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: Craft of the Potter

Five programmes in which leading potters show their techniques and share their ideas, with a look at ceramics past and present.
Presented by MICHAEL CASSON 1: Handbuilding
Book (same title) 14.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Michael Casson
Producer: David Hargreaves
Director: Anna Jackson

: For Schools, Colleges

9.30 Encounter: France - Land and Sea: Fecamp

9.48 Mathscore One - 6: A Cover-Up
To measure an amount of surface, Elaine Donnelly and Roger Sloman first investigate tessellations.

10.10 Look and Read Fair Ground! - 1: Trouble in the Tea-Leaves
A new story, set in and around a real fair - the Easter fair comes to town and Ozzie Watson is thrilled, but some people don't share his enthusiasm....

10.35 Resource Units: English 11-13 It's Only Words

11.0-11.15 Watch : The Romans - 1: Roman Beginnings
The first of a five-part unit on the Romans. Louise Hall-Taylor tells the story of Romulus and Remus and visits Ancient Rome to find out where it all began. Meanwhile James Earl Adair travels back in time to meet a Roman schoolmaster and his class of 7-year-olds.

11.40 Geography Casebook: Britain - Inner City: 1
The fluctuating fortunes of Glasgow from its Victorian boom to the ' scrap and rebuild' of postwar comprehensive redevelopment.

12.3 pm General Studies - 1: A Common Market?


Presenter (Mathscore One): Elaine Donnelly
Presenter (Mathscore One): Roger Sloman
Directed By (Mathscore One): Derek Longhurst
Produced By (Mathscore One): David Roseveare
Written By (Look and Read): Christopher Russell
Jean Watson (Look and Read): Judy Cornwell
Bert Thurston (Look and Read): Percy Herbert
Mr Turnbull (Look and Read): Bruce Montague
Mrs Leach (Look and Read): Elizabeth Morgan
Sidney (Look and Read): Iain Ormsby-Knox
Rachel Thurston (Look and Read): Lynne Pearson
Ozzie Watson (Look and Read): Paul Russell
Steve (Look and Read): George Sweeney
Mr Grant (Look and Read): Kenneth Waller
Captain Cutlass (Voice) (Look and Read): Percy Edwards
Narrator (Look and Read): Sean Barrett
Wordy/Mouse (voices) (Look and Read): Charles Collingwood
Wordy/Mouse (puppeteer) (Look and Read): Katie Hebb
Martin (Look and Read): Wayne Laryea
Singer (Look and Read): Derek Griffiths
Singer (Look and Read): Julie Stevens
Captain Cutlass (Look and Read): Jack
Sherry (Look and Read): Rosie
Producer (Look and Read): Sue Weeks
Presenter (Watch): Louise Hall-Taylor
Presenter (Watch): James Earl Adair
Producer (Watch): Tom Stainer
Film Cameraman (Geography Casebook): Rex Maidment
Producer (Geography Casebook): Len Brown

: News After Noon

Richard Whitmore and Fern Britton Weather ANNE PURVIS


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Regional News

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

: Pebble Mill at One

In the bright and informal atmosphere of the Pebble Mill foyer, the regular presenting team introduce another edition of the live and lively lunchtime magazine.

: Fingerbobs

A See-Saw programme

: You and Me

Cosmo and Dibs help GARY WILMOT mend a concertina and introduce the number ' 2 '. Book: Charlie Strong by FRANCES KNOWLES and BRIAN THOMPSON
Producer Richard CALLANAN


Unknown: Gary Wilmot
Unknown: Frances Knowles
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Puppeteers Frances Kay
Unknown: Francis Wright
Unknown: Animation Mike Hibbert
Director: Pat Farrington
Producer: Richard Callanan

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 Read On!: The First Person

2.40 Language in Action: Writing from Life
A new English Language series aimed at pupils studying for CSE English (14-16). The first two programmes are based on writers' workshop sessions with a group at Haverstock Comprehensive School in London, filmed over several days.
Today Robert Leeson and James Berry show how the raw material of personal experience can be used in stories, autobiographies, and poems.


