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: Gharbar

A magazine for Asian women with advice and information.
Director KRISHAN GOULD. BBC Birmingham


Director: Krishan Gould.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall Heat 4: Ireland
Today's winner goes on to meet last week's Welsh heat winner and challenges him for a place in the final. The competitors: TIM FLOOD with Flash DAVID BRADY with Meg JIM MCCONNELL with Dot Director
Producer IAN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: David Brady
Unknown: Meg Jim McConnell
Unknown: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Young Musicians 1980

Paul Galbraith (guitar) plays Passacaglia by Weiss


Guitar: Paul Galbraith

: Vikings!

Ten films in which Magnus Magnusson explores the Viking World. 4: Halfdan Was Here
MAGNUS MAGISTSSON follows the elusive path of the ' Rus '. the legendary tribe of Swedish Vikings whose power, might and ingenuity led them to the gates of Constantinople. with Dennis Edwards
Ben Kingsley , Daniel Massey
Series adviser PROFESSOR p. H. SAWYER Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE
Series producer DAVID COLLISON Book (same tillo, £10 00, from retailers


Unknown: Dennis Edwards
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

: The Flying Boats

The first of three programmes
The story of flying boats is one of ingenuity and enterprise; of style during the dying days of Britain's imperial grandeur; of Coastal Command's war against the U-Boats and of post-war scepticism that hastened their end. David Lomax tells of the early days when Britain's first flying boat landed on the Solent in 1913, of First World War patrols in the North Sea and of RAF long-distance pioneering flights to open up routes to the Empire.
Film editor PETER HUNT Producer JOHN COLEMAN


Unknown: David Lomax
Editor: Peter Hunt
Producer: John Coleman

: The Five Faces of Doctor Who

starring JON PERTWEE ,
The third episode of a four-part story by BOB BAKER and DAVE MARTIN


Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: William Hartnell
Story By: Bob Baker
Story By: Dave Martin

: Grange Hill

Cathy and Trisha fall out as each go their separate ways.
Grange Hill pupils:
Serres devised by PHIL REDMOND Executive producer ANNA HOME Director CHRISTINE SECOMBE


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Director: Christine Secombe
Pamela Cartwright: Rene Alperstein
Duane Orpington: Mark Baxter
Clare Scott: Paula Ann Bland
Anita Unsworth: Joanne Boakes
Cathy Hargreaves: Lyndy Brill
'Stewpot' Stewart: Mark Burdls
Sudhamani Patel: Sheila Chandra
Kevin McGuire: Brad Clayton
Richard Marks: David Doyle
Andrew Stanton: Mark Eadie
James Leigh: Clive Gehle
Michael Doyle: Vincent Hail
Ruth: Paula Harris
Trisha Yates: McHelle Herbert
Precious Matthews: Dulcie Liecier
Tommy Watson: Paul McCarthy
Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Justin Bennett: Robert Craig Morgan
Matthew Cartwright: Nicholas Pandolfi
Neil: Andrew Pearson
Robo: Neil Rogers
Gripper Stebson: Mark Savage
Gerry: Karen Saunders
Susi McMahon: Linda Slater
Mr Thomson: Timothy Bateson
Miss Peterson: Cheryl Branker
Mr Hopwood: Brian Capron
Mrs Briscoe: Judy Franklin
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Dinner lady: Julie May
Mrs Thomas: Susan Porrett
Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Councillor: John Rapley
Mr Swindells: Christopher Reeks
Mr Sutcliffe: James Wynn

: Life on Earth

A natural history in 13 parts by David Attenborough
4: The Swarming Hordes
The number of insect species runs into millions; a single termite colony may consist of a million individuals; a locust swarm even a million million.
But not all insects destroy plants as locusts do. Some have developed extremely close relationships. Insects pollinate flowers and in some cases neither flower nor insect can survive without the other.
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS BBC Bristol
* Ceefax subtitles on page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough
Editor: Ron Martin
Music: Edward Williams
Producer: Christopher Parsons

: News Summary

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

: The Return of Lupino Lane

Lupino Lane , the man who made ' The Lambeth Walk ' famous, was a comic who once rivalled Chaplin and Keaton. With the advent of the talkies, his small studio folded and all the negatives of over 40 films were destroyed.
Philip Jenkinson has managed to track down and restore 14 of the original films.
An Arena presentation


Unknown: Lupino Lane
Unknown: Philip Jenkinson
Producer: Alan Yentob
Unknown: An Arena

