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: Open University

6.40 ' Proud Ambitious Heaps.' 7.30 Roots of Equations.

: For Schools, Colleges

9.35 Encounter: Germany Communications
9.53 Treffpunkt: Deutschland Verbindungen
10.10 Look and Read The Boy from Space The Lake
10.35 Resource Units: Religious and Moral Education
A Little Bit of Hush
11.0 Watch. Dinosaurs: 2
11.17 Television Club
As Good as Gold
11.38 Shakespeare in Perspective Hamlet
12.5 pm General Studies
2: Inside Local Government

: News After Noon

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


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

: Pebble Mill at One

DONNY MACLEOD , MARIAN FOSTER and MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE are part of today's presenting team offering a unique blend of music, conversation and topicality.
Editor PETER rercombe. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Editor: Peter Rercombe.

: Bod

A See-Saw programme
Bod and the Cake

: You and Me: Who is the Tallest?

A series for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Introduced by David Ashton.


Presenter: David Ashton
Puppets: Alan Platt
Animation: Bura and Hardwick
Producer: Barbara Parker

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 The Music Arcade 8: Music and Dance (1)
A children's dancing class demonstrates counting beats and moving in time with the music. Different time signatures are illustrated in the songs ' Cornstalk fiddle', 'Old paint', 'The leprechaun' and ' Lord of the dance '. Presenters
Producer Elizabeth BENNETT
2.40 Communicate!
Comedy Writing


Unknown: Tim Whitnall
Unknown: George Eliot
Guitar: Jeff Crampton
Director: Avril Roberts
Producer: Elizabeth Bennett

: Nationwide Budget Special

With three million out of work, inflation still in double figures and manufacturing output less than it was during the three-day week, the government's economic strategy is under attack from its own back benches. Can Sir Geoffrey Howe's fourth Budget appease the 'wets' without fuelling inflation? Can he lay the foundations for a Conservative victory at the next General Election? The key passages of today's Budget statement will be carried live in the programme.
David Dimbleby introduces the programme, with expert comment and analysis from Peter Oppenheimer - economist, Philip Hardman - accountant, David Basnett - Chairman of the TUC's Economic Committee, and Sir Terence Meaney - Chief Executive of Thomas Tilling.
From Westminster, Sir Robin Day assesses the political implications of the Chancellor's measures with Denis Healey for Labour, David Steel for the Liberal/Social Democrat Alliance, Sir Ian Gilmour for the Tory sceptics, and Leon Brittan, Chief Secretary to the Treasury for the Government.
From the West Midlands, Nicholas Woolley reports on one factory and on the reaction of the unemployed to the Budget.
From the Stock Exchange in the City of London, Paul Barry reports on the reaction from the financial world, including Dr Paul Neild chief economist with stockbrokers Phillips & Drew.
From a pub in West London, Bill Kerr Elliott reports on reactions from the traditional victims on Budget Day - drinkers, smokers and drivers.
Research: Institute for Fiscal Studies


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Analysis: Peter Oppenheimer
Analysis: Peter Hardman
Analysis: David Basnett
Analysis: Sir Terence Meaney
Presenter: Sir Robin Day
Guest: Denis Healey
Guest: David Steel
Guest: Sir Ian Gilmour
Guest: Leon Brittan
Reporter: Nicholas Woolley
Reporter: Paul Barry
Guest: Dr Paul Neild
Reporter: Bill Kerr Elliott
Director: Victor Melleney
Producer: Richard Tait
Executive Producer: David Dickinson
Editor: Roger Bolton

: Evening News

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
Nationwide with DAVID DIMBLEBY and FRANK bough


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Cartoon

My Favourite Duck

: Doctor Who: Earthshock: Part 2

starring Peter Davison
A four-part story by Eric Saward
What is behind the hatch?
*Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Writer: Eric Saward
Script Editor: Antony Root
Designer: Bernard Lloyd-Jones
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Director: Peter Grimwade
Kyle: Clare Clifford
Scott: James Warwick
Walters: Steve Morley
Snyder: Suzi Arden
Mitchell: Ann Holloway
First trooper: Anne Clements
Second trooper: Mark Straker
The Doctor: Peter Davison
Adric: Matthew Waterhouse
Tegan: Janet Fielding
Nyssa: Sarah Sutton
Leader: David Banks
Lieutenant: Mark Hardy
Ringway: Alec Sabin
Berger: June Bland
Briggs: Beryl Reid
First crew member: Mark Fletcher
Second crew member: Christopher Whittingham

