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: Jumping for the Jelly Beans

What makes us work hard?

: CBI Conference

Today in Eastbourne the Sixth National Conference of the Confederation of British Industry opens. BBC2 cameras will bring live coverage of key debates.
Reporter Vincent Hanna with special contributions from Sir Monty Finniston , leading engineer and industrialist in both the public and private sectors.


Reporter: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Monty Finniston

: Play School

A programme for children under 5

: CBI Conference

Further live coverage from Eastbourne

: Closedown

: Supervisors

A series of eight films
2: I Know I am a Supervisor - But What do I do?

: Maths Help

4: Symbols

: Let's Go

4: Let's Go and Do the Room Up

: Whatever Happened to Britain?

An eight-part examination of the British economy. Written and presented by JOHN EATWELL
4: Colbert and the Commissariat


Unknown: John Eatwell

: Evans on Newspapers

The last of four programmes With HAROLD EVANS
Pictures on a Page

: The Computer Programme

4: It's on the Computer

: Multi-Cultural Education

Ten case studies for discussion by teachers. 4: Languages for Life
Thousands of children in many parts of the country speak, and often also read, languages other than English.

: Closedown

: Star Movie: You'll Never Get Rich

Fred Astalre , Rita Hayworth
The incomparable Astaire plus the vivacious Miss Hayworth in an exquisitely improbable musical comedy. Also featuring Cole Porter's music and superb routines, this delightful movie makes a lighthearted opener.
Screenplay by MICHAEL messier and ERNEST PAGANO Songs by COLE porter


Unknown: Fred Astalre
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Play By: Michael Messier
Unknown: Ernest Pagano
Songs By: Cole Porter
Produced By: Samuel Bischoff
Directed By: Sidney Lanfield
Robert Curtis: Fred Astaire
Sheila Winthrop :: Rita Hayworth
Tom Barton: John Hubbard
Martin Cortland: Robert Benchley
Sonya: Osa Massen
Mrs Cortland: Frieda Inescort
Kewpie Blain: Guinn Williams
Top sergeant: Donald MacBride
Swivel Tongue: Cliff Nazarro
Aunt Louise: Marjorie Gateson

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Part 3 by JANE HOLLOWOOD
The third year start their sex education class, but are they mature enough to cope with it?

: Newseries Riverside

The Synthesizer, People and Performance - a Riverside special 1982 has seen an unprecedented number of synthesizer bands
-reaching high in the pop charts.
Presenter Mike Andrews talks to Phil Oakey of Human League and his producer Martin Rushent , Billy Currie of Ultravox, George Martin , legendary Beatles producer currently working with Ultravox, and Brian Eno , original synthesizer player with Roxy Music , and acknowledged influence behind many of today's bands.
Executive producer MICHAEL APPLETON


Talks: Mike Andrews
Unknown: Phil Oakey
Producer: Martin Rushent
Producer: Billy Currie
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Roxy Music
Producer: John Burrowes
Producer: Michael Appleton

: Cosmos

A Personal Voyage
Journeys in Space and Time
Did you think that the stars were constant? Not so. Cosmos travels in most directions, through four dimensions, tonight.
Presented by Carl Sagan
Executive producer ADRIAN MALONE
A joint production of KCET and CARL SAGAN PRODUCTIONS INC in association with BBCtv


Presented By: Carl Sagan
Producer: Adrian Malone

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery

The last of eight programmes Raan Masaledar
' Raan masaledar' is a spectacular Indian dish in which a whole leg of lamb is smothered in a deliciously spicy sauce. MADHUR JAFFREY shows you how to make the raan as-well as some of its accompanying dishes.
Assistant producer JENNY STEVENS Producer JENNY ROGERS
0 HELP!: pave 83


Unknown: Raan Masaledar
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Producer: Jenny Stevens
Producer: Jenny Rogers

: 100 Great Sporting Moments

Mary Peters

We all have our own favourite sporting moments. Perhaps it's Bannister's four-minute mile, Virginia Wade's Wimbledon, Red Rum's Grand Nationals, or England's World Cup - the list seems endless. Mary Peters, Britain's heroine of the Munich Olympic Games, kept us all on seat-edge through each of the pentathlon disciplines. Could she win that gold medal?

