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: Open University

25 Balzac and the VlsualArts
6.5t Cyanide. Crystal and Co-ordination
7.1S Maths Across the Curriculum 7.« Design: Assembly of Lorries
8.5 Gentics: The rll System
8. JO Chemistry: Caffeine Project

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme

: Knock Knock

Stories and songs from God's wide world. Janet Ellis tells the story of Zacchaeus and the sycamore tree; Christopher Lillicrap sings Of how Big Bad Jake saw the light; Angela Bruce describes how the Hindu god Rama met his bride Sita.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Presenter: Christopher Lillicrap
Presenter: Angela Bruce
Script Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Syd Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Worship, prayer, sharing and celebration in which viewers are linked by television from home to home. 'This is the day which the Lord has made! We shall rejoice and be glad in it.'
The service is led by members of the viewing congregation. Today's speaker is Sister Hannah of the Anglican Community of St Francis, and she is joined by three elderly ladies who live in the community's home in Compton Durville, Somerset.
Old Testament reading: Exodus 14 w 11-13 Gospel: Mathew 7. w 24-27
Hymn for mediation: Guide me 0 thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)


Speaker: Sister Hannah
Director: Harry Coventry
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Asian Magazine

Valerie Singleton meets
Binda BINDA RANDIIAWA is a young reporter on a West London newspaper. Her beat includes Southall, with its large Asian population. but it's not just that community she writes about. VALERIE SINGLETON went along to meet Binda at work and at home.
Producer vousur AZIZ
Executive producer ASflOK Rampal BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Binda Binda Randiiawa

: Maths Help

12: Trigonometry

: Let's Go

with BRIAN RIX The last of five programmes to help mentally handicapped people.
Let's Go Cycling


Unknown: Brian Rix

: Multi-Cultural Education

Eight case studies
3: Your Community School
What happened when staff at Tindal primary school invited parental involvement.
For discussion leader's notes, send large sae to [address removed].

: Tele-Montage

Eight programmes based on French-speaking television networks.
3: Jean Michel Folon


Unknown: Jean Michel Folon

: Weekend Wardrobe

Presented by ANN LADBURY with designs by CAROLINE CHARLES
How to achieve a crisp, professional finish to home-sewn clothes.


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Unknown: Caroline Charles

: The Skill of Lip-Reading: 4

A series of ten programmes
'I know I began to solve some of the problems of my own deafness when I went to a lip-reading class.' Christine Martin talks about the benefits of a lip-reading class.


Speaker: Christine Martin

: Never Too Late

The last of five programmes ... To Live and Learn
' Black mould, dampness and vandalism ... I'd rather not live here really.' When the people of Elmley Street took on the council they gained more than £ 35,000 for repairs.

: Farming

JOE WARDLAW farms 1,000 acres in Victoria, Australia, but he has spent the last six months droving his 3,000 sheep along lanes looking for pasture. MICHAEL CRISP was forced to slaughter 600 sheep because his pastures were grazed completely bare. BILL CASIMATY has storage for 80 million gallons of water, but only two million gallons are left as the creek that feeds the reservoir has not run for three years of the last four. Australian agriculture faces national disaster and personal tragedy through the most severe drought since records began. DAN CHERRINGTON reports.
Producer KEN POLLOCK. BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers JACK SCOTT


Unknown: Joe Wardlaw
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producer: Ken Pollock.
Unknown: Jack Scott

: The Past Afloat

A series of eight films on historic ships and maritime museums in Britain, written and presented by Anthony Burton. 1: Shtpshape


Presented By: Anthony Burton.

: News Headlines

: Laugh with Hope: Road to Bali

continues a season of films in celebration of Bob Hope , who will be 80 this month. Also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour Bob and Bing are a couple of song-and-dance men down on their luck in Australia. Fleeing Sydney to avoid a shotgun marriage, they find themselves on the island of Bali - mixed up with a quest for sunken treasure owned by Dorothy Lamour.
Screenplay by frank BUTLER
Director HAL walker. Films: page 20


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour.
Unknown: Frank Butler
Unknown: Hal Kanter
Unknown: William Morrow
Producer: Harry Tugend
Director: Hal Walker.
George Cochran: Bing Crosby
Harold Gridley: Bob Hope
Lalah: Dorothy Lamour
Ken Arok: Murvin Vye
Gung: Peter Coe
Bhoma Da: Ralph Moody
Ramayan,a: Leon Askin

: Outback

The 1983 visit to Australia and New Zealand by The Prince and Princess of Wales and their baby Prince William.
Nearly two months of travelling, huge crowds, exotic locations, punctuated by regular returns to the nursery where Prince William was being looked after by his nanny: that was the Princess's first taste of a major Royal Tour. By all accounts she coped with it admirably, catching the public's imagination - and the cameras of the Television News team who followed the royal party almost every step of the way.
Picture editor ANDREW PATERSON written and produced by Gonvon carr A BBCtv NEWS special production


