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: Open University

6.5 Maths Modelling: Bicycles
6.30 Sociology: Principles of Caste
6.55 What Value Nuclear Protests?
7.20 Understanding Space and Time
7.45 Vinyl Chloride Production

: Show Jumping

The Dubai International from Hickstead
Further coverage of the first day of the first meeting of the year, this time featuring a speed class with the fastest clear round being the winner. Commentators


Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Unknown: Stephen Hadley

: Weekend Outlook

helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Pointon

: Marshall Aid

Marshall Aid was a massive infusion of American money into Europe from 1947 onwards. A close look at the political strings attached to it.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ken Patton

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Cartoon Two

Street Musique
A lively visual interpretation of the music played by a group of street entertainers.


Directed By: Ryan Larkin

: The Friday Western: Marshal of Mesa City

George O'Brien , Virginia Vale
Former US Marshal Cliff Mason arrives in Mesa City and finds the town terrorised by an outlaw gang and the town's sheriff. 'You're the one man who can make this a civilised place to live in', says the pretty school-teacher. So the marshal decides to do just that....
Screenplay by JACK LAIT JR Produced by BERT GILROY Directed by DAVID HOWARD


Unknown: George O'Brien
Unknown: Cliff Mason
Play By: Jack Lait
Produced By: Bert Gilroy
Directed By: David Howard
Cliff Mason: George O'Brien
Virginia Eastland: Virginia Vale
Sheriff Cronin: Leon Ames
Duke Allison: Henry Brandon
Bat Cardigan: Harry Cording
Mayor Bentley: Lloyd Ingraham
Jake Morris: Sum Whitaker
Pete Henderson: Joe McGuinn
Mrs Dudley: Mary Gordon
Slim Walker: Franks Ellis

: Eight Days a Week

The Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival (BBC1 last Monday), Status Quo's farewell concert and the new single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood are among the topics.
Robin Denselow's guests include Noddy Holder of Slade, Billy Bragg and Tom Robinson.


Presenter: Robin Denselow
Guest: Noddy Holder
Guest: Billy Bragg
Guest: Tom Robinson
Executive Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: May Miller
Producer: Trevor Dann

: America

A 13-part history of the United States written, narrated by Alistair Cooke 6: Gone West
From a cave in Kentucky once occupied by Daniel Boone to the California of the Gold Rush; ALISTAIR COOKE follows the route of the early pioneers.
When Cooke's talking about the wagon-ruts of the forty-niners, he's standing beside them. Whatever he talks about, he's on the spot. It seems so natural only because Cooke has complete mental possession of the visited territory. (OBSERVER)
Directed by TIM SLESSOR
Produced by MICHAEL GILL


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Daniel Boone
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Directed By: Tim Slessor
Produced By: Michael Gill

: My Music

'You have five seconds in which to summarise the plot of Verdi's Aida' poses musical Chairman Steve Race of John Amis who partners Frank Muir against
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Gardeners' World

from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton and Clay Jones June, and it's time to plant out those tender vegetables: courgettes, runner beans, cucumbers and outdoor tomatoes, while annual bedding in the 'starting from scratch' garden will add a welcome splash of colour.
With the number of garden chemicals increasing almost daily, Stefan Buczacki from the National Vegetable Research Station joins the team and advises on a simple approach to finding the right chemicals from this agrochemical maze.
Have you ever tried to fan train a peach tree? Geoff Hamilton demonstrates the correct technique using simple-to-follow instructions.
Production assistant JEAN LAUGHTON Executive producer JOHN KENYON Producer DENIS W. GARTSIDE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Jean Laughton
Producer: John Kenyon
Producer: Denis W. Gartside

: Empire

A six-part comedy serial starring
4: To atone for committing murder, Martinson becomes the first ascetic executive of Empire Industries. Meanwhile Cromwell, working on his maxim that suspicion is the key to efficiency, uses the Lapidus deal to stir up feuding board members.


Written By: George Zateolo
Directed By: Terry Hughes
Ben Christian: Dennis Dugan
Calvin Cromwell: Patrick MacNee
Peg: Maureen Arthur
Jackie Willow: Christine Belford
Meredith: Caren Kaye
Jack Willow: Richard Masur
Edward Roland: Michael McGuire
Arthur Broderick: Dick O'Neill
Roger Martinson: Howard Platt
T Howard Daniels: Edward Winter
Amelia Lapidus: Francine Tacker

: All Our Working Lives

An 11-part television history of Britain at work in the 20th century. 8: Scientific Change
Though the risk of poison gas, acid spills and explosions was always present, pay was high in the chemical industry and there were few disputes. Chemical workers tell a human success story, as well as a technical and commercial one. The out-dated Victorian heavy chemical industry managed to modernise itself after 1914. Strong new companies were formed and caught up with Germany and America. What was their secret?
Videotape editor CHRIS BOOTH Film editor JOHN NASH
Assistant producer ROGER PARRY Producer ANGELA HOLDSWORTH
Executive producer PETER PAGNAMENTA


Music By: Carl Davis
Editor: John Nash
Producer: Roger Parry
Producer: Angela Holdsworth
Producer: Peter Pagnamenta

: Newsnight

: The Rise to Power of Louis XIV

(La prise du pouvoir par Louis XIV) The feature film by ROBERTO ROSSELLINI starring Jean-Marie Patte Raymond Jourdan
The great Cardinal Mazarin , the power behind the French throne, is dying. His final advice to young play-boy King Louis XIV is to take over the reins of the government himself. Louis sets about his personal revolution with unexpected skill and resolution. Rossellini's compelling study of political manipulation - as relevant today as in the 17th century - was hailed as a masterpiece when shown in London last year.


Unknown: Roberto Rossellini
Unknown: Jean-Marie Patte
Unknown: Raymond Jourdan
Unknown: Cardinal Mazarin
Unknown: King Louis Xiv
Written By: Jean Gruault
Directed By: Roberto Rossewni
Louis XIV: Jean-Marie Patte
Colbert: Raymond Jourdan
Cardinal Mazarin: Silvagni
Anne of Austria: Katharina Renn
Mme du Plessis: Dominique Vincent
Fouquet: Pierre Barrat

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