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: Open University

7.40 My Door is Always Open

8.5 Whose Timetable?

: Closedown

: Bagpuss

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Ashok Rampal.

: The Education Debate

The last of five programmes. School and Community
The case for Community Schools argued last week by HARRY RÉE is debated with him by GEORGE WHITTLE , Senior Staff Inspector for Adult Education, Birmingham, and DAVID HARGREAVES , Reader in Education at the University of Manchester.


Unknown: George Whittle
Reader: David Hargreaves
Producer: Roger Owen

: Closedown

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 15 programmes.
14: When should you call the doctor? CLAIRE WOOLFORD gives a checklist of symptoms and looks at aspects of your baby's development. CLAIRE RAYNER answers another letter in her ' problem page.'


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: It Figures

.JIMMY YOUNG'S Guide to Everyday Maths. A series of ten programmes to help you build up your confidence with numbers. 6: Percentages
Ten per cent off, 20 per cent interest, 15 per cent wages claim. Percentages crop up all the time in everyday life. Join Jim 's guests with pencil and paper as he explains what percentages are and how to calculate them. In the sketches
Book (same title), 12.50, from bookshops For information about local classes in basic maths ring [number removed](England), [number removed](Scotland), [number removed]44 (Wales), [number removed]8 (N Ireland) between
9.30 and 5.30 from Monday to Friday. A teacher will answer questions on [number removed], Thursday only from 6.0 to 8.0 pm.


Unknown: Join Jim
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Production Anna Jackson
Unknown: Chris Jelley

: Other People's Children

The last of a series of eight programmes for childminders. Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Books for children are as important as toys and they're free from the local library.
Series producer DAVID ALLEN
Book (same title), £1.00, from bookshops


Presented By: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: David Allen

: The Business World

The last of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY Big Business
Why hasn't British Leyland, once fifth largest motor company in the world, been able to achieve those economies of scale that were predicted at the time of the company's foundation in 1968? Director PETER LEE-WRIGHT


Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Linda Reilly
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Sunday Worship

A series of four acts of studio worship in which different denominations celebrate Holy Communion - but only after giving thanks for the people and events which made them what they are today, as recalled in film and picture. 3: The Anglican Eucharist
Celebrated by CANON DAVID ISITH , and friends from Bristol Cathedral.
Producer PETER FIRST. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Canon David Isith
Director: John Wilcox
Producer: Peter First.

: Farming

Producer JOHN KENTON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers IAN MCCASKILL


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenton.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: It's a Great Life - If You Don't Weaken

says NICKY MARTYN, star of the series for mums and dads of all ages with comedy, information and music.
Director ERICA Griffiths Producer PAUL KRIWACZEX


Unknown: Nicky Martyn
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Paul Kriwaczex

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Up the Creek

A summer season of British comedy films. Today starring
David Tomlinson , Peter Sellers with Wilfrid Hyde White
A disaster-prone lieutenant is given command of the ancient HMS Berkeley - the craziest, crookedest ship in the British Navy! Peter Sellers gives a wickedly funny performance as an enterprising Irish bosun in this hilarious naval comedy.
Directed by VAL GUEST . Films: page 13


Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Produced By: Henry Halsted
Directed By: Val Guest
Lieut Fairweather: David Tomlinson
Bosun: Peter Sellers
Admiral Foley: Wilfrid Hyde White
Lily: Vera Day
Susanne,: Liliane Sottane
Flag Lieut: Tom Gill
Nelson: Michael Goodliffe
Publican: Reginald Beckwith
Perkins: Lionel Murton
Cooky: John Warren
Steady Barker: Lionel Jeffries

: Tom and Jerry

in Mouse in Manhattan and Tot Watchers

: Bonanza

Today: The Late Ben Cartwright
The whole state is shocked by the slaying of Ben Cartwright - but Ben himself is tickled to death by the glowing obituaries he reads.


Ben Cartwright: Lorne Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon

: International Athletics

from Bremen
West Germany v
Great Britain v Poland
Coverage of today's events and the highlights from yesterday of this important two-day meeting involving some of Europe's top athletes.
All three teams will be looking for a good performance with the crucial European Cup semi-finals only a week away.
TV presentation WEST GERMAN TV sirvicb


Commentators: David Coleman
Commentators: Ron Pickering

: Show Castle

Roy Castle continues his search for young people with outstanding talent. In the programmes they meet experts in their particular field. Today's special guest experts Acker Bilk (jazz); Peter Bridgeman (trees); Desmond Jones (mime).


