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: Open University

6.45 Telecommunications: Multiplexing
7.10 Isotopes in Geology
7.35 Materials Processing: Mining
8.0 Mutations and Mutants
8.25 The Nature of Chemistry

: The Flumps

A See-Saw programme by JULIE HOLDER
Grandfather's Birthday
It's Grandfather's birthday and everyone seems to have forgotten it - but have they? Narration Gay Soper Music PAUL READE

: de Bono's Thinking Course

Presented by Dr Edward de Bono
Last in a series of ten programmes about improving your thinking skills.
Deliberate Thinking
Dr de Bono believes that thinking should be deliberate, focused, confident and enjoyable.
One powerful technique is the five-minute think which involves defining the target and task for one minute, expanding and exploring for two minutes, and finally contracting and concluding for another two minutes. Director CAROLINE PICK Producer PETER RIDING
Book, £3.75 from booksellers


Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono
Unknown: Dr de Bono

: Electronic Office

5: Wiring Up the World The microcomputing revolution in business would mean little without the telephone network.
Companies can exchange data electronically with each other and even with their customers in a fraction of a second, and this is having a considerable effect on competition. Production
Book, £2.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Mike Cocker

: Asian Magazine

In the series of occasional illustrated chats with artists from the sub-continent, Sarla Maheshwari talks to one of Pakistan's foremost contemporary composers, Mohsin Raza , and Mehnaz sings one of his compositions.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: Sarla Maheshwari
Unknown: Mohsin Raza
Producer: Krishan Gould

: Switch On to English

Learn English while watching television. 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 Aixa Morena and Dev Sagoo
9: Pushing Words Together Research CAROLE MONTAGUE Director ANNE O'DWYER
For free book write to: Switch On to English, PO Box 7, London W3 6X.7


Unknown: Aixa Morena
Unknown: Dev Sagoo
Unknown: Carole Montague
Director: Anne O'Dwyer
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: France Actuelle

Last in a series of five films on modern France which expand on some of the documentary themes from A vous la France!
Let the People Talk
The French are invited to talk about themselves, their country, their attitudes the past, present and future. Film editor LUIS ESPANA
Researcher JANE COTTAVE Producer FRANK ASH

: Lent Service

The third programme in a series for Lent on the theme The Wilderness Experience This week's service is an Anglican morning prayer from the chapel of Wesley College, Bristol
'Vocation in Helplessness' Preacher
The Rev James Jones
Conductor BERJ TOPALIAN Organist IAN CARSON Reading: Mark 1. vv 1-15
Hymns: My song is love unknown (Love Unknown): Fill your hearts with joy and gladness (Cwm
Rhondda); Rock of ages (Toplady, arr B. Topalian ); May the mind of Christ my Saviour (St Leonard's); 0 sacred head, once wounded (Passion Chorale)
TV Presentation ERNEST REA BBC Bristol


Conductor: James Jones
Organist: Ian Carson
Unknown: B. Topalian
Unknown: Geoff Stafford

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

A series of nine programmes on how to grow and care for indoor plants
3:Plants for Warm Places
Both warmth and humidity are necessary to grow tropical varieties such as Joseph's coat and the flaming sword.
Geoffrey Smith offers practical advice on their cultivation and builds a mini indoor garden using plants that enjoy warm temperatures. Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Book, £1.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Farming

features the news and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land. with Philip Wrixon and Dan Cherrington Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


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

: Weather News

for farmers BILL GILES

: 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
A major political interview, a look at the week of a leading personality as seen through their eyes, and an airing for a contentious view.


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

: Out of the Inkwell

Speak for Yourself, Mean Moe

: EastEnders

An omnibus edition by Jane Hollowood.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Jane Hollowood
Producer: Julia Smith

: Comedy Classic Hour

Dad's Army: Boots, Boots, Boots
by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
featuring John Laurie as Pte Frazer, James Beck as Pte Walker, Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey, Ian Lavender as Pte Pike
The voice of Bud Flanagan

and at 3.30
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Written by Raymond Allen
Starring Michael Crawford as Frank with Michele Dotrice as Betty, Sydney Tafler as Lockwood


Writer/Signature Tune [words] (Dad's Army): Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer (Dad's Army): David Croft
Voice (singer, signature tune) (Dad's Army): Bud Flanagan
Signature Tune [music] (Dad's Army): Derek Taverner
Design (Dad's Army): Paul Joel
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Mr Sedgewick: Erik Chitty
Writer (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em): Raymond Allen
Designer (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em): Ken Starkey
Production (Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em): Michael Mills
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
Lockwood: Sydney Tafler

