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: Open University

6.45 Classical Greece: Shipping
7.10 Education: From Theory to Therapy
7.35 The Islands of Hawaii
8.0 Physics: Phonons
8.25 Computing: Operating Systems

: Play School

Stuart Bradley and Elizabeth Watts say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas. Musicians


Unknown: Stuart Bradley
Unknown: Elizabeth Watts
Unknown: Allan Rogers
Director: Sheila Fraser
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief The Kingdom of God ... a Political Agenda
Charles Elliott talks with The Rev Margaret Forrester , a Church of Scotland minister, and The Rev
Professor Duncan Forrester of Edinburgh University about the implications of praying 'thy kingdom come.... on earth as it is in heaven.' Director LELIA GUINERY-GREEN Producer DAVID CRAIG (R)


Talks: Charles Elliott
Unknown: Margaret Forrester
Unknown: Professor Duncan Forrester
Director: Lelia Guinery-Green
Producer: David Craig

: This is the Day

An opportunity to join other viewers in a simple service of prayer and meditation. As Coventry Cathedral celebrates 25 years of offering its ministry of reconciliation to the city and the world, Ann Easter joins Sheila Wright for this morning's service of prayer and meditation in the Cathedral's International Centre. Paul Oestreicher reflects on today's readings, and children from the Cathedral's congregation help to express the theme:
The Demands of the Kingdom - Generosity.
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ann Easter
Unknown: Sheila Wright
Unknown: Paul Oestreicher
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Producer: Helen Alexander

: The Coming of Age

Taking Action
Action groups for pensioners keep up the pressure to better the lot of the elderly and to encourage old people themselves to get involved in the struggle - to stay active. One person who's done so is Mrs Oily Hollingsworth , a leading light of Tooting
Action Pensioners in London. The programme includes contributions from
Jack Jones of the Transport and General Workers Union, and David Hobman , former
Director of Age Concern. Film editor PETER DELFGOU
Produced by LUCY PARKER (R) (e)


Unknown: Mrs Oily Hollingsworth
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: David Hobman
Editor: Peter Delfgou
Produced By: Lucy Parker

: Antiques at Home

This week Michael Newman visits one of the most extraordinary houses in the south west. In 1790 two determined and inspired spinsters conceived and built A La Ronde which, as the name implies, is an almost circular building. More unusual than that is the tradition of the house passing in an almost unbroken female line of descent.
The decorations, antiques and heirlooms reflect a decidedly feminine outlook. Director MIKE BOW


Unknown: Michael Newman

: The Healing Arts

Michael McIntyre - Medical Herbalist
Ten years ago Michael
Mclntyre gave up publishing and spent four years at the National Institute of Medical Herbalism studying the oldest medicine of all. Now he practises from his cottage in Oxfordshire. In France, at the University of Paris, Nord, the use of plants and herbs is also taken seriously. Dr Balaiche is a full professor in the subject, holding a chair alongside his colleagues in conventional medicine.
Narrated by Denis Quilley


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Producer: Michael Croucher

: One of the Family

Brian Watkins suggests a weekly health check for pets and Marian Foster finds out from Tim Gruffydd-Jones what to look for when choosing a kitten and how to feed it and protect it against disease.
Production assistant ANNE MAYNARD Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Brian Watkins
Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Tim Gruffydd-Jones
Produced By: John Kenyon

: Sign Extra

With sign language and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Designers - Gatwick
'An airport is a machine for processing people.'
Jane Priestman 's job as the Architecture and Design Manager of the British Airports Authority is to ensure that all the parts of that 'machine' - from litter bins to lounges - make the process a tolerable one.
Presented by Barty Phillips Series producer IAN WOOLF Producer SAM BERISFORD (e)


Unknown: Jane Priestman
Presented By: Barty Phillips

: Farming

Les Cottington and Philip Wrixon report on the business of the countryside. Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Bill Giles

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

One Ace Too Many
A con-man, a doctor and a 'for sale' sign on the Ponderosa - the last thing the Cartwrights could suspect is double trouble.....
Written by STANLEY ROBERTS Directed by LEWIS ALLEN (R)


