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: Open University

6.40 Biology: Form and Function. 7.5 Biological System Respiration. 7.30 Seeing With Sound.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Encounter France
Town and Country: Poitiers
9.53 Rendez-vous: France
Par les rues, par les champs - Poitiers
10.10 Look and Read Dark Towers
2: The Man in the Picture
Is there something suspicious about two ' experts ' looking over the contents of Dark Towers? Then Tracy and Edward meet a friendly ghost!
Written by ANDREW DAVIES
With SEAN BARRETT , CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS , DAVID COLLINGS , HARRY JONES , GARY RUSSELL , JULIET WALEY, DENISE COFFEY , CHARLES COLLING-WOOD, KATIE HEBB , DEREK GRIFFITHS , JULIE STEVENS and Flak Producer SUE WEEKS
10.35 Resource Unit: Geography
What Ice Did to the Land
11.0 Watch
Transport: Trains
11.17 Walrus
After Four: 1
11.38 Artists in Print with TREVOR ALLEN
IAN MORTIMER and LYNNE MOORE
Book (same title), £9.95, from bookshops
12.5 pm General Studies Sink or Swim?

Contributors

Written By: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Christopher Biggins
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Harry Jones
Unknown: Gary Russell
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Katie Hebb
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Julie Stevens
Unknown: Trevor Allen
Unknown: Ian Mortimer
Unknown: Lynne Moore

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart '
Weather MICHAEL FISH
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with sub-titles)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Day Two of Pebble Mill in Action, in which experts give advice on how to set up do-it-yourself community and social care schemes to help counter the effects of financial cuts. Plus personalities of the day and music.
Editor PETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Editor: Peter Hercombe

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme Day Begins
Music and narration by DEREK GRIFFITHS
Research ROBIN HALDANE
Producer MICHAEL COLE

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Research Robin Haldane
Producer: Michael Cole

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them. Any Milk Today?
Introduced by BERNARD STONE
Producer BARBARA PARKER

Contributors

Introduced By: Bernard Stone
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

2.14 Des le debut
Ordering Things; Choosing Things; Buying a Ticket
2.30 English
An Inspector Calls by J. B. PRIESTLEY
A new production of the play in three episodes: 2
Designer GARY PRITCHARD
Directed by MICHAEL SIMPSON

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Directed By: Michael Simpson
Inspector Goole: Bernard Hepton
Arthur Birling: Nigel Davenport
Mrs Birling: Margaret Tyzack
Gerald Croft: Simon Ward
Sheila Birling: Sarah Berger
Eric Birling: David Sibley

: Closedown

: ODroiDro

A quiz on a filmed journey through Wales
(English transmitters only. First shown on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Presenters
SHEELAGH GILBEY, STUART MCGUGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Think! Backwards

with Johnny Ball
A week's countdown of numbers, puzzles and fun.
Today Johnny explores 8 and 7 - describes how to make an eight-sided shape with two squares and shows off a piano's magnificent seven. Meanwhile - what do you call an eight-sided cat?*
(tsnj oʇɔОuy :ɹəʍѕu)

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Play Away

starring
Brian Cant who invites you to join his guests in an entertainment of comedy and music. with Nerys Hughes Alex Norton
Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by JONATHAN COHEN Director AVRIL PRICE Producer ANN REAY

Contributors

Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Jonathan Cohen
Director: Avril Price
Producer: Ann Reay

: Screen Test

Brian Trueman asks questions based on scenes from Herbie Goes Bananas, Sun Valley Serenade,
Battle Beyond the Stars, The Sword in the Stone.
Looking for the answers will be contestants from
TRESCOTT J.M. SCHOOL, BIRMINGHAM, and the WILLIAM BROOKES SCHOOL, MUCH
WENLOCK
Fever and Drive and Stay Alive, two of the top entries in the Young Film-makers' Competition, will also be shown.
Directed by PAUL LOOSLEY Producer JOHN BUTTERY BBC Manchester
BACK PAGE: 98

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: Trescott J.M.
Unknown: William Brookes
Directed By: Paul Loosley
Producer: John Buttery

: Willo the Wisp: The Viqueen

Contributors

Voices: Kenneth Williams
Written and directed by: Nick Spargo

: Evening News

with Richard Baker Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide (London and SE) Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
6.25
Nationwide
With FRANK BOUGH, SUE LAWLEY RICHARD KERSHAW , HUGH SCULLY and SUE COOK
The reporting team: LUKE CASEY PATTIE COLDWELL , JOHN HITCHINS JAMES HOGG , BILL KERR ELLIOTT LAURIE MAYER , FRAN MORRISON
TONY WILKINSON , NICHOLAS WOOLLEY and GLYN WORSNIP
And reports from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
(Regional details as Monday)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Luke Casey
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Angels

by SHEILA YEGER featuring Kathryn Apanowicz Sharon Rosita , Martin Barrass Susan Gilmore , Judith Jacob Joanna Monro , Ken Sharrock
Julia Williams , Shirley Cheriton
Rose Butchins leaves St Angela 's for the last time. And Fleur is rushed to Maternity -twice!

