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: Open University

6 40 The Mindful Way

7.5 Handicapped in the Community

7.30 The Einstein Tower

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Twocan Toucanwritten and illustrated by DAVID MCKEA Presenters
Sarah Long , Ben Bazell


Illustrated By: David McKea
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Maths - Multiplying Matrices

5.15 Computers - Case Studies

5.40 Functions and Graphs

6.5 Work and Retirement

6.30 Light - In Search of a Model

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced by Johnny Ball and Hilary Henson
Teams from: BP RESEARCH, NOTTING-HAM UNIVERSITY and RENTOKIL are given three hours to design and construct a liquid dispenser. Principal judge Heinz Wolff , specialist judge Professor Ian Fells. We visit the Radio Cleveland heat of The Great Egg Race and also find out who goes forward to the semi-final to challenge for the Hartmann Fibre Trophy.
Production assistant DANA PURVIS Director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer PETER BRUCE


Introduced By: Johnny Ball
Introduced By: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells.
Director: Paul Loosley
Producer: Peter Bruce

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Outside a City Wall

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross, filmed in the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem.
2: The Second and Third Stations Jesus receives the Cross and falls for the first time.


Written By: Monica Furlong
Narrator: Ronald Eyre
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Editor: Esther Ronay
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The Past at Work

Steam and the Pit
Before raw materials and coal could be taken from deep mines an engine for pumping out water had to be developed. In the second of eight films, Anthony Burton goes underground at Britain's first colliery museum, looks at an original Newcomen steam engine and visits the oldest steam pumping engines still doing their original job.


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: MacLeod's America

The first of an occasional film series in which Donny MacLeod samples the American life-style, coast-to-coast.
He begins in New York, surviving the breakneck pace of a tourist Saturday-from breakfast at Tiffany's to a midnight view from the Empire State Building. And he relaxes with the millions who spend their Sundays in Central Park. In a skyscraper city this is where everyone lets off steam - and today is Puerto Rico day. Produced and directed by PETER UERCOMBE
Editor JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Directed By: Peter Uercombe
Editor: Jim Dumighan

: Writers and Places

A series of eight programmes 5:A Writer's Suffolk
The writer ... George Ewart Evans, a Welshman who recorded his fascination with his adopted East Anglia in such books as Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay and Horse Power and Magic. The place ... the village of Blaxhall.
' Listening to Blaxhall people, I realised that they were historical documents, books that walked, and nobody was recording them.' A Book Programme film written and narrated by GEORGE EWART EVANS


Unknown: George Ewart
Unknown: George Ewart Evans
Producer: John Archer

: A Question of Guilt

Being a reconstruction in eight parts of the strange case surrounding Constance Kent written by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE
3: Banished to school as punishment, it is two years before the rebellious Constance is allowed to return home. Harmony is restored ... until Savill disappears.
Music by RON grainer
Make-up artistLISA WESTCOTT
Costume designer colin LAVERS Script editor CICELY CAWTHORNE Designer OLIVER BAYLDON ProducerRICHARD BEYNON Directed by PAUL ANNETT
(Part 4 on Thursday at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Constance Kent
Written By: Douglas Livingstone
Music By: Ron Grainer
Artist: Lisa Westcott
Designer: Colin Lavers
Editor: Cicely Cawthorne
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Richard Beynon
Directed By: Paul Annett
Mr Kent: Joss Ackland
Constance: Prue Clarke
Mrs Kent: Amanda Murray
William Kent: Russell Lewis
Elizabeth Gough: Rosalind Lloyd
Mary Ann Kent: Diana Beevers
Elizabeth Kent: Eliza McClelland
Amelia Kent: Katy Durham-Matthews
PC Urch: Martin Fisk
Nutt: Ray Armstrong
Benger: Tony Hughes
Sarah Cox: Juliet Waley
Cook: Elspeth MacNaughton
Emily Doel: Sally Watkins
Mrs Holcombe: Peggy Aitchison
Alloway: Anthony Arundell
The Rev Peacock: Richard Cornish
Supt Foley: Ray Smith
PC Heritage: Graham Rees
Dr Parsons: Michael Turner
Sgt Watts: Noel Collins
Mr Sylvester: Ralph Michael
Mr Rodway: Tenniel Evans
Martin: David Garfield
West: Jon Croft
Groser: Ivor Roberts
SpriggS: Bernard Holley

: Yesterday's Witness in America

A series of four programmes 3: A Question of Loyalty
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 there was a period of unprecedented disruption for the 100,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of America. For, despite the fact that many of them were American citizens, the United States Government felt uncertain whether their loyalty to their adopted country could be counted on in the event of a Japanese invasion. So they were moved into ten huge internment camps. The first hurriedly-built camp was at a desolate place called Manzanar, 250 miles from Los Angeles. In this programme seven of the Manzanar internees tell their story. Narrator ANDREW FAULDS
Film cameraman jim PEIRSON Sound recordist RON KEIGHTLEY Film editor ARTHUR SOLOMON
Executive producer STEPHEN PEET
Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER COOK Book, Yesterday's Witness, (based on past series), £4.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Jim Peirson
Unknown: Ron Keightley
Editor: Arthur Solomon
Producer: Stephen Peet
Produced By: Christopher Cook

: Top Gear

Introduced by Noel Edmonds
Tonight "Top Gear" shows just what happens when motorcyclists run into trouble.
Frank Page checks out four of the most economical cars on the market and we also report on a new cross-Channel ferry.
Today a new car arrives on the British market and a new motoring newspaper comes on to the bookstalls.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Reporter: Frank Page
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Derek Smith

: 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 team of reporters into what's behind the headlines, including the latest news from FRAN MORRISON , sports results from DAVID DAVIES , and weather forecast.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies

: The Old Grey Whistle Test presents: Rory at Montreux

Highlights from Rory Gallagher's concert at last year's Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Top 30 on Ceefax page 176 (BBC1)


Musician: Rory Gallagher
Television Presentation: Michael Appleton

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