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: Open University

6.45 The Acropolis of Athens
7.10 Engineering: Mechanical Properties
7.35 Evolution of Fishes
8.00 Education: Taking the Initiative
8.25 Sheffield: the Tertiary Debate

: Play School

Lauchlan. Elizabeth
Watts and Chloe Ashcroft say Hallo Again.


Unknown: Lauchlan. Elizabeth
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Director: Richard Brown
Director: Sheila Fraser
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Articles of Faith

The Early Church From its origins in first-century Palestine,
Christianity has developed into a faith practised in every corner of the world: a dream that must have seemed impossible when the gospels were written. How did the early Church evolve?
In the first of ten programmes, Rudolph Heinze , lecturer in Church history at Oak Hill Theological College, describes the society in which the Church began. Director MARK WADDINGTON Producer HELEN ALEXANDER
0 INFO: page 76


Unknown: Rudolph Heinze
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: This Is the Day

An opportunity to join other viewers in a simple service of prayer and reflection.
Ann Easter joins Wilf and Hilary Fenton of the Catholic Renewal Movement in their home in Fulham, London.
Readings: Hebrews 2, vv 14-18 John 1, vv 14-23
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER


Unknown: Hilary Fenton
Director: Mark Waddington
Producer: Helen Alexander

: What on Earth...?

A wildlife quiz with Jeremy Cherfas and Sheila Anderson , Jenny Owen Peter Moore , Peter Ferns Director SARA FORD
Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Jenny Owen
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Director: Sara Ford
Producer: John Dobson

: Business Matters

Your Life and Time
Everybody wants more of it and can't get enough of it. One international management guru has made himself a millionaire out of it - and it's not his to sell. He is Danish-born Claus Moller and the commodity is time. Business Matters went to Denmark to film Moller's unorthodox approach to management training. Producer FIONA PITCHER
Editor BRIAN DAVIES (R) (e)


Unknown: Claus Moller
Editor: Brian Davies

: A Life of Our Own

First of ten programmes for people with learning difficulties.
Presented by Gary Bourlet and Peter Burgis
When Gary attended an adult-training centre there were few opportunities for trainees to make their own lives. But things are changing. The staff at Castlefield support
Bernadette Thomas in her work experience, Louise Daw and Mark Thomas now have activities in the community five days a week, and Mark Smith has progressed to a computer course at college. And Gary has moved on to present this programme and interview Sir Brian Rix , (pictured).
Studio director MARTYN SUKER Producer JOHN BROOKE (e) 0 INFO: page 76


Presented By: Gary Bourlet
Presented By: Peter Burgis
Unknown: Bernadette Thomas
Unknown: Louise Daw
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Mark Smith
Unknown: Sir Brian Rix
Editor: Paul Sinclair
Director: Martyn Suker
Producer: John Brooke

: Greek Language and People

Ten programmes with Chris Serle , Katia Dandoulaki 4: Meeting People
Consultant DAVID A. HARDY
Film editor RICHARD SIDWELL Producer TERRY DOYLE (R) (e)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Katia Dandoulaki
Unknown: David A. Hardy
Producer: Terry Doyle

: In the Know

Presented by Sue Edelson with the Go Go Boys
Whatever you're learning, you must be clear about why you are doing a course.
Assistant producer BARRY TOMALIN Producer JULIAN STENHOUSE (R) (e)


Presented By: Sue Edelson
Producer: Barry Tomalin
Producer: Julian Stenhouse

: British Sign Language -a Beginner's Guide

Is sign language international? Is it mime? These questions and more are answered in this ten-part series about British Sign Language, or BSL.
Today's programme shows some important differences between sign language and spoken language.
Presented by Lorna Allsop with Clive Mason
Language advisor CLARK DENMARK Information on Ceefax page 189 (e) 0 INFO: page 76


Presented By: Lorna Allsop
Unknown: Clive Mason
Unknown: Clark Denmark

: See Hear!

News, views and entertainment with sign language and subtitles
Presented by Clive Mason and Maureen Denmark Interpreted by John Lee Producer EDDIE MONTAGUE (e)


Presented By: Clive Mason
Unknown: John Lee
Producer: Eddie Montague

: Farming

Q: How can hi-tech farming help the environment?
A: With a slurry digester.
Claire Powell reports on an award-winning project and the community of monks who are making money out of muck.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Claire Powell
Producer: Anne Brown

: Weather for farmers



Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: This Week Next Week

with Vivian White
Starting with News Summary The weekly programme of lively discussion making the news with those in power and hearing the views of those who challenge them. Reporter RICHARD LINDLEY Producers