Presenter (Language in Action): Robert Leeson
Presenter (Language in Action): James Berry
Producer (Language in Action): Bruce Jamson

: Interval

: Songs of Praise

for Epiphany from Exeter Cathedral
This is the truth sent from above; As with gladness men of old; We three kings of Orient are; Torches; Coventry Carol; Jesus, good above all other (Quem pastores laudavere); A New Year Carol; The first nowell

: Lyn Marshall's Everyday Yoga

A sequence of yoga movements that builds up day by day into a routine that will stretch and exercise the entire body.
Day 2: The Triangle into Refresher The triangle gives the side of the body a good stretch. It slims and firms the sides and waist, strengthens the arms and shoulders and improves balance and coordination.
Book (same title) £2.50; Record REH 461 f3.99, cassette zcr 461 (same title) £3.99 from retailers


Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Play School

: Laurel and Hardy

A cartoon series
Plumber Pudding

: Jackanory

with Andrew Burt
The Dangerous Journey by ELIZABETH RENIER : 2
Illustrations GARETH FLOYD


Unknown: Andrew Burt
Unknown: Elizabeth Renier

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris and TERRY NUTKINS
Today Johnny visits the famous homing pigeons of Freedom Fields
Hospital in Plymouth, which fly across the city carrying blood samples from hospital to laboratory.
But how do you get homing pigeons to home in the first place? It's partly instinct, partly training. To find out all about it, Johnny and Terry set up a pigeon loft outside the Animal Magic studio in Bristol. By the end of this series the birds should be able to find their way back to the loft, even when released many miles away.
Producer MIKE BEYNON. BBC Bristol BACKPAGE: 98


Introduced By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Mike Beynon.

: Newsround

with Paul McDowell


Unknown: Paul McDowell

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Part 3 by JANE HOLLOWOOD
Gripper finds a new outlet for his ' talents '. Suzanne has grievances ' while Claire finds herself in the middle of a quarrel between Duane and Stewpot.
(For cast see Friday page 75)

: Evening News

with Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Regional news magazines

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today South East at Six, Points West,
South Today, Spotlight South West and at 6.25
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Reporters: Pattie Coldwell
Reporters: John Hitchins
Reporters: James Hogg
Reporters: Marshall Lee
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 3

A four-part story by Johnny Byrne
Starring Peter Davison
Who is the traitor on Gallifrey?
(Part 4 tomorrow at 6.45)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Writer: Johnny Byrne
The Doctor: Peter Davison
Renegade: Ian Collier
Commander Maxil: Colin Baker
Lord President Borusa: Leonard Sachs
Nyssa: Sarah Sutton
Chancellor Thalia: Elspet Gray
Councillor Hedin: Michael Gough
Cardinal Zorac: Max Harvey
Castellan: Paul Jerricho
Damon: Neil Daglish
Tegan: Janet Fielding
Robin Stuart: Andrew Boxer
Colin Frazer: Alastair Cumming
Ergon: Malcolm Harvey
First receptionist: Maya Woolfe
Second receptionist: Guy Groen

: Newseries Best of the West

Fightin' feudin' and farcical-the. Wild West as it really wasn't.
Laney in Love. Laney falls in love with a tall, dark stranger. But her path of true love proves as ornery as the lady herself.
Written by SAM SIMON
Directed by STAN DANIELS


Written By: Sam Simon
Directed By: Stan Daniels
Sam Best: Starring Joel Higgins
Elvira Best: Carlene Watkins
Daniel Best: Meeno Peluce
Parker Tillman: Leonard Frey
Doc Kullens: Tom Ewell
Laney Gibbs: Valrl Bromfield
Frog: Tracey Walter
Tom Hudson: Kevin Scannell

: Top Secret

Last of the series with Barry Took and his team of special investigators Faith Brown, Chris Kelly Jan Leeming , Bill Owen
Presented by arrangement with GOODSON TODMAN INC and TALBOT TV LTD Designer PAUL TRERISE Director SIMON BETTS
(If you wish to challenge the panel with your secret, please write to Top Secret, BBC Television, London W14 OAX)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Bill Owen
Designer: Paul Trerise
Director: Simon Betts
Producer: Roger MacKay

: Neil Sedaka says....

