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: Open University

6.40 Charles Tomlinson

7.5 The Changeling

7.30 The Semi-Detached House

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi NayaJeevan

A magazine for Asian viewers

: Labour Party Conference

Live coverage of the third day of the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.
Reporting team: Robin Day David Dimbleby and Robert McKenzie


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: Play School

Little Red Hen Baked Some Bread Presenters:


Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool.

: Closedown

2.0 pm Live coverage of the afternoon session.

: Open University

5.0 Language and Learning

5.25 The Role of Government

5.50 The Future of British Steel

6.15 Things Present - Times Past

6.40 Victorian Cast Iron

: Dressmaker

A series of ten programmes on dressmaking for beginners. Presented by ANN LADBURY 9: Shirtwaist Dress
The Dressmaker shirtwaist dress is classic but also up-to-the-minute. This programme shows how it is put together and also gives useful advice on buttons and buttonholes.
Executive producer SHEILA INNES Producer JENNY ROGERS
Book (same title), 12.40, from bookshops


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

: Weather

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion on events and issues of the day. including the elections in West Germany-why they matter to Britain-and Robin Day at the Labour Party Conference Newsreader Peter Woods


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: The Tribal Eye

Seven award-winning films in which David Attenborough relates the masterpieces of tribal art to the people and places that produced them.
2: Crooked Beak of Heaven
The Indians of the north-west coast of America were once savage head-hunters with gigantic war canoes which carried them through the freezing waters of the Northern Pacific in search of their gruesome trophies.
Their chiefs were obsessed with rank and privilege, and they proclaimed their status with lofty totem poles, the largest wooden sculptures in the world. In spectacular ceremonies called pot-latches they indulged in competitive displays of wealth, often destroying valuable possessions in their attempt to outdo a rival.
Potlatching was outlawed for many years but survived, and each summer many thousands of dollars in gifts change hands as the chiefs compete once again for the highest standing among their people.
Continuously fascinating. (OBSERVER) Attenborough's programmes are a luscious feast for the eye ... a superior series. (SUNDAY TIMES)
Film cameraman RAY HENMAN Film editor PAM BOSWORTH
Book (same title), £7.00, to be published on 14 October


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Ray Henman
Producer: Michael MacIntyre

: Playhouse: The Mind Beyond: Meriel, the Ghost Girl

by David Halliwell
The first of six plays

One night Livingston, a psychic investigator, is summoned to a seance in Cricklewood. Is Meriel the first genuine phenomenon he has ever encountered? Three other investigators speculate on what really happened that evening.
Starring Donald Pleasance as George Livingston and John Bluthal as Sam Nicholls with Janet Street-Porter as Robina Oliver, Charles Keating as Dr. Delane and Diana King as Mrs. Livingston


Writer: David Halliwell
Title music composed by: Joseph Horovitz
Designer: Michael Young
Video-tape Editor: Sam Upton
Title Graphics: Bernard Lodge
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: Philip Saville
George Livingston: Donald Pleasence
Sam Nicholls: John Bluthal
Robina Oliver: Janet Street-Porter
Dr Delane: Charles Keating
Mrs. Livingston: Diana King
Miss Radson: Sarah Douglas
Miss Furniss: Jane Hayden
Miss Smith: Elizabeth Rees
Mrs. Brown: Izabella Telezynska
Mr. Smith: Tim Barlow
Mrs. Smith: Vilma Hollingbery
Mr. Green: David Woodcock
Mr. Craig: James Giles
Medium: Kathleen Heath
Youth: Patrick Field

: Arena: Art and Design

After Samuel Palmer. ...
Last month, self-confessed imitator of paintings Tom Keating emerged from hiding to reveal that there are many more of his works in circulation in addition to the Samuel Palmer pictures.
David Gould , the expert who discovered the Palmer imitations, and who stayed firmly in the background during the journalistic revelations, now makes his first appearance to show Arena the process of identifying and analysing suspected pictures.
We follow some of the scientific detective work on paintings, and look to the future discovery of more ' masterpieces'.


Unknown: Samuel Palmer.
Unknown: Tom Keating
Unknown: Samuel Palmer
Unknown: David Gould
Editor: John Needham
Producer: Leslie Megahey
Director: Diana Lashmore

: I, Claudius: Part 2: Waiting in the Wings

Based on the novels by Robert Graves
A second chance to see this BBC2 Serial in 12 parts.
Written by Jack Pulman


Writer: Jack Pulman
Based on the novels by: Robert Graves
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: Herbert Wise

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Driving to Work by NINA CARROLL


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Nina Carroll

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