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: Open University

7.5 Vienna: Stripping the Facade. 7.30 Reporting the Findings.

: Play School

A programme for children under 5
The Tool Shed by Chloe Ashcroft

Book: Play School Ready to Play, £1.50, from retailers. 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 retailers


Presenter: Carol Leader
Presenter: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Micros in the Classroom

Second of two films about microcomputers in UK schools today.
Primary Houghton County Primary School has bought its own microcomputers: how did it decide which to buy and what to do with them? ITMA at Plymouth stands for Investigations into Teaching using Microcomputers as an Aid: how is the project affecting work in local schools?


Producer: Michael Garrod
Film Editor: Martin Shepherd

: Open University

16.50 Classroom Interaction

17.15 Conformation in Proteins: 1

17.40 Maths: Eccentricities

18.05 M101/25 Modelling, Pollution

18.30 Cars

: Paint!: 5: Painting Outdoors

John FitzMaurice Mills invites you to start painting.


Presenter: John FitzMaurice Mills
Producer: Dick Foster

: Art Unlimited with George Melly: Tennis Girl Calendar

The last of five programmes.

George Melly considers the appeal of the best-selling calendar girl. Slumped at the net after an exhausting game of tennis, she is childlike, impudent and irresistible.


Presenter: George Melly
Designer: John Asbridge
Producer: David Heycock

: News Summary

with subtitles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather

: Tales of Twelve Cities: Liverpool: 1: The Comics' Tale

A documentary film series about life in some of Britain's cities as seen by a few of the people who live in them.

"Terrible about Ray Clemence, the Liverpool goalie. Given up football altogether... Signed for Everton."
"This docker is walking out of the main gates an' he's got an alarm clock up his jumper. The dock copper stops him. "What you got there?" "Nuttin'". The alarm clock rings and the copper goes into the dock office to answer the phone."

In Liverpool there's a funny side to everything and it's marked 'This Side Up'. The comedy is tough, rebellious, spontaneous. It's not only with the comics in the clubs, it's all over the city. Brian Jaques, ex-docker, current wit, shows his city - lot of laughs.
Alan Bleasdale, born and bred here too, tells the tale. "Amongst the laughter we're dying, but we think we're doing it in style."

(BBC North West)
(Kaleidoscope reviews this programme tonight on R4 at 9.30)


Contributor: Brian Jaques
Contributor: Alan Bleasdale
Film Editor: John Grove
Producer: Tony Broughton
Executive Producer: James Dewar

: Des O'Connor Tonight

Starring Des O'Connor who plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic.

Tonight's special guests are:
from Britain
Tom O'Connor, Angie Gold
from America
Rick Podell


Presenter: Des O'Connor
Guest: Tom O'Connor
Guest: Angie Gold
Guest: Rick Podell
Orchestra directed by: Colin Keyes
Lighting: Eric Wallis
Sound: Hugh Barker
Programme associate: Neil Shand
Designer: Bob Covi
Executive Producer: James Moir
Producer: Brian Penders

: A Kick Up the Eighties

starring Richard Stilgoe and Ron Bain, Miriam Margolyes, Roger Sloman, Tracey Ullman also starring Kevin Turvey Broadcasting: The Truth
A group of young people, who depend on television for their livelihood, take a sympathetic and, at times, admiring look at their hardworking and often misunderstood employers. Including a special tribute to the Director-General's wife's cooking.
Script editor COLIN GILBERT
Executive producer SEAN HARDIE
Producer BRIAN TURBRIDGE ? BBC Scotland


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Kevin Turvey
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Editor: Colin Gilbert
Producer: Sean Hardie
Producer: Brian Turbridge

: Horizon: The Hunt for the Legion Killer

In 1976 the United States were celebrating 200 years of independence. Among the millions of visitors crowding into Philadelphia - the 'Birthplace of the Nation' - were 2,500 members of the American Legion attending their annual convention. After a busy programme of convivial meetings these happy veterans went home-unaware that within a few days many of them would be dead, and many more fighting for their lives. The 'Legionnaires' Disease' led to one of the biggest - and most baffling - investigations in medical history. And just when the American investigators thought they had the whole case solved, startling new evidence turned up in a British hospital...


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Film Editor: Michael Crozier
Writer/Producer: Dominic Flessati
Editor: Graham Massey

: The Innes Book of Records

Neil Innes, singer and songwriter extraordinary, plays all the major roles in the second programme of his new eye-opening, ear-piercing, foot-tapping, heart-throbbing, knee-trembling series.
In tonight's programme:
See: a cat-meat commercial. Gasp: at a man watching TV.
Thrill: to a young couple having a drink in a bar.
Marvel: at some other people having a drink in a different bar.
Question: the audacity of Neil's special guest John Cooper Clark and Don't miss: Bobby George and the St Ives Operatic Society as they flit through.
Film cameraman JIM SAUNDERS
Film sound LYNDON BIRD
Music director JOHN ALTMAN
Producer IAN KEILL


Unknown: John Cooper Clark
Unknown: Bobby George
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Unknown: Lyndon Bird
Editor: Andrew Naylor
Director: John Altman
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Producer: Ian Keill

: Newsnight

tonight and all this week includes coverage of the Social Democratic Party's first Conference as it moves around Britain, from Perth to Bradford to London.
Peter Snow and John Tusa report on the Social Democrats; with Peter Hobday and Donald Mac-Cormick to assess the other major news at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Heute Direkt

The first of ten programmes.
Hot off the Eurovision link from Hamburg comes tonight's news, giving you a chance to develop your understanding of the German language and a German view of world events.
(Repeated Tues. 9.5am, not Wales)
[to 12.0]


Presenter: Corinna Schnabel
Programme Consultant: Werner Kastor
Director: Jane Baranga
Producer: Barbara Derkow

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