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: Open University

6.20 Plant and Animal Breeding
6.45 Geology: Glaciers
7.10 A Study in Control
7.35 Classical Greece: The Theatre
8.0 Database: Data Dictionaries
8.25 Homogeneous Catalysis

: Bod

A See-Saw programme

: Knock Knock

Stories and songs from God's wide world.

: Sunday Worship

This is the Day
Viewers 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 home, is The Rt Rev Michael Marshall , Bishop of Woolwich.
As this is the eve of his departure for new work in the United States, the Bishop's theme is 'Leave-taking'.
Old Testament reading: Genesis 12, vv 1-4 Gospel: Luke 18, vv 29-30
Music for meditation: Memory (from Cats) Assistant producer JOHN HARMAR SMITH Director JOHN KIRBY
Series producer ELIZABETH GORT


Unknown: Michael Marshall
Producer: John Harmar Smith
Director: John Kirby
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: Asian Magazine

Today's programme features a sitar workshop with PANDIT NIKHIL BANER-JEE, in which he talks to VIRAM JASANI about the sitar and plays ragas 'Nat bhairon' and 'Bhairvi.' With ANINDO CHATTERJI on tabla.
Producer KRISHAN GOULD. Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Krishan Gould.
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Open University

10.30 Mussolini with Knickers
10.55 South Yorkshire Transport
11.20 Management and the School
11.45 Maths: Central Limit Theorem
12.10 pm Computing: A System to Analyse
12.35 Tolstoy's Anna Karenina


Unknown: Anna Karenina

: Farming

Producers PHILIP HICKS. KEN POLLOCK Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers BILL GILES


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

: Rockschool

This week reggae. Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) look at 'one-drop' and 'stepper' drum patterns, bass riddims and guitar chops. Featuring BLACK UHURU
Film editor horacio QUEIRO. Produced by Chris LENT .


Guitar: Geoff Nicholls
Guitar: Henry Thomas
Editor: Horacio Queiro.
Produced By: Chris Lent

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: The Hallelujah Trail

Burt Lancaster , Lee Remick
Whisky stocks have got dangerously low in Denver and serious drinkers are relieved to hear that 40 wagon-loads of supplies are on the way. Unfortunately for them, two separate bands of people are determined to prevent the wagon train from reaching Denver: the local Indians and a brigade of temperance women led by the formidable Cora Templeton Massingale.
Screenplay by JOHN GAY
From the novel by HILL GULICK . Produced and directed by JOHN STURGES. Films:page 14


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Cora Templeton
Play By: John Gay
Novel By: Hill Gulick
Directed By: John Sturges.
Col Thadeus Gearhart: Burt Lancaster
Cora Templeton Massingale: Lee Remick
Captain Paul Slater: Jim Hutton
Louise Gearhart: Pamela Tiffin
Oracle Jones: Donald Pleasence
Frank Wallingham: Brian Keith
Chief Walks-Stooped-Over: Martin Landau
Sgt Buell: John Anderson
Kevin O'Flaherty: Tom Stern
Chief Five Barrels: Robert J Wilke

: Banjo the Woodpile Cat

An animated film
A DON BLUTH production


Unknown: Don Bluth

: Great Little Railways

The last of five programmes Line of Dreams
Narrator John Shrapnel
The Marudhar Express steams across the desert lands of north-west India carrying a member of the royal house of Jodhpur in first-class comfort. A young boy risks his life clambering between carriages to earn a few rupees on the train ... and a remarkable railway inspector dresses in disguise to catch ticket defaulters.
For six hours they share a journey across the magical land of Rajasthan.
Film cameraman DAVID FEIG Producer GERRY TROYNA
BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: David Feig

: 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 second semi-final teams from Heythrop College, London, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford 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. The winners will pass on to next week's final and the opportunity to win a valuable prize for their college.
Technical co-ordinator JACK WALSH Assistant producer FRANCES GUMLEY Director SIMON HAMMOND


Unknown: Jack Walsh
Producer: Frances Gumley
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
2: Mr Dombey has a son and heir at last, although his wife has died in childbirth. Neglected and heart-broken, his daughter is consoled by her maid, Susan Nipper , and Paul's nurse, the kindly Polly.
Music composed and conducted by DUDLEY SIMPSON
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Unknown: Mr Dombey
Unknown: Susan Nipper
Conducted By: Dudley Simpson
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Rodney Bennett
Dombey: Julian Glover
Carker: Paul Darrow
Captain Cuttle: Emrys James
Solomon Gills: Roger Milner
Louisa Chick: Rhoda Lewis
Miss Tox: Shirley Cain
Perch: Ronald Herdman
Young Walter Gay: Finn Fordham
Young Florence: Romyanna Wood
Susan Nipper: Zelah Clarke
Polly Toodle (Richards): Jenny McCracken
Towlinson: Kenton Moore
Mr Chick: Ivor Roberts
Jemima: Hetty Baynes
Young Biler: Bradley Hardiman

