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: Speak for Yourself

Apologising and Complaining
Neighbours! You can love them or loathe them.
INDIRA JOSHI , BURT KWOUK , ISLA ST CLAIR, MARINA SIRTIS and TREVOR THOMAS demonstrate strategies for complaining and apologising, and show you how best to cope with difficult situations which can arise between neighbours.
For more information on today's topic, in 13 languages[number removed]


Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Trevor Thomas
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Scriptwriter: Nettie Lowenstein
Unknown: Denise Gubbay
Directors: Susanna Capon
Directors: Jeremy Orlebar
Producer: Barbara Derkow

: Play School

Story: Mrs Wobble the Waitress Written by ALLAN AHLBERG
Illustrations by JANET AHLBERG Presenters
Sarah Long , Don Spencer


Unknown: Mrs Wobble
Written By: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrations By: Janet Ahlberg
Unknown: Sarah Long
Unknown: Don Spencer

: Play It Safe!

Presented by Jimmy Savile , OBE
A series of ten programmes which shows how many serious child accidents are preventable.
5: Water, Water Everywhere
Director julia DRUM


Presented By: Jimmy Savile

: Write Away

A practical guide to everyday writing with seven new and handy ways of remembering spelling. Today there's help with writing a letter for a job. Presented by BARRY TOOK , with ZENA WALKER and TILLY VOSBURGH
Sketches written by ANDY HAMILTON and BARRY PILTON Director JULIAN STENHOUSE Producer Caroline PICK


Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Zena Walker
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Barry Pilton
Director: Julian Stenhouse

: Closedown

: A Child's Place

A five-part series
4: Kids and Play Space


Producer: Suzanne Davies

: Maths Help

: Other People's Lives

A series of ten films about the way people live, in cultures with values and customs that are very different from our own. 4: Malta - Parish
Malta has been Christian for nearly 2,000 years, since St Paul was shipwrecked on its shores. The parishioners of Naxxar are still passionately dedicated to their religion, and much of the life there centres round the church and its priests.
Booklet, £1.50 (inc p and p), from BBC Publications[address removed]Face Values, £18.50 from booksellers


Unknown: St Paul
Editor: Robert Brown
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: The Computer Programme

A series of ten programmes
CHRIS SERLE, IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS and GILL NEVILL continue their exploration of the world of information science.
4: It's on the Computer
Storing information is what the great majority of computers are used for. But how much can they hold, and how can the stored information be easily retrieved?


Unknown: Chris Serle
Director: Matt Boney
Producer: Paul Kriwaczek

: Business Club

: Star Movie: The Silent Bell

starring Simone Simon
John Emery , Kurt Kreuger
Alan Napier , Jason Robards. Sr
The priest of the French town of Cleresville vows that the church bell will remain silent until the first blow is struck against the Prussian army of occupation. , . On an eventful coach journey from Rouen to Cleresville, a young laundress displays more integrity and patriotic spirit than her disdainful fellow passengers.
Screenplay by JOSEF MISCHEL , PETER ruric Adapted from two storiesGUY DE MAUPASSANT VAL LEWTON
Directed by ROBERT WISE


Unknown: Simone Simon
Unknown: John Emery
Unknown: Kurt Kreuger
Unknown: Alan Napier
Unknown: Jason Robards.
Unknown: Josef Mischel
Unknown: Val Lewton
Directed By: Robert Wise
Elizabeth Rousset: Simone Simon
Jean Cornudet: John Emery
Lt von Eyrick: Kurt Kreuger
Count de Breville: Alan Napier
His Countess: Helen Freeman
Wholesaler in wines: Jason Robards Sr
His wife: : Norma Varden

: World Ski-ing Championships

Dramatic high-speed winter sports action from Austria. featuring
The Ladies Combined Slalom from Haus.
Commentator DAVID vine

: Laurel and Hardy: Going Bye Bye


Director: Charles Rogers
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Maggie

A series in 18 parts adapted from her books by JOAN LINGARD
5: Maggie and James find some unexpected visitors at the Glen.
Film cameraman DICK JOHNSTONE
Director RENNY RYE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Joan Lingard
Unknown: Dick Johnstone
Director: Renny Rye
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
Granny: Jean Faulds
James : : Ian Michie
Alexander: Pat Doyle
Catriona: Jane Garven
Mr McKinley: Michael Sheard
Mrs McKinley: Mary Riggans
Jean: Anne Berry
Sandy: Paul Ferry

: Mr Smith's Favourite Garden

A series of ten programmes on practical garden design.
4: The Hollow Wall and Table Bed In his own garden, GEOFFREY SMITH bridged the gap between patio and lawn with a hollow wall and table bed, filled with alpine plants.
Book (same title), El.50, from booksellers Gardening hints on Ceefax page 269


