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: Open University

6.M After the Earthquake. 7.S QuestiontngA.ssumpt.ons. 7.30 What Makes a Reaction Go?

: Play School

Story: The House with the Golden Windows by ANN REAY Presenters
Carol Leader , Iain Lauchlan


Unknown: Ann Reay
Unknown: Carol Leader
Unknown: Iain Lauchlan

: Closedown

: Muggeridge: Ancient and Modern

The )ast of eight autobiographtcal films in which Malcolm Muggeridge looks back over his. life. A Journey Through the 20th CcKtMfM
Fitm editor MVtD LEE
Producer joN*TMN STEDtLL (Repeau


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Caught in Time

Introduced by James Cameron
A series of films featuring the re-discovered work of amateur cameramen and home movie makers of the 20s and 30s.
Now and then amateur enthusiasts deliberately turned their cameras on a world around them that they could see was fast disappearing, to them we owe some invaluable records of now vanished crafts. Sometimes the films are propaganda on behalf of fading enterprises like the commercial canal system - and one of them with a wry sort of nostalgia for today, shows just what could be had in 1926 for the price of one penny. series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: Industrial Architecture

Some of the most radical architectural designs of this century were for industrial use. This film contrasts two German Factories that have come to be regarded as masterpieces, designed respectively by Gropius and Behrens, leading exponents of the modern movement in architecture.
A BBC/Open University production (Rpt)


Producer: Nick Levinson

: Cartoon

GofdeM Gopher
An MGM cartoon

: Creatures Great and Smati

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRMT starring and ._ with Carol Drinhwatcr
12: Matters of Life Q):d DeathAdapted by ANTHONY STEVEN
A visit to Lord Hulton's place provides James with a surprise glimpse of how the other half lives, and a routine task teads to a shattering event.... producer Bin. SELLAKS
Directed bv MiCHAEL HAYES (fiftt shoujn on BBC1)


Unknown: James Herrmt
Unknown: Carol Drinhwatcr
Adapted By: Anthony Steven
Producer: Bin. Sellaks
Unknown: Michael Hayes
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Paul Cottere!!: Nicholas Courtney
He!en: Carol Drinkwater
Lord Hulton: Frederick Treves
Charlie: Mike Kelly
Mrs Hat!: - Mary Hignett
Trooper Raven: Steve Hodson
Seth PiUing: Malcolm Terris
Ken BiUings: Barry Jackson
Stokill: Al Gillyon
Crony: Derek Crewe
Mrs Pilling: Anne Raitt

: County Hall

Derek has his suspicions about the identity of the sneak thief. Eddie's first committee meeting is more lively than he anticipates.
Serial written and devised by Phil Redmond.


Writer/Devised by: Phil Redmond
Title Music: Martin Cook
Titles: Michael Graham-Smith
Properties Buyer: Tony Watts
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Brian Spiby
Director: Colin Cant
Derek Haslett: Ian Thompson
Tom: Walter Sparrow
Les Patterson: Gordon Gostelow
Eddie Morgan: Ian Redford
Mrs Wade: Pat Ashton
Ted Davies: Roger Walker
Tony Dwyer: Andrew Byatt
Gary Lewis: Jamie Cresswell
Stephanie Langham: Moira Brooker
Martin Trowbridge: John Barcroft
Joyce Harding: Helen Bourne
Maureen GaIbraith: Gillian Bailey
Amanda Peters: Veronica Sowerby
Pamela Morgan: Alison Hughes
George Wilmington: Harry Littlewood
Sir Michael Gunther: Walter Gotell
Nat Kingsley: Jeremy Wilkin
John Griffin-Clark: John Line
Dermott Hunt: Chris Tranchell
Belinda Marsh: Sara Sugarman
Brian Sanders: Eric Dodson
Gordon Worth: Christopher Burgess

: News Summary

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

: Hard Times

The PoHtics of Poverty
Who are the poor? How do they cope with !ife in Britain in the 1980s? This four-part ntm series presented by Professor David Donnison examines the realities of low-income living and assesses their political and social impact.
The Pauper's Tote looks behind the statistics at the practical problems which face differing categories of the poor-the unemployed, pensioners and the working poor.
Series producer MARjop)E ORR Fi)m editor Louis MILLER
Producer PAV)& ttANtNGTON BBC Scottondt


