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: Open University

6.40 Cardiovascular Control. 7.5 Desert Ecology. 7.30 Crates and Ale.

: Play School

Story: Fox in Socks
Written and illustrated by DR seuss . Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Ben Thomas
Pianist PETER GOSLING Designer donal woods
Written and produced by MARTIN FISHER Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE


Illustrated By: Dr Seuss
Unknown: Chloe Ashcroft
Pianist: Ben Thomas
Pianist: Peter Gosling
Designer: Donal Woods
Produced By: Martin Fisher
Producer: Cynthia Felgate

: Closedown

: Cricket and Golf

Cricket: Third Test
The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India from The Oval Second day
International Golf
The State Express Classic from The Belfry

: Laurel and Hardy

in Helpmates

: Six Fifty-five Special

Sit tight and hang on to your seats for another lively evening of music and conversation where anything can happen.
Introduced by Sally James and special guest presenter David Soul


Introduced By: Sally James
Presenter: David Soul

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Gardeners' World

from Arley Hall Gardens with Geoff Hamilton and Mary Spiller
Head gardener Tommy Acton has worked here since he was a boy, and has a fund of knowledge that is useful in every type of garden. He deals particularly with care of roses, maintenance of the famous herbaceous border, and has some firm views on the pros and cons of compost.
Produced by JOHN KENYON BBC Birmingham
Book, Gardeners' World Cottage Garden, £4 75, BBC videobooks and lasertision videodiscs, Mr Smith 's Vegetable Garden (bbcv 1000). Mr Smith 's Flower Garden (bbcv 1001) and Mr. Smith's Indoor Garden (bbcv 1002) from retailers 9 GARDENING: page 69


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Mary Spiller
Unknown: Tommy Acton
Produced By: John Kenyon
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Mr Smith

: Whatever Happened to Britain?

An eight-part examination of the history and current state of the British economy.
Written and presented by John Eatwell
Independent of Men's Will
In the 19th century, Britain dominated the world economy. Today, we're in trouble. Why?
Film editor Richard SIDWELL Directed by ROBERT ALBURY Produced by TONY ROBERTS
Book (same title) paperback 14.95, hard-back 19.95, from booksellers


Presented By: John Eatwell
Editor: Richard Sidwell
Directed By: Robert Albury
Produced By: Tony Roberts

: Bird Spot

Four programmes with Tony Soper Woodpeckers
The flashy great spotted and green woodpeckers, colourful nuthatches, dun coloured tree creepers, all have a ' woodpecking" life-style. In a Devon wood-land TONY SOPER investigates this behaviour and way of life.
Film editor BERNARD rouchton
Producer KEITH HOPKINS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Tony Soper
Producer: Keith Hopkins.

: The Sacred Horses of Tamil Nadu

For hundreds of years the villagers of south India have dedicated huge clay horses to their village protector, the god Ayanar. The horses are made in early summer by the village .potter, who is also the priest of Ayanar; brightly painted and garlanded, they are carried in festive ritual to the open-air temple where they join hundreds of others placed there through the centuries. The making and dedication of the horses is now a rare event and this is the first time that it has been recorded on film.
Writer and narrator John Keay
Photography DEREK BANKS
Several of these horses have been specially made for the ' Aditi ' exhibition, part of the Festival of India. They may be seen at The Barbican Centre. London, from 6 July to 22 August.

: Playhouse: A Song at Twilight

by NOEL COWARD with Enormously successful writer Sir Hugo Latymer has a tryst with the past not altogether to his liking.
Costume designer COLIN LAVERS Make-up artist ANN RAYMENT Designer DON TAYLOR


Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Hugo Latymer
Designer: Colin Lavers
Artist: Ann Rayment
Designer: Don Taylor
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Director: Cedric Messina
Carlotta Gray: Deborah Kerr
Hugo Latymer: Paul Scofield
Hilde: June Tobin
Felix: Bruce Lidington

: Cricket: Third Test

The Cornhill Insurance Test Series
England v India from The Oval Second day
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of today's play. *


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Newsnight

Presenters 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. From the programme's team of correspondents: film reports shot in Britain and around the world on the issues and topics which are making the headlines.
JOAN BAKEWELL has first news of stories from the arts; DAVID ICKE and MARSHALL LEE have the stories from behind the world of sport.


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

: International Golf

The State Express Classic from The Belfry
HARRY CARPENTER introduces highlights of today's third round. Commentators PETER ALLISS


Introduces: Harry Carpenter
Commentators: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Bruce Critchley
Unknown: Alex Hay

: Open University

12.0 English Houses of the 1930s. 12.25 Where Sunday Survives. 12.50 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.


Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie.

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