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: Open University

6.45 Loudspeaker Telephones
7.10 Geologist on the Moon
7.35 Metal Finishing
8.0 Genetics: Nature or Nurture
8.25 Conformation in Proteins

: Play School

Carol Leader and Fred Harris say Hello Again with songs, games and play ideas.
'Charlie, Sparky and K'too - three feathered friends of me and you - they're here today' Musicians PETER PETTINGER, PETER HOWLAND
Story: Uncle Fred the Parrot by ALISTAIR CAMERON
Producer CHRISTINE hewitt
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM


Unknown: Carol Leader
Unknown: Fred Harris
Musicians: Peter Pettinger
Unknown: Peter Howland
Unknown: Alistair Cameron
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock!Knock!

Susan Leong and Christopher Lillicrap with stories about people who dream of helping others. Script editor NOEL VINCENT Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY
Executive producer DAVID BROWN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Susan Leong
Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Editor: Noel Vincent
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry
Producer: David Brown

: This is the Day

Today worship comes from the home of a viewer in the St Paul 's area of Bristol, and is introduced by Gary Davies Television presentation STEVE BENSON Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer ANGELA TILBY BBC Bristol


Unknown: St Paul
Introduced By: Gary Davies
Unknown: Steve Benson

: Asian Magazine

The carnage and personal sacrifices to achieve peace in Europe 40 years ago are well known. But the commitment and heroism of Asian servicemen on Europe's battlefields are not. Today's programme acknowledges their outstanding contribution to both VE and VJ-Days. Today's guest,
Squadron Leader Mahindra Singh Pujji , DFC, talks about his wartime experiences.
Anita Aggarwal meets Vogue magazine staff photographer Sudhir Pithwa and Loveleena Labroo performs a ghazal. Producer MICHAEL MURPHY
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Squadron Leader Mahindra Singh Pujji
Unknown: Anita Aggarwal
Unknown: Sudhir Pithwa
Unknown: Loveleena Labroo
Producer: Michael Murphy

: 16 Up Showcase

To mark International Youth Year Steve Blacknell introduces a two-part festival of films and videos made by young people.
Part 1 - BBC1 plays host to an amazing variety of movies made by young people aged between 15 and 25, using super-8 and 16mm film, VHS and U-matic, working mostly on shoe-string budgets.
The line-up includes dramas and documentaries, animations, music videos, scratch videos and material that defies classification. With over 200 entries to choose from, Showcase worked with a panel of six young people to make this final selection. Titles include The Girl that Cried Wolf, The Adventures of Ray Cathode, Not Your Ordinary Boring Day and Bloodless Days.
Plus at 11.30* a full-length feature: The Piper - an updated version of the Pied
Piper by West Surrey College student Robert Bangura , in which an 8-year-old girl plays the part of the Piper (there are no rats). Reviewing the screenings Verity Lambert. Showcase selection panel Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Zadoc Nava , Karen MacMillan Andrew Westoby
Julie Seabrook , David Jules Research LAZELL DALEY
For notes on making your own film or video send large sae with 25p stamp to: 1[address removed]
0 HELPLINES: page 77


Unknown: Robert Bangura
Unknown: Verity Lambert.
Unknown: Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Unknown: Zadoc Nava
Unknown: Karen MacMillan
Unknown: Andrew Westoby
Unknown: Julie Seabrook
Unknown: David Jules
Unknown: Research Lazell Daley
Producer: Tony Matthews

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington
Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


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

: This Week Next Week

with David Dimbleby Starting with News Summary
A new season for this weekly programme on what matters in politics. As the Party
Conference season gets under way, this week's edition focuses on the Alliance, assessing the SDP Conference just past and looking ahead to the Liberal Assembly.
David Dimbleby talks to the two Alliance leaders The Rt
Hon David Owen , mp and The Rt Hon David Steel , mp and presents the findings of a special opinion survey among the activists of both Alliance parties.


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Talks: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: David Steel
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norris

: Bugs Bunny

in Rabbit Romeo

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition by Bill Lyons and Juliet Ace.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Bill Lyons
Writer: Juliet Ace
Producer: Julia Smith

: Tom and Jerry: Zoot Cat

Tom and Jerry play cat and mouse.

