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: Open University

6.25 Middlemarch by George Eliot
6.50 Changing Sea Levels
7.15 Maths Across the Curriculum
7.40 The National Grid
8.5 The Nature of Heredity
8.30 The Nature of Chemistry


Unknown: George Eliot

: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme
Down with the Car Park
Gerald and the twins discover that Mr Clark of the council has plans to build a garage on their play-ground. The only answer is ' Down with the car park'. But it proves very expensive.
With the voices Of GEORGE LAYTON and JOHN TELFER


Unknown: Mr Clark
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: John Telfer

: Trinity Sunday Morning Service

from St Mary 's Roman Catholic Church, Lowe House, St Helens. Celebrant and preacher FR VINCENT HUGHES
Lessons: Proverbs 8, vv 22-31; Romans 5, vv 1-5; John 16, vv 12-15
Hymns: Holy, Holy. Holy (Nicaea); Father in my life; Father we love you; 0 Lord my God (Swedish trad) Director of music FR THOMAS LEIGH Organist CHRISTINE CURRAN
Television presentation NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester


Unknown: St Mary
Unknown: Fr Vincent Hughes
Organist: Fr Thomas Leigh
Organist: Christine Curran

: Asian Magazine

The programme visits the Pakistan Community Centre in Nottingham and reports on its activities.
Also a mini-workshop of Indian classical music in which three well-known musicians demonstrate their instruments and play ' Raga Yemen'. The artists are: USTAD LATIF AHMED KHAN (tabla), VIRAM JASANI (sitar) and SATISH PRAKASH QAMAR (shenai).
In addition there will be the usual round-up of news and events from the community.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Satish Prakash
Producer: Krishan Gould

: Micros in the Classroom

Five films about microcomputers in UK schools. A report by BOB SALKELD on micros in the classroom. 4: Let's Fiddle with the Facts
Telesoftware on Ceefax page 700


Unknown: Bob Salkeld

: Multi-Cultural Education

Eight case studies for discussion by teachers.
7: Does School Hurt?
Book (same title), £3.75 from booksellers

: Télé-Montage

A series of eight programmes based on excerpts from French-speaking television networks.
7: Women Entertainers

: Weekend Wardrobe

Presented by ANN LADBURY with designs by CAROLINE CHARLES 9: Trousers are easy to sew but difficult to fit: Ann Ladbury shows how to cope with two of the most common problems. And she asks designer JEFF BANKS - is it really worth making your own clothes when ready-made clothes are so good?
Book (same title), £4.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Unknown: Caroline Charles
Unknown: Ann Ladbury
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: The Skill of Lip-Reading

8: 'You don't care -I'm deaf and you don't care '
A cry of frustration and pain from a deaf wife to her apparently insensitive hearing husband. The strain that deafness can place on a marriage is one of the topics in today's programme.


Unknown: Sarah Webb
Unknown: Jon Glover
Producer: Brigit Barry

: The Unemployment Industry

Five programmes about responses to youth unemployment.
4: Not a Rockface in Sight
' Three days spent living and talking together can be just as valuable for young people as clambering up and down mountains.'
This film looks at the progress of one such course at Honiley Hall, Warwickshire.
Film editor PATTIE WINTER Producer IAN WOOLF
Background notes are available, price £1.00 from [address removed]

: Farming

With Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington

Weather for farmers Bill Giles
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Philip Wrixon
Presenter: Dan Cherrington
Producer: Philip Hicks
Producer: Ken Pollock
Executive Producer: John Kenyon

: The Past Afloat

A series of eight films on historic ships and maritime museums in Britain, written and presented by Anthony Burton
4: Full Steam Ahead
Film editor KEITH WILTON
Free leaflet available by sending sae (220mm x 110mm) to: [address removed]
Book (same title), £12.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Anthony Burton
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: News Headlines

