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: Open University

6.25 Music: The Mannheim Sound
6.50 Microfossils
7.15 Computing in Electronics
7.40 Einstein's Belief
8.5 Marking Time
8.30 Chemistry: Transition Elements

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme

: Knock Knock

Ben Thomas describes the clever tricks of The Magic Bird;
Kim Goody sings of being Free as a Bird;
David Yip tells of The Silent Victory at Jericho.


Presenter: Ben Thomas
Presenter: Kim Goody
Presenter: David Yip
Script Editor: Won Vincent
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Half an hour of worship 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.'
Today's speaker is ROSAMUND ESSEX an Anglican lay-reader and ex-editor of the Church Times, who lives in St Albans.
First reading: Epistle to the Hebrews 12. w 1, 2
Gospel: Luke 9, vv 23-25
Hymn for meditation: Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Marching) Director GEOFFREY MARSHALL-TAYLOR Producer ELIZABETH GORT
Series producer ANGELA TILBY Christian comment on Ceefax


Unknown: Rosamund Essex
Director: Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor
Producer: Elizabeth Gort
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Asian Magazine

Life for Asian youngsters growing up in Britain has always been presented as one full of problems. Identity crises, arranged marriages, racism and cultural conflict are familiar to this generation. Today the first in an occasional series of film profiles sets out to dispel this myth, with youngsters who have come to terms with the problems and are now making positive steps to be integrated into the host community and its activities.
Today YASMIN HAYAT goes to Bristol to meet SARANJIT SAMMY ' BIRDI, who, while studying architecture, is also an accomplished poet and disco dancer, to see him dance and hear his poetry as well as learning what motivates him.
Plus the usual news and notices from the local community.
Music is provided by another youngster, ALAMGIR from Pakistan, who sings a hit song from the film Bobby and Julie.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Yasmin Hayat
Unknown: Saranjit Sammy
Producer: Bish Mehay
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Micros in the Classroom: 1: Secondary

Five films about microcomputers in UK schools.
Computing has been taught at Oundle school for nearly 20 years. What new prospects does the microcomputer provide? A Birmingham school shows that useful industrial liaison is possible. The Microelectronics Education Centre in Newcastle gives help to the teacher.


Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: Multi-Cultural Education: 4: Languages for Life

Eight case studies for discussion by teachers. Thousands of children in many parts of the country speak, and often also read, languages other than English. Do our schools need to gear themselves to build upon these linguistic skills?


Director: Tom Roberts
Producer: John Twitchin

: Tele-Montage: 4: La verite est au fond de la marmite

A series of eight programmes


Researcher: Jane Cottave
Production: Susan Paton

: Weekend Wardrobe: 6

Presented by Ann ladbury with designs by Caroline Charles.

Buying a sewing machine often means making a difficult choice. Ann Ladbury gives some hints on what to look for, and shows how to deal with buttons and buttonholes on the Weekend Wardrobe collection.


Presenter: Ann Ladbury
Designs by: Caroline Charles
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: The Skill of Lip-Reading: 5

What did Sir Joshua Reynolds, Queen Victoria, Gladstone, Queen Alexandra and Sir Winston Churchill have in common?

They all used hearing aids - and theirs are only some of the historic hearing aids that are shown in this week's programme. This week's sketch is set in the outpatients' department of a hospital.


Director: John Brooke
Producer: Brigit Barry

: The Unemployment Industry: 1: Less Stick - Not Much Carrot!

Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment.
'Even 11-year-olds anticipate joining the dole queue when they leave school'.(Teacher)
If many pupils no longer see the point of education how does a school like Dean's Community High School in Livingstone respond to this challenge?
(Background notes £1 from: [address removed])


Film Editor: Pattie Winter
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land, with Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington.
BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers Michael Fish


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Presenter: Dan Cherringron
Producer: Philip Hicks
Producer: Ken Pollock
Executive Producer: John Kenyon
Weather Presenter: Michael Fish

: The Past Afloat: 2: Setting Sail

Eight films on historic ships and maritime museums in Britain.
(Book, same title, £12.95 from booksellers)


Written and presented by: Anthony Burton
Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: News Headlines

: Laugh with Hope: My Favourite Brunette

continues a season of films in celebration of Bob Hope 's 80th birthday. Also starring Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre , Lon Chaney
Ronnie Jackson is a baby photographer whose ambition is to solve murder cases and uncover spy rings. When the beautiful, mysterious Carlotta hires him to find her kidnapped uncle, Ronnie is thrilled, until he is accused of murder.
Films: page 16


Screenplay: Edmund Beloin
Screenplay: Jack Rose
Producer: Daniel Dare
Director: Elliott Nugent
Ronnie Jackson: Bob Hope
Carlotta Montay: Dorothy Lamour
Kismet: Peter Lorre
Willy: Lon Chaney
Major Simon Montague: Charles Dingle
Dr Lundau: John Hoyt
James Collins: Reginald Denny
Tony: Jack Larue

: Alias Smith and Jones: Smiler with a Gun

Jones is dazed by a smiling young stranger's display of speed and skill at a shooting contest.
Guest stars Roger Davis, Will Geer


Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
[Actor]: Roger Davis
[Actor]: Will Geer

: Match of the Day

Highlights from two Football League matches affecting championship honours, promotion and relegation, the result of the April Goal of the Month competition and a selection of goals for the Goal of the Season competition.


Introduced by: Jimmy Hill
Commentator: John Motson
Commentator: Barry Davies
News round-up: Bob Wilson
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Producer: Murray Needbam
Series Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Face the Music

Questionmaster Joseph Cooper invites you to match your musical wits against Lesley Collier, Richard Baker, Robin Ray.

