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: Open University

0.40 Stantonbury: A Curriculum Blueprfnt. 7.5 Avoiding a Catastrophe. 7.30 A Year of Change.

: Closedown

: Play School

A programme for children under 5 Today's story: The Gift of Gold Written by HELEN O'KEEFE Told by Ann Morrish Presenters
Floella Benjamin Johnny Ball
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, 1.50, from bookshops. Play On, record (REC 332), cassette (zcm 3321, Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (rec 242) or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Written By: Helen O'Keefe
Told By: Ann Morrish

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Cloister to Cloister? Part 1. 5.13 Tropical Forest. 5.40 Zone Fossils. 6.5 Classical Greece: Games and Festivals.
6.30 Energy ― A Question of Balance.

: Snooker

Frame of the Day
DAVID VINE introduces an outstanding frame from today's semi-finals, together with the latest news and comment from the World Championship in Sheffield.

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Making a Bob or Two

Richard Seabrook ,
Freelance Farmworker
Richard Seabrook is an old-fashioned sort of man who has found a new way of working, keeping a flock of sheep of his own and hiring himself out by the day, or the week, or the job. The gang he gets together each spring shears 20,000 sheep: moving from farm to farm across East Anglia working, joking and refreshing their thirst. ' One of my mottoes,' he says, ' is to live life right to the full, every day as if it were the last.' On the strength of that they got him into the pulpit to preach the Harvest Festival sermon.
Photography ARTHUR SMITH
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Seabrook
Unknown: Richard Seabrook
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Research Jean Thompson
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Unknown: Jerry Clegg
Editor: Roy Newton
Produced By: Don Haworth

: A World About Us Special

David Attenberough introduces
The 1979 Expedition Film Competition and presentation of The Mick Burke Award with Lord Hunt from the Royal Geographical Society, London
... the first women's attempt on the 20,000-foot Himalayan peak of Bakhor Das
... the wildlife on the Atherton Tablelands of Australia
... Campa Indians in the remote jungle of Peru.
The teams, using Super 8mm equipment, were all inexperienced film-makers - among them students and teachers, a writer, a housewife, an artist and a salesman. Tonight, one of the six teams will win the Award presented by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Royal Geographical Society as a tribute to the cameraman Mick Burke , who lost his life during the first ascent of the south-west face of Mount Everest.
Produced by PETER BALE
Executive producer MICHAEL ANDREWS BBC Bristol


Introduces: David Attenberough
Unknown: Mick Burke
Unknown: Atherton Tablelands
Unknown: Mick Burke
Produced By: Peter Bale
Producer: Michael Andrews

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Angela Rippon Alan Garner and Patrick Campbell Serena Sinclair Peter Egan
Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Alan Garner
Unknown: Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Serena Sinclair
Unknown: Peter Egan
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Man Alive

This week:
Hospitals - Surgery Required?
We nearly all have views about hospitals - as patients, professionals or just visitors, or perhaps as tax-payers. While some hospitals are costing 12 million pounds and taking 12 years to build, others go up at half the cost, in half the time. Have the planners got things wrong? Could savings be made - and spent on better equipment and better pay for doctors and nurses, or more hospitals?
Tonight Leslie Chapman , ex-civil servant and author of the recent furore-causing book Your Disobedient Servant, claims that bureaucratic muddle is wasting millions. A former chief architect at the Department of Health supports him. On film Jenny Conway examines the anatomy of hospital building and listens to arguments which have rumbled for years, but of which the tax-payer is barely aware.
Producer ALAN patient Editor TIM SLESSOR


Unknown: Leslie Chapman
Unknown: Jenny Conway
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Snooker

The Embassy World Professional Snooker
DAVID vine introduces highlights from Sheffield.

: Late News and The Hustings

PETER DORLING introduces extracts from some of the day's Election speeches.


Introduces: Peter Dorling

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: Iggy Pop. Tom Waits
Director TOM (,ORCORAN


Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Producer: Michael Appleton

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