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: Open University

6.40 Continental Can at the EEC. 7.5 Examining the Broadcasts. 7.30 Conflict in the Family.

: Labour Party Conference 1981

Live coverage of the third day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Reporting team: ROBIN DAY , DAVID DIMBLEBY ROBERT MCKENZIE


Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: Play School

King Midas' Ears (traditional)
Presenters Sheelagh Gilbey and Stuart McGugan


Presenters: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presenters: Stuart McGugan

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton.

: Open University

4.50 Mental Health - Whittingham. 5.15 Reporting the Findings. 5.40 The Handicapped - The Swedish Fokus. 6.5 Design {or Science Teaching. 6.30 Quantum Theory: Standing Waves and Energy Levels.

: MacLeod's Russia

Donny MacLeod reaches Zagorsk, the heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. It lies 100 miles from Moscow, a fortified cathedral with golden domes which symbolise an older Russia, at odds with the atheistic state. MacLeod joins the thousands of pilgrims, young and old, who've travelled from all over the USSR to attend Communion in the magnificent cathedral. He talks to trainee priests about the conflict between State and Church; and meets an icon painter who works within the cathedral grounds and, ironically, has won a Lenin prize for keeping alive this most ancient of Russian art forms.
Produced and directed by PETER HERCOMBE


Unknown: Donny MacLeod
Directed By: Peter Hercombe

: News Summary

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

: My Music

Frank Muir and John Amis challenge Denis Norden and Ian Wallace with questions set by Steve Race
Television presentation DOUGLAS HESPE


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Ian Wallace

: Six More English Towns

A Pattern of Building
Written and presented by Alec Clifton-Taylor
3: Saffron Walden , Essex
'In the hands of an expert you can see how good these patterns can really look,' says ALEC CLIFTON-TAYLOR disarmingly, in front of a wall where he's been trying his hand at pargeting. This is a decorative craft achieved by pressing patterned moulds into wet plaster. It's the Saffron Wald en speciality, seen on many of the town's timber-framed houses and particularly on the Sun Inn. In this friendly little town on the border of East Anglia, brick, tile and timber-frame predominate. Apart from the flint of the church, stone only makes its appearance at the nearby mansion of Audley End, completed in 1621. ' For the grandee who built this prestigious house, it just had to be limestone and nothing else. A colossal piece of extravagance.'
Today Saffron Walden is a town with too many pollarded trees and too much traffic, most of which, says ALEC CLIFTON-TAYLOR , should be ' firmly re-routed '.
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer DENIS MORIARTY


Presented By: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Presented By: Saffron Walden
Unknown: Saffron Wald
Unknown: Saffron Walden
Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Henry Farrar
Editor: Michael Goldsmith
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Denis Moriarty

: Burt Lancaster in Birdman of Alcatraz

The powerful true story of murderer Robert Stroud who, while serving a jail sentence, killed a prison guard and paid the penalty with the most savage sentence the authorities could devise-a lifetime in solitary confinement. Stroud defied the deprivations and through his studies and determination became the world's leading authority on birds - and a nationally known figure whose life changed the laws of America.
Screenplay bv GUY TROSPER
Based on the book by THOMAS E. GADDIS Produced by STUART MILLAR and GUY TROSPER
. Films: page 17 Film news and reviews on Ceefax


Unknown: Robert Stroud
Book By: Thomas E. Gaddis
Produced By: Stuart Millar
Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Robert Stroud: Burt Lancaster
Harvey Shoemaker: Karl Malden
Elizabeth Stroud: Thelma Ritter
Stella Johnson: Betty Field
Bull Ransom: Neville Brand
Tom Gaddis: Edmond O'Brien
Roy Comstock: Hugh Marlowe
Feto Gomez: Telly Savalas
Dr Ellis: Whit Bissell
Kramer: Crahan Denton

: Nswsnight

and Labour Party Conference Report

: Laurel and Hardy

in Their First Mistake


Directed By: George Marshall

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