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: Open University

6.40 The Turbine Blade. 7.5 Krishna and Christ. 7.30 Solids, Liquids and Gases.

: Gharbar

The aim of this magazine programme for Asian women is to provide advice and information on matters of interest to them.
It also includes demonstrations on how to make useful items of everyday use at home, sewing and cooking, a story for children and an item of popular music.
Directed by KRISHAN GOULD BBC Birmingham
Speak for Yourself, £2.25, from bookshops


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Directed By: Krishan Gould

: Interval

: Labour Party Conference 1981

Live coverage of the fourth day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
Reporting team: ROBIN DAY


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

: Play School

Story: Nobody Understood! Told by PERCY EDWARDS
Written bv A. D. PICKERING Presenters
Sheelagh Gilby , Stuart McGugan


Told By: Percy Edwards
Unknown: A. D. Pickering
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilby
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton.

: Open University

4.50 History of Mathematics. 5.15 IATA: Tel Aviv Negotiations. 5.40 Education in Portugal: 1. 6.5 Geology of the Red Sea. C.30 Liszt and Nature.

: Paint!

The fourth in a series of ten programmes
John FitzMaurice Mills invites you to start painting.
4: Perspective and Painting with a Knife


Producer: Dick Foster

: Art Unlimited with George Melly

4: Salvador Dali - Metamorphosis of Narcissus
A beautiful boy falls in love with his own image reflected in a pool and is transformed into a flower. In Dali's surrealist treatment of the Greek myth, new details appear. They lead us back into the enchanted kingdom of childhood, a time in our lives when everything seems possible.


Unknown: Salvador Dali
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: David Heycock

: News Summary

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

: Games People Played

Michael Dean presents the second of six programmes on the origins of board games, with David Brown from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This week:
Saxon and Viking Games


Unknown: David Brown
Producer: Robert Toner

: Collecting Now

Introduced by Harriet Crawley with Gwyn Richards , Penny Junor This week we discover how the British Museum looks after its treasures, go on a minor skirmish with the World War II Battle Re-Enactment Associate and see Robert Opie 's collection of packets, bottles, tins and labels from 1880 to the present day.
Studio director BRIAN HAWKINS Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Robert Opie
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: The Body in Question

by JONATHAN MILLER Sleight of Hand
Healing by the laying on of hands is probably as old as civilisation. Perhaps the most infamous practitioner of this was the Austrian healer Mesmer, whose name became synonymous with the vibrating trances of his wealthy 18th-century clients-even Mozart poked fun at his antics.
Jonathan Miller traces the history of this colourful technique including the medical cures of Christ, the so-called Royal Touch, and the effects of faith on modern medical treatment.
... it Is luxurious to have something as bright and beautiful and dependable as The Body in Question (THE GUARDIAN) Executive producer KARL SABBAGH Producer PATRICK UDEN


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Karl Sabbagh
Producer: Patrick Uden

: NatJackley

in The Old Boy Network
Veteran entertainer, known to generations of theatregoers as the rubberneck comic, Nat Jackley made his first stage appearance at the age of eight, when he teamed up with his father, George, the famous panto comedian.
Juvenile troupes, touring in Revue, years on the Variety Halls, specialist in panto Dame parts and recently straight parts in IV plays, Nat has done it all, and tonight he tells of his follies and fortunes during nearly 60 years in showbusiness.
Recorded at the Southport Theatre Lighting JOHN CROWTHER Sound ALAN FOX
Programme associate JIMMY PERRY Producer DONALD SAYER


Unknown: Nat Jackley
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Donald Sayer

: Enigma

3: On the Edge of Life
Peter Gibbs took off in a light aircraft from a field on the east coast of the island of Mull. He was going to make one circuit of the runway and return within minutes. He never did. Four months later his body was found on a hillside only about a mile away. He had died of exposure. His plane has never been found.
Tonight Ludovic Kennedy investigates the enigma left behind by the former fighter pilot with a reputation for dicing on the edge of life.
Film editor DAVE HARVEY Director JOHN EVANS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Editor: Dave Harvey
Director: John Evans

: Out of Court

with Nick Ross and Jane Walmsley Assault, corruption, debt, divorce, fraud, injunctions, legacies, murder, negligence, riots, sex and violence...
Some of the far-reaching, outrageous, funny - and significant - legal stories of the week: the courts, the lawyers, the police and the people in the middle.
Reporter Peter Bazalgette with specialist advice from Michael Molyneux.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Jane Walmsley
Reporter: Peter Bazalgette
Unknown: Michael Molyneux.
Unknown: Gabrielle O'Connor
Unknown: Sarah Caplin
Director: Adam Curtis
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Producer: Ritchie Cogan
Editor: Peter Chafer

: Newsnight

and Labour Party Conference Report
JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and VINCENT HANNA report on the day's developments at Brighton, with DONALD MACCORMICK and PETER HOBDAY in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Laurel and Hardy: The Music Box

Stan and Ollie really reach the heights and deliver the goods in the Academy Award winner.


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

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