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: Open University

6.45 Biology, Brain and Behaviour
7.10 Computing: Roots of Equations
7.35 Psychology: It's a Matter of Opinion
8.0 Ecology: The Blelham Tubes
8.25 Stereochemistry: Conformations

: Play School

Chloe Ashcroft , lain Lauchlan and Brian Jameson say Hallo Again Musicians
PETER GOSLING , DAVE MOSES
Story: Mrs Lather 's Laundry by ALLAN AHLBERG and ANDRE AMSTUTZ
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE

Contributors

Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Brian Jameson
Unknown: Peter Gosling
Unknown: Dave Moses
Unknown: Mrs Lather
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Andre Amstutz
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering Religious Belief
A Newly Created Future
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, but by the grace of God we are protected from the justice of God. John Bowker concludes that the future is not made; it waits to be created.
Director LELIA GUINERY. GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG

Contributors

Unknown: John Bowker
Director: Lelia Guinery.
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

Today's worship comes from a viewer's home in Cardiff and is introduced by Linda Mary Evans. The speaker is Win Griffiths, MEP. Producer JOHN GERAINT
Series producer DAVID CRAIG

Contributors

Introduced By: Linda Mary Evans.
Producer: John Geraint
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

Karate, one of the martial arts, is not just a means of self-defence but also a discipline and an aid to fitness. Aneeta Prem runs a women-only karate club in London and Kashmira Patel goes along to one of her classes where Aneeta explains and demonstrates some aspects of the art.
Rita Ganguly sings a geet. Producer YOUSUF AZIZ
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Aneeta Prem
Unknown: Kashmira Patel
Unknown: Rita Ganguly

: 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 driving test. 3: Jenny Learns Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre.
Director CLARE BRIGSTOCKE
Producer JEREMY ORLEBAR (R)
For book send cheque/POfor £2.95 payable to NEC Trust Ltd to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Davison
Producer: Jeremy Orlebar

: Deutsch direkt!

A series of 20 programmes for beginners in German. 18: Mittenwald, on the Austrian border, is famous for its violin-makers and its very special carnival,
Fasching. Presented by Hanni Vanhaiden
Film directorGILL BARNES
Producer MADDALENA FAGANDINI

Contributors

Presented By: Hanni Vanhaiden
Director: Gill Barnes
Producer: Maddalena Fagandini

: Télé-Journal

A series of 26 programmes 19: Take a look at last
Monday's Italian news from RAI1, with some help from Enrico Verdecchia.
Chantal Cuer presents the lead stories from the rest of Europe and from TF1. Producer ALAN WILDING
Series producer TERRY DOYLE

Contributors

Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia.
Producer: Alan Wilding
Producer: Terry Doyle

: Nothing But the Best

An eight-part parents' guide 5: Who's Special Now? Question: what's the connection between, say,
Down's Syndrome, bad handwriting and educational 'giftedness'?
Answer: all produce forms of 'special educational need'.
Beverly Anderson looks into how secondary schools are responding - or not - to such needs.
Producer JOHN BROOKE
Director CATHARINE SEDDON (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Beverly Anderson
Producer: John Brooke
Director: Catharine Seddon

: See Hear!

The last in the series of weekly magazines with sign language and subtitles. Introduced by Maggie Woolley , Clive Mason and John Lee
Produced by CHARLES PASCOE

Contributors

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

: Farming

with Philip Wrixon Dan Cherrington
Leslie Cottington and Claire Powell Producers
KEN POLLOCK. MARTIN SMALL
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

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 The weekly look at what matters in politics. 'My aim,' says David Dimbleby 'is to get at the truth behind the contentious issues of the moment, through reasoned discussion....'
Producers PHILIP CAMPBELL
COLIN MARTIN and ELLIE UPDALE Studio director VICTOR MELLENEY Editor PAUL NORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Producers: Philip Campbell
Unknown: Colin Martin
Director: Victor Melleney
Editor: Paul Norris

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes and Liane Aukin.
EastEnders Supplement: page 9
(Ceefax Subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Michael Robartes
Writer: Liane Aukin
Producer: Julia Smith

: Omnibus Presents: Hancock - From East Cheam to Earls Court

From 1954 to 1961 Tony Hancock was one of the most acclaimed, and certainly the most popular, of BBC radio and television comedians. He committed suicide in Australia in 1968. This film celebrates the years when Hancock, 'the lad 'imself, was at his peak. It includes many extracts from some of his most memorable 'Half Hours', including Twelve Angry Men, The Ladies' Man, The Radio Ham, The Bowmans and The Blood Donor.
The film looks back on Hancock's career in the company of his friends and collaborators, among them scriptwriters Alan Simpson and Ray Galton; radio producer Dennis Main Wilson and BBCtv producer Duncan Wood, along with Bill Kerr, Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Hayes and Eric Sykes.
"...he was part of us all, he was part of every man that was watching, and every woman. I mean the human condition." (Bill Kerr)
Executive producer IAN SQUIRES Produced and directed by DEREK BAILEY (R)
(Hancock's Half Hour tonight 7.15pm)
FEATURE: page 3 and WODDIS ON: page 95

