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: Open University

6.40 Perceiving a Wilderness. 7.5 Chemistry of Carbon Compounds. 7.3t Measuring the Earth and the Moon,

: Closedown

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Out of the Past
Georgian England: Arrival at Uppark
9.58 Maths-in-a-Box
A mathematical story by ALEX GLASGOW
5: Winning and Losing With EUGENE GEASLEY
10.16 Look and Read
The Boy from Space by RICHARD CARPENTER. 5: The Hold-up with COLIN MAYES and ANTHONY WOODRUFF
Executive producer CLAIRE CHOVIL
10.38 Resource Units 11-13: English What Are You Trying to Say?
A simple conversation between two people: what can possibly go wrong?
11.0 Watch
Robinson Crusoe - Boatbuilding
11.17 Television Club A School in Time
Jolling Tomorrow
11.38 Design by Five
5: A Dining Room for HENRY COOPER designed by SUE ROWLANDS
12.5 pm General Studies The Silicon Factor
1: What's It All About?


Unknown: Eugene Geasley
Unknown: Clark Flanagan
Unknown: Melissa Wilks
Unknown: Pippa Sparkes
Unknown: Richard Carpenter.
Unknown: Colin Mayes
Producer: Geoff Wilson
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Designed By: Sue Rowlands

: Closedown

: Midday News



Unknown: Jack Scott

: Pebble Mill at One

Today's programme includes
Family Matters - Dr David Delvin, Pat Fetch and Vincent Duggleby discuss and offer advice on legal, financial and medical matters.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Encounter: Germany Communications
2.30 English
The BBCtv Shakespeare 'Julius Caesar ' reshown for Schools in five episodes. The last episode


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Keith Michell

: Closedown

: Dechrau Siarad

Learning Welsh
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: Yogi Bear

Show Biz Bear

: Jackanory

with Cyd Hayman
Oriental Folk Tales
Today: The Magic Millstones
' What a lovely pudding you have, traveller, it smells delicious,' said the Kobito. as one, ' May we have it? ' Who are the Kobito and what will Agari take in part exchange for the tasty dumpling? Pictures by ANNE MORROW


Unknown: Cyd Hayman
Unknown: Anne Morrow

: Isla and the Farm on the Hill

The first of four programmes which tell the story of a year in the life of a Welsh hill farm. Spring
Do you know how to plough? Well,
Isla St Clair does, for last year, whenever she could, Isla put on her wellies, rolled up her sleeves and joined MERVYN and TREVOR THOMAS and their families on Dyffryn farm in South Wales. The story begins during one of the worst springs ever, with the struggle to save the lambs on the hill.
Title song by RICK KEMP


Unknown: Trevor Thomas
Unknown: Rick Kemp
Editor: George Auckland
Producer: David Turnbull

: Grange Hill

A series in 16 episodes
Part 11 : by PHIL REDMOND
Benny asks if he can be excused the cross-country run to save his energy for tonight's district match. Mr Baxter refuses so Tucker decides to help.
Grange Hill pupils:
Series deviser PHIL REDMOND Film editor JANE VAL BAKER Designer BARRIE DOBBINS
Executive producer ANNA HOME Producer COLIN CANT
Theme music (RESL 64), from record shops


Unknown: Phil Redmond
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Editor: Jane Val Baker
Designer: Barrie Dobbins
Producer: Anna Home
Producer: Colin Cant
Director: Brian Lennane
Alan Humphries: George Armstrong
Duane Orpington: Mark Baxter
Michael Green: Mark Bishop
Karen Stanton: Carey Born
Tucker Jenkins: Todd Carty
Penny Lewis: Ruth Davies
Andrew Stanton: Mark Eadie
Gary Hargreaves: Mark Farmer
David Mitchell: Michael Mannion
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Tracy Edwards: Mandy Mealing
Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Justin Bennett: Robert Craig Morgan
Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Geoff McNulty: Leroi Samuels
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Julian Hennessy: Grant Wadey
Hughes: Donald Waugh
Albert Humphries: Tony Barton
Mrs Edwards: Barbara Bermel
Eric: John Blundell
Miss Peterson: Cheryl Branker
Mr Hopwood: Brian Capron
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Gateman: Alfred Curtis
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: Evening News

with Kenneth Kendall


Newsreader: Kenneth Kendall

: Nationwide

Television's most popular current affairs magazine, presented each weekday evening by Frank Bough, Sue Lawley, Hugh Scully, John Stapleton and Bob Wellings with contributions from BBC studios throughout the country. Also from far and near, the programme's team of reporters, Luke Casey, Bernard Clark, Vera Gilbert, Sally Hardcastle, John Hitchins, James Hogg, Bill Kerr Elliott, Tony Wilkinson, Nicholas Woolley and Glyn Worsnip, bring you films and features that reflect the way life is Nationwide.
Including Home Office with Glyn Worsnip learning to do it himself and presenting more thoughts and suggestions from your letters.


