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: The Role of the Nurse

Ten films for student nurses
3: In the Operating Theatre
Book (same title) 11.10, from bookshops


Director: Robert Albury

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Ian - the Red Deer Stag Written and told by Richard Balharry
Presenters this week
Carol Leader, Chris Tranchell


Told By: Richard Balharry
Leader: Chris Tranchell

: Closedown

: Worktalk

Five industrial training films 3: Singh 171
A dramatised case-study of a shop-floor promotion problem involving an Asian worker, his supervisor and the personnel officer in a medium-sized firm.
Written and directed by PAUL KRIWACZEK Producer JOHN TWITCHIN
For details of integrated trainer's manual write to Worktalk, [address removed]


Directed By: Paul Kriwaczek
Producer: John Twitchin
Gurdial Singh: Saeed Jaffrey
Patel: Madhav Sharma
Jim Brewer: Norman Mitchell
Mark Appleby: Gareth Forwood
Gurdial's wife: Jamila Massey
Tina Pike: Thérèse McMurray

: Interval

: The Caterers

A series of ten programmes 3:This is a People Business
Commentary by DEREK COOPER
Series producer IAN WOOLF


Commentary By: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Brian Davies
Producer: Ian Woolf

: Interval

: Signs of Trouble

Aspects of Delinquency
A series of ten documentaries Introduced by LAURIE TAYLOR
Professor of Sociology, University of York
3:Of Course There's a Cause.


Introduced By: Laurie Taylor

: Interval

: Making Toys

A series of ten programmes
Presented by AUDREY STEPHENSON 3:Toys for Toddlers


Presented By: Audrey Stephenson

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Volunteers

Ten programmes about voluntary work presented by MAVIS NICHOLSON
3 : ROSLA Project - Bristol
' There are bound to be some people that school couldn't be right for - those are the ones I'm working with.' ROGER WHITE and DAVE BROCKINGTON talk to MAVIS NICHOLSON about a club which is also an extension of school.
Producer IAN WOOLF
Discussion notes available from: The Volunteer Centre, [address removed]. Please send a large 15p-SAE .


Presented By: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Roger White
Unknown: Dave Brocking
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson

: Newsday

Michael Charlton and Charles Wheeler present news and opinion, with Richard Kershaw and David Sells Newsreader Richard Baker
Assistant editors


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

: Des O'Connor Tonight

starring Des O'Connor who plays host to a gathering of some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Tonight's special guests include from Las Vegas, Nevada: Fred Travalena from Highgate, London: Lynsey de Paul from Virginia Water, Surrey: Bruce Forsyth
Orchestra directed by COLIN KEYES
Programme associate NEIL SHAND Sound LEN SHOREY


Unknown: Fred Travalena
Directed By: Colin Keyes
Designer: Eric Walmsley
Producer: James Moir

: Drama Two: 1990: 7: Witness

by Wilfred Greatorex
A series in eight episodes.
Britain under the heel of the PCD, the Department of Public Control, the instrument of an all-powerful bureaucracy.
Starring Edward Woodward, Barbara Kellermann and Robert Lang
with George Murcell, Tony Doyle, Clifton Jones
Guest stars Donald Gee, John Bennett
'We'll get Kyle..... We'll get Kyle. He's an enemy of the State ... and of this Department.'


Writer: Wilfred Greatorex
Series devised by: Wilfred Greatorex
Theme music: John Cameron
Lighting: Peter Winn
Make-up: Pauline Gyertson
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Prudence Fitzgerald
Director: Alan Gibson
Jim Kyle: Edward Woodward
Bingham: Peter Myers
Paul: Mark Heath
Technician: Michael Cashman
Dr Vickers: Donald Gee
Herbert Skardon: Robert Lang
Delly Lomas: Barbara Kellermann
Henry Tasker: Clifton Jones
Greaves: George Murcell
Dan Mellor: John Savident
Nichols: Michael Napier Brown
Marly: Honor Shepherd
Maggie Kyle: Patricia Garwood
Bevan: Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Dave Brett: Tony Doyle
Faceless: Paul Hardwick
Prosecutor: John Bennett
Defence Counsel: Yvonne Gilan
Chairman: Clifford Mollison
PCD man: Terry Walsh
PCD man: Alan Harris

: The Long Search

A 13-part worldwide series exploring Man's quest for meaning. Presented by Ronald Eyre 6:The Romanian Solution
Romania is a Communist State, but 80 per cent of the population have no doubt that they are Orthodox Christians.
' How free is the priest to criticise the State that pays his wages? This isn't just a question for today. Orthodoxy has 1,500 years of involvement with governments, whoever they happen to be, and it knows about survival.'
There are about 150 million Orthodox Christians-as far apart as Finland and Japan, but mostly in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We spent Easter week among the unique painted churches of Moldavia; then moved across the Carpathian Mountains and into Transylvania -'... the village of Sibiel. We had travelled 180 miles west from Bucharest; and, I'd say at a rough guess, 200 years back in time.'
Sound recordist MALCOLM WEBBERLET Film editor JOHN NEEDHAM
Associate producer MISCHA SCORER Producer peter montagnon
(The Long Search Continues, Radio 3 Thursday. A book about the two series will be published on 27 October)


Presented By: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: John McGlashan
Unknown: Malcolm Webberlet
Unknown: Jonathan Stedall

: Late News on 2


: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air-time to the public. Tonight Isaac Evans presents
A Case Against School Spying
� Have you ever wondered why you didn't get that job or promotion? Or why your teenage son or daughter wasn't accepted for further education? The reason could be mis-use of confidential school records. Tonight's programme exposes the existence of Secret Schools Dossiers and invites you to question the right of local education authorities to collect private information about school-children and their parents.'
Made by Isaac Evans with the help of the Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Isaac Evans
Unknown: Isaac Evans

: The Light of Experience: 1: An Invisible Wave of Love

A series of eight programmes
Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation. In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them.
When Labour MP John Stonehouse disappeared off the coast of Miami in November 1974, most people regarded it as a political scandal, but to his wife Barbara it was rejection by the man she loved. Then she received a huge amount of public sympathy and it gave her the courage she needed to carry on. "It was like a religious experience and gave me tremendous inner strength."


Speaker: Barbara Stonehouse
Producer: Ingrid Duffell
Series Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Closedown Gwen Watford reads

The Autumn Wastes by TU FU (translated by A. c. GRAHAM )


Translated By: A. C. Graham

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