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: Open University

6.40 Artists' Films

7.5 Glaciation

7.30 New Tyres from Old?

: Closedown

: Labour Party Conference 1980

Live coverage of the last morning of the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.
Reporting team ROBIN DAY


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

Story: Thomas has a Bath

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Blackpool

: * Closedown

: Open University

4.50 'Imaging the Eye'.

5.15 Ideas for the Future

5.40 Partial Differential Equations

6.5 Genes and Development

6.30 Continental Can at the EEC

: Gardeners' World

Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones with Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale. Putting down paving in the cottage garden, and making a scree garden. Planting biennials and exploding a myth about gooseberries.
Producer JOHN KENYON. BBC Birmingham


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

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Return to St Kilda

On 28 August this year, a very special 50th anniversary celebration took place in a tiny, remote island group 110 miles off the west coast of Scotland. The last of the St Kildans had returned to the island of their birth, some for the first time since it was evacuated 50 years ago. Chris Brasher and a BBC film crew were there to witness this historic event. He spoke to the St Kildans, now scattered throughout Britain, about their earliest memories, and tells the story of this legendary community which eked out a living by scaling the highest sea cliffs in Britain in search of sea birds for food.
Producer MARJORIE orb . BBC scotland


Unknown: Chris Brasher
Editor: Robert Burnett
Director: Jackie Rowley
Producer: Marjorie Orb

: Newsweek

Upsetting the Balance of Terror?
For more than 30 years the world has lived in the anxious faith that the nuclear deterrent will preserve mankind from the horror of atomic war. Now, however, new missile systems of terrifying sophistication are challenging that fundamental belief. Against the background of a US election in which defence is becoming an increasingly strident issue, David Jessel investigates how the superpowers are squaring up to each other.


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Adrian Milne
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Escape

Six celebrated bids for freedom, in dramatic reconstruction. 4: Alfred Hinds by MARTIN WORTH featuring
Emrys James as Alfred Hinds
'Mr Hinds , any description of locks in Her Majesty's prisons comes under the Official Secrets Act. I cannot allow you to discuss this lock before the public.
In the 50s, press and public alike were thrilled and amused by the exploits of this master of escape.
Scotland Yard saw it differently!
Film editor ERIC BROWN
Film cameraman IAN STONE Designer TOM YARDLEY-JONES Producer FRANK cox Director BEN REA


Unknown: Alfred Hinds
Unknown: Emrys James
Unknown: Alfred Hinds
Unknown: Mr Hinds
Narrator: Gavin Campbell
Editor: Eric Brown
Unknown: Ian Stone
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: Frank Cox
Director: Ben Rea
James Gridley: Barry Lowe
Supt Sparks: Morris Perry
Bill Nicholls: Frank Seton
Sgt Tiddy: Charles Pemberton
Peg Hinds: Priscilla Morgan
Frank Martin: Frank Jarvis
Sweet: John Rolfe
Lord Chief Justice Goddard: Brian Oulton
Prison Governors: Richard Mayes
Prison Governors: , Charles Morgan
Prison Officers: Graham Weston
Prison Officers: Jay Neill
Prison Officers: Edward Brooks
Patsy Fleming: Donald McDonald
Bert Hinds: Michael Graham Cox
Clegg: Jim Mooney
Mr Justice Finnemore: William Fox
Jury Foremen: John Brierton
Jury Foremen: Vernon Hayden
Court Clerks: Derek Young
Court Clerks: Tom Jordan
BEA girl: Kate Thompson
Police Inspectors: Blain Fairman
Police Inspectors: Eugene Boner
Insp Vibart: Donald Tandy
Peter Hinds: Stan Barnes
Susan Hinds: Victoria O'Reilly
Shelagh Bradley: Kay Jones
James Comyn, QC: Peter Williams
Sparks' counsel: Gerry Sullivan
Mr Justice Davies: Jack May

: The Family Brown Sings Country

Canada's top country music group sing their favourite songs to an audience of United States airmen and their families at RAF Bent-waters in Suffolk.


Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Jack High

The Kodak Masters Bowls Tournament from Beach House Park, Worthing. The first semi-final continued. With a match as close as this, the result is in doubt right to the end. Introduced by DAVID VINE


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

: * am' Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week with late-night conversation and music from the Greenwood Theatre.


Unknown: Greenwood Theatre.
Director: Philip Chilvers
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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