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: Open University

6.50 Urban-Rural Relationships
7.40 'The God That Rules'
8.5 Studying with the OU
8.30 Cheddar: Mapping the Mendip Anticline
8 55 Pure Maths: Fourier Coefficients
9.20 Composer and Audience: Tippett and Sondheim
9.45 Cogs in the Wheel?
10 10 Education: Let There Be Music
10.35 Maths: Least Squares
11.0 Calculus: Functions and Graphs
11.25 Electrons and Atoms
11.50 Maths Methods: Linear Equations
12.15 Biology: The Rod Cell
12.40 Limestones in South-west England
1.5 Broadcast Rituals (1)
1.30 St Lucia: People and Celebrations

: International Rugby Special

England v Scotland for the Calcutta Cup, The Save and Prosper International
Wales v Ireland
The Lumley International Nigel Starmer-Smith introduces highlights of the final matches in the International Championships. Scotland started favourites to win and take the Triple
Crown for only the second time in 50 years, whereas
England had to pick up their game from their previous disasters. Wales haven't settled well this season and the entertaining Irish were bound to be difficult to beat.
Commentators at Twickenham
Series producer HUW JONES


Producer: Dewi Griffiths

: Whistle Down the Wind

starring Hayley Mills, Bernard Lee, Alan Bates
On the run from the police, a murderer takes refuge in a barn sited on a lonely
Lancashire farm. He is discovered there by the three Bostock children who believe him to be Jesus Christ....
Screenplay by KEITH WATERHOUSE and WILLIS HALL from the original novel by MARY HAYLEY BELL
0 FILMS: page 15


Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Alan Bates
Play By: Keith Waterhouse
Unknown: Willis Hall
Novel By: Mary Hayley Bell
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Kathy: Hayley Mills
Bostock: Bernard Lee
Man: Alan Bates
Nan: Diana Holgate
Charles: Alan Barnes
Jackie: Roy Holder
Raymond: Barry Dean
Eddie: Norman Bird
Miss Lodge: Diane Clare

: Patience

or Bunthorne 's Bride
An opera in two acts by W. S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN starring
Derek Hammond-Stroud
John Fryatt , Anne Collins Sandra Dugdale with the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Faris
Phoney poet
Reginald Bunthome is enamoured of the village milkmaid,
Patience, who doesn't like poetry, knows nothing of love and has been brought up on the concept of duty. To add to Bunthorne's troubles a rival poet, Archibald Grosvenor, Patience's childhood sweetheart, arrives to outshine him.
Directed by CAVE HEATHER Produced by JUDITH DE PAUL A BRENT WALKER production


Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Unknown: John Fryatt
Unknown: Anne Collins
Unknown: Sandra Dugdale
Conducted By: Alexander Faris
Unknown: Reginald Bunthome
Directed By: Cave Heather
Produced By: Judith de Paul
Produced By: A Brent Walker
Col Calverley: Donald Adams
Major Murgatroyd: Roderick Kennedy
Duke of Dunstable: Terry Jenkins
Reginald Bunthome: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Archibald Grosvenor: John Fryatt
Lady Angela: Shirley Chapman
Lady Saphir: Shelagh Squires
Lady Ella: Patricia Hay
Lady Jane: Anne Coluns
Patience: Sandra Dugdale

: The Money Programme

Presenters Brian Widlake and Valerie Singleton With PAUL BURDEN
JAMES HOGG , MARK ROGERSON What Future for Coal?
Two years after the end of the miners' strike, British Coal is still struggling to break even. Its vision of the future centres on modern pits and a longer working week. But can it convince the unions, and is there a market for the coal? Francine Stock reports


Presenters: Brian Widlake
Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Mark Rogerson
Producer: Sarah Manwaring-White
Editor: Jonathan Crane

: On the House

Pattie Coldwell and Rick Ball take an energy-saving look at what's new in boilers, radiators and hot water systems and try their hand at DIY draught-stripping. Harry Greene pays a Troubleshoot visit to Cardiff to repair a stone window sill; Gilly Love finds a Room for a Change in Manchester and helps some first-time buyers transform their bedroom. Director JULIA D. SIMKIN
Series producer STEPHANIE SILK BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Rick Ball
Unknown: Harry Greene
Director: Julia D. Simkin
Producer: Andrew Meikle
Producer: Stephanie Silk

: Opera Workshop

with the English National Opera Don Giovanni
Since its creation in 1974, the English National Opera has set new standards for imagination, intelligence and flair in British opera Production. Performing in English they have brought favourite works and fascinating novelties to a wider audience than ever before. This is the first of three workshop
Programmes looking behind the surface of three great repertoire works with a cast of singers new to their roles under the guidance of David Pountney , Director of Productions and Mark Elder , the Music Director at the ENO.
Here they work on one of the central moments in the first act of Mozart's passionate and disturbing comic opera, Don Giovanni , with the Don in pursuit of one young woman, himself pursued by two others.
With Helen Field Kathryn Harries Robert Hayward John Treleavan Lillian Watson
Executive producer DENNIS MARKS Director KEITH CHEETHAM 0 FEATURE: page 85


Unknown: David Pountney
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Helen Field
Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Unknown: Robert Hayward
Unknown: John Treleavan
Unknown: Lillian Watson
Director: Keith Cheetham

: Wisden

Every spring as the daffodils fade, another splash of yellow arrives; Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. For 123 years
Wisden, alone, has recorded the minutiae of this essentially English game. Reporter James Hogg , together with John Arlott ,
Benny Green and many other dedicated followers of the summer sport, pay tribute to a unique sporting institution. Film editor STAN STAFFE Producer JOHN COLEMAN BBC Southampton (R)


Reporter: James Hogg
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: John Coleman

: Did You See... ?

Ludovic Kennedy presents his choice of the week's television and, with his studio guests, reviews:
French and Sounders (BBC2) Hello Mum (BBC2)
The Falkland War - The
Untold Story (Yorkshire) and The Media Show (Channel Four). Also, a report on the contestants and question-setters of Mastermind, television's most intellectual game show.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Charles Miller

: Screen Two: On the Palm

A film by Dave Sheasby

Starring Peter Martin as Fledge

Fledge needs a job. He'll take anything. And when Dawlish gives him strange errands to run, for cash in hand, strictly 'on the palm', it's a welcome change from the dole. Until he finds himself digging dirt on an old friend....

(Films: page 15)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Designer: Derek Dodd
Photography: Nat Crosby
Editor: Clare Douglas
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Michael Whyte
Fledge: Peter Martin
Dawlish: Philip Jackson
Slatterthwaite: Bert Parnaby
Mowbray: James Hazeldine
Celia: Cathy Tyson
Evil Mick: Tony Pitts
Joe: Tony Melody
Barmaid: Joanna Loyn
Kwik-Loan: Tony Heath
Mrs Slatterthwaite: Liz Smith
Old Slatterthwaite: George Malpas
Mrs Hilton: Sandra Gough
Assistant: Elisabeth McGrath
Punks: Jane Horrocks
Punks: Paul Beringer
Ronnie: Bert Gaunt
His companion: Patricia Grainger
Kramer: John Patrick
Chauffeur: Steve Collins
Duggie: David Nicholls
Dancer: Anne Marie Wedel
Nurse: Suzanne Ellison

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