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: Open University

65 Helping 1W. 6.30 Creating The System. 7.20 Why Interdisciplinary Studies?

: Gharbar

A magazine for Asian women
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Bish Mehay
Producer: Ashok Rampal

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Women Speaking

The first of two programmes
Three women-a trade union official, a race-relations adviser and a well-known actress-talk about their families, education and work.
A BBC/Open University production


Producer: Ann Ponton

: Zorro's Fighting Legion

starring Reed Hadley as Zorro Sheila Darcy as Volita
Chapter 4: The Bridge of Peril
Zorro rides to thwart Don del Oro's plans to capture a munitions train, but is trapped by outlaw's - his only escape, a rope bridge across a deep chasm.
A REPUBLIC serial (Chapter 9: tomorrow at 5.40)


Unknown: Reed Hadley
Unknown: Zorro Sheila Darcy
Directed By: William Witney

: Cartoon Two

A double bill of cartoons from one of Britain's leading animators, DEREK PHILLIPS
Bigger is Better
Welcome to the Losers' Club


Unknown: Derek Phillips

: Racism - the Fourth R

An Open Door programme made by the All London Teachers Against Racism and Fascism.
' Racism doesn't stop at the school gate,' claim ALTARF. ' Children as young as ten have been involved with extreme right-wing racist groups, pupils are racially abused by their peers and even by their teachers. Many schools perpetuate the racism that children experience on the street and in the job queue.
' Schools have a choice. They can ignore the issue of racism, and thus connive in it, or can commit themselves to struggling against it. It's a challenge but in our film we show that parents, teachers and, above all, pupils are able to fight racism in schools.' ,
A public access programme made with the help of the COMMUNITY programme UNIT

: Collecting Now

Introduced by Harriet Crawley with Ray Gosling, Sarah Kennedy and John FitzMaurice Mills
This week Ray Gosling meets Ben Lloyd - monumental mason and collector of tombstones; Mrs Parratt brings along her 'Museum on a Shoestring' - 2,000 items she's collected together for a grand total of £5.00; and Sarah Kennedy fits Gordon Wigg's collection of 18th and 19th-century dog collars to some suitable canine candidates.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: John Fitzmaurice Mills
Unknown: Mrs Parratt
Unknown: Gordon Wigg
Studio Director: Fiona McKenzie
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: International Cricket

The World Series Cup: The Final
RICHIE BENAUD introduces highlights of today's match
(In the event o/ the match not being played because the World Cup Series winner is already known, this programme will be replaced by highlights of the Gala which followed the recent European Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund)


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

The sixth of ten programmes Irises
For sheer beauty of colour and form, the iris has few rivals. This week Geoffrey Smith takes a look at this, one of our oldest garden flowers and discovers its uses in an Italian industry that's stood the test of time.
Film editor PETER RINGSTED Director ERICA Griffiths Producer BRIAN DAVIES
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Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brian Davies

: Only Time Would Tell

In the last of six programmes Harold Williamson revisits The Reluctant Father
Professor Huntingford was a rebel in medical circles. He believed that women should make their own decision about childbirth and abortion. But all the time he denied his own wife that freedom of choice. She longed for a child of her own but he refused to give her a baby.
Now, years later, Harold Williamson finds out which one - husband or wife - would get their way.


Presenter: Harold Williamson
Film Cameraman: Jim Peirson
Film Cameraman: John Tiley
Film Editor: Eric Brown
Producer: Harry Hastings

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
First Semi-Final .
A Scotsman who has represented his country 19 times and a Yorkshireman who tends sheep in the Ellerburn Valley meet on the slopes above the Firth of Clyde at Kelburn for a place in the Singles Final.
For Scotland: JOHN TEMPLETON from Fenwick with Roy
For England: NORMAN DARRELL from Thornton Dale with Pat
The Brace Championship begins today when each competitor runs two dogs at the same time, with ten sheep to control.
DENIS BIRCHALL with Mist and Kate (Ireland) v GLYN JONES with Bracken and Lyn (Wales).
Technical co-ordinator ROY SMITH Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN SMITH


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: First Semi-Final
Unknown: John Templeton
Unknown: Norman Darrell
Unknown: Thornton Dale
Unknown: Denis Birchall
Unknown: Roy Smith
Director: Michael Kerr
Producer: Ian Smith

: M*A*S*H

Father's Day
Hotlips astonishes everyone by her behaviour when her famous father visits the 4077th. Director ALAN ALDA


Director: Alan Alda
Hawkeye: Alan Alda
B J Hunnicutt: And Mike Farrell
Col Potter: With Harry Morgan
Hotlips: Loretta Swit
Charles: David Ogden Stiers
Klinger: Jamie Farr
Fr Mulcahy: William Christopher
Col Houlihan: Andrew Duggan

: The Cleopatras: Episode 5

An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
80 BC. For all his eccentricity, Fluter sees clearly that Rome is the true source of all power, and he sets off on an extended royal visit, dispensing large sums of money to bribe both Caesar and the Senate to back him. The Egyptians, furious at this subservience, depose him in his absence and make his wife, Cleopatra Tryphaena, and his daughter, Berenike, joint monarchs. But the illegitimate Fluter has enough Ptolemy blood not to let go easily.


Writer: Philip Mackie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Designer: Michael Young
Sound: Alan Machin
Lighting: Bill Millar
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra: Michelle Newell
Fluter: Adam Bareham
Cleopatra Tryphaena: Emily Richard
Ptolemy: Graham Seed
Berenike: Shelagh McLeod
Julius Caesar: Robert Hardy
Canidius: Anthony Carrick
Gabinius: Moray Watson
Mark Antony: Christopher Neame
Cato: Godfrey James
Theodotus: Graham Crowden
Philocles: John Bennett
Chaereas: Morris Perry
Demetrius: Roger Brierley
Sophron: John Arnatt
Pythagoras: John Savident
Bolis: Arthur White
Amyntas: Paul Easom
Citizen: Hugh Beverton
Dion: Ewart James Walters
Ammonius: Frank Duncan
Seleucus: Colin Higgins
Archelaus: Graham Pountney
Dancers: Helen Sparks
Dancers: Norma Vee

: Newsnight

: Open University

11.45 Topological Surfaces
What distinguishes a torus from a sphere? To make sense of the infinite variety of surfaces, topologists group them into ' intuitively obvious ' classes.
12.10 Instrumentation
In a potentially explosive atmosphere, an alternative to electrical switching has to be designed.
12.35 Of Metals and Men
Man's experience with metals mirrors the discoveries which formed the basis of chemistry today.

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