Guest musician Bernard d'Ascoli with Wendy Eathorne (soprano)


Questionmaster: Joseph Cooper
Contestant: Lesley Collier
Contestant: Richard Baker
Contestant: Robin Ray
Musician: Bernard D'Ascoli
Soprano: Wendy Eathorne
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Sound: Adrian Stocks
Lighting: Clive Thomas
Producer: Peter Butler
Director: Helen Morton

: News

with Jan Leeming



Newsreader: Jan Leeming

: Antiques Roadshow: Norwich

Arthur Negus and leading art and antiques experts offer their opinion on treasured possessions. Hugh Scully presents a programme that, for once, discovers a rare, valuable object from the area - a 17th-century Norwich hallmarked silver spoon.

BBC Bristol
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Presenter: Hugh Scully
Expert: Arthur Negus
Director: Dave Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake

: Raymond Baxter

appeals on behalf of The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Reg no 209603)
The RNLI runs 200 lifeboat stations around the coast of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Last year lifeboats were launched 3,270 times and 1,254 lives were saved. This essential service is funded entirely by voluntary contributions.
Donations, preferably by crossed cheque or PO, should be sent to: [address removed] for Scotland only: [address removed]


Speaker: Raymond Baxter

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird
"A lot of you say, it's only your faith in Jesus that has helped you get through some of the difficult or sad experiences that we all seem to go through at some time in our lives."
In the second of seven programmes Thora Hird reads some of the requests she has received for hymns about Jesus, including such favourites as "The Lord's my Shepherd" and "Abide with me".
"O Jesus, I have promised" (Wolvercote); "Soul of my Saviour" (Anima Christi); "Jesus loves me, this I know" (Gaelic lullaby); "Just as I am" (Woodworth); "What a friend we have in Jesus"; "The Lord's my Shepherd" (Brother James' Air); "Blessed assurance"; "Jesu, thou Joy of loving hearts" (Jesu dulcedo Cordium); "Guide me o thou great Redeemer" (Cwm Rhondda); "Abide with me" (Eventide)
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


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

: The Sunday Film: The Seduction of Miss Leona

continues a short season of love stories receiving their television premiere, starring
Lynn Redgrave , Brian Dennehy, Conchata Ferrell , Anthony Zerbe
Miss Leona teaches English on a small-town campus where she has fled after a disastrous love affair. Although determined to avoid being hurt again, she falls in love with Bliss Dawson, a married handyman who has been repairing her house. A tender relationship develops between the two, but their romantic idyll is shattered when Bliss's wife refuses to give him up without a fight.
Films: page 16


Screenplay: Dan Wakefield
Based on the novel "Bliss" by: Elizabeth Gundy
Producer: Joe Hardy
Producer: Dan Wakefield
Director: Joe Hardy
Leona DeVos: Lynn Redgrave
Clem Steggman: Anthony Zerbe
Hazel Dawson: Conchata Ferrell
Bliss Dawson: Brian Dennehy
Janie Dawson: Elizabeth Cheshire
Donald Curdy: James Ray
Murial Curdy: Linda Ryan
June Setzer: Garn Stephens
Professor Fowler: Matthew Tobin
Borgland: David-James Carroll

: Mastermind

The Final with Magnus Magnusson
Forty-eight contenders started in January and tonight four are in at the 'finish' of the 1983 series. Middle Temple Hall in London is the setting for the final as two men and two women do battle for the title of Mastermind 1983.
The winner will receive the engraved Caithness Glass trophy from the Chairman of the BBC, George Howard, and an invitation to represent the United Kingdom in Mastermind International later this year.
Christopher Hughes (London underground train driver) British steam locomotives 1900-68
Margaret Peat (school science technician) Life of Richard III
Kathryn Tyson (civil servant) Shakespeare's tragic heroes
Alex Yates (charity worker) Slavery and the slave trade


Questionmaster: Magnus Magnusson
Trophy presentation: George Howard
Contender: Christopher Hughes
Contender: Margaret Peat
Contender: Kathryn Tyson
Contender: Alex Yeats
Director: Laurence Vulliamy
Assistant Producer: Mary Craig
Producer: Roger MacKay

: News

with Jan Leeming



Newsreader: 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
Book: "Cyril Fletcher's Oddities" £1.25 from booksellers


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Bill Buckley
Reporter: Gavin Campbell
Reporter: Michael Groth
Presenter: Doc Cox
Presenter: Joanna Monro
Studio 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
Film Editor: Michael Aloof
Series Producer: Colin Cameron

: Orchestra: 4: Romantic

Six programmes tracing the evolution of the modern symphony orchestra, written and presented by Jane Glover

Berlioz was a true romantic. He used the orchestra to tell a story in music that was passionately autobiographical. With the London Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Peter Manning, from the Town Hall, Cheltenham.


Written and presented by: Jane Glover
Musicians: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Peter Manning
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Victor Poole

: The Sky at Night: Neutrino Hunting

A mile below the Black Hills of Dakota lies a huge tank of cleaning fluid deep inside a gold mine - the world's strangest observatory. It is designed to collect neutrinos sent out by the sun. But what do we really know about the sun? Some of our long-cherished theories seem to be wrong.
Patrick Moore visits this unusual observatory and talks to Drs Raymond Davis and Keith Rowley about the results of their work.


Presenter: Patrick Moore
Expert: Dr Raymond Davis
Expert: Dr Keith Rowley
Photography: Nigel Walters
Sound: Doug Mawson
Film Editor: Keith Raven
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

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