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: Open University

6.40 Seeing the Future. 7.5 Ultrastructure of Cells. 7.30 Brain Structure and Function.

: Closedown

: Gharbar

PARVEEN MIRZA demonstrates how easy it is to make things at home which are inexpensive and useful. She also tells a story to young children.
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Bear's Winter House written by JOHN YOEMAN illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE Presenters
Libby Murray , Johnny Ball


Written By: John Yoeman
Illustrated By: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Libby Murray
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

With just four weeks to Cheltenham's National Hunt Festival, today's feature race The Whitbread Trial Handicap Steeplechase will provide an opportunity for some top 'chasers to lay their claims for the Gold Cup and later the Aintree Grand National
2.0 The Sapling Novices' 'Chase, £3,800 added (about 2m)
2.30 The Fernbank Hurdle Race, f3,600 added (about 3m)
3.0 The Whitbread Trial Handicap 'Chase, £8,000 added (about 3m)
3.35 The Reynoldstown Novices' 'Chase, £6,000 added (about 3m) Commentators


Unknown: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Richard Pitman
Interviewer: Robin Gray
Unknown: John McNicholas

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Haemoglobin. 5.15 Models in Chemistry.

: Cartoon Two

A Bird's Life
Another award-winning cartoon film, from Czechoslovakia.
A harassed housewife with a lazy husband and a demanding son takes flight-quite literally - with the help of a stage magician. But in this case, women's lib is short-lived.


Directed By: Milos MacOurek
Directed By: Jaroslav Doubrava

: Pride and Prejudice

by JANE AUSTEN. The last of five parts dramatised by FAY WELDON


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Dramatised By: Fay Weldon

: The Master Game

Presented by Jeremy James
Eight of the world's leading Grand Masters battle in two groups. The winners of each group will meet in a sudden-death final for a first prize of £2,500 and the Master Game trophy. Game 5:
Vlastimil Hort (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) v Helmut Pfleger (W GERMANY) ' All of a sudden I don't feel very well in my skin any more ...' says PFLEGER, the chess-playing doctor against an opponent who likes to play ' laboratory moves' -which is really a scientific dissection method where microscopic advantage gradually gets bigger and it is horrible to watch if you are on the receiving end! Expert analysis by WILLIAM HARTSTON
Designer JOHN BONE
Book (same title), £2.50, from bookshops


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: William Hartston
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-of- hearing, followed by Weather

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

A series of nine programmes on how to grow and care for indoor plants.
6:Flowering Plants
This is one of the more spectacular groups of house plants but with the disadvantage of being relatively short-lived. In this programme Geoffrey Smith offers practical advice on how to counter this by propagating some of the more popular varieties such as cinerenas, calceolarias, and hydrangeas.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Midweek Musical: Cover Girl

starring Rita Hayworth , Gene Kelly with Lee Bowman , Phil Silvers
This classic film of the forties features Gene Kelly 's famous ' Shadow Dance' in which he dances with himself in a score of brilliant musical numbers by Jerome Kern. Rusty Parker is a happy-go-lucky chorus girl who by chance becomes a fabulously successful model. While she revels in her new life. Rusty fails to notice that it is taking her further and further from the man she loves.
Screenplay by VIRGINIA VAN UPP
Based on a story by ERWIN GELSEY Music by JEROME KERN Lyrics by IRA CERSHWIN
Directed by CHARLES VIDOR. Films: page 19


Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Lee Bowman
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Jerome Kern.
Unknown: Rusty Parker
Play By: Virginia van Upp
Story By: Erwin Gelsey
Music By: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Ira Cershwin
Directed By: Charles Vidor.
Rusty Parker: Rita Hayworth
Danny McGuire: Gene Kelly
Genius: Phil Silvers
Noel Wheaton: Lee Bowman
John Coudair: Otto Kruger
Miss Jackson: Eve Arden
Jinx: Jinx Falkenblrg
Maureen Martin: Leslie Brooks
Young Coudair: Jeff Barker
Anita: Anita Colby
Chef: Curt Bois
Joe: Ed Brophy
Tony Pastor: Thurston Hall

: Arena

This week Arena features two highly-individual women artists.

Peggy Taub, the Learned Goat and Other People ...

Peggy Taub has always wanted to sculpt like the classic Greeks. But whenever she leans over the clay bin an animal head appears. An American writer and artist who now lives in London, Peggy Taub's work centres on the belief that the main difference between people and animals 'lies in the placement of the ears'. Thalma Goldman

We look at the work of one of the most original artist-animators around today. Her latest film Stanley has just been nominated as Britain's entry to the Berlin Film Festival.

Plus a 'commercial break' with news of current exhibitions in the arts.


Director: Amina Harris
Production: Alan Lewens
Production: Mary Dickenson
Series Editor: Alan Yentob

: Grasmere Sports

Wordsworth's remote Lakeland village puts up with more than 1,000 tourists a week - but turns for its enjoyment to the traditional Cumberland wrestling, hound-trailing and fell-running which combine in the unique atmosphere of its annual sports ... and never mind the weather. Introduced by BRIAN REDHEAD Reporter FRANK MELLOR


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Reporter: Frank Mellor
Producer: Bob Mozley

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER. JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world, special reports from the BBC's correspondents at home and abroad, investigations by Newsnight's own team of reporters into what's going on behind the headlines. plus at 11.15* an update on the day's major stories from FRAN MORRISON, the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES , and the weather forecast.
Assignment editors GEORGE WALKER


Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies
Editors: George Walker
Unknown: John Mahoney
Producer: Paul Norris
Editor: George Carey

: Onen Door

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