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: News Summary

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

: Riverside

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Steve Blacknell, Nicky Picasso and Mike Andrews look into the music, art, fashion and style of 1982. This week: reggae from King Sounds and the Israelites, video from Kraftwerk and Thomas Dolby , hat fashion from Stephen Jones and a glimpse into the private life of Eddie Tenpole.
Executive producer Michael APPLETON Director ROY chapman
Producer john burrowes


Unknown: Nicky Picasso
Unknown: Mike Andrews
Unknown: Thomas Dolby
Unknown: Stephen Jones
Unknown: Eddie Tenpole.
Producer: Michael Appleton
Director: Roy Chapman
Producer: John Burrowes

: The Genuine Article

A series of six programmes 4: Coins
Presented by John FitzMaurice Mills
Coining - making copies of the money in your pocket-hits the headlines whenever a hidden workshop is discovered. But behind the crime reports there's another, secret, battle against counterfeiters - the so-called Beirut mint - being fought by a privately-run organisation which tracks down the forgeries, identifies them and tries to stop them being sold.
Film cameramen
Film sound IAN sansam , MAURICE EVERITT Film editor KEN BERRY Producer ROBIN rootle


Presented By: John Fitzmaurice
Unknown: Henry Farrar
Unknown: Ian Sansam
Unknown: Maurice Everitt
Editor: Ken Berry

: Porridge

starring Ronnie Barker in Happy Release by DICK CLEMENT , IAN LA FRENAIS featuring
Brian Wilde , Fulton Mackay with Richard Beckinsale and David Jason , Colin Farrell
Blanco, a 63-year-old recidivist, feels he's not long for this world and wants Fletcher to inherit his legacy: stolen loot from a previous conviction.
Designer JON PUSEY
Produced by SYDNEY lotterit


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Richard Beckinsale
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Colin Farrell
Designer: Jon Pusey
Produced By: Sydney Lotterit
Fletcher: Ronnie Barker
Mr Barrowclough: Brian Wilde
Mr Mackay: Fulton MacKay
Godber: Richard Beckinsale
Blanco: David Jason
Morris: Colin Farrell
Mr Collinson: Paul McDowell
Medical Officer: Teeence Soall

: Grace Kennedy

stars in the fourth programme of a series, including specially filmed sequences in Hong Kong. This week's special guests Richard Stilgoe and Wall Street Crash with Kennedy Centre
Choreography by lud
Special material NEIL SHAND , HENRY FENWICK Costume designer LYNDA woodfiklb
Sound HUGH iarker. Lighting dicxie higham Designer victor MEREDITH


Unknown: Hong Kong.
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Choreography By: John Coleman
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Henry Fenwick
Unknown: Stewart Morris

: Not the Nine O'Clock News

Due to lack of space in this edition of Radio Times, there is, regrettably, no room to give details about the above programme in the allotted amount of area available, due to the shortage of allottable pagery, except to say that the usual allocation is larger than this.
Featuring Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones, Rowan Atkinson


Performer: Mel Smith
Performer: Pamela Stephenson
Performer: Griff Rhys Jones
Performer: Rowan Atkinson
Director: Geoff Posner
Producer: John Lloyd
Producer: Sean Hardie

: Horizon

Whatever Happened to the Energy Crisis?
We'd all like cheap and plentiful energy - but as fossil fuels begin to run out, where's it going to come from? The usual answer - despite concerns over safety and environmental impact -is nuclear power. Probably true - if we needed more and more energy. But do we? This film explores an alternative path. It shows how we could use much less energy and still maintain our present lifestyle and how, with low energy demand, other sources like wind, wave and solar power, could then make a major contribution to electricity generation. The arguments suggest that we don't need the massive expansion of nuclear power that's planned for the next decade. Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by CHRISTOPHER WOOLLEY


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Mike Houghton
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Christopher Woolley

: West Country Tales

The Poacher
Dramatised by tom SALMON
Half his life, and more, has been spent in the daylight and the dark, along the hedgerows and in the woods. The poacher is an expert in his craft, but there comes a time when things start, to go wrong. Then he meets something in the woods he didn't bargain for.
Film editor JUSTIN SMITH
Assistant producer KEVIN CROOKS
Produced and directed by JOHN KING


Dramatised By: Tom Salmon
Editor: Justin Smith
Producer: Kevin Crooks
Directed By: John King
Poacher: Dave Royal

: Newsnight

: Tele-Montage

A series of eight programmes 3: Jean Michel Folon
The Belgian artist visits a school.
Introduced by MARIANNE LAWRENCE Research JANE cottave Production SUSAN PATON


Unknown: Jean Michel Folon
Introduced By: Marianne Lawrence
Unknown: Susan Paton

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