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: Open University

6.20 Geology: Deserts
6.45 Geology of the Red Sea
7.10 Water Turbine Design
7.35 The Rate Support Grant
8.0 Telecommunications: Teletext
8.25 Organosilicon Compounds

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: Knock Knock

Stories and songs from God's wide world.

: Sunday Worship

This is the Day
The programme for Sunday-morning worship in which the most important participants are the viewers at home, who are invited to listen together to readings from scripture, and to pray for each other and for the world.
Today's speaker, live from his sitting-room in Hove, is Fr Michael Butler , Director of the Chichester Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility.
Old Testament reading: Genesis 2, vv 7-8 Gospel: John 1, vv 9-13
Hymn for meditation: Breathe on me, breath of God (Sepulchre)
Assistant producer JOHN HARMAR-SMITH Director JOHN KIRBY
Series producer ELIZABETH GORT


Unknown: Fr Michael Butler
Producer: John Harmar-Smith
Director: John Kirby
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: Asian Magazine

Hounslow multi-cultural centre was established two years ago with Urban Aid funds. The purpose of the centre is to provide a venue for multi-cultural activities, with a view to promoting cultural understanding and better community relations between all sections of society.
Today's programme features a film report on the centre's activities.
Producer BISH MEHAY. Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Open University

10.30 Data Base: Query Languages
10.55 Calculus: Logarithmic Function
11.20 Maths Across the Curriculum
11.45 Systems Organisation
12.10 pm The Plough and the Hoe
12.35 Economic Forecasting

: Farming

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


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

: Rockschool

This week, funk and disco.
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) look at the rhythms, chords and bass techniques. with LARRY GRAHAM , BOOTSY COLLINS TONY MAIDEN and NILE RODGERS
Production assistant CAROLE MONTAGUE Produced by CHRIS LENT


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Geoff Nicholls
Guitar: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Larry Graham
Unknown: Bootsy Collins
Unknown: Carole Montague
Produced By: Chris Lent

: News Headlines

: The Country Roadshow

Introduced by Lesley Judd
The rural village of Clun in Shropshire played host last September to a Country Fair in its castle grounds. Competition categories of floral arrangements, vegetables and flowers were judged by Bill Sowerbutts , veteran of Gardeners' Question Time, while the cookery entries were tasted by expert and writer Mary Norwak , with John FitzMaurice Mills viewing an impressive range of arts and crafts exhibits.
Meanwhile there were stalls, contests, tractor races and tugs-of-war outside in the summer sun, as hostess Lesley Judd met the local people, and learnt about the traditions, legends and working lives of this community in the heart of the country.
Production manager nicky ROSE Assistant producer LAN PAUL
Executive producer MICHAEL CROUCHER Producer CHRIS hunt BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Mary Norwak
Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills
Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: Michael Croucher

: Grand Prix

from Brands Hatch
The John Player Special British Grand Prix
Uninterrupted live coverage of British motor sport's blue riband occasion, round ten of the Formula One World Championship over 75 laps of the
2.6-mile circuit.
Following early-season success, the McLaren team of championship front-runners, Alain Prost and Niki Lauda,, suffered unaccustomed defeat in North America, and the driver to watch this afternoon could be reigning world champion Nelson Piquet at the wheel of his Brabham.
But what price a British victory? With luck, around 4.30, Derek Warwick or Nigel Mansell could be spraying champagne from the winners' rostrum.
Feature: page 8


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: James Hunt
Commentator: Barrie Gill
Producer: Jim Reside
Producer: John Shrewsbury

: * Mickey and Donald

A WALT DISNEY production

: Great Little Railways

Five films exploring narrow-gauge railways. 4: Slow Train to Olympia Written and narrated by Michael Wood
Travelling the little lines of the Peloponnese, local passengers rub shoulders with the rucksacks of young tourists who have come to gaze at the glory of Ancient Greece. But as the blue and gold rail car climbs into the mountains, the train is transformed as it stops in villages like Khranoi, where the line doubles as main street and centre of the community.
Film cameraman JOHN HOWARTH ProducerDEREK TOWERS
BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: John Howarth
Producer: Derek Towers

: The World, the Flesh and the Devil

Colin Morris is the quizmaster in a battle of wits between theological students, testing their knowledge of religion and the ways of the world. In the first semi-final teams from Oakhill, North London, and Ridley Hall , Cambridge face the tests of faith or fortune, creed and deed, and work out the stories behind the headlines of The Hebrew Herald and the Bethlehem Bugle.


