Dunn
Seneca: Nicholas Hannen

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire 31 August 1968
Batsman-Sir Garfield Sobers Bowler-MALCOLM NASH
Commentator-WILFRED WOOLLER Result-six sixes in an over
Series producer JEFF GODDARD


Unknown: Sir Garfield Sobers
Unknown: Bowler-Malcolm Nash
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Food and Drink

Presented by Henry Kelly and Susan Grossman with drinks correspondent Jill Goolden
The way we eat now: DREW SMITH, Editor of the Good Food Guide, reports on how processed foods now dominate our diet; while food writer, JANE GRIGSON , goes in search of Britain's fresh produce and finds it in a Herefordshire hotel.


Presented By: Henry Kelly
Presented By: Susan Grossman
Unknown: Jill Goolden
Unknown: Jane Grigson
Director: Belinda Giles
Producer: Peter Bazalgette

: Dear Ladies

The last of six programmes by PATRICK FYFFE and GEORGE LOGAN starring Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket
A glimpse behind the scenes of life in Stackton Tressel Mystery Weekend
What could be better than a weekend away to a mystery destination? Hilda and Evadne are determined to enjoy every minute, despite a couple of surprises from their musical past.
Executive producer PETER RIDSDALE SCOTT Producer MIKE STEPHENS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Patrick Fyffe
Unknown: George Logan
Unknown: Dr Evadne Hinge
Unknown: Dame Hilda Bracket
Script By: Gyles Brandreth
Designer: Paul Montague
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott
Producer: Mike Stephens

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary
The School on the Hill
The roots of violence and sectarian hatred in Northern Ireland lie deep in the apartheid of its educational system. For in Ulster Protestants go to Protestant schools, and Catholics go to Catholic schools. But overlooking the City of Belfast is Lagan College, the first school deliberately planned to integrate children of both faiths. Pupils, staff and governors are scrupulously balanced between Catholic and Protestant, and the curriculum equally reflects the ethos of both traditions.
But Lagan depends on charitable trusts to fund the bursaries for deprived children on both sides of the city and 1984 is a make or break year. Any day now the College can expect a letter that will seal its fate. If the Government rejects its plea for acceptance as a state-aided school, its future will be bleak, and one more scintilla of hope in Northern Ireland may be snuffed out.
Photography ALEX HANSEN
Sound recordist CUVE DERBYSHIRE Film editor JOHN BARNES
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer RON JOHNSTON


Editor: John Barnes
Producer: Ron Johnston

: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in

From the heart of beautiful downtown Burbank. Dan Rowan and Dick Martin present an unpredictable half-hour of comedy. Tonight's guest stars are Tiny Tim with Phyllis Diller and Perry Como , and the Laugh-In regulars
Executive producer GEORGE SCHLATTER


Unknown: Dick Martin
Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Unknown: Perry Como
Producer: George Schlatter

: Newsnight

: Pete Sayers Electric Music Show

In the last programme of this series, Pete continues to show his instrumental dexterity and he is joined again by resident guest, Diane Solomon. Tonight's special guest is Australian singer and composer, Billy Field


Unknown: Diane Solomon.
Unknown: Rick Gardner

: Open University

12.0 Computing: Sequences and Arrays
Data stored in a computer has to be structured. The most appropriate structure depends on how the data will be used.
12.25 Psychology: Is it as Easy as ABC?
Behaviourist psychology is seen by many as mechanical and manipulative. This programme examines two applications of the American psychologist Professor Skinner's 'black box' psychology in the caring professions.

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