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: Open University

6.40 Display and Recording. 7.5 From Peridotite to Granite. 7.30 Subject Talk at School.

: Trades Union Congress 1982

Live coverage of the second day's debates in Brighton. Reporting team


Unknown: Vincent Hanna

: Play School

Story: Present in a Jar
Photographs by BARRY BOXALL Presenters
Floella Benjamin , Ben Thomas


Written By: Christine Wood
Unknown: Barry Boxall
Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Ben Thomas

: Closedown

: Play School

: Play Away

starring Brian Cant with Alex Norton , Heather Williams Pam Ellis and Jonathan Cohen and the Play Away Band
Musical arrangements by DAVE ROACH Director JOHN SMITH
Producer ANN REAY


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Alex Norton
Unknown: Heather Williams
Unknown: Pam Ellis
Unknown: Jonathan Cohen
Arrangements By: Dave Roach
Director: John Smith
Producer: Ann Reay

: Animal Magic

with Johnny Morris and TERRY NUTKINS
Kangaroos, frogs and fleas can all jump, but whoever heard of a leaping llama? Johnny meets Lily, who is determined to demonstrate her special talent on a mini show jumpers' course. Meanwhile Terry sets a different course - and jumps overboard. With wetsuit and aqualung he explores the seabed off the Scottish coast. On the way down he passes giant jellyfish and has a close encounter with a lobster. Back in the studio Johnny and Terry show how camels and gerbils keep their cool in the heat of the desert.
Producer ROBIN BELLIER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Robin Bellier

: Nyoka and the Tigermen

The classic cliffhanger serial in 15 chapters starring
Chapter 2: Death's Chariot


Nyoka: Kay Aldridge

: One of the Family

The first of six programmes
Our pets are not only a joy, they're a responsibility. Should you buy a budgie or a boa constrictor, a chinchilla or a chihuahua? What will it cost to keep it healthy and happy?
Marian Foster and Brian Watkins meet some of the animals that live in our homes.
This week: Rabbits and Guinea-pigs with advice from
Production assistant ANNE MAYNARD Produced by ANDREW MEIKLE
Executive producer JOHN KENYON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Brian Watkins
Unknown: Alison Dutton
Unknown: Connie Cooper
Unknown: Anne Maynard
Produced By: Andrew Meikle
Producer: John Kenyon

: Mike Leigh Season



Arbley: Herbert Norville
Sid: Bill Colville
Mr Davies: Antony Carrick
Secretary: Theresa Watson
Victoria: Lally Percy

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: John Ford Season: Fort Apache

starring Henry Fonda , John Wayne Lt-Col Thursday, aggrieved at being demoted from his Civil War rank of General, is posted as commanding officer to Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. Thursday, a military martinet, tightens up discipline and eventually shows his ignorance of Indian behaviour - resulting in a massacre of his troops. But Thursday becomes part of the legend of the West - remembered as such. Henry Fonda gives an uncharacteristically gruff and severe performance in one of several films he made with John Ford.
Screenplay by FRANK S. NUGENT Produced by JOHN FORD and MERIAN C. COOPER Directed by JOHN FORD


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: John Ford.
Unknown: Frank S. Nugent
Produced By: John Ford
Unknown: Merian C. Cooper
Directed By: John Ford
Colonel Thursday: Henry Fonda
Capt York: John Wayne
Philadelphia Thursday: Shirley Temple
Sgt Beaufort: Pedro Armendariz
Sgt O'Rourke: Ward Bond
Capt Collingwood: George O'Brien
Lt O'Rourke: John Agar
Sgt Mulcahy: Victor McLaglen
Mrs Collingwood: Anna Lee
Mrs O'Rourke: Irene Rich
Chief Cochise: Miguel Inclan

: Top Gear

A series of six programmes
Introduced by William Woollard from the Museum of British Road Transport, Coventry
Frank Page reports on two new ideas for public transport in West Germany.
Sue Baker investigates new transport concepts in overcoming some of the risks to women travelling in London at night.
Judith Jackson tells the story of the resurgence in three years of one Japanese motor manufacturer from financial disaster to profitability-without Government aid.
Executive producer DEREK SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: William Woollard
Unknown: Judith Jackson
Director: Philip Franklin
Producer: Derek Smith

: Who's Who

Continuing the Mike Leigh Season In these decaying times of chaos, confusion and democracy, it is cheering to know that there are still those among us for whom the old values of good breeding and class snobbery are still as important as ever.
Unquestionably very funny
It was a wickedly funny take-off of the way we all behave (EVENING STANDARD) Producer MARGARET MATHESON Director MIKE LEIGH
(Grown-Ups is on Thursday at 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Producer: Margaret Matheson
Director: Mike Leigh
Nigel: Simon Chandler
Giles: Adam Norton
Alan: Richard Kane
Francis: Jeffry Wickham
Samya: Soud Faress
Kevin: Philip Davis
Anthony: Graham Seed
April: Joolia Cappleman
Nanny: La Vinia Bertram
Selina: Francesca Martin
Lord Crouchurst: David Neville
Lady Crouchurst: Richenda Carey
Miss Hunt: Geraldine James
Mr Shakespeare: Sam Kelly
Samantha: Catherine Hall
Caroline: Felicity Dean
Couple in window: Angela Curran
Couple in window: Roger Hammond

: The Rock of St Ives

The life and times of Bernard Leach , the man who brought back ideas from Japan to the far west of Cornwall where he was looked on as the rock on which British studio pottery was rebuilt. Narrated by GILLIAN MILES Research PEGGY ARCHER
Film editor CHRIS WARING Producer DAVID WAY


Unknown: Bernard Leach
Editor: Chris Waring

: Newsnight

with special reports from the Trades Union Congress and the Edinburgh Festival.
JOHN TUSA and VINCENT HANNA at the TUC in Brighton, JOAN BAKEWELL at the Edinburgh Festival and PETER SNOW and DONALD MAC CORMICK in London to assess the news at home and abroad.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Donald Mac

: The Tennessee Evolution Trial

In 1925 John Scopes , a young schoolteacher, agreed to stand trial in Dayton, Tennessee, for breaking a new law forbidding the teaching of Darwin's theory of evolution in state schools.
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: John Scopes
Producer: David Jackson

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