Written By: Stanley Roberts
Directed By: Lewis Allen
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel

: Cartoon

: EastEnders

by Juliet Ace and Gilly Fraser.
'You want to get the women you're panting after to wash your blasted underpants!'
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Juliet Ace
Writer: Gilly Fraser
Series producer: Julia Smith

: Howard Keel in Kismet

Continues a season of films featuring one of Hollywood's most popular singing stars. Today with Ann Blyth
Dolores Gray in old Baghdad, a wily beggar-poet uses his ingenuity to bring him wealth and a prince to marry his daughter in this lavish oriental fantasy with music based on themes by Boudin.
Songs include 'Stranger in paradise', 'This is my beloved' and many more.
Poet.......... AARDKEEL Marsinah annblyth Lalume...............DOLORES GRAY Caliph.....................VIC DAMONE Omar.................MONTY WOOLEY Wazir ............SEBASTIAN CABOT Jawan.................JAY C. FLIPPEN Chief policeman
Hassan Ben. .............JACK ELAM Subaltern............TED DE CORSIA Princesses of Ababu REIKO SATO
Zubbediya .......JULIE ROBINSON Screenplay by CHARLES LEDERER and LUTHER DAVIS , adapted from the musical play Kismet
Produced by ARTHUR FREED
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Vic Damone
Unknown: Wooley Wazir
Unknown: Sebastian Cabot
Unknown: Mike Mazurki
Unknown: Hassan Ben.
Unknown: Ababu Reiko Sato
Unknown: Patricia Dunn.
Unknown: Julie Robinson
Unknown: Charles Lederer
Unknown: Luther Davis
Produced By: Arthur Freed
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli

: Llangollen 87

This week thousands of singers, dancers and instrumentalists from all over the world gathered once again for the camaraderie and competitions which are the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. With groups from countries including Australia,
Argentina, the USA and the USSR, the variety on show is unique.
Brian Kay and Debbie Greenwood introduce highlights of the week. OB Engineering manager STAN JONES Directors


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Debbie Greenwood
Unknown: Stan Jones
Directors: Vincent Dowdall.
Unknown: Paul Thomas
Producer: Andrew Quick

: Steam Days

Six programmes about the glories of steam trains
Introduced by Miles Kington 3: Quest for Speed
Miles takes a trip into the past and looks at three locomotives, each of which played a special part in keeping Britain on the track towards the world speed record: Stirling Single Wheeler, City of Truro and Sir Nigel Gresley. Miles also manages to go backstage to meet Mallard, the world-record holder, being prepared for a new lease of life at the National Railway Museum.
Film editor MIKE FREEMAN Producer CLIVE HOLLOWAY BBC Milton Keynes


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Unknown: Sir Nigel Gresley.
Editor: Mike Freeman
Producer: Clive Holloway
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Lifeline

Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news.
Isla St Clair appeals on behalf of The London Union of Youth Clubs. One growing area of their work is among groups which mix youngsters with physical or mental disabilities with the able-bodied. Please help them to continue their work by sending donations to:
Isla St Clair, [address removed] Producer JILL DAWSON


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Maggie Philbin
Producer: Jill Dawson

: News

Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Home on Sunday

Cliff Michelmore travels to
Plymouth, home of Dr Sheila Cassidy , the medical director of St Luke's Hospice.
In 1975 Sheila was imprisoned by the Chilean authorities.
Sheila talks to Cliff about the experience, her current work, and her favourite religious music, which is sung in Plymouth Cathedral. It includes 'Allegria' - a hymn she sang with her fellow women prisoners in Chile. Producers
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy
Unknown: Helen Alexander.
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: ScreenStory: Whose Baby?

