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: Open University

6.40 At the Hawk's Well

7.5 Behaviourism

7.30 Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Kind Elephant by PAT GIBSON
Guest storyteller Sam Kydd Presenters


Unknown: Pat Gibson
Unknown: Sam Kydd
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Open University

5.0 Open Forum

5.25 Polluted Water

5.50 A Model of Punctuality

6.15 Revolutionary Theatre

6.40 The Clouds

: I See What You Mean

A series of ten programmes 7 Beyond Words
How doej a deaf person bridge the gap between mere communication and friendship? Individuals provide their own answers and show how they can be full members of the community. Introduced by POLLY ELWES and RICHARD BAKER
Captioned for those who cannot hear Director BRIAN DAUBNEY Producer DAVID ALLEN


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

: Weather

: Newsday

with Ludovic Kennedy
Richard Kershaw , Angela Rippon


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Chelsea Flower Show

The most prestigious horticultural show of the year opened today to the public. Richard Whitmore reports from the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, on the show which contains everything from single blooms to gardens, trowels to tractors.
Peter Seabrook talks to the experts and finds some of the problems facing exhibitors trying to reach the perfection required at Chelsea.


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Talks: Peter Seabrook
Producer: Philip S. Gilbert

: Sing Country

The first of three programmes
The songs and sounds of country music filled Wembley's Empire Pool at Easter when top stars from Nashville entertained an enthusiastic audience during
The Eighth International Festival Connie Smith. Don Williams Jack Greene with Jeannie Seely and Tammy Wynette Commentator
Show organiser mervyn CONN Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Connie Smith.
Unknown: Williams Jack Greene
Unknown: Jeannie Seely
Unknown: Tammy Wynette
Unknown: David Allan
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: The Country Game

The sixth of nine programmes Julian Pettifer and his guests John Barrett , Phil Drabble
Gordon Beningfield 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: John Barrett
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Gordon Beningfield
Producer: Peter Crawford.

: Horizon Special

The Great British Drought
Something peculiar has happened to Britain's weather. During the last two months we have heard frequent stories of forest fires, dried-up reservoirs and even rumours of water rationing. How much of it is true and what is the meaning of the present scare?
This special report goes behind the scenes and observes that we are indeed facing the worst drought for over 200 years. The British Isles are smack in the middle of a meteorological freak which began in the early 70s. It's a global phenomenon - Russia, North America and even Australia are affected. In Britain even record-breaking torrential downpours would not make up for the water shortage this summer. It is already too late.
How will this affect crops and food supplies? Who will the Water Authority cut off first - domestic consumers or industry? How can we best conserve the water we have left?


Editor: Christopher Woolley
Editor: Peter Goodchild
Producer: Simon Campbell-Jones

: Playhouse

Dramatised by RHYS ADRIAN starring
Bendel is known for his practical jokes and his self-confidence. But when Dr Walden, one of his victims. takes him seriously, trouble ensues.
Director VOYTEK


Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Dramatised By: Rhys Adrian
Producer: Irene Shubik
Bendel: Donald Pleasence
Dr WaWen: And Hugh Griffith
Friedel: With Miriam Karlin
Max: And Bruce Myers
Lieberman: George Pravda
Frau Schuldiener: Lea Seidl
-Dov Ben Sev: Milo Sperber
Landlady: Janet Brandes
Dr Linder: Christopher Muncke
Rabbi: Carl Jaffé
Sarah: Anna Korwin
Sarah's daughter: Marian Porter
Dr Einstein: John Bluthal

: Rutland Weekend Television

From the heart of England - another nationwide transmission from the country's smallest TV network.
Taking part: Eric Idle. Neil Innes David Battley , Henry Woolf
Wanda Ventham and Lyn Ashley
Written by ERIC IDLE Music by NEIL INNES
Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: Eric Idle.
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Henry Woolf
Unknown: Wanda Ventham
Unknown: Lyn Ashley
Written By: Eric Idle
Music By: Neil Innes
Producer: Ian Keill

: Newsnight

Angela Rippon ; Weather


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Closedown

DAVID DAVis reads What Mattered by EDMUND LEO WRIGHT


Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Edmund Leo Wright

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