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: Open University

6.40 Women in Two World Wars

7.5 Million Pound Men

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Pig Tale written and illustrated by HELEN OXENBURY Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Bazell
Graphic designer LAWRENCEHENRY
Written and directed by MARTINFISHER Producer PETER WILTSHIRE
Series producer ANNE GOBET


Illustrated By: Helen Oxenbury
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Pianist: Ben Bazell
Pianist: Paul Reade
Designer: Val Warrender
Producer: Peter Wiltshire

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Maths: Diagonalising Matrices

5.15 Volcanoes

5.40 Database: Overseas Containers

6.5 The Mannheim Sound

6.30 Elements Organised

: The Great Egg Race

Introduced by Johnny Ball
The second semi-final, with Radio London Ian Stephens
Radio Nottingham Lionel Reyes Radio Solent Bob Curl competing for a place in next week's final for the Hartmann Fibre Trophy.
Hilary Henson reports from the London Transport Museum.
Teams from BRITISH NUCLEAR itels, IMPERIAL METAL INDUSTRIES and INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GROUP are set a problem to ' sort out' by judges Heinz Wolff and Professor Gordon Higginson.
Production assistant DANAPURVIS Director PAUL LOOSLEY Producer PETER BRUCE


Introduced By: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Bob Curl
Unknown: Hilary Henson
Unknown: Heinz Wolff
Unknown: Professor Gordon Higginson.
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: Railway Mania

To satisfy the needs of speed, safety and comfort, rival passenger railway companies introduced new technologies and new civil engineering.
Anthony Burton, in the last of eight films, follows a present-day enthusiasts' steam trip using 'Clan Line ' from York to Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough, and visits the National Railway Museum and the Royal Station Hotel, York.

Book (same title), £8.95,from bookshops


Presenter: Anthony Burton
Producer: Susanna Davies
Series Producer: Michael Garrod

: The Scientists

Three programmes written by JIM HAWKINS
2: In the Beginning starring Anthony Bate
David Collings , Anne Stallybrass
Trapped by a recalcitrant computer, the scientists call up Huxley and Wilberforce to try to reconcile their differences about scientific responsibility. With LAWRENCE HARDY
An intriguing drama dealing amusingly and intelligently with some of the central issues of science. (TIME OUT) An intriguing new technique- in TV production (EDUCATION REVIEW) Electronic effects DAVE CHAPMAN
Produced and directed by MICHAEL COYLE (First broadcast in Schools)


Written By: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Anne Stallybrass
Unknown: Lawrence Hardy
Unknown: Peter Cxapham
Unknown: Michael Sadler
Unknown: Taylor McAuley
Unknown: Steve Ubels
Unknown: Dave Chapman
Directed By: Michael Coyle

: The Philpott File: Inside a Multinational

The Oilman's Wife
When a girl marries an oilman she marries his job, goes where he goes. She lives between the phonecalls which have her packing her bags and heading for
Australia or Anchorage Aberdeen or Abu Dhabi. It sounds like fun -and can be, well-paid fun. But, when her husband leaves for the oilfield or the off-shore rig she must cope alone with the local lifestyle: the culture may be strange, the language foreign, local laws may prevent her taking a job, the children may be at boarding school half a world away. She will soon learn the meaning of ' cabin fever , which can be just as destructive in the sticky heat of the Gulf as in the freezing darkness of an Alaskan or a Shetland winter.
Assistant producer JONATHAN CRANE
Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT Preview; page 23


Produced By: Trevor Philpott

: A Question of Guilt

Being a reconstruction in eight parts of the mysterious case surrounding Adelaide Bartlett. written by DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE withand
1: By ' arrangement Adelaide de la Tremoille, illegitimate daughter of a noble French family, meets South London grocer Edwin Bart lett. The result is marriage ... and murder.
Music by RON GRAINER and DAVID CAIN Costume designer COLIN LAVERS Make-up artist LISA WESTCOTT Script editor ADRIAN VALE Designer OLIVER BAYLDON Producer RICHARD BEYNON
(Part 2 on Thursday at 9.0 pm) See Letters: page 71


Unknown: Adelaide Bartlett.
Written By: Douglas Livingstone
Unknown: Edwin Bart
Music By: Ron Grainer
Music By: David Cain
Designer: Colin Lavers
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Directed By: Carol Wiseman
Adelaide: Marianne Borgo
Edwin: Mark Wing-Davey
Edward Clarke, QC: Robert Stephens
Sir Charles Russell: Thorley Walters
Mr Bartlett: Frank Middlemass
Freddie Bartlett: Martin Smith
Charles Bartlett: John Gleeson
Mrs Charles Bartlett: Frances Jeater
Mr Griegson: Brian Hawksley
Winnie: Susie Fairfax
Annie Walker: Hazel Clyne
Mr Baxter: Raymond Witch
George Matthews: Trevor Bowen
Alice Matthews: Rosalind Shanks
The Rev George Dyson: Bosco Hogan
Mary Anne Furlong: Theresa Watson

: The Enigma Files

A detective series in 15 episodes starring
5: Investigation of a Copper
Video-taped evidence from an old case is missing and Nick Lewis is suspended.
Studio lighting PETER SMEE
Book (same title), paperback 90p, hard-back 14.75, from bookshops
Record (some title, RESL 68) from record shops


Written By: Derek Ingrey
Written By: Nick Lewis
Unknown: Trevor Webster
Designer: Philip Lindley
Director: Christopher Baker
Det Chief Insp Nick Lewis: Tom Adams
Kate Burton: Sharon Mughan
Phil Strong: Duggie Brown
Joe Mackie: Ian Hendry
Mike Lowson: Tony Doyle
Pete Starkey: Frederick Hall
Police Commander: Bernard Kay
Henry Manton: John Moreno
Becky Blandy: Jill Martin
Liz Lewis: Alyson Spiro
Elvira: Luan Peters
Jack Blandy: Jack Watson

: Top Gear

Introduced by Noel Edmonds
The AA celebrates its 75th birthday this year. Top Gear takes a nostalgic look at motoring since the turn of the century.
A new passenger terminal opens this week at Calais which should assist summer holiday traffic. Top Gear reports.
Frank Page tests more ' Frugal Fellows' and George Bailey analyses and demonstrates another motorcycle crash.
Producer DEREK SMITH. BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
Introduced By: George Bailey
Director: 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. With the latest news and weather forecast from FRAN MORRISON ,plus sports results from DAVID DAVIES.


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

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

with Anne Nightingale In the studio this week: Janis Ian and The Monochrome Set


Unknown: Anne Nightingale
Unknown: Janis Ian
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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