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: Open University

6.5 It's a Matter of Opinion. 6.30
Dependent Future: 1. 6.55 The Message of Starlight. 7.20 Writing History. 7.45 Industrial Relations.

: Gharbar

In response to viewers' letters on the recent programme on arranged marriages LALITA AHMED chairs a discussion on some of the points raised.
Also taking part are two housewives PARVEEN MIRZA and DR SUMAN DUTTA : and representing the views of the youngsters are YASMIN HAYAT and ANITA THUKRAL.
Music by singer MEHDI HASSAN. producer KRISHAN GOULD. Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Lalita Ahmed
Unknown: Dr Suman Dutta
Unknown: Yasmin Hayat
Singer: Mehdi Hassan.
Producer: Krishan Gould.
Producer: Ashok Rampal.

: Closedown

: Play School

: Closedown

: Score Reading

A Mozart minuet played on oboe, clarinet and bassoon provides an example for an explanation of elementary score reading. Including an introduction to recorder playing.
A BBC/ Open University production


Producer: David Seligman

: Zorro's Fighting Legion

Last of 12 classic cliffhangers


Directed By: William Witney
Directed By: John English
Zorro: Starring Reed Hadley
Volita: Sheila Darcy
Ramon: William Corson
Felipe: Leander de Cordova
Gonzales: Edmund Cobb
Commandante: John Merton
Pablo: C Montague Shaw

: Cartoon Two

The Dot and the Line
Directed by CHUCK JONES An MGM cartoon


Unknown: Robert Morley
Directed By: Chuck Jones

: Shyness, Handicap or Happiness?

An Open Door programme made by Bernard Goodsall

'Most of us suffer from shyness in some way or other - it's the most common, yet least noticed, problem of our daily life.
It's an unhappy condition that keeps people from realising their full potential, at work, in love, at home and in everyday situations.'
Bernard Goodsall, a self-confessed shy person, holds up a mirror and discovers that anyone can close the door on shyness and lead a more exciting and rewarding life.

A public access programme made with the help of the Community Programme Unit


Presenter: Bernard Goodsall

: Collecting Now

A weekly look at collectors and collections in their fascinating and limitless variety.
Introduced by Harriet Crawley with Ray Gosling , Mike Dornan John FitzMaurice Mills
This week's programme visits Ironbridge where the Industrial Revolution began; investigates the mysterious Victorian ' Peeper and tries out a collection of chocolate moulds from the early 1900s.
Producer Christopher LEWIS. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Harriet Crawley
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Mike Dornan
Unknown: John Fitzmaurice
Producers: Brian Hawkins
Producers: Margy Kinmonth
Producers: Howard Reid
Producer: Christopher Lewis.

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Tutankhamun's Post Mortem

Sixty-four years ago one of the most spectacular of all archaeological events took place-the discovery of the almost untouched tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh.
Recently the coffin was re-opened so that a scientific X-ray study of the mummy could be made by a team led by the late Prof R. G. Harrison of the Department of Human Anatomy, Liverpool University.
Directed and produced by PAUL JOHNSTONE


Unknown: Prof R. G. Harrison
Produced By: Paul Johnstone

: Geoffrey Smith's World of Flowers

The eighth 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. Chrysanthemums
Geoffrey Smith traces the history and origins of the flower that is the symbol of mist-shrouded autumn days.
Film editor peter RINGSTED Director erica GRIFFITHS Producer brun DAVIES
Book, same title, 13.95 from booksellers 0 HELP: page 75


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Editor: Peter Ringsted
Director: Erica Griffiths
Producer: Brun Davies

: Top Gear

Introduced by William Woollard from the Austin Rover production line at Cowley, Oxford.
As Britain's latest and perhaps most important new car, the Austin Maestro, is launched, Top Gear goes to the production Centre to find out how it is being assembled.
Sue Baker gives the Austin Maestro a rough ride in Spain, and Frank Page compares it with some of its competitors.
Chris Goffey road-tests another new car to reach the showrooms, the BMW 3 series.
Executive producer DEREK smith BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: William Woollard
Unknown: Frank Page
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Director: Philip Franklin

: One Man and His Dog

The BBC Television International Sheepdog Championship
Introduced by Phil Drabble with Eric Halsall
The Junior Championship
Four young shepherds, all under 20 years of age-the youngest is 13 - compete on the identical trials course to their seniors at the Kelburn Country Centre, ill this third running of the television junior competition. The competitors
Scotland: ALAN CAMPBELL with Ben, from Lochgoilhead
England: JAMES GILL with Gael, from Emley, near Huddersfield
Wales: MEIRION OWEN with Dan, from Llanarthney
Ireland: liam MARLEY with Glen, from Ballybofey
Technical co-ordinator ROY smith Director MICHAEL KERR Producer IAN smith


Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Eric Halsall
Unknown: Alan Campbell
Unknown: Meirion Owen
Director: Michael Kerr

: M*A*S*H

The film series starring
That's Showbiz: part 2
A concert party's enforced stop-over at the 4077th makes for a funny old combination between people who-wars apart-live in two completely different worlds.


Hawkeye: Alan Aida
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

: The Cleopatras: Episode 7

An eight-part serial written by Philip Mackie.
46 BC. Cleopatra gives birth to Caesar's son and takes him to republican Rome to persuade Caesar to declare himself King - with her son as his heir. She is only defeated by Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March. She returns swiftly to Egypt, ruthlessly securing her position there. When casting around for the next man most likely to make her queen of the world her eye settles on a very successful general named Mark Antony.
Book (some title), £1.95 from booksellers


Writer: Philip Mackie
Music Composer and conductor: Nick Bicat
Make-up: Norma Hill
Choreographer: Christopher When
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Guy Slater
Director: John Frankau
Cleopatra: Michelle Newell
Ptolemy XV: Lauren Beales
Charmian: Shirin Taylor
Iras: Carole Harrison
Ammonius: Frank Duncan
Perigenes: Geoffrey Chater
Doctor: Alan Penn
Julius Caesar: Robert Hardy
Mark Antony: Christopher Neame
Cicero: Manning Wilson
Rufinus: Trevor Bowen
Quintus Dellius: John Moffatt
Roman senator at party: George Waring
Roman matron at party: Jennifer Croxton
Roman matron at party: Rosemary Frankau
Roman matron at party: Phyllida Hewat
Roman matron at party: Frieda Knorr
Dancer: Mark Hutchinson
Dancer: Dinah Jones
Dancer: Louis Mainguard
Dancer: Tony Britts
Dancer: Helen Sparks
Dancer: Monique Starr

: Newsnight

JOHN TUSA. PETER SNOW and DONALD MACCORMICK , with JOAN BAKEWELL and LINDA ALEXANDER , present the reports and interviews that matter with the analysis that counts


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander

: * am Open University

11.50 Lost of the Liberties
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien appears a very ordinary cargo ship from World War II. so why should she have been declared an American National Monument?
12.15 The National Theatre
What is the relationship between the artistic and business sides of the theatre, and the role of government and the Arts Council in developing its facilities? Sir Peter Hall. Richard Hoggart and Baroness Jennie Lee put their views.


Unknown: Jeremiah O'Brien
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall.
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Baroness Jennie Lee

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