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: Gharbar

The aim of this magazine programme for Asian women is to provide advice and information on matters of interest to them.
Producer ASHOK RAMPAL Directed by BISH MEHAY BBCBirmingham
Write to: Gliarbar, Asian Unit, BBC,
Write to: Gharbar,Asian Unit, BBC, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham BS 7QQ. with your comments and suggestions.


Producer: Ashok Rampal
Directed By: Bish Mehay

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Open University

Developing Mathematical Thinking: Measuring.

: Landscapes of England

A series of 12 explorations with Professor W. G. Hoskins
4: Kent - Landscape of Peace and War
The Kent hop fields and orchards seem the last place to look for an early industrial landscape. It's even more surprising to find the scene of an industry of war. But, often hidden by woods and undergrowth, traces of man's activity on a large scale can be found.
Hoskins is a masterly social historian: encyclopedic, informative, humorous and quirky without aggressiveness.
Book, English Landscapes, £2.75 paperback, £5.75 hardback from booksellers


Unknown: Professor W. G. Hoskins
Editor: Clare Douglas

: Riding the Summer Sun

It's 6.30 on a summer Sunday morning; Richard Blackmore prepares to tackle the gruelling ' Diamond Distance ' flight and win a place among gliding's international elite.
Written and narrated by BRIAN THOMPSON
Executive producer DOUGLAS 8. SMITH


Unknown: Richard Blackmore
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Director: Keith Massey

: Tigris

The Sumerian Voyage of Thor Heyerdahl Civilisation
The last of four programmes
Tigris, hit by a storm, loses her top mast. She is gradually sinking. Suddenly she is confronted with the 20th century in the form of the Ogaden War.
Heyerdahl faces the agonising prospect of being forced to end his voyage.
A beautiful and lucid film with remarkable photography. (THE GUARDIAN) Poignant and dramatic. (DAILY MAIL) I would like to think the burning of Tigris illuminated a dark and troubled part of Africa. (DAILY EXPRESS) Written and produced by BRUCE NORMAN


Produced By: Bruce Norman

: Undersea Kingdom

The classic cliff-hanger serial starring Ray ' Crash ' Corrigan The last of 12 programmes Ascent to the Upperworld
The power-mad Khan starts his deadly tower on its journey to the Upperworld, but Crash uses the tyrant's reflectoplate to good advantage and works a little surprise of his own ...

: Life on Earth

The last in a 13-part natural history by David Attenborough The Compulsive Communicators
By any reckoning, we humans are the most adaptable and influential form of life that has evolved so far on this planet.
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH traces our roots and searches the African Plains, the jungles of Borneo, the French caves and the ancient cities of Iraq for crucial clues that help to explain how and why we have come to dominate life on earth.
Book (same title), £9.95 from booksellers * Subtitles on Ceejax page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough
Editor: Ron Martin
Producer: John Sparks

: The Water Margin

A thousand years ago, in China, the souls of 108 knights were reborn to fight the tyranny and corruption of the Government. Their leader was Lin Chung and their exploits became legendary. How Easy to Die, How Hard to Live
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
English version directed by MICHAEL BAKEWELL for WORLD WIDE SOUND. London Produced by NTV, Tokyo
Theme music on Top BBCtv Themes (record REH 310. cassette ZCR 310) from retailers


Unknown: Lin Chung
Directed By: Nobuo Nakagawa
Directed By: Michael Bakewell
Lin Chung: Atsuo Nakamura
Hu San-Niang: Sanae Tsuchida
Kao Chiu: Kei Sato
Sung Chiang: Takeshi Obayashi

: News Summary

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

: Gaelic Weekend

A musical journey around Ireland. In this film without words some of Ireland's best music guides us on a leisurely seasonal journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe. From horse fair to market, from hunt to hurley match, a traditional way of life survives in harmony with history and modernity.
A small masterpiece.
One o/ the most beautiful little films 1 have seen (DAILY MAIL)


Editor: Simon Hammond

: Chronicle

Venice Preserved An Inquiry with John Julius Norwich
Flood, desolation, ruin-these have all been predicted as the fate of the world's most beautiful city. But a vast international rescue attempt is already under way. The British alone have restored the Church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli to its original glittering brilliance, cleaned the principal entrance to the Doge's Palace and are contributing to the renewal of the marvellous Cathedral of Torcello.
The Venetians themselves are tackling the problems of water and air pollution, renovating houses in the oldest parts of the city and taking measures to prevent the city sinking any further. But the greatest menace still remains- flooding from the sea. Can the Italians solve the problem? Can they learn from the Thames Barrier? How much have the city's chances of survival improved in the last decade?
Film editor ROY FRY


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Editor: Bruce Norman

: M*A*S*H

Stars and Stripe
Margaret gets mixed up with Mr Right , who turns out to be Mr Wrong. The trouble is they are both waiting for a custom fit in a ready-made world. And there are problems enough in the 4077tn, without getting into one oi Klinger's dresses to get out of one of life's messes.
Directed by HARRY MORGA :N Themes
Theme music on BBC Comedy Themes (record REH 387, cassette ZCR 387) from retailer*


Unknown: Mr Right
Unknown: Mr Wrong.
Written By: Dennis Koenig
Directed By: Harry Morga
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: With Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Bell

by IRIS MURDOCH dramatised in four parts by REG GADNEY
3: During the lazy summer days at Imber, tensions grow. Tobys life is in confusion: desperate to see Dora he finds, to his great distress, she has unexpectedly left for London.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by MARC WILKINSON
Make-up artist JAN NETHERCOT Script editor BETTY WILLINGALE Designer chris PEMSEL
(Iris Murdoch on Bookshelf, Sun 7.30, R4)


Unknown: Reg Gadney
Conducted By: Marc Wilkinson
Artist: Jan Nethercot
Editor: Betty Willingale
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Jonathan Powell
Directed By: Barry Davis
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Dora Greenfield: Tessa Peake-Jones
Noel Spens: Derrick O’connor
Toby Gashe: Michael Maloney
Paul Greenfield: James Warwick
Michael Meade: Ian Holm
James Tayper Pace: Gabeth Thomas
Catherine Fawley: Trudie Styler
Sister Ursula: Patricia Heneghan
Fr Bob Joyce: Tim Wylton
Peter Topglass: Edwabd Hardwicke
Mrs Mark: Rowena Cooper
Mark Strafford: William Simons
Patchway: Bryan Pringle
Nick Fawley: Kenneth Cranham
Abbess: Rachel Kempson

: Grapevine

Jeni Barnett presents the self-help show, an irreverent approach to the serious efforts of community action groups, neighbours and individuals to sort things out for themselves. Is there anything too big for self-help to tackle - or too small? Why not take on authority yourself, using mass media methods like film, local radio and pamphlets to put your point across? We meet people from different parts of the British Isles who are having a go. Look in-then you might get off your backside yourself.
A COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT production For information, or if you have ideas for the show, please write to Grapevine. BBCtv, London W12 8QT


Unknown: Jeni Barnett

: Newsnight

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