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: Gharbar

A programme for Asian women
Director KRISHAN COULD . BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Director: Krishan Could

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Harold Lloyd

Harold wins a live turkey and faces the problem of getting it home in Hot Water. Then, dodging a persistent landlady in Bumping into Broadway, he is chased by cops raiding a gambling joint

: 16 Up

The fourth of ten films for young people. Drugs - A Different View
If your doctor prescribes drugs for you, that's okay. If you take them for fun, you could be in trouble. In this programme young people give their views on drugs (and drink) and talk to ROWDY YATES of Lifeline Project, Manchester, about Malcolm Owen 's story. Malcolm Owen, lead singer of The Ruts, overdosed on heroin - and it killed him.
Director CHRIS LENT . Producer ian WOOLF


Unknown: Malcolm Owen
Editor: Horacio Queiro
Director: Chris Lent
Producer: Ian Woolf

: The Master Game

An international chess tournament presented by Jeremy James
Fourth of 13 top quality games Lothar Schmid (West Germany) Hein Donner (Netherlands)
A battle of the underdogs, or is it? The holder of The Master Game title was the least fancied of last year's entry. He now meets a player who has the doubtful distinction of being the first Grand-master to lose to a Chinese.
Designer JOHN BONE


Presented By: Jeremy James
Unknown: Lothar Schmid
Unknown: Hein Donner
Unknown: William Hartston
Designer: John Bone
Director: Sandra Wainwright
Producer: Robert Toner

: Grapevine

A magazine programme featuring self-help and community action. Presented by Helene Hayman
Tonight we hear from a group of teenagers in Nottingham who are campaigning for a youth club on their estate. Some of them have previously been ' in trouble ', but now vandalism is declining, and the older residents are taking the teenagers' needs more seriously.
Also, in Grapevine's comment' slot, Michael Newman , Warden of the Working Men's College in London, makes a plea for adult education. He looks at some surprising ways in which people have expanded their horizons with the help of education workers in the community.


Presented By: Helene Hayman
Unknown: Michael Newman

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Travellers in Time

Six Films of Early Exploration
Introduced from the Royal Geographical Society by Duncan Carse 2 : Across Darkest Africa (1924)
This historic film is a record of the first motorised crossing of the African continent by the French Citroen Expedition of 1924. The vehicles were specially fitted with caterpillar half-tracks, and eight of these Citroen Specials laboured their way 13,000 miles across Africa from Algeria to Mozambique. The journey took over eight months, and started with a crossing of the Sahara.
On its way, the expedition was greeted by a horde of 3,000 horse-men and dromedary riders. After crossing Lake Chad and the country of the plate-lipped women, the explorers went big-game hunting for elephant, lion and hippopotamus. They floated the cars across rivers on pontoons made of canoes lashed together; visited the pygmies in their forest stronghold; and finally forced their way across hundreds of miles of trackless swamps and savannah to reach
The pith-helmeted explorers, the labouring vehicles, and the country and people of Africa in the 1920s are all vividly captured in this film of one of the greatest early mechanised expeditions. Narrator PIERRE VALMER
Film editor RICKARD seale
Assistant producer bawn A. SWERLING Producer RICHARD ROBINSON Brookes On ... page 77


Unknown: Lake Chad
Producer: Richard Robinson

: The Magic of Dance

Reflections by Margot Fonteyn A series of six programmes 4:The Romantic Balletwith Roland Petit
Marguerite Porter , Yoke Morishita Ivan Nagy , Mette Hsnningen Flemming Ryberg
Royal Danish Ballet Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conductor Ashley Lawrence
In 1832 the most famous ballerina in the world was Marie Taglioni. One of the first to dance on the tips of her toes, she epitomised the Romantic Age.
MARGOT FONTEYN traces the story of the Romantic ballet and its greatest exponents. By mid-century, however, there were new styles - the waltz, the can-can, the music-hall in its prime. It was left to the Russians to revive the romantic age in 1909 when they brought to Paris their own version of Les Sylphides. The programme includes part of this famous ballet, danced in its original setting by MARGOT FONTEYN, MARGUERITE PORTER, YOKO MORISHITA and IVAN NAGY.
Book (same title), £11.75, from bookshops


Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Roland Petit
Unknown: Marguerite Porter
Unknown: Yoke Morishita
Unknown: Ivan Nagy
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Marie Taglioni.
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Marguerite Porter
Unknown: Yoko Morishita
Unknown: Ivan Xagy
Editor: Arthur Bennett
Producer: Patricia Foy

: M*A*S*H: Ain't Love Grand

The award-winning film series.
It's impossible. It's mind-boggling. Stuffy old class-conscious Charles succumbs to the charms of a girl who is, socially, beyond the pale.
Comedy Themes (record REH 387, cassette ZCR 387) from record shops


Writer: Ken Levine
Writer: David Isaacs
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
BJ Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Major Charles Winchester: David Ogden Stiers

: Sons and Lovers

A dramatisation in seven parts by TREVOR GRIFFITHS
3: 'I want to do something. I want a chance like anybody else. A girl is not allowed to be anything. What chance have I? '
Designer chris PEMSEL
Script editor BETTY willingali Producer JONATHAN POWELL Directed by STUART BURGE


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Music: John Tams
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Editor: Betty Willingali
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Stuart Burge
Gertrude Morel: Eileen Atkins
Walter Morel: Tom Bell
Paul Morel: Karl Johnson
Miriam Leivers: Leonie Mellinger
Clara Dawes: Lynn Dearth
Mrs Leivers: Jean Boht
Mr Leivers: Peter Davidson
Edgar: Davm Neilson
Maurice: Rob Middleton
Geoffrey: Steven Holt
Hubert: Mark Nightingale
Annie Morel: Amanda Parfitt
Arthur Morel: Peter Duncan
Leonard: Stephen Finlay
Alice: Theresa Ratcliff
Kitty: Deirdre Lee
Beatrice: Janine Duvitski

: God and the Scientist

The second of six programmes
Donald MacKay , Professor of Communication and Neuro-science at Keele University, talks to Ronald Eyre about the relationship between his brain research and his Christian beliefs.
MACKAY: To stick rigidly just to the mechanical level of man's brain is to miss the point of what it is to be a man.
Director Christopher MANN
Producer PETER FIRTH. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald MacKay
Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Director: Christopher Mann
Producer: Peter Firth.

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world; news, weather and sport from LINDA ALEXANDER and DAVID ICKE.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: David Icke.

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