: Top Gear

The Geneva Show always has a surprise or two in store and this year is no exception. This is the international event that many of the manufacturers use to launch new products into Europe or show off their styling exercises. William Woollard and Sue Baker look at some of the highlights and, with Frank Page , test three new cars coming on to the market, the 150 mph BMW M635CSi, the Mercedes 200 Series and Lancia's new small car.
Executive producer DENNIS ADAMS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Sue Baker
Unknown: Frank Page
Producers: Philip Franklin
Producers: Brian Strachan
Producer: Dennis Adams

: The World Figure Skating Championships

from the Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
Today's a gala occasion -the competition is over. the celebrations have begun and the new champions are able to relax and entertain with their original exhibition routines.
ALAN WEEKS introduces this afternoon's festivities and reflects on the medal performances of the past week.
Television presentation by TBS of Japan

: The Pickwick Papers

Dramatised in 12 parts by JACK DAVIES starring with and 10: Mr Pickwick has lost the case of Bardell v Pickwick: costs and heavy damages have been awarded against him. Outraged at this injustice, Mr Pickwick declares that sooner than pay one penny to Dodson and Fogg he will go to prison.
Music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS
Make-up designer GILL HUGHES Script editor TERRANCE DICKS DesignerMYLES LANG Producer BARRY LETTS
A BBC Enterprises Illustrated Classic, £1.95 from newsagents * CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Jack Davies
Conducted By: Carl Davis
Designer: Gill Hughes
Editor: Terrance Dicks
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Barry Letts
Director: Brian Lighthill
Mr Pickwick: Nigel Stock
Sam Weller: Phil Daniels
Mr Tupman: Clive Swift
Mr Winkle: Jeremy Nicholas
Mr Snodgrass: Alan Parnaby
Mr Jingle: Patrick Malahide
Job Trotter: Pip Donaghy
Perker: Milton Johns
Narrator: Ray Brooks
Roker: Dallas Cavell
Smangle: Richard Butler
Mivens: Jeffrey Segal
Drunk singing prisoner: Victor Baring
Dying prisoner: Alan Mason

: Holiday

with Cliff Michelmore
John Carter , Anne Gregg With the dollar and pound nearing parity, holidays to America have to be chosen with economical care. One way of cutting costs and seeing a lot of the country is by self-drive motorhome.
John Carter travels through Florida.
The cost of a traditional Swiss ski chalet holiday meant that it was only available to a few. With the development of the purpose-built jumbo chalet more skiers are now taking to this style of holiday.
Anne Gregg reports from Zermatt.
Cliff Michelmore continues his series on British holidays afloat, examining a holiday following the style set in Jerome K. Jerome 's Three Men in a Boat.
In the studio the latest news and comment to help you with your holiday problems. Film cameraman CHRIS SADLER Producer TOM SAVAGE


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Unknown: Chris Sadler
Producer: Tom Savage

: Jack Ashley, MP

appeals on behalf of the Television for the Deaf Fund (reg no [number removed]), which provides much needed television sets with subtitling facilities.
Understanding television means the deaf can share in and enjoy a wide range of programmes, thus greatly easing their loneliness and isolation from the hearing world.
Please send your donations to: Jack Ashley , MP,
Television for the Deaf Fund, [address removed] or telephone your credit card number to [number removed]


Unknown: Jack Ashley

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Maidenhead
Maidenhead lies on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames just west of London. It's a part of the river immortalised by Kenneth Grahame in The Wind in the Willows and in the paintings of Stanley Spencer.
Sally Magnusson sees something of its beauty and meets Evelyn Gaze, whose life in the Salvation Army began with a blessing from General William Booth. Christians from all over Maidenhead meet in St Luke's Church to sing their Songs of Praise.
Songs of praise the angels sang; Travel on; Blest are the pure in heart: Lord with my all I part; Holy city seen of John; Walk in the light; Amazing grace; Now thank we all our God
Assistant producers MIKE JACKSON and STEVE CHILVER


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Evelyn Gaze
Producers: Mike Jackson
Producers: Steve Chilver
Producer: David Kremer
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: By the Sword Divided

Last in series of ten episodes created by JOHN HAWKESWORTH with and Restorationby JOHN HAWKESWORTH
1660. With the restoration of King Charles n,
John Fletcher is brought to trial as a regicide. But what is to be the fate of Amescote
Castle and its inhabitants?
Music composed by KEN HOWARD and ALAN BLAIKLEY
Story supervisor JEREMY PAUL Designer ROGER CANN


Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: John Hawkesworth
Unknown: John Fletcher
Composed By: Ken Howard
Composed By: Alan Blaikley
Unknown: Jeremy Paul
Designer: Roger Cann
Producer: Jonathan Alwyn
Director: Dlarmuid Lawrence
Anne Fletcher: Sharon Mughan
John Fletcher: Rob Edwards
Sir Austin Fletcher: Bert Parnaby
Sir Thomas Lacey: Timothy Bentinck
Lady Lucinda Ferrar: Lucy Aston
the Solicitor General: John Woodvine
King Charles II: Simon Treves
Nathaniel Cropper: Andrew MacLachlan
Martin Fletcher: Edward Rawle-Hicks
Billingsley: Daniel Moynihan
Hannah Jackman: Joanna Myers
Dick Skinner: Peter Guinness
Mrs Dumfry: Claire Davenport
Sarah: Debbie Norris
Emma Skinner: Janet Lees Price
Minty: Eileen Way
Tower Warder: Mike Savage
Sir John Robinson: Anthony Carrick
Lady Frances Lacey: Joanna McCallum
Chief Baron: Gerald Sim
Clerk to the Old Bailey: Bill Wallis
Sir Edward Nicholas: Wally Thomas
Joshua: Ronny Cush
Boy on pony: Paul Ellison

: Last of the Summer Wine

written by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in The Woollen Mills of Your Mind
In an effort to give Nora Batty a much needed interest in life, Compo surprises everyone by announcing that he will be running for her in the forthcoming marathon.
Who better to train a man to the ultimate in physical strength and human endurance than ex-Corporal Signwriter Foggy Dewhirst and his unwilling assistant Norman Clegg ?
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Film editor JOHN WILKINSON Studio lighting ALAN JEFFERY 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: Nora Batty
Unknown: Norman Clegg
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Editor: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Alan Jeffery
Designer: Stephen Fawcett
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Foggy: Brian Wilde
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Wally: Joe Gladwin
Nora: Kathy Staff
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Marina: Jean Fergusson

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the Great Hall of the University of Reading
Jo Gable (freelance writer) The Staffordshire Potteries
Joseph Kerrigan
(clerical assistant)
Irish history 1848-1921 Ann Hartland-Swann (wife of a diplomat)
Classic French cooking
Richard Hills (schoolmaster) Life and music of Gustav Hoist


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Joseph Kerrigan
Unknown: Ann Hartland-Swann
Unknown: Richard Hills
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

: The Rock Gospel Show

In the first of a new series of this award-winning programme, Sheila Walsh introduces Amy Grant , the first superstar of the Christian pop industry. From Britain, the group New Beginnings, the London Community Gospel Choir with 'the greatest gospel song of all time', and news of the recently formed British Gospel Music Association.
And from California, Randy Stonehill pays a return visit to the show.
Series producer JIM MURRAY
• FEATURE: page 13


Introduces: Sheila Walsh
Unknown: Amy Grant
Unknown: Randy Stonehill
Unknown: Henry Barber
Unknown: Tony Philpott
Producer: Ann Richardson
Producer: Jim Murray

: Politics of Pressure

Five programmes about the art of political lobbying.
Devised by MALCOLM DAVIES 4: Country Matters
Lobbying about the use and abuse of the countryside: foxhunting, the green belt, the NFU. Countervailing groups: the agriculturalists, the property developers, the environmentalists.
The green belt campaign: 'Hands off Hook'. with Richard Course
Robin Grove-White and Sir Henry Plumb Narrator Moira Stuart
Production assistant COLLEEN LEWIS Director CHRIS LENT


Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Unknown: Richard Course
Unknown: Robin Grove-White
Narrator: Sir Henry Plumb
Unknown: Colleen Lewis
Director: Chris Lent
Producer: Tony Roberts

: Night Court

Harry and the Rock Star
When Harry and pretty rock star Jennifer Black meet on a local TV talk show, there are good vibrations. But when they begin to date, her punk rock fans decide the romance is public property and take ring-side seats in the courtroom.


Unknown: Jennifer Black
Written By: Reinhold Weege
Directed By: Jeff Melman
Judge Harry Stone: Harry Anderson
Dan: John Larroquette
Liz Williams: Paula Kelly
Bull Shannon: Richard Moll
Selma: Selma Diamond
Jennifer Black: Kristine Debell
Mavis Tuttle: Alice Drummond
Craven: Terry Kiser
Talk show host: Paul Ryan

: The Sky at Night

The Year of the Comet Halley's Comet is now approaching the Sun and the Earth. Patrick Moore explains when and where to look for the comet, and describes the various investigations which are to be carried out both from the Earth and by space-craft. Producer PIETER MORPURGO


Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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