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: Open University

6.40 Sikhs in Britain

7.5 Faraday and Electromagnetism

7.30 The Weissenhof Siedlung 1927

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Pedlar and his Caps (traditional) Presenters
Floella Benjamin, Stuart McGugan
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette zcm 332); Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242, or cassette MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Racing from Chester

Today is the fi"st of trie 1980 three-day meetings from one of the most picturesque courses in Britain. BBC cameras cover the first four races on the card including the main race of the day, The Chester Vase.
2.15 The Lily Agnes Slakes (5f)
2.45 The Grosvenor Stakes (llm)
3.15 The Ladbroke Chester Handi cap (lim)
3.45 The Chester Vase (1½ m) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Television presentation KEITH PHILLIPS


Unknown: Chester Vase.
Unknown: Chester Handi
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Jimmy Lindley
Unknown: Keith Phillips

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Maths - Linear Equations

5.15 Computers - Algorithms

5.40 Area for Revision

6.5 Sharing a House

6.30 Elements Discovered

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced by Johnny Ball
Judges Heinz Wolff and Professor Ian Fells challenge teams from BRITISH STEEL, CHAILEY HERITAGE HOSPITAL and PLESSEY RESEARCH to design and build an ' automatic pancake tossing' machine. Hilary Henson reports on the first semi-final of The Great Egg Race.
Radio Cleveland Barry Lockwood Radio Derby Jock Smith
Radio Stoke Malcolm Mclvor
Who will be the first to go through to the final to challenge for the Hartmann Fibre Trophy?
Production assistant DANA PURVIS Director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer PETER BRUCE


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

: Mid-Evening News

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

: The Past at Work

Steam on the Move
The success of the canals led to the development of rivals and vanquishers, the railways. The inadequate power of horses led to the use of stationary, then moving, steam engines and to the parallel development of the steam boat.
In the seventh of eight films, Anthony Burton visits a stationary steam engine in the Peak District, rides on ' an animated knitting machine', looks for the route of the first successful colliery railway and takes a trip on the oldest working steam boat.


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

: -8.25 The Scientists

Three programmes by JIM HAWKINS starring Anthony Bate
David Collings , Anne Stallybrass 1: Seeing is Believing
A visitor to an orbiting space laboratory questions the research. A highly-sophisticated computer simulates Galileo and Pope Urban , who join the debate on truth and responsibility in science. With MICHAEL SADLER , TAYLOR MCAL'LEY
I applaud whoever was involved in this venture. They had the imagination to explore what science is really about.
Produced and directed by MICHAEL COYLE (First broadcast in Schools)


Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Anne Stallybrass
Unknown: Pope Urban
Unknown: Michael Sadler
Directed By: Michael Coyle

: The Philpott File: Inside a Multinational: The American Connection

A British company now owns more native American oil than any other. But to get that oil from the shores of the Arctic Ocean and into the great American marketplace, BP had to find an American partner.
This film is a portrait of that company, Standard Oil of Ohio. Even in the States most people had never heard of Sohio before the partnership. Now it's the most profitable sector of the BP empire. Just what does the American connection amount to? And how much say does the British parent have in Sohio's affairs?


Produced by: Trevor Philpott
Research: Gill Barnes
Assistant producer: Jonathan Crane
Written and produced by: Trevor Philpott

: A Question of Guilt

Being a reconstruction in six parts of the sad case surrounding Mary Blandy written by KEN TAYLOR with and the voice of 5: Once out of the house, Mr Blandy has forbidden Cranstoun's return until he is declared a free man. In answer, Cranstoun has sent from Scotland a gift of pebbles and ' some powder to clean them'. In truth, he says, this is another love-powder, and following Cranstoun's instructions Mary mixes it into her father's gruel. Mr Blandy is stricken fatally ill.
Music by RON GRAINER and DAVID CAIN Make-up artist PAM MEAGER
Costume designer RITA REEKIE Script editor CICELY CAWTHORNE Designer BARRY NEWBERY


Unknown: Mary Blandy
Written By: Ken Taylor
Unknown: Mr Blandy
Music By: Ron Grainer
Music By: David Cain
Designer: Rita Reekie
Editor: Cicely Cawthorne
Designer: Barry Newbery
Produced By: Richard Beynon
Directed By: Brian Farnham
Mary: Victoria Fairbrother
Mr Blandy: Alfred Burke
Susan: Margery Mason
Dr Addington: Charles Kay
Cranstoun: Alex Norton
Betty: Debbie Farrington
Ned: Richard Williams
Lyttleton: Nigel Nevinson
The Rev Stevens: Hugh Moxey
Mr Norton: John Grillo
Mrs Deane: Angela Rooks
Blacksmith: Pat Gorman
Mrs Lane: Miranda Forbes
Bathurst: John Gregg
Ann Emmet: Phillada Sewell
The Rev Mr Swinton: Christopher Coll
Mr Lane: Cyril Appleton
Constable: Max Latimer
Clerk of Arraigns: Neville Phillips
Cryer: Ronald Markham
Executioner: Harry Fielder

: The Enigma Files: 4: Billy the Late and Great

Written by Derek Ingrey
A detective series in 15 episodes starring Tom Adams as Det Chief Insp Nick Lewis with Sharon Mughan as Kate Burton and Duggie Brown as Phil Strong
Billy Swain died in prison and a lot of people are interested in what has become of his fortune. The only lead is Toddy, and he can't talk!
Book (same title), paperback 90p, hardback £4.75, from bookshops. Record (same title, RESL 68) from record shops


Writer: Derek Ingrey
Studio Lighting: Peter Smee
Studio Sound: Trevor Webster
Designer: Rochelle Selwyn
Producer: Joe Waters
Director: Lovett Bickford
Det Chief Insp Nick Lewis: Tom Adams
Kate Burton: Sharon Mughan
Phil Strong: Duggie Brown
Vera Croxley: Jane Hylton
Eric Bullen: Ian Hogg
Monica Swain: Shirley Stelfox
Harry Price: Hugh Martin
Fred Manners: Jack Walters
Liz Lewis: Alyson Spiro
Sue: Sarah Grazebrook
Toddy: Himself

: Top Gear

Introduced by Noel Edmonds Design for the 80s
The recent Turin Motor Show gave an opportunity to Italy's motor designers to show their ideas for the decade. Gordon Wilkins goes behind the scenes of the world's pre-eminent auto designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and Frank Page reports from the show
Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?
Yesterday Britain's best-known racing driver demonstrated his old flair to the holiday crowds at Brands Hatch.
Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Directors: Philip Franklin
Directors: Peter Staunton
Producer: Derek Smith

: Newsnight

Peter Snow, Charles Wheeler , John Tusa and Peter Hobday present an informed account of what's happening in the world: plus news summary, weather forecast and sports results from Fran Morrison and David Davies.
Producer PAUL NORRIS Director ALEX SAWARD Assignment editors


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: David Davies.
Producer: Paul Norris
Director: Alex Saward
Unknown: George Walker
Unknown: John Mahoney
Editor: Ronald Neil
Editor: George Carey

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Anne Nightingale
In the studio this week: Jules and the Polar Bears and The Movies with album tracks, interviews, news and reviews.


Presenter: Anne Nightingale
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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