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: Open University

6.40 Resources for a City

7.5 Conditioning and Learning

7.30 Carbonates

: Closedown

: Play School

The House with Golden by ANN REAY
Presenters: Carol Leader, Don Spencer
Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)
Book,Play school: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops, Play On, record (REC
322) cassette (ZCM 332), Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away, record (REC 242), or cassette (MRMC 004), from record shops


Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Pay for Play Schools

5.15 The GC/MS Link-up

5.40 Chemical Reactions

6.5 M101/21 Modelling Stocks

6.30 Is Music Noise?

: Pick of The Philpott File

what Do You Expect, Elephants? A film report by Trevor Philpott
This film features two oddly-Paired young men, Gerry Cottle and Brian Austin , who decided to build their own circus and take it on the road It's a storv of a newborn baby of a roadshow struggling to stay alive on faith, stubbornness and sweat, it's proprietors never sure whether they will be able to raise the rent for the next neld to pitch a tent in. Anybody who knows the GERRY COTTLE circus todav will realise Just how far they've travelled along the road to success since this film was made. Now it is probably the largest circus in the land and can afford all the elephants it wants.


Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Unknown: Brian Austin
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Produced By: Trevor Philpott

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: For Valour

A series of six programmes written and presented by General Sir John Hackett , GCB, CBE, DSO, MC
The best known of Britain's wars in the Victorian age is commemorated by the Crimea Medal. A war widely known for the Charge of the Light Brigade, for the ' thin red line' and for Florence Nightingale. This fourth programme looks at the background to the Crimea medal, with its clasps for Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol and Azoff.


Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Director: Stuart Dewey
Producer: Philip Chilvers

: 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
The Flight
Jim-Bob befriends a boy on the run and promises to go away with him.
Based on EARLHAMNER JR'S auto-biographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by CAROLE RASCHELLA and MICHAEL RASCHELLA
Directed by RALPH WAITE


Written By: Carole Raschella
Directed By: Ralph Waite
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandpa: Will Geer

: Ronnie Prophet Sings Country

The versatile Canadian entertainer treats an enthusiastic audience to his brand of country music and comedy at The Snape. Maltings. Musical backing by THE BILL CLARKE 5


Director: Rick Rardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Inside Story: 8: Diver

A series of nine documentary films on topical issues.

The oil bonanza, which breathed life into the nation's economy, also spelled death to many young men who worked under the icy waters of the North Sea. constructing and maintaining the oil-rigs. This toll of diving tragedies prompted the Government to set up schools training divers up to a recognised standard. One such is Fort Bovisand, Plymouth.
In this film, the progress is charted of 16 would-be divers, who embark on a three-month course that will equip them for work on the rigs. Some learn quickly that they are ill-suited. Under stress physical disabilities come to light, as do mental shortcomings: indiscipline. inattention, claustrophobia and panic.
One by one the 16 are eliminated, and at the end very few graduate to their cold, dark, dirty, difficult. dangerous - but highly-paid - profession.


Film Cameraman: Jim Peirson.
Film Cameraman: Chris O'Dell
Film Recordist: Geoff Tookey
Film Editor: John Lee
Producer: Roger Mills
Director: Peter Barber

: Best of Brass

For all enthusiasts of brass bands and those who just enjoy lazing within earshot in the park, the next five weeks will be a pleasure. Gerald Harrison introduces the BBC2 Brass Band knock-out competition.
Programme 2: Round 2 From Kilmarnock
Scottish Champions The
Kilmarnock Concert Brass Band conducted by ANDREW H. KEACHIE who battle it out for a place in the first semi-final, and a chance to win £1,000 against
The North West Champions Besses o' th' Barn conducted by ROY NEWSOME with guest supporters
Fran Morrison and Gerald Harrison And whilst the judge
Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe , MVO, CBE deliberates
Peter Skellern accompanied by The Grimethorpe Colliery Band conductor ANDREW PRYCE JACKMAN adds a touch of piano.
Production assistant simon BETTS Producer KEN GRIFFIN


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Andrew H. Keachie
Conducted By: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Conductor: Andrew Pryce Jackman
Unknown: John Allinson
Designer: Tom Yardley
Producer: Ken Griffin

: Return Call

to Brass Tacks We Can't Shout for Emily
The experts have had their say. Now Eric Robson reports what the Brass Tacks audience has been saying-on radio phone-ins and in their letters - about education for the deaf.
Research JUDY HILL
Producer BRIAN GIBSON. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Director: Peter Hamilton
Producer: Brian Gibson.

: Late News


: Gustave Courbet - Engine of Revolution

Written and narrated by EDWIN MULLINS
Gustave Courbet was a revolutionary in politics and in art. As an artist he saw himself as a 'realist ' and a ' socialist' and he fought the French artistic establishment all his life. His paintings were thought so scandalous that Napoleon III attacked one of them with a riding crop.
In 1871 he threw himself into the revolutionary Commune and when the government re-established control he was held personally responsible for blowing up the column in the Place Vendome and driven into exile. Now he is seen as one of the fathers of modern painting and his great pictures. bought by the French State, hang in places of honour in the Louvre. Voice of Courbet: Brian Blessed
Executive producer BARRIE GAVIN


Unknown: Edwin Mullins
Unknown: Gustave Courbet
Unknown: Napoleon Iii
Producer: Barrie Gavin
Producer: Christopher Martin

: Closedown

Joy Parker reads


Unknown: Elizabeth Bishop

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