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: Open University

6.40 The Adelaide Centre

7.5 Colour Television: l

7.30 Multi-Cultural Education

: Closedown

: Play School

Presenters Carol Chell, Fred Harris
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.20 pm)


Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Joanne Cole
Presenter: Carol Chell
Presenter: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Simple Modeling

5.15 Buoyancy in Marine Animals

5.40 Geophysics of Cyprus

6.5 Zoroastrian Orthodoxy

6.30 The Fabric of Life

: The Great Orchestras

The last of three repeats featuring American orchestras.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Seiji Ozawa and featuring The Boston Pops
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
The Boston Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1881 by Henry Lee Higginson, a Boston financier. For 40 years Higginson paid all the orchestra's debts from his own pocket. Even today, the orchestra could not survive without contributions from private sources. The list of permanent conductors has included many distinguished names, but the influence of Serge Koussevitsky's dominant personality, who was Music Director from 1924 to 1949, is still felt by the orchestra today.
The music includes extracts from:
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No 2
Berlioz Rakoczy March
Charles Ives Central Park in the Dark
Ravel La Valse
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Soloist Isaac Stern
"A fascinating close-up of a great Orchestra." (Sunday Mirror)


Musicians: The Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Musicians: The Boston Pops
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Soloist: Isaac Stern
Producer: Ian Engelmann

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Brass Tacks: Fit to Be Born?

First the arguments then your chance to join the debate.

Doctors can now detect certain diseases and deformities in babies before they are born. They can tell couples what risk they run of having a handicapped child before they start a family. But how far are we prepared to go in eliminating crippling and killing diseases? Should we force abortion on a woman carrying a spina bifida or mongol baby? Should we insist that carriers of the horrifying Huntington's Chorea be sterilised? Just who is deciding which of our future citizens are not fit to be born?
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 [address removed]


Film Cameraman: Mike Wilkie
Research: Gita Conn
Producer: Lyn Webster
Editor: Roger Laughton

: Rhoda: Pyjama Party Bingo

[Starring] Valerie Harper as Rhoda, Julie Kavner as Brenda
with Beverly Sanders as Susan


Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Susan: Beverly Sanders

: News 39

The Week into War: 28 August 1939
The first in a nightly series of modern television news bulletins which look at events of the week 40 years ago - the seven days leading up to the Declaration of War. Newsreader Tom Mangold


Unknown: Tom Mangom

: Born to the Wind: 3: Red Stone's Son

A new series in four parts starring Will Sampson as Chief Painted Bear, Henry Darrow as Lost Robe, Ned Romero as Chief Broken Foot

When Red Stone dies in childbirth, Broken Foot, leader of her husband's tribe, insists that he be allowed to take her infant son. But Painted Bear refuses - and that could mean trouble.


Producer/Director: J.C. Rappaport
Chief Painted Bear: Will Sampson
Lost Robe: Henry Darrow
Chief Broken Foot: Ned Romero
Red Stone: Sandra Griego
Star Fire: Rose Portillo
Low Wolf: A. Martinez
White Bull: Emilio Delgado

: Circuit Eleven Miami: 2: Murder in the First Degree: Part 2

Film cameras are again in court as the case against Thomas Perri for the murder of Henry Peele continues. Forensic evidence is produced-a fingerprint and a hair Lance Stelzer delivers an eloquent closing argument for the State Frank Rubio likewise for the Defence. The jury returns with its verdict.
(Part 3 tomorrow at 10.M pm)


Unknown: Lance Stelzer
Unknown: Frank Rubio

: Late News


: Beethoven Plus One

Duo - Trio - Quartet - Quintet - Septet
The last of five programmes originally shown in 1977 to mark the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death.
The Music Group of London play Septet, Op 20


Musicians: The Music Group of London
Executive Producer: John Drummond
Producer: Roy Tipping

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