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: Open University

Looking at Poems

: Daytime on Two

9.38 Science Workshop Stiff Shapes 'B'
How thin floppy material can be made strong by shaping.
From plastic buckets to James Bond helicopters.
Series producer MICHAEL COYLE
10.0 You and Me
A series for 4- and 5-year-olds
Cosmo doesn't think one grape is a fair swap for one apple. Some children of Bengali parentage dance in a north London school. Book: Meal
One by IVOR CUTLER , illustrated by HELEN OXENBURY.
10.15 Maths Counts
10: What Price to Pay?
Bert falls for a 'special offer but Elsie falls - for Solihull?
10.38 A-Level Studies: Statistics. 5: Regression In shaping steel strip, a computer fits a line to a set of points ten times a second.
What mathematics does the programmer use?
11.0 Words and Pictures The Tale of the Turnip
11.17 The Music Arcade 10: Children's Film Music
11.39 General Studies Can Marriage Survive?
12.5 pm Pages from Ceefax
12.30 Honourable Members Examining the role of MPs. 5: Carry on Governing
12.55 Switch On to English Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
1.21 Descubra Espana Unos ratos libres
Una cita; Reportaje deportivo; Pasatiempos y fiestas.
1.38 Let's See
Minibeasts. 3: The Workers
2.0 Watch. The Feel of Things Rough, smooth, hot, cold ...
You can tell quite a lot about an object by what it feels like. For blind children learning to read Braille, sense of touch is even more important. In the story of the six blind men and the elephant, each man has a different idea of what an elephant is like.
2.18 Update USA
5: Deep South Town
Greenville, Mississippi, is a small town in the poorest region of the poorest state in the USA. The economic boom has left numerous question marks about its effect on the roots of the area's poverty. Producer LEN BROWN
2.40 Zig Zag
Roads. A Better Road?


Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Michael Coyle
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Illustrated By: Helen Oxenbury.
Presenter: Jeni Barnett
Producer: Richard Callanan
Unknown: Peter Holmes
Producer: David Roseveare
Unknown: Descubra Espana
Producer: Caroline Godley
Producer: Len Brown

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: The Wednesday Western: How the West was Won

Narrated by Spencer Tracy The epic story of the great American adventure, the conquest of the West, is mirrored in the fortunes of one pioneer family.
The rivers and plains, the Indian wars and the Civil War, the railroad and the legendary Western outlaws - all figure in the chronicle which is brought to the screen in one of Hollywood's greatest spectaculars. How the West was Won was filmed on location in nine states and featured a cast headed by more than 20 stars.
Screenplay by JAMES R. WEBB Produced by BERNARD SMITH
The Civil War directed by JOHN FORD ; The Railroad directed by GEORGE MARSHALL ; The Rivers, The Plains, The Outlaws directed by HENRY HATHAWAY t FILMS: page 20


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: James R. Webb
Produced By: Bernard Smith
Directed By: John Ford
Directed By: George Marshall
Directed By: Henry Hathaway
Eve Prescott: Carrou Baker
the Marshal: Lee J Cobb
Jethro Stuart: Henry Fonda
Julie Rawlings: Carolyn Jones
Zebulon Prescott: Karl Maiden
Cleve Van Valen: Gregory Peck
Zeb Rawlings: George Peppard
Roger Morgan: Robert Preston
Lilith Prescott: Debbie Reynolds
Linus Rawlings: James Stewart
Charlie Gant: Eli Wallach
Gen Sherman: John Wayne
Mike King: Richard Widmark
Dora: Brigid Bazlen
Colonel Hawkins: Walter Brennan
Attorney: David Brian
Peterson: Andy Devine
Abraham Lincoln: Raymond Massey
Rebecca Prescott: Agnes Moorehead
General Grant: Henry Morgan
Agatha Clegg: Thelma Ritter
Deputy: Mickey Shaughnessy
Rebel soldier: Russ Tamblyn

: Animation Now

STEPHEN LEACOCK 'S cautionary tale, The Awful Fate of Melponemus Jones , directed by GERALD POTTERTON ; and BRETISLAV POJAR 'S ironic study of a totalitarian state, E.


