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: Play School

Story: Present in a Jar by CHRISTINE WOOD
Photographs by BARRY BOXALL Presenters
Sarah Long , Christopher Bramwell
Pianist WILLIAM BLEZARD Designer MARY GREAVES Script ideas ANNE DENEHY Directed by LESLIE pitt
Producer judy WHITFIELD
Fxecutive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Unknown: Christine Wood
Unknown: Barry Boxall
Unknown: Sarah Long
Pianist: Christopher Bramwell
Pianist: William Blezard
Designer: Mary Greaves
Unknown: Anne Denehy
Directed By: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

BBC outside broadcast cameras cover four races on the first day of Ascot's November meeting.
1.35 The Hurst Park Novices' Steeplechase (2m)
2.5 The Charles Davis Handicap Steeplechase (2m)
2.35 The Kirk and Kirk Hurdle (2Jm)
3.5 The Kirk and Kirk Handicap Steeplechase (3m)
The 16th running of Ascot's oldest sponsored event, won in the past by horses like The Laird and Midnight Court.
Introduced by JULIAN WILSON Commentators
Television presentation by BILL TAYLOR


Unknown: Charles Davis
Unknown: Kirk Hurdle
Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Presentation By: Bill Taylor

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships
' from Wembley Arena
Quarter-final day in this important event with total prize money of$175,000. This is the fifth time these championships have been held and the entry this year includes nine of the world's top 20 players.

: Harold Lloyd

Cabby Harold has a celebrity passenger when he drives baseball star BABE RUTH on a hair-raising ride in Speedy; then, he's shanghaied to the engine room of a luxury liner in A Jazzed Honeymoon.

: Monkey

A series in 11 parts
Old Chinese proverb says: he who mixes monkey business with pleasure liable end up making people laugh. As in the bizarre adventures of Tripitaka and his boon companions Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy. 3: Land for the Locusts
Or how an unreliable lake and Sandy's foolish heart presented new problems for the travellers.
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND LONDON Produced by NTV and KOKUSAI hoei


Music By: Micky Yoshino
Directed By: Yoshiyuki Kuroda
Unknown: David Weir
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Monkey: Masaaki Sakai
Tripitaka: Masako Natsume
Sandy: Shiro Kishibe
PigSy: Toshiyuki Nishida

: Speak for Yourself

Phoning Work When Sick
Does telephoning someone in a large organisation worry you? Presenters INDIRA JOSHI , BURT KWOUK , ISLA ST CLAIR, MARINA SIR-TIS and TREVOR THOMAS give you information and advice on how best to reach the right person when you're telephoning your workplace.
Directors SUSANNA CAPON , JEREMY ORLEBAR Producer BARBARA DERKOW For more information on today's topic, in 13 languages, phone [number removed]


Presenters: Indira Joshi
Presenters: Burt Kwouk
Presenters: Trevor Thomas
Scriptwriter: Nettie Lowenstein
Unknown: Denise Gubbay
Directors: Susanna Capon
Directors: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Barbara Derkow
John Albert: Donald Gee
Winston Anderson: Trevor Butler
Foreman: Godfrey James
Supervisor: Michael Burrell

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Sounds Different

Six films about living music
1: Close Your Eyes and Open Your Ears
Most of the world's music has never been written down. Most of it was and is made by people who were never trained. And most music teaching ignores it.
For the next six weeks, you are invited to open your ears to a variety of living sounds that turn up rarely in the concert hall or on the television screen. The sounds are all different from each other, but they share the life and energy of music made and improvised, on the spot, by performers who are also creators.
Indian ragas, contemporary jazz, new wave rock, electronic music and the sounds of the modern city, shared by professional performer/composers with a young and enthusiastic audience of tomorrow's performers.
Written and produced by DENNIS marks BBC Bristol


Editor: Andrew Johnston
Produced By: Dennis Marks

: In the Country

Presented by Angela Rippon The third of 16 programmes
The Place that Comes and Goes
Each year in late autumn, Spurn Point at the mouth of the River Humber becomes the centre of attraction for birds and bird-watchers. This narrow spit of land that stretches out into the inhospitable North Sea falls in the flightpath of the countless flocks of small migrating birds that arrive from Scandinavia and beyond to spend winter in the milder countryside of Britain.
Spurn is also a refuge for a resident population of land creatures that thrive on its isolated nature. But its future is at the mercy of the sea, which is eroding its shape more rapidly than any other coast-line in Europe - an incessant problem for the people and wildlife that live there.
Together with ornithologist Roger Lovegrove , ANGELA RIPPON meets Bob Spencer of the British Trust for Ornithology and Michael Clegg of the Yorkshire Naturalists' Trust, to explore this fragile peninsula of land.
Researcher robin PRYTHERCH
Assistant producer GEORGE INGER Producer PETER CRAWFORD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Bob Spencer
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Producer: George Inger
Producer: Peter Crawford

: Newsweek

The Genie's Out of the Bottle
Today, only five nations admit to possessing nuclear weapons. By the year 2000 most countries in the world will have the resources and the knowledge to build them. Is this trend towards the proliferation of nuclear weapons inevitable? Should we be doing more to restrict the spread of nuclear know-how? David Jessel reports.


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Colin Martin
Editor: Peter Ibbotson

: Steptoe and Son

The third of seven programmes by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON starring in Divided We Stand
Incidental music by DENNIS WILSON Original theme by RON GRAINER
Orchestra conducted by DENNIS WILSON Designer ROGER LIMINTON Producer DAVID CROFT


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Music By: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Ron Grainer
Conducted By: Dennis Wilson
Designer: Roger Liminton
Producer: David Croft
Harold Steptoe: Harry H Corbett
Albert Steptoe: Wilfrid Brambell

: Playhouse: The Black Madonna

by MURIEL SPARK adapted for television by RUSSELL HARTY
Lou Parker feels very strongly that she and her husband, Ray, are different from the Farrells and the Ackerleys. With them it s all television. But she and Ray have the local library and The Observer. They keep abreast. They're different.
Costume designer janet THARBY Film cameraman KEN WESTBURY Designer DAVID SPODE
Produced by ALAN SHALLCROSS Directed by MICHAEL simpson


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Television By: Russell Harty
Television By: Lou Parker
Designer: Janet Tharby
Unknown: Ken Westbury
Designer: David Spode
Produced By: Alan Shallcross
Directed By: Michael Simpson
Lou Parker: Helen Fraser
Ray Parker: Edward Peel
Oxford St John: Al Matthews
Henry Pierce: Trevor Thomas
Ward sister: Kathleen Helme
Sister Marie-Therese: Sheila Manahan
Nurse: Leslie Lalor
Doctor: Stephen Tiller
Priest: Will Leichton
Mrs Russell: Lynne Carol
Mr Russell: Alick Hayes

: International Tennis

The Benson and Hedges Championships from Wembley Arena Highlights of today's quarter-final matches.
Introduced by DAVID VINE Commentators


Introduced By: David Vine
Unknown: Dan Maskell
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Mark Cox
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston
Unknown: John Philips

: Newsnight

An informed account of what's happening in the world.

: Friday Night.... Saturday Morning

A way of ending the week with Martin Bergman, and comedy from Emma Thompson, Robert Bathurst, Hugh Laurie and Rory McGrath. You've seen The Goodies, you've seen Monty Python, you've seen Not the Nine O'Clock News well, they've seen them as well. Special guests The Heebee Geebees and John Bardon


Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: John Bardon
Producer: Frances Whitaker

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