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: Open University

6.45 Technology: Bridging the Gap
7.10 Borehole Logging
7.35 An Ageing Population
8.0 Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
8.25 Stereochemistry:
Conformational Analysis

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme

: de Bono's Thinking Course

A series of ten programmes Presented by Dr Edward de Bono
9: Thinking and Doing
'Operacy' - the skills needed for doing things. Including AGO-Aims, Goals and Objectives.


Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono

: Electronic Office

4: Changing with the Times How do modern electronic methods affect the working habits and culture of an old-established daily newspaper?
Ian MeNaught-Davis finds out at the New York Times. Production MIKE COCKER and DAVID ALLEN


Unknown: Ian Menaught-Davis
Unknown: Mike Cocker
Unknown: David Allen

: Asian Magazine

The GLC's second Black Theatre season is taking place in London where the Asian Co-operative theatre is presenting a new play Vigilantes, written by FARRUKH DHONDY .
The play, set in the East
End of London in the 1980s, is about an Asian community coming to terms with its environment.
In today's programme two members of the Co-operative talk about the season, the play and their organisation. In the third of the films on the East End, Anita Bhalla finds out about the question of racism.
Music is provided by Iqbal Siddiqui who sings a ghazal. Producer WASEEM MAHMOOD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Farrukh Dhondy
Unknown: Anita Bhalla
Provided By: Iqbal Siddiqui

: Switch On to English

Floella Benjamin hosts a new game show based on clips from popular television programmes to help speakers of English as a second language improve their understanding and use of spoken English.
With guests Mario Renzullo and Barbara Yu-Ling
8: TalkingAboutYourself Research CAROLE MONTAGUE Director ANNE O'DWYER


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Mario Renzullo
Unknown: Barbara Yu-Ling
Director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: France Actuelle

A series of five films 4: The Wine Crisis
Nearly two-thirds of all the table wine produced in France comes from the Languedoc. Today a combination of factors - an overflowing wine lake, the forthcoming entry of Spain into the EEC, and more sophisticated drinking habits - are threatening the future of the wine producers in this region.
Film editor LUIS ESPANA
Researcher JANE COTTAVE Producer FRANK ASH

: Lent Service

The second in a series of five programmes for Lent on the theme
The Wilderness Experience This week's service comes from St Peter 's Chaplaincy, Manchester University.
'Power and Communication' Minister The Rev Hazel Addy Preacher
The Rev Alan Tiltman
Organist STEPHEN THISELTON Readings: I Kings 18, w 20-40;
Matthew 4. w 1-11. Hymns: Be thou my vision (Slane); God who spoke in the beginning (Rhuddlan); Now quit your care (Quittez, Pasteurs); That man Jesus (Stuttgart) Sound MIKE JOHNSON
TV presentation NOEL VINCENT


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Rev Hazel Addy
Organist: Alan Tiltman
Organist: Stephen Thiselton
Unknown: Mike Johnson
Unknown: Noel Vincent

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

A series of nine programmes 2: Plants for Cool Places
Cool conditions are ideal for some of the more difficult house plants such as azaleas and the dwarf mountain palm. Geoffrey Smith offers advice on the cultivation of these and other house plants that enjoy cool temperatures. Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Book, £ 1.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill
12.53 Weather News for farmers MICHAEL FISH


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

: Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: This Week Next Week

with David Dimbleby starting with the News Summary


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norris

: Out of the Inkwell

Mean Moe's Fairy Tale

: EastEnders

An omnibus edition by Valerie Georgeson and Bill Lyons.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
Writer: Bill Lyons
Producer: Julia Smith

: Comedy Classic Hour: Dad's Army: Don't Forge the Diver

by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
The voice of Bud Flanagan
Signature tune by Jimmy Perry and Derek Tavener, played by the Band of the Coldstream Guards conducted by their Director of Music Capt. Trevor L. Sharpe


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Signature tune by: Jimmy Perry
Signature tune by: Derek Taverner
Played by: The Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Trevor L. Sharpe
Designer: Paul Joel
Produced By: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Vicar: Frank Williams
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Capt Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
HG Sergeant: Robert Raglan
Pte Sponge: Colin Bean
Second ARP Warden: Don Estelle
Landlord: Verne Morgan

