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: Open University

6.40 The Ravidasis in Birmingham

7.5 Jackson Pollock

7.30 The Other Tradition

: Closedown

: Trades Union Congress 1980

Live coverage of the second day's debates in Brighton. Reporting team


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Play School

Story: Door to Door
Illustrated by MAUREEN ROFFEY Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Stuart McGugan
Written and directed by LESLIE PITT Producer JUDY WHITFIELD
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Book, Play School: Ready to Play, £1.50, trom 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


Illustrated By: Maureen Roffey
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Michael Omer
Designer: David Buckingham
Directed By: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Trades Union Congress

from Brighton

: * Closedown

Coverage continues from 2.15*

: Cricket: The Centenary Test

The Cornhill Insurance Centenary Test
England v Australia from Lord's Final day
PETER WEST introduces further coverage from Lord's.
Commentators RICHIE BENAUD
Television presentation NICK HUNTER , BILL TAYLOR


Introduces: Peter West
Commentators: Richie Benaud
Unknown: Jim Laker
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Unknown: Tom Graveney
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nick Hunter

: Open University

6.5 Home from Home

6.30 Field Geology Arran

: Cartoon Two

Oh! My Darting
A delightful Dutch cartoon about a young child growing up, set to the music of ' Clementine '.
Produced by NICO CRAMA


Produced By: Nico Crama

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Steel Strike

In a week when trades unionists are meeting to decide how to fight moves to curb their power, tonight's film tells the story of the strike that did much to reinforce Government opinion that ' something had to be done about the unions '. Last winter's steel strike, the longest national stoppage since the 30s, occupied television news programmes almost daily with ugly scenes on the picket lines, demonstrations against Ministers and a series of fruitless talks. From that material, and from other special TV news coverage, Gordon Carr has constructed television's first comprehensive' picture of a strike as it unfolds in front of the cameras.
Written and produced by GORDON CARR A TELEVISION NEWS feature


Unknown: Gordon Carr
Editor: Duncan Herbert
Produced By: Gordon Carr

: My Music

What is a paradiddle? asks question-setter Steve Race to
John Amis who partners Frank Muir against Ian Wallace and Denis Norden in the popular music quiz.
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Douglas Hespe

: Top Gear

The first of seven programmes Introduced by Noel Edmonds How will our motoring change during the 80s? , . Tonight Top Gear takes a looK into the future to find out some of the new ideas and new products in road transportation likely to be seen within the decade. Top Gear also features the latest news on the motoring scene. Reporter FRANK PAGE Director PHILIP FRANKLIN Producer DEREK SMITH. BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
Reporter: Frank Page
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Derek Smith.

: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

The last of six plays Catherine Parr by JOHN PREBBLE starring
Series based on an idea by MAURICE COWAN
Music arranged and played by DAVID MUNROW
Producers RONALD travers, MARK SHIVAS Directed by NAOMI CAPON
Costumes are on display in the keep, Dover Castle, and Eastbridge Hospital, Kingsbridge, Canterbury.
Theme music (RESL 1), from record shops


Unknown: Catherine Parr
Unknown: John Prebble
Unknown: Maurice Cowan
Played By: David Munrow
Directed By: Naomi Capon
Catherine: Rosalie Crutchley
Henry VIII: Keith Michell
Will Somers: Howard Goorney
Sir Thomas Seymour, Jane Seymour's brother: John Roname
Lord Hertford, Jane Seymours brother: Daniel Moynihan
Bishop Gardiner: Basil Dignam
Sir Thomas Wriothesley: Patrick Godfrey
Chapuys, Ambassador to the Emperor: Edward Atienza
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Bernard Hepton
Princess Mary: Alison Frazer
Lady Lane: Karen Ford
Anthony Knevet: Jim Kennedy
Anne Askew: Elizabeth Bell

: Free and Easy

Cross-country ski-ing, often the only mode of travel in parts of Scandinavia, is a growing sport in America. In Wisconsin, 2,000 skiers compete in the largest, longest and zaniest ski race in the United States. Produced by HARVEY EDWARD


Produced By: Harvey Edward

: Newsnight

Including TUC Report
JOHN TUSA and VINCENT HANNA in Brighton with a full report from the Trades Union Congress.
PETER SNOW and CHARLES WHEELER in London assess other developments at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Cricket: The Centenary Test

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


Introduces: Richie Benaud
Producer: Nick Hunter

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