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: Open University


: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Mr Smart and Mrs Wise by JOHN DALE Presenters
Lucie Skeaping , Ben Bazell


Unknown: Mr Smart
Unknown: Mrs Wise
Unknown: John Dale
Presenters: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Ben Bazell

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 The First Years of Life: Clash: 5.15 Childhood 5-10: Starting School

: Charlie Chaplin: Work

As the working half of a two-man team, Charlie even substitutes for their horse in this classic situation comedy about a not very competent pair of painters and decorators.


The Assistant: Charlie Chaplin

: Maggie

by JOAN LINGARD. A series in nine parts based on the Maggie books
2: Maggie wants to stay on at school but most people, including her old friend Mike, think she's daft. Her only ally is her teacher Mr Scott.
Studio lighting ALAN HENDERSON
Director RENNY RYE. BBC Scotland (For cast see Tuesday page 41)


Unknown: Joan Lingard.
Unknown: Mr Scott.
Unknown: Alan Henderson

: Music-Hall Greats: Dreaming

starring Bud Flanagan , Ches Allen Two immortals from the ' Crazy Gang' team co-star in this musical comedy. Flanagan and Allen are respectively an army private and a Captain, involved in a series of fantasies in darkest Africa, at Ascot and behind German lines. All leading to a climax when the duo sing favourites such as ' Home town ', ' Underneath the arches ' and the title song.
Produced and directed by JOHN BAXTER . Films: page 11


Unknown: Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Ches Allen
Directed By: John Baxter
Bud: Bud Flanagan
Ches: Ches Allen
Wren/Avalah/Miss Grey: Hazel Court
Sir Charles Paddock: Dick Francis
Goebbels: Philip Wade
American general: Gerry Wilmot
American soldier: Peter Bernard
British general: Ian McLean
Trainer: Roy Russell
First African prince: Robert Adams
Second African prince: Sam Blake
German industrialist: George Street
British colonel: Noel Daynton

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Writers and Places

The last of six programmes A Terrible Chemistry
The writer: Nadine Gordimer author of Burger's Daughter, The Conservationist - one of the most highly regarded authors in Africa and South Africa's leading novelist.
The place: Johannesburg and its surrounding veldt - a landscape composed of rich farmland and richer mines, that has become in her books an expression of the personal relations of human beings under apartheid.
'It's not only nature that determines the relation of people to where they live. It's also politics. Just as this city draws people from all backgrounds, of all colours, in defiance of all social barriers, so it produces a social chemistry, terrible and marvellous.' Written and narrated by NADINE GORDIMER
Readings by JANET SUZMAN
Series producer ANTONY ROUSE Producer DENNIS MARKS


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Janet Suzman

: Russell Harty

Tonight and every Thursday Russell Harty invites you to join him and his guests in the BBC's s Manchester studios for an unpredictable half-hour of live entertainment.


Unknown: Russell Harty
Director: Alan Walsh
Producer: Ken Stephinson
Editor: Gordon Watts

: The Little World of Don Camillo

A series in 13 parts adapted from the books of GIOVANNI GUARESCHI by HUGH LEONARD with Mario Adorf as Don Camillo and Brian Blessed as Peppone
7: There is a mystery as to who is the villager who has won the lottery. Camillo works out the anagram of the name and the winner comes to the conclusion that a Communist cannot be a Capitalist.
Music composed by WILLIAM GODFREE Lighting GEOFF SHAW
Script editor TED RHODES Designer CHRIS EDWARDS
Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: Hugh Leonard:
Don Camillo: Mario Adorf
Peppone: Brian Blessed
Composed By: William Godfree
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Chris Edwards
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Hammond
Voice: Cyril Cusack
SmilzO: Mark Lewis
Brusco: Dave Atkins
Bilo: Harry Fowler
Peppone's wife: Catherine Feller
Morazzi: Peter Arne

: Man Alive

investigates, discovers, questions In the Unlikely Event....
' It wasn't the impact that killed - it was what happened afterwards.'
Most people would call it a crash; airlines and their cabin-staff talk of 'the unlikely event'. And indeed, for 20 years the aviation industry and its governing bodies have concentrated on preventing plane crashes altogether - with great success. The statistics show that you would probably crash only once in nearly 1,000 years of daily flights.
But crashes still happen, and the chances of surviving them have not improved. The strength of modern jet bodies makes it possible to classify the majority of accidents as ' 'survivable'. Yet when survivors describe the plane's interior immediately after impact, they talk bitterly of collapsed seats and broken limbs, of blinding toxic fumes and burning upholstery, of coat racks blocking the emergency exits, of escape chutes that don't inflate. And all of this when speed of evacuation - officially 90 seconds - is vital to save lives. In short, the problems and dangers occur after the crash. Using unique film, Jack Pizzey examines the regulations and the standards, talks to the people who make them, test them, criticise them, and to three scientists who have survived 'the unlikely event'.


Unknown: Jack Pizzey
Producers: Michael Casey
Producers: Desmond Lapsley
Editor: Tim Slessor

: The Mike Harding Show

Another zany look at life in the topsy-turvy world of comedian Mike Harding
Poor, innocent budgies are the victims of one of the longest jokes ever told on television when ' Cuddly Owl' takes his one-man show to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Produced by BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Eddie McGrath
Unknown: John Crowther
Unknown: Stan Snape
Designer: Paul Montague
Produced By: Barry Bevins

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, CHARLES WHEELER , JOHN TUSA and PETER HOBDAY present an informed account of what's happening in the world; latest news and weather from LINDA ALEXANDER , plus the evening's sports results from MARSHALL LEE.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Linda Alexander

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