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: Open University

6.40 Reading Development

7.5 Maths - Differential Equations

7.30 Open Forum - Self-Help Groups

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.38 20th-Century History
Cold War - Confrontation. Berlin blockade 1948-9; Korean War 1950-3. Commentary by JOHN TIDMARSH Script by JOHN TUSA
Produced by JOHN CHAPPLE
10.0 TV Club: A School in Time Freshwater Shark
10.23 Music Time


Commentary By: John Tidmarsh
Script By: John Tusa
Produced By: John Chapple

: For Schools. Colleges

11.0 Exploring Science
Scientific Investigation
11.23 Words and Pictures
I am Better than You!
11.40 Appuntamento in Italia A language resource series 1: Citta e campagna
12.5 pm Kontakte: 23
Complementary radio programme today,
6.30 pm. Radio 3

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill

including Grace and Flavour with Michael Smith


Unknown: Michael Smith

: Bagpuss

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Watch: The Sea
2.18 Scan. Ourselves and Others: 1 ' It's us and them - look after number one! ' But what makes us think like that? And how does our behaviour affect others?
A play by MARIANNE COOK raises the questions; pupils from a Bristol school discuss their answers With NEIL FITZWILIAM. Producer GEOFF WILSON
2.40 Encounter: Italy
1: Town and Country


Play By: Marianne Cook
Unknown: Neil Fitzwiliam.
Producer: Geoff Wilson

: Closedown

: Play School

: Bailey's Comets

Kookey Clue and Mummy Too; Kenya Catch that Clue

: The Canal Children

in six episodes by BRIAN WRIGHT
When cargo goes missing on the canal, Dan Trugg is convinced that a Bugget is responsible! 2: Buggets and Tonnage
Producer ANNA HOME


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Dan Trugg
Director: John Prowse
Tom Brill: Andrew O'Connor
Joe Collingtree: Brian Hayes
Walter Crumlow: Don McKillop
Betsy Russell: Maxine Gordon
Ben: Colin Edwynn
Colonel Russell: Eric Porter
Sarah Russell: Gwen Cherrell
Mary Brill: Barbara Hickmott
Charlie-the-Mule: William Wilde
Boater: Brian Wright
Pedlar: Geoffrey Pennells
Dan Trugg: Peter Berry

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball
A light-hearted exploration of numbers and science. This week Johnny discovers why hands are so handy, how to make sense of your senses, automate an automaton and how bionic a bionic man can be. Meanwhile - Think of a Number - How many times can you take 3 from 24?*
Written by JOHNNY BALL
Series producer ANN REAY. BBC Bristol
(* Answer: Once - after you take 3 from 24 it becomes 21/)


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Albert Barber
Producer: Ann Reay.

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

: Tom and Jerry

: The Liver Birds

by CARLA LANE , starring featuring in Something Beginning
Produced by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Carla Lane
Produced By: Roger Race
Sandra: Nerys Hughes
Carol: Elizabeth Estensen
Mrs Hutchinson: Mollie Sugden
Mrs Boswell: Carmel Mesharry
Lucian: Michael Angelis
Derek Paynton: Tom Chadbon
Mr Boswell: Ray Dunbobbin
Mr Baxter: John Quarmby
Barbara: Jackie Fishel
Maid: Sue Cornell

: Sportsnight Special: England v Brazil

Introduced by Harry Carpenter from Wembley
Action analysis JIMMY HILL
Ron Greenwood's revived England side face the magical skills of the three-times World Champions, who are again among the favourites for the World Cup Finals in June. But it's over 20 years since England's only win in ten matches against Brazil - 4-2 at Wembley in 1956. There have been three draws including the latest game in Rio last summer, and the South Americans have won six times.
Football TV presentation ALEC WEEKS Sportsnight producer JOHN PHILIPS Editor JONATHAN MARTIN
ISportsnight, part 2 at 10.30)


Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Commentator: David Coleman
Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Editor: Jonathan Martin

: Main News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: The Hong Kong Beat

Nine documentary programmes 8: Buns, Boats and Bombs
In a colony where the unexpected is the norm, anything from a ' bomb scare ' to a ' snake call ' is routine. But a small boat fire in a crowded typhoon shelter becomes a nightmare for Marine Police. At the bun festival on Cheung Chau Island, anti-riot squads wait anxiously. It's no secret that this is the day when rival Triad gangs parade openly. From past experience when the midnight scramble begins ... so will the trouble.
Film cameraman PATRICK TURLEY Film recordist MIKE SAVAGE Film editor BRIAN TOMKINS Producer JOHN PURDIE


Unknown: Cheung Chau
Unknown: Patrick Turley
Editor: Brian Tomkins
Producer: John Purdie

: Sportsnight

Part 2. The Amateur Boxing Association Championships
The pick of the bouts from Belle Vue, Manchester, where the best amateur boxers in Britain battle for places in the ABA Finals at Wembley on 5 May.
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN
Other Sports Results on CEEFAX page 130 onwards


Commentator: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Tonight

Including News Headlines

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