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman
Willie Carson and Bill Beaumont captain two teams of celebrities.
Executive producer hazel llwthwaite


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Willie Carson
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Director: Peter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Emery

presents Legacy of Murder a light-hearted thriller in six parts filmed entirely on location starring Dick Emery and written by JOHN AND STEVEN SINGER 4: Bang, Bang You're Dead featuring Richard Vernon
Patrick Allen , Patsy Rowlands and Barry Evans
Employed to track down six people, Bernie is in the Caribbean. The first three people have died suddenly in suspicious circumstances and he is now in danger himself at a voodoo ceremony. Who is the mysterious limping man, and can Bernie escape to continue his search in Paris and Hollywood.
Incidental music JACK POINT Costume designer pip BRYCE Make-up artist JILL hagger
Film cameraman EUGENE CARR Film editor MIKE JACKSON DesignerJOHN STOUT
* Subtitles on Ceefax paoe 170


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Steven Singer
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Unknown: Barry Evans
Music: Jack Point
Designer: Pip Bryce
Artist: Jill Hagger
Unknown: Eugene Carr
Editor: Mike Jackson
Designer: John Stout
Producer: Harold Snoad
Baron Cimeterre: Eddie Tagoe
Robin: Barry Evans
Thelma: Patsy Rowlands
O'Toole: Thomas Baptiste
Tolhurst: Richard Vernon
Thug: Glynn Edwards
His assistants: Steve Emerson
His assistants: Alfie Curtis
Wayne: Lee Whitlock
Sailor: Cordon Salkilld
Hotel receptionist: Andre Maranne
Nick: Ray Charleson
Greg Winchester: Patrick Allen
'Montana Kid': Joe Praml
Film director: David Healy
Cameraman: Bill Bailey
Clapper boy: Jeremy Bennett
Bernie Weinstock/Lord Algrave/Joe Galleano: Dick Emery

: Taxi

America's comedy hit
Fantasy Borough: part 2
Alex, Louie and Elaine play out their private fantasies only to find they can't quite escape their real selves. Starring with and special guest stars
Herve Villechaize , Lassie
Written bv BARRY Kemp


Unknown: Herve Villechaize
Unknown: Barry Kemp
Directed By: James Burrows
Alex Rieger,: Judd Hirsch
Bobby: Jeff Conaway
Tony Banta: Tony Danza
Louie de Palma: Danny Devito
Elaine Nardo: Marilu Henner
Latka Gravas: Andy Kaufman
Reverend Jim: Christopher Lloyd

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys ; Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp for the Government


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe

: Play for Today: Tishoo

It is the mid-1980s. The Economy has not improved. For 17 years Professor Frank Merrick has been ensconced in a Research Lab of a Provincial University working on a cure for the common cold.
He is very near success. Can he avoid becoming yet another victim of the eternal cutbacks? with Senior cameraman GARTH TUCKER LightinE DUNCAN BROWN Designer ALLAN ANSON
Produced by JOHN NORTON Directed by CERALD BLAKE


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Professor Frank Merrick
Unknown: Garth Tucker
Unknown: Duncan Brown
Designer: Allan Anson
Produced By: John Norton
Directed By: Cerald Blake
Professor Frank Merrick: Paul Daneman
Barbara: Anne Stallybrass
Layborne: Barrie Cookson
Cullin: Milton Johns
Clare: Sue Vanner

: Everyman

Kathy Leaves Home
Can severely mentally handicapped children have normal lives? And at what cost to those supporting them? The recent debate over the Arthur case concentrated on the moment of decision faced by doctors and parents, but what is life like for-and with-the mentally handicapped as they grow up? In this film Everyman tells the story of one mongol child -Kathy Chalcraft - now aged 17, of her parents' struggle to bring her up within the family, and of the difficult decision they face as she approaches school leaving age: should they give up their present jobs and spend the rest of their lives caring for her? Or should they find an alternative home for her to live in? Filmed over a period of six months last year, the programme records the conflicts and pressures that build up as the Chalcrafts make their choice.
Film cameraman BRIAN IIALL Producer DANIEL WOLF


Unknown: Kathy Chalcraft
Unknown: Brian Iiall
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Editor: William Nicholson

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