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: Open University

6.45 Mechanisms of Pain Relief
7.10 Computing and Road Design
7.35 Introduction to Psychology J-0 Ecology: Red Grouse
8.25 Organosilicon Compounds

: Play School

Chloe Ashcroft and Wayne Jackman say Hallo Again with songs, games and Play ideas.
How many people can you think of, that use water in theirjobs?
Story: Mrs Plug the Plumber by ALLAN AHLBERG Pictures by JOE WRIGHT


Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Joe Wright
Unknown: Musicians Michael Omer.
Unknown: Lyn Edwards
Producer: Martin Fisher
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Knock Knock

Adrian Hedley , Karen Lee and Tony Osoba with stories and songs about the real value of treasure. Director CELIA THOMSON producer JUDY MERRY BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Adrian Hedley
Unknown: Karen Lee
Unknown: Tony Osoba

: This is the Day

God's Presence
Noel Battye joins
Clare and Hubert Richards in their home in Norwich. Clare is the house host and Hubert explores the opportunities people have for experiencing God's presence In their lives.
Assistant producer JUDY FISHER Series producer DAVID CRAIG


Unknown: Noel Battye
Unknown: Hubert Richards
Producer: Judy Fisher
Producer: David Craig

: Asian Magazine

with stories and news from around the community. Producer WASEEM MAHMOOD
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

: The Great Palace: The Story of Parliament

The fifth of eight programmes Narrated by Anthony Quayle Order, Order
The Speaker of the House of Commons is responsible for order in the House. From 1976-83 this was the responsibility of The Rt Hon George Thomas. Befitting his role in Parliament, the Speaker lives 'above the shop' in a palatial residence where he entertains the country's great and famous. The
Speaker is third in order of precedence of all the commoners in the land. It is his personality which must command the respect and obedience of MPs who elect him to see fair play.
Written by CHRISTOPHER JONES Executive producer JOHN GAU Producer ALAN SCALES


Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: George Thomas.
Written By: Christopher Jones

: Cameo

Steen's Mountain
Male sage grouse court in pompous style; western grebes dance spectacular water ballets; sandhill cranes and pelicans skein the skies and lakes. Malheur in Oregon is one of America's largest freshwater marshes - a refuge for wildlife.
Narrator Douglas Leach Photography RONALD EASTMAN Film editor MICHAEL STEVENS Producer KEITH HOPKINS BBC Bristol


Narrator: Douglas Leach
Editor: Michael Stevens

: Seabrook's Year

The Shearing Season
Since he set up as a freelance farm worker in Suffolk half a lifetime ago
Richard Seabrook 's surest earnings have been from shearing sheep on contract. The gangs he has got together have become part of the folklore of East Anglia. For eight weeks they work all the hours of daylight, visit 100 farms, shear 20,000 sheep and make between them a total of around £9,000.
Narrator Barry Paine
Assistant producer JEAN THOMPSON Written and produced by DON HAWORTH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Seabrook
Narrator: Barry Paine
Producer: Jean Thompson
Produced By: Don Haworth

: See Hear!

A fortnightly magazine programme for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. News, views and entertainment, with sign language and subtitles.
Introduced by Maggie Woolley Clive Mason and John Lee Producer CHARLES PASCOE (E)


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

: Farming

Down at Heel?
Farming in the Toe of Italy Calabria, the toe of Italy: home of olive groves and extortion, oranges and the Mafia. What impact has the Common Agricultural Policy had on the lives of the contadini - the true peasants of southern Italy? Calabria has endured waves of massive emigration as its people sought relief overseas from poverty, but now there's support for farming from
Brussels. Has it stabilised the situation or is corruption siphoning off too much of the money?
Philip Wrixon visited the area to find out how one of the poorest regions of the EEC is adapting to the pressures of modern farming. Producer KEN POLLOCK


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: Ken Pollock

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

En route to Virginia City, Little Joe is shot. Aided by strangers, his life hangs in the balance and his delirium prevents him from identifying his attackers ...
Directed by WILLIAM WIARD (R)


Written By: Preston Wood
Directed By: William Wiard
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Jamie: Mitch Vogel

: EastEnders

by Liane Aukin and Gilly Fraser.
'Whoever said ignorance is bliss was a silly fool. It's boring'.
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Liane Aukin
Writer: Gilly Fraser
Producer: Julia Smith

: Deborah Kerr in King Solomon's Mines

begins a season of films starring the distinguished and much-admired British actress. Today with Stewart Granger Richard Carlson
Elizabeth Curtis is on a desperate search to find her husband Harry, who disappeared in the depths of Africa while seeking the fabulous King Solomon's diamond mines. She enlists the help of Allan Quartermain, a famous guide, to take her on the perilous journey across trackless swamps and forests, uncharted deserts and mountains.
Deborah Kerr plays the determined heroine in this exciting adaptation of H. RIDER HAGGARD 'S famous adventure story.
0 FILMS: page 28


Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Richard Carlson
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: H. Rider Haggard
Unknown: Helen Deutsch
Produced By: Sam Zimbalist
Directed By: Compton Bennett
Directed By: Andrew Marton
Elizabeth Curtis: Deborah Kerr
Allan Quartermain: Stewart Granger
John Goode: Richard Carlson
Smith: Hugo Haas
Umbopa: Siriaque

: The Pink Panther Show

Today: Pink Lemonade

: Great Railway Journeys of the World

Zambezi Express with Michael Wood
Cape Town to the Victoria
Falls - still the most romantic railway journey in Africa. It follows Cecil Rhodes 's route north to the Zambezi. And, in December 1979, that meant a journey into war. Producer BRIAN JAMES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Cecil Rhodes
Producer: Brian James

