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: Open University

6.40 Molecular Evolution

7.5 Redlining the City

7.30 The Other Tradition

: Closedown

: Gharbar

The programme looks at a problem which most Asian women in this country have to face at some time or another.
There is also a story for young children and a popular song.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Five Seagulls by CORINNE REDSHAW Presenters
Libby Murray , Stuart McGugan


Unknown: Corinne Redshaw
Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 The Earth's History

5.15 A Study in Control

5.40 Project Tutoring

6.5 Antibody Diversity Immunoregulation

6.30 Matters of Interpretation

: The Mid-Evening News

including a news summary with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather
News background :ndex on Ceefax p 202

: John le Carre

John le Carre is among the world's best-selling novelists. His first big success was The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, published in 1963. Melvyn Bragg talks to him, at his home in Cornwall, about his life and his novels.
Executive producer BILL MORTON Producer BEN REA
(The serial of John le Carre's novel Tinker. Tailor, Soldier, Spy begins next Monday)


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Bill Morton

: Ten on Two

An occasional series of unusual ten-minute films. Tiger Tiger
Back in the heady days of the British Raj a tiger-shoot was an integral part of the social calendar, as Iris Portal remembers.
Produced by CHRISTOPHER cook


Editor: Roland Armstrong
Produced By: Christopher Cook

: My Music

Who would you pair, musically speaking, with Ethel Bartlett ? A question set by Steve Race to John Amis who with Frank Muir competes against
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden in a light-hearted game of musical knowledge.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Ethel Bartlett
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: M*A*S*H

A new series of the comedy films starring and with and Fade Out, Fade In
An end and a beginning. Unloved and unsung Major Frank Burns departs. Reluctantly, Major Charles Winchester arrives as his replacement. Hawkeye and B.J. are inclined to think that it's better the devil you know ...
Directed by BY AVERBACK


Written By: Jim Fritzell
Written By: Everett Greeniaum
Directed By: By Averback
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J, Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Radar: Gary Burghoff
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Major Charles Winchester: David Ogden Stiers

: Sing Country Extra

The top stars of the 1979 International Festival of Country Music at the Wembley Arena are brought together in a special presentation including:
Crystal Gayle, Conway Twitty, Billie Jo Spears, Ronnie Prophet, Terri Hollowell, Jim and Jessie and the Virginia Boys, Jana Jae, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette and Bobby Bare.
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN


Unknown: Conway Twitty
Unknown: Biilie Jo Spears
Unknown: Ronnie Prophet
Unknown: Terri Hollowell
Unknown: Jana Jae
Unknown: Ronnie Milsap
Unknown: Tammy Wynette
Unknown: Bobby Bare.
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Mervyn Conn
Director: Mick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: The Right to Work

Today in Blackpool, the trade unions propose their response to the rapidly-changing face of British industry. In the last of three programmes on the impact on jobs of new technologies, Judith Hann and Peter Williams set out some of the vital issues raised by the arrival of microprocessors and the new Industrial Revolution they have brought with them, while Michael Rodd reports from Blackpool on today's debate. Many of our traditional industries are in deepening trouble as jobs are lost both to automated equipment and to foreign competition. Has the government a duty to preserve jobs by subsidising companies struggling to survive?
Tonight's programme sets out the issues facing the Secretary of State for Industry, Sir Keith Joseph , and questions him on the issues raised at Blackpool and in the two previous programmes. Sir Leslie Murphy , chairman of the National Enterprise Board, leading industrialist Sir Hector Laing and David Lea , of the TUC, are the other participants in a debate which attempts to assess Britain's best chances of preserving the Right to Work into the 80s.
Film director PETER KINKEAD


Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: Michael Rodd
Unknown: Sir Keith Joseph
Unknown: Leslie Murphy
Unknown: Sir Hector Laing
Unknown: David Lea
Director: Peter Kinkead
Director: Stuart Harris
Editor: Michael Blakstad

: Late News


: Late Night Story

Declarations of War Sir John Mills reads
A New Way to Say Goodnight The third of five stories by LEN DEIGHTON
Not everything changes as much as people would like to think.


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Stories By: Len Deighton

: Closedown

At Woodward's Gardens
(or, Resourcefulness is More Than Understanding) by ROBERT FROST


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Robert Frost

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