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: Open University

6.25 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
6.50 Hidden Heavens
7.15 Database: Data Dictionaries
7.40 The Mariner Nine Code
8.5 Molecular Evolution
8.30 Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing


Unknown: Joseph Conrad

: Camberwick Green

A See-Saw programme.


Puppets, scripts and production: Gordon Murray

: Knock Knock

Stories and songs from God's wide world. WEI WEI WONG tells the Jewish story of The Doll's Hanukkah; CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP introduces The Monster with a Loud Voice; PAUL GREENWOOD describes a Muslim pilgrimage to The Secret City.


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Paul Greenwood
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

An invitation to join in an act of worship which links you with other viewers.
Prayers are offered for the world as reflected in the Sunday newspapers, and in response to letters sent in by viewers.
During the service there's a chance to join some viewers at Winchester Prison, where the speaker is the chaplain, THE REV LARRY NEWMAN.
Bible readings: Isaiah 61, vv 1-3; Matthew 11, vv 28-30; Hymn for meditation: What a friend we have in Jesus Producer ELIZABETH GORT
Series producer ANGELA tilby


Unknown: Larry Newman.

: Asian Magazine

In today's music and dance compilation of SAB RAS, the music of GHULAN FARID SABRI AND PARTY
KAWSAR HABIB and RANJNA GAUHAR performs a classical dance.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ghulan Farid Sabri
Unknown: Nighat Afzal
Unknown: Surinder Singh Sachdev
Unknown: Kawsar Habib

: Closedown

: YTS-A Training Revolution?

To some, the new Youth Training Scheme will be the saving of the British economy; to others it will be yet another doomed attempt to keep unemployed school-leavers off the streets and out of the statistics.
As YTS begins its first year of full-scale operation, John Clare , the BBC's Education and Community Affairs Correspondent, looks at what some of this year's school-leavers are being offered, and chairs a discussion with employers, teachers, trade unionists, the Careers Service and the MSC on the hopes and doubts that accompany this latest initiative in youth training.
Film editor ROGER DACIER Film directors


Unknown: John Clare
Editor: Roger Dacier
Unknown: Julie Callanan.
Director: Patrick Titliey
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Farming

Producers PHILIP HICKS , KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH


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

: Better Than New

Eight programmes about renovating old furniture at home.
7 : Caning and Rushing
Cane and rush have been used for chair seats in Britain for at least 300 years. The weaving methods are simple and easy to do at home.
Film editor AL GELL
Producer RON BLOOMFIELD (First ihown on BBC2)
Book (same title). £4.75 from bookshops


Presented By: Albert Jackson

: News Headlines

: Film of the Book: The Wicked Lady

continues a short season of screen adaptations. starring
Margaret Lockwood and James Mason
' All my life I've cheated to get what I wanted,' declares Lady Skelton who, bored with her mariage to a country squire turns to highway robbery for excitement. Her adventures lead to encounters with the notorious Captain Jackson and a love affair that leads to murder.
Produced by R. J. MINNEY
Written and directed by LESLIE ARLISS
From the novel The Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by MAGDALEN KING-HALL
Black and white) Films, page 12


Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: James Mason
Produced By: R. J. Minney
Directed By: Leslie Arliss
Lady Skelton: Margaret Lockwood
Captain Jackson: James Mason
Caroline: Patricia Roc
Sir Ralph Skelton: Griffith Jones
Henrietta Kingsclere: Enid Stamp-Taylor
Kit Locksby: Michael Rennie
Hogarth: Felix Aylmer
Martin Worth: David Horne
Cousin Agatha: Martita Hunt
Lord Kingsclere: Frances Lister
Aunt Doll: Amy Dalby
Aunt Moll: Beatrice Barley

: Olivia Newton-John

Physical Olivia and her director Brian Grant conceived this unusual visual interpretation of the lyrics from her latest hit album, Physical, and other of her chart-topping songs, as she herself saw them. The numbers include ' Magic ', ' A little more love ', ' Hopelessly devoted to you ', as well as the title song ' Physical
Directed by BRIAN GRANT


Unknown: Physical Olivia
Director: Brian Grant
Directed By: Brian Grant

: Alias Smith and Jones

A Western adventure series with Hannibal Heyes and Jed ' 'Kid' Curry, two of the roughest, toughest-nicest and kindest - outlaws who ever rode the West.
with guest stars
Wally Cox , Sheree North The Men That Corrupted
Hadleyburg Matt , a not-too-successful prospector, suddenly strikes it rich. With the help of his wife and son he captures Smith and Jones, and the price on their two heads is far more rewarding than digging for gold. But from then on things don't quite pan out for Matt ...


Unknown: Hannibal Heyes
Unknown: Wally Cox
Unknown: Sheree North
Unknown: Hadleyburg Matt
Smith: Pete Duel
Jones: Ben Murphy
J D Cannon,: Andy Devine

: Mickey and Donald

present Sport Goofy
Goofy is in a sporting mood and tries his hand at basketball, swimming, tennis and waterski-ing - all with disastrous results.

