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: Open University

6.45 Computing and Road Design
7.10 Periodicity and the Lithium Row
7.35 Images: The Crab Nebula
8.0 Water Turbine Design
8.25 Mental Handicap: Finding a Voice

: Play School

Robin Kingsland , Liz Watts Mike Amatt and Janet Palmer say Hallo Again with songs, games and play ideas. Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
Series producer CHRISTINE hewitt Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Robin Kingsland
Unknown: Liz Watts
Unknown: Mike Amatt
Unknown: Janet Palmer
Musicians: Richard Brown
Unknown: Peter Howland
Producer: Greg Childs
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

Rediscovering religious belief The Kingdom of God and Peace References in the Bible assume that the kingdom of God is to be a rule of peace and equity.
Charles Elliott talks with Fr Gerard Hughes, SJ, about the Christian's responsibility to be a peacemaker for the kingdom.


Talks: Charles Elliott
Producer: David Craig

: This Is the Day

Today Noel Battye joins Diana Frusher at her home near Stroud in Gloucestershire.
Colin Evans speaks on rejoicing as one of The Demands of the Kingdom. Producer ERNEST REA
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Bristol


Producer: Ernest Rea
Producer: Helen Alexander

: Wildlife on One

At Home with Badgers with Eric Ashby Introduced by David Attenborough Large, nocturnal and secretive: the badger is rarely seen. But, thanks to
Eric Ashby 's enormous patience and imagination, he has captured the badger's private life on film.
Filmed for the first time underground, wild badgers have groomed, slept and even fought for possession of the chamber within a few feet of Eric's hidden camera.
Filmed and directed by ERIC ASHBY Produced by CAROLINE WEAVER (R) (Postponed from 26 June)


Introduced By: David Attenborough
Unknown: Eric Ashby
Directed By: Eric Ashby
Produced By: Caroline Weaver

: Antiques at Home

This week Michael Newman visits the beautiful and stylish home of explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison. High on Bodmin Moor,
Maidenwell is a very private and personal house, extraordinary for the West
Country because it's in the style of a Spanish hacienda. Robin's antique collection is one that he has built up over the years rather than inherited.
Director MIKE Bow


Unknown: Michael Newman

: The Healing Arts

Alamelu's Illness
Alamelu, like all Indians, has a wide choice of medicine.
She seeks help for her illness, first with local folk healers, then a Western hospital, and finally at the hospital of traditional medicine in Madras where she is prescribed remedies that have been used for 2,000 years.
Narrated by Geraldine James Series producer MICHAEL CROUCHER Producer MICHAEL YORKE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Geraldine James
Producer: Michael Croucher
Producer: Michael Yorke

: Favourite Walks

A Dales Walk with Thomas Lawlor
Whenever he gets the chance, Thomas Lawlor escapes from a busy life on the opera stage to recharge his lungs in the air of the Yorkshire Dales. In Malham Dale his enjoyment stems not just from the dramatic scenery but also from discovering how it was formed from the tricks nature plays in a landscape of limestone and water. Photography MAX SAMETT
Producer MIKE WEATHERLEY (R) (e)


Unknown: Max Samett
Producer: Mike Weatherley

: See Hear

A fortnightly magazine programme for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. News, views and entertainment with sign language and subtitles. Introduced by Clive Mason and John Lee


Introduced By: Clive Mason
Introduced By: John Lee
Produced By: Eddie Montague

: Farming

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


Producer: John Kenyon

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Bernard Davey

: News Headlines

: Bonanza

starring with He Was Only 7
The peaceful life of Joshua Morgan and his 7-year-old grandson Jonah is shattered when ruthless gunmen arrive in town and revenge proves greater than any handicap ... Written and directed by MICHAEL LANDON (R)


Directed By: Michael Landon
Ben Cartwright: Lome Greene
Hoss: Dan Blocker
Little Joe: Michael Landon
Jamie: Mitch Vogel
Joshua Morgan: Roscoelee Brown
Jonah: Edward Crawford

