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: Open University

6.40 Organisations of Peace

7.5 What is Knowing?

7.30 Adolf Loos

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers
Director ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham


Director: Ashok Rampal.

: Play School

Story: Hippo, Potta and Muss written by BARBARA SOFTLY illustrated by TONY VEALE


Written By: Barbara Softly
Illustrated By: Tony Veale
Unknown: Susan Mosco

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Language and Learning

5.25 Elementary Maths: Buckling

5.50 Mechanics: Fields

6.15 Modern Art from 1848

6.40 Leda and the Swan

: I See What You Mean

A series of ten programmes for people with impaired hearing, those who live and work with them, and for the plain curious ... 6: At Work
As an unseen handicap, deafness interferes with work and career prospects. But the problem is not insuperable.
(The programmes will be captioned for those who cannot hear.)
Book (same title), 85p, from bookshop: Details of lip-reading exercises will be given in the programme


Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Introduced By: Richard Baker
Director: Brian Daubney
Producer: David Allen

: Weather

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy
Richard Kershaw , Richard Baker
Every weekday evening brings you the News and a longer look at the important questions of our time with the men and women involved.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Gardeners' World

visits Ednaston Manor Gardens, Derbyshire
A comparatively modern garden, laid out in 1919. Ednaston was not developed until the early 1950s. This evening Peter Seabrook looks at the shrub borders and the magnificent display of spring flowering specimen plants.
Producer BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham
(Percy Thrower 's Guide to Gardeners' World, 50p, from bookshops)


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Producer: Barrie Edgar
Unknown: Percy Thrower

: The Traditional World of Islam

Last of six films: The Inner Life
The inner life of Islam is the mystical path known as Sufism. Probably a majority of the poets of the Islamic world, and a great many of the finest musicians, architects and even scientists, have been Sufis, or strongly influenced by Sufism.
This film includes a beautiful Persian garden of the 17th century, designed by a great Sufi and itself a symbol of the inner life; the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the site of Muhammed's great mystical experience, the Night Journey; and examples of Sufi practice and teaching in Egypt, Morocco and Iran. It ends in India, where the anniversary of one of the great Sufi saints of the past is celebrated with passionate devotional songs and music, which can lift the audience into ecstasy.
Film cameraman DEREK WATERMAN


Unknown: Derek Waterman
Unknown: Jeffrey Harvey
Producers: Paul Keeler.

: The Country Game

The fifth of nine programmes
How well do you know the British countryside?
Julian Pettifer and his guests
Reg Hookway , Elizabeth Eyden
Philip Wrixon , describe, discuss or just guess at the sights and sounds of the countryside and the delights of country life.
Producer PETER CRAWFORD. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Reg Hookway
Unknown: Elizabeth Eyden
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Producer: Peter Crawford.

: Playhouse: The Cafeteria

The first of two plays based on the stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Dramatised by Rhys Adrian
Starring Donald Pleasence as Aaron and Oscar Homolka as Father
with Sara Kestelman as Esther

'Do ghosts walk on Broadway?' The strange story of Esther leads Aaron to wonder about this.

"A gripping - tale, full of warm Jewish humour touched with an inevitable sadness." (Peter Knight, Daily Telegraph)
(Next week: The Joke)


Based on the stories of: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Dramatised by: Rhys Adrian
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Aaron: Donald Pleasence
Father: Oscar Homolka
Esther: Sara Kestelman
Lieberman: John Buthal
Paul: Otto Diamant
Avrom: Mark Malicz
Rabbi: Gabor Vernon

: Rutland Weekend Television

From the heart of the nation - another transmission from Britain's smallest television network.
Your RWT host tonight: Bridget Armstrong - who will be introducing ' programmes ' featuring Eric Idle , Neil Innes
David Battley , Henry Woolf and Andy Roberts
Written by ERIC IDLE Music by NEIL INNES
Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Henry Woolf
Unknown: Andy Roberts
Written By: Eric Idle
Music By: Neil Innes
Producer: Ian Keill

: Newsnight

Richard Baker ; Weather


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Closedown

Rain, rain, go to Spain by LAWRENCE DURRELL


Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: Lawrence Durrell

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