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: Open University

6.40 Charles Tomlinson

7.5 The Trans-uranium Elements

7.30 Management

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Festival of the Supreme Being

5.15 Genes and Development

5.40 Shapes tn Atoms

6.5 An Asian View

6.30 San Francisco Railway: 4

: Mr Smith's Fruit Garden

A series of five programmes on how to grow your own fruit presented by GEOFFREY SMITH 1: Apples and Pears
Practical advice on the planting and pruning of apples and pears and the following of their annual cycle from blossom-time to harvest.
Series producer PETER RIDING
Book (same title), 60p, from bookshops Gardening hints on Ceefax page 252


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Landscapes of England

Eight explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins 6: Kent - Landscape of Peace and War
The Kent hopfields and orchards seem the last place to look for an early industrial landscape. Its even more surprising to find the scene of an industry of war.
PROFESSOR HOSKINS pieces the evidence together from an old water mill a ruined abbey, the house and park of a rich Victorian, the very attractive small towns and villages of Kent, and some remote and almost natural-looking ponds.


Unknown: Professor W. G. Hoskins
Editor: Clare Douglas

: Ten on Two

An occasional series of unusual ten-minute films.
Theme Tune: A composer gropes for an idea. He has a piano, his own imagination, and a revolver.


Directed By: Richard Denton

: Empire Road

A series of ten episodes by MICHAEL ABBENSETTS starring with 3- M-Mister L-Landlord
Walter is the man of the moment -offering cigars all round in his role as property king. But when he meets his new tenants, Walter learns he is playing in a game he cannot win.
Theme music MATUMBI Designer NIGEL JONES


Unknown: Michael Abbensetts
Producer: Peter Ansorce
Director: Peter Jefferies.
Everton Bennett: Norman Beaton
Sebastian Moses: Rudolph Walker
Walter Issacs: Joe Marcell
Hortense: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Marcus Bennett: Wayne Laryea
Miss May: Rosa Roberts
Desmond: Trevor Butler
Ranjanaa: Nalini Moonasar
Herbie: Thomas Baptiste
Linton: Gordon Case
Evita: Janet Bartley

: The Paper Chase

starring and with Moot Court
A special competition which is an important part of courtroom training demands dedicated teamwork from pairs of law students - a factor that causes some surprising developments ...
Based on the novel by jonN JAY OSBORN JR


Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Novel By: Jonn Jay Osborn Jr
Professor Kingsfield: John Houseman
James T Hart: James Stephens
Elizabeth Logan: Francine Tacker
Willis Bell: James Keane
Anderson: Robert Ginty
Ford: Tom Fitzsimmons
Livingston: Glynn Turman

: Fred Dibnah, Steeplejack

Steeplejacking was the only job FRED DIBNAH ever wanted from early childhood when he watched ' little men in flat caps' working up in the sky. At 15, for a bet, he climbed the biggest chimney in Bolton by night, at 17 he built a factory chimney on top of his mother's home, and in his twenties he started steeplejacking in earnest at the parish church. From there he worked his way up.
His mistakes up chimneys have scattered crowds and wrecked a car and a building, but the only accident he has suffered was a fall from a small ladder while decorating a bedroom. Soberly facing mortality, he looks forward eventually to a longer descent.
' If I can carry on till I'm an old fellow the ideal way out would be, instead of dying in bed of lung cancer or something horrible like that, just drop off a chimney one sunny day when I'm about 75.'
Written and produced by DON HAWORTH BBC Manchester


Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Narrator: Photography Arthur Smith
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Editor: Peter Gibbs
Produced By: Don Haworth

: Circuit Eleven Miami

Law breakers, law enforcers, lawyers, the law - in 13 frank documentary films set in Florida, USA.
4: Lady Ellen and Lady Law
Ellen Morphonios is an ex-chat-show hostess, an ex-wife (twice), and a crack shot with a muzzle-loading musket. She is also a no-nonsense Circuit Court Judge, with a penchant for Draconian sentences peppered with home-spun wisdom. One major regret of hers is that many criminals she has sentenced to the chair are still awaiting electrocution.
One of the judge's many admirers is a pretty young Prosecuting Attorney called Carol Guralnick , who set out to follow in the foot-steps of this doyenne of Miami jurisprudence, by standing for election herself as a Circuit Eleven Judge. CAROL GURALNICK seems to have all the qualifications. For she. too, is a former radio personality and an uncompromising hard-liner -and that counts in a state where judges are elected by the people, and not appointed as in Britain.
Film cameraman COLIN DEEHAN Film recordist JOHN PRITCHARD Film editor JOHN BARNES Research mo BOWYER
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer MARK ANDERSON


Unknown: Ellen Morphonios
Unknown: Carol Guralnick
Unknown: Carol Guralnick
Unknown: Colin Deehan
Unknown: John Pritchard
Producer: Mark Anderson

: Late News


: Late Night Story

Declarations of War Sir John Mills reads Paper Casualty
The fourth of five stories by LEN DEIGHTON
Sometimes experience is not enough to guarantee success, someone may be changing the rules.


Unknown: Sir John Mills
Stories By: Len Deighton

: Closedown

Snake by D. H. LAWRENCE


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

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