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: Open University

7.40 Industrial Architecture

8.5 Demographic Crisis

: Closedown

: Ragtime

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers including discussions, review of recent news, music and stories from the communities. Produced and presented by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director KRISHAN could . BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Krishan Could

: The Secretary and Her Boss

The first in a series of eight training films for business. featuring JOHN CLEESE
Part one of a two-part film showing how to make the office partnership run smoothly and effectively.
Special adviser EVA ROMAN Illustrations TONY HART
A VIDEO ARTS production


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Adrienne Posta
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Director: Peter Robinson

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

A series of 16 programmes
8: I enjoyed it - I had jaundice
Words which sound quite different may look alike; the confusions can be amusing or embarrassing depending on your reaction.
For back-up notes, send large sae to: [address removed] with 27p postage
News for the Deaf on Ceefax page 169


Producer: Brigit Barry

: Let's Go

A series of 19 programmes which aims
' to help mentally-handicapped people set more out of life.
16: Let's Go with Some More
Hobbies. Presented by BRIAN RIX
Series producer GORDON CROTON


Presented By: Brian Rix
Directed By: Chris Longley

: Lost for Words

Five programmes which aim to help speech-impaired people and their families. With BRIAN TRUEMAN 4: Back to Square One
Some adults suffer a sudden, catastrophic loss of speech - possibly resulting from a stroke, a head injury or a laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx). This programme looks at rehabilitation and the work of a self-help group of laryngectomees.
Executive producer tony Matthews Producer CHARLES PASCOE


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Russian-Language and People

A series of 20 programmes
7: Russian names and the Russian family; and Episode 2 of Goodbye, Summer: a story of everyday life in Moscow.
Production assistant MARY SPRENT Producer TERRY DOYLE
Records (pack of 3, flO.64) or cassettes (pack of 3, £9.49), now available
Book (same title), £5.50, from bookshops


Script: Alistair Beaton

: Avventura

A 25-part Italian language course for beginners and near-beginners. 21: Introduced by MARISA DILLON-WESTON
Produced by TONY ROBERTS
Book (same title), £2.50, records 1 and 2, £2.01, cassettes 1 and 2, £2.99; Tutors' notes, E2.00, from bookshops


Introduced By: Marisa Dillon-Weston
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Multi-Racial Britain

Ten programmes on ways of improving race relations.
9: Home Away from Home
How some councils and housing associations are now recognising some of the special accommodation needs within the West Indian and Asian communities.
Series producer JOHN TWITCHIN


Produced By: Yvonne Deutschman
Producer: John Twitchin

: A Church to Yourself

A church is a place of worship, even when there is no congregation present. Each building has something to say, some story to tell.
Today R. T. BROOKS is at St Helen's Parish Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Singer RUSSELL WHARTON
Television presentation by MICHAEL WOOD Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Presentation By: Michael Wood

: Sunday Worship

Free Space
In the second of three programmes UNA KROLL , an Anglican Deaconess working as a doctor in London, uses the free space of a television studio to create an act of worship: ' There is a kind of empty space inside ourselves ... and it cries out to be filled. We have the freedom to choose how.'
Producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Una Kroll
Director: Alan Walsh
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.

: It's a Great Life

Growing Up in the City
It used to be an exciting adventure growing up in the city; today inner-city life is thought of as full of problems. colin WARD describes some of the reasons for this change of attitude andED BERMAN and CHRIS WEBB suggest ways in which the city child's environment can be improved.
Production assistant JOHN BROOKE Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK
Family Network telephone numbers: North West: [number removed]
North East: Leeds (0532) [number removed]Midlands: [number removed]
London/East Anglia/Home Counties: Luton (8582) [number removed]
South East: Dorking (0306) [number removed]
South West: Gloucester (6452) [number removed]


Unknown: Colin Ward
Unknown: Ed Berman
Unknown: Chris Webb
Unknown: John Brooke
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: Write Away

