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: Gharbar

Education Development Centre of the Walsall Education Authority houses one of the finest multicultural support units in the country. Today's Gharbar presents a film report of the centre, and KRISHAN GOULD talks to SAM SHARMA , in charge of the MultiCultural Support Unit, and visits some schools in Walsall to see the work of the centre.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sam Sharma

: Closedown

: Play School

Story: Green Bean by Ivy Eastwick.
Presenters Elizabeth Millbank, Fred Harris


Author of story: Ivy Eastwick
Presenter: Elizabeth Millbank
Presenter: Fred Harris

: Closedown

: Racing from Ascot

2.00 Sapling Novices' Chase (2m)
2.30 Fernbank Hurdle Race (3m)
3.00 Whitbread Trial Handicap Steeplechase (3m)
3.35 Reynoldstown Novices' Steeplechase (3m)


Presenter: Richard Pitman
Commentator: Julian Wilson
Commentator: John Hanmer
Producer: Richard Tilling

: World Bowls

The Embassy
World Indoor Bowls Championship from

: Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island

The last of the classic cliffhanger serial in 14 chapters starring Mala and his faithful allies Rex and Buck
Thunder Mountain
In which the shadowy masterspy is finally unmasked as he blows up the island volcano in his plans todestroy Mala, his friends and all evidence of his nefarious treachery.

: Circus Life with John Allin

John Allin is well known for his paintings of the East End of London as he knew it in his Cockney childhood.
Recently he travelled for two seasons with Gerry Cottle 's Circus and, using a caravan as a studio, painted the colourful scenes around him.


Unknown: John Allin
Unknown: Gerry Cottle
Producer: Geoffrey Baines

: Fighting on the Beaches

An Open Door programme made by the Brighton and Hove Unemployed Workers' Union and Centre. We are not a tea and sympathy organisation. We are not here just to make unemployment more bearable. What we try to do is to organise the unemployed to use the only weapon that they've got ... their numbers.
Some people do 'like to be beside the seaside '. Not the 17,000 people living in and around Brighton who are out of work. This film has been made by unemployed people in Brighton, who are determined to fight back and to put an end to the contrast in the south east between poverty and affluence.
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNIUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT

: Collecting Now

A weekly look at collectors and collections in their fascinating and limitless variety.
Introduced by Harriet Crawley
With Mike Dornan, Ray Gosling
Powhatan's mantle, priceless Raphael drawings, Islamic pottery are all included within the Ashmolean Museum's collections. Collecting Now visits Britain's oldest museum, celebrating its 300th anniversary.


Presenter: Harriet Crawley
Presenter: Mike Dornan
Presenter: Ray Gosling
Researcher: Joanna Head
Assistant Producer: Fiona McKenzie
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: International Cricket

The World Series Cup The Final
A highly entertaining and exciting series of 15 matches has seen
Australia, England and New Zealand strive to contest the Final of this one-day competition.
The first leg of a best-of-three match Final was played under the floodlights of Sydney Cricket Ground, a match in which for the Players, national pride was at stake-and for the spectators, sheer entertainment. RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights.
Television presentation by CHANNEL 9 AUSTRALIA


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers: Primulas

The fifth of ten programmes.
The plants grown in our gardens are some of the richest and most varied in the world. But very few of them are native to this country.
'If I was asked', says Geoffrey Smith, 'to encapsulate spring in one word, it would be primroses.' In this programme he traces the history and origins of the primrose (primula) family and shows how important the discoveries of Asiatic species have proved to be.
Help: page 69


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: Only Time Would Tell: Harold Williamson revisits The Ford Family

Childhood was unhappy for Tina and Kim Ford. Their parents fought, and when their mother walked out. the sisters were put in a home. That was back in 1962. So, for most of their childhood, they were part of an army of 70,000 children taken over by local authorities. When their father remarried, they went back into a real home again. But they couldn't adjust to family life and left to fend for themselves at 16. Each has a daughter of her own now. They are both unmarried and unemployed but determined, against all the odds, to keep their daughters - not to let them get institutionalised.


Reporter: Harold Williamson
Subject: Tina Ford
Subject: Kim Ford
Film Cameraman: Jim Peirson
Sound: Nigel Woodford
Producer: Jenny Cropper

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The endless stamina, lightning reflexes and tremendous intelligence of the working collie dog are drawn upon by the Welsh shepherds as they tackle the trials course at Kelburn, in Scotland.
Heat 4: Wales. The competitors:
Glyn Jones with Taff
Dick Nicholls with Rod
Aled Owen with Lad


Presenter: Phil Drabble
Presenter: Eric Halsall
Technical Co-ordinator: Roy Smith
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: M*A*S*H

The Red/White Blues
Colonel Potter is found to have high blood pressure just as his army medical is due. And what goes up must come down - fast ...


Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B. J. Hunnicutt: Mike Farrell
Col Potter: Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher

: The Cleopatras: Episode 4

An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
100 BC. The Ptolemy version of monarchical chairs continues as Berenike plots to get rid of her drunken husband Alexander. Chickpea reclaims the throne and Berenike's ambition is realised when he makes her joint monarch. However, his death leaves a dangerous power vacuum - and Rome is now taking a more than friendly interest.


Written by: Philip MacKie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Make-Up: Norma Hill
Costume designer: Barbara Kidd
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra: Michelle Newell
Cleopatra Berenike: Pauline Moran
Alexander: Ian McNeice
Chickpea: David Horovitch
Alexander the Younger: David Purcell
Fluter: Adam Bareham
Irene: Lois Baxter
Lucullus: Donald Pickering
Sextus: Patrick Troughton
Roman sergeant: Barrie Smith
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Lycon: Nigel Plaskitt
Hermes: David Rowlands
General Chaereas: Morris Perry
Counsellor: Stephen Lawrence
Officer: Trevor Butler
Sergeant: Michael Gardiner
Philocles: John Bennett
Slave: Andre Winterton
Maid: Seeta Indrani
Soldier: Gavin Harding
Soldier: Richard Bates

: Newsnight


Presenter: John Tusa
Presenter: Peter Snow
Presenter: Donald MacCormick
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Linda Alexander
Producer: Peter Bell
Producer: Tony Hall
Producer: David Stanford
Director: Mike Catherwood
Director: John Wilkinson
Assignment editor: John Morrell
Assignment editor: Nick Guthrie
Deputy editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Lloyd

: World Bowls

The Embassy World Indoor Bowls Championship
Dougie Donnelly introduces action from the second day's play at the Coatbridge Indoor Bowling Club.
Commentary team, David Rhys Jones, Graham Howard and David Bryant


Presenter: Dougie Donnelly
Commentator: David Rhys Jones
Commentator: Graham Howard
Commentator: David Bryant

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