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: Open University

6.25 R. M. Schindler. 6.50 Cadences, 7.1S Home: Castle or Cage? 7.40 Problems of Pollution. 8.5 Water for Oxford. 8.30 Control in the Community.


Unknown: R. M. Schindler.

: Heads and Tails

A See-Saw programme

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

This week's programme includes speeches by the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , mp and the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi at the Indo-British Association Dinner on 23 March, and the inauguration ceremony of the Festival of India. Presented and produced by MAHENDRA KAUL
Director yousup aziz BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Produced By: Mahendra Kaul

: Supervisors

A series of eight documentary films featuring practising supervisors in industry and commerce. 2: I Know I Am a Supervisor - but What Do I Do?
Assistant producer SALLY KIRKWOOD Producer ROBERT CLAMP
For series notes send large sae to: [address removed]


Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Computer Programme

A series of ten programmes. CHRIS SERLE, IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS and GILL NEVILL continue their exploration of the world of Information Science.
7: Let's Pretend
For details of the BBC Microcomputer and software; the associated NEC correspondence course in programming; or of computer clubs' courses and other sources of information in your area, please write to: Broadcasting Support Services[address removed]enclosing a large sae.

: The Engineers

Ten films about the fascinations, frustrations and working environment of professional engineers. 4: Bob Allison


Unknown: Bob Allison
Producer: Michael Garrod

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

A series of ten programmes
5: What did Sir Joshua Reynolds , Queen Victoria, Gladstone, Queen Alexandra and Churchill have in common? They all used hearing aids. This week's sketch is set in the out-patients' department of a hospital.
' No Need to Shout' - a magazine for the deaf on Ceejax page 169


Unknown: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Director: John Brooke
Producer: Brigit Barry

: Ensemble

A 24-part television and radio course for beginners in French: 22 Presented by GILLES DATTAS with CHRISTIAN BRUMELL as Michel Directed by TERRY DOYLE
Produced by TONY ROBERTS
(Ensemble radio programme Sun 5.30 and Thurs at 11.0 pm on Radio 4 VHF)
Books 1 and 2, £2.25 each; records 1 and 2. £2.19 each; cassettes 1 and 2. £2.99 each from retailers


Presented By: Gilles Dattas
Unknown: Christian Brumell
Directed By: Terry Doyle
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Maths Help

Last of 12 programmes: Vectors
Giving directions to someone involves vectors - whether we realise it or not. The notation for writing down vectors-a length and a direction-is unusual, but then it needs to be to avoid confusion with other, older notations. Once the notation becomes familiar it shows us how to do simple arithmetic with vectors.
Presenter LAURIE BUXTON (Inner London Education Authority)


Presenter: Laurie Buxton
Director: Patrick Titley
Producer: Robert Clamp

: Feeling Great!

The last of six programmes
ROY CASTLE finds out from DR PHILIP JAMES why we should all be eating more dietary fibre-better known as roughage. Dr James also explains why whole-meal bread is so good for you, and how you can tell which breakfast cereals are high in fibre.
Production assistant JENNY STEVENS Producer PETER RIDING
For free booklet send your address on a postcard to: Feeling Great!, Health Education Council[address removed]


Unknown: Dr Philip James
Unknown: Jenny Stevens

: Sunday Worship

from St Peter's Church, Harold Wood, Essex
The second service of family worship on the theme of Focus on Christ conducted by the Vicar, The Rev Miles Thomson, assisted by The Rev Ken Moulder and members of the congregation. Organist Julian Harris
Choirmaster John Wickens
Reading: Mark 15, vv 22-37; Hymns: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (Praise, my soul); God of gods. we sound his praises (from Psalm Praise); There is a green hill far away (Horsley): Give. me a sight (0 make me understand it); Christ be my leader (Slane)


Service conducted by: Rev. Miles Thomson
Assisted by: Rev. Ken Moulder
Organist: Julian Harris
Choirmaster: John Wickens
Sound: Brian Robinson
Lighting: Maurice Garman
Television Presentation: Raymond Short

: Farming

Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham
Weather for farmers ANNE PURVIS


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Paint!

