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: Open University

7.15 Limits to Modelling.
7.40 English Furniture of the 30s.
8.5 The Crab Nebula.
(UHF only)

: Mister Men

A See-Saw programme

: Art-Asia

Focus on Asian arts and artists in multi-racial Britain.
Studio director KEITH brook
Producer SALEEM SHAHED. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Saleem Shahed.

: Closedown

: Can Seo

Gaelic for Beginners. Twenty programmes for beginners in Scots Gaelic. Presented by MAIREAD BOSS 14: Can a-rithist e
Book (same title) 14.00, records £7.48, cassettes £7.19. from bookshops


Presented By: Mairead Boss

: Pilgrimage

In the ninth of a series of explorations of the Christian life, DAVID TENNANT thinks about tension and frustration. Meditation and prayers are led by R. T. BROOKS.
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: R. T. Brooks.

: Farming

,Featuring the news, views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. With PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers JIM BACON


Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: Inside Japan

A series of 11 films
5: Foundation Stones
The average Japanese company is not, as many people imagine, a large multi-national corporation but a small family business. Globe Pencil and the Tanaka Mirror Co are typical examples of such companies.
Produced by HOWARD SMITH (RepeaO


Directed By: Libby Halliday
Produced By: Howard Smith

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: It's Great to be Young

continues the season of British films from the 40s and 50s, starring John Mills , Cecil Parker
Music, mutiny and midsummer madness are the ingredients in this good-natured comedy set in a school. When their popular teacher, Mr Dingle , is sacked, the boys and girls rebel and barricade themselves in the gym-but luckily all ends happily. The school orchestra features prominently in the story and if their talents seem remarkable then perhaps Humphrey Lyttelton and his band should share in the honours.
Screenplay by TED WILLIS
Produced by VICTOR SKUTEZKY Directed by CYRIL FRANKEL Films: page 82


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Mr Dingle
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Play By: Ted Willis
Produced By: Victor Skutezky
Directed By: Cyril Frankel
Mr Dingle: John Mills
Mr Frome: Cecil Parker
Nicky: Jeremy Spenser
Paulette: Dorothy Bromiley
Barmaid: Eleanor Summerfield
Mr Routledge: John Salew
Salesman: Bryan Forbes
Ginger: Brian Smith
Peggy: Carole Shelley
Lawson: Richard O'Sullivan
Miss Wyvem: Mary Merrall
Mr Patterson: Derek Blomfield
Landlady: Marjorie Rhodes
Morris: Eddie Byrne

: Travellers in Time

Six films of early exploration introduced from the Royal Geographical Society by Duncan Carse 5: Trans-China Expedition (1931)
' If the heat does not kill you, the cold will', such was the warning given to the great Citroen Trans-China Expedition.
The explorers' ordeal is captured in outstanding action photography; vehicles teetering on mountain ledges, bogged down in snowdrifts, almost swept away in fierce torrents. Narrator PIERRE VALMEB
Sweltering in Persia, freezing in the Himalayas, battling through a civil war, this is a remarkable record of a 1931 expedition - which is, of its kind, a minor epic of exploration, (DAILY MAIL) Assistant producer DAWN A. SWERUNG Producer RICHARD ROBINSON


Producer: Richard Robinson

: Centennial

The saga of a land and its people in 12 parts. From the epic best-selling novel by JAMES A. MICHENER. 9: The Crime starring
The Wendells criminally reinforce their roots in the community. At the Venneford a suicide means new ownership, while Farmer Brumbaugh still searches for the perfect labour force.
Written by CHARLES LARSON Directed by HARRY FALK


Novel By: James A. Michener.
Written By: Charles Larson
Directed By: Harry Falk
Produced By: MacK Harding
Produced By: John Wilder
Axel Dumire: Brian Keith
Mervin Wendell: Anthony Zerbe
Maude Wendell: Lois Nettleton
Jim Lloyd: William Atherton
Charlotte Seecombe: Lynn Redgrave
Oliver Seecombe: Timothy Dalton
Hans Brumbaugh: Alex Harras
John Skimmerhom: Cliff de Young
Lucinda Zendt: Christina Raines
Finlay Perkin: Olive Revill

: Over the Garden Fence

Every gardening broadcaster Is asked by the public, 'why don't you come down our street, where the soil is lumpy and dry, not perfect as you see on television? ' Residents of a typical suburban street in the Lea Valley, Hertfordshire, invite BBC1's specialists to advise, admire and even do some work in their gardens. Bob Legge
Superintendent of the Royal Parks, taking a day off from his preparations for the Royal Wedding. Jock Davidson who has a lifetime's experience in growing houseplants and their problems
Roy Lancaster tree expert, recently returned from an expedition to China, and Peter Seabrook also answer questions on gardening problems brought to them at the local Garden Centre. Director NEIL ECCLES


Unknown: Bob Legge
Unknown: Jock Davidson
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Producer: Michael Lumley

