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: Open University

6.40 Organics by the Ton

7.05 Black Holes

7.30 IATA: Clinching a Deal

: For Schools, Colleges

9.8 Going to Work: First Impressions
by Jeremy Seabrook and Michael O'Neill
How important are first impressions? A trainee starts work. Can the impressions others get of him and the impressions they give of themselves be misleading?

9.33 A Good Job with Prospects: Technical and Business Education


Writer (Going to Work): Jeremy Seabrook
Writer (Going to Work): Michael O'Neill
Director (Going to Work): Andy Walker
Series Producer (Going to Work): Paul Mitchell

: You and Me: Faster and Faster!

Introduced by Anton Phillips.


Presenter: Anton Phillips
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

10.15 Music Time
Sounds Around Us: 3
10.38 British Social History The Poor Weaver by JOHN PREBBLE Glasgow, 1834: the city is filling with Highlanders, Lowlanders and Irish, all in search of work.
Produced by RONALD SMEDLEY Directed by Richard CALLANAN
11.0 Merry-go-Round
A Dairy on Your Doorstep
11.23 Talkabout
Who's Calling?
11.42 General Studies
And What of the Future?


Unknown: John Prebble
Produced By: Ronald Smedley
Directed By: Richard Callanan
John Riach: Jon Croft
Old Riach: Tom Watson
Mary Riach: Maureen Morris
Janet Riach: Gaylie Runciman
Duncan Riach: Iain Andrew
Michael Lynch: Daniel Foley
Andrew Shaw: Donald Douglas
Colin Lecky: Phil McCall
Fiddle player: Brian Stone

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Michael

: Regional News

(London and SE only: Financial
Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)

: Pebble Mill at One

with Donny MacLeod and Marian Foster
Introducing Children's Book Week, a daily glimpse at the reading material available to the younger generation. Marjorie Lofthouse introduces another lesson in self-protection in the weekly series Alive and Kicking, and today's music comes from Marian Montgomery.


Presenter: Donny MacLeod
Presenter: Marian Foster
Reporter: Marjorie Lofthouse
Singer: Marian Montgomery

: Chock-a-Block

A See-Saw programme
With Fred Harris
Chock-a-Block has a stock of blocks chock-a-block with pictures for words that rhyme.


Presenter: Fred Harris
Music: Peter Gosling
Producer: Michael Cole
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures A Lost Button
2.18 Read On!
Today's World
2.40 Out of the Past
Mistress Anne's Diary: 2
Adapted from ' Anne Hughes - her boke', the diary of Anne, an 18th-century farmer's wife.
Adapted for Schools by SUE LIMB


Unknown: Anne Hughes

: Closedown

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course: 1: Eggs

A series of ten programmes presented by Delia Smith.


Cook/presenter: Delia Smith
Executive producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Play School

: Mighty Mouse

A cartoon series The Magician

: Jackanory: The Railway Children: Part 1

by Edith Nesbit
With Jane Asher

Roberta, Phyllis and Peter were not the Railway Children to begin with, but then they had to move to a new house, never dreaming what wonder and excitement the nearby railway would bring into their lives.


Author: Edith Nesbit
Storyteller: Jane Asher

: Jigsaw

A picture puzzle series starring Adrian Hedley and Janet Ellis with Sylvester McCoy and David Rappaport as the O-Men and the voices and feet of Tommy Boyd.

Wilf Lunn turns up with a clue machine this week but no one understands it. The start of a regular feature-Pig of the Week has something to do with it. The O-Men install a Tell-O-Phone and have nothing (0) to do with it.


Presenter: Adrian Hedley
Presenter: Janet Ellis
The O-Men: Sylvester McCoy
The O-Men: David Rappaport
Himself: Tommy Boyd
Director: Richard Simkin
Producer: Clive Doig

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom, Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan
Christmas Stamps
This year's Christmas stamps and official First Day Cover have been designed by "Blue Peter" viewers. A colossal 500 million have been printed and you can see them roll off the presses at the printers in today's first public preview.