' All you need is the music '
During a career which was originally designed to make him a classical pianist, the musical achievements and statistics of singer/songwriter Nell Sedaka have made him a compelling figure in contemporary music-600 songs written, 20 million records sold.
The great hits from the exciting rock 'n' roll era to Neil's new, more lyrical, age are included in this special one-man show.
Producer DAVID WILLIAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Songwriter: Nell Sedaka
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Director: Tony Wolfe
Producer: David Williams

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys Weatherman


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Boys from the Blackstuff

The celebrated tarmac gang are back -to a City without work in a series of five screenplays made on Merseyside. featuring and Laying the roads and scheming for the future are bitter-sweet memories for the gang. Past hopes and betrayals have left a few scars as they turn their talents to the search for work at any cost.
1: Jobs for the Boys with Music ILONA SEKACZ Sound RAMON BAILEY
Produced by MICHAEL WEARING Directed by PHILIP SAVILLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Music: Ilona Sekacz
Unknown: Ramon Bailey
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Produced By: Michael Wearing
Directed By: Philip Saville
Chrissie Todd: Michael Angelis
Dixie Dean: Tom Georgeson
Yosser Hughes: Bernard Hill
Loggo Logmond: Alan Igbon
George Malone: Peter Kerrigan
Snowy Malone: Chris Darwin
Kevin Dean: Gary Bleasdale
Donald MOSS: David Ross
Lawton: David Neilson
Chrissie's clerk: Monica Brown
Loggo's clerk: Simon Meryl
Dixie's clerk: Gilly Coman
Yosser's clerk: John Dee
George's clerk: Isa Dixon
Malloy: Shay Gorman
Jimmy Johnson: Vince Earl
Policeman: Clive Russell
Arthur: Bill Moores
Council worker: Ron Metcalfe
Jason: Timothy Bleasdale
Anna Marie: Tamana Bleasdale
Dustin: Jamie Bleasdale

: Alastair Sim

A Qualified Fool (1900-1976)
' All the public need to know about me is what they see. I stand or fall in my profession by their judgment of my performance and no amount of publicity can dampen a good one or gloss over a bad one.' (THE TIMES, June 1968) Alastair Sim was a very private person, one of the very few members of his profession who had a genuine horror of personal publicity. Janet Brown , George Cole , Christopher Fry , Kerry Gardner , Ian McKellen , Merlith McKendrick , Patricia Routledge , Naomi Sim , Peter O'Toole and William Trevor join in a celebration of one of the greatest and best loved comics Britain has ever produced. ' If he were to categorise himself he would recognise himself as being one of those great eccentrics who straddle time, the banner he was waving was for freedom, for individuality, for greatness of human spirit and a refusal to be constrained or bowed down by greater forces.' Narrated by Ian Holm


Unknown: Alastair Sim
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: Kerry Gardner
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Merlith McKendrick
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Naomi Sim
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Research Marilyn Howe
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Newseries Top Sailing

The first of four programmes The Racing J
In a few short years this slim, fast 24ft design from the USA has become one of the most popular racing craft on the south coast. Bob Fisher entered for the Range Rover J24 National Championship at Poole. Expecting fierce competition from Olympic helmsmen like IAN MACDONALD SMITH , CHRIS LAW , and EDDIE WARDEN OWEN , he found that as well as skill he needed strong nerves.
Producer JEREMY PALLANT. BBC Pebble Mil!


Unknown: Bob Fisher
Unknown: Ian MacDonald Smith
Unknown: Chris Law
Unknown: Eddie Warden Owen
Producer: Jeremy Pallant.

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