: Collecting Now

Introduced by Harriet Crawley, Penny Junor, Gwyn Richards and John FitzMaurice-Mills
This week: The furniture of Gordon Russell, an exhibition showing the use of colour in early photography; and the model steam engines of the Brighton Engineerium.
Studio director JENNI BURROWS Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol
BBC video cassettes Story of English Furniture, vols 1 and 2 (BBCV 1006/7). £34.95 each, from retailers


Introduced By: Harriet Crawley
Introduced By: Penny Junor
Introduced By: Gwyn Richards
Introduced By: John Fitzmaurice-Mills
Unknown: Gordon Russell
Director: Jenni Burrows
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Strangeways

A series of eight programmes 4: The Block
Dl is Strangeways' punishment landing, known as The Block. It is a place where men are sent to be punished for breaking prison rules. There is also a segregation unit where prisoners regarded as too subversive to live in the main prison are placed by the Governor for ' good order and discipline'. The officers who work here must be constantly on their guard, for it is a place of tension, where the ' smash up ' is almost commonplace.
In tonight's programme we glimpse cons' law (one inmate must never be seen to grass on another), and witness the tension and anguish of a prisoner being placed in the controversial strip cell.
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS Producer REX BLOOMSTEIN

: M*A*S*H: The Yalu Brick Road

starring with
With the entire camp laid low by Klinger's Thanksgiving turkey, antibiotics are urgently needed. Unfortunately, Hawkeye and Hunnicutt are stranded with supplies
70 miles from base...
Directed by CHARLES S. DUBIN
Theme music on BBC Comedy Themes (record REH 387, cassette ZCR 387), from retailers


Written By: Mike Farrell
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Borgias: Part 7

by John Prebble
A serial in ten parts starring Adolfo Celi, Oliver Cotton, Anne Louise Lambert
Lucrezia has been persuaded to agree to another marriage, this time to Alfonso d'Este, eldest son of the Duke of Ferrara; but Cesare demands that her first loyalty be always to him.
Ceefax subtitles on page 270


Writer: John Prebble
Make-up Artists: Lisa Westcott
Costume Designer: Michael Burdle
Designer: Tim Harvey
Producer: Mark Shivas
Director: Brian Farnham
Sigismondo d'Este: Emlyn Price
Ferrante d'Este: Christopher Reich
Ippolite d'Este: Brian Coburn
Cesare Borgia: Oliver Cotton
Michelotto: Maurice O'Connell
Ramiro: Kevin Lloyd
Burchard: Ralph Nossek
Rodrigo Borgia: Adolfo Celi
Captain: Haydn Wood
Luerezia Borgia: Anne Louise Lambert
Mancianni: Jack Elliott
Interrogator: Ronald Herdman
Astorre Manfredi: Mark Harrison
Vannozza: Barbara Shelley
Vitellozzo Vitelli: Trevor Peacock
Paolo Orsini: Martin Potter
Baglioni: Nicholas Le Prevost
Child Rodrigo: Tobias Brough-Taylor
Leonardo da Vinci: Malcolm Hayes
Niccold Machiavelli: Sam Dastor
Bishop Francesco Soderini: John Karlsen
Gaspare Poto: Peter Benson
Jofre Borgia: Louis Selwyn
Sancia: Eleanor David

: Grapevine

It was a shock for the people in the l/9s when Rank announced Woolwich Odeon was to close. But they didn't just sit there: they rose from the back stalls and are fighting to keep their beloved Odeon ... and they tell their story tonight.
This is a programme about getting off your backside. Jeni Barnett presents a new series of Grapevine, the self-help show about community action throughout Britain. She tells about tape and slides in Fulham, baby deaths in Nottingham and rock against vandalism in Liverpool, and Jeni even finds time to go to the dogs!
For information, or if you have ideas for the show, please write to Grapevines BBCtv, London W12 8QT.


Unknown: Woolwich Odeon
Unknown: Jeni Barnett

: Newsnight

PETER SNOW, JOHN TLSA , PETER HOBDAY and DONALD MACCORMICK present an informed account of what's happening in the world; the latest news and weather forecast from LOUISE BATCHELOR and MARGARET HOUNSELL , plus the evening's sports results from DAVID ICKE


Unknown: John Tlsa
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Louise Batchelor
Unknown: Margaret Hounsell
Unknown: David Icke

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