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: Open University

6.40 Maths

7.5 Using a Computer

7.30 Earthquake Prediction and Prevention

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Cricket: The Centenary Test

The Cornhill Insurance Centenary Test
England v Australia from Lord's. First day
Introduced by PETER WEST


Introduced By: Peter West

: Dallas: Wheeler Dealer

Following Digger's death, Pamela begins a desperate search for her own identity. J.R. learns that the overseas oil enterprise is again threatening the Ewing oil empire. And even he cannot fight a nationalist revolution - or can he?

(First shown on BBC1)
(Another episode tomorrow at 7.0)


Writer: Barbara Searles
Director: Alex Singer

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Small World

The last of four programmes Model Spacecraft
This programme features the modelling of Mat Irvine, a BBC special effects designer, whose major interest at work and at home is making model spacecraft. Presenter ERIC THOMPSON
Producer PAUL suits . BBC Bristol


Presenter: Eric Thompson
Producer: Paul Suits

: Horizon

The Cancer Detectives of Lin Xian A team of Chinese scientists is trying to unravel the mysteries of cancer. They are working in the remote Lin Xian valley in central China, where the three-quarters of a million peasants have over 100 times the normal rate of oesophageal cancer.
They have uncovered an eerie situation in which the soil, the local plants and fungi, the ways of cooking, all combine to turn the food into powerful cancer-causing chemicals in the peasants' stomachs within an hour.
The team openly discussed with Horizon the Chinese approach to medicine.
A vivid picture of life in rural China.
Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Simon Campbell-Jones
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Frank Muir
Jacqueline Tong , Sir Peter Parker and Arthur Marshall
Clare Francis , Antony Hopkins Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON and BILL TODMAN Director ALAN BELL


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jacqueline Tong
Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Director: Alan Bell
Producer: Johnny Downes

: Riley on Life

The Glasgow Experience
Artist and photographer Harold Riley travels north with an easel, a camp-bed and a camera to spend a winter month in a tenement block high above Glasgow and the Clyde. Riley's garret was to become his studio and darkroom. A chance to look across the spectrum of Glasgow city life: the docks, the tenements, the elegant squares, the crowded pubs. A chance to rediscover a city that had fascinated him on his first visit with friend and fellow artist L. S. Lowry over 20 years ago.
A city through the eyes of a man of pictures.
'... It can be a grim town in its stark reality, but monumentally exciting to me as an artist
Film cameraman BOB SLEIGH Film editor PETER MARSH Producer BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harold Riley
Artist: L. S. Lowry
Editor: Peter Marsh
Producer: Barry Bevins

: Festival 80

From Edinburgh MARY MARQUIS and MICHAEL DEAN bring you the news, personalities and performers from the 34th International Festival.


Unknown: Michael Dean

: Newsnight

Including the latest news and weather forecast from LINDA ALEX ANDER, plus the evening's sports results from SHAUN BROWN.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Linda Alex
Unknown: Shaun Brown.

: Cricket: The Centenary Test

The Cornhill Insurance Centenary Test
England v Australia from Lord's. First day
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of the first day's play.


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

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