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: Open University

6.40 Paris: Imperial City. 7.5 All About Risk. 7.30 Computer-based Information Systems.

: Closedown

: Too Big to Bargain With?

Sixth of ten programmes for trade unionists on Democracy at Work.


Director: Peter Lee-Wright
Producer: John Twitchin

: Lost for Words

Five programmes which aim to help speech-impaired people and their families. 1: Early Warnings

: Play School

Story: Sam's Woolly Hat by DOROTHY EDWARDS Presenters
Libby Murray , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Write Away

A practical guide to everyday writing, with seven new and handy ways of remembering spelling. Today there's help with filling in car insurance forms. Presented by BARRY TOOK With MICHAEL GAMBON and ZENA WALKER


Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Zena Walker
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Director: Julian Stenhouse
Producer: Caroline Pick

: It's a Great Life

Examination Business
In the eyes of many parents, the purpose of school is to help their children get as many examination passes and qualifications as possible. DAVID HARGREAVES , university reader in education, and COLIN BALL , author and educational consultant, suggest ways in which concentrating on exams may deprive children of other equally important aspects of their education.
Production assistant JOHN BROOKE Producer PAUL KRIWACZEK
Family Network telephone numbers: North West: [number removed]
North East: Leeds (0532) [number removed]Midlands: [number removed]
London/East Anglia/Home Counties: Luton (0582) [number removed]
South East: Dorking (0306) [number removed]
South West: Gloucester (0452) [number removed]Wales: Cardiff (0222)[number removed] Swansea (0792) [number removed]Scotland: [number removed]


Unknown: David Hargreaves
Unknown: Colin Ball
Unknown: John Brooke

: Closedown

: Dilemmas

A series of ten programmes in Which PROFESSOR BERNARD WILLIAMS asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas? 6:Justifiable Discrimination


Unknown: Professor Bernard Williams
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Propaganda with Facts

A series of six programmes about the cinema and public opinion in the 1940s.
1: and, as far as possible, the whole truth '
The 1940s were the one period of English history when there was a serious and sustained effort by the state to control public opinion. The cinema was one of the main instruments of this campaign. How did the machinery of persuasion work?
Produced by HOWARD SMITH


Written By: Nicholas Pronay
Produced By: Howard Smith

: A Woman's Place?

Following four plays, the first of four films in the series. A Man's World
' You've got to prove to these stubborn people that women can do just as well as men.'
Some women who have stepped outside accepted female roles question some cliches about women's capabilities.
Series producer HOWARD SMITH


Producer: Howard Smith
Unknown: Suzanne Davies

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 X-ray Diffraction. 5.15 ABC in Kansas City (1).

: Harold Lloyd

The master comedian from the golden age of silent comedy in excerpts from the films that thrilled and entertained a generation.
Harold monkeys around chasing stolen booty in The Kid Brother and finds himself on the run in Take a Chance after an escaped jailbird switches clothes.
Written by PETER DURSTON Produced by BOB HOAG


Written By: Peter Durston
Produced By: Bob Hoag

: The Waltons

The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - surviving the Depression years of the 30s and facing the war years of the 40s. starring
The Empty Nest (Part 2)
The loss of Grandpa's presence is still much felt as the family adjust to the realities of the coming war.
Based on EARL nAMNER JR'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by ROD PETERSON and CLAIRE WHITAKER Directed by PHILIP LEACOCK


Written By: Rod Peterson
Unknown: Claire Whitaker
Directed By: Philip Leacock
Olivia Walton: Michael Learned
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Grandma: Ellen Corby
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: The World About Us

