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: Open University

6.40 Infant Cognition. 7.5 Transmission Lines. 7.30 Control of Education.

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story:
Mrs Mopple 's Washing Line by ANITA HEWETT illustrated by ROBERT BROOMFIELD Presenters
Chloe Ashcreft Ben Bazell
Graphic designer LAURENCE HENRY Designer JOHN COLES
Scriptwriter/Director JOHN SMITH Producer ANN REAY
Series producer ANNEGOBEY
Book, Play School: Ready to Flay, £1 50. jrom bookshops. Play On, record (REC 332), or cassette (ZCM 332), Bang on a Drum, sontin from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242) or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Mrs Mopple
Illustrated By: Robert Broomfield
Unknown: Chloe Ashcreft
Pianist: Ben Bazell
Pianist: Peter Pettinger
Designer: Laurence Henry
Designer: John Coles

: Closedown

: Open University

4.59 Drawing Conclusions. 5.15 Mitosis
6.5 The Roaring Silence. 6.30 Spreading Oceans.

: A Death Reported

Only a Memory?
Christians claim that the death of Jesus of Nazareth brings reconciliation and heals human beings from the destructive power of the past.
Tonight this claim is considered by Linda Mary Evans
(Tomorrow at6.55 pm: Tom West)


Unknown: Linda Mary Evans
Director: John Wilcox
Producer: Angela Tilby

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: New series Making a Bob or Two

Richard Mulhearn , Travelling Showman
Richard Mulhearn is a humorous, happy and trusted man, a leader of a sort in a fairground community which remains as closed and unequal as it was in his childhood 50 years ago. It is a community where people keep their opinions to themselves and their takings a tight secret; they arrange their children's marriages and work almost from the time they can walk. The film, following Richard and his Helter Skelter through a week of ups-and-downs. gives an insight into a life which usually turns only a public face to the outside world.
Photography ARTHUR SMITH
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Mulhearn
Unknown: Richard Mulhearn
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Research Jean Thompson
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Unknown: Dave Baumrer
Editor: Peter Gibbs
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Bugs Bunny

in What's Opera Doc.
A special showing of a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon - an operatic extravaganza, that makes its own unique contribution to Opera Month.


Director: Chuck Jones

: Life on Earth

A natural history by David Attenborough
The last of 13 programmes.
The Compulsive Communicators
By any reckoning, we humans are the most adaptable and influential form of life that has evolved so far on this planet. Furthermore, our emergence from asimple hunter wielding stone tools to a sophisticated human using electronic technology has happened at break-neck speed. This has led some people to believe that our unique talents could never have been achieved by the ordinary processes of evolution. Are we something of a miracle standing apart from the rest of creation?
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH traces our roots and searches the African plains, the jungles of Borneo, the French caves and the ancient cities of Iraq for crucial clues that help to explain how and why we have come to dominate life on earth.
Assistant producer MICHAEL SALISBURY
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS Producer JOHN SPARKS. BBC Bristol
Book sametitle), £7.95, from bookshops


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Maurice Fisher
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Editors: Ron Martin
Editors: Alec Brown
Music: Edward Williams
Producer: Michael Salisbury
Producer: Christopher Parsons
Producer: John Sparks.

: Call My Bluff

between Frank Muir
- Gabrielle Drake , Patrick Lichfield and Patrick Campbell
Julia McKenzie , Ian McKellcn Referee Robert Robinson callMy Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL
Producer JOHNNY downi:s


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Ian McKellcn
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downi:s

: Man Alive

This week: Caulis, Bacon and a Slice of Bread
The caulis come from Devon. In winter WILLIAM TUCKER 'S farm is one of the few places in Britain where they can be grown. He can pick, pack and distribute his produce to many parts of Britain within 24 hours - at a price.
The bacon comes from ALAN JACKSON , the chirpy Yorkshire-man from Cleveland Hills who takes 200 pigs to market every week. He started 25 years ago on an allotment.
And the slice of bread - well 50 per cent of that comes from America.
The Cauli, the Bacon, and the Slice of Bread, each have their own production problems. In their different ways they've all been affected by the Common Market. Jeremy James and Nick Ross investigate.


Unknown: William Tucker
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: Jeremy James
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producers: Gordon Cooper
Producers: Brian Gibson
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Giacomo Puccini Master Craftsman

Narrated and conducted by Bernard Keeffe
Puccini is the undisputed box-office king of the opera house. There is hardly a theatre in the world, from Stockholm to Sydney, that can survive a season without putting on one of his three best-sellers - La Bohème, Tosca or Madame Butterfly.
What is it about his music that has made the public itself decide this? In this informal workshop-style programme for Opera Month BERNARD KEEFFE concentrates on the masterly dramatic timing, the cunning choice of libretto and the melodic appeal and orchestral craftsmanship that distinguishes Puccini's operas. with Peter Glossop (baritone)
Josephine Barstow (soprano)
Adrian de Peyer (tenor) and with Colin Huehns (boy soprano) and Simon Mastcrton-Smith (bass) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader ASHLEY ARBUCKLE
Particularly instructive about the authentic foundations on which the composer would erect his wonderfully simple, strong, unabashedly sentimental music dramas. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH) Sound ALAN EDMONDS
Directed by KENNETH CORDEN (Repeat) (Berg's Lulu is on Thursday at 8.25 pm)


Conducted By: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Colin Huehns
Bass: Simon Mastcrton-Smith
Unknown: Alan Edmonds
Directed By: Kenneth Corden

: Late News


: Closedown

Thistle by W. PRICE TURNER


Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: W. Price Turner

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