Presented By: Professor David Donnison
Editor: Louis Miller

: The Shogun inheritance

Japan and the Legacy of the Samurat
A series of seven films
Narrated by Julian Petttfcr
6: MMStC of a ThOMSCKd Autumns
Under the stern rule of the samurai and the Shogun dictators, the Japanese people were obliged to live in strict accordance with their class status, and this included even the type of entertainment they were permitted to enjoy.
Film editor JEFF SHAW
Produced by MICHAEL MAOKTYRE Book (tome Mtte) 112.95 yrom bootfMHert


Unknown: Julian Petttfcr
Produced By: Michael Maoktyre

: Russet! Harty

hosts Butlin's
Most Glamorous Grandmother Contest live from the Harrogate Centre, North Yorkshire
RUSSELL HARTY joins a panel of celebrity judges as 20 finalists bid for the title of Britain's most glamorous grandmother and prizes of over JE6.000.
Executive producer KEN sTEpmNSON Producer tL*N WALSH

: CaHMyBtuff

A duel of words and wit between Arthur Marshal!
Shetta Steafel , Miles Kington and Frank Mulr
Stephanie Turner , Patrick UchReld Referee Robert Robinson
Catt M<< Bluff devised by MARK GOODSON. BILL TODMAN Directed by ALAN j. w. BELL Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Shetta Steafel
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Stephanie Turner
Unknown: Patrick Uchreld
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson.
Unknown: Bill Todman
Directed By: Alan J. W. Bell
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Forty Minutes

In the maternity unit of a state hospital in the small French town of Pithiviers, Dr Michel Odent has evolved a
philosophy of childbirth which challenges modern medical orthodoxy.
Odent believes that women should respond to their own deep primitive instincts, and give birth in the way most
natural to them. Last year only two out of 1,012 mothers chose to have their babies lying down. The remainder
delivered standing, or squatting, or in a pool of warm water.
At Pithiviers birth is never artificially induced to conform with hospital convenience. Drugs, anaesthetics and forceps
are never used; Caesarians are rare; mother and child are not separated at birth; fathers are encouraged to be
involved; post-natal depression is almost unknown.
This documentary film on the work and philosophy of a remarkable man shows the unit in crisis and in calm in the
course of a busy week.
Film cameraman IAN KENNEDY
Film recordist Martyn Cliff
Executive Producer ROGER MILLS
Producer ANN PAUL
(That's Life: Having a Bady, featuring Dr Odent, is on BBC1 next Thursday)


Producer: Ann Paul

: Kyung-Wha Chung plays Bach

The Concerto in D minor for two violins and strings is the sole surviving double violin concerto by Bach. It is one of his most sublime works, a true combination of polyphony and homophony.
In the last of four programmes, KYUNG-WHA CHUNG has chosen for her partner the young violinist from Taiwan Cho-Liang Lin. SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader JOHN TUNNELL , directed from the harpsichord by TREVOR piNNOCK They open the programme with Handel's Overture to his oratorio Sotomott, followed by ' The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba'.
Sound JMN ALLAN. Lighting JOHN MCCAW Producer JAMES MUNTER. BBC Scottand


Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Leader: John Tunnell
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: James Munter.

: Newseiies Poems m their Ptace

In the first of seven programmes John Wain presents poems by A. E. HousMAN into nt)/ heart an air that chills FrOMt t/Ott far country btOM'S.
What are those btMe remetnbered htt!s,
What sptres, what /artMs are those?
Housman's Shropshire Lad has not been out of print since it was first published in 1896, and Housman remains the supreme poet of nostalgia for the countryside.
In Shropshire, JOHN WAIN looks at the background to Housman's melodious regret.


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: A. E. Housman

: Newsnight

Peter Snow, John Tusa and Donald MacCormick bring you the major events of the day, and the pictures, interviews and analysis that explain their significance.
Joan Bakewell has nrst news of stories from the arts; David Icke and Marshall Lee have the stories from behind the world of sport.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: David Icke
Presenter: Marshall Lee

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

from the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
In the studio: The Comsat Angels, Nine Below Zero
Vintage OGWT: David Bowie (1972) plus films and interviews
Introduced by Anne Nightingale, David Hepworth and Paul Gambaccini


Presenter: Anne Nightingale
Presenter: David Hepworth
Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Musicians: The Comsat Angels
Musicians: Nine Below Zero
Director: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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