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock
Scriptwriters: Alan Simpson
Scriptwriters: Ray Galton
Producer: Dennis Main
Producer: Duncan Wood
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Patrick Cargill
Unknown: Hugh Lloyd
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Eric Sykes.
Directed By: Derek Bailey

: International Athletics

The European Indoor
Championships from Madrid Introduced by David Icke with Brendan Foster
Live coverage of the first major meeting of the European season which traditionally provides
Britain's men and women with a crop of medals. Those with real prospects for gold this time include
Kirsty McDermott in the 800 metres - she fell in last year's final when well-placed - Ade Mafe in the 200 metres, and in the women's 60 metres
Bev Kinch , winner of the title in 1984. Commentators RON PICKERING and STUART STOREY
TV presentation SPANISH TV SERVICE Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
(Coverage continues on BBC2)
0 FEATURE: page 26

Contributors

Introduced By: David Icke
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Kirsty McDermott
Unknown: Ade Mafe
Unknown: Bev Kinch
Commentators: Ron Pickering
Commentators: Stuart Storey
Editor: John Rowlinson

: Brat Farrar

by JOSEPHINE TEY
Dramatised in six episodes by JAMES ANDREW HALL starring and 2: Brat takes on his new identity. Can he make it convincing? Or has he walked into a trap?
Music composed and conducted by DAVE GREENSLADE
Costume designer JUDY PEFPERDINE Script editor BRIAN WRIGHT Designer RAY LONDON
Producer TERRANCE DICKS Director LEONARD LEWIS
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Contributors

Unknown: James Andrew Hall
Conducted By: Dave Greenslade
Designer: Judy Pefperdine
Editor: Brian Wright
Designer: Ray London
Producer: Terrance Dicks
Director: Leonard Lewis
Alec Loding: Francis Matthews
Beatrice Ashby: Angela Browne
Eleanor Ashby: Dominique Barnes
Simon Ashby: Mark Greenstreet
Brat Farrar: Mark Greenstreet
Mr Mercer: Ray Blake
Mr Sandal: Colin Jeavons
Ruth Ashby: Rebecca Bradley
George Ledingham: Frederick Treves
Jane Ashby: Victoria Bradley
Kevin McDermott, QC: Patrick Drury
Lana: Denise Margetts

: The Living Isles

A ten-part natural history of Britain and Ireland
Presented by Julian Pettifer 8: Under the Plough
The turning of the first furrow heralded a revolution on the land. With farming came a new way of life for the plants and animals that took to the fields and hedgerows fashioned from the forest.
The crops sown by those first farmers battled with wild flowers that bloomed on the bare soil - cornflowers, corncockles and poppies brought colour to the open land. As the crop ripened, harvest mice and partridges raised their young in the jungle of corn stalks, and beneath the fertile soil moles pursued earthworms and sexton beetles performed last rights on the dead. The speed of today's agriculture has outpaced many traditional inhabitants of farmland; only supreme opportunists such as the rook and the fox survive the relentless cycle of the plough. Photography STEVE DOWNER MIKE POTTS. PETER SMITHSON Film editor PETER HEELEY
Music by EDWARD WILLIAMS Produced by PAUL REDDISH
Executive producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Steve Downer
Unknown: Mike Potts.
Unknown: Peter Smithson
Editor: Peter Heeley
Music By: Edward Williams
Produced By: Paul Reddish
Producer: Peter Crawford

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Songs of Praise

from Chichester
Chichester, in West Sussex, has a long Christian history:
Ian Gall gets a bird's eye view of the city's attractions as he travels on a mercy mission with Sister
Christine Hinkley , a nurse on board the air ambulance. He meets the Earl of March at Goodwood House, the family home for over 200 years: and discovers the interesting story of Boxgrove Priory Church where local Christians meet to sing their Songs of Praise. My song is love unknown (Love
Unknown); Hosanna to the son of David- Jubilate ev'rybody; I hear thy welcome voice; He who would valiant be (Monks Gate); Beautiful Saviour; The church's one foundation
(Aurelia); 0 thou who earnest from above (Hereford)
Conductor MICHAEL WALSH Organist JEREMY SUTER
Researcher KERENA MARCHANT Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Bristol
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Contributors

Unknown: Ian Gall
Unknown: Christine Hinkley
Conductor: Michael Walsh
Organist: Jeremy Suter
Organist: Researcher Kerena Marchant