: Home on Sunday

In the last of the series Cliff Michelmore travels to Yorkshire to meet Kathy Staff , the pin-up of Last of the Summer Wine. Christian faith has been the backbone of Kathy's life. She talks to Cliff about what are, for her, its certainties and comforts in the midst of her busy career as an actress. Her choice of music includes 'The Lord's prayer', 'God so loved the world' and 'Teach me to live'.
It is sung in St Mark 's Church, Dukinfield, which has been her family's church for generations.
Assistant producer FAY WOOLF Producer NOEL VINCENT
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: St Mark
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Are You Being Served?

by JEREMY LLOYD and DAVID CROFT Conduct Unbecoming starring
Money is missing from the till; the finger of suspicion points at Mr Humphries. Is he bent?
Executive producer DAVID CROFT. Produced and directed by BOB SPIERS * Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jeremy Lloyd
Unknown: David Croft
Unknown: Mr Humphries.
Producer: David Croft.
Directed By: Bob Spiers
Mrs Slocombe: Mollie Sugden
Mr Humphries: John Inman
Capt Peacock: Frank Thornton
Miss Brahms: Wendy Richard
Mr Rumbold: Nicholas Smith
Mr Spooner: Mike Berry
Mr Harman: And Arthur English
Miss Belfridge: Candy Davis
'Tights' customer: Frances Bennett
Woman: Gilda Perry
Mr Wagstaff: Tony Sympson

: Big Wednesday

The feature film starring Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey

California, 1962: Matt, Jack and Leroy are loyal friends united by the beach lifestyle - muscles, girls, parties, cars, rock music. But above all they share a great obsession - surfing. Despite the draft, the hippie era and the inevitable transition to adulthood, they remain true to their craze until finally, in 1974, they are reunited for the Great Swell, a giant wave such as they have never ridden before.....
John Milius's film, conceived like an intimate epic, features some unparalleled sequences of virtuoso surfing.
Films: page 14
(First showing on British television)


Screenplay/Director: John Milius
Screenplay: Denis Aaberg
Producer: Buzz Feitshans
Matt Johnson: Jan-Michael Vincent
Jack Barlow: William Katt
Leroy Smith: Gary Busey
Sally Johnson: Patti D'Arbanville
Peggy Gordon: Lee Purcell
Jim 'Waxer' King: Darrell Fetty
'The Bear': Sam Melville
Gerry Lopez: Himself
Mrs Barlow: Barbara Hale

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Omnibus

Introduced by Humphrey Burton The Westmores of Hollywood - The Story of a Dynasty
Back in the days of silent films an actor, who had accidentally shaved off half of his moustache, had his job saved for him by an English barber who glued it back on. The barber was George Westmore and he and his sons virtually invented the art of movie make-up. At one point a Westmore was in charge of all the important Hollywood make-up departments. Frank Westmore is the last surviving son. His own credits include The Ten Commandments and The Towering Inferno.
At his house in Los Angeles he told Omnibus about the family triumphs including the dashing Douglas Fairbanks ' hair cut, The Hunchback of Notre Dame's wild eye and Shirley MacLaine 's geisha good looks.
Researcher MARILYN HOWE Film editor CHRIS HALE


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: George Westmore
Unknown: Frank Westmore
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Marilyn Howe
Editor: Chris Hale
Producer: Keith Cheetham

: Olympic Grandstand

featuring live coverage of Swimming and Cycling finals on the first day of competition in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Introduced by Desmond Lynam
Cycling Finals
HUGH PORTER and PHIL LIGGETT report from Mission Viejo on cycling's first gold medals of the games.
Women's 70km Road Race (New Olympic event)
Reigning British champion CATHY SWINNERTON heads the team hoping to emulate Mandy Jones , who won the World title for Britain in 1982. Men's 190km =Road Race Britain's riders try to win our first medal in this event since 1956.
Olympic Champion: S. Sukhoruchenkov (USSR)
Swimming Finals at 12 midnight
Women's 100m Freestyle
Who is the fastest woman swimmer at the Games?
World record: B. Krause (GDR) 54.79 1980 Olympic Champion and record holder: B. Krause (GDR) 54.79
Men's 100m Breaststroke
Can Commonwealth Champion ADRIAN MOORHOUSE , second fastest in the world in 1984, succeed David Wilkie and Duncan Goodhew as an Olympic Breaststroke Champion?
World record: J. Moffet (USA) 1:02.13 1984 Olympic record: J. Hencken (USA) 1:03.11 1976
Olympic Champion: D. Goodhew (GB)
Women's 400m Individual Medley
World record: P. Schneider (GDR) 4:36.10 1982
Olympic Champion and record holder: P. Schneider (GDR) 4:36.29
Men's 200m Freestyle
World record: M. Gross (FRG) 1:47.55 1984 Olympic Champion and record holder: S. Kopliakov (USSR) 1:49.81 1980
News - action - results from tonight's other events which include:
Boxing: the opening bouts of the 13-day tournament, which now features 12 weight divisions.
Three-Day Event: the dressage phase gets competition under way in an event British riders will hope to win. Also news of the first gold medals in Shooting.


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Hugh Porter
Unknown: Cathy Swinnerton
Unknown: Mandy Jones
Unknown: B. Krause
Unknown: B. Krause
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: David Wilkie
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: J. Moffet
Unknown: J. Hencken
Unknown: D. Goodhew
Unknown: P. Schneider
Unknown: P. Schneider
Unknown: S. Kopliakov

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