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: Open University

S.40 Beginning Reading. 7.5 The Planet Earth. 7.30 An Architect at Work.

: Closedown

: Business World

A series of ten programmes with DAVID BLAKE and LINDA REILLY 6:The Business at Law
Producer chris JELLEY


Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Linda Reilly
Director: Peter Lee-Wright
Producer: Chris Jelley

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Box in the Attic based on a story by GLADYS DAVIES Presenters
Lucie Skeaping , Ben Bazell
Pianist Richard BROWN
Graphic designer PAUL JOHNSON
Written and directed by john DALS Producer PETER WILTSHIRE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Story By: Gladys Davies
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Pianist: Richard Brown
Designer: Michael Trevor
Designer: Paul Johnson
Directed By: John Dals
Producer: Peter Wiltshire

: Speak for Yourself

Late for Work
You're late for work, your boss is furious, your workmate is fed up. How do you handle the situation? Better still, how do you avoid it?
(iShown last Friday)

: Closedown

: Roads to Conflict

A series of ten programmes on the Arab-Israeli dispute. 6:Towards a State
Production assistant CAROLINE PICK
Written and produced hy ROGER OWEN


Unknown: Roger Owen

: Propaganda with Facts

A series of five programmes about the cinema and public opinion in the 1940s.
1:'And, as far as possible, the whole truth.'


Written By: Nicholas Pronay
Produced By: Howard Smith

: A Child's Place

A series of five programmes about children's rights. 1:Kids at School


Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Using Public Libraries.
5.15 Interviewing Technique.

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Vagabond

: Newseries Maggie

A series in nine parts based on the Maggie books.
1: Set in Glasgow, Maggie is the story of a 17-year-old with decisions to make ... school or job; marriage or career; high-rise flat or family business?
In this episode Maggie sees her old home flattened and faces her mother's problems.
This week's cast:
Designer HELEN RAE Executive producer ANNA HOME
Director RENNY RYE BBCScotland


Unknown: Joan Lingard
Designer: Helen Rae
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
Worker: Jim Byars
Cathy: Maureen Beattie
Mrs McKinley: Mary Riggans
Mike: Joe Millaney
Mr McKinley: Michael Sheard
Sandy: Paul Ferry
Jean: Anne Berry
Jessie: Ann Scott-Jones
Tam: Ron Paterson
Doctor: Walter Carr
Isobel: Dee Hepburn
Mrs Scott: Alisox Groves
Mr Scott: Benny Young

: Under Sail

A series of six programmes about sailing ships that have survived. 5:Sea Cloud
This beautiful square rigger was originally built in the 1930s as one of the world's most extravagant wedding presents for the heiress Marjorie Hutton. For many years Sea Cloud, the largest four-masted barque to sail under the American flag, was her private yacht.
Now the ship is in the charter business at £35,000 a week. Her passengers enjoy the romance of voyaging under sail while living in luxury worthy of a millionairess. Narrator TOM SALMON
Film editor LAURlE JONES Director jack BELLAMY


Unknown: Marjorie Hutton.
Director: Jack Bellamy
Producers: Brian Hawkins
Producers: Robin Drake

: News Summary

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

: The Tuesday Western: River of No Return

continues the season of Holly-wood's classic Westerns. starring Robert Mitchum
Marilyn Monroe with Rory Calhoun
Widower Matt Calder and his young son are hard at work developing a farm on the borders of the River of No Return, when into their lives comes a young saloon singer and her gambler husband.
Robert Mitchum is at his laconic best co-starring with the effervescent Monroe in this rugged adventure set at the time of the 1875 gold rush, and filmed amidst spectacular Canadian scenery.
Screenplay by FRANK FENTON From a story by LOUIS LANTZ Produced by STANLEY RUBIN
Directed by OTTO PREMINGER. Films: p 11


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Rory Calhoun
Unknown: Widower Matt Calder
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Frank Fenton
Story By: Louis Lantz
Produced By: Stanley Rubin
Directed By: Otto Preminger.
Matt Calder: Robert Mitchum
Kay Weston: Marilyn Monroe
Harry Weston: Rory Calhoun
Mark: Tommy Rettig
Colby: Murvyn Vye
Benson: Douglas Spencer
Gambler: Ed Hinton
Ben: Don Beddoe
Surrey driver: Claire Andre

: Russell Harty

Every Tuesday evening in London's Greenwood Theatre and every Thursday in the BBC's Manchester studios, Russell Harty invites you to join him. There'll be guests, an audience, some music and a lot of entertainment.


Unknown: Russell Harty
Director: Ron Isted
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Editor: Gordon Watts

: Pot Black 81

BBC2 Snooker Championship
The eighth frame in this series of 14 programmes for the 1881 Pot Black Trophy featuring in Group 2:
Alex Higgins (N. Ireland) former World Champion v David Taylor (Manchester)
World Championship semi-finalist 1980
' Hurricane ' Higgins lost narrowly to Eddie Charlton in his first game, whereas Taylor defeated Jim Wych. Their second game brings them together for the first time on Pot Black.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Director ROY NORTON Producer REG PERRIN BBC Birmingham
Book (same title), £1.95 from bookshops


Unknown: Alex Higgins
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Eddie Charlton
Unknown: Jim Wych.
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin

: Ireland: A Television History

A series of 13 programmes Written and presented by Robert Kee
12: Six Counties
From its foundation in 1921, the new Protestant state of Northern Ireland proclaimed its loyalty to the United Kingdom, protected by the armed Royal Ulster Constabulary and ' B' Special Reserves against internal and external threats. The minority Catholic and Nationalist population suffered widespread discrimination for nearly 50 years. In the late 1960s, the frustration of Catholics boiled over. Civil rights marchers were batoned and stoned by Unionist mobs. The British Armv was sent in to protect Catholics but killed 13 Catholics in Derry on Bloody Sunday. (The IRA had already seized the opportunity to exploit the situation.) After more terror and bloodshed, direct rule from Westminster was imposed on Northern Ireland. A Protestant general strike defeated an attempt at sharing power between the two communities.
Film research victoria WEGG-PROSSER Film editor ROY SHARMAN Associate producers
Extracts from this programme will appear in THE LISTENER dated 19 February


Presented By: Robert Kee
Unknown: John Ranei.
Producer: Jeremy Isaacs

: Newsnight

including news headlines, weather forecast and sports results.

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