Unknown: Ridley Hall
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: Christian Forssander

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Dombey and Son

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by JAMES ANDREW HALL
1: The story of the adored son, and the neglected daughter, of a wealthy merchant whose pride contains the seeds of his own downfall - one of Dickens's most powerful and dramatic novels.
Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Rodney Bennett
Dombey: Julian Glover
Louisa Chick: Rhoda Lewis
Miss Tox: Shirley Cain
Midwife: Lala Lloyd
Fanny: Patricia Donovan
Florence: Romyanna Wood
Susan Nipper: Zelah Clarke
Dr Parker Peps: Paul Imbusch
Towlinson: Kenton More
Mr Chick: Ivor Roberts
Polly Toodle (Richards): Jenny McCracken
Biler: Bradley Hardiman
Jemima: Hetty Baynes
Toodle: Anthony Dutton

: Home on Sunday

Donald Soper welcomes Cliff Michelmore to his tied cottage in Hampstead Garden Suburb. A Methodist minister and preacher for more than 50 years, Donald Soper looks back at his long and full life and the controversies he's been involved in. His choice of hymns includes 'I think when I read that sweet story of old,' '0 thou, who earnest from above' and 'Behold the mountain of the Lord'. They are sung by the London Oriana Choir in Hinde Street Methodist
Church where he still serves as a minister.
Conductor Leon Lovett
Outside broadcast director ANGELA TILBY Assistant producer FAY WOOLF
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Donald Soper
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Donald Soper
Conductor: Leon Lovett
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Are You Being Served?

The Sweet Smell of Success, starring and
Mrs Slocombe has invented a perfume that attracts the opposite sex - but all it attracts is trouble for the staff.
Executive producer DAVID CROIT
Produced and directed by BOB SPIERS
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mrs Slocombe
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Capt Peacock: Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Mr Spooner: Mike Berry
Mr Harman: Arthur English
Miss Belfridge: Candy Davis
Canteen manageress: Doremy Vernon
Mrs Peacock: Diana King
Handsome customer: Michael Sharvell-Martin
Military customer: Rex Robinson

: The Sunday Film: Callie and Son

Lindsay Wagner Jameson Parker
Callie Lord is a woman determined to transcend her poverty-stricken background. Beginning as a waitress in Dallas she attends night school, becomes a stenographer and then marries a newspaper publisher. Reunited with the illegitimate son she was forced to abandon at 17, a series of tragedies catapult her into a position of power, but her obsessive love for her son and the clouded past of his young wife threaten to destroy all of Callie's achievements ...
(First showing on British television) Films: page 15


Unknown: Lindsay Wagner
Unknown: Jameson Parker
Unknown: Callie Lord
Unknown: Thomas Thompson
Produced By: Rosilyn Heller
Directed By: Waris Hussein
Callie: Lindsay Wagner
Randy: Jameson Parker
Randall Bordeaux: Dabney Coleman
Jeannie: Joy Garrett
Sue Lynn: Michele Pfeiffer
Bubba Wrench: James Sloyan
Cotham: John Harkins
Kimball: Andrew Prine
Donohue: Richard McKenzie
Deacon: MacOn McCalman
Willie Chips: Ed Call
Randy (aged 12-14): Jim Calvert

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weather


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Omnibus

Introduced by Humphrey Burton
This evening's programme explores landscapes of England and Ireland in both painting and poetry. Wharfedale Revisited celebrates a patch of land in North Yorkshire that is credited with shaping the origins of English landscape painting. Turner, Cotman and Girtin all visited and painted Wharfedale.
In tonight's film Russell Harty describes how an aristocrat, a gallery owner and nine contemporary artists collaborated to see afresh this most picturesque landscape.
The poetry of Paul Muldoon provides insight into the landscape of Northern Ireland and the landscape of Muldoon's own imagination. This film, entitled Squeezing the Frog after a bizarre image from Muldoon's poems, reflects the literary obsessions of a linguistic acrobat.
• FEATURE: page 10


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Producers: Jonathan Fulford
Producers: John Whiston
Editor: Ian Squires

: Golf: The Open

The 113th Championship The final day
Today's winner will have received a cheque for X50,000, but will treasure more greatly the famous trophy and the title of Open Champion. HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of the climax to the world's oldest and greatest Open Championship. Commentators PETER ALLISS CLIVE CLARK , BRUCE CRITCHLEY
Executive producer HAROLD ANDERSON


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Commentators: Clive Clark
Commentators: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producer: Harold Anderson

: Weather

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