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: Open University

6.40 Biotechnic Community

7.5 Ecology

7.30 Plant Structure

: Closedown

: Gharbar

Advice and information on matters of interest to Asian women. Including demonstrations of how to make useful items of everyday use at home, sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham Viewers' comments and suggestions to: Gharbar, Asian Unit, BBC, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham B5 7QQ


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Inch by Inch written and illustrated by LEO LIONNI Presenters
Sarah Long , Michael Mann


Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Michael Mann

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Catch Your Mutant

5.15 Stereochemistry: Conformational Analysis

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial in 13 episodes
6: Flaming Torture
In which Flash Gordon is captured by King Vultan and sent to join Thun in the atom furnace-room.
. (Part 7 tomorrow)


Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Another chance to see the show in which Paul Daniels , television's top comedy magic star, entertains in his own unusual fashion and introduces the spectacular skills of his special guests: illusionists The Morettis jugglers Teddy Peiro and Patricio and THE PAUL DANIELS MAGIC SET
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Teddy Peiro
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Produced By: John Fisher

: International Bowls

The Embassy World Indoor Bowls
, Championship
Edited highlights from the second Semi-final at
Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club.
Producer BILL MALCOLM. BBC Scotland


Producer: Bill Malcolm.

: The Master Game

Presented by Jeremy James
An international chess tournament Game 8: Michael Stean (GB) v
Lothar Schmid (WEST GERMANY)
Schmid pulled off the surprise of the tournament by beating top seed Korchnoi in the previous round.
Stean was Korchnoi's Second in those matches against Spassky and Karpov for the World Championship in 1978. He could do himself and his former chief a lot of good by defeating the German publisher. Expert analysis WILLIAM HARTSTON


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Michael Stean
Unknown: Lothar Schmid
Unknown: William Hartston
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Mr Smith's Indoor Garden

The last of nine programmes Cacti and Succulents
Even in the driest and most cramped conditions it is possible to grow attractive cacti and succulents. In this programme Geoffrey Smith shows how to grow cacti from seed and offers advice / on growing living stones and the Christmas cactus. Film editor PETER RINGSTED Producer BRIAN DAVIES


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: Arena

' I talk about me - I am Africa'
The growth of black consciousness through the 1970s has produced an explosion of original new theatre in black South Africa. At a secret performance in the backyard of a Soweto shop, a radical poet recites his banned work accompanied by drums and songs.
In a ghetto hall, two men in chains portray their escape from prison and their dream of liberation - a dream that is shattered by the grim reality of working in Johan nesburg 's mines ' 6,000 feet underground ... in the dusty caves of gold '.
And the women of Crossroads shanty town re-enact their fight with the police and the bulldozers which have harassed them for years.
Tonight's film investigates the remarkable emergence of a vivid and defiant theatrical life.
Series editor ALAN YENTOB


Unknown: Johan Nesburg
Unknown: Peter Chappell
Director: Chris Austin
Editor: Alan Yentob

: Holocaust

A fictional chronicle in four parts based on real events. 3: The Final Solution
1942: small pockets of Jews are resisting the Nazi onslaught - Rudi and Helena fight alongside the partisans in the Ukraine, and Moses Weiss is smuggling guns into the Warsaw ghetto. Meanwhile Erik Dorf is implementing ' the final solution ' at Treblinka and Auschwitz.


Unknown: Moses Weiss
Unknown: Erik Dorf

: Race Day

Young children, future champions, compete alongside the world's greatest cross-country ski racers in the Nordic Ski Championships at Lahti, Finland. The intricate and poetic skills of the racers, as they accept one of the most difficult challenges of their sport, reflect their dedication.


Produced By: Harvey Edwards

: 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.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies.
Editors: George Walker
Editors: John Mahoney
Editor: George Carey

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight :
'We present a television version of our infamous fanzine in Telford, which has been described locally as " decadent ", " utter filth " and " -ing marvellous ". And we're not telling you any more.'

: Closedown

John Westbrook reads Hill Mist by JOHN CASSIDY


Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: John Cassidy

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