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: Open University

6.40 Chemical Equilibrium

7.5 The Grand Inquisitor

7.30 Computers - File Processing

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35-9.55 Twentieth-Century History Israel and the Arab States
10.12-10.27 Words and Pictures The Wonderful Cake
11.2 Everyday Maths
The Last Count

: You and Me: Remember!


: Closedown

: How Do You Do

A See-Saw programme The Special Pebble
Illustrated by JOAN HICKSON
Musical director PETER PETTINGER
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE written and produced by CAROLE WARD


Illustrated By: Joan Hickson
Percussion: Greg Knowles
Director: Peter Pettinger
Designer: John Holland
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Produced By: Carole Ward

: Midday News



Unknown: Anne Purvis

: Wimbledon 81

The Lawn Tennis Championships
The Semi-finals of the Ladies' Singles
The two top matches of the afternoon on the world-famous Centre Court will decide who goes through to Friday's Ladies final. BBC cameras bring you coverage direct from the All England Club. Harry Carpenter introduces all the highlights of the ninth day's play with news and results.


Presenter: Harry Carpenter

: Play School

: The Song and the Story: Miners and Mill Girls

with Isla St Clair
This week Isla goes underground to mine coal and also works in a cotton mill to discover some of the stories and sing the songs of the men, women and children who were the power behind the industrial revolution.


Presenter: Isla St Clair
Music: Rick Kemp
Film cameraman: Keith Burton
Editor: M.A.C. Adams
Writer/Director: David Turnbull

: Think of a Number

with Johnny Ball and guest singer Angela Presman
A lighthearted exploration of science, technology and numbers. This week Johnny looks into
The Science of See Through Sand
He cooks, looks, hits, breaks and bends ... glass.
See some glass over 3,000 years old, a teardrop that goes with a bang and a singer who has a smashing time.
Meanwhile, see if you can see through this one. Divide a clock face with two straight lines so that the numbers in each part are equal.
Written by JOHNNY BALL
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE Producer ALBERT BARBER
BBC Bristol (Ilud tiata ul


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Singer: Angela Presman
Written By: Johnny Ball
Producer: Cynthia Felgate
Producer: Albert Barber

: Evening News

Kenneth Kendall ; Weatherman


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today SpotlightSouthWest
Reporting Scotland, Wales Today Scene Around Six

: Wimbledon 81

The Lawn Tennis Championships HARRY CARPENTER with highlights.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: * Rolf Harris Cartoon Time

Rolf Harris introduces half-an-hour of comedy with Tom and Jerry in Pet Peeve, Barney Bear in Barney's Hungry Cousin, Bugs Bunny in Compressed Hare and Billy Boy.
Presented by CECIL KORER


Unknown: Billy Boy.
Presented By: Cecil Korer

: The Olympian Way

A series in six parts by TARA prem with and featuring
1: Happy Birthday
' The Olympian Way' is one today. A chance for slimmers, dieters and goal reachers to be reminded that their club is not only about losing weight. It's about feeling good-and, just occasionally, being good.
Title song LYNSEY DE PAUL Lighting BOB GELL
Director LOVETT BICKFORD. BBC Birmingham Brookes On ... : page 73


Song: Lynsey de Paul
Unknown: Bob Gell
Designer: Nigel Jones
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Lovett Bickford.
Stella Wilson: Lois Daine
Terry Wilson: Hugh Fraser
Eva: Adrienne Posta
Phil Hewlett: Mike Berry
Derek: Stephen Bill
Tania: Deirdre Costello
Roy: Ian Brimble
Marcia: Sharman MacDonald
J ulie: Merdelle Jordlne
Lottie: Jean Warren
Charlie: Bernard Spear
Andrew: Trevor Butler
Trevor Watt: Paul Brooke
Clem Attard: Tony Barton
Wendy: Felicity Steel
LOU: Miles Fothergill
Brenda: Linda Polan
Violet: Meg Johnson
Lesley: Clare Clifford
Photographer: Michael Drew

: Three of a Kind

The first of four programmes starring Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield
with special guest Toni Basil
and featuring Jane Darling, Tom Yang

Three new, young artists in a fast-moving comedy show introducing 'Gagfax'


Comedian: Lenny Henry
Comedian: Tracey Ullman
Comedian: David Copperfield
Guest: Toni Basil
[Actor]: Jane Darling
Comedian: Tom Yang
Programme Associate: Ian Davidson
Musical Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Choreographer: Bill Drysdale
Writer: Kim Fuller
Writer: Don Mears
Writer: David McKellar
Writer: Mike Radford
Writer: Terry Ravenscroft
Costume Designer: Linda Martin
Sound: Mike McCarthy
Lighting: Fred Wright
Designer: Val Warrender
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Nine O'Clock News

with Peter Woods ; Weatherman


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Shoestring

The first of eight programmes starring Trevor Eve in Higher Ground by DAVE HUMPHRIES with Michael Medwin
Doran Godwin and Liz Crowther and featuring
Glyn Houston and Anna Cropper
The Major is not the sort of man to crack easily. So why does his wife ring Eddie at Radio West.
Music composed by GEORGE FENTON
Subtitles: on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Dave Humphries
Unknown: Michael Medwin
Unknown: Doran Godwin
Unknown: Liz Crowther
Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Composed By: George Fenton
Producer: Robert Banks Stewart
Eddie Shoestring: -Trevoreve
Don Satchley: Michael Medwin
Erica RavIiSS: Doran Godwin
Major Hansford: Glyn Houston
Jean Hansford: Anna Cropper
rnrti-:: Derek Andebb
Rodney Hansford: Pete Wilson
Ben Fischer: Alan David
Tom Clarke: Gordon Kay
Stable girl: Kate Mrcival
Miss Blair: Beau Damells
Photographer: Andrew Bradford
Porter: -Arthur Mvegrove
Parents: Geoffrey Greenhill
Parents: Gillian McCutcheon

: Cosmos: A Personal Voyage: Harmony of the Worlds

Have you ever believed that your fate has something to do with the conjunction or opposition of the stars? You are not alone. Since time immemorial, astrology has been a preoccupation of the human race.
This week Carl Sagan 's journey takes us to ancient sites which bear vivid witness to early man's obsession with the stars - and the dawn of scientific observation.
From there we go to the turbulent 16th-century world of Hand Kepler, a tortured genius whose integrity and perseverance made him the last scientific astrologer and the first astrophysicist.
A joint production of KCET and Carl Sagan Productions Inc in association with BBCtv.
(Profile of Carl Sagan, R4, Friday, 5.10)


Presenter: Carl Sagan
Executive Producer: Adrian Malone

: Paperbacks

with Terry Jones
This week we take a look at one of the most loved traditional children's series, Rupert Bear , and talk to the veteran illustrator Alfred Bestall , who drew the famous strip for 30 years. TERRY JONES will also talk to Jan Pienkowski whose pop-up books such as The Haunted HoMsc are the height of sophisticated design and ingenuity.


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Rupert Bear
Unknown: Alfred Bestall
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Jan Pienkowski
Unknown: Julian Jebb.
Unknown: Rosemary Bowen-Jones

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