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: Open University

1.40 Conformation in Proteins: 2. 7.5 Maths: Convergence. 7.30 Differentiating Fields.

: Labour Party Conference 1981

Live coverage of the last morning Reporting team: ROBIN DAY


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

: Play School

Story: The Tractor and the Pig by MARGIE BARBOUR Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Stuart McGugan
Percussionist TRISTAN FRY
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES
Written and directed by MARGIE BARBOUR Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE {Repeated on BBC1 at 3.55 pm)


Unknown: Margie Barbour
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Nigel Hess
Pianist: Tristan Fry
Unknown: Christopher Gradwell
Designer: Joanna Isles
Designer: Martin Childs
Directed By: Margie Barbour
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Labour Party Conference

Further coverage from Brighton.

: * pm Closedown

: Open University

4.50 A Second Chance. 5.15 The Turbine Blade. 5.40 Preparing to Study with the OU. 6.5 Poetry in Public. C.30 Geophysics of the Red Sea.

: Something Else

A series of programmes made by young people for young people.
Tonight's programme was made by PAUL WELLER from The Jam, and some of his friends; STEVE CARVER , ANNE CLARK and ROBIN RICHARDS.
Inequality Rules OK?
Does what class you're born into still shape your future even in these days of ' equal opportunities '? And what chance is there of young writers' work finding its way out of the fanzines and into books sold in the High Street shops?
And there's music from
THE QUESTIONS, DOLLY MIXTURE and THE JAM - poems from AIDAN CANT and ANNE CLARK , and words of wisdom from George Orwell , The Sex Pistols, George Santayana (who?) and others ...
Made with the help of the Community Programme Unit


Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Steve Carver
Unknown: Anne Clark
Unknown: Robin Richards.
Unknown: Anne Clark
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: George Santayana

: News Summary

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

: Gardeners' World

with Geoffrey Smith
Primula marginata, Calceolaria arachnoidea, species salvias and dahlias are just some of the unusual plants which grow at the Priory in Kemerton.
Peter Healing visualised his ideal garden while in Germany at the end of the war. He planned for well-defined borders using plants which change the colour emphasis as the seasons progress.
Produced by denis w. GARTSIDE BBC Birmingham
BBC videocassettes are available from retailers: Mr Smith 's Vegetable Garden (BBCV 1000), Mr Smith 's Flower Garden (BBCV 1001), Mr Smith 's Indoor Garden (BBCV 1002), 137.95 each


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith

: Cartoon Two

A Victimised Chicken
A tasty send-up of the early black-and-white cartoon era

: 'I Thought I Was Taller' A Short History of Mel Brooks

' I am what I am. A bit of a devil, a brush-stroke of debonair, a wine connoisseur, but mostly a little boy from a poor neighbourhood who struggled to the top ..."
From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills - the life and times of a great comic film director. Tonight on BBC2 Mel Brooks , creator of Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein , and The Producers, reveals practically everything.
Filmed on location in Hollywood with Gene Wilder , Dom deluise , Sid Caesar and Mr Brooks 's lawyer
Film editor CHRIS SWAYNE Director ALAN YENTOB An Arena special


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Young Frankenstein
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Unknown: Dom Deluise
Unknown: Sid Caesar
Unknown: Mr Brooks
Editor: Chris Swayne
Director: Alan Yentob
Director: An Arena

: Prisoners of Conscience

Four programmes about the abuse of human rights throughout the world.
William Beausire
In September 1973 the left-wing government of Chile, under President Allende, was violently overthrown by the Chilean armed forces. One year later, William Beausire , a British passport holder, fled the country for Europe. But en route in Argentina he was arrested, beaten up and subsequently returned to Chile, where he was held and tortured by the secret police.
Reporter John Morgan Written by ALAN JANES
Film editor ALAN LYGO Film cameraman DAVID WHITSON
Designer JANET BUDDEN Producer FRANK cox


Unknown: William Beausire
Unknown: William Beausire
Reporter: John Morgan
Written By: Alan Janes
Unknown: David Whitson
Designer: Janet Budden
Producer: Frank Cox
William Beausire: Richard Griffiths
Doctor: Lyndon Brook
Adriana: Alison Key
Mary Ann: Stacey Tendeter
The DINA: Robert Ashby
The DINA: Alan Downer
The DINA: Andrew Secombe
The DINA: Ian Redford
The SIFA: Andrew Robertson
The SIFA: Malcolm Reynolds
Man on boat: Bruce Bould
Airport policeman: Mike Mungarven

: Revolting Women

Third of five comedy revues.
Eve was framed! Tonight the true culprits are unmasked.
Plus Episode Three of Bogwomen: A mysterious visitor from Scotland brings Grindle a nice surprise. with Jeni Barnett
Philip Bird , Linda Broughton Linda Dobell and Alison Skilbeck
Designer chris EDWARDS Director LOU WAKEFIELD
Producer LYN WEBSTER. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jeni Barnett
Unknown: Philip Bird
Unknown: Linda Broughton
Unknown: Linda Dobell
Unknown: Alison Skilbeck
Designer: Chris Edwards
Director: Lou Wakefield
Producer: Lyn Webster.

: 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: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Laurel and Hardy: Tit for Tat

When Stan and Ollie open an electrical store and start a feud with the shop opposite, the sparks are bound to fly.
A Hal Roach film


Producer: Hal Roach
Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

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