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: Open University

6.25 The Novel and Television
6.50 Porphyry Copper Deposits
7.15 Computer Systems: Design
7.40 Latin Squares
8.5 How Viruses Reproduce
8.30 Chemistry: ESR Spectroscopy

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme

: Knock Knock

Stories and songs from God's wide world.
Sneh Gupta tells how the Red Indian tribes were given The Pipe of Peace; Mike Amatt sings about the kindness of The Samaritan Man; Christopher Lillicrap shows how even Clumsy Clara can end up on top.


Presenter: Sneh Gupta
Presenter: Mike Amatt
Presenter: Christopher Lillicrap
Script Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Judy Merry
Assistant Producer: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Half-an-hour of 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 THE RT REV STEPHEN EDMUND VERNEY , Bishop of Repton, who joins some viewers on their farm at Crich, Derbyshire.
Old Testament reading: Ezekiel 37, vv 11-14
Gospel: John 12. vv 23-25
Hymn for meditation: Rejoice! The Lord is King (Gopsal)
Director JOHN xirby
Series producer ANGELA TILBY


Unknown: Stephen Edmund Verney
Director: John Xirby
Producer: Noel Vincent
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Asian Magazine

Asian Magazine looks once again at unemployment and one man's fight against it. SURENDRA KUMAR Of Leicester acquired a disused factory and converted it into independent units to be offered to those redundant due to the recession. KRISHAN GOULD visited Shyama Building in Leicester, and talked to the founder of the scheme and community members who helped.
VISHNU SHARMA answers viewers' queries on Nationality Law, and USTAD RAIS KHAN plays raga tilak kamod on the sitar.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Krishan Gould
Producer: Krishan Goulo
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Micros in the Classroom

Five films about microcomputers in UK schools. 2: Primary
Houghton County Primary School has bought its own microcomputers: how did it decide which to buy and what to do with them? ITMA at Plymouth stands for Investigations into Teaching using Microcomputers as an Aid: how is the project affecting work in local schools?

: Multi-Cultural Education

Eight case studies for discussion by teachers. 5: School Report
Do teaching staff need to review methods when the school includes a large proportion of British black children?

: Télé-Montage

Eight programmes based on excerpts from French tv networks. 5: Le coup de foudre

: Weekend Wardrobe

Presented by ANN LADBURY with designs by CAROLINE CHARLES 7: Ann Ladbury shows how simply a good result can be achieved with collars.


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Unknown: Caroline Charles
Unknown: Ann Ladbury

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

6: Friends of My Life
This week's sketch considers the problems of coping with conversations involving more than one other person.

: The Unemployment Industry

Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment.
2 : No Qualifications Needed
' Young people are usually given two options -find a job or go on the dole. We think we should offer them a third option - become self-employed.' (LORRAINE KEYTE, Project Fullemploy New Ventures, Clerkenwell)
Film editor SHELAGH BRADY Producer IAN WOOLF


Editor: Shelagh Brady
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Farming

Producers PHILIP HICKS , KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble MILL
Weather for farmers JIM BACON


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producers: Philip Hicks
Producers: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon
Unknown: Jim Bacon

: The Past Afloat

Eight films on historic ships and maritime museums in Britain, written and presented by Anthony Burton. 3: Sail and Steam


Presented By: Anthony Burton.

: News Headlines

: Laugh with Hope: The Lemon Drop Kid

continues a season of films In celebration of Bob Hope 's 80th birthday. With Marilyn Maxwell , Lloyd Nolan Damon Runyon 's gallery of shady New York characters provides the ideal background for Bob Hope 's unique style of comedy. Here he is at his best as a third-rate tipster who has to find 10,000 dollars before Christmas Day, or face the wrath of gang leader Moose Moran.
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Marilyn Maxwell
Unknown: Lloyd Nolan
Unknown: Damon Runyon
Unknown: Bob Hope
Leader: Moose Moran.
Unknown: Edmund Hartmann
Unknown: Robert O'Brien
Unknown: Frank Tashlin
Producer: Robert A. Welch
Director: Sidney Lanfield
The Lemon Drop Kid: Bob Hope
Brainy Baxter: Marilyn Maxwell
Oxford Charlie: Lloyd Nolan
Nellie Thursday: Jane Darwell
Moose Moran: Fred Clark
Straight Flush: Jay C Flippen

: Alias Smith and Jones

starring Pete Duel as Smith and Ben Murphy as Jones with guest stars
Vera Miles , Charles H. Gray
The Posse That Wouldn Quit


Unknown: Pete Duel
Unknown: Ben Murphy
Unknown: Vera Miles
Unknown: Charles H. Gray

: Match of the Day



Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: John Motson
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: John Shrewsbury
Unknown: Murray Needham
Producer: Fred Viner
Editor: Bob Abrahams

: Face the Music

Questionmaster Joseph Cooper invites you to match your musical wits against Patricia Owen
Russell Harty , Richard Baker Guest musician
Julian Lloyd Webber


Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Patricia Owen
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Designer: Malcolm Thornton
Unknown: Adrian Stocks
Unknown: Clive Thomas
Producer: Peter Butler
Director: Helen Morton

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Southport
Arthur Negus and leading art and antiques experts offer their opinion on treasured possessions. Hugh Scully presents a programme that, for some people, has a surprise in store. A few years ago you could have bought a drum table, with its eccentric mechanism for extending the top, for next to nothing. Now things are very different. Director CHRIS HUNT
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol * Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

with Thora Hird
Thora has chosen ' Mothers as her theme this week, and has selected from your requests many hymns about Jesus's mother, Mary. She includes much of the beautiful
Christmas music from Exeter
Cathedral, a hymn in Hindi and an interview with Ann Frost from
Jersey who, despite being a spastic, decided to go ahead and have a baby.
Tell out my soul (Woodlands); La peregrinacion:A hymn to the Virgin; Hindi hvmn- Holy Virgin by God's decree;
Love divine, all loves excelling; A spotless rose; Living Lord (Lord Jesus
Christ); Once in royal David's city. Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ELIZABETH GORT
* Subtitles on Ceelax page 170


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Ann Frost
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: The Blue and the Gray: 1

A sweeping saga of the American Civil War in three parts, starring
The Geysers and Hales are one family bound together by blood and love: one set of cousins make their living from the soil in Virginia, the other from a small-town newspaper in Pennsylvania. In April 1861 the Geysers and the Hales find themselves on opposing sides in a war which divides not just a nation but families and friends.
October 1859. John Geyser, a gifted young artist, leaves his family's farm in Virginia to take up a job as illustrator on his uncle's newspaper, The Gettysburg Chronicle. His first assignment is to cover the trial of abolitionist John Brown. There John encounters the mysterious Jonas Steele, whose friendship is to help him endure the traumas of the next six years.
Screenplay by IAN MCLELLAN HUNTER from an original story by JOHN LEEKLEY and BRUCE CATTON J Produced by HUGH BENSON and HARRY THOMASON Directed by ANDREW V. MCLACLEN
(Part 2 tomorrow at 9.25)


Story By: John Leekley
Story By: Bruce Catton
Produced By: Iiugii Benson
Produced By: Harry Thomason
Directed By: Andrew V. McLaclen
Jonas Steele: Stacy Keach
John Geyser: John Hammond
Abraham Lincoln: Gregory Peck
John Brown: Sterling Hayden
Jonathan: Paul Winfield
Evelyn Hale: Diane Baker
Kathy Reynolds: Kathleen Beller
Ben Geyser: Lloyd Bridges
Gen George Meade: Rory Calhoun
Maggie Geyser: Colleen Dewhurst
Major Welles: Warren Oates
Mrs Lovelace: Geraldine Page
Gen Ulysses S Grant: Rip Torn
Senator Reynolds: Robert Vaughn
Arbuthnot ,: Paul Benedict
Phineas Wade: David Doyle
Mark Geyser: Michael Horton
Sgt O'Toole: Gerald S O'Loughlin
Luke Geyser: Dan Shor:
Secretary of State William Seward: John Vernon
Mary Hale: Julia Duffy
Jacob Hale: Robin Gammell
James Hale: David Harper
Swamp preacher: Julius Harris
Lester Bedell: Gregg Henry
Matthew Geyser: Cooper Huckabee
Professor Thaddeus Lowe: James Carroll Jordan
Malachy Hale: Brian Kerwin
Captain Potts: William Lucking
Major Harrison: Charles Napier
Big Bear: Walter Olkewicz
Emma Geyser: Penny Peyser
Captain Randolph: Duncan Regehr
Christopher Spencer: David Rounds
Maj Falrbairn: Christopher Stone
Jake Hale Jr: Bruce Abbott
Johnny Reb: Steve Nevil
Hattie: Veronica Redd
Gen Robert E Lee: Robert Symonds

: 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
Book, cyril Fletcher's Oddities, fl.25, from booksellers


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

with David Jessel
Each week brings fresh issues to explore in this series of films: the return of the Falklands widows enabled an examination of grief and reconciliation; through the Cowley 'washing-up' dispute the role of work was tackled; when Mgr Bruce Kent was warned of political involvement with CND the programme brought the story of an American bishop at odds with his community over the nuclear issue. This week, as usual, the subject cannot be predicted-but it will involve the people and the principles at the Heart of the Matter.
Series producer COLIN CAMERON


Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Mgr Bruce Kent
Editor: Michael Aloof
Producer: Colin Cameron

: Orchestra

Six programmes tracing the evolution of the modem symphony orchestra, written and presented by Jane Glover. 5: Modern
At the beginning of this century composers reacted to the ' overblown ' music of the romantics and radically changed their use of the orchestra. with the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader PETER MANNING from the Town Hall, Cheltenham


Presented By: Jane Glover.
Leader: Peter Manning
Director: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: Victor Poole

: Phil Silvers

as Sergeant Bilko
The one and only Bilko continues to con everyone in sight.

: Weather

followed by News and Weather for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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