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: Open University

6.40 Data in the Computer

7.5 Cells and Organisms

7.30 Science: Between Two Stools

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story:
The Great Big Enormous Turnip Presenters this week
Sarah Long
Lionel Morton
Book: More Stories from Play School, 35p from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (REC 232) £1.79, or cassette (MRMC 045) £1. 95; Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away record (REC 242) £1.95, or cassette (MRMC 004) 11.95, from record shops


Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Lionel Morton

: Closedown

: The World Table Tennis Championships

From the National
Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Coverage of the quarter-final stages of the Women's event in the Individual World Championship.

: Open University

4.55 Enthalpy

5.20 Statistics - Using Computers

5.45 Man-Powered Aircraft (3)

6.10 Foundation Maths - Computing

6.35 Electricity and Magnetism

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: The World Table Tennis Championships

From the National
Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Further coverage of today's quarter-finals.
Commentators TONY GUBBA
Television presentation by BOB DUNCAN and JOHN SHREWSBURY Editor PAUL LANG


Commentators: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Peter Walker
Presentation By: Bob Duncan
Presentation By: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Paul Lang

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion
Newsreader Kenneth Kendall


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Kenneth Kendall
Editor: John Tisdall

: Diary of a Village: 7: It Never Rains...

One year in Heddington, Wiltshire. A documentary serial in seven parts.
It's Heddington's Old Tyme Fair. It will raise £1,000 if the weather holds. There's widespread concern about the church and the organ - and the roof timbers are far worse than was thought. Heddington's 11-year-olds leave the village on their first step into the outside world - the comprehensive school in Calne. And in The Ivy, they celebrate the Harvest Festival.
Finally, the year comes full circle as Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs goes into rehearsal - with the village writing in the camera crew as the Dwarfs.


Director/Narrator: David Pritchard
Film Editor: John Barnes
Producer: Mark Anderson

: F for Fake

A special presentation of the film featuring Orson Welles with Oja Kodar , Elmyr de Hory Clifford Irving , Edith Irving Francois Reichenbach Truth is a lie (PICASSO)
ORSON WELLES'S fascinating film opens as an inquiry into the career of the forger, ELMYR DE HORY, who has deceived art dealers for more than 20 years with his brilliant post-impressionist forgeries. Welles looks at the phenomenon of fakes in general - including Clifford Irving's celebrated Howard Hughes manuscript - and involves the spectator in the question of what is truth and what illusion.
To Picasso's enigmatic statement, ' Truth is a lie', Welles adds, 'a lie which helps to understand reality '.
Easily the best thing Orson Welles has done as director and actor since his Citizen Kane. (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Mischievous, enchanting legerdemain . -. The whole thing is irresistible.
Orson Welles 's brilliantly edited jeu d'esprit on the nature of art and illusion t .. Wholly captivating.
An absolute joy ... ... (EVENING NEWS) God bless that great joker and self-confessed charlatan, Orson Welles. He is an oasis of civilised, witty sanity ... A magnificently funny film. (DAILY mail)
Director ORSON WELLES. Films: page 11 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Oja Kodar
Unknown: Clifford Irving
Unknown: Edith Irving
Unknown: Francois Reichenbach
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Orson Welles.
Producer: François Reichenbach
Director: Orson Welles.

: Brazil Tropical

The colours are flamboyant, the production is slick, and all is put across with compelling force, emphasising the gaiety, the enthusiasm and sensual rhythms of South America.
Introduced by Jader de Oliviera
Recorded at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London
Producer DON SAYER


Introduced By: Jader de Oliviera
Producer: Don Sayer

: Late News on 2


: The World Table Tennis Championships

from Birmingham
Tonight, players in the men's event play the quarter- and semi-final stages of the competition.

: Closedown

Hugh Dickson reads The Snow Lies Sprinkled by ROBERT BRIDGES


Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Robert Bridges

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