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: Open University

6.40 A Symphony is Recorded

7.5 Maths: Vector Spaces

7.30 Computer Design Systems

: Closedown

: Play School



Unknown: Dick Bruna
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: John Colder

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Maths: Turing Machines

5.25 Sir Edward Frankland

5.50 Computing: Hardware Structures

6.15 Motorway Noise

: Model World: 5: Model Power Boats

Ten programmes presented by Bob Symes-Schutzmann.
These range from superb scale models of warships, tugs and liners to high-speed racing launches. The programme includes the construction of the 30 inch model frigate Sea Rider from the plan included in the accompanying BBC publication.
Book (same title), £1.60, from bookshops.


Presenter: Bob Symes-Schutzmann
Studio Director: John Rickword
Producer: Peter Riding

: Newsday

with Michael Charlton
Every weekday evening an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines follows the News Summary
Preceded by Weather


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: The Book Programme

Introduced by Robert Robinson First Novel
In most publishing houses the desks of readers and editors are constantly piled high with the manuscripts of aspiring first novelists. Precious few find their way into hard covers.
Sleight of Heart is M. T. Wadey 's first published novel. It's the story of three childhood friends confronting each other for the first time as adults. The processing of this novel, from the original idea to the bookshops, is told on film: telling the story are the author herself, the literary agent, the publisher's editor, the sales representative and the bookseller.
Executive producer WILL WVATT


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: M. T. Wadey
Producer: Philip Speight

: The Tribal Eye: 1: Behind the Mask

Seven films in which David Attenborough relates masterpieces of the world's tribal art to the people and places that produced them.
The Dogon people of Mali live in harsh isolation 100 miles south of Timbuktu. Their home is dominated by awe-inspiring cliffs which slice across the desert and provide for the Dogon a precarious refuge - where carved wooden statues are regularly nourished with fresh blood and millet gruel to ensure the preservation of life.
Because this remote Dogon world still holds much of the mystery and magic of ancient Africa it is one of the last places left on earth where one can see not only how carvings are created but why they are created and what part they play in ritual life.
Tonight we descend the Dogon's cliff and enter the sanctuaries of the Dogon priests. And we seek to cross the barrier that so often conceals the meaning of tribal art from the sophisticated European eye.
(Repeated: next Saturday evening) Tribal makers: page 58


Presenter/Writer/Narrator: David Attenborough
Programme Adviser: Dr Hans Guggenheim
Film Cameraman: John Hooper
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Series Producer: David Collison
Series Producer: Michael MacIntyre
Director: David Collison

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Attenborough - the Early Years 8 May 2016

: A Referendum Campaign Broadcast

on behalf of Britain in Europe
(Also on BBC1)

: The Childhood of Maxim Gorki

Images of Childhood tonight features the classic Russian film directed by MARK DONSKOI
Based on ' My Childhood' by MAXIM GORKI featuring V. C. Massalitinova and After the death of his father, young Alexei Peshkov comes with his mother to live with her parents in a small Russian town. He enters a world choked by a fog of mutual hostility'. But in this new world he also finds kindness, love and understanding.
This Week's Films: page 15


Directed By: Mark Donskoi
Unknown: V. C. Massalitinova
Unknown: Alexei Peshkov
the author's grandparents: M G Troyanovsky
Alexei Peshkov: Alyosha Lyarsky
His Grandmother: V. C. Massalitinova
His Grandfather, Kashirin: M. G. Troyanovsky
His mother, Varvara: E Alexeyeva
Uncle Yakov: V Novikov
Uryle Mikhail: A Zhukov
Grigori: K Ziubko
'Gypsy': D Sagal
The Lodger: S Tikhonravov

: News Extra

Presented by Angela Rippon


Presented By: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

RICHARD BEBB reads When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


Unknown: Richard Bebb
Unknown: William Shakespeare

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