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: Open University

9.40 Bath: 18th Century. 7.5 Maths Methods: Complex Exponentials. 7.36 Emily Bronte at Haworth.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.8 Going to Work
Skills in their Hands: the skills associated with intricate assembly work in the electronics industry. Narrator LINDA ALEXANDER Producer PETER BRATT
9.33 A Good Job with Prospects Laboratory Work


Narrator: Linda Alexander
Producer: Peter Bratt

: You and Me

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds, and adults watching with them. What Would You Like?
Introduced by Bernard STONE
Producer Barbara parKeh


Introduced By: Bernard Stone
Producer: Barbara Parkeh

: For Schools, Colleges

10.15 Music Time
8: Sound Afaps
10.38 Twentieth-Century History The Road to Berlin
11.0 Merrygo-Round
Viking Raiders
11.23 Talkabout. The Old Woman and the Rice Thief
11.42 General Studies
2: Inside Local Government

: Closedown

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore and Moira Stuart


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Bill Giles

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

Including Pebble Mill Bookshelf, in which Frank Delaney talks to authoress compatriot Edna O'Brien
Editor PETER HERCOMBE. BBC Birmingham


Talks: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Editor: Peter Hercombe.

: Camberwick Green

A See-Saw programme.

: For Schools, Colleges

2.1 Words and Pictures
The Tale of the Turnip
2.18 One World
Made in Barbados
2.40 Exploring Science Fertilisation
The sex cells of plants and animals carry instructions for the production of new living things. The programme shows how these messages are passed to the next generation through pollination in plants and intercourse in humans.


Producer: Peter Bratt

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course

Part 2. Last of ten programmes Cheese

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Mud Puddle by Christopher Walker.
(Shown on BBC2 at 11.0 am)


Author (The Mud Puddle): Christopher Walker
Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Iain Lauchlan

: Pixie and Dixie

Puppet Pals (Repeal)

: Jackanory

with Ann Morrish
The Multiplying Glass by ANN PHILLIPS
The back room of Mr Hfflier 's junk shop is not an obvious place to find magic, but it is there Elizabeth finds the old wing mirror, which shows her far more than she expects ... 1: The Antique Shop


Unknown: Ann Morrish
Unknown: Ann Phillips
Unknown: Mr Hfflier

: Scooby and Scrappy Doo: Moonlight Madness; Way Out Scooby; Strongman Scooby

Today: Moonlight Madness, Way-Out Scooby, Strong Man Scooby

: Blue Peter

with Simon Groom , Sarah Greene and Peter Duncan ;
Assistant editors IAN OLIVER , RENNY RYE Editor BIDDY BAXTER


Unknown: Simon Groom
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Peter Duncan
Editors: Ian Oliver
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Ivor the Engine


: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today Nationwide - South East at Six Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
Presented throughout the week by David Dimblcby , Frank Bough Sue Lawley and Hugh Scully
Including Monday's regular feature:
Watchdog See page 75


Unknown: David Dimblcby
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Unknown: Hugh Scully

: Doctor Who: Earthshock: Part 1

starring Peter Davison
A four-part story by Eric Saward
What do the 'Silhouettes' guard?
(For cast see page 47 at 7.05 pm)
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


The Doctor: Peter Davison
Writer: Eric Saward

: Bret Maverick

starring James Garner as the West's most famous gambler Horse of Yet Another Color
Tom Guthrie may not be a fool, but when it comes to a con he's a real greenhorn, and so what better way to sucker MavencK than through his good friend and partner? There's also a little matter of Geronimo, Theodore Roosevelt and a horse to help the game along.
Written by CEOFFREY FISCHER and LEI ZLOTOFF Directed by ivan DIXON


Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Tom Guthrie
Unknown: Theodore Roosevelt
Written By: Ceoffrey Fischer
Unknown: Lei Zlotoff
Directed By: Ivan Dixon
Tom Guthrie: Ed Bruce
Elijah Crow: Ramon Bieri
M L Springer: Darleen Carr
Cy Whittaker: Richard Hamilton
Mitchell Dowd: John Shearin
Rodney Catlow: David Knell

: Panorama

'Sources close to tne Prime Minister....
Tomorrow's budget is a closely guarded secret, but each year some information leaks out. How do we find out what is happening in Downing St, how secret should the process of government be?
Michael Cockerell investigates the discreet machinery by whicn the Government influences news of how they are running the country.
Producer JOHN PENTCATE Editor georgb ciREV


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Producer: John Pentcate

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Love Story: Alexa

A serial in four parts, adapted from her own novel by ANDREA NEWMAN starring Isla Blair
Christopher Blake , Joanna David
2: Alexa's arrival has cheered Christine, though Paul's acceptance is much more grudging. Clearly something is still bothering him.
Incidental music by MIKE moran Film editor GRAHAM WALKER Photography MAimrcE FISHER Designer judy STEELE
Producer COLIN shindler Director LAURENCE MOODY


Unknown: Isla Blair
Unknown: Christopher Blake
Unknown: Joanna David
Music By: Mike Moran
Editor: Graham Walker
Unknown: Maimrce Fisher
Designer: Judy Steele
Producer: Colin Shindler
Director: Laurence Moody
Christine: Joanna D,wm
Alexa: Isla Blair
Paul: Christopher Blake
Mrs Davies: Margery Mason
Martin Burnley: Nigel Greaves
Sharon: Lindy Brill
Sixth formers: Ann Mannion
Sixth formers: Mark Eadie
Children: Lucien Green,
Children: Dan Page

: Police

A series filmed over nine months inside Thames Valley Constabulary. A Death In Custody
Sixty-three people died in police custody in 1980. This film follows one of these cases.
In the past few years, the death of someone in police custody has become a highly charged and sensitive area for the police and the public. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the death, senior officers most closely scrutinise the sequence of events and the behaviour of the officers involved. The anxiety is always present about what that investigation may turn up.
Film camera DIANE TAMMES


Editor: Charles Aldridge
Unknown: Malcolm Hirst
Unknown: Diane Tauues
Producers: Hocer Graef
Producers: Charles Stewart
Editor: John Shearer.

: Film 82

Guest presenter Miles Kington
On Golden Pond - a story of family conflict starring Katharine Hepburn , Henry and Jane Fonda , who have all received Oscar nominations for their performances.
Mad Max II: This sequel to the Australian box office success, Mad Max, is a futuristic adventure in which Mel Gibson struggles to survive in a wasteland ravaged by marauders.
Director jane LUSH


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Mel Gibson

: Pete Sayers Entertains

In the first of four programmes, the versatile folk and country artist from Suffolk plays a variety of instruments and sings about Villains - their Wine and Women with his special guest Frank lfield at The Snape Maltings
Musical director graham cooper Director iijck Gardner Producer DOUGLAS HESPE


Director: Iijck Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: News Headlines

: Weatherman

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