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: Open University

6.40 Managing in Organisations

7.05 Maths: And So On

7.30 Images: Viewing with Electrons

7.55 Berlin - Unemployment and the Family

8.20 Plants: Patterns in Green

8.45 Arts: King Cotton's Palace

9.10 Ecology: Dutch Polders

9.35 Frontiers of Geology

10.00 Engineering Mechanics: Vibrations

10.25 Mining for Science

10.50 Chardin and the Still Life

11.15 Insat-implications fora Nation

11.40 Anti-Racism: Beyond the Debates

12.05 Modern Societies: a Global Culture?

12.30 Education: Learning about Leadership

12.55 Women in Television: Taking the Credit

1.20 Genetics: A New Breed

1.45 Images of Disability

2.10 Voluntary Work in India: Towards a Better Life

2.35 Air Pollution: Keeping Watch on the Invisible

: Rock-a-Bye Baby

Comedy starring Jerry Lewis
Scatterbrained TV repairman Clayton Poole is an ardent admirer of film star
Carla Naples. So when she begs him to look after her soon-to-bebom baby, he readily agrees. But she gives birth to triplets.
Director Frank Tashlin (1958) SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Clayton Poole
Unknown: Carla Naples.
Director: Frank Tashlin
Clayton Poole: Jerry Lewis
Carla Naples: Marilyn Maxwell
Sandy Naples: Connie Stevens
Henry Herman: Reginald Gardiner
Salvatore Naples: Salvatore Baccaloni
Mr Wright: Hans Conried
Mrs Van Cleve: Isobel Elsom
Dr Simkins: James Gleason
Bessie Polk: Ida Moore
Young Clayton: Gary Lewis

: Cricket

Sussex v Warwickshire
Further live coverage from Lord's.
TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie


Unknown: Alan Griffiths
Producer: Keith MacKenzie

: News and Sport

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Rhythms of the World

Two Generations of the Blues Big Bill Broonzy dominated the blues scene in Chicago during the 1930s, and remained a huge star. He was the first black bluesman to visit Britain. In the last programme of the series, the first of two films traces his impact, with contributions from Humphrey Lyttelton , Chris Barber and Peggy Seeger. In the second film we meet Errol Linton , a young blues harp player who is bringing the blues tradition back to London.
Presented by John Walters. Directors Francis Hanly and Tim May Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Unknown: Bill Broonzy
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Chris Barber
Unknown: Peggy Seeger.
Unknown: Errol Linton
Presented By: John Walters.
Directors: Francis Hanly
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Frost in the Air

Frostbites. The third and final part of this television biography of veteran broadcaster David Frost includes excerpts from some of his key interviews of the last 30 years. He meets John Lennon and Yoko Ono , and discusses the ethics of transplanting hearts with pioneer surgeon Christiaan Barnard. Orson Welles talks about Hollywood and his unfulfilled ambitions, and we hear Truman Capote's views on love, sex and friendship.
Producer John Bush


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Unknown: Christiaan Barnard.
Talks: Orson Welles
Producer: John Bush

: Nice Town

Final part in this drama serial about sexual politics, starring Paul McGann
Josette Simon
The fighting gets dirty as tensions come to a climax.
Written by Guy Hibbert Producer Hilary Salmon Director Pedr James


Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Josette Simon
Written By: Guy Hibbert
Producer: Hilary Salmon
Director: Pedr James
Joe Thompson: Paul McGann
Frankie Thompson: Josette Simon
Linda Thompson: Gwyneth Strong
Paul Thompson: Philip Davis
Jean Thompson: Doreen Mantle
Bill Thompson: Allan Surtees
Aunt Peggy: Judy Cornwell
Tom Edmonds: Neil Dudgeon
Babs Edmonds: Janet Rawson
Ruth Edmonds: Emma Jane Lavin
Peter Dobson: Bernard Horsfall
Rosemary Dobson: Brigit Forsyth
Nigel Dobson: Noah Huntley
Edgar Busy: George Yiasoumi

: Video Diaries

Return of the Bafta award-winning series of personal odysseys and observations filmed and editorially controlled by members of the public.
Major, the Miners and Me
Miner's wife Brenda Nixon uncovers the effects, both dramatic and more intimate, of the recent pit closures on herself, her marriage and her children. Her routine life as a housewife and mother is thrown into turmoil when she decides to fight for her family's future. Her passion and commitment defy apathy, violence, police arrest and exhaustion as she struggles through the cynicism of politics. Her diary is a moving tribute to a woman who fights from the heart.
Producer Karen Hamilton
Series producer Bob Long WRITE TO: Community Programme Unit,
Television Centre. London W 12 7RJ, if you would like to make a video diary.


Unknown: Brenda Nixon
Producer: Karen Hamilton
Producer: Bob Long

: Cricket

Highlights of today's play from Lord's, introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: On the Air

Last in the comedy series by David Lynch and Mark Frost.
Lester is insanely jealous when Betty is invited out for a meal by Station Chief Zoblotnick, and plots with Budwaller to sabotage the dinner.


Unknown: David Lynch
Unknown: Mark Frost.

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