Presenter: Frank Bough
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Presenter: Hugh Scully
Presenter: John Stapleton
Presenter: Bob Wellings
Reporter: Luke Casey
Reporter: Bernard Clark
Reporter: Vera Gilbert
Reporter: Sally Hardcastle
Reporter: John Hitchins
Reporter: James Hogg
Reporter: Bill Kerr Elliott
Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Reporter: Nicholas Woolley
Reporter: Glyn Worsnip

: Robbie: A Ripe Old Age

There was a time, Lord Hailsham tells Fyfe Robertson, when he nearly gave up politics to concentrate on the more lucrative law, but by then he was hooked, and had he abandoned politics he'd have suffered withdrawal symptoms.
So there are two Lord Hailshams, and this piece shows them both - the boisterous hard-hitting politician who has campaigned in 26 general elections; and the impartial lawyer and scholarly philosopher who in his latest book, The Dilemma of Democracy, ranges penetratingly over the problems that confront us today.
The man who describes himself as a workaholic had no hesitation when, at 71, he took over for the second time the important and ancient office of Lord Chancellor. You'll enjoy, Robbie says, meeting a man who is above all what we call, gratefully, a character.


Presenter: Fyfe Robertson
Interviewee: Lord Hailsham
Producer: Tom Savage

: The Rockford Files: The Hawaiian Headache

starring James Garner
Rocky is thrilled when he and Jim win a Hawaiian holiday. Rockford is less delighted, especially when his former army commander pops up in Honolulu to shanghai him into a little intelligence work.


Writer: Stephen J. Cannell
Director: William Wiard
Jim Rockford: James Garner
Joseph Rockford: Noah Beery
Lt Becker: Joe Santos
'Angel': Stuart Margolin
'Howling Mad' Smith: Ken Swofford
Gordon Lyle: James Murtaugh
Dwight Whipple: WK Stratton
Dutch Ingram: Christopher Cary

: Decision: A Future for Janice?

with John Pitman
The last of six programmes which follow the fortunes of people who have decided to risk a dramatic change in their lives.
Sixteen-year-old Janice [name removed] asked to be taken into care because she was so unhappy at home. Now, a year later, after being shunted around various children's homes, she has decided she wants to be fostered by Lynn and Allen [name removed].
The [name removed]s - who have three young sons - have never fostered before and decided to go in at the deep end by offering a home to a difficult, disturbed teenager.
One in three foster placements break down - and since this is Lynn and Allen's first attempt, social workers have warned them that even though they like a challenge, they might not realise quite how much they are taking on.


Film editor: Peter Harris
Series producer: Adam Clapham
Director: Wendy Sturgess

: Nine O'Clock News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Flesh and Blood

A serial in ten parts by JOHN FINCH starring Thora Hird , Bill Fraser Michael Jayston and Nigel Stock 6:Fish and Chips Twice
Sarah and Max discover the reason why Guy keeps running away from school, but instead of simplifying the problem, the knowledge only serves to make it more complicated....
Directed by TERENCE DUDLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Finch
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Michael Jayston
Music By: Peter Skellern
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Paul Montague
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Terence Dudley
Mabel Brassington: Thora Hird
Henry Brassington: Bill Fraser
Ross Brassington: Michael Jayston
Jim Turner: Nigel Stock
Max Brassington: John Stone
Sarah Brassington: Ann Firbank
Dorothy Kemp: Dorothy White
Neil Kemp: Henry Knowles
Ruth Turner: Coral Atkins
Les Turner: Martyn Read
Guy Brassington: Richard Willis
Jean Ewing: Debbie Farrington
Ian McKellar: David Allister
David Evans: Roger Llewellyn
John Ewing: John D Collins
Rancott: Ian Barritt
Angela: Candace Glendenning

: Tell Me on a Sunday

A new work for television composed by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER lyrics by DON BLACK sung by Marti Webb with featured soloists Rod Argent (piano)
John Mole (bass guitar)
Barbara Thompson (saxophone) Jon Hiseman (drums) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader RICHARD LAYTON in a concert performance conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
This concert piece is a one-woman show about love; a set of musical impressions of an English girl in New York. It was written for MARTI WEBB, who has now recorded the work and who recently took over the title role of Evita in the London production.
This sequence of love songs - seen from the woman's point of view-is the first collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber with award-winning lyricist Don Black, who has written lyrics for stage musicals and numerous films such as Thunder-ball, Born Free, Diamonds are Forever and True Grit.


Composed By: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Don Black
Sung By: Marti Webb
Bass: John Mole
Guitar: Barbara Thompson
Drums: Jon Hiseman
Leader: Richard Layton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Sound: Anthony Philpot
Lighting: Peter Catlett
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Produced By: Herbert Chappell

: News Headlines

: Question Time

The hour to question the ideals and decisions of today.
With Robin Day tonight: Nigel Lawson , MP
The Rt Hon Merlyn Rees , MP Lord Chalfont Marina Warner


Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Merlyn Rees
Producer: Barbara Maxwell

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