Unknown: Acker Bilk
Unknown: Peter Bridgeman
Unknown: Desmond Jones
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Alan Russell

: News

with Peter Woads ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woads

: A Traveller in Time

by ALISON UTTLEY : dramatised in five parts by DIANA DE VERE COLE 4: The Tunnel
Penelope moves in and out of the past and is deeply involved with the Babingtons and their troubles, but now Arabella Babington is becoming suspicious and threatens her life.
Executive producer ANNA home


Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: Diana de Vere Cole
Unknown: Arabella Babington
Director: Dorothea Brooking
Arabella: Michele Copsey
Penelope: Sophie Thompson
Aunt Tissie: Elizabeth Bradley
Dame Cicely: Elizabeth Bradley
Uncle Barnabas: Gerald James
Tabitha: Sarah Benfield
Tom Snowball: Michael Greatorex
Jude: Louis Hammond
Adam Deedick: Graham Rigby
Francis Babington: Simon Gipps-Kent
Mistress Babington: ,mary Maude
Anthony Babington: Charles Rogers
Mary, Queen of Scots: Heather Chasen
Seton: Gillian Maude
Monsieur Oudry: Gabor Vernon

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird
The second of Thora's programmes on the seasons -this week the hymns are associated with autumn, when Songs of Praise joins in the traditional thanksgiving for the harvest, and then on Remembrance Sunday pauses to remember the sacrifice of two world wars. This week's choice includes past programmes with the Royal Navy at Chatham, and with the farming communities of Ledbury and Cranbrook.
Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus); Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (Thornbury); I vow to thee my country (Flight of the Earls); The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimond); God that madest earth and heaven (All through the night); To thee, 0 Lord, our hearts we raise (Golden Sheaves); Thou visitest the earth and blessest it; Come ye thankful people come (St George); The spacious firmament on high (London); Hark what a sound (Highwood).
Record of a selection of hymns from past Songs of Praise programmes (REC 338), cassette (ZCM 338), from record shops


Unknown: Thora Hird
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: A Family Affair

Barry Foster with Wendy Gifford and Frank Middlemass A serial in 10 parts
7: Adrift by ERIC PAICE
' I'm afraid I'm not worth £50,000 in orders any more. At the moment I'm not worth a penny.'
Series created by N. J CRISP
Music composed by FRANCIS SHAW Costume designer AL BARNETT Make-up artist GILLIAN HUGHES Designer MYLES LANG


Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Wendy Gifford
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: N. J Crisp
Composed By: Francis Shaw
Designer: Al Barnett
Artist: Gillian Hughes
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Director: Kenny McBain
Richard Barnes: Barry Foster
Marjorie Barnes: Wendy Gifford
Henry Barnes: Frank Middlemass
Irwin Schulz: Mark Capri
Diana Russell: Elizabeth Bodington
Helen Mount: Veronica Strong
David Morris: Bernard Kay
John Barnes: David Sibley
Renate: Bernice Stegers
Madeleine: Lucinda Gane
Ian Sachs: Richard Durden
Aru: Indira Joshi
James: Stephen Williams
Joseph: Christopher Asante
Christiana Van Meegeren: Leigh Madison
Liz Barnes: Sara Clee
Robert Barnes: Peter Duncan
Bernard Russell: Barrie Cookson

: True Grit

The feature film starring John Wayne
A special tribute to Hollywood's most durable star with his Oscar-winning performance as ' Rooster ' Cogburn. A crusty, dissolute, one-eyed US Marshal rediscovers his true grit when, badgered by a young girl, he sets out to find her father's killer.
Screenplay by MARGUERITE ROBERTS based on the novel by CHARLES PORTIS Produced by HAL B , WALLIS
Directed by HENRY HATHAWAY. Films: p 13 See page 3


Unknown: John Wayne
Play By: Marguerite Roberts
Novel By: Charles Portis
Produced By: Hal B Wallis
Directed By: Henry Hathaway.
' La Boeuf: Glen Campbell
Mattie Ross ,: Kim Darby
Emmett Quincy: Jeremy Slate
Tom Chaney: Jeff Corey
Ned Pepper: Robert Duvall
'Moon': Dennis Hopper
Goudy: Alfred Ryder
Col G Stonchill: Strother Martin
Capt Boots Finch: Ron Soble
Lawyer Daggett: John Fiedler

: News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: The Inner Game

An Everyman report by Peter France Sport has always been a competition for physical supremacy, but many leading athletes today are discovering that it can play a radically deeper part in their lives: that sport can be their path to enlightenment.
The inner game is both a technique and a philosophy of sport. Tim Gallwey , author of The Inner Game of Tennis, teaches PETER FRANCE the technique by means of a tennis lesson: ' You learn control only when you lose control.' Jackie Stewart , Arthur Ashe , Mark Cox , Mike Brearley , Ian Thompson and David Hemery report on their personal experiences of the wider philosophy: that sport is the ideal means of fusing body, mind and spirit.


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Tim Gallwey
Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Arthur Ashe
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Mike Brearley
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: David Hemery
Producer: William Nicholson

: The Editors

Each week
George Scott questions the power and methods of the media.
' It must be true 1 read it in the papers.' But is it always the truth? What are the real stories behind the stories? Who decides what we read in the papers, watch on tv, and hear on the radio?
Peter Brookes 's cartoon on airing the jacts: paye 78


Unknown: George Scott
Producer: Judy Graham
Producer: Peter Brookes

: What's Your Poison?

or how to enjoy drinking. At the bar -
5: The Choice is Yours
Roy is a young man who can drink more than 12 pints a night with no trouble at all. George is 30 years older and used to be a heavy drinker. But he went through a drinking nightmare that could have cost him his life. Are Roy and the other young men like him running the same risk?
Producer davidCORDINGLEY
Book (same title), £1.75 from bookshop*


Unknown: Brian Trueman

: Weatherman

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