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: The Legend of King Arthur

dramatised in eight parts by ANDREW DA VIES
2: Merlin has given Arthur the magic sword Excalibur to help him defeat the nobles who oppose his rule. Unknown to Arthur, his half-sister Morgan, a sorceress masquerading as a nun, has sworn to kill him in revenge for her father's death.
Music composed by DUDLEY SIMPSON Producer KEN RIDDINGTON


Composed By: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Rodney Bennett
King Arthur: Andrew Burt
Morgan Ie Fay: Maureen O'Brien
Branic: Peter Burroughs
Merlin: Robert Eddison
Lot: Jon Croft
Lancelot: David Robb
Bors: Godfrey James
Accolon: Anthony Dutton
Leodograunce: Ivor Roberts
Queen Guinevere: Felicity Dean

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird
The last programme in the series. The hymns Thora introduces have all been requested by viewers and come from some of the most beautiful and interesting places of worship in the land, this week including Blackburn Cathedral, Boston Parish Church (the Boston ' Stump ') and St Alban's Abbey. Director MICHAEL WOOD
Hymns from previous Songs of Praise series (record EEC 338, cassette zcu 338), from record shops


Unknown: Thora Hird
Director: Michael Wood
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: A Prince for Our Time

A film profile of HRH The Prince of Wales Prince Charles has been described as self-conscious, vulnerable, ambitious and incurably romantic. In this documentary he talks about his life and loves. Historic news-reel film shows him growing up in a changing world under the influence of older members of his family.
His schoolfriends recall the shy boy coming out of his shell. Prince Charles wants to succeed in everything he does, and his polo coach and helicopter instructor tell how he pushes himself to the limit.
Hugh Scully follows the royal progress, including the Prince's recent visit to Australia and America, and looks at the woman who will have more influence on him than anyone else - Lady Diana Spencer ,
Assistant producer PAUL CORLEY Producer ALAN SCALES


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Lady Diana Spencer
Editor: Arthur Bennett
Producer: Paul Corley

: The Sunday Film: El Dorado

John Wayne , Robert Mitchum with James Caan , Charlene Holt
When Cole Thornton rides into El Dorado , he finds an old friend, Sheriff Harrah, on the other side of a gun barrel. Cole leaves town when he discovers that he has been hired to run people off their land, but it is not long before he is back. This time he finds the Sheriff in a bad way and as Cole himself has a paralysed arm, the two of them don't seem much opposition to the cattle baron's gunfighters ...
Screenplay by LEIGH BRACKETT , based on the novel The Start in Their Courses bv HARRY BROWN
Produced and directed by HOWARD HAWKS Films: page 82


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Charlene Holt
Unknown: Cole Thornton
Unknown: El Dorado
Unknown: Leigh Brackett
Directed By: Howard Hawks
Cole Thornton: John Wayne
J P Harrah: Robert Mitchum
Mississippi: James Caan
Maudie: Charlene Holt
Joey MacDonald: Michele Carey
Bull Harris: Arthur Hunnicutt
Kevin MacDonald: R C Armstrong
Bart Jason: Edward Asner
Doc Miller: Paul Fix
Nelse McLeod: Christopher George
Luke MacDonald: Johnny Crawford
Saul MacDonald: Robert Bothwell
Matt MacDonald: Adam Roarke
Jared MacDonald: Charles Courtney
Swedish gunsmith: Olaf Wieghorst

: News


: Garabandal: After the Visions

In 1961 four girls in Garabandal, a remote village in northern Spain, began claiming that they were seeing visions. Through these visions, the girls said, God was issuing a warning to the world: ' The cup is filling up, and if we do not change, a great chastisement will befall us'. The chief visionary of Garabandal, Conchita Gonzalez , has since emigrated to America and married. This Everyman film tells her story: the visions, the warning to the world, her attempts to hide from her growing fame, and her fears for her own children.
Everyman editor ANDREW BARR


Unknown: Conchita Gonzalez
Producer: William Nicholson
Editor: Andrew Barr

: The Editors

Presented by John Morgan
Who decides what you read in the newspapers or see on television? How - and why - are these decisions made? What are the real stories behind the news headlines? Each week The Editors questions the people responsible - the men and women who choose the stories you read, hear and see.


Presented By: John Morgan
Unknown: Malcolm Brinkworth
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Jeremy Bennett

: Discovering English Churches

A series of ten programmes with Donald Sinden 7: Civic Pride
Churches built on the profits of the flourishing medieval wool trade brought the Perpendicular style to fruition. But the new prosperity also brought conflict between Church and State, and the stage became set for Henry VIII 's break with Rome. Donald Sinden visits Fairford and Cirencester.
Producer DICK FOSTER (First shown, BBC2)


Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Henry Viii
Producer: Dick Foster

: The Sky at Night

The Summer Sky
During summer evenings many interesting constellations are on view. There are also some spectacular double stars, most of them are binary systems in which the components are physically associated. Patrick Moore surveys the evening sky during the summer, and points out some double stars which may be seen with any small telescope.
Newsletter No t. The Sky at Night. BBC Television, London WH SQT


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weatherman

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