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: Open University

6.40 Calling the Tune

7.5 Earth Materials: 2

7.30 Mining

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Desmond David 's Dance by KATHY SQUIRES. Presenters Sarah Long , Michael Mann
Pianist PAUL READE \Designer BOB STEER
Written and directed by CHRISTINE HEWITT Producer ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE :


Unknown: Desmond David
Unknown: Kathy Squires.
Presenters: Sarah Long
Pianist: Michael Mann
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Bob Steer
Directed By: Christine Hewitt
Producer: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Beyond the Eye

5.15 Skye - Field Evidence

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial in 13 episodes 8: Tournament of Death
In which Flash Gordon is forced by Emperor Ming and King Vultan to fight a duel with his friend Prince Barin, and is then faced by the terrifying orangopoid monster in a tournament of death.
. (Part'9 next Monday)


Flash Gordon: Buster Crabbe

: Monkey

Old Chinese proverb says: He who mixes Monkey business with pleasure liable end up making people laugh.' As in the bizarre adventures of Tripitaka and his boon companions Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy. Catfish, Saint and the Shape-Changer
Or how one of the four was impersonated by the shape-changer, and how they couldn't tell which.
English adaptation byDAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND LONDON Produced by NTV andKOKUSAI HOEI


Music By: Micky Yoshino
Directed By: Yusuke Watanabe
Unknown: David Weir
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Produced By: Kokusai Hoei

: Delia Smith's Cookery Course

Part 2
A second series of ten programmes presented by DELIA SMITH 19: Smoked Fish
The ancient art of smoking fish is a great British tradition which fortunately shows no signs of dying out. Delia Smith shows two simple and delicious first courses, smoked mackerel pate and marinaded kipper fillets, and ends with a smoked fish pie for all the family.
Book (same title), £3.75, from bookshops


Presented By: Delia Smith
Unknown: Delia Smith
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Peter Riding

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones at Clack's Farm with Arthur Billitt
Geoffrey and Arthur prune back shrubs and trees, and sort out summer-flowering bulbs.
Clay has ambitious plans to make a new greenhouse pay for itself, and Dave Chappell prepares to grow prize-winning vegetables.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Unknown: Dave Chappell
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Window on the Square

'I don't create anything. It is life that creates what I am photographing.'
Andre Kertesz is a master of the miniature camera, using it to capture moments of charm and beauty from the everyday life around him. Beginning with his native Hungary, he moved to Paris in the 20s and in 1936 settled in New York, in an apartment overlooking Washington Square. Today, in his 86th year, he's still there and still taking pictures.
Film editor ANGUS NEWTON
(First photon in Omntbus o') BBC1)


Unknown: Humphrey Bcrton
Unknown: Andre Kertesz
Editor: Angus Newton
Unknown: Mtchael McFntyre

: Talking Pictures

Introduced by Gavin Millar
For the last programme of the series we have asked viewers for their favourite films of the 70s. Will the answers reveal a subterranean storm of excitement from unknown Norwegian structuralists or throw new light on the man who will replace Bruce Lee and Clint Eastwood?
Also, a look at the National Film Theatre's jazz season.


Introduced by: Gavin Millar
Studio Director: Jill Evans
Research: Carin von Drenle
Film Editor: Norman Carr
Producer: Gavin Millar

: Pot Black 80

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The tenth frame in the series for the 1980 Pot Black Trophy, featuring in Group 2:
Doug Mountjoy (Wales) Pot Black Champion 1978 v Eddie Charlton (Australia)
Pot Black Champion 1972 and 1973 The Welsh and Australian Professional Snooker Champions make their last bid to qualify for the semi-finals.
BBC Birmingham


Snooker player: Doug Mountjoy
Snooker player: Eddie Charlton
Introduced by: Alan Weeks
Referee: Sydney Lee
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin

: International Pro-Celebrity Golf

Lee Trevino and Ben Crenshaw, Peter Alliss and Ted Dexter
In this last match of the series, Peter Alliss, still a magnificent striker of the ball, is partnered by former test cricketer and scratch golfer Ted Dexter to challenge the resident professionals over nine holes of the King's Course at Gleneagles Hotel, in Scotland.


Golfer (professional): Lee Trevino
Golfer (professional): Ben Crenshaw
Golfer (celebrity): Peter Alliss
Golfer (celebrity): Ted Dexter
TV Presentation: Richard Tilling
TV Presentation: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: An Evening with James Galway

The second of two programmes hosted by the music wortd's brithant and internationally-famous flautist. Tonight's special guests Kyung Wha Chung , Jessye Norman, Moray Welsh, and George Galway with recorder and wind ensembles from Manchester Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Calvin Simmons Sound LARRY GOODSON
Production Yvonne Littlewood


Unknown: Kyung Wha Chung
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Moray Wetsh
Unknown: George Gatway
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Calvin Simmons
Conducted By: Sound Larry Goocson
Designer: Paul Trer

: Jazz

Jazz-writer Mike Hennesscy talks to the creator of the Newport Jazz Festival, George Wein. Tonight's musicians: Terry CaHier
Lee Rttenour , Graver Washington
Producer DON SAYER


Talks: Mike Hennesscy
Unknown: George Wein.
Musicians: Terry Cahier
Unknown: Lee Rttenour
Unknown: Graver Washington
Producer: Don Sayer

: Late News


: * am Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week with Jane Wahnsley , ptus music and guests.


Unknown: Jane Wahnsley
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Frances Wmtaker

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