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: Open University

6.40 Farming: Organic or Intensive

7.5 Concorde Case Study (3)

7.30 Area Team (1)

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Racing from Aintree

The second day of the Ladbrokes Grand National Meeting Today, while the Grand National fences are being prepared for tomorrow's big race, BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you coverage of four races on the Mildmay course.
2.30 PaperMate Hurdle (2m)
3.5 Gillette Trophy Chase (2m)
3.40 ICC Cleaning Services Hurdle (2m)
4.15 Data Tote Systems Chase (3m If)
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Television presentation by FRED VINER and RICHARD TILLINS


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Richard Tillins

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 War and Society: Britain 1914-18

5.20 Metals and the Electrochemical Series

5.45 Disaster Simulation (1): The Event

6.10 Movement of Substances in Plants

6.35 History of Mathematics

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Indoors Outdoors

Expert cooking, gardening and do-it-yourself advice, plus viewers' tips from
Zena Skinner , Geoffrey Smith Roy Day and Val Hudson.
(For a free information sheet covering this week's programme, send a large sae to: [address removed]),


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Roy Day
Unknown: Val Hudson.
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw including Westminster Report Newsreader Angela Rippon


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
A series of eight programmes about 25 centuries of coins -goldj silver and bronze. 4: Current Events
When civil war followed Nero's death in AD 68, the rival factions used the coinage as propaganda.
Directed by JOHN BURROWES Produced by BETTY WHITE


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: John Burrowes
Produced By: Betty White

: The Money Programme

Going for a Burton?
In the last five years the days of the made-to-measure suit for everyone has gone. John Collier , Hepworths and Montague Burton have all had to face a revolutionary change in men's clothing tastes. Young aggressive companies with new technologies have carved into the traditional markets. In The Money Programme Alistair Mickie looks at the struggle for survival that's been going on behind the front of those famous high street namej. A struggle that has brought some of them to their knees.
Deputy editor DAVID GRAHAM


Unknown: John Collier
Unknown: Montague Burton
Unknown: Alistair Mickie
Editor: David Graham
Editor: Paul Ellis

: Pot Black 78

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The first semi-final for the 1978 Pot Black Trophy, featuring
Doug Mountjoy (Wales) against Eddie Charlton (Australia)
Mountjoy, the 1977 Pot Black beaten finalist, meets Charlton, twice Pot Black Champion, for the first and last time in the competition. Tonight's winner will be the first finalist for the 1978 Pot Black Championship.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee SYDNEY LEE
Commentator TED LOWE
Director JIM DUMIGHAN Producer
REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Doug Mountjoy
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Jim Dumighan
Unknown: Reg Perrin.

: Hinge and Bracket

A gala evening from the Royal Hall at Harrogate with Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket and THE STACKTON TRESSEL CHOIR AMD
Introduced by Joseph Cooper with music from Gilbert and Sullivan, Novello and Elgar. This glittering occasion brings the 21st Stackton Tressel Music Festival to a triumphant close.


Introduced By: Joseph Cooper
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Director: Hazel Lewthwaite
Producer: Peter Ridsdale Scott

: Horizon: Now the Chips are Down

A machine that can read aloud; a driverless tractor; a production line without humans; a warehouse that needs no staff. Science-fiction fantasies that have already arrived! The reason is a 1-inch square chip of silicon called a microprocessor. For less than £5 it can do the same job as the giant computer of a few years ago. Programmed and linked together, they promise a future that is both sensational and frightening.
Offices, shops and factories are already being made more productive in a way that will cost millions of jobs. Now the chips are down, what are we going to do about it? Must we accept the widespread unemployment to come? Can we survive if we don't? Above all, why is nobody talking about it?


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Writer/Producer: Edward Goldwyn

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Working life in the listings 20 October 2017

: Portrait

Christian Bonington, CBE painted on location in the Lake District by Alexander Goudie
An American artist once described a portrait as ' a picture in which there is something wrong with the mouth'. A view shared by CHRIS BONINGTON : Is my mouth as cupidish as that? ' he asked the artist. 'No, but a great portrait always contains an element of caricature.' Bonington got his own back by hauling the artist up a crag ' Just to experience the tactile feel of the rock'.


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Producer: Michael Begg

: Late News on 2


: Closedown



Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

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