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: Open University

6.40 Educational Decision-Making

7.5 Enzymes in Industry

7.30 India's Democracy

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Too Much Noise by ANN MCGOVERN Presenters
Scriptwriter robin HALDANE
Director SUE PETO. Producer ANNE GOBEY Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Ann McGovern
Unknown: Carol Chell
Pianist: Don Spencer
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: Debbie Knight
Scriptwriter: Robin Haldane
Director: Sue Peto.
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket

England v Australia from Old Trafford for
The Prudential Trophy
The closing stages of this first one-day international with L2,000 going to the winning team. Introduced by PETER WEST
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation by DAVID KENNING and BILL TAYLOR (Edited highlights at 10.45 pm)


Introduced By: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Presentation By: David Kenning
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes looking at the emotional and physical experience of pregnancy and the first weeks of life.
11: Any questions? This week CLAIRE WOOLFORD visits a local Health Centre in Bristol and invites mothers and fathers there to put their questions on pregnancy to a panel of experts who have appeared in the series.
Claire Rayner Answers Your 100 Questions on Pregnancy, 95p, from bookshops


Unknown: John Brooke
Producer: Dick Foster
Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion including every Thursday UK Report from BBC news correspondents in Britain.
With David Sells
Newsreader Peter Woods


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Woods
Editor: John Tisdall

: Ealing Cinema

The films made at Ealing during the war years were closely bound to the national war effort and marked a decisive change. Heroics were no longer the prerogative of gifted amateurs of the officer class, as the news of the time reminds us.
8.0 Gaumont-British News
May 1940: North Western Expeditionary Force leave - Gracie Fields with mobile canteen - RAF heroes decorated in France.

: Convoy

Starring Clive Brook, John Clements

Preparing for a routine convoy duty escorting British merchant ships home from the Norwegian coast, Captain Armitage is not pleased to learn that his new officer is the man who previously ran off with his wife. When the Germans attack and board an errant merchant ship carrying refugees, he also learns that his wife is among the passengers.
Films: page 9


Producer: Michael Balcon
Director: Pen Tennyson
Capt Armitage: Clive Brook
Lieut Cranford: John Clements
Capt Eckersley: Edward Chapman
Lucy Armitage: Judy Campbell
Mabel: Penelope Dudley Ward
Mr Matthews: Edward Rigby
'Shorty' Howard: Charles Williams
Cmdr Blount: Alan Jeayes
'Dot': Michael Wilding
Lt-Cmdr Martin: Harold Warrender

: Sing Country

The Ninth International Festival of Country Music
Tonight's final programme features
The Oak Ridge Boys, Carroll Baker Mickey Newbury and Johnny Gimble and Lloyd Green Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Show organiser MERVYN CONN Director RICK GARDNER


Unknown: Carroll Baker
Unknown: Mickey Newbury
Unknown: Johnny Gimble
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conn
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Sea Tales

A series of seven filmed narrative dramas
4: Captain Varley Goes Home by JOHN ELLIOT
As the Cross-Channel ferry takes on its load of long-distance lorries in one of the north French ports, Captain Varley braces himself for his last voyage back to Dover before his retirement. He remembers vividly the years of sailing-varied more than interrupted by war-that have made him what he is about to cease to be.
Film cameraman KEN MORGAN Film editors
Director JOHN ELLIOT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Elliot
Unknown: Harold Goodwin
Unknown: Charles Aldridge
Unknown: Michael Stevens
Producer: Roger Jenkins
Director: John Elliot.
Captain Varley: Harold Goodwin
Mrs Varley: Sheila Keith

: Cricket

England v Australia from Old Trafford for
The Prudential Trophy PETER WEST introduces today's highlights.

: Late News on 2


: Music at Night

TERENCE JUDD (piano) plays
Sposalizio (The Wedding) byLiszT

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