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: Open University

6.40 Miroslav Holub. 7.5 Fast Reactor
Fuel Reprocessing. 7.30 Education in Portugal (1).

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Fox and the Crow (trad)
Presenters Sheelagh Gllbey, Fred Harris
Book Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops. Play On, record (REC
332). 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: Sheelagh Gllbey
Presenter: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: International Badminton

The Friends' Provident Masters from the Royal Albert Hall
This, the world's first Open Badminton Tournament, features some of the greatest names in the sport with LENE KOPPEN and FLEMING DELFS representing Denmark. From England RAY STEVENS, MIKE TREDGETT and DEREK TALBOT contest the men's title GILLIAN GILKS, NORA PERRY and JANE WEBSTER provide strong competition in the ladies'.
Television presentation BOB DUNCAN


Unknown: Ray Stevens
Unknown: Mike Tredgett
Unknown: Derek Talbot
Unknown: Gillian Gilks.
Unknown: Nora Perry
Unknown: Jane Webster
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Roddy MacCrimmon
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Open University

4.50 Daumier and His Robert Maeaire.
5.15 Genes and Development. 5.40 Computers and Thinking. 6.5 House of Refuge. 6.30 Social Change.


Unknown: Robert Maeaire.

: Mr Smith's Fruit Garden

A series of five programmes on how to grow your own fruit presented by GEOFFREY SMITH
3-Raspberries and other BerriesRaspberries, strawberries, loganberries and blackberries are amongst the most profitable soft fruit to grow. This week Geoffrey Smith offers practical advice on siting, planting and pruning the plants and bushes.
Series producer PETER RIDING
Producer BRIAN DAVIES (Repeat!
Book (same title), 60p. from bookshops Gardening hints on Ceefax page 252


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: Landscapes of England: 8: Devon - Haunts of Ancient Peace

Eight explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins
"I had the good fortune to be born in a small and ancient city with unravished country all around it."
In the heart of Devon Professor William Hoskins explores this still beautiful countryside of his youth. With its isolated farms and its churches; villages and towns that have failed, and the small and ancient city of Exeter. And he shows how. over the centuries. success and sometimes even failure in farming and village life have produced a peaceful and unravished countryside.
"A programme that lifts even the most tele-fatigued eyelid and revives the spirit." (Daily Mail)
Book, English Landscapes: hardback £4.75; paperback £2.50, from bookshops


Presenter: Professor W. G. (William) Hoskins
Film Editor: Alan Lewens
Producer: Peter Jones

: Empire Road: 5: Kalaloo Sunday

A series of ten episodes by Michael Abbensetts
Starring Norman Beaton as Everton Bennett with Corinne Skinner-Carter as Hortense Bennett

She attends church in the morning, has kalaloo and yellow plantins with her lunch and watches TV all afternoon - but Hortense is yearning for the Sundays she knew back home.
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Michael Abbensetts
Theme Music: Matumbi
Designer: Nigel Jones
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Horace Ove
Everton Bennett: Norman Beaton
Hortense Bennett: Corinne Skinner-Carter
Walter Issacs: Joe Marcell
Marcus Bennett: Wayne Laryea
Miss May: Rosa Roberts
Desmond: Trevor Butler

: The Paper Chase

A Case of Détente
An unconventional professor ar ranges a visit to the law school by a team of Russian athletes whose rules of conduct are verj strict, and Hart, of all people risks causing an international in cident when he flouts those rules.
Written by DAVID p. HARMON
Based on the novel by JOHN JAY osBonN jf


Written By: David P. Harmon
Novel By: John Jay Osbonn
Professor Kingsfield: John Houseman
James T Hart: James Stephens
Professor Justin: Pernell Roberts
Ford: Tom Fitzsimmons
Elizabeth Logan: Francine Tacker
Anderson: Robert Ginty
Willis Bell: James Keane
Woodrow Tullis: And David Ogden Stiers

: Tony Bennett Sings...: Saloon Songs

The second of six new programmes in which this international song stylist presents, in an intimate setting, music by the world's best songwriters.
This week's theme: Saloon Songs
Music director Torrie Zito with Arthur Watts (bass) Alf Bigden (drums) and the Rothstein String Quartet


Singer: Tony Bennett
Music Director: Torrie Zito
Bassist: Arthur Watts
Drummer: Alf Bigden
Musicians: The Rothstein String Quartet
Sound: Len Shorey
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designer: Martin Collins
Production: Yvonne Littlewood

: Circuit Eleven Miami

Law-breakers, law-enforcers, lawyers, the law - in 13 frank documentary films set in Florida, USA.
Cecil Branch has battered his girlfriend Regina MacGriff with a hammer. It's the
second time he's done it. But Branch has a choice. Stand trial and take what's
coming - or give up his constitutional right to a trial and do a backstairs deal with the judge. In a scene of remarkable frankness, judge, prosecution and defence calmly trade off segments of Cecil Branch's life – life lost in Florida's crowded jails, and redeemed only by Florida's hard-pressed Parole Board.
Cecil Branch's case is unremarkable. To save the court's time, 90 per cent of Circuit Eleven cases are disposed of as his was. It is called 'plea bargaining' – an alarming process - for the incentives to plead guilty are often irresistible. Lest anyone should suppose that plea bargaining is an American aberration, English lawyer Walter Merricks reminds us that much the same pressures are put on defendants in this country.


Film Cameraman: Colin Deehan
Film Recordist: John Pritchard
Film Editor: Peter Cordon
Researcher: Mo Bowyer
Executive Producer: Roger Mills
Producer: Mark Anderson

: Late News


: International Darts

The UK:part World Team Matchpoint/ American Australia America, captained by CONRAD DANIEM , with NICK VIRAC-KUL and JEKRY UMBERGER , is the team that could well upset the seedings in their group. Tonight they play their first match of the Championship.
Introduced by DAVID coLEMAN , from the Club Fiesta, Stockton.
Commentators siD WADDELL and TONY GREEN
Television presentation NtCK HUNTER . KEITH FmLLIPS
BBC Manehester


Unknown: Conrad Daniem
Unknown: Nick Virac-Kul
Unknown: Jekry Umberger
Introduced By: David Coleman
Commentators: Sid Waddell
Commentators: Tony Green
Unknown: Ntck Huntek
Unknown: Ke!tb Fmllips

: Something Else

A monthly series for people, especially those in the 16-to-20 age group, who want to see something else on television.
(Shown last Saturday)

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