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Unknown: Kathryn Apanowicz
Unknown: Sharon Rosita
Unknown: Martin Barrass
Unknown: Susan Gilmore
Unknown: Judith Jacob
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Ken Sharrock
Unknown: Julia Williams
Unknown: Shirley Cheriton
Unknown: Rose Butchins
Unknown: St Angela

: Wildlife on One

Orinoco Hog
Narrated by David Attenborough
In the Orinoco llanos of South America the capybara lives alongside a rich variety of wild animals, in a landscape parched during the dry season and inundated during the rains. Now efforts are being made in Venezuela to domesticate this extraordinary wild animal, which lives in packs and spends much of its time in the water.
Photography NEIL RETTIG, ALAN DEGEN Film editor CHARLES ALDRtDGE
Written and produced by ADRIAN WARREN Series producer PETER BALE. BBC Bristol
Sub-titles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Alan Degen
Produced By: Adrian Warren

: The Rockford Files

Another chance to see the original most popular private eyes. with Tonight: The Big Rip-off
Rockford is hired by Steve's suspicious girlfriend after Steve's plane crashes and his wife ' miraculously' swims ashore to claim the insurance and leaves for Switzerland. When Rockford returns to' California, it is the girlfriend's turn to take off ...
Written by jo SWERLING JR
Directed by VINCE MCEVEETY

Contributors

Written By: Jo Swerling Jr
Directed By: Vince McEveety
Jim Rockford: James Garner
Marilyn: Jill Clayburgh
Joe Rockford: Noah Beery
MOSS: Norman Burton
Steve: Fred Beir
Ginny: Suzanne Somers

: Only Fools and Horses....: The Second Time Around

By John Sullivan.
Starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst with Lennard Pearce.
Love comes into Del's life when an old flame returns to London. Rodney and Grandad are determined to extinguish the torch that Del is carrying.

Contributors

Writer: John Sullivan
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Ray Butt
Director: Martin Shardlow
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Grandad: Lennard Pearce
Trigger: Roger Lloyd Pack
Joyce: Peta Bernard
Pauline: Jill Baker
Auntie Rose: Beryl Cooke

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman

Contributors

Unknown: John Humphrys

: Pop Goes the Weasel

Kenneth Hudson looks at the Ins and Outs of Pawnbroking
The old song echoes what most people think about pawnbroking-the ' pop shop ' down a back alley, full of bundles of old clothes, an image of poverty and social stigma. But ' Uncle' was as important as the butcher or the baker and lent money on the most unlikely things.
Today, we don't mind talking about a mortgage or an overdraft and even boast about our credit rating, but pawning seems different. Anyway, after 30 years of the welfare state, few people know how to set about pawning their belongings. Nevertheless, pawnbroking is coming back and in a new direction: pawnshops are opening alongside the high street banks and building societies. And a different kind of customer is securing instant money without fuss.
Film cameraman EUGENE CARR Film recordist RON CRABB Film editor PAUL Pierrot Producer HARRY HASTINGS

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Eugene Carr
Unknown: Ron Crabb
Editor: Paul Pierrot
Producer: Harry Hastings

: International Ice Skating

The 1981 St Ivel Ice International from Richmond Ice Rink This major competition has attracted top skaters from all over the world. Tonight's competitions: The Original Set Pattern Dance
Britain's World Ice Dance Champions, JAYNE TORVILL and CHRISTOPHER DEAN, make their first competitive appearance of the season. The Ladies' Short Programme
CLAUDIA KRISTOFICS-BINDER , of Austria, the 1980 World Bronze Medallist, leads a strong entry that includes the brilliant young Canadian, TRACEY WAINMAN , and Britain's KAREN WOOD.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Producer DAVID KENNING

Contributors

Unknown: Jayne Torvill
Unknown: Claudia Kristofics-Binder
Unknown: Tracey Wainman
Unknown: Karen Wood.
Producer: David Kenning

: News Headlines

: The Treachery Game

by JACK GERSON. A thriller in two parts, starring Malcolm Stoddard and Mary Tamm
1: A British biochemist is shot dead in France. Former British Intelligence agent Mark Fraser is on holiday nearby with his wife Jill, and finds himself being neatly framed for the murder. His only hope for survival is run and discover why.
BBC Scotland
(Part 2 tomorrow at 10.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Gerson.
Unknown: Malcolm Stoddard
Unknown: Mary Tamm
Unknown: Mark Fraser
Mark Fraser: Malcolm Stoddard
Jill Fraser: Mary Tamm
Frank Lloyd: Ben Aris
Sir James Mackieson: James Drake
Grigor: Sandor Eles
Ruth Aird: Anna Cropper
Alec Marsh: Jack McKenzie
Martens: Robert Robinson
Jules Picon: Gregoire Aslan
Eva: Darcy Flynn
Milo: Andy Pantelidou
Rocco: Louis Candella
Superintendent Leyshon: Denis de Marne
Permanent Secretary: Victor Langley
Tom Leckie: Jim Byars
Mac: Bill Denniston
Teddy: Ian Halliburton
Surete detective: Christian Bianchi
Lorry driver: Claude Rossignol
Helicopter observer: Francis Missana
Dr Harold Aird: Neil Connery

: Weatherman









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