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: Open University

6.40 Emily Bronte

7.5 French Revolutionary Terror

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Scientific Discoveries

5.25 Computing-Introduction

5.50 Flux and Magnetic Circuits

6.15 Diffraction: Structure Determination

6.40 The Image of Empire

: Dressmaker

A series of ten programmes on dressmaking for beginners. Presented by ANN LADBURY 8: Shirt Blouse
Most home dressmakers are frightened of setting-in sleeves. In this programme ANN LADBURY shows a fool-proof method, and some easy fastenings to avoid buttonholes.
Series editor SHEILA INNES Producer JENNY ROGERS
(No 5 repeated on Sunday, BBCl 9.45am) Book (same title), £2.40 from bookshops


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Editor: Sheila Innes
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Weather

: Newsday

with Robin Day , Richard Kershaw and Peter Woods
The News and an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.


Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Pioneers of Photography

Mirror with a Memory
' M Daguerre shows the plain plate of copper; he places it in your presence in his apparatus, and in three minutes he takes out the metal and shows it to you, covered with a charming design ...'
To the public the first Daguerreotypes seemed like witchcraft. At his home in Burgundy Nicephore Niepee made his first experiments as early as 1816, but he died before his partner, Daguerre, achieved success in 1839 with the method filmed for this programme. Narrated by BRIAN COE
Curator of the Kodak Museum
Series adviser AARON SCHARF
Rostrum cameraman IVOR RICHARDSON Film cameramen
Book (same title) £5.75 from bookshop.


Unknown: Brian Coe
Spoken By: Hugh Burden
Spoken By: Yvonne Gilan
Spoken By: John Leeson
Unknown: Aaron Scharf
Unknown: Ivor Richardson
Unknown: Peter Sargent
Unknown: Raymond Grosjean

: The Money Programme

The Wealth of Nations
It's 200 years since Adam Smith revolutionised economic thinking with his famous book-An Enquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
What he said then is still argued about today. An enquiry into ADAM smith - presented by ROBERT MCKENZIE.
Assistant editor PAUL ELLIS Editor JOHN DEKKER


Unknown: Adam Smith
Presented By: Robert McKenzie.
Editor: Paul Ellis
Editor: John Dekker

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason
with Linda Baron and Clare Kelly
(Barbara Keogh is a National Theatre Player)


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mrs Braddock: Clare Kelly
Sales rep: Graham Armitage
Linda: Juliet Aykroyd
Norman: Tony Aitken
Mrs Ellis: Barbara Keogh

: Queens of Harmony

America's ladies provide tonight's Entertainment - World Wide
In October of last year 5,000 women aged between 18 and 80 converged on the city of Seattle, USA for the 29th Annual Convention of Sweet Adelines, Inc.
Sweet Adelines are the exclusively female exponents of the music of barbershop harmony and they had arrived in Seattle to enjoy themselves, to show off their matching outfits and hairstyles but primarily, to sing.
Leaving their menfolk to tend the household chores, they came in quartets and choruses to show that they at least have been doing their own particular female thing for some years already. Narrator RAY MOORE


Narrator: Ray Moore
Producer: Philip Lewis

: Fall of Eagles: 9: The Secret War

by Ken Hughes
A series of ten programmes
starring Patrick Stewart, Gayle Hunnicutt, Barry Foster, Marius Goring, Michael Bates, Charles Kay, Lynn Farleigh, Michael Gough, Tom Conti, Jim Norton,
Malcolm Terris, Hugh Burden, David Collings, Esmond Knight
Kaiser Wilhelm is unwilling to endorse the secret plan - to get Russia out of the war by smuggling Lenin - and Bolshevism - back into Russia.


Writer: Ken Hughes
Series created by: John Elliot
Producer: Stuart Burge
Director: Michael Lindsay Hogg
Wilhelm: Barry Foster
Aide to Kaiser: Eric Carte
Bethmann-Hollweg: Peter Copley
Von Hoitzendorf: Alan Cullen
Hindenburg: Marius Goring
Ludendorff: Michael Bates
Miliukov: David Collings
Protopopov: Hugh Burden
Kerensky: Jim Norton
Nicholas: Charles Kay
Alexandra: Gayle Hunnicutt
Printer: Colin Jeavons
Helphand: Michael Gough
Secretary: Ann Zelda
Glazkov: Tom Conti
Lenin: Patrick Stewart
Krupskaya: Lynn Farleigh
Bronsky: Malcolm Terris
Zinoviev: John Rhys-Davies
Voeykov: Basil Clarke
General Ruzski: Esmond Knight
Prince Lvov: John Rae
Chkheidze: Ronald Govey
Bolshevik soldier: Tom Kempinski
Socialist emigre: Leonard Fenton
Socialist emigre: Isabelle Stanton
Officer of Russian Army: John Rees
Narrator: Michael Hordern

: Newsnight

with Peter Woods ; Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Closedown

The Taxis by Louis MACNEICE


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Louis MacNeice

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