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: Play School

Story: Exploring Day written by SUE O'BRIAN
Photographs by BARRY BOXALL Presenters
Lucie Skeaping , Stuart McGugan


Written By: Sue O'Brian
Unknown: Barry Boxall
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: Closedown

: Men of Ideas

Creators of Modern Philosophy Bryan Magee - talks to leading philosophers about
Western philosophy today. 4: Heidegger and Modern Existentialism with William Barrett Professor of Philosophy at New York University. The philosophy of Existentialism seems to flourish best in nations recently defeated in war - as in Germany after the First World War (when its outstanding representative was Martin Heidegger) or France after the Second World War (when the outstanding figure was Jean-Paul Sartre). In this programme the thought of these key figures is discussed with the accent on Heidegger.
Series prepared by BRYAN MAGEE Director TONY TYLEY
Executive producer JANET HOENIG


Unknown: Bryan Magee
Director: Tony Tyley
Producer: Janet Hoenig

: Roots of England

As jobs on the docks continue to dwindle, Brian Trueman talks to the docking community about the tough life that has left them bitter about the past and keen on every aspect of welfare, as well as passionate about Rugby League.
Director JOHN c. MILLER
BBC Manchester


Talks: Brian Trueman
Producer: Sid Waddell
Director: John C. Miller

: Grange Hill

A series of 18 programmes Part 10 : by BARRY PURCHESE
Annette and Belinda set off on an exploration and get more than they bargained for.


Unknown: Barry Purchese

: Kingswood: A Comprehensive School

A series of nine films
5: It's like a prison: they work by bells

: EmmaKirkby and Anthony Rooley

perform ' In this trembling shadow ' by JOHN DOWLAND


Unknown: John Dowland

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Around with Alliss

from Reigate Heath Golf Club
The third programme of a series in which Peter Alliss plays golf and talks with well-known people. His guest this week is Eric Sykes
Director ALASTAIR SCOTT Producer DAVID kenning


Unknown: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Director: Alastair Scott
Producer: David Kenning

: The Discovery of Animal Behaviour

A natural-history drama in six parts about our understanding of animals and their habits. 5: Signs and Signals

: Russell Harty

Live from London's Greenwood Theatre, television's most unpredictable show. There's be music, conversation and, as always, star-studded entertainment.
Director RON ISTED
Production GRAHAM lindsay , CHRIS riley Produced by TOM gutteridge


Director: Ron Isted
Unknown: Graham Lindsay
Unknown: Chris Riley
Produced By: Tom Gutteridge

: The Young Ones: Boring

As Schtenker said, 'music will buy the paint'. He never said what colour...
Starring Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan.
With Madness, Mark Akden, Jim Barclay, Ruth Burnett, Jacqueline Clarke,
Paola Dionisotti, Nick Dunning, Stephen Frost, Paul Gale, Peter Greene, Roger Ashton Griffiths, Pauline Melville,Patrick Newell, John Owens, Robin Parkinson, Ken Parry, David Rappaport.
Written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lise Mayer
Additional material Alexei Sayle


Vivian: Ade Edmondson
Rick: Rik Mayall
Neil: Nigel Planer
Mike: Christopher Ryan
The Balowski Family: Alexei Sayle
Musicians: Madness
[Actor]: Mark Akden
[Actor]: Jim Barclay
[Actor]: Ruth Burnett
[Actor]: Jacqueline Clarke
[Actor]: Paola Dionisotti
[Actor]: Nick Dunning
[Actor]: Stephen Frost
[Actor]: Paul Gale
[Actor]: Peter Greene
[Actor]: Roger Ashton Griffiths
[Actor]: Pauline Melville
[Actor]: Patrick Newell
[Actor]: John Owens
[Actor]: Robin Parkinson
[Actor]: Ken Parry
[Actor]: David Rappaport
Writer: Ben Elton
Writer: Rik Mayall
Writer: Lise Mayer
Additional material: Alexei Sayle
Music: Peter Brewis
Sound: Laurie Taylor
Lighting: Duncan Brown
Designer: Graeme Story
Producer: Paul Jackson

: Your Life in Their Hands: Short Circuit

Narrated by Robert Winston
Albert Beech was just about to down his first pint at the 19th hole when he became aware of violent palpitations. His heart was beating more than 250 times a minute. Seconds later he was on the verge of passing out.
There is a fault in the electrical system controlling his heart. The next attack may be fatal for him.


Narrator: Robert Winston
Subject: Albert Beech
Film Editor: Roland Tongue
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Series Editor: David Paterson

: Arena

Upon Westminster Bridge
It is commonly thought that poets are-university-trained intellectuals who occasionally produce slim volumes about their personal feelings. This is not so with Michael Smith. Smith, an electrifying performer, is an exponent of ' dub ' poetry - which draws on talk culture, reggae music and the rich rhythms of Caribbean native speech. At school in Jamaica Smith was taught the standard works of English Literature but poems about ' The Daffodils ' and ' Westminster Bridge ' had little relevance to his upbringing in the ghettos of Kingston.
Tonight's Arena follows Smith on his recent British tour and features the great Marxist historian C. L. R. James, Lynton Kwesi Johnson , the pioneer of dub poetry, and film of the late Boh Marley.
Filmcameraman Mike southon film editor GERRY pomeroy Producer ALAN YENTOS
Director anthony WALL


Unknown: Lynton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Boh Marley.
Unknown: FilmcAmeraman Mike

: * Newsnight

JOHN TUSA , PETER SNOW and DONALD ' MCCORMICK , With JOAN BAKEWELL and linda ALEXANPEK , present television's fullest and most authoritative daily news magazine..... -
The NewsnigfiLteam brtngsyouthe major events of the day.


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald McCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexanpek

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