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: Open University

7.5 Rules Rule, OK! 7.30 Of Metals and Men

: Play School

Story: Happy Bears Day by JOANNA STUBBS.
Presenters Elizabeth Millbank , Dev Sagoo
( Repeated oil BBC1 at 3.55 pm)


Unknown: Joanna Stubbs.
Presenters: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenters: Dev Sagoo

: Closedown

: Open University

12.0 The First Years of Life: Clash!
12.25 Health Choices: 'Tell Me When it Hurts ' 12.50 Governing Schools: The Community.

: Muggeridge: Ancient and Modern

A series of eight autobiographical films in which Malcolm Mugger idge looks back over his life, and over his 50 years as a journalist and broadcaster - featuring extracts from some of his many programmes. 5: 1957-1967
A Clash with the Establishment American Lecture Tour
Film editor DAVID LEE


Unknown: Malcolm Mugger
Producer: Jonathan Stedall

: Caught in Time

The second of 13 films featuring the rediscovered work of amateur cameramen and ' home-movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
Introduced by James Cameron
Today we meet the Eades family from Birmingham. They made a film record of their lives in the 1930s, and 50 years later we can follow their fortunes, from courtship to the birth of their first child on the brink of World War II.
' How formally we dressed in those days, didn't we? No jeans and jumpers. We kept our hats on when we went out for the day.' (MRS EADES) Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: The Urban Experience

Stamford in Lincolnshire was a university city before Oxford and Cambridge. Why did it bloom in the Middle Ages and why did it decline? The Urban Experience looks at English towns from 1600 onwards.
A BBC/Open University production

: Tex Avery Double Bill

The Peachey Cobbler Batty Baseball

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring with Carol Drinkwater
9: Brink of Disaster
September 1939. The outbreak of war seems far away compared to a local outbreak of foot and mouth disease which Siegfried discovers at Mr Duggleby's, but Mrs Beck brings it nearer home when she confides she is worried that her pet has no gas mask.
BBC Birmingham (First shoicn on BBC1)


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: William Humble
Unknown: Mrs Beck
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Michael Hayes
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Ralph Beamish: Tony Steedman
Duggleby: Alan Hockey
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Mr Bailey: Peter Barnes
Mrs Beck: Peggy Ann Wood
Farmer: Wilfred Grove
Mrs Bailey: Sarah Grazebrook

: County Hall

A new drama series in 12 parts
As a result of recent county council elections, the balance of power at County Hall is extremely delicate. The Liberals can only retain control by forming a coalition with Eddie Morgan's Ratepayers Alliance. Among the permanent administrative staff the mood is one of anxiety as their masters jockey for position.
Eddie Morgan IAN REDFORD Pamela Morgan.......ALISON HUGHES Jeremy Blaire. ........PATRICK BAILEY
Serial written and devised by PHIL REDMOND
Title music by MARTIN COOK Film cameraman PETER HALL
Producer BRIAN spiby. Director COLIN CANT


Unknown: Alison Hughes
Unknown: Jeremy Blaire.
Unknown: Patrick Bailey
Music By: Martin Cook
Unknown: Stan Nightingale
Designer: Paul Munting
Derek Haslett: Ian Thompson
Tom: Walter Sparrow
Martin Trowbridge: John Barcroft
Joyce Harding: Helen Bourne
Sir Michael Gunther: Walter Gotell
Geoff: William Rourke
Gary Lewis: Jamie Cresswell
Gordon Worth: Christopher Burgess
Sandra Wright-Smith: Penelope Brownjohn
Stephanie Langham: Moira Brooker
Maureen Galbraith: Gillian Bailey
Nat Kingsley: Jeremy Wilkin
Councillor: Eamonn Jones
Tony Dwyer: Andrew Byatt
Les Patterson: Gordon Gostelow
Ted Davies: Roger Walker
Helen Crestfield: Yvette Byrne
Brenda: Carol Kaye

: News Summary

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

: History on your Doorstep: Alloa - A Town Built on Water

The sixth of eight films presented by Fred Housego
What happens when you start asking questions about why the place you live in grew up the way it did? Alloa in central Scotland earns its living today from many trades - brewing, distilling and glass making.
Murray Dickie showed Fred Housego how its modern face hides a many-layered story, beginning with a small stream and the problems of early coalminers.