New Series


Producer: Jeff Goddard

: Des O'Connor Tonight

The first of eight programmes starring Des O'Connor, who plays host to some of the finest entertainment talent from Britain and America. Des sings, jokes and talks in the company of his guests from both sides of the Atlantic. Tonight's guests are, from Britain: Mike Burton , Charlie Daze
Charlie Smithers , Precious Wilson from America: Jeanine Burnier
Orchestra directed by COLIN KEYES Programme associate NEIL SHAND Sound HUGH BARKER
Lighting KEN MACGREGOR. Designer JIM CLAY Produced and directed by BRIAN PENDERS


Unknown: Mike Burton
Unknown: Charlie Daze
Unknown: Charlie Smithers
Directed By: Colin Keyes
Unknown: Neil Shand
Unknown: Ken MacGregor.
Directed By: Brian Penders

: The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim

A series in seven parts written by DICK CLEMENT and IANLAFRENAIS \ based on a character originally created by KINGSLEY AMIS with Enn Reitel as Jim
1: The Big Smoke featuring Glynis Barber
Barbara Flynn , David Simeon
It is 1967 and London is caught up with the swinging 60s. Jim Dixon , late of Eckersley, Yorks, and later still of a redbrick university and a boring job teaching Medieval History, returns from a year in Holland anxious to be part of the scene.
Signature tune written and sung by ALAN PRICE


Written By: Dick Clement
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Glynis Barber
Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: David Simeon
Unknown: Jim Dixon
Sung By: Alan Price
Designer: June Hudson
Artist: Jill Shardlow
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: John Summers
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: Harold Snoad
Jim DiXOn: Enn Reitel
Customs officer: Tim Barrett
Lucy Simmons: Glynis Barber
Kevin: Steven Pacey
Steward: Bill Treacher
Mr Dixon: Peter Hughes
Mrs Dixon: Margery Mason
Det Sgt Keating: David Ashford
Philip Lassiter: David Simeon
Joanna Lassiter: Barbara Flynn
Charles Seymour: John D Collins
Magistrate: Geoffrey Chater

: Horizon

Intimate Relations
What makes marriage so popular? What special reward makes us continue to seek a long-term relationship with another when the chances of failure are so high?
In America researchers have been attempting to identify our underlying needs for intimacy and some key rules for enhancing it. By observing and questioning hundreds of couples, married and divorced, they have pin-pointed the emotional pitfalls that have become dominant causes of marital breakdown, and shown how couples can avoid these mistakes and make intimacy the basis of a stable relationship. Their studies have direct relevance to Britain, where this year one in every three marriages will end in divorce. Narrator Ian Holm
Horizon editor GRAHAM MASSEY
Written and produced by STEPHEN ROSE


Narrator: Ian Holm
Editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Editor: Graham Massey
Produced By: Stephen Rose

: Newseries From Where I Stand

There are many faiths but the spirit is one, in me, in you and in every man. (LEO TOLSTOY) In this series of films, six people reflect upon the faith they practise and explain how it helps them to live in Britain today. 1: Indarjit Singh
INDARJIT SINCH is a Sikh. He lives in Wimbledon and follows a religion and philosophy founded by Guru Nanak 500 years ago in India. Guru Nanak always stressed the importance of living a life of balance: ' Be like the lotus flower,' he said, ' which having its roots in muddy waters still flowers beautifully above it.'
Series producer INGRID DUFFELL


Unknown: Indarjit Singh
Unknown: Indarjit Sinch
Unknown: Guru Nanak
Editor: David Elliott
Producer: Ingrid Duffell

: * Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow and Donald MacCormick , with Joan Bakcwell and Linda Alexander.
Including tonight a report from the CBI Conference in Eastbourne.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakcwell
Unknown: Linda Alexander.

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