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: Open University

6.25 Fractional Distillation
6.50 Invention is Not Enough
7.15 A Conflict Brought to Light
7.40 Hospital Realities
8.5 Psychology: Early Interactions
8.30 Light: In Search of a Model
8.55 Occupations: Brian's Britain
9.20 Maths: Least Squares
9.45 Broadcast Rituals: 1
10.10 The God that Rules
10.35 Roman Interior Decoration
11.0 Instrumentation: Pressure Transducers
11.25 Psychology: Computer Program 'Popeye'.
11.50 Biology: The Rod Cell
12.15 Limestones in South-west England
12.40 Dickens and Popular Imagery
1.5 Modelling by Maths: Sundials
1.30 Maths Methods: Linear Programming

: A Game of Horses

Polo is not merely a sport for aristocrats, princes and monarchs.... millionaires play too, supported by hand-picked professionals from all over the world. Every year, the finest ponies and players gather at Cowdray Park, Sussex, for the British Open Championship, the World Cup of polo. James Hogg narrates a film profile of the sport and its history, and interviews players, trainers, and Lord Cowdray, the founding father of the modern game in Britain. Film editor BARRIE JOHNSTON Director TONY WILLIAMS
Executive producer DAVID SEYMOUR


Unknown: James Hogg
Editor: Barrie Johnston
Director: Tony Williams
Producer: David Seymour

: The Life of an Honest Man

The last of a five-part series about the turbulent career of France's greatest playwright, starring with Josephine Derenne
Moliere becomes increasingly unhappy with court intrigues and his wife's indiscriminate flirtations. Struggling against depression and ill health, he makes his last stage appearance in The Imaginary Invalid.
Written and directed by ARIANE MNOUCHKINE


Directed By: Ariane Mnouchkine
Moliere: Philippe Caubere
Madeleine Bejart: Josephine Derenne
Armande Béjart: Brigitte Catillon
La Forest: M F Audollent
La Grange: Jonathan Sutton
Therese, Marquise du Pare: Lucia Bensasson

: Triumph in Stone

The Gothic Cathedrals of France
The famous cathedrals of Notre-Dame, Chartres, Rheims and Amiens plus Sainte Chapelle are among some of the world's greatest architectural achievements. Narrator Alec McCowen introduces a dazzling tour of these Gothic masterpieces which heralded a period of magnificent creativity for French artists and stonemasons.
A Mobride/Stewart production


Unknown: Sainte Chapelle
Narrator: Alec McCowen
Produced By: Malcolm McBride
Directed By: Derek Stewart

: Romanoff and Juliet

The feature film starring Peter Ustinov
Sandra Dee , John Gavin
This sparkling adaptation of Ustinov's stage success mixes laughter, romance and some rather eccentric politics in its story, loosely inspired by Shakespeare's play. But here the setting is Concordia and the rival 'families' are the Soviet Union and the USA.
Written, produced and directed by PETER USTINOV Films: page 17


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Sandra Dee
Unknown: John Gavin
Directed By: Peter Ustinov
General: Peter Ustinov
Juliet Moulsworth: Sandra Dee
Igor Romanoff: John Gavin
Vadim Romanoff: Akim Tamiroff
Evdokia Romanoff: Tamara Shayne
Hooper Moulsworth: John Phillips
Beulah Moulsworth: Alix Talton
Spy: Carl Don
Marfa Zlotochienko: Suzanne Cloutier
Otto: Peter Jones
Randle Wix: John Alderson
Freddie van der Stuyt: Rick Von Nutter
Cook: Moura Budberg

: News Review

plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. with Jan Leeming


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Money Programme

Presented by Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton with LUKE CASEY , NICK CLARKE , BILL KERR ELLIOTT and MARK ROGERSON Including this week:
The Barter Business: what do you do if your customer doesn't want to pay cash, but can pay in coffee or wine or army boots? A new breed of trader has grown up to set up the international deals which form part of the first truly cashless society - the international barter market.
Deputy editor MICHAEL HOGAN Editor RICHARD tait


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Director: Don Harley
Editor: Michael Hogan

