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: Open University

6.40 Josh's File. 7.5 Multiplexing.
7.30 Too Busy to Hate.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Educating the Workforce. 5.15 Cells and Organisms. 6.5 The Avatar: Concept and Example. 6.30 A Portrait of Summer School.

: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

from the Wembley Arena
Buffalo Bill returns to London in the person of Rudy Robbins to present the Show which includes THE WAGON TRAIN
TRICK AND FANCY ROPING: first introduced to the Show in 1896. WHIP CRACKING: brought to the peak of its expertise by the Bradys.
THE ORIGINAL AMERICANS: representatives from nine Indian tribes.
LOS ARGENTINES: a breathtaking exhibition with the Bolas.
Television presentation PETER HYLTON CLEAVER
Televised by arrangement with DEREK BLOCK PROMOTIONS


Unknown: Rudy Robbins
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

: Animated Conversations

A series of six programmes in which animated film-makers eavesdrop on real conversations and let their imaginations run riot. 5: Archi-type
' What a mess some of these shopping centres can get into-vagrants hanging around and so on! What are we doing about this? '
Producer COLIN Thomas. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Henry Lutman
Producer: Colin Thomas.

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: The Master Game

Final (continued)
Presented by Jeremy James
Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia) v Bent Larsen (Denmark)
Who will break the deadlock in the fifth game and take the first prize of fl,500 and The Master Game trophy?
Will it be Larsen, whose repertoire includes the very latest in chess fashion and century-old ideas forgotten by all but him? Or will it be Hort, whose great natural ability has enabled him to solve the problems of even the most difficult positions?
Commentary and analysis by William Hartston
Designer JOHN BONE
The moves of this game will be printed in the LISTENER issue dated 29 March


Presented By: Jeremy James
Presented By: Vlastimil Hort
Unknown: William Hartston
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: Life on Earth

A natural history by David Attenborough
The story of life from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that now live around us. A series of 13 programmes
11: The Hunters and Hunted
Succulent leaves, shoots and roots are an abundant form of food and all over the world vegetarian mammals have adopted a life of browsing, grazing and gnawing. To help them, they have developed special organs -like trunks, teeth and complicated stomachs. While vegetarians grow fat on plant food, they in turn are hunted by a variety of meat-eaters which have their own special equipment.
The eternal duel between the hunters and the hunted is one of the driving forces of evolution. As the hunters develop speed and cunning, the prey becomes increasingly fast and wary in order to stay alive. Nowhere is this seen better than on the plains of East Africa where cheetahs use speed and lions use stealth and co-operation in order to catch fleet-footed, wary antelope and zebra.
Assistant producer MICHAEL SALISBURY
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS Producer JOHN SPARKS. BBC Bristol
. Preview: p 23
Book (same title), £7.95, from bookshops


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Producer: Michael Salisbury
Producer: Christopher Parsons
Producer: John Sparks.

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Diana Quick , Robert Powell and Patrick Campbell
Anouska Hempel , Nigel Havers Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Anouska Hempel
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Man Alive

Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week: Put Away
Walking home very early one Saturday morning a young man. was stopped by the police, placed under detention for a few hours, declared mentally ill, and then compulsorily held in the mental wing of a hospital for the rest of the weekend. But he was not mentally ill at all - as a psychiatrist confirmed on Monday. In another town an old man was besieged in his own flat by relatives who wanted him to go into a mental hospital. A consultant psychiatrist, other hospital staff, a social worker, a lawyer and his own house-keeper-to say nothing of the old man himself-all agree that he was mentally normal and of above-average alertness. Nevertheless his relatives succeeded in getting him put into a mental institution - compulsorily.
Jack Pizzey discovers that both these stories happened because some sections of the Mental Health Act are open to what critics see as dangerous abuse: they claim that almost anyone could find themselves ' put away '.
Producer ALAN patient Editor TIM SLESSOR


Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Editor: Tim Slessor

: The Magic Circle Show

in the Wide World of Entertainment series will baffle, entertain and amuse, in this magical evening at C'esars Palace, Luton. Magicians:
Richard and Lara Jarmain Mike Caveney David Beckley
Alan Shaxon and Anne Anna-Lou and Maria Introduced by Terry Seabrooke
Musical director LESLIE SODEN Magic Circle consultants JOHN SALISSE , GIL LEANEY Designer COLIN GREEN
Assistant producer MICHAEL KERR Executive producer DENNIS MONGER


Unknown: Lara Jarmain
Unknown: Mike Caveney
Unknown: David Beckley
Unknown: Alan Shaxon
Unknown: Anne Anna-Lou
Introduced By: Terry Seabrooke
Unknown: John Salisse
Unknown: Gil Leaney
Designer: Colin Green
Producer: Michael Kerr
Producer: Dennis Monger

: Late News


: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at the contemporary rock scene with Anne Nightingale In the studio Simple Minds On film
Bruce Springsteen with films, album tracks, interviews, news and reviews
Music from this series: record (BEDP 001), cassette HRMC6000), from record shops


Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

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