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: Play School

Today's story : Mirror Mix Up by margaret JOY. Presenters Sarah Long , Don Spencer
Guest presenter Martin Connor


Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Don Spencer
Presenter: Martin Connor

: Closedown

: Reflections Ireland

A film by Patrick Carey
One Irishman's view of his own country. His images without words capture the quiet tranquillity of a beautiful landscape and provide a rare moment for reflection.
Production by Grania O'Shannon


Unknown: Patrick Carey
Unknown: Paddy Maloney

: A Year in the Life of Viscount Weymouth

Alexander Thynne, Longleat
December 1979 to December 1980
He is the gossip columnists' delight, a 'hippy' lord; wealthy, eccentric, long-haired, bare-footed, with unconventional ideas about sex and marriage. Inside this image he sees himself as a hard-working painter, politician and writer.
Film editor Ian PITCH
Producer Michael Croucher


Unknown: Alexander Thynne

: World Ski-ing Championships

Today featuring
The Men's Combined Statont from Haus, Austria
Today's result, coupled with last Friday's Downhill event, will produce the first Men's Combined Champion from specialised races. Four years ago ANDREAS WENZEL from Liechtenstein won the Combination title but the inform American PHIL MAHRE will surely be the man to beat this time.

: Laurel and Hardy: Below Zero


Director: James Parrott
Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: The Waltons

The Fastidious Wife
Based on earl EARL HAMNER JR 'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain Written by LORAINE DESPRES Directed by GWEN ARNER


Unknown: Earl Hamner Jr
Written By: Loraine Despres
Directed By: Gwen Arner
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Erin: Mary Elizabeth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler

: News Summary

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

: Australian Film Season: The Picture Show Man

starring Rod Taylor , John Mcillon Mr Pym , the picture show man, travels the back roads of Australia in the 1920s. Together with his son, the pianist and a dog, he brings to people in country towns the excitement and glamour of the silver screen. It is a good life, even when their own adventures rival those of the film they show, until Palmer, a ' damn yankee ', invades their territory.
Written and produced by JOAN LONG
Directed by JOHN POWER . Films: page 13


Unknown: Rod Taylor
Unknown: John McIllon
Unknown: Mr Pym
Produced By: Joan Long
Directed By: John Power
Palmer: Rod Taylor
Mr Pym: John Meillon
Freddie: John Ewart
Larry: Harold Hopkins
Lucy: Sally Conabere
Fitzwilliam: Patrick Cargill
Madame Cavalli: Yelena Zigon

: Russell Harty

Live from London's Greenwood Theatre, television's most unpredictable half-hour.
Director RON isted
(Russell Harty from Manchester on Thursday at 8.30 pm)


Produced By: Tom Gutteridge
Produced By: Russell Harty

: Pot Black 82

BBC2 Snooker Championship The fifth frame in the series Featuring in Group One:
Cliff Thorburn (Canada) the 1981 Pot Black Champion against
David Taylor (Manchester) former World Amateur Champion
Tonight's winner gets nearer to the semi-finals.
Introduced by ALAN WEEKS Referee JOHN WILLIAMS Commentator TED LOWE
Producer REG perrin. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Taylor
Introduced By: Alan Weeks
Unknown: John Williams
Commentator: Ted Lowe
Director: Roy Norton
Producer: Reg Perrin.

: One Man and his Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced bv Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The first of eight programmes
Within sight of the field in which the first sheepdog trial was held in 1873, a challenging course is laid out on the slopes above Bala Lake in North Wales for a new series of sheepdog trials specially held for television, with shepherds from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland invited to compete.
On the trials course at Rhiwlas Home Farm, each dog has seven sheep to control and is judged on his outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed and penning.
Heat 1 - Wales. The competitors: mel page with Cap
Technical co ordinator JOHN ey.non Director mlchael KERR Producer ian smith


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Jess Robert Pritchard

: Arena

Here They Kill People for It
Osip Mandelstam, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, died in a prison camp somewhere in Siberia in the 1930s: no one knows precisely how or when. He was imprisoned not for his political activity but for writing a poem. All we know of the life of this remarkable man comes from two classic books by his widow, Nadezhda Mandelstam : Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned. In tonight's Arena, poet and novelist D. M. Thomas , author of The White Hotel, traces the the career of this great lyric poet, with the help of Joseph Brodsky , exiled Russian poet, and Nadezhda Mandelstam. filmed secretly in her Moscow flat in 1973 and seen here for the first time on British tv.
Producer nigel WILLIAMS
Executive producer BILL MORTON Series editor AI.AN YENTOB


Unknown: Nadezhda Mandelstam
Unknown: D. M. Thomas
Unknown: Joseph Brodsky
Unknown: Nadezhda Mandelstam.
Producer: Bill Morton

: Newsnight

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