: Cartoon Double Bill

Punchy Pooch and Hi-seas Hijack


Unknown: Punchy Pooch

: EastEnders

by Michael Robartes and Bill Lyons.
"There were a couple of chaps this morning, waiting in a car for Den, that looked decidedly dodgy..."
(Ceefax Subtitles)


Writer: Michael Robartes
Writer: Bill Lyons
Series producer: Julia Smith

: Howard Keel in Jupiter's Darling

continuing a season of films featuring one of Hollywood's most popular singing stars. Today with Esther Williams George Sanders
The year is 218 BC and Hannibal's army is advancing on ancient Rome. Amytis, the beautiful and independent fiancee of Rome's dictator, becomes fascinated with Hannibal but her scheme to save the city has unforeseen and unusual results!
Howard Keel is Hannibal in MGM's spectacular musical excursion into history. screenplay by DOROTHY KINGSLEY Based on the play Road to Rome by ROBERT E. SHERWOOD
Produced by GEORGE WELLS Directed by GEORGE SIDNEY
0 FILMS: page 19


Unknown: Esther Williams
Unknown: George Sanders
Play By: Dorothy Kingsley
Unknown: Robert E. Sherwood
Produced By: George Wells
Directed By: George Sidney
Amytis: Esther Williams
Meta: Marge Champion
Varius: Gower Champion
Fabius Maximus: George Sanders
Horatio: Richard Haydn
Mago: William Demarest
Fabia: Norma Varden
Scipio: Douglass Dumbrille
Carthalo: Henry Corden
Maharbal: Michael Ansare
Widow Titus: Martha Wentworth

: How Bugs Bunny Won the West

also starring Daffy Duck,
Yosemite Sam and Porky Pig Denver Pile introduces the 'true' story of Bugs Bunny's prospecting adventures during the gold rush of 1849, when men were men and rabbits were lucky to stay alive, when everything they touched turned to 24-carrot gold.
Executive producer HAL GEER (R)


Producer: Hal Geer

: The Muppet Show

Miss Piggy cajoles the help of today's unsuspecting guest Marisa Berenson in her theatrical plan to get her frog to the altar. Kermit suspects that the ceremony is more than just a sketch and calls on the help of the New
Zealand Boomerang Fish Act to preserve his bachelor status!


Producer: Jim Henson

: Aled

Aled Jones sings his favourite arias, ballads and folk songs. With Caryl Thomas BBC Welsh Chorus conducted by John Hugh Thomas Ingrid Surgenor and Huw Tregelles Williams Lighting STAN JONES Sound GEOFF ATKINS
Cameraman KEN WENSLEY Producers


Conducted By: John Hugh Thomas
Conducted By: Ingrid Surgenor
Unknown: Stan Jones
Unknown: Geoff Atkins
Unknown: Ken Wensley
Unknown: J. Mervyn Williams
Unknown: Hefin Owen

: Steam Days

A series of six programmes introduced by Miles Kington 4: Workhorses
Do you remember the 'bang-bang-bang' of shunting wagons going on through the night?
Freight engines were the unsung heroes of Britain's railways, the humble workhorses which clanked across the country. Their trains brought us everything from sheep to strawberries, from coal to cotton. Miles explores a way of life, now almost forgotten, before motorways took over.
Film editor GEOFFREY MOORE Producer NEIL CAMERON BBC Milton Keynes


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Editor: Geoffrey Moore
Producer: Neil Cameron
Unknown: Milton Keynes

: News

with Debbie Thrower Weather

: Home on Sunday

London is now home for Sir Yehudi Menuhin, the distinguished musician who enjoys three nationalities. Since his debut in San
Francisco at the age of 7 he's travelled the world many times over. In conversation with Cliff Michelmore he reflects on the philosophy that has directed his life into concern for creation and his school for talented young musicians in Surrey.
His choice of music, recorded in All Saints Church,
Tooting, reflects Sir Yehudi's interests and includes the Zemmel Choir singing
Eli, Eli, an ancient Jewish prayer, the spiritual
Were you there? sung by the London Community Gospel Choir, and pupils from his own school performing works by Elgar and Ernest Bloch. Director CHRIS LOUGHLIN
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Ernest Bloch.
Director: Chris Loughlin
Producer: Helen Alexander
Producer: Stephen Whittle

: ScreenStory: Whose Baby?

