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: Open University

6.40 Blade Alloy and Process

7.5 The Transuranium Elements

7.30 The Other Tradition

: Closedown

: Gharbar

In today's programme LULU BILQUIS BANU, RAJNI KAUL, RAMA JOSHI and KAILASH puri discuss the effects family quarrels can have on children. PARVEEN MIRZA tells the story of a stubborn and wilful girl and how her mother taught her a lesson. NIGHAT AGZAL sings a geet.
An Asian Unit presentation BBC Birmingham

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Sam the Fisherman by JUDY WHITFIELD
Presenters Julie Stevens Carol Chell , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Judy Whitfield
Presenters: Julie Stevens
Presenters: Carol Chell
Presenters: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Curriculum Design and Development

5.20 Carbonates

5.45 Albert Crewe's Atom

6.10 Heavy Metal Tolerance

6.35 Matters of Interpretation

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Erica on Embroidery

Ten programmes in which ERICA WILSON introduces a variety of design ideas in simple stitches. 8: Bargello
(WGBH Boston).
Book (same title), £4.50, from bookshops


Introduces: Erica Wilson
Producer: Margaret MacLeod

: An ABC of Music

A series about musical instruments, topics and terms. V for Variations
Birthday greetings from ANTONY HOPKINS, with unexpected help from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and other friends
BBC Bristol


Director: Ian Hamilton
Producer: John Dobson

: News on 2


: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook from Th reave Gardens, Castle Douglas.
In this second visit to Threave Gardens, PETER SEABROOK looks at fruit and vegetables in the walled garden, the peat garden and the demonstration patio garden, which will provide inspiration for the small suburban garden.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: Brass Tacks

Eric Robson invites people to talk about issues directly concerning them.
Thanks for the Memory
In the week of the TUC Conference, Britain's nine million pensioners are looking for increasing support from the Trade Union movement. Most of us look forward to the time when we will be able to do all the things we don't have time for during our working lives. But what actually happens on retirement is something to which we don't give a great deal of thought, until it's upon us. Few people have prepared for the sudden end to work, and, as a result, loneliness and confusion are commonplace.
Why do we waste the experience and wisdom of the over-60s, and continue to promote this feeling of rejection? Isn't it time to take a fresh look at our attitudes to the older generation? Or will we continue to accept the loss of status, companionship and income that old age brings?
Many BBC Local Radio Stations in England are giving their audiences a chance to state their views on this issue in phone-ins following Brass Tacks.


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Gerry Troyna
Editor: Roger Laughton

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Much Loved Music Show

Owain Arwel Hughes conducts and introduces the music of Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn, Mozart, Orff, Puccini, Shostakovich, Smetana, Tchaikovsky with Elizabeth Robson
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra leader ALAN TRAVERS
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Chorus-master EDMUND WALTERS
An outside broadcast from the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
Produced by JOHN VERNON


Unknown: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Elizabeth Robson
Produced By: John Vernon

: Eustace and Hilda

The second of a trilogy by L. P. HARTLEY
Screenplay by ALAN SEYMOUR and in The Sixth Heaven
Love, possessiveness and jealousy are explored further as Eustace, now at Oxford, makes new friends and is reunited with his childhood hero Dick Staveley , who displays his old interest in Hilda. Dick's aunt, Lady Nelly, becomes another of the dominating women in Eustace's life, but his hopes for the future are clouded by new anxieties.
Superbly realised dromatisation.
Stylish, and at times brilliantly funny.
Great style, charm and feeling for things past. (EVENING NEWS) Director and designer have caught the period with accuracy. (DAILY EXPRESS)
Music by Richard RODNEY BENNETT Conducted by MARCUS DODS ProducerANNE HEAD


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Unknown: Alan Seymour
Unknown: Dick Staveley
Music By: Richard Rodney Bennett
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Producer: Anne Head
Directed By: Desmond Davis
Eustace: Christopher Strauli
Hilda: Susan Fleetwood
Lady Nelly: Billie Whitelaw
Dick Staveley: Tim Pigott-Smith
Stephen Hilliard: Shaughan Seymour
Anthony Lachish: Richard Heffer
Barbara Cherrington: Gerry Cowper
Aunt Sarah: Dorothy Alison
Jimmy Crankshaw: Alun Lewis
Sir John Staveley: Desmond Llewelyn
Lady Edie Staveley: Fanny Rowe
Anne Staveley: Mandy Jenner
Monica Sheldon: Lucinda Gane
Victor Trumpington: Anthony Gardner
Mrs Crankshaw: Barbara New
Crosby, the butler: Kenneth Midwood
Nurse: Sammie Winmill

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Mushrooms by TED WALKER


Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Ted Walker

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