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: Open University

6.5 The God that Rules
6.30 Roman Interior Decoration
6.55 Modelling by Maths: Sundials
7.20 Argument on Television: 2
7.45 Industrial Relations

: Racing from Cheltenham

Continuing the coverage of the first day of the April meeting.
4.20 The Holman Cup Handicap Steeplechase (2m)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Producer: Richard Tilung

: Reading Development

Students at Hastingsbury School, Bedford, are beginning a project which involves compiling a guide to their local area. Join them as they discuss their overall objectives.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: David Seligman

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Wednesday Western: Dragoon Wells Massacre starring Barry Sullivan

Dennis O'Keefe
A small group of travellers are stranded in the Arizona desert. Their only hope of survival is a military patrol -but the soldiers have been wiped out by a band of marauding Apaches....
Screenplay by WARREN DOUGLAS
Based on a story by OLIVER DRAKE Produced by LINDSLEY PARSONS Directed by HAROLD SCHUSTER Films: page 17


Unknown: Dennis O'Keefe
Unknown: Warren Douglas
Story By: Oliver Drake
Produced By: Lindsley Parsons
Directed By: Harold Schuster
Link Ferris: Barry Sullivan
Captain Matt Riordan: Dennis O'Keefe
Ann Bradley: Mona Freeman
Mara Fay: Katy Jurado
Tioga: Jack Elam
Jonah: Sebastian Cabot
Phillip Scott: Casey Adams
Marshal Bill Haney: Trevor Bardette
Tom: Jon Shepodd

: Swallows and Amazons Forever!

The Big Six by ARTHUR RANSOME dramatised in four parts by MICHAEL ROBSON
1: When Dick and Dot arrive back in Norfolk at the start of a new holiday, they discover that the 'Death and Glory' boys are PC Tedder's prime suspects in an outbreak of criminal activity.
Music composed and conducted by PAUL LEWIS. Film editor DICK ALLEN Photography ALEC CURTIS. Script editor


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Michael Robson
Conducted By: Paul Lewis.
Editor: Dick Allen
Unknown: Alec Curtis.
Unknown: Mervyn Haisman.
Designer: Bruce MacAdie
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Andrew Morgan
Mrs Barrable: Rosemary Leach
PC Tedder: John Woodvine
Harry Bangate: Patrick Troughton
Dr Dudgeon: Colin Baker
Joe: Nicholas Walpole
Pete: Jake Coppard
Bill: Mark Page
Dot Calium: Caroline Downer
Dick Callum: Richard Walton
Tom Dudgeon: Henry Dimbleby
George Owdon: Simon Hawes
Ralph Strakey: Shaun Turner
Brian Rodley: Dean Harkness
Neville Rodley: Roger Steward
Mrs Dudgeon: Sarah Atkinson
Edgar Rodley: Peter Whitbread
Mr Lucas: Kelvin Spooner
Mr Algar: Peter Tuddenham
Mr Mills: David Caddick
Robin: Sam Kelly

: Open Space

A Picture of Health
'It looked like an army camp in drag. That was the first impression ot a Lincoln hospital by an artist employed to brighten things up for both patients and staff. For the past year three artists, Terry Burbridge , Kan Furre and Dave Halliwell , have been working in two of the city's hospitals. This last Open Space in the present series follows the artists through their year's work and gets a refreshingly different view of hospital life.
Film editor RAY HOUGH


Unknown: Terry Burbridge
Unknown: Kan Furre
Unknown: Dave Halliwell
Editor: Ray Hough
Producer: Mary Dickinson

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

British Motorcycle Grand Prix 1979
When the best in Britain is matched against the best from America, the audience anticipates a feast of skill and excitement. So was the scene set as BARRY SHEENE made ready to meet KENNY ROBERTS.


Unknown: Barry Sheene
Unknown: Kenny Roberts.

: Top Gear

Of the 25,000 car fires in Britain each year less than two per cent are caused by collision. So what makes your average saloon catch light? And if it does, how do you cope? Sue Baker looks at the increasing problem and shows you how to deal with a fire.
And liquid engineering William Woollard asks how much motorists actually know about the oil they put into their engines.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Producer: Dennis Adams

: Pot Black 84

The Final
The best-of-three-frames grand final for BBC2's Pot Black trophy.
Featuring: John Spencer (England), three times World and Pot Black Champion, against Terry Griffiths (Wales), the former World Champion, hoping to win the Pot Black trophy for the first time. The presentation is by Paul McGann , star of BBCtv's hit series Give Us a Break.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee JOHN WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN G. SMITH. BBC Pebble Mill A BBC video, The People's Champion, BBCV 5018 from retailers


Unknown: John Spencer
Unknown: Terry Griffiths
Unknown: Paul McGann
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Commentator: Referee John Williams
Producer: John G. Smith.

: Long Live the Babe by SHIRLEY GEE

In a modern north country museum a strange affinity develops between Polly, a young cleaner, and Fanny, a lacemaker whose work now lies in a glass showcase. Their bond is formed by a baby's lace bonnet pains-takingly worked by Fanny - 150 years ago.
Lighting DENNIS CHANNON. Script editor ALISON ROUX. Designer GERRY SCOTT Producer TERRY COLES Director BILL HAYS


Unknown: Dennis Channon.
Editor: Alison Roux.
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Terry Coles
Director: Bill Hays
Polly: Cindy Shelley
Fanny: Victoria Burton
Mrs Maloney: Margery Mason
Rosie: Ann Way
Will: Julian Firth
Old man: Charles Lamb
Sister: Eileen Helsby
Priest: Richard Aylen

: Newsnight

: The Twilight Zone

A Stop at Willoughby starring
An advertising executive finds he's caught an earlier train than usual - by about 75 years!
Written by ROD SERLING . Directed by ROBERT PARRISH


Written By: Rod Serling
Directed By: Robert Parrish
Gart Williams: James Daly

: Open University

12.10 Topology: The Projective Plane
This plane twists back on itself-but you can't detect this without travelling past infinity!
12.35 Microbes and the Microscope
Present understanding of disease resulted from a fascinating combination of painstaking research, accidental discovery, and advances in the microscope.

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