: Hancock's Half Hour: The Blood Donor

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.This week: The Blood Donor
Being a blood donor is a public service - except in the case of Mr Hancock.
Info: page 93
(R) (Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Designer: Malcolm Goulding
Producer: Duncan Wood
Hancock: Tony Hancock
Nurse: June Whitfield
Doctor: Patrick Cargill
Patient: Peggyann Clifford
Patient: Hugh Lloyd
Second nurse: Ann Marryott
Third nurse: Jean Marlow
Patient: Frank Thornton
Second doctor: James Ottoway

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Happy 90th birthday June! 11 November 2015

: Bluebell

An eight-part serial by PAUL WHEELER , starring
7: With the help of the Resistance Marcel has escaped from the concentration camp. But now he is being sought by both the French police and the German Gestapo and Bluebell fears for the safety of them all as the net closes in. Title and incidental music by ILONA SEKACZ
Costume designer JANET POWELL Designer CHRIS PEMSEL
Executive producer RICHARD BATES Produced by BRIAN SPIBY
Directed by MOIRA ARMSTRONG
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Contributors

Unknown: Paul Wheeler
Music By: Ilona Sekacz
Designer: Janet Powell
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Richard Bates
Produced By: Brian Spiby
Directed By: Moira Armstrong
Bluebell: Carolyn Pickles
Marcel Leibovici: Philip Sayer
Helen: Annie Lambert
Kurt Burnitz: Peter MacHin
Anna: Louise Breslin
Guy: Anthony Herrick
Paulette: Sue Bovell
Lefebre: Alan Downer
Col Steiner: Michael Wolf
Mme Reynard: Ann Heffernan
Interpreter: Corinna Schnabel
Gendarmes: Jean-Marie Ribiere
Gendarmes: Jacques Vernel
Patrick: Alexander Nathanson

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
Tonight's four contenders all come from the south and west of England and compete in the Great Hall of the University of Exeter.
Stanley Holbrooke-Jones (vicar)
Life and times of Sir Walter Raleigh Peter Chapman
(retired naval officer)
The works of Albert Camus
Deirdre Borer (teacher) The 'Ramage' novels of Dudley Pope
Gerard Godfrey (accountant)
Life and plays of J. M. Synge Assistant producer MARY CRAIG Director DAVID MITCHELL Producer PETER MASSEY

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Unknown: Albert Camus
Unknown: Deirdre Borer
Unknown: Dudley Pope
Unknown: Gerard Godfrey
Unknown: J. M. Synge
Producer: Mary Craig
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Peter Massey

: News

Jan Leeming ; Weather News

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Leeming

: That's Life

Presented by Esther Rantzen Consumer advice, investigations, misprints, mishaps and real-life humour drawn from the letters you send each week. with Mollie Sugden and reporters
Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills Grant Baynham , Doc Cox Director BOB MARSLAND
Producer ESTHER RANTZEN Editor JOHN MORRELL

Contributors

Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Grant Baynham
Unknown: Doc Cox
Director: Bob Marsland
Producer: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

: Everyman: The Hammer and the Cross: 3: Cuba: The New Man

A four part Everyman series
'The "New Man" Castro is trying to create here is similar to the "New Man" we Christians have failed to create over the centuries. I feel that to be a true Christian you have to be a Communist'.
Some Cuban Christians feel the regime offers a unique opportunity to put their faith into practice. Others talk of repression and discrimination. Cuba is full of contradictions: while young Communists gather at a mass rally to chant anti-imperialist slogans, a few miles away a spirit priest sacrifices a live chicken in an occult African ceremony. But is there really religious freedom in Cuba? And can faith ever be compatible with Marxism?

Contributors

Narrator: Peter France
Film cameraman: John Goodyer
Researcher: Roger Stott
Producer: David M. Thompson
Series producer: Daniel Wolf

: You Can't See the Wood....

A series of eight programmes with David Bellamy
6: The Fruits of our Labour
The production of apples has come a long way since the days of the hunter-gatherer, but at what cost? Many of the older strains have been lost and today only three or four varieties can be found at the average supermarket.
Series producer MICHAEL GARROD Director DAVID WILLIAMS (R)

Contributors

Unknown: David Bellamy
Producer: Michael Garrod
Director: David Williams

: Secret Nature: The Barn

The second of six programmes in which Andrew Cooper explores the natural history of a Devon farm.
Not so much the story of an old barn, more of the animals which live beneath its roof. In particular the barn owl, whose twilight world is revealed in intimate detail; from its survival through the harshness of winter to the height of summer and the rearing of its young.
Photographed and produced by ANDREW COOPER
Film editors JUSTIN SMITH , ROD THOMAS
Executive producer DAVID SPIRES

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cooper
Produced By: Andrew Cooper
Unknown: Justin Smith

: Weather









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