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: Open University

6.40 The Binomial Theorem. 7.5 Accident Investigation. 7.30 Who Needs Maths?

: Speak for Yourself

I Want My Son to Go to College
Today's programme looks at the misunderstandings which can arise between parents and the school over a child's future.

: Play School

: Play It Safe!

Presented by Jimmy Savile. OBE 9: Think Bike


Presented By: Jimmy Savile.

: Write Away

A practical guide to everyday writing with seven new, handy ways of remembering spelling. Today: more help with writing letters of complaint.

: Closedown

: Long, Short and Tall Stories

Producer Caroline Pick


Unknown: Aidan Chambers
Unknown: Grace Hallworth
Director: Julian Stenhouse
Producer: Caroline Pick

: 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.
8: Chole Island - A Woman's PlaceIn a Muslim society like the village of Kanga in Tanzania women are excluded from official religious and political activities. Behind the scenes and in domestic affairs, however, they have a great deal of independence.


Editor: Robert Brown
Producer: Peter Ramsden

: The Computer Programme

A series of ten programmes with CHRIS SERLE, IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS and GILL NEVILL
8: The Thinking Machine
In spite of years of investment in the development of intelligent machines, computer scientists are still a long way from equalling human thought, let alone surpassing it. The future, however, may yet present us with great surprises.
(Course details on p33, not Wales)


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

: Business Club

: Star Movie: One Touch of Venus

Starring Ava Gardner, Robert Walker with Eve Arden, Dick Haymes

Eddie Hatch, a department-store window dresser, is rendered immortal by a kiss when a statue of Venus comes to life and falls in love with him! A beautiful, persistent goddess draped in white is not easy for Eddie to hide, especially when pursued by a possessive fiancee and an irate employer.
Based on the stage musical by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash, this lively comedy contains three of the original Kurt Weill songs.
(Black and white)
Films; page 12


Based on the stage musical by: S.J. Perelman
Based on the stage musical by: Ogden Nash
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz
Screenplay: Frank Tashlin
Producer: Lester Cowan
Director: William A. Seiter
Eddie Hatch: Robert Walker
Venus: Ava Gardner
Joe Grant: Dick Haymes
Molly Stewart: Eve Arden
Gloria: Olga San Juan
Whitfield Savory: Tom Conway

: Ayer at Eton

In this second educational autobiography Professor Sir Alfred Ayer returns to his old school, Eton. He joins the Headmaster and four sixth formers to discuss how that very special institution has influenced his life and how it may affect theirs.
A BBC/Open University production (Rpt)


Presenter: Sir Alfred Ayer
Producer: Richard Argent

: Laurel and Hardy: One Good Turn


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

: Maggie

A series in 18 parts adapted from her books by JOAN LINGARD
9: The future begins to look bright for the McKinleys and Campbells.
Executive producer ANNA HOME. Director MICHAEL KERRIGAN. BBC Scotland (Kirsly Miller is on the cover oj next week's RADIO TIMES as a new series of Maggie begins)


Unknown: Joan Lingard
Director: Michael Kerrigan.
Maggie: Kirsty Miller
Mr McKinley: Michael Sheard
Mrs McKinley: Mary Riggans
Jean: Anne Berry
Sandy: Paul Ferry
Jessie: Ann Scott-Jones
Tam: Ron Paterson
James: Ian Michie
Catriona: Jane Garven
Mike: Joe Mullaney
Jackie: Kenny McPhee
Mr Scott: Benny Young
Mrs Scott: Alison Groves
Customers: Katy Gardiner
Customers: Betty Bright
Policeman: Denis Agnew

: Mr Smith's Favourite Garden

A series of ten programmes on practical garden design 8: The Herb Garden
GEOFFREY SMITH shows how he designed and built a herb garden at the back of his own house.
Book (same title), £1.50 from booksellers Gardening hints on Ceefax page 269


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Brian Davies

: News Summary

with, subtitles for the hard-of'hearingfollowed by Weather

: Riverside

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
This week, music from Epsilon, American rapstar J.Walter Negro meets Jive Junior, his British counterpart, and the new video from Steve Strange and Visage. Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON Producer JOHN burrowes


