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: Open University

6.40 Edwin Lutyens. 7.5 Education in Trinidad. 7.30 Fountain and Grotte.


Unknown: Edwin Lutyens.

: Play School

Story: The Tall Man by URSULA DANIELS Presenters
Sarah Long , Ben Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Open University

4.50 The Mariner Nine Code 5.15 Sanctions and Rhodesia: 4. 5.40 The External World 6.5 Fiction in the Market Place.
6.0 Looking at Cells.

: Six Fifty-five Special

Tonight Bob Langley and .the Six Fijty-five Special embark -on an excursion with the Chris Barber Jazz Band to New Orleans for the 1981 Jazz and Heritage Festival. Also conversation with jazz pianist Dr John and legendary drummer Freddie Kohlman.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Bob Langley
Editor: Jim Dumighan

: Mid-Evening News

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

: My Music

Television: cameras visit radio's popular game of musical knowledge when
Frank Muit and John Amis challenge
Denis Norden and Ian Wallace with questionsset by Steve Race
Television presentation by DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muit
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Presentation By: Douglas Hespe

: Platform One

kacurable Disease
One of a series of convorsationsin this International Year of the Disabled with people whose lives have been shaped by a sudden traumatic experience. A young mother tells Bob Wellings .about her daughter who suffers from the incurable cystic fibrosis.
Executive producer PAUL ELLIS


Unknown: Bob Wellings
Producer: Paul Ellis

: Elvis Lives

It's four years next week since Elvis Presley died, and in death he has become bigger than in life. Filmed in England, the USA and in Memphis on 16 August 1980, the third anniversary of his death, Elvis Lives looks at the fans who live their lives for Elvis; the people who make a living from Elvis, including a Las Vegas impersonator and a Hollywood lookalikes agency; and it also takes a look at the lengths to which some people will go to express their adoration for the King of Rock 'n' Roll - even plastic surgery.
(Sat BBC1: Elvis stars in Speedway)


Film Editor: Heather Small
Producer: Sandra Gregory

: Workshop

Sf Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra Play the Concerto for Double String Orchestra by Sir Michael Tippett
The brilliant young English conductor SIMON RATTLE recently became principal conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. This programme is a recording of their first rehearsals together. It is a study of a conductor at work, an orchestra in preparation, and the performance it produces. Simon Rattle also talks to SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT.
Produced by ROBIN LOUGH


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett.
Produced By: Robin Lough

: Tug-of-War

The oldest - and simplest - of sports; so old that they say it was used to train the slaves who built the pyramids in ancient Egypt. The modern version grew out of village sports days in rural England, and this country has consistently produced the best tug-of-war teams. Of all our teams, none has been more successful than Bosley Wood Treatment who, for over 20 years, have sallied forth from their Cheshire valley to take on the might of the tug-of-war world - and beat them.
Ron Pickering meets the men of Bosley in training.
Assistant producer MICK DEMPSEY Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Mick Dempsey

: Newsnight



Unknown: Charles Wheeleb
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Laurel and Hardy: Brats


Stan Sr./Stanley Jr.: Stan Laurel
Ollie Sr./Oliver Jr.: Oliver Hardy

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