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: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

: Working with Youth: 10: Reaching Out

A series of ten programmes

Book. 50p: see page 52


Producer: Roger Tonge
Series Producer: Roger Owen

: Open University

: News Summary


: Wildlife Safari to The Argentine

A series of zoological exploration Introduced by Jeffery Boswall 5: Los Glaciares National Park
Among the Patagonian Andes, this park offers the most spectacular scenery in all Argentina. An ice-cap feeds glaciers of extraordinary beauty, which in turn give birth in the lakes below to giant icebergs.
A wealth of wildfowl, including swans with black necks, grace the waters. On the scrubby plains, the expedition searches for the guanaco, a wild, much-persecuted member of the camel family.
(from Bristol: first shown on BBC1)


Introduced By: Jeffery Boswall
Unknown: Douglas Fisher
Producer: Jeffery Boswall

: Work is a Four-letter Word: I'm There to Be Got At!

The second of a series of six programmes

Jimmy Dunn is always there to be got at - that's how he sees his job as one of three full-time convenors at the Massey Ferguson plant in Coventry. He's paid by the company but he's there to serve the interests and listen to the grievances of union members. How powerful is he and how well does he use that power?
Introduced by Barry Askew


Presenter: Barry Askew
Film Reporter: John Torode
Subject: Jimmy Dunn
Director: Colin Hart
Producer: Paul Ellis

: The Song of Songs: Part 4

Based on the novel by Hermann Sudermann
Written for television in five parts by Robert Muller

After being divorced, Lilli tried to earn a respectable living, but without success. She has agreed to the protection of Richard Debnicke.


Based on the novel by: Hermann Sudermann
Adapted by: Robert Muller
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Sound: Colin Dixon
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Peter Wood
Jula Sievekingk: Anne Rogers
Bobbie: David Griffin
Kellermann: Leigh Lawson
Richard Dehnicke: John Normington
Lilli: Penelope Wilton
Dr Salmoni: Denholm Elliott
Carla: Karin MacCarthy
Fat Man: Bert Rogers
Pierrot: Jane Manning
Frau Dehnicke: Anne Blake
Poldi: Alex Marshall
Konrad: John McEnery

: Horizon

Do We Really Need the Railways? Should we concrete them over, and use them as reserved tracks for high speed buses? Or replace them with 200 mph vehicles, guided, driven and supported by electro-magnets?
Britain's railways were the engineering triumph of the industrial revolution but, say some economists, they are outmoded in the 20th century. Other kinds of public transport could be much better value. Horizon takes a realistic look at the new ideas and technologies that threaten our existing railway system - and at the research British Rail is doing to meet the challenge. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Christopher Woolley
Editor: Bruce Norman
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Bermondsey

by John Mortimer
Another chance to see three of his popular plays on a London theme.
[Starring] Edward Fox as Pip Lester, Dinsdale Landen as Bob Purvis, Rosemary Leach as Iris Purvis, Sharon Duce as Rosemary

A woman fighting to save her marriage needs help from friends, but is her husband's friend the right ally?


Writer: John Mortimer
Script Editor: Richard Broke
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Anne Read
Director: Claude Whatham
Pip Lester: Edward Fox
Bob Purvis: Dinsdale Landen
Iris Purvis: Rosemary Leach
Rosemary: Sharon Duce

: Thomas Hardy Lived Here

Where did great authors of the past live and work? How much was their work affected by the places in which they lived?
In the second programme of this series about the writer's world
John Arlott visits Hardy's Dorset.
Film cameraman PETER HALL Director DAVID HEYCOCK
Lord David Cecil on Jane Austen


Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Jane Austen

: News Extra

with John Edmunds; Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Real Time

Michael Dean surveys the week's TV output and invites others to assess its achievements and effect.



Presenter: Michael Dean
Producer: Philip Speight

: Closedown

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