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7.40 Social Change

8.5 Quantum Theory: Electrons and Photons

8.30 M101/28 Geometry, Axioms

8.55 Living with Death

9.20 Seeing with Sound

9.45 Ecology

10.10 A Study in Design

10.35 Radio Isotope Techniques

11.0 Differentiating Fields

11.25 Preparing for Exams

11.50 House of Refuge

12.15 Teaching by Telephone

12.40 Fishing Quotas

1.5 Metal Finishing

1.30 Technology and Participation in China

invasion of the Virions
Science fiction could scarcely have dreamt up anything stranger than the virions. But these invaders are real enough; they are the whole family of viruses, from smallpox and rabies down to influenza and the common cold.
Where do the invaders come from? Why are they so difficult to fight? And faced with such subtle and devious attackers, is there anything at all we can do to resist? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Editor SIMON CAMPBELL-JONES
Written and produced by RICHARD REISZ

Contributors

Narrator:
Paul Vaughan
Editor:
Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By:
Richard Reisz

starring
Dick Powell
Rosemary Lane
The first in a short season of Warner Brothers' musicals stars Dick Powell as a would-be movie star, Ronnie Bowers. Arriving in Hollywood, he experiences a series of mix-ups involving a temperamental star and her double. Naturally, all ends happily in this rarely-seen Busby Berkeley musical.
With BENNY GOODMAN and his Swing Band
Screenplay by JERRY WALD , MAURICE LEO and RICHARD MACAULEY
Directed by BUSBY BERKELEY
(First showing on British television) Films: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Powell
Unknown:
Rosemary Lane
Unknown:
Dick Powell
Unknown:
Ronnie Bowers.
Unknown:
Busby Berkeley
Unknown:
Benny Goodman
Unknown:
Jerry Wald
Unknown:
Maurice Leo
Unknown:
Richard MacAuley
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
Ronnie Bowers:
Dick Powell
Virginia:
Rosemary Lane
Mona Marshall:
Lola Lane
Chester Marshall:
Hugh Herbert
Fuzzy:
Ted Healy
Jonesy:
Glenda Farrell
Georgia:
Johnnie Davis
Alexander Dupré:
Alan Mowbray
Dot Marshall:
Mabel Todd
Alice:
Frances Langford

A digest of the news of the week and other world matters of interest seen by news cameras around the world; the interesting, the picturesque, the important and the dramatic, plus a visual commentary for those who cannot hear, with Jan Leeming
Editor RICHARD GAMBLE

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan Leeming
Editor:
Richard Gamble

One hundred and fifty years ago, on 15 September 1830, a single gunshot sent eight trains off on a 32-mile journey from Liverpool to Manchester to mark the opening of the world's first steam-hauled passenger service.
Popular group Fivepenny Piece join the celebrations on the tracks of the world's oldest passenger station - the Manchester terminus of Stephenson's great railway experiment.
Liverpool-born actor/playwright Colin Welland points out some of the great engineering achievements as he travels along the 32 miles of track forged at the birth of the railway age.
Musical arrangements
FIVEPENNY PIECE, PETE LINGWOOD Drums PHIL BARLOW
Sound EDDIE MAGRATH
Producer BARRY BEVINS. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Welland
Unknown:
Pete Lingwood
Unknown:
Drums Phil Barlow
Unknown:
Eddie Magrath
Producer:
Barry Bevins.

Dive to the Edge of Creation
One-and-a-half miles down in the Pacific Ocean, sea-floor chimneys spew clouds of molten minerals. Extraordinary creatures cluster around warm-water vents - the most startling marine discovery in more than 100 years!
In this programme, scientists explore the inner world of the ocean with their submersible Alvin and a revolutionary colour television camera which probes the hot fissures in the earth's crust. For the first time, man observes how mineral deposits are created, and sees a profusion of life-worms 12 feet long, giant clams, sightless crabs.
How can such large creatures survive in perpetual darkness? How many more vents await discovery in the ocean abyss?
Narrated by IAN HOLM
Produced for the National Geographic Society by JAMES LIPSCOMB
BBCtv presentation by RICHARD MATTHEWS
Series editors PETER JONES and ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol
Ian Holm is in We, the Accused, Wednesday 9.25 pm

Contributors

Unknown:
James Lipscomb
Presentation By:
Richard Matthews
Editors:
Peter Jones
Unknown:
Ian Holm