Presenter: Fred Housego
Expert: Murray Dickie
Film Editor: Hugh Tasman
Producer: Bryn Brooks
Director: Sally Kirkwood

: The Shogun Inheritance

Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai
A series of seven films
Narrated by Julian Pettifer
3: The Palace of the Dragon King Three hundred years ago the Yoshiwara, Tokyo's notorious red light area, was a Bohemia where actors, artists, musicians and writers drew inspiration from its colourful atmosphere and celebrated the charms of the courtesans. Today, in bars, restaurants and nightclubs, company executives spend £6-billion a year in expense account entertaining.
In this world of moral confusion the geisha survive precariously, and with them, Yoshiwara tradition at its glamorous best.
Produced by MICHAEL MACINTYRE Book (same title), £12.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Malcolm Daniel
Produced By: Michael MacIntyre

: Russell Harty

Another unpredictable half-hour of live entertainment from the Manchester studio.
(Russell Harty will be back in London next Tuesday)


Director: Alan Walsh
Produced By: Ken Stephinson
Produced By: Russell Harty

: Call My Bluff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshall
Patricia Hodge , Frank Middlemass and Frank Muir . Clare Francis , Michael Wood Referee Robert Robinson
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Directed by ALAN J. W. BELL Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary.
Bomber and Brendan Bomber is Herol ' Bomber
Graham, pride of Sheffield, king of the roller-disco, and the most exciting young boxer in Britain.
He takes on all-comers in comedy bouts at working men's clubs, and he trains to the music of Glenn Miller. Bomber floats like a butterfly, and may yet sting like a bee.
Brendan is Brendan Ingle , Bomber's Irish-Yorkshire trainer, manager, friend, confidant and father-figure. He is much more than a journeyman of the fight-game. Brendan cares for all the people who live around him just as much as he cares for his boxers. His gym is a boys' club, a home and a refuge.
This portrait of a dazzling debutant and his charismatic manager was filmed in November as the two men faced the most important test of their professional lives-a title fight for the Commonwealth light middleweight crown. Their opponent was Kenny Bristol , a tough and experienced fighter, recently ranked number two in the world. It was an evening neither Bomber nor Brendan would forget.
Film cameraman PAT O'SHEA Film recordist RON CRABE
Film editor HOWARD BILLINGHAM Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ANDY STEVENSON


Unknown: Brendan Bomber
Unknown: Glenn Miller.
Unknown: Brendan Ingle
Unknown: Kenny Bristol
Producer: Andy Stevenson

: Kyung-Wha Chung plays Bach

The concertos for violin and string orchestra are among J. S. Bach 's greatest orchestral achievements. In the first of four programmes, the famous Korean violinist Kyung-Wha Chung plays with and directs the Scottish Chamber Orchestra leader JOHN TUNNELL in a scintilating performance of the Concerto in A minor.
The SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, directed from the harpsichord by TREVOR PINNOCK , opens the programme with the Overture and March from the Occasional Oratorio by Bach's great contemporary, Handel.
Producer JAMES HUNTER. BBC Scotland


Unknown: J. S. Bach
Violinist: Kyung-Wha Chung
Leader: John Tunnell
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Ron Allan.
Unknown: John McCaw
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: James Hunter.

: Cameo

The west coast of Ireland - a winter haunt of wild geese. Terns nest, and shriek in the summer skies. Narrator ROGER SNOWDON
Photography EWART NEEDHAM Presented by KEITH HOPKINS BBC Bristol


Narrator: Roger Snowdon
Narrator: Photography Ewart
Presented By: Keith Hopkins

: Newsnight

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

presents Rockpop in Concert
The second of two programmes of highlights from a concert recorded in the Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, for West German television on 9 January, featuring Meat Loaf and Saga


Unknown: Michael Appleton

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