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: Open University

6.40 Electronics: Digital Measurement.
7.5 Biology: Looking at Cells. 7.30 Handicapped in the Community.

: Play School

Story: Old Winkle and the Seagulls Written by ELIZABETH ROSE Illustrated by GERALD ROSE Presenters
Sheelagh Gilbey , Fred Harris


Written By: Elizabeth Rose
Illustrated By: Gerald Rose
Unknown: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: The Inside Scene

- Policy at Fairwater School
Education policy may be forged within schools as much as within the corridors of power. This film looks at the way policies covering the running and ethos of a large urban comprehensive school in Gwent are developed by members of the school community.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Gwynn Pritchard

: Laurel and Hardy: Hog Wild


Stan: Stan Laurel
Ollie: Oliver Hardy

: Ventriloquist Cat

A TEX AVERY cartoon for MGM

: The World About Us

The second of three programmes on the marine world
The Great Turtle Mystery Narrated by Hugh Falkus
Suddenly and silently from out of the boiling surf come turtles in countless thousands. Soon a normally deserted beach in Costa Rica disappears under a frenzy of mass nesting which is one of the great mysteries of the sea.
This rarely seen spectacle has been filmed by zoologist David Hughes , who spent many months investigating the turtles' strange behaviour and the even more dramatic events that follow the laying of ten million eggs on one tiny beach. For as the eggs hatch, the predators move in - sharks, vultures, iguanas, and even crabs lie in wait for the start of one of the most remarkable struggles for survival in the animal world.
Photography DAVID HUGHES
Produced by NED KELLY. BBC Bristol (Feast or Famine tomorrow at 6.5 pm)


Unknown: Hugh Falkus
Unknown: David Hughes
Produced By: Ned Kelly.

: Six Fifty-five Special

Sally James and guest presenter David Soul invite established stars and newcomers to contribute to a lively half-hour of music and conversation.


Unknown: Sally James
Presenter: David Soul

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Food and Drink

The last of six programmes Presented by Simon Bates and Gillian Miles Breakfast: good or bad for you? Wine: the best of British
Fruit and Vegetables: this week's best buys from Jonathan Choat.
The last programme in this topical series investigating what, why, when and where we eat and drink.


Presented By: Simon Bates
Unknown: Jonathan Choat.
Director: Jill Marshall
Producer: Henry Murray

: Newseries Arthur Negus Enjoys

Goodwood House
The first of eight programmes in which Arthur Negus visits houses which he especially enjoys, with a companion who shares his affection for the fine houses of this country and the treasures they contain.
He begins at Goodwood in the original Jacobean section of the house, seldom seen, as it is hidden by Wyatt's later additions. Arthur's companion is Bernard Price who lives a few miles away and knows the house and family history well.
(Arthur Negus Enjoys Syon House tomorrow at 7.55 pm)


Unknown: Jack Belasco
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Robin Drake

: Bird Spot

with Tony Soper. The Tit Family
The blue tit and the great tit. star performers at the garden bird table, must surely be the most watched birds in Great Britain.
This programme helps distinguish them from other close relatives and shows how they live when they're not eating our peanuts.
Producer DILYS BREESE. BBC Bristol (Bird Spot on the kestrel, Fri 8.25 pm)
(Tony Soper introduces The World About Us, tomorrow at 6.5)


Unknown: Tony Soper.
Editor: Norman Burgess
Producer: Dilys Breese.
Introduces: Tony Soper

: The Past Afloat

A series of eight films on historic ships and maritime museums in Britain.
Written and presented by Anthony Burton 6: Wooden Walls
The defence of the country from attack by sea produced men and ships capable of using developing technologies in wood and iron. Many of the original shipyards are in unlikely places.
ANTHONY BURTON visits Buckler's Hard in Hampshire, where many of Nelson's ships were built; Nelson's Victory at Portsmouth; and the frigate Unicorn at Dundee, to find out how the wooden ships were built and what life was like in them.
Book (same title) £12.95 from booksellers For free leaflet, send sae (220mm x 110mm) to: [address removed]


Presented By: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Michael Garrod

: John Ford Season: The Sun Shines Bright

Charles Winninger , Arleen Whelan Forty years have passed since the end of the Civil War, but the Confederate spirit, typified by the amiable, ageing Judge Priest , still rules the town of Fairfield, Kentucky. It is election eve, and the Judge is up for re-election once again-but this time seriously rivalled by the State's Attorney, a sharp Yankee politician.
John Ford had made his first film based on the Judge Priest stories in 1934 with Will Rogers in the title role. The Sun Shines Bright, produced in 1953, follows the Judge, played by Charles Win ninger, through a series of incidents that threaten to ruin his political career.
Based on IRVIN s. cobb's short stories Produced by JOHN FORD and merian C. COOPER Directed by john FORD
Films: page 15


Unknown: Charles Winninger
Unknown: Arleen Whelan
Unknown: Judge Priest
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Will Rogers
Played By: Charles Win
Play By: Laurence Stallings
Produced By: John Ford
Directed By: John Ford
Judge Priest: Charles Winninger
Lucy Lee: Arleen Whelan
Corwin: John Russell
Jeff: Stepin Fetchit
Dr Lake: Russell Simpson
Felsburg: Ludwig Stossel
Feeney: Francis Ford
Bagby: Paul Hurst
Redcliffe: Mitchell Lewis
Buck Ransey: Grant Withers
Maydew: Milburn Stone
Lucy's mother: Dorothy Jordan

: Turns

Jimmy Perry presents another bill of variety acts of the 1930s and 40s, including
Bennett and Williams Norman Evans , G. H. Elliott and Robb Wilton
(Part 3 tomorrow at 10.15 pm)


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: Williams Norman Evans
Unknown: G. H. Elliott
Unknown: Robb Wilton

: Newsnight

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