A practical guide to everyday writing, with seven new and handy ways of remembering Spelling. Todav there's help with writing personal letters. Presented by BARRY TOOK with MICHAEL GAMBON and ZENA WALKER and ANDREW SACHS with Manuel's special method of remembering spelling.
(Repeated: Tuesday BBC2 at 11.25 am)
Adults wanting help with reading, writing or spelling can ring [number removed]or sendtheirnameandaddressto:[address removed]


Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Zena Walker
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Editor: David Painter
Producer: Caroline Pick

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Morning Departure

starring John Mills
Richard Attenborongh
This tense drama of the peace-time Royal Navy is justly considered a classic of British cinema. Twelve men are trapped 90 feet below the surface in a damaged submarine - Trojan - with their air supply running dangerously low. The tension increases as the situation reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the seemingly doomed crew.
Screenplay byw. E. c. FAIRCHILD from the play by KENNETH WOOLARD Produced by JAY LEWIS Directed by ROY BAKER
. Films: page It


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Richard Attenborongh
Unknown: W. E. C. Fairchild
Play By: Kenneth Woolard
Produced By: Jay Lewis
Directed By: Roy Baker
Lt-Cmdr Armstrong, RN: John Mills
Helen: Helen Cherry
Stoker Snipe, RN: Richard Attenborough
Rose Snipe: Lana Morris
Lt Harry Manson, RN: Nigel Patrick
Wt-Eng Officer McFee, RN: Andrew Crawford
CPO Barlow, RN: Michael Brennan
AB Higgins, RN: James Hayter
AB Nobby Clarke, RN: Wylie Watson
L/Sea Kelly, RN: Jack Stuart
L/Sea Andrews, RN: Roddy McMillan
L/Sea Brough, RN: Frank Coburn
Sub-Lt Oakley, RN: Peter Hammond
L/Tlg Hillbrook, RN: Victor Maddern
ERA Marks, RN: George Cole
Cmdr Gates, RN: Bernard Lee
Lt-Cmdr James, RN: Kekneth More

: The High Chaparral: Champion of the Western World

Blue takes on a champion boxer to earn the price of a coveted saddle and, in spite of losing the bout, wins a great deal.


Writer: Michael Ferssier
Director: William F. Claxton
Big John Cannon: Leif Erickson
Buck Cannon: Cameron Mitchell
Blue: Mark Slade
Victoria: Linda Cristal
Manolito: Henry Darrow
Killian: Charles H Gray
Carney: Walter Brooke
Paddy O'Bannion: Charles Aidman
Pearlita: Marie Gomez
Sam: Don Collier
Vaquero: Rodolfo Acosta

: International Athletics

The European Indoor Championship from Sindelfingen, Germany
Highlights of the second day's events in the championships in which some of the top athletes in the world take part. Today's finals include the 400m, 800m, 1500m, and the men's shot-putt and high jump. Commentators
Producer JOHN SHREWSBURY Television presentation by WEST GERMAN TELEVISION


Unknown: Ron Pickering

: The History of Mr Polly

Dramatised in five episodes by JAMES ANDREW HALL starring
1: Alfred Polly , the little man trapped in a life which never measures up to the greatness of his dreams, is the hero of Wells's greatest novel. Written as a comedy, it is at the same time one of his most moving books. This is a story for everybody.
Music composed by STEPHEN DEUTSCH Videotape editor HOWARD DELL
Script editor ALISTAIR BELL a Designer SUSAN SPENCE Producer BARRY LETTS Directed by LOVETT BICKFORD Preview: page 21


Unknown: H. G.Wells
Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Unknown: Alfred Polly
Composed By: Stephen Deutsch
Editor: Howard Dell
Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Susan Spence
Producer: Barry Letts
Directed By: Lovett Bickford
Alfred Polly: Andrew Sachs
Mrs Polly: Anita Carey
Platt: Peter Bourke
Parsons: Christopher Good
Garvace: Christopher Benjamin
Mansfield: Ronald Herdman
Morrison: Jeffrey Perry
American lady: Mildred Shay
Romeo: Peter Gee
Street woman: Nina Thomas
Policeman: Peter Schofield

