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: Open University

6.40 Great Expectations

7.5 Mechanisation of the Cotton Industry

7.30 The Media in 1848

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: What's That Noise? by RUTH CRAFT. Presenters:
Designer RICHARD MCMANAN-SMITH Scriptwriter/Director JOHN LANE Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Carol Chell
Pianist: David Hargreaves
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Richard McManan-Smith

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 History of Mathematics

5.25 Maths: Complex Functions

5.50 The Electron Microscope

6.15 Metals and the Electrochemical Series

6.40 R. M. Schindler

: Dressmaker

A series of ten programmes on dressmaking for beginners. Presented by ANN LADBURY 10:Finishing Touches
ANN LADBURY shows a foolproof method of sewing a shirt collar and also meets six beginners - all shapes and sizes - who have made up the clothes shown in the series.
Series editor SHEILA INNES Producer JENNY ROGERS
(No 7 repeated Sunday, BBC1 at 9.45 am) Book (same title), £2.40 from bookshops


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

: Weather

: Newsday

with Robin Day , Richard Kershaw Angela Rippon brings you the News and an interview with a man or woman behind the headlines.


Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Pioneers of Photography

Famous Men and Fair Women
' My first lens was given to me by my cherished departed daughter with the words " It may amuse you, mother, to try to photograph during your solitude at Freshwater " ... '
In the 1860s, photography was by the complicated wet-collodion process. Mrs Cameron was already 48 before she tackled its intricacies, but her achievement is still one of the greatest in the history of photography.
Narrated by BRIAN COE
Curator of the Kodak Museum Quotations spoken by JOYCE GRENFELL and YVONNE GILAN
Series adviser AARON SCHARF
Book (same title) £5.75 from bookshops


Spoken By: Joyce Grenfell
Spoken By: Yvonne Gilan
Unknown: Aaron Scharf

: The Money Programme

The Second Battle of Britain
An edited version of the CBS News documentary on the British economy, shown in America on Wednesday.
In the studio, cas correspondent Morley Safer explains his view of Britain to some prominent Britons. Presented by Robert McKenzie
A Money Programme Special Assistant editor PAUL ELLIS Editor JOHN DEKKER


Presented By: Robert McKenzie
Editor: Paul Ellis
Editor: John Dekker

: Open All Hours

by Roy Clarke
Starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason with Lynda Baron


Writer: Roy Clarke
Music: Max Harris
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Mr Wilkinson: Reginald Barratt
Breadman: John Challis
Mrs Blewett: Kathy Staff

: Battle of the Sexes

A light-hearted look at the relationship between men and women with Judith Arthy
Jacqueline Clarke Derek Griffiths Julia McKenzie James Smilie Ralph Watson
Musical director BURT RHODES| Script editor AUSTIN STEELE Designer PETER BRACHACKI Producer PETER WHITMORE


Unknown: Judith Arthy
Unknown: Jacqueline Clarke
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: James Smilie
Unknown: Ralph Watson

: Playhouse

Kites by DON SHAW
Lawrence Hastings , retired prep school headmaster, has few pleasures in life. One is flying a kite, until this too is spoilt by the intrusions of an irritating small boy.
Film editor DAVID MARTIN
Film cameraman DAVID WHITSON Script editor LOUIS MARKS Producer INNES LLOYD


Unknown: Don Shaw
Unknown: Lawrence Hastings
Editor: David Martin
Unknown: David Whitson
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Christopher King
Hastings: Hugh Burden
Tony: Steve Fletcher
Jenkins: Tony Caunter
Bates: Richard Hampton
Mrs Beckett: Beatrix MacKey
Mrs Gillespie: Alex Marshall
Saunders: Keith Ashton
Carter: Nicholas Berry

: J.M. Barrie Lived Here: Gordon Jackson in Kirriemuir

"Nothing that happens after we are 12 matters very much" wrote J.M. Barrie. The weaver's son who was to win literary success, a knighthood and the affections of generations of children is, in actor Gordon Jackson's eyes, a consummate artist. In this film he visits the wynds and squares where Barrie spent his childhood, the end of which he so regretted.
Series producer David Heycock
Director Jane Coles


Presenter: Gordon Jackson
Series Producer: David Heycock
Director: Jane Coles

: Newsnight

with Angela Rippon ; Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Closedown



Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Edward Thomas

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