A series of ten programmes with JOHN FITZMAURICE MILLS
7:Painting from Photographs


Unknown: John Fitzmaurice
Producer: Dick Foster

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: Stagecoach

starring Ann-Margret
Red Buttons, Michael Connors Alex Cord , Bing Crosby
Bob Cummlngs , Van Heflin
The Concord stagecoach leaves for Cheyenne with a strange assortment of passengers aboard. They are joined en route by the notorious Ringo Kid intent on vengeance in this colourful version of the classic Western.
Screeplay by JOSEPH LANDON , based on the screenplay by DUDLEY NICHOLS from a story by ERNEST HAYCOX
Directed by GORDON DOUGLAS. Films: p 15


Unknown: Michael Connors
Unknown: Alex Cord
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bob Cummlngs
Unknown: Van Heflin
Unknown: Joseph Landon
Unknown: Dudley Nichols
Story By: Ernest Haycox
Produced By: Martin Rackin
Directed By: Gordon Douglas.
Dallas: Ann -Margret
Mr Peacock: Red Buttons
Hatfield: Michael Connors
Ringo: Alek Cord
Doc Bocne: Bing Crosby
Mr Gatewood: Bob Cummings
Curly: Van Heflin
Buck: Slim Pickens
Mrs Lucy Mallory: Stefanie Powers
Luke Plummer: Keenan Wynn

: Cartoons

Fair and Wormer and I Taw a Putty Tat

: Bonanza

Thornton's Account
Thrown from his horse, Ben is seriously injured. Little Joe desperately seeks help from a community of strangers who refuse to aid him. They have good reason.


Written By: Preston Wood
Directed By: William Claxton
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
Little Joe Cartwright: Michael Landon

: Mickey and Donald

Mickey, Donald and Goofy steer their tugboat towards disaster. Pluto is left to guard the food on a camping trip while Donald Duck falls in love.
A WALT DISNEY production


Unknown: Donald Duck

: The Onedin Line

Third of nine episodes, starring Peter Gilmore as James Onedin in Blood Ties by NICK MCCARTY
'If we don't put that cannon out of action, they'll blow Cap'n Onedin out of the water! '
Series devised by CYRIL ABRAHAM Producer GERAINT MORRIS
Costumes from the series are on display at the Dorman Museum. Middlesbrough; theme music on Top BBCtv Themes Vol 2 (record REH 365, cassette ZCR 365) from retailers


James Onedin: Peter Gilmore
Written By: Nick McCarty
Devised By: Cyril Abraham
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Elizabeth,Lady Fogarty: Jessica Benton
Captain Baines: Howard Lang
Samuel Onedin: Christopher Douglas
Tom Arnold, and: Keith Jayne
Gavrialides: George Pravda
Margarita Juarez: Roberta Iger
Dunwoody: John Rapley
Dawkins: John Wentworth
President Juarez: John G Heller
Turner: Michael Goldie
Makepiece: Stephen Tate

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Holiday

The last in the present series
Introduced by Cliff Michelmore
A spring break in a European city is the kind of holiday that shouldn't depend on good weather. Shopping, shows and sightseeing are the ingredients for success. Cliff Michelmore has just been to Paris to judge how well the mixture works.
Cut out hotel bills by holidaying in someone else's home -while they live in yours. The basic idea of holiday home exchange is a simple one. What are the snags? Anne Gregg looks at a family who swap Ealing for Los Angeles. For his last activity report, Paul Hughes goes sailing at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Executive producer TOM SAVAGE Producer CLEM VALLANCE


Introduced By: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Tom Savage
Producer: Clem Vallance

: Songs of Praise

from Morecambe
Thora Hird returns to Morecambe, where she was born, and more especially to the Methodist Church where she was christened and married. She meets many old friends again, 'sand-grown' Morecambeites old and new. Among them is Sam Baxter, whose family have been local fishermen for five generations - he is now President of the local Lifeboatmen, with whom he sings a favourite hymn 'The sands of time are sinking fast'.
O for a thousand tongues (Lyngham): The sands of time are sinking fast (Rutherford); All things bright and beautiful (Monk); Jesus my Lord will love me for ever; Now thank we all our God; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (St Peter); Fill thou my life (Richmond); Will your anchor hold. Conductor DAVID PRESCOTT Organist TOM STAFFORD
Outside broadcast director DAVID KREMER
Series producer jim MURRAY
(Flesh and Blood: Tuesday 8.10)


Unknown: Morecambe Thora Hird
Unknown: Sam Baxter
Unknown: St Peter
Conductor: David Prescott
Organist: Tom Stafford
Director: David Kremer
Producer: Ralph Rolls
Producer: Jim Murray

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason with Lynda Baron

Arkwright improves the sale of an overstocked commodity with spellbinding efficiency, while Granville's lust for power falls flat on the floor.