Presenter: Simon Groom
Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Peter Duncan
Assistant Editor: Ian Oliver
Assistant Editor: Renny Rye
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Nationwide

with Frank Bough. Sue Lawley Richard Kershaw , Hugli Scully and Sue Cook
Including Watchdog presented by HIGH SCULLY


Unknown: Frank Bough.
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Hugli Scully
Unknown: Phil Harding
Unknown: Mike Hogan
Editor: Andrew Taussig
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Angels

by Glenn Chandler
Featuring Kathryn Apanowicz, Sarah Lam, Ken Sharrock, Shirley Cheriton, Joanna Monro, Sharon Rosita, Martin Barrass

Rose arrives in Birmingham to start her SRN course at Heath Green Hospital. Back to school! Rules and regulations! Will she have second thoughts?
This week's cast:


Writer: Glenn Chandler
Graphic Designer: Bob Cosford
Script Editor: Tony Holland
Designer: Amanda Atkinson
Producer: Julia Smith
Director: Matthew Robinson
Rose Butchins: Kathryn Apanowicz
Den Booth: Ken Sharrock
Bobby Sedge: Graham Seed
Madge Foreman: Charlotte Howard
Linda Mo: Sarah Lam
Valerie Price: Deborah Manship
Roger Smart: Gary Whelan
Derek Wiseman: Walter McMonagle
Marianne Simmons: Caroline Harris
Anna Newcross: Joanna Monro
Ron Frost: Martin Barrass
Fleur Frost: Sharon Rosita
Taxi driver: Martin Raynor
Katy Smart: Shirley Cheriton
Student nurse: Jacqui Ross
Joan Webster: Owen Cherrell

: Blake's Seven: 2: Power

by Ben Steed
A series in 13 episodes
starring Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Steven Pacey, Josette Simon, Glynis Barber with Dicken Ashworth
When Avon is captured by primitive warriors and Vila discovers that the Silo containing Scorpio is impossible to open, it looks as though things cannot get any worse for the survivors of the Liberator. But looks can be deceptive ..
Book, Blake's Seven: Scorpio Attack, £ 6.75 hardback, £1.50 paperback, from retailers from 22 October


Writer: Ben Steed
Series created by: Terry Nation
Music By: Dudley Simpson
Studio Lighting: Warwick Fielding
Script Editor: Chris Boucher
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Vere Lorrimer
Director: Mary Ridge
Avon: Paul Darrow
Vila: Michael Keating
Tarrant: Steven Pacey
Dayna: Josette Simon
Soolin: Glynis Barber
Orac: Peter Tuddenham
Gunn Sar: Dicken Ashworth
Pella: Juliet Hammond-Hill
Kate: Alison Glennie
Nina: Jenny Oulton
Cato: Paul Ridley
Luxia: Linda Barr

: Panorama

Presented by David Dimbleby
The issues, the people, and the stories that matter, reported by television's top journalists: MICHAEL COCKERELL


Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Richard Lindley
Unknown: Tom Mangold
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: John Stapleton
Unknown: Peter Taylor
Unknown: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Elwyn Parry Jones
Editor: George Carey

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The 1981 Horse of the Year Show

from Wembley Arena featuring "The Butlin Championship"
(Holder: Maybe, ridden by Nick Skelton)
Introduced by David Vine.

The first of six nightly visits to this world-famous show, whose reputation over the years has been built on a magical mixture of entertainment and top class show jumping. All the leading British riders are competing, together with some of the best from Europe.

Tonight's featured class consists of one round and a jump-off.


Presenter: David Vine
Commentator: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentator: Stephen Hadley
Commentator: Richard Pitman
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Film '81

with Barry Norman

James Caan plays an independent thief who becomes involved with organised crime in Violent Streets, filmed on location in Chicago.

Marilyn Monroe is the subject of this new film biography, Marilyn the Untold Story - starring Catherine Hicks - which confirms the continuing fascination with the actress who died 18 years ago.

A report from Los Angeles, where Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland are making Death Wish II - a sequel to Death Wish, the controversial film about urban vigilantes - directed by Michael Winner.


Presenter: Barry Norman
Director: Mitchell Symons
Producer: Judy Lindsay

: * Kojak

: Weatherman

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