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: Open University

6.40 Skye, The Field Evidence. 7.5 Computing: Algorithms. 7.30 Maths: Matrix Eigenvalues.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: The Princess Finds a Dressmaker by JANET WYATT Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Brian Cant
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES Designer SARAH PARKINSON
Written and directed by PETER WILTSHIRE Producer JUDY WHITFIELD
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
Book, Play School Ready to Play, £1.50, from bookshops. Play On (record REC 332, cassette ZCM 332); Bang on a Drum, songs from Play School and Play Away (record REC 242 or cassette MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Janet Wyatt
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Designer: Joanna Isles
Designer: Sarah Parkinson
Directed By: Peter Wiltshire
Producer: Judy Whitfield
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Open University

5.15 Simulation Modelling. 5.40 Religion in a Hindu Village: 2. 6.5 The Media in 1848. 6.30 Guernsey: Outside Influences.

: Mid-Evening News

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

: Bartok Centenary

Bartok's Breakthrough
Bela Bartok managed, through a life-long study of folk song, to find his way to a new language of music that was as unique to the musical world as it was personal to him.
David Wilde , pianist and first prizewinner at the Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest, illustrates his theme by playing some of Bartok's piano music from the Suite, Op 14, the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion and the Third Piano Concerto, with Allan Schiller
James Holland and Janos Keszei (percussion) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra leader RODNEY FRIEND conducted by Bryden Thomson
(Bartok chamber music on Radio S. tomorrow at 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Bela Bartok
Pianist: David Wilde
Unknown: Allan Schiller
Unknown: James Holland
Unknown: Janos Keszei
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson
Produced By: Kenneth Corden

: In Search of ... Eric Bloodaxe

The second in a series of four historical detective stories Written and presented by Michael Wood
Eric Bloodaxe : a name from fairy-tales; an image from a childhood adventure story. He was, in fact, twice king in York, the last ruler of an independent Northumbria.
Filmed in the autumnal colours and light of Northumberland and Cumbria, MICHAEL WOOD describes a deep-seated split between north and south, and re-creates the ' thought world ' of a tenth-century war-lord.
After Athelstan's conquest of Britain, Northumbria longed for a king of their own, free from southern control. Eric's arrival on the English scene re-established that idea-a strong, powerful northern king. Formerly king pf Norway, Bloodaxe's lurid career and death were recorded in a lost chronicle written in York. Michael Wood has, for the first time, reconstructed that lost chronicle and, with it, the life of the most famous Viking of them all,
Photography JOHN HOWARTH Film editor PETER MARSH
Producer DEREK TOWERS. BBC Manchester
In Search of the Dark Ages, £8.95, from bookshops


Presented By: Michael Wood
Presented By: Eric Bloodaxe
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Photography John Howarth

: The Little World of Don Camillo

A series in 13 parts adapted from the books of GIOVANNI GUARESCHI by HUGH LEONARD withand
12: Camillo tells the village that all Communists have been excommunicated. In retaliation, the Central Committee abolishes Christmas which upsets Peppone's wife and child. Peppone takes down the Christmas star and puts up the hammer and sickle.
Music composed by WILLIAM GODFREE Lighting GEOFF SHAW
Script editor TED RHODES Designer CHRIS EDWARDS
Produced by BILL SELLARS


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
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
Peppone's wife: Catherine Feller
Policeman: Ray Marion
Moretta: Kate Kitovitz
Carlo: Sidney Williamson

: Man Alive

Very Independent People
Three young people give a heart-warming example to us all in their fight for independence. Alison is
17 and in her last year at college. Born spastic, she can run now, and she speaks with halting eloquence. But how will Alison cope when she leaves the shelter of family and friends?
Billy, who is 19, will never leave his wheelchair. Born with spinal atrophy, his body is almost powerless. Yet he hitch-hikes around Britain, writes his own songs and has now embarked on an autobiography. He lives in a radically designed home for the disabled and dreams of the day when he'll have a place of his own.
Steve, a 29-year-old barrister, soon to marry, runs his home from a wheelchair. Severely spastic, he is helped day and night by Community Service Volunteers, who work in shifts. Now he is working to bring his own kind of independence to other disabled people.
Woddis On ... page 77


Reporter: Michael Dean
Producer: Ann Paul
Editor: Tim Slessor

: Cartoon Two

The heroic tale of Daedalus and his son Icarus who impetuously flew too close to the sun.
Directed by PAUL BOCHNER for the National Film Board of Canada.


Directed By: Paul Bochner

: Newsnight

: Bartok Centenary

A series of programmes about the life and music of the Hungarian composer seen through his six string quartets.
Introduced by YEHUDI MENUHIN String Quartet No 4 (1928)
This five-movement quartet is one of the highlights of 20th-century music and is beautifully constructed as an arch shape, with a dramatic central slow movement as the keystone. In it Bartok exploits the full range of string sounds. played by the Tokyo String Quartet
BBC Scotland


Introduced By: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: Koichiro Harada
Violin: Kikuei Ikeda
Viola: Kazuhide Isomura
Cello: Sadao Harada

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