Editor: Andrew Paterson
Produced By: Gonvon Carr

: Match of the Day

Introduced by Jimmy Hill
Action highlights from First and Second Division games. Plus the April Goal of the Month competition. Commentators BARRY DAVIES , ALAN PARRY
News Round-up BOB WILSON
Producers JIM RESIDE , MURRAY Needham Series producer FRED VINER Editor BOB ABRAHAMS


Introduced By: Jimmy Hill
Commentators: Barry Davies
Commentators: Alan Parry
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Producers: Jim Reside
Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Face the Music

The musical quiz in which Joseph Cooper invites you to match your musical wits against Valerie Solti, Sir Robert Armstrong, Richard Baker
Guest musician Harry Mortimer


Presenter: Joseph Cooper
Musician: Harry Mortimer
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Producer: Peter Butler
Director: Helen Morton
Lighting: John Green
Sound: Adrian Stocks

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Torquay
What is it? Is it genuine? Is it valuable? Arthur Negus and leadingartandantiquesexpertsoffer their opinion on treasured possessions.
A.rthur is delighted to discover a very valuable first edition of The
Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's
Director by Thomas Chippendale. Hugh Scully presents a programme that ranges from Dresden to Worcester and produces a rare Liberty's silver tankard.
Director chris RUNT
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol * subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Thomas Chippendale.
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

The first of seven programmes with Thora Hird
The much-loved Lancashire actress Thora Hird returns with her seventh series of popular hymns requested by "Songs of Praise" viewers. Thora introduces the hymns with memories and anecdotes of her own and reads from some of the thousands of letters she has received. Thora's theme this evening is 'Red Letter Days', with a hymn for each of the important dates in the church's year. O come, O come Emmanuel (Vent Emmanuel); O come, all ye faithful; New year carol; We three kings: Forty days and forty nights (Auds der Tiefe): When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham): Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); Come Holy Ghost (Veni Creator Spiritus)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Presenter: Thora Hird
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: The Sunday Film: House Calls

A light-hearted romantic comedy continues a short season of love stories receiving their television premiere. Starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin
Recently widowed Dr Charley Nichols is determined to make up for 31 years of marital fidelity by living the life of a latter-day Casanova. His plans, however, are drastically upset when he - embarks on a relationship with divorcee Ann Atkinson who, now that she Is rid of her philandering husband, is not prepared to share Charley with other women.
Films: p 20 (First showing on British television)


Screenplay: Max Shulman
Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein
Screenplay: Alan Mandel
Screenplay: Charles Shyer
Producer: Alex Winitsky
Director: Howard Ziem
Dr Charley Nichols: Walter Matthau
Ann Atkinson: Glenda Jackson
Dr Amos Willoughby: Art Carney
Dr Norman Solomon: Richard Benjamin
Ellen Grady: Candice Azzara
Irwin Owett: Dick O'Neill
Phil Pogostin: Thayer David
TV moderator: Anthony Holland
Mrs De Voto: Reva Rose
Lani Mason: Sandra Kerns
Quinn: Brad Dexter
Mrs Conway: Jane Connell
Harry Grady: Lloyd Gough
Dr O'Brien: Gordon Jump
Dr Sloan: William J Fiore
Levi: Taurean Blacque
Michael Atkinson: Charlie Matthau

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Sheffield Polytechnic is host as the four ' highest scoring losers' in the first round compete for the last place in next week's final of Mastermind 1983. Paul Campion
(department store executive) Life of Kathleen Ferrier
Peter Major (schoolteacher)
The Roman Empire, AD 284-337 Ralph Roney (writer) Classic cars, 1930-1950
Alex Yeats (charity worker)
The history of South Africa and South West Africa (Namibia) since 1948
Director Laurence vulliauy Producer ROGER MACKAY


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Sheffield Polytechnic
Unknown: Paul Campion
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Peter Major
Unknown: Ralph Roney
Unknown: Alex Yeats
Producer: Roger MacKay

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen
Consumer advice, investigations misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week. The reporters are Bill Buckley
Gavin Campbell , Michael Groth And at the That's Life Newsdesk
Doc Cox and Joanna Monro


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bill Buckley
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Michael Groth
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Gordon Watts

: Heart of the Matter

David Jessel explores fresh perspectives on an issue in the news this week.


Presenter: David Jessel
Editor: Michael Aloof
Series Producer: Colin Cameron

: Orchestra

Six programmes tracing the evolution of the modem symphony orchestra, written and presented by Jane Glover
3: Classical
In the 1790s, fashionable society flocked to Salomon's subscription concerts in the Hanover Square Rooms. His 'classical' orchestra had in its wind section the newly-invented clarinet. With the English Chamber Orchestra leader jose-luis GARCIA from the Assembly Rooms, Bath
Director PAUL KRIWACZEK Producer victor foots


Presented By: Jane Glover
Leader: Jose-Luis Garcia
Director: Paul Kriwaczek

: Barbara Mandrell

and The Mandrell Sisters with guests the Statler Brothers, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans


Director: Jack Regas

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