: News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Holiday

As a finale to its present series, the Holiday programme goes to the far side of the globe - to Australia. Despite the ties of history and the family bonds of today, it is virtually unknown as a holiday destination. But the air fare barrier has been lowered - and may come down further. Thousands of British people are now seriously thinking of travelling to Australia. What kind of holiday does the vast continent have to offer?
Cliff Michelmore and John Carter report from Sydney, the Queensland coast and the great Outback -including Alice Springs and Ayers Rock .
ProducerTom SAVAGE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Alice Springs
Unknown: Ayers Rock
Producer: Tom Savage

: Songs of Praise

from Petworth, West Sussex
' The Garden of Eden' is how Hilaire Belloc describes his beloved Sussex, and the district around the market town of Petworth.
Martin Muncaster has revisited some of his childhood haunts to talk to people about their experiences and the hymns that mean most to them, which they sing in the Parish Church of St Mary.
Praise to the Holiest (Geirontius); My song is love unknown (Love unknown); At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)-Thou didst leave thy throne (Margaret); Who would true valour see (Monks Gate); It is a thing most wonderful (Herongate); Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (Thornbury); All my hope on God is founded (Michael) Organist RICHARD ANDERSON Conductor ROBERT WALKER
Series producer ANDREW BARR


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Organist: Richard Anderson
Conductor: Robert Walker

: Hanging by a Thread

A feature film for television in two parts starring
An annual reunion turns into a harrowing ordeal for a seemingly close-knit group of friends when lightning strikes the cablecar carrying them to a mountain-top picnic. Stranded in the car 7,000 feet above the ground, past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets erupt when the partygoers are forced to deal with the ever-increasing possibility of death. The tangled backgrounds. of the passengers and the emotional forces that shaped their lives are revealed as they desperately wait for help ...


Sue Grainger: Patty Duke Astin
Anita Minton: Joyce Bulifant
Alan Durant: Bert Convy
Paul Craig: Sam Groom
Ellen Craig: Donna Mills
Lawton: Cameron Mitchell
Tommy Craig: Michael Sharrett
Jim Grainger: Burr Bebenning
Eddie Minton: Oliver Clark
: Croft Tedgehring
Mitchell: Roger Perry
Charles Minton: Lonny Chapman
Mrs Durant: Jacquelyn Hyde
Marty: Brendon Boone
Mr Durant: Peter Donat
Turk: Steve Marlow

: News

with Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Hanging by a Thread

2: Tension mounts as high winds make rescue attempts increasingly hazardous.
Screenplay by ADRIAN SPIES Produced by IRWIN ALLEN Directed by GEORG FENADY
(First showing on British television) Films: page 19


Play By: Adrian Spies
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: Georg Fenady

: The Controversialists

Controversial opinions make headlines - particularly when the subject is racial prejudice, law and order or homosexuality. But how have these ' controversialists come to form their headline-catching views? And how do their convictions connect with their religious faith?
In this programme
Trevor Beeson meets Colin Winter
Bishop of Namibia-in-Exile - a man thrown out of his diocese and deported by the South African Government, who described him as an 'agitator' and an 'undesirable'. TREVOR BEESON challenges him on his claim that there is biblical justification for the activity of the South-West Africa People's Organisation and on his surprising view that the SWAPO freedom fighters are part of God's plan for the liberation of Namibia.
Series producer ANDREW BARR


Unknown: Trevor Beeson
Unknown: Trevor Beeson
Producer: Patti Steeples
Producer: Andrew Barr

: Inside Japan

A series of 15 films 9: White Elephants
Even as late as the early 1950s, most Japanese died before they were 60 years old. Today, life expectancy in Japan-is the highest in the world. Since the country has only recently needed to provide for a large number of old people, she has not yet developed the kind of social welfare system that exists in Britain. As a result, the country's old people are rapidly becoming her greatest social problem. How is Japan attempting to solve it?
Photography NIGEL MEAKIN Film editor KEITH RAVEN
Directed by PETER RAMSDEN Produced by HOWARD SMITH


Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Editor: Keith Raven
Directed By: Peter Ramsden
Produced By: Howard Smith

: Weatherman

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