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: Open University

6.30 Maths: 'Real' Exponential Functions
6.55 Light: In Search of a Model

: Go Chase Yourself

The last of three comedies starring
Lucille Ball with Joe Penner
Wilbur Meely is such an incompetent teller at his bank, he gives away the secret of the safe to a couple of crooks. When the crooks decide to take refuge in Wilbur's caravan, a crazy adventure begins involving Wilbur and his wife with a runaway heiress and a gold-digging count.
Produced by ROBERT SISK
Directed by EDWARD F. CLINE
0 FILMS: page 21


Unknown: Lucille Ball
Unknown: Joe Penner
Unknown: Wilbur Meely
Unknown: Paul Yawitz
Unknown: Bert Granet
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Directed By: Edward F. Cline
Wilbur Meely: Joe Penner
Carol Meely: Lucille Ball
Nails: Richard Lane
Judith Daniels: June Travis
Count Pierre de Louis-Louis: Fritz Field
Ice BOX: Tom Kennedy
Halliday: Granville Bates
Frank: Bradley Page
Mr Daniels: George Irving
Warden: Arthur Stone
Warren Miles: Jack Carson
Police chief: Frank M Thomas

: Racing from Cheltenham

4.0 The Railfreight
Handicap Steeplechase (2½m)

: Conversations with Willard Van Dyke

with Cole Weston
Ralph Steiner , Joris Ivens and Donald Richie
In 1936, with the belief -and hope-that films might
'change the world', for the better, photographer
Willard Van Dyke became a movie-maker. This fascinating film records his pioneer work on such key works as Valley Town,
The City and The Twentieth Century and shows him talking to the director and former colleagues.
Written by JULIE SLOANE and AMALIE R. ROTHSCHILD Produced and directed by AMALIE R. ROTHSCHILD


Unknown: Cole Weston
Unknown: Ralph Steiner
Unknown: Joris Ivens
Unknown: Donald Richie
Unknown: Willard van Dyke
Written By: Julie Sloane

: News Summary

with subtitles; Weather

: 'And it's Chardstock to Bat....'

Every year two rival village cricket teams on the border of Somerset and Devon meet to do battle. Last year the contest took place in the village of Chardstock on a field that slopes in such a way that the bowler with one leg shorter than the other has a distinct advantage. It's not exactly the Ashes but for Chardstock the game means everything.
John Arlott takes an affectionate look at a village obsessed with the game. Photography CLIVE NORTH Producer BERNARD HALL


Unknown: John Arlott

: The Invaders

Dark Outpost starring
David Vincent locates an alien treatment centre disguised as an army base in the desert, and steals a valuable crystal. Captured by the aliens, along with some geology students, he is given an ultimatum - hand over the crystal or be executed.


Unknown: David Vincent
David Vincent: Roy Thinnes

: Phil Silvers

as Sergeant Bilko Mardi Gras
Produced by NAT HIKEN
Directed by AL DE CAPRIO


Produced By: Nat Hiken
Directed By: Al de Caprio

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Olga Korbut
What a breath of uninhibited joy she brought to those terror-torn Munich Olympics. This Russian sprite produced a gymnastics performance which became the inspiration for countless youngsters of the world. Series producer JEFF GODDARD


Unknown: Olga Korbut
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Fugard's People

with Athol Fugard, Sheila Fugard , Yvonne Bryceland , Sandra Prinsloo , Marius Weyers , Billy Curry and Judy Vivier
This illuminating look at the famous South African playwright Athol Fugard and at some of his work includes interviews with the actress Yvonne Bryceland and extracts from the plays Statement After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Boesman and Lena and Dimetos.
Produced and directed by HELENA NOGUEIRA


Unknown: Sheila Fugard
Unknown: Yvonne Bryceland
Unknown: Sandra Prinsloo
Unknown: Marius Weyers
Unknown: Billy Curry
Unknown: Judy Vivier
Unknown: Yvonne Bryceland
Directed By: Helena Nogueira

: Topol's Israel

Topol, like every Israeli man up to the age of 55, spends 40 days a year on active military service. In the third of six films in which he looks at different aspects of Israeli life, Topol joins a unit on duty in the Lebanon. He explains the effect which reserve service has on every Israeli family, and then goes to the Sea of Galilee in search of the peace, tranquillity and inspiration which the Holy Land has given to countless millions over the centuries. Director CHRIS WRIGHT


Director: Chris Wright
Producer: Peter Hercombe

: Yes Minister

The Whisky Priest written by ANTHONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN starring
Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne with Derek Fowlds


Written By: Anthony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Designer: Andree Welstead
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, mp: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Major Saunders: John Fortune
Annie Hacker: Diana Hoddinott
Vic Gould: Edward Jewesbury

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary. A series of films portraying issues, institutions and individuals. Matters of Life and Death A whole ward lies empty and intensive care cots are stacked in a closed room.
Meanwhile 15 desperately-ill babies have been turned away in one month from Guy's famed Evelina Children's Hospital.
In all, 20 beds are closed. Doctors and back-up staff are available. The problem is Government cuts in funding affecting specialist nurses.
This film follows a dedicated staff as they battle to cope with emergency admissions.... and the fear that babies turned away may die.
It also shows their successes, like 2-year-old Jamie, first filmed in intensive care after a delicate heart operation, up and about and released from hospital in a week.
Film cameraman ALEX HANSEN Film recordist ROBIN SWAIN Film editor JANE VAL BAKER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer HARRY WEISBLOOM


Unknown: Alex Hansen
Unknown: Robin Swain
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Producer: Harry Weisbloom

: Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading , whose exciting talents have previously been reserved for audiences on world concert tours at the expense of television appearances, presents the second half of a concert, specially recorded by BBCtv, from the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
Her hit singles, 'Drop the pilot', 'Me, myself, I', and 'Willow', are all featured. Producer JOHN G. SMITH BBC Pebble Mill
A simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers with stereo Radio 1 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, but a few feet away.
Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.


Singer-Songwriter: Joan Armatrading
Producer: John G. Smith

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick with Jenni Murray and 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
Editor: Dave Dickinson

: Weatherview

: Animation Now

Tonight from Canada, Sing Beast Sing
Every star needs support. This award-winning film sheds light on the mysteries surrounding the intricate drama of an entertainment presentation.
Directed by MARY NEWLAND


Directed By: Mary Newland

: Weekend Outlook

Weekend Outlook helps you plan your weekend by previewing daytime programmes of special interest from the Open University on Saturday and Sunday.

: Open University

12.5 Instrumentation: Pressure Transducers
A pressure transducer converts pressure into electricity so that remote or dangerous locations may be instrumented and monitored from a safe distance. In this programme, two types of pressure transducer are examined.
12.30 Engineering Mechanics: Statics The ability to reduce complicated force situations to smaller elements in order to aid force calculations is the essence of free body diagrams.

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