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: Open University

6.40 Three Families: Jerusalem. 7.5 The Handicapped - The Swedish Fokus. 7.30 The Semi-Detached House.

: Closedown

: Labour Party Conference 1980

Live coverage of the second day of the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.
Reporting team


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: Play School

Story: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes written by judi BARRETT illustrated by RON BARRETT Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Chris Tranchell


Written By: Judi Barrett
Illustrated By: Ron Barrett
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Chris Tranchell

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool

: Closedown

2.0 Live coverage of the afternoon session

: Open University

4.50 Maths - Eccentricities. 5.15 Earthquakes. 5.40 Differentiating Vector Fields. 6.5 Voluntary Workers. 6.30 Energy: Closing the Gap.

: Where is Mama?

A cartoon film from China
The calm of a summer pond is disrupted by some young tadpoles frantically searching for their mother.


Produced By: Shanghai Animation
Directed By: Shang Sung

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Roots of England

A series of six films
4: Hoghton, Lancashire
In 1978, Sir Bernard de Hoghton succeeded to the oldest baronetcy in England. But when he hGlds a banquet to commemorate the knighting by James I of a loin of beef (hence ' sirloin'!) at Hoghton Tower, the 14th baronet is not remembering how his ancestor landed in the 'Fleet Prison for debt as. a result of the feasting, but calculating how much this ' do ' will raise towards repairing the £100,000-worth of dry rot above his head.
Brian Trueman talks to SIR BERNARD about his problems and his determination.
Assistant producer SID WADDELL Producer JOHN c. MILLER


Unknown: Sir Bernard de Hoghton
Talks: Brian Trueman
Producer: Sid Waddell
Producer: John C. Miller

: The Line that Refused to Die

A railway dies when its heart is rotten and its owners no longer believe in it. In 1954, the narrow-gauge Festiniog line in North Wales was dead. It had turned away passengers, trees grew through its track, and its upper section was soon to be drowned by a hydro-electric scheme.
From the earliest days, when hordes of workmen struggled to build its mile-long embankment across the tide-ripped Glaslyn estuary, the line had a threatened existence. But the latest disaster seemed final.
Railway expert Robert Symes uncovers the background story of the Festiniog's many brushes with death, and how a new generation of determined men brought it triumphantly to life once more.


Unknown: Robert Symes

: Top Gear

Introduced by Noel Edmonds
Ian Breach meets the contenders for a world title when he goes stock-car racing at Bradford.
Top Gear cameras visit the Lucas Electrathon at Donington - a competition to find the battery-powered vehicle which can travel the furthest.
Sue Baker gives a progress report on a Trail Park - an area of derelict land where young motor-cyclists can learn to ride and fall safely.
Directed by BRIAN STRACHAN Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
Introduced By: Ian Breach
Unknown: Lucas Electrathon
Directed By: Brian Strachan
Producer: Derek Smith

: Butterflies

by CARLA LANE starring and Ria knows there is something worrying Adam - and she knows that Russell is in trouble - her own particular problem is Leonard - and why is Ben so quiet?
Directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


Unknown: Carla Lane
Designer: Tim Gleeson
Directed By: John B. Hobbs
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Thomas: Michael Ripper
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Gordon: John Barcroft
Stallholder: Bunny May
Jeannie: Sarah James
Customer: Una Brandon-Jones

: Man Alive

Investigates, discovers, questions This week:
Airfare - Unfair?
If distances by air from London were measured in money rather than miles, then the Shetland Isles would be further than Boston and Geneva would be only a little short of New York.
Why is it that air travel in the United Kingdom and in Europe costs two, three and even four times as much per mile as it does over the Atlantic or in North America? Is it lack of true competition? Is it lack of sufficient passenger volume? Is it perhaps just inefficency?
Jenny Conway and Nick Ross investigate. Will an alleged system of ' price-fixing ' among European ' state ' airlines be declared illegal - under the Treaty of Rome? Will the day come when one will be able to fly to Stockholm or Naples (1,000 miles) for appreciably less than one can fly all the way (5,500 miles) to Los Angeles today?


Unknown: Jenny Conway
Unknown: Nick Ross
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park,
The third programme in this series featuring eight of the world's leading flat green bowlers. Now that the tournament is approaching the semi-final stages, each match takes on added significance. Tonight's match is no exception because both DAVID MCGILL from Scotland, last year's losing finalist, and his opponent, RUSSELL EVANS of Wales, have lost their opening matches.
Introduced by DAVID VINE


Unknown: David McGill
Unknown: Russell Evans
Introduced By: David Vine
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA and ROBIN DAY report on the day's developments at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool; With PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER and PETER HOBDAY in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Hobday

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