Second of a two-part account of one of the longest legal battles in Australian history. Starring
The 'whose baby' case goes all the way to Britain and the House of Lords where the final judgment is delivered. Fourteen years later the controversy of the case still haunts the children....
Narrator Peter Carrol Written by VINCE MORAN and PETER SCHRECK
From the book by COLIN DUCK and MARTIN THOMAS
Directed by LAN BARRY


Narrator: Peter Carrol
Written By: Vince Moran
Written By: Peter Schreck
Book By: Colin Duck
Book By: Martin Thomas
Directed By: Lan Barry
Gwen Morrison: Angela Punch McGregor
Bill Morrison: Drew Forsythe
Jess Jenkins: Vicki Luke
Noel Jenkins: Peter Curtin
Nola Jenkins: Lisa Crittenden
Lee Morrison: Robyn Gibbes
Amelia: Moya O'Sullivan
Jack Galbally: Ron Graham
Justice Barry: Rhys McConnochie
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
Jack Boswell: Victor McGuire
Aveline Boswell: Gill Coman
Joey Boswell: Peter Howitt
Adrian: Jonathon Morris
Billy Boswell: Nick Conway
Grandad: Kenneth Waller
Freddie: Ronald Forfar
Julie: Caroline Milmoe
Fr Dooley: J G Devlin
Yizzel's mate: Simon Rouse
Yizzel: Charles Lawson
Mr Hayworth: Noel Collins
Youths: Danny Cunningham
Youths: Tom Price
Warden: Barry McCarthy

: Hemingway

One True Sentence
Second of four programmes on the life and works of Ernest Hemingway. With Marc Smith as the voice of Hemingway
Shortly after his return to the United States from the First World War, Hemingway met the woman who became his first wife - Hadley Richardson. In the winter of 1921 they set off for Paris. It was there he met Gertrude Stein and Scott Fitzgerald and wrote his first published work.
A look at the emergence of Hemingway as one of the most distinctive and gifted stylists of his generation, charting the beginnings of his lifelong obsession with Spain and the irresistible spectacle of the bullfight. This programme contains scenes which some viewers may find distressing.
Film editor PAM BOSWORTH
Executive producer NIGEL WILLIAMS Produced and directed by ANNA BENSON GYLES


Unknown: Ernest Hemingway.
Unknown: Marc Smith
Unknown: Hadley Richardson.
Unknown: Gertrude Stein
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Producer: Nigel Williams
Directed By: Anna Benson Gyles

: News

Debbie Thrower ; Weather


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Choices

'Every Englishman', says
Ogden Nash , 'is convinced of one thing, viz, that to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.' But what exactly is an Englishman, given that for centuries this island has received and absorbed threatened minorities, from the Huguenots to the Vietnamese 'boat people'? Where then does English racism come from? In its naked form it is vicious and horrific but it is often much more subtle, shutting doors in the faces of talented people on a selective racial basis.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger , Ann Dummett , Linbert Spenser , Paul Boateng , MP. and John Pilger talk about the choices open to us in the field of race relations and in particular why there are 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' immigrants.
Series producer JAMES MURRAY


Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Ann Dummett
Unknown: Linbert Spenser
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: John Pilger
Director: Roger Stott
Producer: James Murray

: When in Spain

The second of five programmes with Andrew Sachs and his guide from Barcelona, Manuel
La Costa Brava
Andrew goes for a boat-ride, enjoys a sardine fiesta on the beach, does a bit of Spanish homework, encounters an old friend, discovers the difference between Cataluna and Spain, explores the Dali museum in Figueras and ends up dancing Sachs's sardana in the town square at Tossa. Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Producer BERNARD ADAMS (e)
Books: Digame!, £4.95; Get by in Spanish, £1.75; Pour aqui, E5.50; Realidades de Espana, £2.50; Zarabanda, £2.50; from booksellers


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

: Weather

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