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: Open University

6.40 Why Build Models? 7.S Getting It Together. 7.30 Borehole Logging.

: Play School

Story: The Quangle Wangle's Hat by EDWARD LEAR
Illustrated by HELEN OXENHURY
Sheelagh Gilbey , Johnny Ball


Unknown: Edward Lear
Illustrated By: Helen Oxenhury
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Johnny Ball

: Closedown

: Racing from Cheltenham

All of today's races from this famous National Hunt Festival meeting are being run over the New Course.
2.15 The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race (2m)
2.50 The Christies Foxhunter 'Chase Challenge Cup (3m 2f)
3.30 The Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2f)
N) horse has completed the Champian Hurdle/Gold Cup double for over 50 years, but dual Hurdles Champion, Night Nurse, has an outstanding chance.
4.5 The Ritz Club National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase (3m If) Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Producers Richard TILLING , BILL TAYLOR


Introduced By: Julian Wilson
Commentators: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentators: Richard Pitman
Producers: Richard Tilling
Producers: Bill Taylor

: Arrival of the Watercarrier for Mesopotamia

The Birth of the Tank
In Lincolnshire at the turn of the century a modest engineering firm invents a piece of agricultural equipment. On the orders of Winston Churchill it is secretly developed into a weapon that is destined to revolutionise warfare.


Written By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Douglas B. Smith

: Caught in Time

Introduced by James Cameron
The re-discovered film of amateur cameramen and ' home movie' makers of the 20s and 30s.
Today half-a-dozen amateur cameramen portray the life and times of a particular corner of England in the 30s -the orbit of the folk who lived and played in south-east London, Southend and rural Kent.
Series producer DAVID COLLISON
Presented by PAUL JORDAN


Introduced By: James Cameron
Producer: David Collison
Presented By: Paul Jordan

: The European City

In the 17th century Venice was yielding cultural and economic primacy to Amsterdam. This film re-creates the atmosphere and influence of two great European cities at their peak.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Patricia Hodgson

: Laurel and Hardy

in Blotto
With Ollie's help, Stan succeeds in sneaking away from the wife for a night out and. drunk with the success of their strategy, they spend an uproarious time together. A HAL ROACH film


Directed By: James Parrott

: All Creatures Great and Small

A series of 14 programmes from the books by JAMES HERRIOT starring with Carol Drinkwater 13: Will to Live
It's bad enough when a dog loses its sight, but then the news has to be broken to its owner ...


Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Adapted By: Johnny Byrne
Music By: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Bill Sellars
Directed By: Christopher Barry
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Andrew Vine: Trevor Ainsley
Margery Egerton: Lois Baxter
Mr Sowden: Larry Noble
Mr Abbot: Kenneth Oxtoby
George Hindley: Keith Marsh
Alice: Mollie Maureen

: County Hall

Derek is working late and so is Les - apparently. Eddie's Rate-payers' Alliance and Tony's union activists are also busy-both of them planning their next move.
Written and devised by PHIL REDMOND Title music by MARTIN COOK
Senior cameraman GARTH TUCKER Vision mixer CAROL JOHNSON Designer PAUL MUNTING Producer BRIAN SPIBY Director COLIN CANT


Music By: Martin Cook
Unknown: Garth Tucker
Unknown: Carol Johnson
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: Brian Spiby
Director: Colin Cant
Maureen Galbraith: Gillian Bailey
Joyce Harding: Helen Bourne
Les Patterson: Gordon Gostelow
Ted Davies: Roger Walker
Tony Dwyer: Andrew Byatt
Stephanie Langham: Moira Brooker
Medical officer: Roy Spencer
Derek Haslett: Ian Thompson
Pamela Morgan: Alison Hughes
Eddie Morgan: Ian Redford
Mike: Paul Alexander
Chrissy: Fiona McQuaid
Belinda Marsh: Sara Sugarman
Dermot Hunt: Chris Tranchell
Gordon Worth: Christopher Burgess
Helen Crestfield: Yvette Byrne
Jack Taggart: Bill Treacher
Gavin Harvey: Frank Ellis
Terry Galbraith: Richard Everett

: News Summary

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

: Hard Times

The Politics of Poverty
This four-part film series presented by Professor David Donnison examines the realities of low-income living and assesses their political and social impact.
2: The Clerk'sTale takes a detailed look behind the scenes at a busy social security office in Doncaster. We meet the people who try to cope with the claimants' needs, and problems, while keeping an eye on the public purse.
Series producer MARJORIE ORR Film editor LOUIS MILLER
Producer DAVID HANINGTON. BBC Scotland


Presented By: Professor David Donnison
Producer: Marjorie Orr
Producer: David Hanington.

: The Shogun Inheritance

Japan and the Legacy of the Samurai
The last of seven films
Narrated by Julian Pettifer Pageboy to the Gods
A recent survey revealed that nearly 80 per cent of Japanese are devout Buddhists, but almost the same number profess to be followers of Shinto. People hedge their bets by following both religions at the same time, and keep in their homes two altars-one for Shinto gods, the ' Kami', and the other for the family dead.
Film editor JEFF SHAW


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Produced By: Michael MacIntyre

: Russell Harty

Russell Harty back in Manchester tonight for his unpredictable half hour of live entertainment.
Executive producer KEN STEPHINSON Producer ALAN WALSH


Unknown: Russell Harty
Producer: Ken Stephinson
Producer: Alan Walsh

: Call My Bluff

between Arthur Marshall
Sheila Steafel , Miles Kington and Frank Muir
Stephanie Turner , Patrick Lichfield Referee Robert Robinson
Devised by MARK GOODSON , BILL TODMAN Directed by ALAN j. w. BELL Producer PAUL CIANI


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Stephanie Turner
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Producer: Paul Ciani

: Forty Minutes

Hunt Saboteurs
The Hunt Saboteurs are the shock troops of the Anti-Blood-Sports movement. They aim to create havoc at the hunt by confusing hounds, enraging the huntsmen and enabling the fox to escape.
At the centre of this documentary film are the events of a winter's day in the Sussex countryside. A group of saboteurs are out to ' hit' the local hunt.
This is a parable of mutual incomprehension, of a difference in philosophy and lifestyle so profound that neither side appears to speak the same language.
Film editor DAVID THOMAS Executive producer ROGER MILLS
Woddis On ... page 85 1


Editor: David Thomas
Producer: John Percival

: Racing from Cheltenham

Introduced by JULIAN WILSON
Highlights of the National Hunt Festival featuring
Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2f)
Editor MIKE mukpiiy


Introduced By: Julian Wilson

: Poems in their Place

Seamus Heaney presents poems by W. B. YEATS
The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky....
Coole Park in Co Galway, the home of Lady Gregory, was the starting point of the Irish literary renaissance. Seamus Heaney visits Yeats' tower at Ballylee, and Coole, where he finds that the wild swans that inspired Yeats are still there.
Producer JOHN ORMOND BBC Cymru/Wales


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: John Ormond

: Newsnight

: The Old Grey Whistle Test

from the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. In the studio: King Crimson, Barbara Thompson and Rod Argent; Vintage OGWT: Brinsley Schwarz (1973); films and interviews. Introduced by Anne Nightingale , David Hep -worth Director


Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Brinsley Schwarz
Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Introduced By: David Hep
Unknown: Tom Corcoran
Producer: Michael Appleton

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