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: Open University

6.40 Geophysical Techniques. 7.5 Computing: Introduction. 7.30 Being Black.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Which is My Room? by NICK WILSON
Photographs by BARRY BEXALL
Presenters Lesley Nightingale Christopher Bramwell


Unknown: Nick Wilson
Unknown: Barry Bexall
Presenters: Lesley Nightingale
Presenters: Christopher Bramwell

: Closedown

: Open University

4.59 Species and Evolution. 5.15 Electron Microscopy.

: Charlie Chaplin: The Champion

Charlie is a knockout when it comes to fisticuffs.


Challenger: Charlie Chaplin

: Maggie

by JOAN LINGARD. A series in nine parts based on the Maggie books 6: McKinley and Campbell Plumbers starts to look like a going concern; Sandy has an accident.
Studio sound BRIAN DEWAR


Unknown: Joan Lingard.
Unknown: Brian Dewar
Director: Michael Kerrigan.

: Music-Hall Greats: Old Mother Riley, Headmistress

continues a season of films celebrating stars of the British popular theatre. starring
Arthur Lucan Kitty McShane
When Daphne Snowdrop Riley inherits the laundry where she works, it seems a logical step to swap the business. What better than to acquire St Mildred's School for Girls where daughter Kitty teaches music. But Old Mother Riley's career as a headmistress is - characteristically - anything but conventional. with the LUTON GIRLS CHOIR
Screenplay by JACKIE MARKS and CON WEST
Produced by HARRY REYNOLDS Directed by JOHN HARLOW Films: page 17


Unknown: Arthur Lucan
Unknown: Kitty McShane
Unknown: Daphne Snowdrop Riley
Produced By: Harry Reynolds
Directed By: John Harlow
Mrs Riley: Arthur Lucan
Kitty Riley: Kitty McShane
Miss Carruthers: Enid Hewitt
Mile Leblanc: Jenny Mathot
Lady Meersham: Ethel Royale
Simon: Harry Herbert
Maltby: Cyril Smith
Nixon: Paul Sheridan
Travers: Willer Neal
Clifton Hill: C Denier Warren

: Mid-Evening News

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

: 1981 World Figure Skating Championships

from Hartford, Connecticut featuring The Pairs
MARINA CHERKASOVA and SERGEI SHAHRAI of the Soviet Union are the defending champions but after their surprise defeat in the recent European Championships by their fellow Russians
IRINA VOROBIEVA and IGOR LISOVSKI they will be hard pressed to retain their title. The American champions CAITLIN and PETER CARRUTHERS Will be expecting to get into the medal places.
Commentator ALAN WEEKS
Television presentation:


Unknown: Sergei Shahrai
Unknown: Igor Lisovski
Unknown: Peter Carruthers
Producer: David Kenning

: Russell Harty

For the last programme in his present series Russell Harty is at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. With stars and staff he celebrates the grand re-opening 'later this month, of this the North's greatest-ever home of 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 and 9: Easter time. Camillo finds a large red-painted bomb on his doorstep-a relic from the war, and a present from Peppone. All this rivalry escalates to the point where the Bishop hears about it and has to go to Camillo to find out the situation for himself.
Music composed by WILLIAM GODFREE Lighting GEOFF SHAW
Script editor TED RHODES Designer CHRIS EDWARDS
Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Composed By: William Godfree
Unknown: Geoff Shaw
Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Chris Edwards
Produced By: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Peter Hammond
Don Camillo: Mario Adorf
Peppone: Brian Blessed
Voice: Cyril Cusack
Smilzo: Mark Lewis
Brusco: Dave Atkins
Bilo: Harry Fowler
Dei Prati: Tutte Lemkow
Bishop: Wilfrid Brambell
Morazzi: Peter Arne
Don Pietro: Murray Melvin

: Man Alive

investigates, discovers, questions There's Still a Lot of it About
Cigars at 120 a time. Two thousand pounds a year on hair-dos. Gold-plated baths costing £5,000 each. Handkerchiefs at £10 a blow. A yacht at a quarter of a million pounds. Who is buying them? And, more intriguingly, how?
Despite the worst recession since the 30s, there still seems to be plenty of money about - in some pockets. Is it that a lucky few are simply born with a rare ' get-rich ' gene? Or is it that they have got themselves the advice of extra-sharp accountants? Can anyone get rich?
Man Alive looks at the lifestyle of some big spenders. And asks how they do it. Could it be that there are really two tax systems in Great Britain and that some people are always going to have it easier than others?
Reporter Peter Bazalgette


Reporter: Peter Bazalgette
Producer: Judi Conner
Editor: Tim Slessor

: The Mike Harding Show

Life takes on a different and zany look when viewed by one of Britain's funniest comedians.
More strange happenings in the chaotic world of Mike Harding are revealed when he takes his one-man show on stage at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Lighting JOHN CROWTHER and STAN SNAPE Produced by BARRY BEVINS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Eddie Magrath
Unknown: John Crowther
Produced By: Barry Bevins

: Newsnight

with news and weather from LINDA ALEXANDER plus the evening's sports results from MARSHALL LEE.


Unknown: Linda Alexander

: International Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship from the Coatbridge
Indoor Bowling Club.
Over five days, ten champions have been reduced to two finalists. Edited highlights from the Final to decide the 1981 World Indoor Champion who will receive a cheque for £2,500. Commentators
Television presentation BILL MALCOLM BBC Scotland


Unknown: Dougie Donnelly

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