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: Open University

6.5 Modern Art: Monet.

6.30 Oceanography Project FAMOUS.

6.55 Cell Structure

7.20 Into the Earth.

7.45 Seven Card

: Play School

Story: What Did You Do in the Holiday
Carol Leader, Stuart-McGugan


Written By: Celia Berridge

: Closedown

: Management and the School

Nelson Junior School in the East End of London has a new head-master, Mr Lucas. Although he thinks a lot of the school, he wants to make some changes. A look at how he tries to persuade the parents to accept his ideas. Producer JAMES BURGE
A BBC/Open University production


Unknown: Mr Lucas.

: Manhunt of Mystery Island

Classic cliffhangers in 15 chapters Chapter 2: Satan's Web
In which Lance and Claire plan a decoy to trap Capt Mephisto but the tables are turned and it is Claire who is caught by the transmuted mastermind to face a watery grave ...
(Chapter 3 is tomorrow at 5.40)

: Color Rhapsody

Midnight Frolics
A classic Columbia cartoon

: The Bagthorpe Saga

Dramatised by JAMES ANDREW HALL 'The day Daisy sets foot in my house, I shall move to Aunt Lucy in Torquay.' Despite Henry Bag thorpe's threat, the precocious Daisy continues her path of destruction through the Bagthorpe household.
Absolute Zero: 1
Executive producer ANNA HOME Director PAUL STONE


Author: Helen Cresswell
Dramatised By: James Andrew Hall
Unknown: Henry Bag
Music By: Alan Roper
Producer: Anna Home
Director: Paul Stone
Henry Bagthorpe: Edward Hardwicke
Laura Bagthorpe: Angela Thorne
Grandma: Phillada Sewell
William: Ceri Seel
Jack: Richard Orme
Tess: Ruth Potter
Mrs Fosdyke: Dandy Nichols
Daisy: Rebecca Lalonde
Zero, the dog: Lottie

: The Waltons: The Threshold

The story of a warm-hearted family of pioneer stock-surviving the Depression years of the 30s and facing the war years of the 40s.
John-Boy returns to sort out his professional career while Rose has competition for Stanley's affections ...... *
Based on EARL HAMNER JR'S autobiographical novel Spencer's Mountain


Written By: Scott Hamner
Directed By: Herbert Hirschman
Jason: Jon Walmsley
Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor
Erin: Mary Beth McDonough
Ben: Eric Scott
Jim-Bob: David W Harper
Elizabeth: Kami Cotler
Ike Godsey: Joe Conley
Corabeth Godsey: Ronnie Claire Edwards
the narrator: Earl Hamner
Rose: Co-Starring Peggy Rea
Cindy: Leslie Winston
John-Boy: Robert Wightman
Stanley Perkins: William Schauert

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: SF Film Festival: Silent Running

Starring Bruce Dern
This skilful futuristic fable, set in the year 2001, features Bruce Dern as an ecologically obsessed astronaut orbiting the planet Saturn with the last remaining specimens of Earth's plant-life. When the order comes to abandon the giant greenhouses, he refuses to obey and, with two small robots for company, sets out on a lonely odyssey to preserve his precious cargo.

Films page 7

8.45 The One That Gets Away
Every fisherman knows that the biggest fish of all lies in the most inaccessible place. World-famous mountaineer Joe Brown descends the sheer 200 foot drop of one of Scotland's most spectacular gorges to look for trout


Screenplay: Deric Washburn
Screenplay: Michael Cimino
Screenplay: Steve Bocho
Producer: Michael Gruskoff
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Freeman Lowell: Bruce Dern
Wolf: Cliff Potts
Barter: Ron Rifkin
Keenan: Jesse Vint
Drone: Mark Persons
Drone: Steven Brown
Drone: Cheryl Sparks
Drone: Larry Whisenhunt

: Russell Harty

Tonight Rusself hosts a reunion - between the stars and their school-teachers.
Live from London's Greenwood Theatre, the schoolbell rings for, among others, Willie Rushton ('Could try harder'.Shrewsbury School, 1954) and Toyah (Good speaking voice, Edgbaston Girls 1977).
Join Russell, his schoolteacher and his guests for a report on the best years of their lives - and a few surprises.
Studio director RON ISTED
(The next Russell Harty programme is on Thursday at 9.0 pm)


Director: Ron Isted
Unknown: Chris Riley
Unknown: Graham Lindsay
Producer: Tom Gutteridge
Unknown: Russell Harty

: Arena: Kurt Vonnegut

Writing about his experiences as a war prisoner in Dresden in the novel Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut achieved a unique blend of dead-pan humour and shrewd observation of human folly. For Vonnegut, disaster is an everyday experience. Today the world freezes over, tomorrow a visitor from outer space is brained to death with a golf club... Tonight Arena looks at Vonnegut's career with the help of his most famous creation, his alter ego - the SF writer Kilgore Trout.


Subject: Kurt Vonnegut
Film Cameraman: Mike Southon
Film Editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Director: Nigel Finch
Series Editor: Alan Yentob

: 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.
Assignment editors' NlCK^UnTRlE*,,JOliMYWRnEIX Deputy Editor PAUL NORRIS Editor DAVID LLOYD


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Linda Alexander
Producer: Peter Bell
Producer: Tony Hall
Producer: Dave Stanford
Director: Mike Catherwood
Director: John Wilkinson
Deputy Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Lloyd

: Interval

: Open University

i 11.30 Telecommunications Networks
The size of telephone exchanges has been a problem for over 100; years. It is possible to connect every subscriber with every other subscriber directly - but this is inefficient. Optimisation is necessary.

11.55 Unemployment in the 1930s
How did the slump of the 1930s affect economic thinking? John Maynard Keynes's General Theory proposed a new role for government in stimulating demand, and Roosevelt's New Deal put some of his principles into practice.

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