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: Heads and Tails

A See -Saw programme

: Mathematical Thinking

Five programmes on the Cockcroft Report and the classroom.
2: Algebra Directors


Unknown: Nick Brenton

: Making the Most of the Micro: 2: Getting down to BASIC

Ian McNaught-Davis describes the three programming structures out of which any computer program can be written, and then writes a simple program which could be used to help children practise their maths skills.

A wide range of materials and equipment is available in association with the series. For details write to [address removed]
The Computer Book, £6.75; Book and software pack, Making the Most of the Micro, £12.95 from booksellers.


Presenter: Ian McNaught-Davis
Director: Mike Cocker
Producer: David Allen

: Asian Magazine

In the recent revival of interest in the days of the British Raj, nothing has caught the imagination more than the extraordinary lifestyle of the Maharajahs and Nawabs who ruled the 565 Princely States of India. It was a lifestyle created by tradition, ceremony and fabulous wealth. Charles Allen , author of the best-selling Plain Tales from the Raj and whose new book
Lives of the Indian Princes was published last week, is one of the studio guests.
This week's film report looks at how polio victim
Attiya Mirza is learning to cope with her handicap.
Pankaj Udhas sings a ghazal. Producer WASEEM MAHMOOD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Charles Allen
Unknown: Attiya Mirza
Unknown: Pankaj Udhas

: L-Driver

English for Driving
Six programmes for learner drivers who speak English as a second language.
Peter Davison explains the English needed to understand the driving instructor and the test examiner, and follows GEETA, JENNY and FRANCISCO through their driving lessons to taking the test. 2: Road Signs and Traffic Lights
Series devised by VIVIEN BARR and CLARE FLETCHER
(For book, send crossed PO /cheque for £2.95 to: [address removed], marking your envelope English for Driving)


Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Vivien Barr
Unknown: Clare Fletcher
Director: Clare Brigstocke
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: A vous la France!

French for beginners in a series of 15 programmes.
You don't need any French to shop in a French supermarket. But with a few simple phrases you can enjoy the colour of the local market or the épicerie. Carolle Rousseau and Patrick Simpson-Jones show how. Studio director MARY SPRENT Producer DAVlD WILSON
Book, £5.25, two cassettes or three records, and teachers' notes, E2.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Carolle Rousseau
Unknown: Patrick Simpson-Jones
Director: Mary Sprent
Producer: Davld Wilson

: Knock Knock

David Yip and Alison Christie-Murray with stories of two peaceful people from very different backgrounds.... Script editor NOEL VINCENT Director CELIA THOMSON Producer MARTIN HUGHES
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Yip
Unknown: Alison Christie-Murray
Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Martin Hughes
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Sunday Worship
You are invited to join with your fellow viewers for half an hour of meditation and prayer for each other and for the world, as portrayed in the newspapers and on television. Today's theme: Giving.
Speaker, The Rev Professor Charles Moule , live from his East Sussex home.
New Testament: 2 Corinthians 8, vv 8-9: 13-15
Gospel: St Luke 6, vv 37-38 Hymn: My God, I love thee (Solomon)
Production assistant JAN PRYNNE Director JOHN HARMAR. SMITH Producer SIMON HAMMOND
Series producer ELIZABETH GORT


Unknown: Charles Moule
Unknown: Jan Prynne
Director: John Harmar.
Producer: Simon Hammond
Producer: Elizabeth Gort

: See Hear!

A weekly magazine for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, with subtitles and sign language.
Introduced by Maggie Woolley and Clive Mason
HELPLINES: page 93


Introduced By: Maggie Woolley
Introduced By: Clive Mason
Produced By: Charles Pascoe

: Comic Roots

Six comics explore the roots of their humour.
3: Roy Hudd
In tonight's film Roy Hudd goes back to his native Croydon and stages an improbable 'Old boys' reunion' with some of the lads who were with him in a Boys Club concert party. Film editor TERRY GABELL Producer JANE OLIVER
Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Editor: Terry Gabell

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon
Dan Cherrington , Barry Wilson Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
1.23 Weather for farmers


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

: Generations Talking

with Mavis Nicholson
A series of conversations which try to bridge the generation gap.
1: George Mann, retired welder, sees today's young people as vandals and not interested in work.
Alison Carter , 19. and Colin Luter , 21, describe how they see the world.
Film editor SHELAGH BRADY Producer IAN WOOLF


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Alison Carter
Unknown: Colin Luter
Editor: Shelagh Brady
Producer: Ian Woolf

: News Headlines

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Rock-a-Bye Pinky Toulouse la Trick and Sink Pink
Pink Panther theme by HENRY MANCINI