Book (same title) £6.25 hardback, £1.25 paperback, from retailers
(Subtitles on Ceefax page 170)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Julie: Helen Cotterill
Cyril: Tom Mennard
Spelling man: Alan Starkey
Breadman: Bert Gaunt

: The Sunday Film: Topkapi

Melina Mercouri Peter Ustinov
Maximilian Schell Robert Morley
A daring plan is afoot to steal a sultan's jewel-encrusted dagger from the electronic security of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. But since neither of the thieves has a criminal record, they decide to be assisted only by amateurs. Enter Robert Morley , as an eccentric inventor and Peter Ustinov , turning in an Oscar-winning performance, as a reluctant spy.
Based on the novel The Light of Day by ERIC AMBLER
Produced and directed by JULES DASSIN Films; page 15


Unknown: Melina Mercouri
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Maximilian Schell
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Play By: Monja Danischewsky
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Directed By: Jules Dassin
Elizabeth Lipp: Melina Mercouri
Arthur Simpson: Peter Ustinov
William Walter: Maximilian Schell
Cedric Page: Robert Morley
Geven: Akim Tamiroff
Giulio: Gilles Segal
Fischer: Jess Hahn
Harback: Titos Wandis
Major Tufan: Ege Ernart
First shadow: Senih Orkan
Second shadow: Ahmet Danyal Topatan
Josef: Joseph Dassin
Nanny: Amy Dalby

: Omnibus

with Barry Norman
The Oscars: next week the entertainment world celebrates its annual Olympic festival: the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. But what does an Oscar mean today? Does it automatically bring success and security? Does the award guarantee a film's success? And why does controversy so often surround the ceremony itself? BARRY NORMAN reports from Los Angeles on the background to the Oscars with help from Charlton Heston , Rod Steiger and other winners - and losers - of the coveted trophy.
And, a special 80th birthday tribute to SIR WILLIAM WALTON played by Julian Bream.
(Sir William Walton 's 80th Birthday Concert—asimultaneousbroadcastwith Radio 3 - is tomorrow on BBC2 at 8.0 pm)


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Sir William Walton
Played By: Julian Bream.
Unknown: Robin Lough
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Director: Jonathan Fulford
Editor: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Sir William Walton

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Choices

Faced with a tough personal dilemma, why do we choose one course of action rather than another?
Libby Purves invites members of the public who have each had to face a crucial decision of conscience to describe the choice they've made.
They use the conclusions they've drawn to put a proposition to tonight's panel of Barry Fantoni, Brian Inglis, The Rt Rev Michael Marshall and an invited audience.


Presenter: Libby Purves
Panellist: Barry Fantoni
Panellist: Brian Inglis
Panellist: The Rt Rev Michael Marshall
Researcher: Trevor Barnes
Director: Raymond Short
Producer: David Winter
Producer: Christian Forssander

: Never Too Late

To Live and Learn
' Black mould, dampness and vandalism ... I'd rather not live here really.'
When the people of Elmley Street banded together to take on the council they gained a great deal more than a £35,000 allocation to begin repair work.
In the last programme of the series, Never Too Late looks at community education.
Producer TONY MATTHEWS Director amis LENT
Further information on tenants' rights and community activities can be obtained from public libraries.


Producer: Tony Matthews

: Pete Sayers Entertains

The final programme of the series from The Snape Maltings featuring eight different sounds of country and folk music with guest musicians
Jim Rooney (banjo) Bill Keith (guitar)
Pete Rowan (mandolin)


Unknown: Jim Rooney
Guitar: Bill Keith
Guitar: Pete Rowan
Director: Graham Cooper
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Weatherman

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