: Wild Britain

The video-eye on wildlife with Michael Jordan Nick Davies and Peaches Golding
The barn owl family should have hatched by now and be on-line live into the studio.
The latest on the swift family, hopefully now fully grown and feeding frantically.
Dragonflies hunt to and fro in front of the outside broadcast cameras.
Are wild mink as vicious as believed?
See the royal dressmakers at work in a sneak preview of THE dress. All this and David Attenborough ! Producer mike BEYNON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: David Attenborough

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Home on Sunday

Cliff Michelmore travels to Leeds to meet Tessa Sanderson the Olympic gold medallist for the javelin, who is now preparing to compete in the Commonwealth Games.
Tessa has known the downs as well as the ups of athletics. She talks to Cliff about her disappointment at the Moscow Olympics as well as her triumph in Los Angeles: 'I think God knows how much I wanted to win.'
Tessa's choice of music is sung in Leeds Parish Church and includes 'Just as I am', 'One day at a time' and 'Bind us together'.
It is performed by the MERRYBELL GOSPEL CHOIR, the GOSPEL MESSENGERS and the young people of Bridge Street
Pentecostal Church. Assistant producers CHRIS LOUGHLIN and LELIA GUINERYGREEN
Producer NOEL VINCENT Series producer


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Tessa Sanderson
Producers: Chris Loughlin
Unknown: Stephen Whittle

: Last of the Summer Wine: Uncle of the Bride

written by ROY CLARKE starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Michael Aldridge and Thora Hird with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff Jonathan Linsley
Gordon Wharmby , Mike Grady For Compo and Clegg, the wedding of Wesley and Edie's daughter would have been little more than a happy diversion, but when they meet Uncle Seymour - retired headmaster and would-be brilliant inventor - nothing seems to go quite as expected - especially when he takes charge of the groom on his stag night.
Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (R)


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Unknown: Jonathan Linsley
Unknown: Gordon Wharmby
Unknown: Mike Grady
Designer: Roger Cann
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Compo: Bill Owen
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Edie: Thora Hird
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wally: Joe Gladwin
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Ferguson
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Barry: Mike Grady
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Painter: Derek Ware
Postmistress: Rosemary Chamney
Landlord: James Duggan
Neighbour: Brenda Halbrook
Albert: Albert Welch

: The World Heavyweight Championship

Frank Bruno (Challenger) v Tim Witherspoon (WBA Champion)
In the early hours of this morning, Frank Bruno went into the ring at Wembley
Stadium hoping to become Britain's first Heavyweight Champion since Bob
Fitzsimmons in 1897. His opponent, 28-year-old Tim
Witherspoon from the USA, has lost only two of his 26 fights. But Bruno's punching Power now commands respect world wide and today he had the chance to prove it. BBC cameras were at the ringside for the 15-round contest, with commentary by HARRY CARPENTER who has covered all of big Frank's fights from his amateur days to this world-title shot - the biggest boxing occasion in Britain for over 20 years. Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN
0 FEATURE: page 11 and WODDIS ON: page 97


Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Tim Witherspoon
Commentary By: Harry Carpenter
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: News

with Jan Leeming Weather News


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Four to One

by GAWN GRAINGER starring
David, Len, Wally and John meet most evenings in the back room of a pub to play pool. When a young stranger books a game, his intrusion arouses violent resentment. Script editor TREVOR RAY Designer ALAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Editor: Trevor Ray
Designer: Alan Wright
Producer: Norman McCandlish
Director: Sebastian Graham Jones
David: Mark McManus
Len: Derek Newark
Wally: Trevor Ray
John: Derrick O'Connor
Harry: Andrew Byatt

: Choices

Introduced by Rabbi Julia Neuberger Made in Heaven, or Hell on Earth
Marriage, probably the single most important decision most people take in life, is more popular then ever ... and less successful. One in three marriages ends in divorce.
Contraception, feminism and easier divorce have altered attitudes to the institution; monogamy is still the norm but lifetime fidelity is becoming less usual. So why do people get married? What do they expect from the institution? What preparation do we make? Is marriage an indissoluble union or merely a temporarily binding contract. To help answer these and other questions in the Choices studio with Julia Neuberger are Irma Kurtz , author and journalist, Stephen Saunders of the National Marriage Guidance Council and Michele Roberts , poet and novelist.
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Stephen Saunders
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Directed By: Ann Richardson
Producer: Elizabeth Clough
Producer: James Murray

: Favourite Walks

A Weather Walk with Francis Wilson
Scarlet pimpernels, hedgehogs, gliders and may trees are clues to
Francis Wilson 's understanding of the weather, as Breakfast Time's forecaster takes a busman's holiday to his childhood stamping-ground of Chesham in Bucks, where he learned to love the countryside and to understand the climate upon which it depends.
Photography MAX SAMETT


Unknown: Francis Wilson
Unknown: Francis Wilson
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: Rhoda

Chest Pains
A summons to a fairly comical meeting with their mother is one thing which, however reluctantly, Rhoda and Brenda always obey. But this time it's different. For the first time their indefatigible, indestructible mother is genuinely worried about her health....
Directed by ROBERT MOORE (R)


Written By: Coleman Mitchell
Unknown: Geofrey Neigher
Directed By: Robert Moore
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Ida: Nancy Walker
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Joe: David Groh
Dr Gerber: Norman Fell
Carlton's voice: Lorenzo Music

: Weather

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