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: Open University

6.40 The School Broadcasting Council
7.5 The Turoine Blade. 7.30 Staff Development.

: Closedown

: Labour Party Conference 1979

Live coverage of the second day in Brighton
Reporting team Robin Day
David Dimbleby and Robert MeKenzie


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert Mekenzie

: Play School

Mr Mackenzie's Wellington Boots by KATHY MEAGHER Presenters
Delia Morgan Johnny Ball
Book, Play School: Ready to Play il 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


Unknown: Kathy Meagher

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton

: Closedown

2.0 Live coverage of the afternoon's debates

: Open University

4.50 White Collar Workers. 5.15 whittle sea Mere 5.40 Glaciation. 6.5 Instrumentation. 6.30 Cuantum Theory: Standing Waves and Energy Levels.

: The Mid-Evening News

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

: The Ealing Comedy: The Titfield Thunderbolt

Stanley Holloway , George Relph Naunton Wayne , John Gregson
The first of the Ealing comedies to be made in colour was also a delight for railway enthusiasts.
The charming village of Titfield is linked to the nearest town, Mallingford, by a single track railway of more social than economic importance. Unfortunately, a government decision to nationalise the railways closes the line. The outraged Titfield residents. led by the Vicar, a railway enthusiast, are determined that the rail service be restored, but the newly-found bus company is equally determined that it stays axed.
A MICHAEL BALCON production Screenplay by T. E. B. CLARKE Produced by MICHAEL TRUMAN Directed by CHARLES CIUÇHTON Films: page 27


Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: George Relph
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: John Gregson
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Produced By: Michael Truman
Directed By: Charles Ciuçhton
Valentine: Stanley Holloway
Weech: George Relph
Blakeworth: Naunton Wayne
Gordon: John Gregson
Bishop: Godfrey Tearle
Joan: Gabrielle Brcne
Dan: Hugh Griffith
Hawkins: Sidney James
Crump: Jack McGowran
Emily: Edie Martin
Coggett: Reginald Beckwith
Ruddock: Michael Trubshawe
Clegg JOHN: Rl Dling

: Jacqueline du Pré Masterclass

In the second of four programmes in this series recorded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Jacqueline du Pre works on one of the major sonatas in the cello repertoire, the Brahms Sonata in E minor with MELISSA PHELPS and GILLIAN THODAY accompanist CLIFFORD BENSON Lighting BERT OATEN


Accompanist: Clifford Benson
Unknown: Bert Oaten
Unknown: Jeff Baker
Director: Peter Buti.F.R

: Rhoda

A comedy film series starring with To Vegas With Love Rhcda takes off for Las Vegas at the invitation of singer Johnny Venture. But Brenda goes along as well - determined to act as chaperone....


Written By: Coleman Mitchell
Written By: Geoffrey Neigher
Directed By: Tony Mordente
Rhoda: Valerie Harper
Brenda: Julie Kavner
Johnny Venture: Michael Delano

: Man Alive

Investigates, Discovers, Questions This week:
Defeat or Triumph?
When the workers take over a factory to run it themselves the conventions have to be rewritten; no boss and no 'them' and ' us ', everyone is in it together. Can it work? Who gives the orders and who takes them?
Co-operatives may work in some countries, but in Britain all but one have collapsed - why? Now even that one-it makes the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle at Meriden - carries a massive debt and is under threat of bankruptcy and liquidation.
Man Alive' filmed the beginning five years ago, when a handful of workers picketed and refused to allow the closure If Meriden is now allowed to die, it would be the end of a motorcycle legend. The workers must find, in just a few weeks, a rescuing partner.
Harold Williamson follows that search and finds out what brought them to this last-ditch fight for an ideal and an industry.


Unknown: Harold Williamson
Producer: Terence O'Reilly
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Floodlit Rugby League

Widnes v Swinton
The 1979 BBC2 Floodlit Rugby League Trophy competition begins with a first-round match between Challenge Cup and Floodlit Trophy holders, Widnes and second division Swinton.
On paper Widnes should have a relatively easy passage into the next round, but upsets often happen in cup ties.
Swinton have strengthened their side considerably by signing DAVID WATKINS. Welsh international and ex-Salford star, and expect to put up a fight against Widnes's strong opposition.
Highlights of the match played earlier this evening at Naughton Park. Introduced by RICHARD DI CKENFIELD
Commentator EDDIE WARING
Producer KEITH PHILLIPS BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Watkins.
Introduced By: Richard Di Ckenfield
Commentator: Eddie Waring
Producer: Keith Phillips

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at the contemporary rock scene
Introduced by Anne Nightingale with films, album tracks, interviews, news and reviews.


Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Late News on 2

including Labour Party Conference report, followed by Weather

: Closedown

The Old Couple by f. PRATT GREEN


Unknown: Pauline William
Unknown: F. Pratt Green

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