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: Open University

6.40 Money Grows on Trees? 7.05 Maths: Volumes of Revolution
7.30 Geology of the Alps The journey across the Alps continues with a look at the complex geological structures found in the southern Alps, close to the Swiss/Italian border 7.55 Images: Holography at Work 8.20 Ecology: Ants and Acacias 8.45 IT in Bank Training 9.10 Baby Talk How do children communicate their thoughts and feelings? A look at the process of language acquisition in the first fouryears of a child's life
10.00 Hamlet Workshop 10.25 LivingChoices: New Dimensions
10.50 The Write to Choose 11.15 Empires of the Mind 11.40 Of Gann and Genes Cancer is now recognised as a genetic disease. Leading researchers explain what is so far understood 12.05The Way to HOLMES (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System)
Computers are now being used by the police to help run the incident rooms that handle serious crimes
12.30 Interpersonal
Communication 12.55Tradingon Uncertainty 1.20 A Portable
Computer Industry 1.45 Mental Handicap: Findinga Voice 2.10
Visioning in Action 2.35 The Rise of Scientific Europe

: The Disorderly Orderly

Starring ferry Lewis
A would-be doctor causes havoc in his well-meaning attempts to help the sick, in this comedy set in a private hospital.
Director Frank Tashlin 0 FILMS: pages 45-52


Director: Frank Tashlin
Jerome Littlefield: Jerry Lewis
Dr Jean Howard: Glenda Farrell
MrTuffington: Everett Sloane
JulieBlair: Karen Sharpe
Maggie Higgins: Kathleen Freeman
Dr Davenport: Del Moore
Susan Andrews: Susan Oliver
Dr Davenport: Del Moore

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
Live coverage of the rest of the afternoon's play on the third day of the First Test.
England have never lost a Test match to Pakistan at Edgbaston. When the Pakistanis last played there in a Test five years ago, 1,274 runs were scored and 37 wickets fell - a record between these two countries. That match was drawn, though
Pakistan went on to take their first series victory in England. Television presentation Alan Griffiths Executive producer Keith Mackenzie * STEREO


Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: The Human Element

Documentary series about the hidden world of science.
The Fatal Shift. On the evening of 7 October 1969, there was a flash fire on board an oil rig supply vessel, killing four men. Professor Ian Fells , a chemist from Newcastle University who was called in to find the cause, recalls the result of his scientific detective work.
Director Nick Mirsky Producer Hendrik Ball
● BOOKLET: send a cheque for £2.95, payable to [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Director: Nick Mirsky
Producer: Hendrik Ball

: Late Again

Highlights from last week's editions of The Late Show.

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Dance House

In the last in the series, choreographer Aletta Collins and designer Tom Cairns take a boating theme for their film, as part of the Commissions and Collaborations season.
Director Joanna Hogg
A Dancelines production for BBCtv • STEREO


Unknown: Aletta Collins
Designer: Tom Cairns
Director: Joanna Hogg

: ONE WORLD Greenbucks

The chief executives of some of the world's most powerful corporations have become unexpected recruits in the battle to save Planet Earth.
From Germany, where cars are being built for 100 per cent recycling, to California, where an electricity company makes more by selling less, a new breed of influential men and women are going green. Producers Nick Hart-Williams and Gabrielle Kelly


Producers: Nick Hart-Williams
Producers: Gabrielle Kelly

: Have I Got News for You

Topical comedy quiz show. STEREO

: Rhythms of the World

Bombay and Jazz. The great traditions of Indian classical music and Indian spiritualism have attracted many jazz musicians - such as Sonny Rollins , Charles Mingus , Don Ellis , Stan Tracey and Stan Getz - to spend time in Bombay. In this celebration of the city that loves jazz,
Don Cherry plays in an improvised fusion concert of jazz and raga. Director HO Nazareth Producer Richard Key
A Penumbra production for BBCtv 0 STEREO


Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Don Ellis
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Stan Getz
Unknown: Don Cherry
Producer: Richard Key

: Teenage Diaries: Justice Sucks

Developed from the BFI award-winning Video Diaries, this series gives cameras to young people to record their own lives.
Justice Sucks is 16-year-old Vonnie's story. At 12, she was taken into care by the social services after being abused by her stepfather. Thus began an unhappy journey through a succession of children's homes.
Vonnie uses her diary to expose her own pain and to highlight the inadequacies of the system.
Helpline: for advice/counselling, phone Childline on [number removed] (calls are free). Lines are open all night after the programme. Childline's special helpline for children in care will open later this summer.
Suggestions: if you would like to make a diary, write to Teenage Diaries, Community Programme Unit, [address removed].
Documentary: page 10


Series producer: Bob Long

: Cricket: First Test

England v Pakistan
Highlights of today's play. * STEREO

: The Gambler

Starring James Caan Lauren Hutton
Axel Freed is a successful professor of literature with a self-destructive compulsion to gamble. In debt to a violent loan shark, he takes one more risk.
Director Karel Reisz
● FILMS: pages 45-52


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Unknown: Axel Freed
Director: Karel Reisz
Axel Freed: James Caan
Billie: Lauren Hutton
Hips: Paul Sorvino
AR Lowenthal: Morris Carnovsky
Naomi: Jacqueline Brookes
Carmine: Burt Young
Jimmy: Carmine Caridi

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