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: Open University

6.40 Education in Trinidad

7.5 Television Technology

7.30 We're All Immigrants Here

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Uncle Toby's Picnic Written by HANS G. LENZEN Illustrated by SIGRID HANCK Presenters
Carol Leader, Don Spencer


Written By: Hans G. Lenzen
Illustrated By: Sigrid Hanck
Leader: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 The Family Doctor

5.15 Physiological Adaptation: 1

5.40 Changing Gravity

6.5 The Mosque

6.30 Rabbits and Chalk Grassland

: What's Your Poison?

or how to enjoy drinking
At the Bar - BRIAN TRUEMAN 4: It's Just a Habit
Why do we drink? Is it because we like the stuff or because it's expected of us? Most people find that both reasons are true on different occasions. In Glasgow many drinkers go for a binge at the weekend - it has become a habit.


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: David Cordingey

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Stars in Full Daylight

Seemingly suspended in thin air, 50 of the finest free-fall parachutists in France perform an amazing ballet of the sky.
An award-winning French film without words produced and directed by HUBERT LE CAMPION


Directed By: Hubert Le Campion

: SandorVegh Masterclass

In the fourth of this series of six Masterclasses, held in the informal atmosphere of the King's Room at Godolphin House in Cornwall, the distinguished Hungarian violinist and teacher Sandor Vegh works on the final movement of Beethoven's Sonata in G major for violin and piano, Op 96, with British violinist Elisabeth Perry and accompanist Melita Kolin from Bulgaria.
Photography ELMER COSSET
Sound MIKE TURNER. Film editor BEN MORRIS Directed by PETER WEST
Sandor Veghs Masterclasses at the International Musicians' Seminar in Cornwall were made possible by the support of Marks & Spencer Ltd.


Unknown: Sandor Vegh
Violinist: Elisabeth Perry
Accompanist: Melita Kolin
Unknown: Mike Turner.
Editor: Ben Morris
Directed By: Peter West
Directed By: Sandor Veghs Masterclasses

: Brass Tacks

First the arguments then your chance to join the debate. The Last Post?
Despite the improvement in communications, buoyant traffic and a modest measure of automation, Britain has a postal service that is not only more expensive but less reliable and slower than in the day of the steam train and bicycle.
As the postal service confronts suggestions that it should be hived off from the more profitable tele-communications business or even that it should be doled out piece-meal to private enterprise, Brass Tacks speaks to the men who work in and manage the postal business. The questions that are being asked are: can the public expect anything better than a further decline in service at an ever-increasing price, and moreover, will we in ten years' time have a postal service at all?
Film editor TONY WILLIAMS Editor ROGER LAUGHTON BBC Manchester
If you want to take part in the Brass Tacks debate, either 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 [Postcode removed]


Editor: Tony Williams
Editor: Roger Laughton

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring and Love for
Sale Rhoda and Brenda help their friend Gary with a gigantic sale to save his trendy clothes shop. But Brenda gets more than she bargains for ...


Unknown: Sale Rhoda
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Gary: Ron Silver

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

Dramatised in seven episodes by DENNIS POTTER starring and Avis Bunnage, Jack Galloway Freddie Jones , Ronald Lacey Janet Maw
6: As Henchard sinks lower, Farfrae rises to become the Mayor of Casterbridge. Lucetta lives in fear that Henchard will expose their past affair. At her request, he returns her love letters, unaware that some have been stolen.
Directed by DAVID GILES


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Jack Galloway
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Ronald Lacey
Unknown: Janet Maw
Music By: Carl Davis
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: David Giles
Michael Henchard: Alan Bates
Lucetta: Anna Massey
Jopp: Ronald Lacey
Donald Farfrae: Jack Galloway
Mr Joyce: Alan Rowe
Councillor: David Willitts
Abel Whittle: Peter Bourke
Coney: Douglas Milvain
Nancy: Deddie Davies
Longways: Clifford Parrish
Charl: Desmond Adams
Mrs Goodenough: Avis Bunnage
Elizabeth-Jane: Janet Maw
Prince Albert: Lloyd McGuire
Fall: Freddie Jones
Lucetta's maid: Gilly Brown
Doctor: Charles West
Priest: Mischa de la Motte
Newson: Richard Owens

: Portrait

The fourth of five portraits Angela Rippon painted by Paul Wyeth
When PAUL WYETH agreed to paint a portrait of Britain's best known female face he felt his head was ' very much on the chopping block - everyone thinks they know what a portrait of ANGELA RIPPON should look like.' Angela finds the comments about her looks flattering-'when I was at school the boys only wanted to take me out to meet my girlfriends.'


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Paul Wyeth
Unknown: When Paul Wyeth
Unknown: Angela Rippon

: Beethoven

Plus One
Duo - Trio - Quartet Quintet - Septet Tonight:
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Jacqueline du Pre (cello) Daniel Barenboim (piano) play the Ghost Trio, Op 70 No 1


Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Violin: Jacqueline du Pre
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Christopher Nupen

: Late News


: Closedown

joy PARKER reads
Closing Time by A. ALVAREZ


Unknown: A. Alvarez

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