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: Open University

6.23 Kafka and his World
9.50 Geophysics of the Red Sea
7.40 Maths: The Location Problem
8.5 Nature or Nurture
8.10 Conformation In Proteins: 1

: Trumpton: Miss Lovelace and the Mayor's Hat

A See-Saw programme. (Repeat)


Narrator: Brian Cant

: Knock Knock

Stories from God's wide world.
LESLEY JUDD describes the Prophet Muhammad's Night Journey. CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP tells how Squirt decided to help the hungry. OLU JACOBS shows how 'Rabbi Joshua' explained the importance of the Jewish Sabbath.


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Director: Sid Waddell
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

An invitation to join in an act of worship which links you through television with other viewers round the country.
This is the day which the Lord has made!
We shall rejoice and be glad in it. During the service the programme will be joining some viewers at the Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, and the speaker will be the Hospital Chaplain, THE REV IAN AINSWORTH-SMITH
Bible readings: James 5, vv 7-t; Luke 8, vv 5-8
Hymn for meditation:
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune: The Carnival is Over) Producer ELIZABETH GORT
Series producer ANGELA TILBY


Producer: Angela Tilby

: Asian Magazine

A new-look Asian Magazine returns with a new season of features, film reports and entertainment.
The first programme coincides with HaJ, when millions of Muslims make the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca. An eminent theologian talks about the significance of this event and the festival of Eid-Ul-Adha which is not just a day of celebration but also of sacrifice.
There's a new series of six film profiles of young Asians about their efforts, aspirations and achievements. In the first profile of the series meet RANA SINGH CHUHUAN, a karate teacher from Bristol.
In addition IFTIKHAR ARlF talks to the well-known Indian playright and poet UPENDRA NATH ASHK.
The programme also includes a specially recorded Hamd to celebrate the festival of Eid-Ul-Adha.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Rana Singh
Producer: Krisitan Gould

: Closedown

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with PHILIP WRIXON and DAN CHERRINGTON
Producers PHILIP HICKS , KEN ROLLOCK Executive producer John KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers JIM BACON


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

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

A series of ten programmes
The plants we grow in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country. So where do they come from? Alpines
This week Geoffrey Smith looks at the history and origins of the world of mountain flowers.
Director ERICA gripfiths Producer BRIAN DAVIES


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: News Headlines

: Fun Boy Three

In July, after a short tour of America, Fun Boy Three decided to disband. Just before they left for the USA they recorded what turned out to be their last concert for British television.
This programme, originally shown on the Old Grey Whistle Test, features highlights from that concert at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin.


Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Film of the Book: The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart Lauren Bacall concludes the short season of screen adaptations
When Marlowe is summoned to the home of a bedridden millionaire, General Sternwood, his visit marks the start of a complex investigation involving blackmail, drugs, murder and the General's two beautiful but enigmatic daughters. Bogart gives a masterly performance as the private detective Philip Marlowe , in Hawks's famous thriller based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.
Produced and directed by HOWARD HAWKS Films: page 23


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Novel By: Raymond Chandler.
Unknown: William Pauixner
Unknown: Leigh Brackett
Unknown: Jules Furthuan
Novel By: Raymond Chandler
Directed By: Howard Hawks
Philip Marlowe ,: Humphrey Bogart
Vivian: Lauren Bacall
Eddie Mars: John Ridgely
Carmen: Martha Vickers
Proprietress: Dorothy Malone
Mona Mars: Peggy Knudsen
Bernie Ohls: Regis Toomey
General Sternwood: Charles Waldron
Norris: Charles D Brown
Canino: Bob Steele
Harry Jones: Elisha Cook Jr

: Bonanza

The Wagon
An obsessive law officer loses a prisoner on a transport detail. He is determined to hand in his correct quota of men and finds an injured man an ideal substitute.
Written by KEN PETTUS


Written By: Ken Pettus
Directed By: James Neilson
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss Cartwright: Dan Blocker
as Little Joe Cartwright: Michael Landon
Price Buchanan: Denver Pyle
Madge Tucker: Salome Jensras
Fred Quinn: Bob Vanselow
Luis Getty: George Murdock
Deputy Kyte: Jonathan Lippe
Deputy Jase: Lee Jay Lambert
Sheriff Brody: Stuart Randall
Sheriff Clem: Bing Russell

: Mickey and Donald

Chip 'n Dale outsmart Pluto over a mountain cabin. Pluto falls in love with a dachshund and Donald tries to steal a clever bee's honey.
A WALT DISNEY production

