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: Open University

6.40 Tensile Testing

7.5 The Nature of Chemistry

7.30 Berlin Siedlungen

: Closedown

: Gharbar

NAHID NIAZI talks about the essentials needed in a work basket. RAJNI KAUL about 0-levels and CSES. The story is The Mice that Ate Iron. MEHDI HASSAN performs a ghazal.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL. An Asian Unit presentation. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Mehdi Hassan
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Play School

Story: An Afternoon Out by JUDY WHITFIELD Presenters
Evelyn Skinner , Bruce Allan


Unknown: Judy Whitfield
Unknown: Evelyn Skinner
Unknown: Bruce Allan

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Personality and Learning

5.20 Microfossils

5.45 Modelling a Chemical Reaction

6.10 Properties of Enzymes: 2

6.25 Mendelssohn's Dream

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Mr Smith's Flower Garden

A series of five programmes presented by Geoffrey Smith 1: Bedding Plants
This week GEOFFREY SMITH shows what to do with the Spring bedding plants and tulips once they have finished flowering. He follows this up by planting out a wide variety of summer bedding plants.
Series producer PETER RIDING


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Director: Brian Davies

: Newsday

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


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: David Sells
Unknown: Newsreader Angela Rippon
Editor: David Witherow

: Robert Vas Film-maker

Karel Reisz introduces and narrates a portrait of one of the most distinctive and powerful talents in the history of documentary. With extracts from
Refuge England, The Frontier An Artist from Moscow Nine Days in 26 Heart of Britain My Homeland
Quotations read by LYNDON BROOK


Introduces: Karel Reisz
Read By: Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Barrie Gavin

: Landscapes of England: Behind the Scenery

The first of six programmes.
An exploration in Cornwall with W. G. Hoskins
What makes Cornwall such a distinctive part of England? The marvellous coastline? The superb beaches and great headlands? Professor William Hoskins suggests that this beautiful scenery is only part of the answer and he asks: what lies behind it? On the Lizard, at Land's End, on the cliffs near Padstow, and in remote and lonely villages and farmhouses, he looks at the way that Cornish men and women have themselves fashioned the local scene with the stone that lay under their own feet.


Presenter: Professor William Hoskins
Presenter (alternative name): W.G. Hoskins
Film Cameraman: Nat Crosby
Film Editor: Alan Lewens
Producer: Peter Jones

: A Party Political Broadcast

( For details see BBC1)

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Sir David Hunt , Gabrielle Drake and Patrick Campbell
Arthur Marshall , Pauline Collins Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by mark GOODSON, BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Sir David Hunt
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Play of the Week: When the Actors Come

by Don Taylor
with Oliver Cotton, Alec McCowen, Rosemary McHale, Patrick Stewart, Zena Walker
On a cold day in January 1850, a group of travelling actors arrive out of the snow at the remote country estate of Count Horvath, in eastern Hungary. The Count is delighted to have an excuse for re-opening the old family theatre, closed since his childhood. But other members of his household wonder whether these unexpected guests should be made quite so welcome.


Writer: Don Taylor
Sound: Ray Angel
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Designer: Susan Spence
Script Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Producer: David Jones
Director: Don Taylor
Narrator: Manning Wilson
The Count: Alec McCowen
Joszef: John Woodnutt
Gyula: David McGaw
Kasmer: Duncan Lamont
Ignac: Michael Graham Cox
Istvan: Oliver Cotton
Eva: Zena Walker
Eszter: Nitza Saul
Barbara Karolina: Ursula Howells
Janos: Patrick Stewart
Zsofia: Rosemary McHale
The Countess: Diana Fairfax
Count Botvay: Julian Curry

: Late News on 2


: Arena: Art and Design

Another chance to see George Melly 's highly-personal view of two of the most popular recent events in the art world.
A Beginner's Guide to Holograms A magical introduction to this futuristic phenomenon - an entree into a world of art and illusion. The Journey
On a nostalgic trip through front rooms and back streets, GEORGE MELLY revives the spirit of Dada and surrealism, one of the most important movements of 20th-century art.
... reminiscence poured out of him in a golden stream. (OBSERVER)


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: George Melly
Director: Alan Yen.
Producer: Leslie Megahey

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