: Laugh with Hope: Road to Rio

concludes a season of feature films in celebration of one of the screen's funniest comedians. Bob Hope , who is 80 today. Also starring Bing Crosby , Dorothy Lamour with The Andrews Sisters
After wrecking a funfair with their high-wire bicycle act, ' Scat' Sweeney and Hot Lips' Barton, a couple of once-prosperous Hollywood musicians, escape the carnival owner's wrath by stowing away on a Rio-bound luxury liner. Needless to say, it isn't long before they encounter a beautiful lady in distress ...
Screenplay by EDMUND BELOIN and JACK ROSE Produced by DANIEL DARE
Films; page 16
A new series, The Road to Laughter, begins on Radio 4 Tuesday 6.30 pm


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Unknown: Edmund Beloin
Unknown: Jack Rose
Produced By: Daniel Dare
' Scat ' Sweeney: Bing Crosby
' Hot Lips' Barton: Bob Hope
Lucia Maria de Andrade: Dorothy Lamour
Catherine Vail: Gale Sondergaard
Trigger: Frank Faylen
Tony: Joseph Vitale
Rodrigues: Frank Puglia
Cardoso: Nestor Paiva
Johnson: Robert Barrat
The Stone-Barton Puppeteers: Themselves
The Carioca Boys: Themselves
The Wiere Brothers: Themselves
The Andrews Sisters: Themselves

: Cartoon

Broken Leghorn

: Simon Says!

An affectionate look at the work of one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, Neil Simon, who also finds time to write some of Broadway's greatest comedy hits! with GEORGE BURNS, MICHAEL CAINE, SSlB hTwN, JACK LEMMON , WALTER MATTHAU , pHIL SILVERS and MARSHA MASON (Mrs Neil Simon ). Illustrated by excerpts from some of his hit movies, including The
Odd Couple, California Suite, The Goodbye Girl and his latest film, on location with director HERBERT ROSS , I Ought to Be in Pictures. Produced and written by CHUCK SIlMAN _
(The Goodbye Girl, tomorrow 7.55 pm)


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Marsha Mason
Unknown: Mrs Neil Simon
Unknown: Herbert Ross
Written By: Chuck Silman

: Bank Holiday Fair

The rides, the painting on them, the speed of them, the music the lights, the way people behave when they are at a fair, all create the most extraordinary atmosphere
The magic and excitement of the fairground is captured at Hampton Court's Bank Holiday Fair.


Film Cameraman: Rex Maidment
Film Editor: David Gladwell
Director: Julia Cave

: Holiday Air

The Acctim International Air Fair from Biggin Hill
Raymond Baxter introduces a selection of items from this years great flying display held recently
With flying examples of historic aircraft now fetching sums of up to £250,000 at auction, this is an opportunity to see some of these preserved aeroplanes as well as right-up-to-the-minute aircraft from a wide range of civilian and service operations, and some light-hearted moments from flyers performing for the fun of it.


Introduces: Raymond Baxter
Producer: Peter Massey

: The Conquest of Everest

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest.
At 11.30 am on 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing reached the summit of Everest-the first men ever to scale the world's highest peak.
A few days later, news of the success of the British expedition led by Sir John Hunt reached London - on Coronation Day.
Commentary written by LOUIS MACNEICE and spoken by MEREDITH EDWARDS Produced with the co-operation of THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY and THE ALPINE CLUB
(Everest - the Last Unclimbed Ridge on BBC2 tomorrow at 6.40)


Unknown: Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Sir John Hunt
Unknown: Thomas Stobart
Unknown: George Lowe
Edited By: Adrian de Potier
Music By: Arthur Benjamin
Written By: Louis MacNeice
Spoken By: Meredith Edwards

: News

Richard Whitmore ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Your Songs of Praise Choice

Thora reads from some of the thousands of letters she has received from viewers requesting hymns that are for them forever linked with times of joy, sorrow or inspiration.
(For hl/mns see Tuesday at 3.15 pm) * Subtitles on Cee/as page 170

