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: Open University

6.40 Waiting for Godot

7.30 Computers and Thinking

: Closedown

: Liberal Party Assembly 1978

Live coverage of the second day in Southport. Reporting team: Robin Day, David Dimbleby


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

: Liberal Party Assembly

Further coverage from Southport

: Closedown

2.0 The afternoon's debates

: Open University

4.55 Water Resources

5.20 The Handicapped-Working Together

5.45 Kontakte

6.10 Resource Development

6.35 Transport and Road Research

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: Top Gear

Brum revs up for the Motor Show. The largest Motor Show ever held in Britain opens its doors in five weeks' time at the National Exhibition Centre, near Birmingham.
Angela Rippon and Barric Gill report on the plans, facilities and entertainment in a special preview edition of Top Gear.
Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Director: Phil Franklln
Producer: Derek Smith

: BC: The Archaeology of the Bible Lands

The last of 12 programmes Written and presented by Magnus Magnusson The End of the Old
The familiar Old Testament story ends with the return of the Jews from Babylon-to a new Jerusalem and a new Temple. The last of the BC series takes the story of the Jews and Judaism further, to the threshold of the Christian era, and the reign of Herod.
The excavation of Herod's many palaces and fortresses has provided a vivid picture of his life and times; but 70 years after his death, the first Jewish Revolt against the Romans was crushed by the final destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the ending of Jewish resistance in the strong-hold of Masada.
Bible reader Erie Porter
Series adviser JAMES B. PRITCHARD Executive producer DAVID COLLISON Producer PAUL JORDAN
Book (same title), £6.50, from bookshops


Presented By: Magnus Magnusson
Reader: Erie Porter
Unknown: James B. Pritchard
Producer: David Collison
Producer: Paul Jordan

: When the Boat Comes In

James Bolam , Susan Jameson in Fish in Woolly Jumpers by JAMES MITCHELL , with James Garbutt , Jean Heywood
' Don't tell me you and those mates of yours aren't planning a job - because I know better. All I want is a share. Or I'll tell our Jessie what I saw.'


Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Susan Jameson
Unknown: James Mitchell
Unknown: James Garbutt
Unknown: Jean Heywood
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Jack: James Bolam
Bella: Jean Heywood
: Jessie Susanjameson
Tom: John Nightingale
Bill: James Garbutt
Mary: Michelle Newell
Charlie: Stobbs Michaelwardle
Paddy: Boyle Ralphwatson
Matt: Malcolm Terris
Dolly: Madelaine Newton
Billy: Edward Wilson
Policeman: Hugh Ieturner

: Anthony Goldstone

(piano) plays
Schubert Impromptu in A flat major

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing.
The second semi-final of this first-ever Masters Tournament. Introduced by DAVID VINE


Introduced By: David Vine
Commentator: Graham Howard

: Films of the 40s: A Canterbury Tale

Starring Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price
The girls in a quiet Kent village are frightened to go out at night because of a mysterious man who pours glue on their hair. Three wartime pilgrims on their way to Canterbury, a land girl, an American army sergeant and a musician investigate the mystery.
Films: page 12


Written and directed by: Michael Powell
Written and directed by: Emeric Pressburger
Thomas Colpeper, JP: Eric Portman
Alison Smith: Sheila Sim
Sgt John Sweet, US Army: Bob Johnson
Peter Gibbs: Dennis Price
Narrator/Seven-Sisters Soldier/Village idiot: Esmond Knight
Thomas Duckett: Charles Hawtrey
Woodcock: Hay Petrie
Ned Horton: George Merritt
Jim Horton: Edward Rigby
Prudence Honeywood: Freda Jackson

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

JOHN RYE reads


Unknown: Patric Dickinson

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