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: Open University

6.40 Amplifiers and Amplification

7.5 Development of the Piano

7.30 Trade and Industry

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story:
Green Eggs and Ham
Written and illustrated by DR SEUSS
Sarah Long , Fred Harris
Designer CECILIA BRERETON written and directed by LESLIE PITT ProducerANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Illustrated By: Dr Seuss
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Fred Harris
Musician: Peter Pontsen
Designer: Cecilia Brereton
Directed By: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
From Edgbaston the second afternoon's play.

: Gardeners' World

with Peter Seabrook from
The Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley
Ideas for planning the new garden to suit individual needs, to provide food or flowers or assistance to the disabled, and some thoughts on selection of , hedging varieties and ground cover plants.
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

: Heads and Tales

with Robert Erskine
The last of 13 programmes about 25 centuries of coins.
Make Your Own Money
As a result of the Industrial Revolution, there were not enough copper coins to pay the vast number of workers, so commercial firms had to mint their own.
Produced by BETTY WHITE


Unknown: Robert Erskine
Directed By: John Burrowes
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

: Reach for Tomorrow

The story of Takashi Arai , who was born a thalidomide baby in 1962. The struggle for his independence and what this involved for his family in Tokyo was filmed from birth until Takashi was 13 years old.
It is an extraordinary and moving record of perseverance.
English voice of Takashi KEN YASUMA
English version by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Original production directed by TOSHIO IKEMATSU for NIPPON TELEVISION


Unknown: Takashi Arai
Commentary By: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Toshio Ikematsu

: All Creatures Great and Small

from the books by JAMES HERRIOT A serial in 13 episodes starring and with Peter Davison and Carol Drinkwater
7: Golden Lads and Girls adapted by BRIAN FINCH
James's luck changes for the better in his romance with Helen Alderson , but for the Dalby family there seems to be no turning of the tide....
Cast in order of appearance
Directed by TERENCE DUDLEY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: Brian Finch
Unknown: Helen Alderson
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Terence Dudley
as James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
as Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Charlie: John Who
Mrs Dalby: Janet Davies
William Dalby: Stephen Bratt
Mulligan: Rio Fanning
Helen Alderson: Carol Drinkwater
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Richard Edmundson: Norman Mann
Mr Alderson: John Collin
Aunt Lucy: Katharine Page
Gobber Newhouse: Ivor Salter
Mr Worley: Nicholas McArdle
PC Smith: John Hallett
Lenny Butterfield: Tony Cervi
Daphne: Rita Giovannini

: Kilvert's Diary

The third of 18 excerpts from this curate's diary, dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL The Boil
Perhaps the most perfect adaptation of a literary classic so far achieved by anybody. (BENNY GREEN)
Directed by PETER HAMMOND (Reppat)


Dramatised By: James Andrew
Directed By: Peter Hammond
Francis Kilvert: Timothy Davies
Dr Clouston: Tim Preece
Mr Venables: Hugh Latimer
Mrs Venables: Rhoda Lewis
Mary Brooks: Maggie Wilkinson

: Around with Alliss

from the Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell
The last of six programmes in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people.
Today's guest is Mark McCormack , the American lawyer who came to be known internationally in the early 60s when he took over the management of Arnold Palmer , Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus. Over the years he has extended his range of clients so that they now vary from Muhammad Ali to Angela Rippon.
Television presentation ALASTAIR SCOTT Producers DAVID KENNING and A. P. WILKINSON


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Arnold Palmer
Unknown: Jack Nicklaus.
Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: Angela Rippon.
Unknown: Alastair Scott
Producers: David Kenning
Unknown: A. P. Wilkinson

: An Ideal Place

In an ideal place on the coast of Cornwall, the International Musicians' Seminar meets twice a year; in the spring for instrumental master classes, in the autumn for unique ' Open Chamber Music' sessions in which teachers and students come together in newly formed ensembles.
The artistic director is the great Hungarian violinist Sandor Vegh. In Cornwall he is passing on the ideals he has come to from a lifetime of music with the great names in music of this century, such as Bartok, Kodaly and Pablo Casals. For Vegh it is not sufficient that music making is technically brilliant; it must also be spontaneous and inspired.
In such a ravishingly beautiful place far from the urban roar that today surrounds most professional music making his ideals become reality. Narrated by MICHAEL BERKELEY
Film editor TOM POORE
Directed by DEREK BAILEY BBC Bristol


Violinist: Sandor Vegh.
Violinist: Pablo Casals.
Directed By: Derek Bailey

: Late News


: Cricket: First Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the second day's play from Edgbaston.

: International Tennis

The Davis Cup
Great Britain v Spain
Highlights of the first two singles matches in the European Zone ' A ' semi-final played today on the centre court at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Commentators DAN MASKELL and JOHN BARRETT Introduced by DAVID VINE


Commentators: Dan Maskell
Commentators: John Barrett
Introduced By: David Vine
Producer: Fred Viner

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