: The Sunday Film: Tarka the Otter

Narrated by Peter Ustinov
Henry Williamson 's novel, published in 1927, has delighted generations of readers across the world and is widely regarded as one of the finest animal stories ever written. This faithful screen adaptation follows the adventures of the mischievous otter Tarka from his birth to fatherhood amid the waterways of Devon. But always in the background is the threat of Man and his otter hounds, led by Deadlock, Tarka's arch enemy.
Produced and directed by DAVID COBHAM (First showing on British television) Films: page 16
* Subtitles on Ceejax page 170


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Unknown: David Cobham
Directed By: David Cobham
Tarka: Spade
Whitetip: Osla
Deadlock: Boatman
Master: Peter Bennett
Hibbert: Edward Underdown
Lucy: Brenda Cavendish
Hunt secretary: John Leeson

: Elizabeth - The First Thirty Years

Thirty years ago this week Elizabeth II was crowned. This programme celebrates and assesses the Queen's changing role and conveys something of the nature of the job itself. It shows the Queen in London and on her recent American tour as well as key events of the reign. Special permission was given to film the Queen holding an investiture at Buckingham Palace, with her family and President Kaunda during the recent state visit, and on the Royal Yacht with Prime Minister Trudeau and President Reagan.
There are comments from some of the people who have worked with the Queen or observed her -Sir Harold Wilson , Edward Heath , James Callaghan , Sir Shridath Ramphal , Enoch Powell , President Kaunda, Sir Nicholas and Lady Henderson, William Deedes , Rich. ard Ingrams, Susan Crosland and one-time critic of the monarchy John Grigg (Lord Altrincham).
From the royal tour comes a rich variety of comment and behind-the-scenes activity at a time when the British monarchy is arousing worldwide interest.
Written and narrated by Ludovic Kennedy
Film cameraman
Minded the Rain..... Thursday BBC2, 9.35)
Music from Great Royal Occasions (record REC 470, cassette ZCM 470) from retailers


Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Sir Shridath Ramphal
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: William Deedes
Unknown: Susan Crosland
Unknown: John Grigg
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Phillip Bonham-Carter
Editor: Roy Sharman
Unknown: Jenny Barraclouch

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: Everyman: God's Work

An Investigation into Opus Dei, UK. In Spain they call it 'Octopus Dei', in Italy the 'Sancta Mafia'. It has been accused of splitting families, of medieval spiritual practices, of financial and political chicanery. But the Pope has granted it a special status within the Church, and procedures for the canonisation of its founder have been opened.
Opus Dei - God's Work - has been operating in this country for 35 years. Recently it has come under heavy criticism for its activities and attitudes. This Everyman film, the first of a new series, is the most thorough investigation of Opus Dei, UK, ever mounted. It contains the first television interview with Opus Dei's National Director,
Fr Philip Sherrington, and brings to light evidence about the organisation never revealed before.


Interviewee: Fr Philip Sherrington
Written and presented by: Peter France
Film Editor: Richard Brunskill
Researcher: Merryl Wyn Davies
Producer: Daniel Wolf
Editor: John Stuart Roberts

: Cabaret

The feature film starring Liza Minnelli
Joel Gray , Michael York
Bob Fosse 's brilliant and colourful version of Goodbye to Berlin proved one of the most successful of all musicals and confirmed Liza Minnelli as a star. She plays Sally Bowles , a cabaret singer, working among the decadent caf6 society of Berlin in the 1930s. Her love affair with the young Englishman, Brian, develops against a background of street violence and the gradual rise of fascism in Germany.
Screenplay by JAY ALLEN Produced by cy FEUER
Choreographed and directed by BOB FOSSE Films: page 16


Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Joel Gray
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Bob Fosse
Unknown: Liza Minnelli
Unknown: Sally Bowles
Unknown: Jay Allen
Produced By: Cy Feuer
Directed By: Bob Fosse
Sally Bowles: Liza Minnelli
Master of Ceremonies: Joel Gray
Brian Roberts: Michael York
Maximilian von Heune: Helmut Griem
Fritz Wendel: Fritz Wepper
Natalia Landauer: Marisa Berenson

: Weatherman

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

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