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: Open University

6.40 Understanding, Monitoring, Manipulating

7.5 The Small Household

7.30 Biological System Respiration

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Jug by JOANNE COLE
Presenters this week
Karen Platt , Johnny Ball
Book, More Stories from Play School, 35p, from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkev's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (REC 232) £ 1.79, or cassette (MRMC 045) £ 1 95 from record shops.


Unknown: Joanne Cole
Unknown: Karen Platt
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Open University

5.25 The Gower Coast

5.50 Using a Computer

6.15 Foundation Maths - Vectors

6.40 Fast Trains

7.5 Social Skills Therapy (2)

: News on 2


: Festival 40: Tony Hancock: The Blood Donor.

A series of outstanding and memorable programmes to mark 40 years of BBC TV.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
featuring Patrick Cargill, Hugh Lloyd, June Whitfield, Frank Thornton, James Ottaway, Peggyann Clifford, Ann Marryott and Jean Marlow
In this most famous of all the Hancock programmes, the country gets a new volunteer blood donor.

Hugh Lloyd remembers Hancock's Half-Hour:
Hugh Lloyd worked on more than 20 episodes of Hancock's Half-Hour including playing a fellow donor in The Blood Donor. He also appeared with Hancock in the film "The Punch and Judy Man".
He remembers: 'The Blood Donor was actually one of the easiest TV shows I ever worked on because I read my lines from an auto-cue on top of a camera. Hancock had just been involved in a slight car accident when we started rehearsals and was still shaken up by it so it was decided that, on this occasion, he should read his lines straight from the cue board. In my scene I had to lie on the bed next to him and look at the same camera so I was able to see my lines, too.
'I owe a lot to Tony and the Half-Hour. Had it not been for the programme I doubt whether I would have been offered the Hugh and I series. And Hancock taught me about what I call the serious side of comedy - that the best humour springs from character and situation and that it's the comedy of human nature that makes us laugh, not the jokes'.
Interview: David Gillard


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Music: Wally Stott
Producer: Duncan Wood
Hancock: Tony Hancock
Doctor: Patrick Cargill
Patient: Hugh Lloyd
Nurse: June Whitfield
Patient: Frank Thornton
Second doctor: James Ottaway
Patient: Peggyann Clifford
Second nurse: Ann Marryott
Third nurse: Jean Marlow

: The Complete Victor Borge

Further highlights from the previous series in which Victor Borge , the brilliant international entertainer, performs some of his most famous routines and plays some of his favourite music. featuring MARILYN MULVEY and SAHAN ARZRUNI
Orchestra conducted by RONNIE HAZLEHURST
Special arrangements DENNIS WILSON Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI Director ALAN BOYD


Unknown: Victor Borge
Unknown: Marilyn Mulvey
Conducted By: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Director: Alan Boyd
Producer: James Moir

: The Pallisers



Unknown: Simon Raven
Unknown: Susan Hampshire
Unknown: Philip Latham
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Ronald Wilson
Glencora: Susan Hampshire
Plantagenet: Philip Latham
Duke of St Bungay: Roger Livesey
Collingwood: Maurice Quick
Quintus Slide: Clifford Rose
Marie Finn: Barbara Murray
Ferdinand Lopez: Stuart Wilson
Sextus Parker: David Ryall
Abel Wharton: Brewster Mason
Emily Lopez: Sheila Ruskin
Silverbridge: Anthony Andrews
Mills Happerton: Angus MacKay
Lady Mabel Grex: Anna Carteret
Lady Mary: Kate Nicholls
Barrington Erle: Moray Watson
Mr Monk: Bryan Pringle
Sir Orlando Drought: Basil Dignam
Phineas Finn: Donal McCann
Members of Parliament: George Raistrick
Members of Parliament: Hilary Wontner
Speaker: Desmond Llewelyn
Dolly Longstaffe: Donald Pickering
Railway clerk: Jeffrey Segal
Lopez's maid: Lorna Edwards
Insp Staple: Michael Spice

: Inside Medicine

Presented by Barbara Myers
Each week Inside Medicine examines the latest issues from the world of hospitals and doctors, diseases and cures, patients and policy.
Director nn.ARY HENSON
Executive producer KART. SABBACH Producer JOHN MANSFIELD


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Ary Henson
Producer: Kart. Sabbach
Producer: John Mansfield

: The Gun

A series of ten programmes 7:Riflemen All
Introduced by Christopher Roads
To realise the full potential of the military rifle, breech-loading instead of muzzle-loading and magazine capacity in place of single shot were required. Many a weird-and-wonderful form of breech-loading was tried and when the choice was made, the British found themselves in the 1870s with a rifle - the Martini-Henry-that could not be properly adapted to magazine-loading. But they fought the First World War with one of the finest rifles ever employed-the SMLE that fooled the Germans into believing they were facing machine guns instead of rifles!
Narrated by DUNCAN CARSE
Film editor DICK ALLEN Producer PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: Christopher Roads
Editor: Dick Allen
Producer: Paul Jordan

: Diversions

Introduced and conducted by Christopher Seaman
Tonight's theme Betwixt and Between is a medley of popular preludes, postludes, overtures and intermezzi, played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra leader RAYMOND OVENS
Producer JAMES HUNTER BBC Scotland


Conducted By: Christopher Seaman
Leader: Raymond Ovens
Designer: Archie Clark

: Newsnight

Kenneth Kendall ; Weather


Unknown: Kenneth Kendall

: Closedown

Hugh Dickson reads As if.... by PATRIC DICKLNSON


Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Patric Dicklnson

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