Unknown: Henry Mancini

: Comedy Matinee: School for Scoundrels

Ian Carmichael
Janette Scott
Terry-Thomas Alastair Sim
This very funny adaptation of the works of Stephen Potter opens a season of British comedies for Sunday afternoons. Shy, retiring young Henry Palfrey is humiliated by head waiters and bullied by his chief clerk. Just in time, he enrols in the College of Lifemanship ...
Screenplay by PATRICIA MOYES and HAL E. CHESTER , based on the novels by STEPHEN POTTER
Produced by HAL E. CHESTER Directed by ROBERT HAMER
• FILMS: page 31


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Janette Scott
Unknown: Terry-Thomas Alastair Sim
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Henry Palfrey
Unknown: Patricia Moyes
Unknown: Hal E. Chester
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Produced By: Hal E. Chester
Directed By: Robert Hamer
Henry Palfrey: Ian Carmichael
Raymond Delauney: Terry Thomas
Mr S Potter: Alastair Sim
April Smith: Janette Scott
Dunstan: Dennis Price
Dudley: Peter Jones
Gloatbridge: Edward Chapman
Head waiter: John Le Mesurier
Mrs Stringer: Irene Handl
General: Kynaston Reeves
First instructress: Hattie Jacques
Instructor: Hugh Paddick

: The Dot and the Line

An Oscar-winning cartoon Directed by CHUCK JONES


Directed By: Chuck Jones

: Aristocrats

with Robert Lacey Spain: The Duchess of Medinaceli
Nine times a duchess, 18 times a marchioness, 19 times a countess, four times a viscountess - and 14 times a grandee of Spain; she owns 90 castles - or maybe 100; and she maintains her lifestyle on the profits of plastic leather.
Executive producer ADAM CLAPHAM Producer JOHN BIRD

: The Dukes of Hazzard

A Baby for the Dukes
Returning to her childhood home Mary Lou Tomkins seeks refuge in Hazzard County. She is on the run from her father-in-law who wants her child, but Hazzard justice is more than likely to be on her side, even in spite of Boss Hogg ...
Written by si ROSE


Unknown: Mary Lou Tomkins
Unknown: Boss Hogg
Written By: Si Rose
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Luke Duke: Tom Wopat
Bo Duke: John Schneider
Daisy Duke: Catherine Bach
Uncle Jesse: Denver Pyle
Enos: Sonny Shroyer
Cooter: Ben Jones
Sheriff Rosco: James Best
Boss Hogg: Sorreu Booke
guest starring Emerson Craig: Peter Hobbs
Mary Lou: Janeen Best

: The Barchester Chronicles

Dramatised in seven parts by ALAN PLATER , from The Warden and Barchester Towers by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
4: Mrs Proudie, the new bishop's wife, is a masterful lady determined to change the Barchester tradition, in which she is ably abetted by the Bishop's chaplain,
Obadiah Slope. Battle lines have been drawn up.
Music composed and conducted by DEREK BOURGEOIS


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Obadiah Slope.
Conducted By: Derek Bourgeois
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: David Giles
Septimus Harding: Donald Pleasence
Dr Grantly: Nigel Hawthorne
Mrs Proudie: Geraldine McEwan
Signora Madeline Neroni: Susan Hampshire
Obadiah Slope: Alan Rickman
Dr Proudie: Cuve Swift
Eleanor: Janet Maw
Samuel: Willlam Redgrave
Mrs Grantly: Angela Pleasence
Quiverful: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Quiverful: Maggie Jones
Mary Bold: Barbara Flynn
Baby Bold: Chrlstopher Maynard
Bertie Stanhope: Peter Blythe
Charlotte: Susan Edmonstone

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Northern Ireland celebrating the 60th Anniversary of BBC broadcasting in the Province.
Standing by the forbidding structure called the Peace Line that separates Catholic from Protestant in Belfast, Dr Colin Morris asks the question 'Are the churches really part of the solution to this problem, or are they part of the problem that is Northern Ireland?'
He talks to people whose faith refuses to be imprisoned by the past or conditioned by history.
And in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church in Belfast, religious divisions are forgotten as choirs of the Province sing their Songs of Praise.
"From all that dwell below the skies" (Lasst uns erfreuen); "Ye holy angels bright" (Darwall s 148th); "Lord of all hopefulness" (Slane); "There is a green hill far away" (Horsley); "It were my soul's desire" (Armagh); "Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire" (St Columba); "God of grace and God of glory" (Rhuddlan); "Father eternal, ruler of creation" (Old 124th)
BBC Northern Ireland