: News

with Frances Coverdale Weatherman


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Fly Past

The Royal Air Force pays tribute to the heroic Battle of Britain air-men with a spectacular display of flying over the St Athan airfield in South Wales.
The At Home Day, recorded last weekend, also featured ground displays and a fascinating Collection of Historic Aircraft.
Commentator Raymond Baxter
Producer peter missey


Commentator: Raymond Baxter
Director: Peter Massey

: Geoff Capes

appeals on behalf of the National Association of Victims Support Schemes, whose trained vounteers give immediate support to victims of crime with their advice and by enlisting the help of other appropriate organisations and professions. Donations, preferaby by crossed PO or cheque, should be sent to: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Capes

: Songs of Praise

from St Ives, Cornwall
Tonight many Christians from the area join with holidaymakers to make the whole harbour ring with praise. Geoffrey Wheeler joins them and among the people he meets is Eric Kemp-a Trinity House Pilot-who tells of a per. sistent legend in the area about a boat that arrived from the south 2,000 years ago. The boat had on board a young ship's carpenter....
Come let us all unite to sing (God is Love); All hail the power (Diadem); Will your anchor hold? 0 Master let me walk with thee (Anne); Hosanna. Lord! Eternal Father, strong to save (Melita); Brightly beams our Father's mercy (Let the lower lights); The day thou gavest (St Clement) Conductor ERIC TOLL
Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN Series producer jm MURRAY
* Subtitle' on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Christopher Mann

: The Sunday Film: The Human Factor

starring Richard Attenborough Nicol Williamson , John Gielgud Derek Jacobi , Robert Morley
A distinguished British cast bring Graham Greene 's best-selling tale of loyalty and betrayal to the screen.
Two secret servicemen, Maurice Castle and Arthur Davis , share a room in a section of the Foreign Office dealing with African affairs. Leaks of secret information to the Soviets have occurred and the department's chiefs suspect the flamboyant Davis. But in fact it is the quiet and unassuming Castle who has become enmeshed in a net of deception due to a debt incurred in his past....
Screenplay by TOM STOPPARD
Produced and directed by otto PRIMINGER (First showing on British television) Films: page 23


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Nicol Williamson
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Maurice Castle
Unknown: Arthur Davis
Play By: Tom Stoppard
Directed By: Otto Priminger
Col Daintry: Richard Attenborough
Cornelius Muller: Joop Doderer
Brigadier Tomlinson: John Gielgud
Davis: Derek Jacobi
Percival: Robert Morley
Castle's mother: Ann Todd
Sir John Hargreaves: Richard Vernon
Castle: Nicol Williamson
Sarah: Tman

: The Good Old Days

A 30 years celebration 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 Roy Hudd
Sally Ann Howes The Krankies
Jimmy Cricket
Benjamin Luxon Davy Kaye
Dieter Tasso Jenny Wren
Members of the Players' Theatre, London
Musical director BERNARD Herrmann
Producer and director BARNEY colehan BBC Manchester


Introduces: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Davy Kaye
Unknown: Dieter Tasso
Unknown: Jenny Wren
Unknown: Nicola Kimber
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Amanda Newman
Unknown: Martyn Knight
Unknown: Chris Connah
Unknown: Peter Sutherland
Unknown: Graham Richards
Arrangement With: Stanley Joseph
Arrangement With: Michael Joseph
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Director: Bernard Herrmann

: News

with Frances Coverdale Weatherman


Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Heart of the Matter

with David Jessel
This week a doctor goes to trial accused of the attempted murder of an aborted baby.
In the first of six topical reports on the ways in which we determine the moral framework of our world, DAVID JESSEL talks to nurses, midwives and doctors faced daily with agonising decisions of life and death. At the Heart of the Matter, with science and society changing so fast, is it still possible to decide what is right and what is wrong?
Assistant producer ANGELA save Film editor MICHAEL ALOOF
Series producer COLIN CAMERON


Unknown: David Jessel
Talks: David Jessel
Producer: Colin Cameron

: Taking Stock

Five programmes about being 50 in the 80s
2: Talking about the 80s
'Unemployed, middle-aged individuals must think radically. They must accept that they may not get another job of the kind they've alwavs done.' The Taking Stork group consider Dr Bernard Donoughue's advice to the middle-aged.
Presenters Kay Carmichael and Professor Charles Handy
Film editor shelach BRADY Director JOHN' BROOKE


Presenters: Kay Carmichael
Producers: Brigit Barry
Producers: Ian Woolf

: Sergeant Bilko: Bilko the Butler

[Starring] Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko
Bilko's efforts at social climbing make it necessary for him to use the tradesmen's entrance.


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Weather

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