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: Open University

6.40The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
7.5 Beating the Bogie. 7.30 My Door is Always Open.


Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Crime. 5.15 Desert Ecology.
5.40 Geology. 6.5 Harmonic Analysis (1)
6.30 Variations on a Theme.

: What's Your Poison?

or how to enjoy drinking.
1: What Kind of Drinker Are You? Watch and find out. It doesn't matter how much or how little you drink, your attitudes to beer, gin and tonic or a little glass of sherry put you somewhere in the drinking league table. Some of your answers may surprise you.


Unknown: Brian Trueman

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: It's a Small World

The Pendon Museum
Here there will eventually be a miniature layout of the Vale of White Horse as it looked about 1930 - one of the country's most ambitious modelling projects. Introduced by ANDY PRICE
Producer PAUL SMITH. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Andy Price
Producer: Paul Smith.

: Sandor Vegh Masterclass

This popular style of music programme, pioneered on BBC2, returns with the first of six programmes filmed in the King's Room of Godolphin House, an attractive 15th-century manor in the depths of the Cornish countryside. The distinguished Hungarian violinist Sandor Vegh works on the first movement of the Brahms Violin Sonata, Op 78 in G major with Keiko Wataya from Tokyo, before an informal gathering of music students.
(Sandor Vegh's Masterclasses at the lnternational Musicians' Seminar in Cornwall were made possible by the support of Marks & Spencer)
(An Ideal Place, Friday, 10.35 pm)


Violinist: Sandor Vegh
Violinist: Keiko Wataya
Accompanist: Peter Pettinger
Lighting Cameraman: Elmer Cossey
Sound: Mike Turner
Film Editor: Ben Morris
Directed by: Peter West

: Brass Tacks

First the arguments, then your chance to join the debate on What We Don't
Like to see Beside the Seaside. During the school holidays millions of us will be heading for Britain's beaches and promenades. We shall leave litter; we may find sewage. Most resorts clean up our litter, but many still discharge raw sewage directly into the sea near bathing areas.
The European Commission has now produced a new ' Eurobeach ' standard. To meet it we need to spend hundreds of millions of pounds of public money.
It can be done, but are we prepared to pay?
Brass Tacks talks to local authorities, residents and holidaymakers in Scarborough and Bournemouth about the problems, and starts a debate about possible solutions. Introduced by Eric Robson Producers John C. Miller and Sid Waddell Editor
(Postponed from 5 June, 1979)
If you want to take part in the Brass Tacks debate, cither phone a participating BBC radio station immediately after the programme (details on the air and on Local Radio pages of RADIO TIMES) or write to Return Call, Brass Tacks, BBCtv Oxford Road, Manchester M60 1SJ


Introduced By: Eric Robson
Producers: John C. Miller
Producers: Sio Waddell
Unknown: Roger Laughton

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring and with Man of the Year
Rhoda's efforts to prevent her friend Sally from falling for the obnoxious Charlie Burke backfire disastrously ....


Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Sally Gallagher: Anne Meara
Charlie Burke: Richard Schaal

: The Mayor of Casterbridge: 3

by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by Dennis Potter in seven episodes
Starring Alan Bates as Michael Henchard
with Anna Massey as Lucetta
and Jack Galloway, Freddie Jones, Ronald Lacey, Janet Maw

Jealousy has led Henchard into dismissing his manager Donald Farfrae and he has forbidden Donald and Elizabeth-Jane to meet. With the death of Henchard's wife Susan, his troubles are only just beginning.


Author: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised by: Dennis Potter
Music: Carl Davis
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: David Giles
Michael Henchard: Alan Bates
Lucetta: With Anna Massey
Elizabeth-Jane: Janet Maw
Jopp: Ronald Lacey
Carter: Jeffrey Holland
Henchard's maid: Patricia Fincham
Donald Farfrae: Jack Galloway
Fall: Freddie Jones
Lucetta's maid: Gilly Brown

: Portrait

A series of five portraits. Billy Connolly painted by Alexander Goudie
Scene: A Glasgow studio, where a dedicated artist is attempting to capture the Big Yin's likeness. The artist has tears in his eyes.
GOUDIE: Has anyone ever painted a portrait under such difficult circumstances?
CONNOLLY: I don't know about that, but I paid £400 for this guitar and you leave it looking like a Japanese copy of an orange box.
Producer MIKE BEGG


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Alexander Goudie
Producer: Mike Begg

: Outcasts on the China Seas

The Ordeal of the Boat People
Hundreds of thousands of Vietnam's Boat People risk their lives on the South China Seas, running a gauntlet of typhoons, pirates and shipwrecks in the biggest, most perilous escape story of our times.
Harold Williamson talks to survivors on the Malaysian refugee island of Bidong, where 42,000 await a resettlement which may take years. They face chronic overcrowding, malnutrition, epidemic, and yet already they have transformed Bidong into a place of hope as well as horror...


Talks: Harold Williamson
Producer: Clem Vallence

: Late News


: Closedown

ROSALIND SHANKS reads Summertime by A. ALVAREZ


Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: A. Alvarez

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