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: Open University

6.40 Air Traffic Control

7.5 Maths: Complex Integration

7.30 Exocrine Secretion

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Desmond David 's Dance by KATHY SQUIRES Presenters
Carol Chell
Chris Tranchell
(Repented on BBCl at 3.55 pm)
Book: Play School Play Ideas 2, 75p, from bookshops. The Tale of a Donkey's Tail and Other Stories from Play School, record (REC 232) or cassette (MRMC 045). Bang on a Drum songs from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242), or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Desmond David

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 T. S. Eliot and America

5.20 Time

5.45 Maths - Differential Equations

6.10 M101/9 Integration: Convergence

6.35 Electricity and Magnetism

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Children's Wardrobe

A series of ten programmes on making children's clothes. Presented by ANN LADBURY 9: Christening Robe
ANN LADBURY shows how to make an heirloom - a traditional christening robe based on a Victorian design and sewn entirely by hand.


Presented By: Ann Ladbury
Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: Newsday

The news, the people, the issues presented by Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw with David Sells
Newsreader Peter Woods
Assistant editors


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Peter Woods
Unknown: George Walker
Editor: David Witherow

: Johnny Mathis

This very popular and romantic singing star in a highly-acclaimed performance first shown last autumn. Songs include ' I'm Stone in Love with You', 'Misty', ' Pieces of Dreams '. 'Yellow Roses on her Gown ' and ' When a Child is Born '.
Musical director JAMES BARNETT Solo harp THELMA OWEN


Director: James Barnett
Designer: Steve Brownsey
Unknown: Yvonne Littlewood

: Pickersgill People: The Sheik of Pickersgill

A series of five plays by Mike Stott

Sheik Fahmi wants to learn to speak English in three weeks, in the soccer centre of the world. When he arrives at the Academy of Language with his endless supply of banknotes, the residents of Pickersgill can't believe their luck.
BBC Birmingham.


Writer: Mike Stott
Script Editor: Michael Wearing
Designer: Mary Spencer
Producer: Tara Prem
Director: Alan Dossor
Arthur Mackenzie-Tooth: Richard Wilson
Sheik Fahmi Al-Daoud Al-Tufah: Antony Sher
Beryl Bunn: Eileen O'Brien
Dawn Duckworth: Diana Davies
Duggie Butterworth: George Costigan
Muhammad: Robert Putt
PC Pritchard: Nick Stringer
Sgt Sugden: Anthony Dutton
Graham Bunn: Roger Phillips
Harem lady: Dawn Hope
Harem lady: Lally Percy

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship
The first of 14 nightly programmes
The leading 16. professional players in the world compete over the next two weeks for the premier title in snooker and the biggest prize ever in the history of the game, £24,000.
Tonight ex-champion RAY REAR DON, seeded No 2, and last year's beaten finalist CLIFF THORBURN , the No 6 seed, are playing their opening matches.
David Vine introduces highlights from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Commentator TED LOWE
Producers NICK HUNTER and JOHNNIE WATHERSTON Book, Pot Black, 70p, from books)tops


Unknown: Ray Rear
Unknown: Cliff Thorburn
Introduces: David Vine
Producers: Nick Hunter
Producers: Johnnie Watherston

: Arena: Television

When is a Play Not a Play?
' What I object to in the present upsurge of drama documentaries is the fact that the television companies are trying to seduce the audience and say this is real'
Joseph Hone , television critic
This special edition of Arena examines the current controversy over the boundaries between drama and documentary and looks at the problems which face programme makers who use the conventions of fiction to represent ' the facts '.
' I always say to our people go out and dig the truth out and it will be our truth, because the truth is always partial and so are we '
Tony Garnett , drama producer, Law and Order
'... it's not a documentary because they're not the real people, they're not even the real names, they're not even the real places ...'
Paul Watson , documentary producer, Breakaway Girls
Other contributors include Jack Gold , Denis Mitchell
Quentin Crisp , Alan Clarke
Jim Allen and Alasdair Milne


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Tony Garnett
Unknown: Paul Watson
Unknown: Jack Gold
Unknown: Denis Mitchell
Unknown: Quentin Crisp
Unknown: Alan Clarke
Unknown: Jim Allen
Unknown: Alasdair Milne
Unknown: Philip Bonham
Editor: Alan Lewens
Director: Nigel Williams
Producer: Alan Yentob

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

John Rye reads Anthropos Feels His Age by D. j. ENRIGHT


Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: D. J. Enright

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