Unknown: Stephen Leacock
Unknown: Melponemus Jones
Directed By: Gerald Potterton
Directed By: Bretislav Pojar

: Renoir

What are Paintings for, Anyway?
'My father was terrified of what is grim, sad and pretentious....' said film director JEAN RENom of his father's smiling, untroubled art - art which made him the most popular of the great
Impressionist painters. This film, made as the current Renoir Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, was being assembled, looks at the aims and achievements of that surprisingly rare phenomenon - an artist who insisted that his paintings were, above all, intended to give pleasure. But is that all art is for?
With Bridget Riley , Howard Hodgkin, David Sylvester and John House.
Film cameraman JOHN GOODYER Film editor JOHN STRICKLAND Executive producer CHRISTOPHER MARTIN


Director: Jean Renom
Unknown: Bridget Riley
Unknown: David Sylvester
Unknown: John Goodyer
Editor: John Strickland
Producer: Christopher Martin
Director: David Thompson

: Oscar

A trilogy by JOHN HAWKESWORTH starring
2: Trials
By 1894 Oscar Wilde was flourishing - acknowledged as the greatest wit and one of the finest playwrights in Britain. His close friendship with Bosie Douglas , however, had provoked a quarrel with Bosie's father, Lord Queensberry, which in the following spring came to a head when Oscar charged Queensberry with criminal libel.
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
(Final part tomorrow at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Bosie Douglas
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Oscar Wilde: Michael Gambon
Lord Alfred Douglas: Robin Lermitte
Constance Wilde: Emily Richard
the Marquis of Queensberry: Norman Rodway
Narrator: Michael Pennington
Robert Ross: John Hudson
Clerk in Magistrate's Court: MacKriel
Newton: Norman Rutherford
Humphreys: Neil Cunningham
Sir George Lewis: William Fox
Edward Carson: Ronald Pickup
Kearley: Kevin White
Littlechild: Ken Sharrock
Brookfield: Russell Keith Grant
Jeweller's assistant: Will Knightley
Alfred Taylor: Tim Hardy
Fred Atkins: Karl Howman
Bernard Shaw: Bryan Murray
Sir Edward Clarke: Nigel Stock
Reporter: Stephen Warden
Det Insp Brockwell: Lan Thompson
Sir John Bridge: Paul Williamson
Auctioneer: Michael Sadler
Father at auction: James Coyle
Mother at auction: Amanda Garwood
Sir Frank Lockwood: Jerome Willis
Mr Justice Wills: Bernard Miles
Charlie Parker: Nick Reding
Foreman of the jury: Harry Walker
Clerk of arraign: John Leeson
Prostitute: Kim Hicks
Cyril Wilde: Jonty Lovell
Vyvyan Wilde: Jonathan Haley

: Open Space

People bruised by their experiences of the businessmen and professionals engaged in the death business say It's a RIP Off!
Coffins give funeral directors a hefty mark-up-well over 100 per cent.
Police officers at coroners' courts have been convicted of taking bribes for giving work to certain funeral directors.
Children are being buried in the equivalent of paupers' graves at the instruction of the DHSS; and other child graves are being grassed over without the parents' permission. At a time of grief, many people find insensitivity and exploitation are additional wounds. Research INGRID LEWIS Film cameraman BARRY MCCANN
Film editor HOWARD SHARP Producer PETER LEE-WRIGHT COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT If you want to make your own programme or suggest programme ideas get in touch with Open Space, BBC Television Centre, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Barry McCann

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick Jenni Murray , Ian Smith present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts. Producers HOWARD ANDERSON DAVE STANFORD , JANE DRABBLE Directors
JOHN WILKINSON , CHRIS FOX Assignment editors


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ian Smith
Producers: Howard Anderson
Producers: Dave Stanford
Producers: Jane Drabble
Directors: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Nick Guthrie.
Unknown: Tom Roberts
Editor: John Mahoney

: Weatherview

: Animation Now

Tonight two films by Dutch animator PAUL DRIESSEN :
Home on the Rails tells the sad story of a couple whose peaceful life is shattered by the expansion of a train company; and The Same Old Story, which examines what does or doesn't happen when fantasy becomes a reality.


Unknown: Paul Driessen

: Open University

11.45 Health and Disease: The Art of Physick
The state of medical knowledge and treatment in 17th-century England.
12.10 Biology: Allostery
PROFESSOR HOWARD SCHACHMAN of the University of California at Berkeley describes 'allostery'. a form of molecular communication between proteins.


Unknown: Professor Howard Schachman

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