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: Open University

7.5 The Steam Locomotive. 7.30 Uses of Biochemistry.

: Closedown

: Conservative Party Conference 1980

Live coverage of the first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton.
Reporting team
Robin Day and David Dimbleby
Reports from the conference on Ceejax


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: Play School

: Conservative Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton

: Closedown

: Your Own Business

Ten programmes on the problems - and the satisfaction - of running your own small business, as described by people at the sharp end and those who are trying to help. 1: Needing a Push


Presented By: Robert Finigan
Producer: Maddalena Pagandini

: Behind the Scenes

A five-part serial that looks at how Secret Army was conceived, scripted, cast, designed, rehearsed, directed and produced.
1:We are not Writing HamletNarrated by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Film editor Richard SIDWELL
Produced by TONY ROCERT


Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Produced By: Tony Rocert

: The Living City

A fifteen-part sociology series.
The Living City looks at the inhabitants of one typical city-Leicester - and examines their attitudes, aspirations, lifestyle and life changes.
1:The Setting - where people live - neighbourhoods, communities.Narrated by MICHAEL MOLYNEUX
Script adviser MALCOLM DAVIES
Producer Tony Roberts Director


Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Unknown: Malcolm Davies
Producer: Tony Roberts
Unknown: Libby Halliday

: Closedown

: Conservative Party Conference

Live coverage of the afternoon session.

: Open University

4.50 Maths - The M203 Exam. 5.15 Glaciation. 6.5 Circles.

: Closedown

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Kate Bush in Concert

Highlights from a memorable performance recorded at London's Hammersmith Odeon as a finale to her first British tour.


Singer: Kate Bush
Television Presentation: Michael Appleton

: Mentioned in Dispatches

Arena presents the extraordinary story of Tim Page, war photographer and Vietnam legend-a tale first told in MICHAEL HERR'S celebrated book about Vietnam, Dispatches. ,
'People made Page sound crazy and ambitious, like the Sixties Kid, a stone-cold freak in a country where the madness raced up the hills and into the jungles ... he'd pick up a camera the way you or I would pick up a ticket, but he would go places for pictures that very few other photographers were going.'
Page was wounded four times in Vietnam. The fourth and final time, he was logged dead on arrival'. But he survived against all the odds. Tonight he tells his story.


Producer: Alan Yentob
Director: Christopher Sykes

: Top Gear

Introduced by Noel Edmonds The Paris Motor Show
The world's motor manufacturers exhibit their latest products in the first of the autumn season ot motor shows.
Frank Page drives to Paris in the new Rolls-Royce and reports on many other new cars.
Producer DEREK SMITH BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
Producer: Derek Smith

: Butterflies

by CARLA LANE starring
Ben plans a romantic birthday for
Ria -but so does Leonard. Ria is faced with the first real temptation.
Directed by JOHN B. HOBBS


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
Mr Conrad: Milton Johns
Hotel receptionist: Antony Carrick
Door attendant: Rex Taylor

: Man Alive

The Old Can't Run Fast Enough
'I'll tell you why we get no respect from the young - we can't run fast enough.' (Widow aged 70, twice robbed and beaten up) Elderly victims of violence are confused and bitter; more and more they are being mugged - often in broad daylight-by teenage and even younger children. The attack frequently seems motivated by a need to release violent aggression - the pickings from a pensioner's purse or wallet are almost always pretty meagre.
And though it's bad enough to be mugged, it's even worse to realise that, apart from medical care, the victim can expect little other help. Compensation applies only to physical injuries - and for every £1 we spend on offenders we devote lp to their victims. In other cases, when their savings are stolen, pensioners' bills run irretrievably into arrears. For some, growing old becomes a lonely nightmare, and peace of mind is replaced by fear and mistrust.
On film, Michael Dean investigates.


Unknown: Michael Dean
Producer: Desmond Lapsley
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Rock Week Concert

The Kinks
Highlights from a concert given by The Kinks in front of an audience of 14,000 people in Providence, Rhode Island.
Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON


Unknown: Rhode Island.
Unknown: Michael Appleton

: Newsnight

The Conservative Party Conference opens today in Brighton, at a time when Mrs Thatcher 's government is coming under increasing pressure to modify its economic policies. John Tusa and Robin Day report on the day's proceedings in Brighton. In London, Peter Snow and Peter Hob-day will be watching other developments at home and abroad. BRIAN WALKER has the latest news and weather plus the evening's sports results from DAVID ICKE.


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Brian Walker
Unknown: David Icke.
Producer: Paul Norris
Editor: George Carey

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