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: Open University

6.40 Sizwe Bansi is Dead

7.30 White Collar Workers

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.30 Diadem Stakes (6f)
3.5 Hoover Fillies Mile
The top staying two-year-old fillies class for the season's richest race of its kind, with a first prize of over £12,000.
3.40 Cumberland Lodge Stakes dim)
4.10 Clarence House Stakes (6f) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
TV presentation DAVID KENNING


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentator: Jimmy Lindley

: Closedown

: Open University

4.55 Identical Particles

5.20 Education Technologique

5.45 The Composer and his Audience

6.10 Non-linearities

6.35 Where is Wales?

: News on 2 Headlines

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

: The British Connection?

Twelve films from different parts of the UK which explore some of the complexities of people's sense of identity.
9: Crossmaglen
Crossmaglen in South Armagh, on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, has traditionally been famous for two things: the quality of its store cattle, and the buccaneering nature of its inhabitants. Since about 1969 it has acquired a new reputation as a stronghold of Irish Republicanism, and the British army is a constant presence in the town. But this is not a film about the troubles, but about how Crossmaglen sees itself. It's a place of Gaelic football fanaticism, endless talk and a strong sense of its Irishness.
Producer NUALA O'FAOLAIN '.First shown on BBC1)


Producer: Nuala O'Faolain

: News on 2


: Expert Opinion

Schools - Are We Learniny?
Over 80 per cent of our children are now being educated in comprehensive schools. Are they being adequately prepared for life in the 1980s?
With Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: When the Boat Comes In: Empire Day on the Slag Heap

by James Mitchell[Starring] James Bolam, Susan Jameson, with James Garbutt, Jean Heywood
'Take a look round you - this house - this street ... there's precious few could put it right, but Jack's one of them ... and what's he going to do instead? Go jaunting off to London to make his fortune? '
Always entertaining (SUNDAY TIMES REVIEW) Full of atmosphere (DAILY EXPRESS) (First shown on BBC1)


Writer: James Mitchell
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Paul Ciappessoni
Matt: Malcolm Terris
Sid Hepburn: Pete Marshall
Arthur Ashton: Geoffrey Rose
Jessie: Susan Jameson
Mr Turnbull: Keith Morrison
Bella: Jean Heywood
Jack: James Bolam
Bill: James Garbutt
Mary: Michelle Newell
Tom: John Nightingale
Sir Horatio Manners: Basil Henson
Overman: John Cannon
Mine-owners' representative: Richard Butler
Mr Crawford: Lewis Teasdale
Dolly: Madelaine Newton
Billy: Edward Wilson

: Anne Shasby and Richard McMahon

(pianos) play Valse Romantique No 3 by Chabrier

: Films of the 40s: I See a Dark Stranger

Trevor Howard , Deborah Kerr
Launder and Gilliat's crisp comedy thriller script revolves round an Irish girl with an odd notion of patriotism during the war.
. Films: page 21
(First showing on British television)


Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Directed By: Frank Launder
Bridie Quilty: Deborah Kerr
David Baynes: Trevor Howard
Miller: Raymond Huntley
Oscar Pryce: David Ward
Danny Quilty w: O'Gorman I
Uncle Joe: Harry Webster
Uncle Timothy ,: Liam Redmond
Terence Delaney: Eddie Golden
Mrs O'Mara: Marie Ault
Guide: Tony Guinn
Michael O'Callaghan: Brefni O'Rourke
Man in bookshop: John Salew
Grandfather: James Harcourt
Mrs Edwards: Olga Lindo
Sgt Harris: Humphrey Heathcote

: Late News on 2


: Roots, Rock, Reggae

The vibrant music that emanates from the less salubrious areas of Jamaica is a tuneful foot-tapping outlet for frustration and a protest against the appalling poverty which exists away from the lush tourist centres of the Caribbean island paradise.
Well-known Reggae stars, Bob Marley , Jimmy Cliff ,
Inner Circle and a dozen others belt out 17 songs in their natural surroundings as well as for the record in the makeshift studios of a burgeoning local industry.
A film produced and directed by JEREMY MARRE


Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: Jimmy Cliff
Directed By: Jeremy Marre

: Closedown



Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Edwin Muir

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