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: Open University

6.25 Dominance and Subordinacy
6.50 Images: Viewing with Electrons
7.15 Evolution: Time for a Change
7.40 Conversation Analysis
8.5 Psychology: Here's Looking at You
8.30 Thallium in Organic Synthesis
8.55 Inner-City Story: 4
9.20 Maths: Modelling, Drugs
9.45 Quantum Theory: Shapes in Atoms
10.10 The Adam Smith Lecture
10.35 Zoroastrian Orthodoxy
11.0 Studying with the OU: 2
11.25 Psychology: Production Systems
11.50 Plants: Problems with Water
12.15 pm Organic Chemistry: Polymers
12.40 King Lear:
1.5 Language Opportunities
1.30 Maths Modelling: Sandcastles

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
The John Player Special League Commentators JIM LAKER
XXIII Olympic Games from Los Angeles
The best of the overnight action
Television presentation: Cricket MIKE ADLEY Assistant editor Grandstand BRIAN BARWICK Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand JOHN PHILIPS


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentators: Jim Laker
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mike Adley
Unknown: Brian Barwick
Unknown: Martin Hopkins
Unknown: John Philips

: News Review

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest: plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear. With Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Drinks at Chatsworth, Derbyshire with Michael Smith
A liqueur used in the ratification of contracts, called 'ratafia' is one of the 18th-century drinks sampled by Arthur Negus and his guest, television cook Michael Smith.
They discuss the paraphernalia of drinking in the 18th century in the setting of the great dining-room of Chatsworth House, and discover how to 'crack open' a bottle of port.
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Michael Smith.
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake.

: News on Two

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Marie Curie

A series in five parts by ELAINE MORGAN with 2: 1895. For the first time since she left Poland, Marya has been distracted from her single-minded pursuit of work by a chance meeting with an eminent French scientist, Pierre Curie. But his first tentative approaches seem only to drive her back to her obsession with work.
Incidental music CARL DAVIS Producer PETER GOODCHILD
Directed by JOHN GLENISTER * Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Music: Carl Davis
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Directed By: John Glenister
Marie Curie: Jane Lapotaire
Pierre Curie: Nigel Hawthorne
Eugene Curie: Maurice Denham
Lamotte: Martin Howells
Bronya: Penelope Lee
Mme Sophie Curie: Daphne Heard
Examiner: Geoffrey Edwards
Professor Lippmann: James Berwick
Dluski: William Sleigh
Professor Sklodowski: Denis Carey
Professor Schiitzenberger: Gerald Case
Professor Appell: Richard Bebb
Man at Academy: John Sterland
Demarcay: Malcolm Hayes
Gariel: Leonard Trolley

: A Moment to Talk

A series of ten programmes
Men and women on the industrial production line stop for a breather-and to talk about their lives, jobs and concerns.
6: Production Workers Peek Frean Biscuits Bermondsey, London
Film cameraman STEVE SAUNDERSON Film editor GREG MILLER
Producer Philip DONNELLAN


Unknown: Steve Saunderson
Editor: Greg Miller
Producer: Philip Donnellan

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin in conversation with Lord Rothschild
Lord Victor Rothschild, head of the house of Rothschild in this country, has done many things besides being chairman of the family bank. First and foremost he was a distinguished scientist and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; since then he has chaired many organisations including the Agricultural Research Council, Shell Research Limited, and the Royal Commission on Gambling. He was the first Director-General of the Government Think Tank - the culmination of a varied and powerful career.
He once numbered among his closest friends Anthony Blunt: 'It was a very mortal blow to find one had been hoodwinked for so many years'.
Researcher BETKA ZAMOYSKA Producer CHRIS HUNT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Profile of a Playwright

Dr Seamus Deane , who has made a study of the plays of Brian Friel , discusses the work of the distinguished Irish dramatist. His comments are illustrated with excerpts from some of Friel's plays.
Produced and directed by G. p. MCCRUDDEN BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dr Seamus Deane
Unknown: Brian Friel
Directed By: G. P. McCrudden

: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

starring Warren Oates , Isela Vega Tortured to reveal the name of her lover, the young daughter of General El Jefe gives the name of Alfredo Garcia. The wealthy landowner offers a million dollars in exchange for Garcia's head. The ensuing search takes four of his henchmen and a down-and-out pianist, Bennie, into the depths of Mexico, where their greed and animosity lead to murder and a savage confrontation ...
Director Sam Peckinpah has created a characteristic world of treacherous relationships and a study in obsession bordering on insanity.
Produced by MARTIN BAUM
Directed by SAM PECKINPAH. Films: p 13


Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Isela Vega
Unknown: El Jefe
Unknown: Alfredo Garcia.
Unknown: Gordon Dawson
Unknown: Sam Peckinpah
Story By: Frank Kowalski
Story By: Sam Peckinpah
Produced By: Martin Baum
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah.
Bennie: Warren Oates
Elita: Isela Vega
Quill: Gig Young
Sappensly: Robert Webber
Max: Helmut Dantine
El Jefe: Emilio Fernandez
Paco: Kris Kristofferson
One-armed bartender: Chano Urueta
CuetO: Jorge Russek
Frank: Don Levy
John: Donny Fritts
Chalo: Chalo Gonzalez
Estaban: Enrique Lucero
Theresa: Janine Maldonado

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