: Isobel

Isobel Buchanan continues her series with another splendid musical selection. Her guests this week are her brother Stewart Buchanan and Tchaikovsky Prize-winner Peter Donohoe
Songs include 'Vado ma dove', 'Glitter and be gay' and 'Zigeuner'
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra leader GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF conducted by Roderick Brydon


Unknown: Isobel Buchanan
Unknown: Stewart Buchanan
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Leader: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conducted By: Roderick Brydon
Conducted By: Sound Campbell McKenzie
Conducted By: Brian Dewar
Unknown: Alan Henderson
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Anne Somers

: News on Two

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: One Pair of Eyes

The last of the present series
Cecil Collins - Fools and Angels Cecil Collins is a visionary artist who has followed a lonely path outside mainstream modern art and its fads and fashions. His vision is now increasingly recognised, especially by many of the younger generation, on whom his work has made a deep impression.
Collins believes the sacred purpose of the artist is to remind mankind of a world above and beyond our everyday preoccupations. He paints images of the paradise he feels we have lost in a blind drive for technological mastery over nature.
Living with a vision is very difficult, but living without a vision is worse.'
Film cameraman ELMER COSSEY Sound recordist IAN SANSAM Film editor DAVID THOMAS


Unknown: Cecil Collins
Unknown: Angels Cecil Collins
Unknown: Elmer Cossey
Unknown: Ian Sansam
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: All the World's a Stage

A series of 13 programmes written and presented by Ronald Harwood 11: The Actors do not Understand
Two momentous meetings in two different countries in the 1890s not only changed the course of the theatre in Europe, but created a style of acting that is with us today.
Specially filmed extracts from The Moscow Art Theatre's production of CHEKHOV'S The Seagull and key scenes from SYNGE and O'CASEY, show how the influence of Russia and Ireland's Abbey Theatre inspired the first great playwright of the new world, EUGENE O'NEILL , and gave American theatre The Method.
Those taking part include:
Colleen Dewhurst , Eli Wallach Stella Adler , Jose Quintero Oleg Efremov and THE MOSCOW ART THEATRE COMPANY
Executive producer RICHARD CAWSTON Producer HARRY HASTINGS
Directed by KEITH CHEETHAM ie Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Presented By: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Unknown: Colleen Dewhurst
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Stella Adler
Unknown: Jose Quintero
Unknown: Oleg Efremov
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Richard Cawston
Producer: Harry Hastings
Directed By: Keith Cheetham

: Did You See... ?

The television review programme presented by Ludovic Kennedy who discusses The South Bank Show on New York writer Kathy Acker (LWT), Strangers and Brothers (BBC2) and Forty Minutes: Travelling Hopefully (BBC2) on parliamentary lobbying, with novelist A. N Wilson , The Rt Hon Barbara Castle , MEP and journalist Simon Hoggart.
And with the return of What's My Line? and the start of The Price is Right, Barry Took looks at TV game shows.


Presented By: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Kathy Acker
Unknown: A. N Wilson
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Michael Hutchinson
Director: Michael Parker
Producer: John Archer

: Australian Cinema: Patrick

continues a major season of films new to television. starring Robert Thompson Susan Penhaligon Robert Helpmann
Comatose since his mother's 'accidental' death from an electrical shock, 24-year-old Patrick is confined to his bed in a second-rate hospital. The only person who shows him any sympathy is his new nurse, Kathy, who begins to see that Patrick has strange powers. As Patrick's 'force' increases he dominates the hospital and the callous Dr Roget in a climax at once terrifying and bizarre.
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Susan Penhaligon
Unknown: Robert Helpmann
Play By: Everett de Roche
Directed By: Richard Franklin
Patrick: Robert Thompson
Kathy Jacquard: Susan Penhaligon
Dr Roget: Robert Helpmann
Ed Jacquard: Rod Mullinar
Dr Wright: Bruce Barry
Matron Cassidy: Julia Blake
Sister Williams: Helen Hemingway
Nurse Panicale: Maria Mercedes
Det Sgt Grant: Frank Wilson
Grant's assistant: Peter Culpan
Desk nurse - day: Marilyn Rodgers
Desk nurse - night: Peggy Nichols

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