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: Play School

Story: The Measuring Game written by FRANCES LINDSAY Presenters
Lucie Skeaping Stuart McGugan


Written By: Frances Lindsay
Presenters: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Stuart McGugan

: Closedown,

: Open University

Parents and Teenagers: All Change

: The Best of Collecting Now

The second in a series of five programmes in which Harriet Crawley looks again at some of the collections featured in the first series of CollectingNow.
This week: a seaside picnic with the Bakelite Museum Society;
Sylvia Katz and her collectable plastics; veteran bicycles in the grounds of Blenheim Palace and the nautical craft of the Exeter Maritime Museum. Reporters
Gwyn nichards, Penny Junor Studio director CHRIS HUNT
(Revised repeat)
A BBC Ariet book . Collecting Now: Care and Repair of Your Antiques, £ 2.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Sylvia Katz
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: The Levin Interviews

Bernard Levin talks to Sir Colin Davis, the Musical Director of the Royal Opera, and perhaps the greatest living interpreter of Mozart. Davis secretly decided to become a conductor at the age of 14 but it was nearly 20 years before his talent was acclaimed.
After he had conducted Don Giovanni in place of Otto Klemperer,
The Times described him as 'a conductor ripe for greatness'. Director CHRISTOPHER LEWIS Producer JOHN SHEARER
BBC Bristol


Director: Christopher Lewis
Producer: John Shearer

: Arthur Negus Enjoys

Syon House
Hannah Gordon is Arthur Negus s guest in the second programme of six in which he visits houses that he especially enjoys with a companion who shares his affection for the fine country houses of this country and the treasures they contain.
The interior of Syon House is a tribute to the talent of Robert Adam as both designer and architect. The magnificence and theatrical panache of some of his schemes contrasts with the cool restraint of others.
BBC videobooks and Laservision video-discs, The Story of English Furniture (BBCV 1006/7) from retailers


Unknown: Robert Adam
Director: Brian Hawkins
Producer: Robin Drake

: What on Earth...?

A natural-history quiz based on sights, sounds and objects from wildlife round the world, in which Michael Jordan invites you to test your own knowledge against that of the experts Sheila Anderson Michael Boorer , Malcolm Coe
Producer JOHN DOBSON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan
Unknown: Sheila Anderson
Unknown: Michael Boorer
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Producer: John Dobson.

: Eureka

A series of eight programmes about the inventions of everyday objects. Presented by Jeremy Beadle , with MADELINE SMITH , BERNARD HOLLEY MIKE SAVAGE and PASCAL KING 4: Play the Game
Charles Darrow got his inspiration for the game Monopoly from Atlantic City in America.
Jubbulpore in India was the setting for Sir Neville Chamberlain to invent snooker. And the cross-word first came from the pen of the Willing, Young, Natural, Nice and Educated man, Arthur WYNNE. But when were these games invented? Your guess - 1913, 1929, 1875?
Costume designer ANDREW ROSE Designer STEPHAN PACZAI
Director and producer CLIVE DOIG


Written By: Jeremy Beadle
Written By: Clive Doig
Presented By: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Madeline Smith
Unknown: Bernard Holley
Unknown: Charles Darrow
Unknown: Sir Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: Arthur Wynne.
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Producer: Clive Doig

: Cowboy's Flute

A cartoon from China
A shepherd-boy falls asleep and dreams his buffalo has run away.
Written and directed by TE WEI and CHIEN CHIA chun. Produced by SHANGHAI FILM ANIMATION STUDIO

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Charles Laughton in Because of Him

also starring
Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone
Laughton in flamboyant mood as John Sheridan, noted footlight star who is duped into helping an aspiring actress into a Broadway production. Deanna Durbin co-stars as the stage-struck waitress who eventually wins
Sheridan's heart, and Franchot
Tone is on hand as a romantically inclined playwright. crppnnlav by EDMUND BELOIN. Producer FELIX JACKSON Director
. Films: page 13


Unknown: Edmund Beloin.
Producer: Felix Jackson
Unknown: Richard Wallace
Kim Walker: Deanna Durbin
Paul Taylor: Franchot Tone
Sheridan: Charles Laughton
Nora: Helen Broderick
Charlie Gilbert: Stanley Ridges
Martin: Donald Meek

: Russell Harty

It's Thursday, it's Manchester, it's live - whether in the studio or OB location you're guaranteed a lively half-hour with the lad from Blackburn.
Director JOHN ROONEYN. BBCManchester
Producer KEN STEPHINSON BBC Manchester


Director: John Rooneyn.
Producer: Ken Stephinson

: Yes Minister

The Skeleton in the Cupboard written by ANTHONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN , starring
Paul Eddington , Nigel Hawthorne with Derek Fowlds
Studio lighting JOHN DIXON
Produced and directed by PETER WHITMORE


Written By: Anthony Jay
Written By: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: John Dixon
Unknown: Malcolm Johnson
Designer: Gary Pritchard
Directed By: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard Woolley: Derek Fowlds
Dr Cartwright: Ian Lavender
Alex Andrews: Donald Gee
Civil servants: John Pennington
Civil servants: Rosemary Williams

: Forty Minutes

... of documentary.

Miners. Hard men, close-knit, independent, aristocrats in the industrial pay league, and union men from cradle to grave. And yet the tastes and habits, attitudes and aspirations in Britain's coalfields have undergone subtle changes. This portrait of today's miner, at work and at leisure, is set in one of the enclosed communities that huddle around Barnsley in South Yorkshire.

Even here, in the heart of Arthur Scargill country, there was a marked dwindling of enthusiasm for strike action when the votes were counted earlier this month. So the industrial peace that broke out in the coalfields eight years ago remains intact, despite the annual flexing of muscles.


Film cameraman: Pat O'Shea
Film sound: Brian Biffin
Film editor: Don Fairservice
Executive producer: Roger Mills
Producer: Mike Mortimer

: International Table Tennis

from The Brighton Centre
Eight of the leading players in the world compete for the Norwich Union Trophy in this knockout event. From China there are national champion WANG HUIYUAN and Grand Prix winner JIANG JIALIANG , 'and European Champion MIKAEL APPELGREN represents Sweden. Against this formidable opposition DESMOND DOUGLAS , arguably the best English player ever, hopes to win in front of the home crowd.
Commentator TONY GUBBA


Unknown: Wang Huiyuan
Unknown: Jiang Jialiang
Unknown: Desmond Douglas
Commentator: Tony Gubba
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: * Newsnight

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