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: Open University

6.40 Dinner at Baron d'Holbach's. 7.5 The Wave-Particle Paradox. 7.30 Images of the City.

: Play School

Story: James Goes Jumping by PETER WILTSHIRE
Presenters Lesley Nightingale and Stuart McGugan
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, cassette MRMC 004), from record shops


Unknown: Peter Wiltshire
Presenters: Lesley Nightingale
Presenters: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 Classical Greece: Social Life. 5.15 Intramolecular Re-arrangements. 5.40 Maths: Cycles. 6.5 M101/13 Integration.
6.30 Novel Proteins.

: Play Tennis

Five programmes with a new step-by-step method for beginners. 3: Are You Ready?
DEREK HORWOOD ShOWS how to put the complete strokes together, and how to put movement into the game starting from the ready position.
Videotape editor CHRIS BOOTH Producer PETER RAMSDEN
Book (same title), £3.60, from bookshops


Unknown: Derek Horwood
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: Mid-Evening News

including sub-titles for the hard-ofhdaring, followed by Weather

: Plants in Action

Nine programmes on the science behind gardening presented by Alan Hibbert 6: Why All That Water?
In sunny weather a tomato plant uses up half-a-gallon of water a day and an oak tree can shift a massive 200 gallons. Why do plants need all this water? And what do they do with it? Film editor JOHN KEENAN


Presented By: Alan Hibbert
Editor: John Keenan
Produced By: Ron Bloomfield
Produced By: Bryn Brooks

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

The fourth of tenO programmes in which Arthur Negus revisits places for which he has a special affection. This week he goes to the Georgian House, Bristol, to recapture some of the elegance of the Georgian drawing-room, particularly the fashionable ceremony of taking afternoon tea.
Arthur's guest is Christopher Hog-wood, who describes and plays the magnificent harpsichord made by Jacob Kirckman in 1757. Lighting JACK BELASCO Director ROY CHAPMAN Producer JOHN DOBSON
Series producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jacob Kirckman
Unknown: Jack Belasco
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: John Dobson
Producer: Robin Drake.

: The Two Ronnies

starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett and their guest Elkie Brooks featuring The Worm that Turned with Jenny Logan , Raymond Mason
Script associate IAN DAVIDSON
Musical director RONNIE HAZLEHURST Vocal direction FRED TOMLINSON Designer ANDY DIMOND
Executive producer MICHAEL BURLL


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Elkie Brooks
Unknown: Jenny Logan
Unknown: Raymond Mason
Unknown: Ian Davidson
Written By: David Newman
Written By: Peter Osborne
Unknown: Mike Radford
Unknown: David Renwick
Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Producer: Michael Burll

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Paul Daniels , television's top comedy magic star, entertains in his own fashion and introduces guests with remarkable skills. From the Polish State Circus:
The Koziaks with their astounding acrobatics
From Hollywood: illusionists Glenn Falkenstein and Frances Willard with their supernatural act
Guest appearances by Mary Chipperfield and her chimpanzees with the PAUL DANIELS MAGIC SET
Choreography NORMAN MAEN Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO Director JOHN HUCHES
Produced by JOHN FISHER


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Glenn Falkenstein
Unknown: Frances Willard
Unknown: Mary Chipperfield
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Director: John Huches
Produced By: John Fisher

: The Making of Mankind

A seven-part series tracing the origins of our species presented by Richard Leakey 5: A New Era
A group of people carefully buried one of their dead in a shallow grave 60,000 years ago and, in a simple ritual, placed summer flowers on his body.
These people were Neanderthals -usually thought of as brutish, dim-witted cavemen. So have we maligned them? And were they the ancestors of us all?
RICHARD LEAKEY traces the first emergence of our species, Homo sapiens sapiens, and explores some of the astonishing art they left behind - including the beautiful cave of Lascaux, filmed here for the first time since its closure 20 years ago.
Film cameraman ALEC CURTIS Film editor KEITH RAVEN
Graphic designer PETER Clayton Research JANE CALLANDER
(An edited version of this series u printed weekly in the LISTENER)


Presented By: Richard Leakey
Unknown: Richard Leakey
Editor: Keith Raven
Designer: Peter Clayton
Designer: Research Jane
Producer: Graham Massey

: The Light of Experience

Eight personal accounts describing experiences which have changed people's lives.
6: Drawing the Line
' Dockland disease' is Hilary Peters ' own description of the decay in London's docks and the communities which once thrived there. As a professional gardener, her own cure was to try and make new life. She planted wild flowers and designed gardens. She encouraged the local people to grow plants and vegetables and eventually she imported animals as well to create a surprisingly successful farm in the heart of dockland,


Unknown: Hilary Peters
Director: Fay Dickey
Producer: John Wilcox

: Newsnight

with Peter Snow , Charles Wheeler John Tusa and Peter Hobday


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday

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