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: Open University

6.48 Identical Particles. 7.5 Biological Bases of Behaviour. 7.30 Oceanography - A Look Ahead,

: Closedown

: Play School

Today's story:
The Giant and the Cobbler (trad) Presenters Floella Benjamin David Hargreaves


Presenters: Floella Benjamin
Presenters: David Hargreaves

: Closedown

: Let's Use Let's Go

Introduced by BRIAN RIX
'Twelve months ago Let's Go -the BBC's first television series for mentally-handicapped people-began transmission. Since then it has been viewed by thousands of mentally-handicapped people all over Britain. With the series now being repeated BRIAN RIX introduces a film report about some of the ways in which Let's Go has been used by parents and teachers.


Introduced By: Brian Rix
Unknown: Brian Rix

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 House of Refuge. 5.15 The Curious History of Norelhindronc. 5.40 Zinc. 6.5 MIOI/25 Modelling, Pollution. 6.30 Asbestos -A Problem Product

: Time Out of Mind

A new series of five programmes in which writers of Science Fiction talk about their work-the imaginative futures that are becoming the characteristic literature of our technological age. 2:John Brunncrmaster of chilling visions of the near future, where over-population, industrial pollution and intrusive computers threaten civilisation itself.
Director FRANK ASH


Director: Frank Ash
Producer: Brenda Horsfield

: Tex Avery Cartoons

Seven classic films by one of America's most brilliant animators. Tonight: King-size Canary
An MGM cartoon

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: A Diary of Britain

Fifteen documentary films about life in Britain made week-by-week from September to Christmas last year. 3: The Operation
In the last week of September, 1978, CHARLES MUTCH underwent a major operation. So did the whole of Liverpool's hospital service. As Mr Mutch was being admitted for an aorta replacement, five of the city's oldest hospitals were closing, to be replaced by a single building. The new Royal Liverpool Hospital was to have 820 beds, 3,000 staff and the biggest outpatients' department in the country. But, at four times the estimated cost and five years behind schedule, the critics were calling it ' a £43-million disaster story'.
If all went well, Mr Mutch would be among the last patients on the old operating tables - and the first to recover in the brand new beds. It was to be one of the most important weeks in his life - and in the history of medicine on Mersey-side.
Executive producer JAMES DEWAR BBC North West


Unknown: Charles Mutch
Unknown: Mr Mutch
Unknown: Mr Mutch
Editor: Paul Jackson
Producer: Gerald Harrison
Producer: James Dewar

: The Two Ronnies

Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker and their guests
The Manhattan Transfer
Musical direction RONNIE HAZLEHURST Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI Producer BRIAN PENDERS (First shown on BBCU


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Written By: David Newman
Written By: Peter Osbornt
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Peter Vincent
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Freddie Usher
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Designer: Jan Spoczynski
Producer: Brian Penders

: Alec Guinness in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Part 3

by John Le Carre dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft in seven parts
Also starring (in order of appearance) Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, Ian Richardson, Terence Rigby, Bernard Hepton, Beryl Reid, Alexander Knox, Michael Aldridge
'It's the oldest question of all, George: who can spy on the spies? You'll take the job? - do whatever is necessary?'
And so, George Smiley sets out for Oxford to visit an old and invaluable friend and Peter Guillam is despatched to play Burglar Bill.


Author: John Le Carre
Dramatised by: Arthur Hopcraft
Music composed and conducted by: Geoffrey Burgon
Film Editor: Chris Wimble
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Photography: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Director: John Irvin
George Smiley: Alec Guinness
Peter Guillam: Michael Jayston
Lacon: Anthony Bate
Bill Haydon: Ian Richardson
Roy Bland: Terence Rigby
Toby Esterhase: Bernard Hepton
Connie Sachs: Beryl Reid
Control: Alexander Knox
Percy Alleline: Michael Aldridge
Bryant: Frank Compton
Lauder Strickland: Frank Moorey
Senior secretary: Jean Rimmer

: Horizon: The Mexican Oil Dance

Mexico, the lazy land of the sombrero and siesta, is fast becoming a country of hard-hats and hard work. The recent discovery of huge oil fields in the southern states of Mexico has stirred the government and people to unprecedented efforts.
Could Mexico turn out to be another Kuwait? As exploration for new oil expands, could the country eventually match the giant reserves of the world's top producer, Saudi Arabia?

Horizon investigates what impact Mexico might have on an oil hungry world-and the impact of oil on Mexico and the Mexicans themselves. Mexico is already exporting oil - some of it by accident. The world's worst-ever oil spill, from a rig in the Gulf of Campeche, is a major threat to the Texas coast-line and to the already delicate nature of US/Mexican relations.


Film cameraman: Max Samett
Film Editor: Colin Jones
Horizon Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Narrated and Produced by: Colin Riach

: Madeline Bell

A second chance to see the effer vescent Madeline Bell with her choice of music.
Orchestra directed by CHRIS HUGHES Designer MARTIN COLLINS


Directed By: Chris Hughes
Designer: Martin Collins
Produced By: Brian Whitehouse

: Late News on 2


: Closedown

Hugh Dickson reads
Discovering Flowers by J. c. HALL


Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: J. C. Hall

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