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8.30 Introduction to Maths

8.55 Humanities

9.20 Oil and Aberdeen

9.45 Renaissance and Reformation

10.10 Topics in Pure Maths

10.35 Maths for Science and Technology

11.0 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

11.25 Copper as a Resource

11.50 Gt Britain 1750-1950

Pelleted or Plain?
The emphasis of Gardeners' World this year will be on growing fruit and vegetables at home. Percy Thrower and Arthur Billitt start with a look at the 1975 seed catalogues, and show modestly priced aids to propagation.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR (Birmingham)

Contributors

Unknown:
Percy Thrower
Unknown:
Arthur Billitt
Producer:
Barrie Edgar

An entertainment for children starring Brian Cant with Toni Arthur , Jonathan Cohen Alan Rushton , Dave Arthur and this week's guest Julie Covington
Musical director JONATHAN COHEN Designers NIGEL CURZON TOM YARDLEY-JONES Director NIGEL MAY Producer ANN REAY
The Bold Bad Bus, stories in verse from Play Away, £1.60, from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Cant
Unknown:
Toni Arthur
Unknown:
Jonathan Cohen
Unknown:
Alan Rushton
Unknown:
Dave Arthur
Unknown:
Julie Covington
Director:
Jonathan Cohen
Designers:
Nigel Curzon
Designers:
Tom Yardley-Jones
Director:
Nigel May

starring Lorne Greene, Rachel Roberts, Harry Andrews, James Donald, Patrick Magee and Anthony Quayle.

Popular TV Western star Lorne Greene switches roles to play a disillusioned Russian spy who, with secret information, is ordered to London to persuade a top British scientist to defect.

Contributors

Director:
Boris Segal
Peter Vanin:
Lorne Greene
Megan Thomas:
Rachel Roberts
Colonel Malendin:
Anthony Quayle
Sir Martin Rolfe:
James Donald
General Kirk:
Harry Andrews
John Flack:
Patrick Magee
Julius Bates:
Patrick Newell
Supt Pode:
Raymond Huntley
Igor Trubenoff:
Olaf Pooley
Karl Kronig:
Victor Beaumont

A Western film series
starring
with guest stars R. G. Armstrong, Lynn Loring, Harper Flaherty, Don Quine

Scott tries to protect a young woman and her unborn child from a ruthless outlaw.

Contributors

Murdoch:
Andrew Duggan
Johnny:
James Stacy
Scott:
Wayne Maunder
Teresa:
Elizabeth Baur
Gant Foley:
R.G. Armstrong
Polly:
Lynn Loring
Lew:
Harper Flaherty
Corey:
Don Quine

England v France Scotland v Ireland
Commentator at Murrayfield
NIGEL STARMER-SMITH
Commentator at Twickenham
BILL MCLAREN
Television presentati'on: At Murrayfield BILL MALCOLM Series producer BILL TAYLOR

In Concert under their musical director and arranger WARD SWINGLE
Sound MICHAEL MCCARTHY Lighting CLIVE THOMAS
Designer GARY PRITCHARD
Producer JOHNNIE STEWART

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael McCarthy
Unknown:
Clive Thomas
Designer:
Gary Pritchard
Producer:
Johnnie Stewart

BBC2 Snooker Championship
Ray Reardon , the 1974 World Champion, against
John Spencer , former World Champion
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGHAN
Producer REG PERRIN (Birmingham)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Reardon
Unknown:
John Spencer
Introduced By:
Alan Weeks
Unknown:
Sydney Lee
Commentator:
Ted Lowe
Director:
Jim Dumighan
Producer:
Reg Perrin

by CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Another chance to see this dramatisation in five parts by ROBIN CHAPMAN : part 2
Michael Jayston as Rochester and Sorcha Cusack as Jane

Contributors

Unknown:
Charlotte Bronte
Unknown:
Robin Chapman
Unknown:
Michael Jayston
Unknown:
Sorcha Cusack

The Man They Could Not Hang
In January 1885 John Lee, a young servant, was condemned to death in Exeter for the murder of his employer. For reasons that have remained mysterious to this day he could not be hanged: he was placed three times on the scaffold's trapdoors, but each time the executioner pushed the lever the doors became inexplicably locked. The only recorded failure in the history of the ' drop ' system - it made of Lee, convicted murderer, a popular hero, known all over the country. Over the years, John Lee's extraordinary escape from death has led to endless speculation.
Melvyn Bragg relates the hard facts we know about John Lee to the popular versions of the legend: the sensational illustrations of the Victorian Press, Lee's 'autobiography,' a silent feature film made in 1917, a cycle of rock songs, and intriguing stories still circulating in South Devon.
Songs performed by members of FAIRPORT CONVENTION:
Dave Swarbrick , Simon Nicol Dave Pegg , Jerry Donahue
Dave Mattacks , Sandy Denny Broadsheet Ballads sung by MARTIN CARTHY
Written and produced by MARK KIDEL Assistant editor TONY STAVEACRE Editor BILL MORTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Dave Swarbrick
Unknown:
Simon Nicol
Unknown:
Dave Pegg
Unknown:
Jerry Donahue
Unknown:
Dave Mattacks
Unknown:
Sandy Denny
Sung By:
Martin Carthy
Produced By:
Mark Kidel
Editor:
Tony Staveacre
Editor:
Bill Morton

Tony Bilbow presents a round-up of new films including Burt Reynolds in The Mean Machine, a prison survival drama directed by Robert Aldrich.
Philip Jenkinson pays tribute to several film personalities - BUD ABBOTT , AGNES MOOREHEAD , VIT-TORIO DE SICA and JOHN GREGSON.
Producer BARRY BROWN
Philip Jenkinson : page 17

Contributors

Directed By:
Robert Aldrich.
Directed By:
Philip Jenkinson
Unknown:
Bud Abbott
Unknown:
Agnes Moorehead
Unknown:
Vit-Torio de Sica
Unknown:
John Gregson.
Producer:
Barry Brown
Unknown:
Philip Jenkinson
on BBC Two England

A series made specially for audiences in the BBC Regions and now seen countrywide.
Tonight: Happiness is Apostolic (BBC Wales)
Every August 3,000 people from all over the world meet together at Penygroes, Dyfed. They are members of the Apostolic Church. This film is an impression of a day at the convention.
Cameraman ROBIN ROLLINSON Sound DES BENNETT
Film editor BILL MAINMAN
Producer JOHN STUART ROBERTS

Contributors

Unknown:
Robin Rollinson
Producer:
John Stuart Roberts

starring Bette Davis with Sheila Hancock , Jack Hedley Mrs Taggart , a domineering, one-eyed widow, rules her family of three sons with a rod of iron. But when her youngest son Tom, and the timid Terry, already married with five children, threaten rebellion the stage is set for a stormy confrontation.
Director ROY WARD BAKER
This Week's Films: page 17

Contributors

Unknown:
Bette Davis
Unknown:
Sheila Hancock
Unknown:
Jack Hedley
Unknown:
Mrs Taggart
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Mrs Taggart:
Bette Davis
Karen Taggart:
Sheila Hancock
Terry Taggart:
Jack Hedley
Henry Taggart:
James Cossins
Shirley Blair:
Elaine Taylor
Tom Taggart:
Christian Roberts
Mr Bird:
Timothy Bateson

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