Unknown: Vivian White
Reporter: Richard Lindley
Producers: Vanessa Dowell.
Unknown: Peter Hill
Editor: James Hogan

: EastEnders

by Tony McHale and Gilly Fraser.
"Doctors! What use is doctors? Fill you full of pills and rubbish. Not like the old days when they had time to talk."
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Tony McHale
Writer: Gilly Fraser
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: John Mills: The Wrong Box

continues a season of films to celebrate the 80th birthday of the distinguished British actor. Today with Ralph Richardson Michael Caine
Victorian England:
Masterman and Joseph Finsbury , two elderly brothers, live next door to each other. One of them will receive a large inheritance on the other's death. Masterman wants the fortune for his gauche grandson Michael, an ineffectual medical student. Joseph is too distracted to care, but his avaricious nephews Morris and John have other plans....
John Mills heads an anarchic comedy, full of wild chases, and eccentric characters.
Screenplay by LARRY GELBART and BURT SHEVELOVE , based on the novel by r.l. STEVENSON and LLOYD OSBOURNE Produced and directed by BRYAN FORBES
0 FILMS: page 16


Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Joseph Finsbury
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Burt Shevelove
Unknown: Lloyd Osbourne
Masterman: John Mills
Joseph: Ralph Richardson
Michael: Michael Caine
Morris: Peter Cook
John: Dudley Moore
Julia: Nanette Newman
Peacock: Wilfrid Lawson
Brian: Jeremy Lloyd
Sidney: James Villiers
Alan: Nicholas Parsons
Vyvyan: Leonard Rossiter
Dr Pratt: Peter Sellers
Dr Slattery: John Le Mesurier
Major Martha: Cicely Courtneidge
Detective: Tony Hancock
Mrs Hachett: Irene Handl

: Eurovision Song Contest

In this second of two programmes, a chance to see the rest of the entries for this year's event to be held in Dublin on 30 April.
Songs representing Austria, Denmark, Greece, Norway,
Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, France, Portugal, Yugoslavia and the UK entry Go performed by Scott Fitzgerald
Programme introduced by Gloria Hunniford Television presentation YVONNE LITTLEWOOD


Introduced By: Gloria Hunniford
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Fax

A final feast of facts as Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix and Billy Butler present the last show in the present series. There's also a report from star guest, spy-writer Nigel West on how secret agents are recruited.
Designer STEPHEN BRADSHAW Studio director CHRIS SALT
Executive producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Nigel West
Designer: Stephen Bradshaw
Producer: Alan Walsh

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Why are so many foxes moving into town? Which British dog has been shaped into 24 varieties? Which tiny horse, once thought to be extinct, is flourishing in Britain as a refugee from the Ayatollah's Iran?
Desmond and Sarah set off by barge to explore the animal life of Birmingham, the city that boasts more miles of canal than Venice. En route they meet the horse that can pull 45 tons with ease - and the cat fanciers who believe shows are for animals to enjoy just as much as humans.
Sarah returns to the classroom to take a lesson in overcoming her phobia over birds. Her teacher is a wise owl.


Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Fiona Couper
Unknown: Polly Phillips
Director: Kate Kinninmont
Producer: Ian Christie
Editor: David Martin

: News

with Richard Whitmore Weather JOHN KETTLEY


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Weather John Kettley

: Songs of Praise

Penrhyncoch Aled Jones visits the small village of Penrhyncoch in Mid Wales, and hears how the Welsh Plant Breeding
Station there helps to combat starvation in Africa. SALLY JENKINS tells him about the medicinal plants the Romans left behind them in the area. Children from the local school sing Hosanna, and the congregation in St John's parish church sing their songs of praise.
Immortal, invisible (Joanna); There is a green hill (Horsley); Great is thy faithfulness; Jesu. lover of my soul
(Aberystwyth): 0 thou who earnest from above (Hereford); Guide me. 0 thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda); Jubilate (sung by MERCHED BRO DDAFYDD )


Unknown: Penrhyncoch Aled Jones
Unknown: Sally Jenkins
Conductor: Merched Bro Ddafydd
Organist: David Francis
Producer: Dafydd Owen
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: A Question of Entertainment

Tom O'Connor puts
A Question of Entertainment to celebrities of film, theatre, radio, television and music in the first of a brand-new family showbiz quiz. For the next 18 weeks, Tom keeps the peace between his regular team captains, Ken Dodd and Larry Grayson , who tonight are joined by Little and Large, Bernard Bresslaw and Linda Nolan to answer questions on some of the greatest and funniest moments from the world of entertainment.
Designer PAUL MONTAGUE Produced and directed by JOHN ROONEY
Executive producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West
0 FEATURE: page 12


Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Linda Nolan
Unknown: Alan Wilson
Designer: Paul Montague
Directed By: John Rooney
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Dear John

by JOHN SULLIVAN starring Ralph Bates In the first episode an unfamiliar face appears in the 1-2-1 Club. A new member needs sympathy and understanding as he reveals his past.
Designer JOHN ANDERSON Produced and directed by RAY BUTT (R)


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Ralph Bates
Designer: John Anderson
Directed By: Ray Butt
John: Ralph Bates
Kirk: Peter Blake
Ralph: Peter Denyer
Louise: Rachel Bell
Kate: Belinda Lang
Sylvia: Lucinda Curtis
Mrs Arnott: Jean Challis
Rick: Kevin Lloyd
Wendy: Wendy Allnutt
Priest: David Buck
Mother Superior: Margaret John

: One by One

A series in ten episodes based on the Zoo Vet books by DAVID TAYLOR
1: Changing Places by JOHNNY BYRNE starring with and The year is 1971 and this series finds Donald Turner now firmly established as an international vet dealing with exotic species ranging from a orang-utan to a minah bird.
Produced by BILL SELLARS
Directed by ANDREW MORGAN (R)


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Johnny Byrne
Unknown: Donald Turner
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Andrew Morgan
Donald Turner: Rob Heyland
Paddy Reilly: James Ellis
Ethel Ledbetter: Sonia Graham
Jock Drummond: Andrew Robertson
Liz Collier: Christina Nagy
Mrs Maplin: Eileen Way
Elsie Gates: Patricia Prior
Charlie Gates: Rex Robinson
Sue Harker: Terry Dias
Neville: Kieran O'Brien
Jenny: Christina Jones
Dutch keeper: Thom Hoffman
Cathy Gates: Rebecca Calder
Walter: Anton Brookes

: News

Richard Whitmore with the days's news from home and abroad Weather


Unknown: Richard Whitmore

: 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 Gavin Campbell, Doc Cox, Adrian Mills, Grant Baynham
Write to: That's Life! BBCtv [address removed]
It is regretted that it is not possible to answer all your letters.
FEATURE: page 82


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Reporter: Gavin Campbell
Reporter: Doc Cox
Reporter: Adrian Mills
Reporter: Grant Baynham
Director: Robin Bextor
Producer: Bryher Scudamore
Co-Editor: Esther Rantzen
Editor: John Morrell

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Name that cover star 11 May 2016

: Life without George

written by PENNY CROFT starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle
With impending fatherhood and a little help from Ben, Larry throws caution to the wind. and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Studio sound MARTIN DEANE Studio lighting GEOFF BEECH Designer GARRY FREEMAN Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN


Written By: Penny Croft
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Carol Royle
Sung By: Penny Croft
Designer: Garry Freeman
Directed By: Susan Belbin
Larry: Simon Cadell
Jenny: Carol Royle
Amanda: Rosalind March
Ben: Michael Thomas
Carol: Cheryl Maiker
Sammy: Campbell Morrison
Gerald: Barry Woolgar
Mr Chambers: Ronald Fraser

: Everyman

Ireland's Hidden People Dublin is celebrating its
1,000th birthday. The Irish are opening their doors and their hearts to the world. But hidden away from the celebrations, life in Ireland is harsh. One in five people is unemployed. Homelessness is on the increase as more and more Irish migrate to
Dublin. Poverty is writ large. In a profoundly Catholic country, renowned for sending missionaries to the Third World, the Irish are suddenly finding the poor are on their own doorstep. Everyman reports from
Ireland on the individual members of the Church who are responding in unexpected ways to the problems of Ireland's hidden people.
Film cameraman SEAMUS DEASY Film editor MIKE JACKSON
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE


Unknown: Seamus Deasy
Editor: Mike Jackson
Producer: Claire Walmsley
Editor: Jane Drabble

: Rockschool

Fifth of eight programmes on making music in a rock band. Guitar and Bass Synths Electronic Drums Presenters
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) explore the world of 'pitch to voltage', 'pitch to digital' and 'active fret' guitar and bass controllers; put the electronic drumkit through its paces; and explain how to use MIDI modes.
Also featured: A beginner's guide to FM programming - operators, carriers, algorithms. What does it all mean?
With comments from
Midge Ure , virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth , and ex-Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford. Production assistant ANDREA RAWNSLEY
Produced by CHRIS LENT (R) (e)


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Alastair Gavin
Unknown: Geoff Nicholls
Bass: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Midge Ure
Guitarist: Allan Holdsworth
Unknown: Bill Bruford.
Unknown: Andrea Rawnsley
Produced By: Chris Lent

: Network East

The Asian affairs magazine

: Weather

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