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: Open University

6.40 Language Development

7.5 Computers: How They Work

7.30 Materials Under Stress

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Mrs Wobble , The Waitress written by ALLAN AHLBERG illustrated by JANET AHLBERG Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Mrs Wobble
Written By: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated By: Janet Ahlberg
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Unknown: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Racing from Newbury

The Classic Trials continue today with the first running of the Sir Clore Memorial Stakes. The race, formerly the Sandleford Priory Stakes, was won last year by Scintillate, who went on to win the Oaks at Epsom.
2.30 The Crown Plus Two Apprentice Championship Handicap Stakes (Round 5. 7f Straight Course)
3.0 The Sir Clore Memorial Stakes (l¼m)
3.30 The Enborne Heath Stakes (H'cap. 7f 60yds Round Course)
4.0 The Aston Park Stakes (1m 5f 60y)
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
Television presentation JOHN MCNICHOLAS Racing tips and results on Ceefax


Unknown: Sir Clore
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: John McNicholas

: Open University

4.50 Chemical Processes

5.15 Porphyry Copper Deposits
(to 17.40)

6.5 Attention and Perception

6.30 Producing the Goods

: The Colliers' Crusade

The first of five films in which a group of Welshmen recall their part in the Spanish Civil War. How the Red Road Began.
Most of those who went to Spain from Wales were unemployed miners who had fought the injustices of the 1930s in strikes, riots, demonstrations and hunger marches. Many were Communist. Why did they go to Spain? Gwyn Thomas , 12th child of a Rhondda miner, first saw the country as a student in 1933. Narrated by RENÉ CUTFORTH Film editor BILL MAINMAN
Written and produced by JOHN ORMOND


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Produced By: John Ormond

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale
Sowing grass under the shade of the trees, planning a succession of vegetables in the demonstration garden, and making the best use of slitted polythene.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Producer: John Kenyon.

: Robbie

A Ripe Old Age
The six famous people in this series are news for a special reason. They're all past the normal retiring age, but they're working as hard as ever. One describes himself as a workaholic, and, says Fyfe Robertson , you could use this handy word for them all.
In the volume and speed of her output as a romantic novelist Barbara Cartland is surely the most astonishing work addict of the six. In one year she has dictated novels faster than many can read them - about one a fortnight. At 78, she talks as fluently and unstoppably as she writes.


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Unknown: Barbara Cartland

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking world. 9: Empire of the Northern Seas
The Atlantic isles of Shetland and Orkney were a Viking world in miniature.
Tonight MAGNUS MAGNUSSON looks for the relics of his namesake St Magnus in the walls of Kirkwall Cathedral and for the spirit of Earl Thorfinn the Mighty, who presided over a golden age of Viking life from his impregnable palace stronghold.
In the south the story is still one of blood and invasion - and a legacy of bizarre Viking legend: a children's song which celebrates a Viking command raid, 'Dane-skins' nailed to the doors of country churches and a great and wise Viking king who could not command the rising tide. with Jeremy Kemp , John Bennett
Series adviser PROFESSOR p. n. SAWYER Research LIZ WRIGHT
Series producer DAVID COLLISON


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Earl Thorfinn
Unknown: Jeremy Kemp
Unknown: John Bennett
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe
Producer: David Collison

: Sing Country

The first of six programmes reflecting the sights, sounds and spectacle of the mammoth Marlboro International Festival of Country Music held at Easter in the Wembley Arena.
Tonight's featured artists:
Ronnie Prophet, Stella Parton, Shoji Tabuchi, Frank Ifield, Colleen Peterson, The Glaser Brothers
Commentator DAVID ALLAN


Artists: Ronnie Prophet
Artists: Stella Parton
Artists: Shoji Tabuchi
Artists: Frank Ifield
Artists: Colleen Peterson
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Clive Potter
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Playhouse: The Unborn

A tale of supernatural forces by PHILIP MARTIN
' How can you look into the future when the only certainty is a lack of certainty? '
Colin, a young physicist, only believes in what he can see and prove-until he is visited by his unborn child.
Director MICHAEL CUSTANCE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Philip Martin
Designer: Gavin Davies
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Director: Michael Custance
Colin: Tack Shepherd
Diana: Mary Larkin
Roma: Judy Parfitt
Vincent: Granville Saxton
Fr Carrow: Richard Leech
Faustina: Suzanne Smith
Narrator: Philip Martin

: Cartoon

A cartoon film by louis HELLMAN The fate of the Englishman's dream of a house and garden, from post-war devastation to modem urban high-rise blight.
Produced by MICHAEL DIBB


Produced By: Michael Dibb

: Newsnight

including news summary, weather forecast and sports results

: The Outer Limits: Counterweight

The classic sci-fi series
With a carefully-selected group boards a spaceship for a simulated flight for research purposes. But an alien force, fearing for its own security, creates terror and panic aboard the vessel in an attempt to abort the experiment.


Writer: Milton Krims
Director: Paul Stanley
Producer: Ben Brady
Created by: Leslie Stevens
Joe Dix: Michael Constantine
Alicia Hendrix: Jacqueline Scott
Keith Ellis: Larry Ward
Michael Lint: Charles Hradilac
Margaret O'Hara: Shary Marshall
Dr Matthew James: Crahan Denton

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