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: Open University

S.40 From Petroleum to polyethylene.
7.5 Levels of Meaning. 7.30 Geophysical Techniques.

: Play School

Story: The Compost Heap by GEOFF NICHOL. Presenters Chloe Ashcroft , Brian Cant


Unknown: Geoff Nichol.
Presenters: Chloe Ashcroft
Presenters: Brian Cant

: Closedown

: Muggeridge: Ancient and Modern

A series of eight autobiographical films in which
Malcolm Muggeridge looks back over his life, and over his 50 years as a journalist and broadcaster-featuring extracts from some of his many programmes. 7: 1971-1978
Heroes and Heroines. A Satirist Satirised. Muggeridge in Wax
Film editor DAVID LEE R at)
Boo" (same title), LB-95 from boo


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Editor: David Lee

: Caught in Time

The fourth of 13 films featuring the rediscovered work of amateur cameramen.
Introduced by James Cameron
A home-made film ' says he title at the beginning of this reel, bought in a junkshop. It's a film portrait of the village of St Boswells in the Scottish Lowlands- or rather a portrait of the villagers themselves and its simple, direct style -builds up a moving picture of its subjects' lives, to establish its unknown maker as something of a naive genius of the cinema.
Series producer BAVID COLLISON,
Presented by PAUL JORDAN (Repecit)


Introduced By: James Cameron
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House

How do you design a country house? When Charles Rennie
Mackintosh built Hill House near
Glasgow in 1902 for waiter
Blackie, a Glasgow publisher, he was told to design the inside before the outside. But there were other influences on his style. This programme shows the exterior and interior of the house and the original decoration and furniture.
Walter Blackie 's own memoirs are used to show the creative relationship between client and architect.
Producer NICIt LEVINSONpt)
A BBC/Open University production (RpO


Unknown: Charles Rennie
Unknown: Walter Blackie

: Laurel and Hardy

in Their First Mistake
Ollie is left holding the baby after Stan decides that an addition to the Hardy home will make for perfect harmony.


Directed By: George Marshall

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring
11- Alarms and Excursions Adapted by BRIAN FINCH
The difficulties of being a vet are multiplied when there is an outbreak of poisoning in the district. Siegfried takes it upon himself to find the poisoner and stop the slaughter....
Directed by RICHARD BRAMALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Herriot
Adapted By: Brian Finch
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Richard Bramall
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Soldier: Graham Hamilton
Len Hamson: Joe Gladwin
Bert Bartle: Ray Gatenby
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Mr Adamson: Harry Markham
George: Andrew Lane
Rob Benson: Norman Bird
Small boy: Jason Lockwood
Joan Clifford: Suzanne Neve
Elijah Hamson: Peter Davidson
Little girl: Philippa Lund
Pianist =':: Ena Baga

: County Hall

Someone has leaked the contents of the McGovern Report to the press. Sir Michael's suspicions lead him into a confrontation with Eddie.
Serial written and devised by PHIL REDMOND . Title music by MARTIN COOK Costume designerLAURA ERGIS
Make-up artist DEANNE TURNER. Designer PAUL hunting. Producer BRIAN SPIBY Director COLIN CANT
Book (same title), hardback 16.50, paperback £1 50, from booksellers


Unknown: Phil Redmond
Music By: Martin Cook
Designer: Laura Ergis
Artist: Deanne Turner.
Producer: Brian Spiby
Director: Colin Cant
Joyce Harding: Helen Bourne
Les Patterson: Gordon Gostelow
Terry Galbraith: Richard Everett
Maureen Galbraith: Gillian Bailey
Eddie Morgan: Ian Redford
Pamela Morgan: Alison Hughes
Ted Davies: Roger Walker
Derek Haslett: Ian Thompson
Stephanie Langham: Moira Brooker
Tony Dwyer: Andrew Byatt
Brian Sanders: Eric Dodson
Gary Lewis: Jamie Cresswell
Gordon Worth: Christopher Burgess
Nat Kingsley: Jeremy Wilkin
Sir Michael Gunther: Walter Gotell

: News Summary

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

: History on your Doorstep: Butleigh - 19th-century Neighbours

The last of eight films presented by Fred Housego
Faces from the past stare out of an old photograph. How much can you discover about the daily lives of these people who once knew and lived in your neighbourhood? In Somerset, Fred Housego met Ann Heeley, whose interest in the family who once owned her house led to research into the biography of a whole village.
Book (same title), paperback £4.50, hardback £5.95 from booksellers


Presenter: Fred Housego
Expert: Ann Heeley
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
5: The World in a Bowl of Tea
In the 14th century the recently imported fashion of tea drinking offered an excuse for exuberant parties accompanied by communal bathing, gambling and drunkenness, but by 1600, the start of the Edo period, it had developed into a semi-religious ritual, in an atmo sphere of refined simplicity.
Book (same title), 112.95 from sellers


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

: Russell Harty

Among Russell's guests tonight is evangelist Billy. Graham, whos crusading again in Britain for the first time in 15 years.
Executive producer ken stephinson Producer ALAN WALSH


Producer: Alan Walsh

: Call My Bluff

Between Arthur Marshall
Eve Pollard , Richard Stilgoe and Frank Muir
Liza Goddard , Hugh Leonard Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK goodson. BILL todman Directed by ALAN j. w. BELL
Producer PAUL CIANIseries


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Eve Pollard
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Referee Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson.
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Producer: Paul Cianiseries

: Forty Minutes

Saved in the Nick of Time
As our towns and cities grow and change, old structures constantly give way to the new. But before the men with the big iron ball arrive the doomed building may be cannibalised. Panel, staircase, stained glass, knocker, loo-any disposable bygone of fashionable or interesting design and superior craftsmanship will be recycled into some new environment, enriching the entrepreneur, who knows what will sell, and where. But this documentary film charts the progress of some of the more unusual 'transplants' saved from the apocalypse by Nick Mead.
A front porch trom Becuennam reborn as a gazebo in Atlanta, Georgia. A ' belle epoque ' conservatory born again as a human ' birdcage ' in a chic restaurant. A peal of bells from Marylebone, melted down and recast as ' Trinity ' the new tenor that rings out from Canterbury Cathedral.
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer ROBYN WALLIS


Editor: Roland Armstrong
Producer: Robyn Wallis

: Kyung-Wha Chung plays Bach

' The E major Concerto is full of an unconquerable joy of life, that sings its song of triumph in the first and last movements ..."
In the third of four programmes Kyung-Wha Chung plays and directs Bach's Concerto for violin and strings in E major (bwv 1042) The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, directed from the harpsichord by TREVOR PINNOCK , open the programme with Handel's Overture and Minuet from ' Ode for St Cecilia's day'
Producer JAMES HUNTER. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Ron Allan.
Unknown: John McCaw
Designer: Walter Miller
Producer: James Hunter.

: Newsnight

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

from Riverside Studios, Hammer-smith. In the studio:
Japan, Thompson Twins
Vintage OGWT: Bob Marley and The Wailers (1973) plus films and interviews.
Introduced by Anne Nightingale and David Hepworth


Unknown: Bob Marley
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Introduced By: David Hepworth
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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