Presenter: Dr Colin Morris
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Producer: James Skelly
Series Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Ever Decreasing Circles

by JOHN ESMONDE and BOB LARBEY starring Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton , Peter Egan with Stanley Lebor Geraldine Newman
Film cameraman JOHN BAKER Film editor MIKE JACKSON
Studio lighting BRIAN CLEMETT Designer TOM YARDLEY-JONES Produced and directed by SYDNEY LOTTERBY
●FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Stanley Lebor
Unknown: Geraldine Newman
Unknown: John Baker
Editor: Mike Jackson
Directed By: Sydney Lotterby
Martin: Richard Briers
Ann: Penelope Wilton
Paul: Peter Egan
Howard: Stanley Lebor
Hilda: Geraldine Newman
Mrs Beardsmore: Gabrielle Daye
Mrs Teale: Gilly Flower

: Big Deal

One Good Turnover....
Professional poker players like Robby Box meet all sorts of opponents. When they lose, some get very upset....


Written By: Geoff McQueen
Unknown: Robby Box
Editor: Ray Wingrove
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: John Glenister
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
'Lumps': Stewart Harwood
First punter: Tony Barton
Second punter: Harry Fielder
Maxie: Carlos Douglas
Tommy: James Ottaway
Vi: Pamela Cundell
Frank Aldino: Ben Howard
Denny More: Jeff Hall
Tailor: Isaac Grand
Phil Graves: Derek Martin
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Woman: Beryl Nesbitt
Henry Diamond: Tony Caunter
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Kipper: Roger Walker
Black George: Alex Tetteh-Lartey
Gil Roach: Frank Mills
Doorman: Ridgewell Hawkes
Laurie Woods: Alan Chuntz

: Just Good Friends

by JOHN SULLIVAN. starring
Paul Nicholas and Jan Francis
Penny is rescued by a reluctant hero from a meeting with her husband, Graham.
Produced and directed by RAY BUTT *CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: John Sullivan.
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Francis
Designer: David Hitchcock
Directed By: Ray Butt
Vince Pinner: Paul Nicholas
Penny Warrender: Jan Francis
Rita Pinner: Ann Lynn
Les Pinner: Shaun Curry
Graham: Andrew Tourell
Clifford Pinner: Adam French
Lennie: James Lister
Waiter: Jason Carter

: Tenko

A ten-part serial created by LAVINIA WARNER Part 3 by ANNE VALERY The women return to
Singapore to pick up the threads of their peacetime lives - or so they think....
Music composed by JAMES HARPHAM Make-up designer VANESSA POULTON Sound JOHN HOWELL


Unknown: Anne Valery
Composed By: James Harpham
Designer: Vanessa Poulton
Unknown: John Howell
Designer: Ken Ledsham
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: Jeremy Summers
Beatrice Mason: Stephanie Cole
Marion Jefferson: Ann Bell
Dorothy: Veronica Roberts
Mrs Van Meyer: Elizabeth Chambers
Kate Norris: Claire OBErman
Maggie Thorpe: Elizabeth Mickery
Christina: Emily Bolton
Alice Courtenay: Cindy Shelley
Joss Holbrook: Jean Anderson
Phyllis Bristow: Elspet Gray
Journalist: Michael Loney
Colonel Jackson: Michael Lees
Mrs Harris: Eliza Buckingham
Col Smithers: Stephen Gordon
Doctor: Mona Bruce
Soldier: Lim Kay Tong
Bank clerk: Mellan Mitchell

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weatherman


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Omnibus: Pennington's Chekhov

Introduced by Humphrey Burton
Pennington's Chekhov is the story of an actor's obsession with one of the greatest playwrights that ever lived.
Tonight's film takes the form of a journey through the mind of Michael Pennington, one of this country's leading classical actors, as he discovers for himself unknown facets in the personality of Anton Chekhov. This imaginary journey from Japan, through Siberia, leads ultimately to the National Theatre in London where Pennington reveals his personal view of Chekhov. Plus a glimpse beneath the Dance Umbrella to encounter among others Mark Morris and Lar Lubovitch, some of the exciting talents assembled in Britain for the contemporary dance festival.
Feature: page 26


Presenter: Humphrey Burton
Subject: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Mark Morris
Unknown: Lar Lubovitch
Studio Director: Bob Lockyer
Producer: Keith Cheetham
Producer: Jill Marshall
Assistant Editor: Christopher Swann
Editor: Ian Squires

: Everyman Profiles: Hell to Pay

Luis Palau is an Argentine evangelist. He's been called 'the new Billy Graham '. Over the past 17 years he has preached to five million people in 37 countries. This summer he's made a major effort to save British souls, leading a month-long crusade in London. Peter France follows Luis Palau through one of his big warm-up meetings at Wembley, examining his message and talking to those who claim it has changed their lives.


Subject: Luis Palau
Reporter: Peter France
Film Editor: Stephen Saunders
Producer: Norman Stone

: Weather

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