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: Open University

6.40 Bi-Variate Normal Distribution

7.5 Nutrition Feeding and Digestion in Animals

7.30 Solving Linear Equations

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Button Sun by RUTH CRAFT Presenters
Carol Leader, Brian Cant


Leader: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Other People's Children

A series of programmes for childminders. 14:Spare the Rod
Jealousy, ' difficult children ' and the question of discipline are some of the problems investigated by MAVIS NICHOLSON
Series producer DAVID ALLEN
Book (same title), £1.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Producer: David Allen

: Having a Baby

A Parents and Children series of 16 programmes.
8:The birth. This is JLDY FURNISS'S third baby. CLAIRE WOOLFORD follows the delivery from the onset of labour in the evening to birth the next day and finds out how doctors examine a newborn baby to check that he is normal.


Unknown: Claire Woolford
Producer: Dick Foster

: Closedown

: Play School

: Dastardly and Muttley

in their flying machines

: Take Hart

with Tony Hart
Tony Hart brings magic and originality to making pictures ' helped' by a self-propelled lump of clay called Morph. Your paintings are displayed in the Gallery.

(If you're aged 15 or under, 'Take Hart', [address removed] is the address to send paintings for the Gallery. There's a prize for any that are shown, as long as you put your name, age and address, but we're sorry we can't promise to return any.)


Presenter/Artist: Tony Hart
Director: Christopher Pilkington
Producer: Patrick Dowling

: Paddington

Too Much off the Top

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: On the Rocks

A Geology of Britain
A series of ten programmes on the ways in which the landscapes around us reveal the fascinating story of their own evolution. 8:Potential Energy
Peat, coal, gas, and oil-the foundations of our prosperity past, present and future - are the result of geological processes acting on biological material, the remains of long-dead plants and animals. Presented by IAN MERCER DR ALAN HIBBERT and DR RICHARD SELLEY
Directed by JUDY BROOKS


Presented By: Ian Mercer
Presented By: Dr Alan Hibbert
Presented By: Dr Richard Selley
Directed By: Judy Brooks
Produced By: Brenda Horsfield

: Newsday

The news, the people, the issues in Britain and around the world presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells Newsreader Richard Baker


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Event Horse

Sheila Willcox , who was one of Britain's leading equestrian riders, now trains horses for three-day events at her stables in the Cotswolds.
This fascinating documentary traces the history of one of these horses, Solo, through his initial training in dressage, jumping and cross-country fences, right up to his first three-day event nearly a year later - a competition in which Princess Anne also takes part.
Eased on the book The Event Horse by SHEILA WILLCOX
Produced and directed by ROSIN CRANE


Unknown: Sheila Willcox
Directed By: Rosin Crane

: Rhoda: It's Not My Fault, Is It?

The first of ten programmes starring Valerie Harper as Rhoda
with Julie Kavner as Brenda, David Groh as Joe, Nancy Walker as Ida
Brenda falls foul of the family when she turns down the love-lorn cousin Lenny for the last time.


Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Joe: David Groh
Ida: Nancy Walker

: The Man Alive Report

This week: Body Beautiful
In Victorian England corpulence was the thing. The rounded belly and the swollen haunch implied prosperity and good health. Today fashion models starve themselves in order to maintain greyhoundthin figures. For them, slim is beautiful. Other women submit their bodies to the cosmetic surgeon in order to have their buttocks rounded and their breasts enlarged. For them, buxom is beautiful.
There's nothing new in physical vanity; what is new is the power for change. Today, if you don' like your body you can change it: by scientifically controlled dieting, by violent body-building, by surgical sculpturing, and by subtle disguise - which is where fashion comes in. Body Beautiful considers the human figure, male and female, slender and muscular, skinny and obese, elegant and ridiculous, from classical times to the present day, from Venus de Milo to Fred Emney. Michael Dean and Harold Williamson ask what ever happened to the divinity that shaped our ends? And is physical vanity the new road to good health? Among those Bill Gibb , one of Britain's top fashion designers; Anthony Smith , author of The Body; and Miss Universe Bikini.


Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Bill Gibb
Designers: Anthony Smith
Producer: Terry O'Reilly
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Poems and Pints

A wry look at ourselves and others in a programme of words and music spoken and sung by Peter Blacklaws
Meredith Edwards , Mari Griffith Ray Handy , Talfryn Thomas from The Leigh Social Club, Senghennydd, Glamorgan
Producer JACK WILLIAMS BBC Cymru/Wales


Sung By: Peter Blacklaws
Sung By: Meredith Edwards
Sung By: Mari Griffith
Unknown: Ray Handy
Unknown: Talfryn Thomas
Producer: Jack Williams

: Late News on 2


: The Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon
Denis Healey , mp for the Government


Unknown: Denis Healey

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

In the studio Gong and Bryn Haworth
Introduced by Bob Harris


Introduced By: Bob Harris
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Closedown



Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: James Elroy Flecker

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