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: Open University

6.40 Choosing a Material

7.5 Woyzeck

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Beach by JACQUELINE SHARMAN Presenters
Sarah Long , Ben Bazell
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


Unknown: Jacqueline Sharman
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Ben Bazell
Unknown: Musician Peter Gosling
Designer: John Bristow
Unknown: Scriptwriter Jacqueline Sharman
Directed By: Judy Whitfield
Producer: Anne Cobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Organisation Development: 2

5.15 Numerical Computation

5.40 Television and Politics: Britain: 3

6.5 The Conservative Government 1970-72

6.30 Telecommunication Systems

: Gardeners' World

Peter Seabrook visits Hall Place at Leigh near Tonbridge, the home of Lord Hollenden. The house and gardens were built over 100 years ago and mature specimen trees are one of the major features. The great variety of rhododendrons make a colourful background to the lawns and the lake. y which provides a peaceful home for the wild-fowl.
Produced by PHILIP HICKS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Produced By: Philip Hicks

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
A series of 13 programmes about 25 centuries of coins. 7:A Roman View
Since so many buildings in Imperial Rome and the provinces have totally disappeared, it's fortunate that they appear intact on the coins.


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: Philip Chilvers
Produced By: Betty White

: 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

: Chronicle: Digging from the Air

When archaeologists first flew over the English landscape some 60 years ago they made the remarkable discovery that it was possible to detect from the air archaeological sites quite invisible on the ground. Since then, innumerable medieval, Roman and prehistoric sites have been found, including such spectacular discoveries as the avenue at Stonehenge.
This film conveys some of the excitement and frustration of aerial archaeology; discovers a Roman fort near Hadrian's wall; and uncovers a previously unknown boundary system, one of many sites transforming our picture of life in prehistoric Britain.

(Next week: Santorini - the First Pompeii)


Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Ben Shephard
Editor: Bruce Norman

: All Creatures Great and Small: 1: Horse Sense

From the books by James Herriot
Adapted by Brian Clark
Starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot and Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon.
A 13-part series.

Life for a newly-qualified vet in the Yorkshire Dales isn't easy. First you have to find employment - not a simple thing in the 30s, as James Herriot discovers...
"Probably the most complete success of the new year." (The Guardian)
"Beyond criticism; this series has everything." (Broadcast)
BBC Birmingham
(First shown on BBC1)


From the books by: James Herriot
Adapted by: Brian Clark
Theme Music: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Terence Dudley
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Man on bus: Ted Carroll
Helen Alderson: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs. Hall: Mary Hignett
Bert Sharpe: Paul Luty
Biggins: John Sharp
Farmer: Johnny Maxfield
Pub customer: Leslie Sarony
Pub customer: James Ottaway
Pub customer: John Biggerstaff
Barman: Michael Shannon
Phineas Calvert: Johnny Allan
Mrs. Calvert: Lorraine Peters
Soames: George Selway
Tommy: Derry Jordan

: We Were the Champions

Over the next three days Jeremy James takes a critical look at the British way of sport. 1: Football
It's the game we invented; the game we beat the world at in 1966; and our league is still called the ' best in the world'. Yet since 1966 England have failed at international level to win crucial qualifying games. By contrast, West Germany have hardly been out of the World Cup finals since the war. Behind the scenes at Ipswich and FC Cologne, talking with top managers and players, some of the reasons why become clearer. Producer DAVID FILKIN
(Tomorrow night: Athletics)


Unknown: Jeremy James
Producer: David Filkin

: Bullseye

Sixteen champion darts players compete for the BBC2 Bullseye Trophy featuring the first two quarter-finals Bill Lennard v Colin Baker Tony Brown v Tony Sontag
Four Englishmen contest tonight's matches, including Bill Lennard who played so well in beating World Champion John Lowe in the first round.
Introduced by PETER PURVES Commentators
Producer NICK HUNTER BBC Manchester
The BBC Book of World Darts, £1.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Bill Lennard
Unknown: John Lowe
Introduced By: Peter Purves
Unknown: Sid Waddell

: Late News


: The Conformist

Jean-Louis Trintlgnant Stefania Sandrelli
One of the best foreign films shown on BBC2 in the last three years.
Bertolucci's film, set in Fascist Italy before the war, is a graphic picture of a man tortured by sexual and political pressure.
Marcello's life is spent trying to sublimate a childhood crime by behaving as conventionally as possible. A civil servant, engaged to a middle-class girl of limited intelligence, he even volunteers as a Fascist spy in his effort to conform. But this attempt to identify with the ruling class casts Marcello even farther from the society he seeks to support.
Based on the novel by ALBERTO MORAVIA Written and directed by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
(An Italian film with English sub-titles)


Unknown: Jean-Louis Trintlgnant
Unknown: Stefania Sandrelli
Novel By: Alberto Moravia
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci
Marcello Clerici: Jean-Louis Trintignant
Giulia: Stefania Sandrelli
Manganiello: Gastone Moschin
Quadri: Enzo Taroscio
Lino Seminara: Pierre Clementi
Anna Quadri: Dominique Sanda
Raoul: Christian Alegny
Italo: Jose Quaglio
Mareello's: Mother Milly
Marcello's father: Guiseppe Addobbati
Giulia's mother: Yvonne Sanson

: Fox Watch

More live pictures from television cameras observing the intimate behaviour of a family of foxes in and around their underground earth somewhere in Bristol. At two months old the fox cubs should be indulging in their favourite activity - play

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