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: Gharbar

TAJ HUSNAIN introduces a discussion about child-care problems. Guru Purav
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, which is the most important day in the Sikh religious calendar, was celebrated throughout the world earlier this week. Gharbar joins in homage with a traditional Shabad.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

: Play School

: For Schools, Colleges

10.38 Maths Topics
Statistics: 1
11.0 Words and Pictures The Surprise
11.17 The Music Arcade 6: Keyboards
11.40 Brazil
City of Newcomers

: Closedown

: Tales of India

A Yesterday's Witness series of six programmes about British life in India in the 20s and 30s. 1: One of the Community
'My mother was coffee-coloured and When I was bom she was very pleased I was " off-white " and had fair hair. In an Anglo-Indian family when a child is born like that they say " a fairy was at her birth". Irene Green - now Mrs Irene Edwards - tells of the pride and prejudices of childhood in the much-maligned Anglo-Indian community and her adventurous time as a nursing sister on the North West Frontier in the early 30s.
Directed and narrated by CHRISTOPHER COOK '


Unknown: Mrs Irene Edwards
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Stephen Peet

: One Man and His Dog

The first of eight programmes
The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble With ERIC HALSALL
Within sight of the field in which the first sheepdog trial was held in 1873, a challenging trials course is laid out on the slopes above Bala Lake in North Wales for a series of sheepdog trials specially held for television, with shepherds from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland invited to compete.
On the trials course at Rhiwlas Home Farm, each dog has seven sheep to control and is judged on his outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed and penning.
Heat 1 - Wales
The competitors: MEL PAGE with Cap
With Scott
Producer IAN smith


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Introduced By: With Eric Halsall
Unknown: Eifion Owen
Unknown: Robert Pritchard
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: Charlie Chaplin

in The Floorwalker
There's trouble in store for a likely looking customer who happens to be the side-splitting image of a dishonest employee.
Written and directed by CHARLIE CHAPLIN Music composed and directed by DENNIS WILSON
Executive producer WILL IPITZWATER


Directed By: Charlie Chaplin
Directed By: Dennis Wilson
Producer: Will Ipitzwater
Customer/Floorwalker: Charlie Chaplin
Secretary: Edna Purviance
Manager: Eric Campbell
Second floorwalker: Lloyd Bacon
Clerk: Albert Austin
Detective: Charlotte Mineau

: New series The Waltons

The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock - surviving the Depression years of the 30s and facing the war years of the 40s. starring
Narrator Earl Hamner
The Outrage (1)
A racist care owner and a bigoted sheriff bring trouble and pain to two families on Walton's Mountain.
Based on EARL HAMNER jr's autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain


Written By: Bob Peterson
Written By: Claire Whitaker
Directed By: Philip Leacock
John Walton: Ralph Waite
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Erin: Mary Beth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler
Ike Godsey: Joe Conley
Corabeth Godsey: Ronnie Claire Edwards
Rose: Peggy Rea
Cindy: Leslie Winston
John-Boy: Robert Wighfman

: 16 Up: Sex Roles-OK?

'Only poofs drink lager, only Southerners and women drink gin.'
16 Up travels north with Seething Wells for a look at the rules and roles of sexism. Ian does ballet and Audrey drinks pints - 'so what?' Lorna drives a bus in Edinburgh while a team of young women painters and decorators opt for a single sex training in South Tyneside. Victims or rebels? 'Tell 'em, girls!'


Producer: Tony Matthews
Director: Dianne Kenny
Director: Christopher Lent

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: de Bono's Thinking Course

Presented by Dr Edward de Bono
A series of ten programmes about improving your thinking skills 9: Thinking and Doing
DR DE BONO believes that, alongside literacy and numeracy, everyone should be taught what he calls ' Operacy', the skills needed for doing things. These include the thinking tool AGO ' which stands for Aims, Goals and Objectives.
Book (same title), 13.75 from booksellers Thinking in Action - de Bono's Thinking Kit. Available from BBC Enterprises Ltd (ET)[address removed]


Presented By: Dr Edward de Bono
Unknown: Dr de Bono

: Ebony

The first of eight programmes
The magazine that reflects Britain's black communities. Introduced by Juliet Alexander Vince Herbert and Mary Pett
This week's music from Imagination


Introduced By: Juliet Alexander
Introduced By: Vince Herbert
Introduced By: Mary Pett
Unknown: Chapman Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Keith Sheather

: Top Gear Special

A Ring Round London
The first plan to build an orbital road was in 1906 and by the mid-
1980s the M25 dream should become a reality. But questions still remain. Will a road 20 miles from the City centre do anything to ease
London's traffic jams? Is it the right kind of motorway but in the wrong place? Did we learn anything from the French experience building the Peripherique round
Paris?- William Woollard examines the likely effects of the M25 on London.
Film editor Christopher ROWLANDS Director BRIAN STRACHAN
Executive producer DEREK SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: William Woollard
Editor: Christopher Rowlands
Director: Brian Strachan
Producer: Derek Smith

: M*A*S*H

The film series starring \
Tell it to the Marines
... Hawkeye tries to do just that to help a young soldier on compassionate grounds. But with Colonel Potter away and with Charles in charge, he is on a hiding to nothing. Of course that doesn't stop Hawkeye ...
Written by HANK Bradford Directed by HARRY MORGAN
The theme music of this programme is available on BBC Comedy Themes (record REC 387, cassette ZCR 387) from retailers


Written By: Hank Bradford
Directed By: Harry Morgan
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: And Mike Farrell
Colonel Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Father Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Shooting of Big Man

An Out of Court special
' Big Man ' is shot in the face and lies close to death in hospital. His assailant pleads that ' Big Man' was a bully and that he fired in self-defence. The cameras follow the gunman's interrogation and eventually his trial. This American documentary by Eric Saltzman is both a real life thriller and a unique insight into the legal process. The judicial system is exposed as never before. But is justice seen to be done? Out of Court debates the issue. Presented by Nick Ross and Jane Walmsley
Studio director PIETER MORPURGO


Unknown: Eric Saltzman
Presented By: Nick Ross
Presented By: Jane Walmsley
Director: Pieter Morpurgo
Editor: Peter Chafer
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: * Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK , With JOAN BAKEWELL and LINDA ALEXANDER , present television's fullest and most authoritative daily news magazine.
With CHARLES WHEELER on foreign affairs, PETER HOBDAY on business, TONY LEWIS on sport and reporters in Britain and around the world.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Tony Lewis

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