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: Gharbar

LALITA AHMED and PARVEEN MIRZA discuss electricity in the home with home economist JENNY WEBB. ASADAMANATALIKHANSingsaghazal.
Producer yousuf aziz . Executive producer ASHOK rampal. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Unknown: Jenny Webb.
Producer: Yousuf Aziz
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Closedown

: Play School

Story:Elmer the Elephant
Written by david mckee. Presenters Sarah Long , Don Spencer


Written By: David McKee.
Presenters: Sarah Long
Presenters: Don Spencer

: Closedown

: Men of Ideas

The last in the present series
Bryan Magee talks to leading philosophers about Western philosophy today.
Philosophy: The Social Context


Talks: Bryan Magee

: Living on the Land

Peter Fluck , Country Parson
It is the biggest Church of England parish group in the country, with ten churches and a population now down to 700. Peter Fluck , a professional soldier before he became a priest, alone where once there were nine ordained men, makes a resolute defence of his outpost, strung out across the Wolds of Lincolnshire.
Narrator Deryck Guyler
Photography ARTIIUR smith
Written, produced by DON HAWORTH (Rpl)
(John James , the Sheepdog Man , tomorrow at 5.10)


Unknown: Peter Fluck
Unknown: Peter Fluck
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Produced By: Don Haworth
Unknown: John James
Unknown: Sheepdog Man

: Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

Serial in 14 chapters starring
Mala, a top government agent and his faithful allies Rex and Buck. 11: Agents of Disaster
In which the net closes on the shadowy traitor HK and his international spy ring.
(Chapter 12 tomorrow 5.40 pm)

: Cartoon Two

Devised and directed by bwce petty


Directed By: Bwce Petty

: A Race Apart?

The first of nine Open Door programmes
Tonight the Irish in Britain Representation Group, Manchester
' If you see an Irishman on your TV screen, the chances are he'll be shown as either an idiot or a drunk and what's more we're all supposed to be murderers and bombers. That's all eight million people of Irish extraction living in Britain today. The Irish are Britain's oldest and largest ethnic minority. Are we really part of British society or are we a race apart? '
A public access programme made with the help of the community programme unit

: Collecting Now

Introduced by Harriet Crawley with Ray Gosling , Sarah Kennedy John FitzMaurice Mills
Redoute's rose prints may look good hanging on your walls, but originally they were accurate scientific records of plants, a means of recording preferred at Kew Gardens even today in spite of photography.
Collecting Now visits the Natural History Museum to see the largest collection of prints in the world; and joins the Rolls Royce Enthusi asts' Club on an outing to celebrate 75 years of the Silver Ghost.
Producer marc.aret BENTON . Series
'oducer CHRISTOPHER lewis. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Royce Enthusi
Producer: Marc.Aret Benton
Unknown: Christopher Lewis.

: News Summary

with subtitles followed by Weather

: Chronicle Over Egypt

A series of Chronicle films made in Egypt over 15 years: 1
The Oldest Wonder-the Pyramids Narrated by Magnus Magnusson
Were the pyramids of Egypt built by slave labour, as Herodotus suggests? Is Von Daniken right in believing that the Ancient Egyptians could not have erected the Great Pyramid in less than 600 years? Producer JULIA CAVE


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Von Daniken
Editor: Paul Johnstone

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

The fourth of ten programmes
The plants we grow in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country. So where do they come from? Who brought them? How have we changed them? Dahlias
Geoffrey Smith follows the dahlia trail from the wild plants of Mexico to the cultivars of the showbench.
Film editor PETER ringsted Director ERICA Griffiths Producer BRIAN DAVIES
Book (same title), 13.95 from booksellers


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: Only Time Would Tell

Harold Williamson revisits The Pop Preacher
Paul Jobson could always make them sit up and take notice. The young curate turned his church crypt into a disco and talked sex in a language teenagers could understand. It was the Swinging 60s and he was certain he could get them back to the church. He failed, but he hit the headlines
-then left for a quiet post in the country.
Now he's back in another south London parish as rector. This time he's after the whole family-with a four-ale bar in the crypt. The takings keep a roof on his church, and his ideas get royal approval with a visit by The Queen Mother. But does draught bitter win worshippers or just darts throwers and domino players?
Film cameraman JOHN baker Sound NIGEL WOODFORD
Film edItor JESSE PAI. ..\ £ ER Producer JENNY palmir


Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Paul Jobson
Editor: Jesse Pai.

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The close working bond between shepherd and sheepdog is tested to the full over the undulating and challenging trials course at the Kelburn Country Centre in Ayrshire. A farmer from the Isle of Man joins up with two leading trialists from County Antrim and County Wicklow to make up the Irish team.
Heat 3: Ireland
The competitors:
Technical co-ordinator ROY smith Director uiciuel KERR Producer UN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Arthur Mawhinney
Unknown: Cindy Ronnie Kinrade
Unknown: Ben Denis Birchall

: M*A*S*H

The film series starring Alan Aida as Hawkeye and Mike Farrell as B. J. Hunnicutt with Harry Morgan as Col Potter Loretta Swit as Hotlips David Ogden Stiers as Charles Jamie Farr as Klinger William Christopher as Fr Mulcahy Blood Brothers
One young, wounded soldier fights desperately to save the life of his dangerously ill comrade. There is a bitter twist to this tale.
Theme music on BBC Comedy Themes irecord rec 387, cassette ten 387), from retailers


Unknown: Alan Aida
Unknown: Mike Farrell
Unknown: B. J. Hunnicutt

: The Cleopatras: Episode 3

An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
115 BC. On his deathbed Pot Belly stages his greatest practical joke -leaving a will gleefully designed to cause mayhem. It works. Chickpea becomes king against Cleopatra's wishes. However, Cleopatra turns the mob against him, leaving her free to invite her favourite son, Alexander, to share the throne with her. She gets more than she bargained for.
Book (same title), £1 95 from booksellers


Written By: Philip Mackie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Costume designer: Barbara Kidd
Lighting: Bill Millar
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra, the queen/Cleopatra, the young girl: Michelle Newell
Pot Belly: Richard Griffiths
Grypus: James Aubrey
Cleopatra, the eldest daughter: Sue Holderness
Cleopatra Tryphena: Amanda Boxer
Cleopatra Selene: Prue Clarke
Chickpea: David Horovitch
Alexander: Ian McNeice
Cleopatra Berenike: Pauline Moran
Cyzicenus: Granville Saxton
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Criton: Jack May
Memmius: Roy Purcell
Executioner: Ian Longmuir
Butler: Derek Fuke
Officer: Roger Davenport
Handmaiden: Rita Wolf
Servant in charge: Patrick Carter
Servant: Richard Bates
Servant: Gavin Harding
Servant: John Adam-Baker
Servant: Jonathon Milton
Guard commander: Burt Caesar

: * Newsnight



Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Donald MacCormick

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