San Giorgio's Bitter Fruits
' If a man has his own home, even if it is only four walls and a roof; if he has regular work; and if he has enough to eat for himself and his family, he is not poor. Now tell me, who in this village lacks any one of these things? '
That is how Vittorino Cerigone , a Peasant farmer, talks about San Giorgio, a village that sleeps upon a mountainside in Calabria, that remotest of provinces in Italy's ' deep south'.
It is still assumed that this is a forgotten, neglected land whose destiny is controlled by faceless bureaucrats in Rome and multi-national companies in Turin; a land that people leave because of a brutalising poverty that has no Prospect of alleviation.
It is the proposition of Ralph Glasser , a Scots economist who has lived in San Giorgio, that such attitudes are no longer valid and People leave for reasons other than poverty; that the reasons are the same in Kenya, Bangladesh and Peru; and in misunderstanding these reasons we are in danger of losing many of the things we most value and desire.
Film cameraman HENRY FARRAR Film editor PETER MINNS Producer RICHARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Vittorino Cerigone
Unknown: Ralph Glasser
Unknown: Henry Farrar
Editor: Peter Minns
Editors: Anthony Isaacs
Editors: Peter Jones

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Cartoon Two

A lyrical award-winning Yugoslav cartoon interpreting the music of Erik Satie.


Unknown: Erik Satie.

: Company and Co

Watch the Birdie by ADELE ROSE starring with It's easy to jump to the wrong conclusions about someone's motives, especially when everyone else knows what they are.
Sound supervisor MIKE JONES Make-up artist JILL SHARDLOW Designer TONY SNOADEN Producer JOHN SICHEL


Unknown: Adele Rose
Unknown: Mike Jones
Artist: Jill Shardlow
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: John Sichel
Director: Robert D. Cardona
Samantha Company: Maria Aitken
Barbara Harris: Isabel Dean
Simon Company: Simon Williams
Billy Hawkes: Philip Lowrie
Jay Bartlett: Stephan Chase
Sharon Burgess: Katherine Levy
Fingers: Kenny Clayton
Anna: Anna Wing
Kirby: John Dryden
Kirby's assistant: Frank Cullen
Jan Mitchell: Annette Lynton
Tina Clegg: Julie Dawn Cole
Fordyce: Anthony Olivier
Det-Insp Winters: Jon Rumney

: Movie Showcase: Between the Lines

continues the season of recent, highly-acclaimed films.
Starring John Heard, Bruno Kirby
Boston's one-time radical weekly, The Back Bay Mainline, is losing its excitement on the way to making a profit. The radical flavour and excitement is disappearing and big business is interested in a takeover. The effect is devastating for the young and dedicated journalists and hangers-on who have committed so much of their lives to the paper and to each other. This lively, very funny and often very moving film was one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the late 70s.
"I've seen a lot of good films this year, but this is the one I'll remember with the most affection." (DAILY MAIL)
Produced by RAPHAEL D. SILVER Screenplay by FRED BARRON
(First showing on British television) Films: page 19


Produced By: Raphael D. Silver
Unknown: Fred Barron
Directed By: Joan Micklin Silver
Harry: John Heard
David: Bruno Kirby
Abbie: Lindsay Crouse
Laura: Gwen Welles
Max: Jeff Goldblum
Michael: Stephen Collins
Lynn: Jill Eikenberry
Stanley: Lewis J Stadlen
Hawker: Michael J Pollard
Frank: John Korkes

: Animated Conversations

Occasional programmes In which animated film-makers eavesdrop on real conversations and let their imaginations run riot. Tonight: Confessions of a Foyer Girl
Producer COLIN Thomas. BBC Bristol


Producer: Colin Thomas.

: Newsnight

Peter Snow, Peter Hobday, John Tusa and Charles Wheeler report and analyse the significant events of the day.
At 11.15* news summary and weather from Fran Morrison, and sports news from David Davies.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Peter HobdayPresenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Charles Wheeler
Newsreader: Fran Morrison
Sports newsreader: David Davies

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

Introduced by Anne Nightingale
In the studio this week: Charlie Dore and Public Image Ltd


Presenter: Anne Nightingale
Musician: Charlie Dore
Musicians: Public Image Ltd
Director: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

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