: Adventure Matinee: Across the Wide Missouri

starring Clark Gable with Ricardo Montalban John Hodiak
J. Carrol Naish
Flint Mitchell is a pioneering trapper in the Rockies - the heart of Blackfoot Indian territory.
As an insurance against the dangers of hunting there he marries Kamiah, a young
Indian girl. All is well until the old Blackfoot chief is killed by a fellow trapper leaving the tribe in the hands of Ironshirt, Mitchell's enemy and a formidable adversary....
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS Produced by ROBERT SISK
0 IN THE PICTURE: page 18


Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Ricardo Montalban
Unknown: John Hodiak
Unknown: J. Carrol Naish
Unknown: Flint Mitchell
Produced By: Robert Sisk
Directed By: William A. Wellman
Flint Mitchell: Clark Gable
Ironshirt: Ricardo Montalban
Brecan: John Hodiak
Pierre: Adolphe Menjou
Kamiah: Maria Elena Marques
Looking Glass: J. Carrol Naish
Bear Ghost: Jack Holt
Capt Humberstone Lyon: Alan Napier
Gowie: George Chandler
Dick Richardson: Richard Anderson

: Finningley Fly-past

In commemoration of the Battle of Britain the Royal Air Force at Finningley opens its gates to the public to show off the skills of today's airmen on the ground and in the air. A number of civilian and military aircraft from other countries have also been invited to take part in the spectacular air display. Commentator
Raymond Baxter
Television presentation


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Douglas Hespe
Unknown: Tim Marshall

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: St Austell
Arthur Negus and a team of Britain's leading experts from the world of art and antiques continue on the road. They meet the public informally and discuss treasured possessions brought along for assessment.
The programmes, presented by Hugh Scully , are full of information, excitement and surprises as people discover the truth about objects that have, sometimes, been gathering dust for years.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is that there are more 'finds' than disappointments. Director ROY CHAPMAN Producer ROBIN DRAKE BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Hugh Scully
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: Robin Drake

: Watchdog

Nick Ross and the Watchdog team Dina Gold,
Fran Morrison , Malcolm Wilson and Nicholas Woolley uncover cases of injustice, bureaucratic bungling and sharp practice on your behalf. Consumer champion
Lynn Faulds Wood reveals some of the tricks of the trade that could catch the unwary consumer. Plus this week
Watch Out as more so-called experts are put to the test. Studio director STEVE PHELPS Producers


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Malcolm Wilson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Unknown: Lynn Faulds Wood
Unknown: Chris Graham.
Unknown: Chris Oxley
Unknown: Victor van Amerongen
Editor: Uno Ferrari

: Write Now!

A series on letter-writing with scenes written by SUE TOWNSEND
5: Return to Sender
You don't have to be rude to write a successful letter of complaint, but it does help to get the facts in order and keep to the point.
Graphic design ANNE SMITH
Assistant producer STEPHEN MOSS Producer SALLY KIRKWOOD
Accompanying pack from [address removed]. Send your address and three first class stamps.


Producer: Stephen Moss
Producer: Sally Kirkwood
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Bella: Brenda Bruce
Andrew: George Layton
Jackie: Helen Pearson

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Eastbourne
The Songs of Praise summer season ends with a visit to Eastbourne, a top holiday resort since Victorian times. Roger Royle has been sampling the sun and the fun and finding out why people do like to be beside the seaside whatever the weather. He visits one of those seaside gift shops and takes a trip on the lifeboat.
Along the front from the pier, choirs from over 30
Eastbourne churches join holidaymakers and the SALVATION ARMY BAND to Sing in praise.
At the name of Jesus (Camberwell); Sweet is the work, my God, my King (Deep Harmony); Onward Christian soldiers' (St Gertrude); My song is love unknown; Sing to God with gladness; Eternal Father, strong to save (Melita); 0 Jesus, I have promised (Hatherop Castle); Now the day is over (Eudoxia)
Conductor ISABEL SA VILE Organist REGINALD BERTIN Producers
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Roger Royle
Organist: Reginald Bertin
Producers: David Kremer.
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason with Lynda Baron

(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Film Cameraman: Chris Seager
Film Editor: John Jarvis
Studio lighting: Ron Bristow
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Director/Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone: Stephanie Cole
Milkwoman: Barbara Flynn
Mrs Bickerdyke: Sandra Voe
Weird old person: Pat Kane
Mrs Parsloe: Frances Cox
Shopfitter man: Joe Belcher

