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: Open University

6.40 Genetic Engineering

7.5 Elementary Maths - Systems II

7.30 The Housing Question

: Closedown

: Gharbar

The first of 26 programmes
A new magazine aimed at helping Asian families to help themselves. The series will cover subjects of interest and information ... At Home and Around ... together with illustrated children's stories and music.
Today's programme includes an introductory message from sir CHARLES CURRAN. recently retired Director-General of the BBC.
Also participating in today's magazine, NAHID NIAZI, RAJNI KAUL and MEHERANGIZ MUNSIFF talking about ' the importance of learning English '; a doctor talking about child development'; and LALITA AHMED telling the story of a Lazy Donkey.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Birmingham An Asian Unit presentation


Unknown: Charles Curran.
Unknown: Rajni Kaul
Unknown: Meherangiz Munsiff
Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Parosi

A series of 26 programmes in Hindustani and English. The story of two Asian families living in Britain.

: Play School

(For details: see BBCl, 3.55 pm)

: Open University

11.25 A Case of Common Ownership

5.20 Engineering Mechanics

5.45 The Case of William Tyndale (2)

6.10 Artists' Films

6.35 Humanities: Retrospect

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Play Golf

with Peter Alliss
A series of ten programmes for those who want to take up golf and for golfers who want to improve their game. And an opportunity for everyone to watch top players demonstrate their skills. 2: A Swing that Lasts
PETER ALLISS and his four regular pupils are joined this week by guest professionals JEAN DONALD and JOHN PANTON.
Producer GORDON MENZIES BBC Scotland


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Jean Donald
Unknown: John Panton.

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion, with Richard Kershaw and David Sells Newsreader Angela Rippon


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Mike Broadbent
Editor: Tony Crabb

: Top Crown

Champions of Crown Green Bowling compete for the BBC2 Masters Trophy Match 4
Noel Burrows (Manchester) v
Reg Pointon (North Midlands)
BURROWS, seeded No 4, won the Waterloo Handicap in 1972. One of the game's finest exponents, he has yet to prove himself in these Championships.
POINTON, the Midlands Masters Champion, makes his first appearance in the BBC2 Masters and will be particularly keen to win this match - both men are publicans.
Introduced by Colin Welland from the Waterloo Hotel, Blackpool. Commentator HARRY RIGBY
Producer NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Noel Burrows
Unknown: Reg Pointon
Introduced By: Colin Welland
Commentator: Harry Rigby
Producer: Nick Hunter

: My Music

A contest of musical knowledge between
Frank Muir and John Amis and Denis Norden and Ian Wallace Musical Chairman Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Play of the Week

Michael York as Dietrich Bonhoeffer in True Patriot by DON SHAW
Dietrich Bonhoeffer , theologian, academic and pastor, was convicted and hanged for being implicated in plots against Hitler. He was hanged in April 1945, one month before the end of the war in Europe.
Cast in order of appearance


Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown: Don Shaw
Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Peter Catlett
Designer: Mike Porter
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Ronald Wilson
Walter Huppenkothen: Edward Petherbridge
Judge Thorbeck: Frank Mills'
General von Hase: Brewster Mason
Klaus: Martin Jar Vis
Karl: Martin Matthews
Christel: Jenny Till
Dr Bonhoeffer: Alan MacNaughtan
The church superintendent: Philip Locke
Jewish man: Colin Dunn
Rudiger Schleicher: Michael Spice
Ursula: Marika Mann
Hans von Dohnanyi: Derek Fowlds
Emmi: Mandy More
Frau Bonhoeffer: Peggy Ann Wood
Gestapo man: Eric Allan
DielS: Terence Taplin
Major General Oster: Peter Miles
General Beck: Antony Carrick
Admiral Canaris: Richard Hurndall
Maria: Briony McRoberts
Major Schlabrendorff: Paul Chapman
Pastor Shilds: George Raistrick
Prison guard: Paul Jerricho

: Motorfair

from Earls Court, London
Cliff Michelmore takes his annual look at the motoring scene with reporters
Noel Edmonds and Bob Wellings
See the latest models on show ... What's a good buy this year? ... Find out the pitfalls of the used-car market ... Vintage and veteran models you can buy, plus all the fun of the fair.


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Bob Wellings
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Tony Salmon

: Late News on 2


: Arena: Cinema: Greece

The Colonels have gone - and Greek cinema is emerging again. Gavin Millar talks to Melina Mercouri in Athens where she is finishing her first film since her return from exile.
He also talks to Theodor Angelopoulos, the director of The Travelling Players, the epic to be shown on BBC2 next Saturday and which many believe to be the greatest film ever to come out of Greece.
Arena: Cinema pays a visit to the set of The Greek Tycoon in Pireus, the harbour of Athens, to see what Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset make of playing a multimillionaire shipping magnate and the widow of an assassinated US President...


Presenter: Gavin Millar
Interviewee: Melina Mercouri
Interviewee: Theodor Angelopoulos
Interviewee: Anthony Quinn
Interviewee: Jacqueline Bisset
Production Team: Rosemary Bowen-Jones
Production Team: Julian Jebb
Producer: David Cheshire
Producer: Gavin Millar

: Closedown



Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Alastair Reid

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