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: Open University

6.40 Maths - Convergence

7.5 For the Good of the Company

7.30 Planning for Disaster

: Closedown

: Liberal Party Assembly 1980

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


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

How Long Does a Bubble Last? by JANE POUND
Presenters Sarah Long , Ben Bazell
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), /rom record shops


Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Ben Bazell

: Liberal Party Assembly

Further coverage from Blackpool

: Closedown

2.0 Live coverage of the afternoon's debates

: Open University

4.50 Waiting for Godot

5.40 Management in Crisis

6.5 Images of Protest

6.30 Transport and Road Research

: Open Door

The programme in which the BBC hands over air time to the public. Tonight:
The Craigmillar Festival Society presents
The Gentle Giant who Cares and Shares
' It's a real live urban fairytale. It started 18 years ago, in what seemed a vast, soulless housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Here people, frustrated by the quality of their lives, came together to start a festival. Little did they dream where that would lead, that by releasing the creative energies in their community, it would carry them not only into Europe, but would have people from all over the world knocking on their front door.'
Made with the help of the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Mid-Evening News

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

: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESS-BURGER, the first in a season of distinguished films celebrating one of the most successful partnerships in British cinema. starring Anton Walbrook
Deborah Kerr , Roger Livesey
This neglected British epic, seen tonight on television for the first time in its full original version, traces the military career of Clive Candy , vc, personification of the traditional British gentleman-soldier. From the Boer War through the First World War to the brink of the Second, Candy pursues the elusive virtues of honour, magnanimity and fairness in love and war. Roger Livesey excels as Candy in this masterly affirmation of an ideal doomed by the looming terrors of Hitler's war.
Films: page 18


Directed By: Michael Powell
Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Clive Candy
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff: Anton Walbrook
Edith Hunter: Deborah Kerr
Barbara Wynne: Deborah Kerr
Johnny Cannon: Deborah Kerr
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey
Spud Wilson: James McKechnie
Stuffy Graves: Neville Mapp
Colonel Betteridge: Roland Culver
Hoppy DA V: Id Hutcheson
Period Blimp: Spencer Trevor
Kaunitz: David Ward
von Schonborn: Valentine Dyall
von Reumann: Carl Jaffe
von Ritter: Albert Lieven
Frau von Kalteneck: Ursula Jeans
Murdoch: John Laurie
van Zill: Reginald Tate
Major Davis: Harry Welchman
President of Council: A. E. Matthews

: Leap in the Dark: 6: Room for an Inward Light

by David Pownall starring Brian Blessed.
Seven experiences of the supernatural.

"You are me, Bernard. You have my mind now. We are twin souls. That's why you came to me. Now I will have to share your life and you will share my death".

(BBC Bristol)
(Final programme, tomorrow 10.20 pm)


Writer: David Pownall
Music: Frank Evans
Sound: Peter Rose
Lighting: Jack Belasco
Designer: Stephen Brownsey
Producer: Michael Croucher
Director: Colin Godman
Thomas Myers: Brian Blessed
Bernard Charlton: Christopher Strauli
Yvonne Thompson: Carol Hawkins

: Newsnight

with Liberal Assembly Report
JOHN TUSA and ROBIN DAY at the Liberal Assembly in Blackpool and PETER SNOW and CHARLES WHEELER in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

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