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: Open University

C.40 North Sea Oil. 7.5 Nutrition Feeding and Digestion in Animals. 7.30 Earth Science Topics.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Chestnut Tree written and illustrated by JEAN ADAMSON. Presenters
Carol Leader, Don Spencer
Play On, record (REC 332), cassette (zcm 332i. Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242) cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Illustrated By: Jean Adamson.
Leader: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Work and Retirement. 5.15 The Nature of Chemistry. 5.40 Genetics. 6.5 M101/8 Inequalities. 6.30 Technology-Mechanics.

: Horseback

Ten programmes about horsemanship, of interest to both rider and spectator.
3: Going Faster
DAVID VINE With ANNETTE LING at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire and Rockhampton, Gloucestershire
Advisers THE BRITISH HORSE society Producer john DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Vine
Unknown: Annette Ling
Producer: John Dobson.

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: The Joys of Opera

with HRH The Prince of Wales
In an interview specially filmed for BBC2's Opera Month at Buckingham Palace, PRINCE CHARLES talks about his work as Patron of the Royal Opera and tells viewers what attracts him to the art of opera.
'I love the sound of the human voice... There is something very exciting about hearing a great voice and a chorus and the orchestra in a marvellous opera house ... I find it very stirring and most moving.'
Earlier Humphrey Burton introduces highlights from some of the operas to be seen and heard during Opera Month, including extracts from Albert Herring, Cosi fan tutte Macbeth, The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and Khovanshchina


Talks: Prince Charles
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Albert Herring
Producer: Brian Large

: Lennie and Jerry

Starring Lennie Bennett and Jerry Stevens
Guest star Lonnie Donegan
and The Chuckle Brothers, Mandy-Ann Hughes, Les Duo Gaesi
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra


Comedian: Lennie Bennett
Comedian: Jerry Stevens
Singer/Musician: Lonnie Donegan
Comedians: The Chuckle Brothers
Singer: Mandy-Ann Hughes
Performers: Les Duo Gaesi
Script Editor/Script: Dennis Berson
Script: Peter Vincent
Script: Neil Shand
Script: Terry Ravenscroft
Script: Brad Ashton
Additional Material: Lennie Bennett
Additional Material: Jerry Stevens
Costume Designer: Lynda Woodfield
Lighting: John Mason
Sound: Keith Harlow
Designer: Richard McManan-Smith
Producer: Ernest Maxin

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

A new series of six topical comedy programmes with Rowan Atkinson Chris Emmett
Christopher Godwin John Gorman
Jonathan Hyde
Designer JANET budden
Studio director Bob SPIERS
Producers JOHN LLOYD and SEAN hardie


Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: John Gorman
Unknown: Jonathan Hyde
Designer: Janet Budden
Director: Bob Spiers
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Sean Bardie

: Horizon

The Real Bionic Man
Horizon's off in search of bionic man -looking at the State of the Art in artificial limbs, hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers and many other bits and pieces. Would six million dollars be enough for the complete kit? If it was. would it work? Or are the components of the human body just too complex for bioengineers to imitate? Detailed questions are put to various surgeons and to the real-life pilot,
Bruce Peterson , who survived the aircraft crash seen in the title sequence of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man. His story is eerily different from the fictional version.
Narrator RAY MOORE
Film editor DAVID HOPE
Editor SIMON campbell-jones
Written and produced by STUART karris (Repeated next Saturday afternoon


Unknown: Bruce Peterson
Narrator: Ray Moore
Editor: David Hope
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Stuart Karris

: Arena

Tell Us the Truth
Rock band Sham 69 have a large and loyal following of working-class kids, who call themselves 'The Sham Army'. They have a reputation for causing trouble and Sham concerts have often been t disrupted and brought to an end by fighting.
Jimmy Pursey , the lead singer, has struggled to prevent these outbreaks but the violent and conflicting passions aroused at Sham concerts have placed him in an increasingly difficult position. sham's latest album That's Life portrays the pressures that face the kids who follow the band.
Arena this week re-creates scenes from that album and follows the story of one Sham concert which threatened to explode.
Film cameraman philip BONHAM-CARTER Film editor CHARLES CHABOT Producer ALAN YENTOB Director JEFF PERKS


Unknown: Jimmy Pursey
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Editor: Charles Chabot
Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Jeff Perks

: The Light of Experience

A series of eight programmes
Experiences of joy, sorrow, bereavement, doubt - or inner moments of truth that may defy rational explanation. In these programmes people are invited to give first-hand accounts of something that has real personal significance for them. 6: A Broken Dream
Ann Lovell 's world cracked apart the day she learnt that her son Simon was autistic. She learnt painfully to accept the reality that was at first unbearable.
' I am overwhelmingly aware of the love that is in him - and we can only celebrate.'
Producer INGRID duffell
Series producer shirley DU boulat
Book (same title), 13.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Ann Lovell

: Late News


: Closedown

John Westbrook reads
The Green Linnet by WORDSWORTH


Unknown: John Westbrook

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