: The Government Inspector

The last of a three-part play by NICOLAI GOGOL , from the translation by DAVID MAGARSHACK
So Mari is to marry the Inspector, and her whole family will move to the city. It seems the Mayor's wicked ways will pay off - until the Postmaster steams open one letter too many
Adapted and produced by RONALD SMEDLEY


Play By: Nicolai Gogol
Translation By: David Magarshack
Translation By: So Mari
Produced By: Ronald Smedley
Mayor: Freddie Jones
His wife: Ann Beach
Inspector: Robin Nedwell
Osip ,: Jack Wild
Mari: Elizabeth Revill
Mr Pritchard: Aubrey Richards
Mr Llewellyn: Jack Walters
Mr Griffiths: Talfryn Thomas
Owen Owen: Richard Davies
Owen Bowen: , David Pugh
Mr Lewis: Tohn Clive
Mrs Lewis: Jan Edwards
Mr Lloyd: Hubert Rees
Mrs Lloyd: Jennifer Hill
Ivor: Martin Howells
Shopkeeper: Dudley Jones

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Resurrection

A series of seven programmes which examines life, death and resurrection through the eyes and experiences of handicapped people, their families and those who come into contact with them. 6: Shirley Nolan
Shirley Nolan 's fight to save the life of her son Anthony, who suffered from a bone marrow deficiency, has resulted in a medical research trust being set up which will save the lives of many.
Film sound COLIN MARCH Producer JIM MURRAY


Unknown: Shirley Nolan
Unknown: Shirley Nolan
Producer: Jim Murray

: Songs of Praise

from Scarborough
Most people think of Scarborough as a holiday resort and conference centre, but it still has a small fishing industry - and in tonight's programme Francis Appleby and his colleagues in the FILEY FISHERMEN'S CHOIR perform a medley of sea hymns. Among the people Geoffrey Wheeler meets are Kathy Staff (Nora Batty from Last of the Summer Wine), who's in Scarborough for the summer season, and a group of Christians who are involved in theatre of a less conventional kind.
Their hymns are among those sung by local people in the Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill.
Come, let us worship (Epiphany); My God loves me (Plalslr d'amour); God-head here in hiding (Adoro te); God moves in a mysterious way (London New); The Church's one foundation (Aurella), I serve a risen Saviour; Praise the Lord. you heavens, adore him (Austria)
Series producer jim MURRAY
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Francis Appleby
Conductor: Frank Sutcliffe
Organist: Hugh Penny
Producer: Noel Vincent
Producer: Jim Murray

: The Sunday Film: The Prisoner of Zenda

starring Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers with Lynne Frederick and Lionel Jeffries
The stage is set for a heady stew of high adventure, intrigue and comedy when Ruritania's Mad King dies in a ballooning accident. Prince Rudolph, the foppish heir-apparent, is summoned home from the gaming tables of London but Rudolph's scheming half-brother quickly dispatches an assassin to dispose of him first. In the nick of time, the Prince's life is saved by a Cockney cabbie who just happens to be his double ...
Screenplay by DICK CLEMENT, IAN LA FRENAIS Based on the novel by ANTHONY HOPE Produced by WALTER MIRISCH Directed by RICHARD QUINE
(First showing on British television) Films; page 12


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Lynne Frederick
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Dick Clement
Novel By: Anthony Hope
Produced By: Walter Mirisch
Directed By: Richard Quine
Prince Rudolph/Sydney Frewin/ Old King: Peter Sellers
Princess Flavia: Lynne Frederick
General Sapt: Lionel Jeffries
Natalie, the Countess: Elke Sommer
Gilles, the Count: Gregory Sierra
Duke Michael of Zenda: Jeremy Kemp
Antoinette Du Mauban: Catherine Schell
Fritz: Simon Williams
Count Rupert of Hentzau: Stuart Wilson
Bruno: Norman Rossington
Archbishop: John Laurie
Erik: Graham Stark
Luger: Michael Balfour
Deacon: Arthur Howard
Johann ,: Ian Abercrombie
Conductor: Michael Segal

: The Good Old Days

New Series
A celebration of 30 years of Old-Time Music-Hall from the stage of the famous City Varieties Theatre, Leeds.
For your delectation and delight, your Chairman, Leonard Sachs. introduces
Les Dawson, Bernie Clifton, Lorna Dallas, Peter Skellern, Denny Willis and Company, Jenny Till, Bill Drysdale, Christine Cartwright, The Duo Lanka,
Members of The Players' Theatre, London: Penny Rigden, Martyn Knight, Nicola Kimber, Chris Connah, Debbie Goodman, Peter Sutherland, Amanda Newman, Graham Richards
By arrangement with Stanley and Michael Joseph
Choreography Doreen Hermitage
Musical director Bernard Herrmann
Producer Barney Colehan
BBC Manchester


Chairman: Leonard Sachs
Comedian: Les Dawson
Comedian: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Lorna Dallas
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Unknown: Denny Willis
Unknown: Bill Drysdale
Unknown: Christine Cartwright
Unknown: Martyn Knight
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Chris Connah
Unknown: Debbie Goodman
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Amanda Newman
Unknown: Graham Richards
Choreography: Doreen Hermitage
Musical Director: Bernard Herrmann
Producer: Barney Colehan

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Sunday Night at The Proms

Introduced by Richard Baker
The fifth of this year's BBC1 relays from the Henry Wood Promenade
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Flelds leader KENNETH SILLITO is conducted by Neville Marriner in a performance of Mendelssohn's' Italian' Symphony They are joined by Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) in Britten's Les Illuminations
Executive producer KENNETH CORDEN Director ROY TIPPING


Introduced By: Richard Baker
Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Producer: Kenneth Corden
Director: Roy Tipping

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko Goes to Monte Carlo

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko

Bilko Goes to Monte Carlo with a foolproof gambling system and a bankroll donated by his friends with which to test it.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: The Sky at Night

Unlocking the Secrets of Vega Vega has been known to astronomers for centuries. At least, astronomers thought they knew most things about this brilliant blue star. But Vega has been keeping a secret. It is surrounded by a planetary system in the early stages of development. This discovery is the latest in a series of unexpected finds by IRAS, the infra-red astronomical satellite launched in January 1983.
Patrick Moore talks to astronomers Dr Aumann and Dr Gillette and discusses the importance of this major contribution to our knowledge of the universe.


Unknown: Vega Vega
Talks: Patrick Moore
Director: Wendy Sturgess
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weatherman

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