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: Open University

6.40 Eysenck's Demon. 7.5 Respiratory Mechanisms. 7.30 Skye - Field Evidence.
9.0 Tensile Testing. 9.25 The Way of the World.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Great Day for Up written by DR SEUSS
Illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE Presenters
Sarah Long , David Hargreavcs


Written By: Dr Seuss
Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: David Hargreavcs

: Closedown

: Return to The Edge of the World

In 1937 Michael Powell made a feature film - The Edge of the World - entirely on location on the remote Shetland Island of Foula. The story was inspired by the evacuation of the Island of St Kilda. A year ago Powell and members of the original crew and cast including John Laurie , returned to Foula to see what changes had occurred. They also made an introduction and epilogue for this showing of the original film.
The Edge of the World the people and animals of Foula
Associate producer SYDNEY STREETER
Written and directed by MICHAEL POWELL


Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: John Laurie
Directed By: Michael Powell
Andrew Gray: Niall MacGinnis
Peter Manson: John Laurie
Ruth Manson: Belle Chrystall
Robbie Manson: Eric Berry
Grandmother: Kitty Kirwan
James Gray: Finlay Currie

: Horseback

David Vine introduces a series of ten programmes.
7: Cross Country (1) with GILL WATSON and HUGH THOMAS
Recorded on the One-Day Event Course at Stoneleigh, Warwicks.
Advisers the British Horse Society
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gill Watson
Unknown: Hugh Thomas
Director: Richard Simkin
Producer: John Dobson.

: Cameo

' Green wind, grey stone ' - the mood of Snowdonia - yet there are havens of wildlife, brief glimpses of colour.
Photography by RONALD EASTMAN
Presented by KEITH HOPKINS . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Unknown: Ronald Eastman
Presented By: Keith Hopkins

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Ten Years of Yesterday's Witness

' The series which explores living memory' is ten years old this spring. To mark the occasion we present eight programmes from its earlier years.
2: The Lifeboat that Wouldn't Give Up
This film was made in 1970. The Daily Sketch called the story ' an epic of courage and seamanship.' One day during the last war, while the SS English Trader, aground on a sandbank, was being battered to pieces by huge seas, 44 men. huddled on her bridge, saw an enormous wave hit the approaching Cromer lifeboat and sweep half her crew overboard. They knew then they had little chance of being saved. But this was the legendary Cox'n Henry Blogg of the Cromer lifeboat to the rescue - in the lifeboat that wouldn't give up.
Book, Yesterday's Witness, a selection of first-hand accounts by eye-witnesses of events from the not-so-distant past, £4.25, from bookshops.


Unknown: Henry Blogg
Producer: Stephen Peet

: The Waltons

The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - seven children, their parents and grand-parents - who struggle to survive during the Depression of the early 30s. starring and The Achievement
Six weeks have elapsed since John-Boy has submitted his novel to a New York firm of publishers without acknowledgement, so he sets out for the Big City to investigate.
Based on Earl Hamner Jr 's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Directed by HARRY HARRIS


Unknown: Earl Hamner Jr
Directed By: Harry Harris
John-Boy: Richard Thomas
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa: Will Geer
Grandma: Ellen Corby

: The River Keeper

One year in the life of Bernard Aldrich
BERNARD ALDRICH is River Keeper to Lord Mountbatten on a beautiful stretch of the River Test where it flows through the Broad-lands Estate. There are salmon in the main river, and Bernard Aid-rich also looks after coarse fishing lakes and a trout stream. Bernard was a Londoner, but he escaped 20 years ago. Now he lives with his river and works within the rhythms of the seasons. He has the kind of life many of us dream about.
Film cameraman DAVID SAUNDERS
Film sound EDWARD JOHNSON , TOM BROWN Dubbing mixer PETER RANN Film editor PHIL MUTTON Written and directed by MICHAEL CROUCHER. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bernard Aldrich
Unknown: Bernard Aldrich
Unknown: David Saunders
Unknown: Edward Johnson
Unknown: Tom Brown
Directed By: Michael Croucher.

: Horizon

Where Nothing Happens Twice
What is a psychologist, what does he do?
Professor Liam Hudson of Brunei University, is best known for his work on 'convergers' and ' divergers '. He asked clever schoolboys such questions as ' How many uses can you think of for a brick?' If the boy put down lots of answers and didn't mind if some were crazy, violent or even obscene he could be labelled a diverger. But if he ruled out the less appropriate possibilities and simply wrote ' build a wall' he was probably a converger. Hudson found that convergers tended to become scientists, and divergers followed careers in the arts and humanities.
Each individual human mind is different, so the collection of reliable, scientific evidence about what makes people tick is not easy. Hudson searches for clues in sleep and dreams, in a piece of Chelsea porcelain, in patterns of marriage and divorce, and in the pages of Who's Who.
Film cameraman colin MUNN


Unknown: Professor Liam Hudson
Editor: Christopher Woolley
Produced By: Alec Nisbett

: Two-Way Television

A Cable Pipe-Dream?
'People who take this into their home become addicted and can't leave it.' This is a box which not only gives viewers in Columbus, Ohio, a choice of 30 television channels but the chance of answering back as well.
The Japanese have gone a step further. With a camera in your living-room, you can be seen answering back. In Wiltshire, Swindon locals walk into a shop off the High Street, borrow a camera and make a film about- decrepit council housing - and the council can answer back. Around the world, as more homes are linked to cable, people are finding a different way to use television a way in which they can take part.
Peter Fiddick of The Guardian asks if it's all a path to electronic democracy or just a new video toy for unfranchised kids?


Unknown: Peter Fiddick
Produced By: Maryse Addison

: Late News


: Heute Direkt

Hot off the Eurovision link from Germany comes tonight's news, giving you a chance to develop your understanding of the German language and a German view of world events.


Presented By: Corinna Schnabel
Director: Patrick Harpur
Producer: Barbara Derkow

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