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: Open University

6.40 Earthquake Prediction and Prevention. 7.5 Maths: Complex Analysis. 7.30 Grasses and Agriculture.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Vicary Square by JAMES REEVES
Illustrated by JAN BRYCHTA Presenters
Floella Benjamin, Fred Harris


Unknown: James Reeves
Illustrated By: Jan Brychta
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Let's Go

A series of 20 programmes which aims to help mentally-handicapped people get more out of life.
Notes for- parents and teachers, 65p. including postage, from BBC Publications, po Box 234. London, SEI 3TH

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 The Early Industrial Town. 5.20 Lakes and Rivers. 5.45 Maths - Numerical Eigenvalues. 6.10 M101/29 Geometry, Klein. 6.35 Work Study at Hoover Ltd.

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: World Chess Championship Report

Introduced by Jeremy James
A weekly report on the struggle for the coveted title of World Chess Champion between
Anatoly Karpov (World Champion) and Viktor Korchnoi (Challenger) with comment and analysis.
Designer JOHN BONE


Introduced By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Anatoly Karpov
Unknown: Viktor Korchnoi
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: News on 2


: Expert Opinion: Can We Cut the Dole Queues?

A series of nightly programmes in which some of the key issues facing the nation in the next few years are examined and discussed.
Unemployment is a major problem facing not just us but the West as a whole. Is it still possible to reduce unemployment or is the goal of 'full employment' now impossible? Can we at one and the same time make industry more competitive and create more jobs?

With Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw
(Tomorrow: Inflation: With Us Forever?)


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Series Producer: Anne Moir
Executive Editor: David Witherow

: Des O'Connor Tonight

A series of eight programmes starring Des O'Connor, who plays host to a gathering of some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic.
Tonight's special guests include from London Leo Sayer, from Los Angeles Kelly Monteith, and from Manchester Johnny More
Orchestra directed by COLIN KEYES
Programme associate NEIL SHAND
Additional material DENNIS BERSON Sound HUGH BARKER


Directed By: Colin Keyes
Unknown: Dennis Berson
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Producer: James Moir

: Premiere 2

Another six directors make their debuts as television film makers. Crest of a Wave by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE with Recently made redundant, Jim takes his wife Bridget to meet his old scouting pal Nifty. As well as campfire memories to swop, there just might be the possibility of a job.


Unknown: Douglas Livingstone
Editor: Chris Lovett
Editor: Terry Coles
Designer: Mike Porter
Producer: Graham Benson
Director: Peter Bartlett
Jim: Denholm Elliott
Nifty: Ian Hendry
Bridget: Wendy Seely
Daphne: Judith Anthony
Young Jim: Michael Kemp
Young Nifty: David Parfitt
Marion: Lynne Jones
Phil: Andrew Paul
Bob: Martin Phillips

: Discoveries

Explorations in new and original research.
The Marble Horsemen
The Elgin Marbles, the sculptures from the Acropolis in Athens. were first exhibited in England in 1807. In the time since then, the Parthenon Frieze, their centre-piece, has become probably the most famous set of sculptures in the world.
But despite generations of study by scholars and artists, nobody has yet satisfactorily worked out what story the frieze is supposed to tell.
In this programme
John Boardman. Lincoln Professor-elect of Classical Art and Archaeoloev at Oxford, proposes a new and comprehensive interpretation.
Film editor


Unknown: John Boardman.
Directed By: Derrick Amoore
Directed By: Ron Johnston

: The Price of Freedom

Most of us assume basic human rights such as freedom of speech, belonging to political parties and joining Trade Unions. But all over the world people are being harassed, imprisoned, tortured, exiled and even killed for such things. In this series of eight programmes John Tusa introduces people who have suffered under political repression.
When Dr Marina Voikhanskaya was working as a psychiatrist in Leningrad she became aware of what was happening to dissidents who were sent to psychiatric hospitals. Eventually she left for the West - assuming her 10-year-old son Misha would follow her - but she was wrong. Misha is still in Russia and the Soviet Government will not let him rejoin his mother. 'When I try to remember the face of my son, my mother, my friends I have to peer through the greyness and dark and hope that soon there will be light and colour.'
Human Rights law adviser PAUL SIEGHART
Producer JOHN WILCOX Series producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY


Introduces: John Tusa
Unknown: Dr Marina Voikhanskaya
Unknown: Paul Sieghart
Producer: John Wilcox
Producer: Shirley Du

: The Prizewinners

Recorded excerpts from the prize-winning performances of the Leeds International Piano Competition. presented in association with Harveys of Bristol, which ended on Saturday night in Leeds Town Hall. seen live on BBC2.
Tonight's programme offers an opportunity to study the winners in performance not only in full symphonic concertos, but in chamber or solo recitals as well. with the Gabrieli String Quartet leader KENNETH SILLITO
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by Norman Del Mar Introduced by BERNARD KEEFFE assisted by FANNY WATERMAN piano teacher and one of the founders of the Leeds competition and pianist DAVID WILDE winner of the 1961 Liszt/Bartok competition in Budapest
Concerto excerpts directed by RODNEY GREENBERC


Leader: Kenneth Sillito
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar
Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe
Assisted By: Fanny Waterman
Pianist: David Wilde
Directed By: Rodney Greenberc
Director: Roy Tipping
Producer: Kenneth Corden

: Late News on 2


: Open Door: Swallowing is Believing

The programme in which the BBC hands over air-time to the public. Tonight:
Life-Line Project presents Swallowing is Believing
'The use of certain drugs, mainly by young people for hedonistic reasons, has received massive media coverage which has often served only to exacerbate the problem. Conversely, the use of ''socially acceptable" mood-changing drugs, their potential dangers and the implications for public health are issues of extreme importance which appear to have been virtually ignored.
The programme looks at the problems of addiction to prescribed drugs and the increasing demand for them and suggests ways in which this demand could be reduced through a radical rethink of NHS policies and priorities.'
Made by Life-Line Project with the help of the Community Programme Unit

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