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: Open University

6.40 Maths: Matrices 1. 7.5 The Combine Harvester. 7.30 Computing: Operating Systems.

: Play School

The King and the Broom-maker Written and illustrated by JAN BALET Presenters
Heather Williams , Stuart McGugan Pianist PETER PONTZEN
Graphic designer JOANNA ISLES Designer CHRIS WEBSTER
Written and directed by kathryn WOLFE Produced by ANNE GOBEY
Executive producer CYNTHIA filgatc


Illustrated By: Jan Balet
Unknown: Heather Williams
Pianist: Stuart McGugan
Pianist: Peter Pontzen
Designer: Joanna Isles
Designer: Chris Webster
Directed By: Kathryn Wolfe
Produced By: Anne Gobey
Producer: Cynthia Filgatc

: Closedown

: Adult Literacy

The Cape Verde Experience II
The second of two programmes about adult literacy work in the Cape Verde Islands where the government is being advised by the Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. It explores some aspects of the relationship between the literacy project and national development. The programme includes literacy studies at a government building site near the capital, and at a banana-growing co-operative in a rural area.
Producer ED MILNER
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Paulo Freire.

: Laurel and Hardy Double Bill

Perfect Day
Stan and Ollie's efforts to depart on a picnic lead to a mounting wave of disaster starting with their car not starting for a start! Towed in a Hole
Stan and Ollie, not content with being fishmongers, decide to buy their own boat and go fishing, with disastrous consequences.
Perfect Day directed by LEWIS FOSTER Towed in a Hole directed by GEORGE MARSHALL halroachfilms(Blacfcandwhite)


Directed By: Lewis Foster
Directed By: George Marshall

: Lord Mountbatten Remembers

The first of five programmes
Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mount batten of Burma, killed in an IRA bomb explosion in 1979, denied any attempt by biographers to record his extraordinary life. When pressed, he refused to write his autobiography but chose instead to record his memoirs on film. So uninhibited were they that he stipulated that they should not be shown until after his death.
LORD mountbatten was very concerned that the truth should not be suppressed. The first programme reveals the man in How I Got My Way
Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy
(Part 2 tomorrow 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Earl Mount
Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Ronald Webster

: 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.
Editor FETER HERCOMBE BBC Birmingham


Introduced By: Sally James
Presenter: David Soul.

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Welcome to Wodehouse

The first of a series of short stories by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Today John Alderton tells
Jeeves and the Impending Doom
The Woosters are well-known men of iron, but beneath Bertie Woos ter's intrepid exterior lurks a nameless dread - the prospect of a visit to his Aunt Agatha.


Stories By: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: John Alderton
Unknown: Bertie Woos
Producer: Angela Beeching
Director: Christine Secombe

: Best of Brass

The first of seven programmes.
For all enthusiasts of brass bands and for those who just enjoy lazing within earshot in the park, Best of Brass celebrates its fifth anniversary.
From The Assembly Rooms, Derby, Gerald Harrison introduces BBC2's brass band knockout competition. Round 1
Welsh champions, the Cory Band, conducted by DENZIL STEPHENS , battle it out for a place in the first semi-final and a chance to win £1,500 against Leyland Vehicles Band, current north west champions, conducted by RICHARD EVANS. with guest supporters
Gerry Monte and Gerald Harrison Judges:
Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe , MVO, OBE, Bernard Keeffe


Introduces: Gerald Harrison
Conducted By: Denzil Stephens
Conducted By: Richard Evans.
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: Gerald Harrison
Unknown: Lt-Col Trevor L. Sharpe
Designers: Brian Ellis
Designers: Tom Yardley
Unknown: Ken Griffin

: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

Another chance to see the show in which Paul Daniels entertains in his own special fashion and introduces his remarkable guests: Hans Moretti with his death-defying Double Russian Roulette '
Villanueva and Narai with their exciting adagio dancing display, and Matla with his crazy barrel jumping Special guest appearance by Goldy the Wonder Horse
Musical director KEN JONES
Programme associate ALI BONGO Director JOHN hughes
Produced bv JOHN FISHER
The Paul Daniels Magic Show (record REC 434, cassette ZCF 434) from retailers


Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Hans Moretti
Unknown: John Fisher
Unknown: Paul Daniels

: Sing Country

A great variety of country music sounds were enjoyed by enthusiastic fans during the mammoth International Silk Cut Festival held last Easter in the Wembley Arena Tonight's selection includes
Roy Orblson , Terry McMillan Kelly Foxton , Ronnie Prophet
Jimmy C. Newman , Lloyd Green Cynthia Clawson , Billy Swan and Kris Kristofferson
Commentator DAVID ALLAN
Festival organiser MERVYN CONN Sound BARRIE HAWES
Lighting TOMMY THOMAS Director RICK GARDNER \Producer DOUGLAS hespe


Unknown: Roy Orblson
Unknown: Terry McMillan
Unknown: Kelly Foxton
Unknown: Ronnie Prophet
Unknown: Jimmy C. Newman
Unknown: Lloyd Green
Unknown: Cynthia Clawson
Unknown: Billy Swan
Unknown: Kris Kristofferson
Commentator: David Allan
Unknown: Barrie Hawes
Unknown: Tommy Thomas
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Douglas Hespe

: Third Eye

A series of personal views from the Third World.
Third World -Free Press?
Kushwant Singh examines and questions the role of a free press in the Third World.
Should it actively support the State or can it be free to criticise it? How is the Third World reported by western journalists? Is it fairly covered or is the west really interested only in stories of disasters and corruption?
KUSHWANT SINGH is the Editor of the Hindustan Times, the most influential newspaper in Delhi. He is also a Member of Parliament, novelist, journalist and lawyer-yet he describes himself in the programme merely as a ' writer of sorts '.
Film cameraman DEREK BANKS Film editor KEITH WILTON
Assistant producer JUDY GRAHAM Producer TRISTAN ALLSOP
Series editor ANTHONY ISAACS


Unknown: Kushwant Singh
Unknown: Kushwant Singh
Unknown: Derek Banks
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Judy Graham
Producer: Tristan Allsop
Editor: Anthony Isaacs

: Zea

Potentially explosive and dangerous, Zea had to be filmed in less than two seconds at a speed of 5,000 frames a second and with a light source 70 times stronger than sunlight-the result, an award-winning film that transforms the commonplace into magic.
Directed by andrs and jean-jacques LEDUC Produced by the NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA


Unknown: Jean-Jacques Leduc

: 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.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Marshall Lee
Unknown: John Holme
Unknown: John Mahoney
Unknown: Mike Catherwood
Unknown: John Wilkinson
Unknown: Howard Anderson.
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Lloyd

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