' I wanted to make an autobiography in which my paintings and drawings would take part, writing and speaking, trying to see the whole of my life, the essential IY16 *
STANLEY SPENCER , RA (1891-1959) was one of the most imaginative and eccentric British painters of the 20th century. He was also a compulsive writer, filling innumerable pages with his observations on life and art. This programme is based on his notebooks and letters as well as his paintings, with film of Cookham, the village that will always be associated with him Spencer himself also appears in extracts from a BBC film made in the 50s.
Stanley Spencer gives his revealing and sometimes disconcerting views on his childhood, family, philosophy, war, sex, religion, . and his art.
The film is introduced by Sir Hugh Casson
I Producer MARGARET Williams
Director DAVID ROWAN An ARTS COUNCIL film

Contributors

Unknown:
Stanley Spencer
Unknown:
Stanley Spencer
Introduced By:
Sir Hugh Casson
Producer:
Margaret Williams
Director:
David Rowan

The Italian Grand Prix
This year's World Drivers' Championship is the most closely contested since James Hunt won in 1976. After victory in Holland, Nelson Piquet is only two points behind Alan Jones. This final race of the European season moves from its usual historic Monza venue to the Dino Ferrari circuit at Imola.
Commentators
MURRAY WALKER , JAMES HUNT
Television presentation by ITALIAN TELEVISION SERVICE Editor JONATHAN MARTIN

Contributors

Unknown:
James Hunt
Unknown:
Nelson Piquet
Unknown:
Alan Jones.
Unknown:
Dino Ferrari
Unknown:
Murray Walker
Editor:
Jonathan Martin

The Unipart World Team Matchplay
Eight countries compete, and the winners of each group play in the final.
Group A: England, Scotland Australia and Canada
Group B: America, Wales Belgium and Sweden
The 1980 World Team Championship brings together 24 of the world's best players, and tonight the first two matches are featured. England v Australia America v Belgium
The favourites and holders, England, led by John Lowe with Tony Brown and World Champion Eric Bristow , play Australia, captained by Terry O'Dea.
The number two seeds, America, with captain Nicky Virachkul , battle against new entrants, Belgium, captained by Daniel Serie. Total prize money of £42,500 is at stake - E25,000 of which goes to the first player with a nine-dart checkout in this seven-day competition. Introduced by Peter Purves from the Club Fiesta, Stockton Commentators
SID WADDELL , TONY GREEN
Producers KEITH PHILLIPS and BILL TAYLOR
Editor NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester
World Matchplay Darts reports on Ceefax

Contributors

Unknown:
John Lowe
Unknown:
Tony Brown
Unknown:
Eric Bristow
Unknown:
Terry O'Dea.
Unknown:
Captain Nicky Virachkul
Unknown:
Daniel Serie.
Introduced By:
Peter Purves
Unknown:
Sid Waddell
Producers:
Keith Phillips
Producers:
Bill Taylor
Editor:
Nick Hunter

continues the season celebrating Hollywood's ' new wave ' directors of the 70s. Tonight starring
Jack Nicholson , Karen Black
Bobby Eroica Dupea , drifting son of a middle-class family of musicians, works on oil rigs and construction sites to earn money. His casual attitude extends to Rayette, the waitress he currently lives with and insults. Reluctantly, he takes her along on a visit to the family home inSeattle. Bob Rafel son's fine study of the social misfit in contemporary America received four Oscar nominations, including one for Jack Nicholson 's brilliant portrayal of the complex Bobby.
Screenplay by ADRIEN JOYCE , based on a story by BOB RAFELSON and ADRIEN JOYCE Produced by BOB RAFELSON and RICHARD WECHSLER
Directed by BOB RAFELSON. Films: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Nicholson
Unknown:
Karen Black
Unknown:
Bobby Eroica Dupea
Unknown:
Seattle. Bob Rafel
Unknown:
Jack Nicholson
Unknown:
Adrien Joyce
Story By:
Bob Rafelson
Story By:
Adrien Joyce
Produced By:
Bob Rafelson
Produced By:
Richard Wechsler
Directed By:
Bob Rafelson.
Robert Eroica Dupea:
Jack Nicholson
Rayette Dipesto:
Karen Black
Catherine Van Ost:
Susan Anspach
Partita Dupea:
Lois Smith
Elton BILLY:
'Green' Bush
Stoney:
Fannie Flagg
Carl Fidelio Dupea:
Ralph Waite
Palm Apodaca:
Helena Kallianiotes
Terry Grouse:
Toni Basil

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