A two-part mini-series based on the true account of one of the longest legal battles in Australian history. Starring
1: Kyneton, Victoria, 1945
On a cold winter's morning two women give birth to baby girls within seconds of each other in the labour ward of the town hospital. Thus begins a sequence of events that leads to an extraordinary life for the two children and calamity for their parents as the two mothers become involved in a personal and legal battle because of the conviction of one that she has been given the wrong baby. But no one could have anticipated the tragic events that are to follow as the courts try to unravel the full facts of what happened and render a judgment that would have taxed even Solomon as they attempt to decide - whose baby?
Narrator Peter Carrol Written by VINCE MORAN and PETER SCHRECK
From the book by COLIN DUCK and MARTIN THOMAS
Directed by IAN BARRY


Narrator: Peter Carrol
Written By: Vince Moran
Written By: Peter Schreck
Book By: Colin Duck
Book By: Martin Thomas
Directed By: Ian Barry
Gwen Morrison: Angela Punch McGregor
Bill Morrison: Drew Forsythe
Jess Jenkins: Vicki Luke
Noel Jenkins: Peter Curtin
Amelia Williams: Moya O'Sullivan
Justice Barry: Rhys McConnochie
Jack Galbally: Ron Graham
Robert Monohan: Vincent Ball
Bernard: Peter Aanensen
Edward: Wynn Roberts
Dr Lucas: Jon Sidney

: Bread

Written by CARLA LANE
Title song by DAVID MACKAY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)


Written By: Carla Lane
Unknown: David MacKay
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Produced By: Robin Nash
Mrs Boswell: Jean Boht
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Aveline Boswell: Gilly Coman
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Fr Dooley: J G Devlin
Funeral bearer: Alt Kossy
DHSS claimant: Chris Ellison
DHSS clerk: Pamela Power

: Hemingway

A Remembered Springtime
First in a four-part series on the life and works of Ernest Hemingway , compiled from contemporary film with recollections of his friends and relatives and his own words.
A quarter of a century after his death Ernest Hemingway remains one of the giants of American literature. His life, like his books, seemed centred on violence. He was a big-game hunter and an aficionado of the bullfight.
He thrilled to the excitement of war and he died by his own hand as his father had done before him.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, he had an idyllic childhood around the woods of mid
Western America. In 1918 he joined the American force fighting in Italy, the experiences of which he was later to describe in A Farewell to Arms. It was there that he fell in love for the first time with the nurse who helped him back to recovery from a horrifying, near-fatal, shrapnel wound - only to be rejected by her a few months later.
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH Executive producers
8 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Alan Yentob
Directed By: Anna Benson Gyles
Voice of Hemingway: Marc Smith

: News

with Moira Stuart ; Weather


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Choices

Have we chosen to elevate infidelity from recent sin to modern virtue? There can be little doubt that over. the last 25 years attitudes towards infidelity have been transformed. What was once the ultimate social stigma is now widely accepted as, at worst, an unfortunate necessity and, at best, as a statement of honesty and independence.
Yet for the majority of people, regardless of religious conviction, sexual orientation or marital status, fidelity remains the ideal, if not the practice, of shared lives.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger asks Dr David Delvin ,
Fraser Harrison , Dr Theodore Davey and Fay Weldon whether choosing to be unfaithful can ever be more than selfishness or whether it can be a responsible choice to make for the good of your emotional health.
Studio director SIMON HAMMOND Research JUDITH PEERS
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Dr David Delvin
Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Unknown: Dr Theodore Davey
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Director: Simon Hammond
Producer: James Murray

: When in Spain

The first of five programmes with Andrew Sachs and his guide from Barcelona, Manuel.
Tossa de Mar
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: David Swan
Producer: Bernard Adams

: The Sky at Night

The William Herschel Telescope
Coming into operation shortly is a telescope that is not only one of the largest in the world, but probably the most accurate. The William Herschel telescope is on the summit of an extinct volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Patrick Moore visits the telescope and talks to the astronomers who have been closely connected with its development.
Film cameraman JIM PEIRSON Film editor PAUL WOODING Producer PIETER MORPURGO
For Newsletter No 26 send sae to
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Unknown: William Herschel
Unknown: Canary Islands.
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Dick Boulter
Unknown: Jim Peirson
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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