: Howards' Way

A serial in 13 parts devised by GERARD GLAISTER and ALLAN PRIOR starring
Episode 3 written by JILL HYEM
'I put up with it for his sake. To me boats were always just a necessary evil. I never thought he'd let them ruin our lives.'
Title music
Script editor JOHN BRASON Director SARAH HELUNGS


Unknown: Gerard Glaister
Written By: Jill Hyem
Unknown: Leslie Osborne
Unknown: John Kenway
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Editor: John Brason
Director: Sarah Helungs
Producer: Gerard Glaister
Tom Howard: Maurice Colbourne
Jan Howard: Jan Harvey
Kate Harvey: Dulcie Gray
Ken Masters: Stephen Yardley
Jack Rolfe: Glyn Owen
Avril Rolfe: Susan Gilmore
Polly Urquhart: Patricia Shakesby
Abby Urquhart: Cindy Shelley
Lynne Howard: Tracey Childs
Leo Howard: Edward Highmore
Bill Sayers: Robert Vahey
Davy: Kulvinder Ghir
Nick: Tim Faulkner
Mrs Deverill: Kathleen Byron
Morris: John Challis

: Whicker's World

Living with Uncle Sam
A series of ten films in which Alan Whicker talks to a wide range of enterprising Brits who've gone to live and work in the USA.
3: You've Got to Jog, See an Analyst - and Make Love Energetically ...
Richard Wrigley has some forthright thoughts on America, and in particular on business and sex. At 38, with no financial background, he's creating in Manhattan a million-dollar brewery as well as a vast ice-rink in New
York's Central Park. He has no bank account and no credit rating but says thousands of dollars have gone through his mattress. Brendan Fearon , with a BA from Manchester University, is also working in Central
Park - driving a horse-drawn carriage - and experiencing some of the romance himself. When most of the muggers are in bed, Richard Lord , who lives with a pet eel, takes the
4.0 am subway to Wall Street - not to a bank but to the Fulton Fish Market to pursue his obsession.
Research DEBORAH ISAACS Film cameraman MIKE FOX Sound recordists


Talks: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Richard Wrigley
Unknown: Brendan Fearon
Unknown: Richard Lord
Unknown: Deborah Isaacs
Unknown: John Parker.

: In Sickness and in Health

by JOHNNY SPEIGHT starring
Warren Mitchell and Dandy Nichols
Alf hears of the provision of home-helps by the DHSS, but none of them will stay in the same house as him. After a session in the pub with Arthur, he returns home to find that Else has acquired a different kind of home-help - one who will stay!
Designer GRAHAM LOUGH Produced and directed by ROGER RACE


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Dandy Nichols
Directed By: Roger Race
Alf: Warren Mitchell
Else: Dandy Nichols
Milkman: Harry Fowler
Home-helps: Tricia Kelly
Home-helps: Maggie Flint,
Home-helps: Brenda Cowling
Receptionist: Harriet Reynolds
Man in surgery: Albert Welch
Woman in surgery: Mollie Maureen
Toothless woman: Julia Wallace
Arthur: Arthur English
Winston: Eamonn Walker

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Heart of the Matter

with David Jessel
Love is All You Need?
In the 1960s, thousands of white families adopted or fostered black children from local authority care. For many it was their way of showing their personal commitment to a multiracial society. In the 1980s, black activists say 'transracial' adoption should stop. The final indignity for the black community is to lose their children to white homes and white values. This week Heart of the Matter asks whether our assumptions about what constitutes a multiracial society can fit with the reality of race relations in Britain today. FilmeditorRICHARDBRUNSKILL Producer JOHN FORSYTH
(Postponed from 8 September)


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: John Forsyth

: Glass

2: Transparency
The first glass windows brought a new light into architecture, but the dream of making cities of glass eventually turned into a skyscraper nightmare. Today, there's a new understanding of using glass in buildings - and all because there's more to transparency than meets the eye.


Editor: John Dinwoodie
Producer: John Alexander

: The People's Schools

Five programmes on the history of mass education in England and Wales. 2: Teachers
Teachers from Norfolk and London look back to the 1920s. Their experiences echo the early days, 50 years before, when huge numbers were needed to staff the new Victorian schools and pupil teachers were recruited at 14. Narrated by Alan Dobie Series producer ROGER OWEN Produced by SALLY KIRKWOOD


Unknown: Alan Dobie
Producer: Roger Owen
Produced By: Sally Kirkwood

: Weather

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