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: Open University

6.40 Pilgrimage.
7.5 Handicapped in the Community.
7.30 The Binomial Theorem.

: Closedown

: Workers on the Board?

The seventh 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.
2: Learning to Communicate
Many children with speech problems need specialised help to prepare them for the adult world. This programme looks at facilities for special education and training.
Executive producer TONY MATTHEWS
Producer CHARLES PASCOE 10.30


Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: Tony Matthews
Producer: Charles Pascoe

: Play School

Story: "The King's Breakfast" by A. A. Milne
Presenters Chloe Ashcroft, Chris Tranchell


Author of story: A. A. Milne
Presenter: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenter: Chris Tranchell

: Write Away



Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Zena Walker
Director: Julian Stenhouse

: It's a Great Life: Mummy, Daddy and Dr Spock

There have been many books of advice for parents published over the years, varying from the repressive to the liberal. But how important is parent education today? Toni Arthur talks to parents and teenagers about their need for information and Dorothy Baldwin, author of the book Its a Great Life, answers questions about it.
(Shown last Sunday on BBC1 at 1.20 pm)
Family Network telephone numbers: Northwest: [number removed] North East: Leeds [number removed] Midlands: [number removed] London/East Anglia/Home Counties: Luton [number removed] South East: Dorking [number removed]
South West: Gloucester [number removed] Wales: Cardiff [number removed] Swansea [number removed] Scotland: [number removed]


Studio Director: Paula Gilder
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: Closedown

: Dilemmas

A series of ten programmes in Which PROFESSOR BERNARD WILLIAMS asks: Can philosophy resolve some contemporary moral dilemmas? 7 : A Fair Wage
Assistant producer BRYN BROOKS Producer CHRIS JELLEY


Unknown: Professor Bernard Williams
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Propaganda with Facts

A series of six programmes about the cinema and public opinion in the 1940s.
2: The New Jerusalem
Produced by HOWARD SMITH


Written By: Nicholas Pronay
Produced By: Howard Smith

: A Woman's Place?

The second of four programmes Housewives' Choice
Series producer HOWARD SMITH


Producer: Howard Smith
Unknown: Suzanne Davies

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Maths - Ideas of Space. 5.15 Computers - Case Studies.

: Bats in the Belfry; Mad Maestro

Two 1940s MGM cartoons

: The Waltons

The Calling
A poignant first love affair for Jim-Bob while Ben learns a hard lesson.
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mvuntain Written by KATHLEEN bits Directed by GWEN ARNER


Written By: Kathleen Bits
Directed By: Gwen Arner
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

The Educated Trout
The wild brown trout of the chalk streams of southern England is a wary, wily and powerful predator. It feeds very selectively on the rich insect life; on larvae like the stonemason caddis, and the spectacular mayfly.
Fishing for trout here is the summit of the angler's art; success comes only from an elaborate deception, made out of fur and feather, so the expert must be both entomologist and mimic extraordinary. On the beautiful banks of a Berkshire river, top fishermen Brian Clarke and John Goddard test their new fly designs in their quest to catch the really difficult educated trout.
Written and produced by NEIL CLEMINSON Series editors PETER JONES , ANTHONY ISAACS BBC Bristol


Narrator: John Hedges
Unknown: Brian Clarke
Unknown: John Goddard
Editor: Charles Aldridge
Produced By: Neil Cleminson
Editors: Peter Jones

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Change of Direction

A series of six 30-minute interviews by Ludovic Kennedy with people whose lives have changed suddenly and dramatically.
1: John Ehrlichman
LUDOVIC KENNEDY talks to JOHN EHRLICHMAN about his life before he joined Nixon's White House staff; his role as the President's domestic affairs adviser, when he was reputedly one of the three most powerful men in the US; the crisis of Watergate and the changes that 18 months in prison have brought. The man who helped create the famous ' Berlin Wall' around Nixon and was feared by many, discusses the experiences that he has put into two best-selling novels, one of which was turned into the television blockbuster Washington: Behind Closed Doors.
Researcher PETER LUFF Director ANN FREER


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Ehrlichman
Talks: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Ehrlichman
Unknown: Peter Luff
Director: Ann Freer

: Company and Co

In Concert by LAURA LAMSON starring
Barbara becomes an impresario and Sam a rising soprano, to help a young pianist get the break he needs.
Studio lighting GEOFF SHAW Script editor JOHN KERSHAW Designer Paul MUNTING Producer JOHN SICHEL


Unknown: Laura Lamson
Editor: John Kershaw
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Sichel
Director: Robert D. Cardona
Samantha Company: Maria Aitken
Barbara Harris: Isabel Dean
Simon Company: Simon Williams
Billy Hawkes: Philip Lowrie
Jonathan Radford: Thorley Walters
Professor Company: Graham Crowden
Otto Bokova: Simon Shepherd
Fingers: Kenny Clayton
Det-Insp Winters: Jon Rumney
Ted Earley: Nicholas Le Prevost
Pru: Julia Watson
Nigel: Peter Benson
Music teacher: Zulema Dene
Deborah: Sandra Fehr

: Movie Showcase: Stevie

continues the season of recent, highly-acclaimed films.
Starring Glenda Jackson, Mona Washbourne
'I first thought of suicide when I was eight - the thought cheered me up enormously. One might not be able to rely on life but one could always rely on death.'
Witty, caustic and sad, Stevie Smith lived a life of seeming ordinariness in the London suburb of Palmers Green. Yet by the time of her death in 1971, she was one of Britain's most admired poets - awarded the Queen's Medal in 1969 - as well as a novelist, broadcaster and social celebrity. She rejected lovers and suitors, fashionability and the external trappings of fame, dedicated to her writing and to her aunt. In this memorable film, based on Hugh Whitemore's play and the writings of Stevie Smith , Glenda Jackson gives one of her greatest performances. A portrayal equalled by that of Mona Washbourne as ' The Lion Aunt'.
"I'd trade six 'James Bonds' and a handjul of 'Pink Panthers' for the pleasure of watching and, above all, listening to the exquisite movie again - and I've seen it twice already." (DAILY MAIL)
(First showing on British television) Films: page 19
How to Score... A Movie, Thursday 11.30 pm on BBC2.
Also Closedown - The Forlorn Sea by Stevie Smith, Thursday 12.0 midnight BBC2.


Screenplay: Hugh Whitemore
Director: Robert Enders
Stevie: Glenda Jackson
Miss Spear ' The Lion Aunt': Mona Washbourne
Freddy: Alec McCowen
'The Man ': Trevor Howard
Stevie as a child: Emma Louise Fox

: 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 of the day's major stories from FRAN MORRISON, the evening's sports results from DAVID DAVIES , and the weather forecast.
Producer DAVID Dickinson Editor GEORGE CAREY


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies
Producer: David Dickinson
Editor: George Carey

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

takes a look at the contemporary rockscene
Introduced by Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: The Flys
The Selecter with album tracks, interviews, news and reviews.


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

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