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: Open University

6.40 Man-Powered Flight (3)

7.5 Dynamic Aspects of NMR

7.30 The Einstein Tower

: Closedown

: Gharbar

Today RAJNI KAUL , LULU BILQUIS BANU and LALITA AHMED diSCUSS ' Home Safety'. The story is The Cave that Talked, and is followed by a Ghazal by FARAZ, performed by FARIDA ALI and FIDA HUSSAIN.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL. An Asian Unit presentation. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Rajni Kaul
Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Parosi

The last of a series of 26 programmes. Today a liscussion on ways of overcoming some of the language difficulties.

: Play School

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

2.30 Golden Miller Handicap Steeplechase (3m If)
3.5 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race (2m 200yds)
3.40 The Piper Champagne Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (3m 2f). (f35,000 added)
4.10 The Early's of Witney George Duller Handicap Hurdle Race (3m) Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and RICHARD PITMAN
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 The Balby Street Kids

5.20 Site 167 DSDP

5.45 Exploring Frequency Space

6.10 Genetics: Meiosis

6.35 Magic in the Web of Art

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Mr Smith Propagates Plants

A series of six programmes
Presented by Geoffrey Smith 4:Layering
In this method of propagation a branch or shoot is persuaded to form roots before it is detached from the parent plant. The technique can be applied to both indoor and outdoor plants and examples included in this week's programme are the ever-popular rubber plant and rhododendrons.
Series producer PETER RIDING Producer BRIAN DAVIES


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Newsday

Presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells Newsreader Peter Woods


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods

: Brass Tacks

takes a fresh look at an issue which divides public opinion. People directly involved join the live discussion-at an outside broadcast, and in the Manchester studio.
Outside broadcast reporter Mike Dornan
Studio reporter Eric Robson
Producers DAVID GEEN


Reporter: Mike Dornan
Reporter: Eric Robson
Producers: David Geen
Unknown: Brian James
Unknown: Ken Stephinson
Editor: Roger Laughton

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell
Nigel Dempster , Sinead Cusack and Frank Muir
Tim Rice , Jenny Agutter Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Midweek Cinema: Broadway Melody of 1940

Fred Astaire , Eleanor Powell
The years when Cole Porter , George Gershwin , Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin were top of the pops produced some of the best musical films ever made. A season of the 1930s' and 40s' vintage begins with some sparkling music by Cole Porter orchestrating the back-stage story of a dance team struggling for success. With the flashing feet of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell beginning the beguine, a happy ending seems a safe bet.
Music and lyrics by COLE PORTER Directed by NORMAN TAUROG
. Films: page 17 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Music By: Cole Porter
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eleanor Powell
Unknown: Cole Porter
Directed By: Norman Taurog
Johnny Brett: Fred Astaire
Clare Bennett: Eleanor Powell
King Shaw: George Murphy
Bob Casev: Frank Morgan
Bert C Matthews: Ian Hunter
Amy Blake: Florence Rice
Emmy Lou Lee: Lynne Carver
Pearl: Ann Morriss
Juggler: Trixie Firschke
Masked singer: Douglas McPhail

: The Budget

The Rt Hon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp for the Opposition


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe

: Late News on 2


: Arena: Theatre

This week includes Tenjosajiki:
Children of the Gods
Arena goes to Amsterdam to film the spectacular Japanese theatre company, Tenjosajiki, prior to their first visit to England. Renowned for their fantasy plays based on ceremonial and literary themes, the astonishing virtuosity and imaginative range of this company have earned them both fame and notoriety throughout the world. Their latest production Directions to Servants is typical of their work - a combination of daring visual style and rigorous discipline which makes them unique.


Unknown: Rosemary Wilton
Director: Nigel Finch
Producer: Alan Yentob

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