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

written by RAYMOND ALLEN starring
Michael Crawford as Frank with Michele Dotrice as Betty Fulton Mackay as Fowler Michael Gwynn as Wing Commander Day Designer BRYAN ELLIS


Written By: Raymond Allen
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Betty Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Fowler Michael Gwynn
Designer: Bryan Ellis

: Sporting Chance

Presented by Anneka Rice In the last in a series of eight programmes
Windsor Davies and his wife Lynne go to sea and presenter Anneka Rice parachutes from 2,000 ft. Research VICKI MOORE


Presented By: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Windsor Davies
Presenter: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Vicki Moore
Produced By: Peter Ramsden

: International Athletics

The European Indoor
Championships from Athens After the British team's recent success against West Germany at Cosford, hopes are high that they will return from Greece with many more medals.
TODD BENNETT renews his rivalry with THOMAS SCHONLEBE of East Germany, world record holder in the 400 metres, and ADE MAFE hopes to improve on his silver medal at the World Indoor Games in Paris in the 200 metres.
Commentators RON PICKERING
Television presentation by GREEK TELEVISION SERVICE


Unknown: Todd Bennett
Unknown: Thomas Schonlebe
Commentators: Ron Pickering

: The Pickwick Papers

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in 12 parts by JACK DAVIES starring with and 9: Far from reassured by an interview with his lawyer, Serjeant Snubbin ,
Mr Pickwick prepares for the ordeal of his trial for breach of promise as the case of Bardell v Pickwick comes to court.
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
Sound supervisor RAMON BAILEY Script editor TERRANCE DICKS Designer MYLES LANG Producer BARRY LETTS
A BBC Enterprises Illustrated Classic, £1.95 from newsagents


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Jack Davies
Unknown: Serjeant Snubbin
Unknown: Mr Pickwick
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Unknown: Ramon Bailey
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Brian Ughthill
Mr Pickwick: Nigel Stock
Mr Tupman: Clive Swift
Mr Winkle: Jeremy Nicholas
Mr Snodgrass: Alan Parnaby
Sam Weller: Phil Daniels
Serjeant Buzfuz: David Waller
Serjeant Snubbin: John Woodnutt
Perker: Milton Johns
Tony Weller: Howard Lang
Narrator: Ray Brooks
Lowten: Richard Henry
Phunky: Michael Ripper
Justice Stareleigh: Leslie Glazer
Court officer: John Scott Martin
Clerk: Jeffrey Gardiner
Groffin: Russell Wootten
Mrs Bardell: Jo Kendall
Mrs Cluppins: Deddie Davies
Dodson: Anthony Roye
Fogg: Kenneth Waller
Mrs Sanders: June Ellis
Master Bardell: Ned Williams

: Holiday

with Cliff Michelmore
John Carter , Anne Gregg John Carter went to the Seychelles for Holiday a dozen years ago: now he pays a return visit.
Tom Savage comments on a painting course from an old mill house in the French Dordogne.
Cliff Michelmore looks at a traditional sailing week on the Norfolk Broads.
Film cameraman CHRIS SADLER Producer TOM SAVAGE
(John Carter writes about holidays every week in THE LISTENER)


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Chris Sadler
Unknown: John Carter

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

for St David 's Day from Cardiff
People who work and worship in the city centre join together in the City United Reformed Church, assisted by the CARDIFF POLYPHONIC CHOIR and the SOUTH GLAMORGAN
Phil George explores the changing face of Cardiff and meets some of the people being challenged in different ways by developments in the city.
God of grace and God of glory (Rhuddlan): Christ is the King
(Llangoedmor); All who love and serve your city (Narberth);
Cofia'n gwlad Ben-Llywydd tirion (Groeswen): Mi glywaf dyner lais
(Gwahoddiad); 0 the deep deep love of Jesus (Ebenezer); Tydi a wnaeth y wyrth (Pantyfedwen): All hail the power of Jesus' name (Diadem) Conductor RICHARD ELFYN JONES Producer DAFYDD OWEN
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Wales


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Phil George
Conductor: Richard Elfyn
Producer: Dafydd Owen

: By the Sword Divided

A serial in ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH with Sharon Mughan as Anne Fletcher Rob Edwards as John Fletcher Bert Parnaby as Sir Austin Fletcher
Timothy Bentinck as Sir Thomas Lacey Lucy Aston as Lady Lucinda Ferrar
9: Retribution by JEREMY PAUL
1658. For Tom Lacey his sister's affair with Major
General Horton represents the ultimate insult - an insult which cannot be left unchallenged.
Lt Ned Otter. .. SIMON ROBERTS Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAKLEY


Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: Sharon Mughan
Unknown: Anne Fletcher
Unknown: Rob Edwards
Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Bert Parnaby
Unknown: Sir Austin Fletcher
Unknown: Timothy Bentinck
Unknown: Sir Thomas Lacey
Unknown: Lucy Aston
Unknown: Lady Lucinda Ferrar
Unknown: Jeremy Paul
Unknown: Tom Lacey
Unknown: Lt Ned Otter.
Unknown: Simon Roberts
Composed By: Ken Howard
Composed By: Alan Blakley
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Jonathan Alwyn
Director: Diarmuid Lawrence
Frances Neville: Joanna McCallum
Oliver Cromwell: Peter Jeffrey
Major General Horton: Gareth Thomas
Mrs Cromwell: Yvonne Gilan
John Thurloe: David Collings
Dr Goodwin: Hugh Dickson
Sarah: Debbie Norris
Hannah Jackman: Joanna Myers
Nathaniel Cropper: Andrew MacLachlan
Emma Skinner: Janet Lees-Price
Dick Skinner: Peter Guinness
Mrs Dumfry: Claire Davenport
Minty: Eileen Way
Martin Fletcher: Edward Rawle-Hicks

: Last of the Summer Wine

written by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in Catching Digby's Donkey The complete inability of Digby to catch a simple-brained animal is beyond the comprehension of Lance Corporal
Signwriter Foggy Dewhirst. With the assistance of Compo and Clegg - a small but well-trained team - Foggy sets out to show the animals once and for all who is boss.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Film editor JOHN WILKINSON Studio sound ALAN STOKES Designer STEPHEN FAWCETT Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Editor: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Alan Stokes
Designer: Stephen Fawcett
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Ormeroyd: David Hatton
Digby: John Evitts
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Nora: Kathy Staff
Wally: Joe Gladwin
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Ferguson

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from The Great Hall of the University of Reading. Four contenders from
London and the south-east compete for a semi-final place.
Alan Samson (book editor)
The life of Harold Macmillan
Jeanette Setterich (receptionist)
The 'Amama' Pharaohs c 1417-c 1320 BC
David Blackman (civil servant)
Life and times of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria Christopher Gibson (schoolmaster)
Opera since 1780


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Alan Samson
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Jeanette Setterich
Unknown: David Blackman
Unknown: Franz Josef
Director: Laurence Vulliamy
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

with Esther Rantzen
Reporters Bill Buckley Gavin Campbell Michael Groth
And at the That's Life newsdesk Maev Alexander and John Gould


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Reporters: Bill Buckley
Reporters: Gavin Campbell
Reporters: Michael Groth
Unknown: Maev Alexander
Unknown: John Gould
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Everyman

Between Two Worlds: A Journey to Calcutta This year, 1985, is the International Year of Youth. The oldest youth organisation in the world - the YMCA - is contributing to it with a special project: taking 20 young people from Britain to India, to work with the destitute of Calcutta. They will also help out on rural development schemes, aimed at stopping thousands more joining the three million who already live in the city's slums.
Some of the youngsters making the journey are unemployed, one is a striking miner. Each of them has had to raise F700 to go with the group.
Everyman travels with them -from one world to another.
Film cameraman PAUL REED Film editor SIMON HORWOOD Series producer DANIEL WOLF Producer JOHN GERAINT BBC Wales


Unknown: Paul Reed
Editor: Simon Horwood
Producer: John Geraint

: Politics of Pressure

Five programmes about the art of political lobbying.
Devised by MALCOLM DAVIES 3: Direct Action
Lobbying Whitehall and the political executive.
Direct and illegal tactics.
Recourse to the law courts. Using the political parties, especially at conferences. with Mary Whitehouse and Ken Livingstone
Narrator Moira Stuart Film editor RICHARD SIDWELL Director CHRIS LENT
Book, £5.25 from booksellers


Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Narrator: Ken Livingstone
Producer: Tony Roberts

: International Darts

Fads Homecare British
International Championship England v Scotland
TONY GUBBA introduces highlights of today's match, including coverage of the ladies' event.

: Weather

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