Unknown: J.Walter Negro

: Forged Papers

Spies, crashed airmen and fugitives from the Gestapo often relied on forged papers during the war on the French Riviera. If you were British, like the people in this documentary film, papers were essential to avoid arrest. You were not supposed to be there after 1940.
From Nice and Monaco to Clermont Ferrand, this film traces the stories of five Britons who by fate, choice or duty, spent the war years in southern France evading the authorities. Despite the Riviera's deceptive luxuriousness, Gerald Hakim ended up in solitary confinement; Dorothy Chamaide's husband was arrested by the anti-Semitic authorities; Taffy Higginson was imprisoned above
Monte Carlo and Lady Henderson was sent to the horrors of Ravensbruck. Narrator Michael Bryant
Sound recordist GRAHAM RODGER PhotographyMIKE southon Film editor PETER SYMES
Written and produced by DAVID PEARSON


Narrator: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Graham Rodger
Unknown: Mike Southon
Editor: Peter Symes
Produced By: David Pearson

: Marti Caine

Appearing with Marti tonight with some more comedy, song and dance, The Nolans and Bagatelle with a special guest appearance by Diana Dors and GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION
Written by BORIS DAY
Musical director RONNIE hazlehurst Vocal backing JEAN GILBERT LINDA JARDIN , VICTY SILVA
Costume designer VERITY LEWIS Sound LEN SHOREY
Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer


Unknown: Diana Dors
Written By: Boris Day
Unknown: Geoffrey Riciier
Director: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Jean Gilbert
Unknown: Linda Jardin
Designer: Verity Lewis
Unknown: Millar Designer
Unknown: Andrew Howe Davies
Producer: Stanley Appel

: To Let

Convenient space, central BBC2 conservation area, adjacent BBC1 with handy rear access to Radio 1; would suit Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones or perhaps Pamela Stephenson; might convert into comedy programme like Not the Nine O'Clock News (subject to usual permissions).
Sole agents DAVID HITCHCOCK (Designer) GEOFF POSNER (Director)
Book, Not the Nine O'Clock News, £1.95 from booksellers See Letters


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

: Horizon

Shots in the Dark
Millions of women throughout the Third World are being injected with a drug that has been banned in the USA because of fears that it could cause cancer. The drug is Depo Provera, an injectable contraceptive which prevents pregnancy for up to six months. Depo Provera is supported by major family planning organisations but vehemently opposed by ' ban the jab' activists who say that until it's proved safe its use in the developing world is totally immaral. This film sets out to investigate this alleged scandal among the crowds of women who come for the injection in North East Thailand and up in the remote hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, where the men of the village are being taught how to inject their womenfolk. How do the doctors and families there balance the risks and benefits of a drug whose safety has been questioned-and is there indeed one set of rules for the West and another for the Third World? Narrator PAUL VAUGHAN
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by EDWARD GOLDWYN


Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Richard Trevor
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Edward Goldwyn

: West Country Tales

The Beast
Dramatised by KEVIN CROOKS
'I raised the gun to my shoulder It felt uncomfortably heavy. My breath was coming in long open gasps, like escaping gas. Then a dark chill spread across my body as I realised the sound was not synchronous with my heaving chest - it was not my breath at all!'
Film editor ROD THOMAS Director KEVIN CROOKS Producer JOHN KING


Dramatised By: Kevin Crooks
Editor: Rod Thomas
Director: Kevin Crooks
Producer: John King
Man: David Gilpin
Boy ;: Jamie Barron
Jenny: Maggie Green
Bill: Steve Tomlin

: Newsnight

: Tele-Montage

A series of eight programmes based on excerpts from French-speaking television networks. 7: Women Entertainers
MARIANNE LAWRENCE presents entertainers from a well-established tradition: EDITH PIAF , ZOUC, CLAIRE BRETECHER and ANNE SYLVESTRE.


Unknown: Marianne Lawrence
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Claire Bretecher
Unknown: Anne Sylvestre.
Unknown: Susan Paton

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