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: Open University

S.40 Thermal Analysis.
7.5 Medieval Mystery Plays.

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story: Cave Painting by Michael Cole Presenters: Carol Chell, Stuart McGugan
Pianist William Blezard Designer John Coles
Scriptwriter Robin Haldane Directed by Martin Fisher Producer Anne Gobey
Executive producer Cynthia Felgate
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops. Play On, record (REC 332), cassette (ZCM 332). Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (rec 242) or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Stuart McGugan
Storywriter: Michael Cole
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: John Coles
Scriptwriter: Robin Haldane
Director: Martin Fisher
Producer: Anne Gorey
Executive Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Aintree

The second day of the Ladbroke Grand National Meeting. Today, while the Grand National fences are being prepared for tomorrow's big race, BBC outside broadcast cameras bring you coverage of four races on the Mildmay course.
2.35 Kennedy Asphalt Hurdle (2m)
3.10 Kennedy Civil Engineering Handicap 'Chase (3m If)
3.45 Sean Graham Trophy Steeplechase (2m)
4.20 Colt Owners Handicap Hurdle (2m)
Introduced by TONY GUBBA
Television presentation by FRED VINER and RICHARD TILLING


Unknown: Sean Graham
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Introduced By: Tony Gubba
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Richard Tilling

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Management in Education. 5.15 Solving Linear Equations. 5.40 ABC in Kansas City (3). 6.5 Control in the Community. 6.30 Multiplexing.

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook
The City of Birmingham is justly proud of its leisure gardens. Tarmac roads give clean and easy access to the fruit and vegetable plots, mains water is piped to convenient points and the holders are encouraged to make gardening a family affair.
This evening Peter visits one of the City's leisure gardens to see how these are developing into the luxury allotments of the next decade.
Produced by BARRIE EDGAR BBC Birmingham
Gardening hints on Ceefax page 252


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Produced By: Barrie Edgar

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Star Signs

The last of six programmes
What characteristics do you share with the stars born under the same sign of the zodiac?
Michael Aspel introduces an entertainment based on astrology and other predictive arts.
Astrologer Fredrick Davies and graphologist Diane Simpson attempt to analyse the personality and establish the identity of the two mystery star guests in the celebrity cell by using their own particular skills and powers.


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Fredrick Davies
Unknown: Diane Simpson
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Frances Whitaker

: City

Six films about inner cities now-seen through the eyes of people who live and work in them. Brick Lane
The experiences of last summer's racial troubles in London's East End have left their mark on the Bengali community. In the face of intimidation and attack, young Bengalis like AKIQ and JELAL were powerless and without a voice. Now they're doing something about it.
Film cameraman NICK GIFFORD Film editor DOROTHEA GAZIDIS Producer GERRY TROYNA BBC Manchester


Editor: Dorothea Gazidis

: Westminster

David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, presents a weekly insight into the world of politics and outlines the conflicts and the consequences.


Unknown: David Holmes
Editor: Paul Norris

: Pot Black 79

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The second Semi-final for the 1979 Pot Black Trophy featuring Perrie Mans (South Africa) the 1977 Pot Black Champion v
Ray Reardon , the reigning World Snooker Champion
Mans, the South African Champion, has reached this semi-final unbeaten. He faces the challenge of Welshman Ray Reardon who defeated him in the Final of the 1978 World Professional Championship. Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Commentator TED LOWE Referee SYDNEY LEE
Producer REG PERRIN. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Perrie Mans
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Unknown: Ray Reardon
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: Women at Arms

The Irresistible Force?
In the last decade women have achieved some notable victories in their battle for equal rights. But what's been happening to women in the military - that ' man's world' par excellence?
Tonight, in the first of three programmes on Women in the armed forces of Britain, the United States and Israel, Diane Harron looks at some of the new ground women are conquering, and at the conservatism which prevents them from doing many jobs they could do, given the chance.
Film editor


Unknown: Diane Harron
Unknown: Margarette Bendall
Producer: Frank Smith
Producer: Jane Drabble

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

The Sportsmen v The Entertainers for
The Marley Trophy
In the final programme of the series, the professionals team up to resist a challenge from two of the celebrities who play off handicap. There's more than pride at stake in the match, which features Peter Falk and Sean Connery v Lee Trevino and Severiano Ballesteros
Peter Alliss introduces the contestants who play a four-ball match over nine selected holes of the Queen's Course at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.
Television presentation by RICHARD TILLING , FRED VINER and ALASTAIR SCOTT
ProducerA. p. WILKINSON


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Lee Trevino
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros
Introduces: Peter Alliss
Presentation By: Richard Tilling
Presentation By: Fred Viner
Presentation By: Alastair Scott
Producer: A. P. Wilkinson

: Late News


: Rock Goes to College

Introduced by Pete Drummond
This week: George Thorogood & The Destroyers from
North East London Polytechnic


Introduced By: Pete Drummond
Unknown: George Thorogood

: Closedown

Going Wrong by J. C. HALL


Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: J. C. Hall

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